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Zambia

Zambia

Population: 16.59 mn.
GDP: $21.06 bn.
Debt: $9.54 bn.

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Copper-bottomed but leaky

Booming mines and farms, and a government beset by talk of corruption and strange legal decisions

Fuelled by rising world demand for copper and cobalt and by a bumper maize harvest, the economy is growing at a roaring 7.5%. Yet President Rupiah Banda, who will seek re-election ...


Strong investment, weak prosperity

According to the latest figures from the Zambia Development Agency (ZDA), foreign direct investment totalled a record US$2.4 billion in the first half of 2010, up from $959 million...


The battle around Banda

Even his own party cannot agree on whether to back the President for the coming election campaign

Rupiah Bwezani Banda came to office by accident in November 2008, on the death of President Levy Mwanawasa. He hopes to win another election next year and has the advantage of incu...


Tax and spend

The IMF advises the government to raise taxes to finance public investment; the mining companies beg to differ

The big mining houses are predictably grumbling about the Zambian government’s plans for a 25% windfall tax on copper and cobalt production. President Rupiah Banda is standing firm...


Shoot first, negotiate later

Opposition politicians lambast the Lusaka government’s timidity after Chinese managers shoot Zambian mine workers

Mayhem broke out on 15 October at the Collum Coal Mine in southern Zambia after Chinese owners shot workers protesting over dangerous and difficult working conditions. The workers ...


Felix Mutati

Minister of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Zambia

For companies eager to secure a share of the wealth in Zambia's mines, a call on Felix Mutati is obligatory. Mutati oversees much of the investment that drives Zambia's mineral-d...


Banda bags a billion

Zambia does not always get what it wants or what it wants at the right time. President Rupiah Banda went on a 10-day official visit to China in late February and came back with a r...


Anti-Asian strength in numbers

There is a long way to go before the 2011 national polls, but the current political jockeying in Zambia would give any visitor the impression that the election is to be held next...


Prospering yet parlous

The economy is looking up but scandals and regional tensions upset the governing party’s election hopes

With copper revenue rising, poverty falling and farms thriving, the fortunes of President Rupiah Banda’s Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) government should be on the up, wit...


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