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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  • Indomitable Lions beat Warriors in CHAN opener
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on January 16, 2021

    72 ViewsThe Warriors of Zimbabwe fell to the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon by a goal to nil in CHAN opener, match played in Younde this evening. Consistent resolute defending from the Warriors and spectacular saves from Ariel ‘Mangoye’ Sibanda kept the game goalless till the interval. However, Zimbabwe needed more precision upfront, which was not

  • Female teacher found dead, case of murder suspected
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on January 16, 2021

    101 ViewsA 30 year old teacher of Chifunabuli district in Luapula Province has been found dead in her house after she was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend. And an undisclosed amount of money meant to pay Social Cash Transfer beneficiaries that the late teacher was keeping in the house has also been stolen by the

  • Zesco United Wary of Limping Nkana
    by sports ( on January 16, 2021

    Zesco United coach Mumamba Numba says they will not underrate their limping rivals Nkana in this Sundays Copperbelt derby clash away at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe. Unlike Nkana who have not enjoyed a Christmas break, Zesco return to action after a month away since drawing 0-0 away to Green Eagles on December 18. Defending league

  • Mayuka and Chamanga Shine in Lusaka Derby
    by sports ( on January 16, 2021

    2012 AFCON icons Emmanuel Mayuka and James Chamanga scored for their respective sides on Saturday when Red Arrows and Napsa Stars drew 2-2 at Nkoloma Stadium in Lusaka. Mayuka scored a brace for visitors Napsa while Chamanga scored Arrows’ opening goal in an entertaining Lusaka derby. Mayuka got the show on the road when he

  • CHAN tourney kicks off
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on January 16, 2021

    99 ViewsThe Africa Nations Championship- CHAN- tournament kicks off today as 16 nations battle for supremacy. The tournament that comprises domestic players is being held in Cameroon with some of big guns in African football taking part in the competition as per tradition. Two fixtures involving teams from group A will be played this evening

  • “My hospital memiors, COVID-19 isolation ward 2021”
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on January 16, 2021

    607 ViewsBy Luck Cheelo Munakampe Look out for my COVID-19 hospitalization memoirs for a glimpse of what life is like to be on oxygen support in an isolation facility of the UTH. I will give an outline of the sacrifices of the men and women who are manning this facility under very difficult circumstances, but

  • COVID-19 takes daughter to Regina Chiluba
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on January 16, 2021

    172 ViewsDaughter to Regina Chifunda Chiluba, Bwalya Mwanza has died of Covid-19. Bwalya who died last night at Levy Mwanawasa Teaching Hospital was the first child to Regina and Mr Mwanza. Regina was married to Mwanza in Ndola before she got married to Zambia’s Second President Frederick Chiluba. According to the news release below, Bwalya

  • LCC begs for chemicals to disinfect schools before reopening
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on January 16, 2021

    90 ViewsThe Livingstone City Council is appealing to the corporate world as well as other stakeholders to help it with chemicals to adequately disinfect schools before opening on February 1. Livingstone City Council, Public Relations Manager, Melvin Mukela has told ZNBC News in an interview that the council had already disinfected eight schools in readiness

  • President Lungu’s Copperbelt visit was a disaster
    by Chief Editor ( on January 16, 2021

    Cosmas Musumali, Socialist Party General Secretary and First Vice President have said that President Edgar Lungu’s working visit on the Copperbelt was a disaster in many ways. According to Dr Musumali, this was the President’s first visit to the Copperbelt Province in 2021. The province has been a bastion of PF support over the past

  • Zambia confirms hiring London PR firm to do damage control on debt issues
    by Chief Editor ( on January 16, 2021

    The Zambian government has awarded a six month contract to a UK consultancy to help manage communications regarding the country’s debt restructuring process. Highgate Advisory Ltd will handle Zambia’s public relations issues on debt for six months at a cost of GBP 333,403.54 According to information on its website, Highgate is strategic counsel advisory […]

  • Fr Michael Kelly dies
    by Chief Editor ( on January 16, 2021

    Renowned Zambian Jesuit priest of Irish origin, Fr. Michael Kelly(92) has died. This was announced by Fr Leonard Chiti who is the First Provincial for the Jesuits of the Province comprising Zambia, Malawi, Eswatini, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. “It is with great sadness and grief of the loss of our companion, Fr Michael

  • Zuma Sneaked into Zambia, met President Lungu
    by Chief Editor ( on January 16, 2021

    Former South African President Jacob Zumba last weekend visited Zambia in an unannounced visit. He arrived late Saturday and held an hour long meeting with President Lungu on Sunday at State House. State House sources confirmed that Mr Zuma met with President Lungu but the nature of the visit has been kept secret. “We know

  • Let the Students at UNZA sit for Exams-HH
    by Chief Editor ( on January 16, 2021

    By Hakainde Hichilema UPND President Yet again, the UNZA administration is refusing to allow students to sit for their final exams due to unpaid fees. We believe that education is a right and not a privilege. As such, we must pursue an amicable compromise that enables our students to progress. The PF government are well

  • Only K29, 448.36 is still owed by Former Ministers who over stayed in Office-Accountant General
    by Chief Editor ( on January 16, 2021

    The Ministry of Finance has said that a total of K4, 266, 664.10 has been refunded by owing Ministers that stayed in office after dissolution of parliament in 2016. The refunds were paid to Cabinet Ministers, Provincial Ministers, and Deputy Ministers who served between May and August 2016. In a statement issued to the media,

  • Kansanshi Mine salutes labour leaders for successful negotiations for new condition of service
    by Chief Editor ( on January 16, 2021

    KANSANSHI Mining Plc management has saluted labour leaders from five trade unions for the commitment exhibited during the just-ended collective bargaining process for improved conditions of service for the 2,350 unionised workers at the First Quantum Minerals’ subsidiary mine. The management team from Kansanshi Mining Plc and union leaders from the […]

  • Local government workers in six percent salary increment
    by Chief Editor ( on January 16, 2021

    Government has awarded local authorities and fire services workers a six percent salary increment graduated in the range of three to eight percent. This came to light at a signing ceremony held at Twangale Park in Lusaka yesterday. Local Government Permanent Secretary Eddy Chomba said improved salaries and conditions of services would be financed using

  • 10 Top Brokers in Zambia (Revealed)
    by Editor (Zambian Eye) on January 15, 2021

    154 ViewsOverview With an increase in forex trading across the African continent, more brokers are accommodating traders from these countries. Zambian traders who are looking for some of the best brokers to facilitate their trades, need not look further than the list below. You might like: The 26 Best forex brokers in Zambia ( Ranked

  • IMF studying Lungu’s ERP, with idea to fund it
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on January 15, 2021

    293 ViewsThe International Monetary Fund has revealed that it is now studying the recently launched Zambia Economic Recovery Programme to see how it could help finance it. IMF Communications Director Gerry Rice announced during a press conference in Washington that the Fund is now assessing how it could support the program and reform efforts, through

  • PAC ‘probes’ financial misconduct in Ministry of General Education
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on January 15, 2021

    306 ViewsThe Public Accounts Committee- PAC- has expressed concern with the high levels of financial misconduct in the Ministry of General Education. PAC Chairperson Howard Kunda says the number of charge letters given to officers and teachers is worrying and a lot needs to be done. Kunda says he does not see the need for

  • PF begs for donations to bail out ‘illegal’ ministers
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on January 15, 2021

    347 ViewsThe Patriotic Front -PF- leadership has insisted that well-wishers within the party settled the Four point Seven million Kwacha bill for the former ministers who illegally stayed in office in 2016. PF Secretary General Davies Mwila says anyone seeking verification should approach the office of the Accountant General. Mwila has told ZNBC News in

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