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

 
  • Thu - Feb 25, 2021: Rachier Blames Match Referee for Zambia Fiasco - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Nairobi News] Under-fire Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier has asked the Confederation of African Football (Caf) to sanction the match referee who handled his team's chaotic Confederation Cup play-off match away to Zambia's Napsa Stars.
  • Mon - Feb 22, 2021: Mayuka Late Penalty Breaks Gor Mahia Hearts in Lusaka - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -- Former Southampton striker Emmanuel Mayuka scored an added time penalty as Zambian side Napsa Stars forced out a 2-2 draw with Gor Mahia in Lusaka on Sunday to qualify for the group stages of the CAF Confederation Cup.
  • Mon - Feb 22, 2021: Gor's Zambia Trip in Disarray - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Nairobi News] Gor Mahia are expected to depart for Zambia on Sunday ahead of the team's Caf Confederation Cup rematch versus Napsa Stars in the capital Lusaka and then return on the same day.
  • Sat - Feb 20, 2021: From the Field - the Goats Helping Zambians to Reach Economic Independence - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [UN News] In Zambia, where the climate crisis is making it increasingly difficult to earn a living, goat-rearing is being seen as a possible route to a better livelihood, and economic resilience.
  • Tue - Feb 9, 2021: RwandAir Suspends Flights to Three African Destinations - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [New Times] RwandAir, the national carrier, has suspended flights to three southern African countries amid concerns over a new Covid-19 variant there.