Population: 14.7 mn.
GDP: 23.0 bn.
Debt: 4.3 bn.

President Michael Sata turns 77 in July and is not in the best of health. Elections are two years off but the governing Patriotic Front is divided: one camp backs PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba, the other ex-Defence Minister Geoffrey Mwamba. Negotiations are underway with China Nonferrous Mining Corporation over environmental concerns with expansion plans. 


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  • Vol 43 No 15
  •  26th July 2002

No immunity

Zambia's parliament voted unanimously on 16 July to lift ex-President Frederick Chiluba's immunity from prosecution. A criminal investigation will now open into those said to have benefited corruptly from his ten years in power, and if the courts uphold p...

  • Vol 43 No 14
  •  12th July 2002

Levy at war

As the new President fights the old crowd, even mattresses are weapons

  • Vol 43 No 12
  •  14th June 2002

Cobalt crunch

This week, Finance Minister Emmanuel Kasonde receives the final audit report explaining how Zambia lost at least US$60 million in a cobalt marketing agreement with Bahamas-based Metal Resources Group in 1998-99. The audit criticises MRG's contract with st...

  • Vol 43 No 9
  •  3rd May 2002

Who's got the money?

It still isn't clear just who won the election and who stole the cash

  • Vol 43 No 9
  •  3rd May 2002

Cobalt cash

An audit report will soon be released on how Zambia's state mining company lost as much as US$60 million exporting cobalt to the Bahamas-based Metal Resources Group. That was in President Frederick Chiluba's time and his critics want criminal charges pres...

  • Vol 43 No 6
  •  22nd March 2002

Levy's trials

President Levy Mwanawasa is at war with his predecessor, Frederick Chiluba, who resents his independent spirit. Chiluba, who is still President of the governing Movement for Multi-party Democracy, is fomenting a party revolt against Mwanawasa. In turn Mwa...

  • Vol 43 No 3
  •  8th February 2002

Levy limps in

Even if the courts confirm his election win, parliament can block the President

  • Vol 43 No 3
  •  8th February 2002

Down the mine, down the drain

Political troubles were overshadowed on 25 January, when Anglo American announced that it was pulling out of the Copperbelt less than two years after reinvesting there. Copper had been Zambia's main economic hope; the metal accounts for more than 60 per c...

  • Vol 43 No 1
  •  11th January 2002

A not-so-fresh start

The fragmented opposition had underestimated the Movement for Multi-party Democracy, which bounced back to power with less than 30 per cent of the vote. New President Levy Mwanawasa must now legitimise his controversial election and loosen the puppet-stri...

  • Vol 42 No 24
  •  7th December 2001

Too close to call

The gap between the leading presidential contenders is narrowing fast in this landmark election

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