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

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  • Eastern Province chiefs nod chiefdom boundaries act
    by Support Editor ( on December 3, 2022

    Thirty-three traditional rulers in the Eastern Province have welcomed the updating of the 1958 chiefdom boundary maps made before Zambia became a sovereign state. The Chiefs have also observed that the move by the government to seek consensus over the 1958 Chiefdoms Boundaries Act is a sign of bringing reconciliation to the country for the

  • Kalela Dance of Northern Province inscribed on UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage
    by Support Editor ( on December 3, 2022

    The Kalela Dance of Northern Zambia has been inscribed on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Orgainistaion (UNESCO) List of Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) at the on-going 17th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee on the 2003 ICH Convention in Rabat, Morocco. In a press statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today, […]

  • Actualise President Hichilema’s pronouncements-Kawana
    by Chief Editor ( on December 3, 2022

    Ministry of Information and Media (MIM) Director – Spokesperson, Thabo Kawana has implored public service workers in the country to concentrate on implementing the government’s developmental agenda and avoid being involved in partisan politics. Mr Kawana said public service workers should heed and embrace President Hakainde Hichilema’s olive branch […]

  • Low uptake of health insurance in informal sector worries NHIMA
    by Chief Editor ( on December 3, 2022

    The National Insurance Management Authority (NHIMA) in Northern Province has expressed concerns with the low uptake of health insurance coverage for people in the informal sector. Speaking to ZANIS in an interview, NHIMA Card Production Assistant Betty Siachibuye says the majority of the people registered under the scheme are only those from the formal […]

  • DEC advises against drug and substance abuse this festivity
    by Chief Editor ( on December 3, 2022

    The Drug Enforcement Commission (DEC) in Northern Province has urged youths in the region against engaging in drug and substance abuse during the festival season. DEC Northern Region Commander Nebert Njovu advises youths to desist from drugs and substance abuse during the festivities as it may lead them to be in conflict with the law.

  • Government to remove barriers hindering SME growth-Mubanga
    by Chief Editor ( on December 3, 2022

    Minister of Small and Medium Enterprise Development, Elias Mubanga, says government will remove all the barriers that hinder the growth and flourishing of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Zambia. Mr Mubanga said government is committed to creating an enabling environment for the SMEs to progress by developing policies. He said government is also […]

  • ZCCM-IH still has shares in Kansanshi Mining PLC – Kasanda
    by Chief Editor ( on December 3, 2022

    The government has refuted social media reports that ZCCM Investments Holdings (ZCCM-HI) has sold its shares in Kansanshi Mining Plc. Minister of Information and Media Chushi Kasanda said under the terms of agreement between ZCCM-IH and First Quantum Minerals (FQM) over the management of the Kansanshi Mining Plc states that ZCCM-IH will receive a 3.1

  • Tutwa Ngulube dies of suspected Heart Attack
    by Chief Editor ( on December 3, 2022

    Former Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Tutwa Ngulube has died. Mr Ngulube is suspected to have suffered a heart attack this morning and was rushed to a specialized heart hospital near the Kenneth Kaunda international airport where he was pronounced dead. Confirming the development to Journalists in Lusaka this morning, acting patriotic front president […]

  • PF lawyer Tutwa Ngulube dies
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on December 3, 2022

    373 ViewsInformation reaching Zambian Eye is that opposition PF lawyer Tutwa Ngulube is dead. Ngulube died this morning after a short illness. He served as member of Parliament for PF in Kabwe Central from 2016 to 2021. He lost in the 2021 to a UPND candidate. Ngulube has been a key lawyer for the PF

  • Four Solwezi Womens Academy FC Players and Coach Die in Bus Accident
    by sports ( on December 3, 2022

    Four players and a coach from FAZ second division women’s league club Solwezi Academy Queens FC have died in a road traffic accident. Football Association of Zambia (FAZ) spokesperson Sydney Mungala confirmed the incident in a statement released on Saturday. Mungala said the accident occurred at around 04h00 on Saturday morning between Mkushi and Mpika

  • Churches Advised To Be Neutral When Giving Comments – Bishop Masupa
    by Chief Editor ( on December 3, 2022

    Independent Churches of Zambia President Bishop David Masupa has advised the church not to comment on political arrest before getting more information and establishing the main reasons that led to the arrest. Bishop Masupa explained that there are oversight institutions that go by the statutes of the country and have been given a mandate through

  • You are enemies of your own destiny, Msoni tells UPND
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on December 2, 2022

    353 ViewsAll Peoples Congress (APC) President Nasson Msoni says the United Party for National Development (UPND) government are the enemies of their own destiny. Msoni says shifting political incompetence on civil servants is a self defaming strategy that won’t work. He says it won’t work to keep transferring their failures and incompetence in the […]

  • Cyclist die after hit by car
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on December 2, 2022

    288 ViewsA 34-year-old cyclist has died after being hit by a motor vehicle while crossing the road. Poniso Mandela met his fate yesterday while cycling along Great East Road opposite Chalimbana University in Chongwe district around 13:30 hours. Assistant police public relations officer Godfrey Chilabi said also involved was Jimmy Nkhoma aged 47 of Chilenje

  • Govt still studying the barotse land agreement – Nalumango
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on December 2, 2022

    271 ViewsVice President Mutale Nalumango says government is studying the Barotse land agreement, however Zambia is still united. She said some former leaders made promises regarding the matter and that the United Party for National Development (UPND) are trying to understand the details of the agreement as a new government. She said this in Parliament

  • New dawn government swaying public opinion on homosexuality, Silavve
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on December 2, 2022

    287 ViewsGolden Party Zambia (GPZ)President Jackson Silavve says the statement attributed to the Minister of Health, Sylvia Masebo on homosexuality to the communities on World Aids Day is being “extremely misleading.” Silavve says It is reminiscent of a proverbial house rat biting and blowing warm air on the unwashed fingers dipped in soup. He says,

  • Civil servants turn up late for meeting
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on December 2, 2022

    467 ViewsNewly confirmed Secretary to Cabinet, Patrick Kangwa, has abruptly cancelled the Public Senior Management Meeting that was scheduled for Friday morning, after those who were supposed to attend failed to show up. Prime TV reports that, Kangwa called off the meeting after it failed to form a column as most seats were only with

  • Load shedding back again – minister
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on December 2, 2022

    333 ViewsMinister of Energy Peter Kapala has announced that the country will start experiencing a six hour load shedding following the reduction of water levels at the Kariba Dam. In a ministerial statement in Parliament today on ideological situation at the Kariba dam and measures being taken to control the situation, Kapala said the power

  • Vedanta resources attempt to arm- twist the Zambian government
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on December 2, 2022

    391 ViewsBy Dr. Chris Patricks Three years after losing control of Konkola Copper mines (KCM), Indian investor Vedanta Resources Ltd is attempting to force the new Zambian government to hand back the mining asset through stage managed public opinion even though the matter is due for arbitration in January 2023. KCM was placed under provisional

  • Zambian short dead in South Africa
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on December 2, 2022

    784 ViewsThis is Masauso Chisanga, a Zambian who has been shot dead in Randburg, South Africa. According to information reaching Zambian Eye, Chisanga was killed when he was leaving a drinking place. He was seen counting some money about a thousand dollars as he was drinking with his friend. He was approached by some unknown

  • Dean Mung’omba, short-lived politician
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on December 2, 2022

    615 ViewsDean Mung’omba was a vibrant promising politician. He only had one attempt at the presidency, in 1996 against incumbent president Frederick Chiluba. He was at the time the main opposition leader and a year later was implicated in the Captain Lungu alias Captain Solo failed coup together with late politician Princess Nakatindi Wina and

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