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 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

  • Vol 44 No 19
  •  26th September 2003

Zamtrop and the politicians

The courts are crowded with politicians and public servants who served under the previous President. Frederick Chiluba himself was arrested on 5 August to face 96 counts of theft by a public servant, allegedly involving over US$40 million. He laughed as t...

  • Vol 44 No 14
  •  11th July 2003

The Fund's no fun

President Levy Mwanawasa's government agreed a budget for 2003 with the International Monetary Fund and overspent it by 612 billion kwacha; the IMF's man in Lusaka, Mark Ellyne, says it therefore will not release the US$100 million conditionally pledged t...

  • Vol 44 No 12
  •  13th June 2003

Sacking the veep

Frayed tempers and shoddy deals lie behind President Mwanawasa's political cull

  • Vol 44 No 5
  •  7th March 2003

Poison and bankruptcy

Arresting the former President sets a precedent and splits the ruling party

  • Vol 43 No 22
  •  8th November 2002

Undoing the rigging

Was the election rigged? Must there be a fresh election? Later this month, the Supreme Court will resume hearing a petition on those questions.

  • Vol 43 No 19
  •  27th September 2002

Corruption club

Mwanawasa's anti-corruption claims are in doubt as evidence of election-rigging emerges

  • Vol 43 No 17
  •  30th August 2002

Looking for clues

Zambia's under-paid detectives are no match for the sophisticated networks built up by ex-President Frederick Chiluba. The taskforce on allegations of plunder by him (AC Vol 43 No 15) and his cronies is having trouble finding solid evidence and President ...

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