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: 15.972 million (2017)

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 - Jun 21, 2018: Ten Killed in Mine Accident - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] A mine accident at Kitwe's slag dump commonly known as the Black mountain has claimed 10 lives while 7 others have sustained serious injuries.
  • Tue - Jun 19, 2018: 50 Zambian Students to Join Utalii College Following Kenyatta - Lungu Talks - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -50 Zambian students will join Kenya Utalii College as part of enhancing bilateral ties between Kenya and Zambia.
  • Mon - Jun 18, 2018: Kenyatta Hold Talks With His Zambian Counterpart Lungu - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu at the weekend held bilateral talks focusing on ways to enhance economic and security cooperation between Kenya and the Southern Africa nation.
  • Fri - Jun 15, 2018: No More Borrowings - Lungu - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu has instructed Ministry of Finance to suspend contraction of fresh debt and limit spending to projects nearing completion, among many crosscutting measures aimed at ensuring debt sustainability and economic stability.
  • Wed - Jun 13, 2018: My Dear Zambia - Please Forgive Me - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Ilizwi263] In this emotive open letter to Dear Zambia, Jera reflects on past and present relations between the two southern African countries.