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Zambia

Zambia

Population: 15.0 mn.
GDP: $25.6 bn.
Debt: $5.60 bn.
Overview:

President Edgar Lungu wants to improve Zambia's image and in May an African Union committee of ten foreign ministers (C10) will be in Lusaka to discuss United Nations Security Council reform. They will review the latest developments in the inter-governmental negotiations that began in 2009 in New York and C10's contribution.

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Contractor controversy

Local contractors' frustration with the Chinese success story is growing

After a spate of high-profile contract awards, local contractors are accusing their Chinese competitors of using political influence and state subsidies from Beijing to dominate Za...


China, India and the vote

The three main presidential candidates show they are all aware of the importance of Asian investment to the country's future

Asia is looming large in Zambia's presidential elections, due on 30 October. This is partly because China and India have invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Zambia's copp...


Investment and jobs

Old ties could lead to a bright future

Zambia's relations with India go back a century to colonial rule under Britain, when people from the subcontinent were recruited by the colonial authorities as civil servants and...


The copper clashes

Tension and recriminations continue to mark relations between Zambian workers and Chinese investors, two months after the end of a two-day strike at a US$200 million copper smeltin...


Copper-clad deals

Under opposition pressure, the government seeks better terms from the latest set of investors in its copper mines

The world price of copper has taken a tumble. Despite the talk of a never-ending Chinese-driven boom, the price of the metal on the London Metal Exchange has fallen by about 25% si...


Stop thief

British High Court Justice Peter Smith has found that ex-President Frederick Chiluba stole US$46 million of state funds from Zambia between 1991 and 2002 (AC Vol 46 No 20). In a 22...


Vultures over Lusaka

On 24 April, the London High Court ordered the Zambian government to pay US$15.5 million to a 'vulture fund'. Debt relief campaigners say the payment will undermine efforts to redu...


Regional ructions

Dealing with King Cobra and issuing arrest warrants for Congolese Governors signal a new activist foreign policy from Lusaka

Lusaka has been off the diplomatic radar for years. That is about to change. In August, President Levy Mwanawasa is due to take over the Chairmanship of the Southern African Develo...


The bitter side of the boom

As the price of copper edges downwards, Zambia's trades unionists and opposition politicians are pressing to secure higher mining royalties and better working conditions. Many targ...


Zambia's big new investments

India's Vedanta Resources has pumped nearly US$1 billion into Konkola Copper Mines. KCM incorporates four mining companies: Nchanga Mine in Chingola, Konkola Mine in Chilabombwe, N...


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