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: 17,426,623 (2020)

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 - May 11, 2021: New Cyberlaws in the Run-Up to August's Presidential Elections Draw a Mixed Response - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Daily Maverick] While the need to regulate the use of the internet is recognised, there is concern over the extent of the regulation and its effect on freedom of expression, the right to information and the right to privacy.
  • Mon - May 10, 2021: Katima Woman Makes the Most of Devil's Claw - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Namibian] A KATIMA Mulilo resident recently started stocking up on devil's claw roots to dry them for medicinal and other uses.
  • Fri - May 7, 2021: Kazungula Bridge Opens Monday - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Botswana Daily News] Kasane -- African Union (AU) chairperson and President of the Democratic Republic of Congo Mr Felix Tshisekedi is scheduled to officially open the multi-million Kazungula Bridge on Monday.
  • Thu - May 6, 2021: UK Support to Boost Tourism Sector - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [Times of Zambia] Zambia has continued to be recognised as a tourist destination to consider for the holiday travels.
  • Wed - May 5, 2021: Xenophobia Flares Ahead of Zambian Elections - AllAfrica News: Zambia
    [New Frame] Shop customers are threatening migrant traders with violence come the national elections in August, amid a rise in xenophobia that appears to correlate with election periods in Africa.