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 48 No 7
  •  30th March 2007

Regional ructions

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

  • Vol 48 No 5
  •  2nd March 2007

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 targeted companies are Asian-owned: last month, protests forced China's Preside...

  • Vol 48 No 5
  •  2nd March 2007

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, Nampundwe Mine in Lusaka and the Nkana Smelter and Refinery in Kitwe. With i...

  • Vol 48 No 4
  •  16th February 2007

China in Chambeshi

Chinese President Hu Jintao's visit to the Copperbelt was cancelled at the last minute amid reports that several hundred miners working for the Chinese-owned Non Ferrous Corporation had organised a protest. Nevertheless Hu signed a deal with the Zambian g...

  • Vol 47 No 21
  •  20th October 2006

The Titanic sails at dawn

The opposition offered its voters refuge on Noah's Ark, but it sank and Mwanawasa is back

  • Vol 47 No 19
  •  22nd September 2006

Enter ex-Presidents

Former Presidents, Kenneth Kaunda and Frederick Chiluba, have each picked an opposition candidate for the presidential election on 28 September. President Levy Mwanawasa of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD), who is standing for another term, has...

  • Vol 47 No 18
  •  8th September 2006

A bull in China's shop

With its threat to cut diplomatic ties with Zambia if Michael Sata, the opposition leader, wins the 28 September general elections, China has at last lost its political virginity in Africa. The remarks by Beijing's Ambassador to Lusaka, Li Baodong, rival ...

  • Vol 47 No 17
  •  25th August 2006

Starter's orders

President Mwanawasa remains ahead of his rival Sata in next month's presidential vote

  • Vol 47 No 16
  •  4th August 2006

Levy and King Cobra

Presidential elections set for 28 September 2006 will pit incumbent President Levy Mwanawasa of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) against veteran bruiser Michael Sata on the Patriotic Front ticket.

  • Vol 47 No 13
  •  23rd June 2006

Candidates wanted

Sickness and death have taken the front-runners, leaving politics leaderless as elections loom

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