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Zambia

Zambia

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

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Taxing problems for Zambia

Some US$66 million in tax revenue owed to the Treasury are missing, according to the mid-February report on Zambia published under the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative...


Banda on the backfoot

Despite a faster-growing economy, opposition parties are winning support by pushing nationalism

Facing growing dissatisfaction, President Rupiah Bwezani Banda and the governing Movement for Multiparty Democracy have a fight on their hands to win this year’s national elections...


Challenging Banda

President Rupiah Banda is facing an increasingly strong challenge in the upcoming elections since Michael Sata’s Patriotic Front (PF) made common cause with the United Party for Na...


Ties will remain strong, says Sata

Slating bad Chinese investment in Zambia was a major plank of oppositionist Michael Sata’s electioneering but Beijing’s businessmen are not worried

Immediately after Michael Sata’s election as President of Zambia on 22 September, global copper prices fell to their lowest point in almost a year, hitting US$7,500 per tonne, am...


Friends and benefits

Veteran oppositionist Michael ‘King Cobra’ Sata often accuses President Rupiah Banda and the ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy of being too cosy with China. Now Sata stands ...


TAZARA troubles

China’s flagship African railroad project continues to lose money, and Chinese management may be brought in to avoid throwing more good money after bad. Built in the 1970s, the Tan...


Mining for votes

Firebrand politician Michael Sata’s anti-Chinese rhetoric is helping the opposition’s campaign ahead of next year’s elections

Opposition politicians and trades unionists have gone on the offensive since Chinese managers at the Collum coal mine shot protesting Zambian workers on 21 October. The charge is l...


Taking on the journalists

President Rupiah Banda and his Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) are struggling to control the mass media before next year’s general elections. The private media, especially ...


Copper-bottomed but leaky

Booming mines and farms, and a government beset by talk of corruption and strange legal decisions

Fuelled by rising world demand for copper and cobalt and by a bumper maize harvest, the economy is growing at a roaring 7.5%. Yet President Rupiah Banda, who will seek re-election ...


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