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 - Sep 21, 2017: Lungu Calls for Probe Into Procurement of 42 Fire Trucks - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has called for a thorough investigation into the acquisition of 42 trucks for $42million.
  • Wed - Sep 20, 2017: Lumwana Radiants Switch Off Zesco - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] Minnows Lumwana Radiants gave Zesco United a rude awakening with a 3-0 bashing three days before the Ndola giants face South Africa's SuperSport United in the quarterfinal of the CAF Confederation Cup second leg.
  • Wed - Sep 20, 2017: Lungu Raises Key Concerns in UN Address - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has picked up the cause of young girls on the sidelines of the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.
  • Wed - Sep 20, 2017: The Politics of Procurement-a Case of Fire Tenders - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] Does anyone remember the debate around the printing of ballot papers in the April 2016? Does this list not ring a bell? Note that the bids were quoted in United States dollars.
  • Wed - Sep 20, 2017: Football Boss Awards His Firm CAF Branding Deal - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Zambia Reports] FAZ general secretary Ponga Liwewe has admitted to awarding his firm, Mpila Zambia, a branding deal facilitated by the Confederations of African Football (CAF).