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

 
  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: Wedson Nyirenda's Midas Touch - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [New Frame] The Baroka FC coach is held in high regard in Zambia and Mozambique after winning league titles with unfancied teams in those countries. Bakgaga wants him to add South Africa to that list.
  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: Zimbabwe-Zambia Sign Anti-Corruption MOU - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe and Zambia on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see the two neighbours cooperating in fighting corruption and cross border crimes.
  • Fri - Oct 18, 2019: Focus on Menstrual Health Keeps Girls in School - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [VOA] New health classes and government partnerships with not-for-profits focused on menstrual health are improving education for girls in Zambia.
  • Tue - Oct 15, 2019: Tanzania, Zambia Now Close to Signing Tazara Review Pact - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Ministers from partner countries said on Sunday that they will sign a bilateral agreement before the end of the year to allow a review of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) Act.
  • Mon - Oct 14, 2019: Socialist Forum Ghana Holds Public Lecture On Zambia - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Ghanaian Times] The Socialist Forum Ghana (SFG), on Wednesday, organised a public lecture to solidarise with the people of Zambia.