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Zambia

Zambia

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

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Secret deal to end copper war

President Lungu and First Quantum are to settle the dispute out of court – to the dismay of the state copper boss

After weeks of high stakes gamesmanship over claims that First Quantum Minerals had cheated Zambia out of as much as US$2.3 billion, President Edgar Lungu has ordered his officials...


Spat with FQM continues

One of the biggest mining companies wants assurance its directors won't be arrested when they arrive to attend board meetings

The British-based mining company First Quantum Minerals Limited has written to the Attorney General to seek assurances that none of the directors of Kansanshi Mining PLC, which FQM...


To sue or to schmooze

Ministers are torn between demanding cash from a mining giant accused of fraud and maintaining a cosy relationship

The move by Zambia's largely government-owned mining investment company to sue First Quantum Minerals for fraud has put its chief executive officer Pius Kasolo at loggerheads with ...


Lungu's way and the highway

After violent clashes en route to Kuomboka, the government wants to outlaw the main opposition party and gaol its leader

Extraordinary sights greeted viewers of the Prime TV News television channel on 8 April as President Edgar Lungu and United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hi...


Lungu’s terms and conditions

The President is confident that judges will rubber-stamp his eligibility to stand again in 2021. If not, a two-thirds majority in Parliament is within easy reach

President Edgar Lungu had barely begun his second term of office this year when he declared himself ready for another. Although the constitution states that no president who has he...


Aides with agendas

The influence of President Lungu's staff worries many. Business deals and dirty tricks against the opposition are multiplying

Concern about the actions of State House advisers has grown so much that President Edgar Lungu felt obliged to persuade civil servants not to be intimidated. At a senior civil serv...


Lungu for longer

The president's aim to have a third term will dominate politics much as the anticipated IMF programme will dominate the economy

After a year dominated by the election that controversially returned President Edgar Lungu and the Patriotic Front to power, the main political battles in 2017 look set to be facti...


Preparing for the worst

Spending cuts announced in November should ease negotiations in January for an IMF package. Shocks are in store

The much-needed International Monetary Fund financial package expected in January will be accompanied by drastic cutbacks and a drop in living standards. Major cuts to fuel, electr...


Lungu against the law

The President may be comfortably installed in State House but he is not easing up on institutions which get in his way

The latest public body to feel President Edgar Lungu's enmity is the judiciary, which has been granting petitions to nullify some constituencies' results in the 16 August polls. Op...


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