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Vol 63 No 1

Published 7th January 2022


Zambia

Hichilema enjoys a honeymoon

Buoyed by strong local and international backing, the new government targets progress on debt and social policy

The big questions for President Haikainde Hichilema's new government are whether it will succeed in restructuring the country's US$14.71 billion foreign debt and live up to its pledge to be a 'clean' administration. It was their promises of economic competence and anti-corruption that gave Hichilema and his United Party for National Development (UPND) their landslide victory in last August's election.

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