Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Guy Scott Makes History as the First White President in Zambia

When Guy Scott takes the reins as Zambia's interim President, he'll become the first white African head of state in sub-Saharan Africa since apartheid. Scott became vice president three years ago.
Guy Scott Makes History as the First White President in Zambia
Guy Scott.
His boss, President Michael Sata, died Tuesday while undergoing treatment for an unknown illness in London. Zambia's constitution requires fresh elections within 90 days. Until then, Scott, who is of Scottish descent, assumes interim presidency.

It's unclear, however, whether he can run for president in the elections. The nation's constitution says a candidate's parents must have been born in Zambia; his were not.

Scott was born in 1944 in Livingstone, Northern Rhodesia, which later became Zambia after independence from Britain.

Shortly after his graduation from Cambridge University and University of Sussex with a degree in economics and a doctorate in cognitive science, he returned home and worked for the finance ministry.
Culled from CNN edition.cnn.com
Photo Credit: Getty Images.

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