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Vol 65 No 12

Published 6th June 2024


Debt and drought weigh down economy

Finance Minister Musokotwane cuts growth forecasts as worst dry spell in four decades and a weaker kwacha drive up the cost of living

Making significant progress towards restructuring its debts, three-and-a-half years after defaulting on its Eurobonds, Africa’s second-largest copper producer is struggling to contain the fallout from severe droughts, continued disruption to mining operations and uncertainty over its national finances.

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