Population: 15.02 mn.
GDP: 23.0 bn.
Debt: 4.3 bn.

After the death on 28 October 2014 of Michael Sata, a presidential by-election is to be held on 20 January. The opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy and United National Independence Party are preparing for battle but the governing Patriotic Front is likely to benefit from its incumbency and also from the public's sympathy for the loss of its leader.

news from Zambia

Category: all

Found 144 articles.

Displaying 71-80 out of 144 results.

  • Vol 48 No 10
  •  11th May 2007

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 220-page judgement, made public on 4 May, Smith also ruled that two London la...

  • Vol 48 No 10
  •  11th May 2007

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 reduce poverty. In 1979, Zambia raised a $15 mn. loan from Romania to pay for f...

  • 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

Displaying 71-80 out of 144 results.