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New Cabinet
The new Lungu administration is beginning to take shape. The list of appointments in Cabinet are set out below : (1) Hon. Davis Chama, (MP): MINISTER OF DEFENCE (Nominated); (2) Hon. Felix Mutati, (MP): MINISTER OF FINANCE (Nominated); (3) Hon. Steven Kampy...

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Patriotic Front - Manifesto 2016-2021
Zambia's current party in government the Patriotic Front (PF) has released its detailed manifesto (79 pages). This is an important milestone that seeks to set out how the PF intends to govern under the leadership of Edgar Lungu and Inonge Wina. We plan to r...

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UPND Manifesto: Job Creation
Today we begin a review of the UPND 2016-21 manifesto. It sets out a ten point plan to govern and develop Zambia. The first policy priority of a future UPND led government is to "create jobs and business opportunities”. Here is our broad assessment of this ...

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UPND Manifesto 2016-21
Zambia's leading opposition party the United Party for National Development (UPND) has released its manifesto. This is an important document that merits careful studying given how closely contested the August elections are likely to be. The manifesto sets o...

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Zambia Monetary Policy Statement (May 2016)
The Bank of Zambia released its quarterly monetary policy statement this month. It noted the current fiscal and monetary challenges facing the economy. The statement and presentation are embedded below.

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Zambia's mining challenges
Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) is planning to invest over US$1 billion as part of its construction of three new mine shafts. The company plans to make the investments between now and 2018, as part of what MCM dubs its “commitment to turning Mopani into a world-c...

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Zambia Monetary Policy Statement (February 2016)
Editor's note : The Bank of Zambia released its quarterly monetary policy statement in February. It noted the current fiscal and monetary challenges facing the economy. The statement and presentation are embedded below. 

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IMF- Zambia Watch (November 2015)
IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Zambia Press Release No. 15/531 November 20, 2015 End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those o...

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A new constitution rises!
We have hesitated to comment on the recent passing of the Constitution of Zambia (Amendment) Bill because the final document is not yet public. It awaits presidential ascent. We do want to make it clear that this is a tremendous achievement for Zambia. The ...

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Pricing in dollars
The government is apparently considering reintroduction of suspended Statutory Instrument (SI) 33 of 2012 which prohibits quoting prices in dollars, according to the Ministry of Finance. Times of Zambia’s James Muyanwa in a recent summary of President Lungu...
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