Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sata wins

We were just awoken by a Zambian friend at 1:00 am in the morning that they announced that Sata has won in a historic transfer of power... Even though the Zambian economy has grown 6% over the past few years and there is more infrastructure and new buildings than ever before, the people want change.  Goes to show that even though the rich are getting richer, the poor are still suffering. They have a voice. And their voice is heard. And what is crazy, from our house, we can hear the celebrating...  What does this mean?  Wow.  Who knows...

 

Here is the election news:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15029463

 

And, here is the wiki info on our new president:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Sata

 

All I know is that Abraham Lincoln has nothing on this man’s perseverance; four times he has tried for president and finally, at age 74, he has won...


It ‘s a new day in Zambia that has begun very, very early for us;) 

 

I am tempted to go see the celebration. But, I think I will choose to listen to it instead!

 

More later!!!

 

Steve and Stephanie Allen

ACTION Zambia

www.aliveinafrica.com

 

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