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
  • UPND MP detained, charged with abduction and assault
    by Newsroom (Zambian Eye) on October 23, 2020

    193 ViewsPolice in Chinsali have formally arrested and charged Sesheke UPND member of Parliament Romeo Kangombe with two counts of abduction and assault. Meanwhile, police have released for insufficient evidence Munali Constituency Vice Chairman Obert Shibeenzu who could not be identified by the victims. Confirming the arrest and charging of […]

  • First Lady did Not Influence the Police to Release Mrs Kambwili from Custody
    by Chief Editor ( on October 23, 2020

    State House has refuted a report carried by Diamond TV, stating that First Lady Esther Lungu intervened in the release of Ms. Chanda Kambwili from Police custody. Mrs. Lungu has denied the claims. The First Lady says she respects the due process of the law and would not interfere or influence the police to release

  • Travellers to Zambia to be required to Produce a Negative COVID-19 Certificate
    by Chief Editor ( on October 23, 2020

    Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Kennedy Malama has advised people travelling into Zambia to obtain COVID-19 certification proving they are negative. Dr. Malama says despite presenting a certificate, the ministry will also repeat the covid-19 test upon entry into the country. He says all people travelling in or out of the country

  • Kampyongo must to stop using the police to abuse citizens rights-Jack Mwiimbu
    by Chief Editor ( on October 23, 2020

    United Party for National Development (UPND) Monze Central MP, Jack Mwiimbu has appealed to the Attorney General’s office to render appropriate advise to the Ministry of Home Affairs to stop using the police to abrogate the rights of citizens. Speaking in Parliament during the Motion of Supply on the 2021 budget this morning, Hon Mwiimbu,

  • Statutory Instrument No. 76 suspended, as country runs dry
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on October 23, 2020

    257 ViewsThe Road Transport and Safety Agency (RTSA) in consultation with the Energy Regulation Board (ERB) have sanctioned Road Fuel tankers to transport fuel beyond the restricted period of 18:00 hours to 06:00 hours to ensure the steady and stable supply of fuel across the country. Therefore, there will be no enforcement of Statutory Instrument

  • YALI President calls on President Lungu to expedite the process of setting up of the commission of inquiry
    by Chief Editor ( on October 23, 2020

    The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) has commended President Edgar Lungu for the gesture to visit the former employees at the defunct Mansa Batteries and his commitment to pay the terminal benefits. YALI president Andrew Ntewewe has observed that the president becomes the second President in the history of Zambia after Dr. Kenneth Kaunda to

  • There are no plans to resuscitate Zampost Finance – Finance Minister
    by Chief Editor ( on October 23, 2020

    Finance Minister Bwalya Ng’andu says government has no plans to resuscitate operations at Zampost Micro Finance Limited. Dr Ng’andu said government is instead working on modalities of repaying the micro finance depositors and other necessities. ZANIS Reports that the Minister of Finance made the remarks in Parliament today when responding to a question […]

  • Certified COVID-19 negative travellers into Zambia to be re-tested
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on October 23, 2020

    59 ViewsMinistry of Health Permanent Secretary for Technical Services Kennedy Malama has advised people travelling into Zambia to obtain COVID-19 certification proving they are negative. Meanwhile, added that the ministry of health will still repeat the test despite the travellers, producing certification that they are negative. Dr. Malama made the remarks […]

  • Nkana Promise To Make A Statement in the ‘Zoom’ Charity Shield Final
    by sports ( on October 23, 2020

    Coach Manfred Chabinga admits every cup final Nkana play including the Samuel “Zoom” Ndhlovu Charity Shield is never taken lightly by the Kitwe giants. The defending FAZ Super Division champions face promoted Indeni on October 24 at Arthur Davies Stadium in Kitwe. Nkana are seeking an unprecedented 18th Charity Shield title after setting another league

  • PF wins Chilubi by-election
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on October 23, 2020

    198 ViewsThe ruling Patriotic Front (PF) has, resoundingly won the Chilubi Council Chairperson by-election after the totaling of the ballot papers. PF candidate, Chimbini Rosemary got 11,225 votes, UPND’s Mushembe Risto garnered 2,960, Mpundu Mark of the PAC party got 1,427, and Chikuma Sandford of the UPPZ got 424 respectively. The results were announced […]

  • Street lighting project on course in Mufulira
    by Chief Editor ( on October 23, 2020

    Installation of street lights under the Zambia Township Roads project in Mufulira District is almost complete. Speaking in an interview, Mufulira Municipal Council Assistant Public Relations Officer, Thandiwe Tembo said the project commenced in 2018 and is expected to be completed by December this year. Ms.Tembo stated that a total of 62km of roads are

  • Nkunika calls for extra NRC registration centres in Lusaka
    by Chief Editor ( on October 23, 2020

    Lusaka Province Permanent Secretary Elias Kamanga says there will be a need to demobilize some registration officers in areas where the number of people seeking National Registration Cards (NRCs) has reduced to beef up areas that are congested and in need of reinforcement in the mobile exercise currently going on in the province. Mr Kamanga

  • 32 Zambian Musicians Collaborate on Unity Album
    by staff ( on October 23, 2020

    A group of 32 young Zambian artists and producers have teamed up to celebrate Zambian Independence through a nationwide collaboration album dubbed the ‘One Nation Project’. The project, executively produced by Chanda Mbao, Shinko Beats and Mumamba Chungu, has been crafted to celebrate Zambian unity and features artists from all ten provinces of Zambia. […]

  • Lungu launches cooperative
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on October 23, 2020

    122 ViewsPresident Edgar Lungu has launched the Edgar Chagwa Lungu Multipurpose Cooperative which is expected to be rolled out to all parts of the country. Speaking about the initiative, President Lungu said the cooperative will be used as a vehicle and gateway to transform the lives of vulnerable people. The President spoke through his Political

  • Dealing with mental health during a pandemic
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on October 23, 2020

    50 ViewsMental health is an important part of people’s overall health and wellbeing, it affects how they think, feel, and act, with the current COVID-19 pandemic, studies have shown that some coping measures would make people feel isolated, lonely leading to increased stress and anxiety. According to health experts, mental health which is common during

  • Respect the police- Wina
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on October 23, 2020

    463 Views Vice President Inonge Wina has called on citizens to respect constitutional bodies, saying it is unfortunate that some Zambians are demeaning institutions of governance set up to maintain peace and order in the country. Speaking in Parliament today during the Vice President’s question time, Wina said the country’s institutions of authority […]

  • Self proclaimed prophet Bushiri and wife in court after being arrested earlier in the week
    by editor ( on October 23, 2020

    The self-proclaimed prophet Bushiri and his wife, Mary are back on the dock at the Pretoria Magistrates Court. The pair face charges of fraud and money laundering. Mary was arrested by the Hawks on Tuesday, while her husband handed himself over to the police. The state is expected to respond to their bail application. Bail

  • Kambwili appeals to High Court
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on October 23, 2020

    203 ViewsThe National Democratic Congress, NDC, president Dr. Chishimba Kambwili has successfully lodged in an appeal against both his conviction and sentence at the Lusaka High Court. The bail hearing pending appeal will be on Monday October 26, at the Lusaka Magistrate’s Court at 10:00hours. President Kambwili was convicted on October 14, and sentenced […]

  • PF leads Chilubi polls
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on October 23, 2020

    301 ViewsThe ruling Patriotic Front (PF) candidate in the Chilubi Town Council BY- Election, Rosemary Chimbini has taken an early lead. ZNBC’s Robert Mwanza reports that according to the provisional results announced by the Electoral Commission of Zambia- ECZ, Chimbini has so far poured 3933 votes. This is from 21 out the total number of

  • Vote counting in Chilubi poll underway
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on October 22, 2020

    206 ViewsThe counting of ballots in the Chilubi Town Council Chairperson by-election is currently underway. As reported by ZNBC this follows the closing of voting at 18:00 hours. Four candidates were vying for the seat following the death of the incumbent Daniel Mwila on August 8, 2020. The four are PF’s Rosemary Chimbini, People’s Alliance

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