Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Troublesome Politics of Pacts

This article appeared in Africa Review and featured as 'Editor's Choice' in The Daily Nation (Kenya).

As the battle lines are drawn in the lead-up to Zambia’s 2011 election, wellwishers hoping for a pact between the two leading opposition parties - Michael Sata’s Patriotic Front (PF) and Hakaimbe Hichilema’s United Party for Democratic Development (UPDP) - surely faced the politics of disappointment when each party went their separate ways earlier this month.

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