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Population: 19.47m
GDP: $22.15bn
Debt: 119.1% of GDP (2021)

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Lungu hangs on

President Edgar Lungu told the International Monetary Fund delegation which left Lusaka on 3 December that he intended to call general elections well before they are due next Septe...

PF scrambles for support

As the copper price goes into free fall, the crisis in the governing party grows ever more severe

The latest rupture in the front ranks of the Patriotic Front came when former presidential aspirant Miles Sampa resigned as Deputy Commerce Minister at the end of October. On the s...

Wing and a prayer economics

Battered by rising debt and deficits as copper mines close, the government searches desperately for alternatives

Despite looming elections, a sliding copper price, critical power shortages, the world's worst performing currency and record borrowing costs, Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda ...

The party rebrands for the polls

President Lungu wants to purge his party of its association with his predecessor but the plunging economy offers far bigger challenges

Under the growing influence of former President Rupiah Banda, President Edgar Lungu is turning the governing Patriotic Front away from the left-leaning legacy of the late Michael S...

Prosecuting the prosecutor

Some corruption cases could be dropped if the government succeeds in sacking its chief prosecutor Mutembo Nchito

Activists, oppositionists and now Western governments are alarmed at the Lusaka government's efforts to dismiss the suspended Director of Public Prosecutions, Mutembo Nchito. After...

Lungu returns the favours

The new President’s health problems and his pursuit of political vendettas are not inspiring political confidence

President Edgar Lungu has been having trouble fulfilling his reported promise to ex-President Rupiah Banda to get the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mutembo Nchito, off his...

Narrow win stretches nerves

The new President’s thin mandate leaves the internal faction-fighting little changed as he picks his cabinet

President Edgar Lungu's exceptionally slim win on a disastrously low turnout in the 20 January presidential by-election leaves him weak and the governing Patriotic Front still badl...

PF set for victory

Edgar Lungu's surprise alliance with ex-President Banda – which may involve major policy compromises – should carry the day at the polls

The presidential candidate of the governing Patriotic Front, Edgar Lungu, has surprised Zambians by joining forces with former President Rupiah Banda, whose Movement for Multiparty...

The PF picks two candidates

The bitter split in the governing party is now before the courts. Yet the official candidate, whoever it is, may still have the best chance of winning

A national conference so turbulent that the police fired shots over the heads of the crowd has ended with both factions of the Patriotic Front putting forward their own candidates ...

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