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Changing the Retiriment Age in Zambia
Editor's note : This is a guest post by Henry Kyambalesa, a resident contributor to Zambian Economist. He is a Zambian academic currently residing in Colorado, USA. The article makes some observations on the changes to the retirment age. In November 2014, A...
Editor's note : This is a guest post by Henry Kyambalesa, a resident contributor to Zambian Economist. He is a Zambian academic current...
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Election Musings
President Lungu this week delivered a blow to the opposition with three convincing parliamentary wins in his first electoral test as President. The PF won parliamentary by-elections in Chawama, Masaiti and Senga Hill and also picked a big chunk of ward vict...
President Lungu this week delivered a blow to the opposition with three convincing parliamentary wins in his first electoral test as Presid...
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Mining Tax Reversal, 2nd Edition
President Lungu is in the process of tabling a revised Budget as Cabinet abandons elements of the Sata mining fiscal regime following pressures from mining companies. Full press statement from the Lungu administration below : Cabinet has today approved chan...
President Lungu is in the process of tabling a revised Budget as Cabinet abandons elements of the Sata mining fiscal regime following press...
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Zambia Standard & Poor Rating
Editor's note: Standard and Poor a week ago affirmed Zambia's credit rating at 'B+', and kept its outlook on negative based on fiscal and external risks. Overview We continue to believe that Zambia’s institutional strengths and solid growth prospects remain...
Editor's note: Standard and Poor a week ago affirmed Zambia's credit rating at 'B+', and kept its outlook on negative based...
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Diaspora Policy Formulation
Editor's note : The following is a recent ministerial statement from Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba on the proposed diaspora policy. There is nothing new in the statement except that Government is allegedly working on such a policy, with propomises o...
Editor's note : The following is a recent ministerial statement from Foreign Affairs Minister Harry Kalaba on the proposed diaspora pol...
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State of Railway Infrastructure in Zambia
Editor's note : the article below is from the recent Parliamentary Committee on Communications, and Transport  report (July 2014) which covers wide range of areas. We have extracted the article on fiscal decentralisation for ease of access. Some minor edit...
Editor's note : the article below is from the recent Parliamentary Committee on Communications, and Transport  report (July 2014) wh...
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When the party equals the government
A couple of months ago, a long time ally of the Zambian Economist, asked us an important question : ‘Why do you always refer to government as the “PF government?’ We suspected she felt we were inadvertently promoting a one party state. We explained that we ...
A couple of months ago, a long time ally of the Zambian Economist, asked us an important question : ‘Why do you always refer to government a...
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Mining Tax Reversal, 3rd Edition
Reports are emerging that Government has indeed reverted to the 2014 two-tier mining tax regime which was abolished in the 2015 Budget. However, the mineral royalties will now be set at at 9 percent for both open-pit and underground mines. Reuters are quoti...
Reports are emerging that Government has indeed reverted to the 2014 two-tier mining tax regime which was abolished in the 2015 Budget. Howe...
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Justice in Zambia (Prisons, Police, Legal Aid)
The Legal and Justice Sector Reform Commission set up by former Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba is still seating and continues to receive some interesting submissions. Bishop Davies Malulu (Kabwe) recently told the Commission that “there is need to abandon ...
The Legal and Justice Sector Reform Commission set up by former Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba is still seating and continues to receive s...
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Social Cash Transfer (Progress Update)
Editor's note : The following is statement from the Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Emerine Kabanshi MP on the scaling up of the social cash transfer programme. We have made minor edits to ease reading. I would like to thank you ...
Editor's note : The following is statement from the Minister of Community Development, Mother and Child Health Emerine Kabanshi MP on ...
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Parastatal Madness, 21st Edition
We have long observed that the failure of many government institutions to perform has largely been down to the failure by other parts of GRZ and the private sector to pay these governments institutions the debt owed to them. We usually refer to this problem...
We have long observed that the failure of many government institutions to perform has largely been down to the failure by other parts of GR...
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The Second Machine Age (A Review)
Driveless cars, humanoid robots, 3D printers and the Internet of Things are just a few of the many technological developments that are increasingly converting science fiction into everyday reality. A recent book The Second Machine Age’  by Erik Brynjolfsson...
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