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

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Judges to rule on Lungu's future

Opposition MPs accuse the President of putting an unqualified judge on the Constitutional Court

The Constitutional Court was ordered to resume hearings on whether or not President Edgar Lungu may serve a third term of office on 30 January. But Court president Hilda Chibomba's...

Lungu's costly power play

Extending his time in office is the President's chief priority although a debt crisis looms amid volatile party realignments

Whether or not President Edgar Lungu manages to convince the Constitutional Court that he is entitled to a further term in office when his current one ends in 2020, his determinati...

Stumbling into a debt crisis

A mountain of loans for expensive infrastructure and equipment is rapidly growing along with other loans that many fear are unsustainable

Amid growing concerns over the scale and urgency of Zambia's impending debt crisis, the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have joined those who believe the country is ...

Patriotic front on back foot

The governing Patriotic Front is looking more and more like a personal vehicle for President Edgar Lungu, now that a splinter party with a strong footing in the Copperbelt has esta...

Hichilema pushes for Commonwealth talks

Negotiations on political reform between President Lungu and the opposition are due, but many doubt he will take the process seriously

Commonwealth Special Envoy Ibrahim Gambari is due in Lusaka this month to mediate in talks between President Edgar Lungu's ruling Patriotic Front and opposition parties as part of ...

FQM's missing figures

A settlement in the dispute between mining giant First Quantum Minerals (FQM) and Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines-Investment Holdings (ZCCM-IH) looks as distant as ever. President...

Court in the cross-fire

The country's most senior judges are under assault from commentators who suspect them of siding with the government

The Constitutional Court faces harsh criticism for a perceived bias towards President Edgar Lungu and for reversing its decisions after he and members of the governing Patriotic Fr...

In a state of suspense

President Edgar Lungu declared a state of emergency on 5 July, confirming the fears of oppositionists. 'If I become a dictator for once, bear with me,' he told reporters after the ...

Secret deal to end copper war

President Lungu and First Quantum are to settle the dispute out of court – to the dismay of the state copper boss

After weeks of high stakes gamesmanship over claims that First Quantum Minerals had cheated Zambia out of as much as US$2.3 billion, President Edgar Lungu has ordered his officials...

Spat with FQM continues

One of the biggest mining companies wants assurance its directors won't be arrested when they arrive to attend board meetings

The British-based mining company First Quantum Minerals Limited has written to the Attorney General to seek assurances that none of the directors of Kansanshi Mining PLC, which FQM...

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