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: 17,426,623 (2020)

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 - Jul 6, 2020: Pope Appoints New Bishop of Ndola Diocese - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [CISA] Vatican -- By CISA
  • Mon - Jun 29, 2020: Equity Applies Brakes On Expansion After Mara Flop - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [East African] Equity Group Holdings (EGH) has halted its cross-border expansion bid after the failed acquisition of four banks in Rwanda, Zambia, Tanzania and Mozambique last week.
  • Mon - Jun 29, 2020: COVID-19 Prevalence Survey Coming - Malama - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] THE ministry of Health will next month embark on a prevalence survey of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), targeting 5,610 people to help come up with a cost-effective strategy for monitoring the disease in the country.
  • Mon - Jun 29, 2020: Yamba Releases K30m for Tazara, Zamtel, Railway Systems Retirees - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] THE Treasury has released K30 million to pay retirees of the Tanzania Zambia Railways (TAZARA), Zamtel and the Railway Systems of Zambia as part of the Government's ongoing commitment to dismantle domestic arrears.
  • Mon - Jun 29, 2020: Lungu Hails Chakwera's Election - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu has congratulated newly-elected Malawian president, Lazarus Chakwera.