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Population: 21.14m
GDP: $29.87bn
Debt: 115.2% of GDP (2023)

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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 ...

Queen-maker Scott

All previous calculations have been upset by the late President Michael Sata's widow, Christine Kaseba-Sata, announcing on 19 November that she will seek the Patriotic Front's nomi...

Foreign boost for opposition

Dignitaries and South African businessmen are trying to unite the opposition against the Patriotic Front

A group of influential outsiders is struggling to galvanise the fractious opposition to beat the late Michael Sata's party in the presidential by-election due in January, Africa Co...

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