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Vol 47 No 4

Published 17th February 2006


Zambia

Copper friendly

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

The high price of copper, and the resulting flow of investment into Zambia's mining sector, is a huge piece of luck for President Levy Mwanawasa, who hopes to win a second term in elections this year. He is yet to announce the date but said on 2 February that the elections would be held under the current constitution.

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