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Population: 16.59 mn.
GDP: $25.81 bn.
Debt: $17.09 bn.

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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...

Dodgy defections

President Sata wants a parliamentary majority to match his executive power, and public funds are running out

The battle for control of parliament is on. President Michael Sata and his Patriotic Front insist there is no foul play behind the stream of defections from the formerly ruling Mov...

Towards a one-party state

President Sata wants the political control that eluded him in 2011 and also the parliamentary majority that will allow him to change the constitution

The governing Patriotic Front’s tactics are far from original. The PF’s attempts to dominate the media and gaol opponents hark back to the era of the one-party state under the Unit...

Succeeding Sata

If or when he stands down, many expect President Michael Sata to try to impose his choice of presidential candidate for the 2016 elections – widely thought to be Wynter Kabimba – o...

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