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: 14,600,000 (2014)

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

 
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Mugabe's Fall Should Serve As a Lesson to All - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] The fall of comrade Robert Gabriel Mugabe provides valuable lessons to many an upcoming politician. But perhaps more valuable would be lessons for those that walk around the centre of power.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: 'Hichilema Should Learn From Mugabe About Overstaying' - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] MMD youth Prince Ndoyi says it is a mark of hypocrisy for UPND members and its leader Hakainde Hichilema to celebrate the down fall of former Zimbabwean Robert Mugabe when the situation is not different from happenings in their party.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: League Match Is Postponed Due to Blackout - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] Power utility firm Zesco got something of a taste of its own medicine when a match involving its club Zesco United and visiting Red Arrows was postponed due to a power blackout.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Street Vendors in Mufulira Get Ultimatum - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] The Mufulira Municipal Council has give an ultimatum to street vendors to vacate the streets and take up designated stands in existing markets.
  • Thu - Nov 23, 2017: Djokotoe Puts Local Journalists to the Sword - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] Veteran journalist Edem Djokotoe has remained on the case of local journalists for being locked up to mediocre coverage of news given the manner they handled the fall of Robert Mugabe's story that is on the Zambian doorstep.