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

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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...

A new federation

In Malawi, the President seems to be blundering towards a new version of the Central African Federation

Back in the 1950s, as independence for its Empire became inevitable, Britain tried to unite some smaller units into federations it deemed large enough to stand alone. This never go...

Copper slide

Three months after his tiny election win, President Banda finds his country running out of money and jobs

The slide in the world price of Zambia's main export, copper, from US$8,000 to $4,000 a tonne over the past year casts a shadow over economic and political prospects (AC Vol 49 No ...

Michael Chilufya Sata

President, Patriotic Front of Zambia

Neither age nor ill-health seem to dampen the fire in the belly of Zambian opposition leader Michael Sata. Born 1937, 'King Cobra' has lost none of his bite, even after losing pres...

A shake-out after the crash

China and India want to snap up assets as metal markets hit the floor and the mining houses sack workers

Western mining houses are pulling out of Zambia due to the copper price slump, leaving Chinese and Indian investors to battle over the abandoned assets. As the copper price crash...

Banda, the successor

The new President Banda will have to tackle rising inflation and falling export revenue

Zambia's new President, Rupiah Bwezani Banda, 71, will rule for only three years. The next election is already scheduled for 2011. In that brief period, he must convince Zambians t...

Banda boxes clever

Once the promoter of Lottie Mwale, Zambia's Commonwealth boxing champion (1974-83), President Rupiah Bwezani Banda rolls with the punches in Southern Africa's difficult politics. I...

Pre-presidential discord

Claims of vote-rigging sour the atmosphere for the poll that acting President Rupiah Banda looks likely to win

Zambia, like Kenya andZimbabwe faces the risk of a disputed presidential election. The vote to replace the late Levy Patrick Mwanawasa is set for 30 October and the top contender...

A hard act to follow

The death of Zambia’s president means that, not even two years since the last polls, there will be a presidential election before the end of the year. This has revealed deep splits in the governing party and disorganisation in the opposition. At stake is Levy Mwanawasa’s legacy of economic growth, fighting corruption and speaking out on regional issues.

After his death last month, President Levy Patrick Mwanawasa continued to dominate Zambian politics as his coffin toured the country for a week. The extended countrywide funeral pr...

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