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.

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  • 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

  • Vol 47 No 9
  •  28th April 2006

Where sick men rule

Mwanawasa's apparent recovery does not resolve worries about elections - and prosecutions

  • Vol 47 No 4
  •  17th February 2006

Copper friendly

The world copper boom is rescuing Zambia's economy and the President's electoral hopes

  • Vol 46 No 21
  •  21st October 2005

Totally broke

The Indeni oil refinery, the only one in Zambia, is jointly owned by the government and the French company TotalFinaElf, which manages it. The owner-partners are quarrelling furiously about its fourth breakdown this year, on 8 September, which has caused ...

  • 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

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