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Zambia

Zambia

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

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The politics of health

President Sata’s physical condition is the factor on which all else hangs, especially the sharpening divisions in his party

Age and ill health will restrict President Michael Chilufya Sata’s public appearances this year, fuelling speculation that he will not be fit enough to contest the 2016 gener...


KCM on the back foot

With elections just two years ahead, the threat of job cuts unnerves the Lusaka government

Konkola Copper Mines, a subsidiary of Anil Agarwal's London-listed Vedanta Resources and Zambia’s second-largest copper producer, is having a rocky ride under the Patriotic F...


Mixed messages

President Michael Sata laid the first stone for the expansion and upgrading of Kenneth Kaunda International Airport in Lusaka on 7 November. The China-financed US$360 million proje...


KCM on the back foot

With elections just two years ahead, the threat of job cuts unnerves the Lusaka government

Konkola Copper Mines, a subsidiary of Anil Agarwal's London-listed Vedanta Resources and Zambia’s second-largest copper producer, is having a rocky ride under the Patriotic F...


Vedanta cools row

India’s Vedanta Resources has moved to placate President Michael Sata after claims that the head of its Zambian subsidiary, Kishore Kumar, had insulted the Lusaka government....


Fights over Kabimba wrack the PF

The President is under pressure to heal the party divisions caused by the succession issue. A top party meeting resolved nothing

A long-awaited meeting of the Patriotic Front’s Central Committee on 18 October was expected to see President Michael Sata end the succession wrangles once and for all. Yet n...


Kabimba loses his footing

The PF Secretary General looked ready to succeed Sata but determined opposition could dash his ambitions and the President’s wishes

A campaign to endorse President Michael Sata as the Patriotic Front’s candidate in the 2016 general elections has turned into a major battle between two of the PF’s mos...


KK cuts a dash

The Movement for Democratic Change’s application to the Constitutional Court to void the elections created uncertainty over the timetable for the inauguration of President Ro...


Banda redraws party lines

The MMD is in dangerous disarray. The UPND is attracting defectors and popular support, even from Banda himself

Former President Rupiah Bwezani Banda’s support for the United Party for National Development is weakening his own Movement for Multiparty Democracy. To oppose the governing ...


How to win friends

Sata’s government has a reputation for outspokenness but its economic policies are still getting support from Western investors and officials

Vice-President Guy Scott’s forthright criticism of South Africa as a regional hegemon highlights a paradox in the Patriotic Front government. President Michael Sata’s officials reg...


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