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 46 No 20
  •  7th October 2005

A judge on his travels

Justice Peter Smith of the London High Court found himself unable to assemble the necessary witnesses for a civil action by the Zambian government, in which it is alleged that ex-President Frederick Chiluba stole £13.5 million (US$23.78 mn.) in stat...

  • Vol 46 No 14
  •  8th July 2005

Legal losses

Constitutional wrangles worsen, the corruption trials falter but the economy picks up

  • Vol 46 No 3
  •  4th February 2005

Wearing green

The government knows it's not trusted and it cannot afford another constitution

  • Vol 45 No 21
  •  22nd October 2004

Proof of the PUDDing

A brand new party is proof of political moves by President and ex-President alike

  • Vol 45 No 20
  •  8th October 2004

Undiplomatic row

Zambian President Levy Mwanawasa sacked Vice-President Nevers Mumba on 4 October for igniting a serious diplomatic row. Mumba had accused individuals in Congo-Kinshasa of funding the Zambian opposition.

  • Vol 45 No 17
  •  27th August 2004

Success unseen

Zambia grows richer but people feel poorer and they blame the President

  • Vol 45 No 10
  •  14th May 2004

Presidential prosecutions

Busy days for judges as the President struggles to lock up his predecessor

  • Vol 45 No 3
  •  4th February 2004

Jail to the chief

Personal and political rivalries are helping ex-President Frederick Chiluba's defence

  • Vol 44 No 24
  •  5th December 2003

Chilling out Chiluba

Ex-President Frederick Chiluba faces two trials this month, after his lawyers failed to block the charges against him as 'vindictive and unfair' (AC Vol 44 No 19); they now insist that some of the 165 accusations duplicate one another. In the first case,...

  • Vol 44 No 19
  •  26th September 2003

Watching Big Brother

As politicians fall like ninepins to the Anti-Corruption Task Force, the President turns to TV

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