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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. Streams and groundwater near mines become polluted by toxic chemicals, negatively affecting water used for drinking and agriculture. 2 Over the past four decades, there has been a marked increase in floods and droughts. In recent years, low rainfall levels depleted Lake Kariba, the country’s largest water and power source. As a result, people have experienced intermittent blackouts and loss of electricity.3

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1 http://wwf.panda.org/who_we_are/wwf_offices/wwf_zambia_nature_conservation/environmental_problems_in_zambia/
2 https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/aug/01/vedanta-zambia-copper-mining-toxic-leaks
3 https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/world/africa/zambia-drought-climate-change-economy.html
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Zambia News

News24 
Efforts by Zambia's President Edgar Lungu to reach out to opposition leaders in South Africa “to understand their concerns about Zambia” were slapped down by the DA and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). The Zambian High Commission in Pretoria ... See more..
Zambia Reports 
Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda was yesterday reportedly upset with FAZ president Andrew Kamanga's comments suggesting the trainer's job was on the line hours before a crucial match that determined Chipolopolo's passage to the 2018 Kenya African ... See more..
Sport24 
Cape Town - A brace from Justin Shonga ensured Zambia reach the 2018 CAF African Nations Championship (CHAN) tournament as they beat South Africa 2-0 in the second leg of their qualifying tie at Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola on Saturday. See more..
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AllAfrica.com 
The leader of Zambia's main opposition party has been out of jail less than a week but says he's determined to restore rule of law to Zambia. United Party for a New Democracy President Hakainde Hichilema says he wants to get back to work immediately-- ... See more..
NPR 
A few years ago in Zambia, hippos were dropping dead by the dozens. Soon after the hippos fell ill, people started getting sick, too. Between August and September of 2011, at least 85 hippos died in a game management area along the South Luangwa River ... See more..
Aljazeera.com 
A judge freed Zambian opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema on Wednesday after the state prosecutor dropped charges against him of plotting to overthrow the government. Hichilema and five others were arrested in April and charged with treason after his ... See more..
Zambia Daily Mail 
IT is not a secret that the Zambian workforce has been associated with a poor work culture. In fact, it is a vice that we should be ashamed of as Zambians. See more..
Zambia Daily Mail 
Speaking after Zambia was elected deputy chair of the SADC organ on politics, defence and security yesterday, President Lungu said the country has for many years been in the forefront of spearheading peace and security in the region and Africa as a whole. See more..
Reuters 
JOHANNESBURG, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Zambia has restored full electricity supply to the mines of First Quantum Minerals , the ministries of finance and energy said on Saturday, after reducing power to the mines earlier this week. "The Government, through ... See more..
NPR 
In Zambia, some people were so hungry that they risked their health to eat hippo meat infected with anthrax. Researchers say it reveals how food insecurity can ... 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