Zambia

Country Zambia
Capital Lusaka
Continent Africa
Currency Zambian kwacha(ZMW)
Languages English, Bemba, Tonga, Lozi, Lunda, Luvale, Kaonde, Nyanja & Chewa

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Introduction

The territory of Northern Rhodesia was administered by the [British] South Africa Company from 1891 until it was taken over by the UK in 1923. During the 1920s and 1930s, advances in mining spurred development and immigration. The name was changed to Zambia upon independence in 1964. In the 1980s and 1990s, declining copper prices and a prolonged drought hurt the economy. Elections in 1991 brought an end to one-party rule, but the subsequent vote in 1996 saw blatant harassment of opposition parties. The election in 2001 was marked by administrative problems with three parties filing a legal petition challenging the election of ruling party candidate Levy MWANAWASA. The new president launched an anticorruption investigation in 2002 to probe high-level corruption during the previous administration. In 2006-07, this task force successfully prosecuted four cases, including a landmark civil case in the UK in which former President CHILUBA and numerous others were found liable for USD 41 million. MWANAWASA was reelected in 2006 in an election that was deemed free and fair. Upon his abrupt death in August 2008, he was succeeded by his Vice President Rupiah BANDA, who subsequently won a special presidential election in October 2008.

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Zambia to appeal court ruling backing Vedanta in KCM mine dispute - Reuters IndiaZambia to appeal court ruling backing Vedanta in KCM mine dispute  Reuters India

Zambian Inflation Accelerates to Four-Year High in November - BloombergZambian Inflation Accelerates to Four-Year High in November  Bloomberg

Zambia's default fuels fears of African 'debt tsunami' as Covid impact bites - The GuardianZambia's default fuels fears of African 'debt tsunami' as Covid impact bites  The Guardian

Zambia becomes Africa’s first coronavirus-era default: What happens now? - CNBCZambia becomes Africa’s first coronavirus-era default: What happens now?  CNBC

Zambia is starting to look like Zimbabwe, the failure next door - The EconomistZambia is starting to look like Zimbabwe, the failure next door  The Economist

Zambia on brink of defaulting on foreign debt - BBC NewsZambia on brink of defaulting on foreign debt  BBC News

Zambia Nears Default With Bondholders Set to Refuse Relief - BloombergQuintZambia Nears Default With Bondholders Set to Refuse Relief  BloombergQuint

Zambia's copper production rose 9.45% this year, mines minister says - ReutersZambia's copper production rose 9.45% this year, mines minister says  Reuters

The 'blood, sweat and tears' behind Zambia's default - Financial TimesThe 'blood, sweat and tears' behind Zambia's default  Financial Times

Vedanta wins Zambian appeal in Konkola Copper Mines case - Economic TimesVedanta wins Zambian appeal in Konkola Copper Mines case  Economic Times

Zambia on brink of default after lenders reject debt relief request - Financial TimesZambia on brink of default after lenders reject debt relief request  Financial Times

Africa Update 2020 – Zambia - Intellectual Property - Zambia - Mondaq News AlertsAfrica Update 2020 – Zambia - Intellectual Property - Zambia  Mondaq News Alerts

Zambia can still overtake Zimbabwe and Botswana in Afcon qualifiers – Faz’s Kamanga - Goal.comZambia can still overtake Zimbabwe and Botswana in Afcon qualifiers – Faz’s Kamanga  Goal.com

Zambia's copper output increases amid foreign debt default - MINING.comZambia's copper output increases amid foreign debt default  MINING.com

Zambia to appeal court ruling backing Vedanta in KCM mine row - Marketscreener.comZambia to appeal court ruling backing Vedanta in KCM mine row  Marketscreener.com

How China, COVID-19 and investors pushed Zambia into debt default - Aljazeera.comHow China, COVID-19 and investors pushed Zambia into debt default  Aljazeera.com

Zambian president gets the blues - FruitnetZambian president gets the blues  Fruitnet

UPDATE 3-Zambia wins deferral on China Development Bank loan repayments - Reuters IndiaUPDATE 3-Zambia wins deferral on China Development Bank loan repayments  Reuters India

Scientists say West Africans originally migrated to East Africa - Quartz AfricaScientists say West Africans originally migrated to East Africa  Quartz Africa

Zambia’s Eurobond default – What we have learned - The Africa ReportZambia’s Eurobond default – What we have learned  The Africa Report

Egypt rallies Namibia, Zambia for support in Nile Dam talks - Al-MonitorEgypt rallies Namibia, Zambia for support in Nile Dam talks  Al-Monitor

Relief for Zambians as government lifts stadium attendance ban - Goal.comRelief for Zambians as government lifts stadium attendance ban  Goal.com

Zambia on Brink of Default as Creditors Set to Reject Relief - BloombergZambia on Brink of Default as Creditors Set to Reject Relief  Bloomberg

Aboubakar brace propels Cameroon to the summit while Zambia record first win - Goal.comAboubakar brace propels Cameroon to the summit while Zambia record first win  Goal.com

Zambian Inflation Accelerates for Second Straight Month - BloombergQuintZambian Inflation Accelerates for Second Straight Month  BloombergQuint

Zambian government is reconsidering whether maize should remain country's main staple food - D+C Development and CooperationZambian government is reconsidering whether maize should remain country's main staple food  D+C Development and Cooperation

Zambian women-led startup receives funding - VentureburnZambian women-led startup receives funding  Ventureburn

Zambia Plan to Sell Billionaire’s Mines Stuck in Legal Mire - BloombergZambia Plan to Sell Billionaire’s Mines Stuck in Legal Mire  Bloomberg

Zambia to partner with WWF to develop clean energy - Pumps AfricaZambia to partner with WWF to develop clean energy  Pumps Africa

Zambia: Church cannot remain silent in the face of worrisome trends says, Bishop Lungu - Vatican NewsZambia: Church cannot remain silent in the face of worrisome trends says, Bishop Lungu  Vatican News

Zambia's risk of default highlights Africa's debt crisis - Associated PressZambia's risk of default highlights Africa's debt crisis  Associated Press

Bringing' it all back home - Bangkok PostBringing' it all back home  Bangkok Post

Lilayi Green Market opens in Lusaka, Zambia - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaLilayi Green Market opens in Lusaka, Zambia - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Zambia Declared in Default of Debt Repayment to Creditors - Africanews EnglishZambia Declared in Default of Debt Repayment to Creditors  Africanews English

Africa in the news: Tanzania, Guinea, Seychelles, Zambia, and Zimbabwe updates - Brookings InstitutionAfrica in the news: Tanzania, Guinea, Seychelles, Zambia, and Zimbabwe updates  Brookings Institution

Appeal court rules in favor of arbitration in dispute over Vedanta's seized copper assets in Zambia - Metalbulletin.comAppeal court rules in favor of arbitration in dispute over Vedanta's seized copper assets in Zambia  Metalbulletin.com

Zambian court halts liquidation of mining venture - GARZambian court halts liquidation of mining venture  GAR

United States Enables Zambia's Leadership Role in SADC Regional Seed Export Policy - US Embassy in ZambiaUnited States Enables Zambia's Leadership Role in SADC Regional Seed Export Policy  US Embassy in Zambia

Zambia’s Looming Default Is Only the Start of a Global Reckoning With Debt - World Politics ReviewZambia’s Looming Default Is Only the Start of a Global Reckoning With Debt  World Politics Review

Zambia announces new honorary consul for Gaziantep - Anadolu AgencyZambia announces new honorary consul for Gaziantep  Anadolu Agency

Milestone as Tanzania-Zambia electricity project team gets down to work - The East AfricanMilestone as Tanzania-Zambia electricity project team gets down to work  The East African

Zambia's central bank leaves main lending rate at 8.0% - ReutersZambia's central bank leaves main lending rate at 8.0%  Reuters

Sredojevic explains how Zambia will cope without Red Bull Salzburg’s Daka - Goal.comSredojevic explains how Zambia will cope without Red Bull Salzburg’s Daka  Goal.com

Zambia Closer to Default After Bondholders Refuse Relief - BloombergZambia Closer to Default After Bondholders Refuse Relief  Bloomberg

IN BRIEF: Zambeef Notes Zambian Kwacha's... - MorningstarIN BRIEF: Zambeef Notes Zambian Kwacha's...  Morningstar

Zambia, SA through to final - NamibianZambia, SA through to final  Namibian

Sarens expands in Zambia - Vertikal.netSarens expands in Zambia  Vertikal.net

Zambia squeeze into semi-finals of COSAFA Women's Championship - Insidethegames.bizZambia squeeze into semi-finals of COSAFA Women's Championship  Insidethegames.biz

Nachula and Mubanga make Zambia squad for Chile showdown - Goal.comNachula and Mubanga make Zambia squad for Chile showdown  Goal.com

Africa GreenCo Group announces job opportunities in Zambia - ESI AfricaAfrica GreenCo Group announces job opportunities in Zambia  ESI Africa

AFRICA-FX-Kenyan, Zambian, Nigerian currencies seen under pressure - NasdaqAFRICA-FX-Kenyan, Zambian, Nigerian currencies seen under pressure  Nasdaq

JCTR concerned about Zambia's debt crisis - Vatican NewsJCTR concerned about Zambia's debt crisis  Vatican News

Zambia thrash Lesotho at COSAFA Women's Championship - Insidethegames.bizZambia thrash Lesotho at COSAFA Women's Championship  Insidethegames.biz

'Turkey, Zambia share similar values': Envoy - Anadolu Agency'Turkey, Zambia share similar values': Envoy  Anadolu Agency

Zambia: East Syndicate Stealing FISP Inputs - AllAfrica.comZambia: East Syndicate Stealing FISP Inputs  AllAfrica.com

Exclusive: Zambia 'doing everything possible' to avoid looming default - finance minister - Reuters IndiaExclusive: Zambia 'doing everything possible' to avoid looming default - finance minister  Reuters India

Zambia to develop clean energy in partnership with WWF - Construction ReviewZambia to develop clean energy in partnership with WWF  Construction Review

KAMBWILI REGRETS ATTACKING GOVT: “LET ME REFLECT, MAY BE I'M WASTING TIME SPEAKING FOR ZAMBIANS” - Zambia ReportsKAMBWILI REGRETS ATTACKING GOVT: “LET ME REFLECT, MAY BE I'M WASTING TIME SPEAKING FOR ZAMBIANS”  Zambia Reports

UN official hails Zambia's role in CAR security efforts - Anadolu AgencyUN official hails Zambia's role in CAR security efforts  Anadolu Agency

Zambia says World Bank funded project on climate resilience bearing fruits - cgtn.comZambia says World Bank funded project on climate resilience bearing fruits  cgtn.com

Kamanga reveals Minister Mulenga’s 10-day order to have Zambians back at stadiums - Goal.comKamanga reveals Minister Mulenga’s 10-day order to have Zambians back at stadiums  Goal.com

Zambia to host World Communication Forum - Bizcommunity.comZambia to host World Communication Forum  Bizcommunity.com

Zambia debt crisis just the ears of the hippopotamus in Africa’s perilous fiscal position - Daily MaverickZambia debt crisis just the ears of the hippopotamus in Africa’s perilous fiscal position  Daily Maverick

Zambian Central Bank Holds Key Interest at Record-Low 8% - BloombergZambian Central Bank Holds Key Interest at Record-Low 8%  Bloomberg

Zambia edges towards debt default, but bondholders could make millions - CADTM.orgZambia edges towards debt default, but bondholders could make millions  CADTM.org

Mulenga, Shonga first to arrive as Zambia prepare to tackle Botswana - Goal.comMulenga, Shonga first to arrive as Zambia prepare to tackle Botswana  Goal.com

Zambia President Lungu Shows Off Magnificent Flyover Bridge - Taarifa RwandaZambia President Lungu Shows Off Magnificent Flyover Bridge  Taarifa Rwanda

Zambia prepares for debt default - Central BankingZambia prepares for debt default  Central Banking

Zambia: Teacher Accused of Conning Seven Out of K26,000 - AllAfrica.comZambia: Teacher Accused of Conning Seven Out of K26,000  AllAfrica.com

Zambian Students Enthusiastically Attend US College Fair as Their Numbers Rise at US Schools - US Embassy in ZambiaZambian Students Enthusiastically Attend US College Fair as Their Numbers Rise at US Schools  US Embassy in Zambia

Fitch Downgrades Zambia's Long-Term Foreign-Currency IDR to 'RD' - Fitch RatingsFitch Downgrades Zambia's Long-Term Foreign-Currency IDR to 'RD'  Fitch Ratings

Building collapse kills Lsk construction worker – Zambia - diggers.newsBuilding collapse kills Lsk construction worker – Zambia  diggers.news

Is Zambia's debt default a sign of things to come? - DevexIs Zambia's debt default a sign of things to come?  Devex

E and I Zambia showcases local project capacity on copperbelt - Mining ReviewE and I Zambia showcases local project capacity on copperbelt  Mining Review

Zambia Northwest Rail Phase 1A agreement signed - International Railway JournalZambia Northwest Rail Phase 1A agreement signed  International Railway Journal

Charles Zulu admits PSL is much faster than football in Zambia - KickOff.comCharles Zulu admits PSL is much faster than football in Zambia  KickOff.com

Opinion | Imbwili Should Stop Mabilibili - Zambia ReportsOpinion | Imbwili Should Stop Mabilibili  Zambia Reports

GIEWS Country Brief Zambia 13-November-2020 - Zambia - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief Zambia 13-November-2020 - Zambia  ReliefWeb

As G20 comes to an end, wealthy western nations need to consider writing off Zambia’s debt - The IndependentAs G20 comes to an end, wealthy western nations need to consider writing off Zambia’s debt  The Independent

ZAMBIA: WWF to accompany Lusaka in the development of renewable energies - AFRIK 21ZAMBIA: WWF to accompany Lusaka in the development of renewable energies  AFRIK 21

Zambia 1 Tanzania 1 (3-4 on penalties): Twiga Stars win Cosafa U17 Women's Cup title - Goal.comZambia 1 Tanzania 1 (3-4 on penalties): Twiga Stars win Cosafa U17 Women's Cup title  Goal.com

Kalambo Falls – Zambia - Atlas ObscuraKalambo Falls – Zambia  Atlas Obscura

Zambia Situation Report, 29 October 2020 - Zambia - ReliefWebZambia Situation Report, 29 October 2020 - Zambia  ReliefWeb

Duncan Otieno: 'A pleasure to be back in Zambia' - AFC Leopards player set for Lusaka Dynamos move - Goal.comDuncan Otieno: 'A pleasure to be back in Zambia' - AFC Leopards player set for Lusaka Dynamos move  Goal.com

Rayon skipper Nizeyimana in Zambia for trials - The New TimesRayon skipper Nizeyimana in Zambia for trials  The New Times

Zambia Crisis Response Plan 2020 - Zambia - ReliefWebZambia Crisis Response Plan 2020 - Zambia  ReliefWeb

Conservation agriculture for climate change adaptation in Zambia: A cost-benefit analysis (October 2020) - Zambia - ReliefWebConservation agriculture for climate change adaptation in Zambia: A cost-benefit analysis (October 2020) - Zambia  ReliefWeb

Realizing children's right to play in rural Zambia - CGTNRealizing children's right to play in rural Zambia  CGTN

Zambia forests help Eni's offset goals - Upstream OnlineZambia forests help Eni's offset goals  Upstream Online

Zambia Police Motto: Don't steal, we've already stolen – Zambia - diggers.newsZambia Police Motto: Don't steal, we've already stolen – Zambia  diggers.news

Zambia: African Migratory Locust, Flash Update – 26 October 2020 - Zambia - ReliefWebZambia: African Migratory Locust, Flash Update – 26 October 2020 - Zambia  ReliefWeb

WFP Zambia Country Brief, October 2020 - Zambia - ReliefWebWFP Zambia Country Brief, October 2020 - Zambia  ReliefWeb

Nachula: Zambia star fires Chile warning with Zaragoza's winning goal - Goal.comNachula: Zambia star fires Chile warning with Zaragoza's winning goal  Goal.com

Feature: Realizing children's right to play in rural Zambia - Big News NetworkFeature: Realizing children's right to play in rural Zambia  Big News Network

Now ECZ system asking voters for new passwords - Zambian WatchdogNow ECZ system asking voters for new passwords  Zambian Watchdog

Zambia on verge of second COVID-19 wave, warns MoH – Zambia - diggers.newsZambia on verge of second COVID-19 wave, warns MoH – Zambia  diggers.news

Mantapala Refugee Settlement Briefing Note - September -2020 - Zambia - ReliefWebMantapala Refugee Settlement Briefing Note - September -2020 - Zambia  ReliefWeb

Zambia: How Zambia Ran Into Debt Distress - AllAfrica - Top Africa NewsZambia: How Zambia Ran Into Debt Distress  AllAfrica - Top Africa News

World Bank warns G20 against doing too little now to address debt problems - Financial ExpressWorld Bank warns G20 against doing too little now to address debt problems  Financial Express

Zesco lose on day of few goals in Zambia Super League - SuperSportZesco lose on day of few goals in Zambia Super League  SuperSport