Zambia

Area Total 752,618 sq km
Climate tropical; modified by altitude; rainy season (October to April)
Natural Resources coal, iron ore, limestone, magnesite, graphite, copper, zinc, lead, precious metals,hydropower
Imports South Africa 28.2%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 20.8%, China 12.9%, Kuwait 5.4%, UAE 4.6% (2017) – machinery, transportation equipment, petroleum products, electricity, fertilizer, foodstuffs, clothing
Exports Switzerland 44.8%, China 16.1%, Democratic Republic of the Congo 6.2%, Singapore 6%, South Africa 5.9% (2017) – copper/cobalt, cobalt, electricity; tobacco, flowers, cotton
Government presidential republic
Capital Lusaka
Population 17,426,623 (July 2020 est.)
Ethnicity Bemba 21%, Tonga 13.6%, Chewa 7.4%, Lozi 5.7%, Nsenga 5.3%, Tumbuka 4.4%, Ngoni 4%, Lala 3.1%, Kaonde 2.9%, Namwanga 2.8%, Lunda (north Western) 2.6%, Mambwe 2.5%, Luvale 2.2%, Lamba 2.1%, Ushi 1.9%, Lenje 1.6%, Bisa 1.6%, Mbunda 1.2%, other 13.8%, unspecified 0.4% (2010 est.)
Language Bemba 33.4%, Nyanja 14.7%, Tonga 11.4%, Lozi 5.5%, Chewa 4.5%, Nsenga 2.9%, Tumbuka 2.5%, Lunda (North Western) 1.9%, Kaonde 1.8%, Lala 1.8%, Lamba 1.8%, English (official) 1.7%, Luvale 1.5%, Mambwe 1.3%, Namwanga 1.2%, Lenje 1.1%, Bisa 1%, other 9.7%, unspecified 0.2% (2010 est.)

News about Zambia

RSS News Sources: Zambian Eye | Lusaka Times
  • You will be happy soon, says HH
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on January 26, 2022

    124 ViewsPresident Hakainde Hichilema (HH) has assured Zambians that soon they will happy with the way the country’s economic turn around will be. And President Hichilema has arrived in South Africa for what he calls detailed bilateral talks with that county’s president. Speaking in Lusaka this morning before departure for South Africa, President […]

  • RB hosts former Botswana President!
    by Chief Editor (LusakaTimes.com) on January 26, 2022

    Zambia’s fourth Republican President Rupiah Bwezani Banda’s office has announced that Lieutenant General Seretse Ian Khama, the Former President of the Republic of Botswana was in the country on a private visit, from Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th January, 2022. In a statement released to the media, the President said that the purpose of President

  • President Hichilema says he is in SA to to accelerate trade and investment at home and abroad
    by Chief Editor (LusakaTimes.com) on January 26, 2022

    President Hakainde Hichilema has arrived in South Africa for detailed bilateral talks with his counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa. President Hichilema said that the two will discuss matters of peace and security that are of mutual importance to the two countries. President Hichilema further said that his mission is to accelerate trade and investment at home and

  • ERB to review fuel prices every monthed
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on January 26, 2022

    171 ViewsThe review starts at the end of January 2022, this month end. Energy Regulation Board (ERB) has announced this in a press statement. Last month ERB increased prices hiking petrol by K4, the highest increament experienced ever in the recent time. This pronouncement is likely to cause panic among the Motorists fearing the prices

  • K198 million for Secondary Boarding School and Skills Development Bursaries, released
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on January 26, 2022

    106 ViewsThe Ministry of Finance and National Planning has today released K198 million towards the First term Secondary Boarding Schools and Skills Development Bursary Scheme. The resources are part of the 20% allocated towards the Secondary Boarding Schools and Skills Development Bursary Scheme from the 2022 Constituency Development Fund. According to the […]

  • Police do not need road blocks to control traffic and prevent accidents- Mwiimbu
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on January 26, 2022

    189 ViewsHome Affairs and Internal Security Minister, Jack Mwiimbu insists that police do not need road blocks to control traffic and prevent road accidents. Some members of the public have criticised the ban of roadblocks, saying it has led to an increase in road traffic accidents. But Mwiimbu, during his visit to Monze on Friday,

  • Botswana former President fly to see sick RB
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on January 26, 2022

    536 ViewsThe office of Zambia’s Fourth president Rupiah Banda (RB) announced this in a press release below. A few weeks ago president Hakainde Hichilema visited former president Banda as he is reported to not have been well. Banda and immediate former president Edgar Lungu are the only surviving former presidents of the seven. The country

  • Nevers Mumba Joins UPND Campaign teams in Kabwata and hails the peaceful atmosphere
    by Chief Editor (LusakaTimes.com) on January 26, 2022

    New Hope Movement for Multiparty Democracy President, Dr. Nevers Mumba says his experience in Kabwata during yesterday’s door-to-door campaigns spelled a new era of a peaceful Zambia in which every political party Is able to campaign freely. President Dr. Nevers Mumba this afternoon joined the Kabwata by-election campaign to support UPND parliamentary […]

  • Ministry of Finance releases K198 million towards the First term Boarding Schools and Bursary Scheme
    by Chief Editor (LusakaTimes.com) on January 26, 2022

    The Ministry of Finance and National Planning yesterday released K198 million towards the First term Secondary Boarding Schools and Skills Development Bursary Scheme. The resources are part of the 20% allocated towards the Secondary Boarding Schools and Skills Development Bursary Scheme from the 2022 Constituency Development Fund. According to the […]

  • Government departments directed not to start Projects without funds gauarantee
    by Chief Editor (LusakaTimes.com) on January 26, 2022

    Vice President, Mutale Nalumango has directed government departments not to commence developmental projects without the assurance of the availability of resources. The Vice President said that it is important for resources to be made available in order to have a clear understanding of the nature of work to be achieved. Speaking when she toured the

  • Government to review the allocation of Plots in Chililabombwe’s Kamenza Forest Reserve Number 19
    by Chief Editor (LusakaTimes.com) on January 26, 2022

    Minister of Green Economy and Environment Collins Nzovu says the Government will review the allegedly dubious allocation of residential and commercial plots in Chililabombwe’s Kamenza Forest Reserve Number 19. Mr. Nzovu said the Government may repossess the land in question. According to Chililabombwe District Commissioner Precious Njekwa close to 3000 […]

  • Foreign Affairs has Hidden the Real Reason President Hichilema is Travelling to South Africa-Fred M’membe
    by Chief Editor (LusakaTimes.com) on January 26, 2022

    The President of the Opposition Socialist Party Fred M’membe has revealed that the main reason republican President Hakainde Hichilema is travelling to South Africa today is to launch a book written by a private person who happens to be his friend named Greg Mills, the CEO of the Brenthurst Foundation, a Johannesburg-based organisation established by

  • Media should be left alone: Properties recovery is failing because of 1990s privatization process
    by Chief Editor (LusakaTimes.com) on January 26, 2022

    By Venus N Msyani Impartial reporting has always been a tradition for media in Zambia. Specifically independent media. Genuine checks and balances on government in power come from independent media. It has been like that for every government in power. As a result, all Zambian governments are always at loggerhead with independent media. For example,

  • Green Eagles Eye Second Place on Wednesday
    by sports (LusakaTimes.com) on January 25, 2022

    Green Eagles have an opportunity to quietly sneak into second place this Wednesday when they visit Zanaco in a FAZ Super League Week 22 fixture at Sunset Stadium in Lusaka. Eagles are fourth heading into the midweek date against Zanaco on 32 points from 20 games played. A win for Eagles will relegated Zesco to

  • DIV 1 UPDATE: Lumwana Radiants Get Walkover Win Against KYSA
    by sports (LusakaTimes.com) on January 25, 2022

    Lumwana Radiants have returned to the top of the FAZ National Division table after a walkover win against Kabwe Youth. FAZ has awarded Lumwana three points after Kabwe Youth failed to travel to Lumwana in North Western Province for the Week 20 match. The three points moved Lumwana to 39 points as they jumped one

  • Four Kasama youths appear in court
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on January 25, 2022

    272 ViewsFour Kasama youths, suspected to be political cadres, that are allegedly seen captured in a video that has gone viral mercilessly beating up a local senior civil servant in her office, have today appeared for plea in the Kasama Magistrate Court. Appearing before Principal Resident Magistrate, Osward Chibalo, the accused quartet namely; Andrew […]

  • Politicians Leaked audio and video recordings
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on January 25, 2022

    619 Viewsby Brenda Ngilazi Zulu Ever since Zambia entered a digital era, Politicians have had their video and audio content leaked to social media. Politicians need to be digital aware to avoid embarrassments and being fired from work. They need to know how they can protect their communication online and on digital devices such as

  • How to bet on the super Bowl LVI
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on January 25, 2022

    235 ViewsOn February 13, 2022, at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, Super Bowl LVI will crown the champions of the 2021/22 NFL season. As one of the biggest annual games in sports, the Super Bowl sees a huge flurry of bets from players around the world aiming to make some money and to add the

  • Chapter One Foundation, YWA petition ACHPR over HH’s appointments
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on January 24, 2022

    539 Views The Chapter One Foundation and The Young Women in Action has filed a complaint to the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights, on the lack of diversity in appointments to the public offices in Zambia. Chapter One Foundation Executive Director, Linda Kasonde has raised concerns that out of 24 Cabinet Ministers, only

  • We’ll recover empowerment funds from artists- Chileshe
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on January 24, 2022

    401 ViewsMINISTRY of Youth, Sports and Arts permanent secretary Kangwa Chileshe says government will not scrape off any loan which were paid to artists, adding that legal action can also be taken if need be. On August 12, 2020, government gave K30 million as Presidential Arts Empowerment Fund, through the National Art Council (NAC) to

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