Zambia

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INFORMATION

Capital: Lusaka

Government: Unitary Presidential Republic

Current President: Edgar Lungu

Economy:

  • Zambia’s economy has experienced strong growth in recent years, with real GDP growth in 2005-11 more than 6% per year.
  • Dependency on copper makes Zambia’s economy vulnerable to depressed commodity prices.

Population: 16,445,079 (2018)

Land Size: 752,614 sq km (290,586 sq miles)

Major Ethnic Groups:

  • Bemba
  • Tonga
  • Chewa
  • Lozi
  • Nsenga
  • Tumbuka
  • Ngoni
  • Lala
  • Kaonde
  • Lunda
  • Other: 0.5% (includes Europeans, Asians, and Americans) (2000 Census)
Religions:

  • Christian: 50-75%
  • Muslim and Hindu: 24-49%
  • Indigenous African Religions: 1%

Language(s):

  • Bemba (official): 30.1%
  • Nyanja (official): 10.7%
  • Tonga (official): 10.6%
  • Lozi (official): 5.7%
  • Chewa: 4.9%
  • Nsenga: 3.4%
  • Tumbuka: 2.5%
  • Lunda (official): 2.2%
  • Kaonde (official): 2%
  • Lala: 2%
  • Luvale (official): 1.7%
  • English (official): 1.7%
  • other: 22.5%

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RECENT NEWS

 
  • Mon - Jun 17, 2019: Zambia Introduces Nigerian 'Garri' Into School Feeding Programme - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [This Day] Abuja -Zambia has introduced the consumption and production of 'Garri,' one of Nigeria's major staple foods, into the country's school feeding programme.
  • Mon - Jun 10, 2019: Drought Leaves 45 Million in Need Across 14 Countries - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [The New Humanitarian] Nairobi -Failed rains across eastern Africa, southern Africa, and the Horn of Africa are seeing another dire season for farmers, increasing food prices and driving up the aid needs of tens of millions of already vulnerable people across the three regions.
  • Mon - Jun 10, 2019: Zambia Are Crowned 2019 COSAFA Cup Champions, Claim Fifth Title! - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [CAF] Tapson Kaseba scored the only goal of the game as Zambia were crowned 2019 COSAFA Cup champions after a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Botswana in the decider at the Moses Mabhida Stadium on Saturday.
  • Mon - Jun 10, 2019: How Powerful Mining Corporations Flagrantly Plunder the Global South Without Consequence - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Independent Media Institute] The process of corporate plunder in the global mining industry is severely aggravating social and economic inequalities across the planet.
  • Mon - Jun 10, 2019: Oscar Kaunda Upbeat With Wanderers Revival - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Nyasa Times] Newly appointed Mighty Be Forward Wanderers FC assistant coach Oscar Kaunda has declared his intention to turn Wanderers into the best team in the TNM Super League and cups in order to regain its lost glory.