Kitwe is today home to thousands of unemployed miners. Malnutrition, prostitution and crime are burgeoning
The most severe energy crisis in Africa’s second biggest copper producer has been made worse by a devastating drought
Used by both Zambia and Zimbabwe, Kariba dam is hovering just above the minimum levels need for power generation.
"Even if China is running out of steam or slowing down today, other countries are still asking for copper."
Copper hasn’t been mined there since 1978.
When the weather turns wet, there’s no certainty the water level will be restored immediately.
Zambian president gives World Bank the cold shoulder, lifts freeze on civil service wages and hiring
Country however faces a tough balancing act however as public pay absorbs as much as 75% of state revenue, prompting donors to urge caution
Some ruling supporters hoisted a mock coffin of runner-up Hichilema, saying they had politically buried him after his 4th attempt at the presidency.
ZAMBIA WATCH: Ruling party on the roll as ex-president knocked out of race; whispers of Mugabe's hand
Patriotic Front gets a foot up as rivals struggle for traction following a week full of drama.