Zambia and the World

Zambia and the World

President Levy Mwanawasa

9.27.2007

President Levy Mwanawasa

Levy Mwanawasa is the former president of Zambia. Mwanawasa won praise abroad for tackling corruption and turning the copper-rich southern African country into one of the continent's biggest success stories. He became vice-president in 1991 and won the presidency in 2001 and closely won re-election in 2006. He died in a French hospital on August 19, 2008 after suffering a stroke in June. He was 59 years old.

Zambian President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa addresses Clinton School students and local press about the importance of engaging in public service and administration when implementing progressive social and economic development. President Mwanawasa specifically discusses the fight against HIV/AIDS, the role of Zambia with regard to Zimbabwe, the contrast between Eastern and Western approaches to developmental aid, and his opinions about the Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s index on government accountability and his administration’s achievements in anti-corruption accountability.