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Due to economic pressures and the difficulty to provide for the basic needs of the population, environmental concerns are often second to the immediate needs of citizens of Zambia. As a result, deforestation, air and water pollution, and illegal wildlife poaching have all strained the environment.1 The growing mining industry is increasingly accused of being a major contributor to air and water pollution.2 Citizens consuming water polluted by effluents and discharges from mining industries face serious health risks. This has been a source of unrest in the country.3 Zambia has faced the negative effects of climate change, as well. Over the past four decades, there has been a marked increase in floods and droughts.4

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1http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/wwf_zambia_nature_conservation/environmental_problems_in_zambia/
2http://www.irinnews.org/report/76144/zambia-mining-companies-accused-of-environmental-negligence
3 Ibid
4 http://en.diis.dk/files/publications/WP2013/WP2013-13_CCRI_Zambia_mfu_web.pdf
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Zambia News

Aljazeera.com 
A Zambian court refused a request to drop treason charges against Hakainde Hichilema, the main opposition leader, after he allegedly blocked the president's motorcade earlier this month. Wednesday's ruling comes after Hichilema, the United Party for ... See more..
Lusaka Times 
President Edgar Lungu says Zambia is enjoying peace contrary to falsehood being peddled by some sections of the media. President Lungu says Zambia will remain a peaceful country which is open to cooperate with other countries to spur economic ... See more..
Lusaka Times 
Yesterda's He was speaking in Kabwe today when he addressed hundreds of prisoners at Mukobeko maximum Prisoners at Mukobeko maximum security prison THE Zambia Correctional Services says it has 170 inmates on death row. The 170 comprises ... See more..
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Zambia Reports 
Zambians should brace for harsh cold season, says Professor Joseph Kanyanga from the Zambia Meteorological Department. He says Zambia has not been spared from global warming which has influenced climatic change which is likely to affect the ... See more..
Lusaka Times 
Lusaka - Zambia: A leading international organization on trade in wild animals and plants called TRAFFIC has welcomed the Zambian government's decision to ... See more..
Zambia Daily Mail 
And Minister of Mines and Minerals Development Christopher Yaluma says increased production at Kalumbila Mine is expected to boost Zambia's copper yields from 774,000 to about 850,000 tonnes by the end of this year, reports KALONDE NYATI in ... See more..
Lusaka Times 
Acting minister of Foreign Affairs Godfridah Sumaili said Zambia is eagerly waiting to host the ECOSOCC secretariat because it is committed to advancing the AU agenda. Reverend Sumaili, whose substantive portfolio is Minister of National Guidance and ... See more..
Lusaka Times 
Energy Minister David Mabumba has expressed happiness over the document aimed at guiding the setting of electricity tariffs based on empirical evidence of generating transmitting cost and distribution which will be implemented soon in Zambia. The ... See more..
Lusaka Times 
Short of these legal frameworks, it becomes nothing but a mere attempt to promote lawlessness and undermine courts of competent jurisdiction in Zambia. Amnesty International knows too well that there is no law that permits the Executive to interfere in ... See more..
AllAfrica.com 
A decade ago, most countries used only localised strategies. But Zambia decided to make bed nets, insecticides, and drugs available nationwide. As doctors, we have seen the devastating effect of malaria on children, families and communities. We have ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Africa, east of Angola, south of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Area

Total 752,618 sq km
Land 743,398 sq km
Water 9,220 sq km

Climate

tropical; modified by altitude; rainy season (October to April)
Natural Resources

copper, cobalt, zinc, lead, coal, emeralds, gold, silver, uranium, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

periodic drought; tropical storms (November to April)
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution and resulting acid rain in the mineral extraction and refining region; chemical runoff into watersheds; poaching seriously threatens rhinoceros, elephant, antelope, and large cat populations; deforestation; soil erosion; desertification; lack of adequate water treatment presents human health risks

Demographics

Nationality
Zambian
Population
14,222,233 (July 2013 est.)
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Zambia's economy has experienced strong growth in recent years, with real GDP growth in 2005-12 more than 6% per year. Privatization of government-owned copper mines in the 1990s relieved the government from covering mammoth losses generated by the industry and greatly increased copper mining output and profitability to spur economic growth. Copper output has increased steadily since 2004, due to higher copper prices and foreign investment. In 2005, Zambia qualified for debt relief under the Highly Indebted Poor Country Initiative, consisting of approximately US$6 billion in debt relief. Poverty remains a significant problem in Zambia, despite a stronger economy. Zambia's ...See More dependency on copper makes it vulnerable to depressed commodity prices, but record high copper prices and a bumper maize crop in 2010 helped Zambia rebound quickly from the world economic slowdown that began in 2008. Zambia has made some strides to improve the ease of doing business. A high birth rate, relatively high HIV/AIDS burden, and market distorting agricultural policies have meant that Zambia''s economic growth has not dramatically decreased the stubbornly high poverty rate. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$24.36 billion (2012 est.); $22.7 billion (2011 est.); $21.24 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

15.3% of GDP (2012 est.); 21% of GDP (2011 est.); 26.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

corn, sorghum, rice, peanuts, sunflower seed, vegetables, flowers, tobacco, cotton, sugarcane, cassava (tapioca), coffee; cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, milk, eggs, hides
Industries

copper mining and processing, construction, foodstuffs, beverages, chemicals, textiles, fertilizer, horticulture