The U.S. State Department Thursday urged Americans traveling to Zambia during or immediately following the September 20 elections to monitor local news, assess travel routes when making plans, and to avoid all demonstrations. It said even peaceful protests can quickly become unruly.
During the September vote, Zambia’s President Rupiah Banda will seek his first full term in office.
The president took power during special elections in 2008, after the death of his predecessor, Levy Mwanawasa.
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