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

 
  • Wed - Dec 12, 2018: Young Warriors Stun Hosts to Reach Cosafa Final - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [New Zimbabwe] Inform Young Warriors striker Delic Murimba netted his fourth of the campaign as Zimbabwe stunned hosts Zambia with a 2-1 victory to set up a final meeting with holders South Africa at the 2018 COSAFA Under-20 Championships at the Nkana Stadium in Kitwe on Tuesday.
  • Tue - Dec 11, 2018: Ndlovu Predicts Tough Assignment in Zambia - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [The Herald] YOUNG Warriors coach Bekithemba Ndlovu has predicted a tough assignment against Zambia in today's semi-finals of the MOPANI Copper Mines COSAFA Under-20 Championships at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe, Zambia. Zimbabwe beat Botswana and Lesotho in Group C to book their place in the last four with a game to spare.
  • Mon - Dec 10, 2018: 'Arrest Without Fear'... Lungu Demands Recovery of Stolen Public Funds Without Fail - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says nobody is above the law and has directed the law enforcement agencies to ensure that public officers cited in the Auditor General's Reports are punished and any funds reported stolen is recovered without fail.
  • Mon - Dec 10, 2018: Batoka Project to Spur Industrial Growth - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe and Zambia have said the multi-billion Batoka Gorge Hydro Electric Scheme project will go a long way in reigniting local industry and providing employment for peoples of the two neighbouring countries.
  • Sun - Dec 9, 2018: Court Declares Lungu Eligible to Contest 2021 Polls - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [New Times] Zambia's Constitutional Court on Friday declared that President Edgar Lungu is eligible to contest the 2021 presidential election.