Country's president has apologised for this week's violence as army joined police in seeking to restore calm. Looming in the horizon is an election.
Two years after big praise, some of Africa’s former brightest economic stars are seeking bailouts. What went wrong?
With easy money all around, insufficient attention was paid to the quality of economic policy-making
Though the currency is strengthening, the economic fundamentals of electricity shortages and drought still pose notable threats
The central bank increased its key lending rate to a record 15.5% in November to try contain prices
Kitwe is today home to thousands of unemployed miners. Malnutrition, prostitution and crime are burgeoning
In less than 4 years, mining laws have changed at least 3 times in the southern African country—offering no certainty to investors
The most severe energy crisis in Africa’s second biggest copper producer has been made worse by a devastating drought
Low rainfalls and overuse of the water by the power plants at the reservoir have left it near empty, raising the prospect they may have to shut down
Zambia facing its worst power crisis yet due to low water levels at the hydropower dams it relies on for 95% of generation capacity
Economy is under strain after a plunge in copper prices to near six-year lows.
Heavy industries like copper mines have been hit the hardest, with almost daily power cuts this year
Fighting back hard: Zambia’s currency, seen as world’s worst performing, rallies the most in 7 years
The currency rallied more than 10% this week, the most since November 2008, as policy makers go in hard with more conventional tools.
Used by both Zambia and Zimbabwe, Kariba dam is hovering just above the minimum levels need for power generation.
Mathogothanio and Matatuism: Two Kenyan ideas that every African will relate to, and why it needs to stop now
Mathogothanio is Jacob Zuma's Nkandla affair, and Lagos' 'ultra-modern' Banana Island. It is Burundi's last election; Paul Biya, and Robert Mugabe
In addition falling copper prices and a power crisis are weighing on the economy.
The bank also removed limits on interest rates commercial lenders can charge--meaning borrowers in the country could soon be sweating heavily.
India –Africa trade which stood at just $5 billion about a decade ago is forecast to surpass $100 billion this year. And Africa can look within.
Blunders in Africa: South Africa softens harsh visa rules, Kenya's border wall troubles, but Zambia can be different
South Africa’s economy has been suffering. Placing stringent regulations on tourism was ill-advised and needlessly so
The one mistake a lot of the countries on the continent are making is taking on so much debt in dollars.