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Vol 41 No 16

Published 4th August 2000


Copper quarrels

Government and business still argue despite the long awaited copper sell-off

Zambia's ruling politicians had hoped that selling off the government's ailing copper-mines would bring benefits in time for next year's elections (AC Vol 41 No 14). The slow and piecemeal privatisation of the mines, finally achieved on 31 March, shows signs of stirring the once prosperous Copperbelt from its deep depression - but not fast enough for President Frederick Chiluba and his team.

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