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Zambia

Zambia

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

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Given Lubinda

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Zambia

Zambian President Michael Chilufya Sata (aka ‘King Cobra’) used anti-Chinese rhetoric to whip up populist sentiment and win power in 2011, since when he has changed his tone.


Lusaka welcomes Asia, again

President Michael Sata tries to balance Chinese investors’ interests and his populist policies

The former scourge of Chinese investors, President Michael Chilufya Sata, has reshuffled his Patriotic Front government to placate Asian and other investors and to streamline econo...


Alarm over security deal

President Sata’s government investigates inflated contracts that were financed with Chinese concessional loans

A Zambia Revenue Authority commission of inquiry has turned up irregularities in a government agreement to purchase security scanners from Nuctech, a Chinese company formerly led b...


Wild cats and King Cobra

After being elected president, Michael Sata has softened his combative stance towards Chinese mine owners so now the trades unions are leading the charge

After just two months in office, President Michael Chilufya Sata has made a complete turnaround in his attitude to China. He once criticised Chinese investors but now wants to use ...


Underground and under threat

Non-governmental organisation Human Rights Watch launched the first in-depth report about abusive practices in Chinese-owned mines in Zambia on 3 November. It is based on the evide...


Wylbur Simuusa

Minister of Mines, Zambia

Once known for his firey anti-Chinese rhetoric, Zambian President Michael Sata has moved on. He now refers to China as a partner who must behave responsibly in return for Zambia’s ...


Doubts about Sata’s zeal arise

Two dubious appointments raise questions about whether the new President will be as hard on corruption as he promised

President Michael Chilufya Sata won September’s election by making vigorous attacks on the corruption of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) government and promising one ba...


The President starts purging

After his presidential victory, long-time oppositionist Michael Sata is sacking his predecessor’s key officials in the name of clean government

During his presidential campaign, Michael Chilufya Sata told electors: ‘I am allergic to corruption.’ After he won, he quickly set about trying to prove it. Anti-corruption rhetori...


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