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

 
  • Thu - Jun 22, 2017: Graça Machel Visiting Zambia - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Graça Machel Trust] Lusaka -The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Zambia announces the visit of one of the world's leading advocates for women and children's rights, Mrs. Graça Machel, to Zambia from the 20th to the 22nd June, 2017.
  • Wed - Jun 21, 2017: Geingob Brokers Release of 200 Trucks From Zambia - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [New Era] Windhoek -President Hage Geingob's intervention - by personally telephoning his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu - has helped secure the release of about 200 of approximately 400 haulage trucks seized in Zambia in February.
  • Wed - Jun 21, 2017: Our MPs Are Thieves, Opposition's Mwanza Cries Out - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] The colossal amounts of money that our Members of Parliament are raking in terms of allowances, salaries, gratuity, upkeep and other benefits is a pure case of institutionalized theft. It's highway robbery.
  • Wed - Jun 21, 2017: Banda's A Bad Political Advisor, Opposition Die Hard Chiluba Says - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] The MMD Die hard Youth Wing has told former Lusaka Province MMD Chairperson William Banda to stop commenting on the political situation of the country because he has shown that he is a bad political advisor.
  • Wed - Jun 21, 2017: President Kagame Winds Up Zambia Visit - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [New Times] President Paul Kagame yesterday returned from Zambia after a two-day state visit.