Emigration: Zambia

Demonym: Zambian
Government: Republic
Neighbors: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia, and Angola.
Population: 12.935 million
Currency: Zambian kwacha (ZMK)
Official Language: English
Economy: Mining, Agriculture, Manufacturing

Although independent of the British since October, 1964, debt to institutions such as the IMF is killing this highly-urbanized, mineral rich country.  Like Swaziland, Zambia also has an AIDS problem, and is experiencing a rise in orphaned children.  Unemployment and underemployment are serious problems; Zambia has one of the highest numbers of citizens living below the poverty line.

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Lusaka, the capital
Let's face it; Zambia needs some new people in her corner.  She and I haven't been on the best terms lately, but that doesn't change the fact she needs help from the family.  1,000 ZMK = USD$0.22.  That's right.  You really did just read that. Think about that the next time you're having a bad day.  With blacks in America having $913 billion in buying power right now, you're telling me we can't wipe out Zambia's $1 billion in public debt?

Recommended Links:
Zambia Online
Office of the President
Bank of Zambia
Zambia, an Overview (BBC Africa)
Zambian Economist
Embassy of Zambia (Washington DC)
Goleka
Afrospear Initiatives

Comments

  1. the debt issue pisses me off, somehow I doubt Britain ever paid them for colonizing them

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  2. I don't think Britain every paid anybody squat (even though they owe a lot of different people), but when Germany fucked up, I'm pretty sure Britain was the first in line to tell them to pay out to Israel.

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  3. Whats up with white people and their ass-backward concept of reparations? When France tried to colonize Haiti and they resisted, France demamnded that Haiti pay reparations. After WWII, America demanded that Japan pay reparations to America, but not to China or other Asian countries which Japan committed the worst atrocities on.

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  4. After WWII, America demanded that Japan pay reparations to America

    Wha...do Hiroshima & Nagasaki ring a bell for anyone?

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  5. Good article in addition to your links on Zambia I would like to suggest:

    www.goleka.com Gives a great overview of Zambia.

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  6. @ chisanga

    Thanks! Adding it now!

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