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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  • MONDAY PRO’S HIT LIST: EPL and SA PSL Season’s Kick Off
    by sports ( on August 8, 2022

    We take our regular briefs of selected stars including those campaigns that got under way in England and South Africa. =SOUTH AFRICA -Mamelodi Sundowns: Goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene did not make the lineup of Fridays 2-0 away win over Cape Town City in a match Ronwen Williams made his club debut, relegating the long-serving and Uganda

  • COPPERBELT FAZ DIV 1: Promoted Chifubu Bullets Win Pre-Season Tournament
    by sports ( on August 8, 2022

    Newly promoted FAZ Copperbelt Division 1 club Chifubu Bullets have won the inaugural Chifubu Constituency pre-season tournament sponsored by community leader Victor Imakumbili. Champions Bullets came from behind to beat RM Academy 2-1 in the final played at Chifubu Grounds in Ndola on Sunday. Bullets received K3, 500 as top prize and runners up RM

  • Legend Matete Hails Samukonga
    by sports ( on August 8, 2022

    Athletics great Samuel Matete has hailed sprinter Muzala Samukonga for winning a gold medal at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in England. Samukonga on Sunday won a gold medal after emerging number one in the 400m category. Matete has Radio Icengelo Sports on the Copperbelt that he was proud of Samukonga’s success in Birmingham. He said

  • Government’s over 60 000 jobs in public sector, a case of milking taxpayer dry
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on August 8, 2022

    194 Views The United Party for National Development (UPND) administration has created a number of jobs in the public sector in line with their electoral promises, however this means more burden to the taxpayer, analysts say. Basic government economics states that civil servants are paid from National Budgets which means state revenue primarily collected […]

  • Police warns teenager alleged to have killed his parents
    by Support Editor ( on August 8, 2022

    Police have recorded a warn and caution statement from the 19-year-old juvenile who is suspected to have killed his biological parents in Lusaka’s Salama Park area. Police Spokesperson, Rae Hamoonga says police are waiting for the final report of the postmortem to conclude the matter. Mr. Hamoonga said that the family to the deceased will

  • ACC witnesses fail to link Bowman to illegal acquisition of land
    by Chief Editor ( on August 8, 2022

    The matter in which former Kabushi Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo has been charged with illegal acquisition of land in Masaiti has finally taken off in the Lusaka Magistrate Court. Mr. Lusambo who is also former Provincial Minister for Lusaka and the Copperbelt Provinces stands accused before Magistrate Faides Hamaundu of having used his office

  • Govt calls for PPP in providing education services in correctional facilities
    by Chief Editor ( on August 8, 2022

    The government has called for public private partnership ( PPP ) in the provision of quality education in correctional facilities throughout the country . Ndola District Commissioner (DC) Joseph Phiri says this is because the responsibility to look after inmates cannot be left to government alone but needs participation of the private sector as key

  • President Edgar Lungu and Kenyan elections
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on August 8, 2022

    198 ViewsBy Amb. Emmanuel Mwamba As part of the promotion of Democracy, the African Union contributes to electoral observation through the African Union Election Observation Missions,(AUEOM). A calendar of general elections scheduled to take place in the year is made available to the Permanent Representative Committee (PRC) by the African Union Commission […]

  • Sampa lunches Muzala citizens’ appreciation fund
    by News Desk (Zambian Eye) on August 8, 2022

    177 ViewsMatero Member of Parliament Miles Sampa has launched Muzala citizens’ appreciation fund to honour excellence in sports and he has pledged K5000. Apparently, the beneficiary of this noble cause is non other than 400m runner, Muzala Samukonga who became the 4th gold medalist joining three other Zambians in making history at the Commonwealth Games.

  • ZCSA, ZABS refute Zimbabwean Minister’s assertion that walls built using Zambian cement collapse
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on August 8, 2022

    196 Views The Zambia Compulsory Standards Agency (ZCSA) and the Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS) have rubbished an assertion by Zimbabwean Industry and Trade Minister Sekai Nzenza alleging that the quality of cement being manufactured in Zambia is poor. Nzenza recently told the country’s Senate that cement produced in Zambia is cheap because it is

  • New Reduced Bus Fares are non-negotiable-Transport
    by Chief Editor ( on August 8, 2022

    Transport and Logistics Minister Frank Tayali has called on relevant authorities to deal with those who are rejecting the newly announced bus fares. Commenting on the decision by the Bus And Taxi Owners Association Of Zambia not to effect the reduced bus fares announced by the road transport and safety agency (RTSA) following a meeting

  • The trend of coffins refusing burial on the increase
    by Chief Editor ( on August 8, 2022

    The trend of coffins refusing burial seems to increase with the latest one being in Chibombo Town of Central Province. The country has in the recent past recorded similar episodes starting with Milenge District in Luapula Province, Luano in Central Province and Mazabuka in Southern province. In the latest incident, a coffin reportedly refused to

  • ACC summons dismissed Ministry of Health Permanent Dr. George Magwende
    by Chief Editor ( on August 8, 2022

    The Anti-Corruption Commission has summoned Dr. George Magwende, former Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary in Charge of Administration to appear before it on Tuesday 9th August 2022 for questioning. The Commission has been carrying out investigations on allegations of corruption against him. Dr. Magwende is expected to appear before the Anti-Corruption […]

  • Fired Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary summoned by ACC for questioning
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on August 8, 2022

    229 Views The Anti-Corruption Commission ACC has summoned the just fired Ministry of Health Permanent Secretary in charge of Administration George Magwende for questioning. He is expected to appear before the Commission tomorrow 10 August 2022. Magwende is being probed for alleged corruption. President Hakainde Hichilema yesterday fired Magwende with […]

  • ZAMBIAN EYE NEWS: We Are Hiring
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on August 8, 2022

    138 Views Zambian Eye, an online News Publication is looking for versatile, energetic Sales and Marketing Representatives. The ideal candidates should have passed Grade 12 and holder of Sales or Marketing qualifications / Certificate or Diploma. Competence in Digital marketing and Sales will be an added advantage. All applications should be addressed to […]

  • GBFC Womens Edge Closer to COSAFA Zone Final of CAF Champions League Playoffs
    by sports ( on August 8, 2022

    Green Buffaloes are a game away from the final of the COSAFA Zone qualifiers of the 2022 CAF Women Champions League tournament. Buffaloes on Sunday opened their COSAFA zone qualifiers with a resounding 4-1 Group B win over Young Buffaloes of eSwatini at Sugar Ray Xulu Stadium in Durban where the playoffs are being held

  • Imposters ruling as chiefs causing succession disputes, Chief Tafuna
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on August 8, 2022

    123 Views Senior Chief Tafuna of the Lungu people in Mpulungu district has charged that there are still some imposters who jump on the throne of traditional leadership after the death of the incumbent, thereby causing succession wrangles. Speaking at the installation ceremony of the new Chief Mukupa Kaoma in Lunte district today, Chief Tafuna

  • New bus fares not negotiable, Transport Minister warns operators
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on August 8, 2022

    333 Views Transport Minister Frank Tayali has warned bus and other public transport operators to adhere to the new fares announced by the Road Transport Safety Agency (RTSA). His comments comes after the drivers threatened to park their buses on Monday (today) as a way of showing displeasure, until their concerns are resolved. The Bus

  • We’re following your Grade 12 issue with keen interest, ACC warns Malanji
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on August 8, 2022

    338 Views The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) says it is following the Joseph Malanji grade 12 saga with keen interest and ready to prosecute if possible. ACC Director General Gilbert Phiri says the Commission won’t cast a blind eye if there’s any incident of corruption fingered at a public official. He says if there are elements

  • Farmers count loses as fresh produce flood markets, call for value addition
    by Editor 2 (Zambian Eye) on August 8, 2022

    151 Views The Zambia National Farmers’ Union (ZNFU) has expressed worry over farmers who are dumping unsold fresh commodities, like cabbages and tomatoes on the market. ZNFU media and public relations manager Calvin Kaleyi said the dumping is being driven and done by some farmers who are oversupplying the market on a daily basis. In

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