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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

africanews 
Zambia's government has launched a consultative process to involve the public in the country's decision on whether to leave or stay as a member of the ... See more..
The Herald 
LUSAKA. – The Zambian government has announced tough measures to deal with mushrooming churches amid calls to curb “fake churches” and mercenary ... See more..
Lusaka Times 
The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) heads of churches and leadership meeting in Lusaka on 23rd March, 2017 took time to reflect on a number of national issues as they unfolded since the elections in August, 2016. See more..
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Moneyweb.co.za 
LUSAKA – The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Friday it held talks with Zambian authorities over the possibility of an aid programme, and said there was a range of facilities available for the southern African country. Zambia began talks with ... See more..
International Monetary Fund 
“We have had fruitful discussions with the Zambian authorities and made progress towards reaching understandings on an economic program that could be supported by an IMF arrangement. There is broad agreement on key objectives, targets, and policies, ... See more..
Chronicle 
WARRIORS' interim coach Norman Mapeza is not looking beyond Zimbabwe's international friendly against Zambia on Sunday, but has called on the selected ... See more..
FIBA 
Playing as hosts of the regional qualifier from March 25-30, Zambia will take on eleven-time African champions Angola and South Africa in a battle for a ticket on offer for the Final Round of FIBA Africa's flagship tournament in Congo-Brazzaville (19 ... See more..
Seattle Globalist 
LUSAKA, ZAMBIA — In a country where only 4 percent of girls graduate from high school, women and girls are turning to boxing to escape poverty. Inspired by Esther Phiri, who rose to capture successive international boxing titles, women's boxing in ... See more..
Lusaka Times 
Vodafone Zambia's Big 50 promotion, which lasted for a period of eight weeks , came to an end today (24th march) at an event held at Vodafone Zambia's head office . Vodafone's BIG 50 promotion was aimed at giving back to their customers. All the ... See more..
Zambia Reports 
The Zambia Road Agency says there is no fatalities recorded in this morning's crash involving a Power Tools passenger bus and fuel tanker on the Lusaka-Kabwe Rd. BELOW IS THE STATEMENT. NO FATALITIES RECORDED IN THE POWER TOOLS BUS, ... 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