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

 
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Human Rights Watch Letter to Zambia Ministry of Education - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [HRW] Hon. David Mabumba
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Zambia Trial Cuts Severe Malaria Deaths By 96% - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [SciDev.Net] Kisumu, Kenyai -A suppository form of the common antimalarial artesunate has dramatically cut child deaths from severe malaria in a trial in rural Zambia, one of the organisations behind the programme has said.
  • Tue - Oct 16, 2018: Preparing for Future Ebola Outbreaks in Zambia - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [SciDev.Net] Blantyre City -Zambia has begun training healthcare workers in provinces that border the Democratic Republic of Congo so that rapid response teams have the necessary skills to prepare and respond to an Ebola outbreak.
  • Mon - Oct 15, 2018: High-Flying Kenya Face Zambia in Quarters - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Nation] Kenya Sevens crushed Botswana 49-0 and Morocco 41-0 to reach Rugby Africa Sevens Cup quarterfinals of the tournament going on in Monastir, Tunisia.
  • Fri - Oct 12, 2018: 'Ball's in Our Hands' - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] COACH Sven Vandenbroek says qualification to the Cameroon 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) finals is in Zambia's own hands.