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Vol 49 No 17

Published 22nd August 2008


After Levy

Zambia faces a difficult political transition after the death of President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa on 19 August, aged 59. Contrary to expectations, he had presided over an effective anti-corruption campaign as well as the best economic performance since Independence, with inflation cut to single figures and sustained annual gross domestic product growth of over 5%.

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