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Zambia

Zambia

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

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Hichilema accused of 'losing focus’

The President's public appearances are criticised for fighting yesterday's battles instead of concentrating on rocketing prices and the debt burden

President Hakainde Hichilema gave a long and emotional press conference on 25 April further cataloguing his persecution by the previous government – which many critics believ...


Hichilema enjoys a honeymoon

Buoyed by strong local and international backing, the new government targets progress on debt and social policy

The big questions for President Hakainde Hichilema's new government are whether it will succeed in restructuring the country's US$14.71 billion foreign debt and live up to its pled...


Chasing the mining millions

The old government sold future copper output to Trafigura for a $40 million advance. The new government wants to know where it is

One of President Hakainde Hichilema's toughest challenges is the raft of complex and costly legal battles over mining assets bequeathed by the Patriotic Front (PF) government, whic...


High expectations of HH

The new president is sending all the right signals but needs to move fast to avoid disappointing voters and investors

President Hakainde Hichilema's record of early appointments and dismissals shows he is making good on his promise of a new start for governance and the economy, Lusaka pundits say,...


Reconciliation and a reckoning

The new President has drawn a line under his bitter history with Edgar Lungu, but the profiteers of the last six years can expect to be held to account

President Hakainde Hichilema's inauguration on 24 August ended the tense period that followed polling day on 12 August, when it looked as though his predecessor, Edgar Lungu, might...


Opposition surges ahead of critical vote

Voter suppression and fraud allegations are vital issues in the final stretch of the campaign

The ruling Patriotic Front is making a final push for votes ahead of the 12 August general election although many of the party's loyalists fear a surge in support for the oppositio...

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Rivals close as polling day nears

Ahead of the 12 August vote the ruling party offers handouts and grand projects while the opposition points to the crashing economy

Against a backdrop of falling support for President Edgar Lungu and a sliding economy, the Patriotic Front government is showering farmers and civil servants with handouts and good...


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