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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

Lusaka Times 
Zambia's Father Paul Samasumo has been elected as one of the two SIGNIS World Vice Presidents for the period 2017 – 2021. The Italy-based Fr. Samasumo who is head of Vatican Radio's English Africa and Ki-Swahili Services becomes the first African to ... See more..
Lusaka Times 
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Crux: Covering all things Catholic 
Zambian President Edgar Chagwa Lungu speaks in 2016 at the United Nations General Assembly headquarters in New York. Zambia's bishops' conference joined other faith leaders in deploring worsening tensions in the east African country, accusing its ... See more..
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Zambia Reports 
Recently, the Catholic church has widely condemned the prevailing atmosphere with Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu and two other church mother bodies declaring Zambia a dictatorship. The church is also demanding the unconditional release of opposition ... See more..
Zambia Daily Mail 
Zambia's chargé d'affaires to Turkey, Bwalya Nondo, says this follows his visit to the Federation of Medical Device Manufacturers and Suppliers Associations yesterday in his quest to attract investment into Zambia. Mr Nondo said the Turkish investors ... See more..
Zambia Daily Mail 
WITH hydro power contributing more than 95 percent of electricity generated in Zambia, Government has embarked on a programme to diversify the energy sector by establishing the first-ever 400 megawatt gas-powered plant in Chinsali district, Muchinga ... See more..
Xinhua 
LUSAKA, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Friday that his government was considering extending a local integration program to refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Lungu said the government will extend the ... See more..
Zambia Daily Mail 
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Xinhua 
LUSAKA, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Zambia's environmental regulator has identified seven mining firms on the Copperbelt Province with excess emissions above prescribed pollution control limits, a senior government official said on Friday. Minister of Water ... See more..
The Herald 
MINING LUSAKA. – The global mining industry is experiencing its most serious skills shortage in decades and this is having major ramifications on mining ... 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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Finances

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