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Zambia

Zambia

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

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Banda brothers on the attack

President Banda remains favourite to win the elections but the ructions caused by his sons’ activism are chipping away at that margin of victory

President Rupiah Banda’s dismissal of his friend and campaign manager, Vernon Johnson Mwaanga, at the urging of his sons James and Henry, demonstrates their growing political weigh...


Sata rises in the west

The electoral fortunes of Michael Sata are improving, in what has become a two-horse presidential race. The conventional wisdom had been that Sata could not defeat President Rupiah...


Glencore connection

The serenity of Glencore’s Initial Public Offering on the Hong Kong and London Stock Exchanges remains undisturbed by revelations of inflated costs and transfer-pricing by Zambia’s...


Taxing problems for Zambia

Some US$66 million in tax revenue owed to the Treasury are missing, according to the mid-February report on Zambia published under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative...


Banda on the backfoot

Despite a faster-growing economy, opposition parties are winning support by pushing nationalism

Facing growing dissatisfaction, President Rupiah Bwezani Banda and the governing Movement for Multiparty Democracy have a fight on their hands to win this year’s national elections...


Challenging Banda

President Rupiah Banda is facing an increasingly strong challenge in the upcoming elections since Michael Sata’s Patriotic Front (PF) made common cause with the United Party for Na...


Ties will remain strong, says Sata

Slating bad Chinese investment in Zambia was a major plank of oppositionist Michael Sata’s electioneering but Beijing’s businessmen are not worried

Immediately after Michael Sata’s election as President of Zambia on 22 September, global copper prices fell to their lowest point in almost a year, hitting US$7,500 per tonne, am...


Friends and benefits

Veteran oppositionist Michael ‘King Cobra’ Sata often accuses President Rupiah Banda and the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy of being too cosy with China. Now Sata stands ...


TAZARA troubles

China’s flagship African railroad project continues to lose money, and Chinese management may be brought in to avoid throwing more good money after bad. Built in the 1970s, the Tan...


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