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Zambia

Zambia

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

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A hard act to follow

The death of Zambia’s president means that, not even two years since the last polls, there will be a presidential election before the end of the year. This has revealed deep splits in the governing party and disorganisation in the opposition. At stake is Levy Mwanawasa’s legacy of economic growth, fighting corruption and speaking out on regional issues.

After his death last month, President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa continued to dominate Zambian politics as his coffin toured the country for a week. The extended countrywide funeral pr...


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 effectiv...


A sick man's contest

The President is probably unfit to continue and his main opponents are either ill or accused of corruption

Everyone seems convinced that President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa, who suffered a stroke a month ago, will not resume his duties. Inside his Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) th...


The Russians are coming

Looking for big projects and with plenty of cash, three Russian companies are ready to invest in Zambia's mines

Three Russian companies plan to inject over US$2 billion into Zambia's mining sector. If this project is successful, it will be the country's single biggest foreign direct investme...


Sick man, sick opposition

As corruption scandals rage on, politicians contest their parties' future leaderships

With his main rival, Michael Sata, in emergency care in South Africa, Zambia's President Levy Mwanawasa is firmly in charge of his country. Sata suffered a heart attack on 25 April...


The stand against Mugabe

Western dignitaries and intelligence operatives race in and out of Lusaka, pushing for a solution to the Zimbabwe stalemate. President Levy Mwanawasa chairs the 14-member Southern ...


The Hillary effect

Zambia's first lady, Maureen Kakubo Mwanawasa, is seen as the power behind the throne of President Levy Mwanawasa, and many believe that he wants a third term in five years' time -...


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...


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