Zambia

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INFORMATION

Capital: LusakaGovernment: 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

 
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Former Boxer Chingangu Gets 6 Months for Housebreaking - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] Former heavyweight boxer Joseph 'No Pressure' Chingangu has been sentenced to six months imprisonment after being found guilty of house breaking.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: 'IMF Conditions Are Bearable' - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] FORMER Finance Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has welcomed the decision by the Government to seek the support of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and that the fund's conditions are bearable.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: School Girls Warned Against Cyber Crime - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] THE Zambia Information Communication and Technology Authority (ZICTA) has warned girls in schools against an upswing of abuse through cyber crimes.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Junior Chipolopolo to Boycott World Cup? - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] CONFUSION is brewing in the Zambia Under-20 camp as players have threatened to boycott playing at the World Cup if their Africa Cup winning bonuses are not paid.
  • Fri - Apr 28, 2017: Inflation Remains At 6.7% - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] ZAMBIA' annual rate of inflation for April 2017 has remained static at 6.7 per cent as that recorded the previous month.