Zambia-China Relations: Where does Economic Diplomacy fit in?

By Yohane Mbeeya Moono The Author is An Alumni of the Zambia Institute of Diplomacy and International Studies Zambia got her independence in October of 1964 and was heavily reliant on the South African seaports for exports and imports. Things were to change barely a year after independence when Ian Smith the leader in SouthernContinue reading “Zambia-China Relations: Where does Economic Diplomacy fit in?”

A Snapshot of Wealth in Africa

The continent of Africa contains more than 50 countries, but just five account for more than half of total wealth on the continent: South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, and Kenya. Despite recent setbacks in Africa’s largest economies, wealth creation has been strong in a number of areas, and total private wealth is now estimated toContinue reading “A Snapshot of Wealth in Africa”

The Switzerland of Africa: New Exciting Investments Destination for Investors

By Yohane Mbeeya Moono Switzerland like Zambia is a landlocked country in the heart of Europe. Switzerland is a peaceful haven for most asylum seekers. This because the country once provided the Jews who fled from the holocaust of Adolf Hitler a safe haven. It is also home to many multinational organisations such as theContinue reading “The Switzerland of Africa: New Exciting Investments Destination for Investors”

AfCFTA could boost African incomes by 9%, says World Bank report

Full implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) could increase FDI by up to 159%, with positive impacts for trade and incomes. Charles Dietz Reforms set in motion by the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) could lead to a rise in foreign direct investment (FDI) that would boost incomesContinue reading “AfCFTA could boost African incomes by 9%, says World Bank report”

EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU NEED TO ACCEPT REALITY AND BE A STATESMAN.

By Concerned Citizen Former Republican President Edgar Chagwa Lungu ruled Zambia for 7 years and upon assuming the highest office of the land, he adopted autocratic tendencies where he unleashing the unprecedented level of cadreism on the ordinary citizens whom he swore to protect by virtue of Oath of Presidency. During his reign as PresidentContinue reading “EDGAR CHAGWA LUNGU NEED TO ACCEPT REALITY AND BE A STATESMAN.”

Basic Ingredients of the Zambian Economy System

By Yohane Mbeeya Moono The first Ingredients of the Zambian economic system is its abundant natural resources. Zambia is rich in mineral resources which include among others Copper, Cobalt, Emeralds, Gold and Manganese. She is also blessed with much arable fertile farm soil, and it is blessed with a moderate climate. The country is blessedContinue reading “Basic Ingredients of the Zambian Economy System”

World Bank Lower Grading not a true reflection of Economic Performance

ByYohane Mbeeya Moono In the early 2000s during the country was heavily indebted and this brought back the Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) completion point. This made the New Deal Administration to embark on an ambitious project called the Vision2030 a blueprint that spelt out how Zambia would achieve Lower Middle Income Status in 10Continue reading “World Bank Lower Grading not a true reflection of Economic Performance”

Zambia-Rwanda Bilateral Ties: why Zambia needs to open a mission station in Kigali?

ByYohane Mbeeya Moono Trained Diplomat Rwanda a country that was ravaged by a genocide in 1994 has risen from the ruins of the genocide to cede claim as one of Africa’s fastest growing economies. During and after the genocide, many Rwandese nationals sought refuge in Zambia. Since then the two countries have even enjoyed moreContinue reading “Zambia-Rwanda Bilateral Ties: why Zambia needs to open a mission station in Kigali?”

Zambia Economic Outlook: Recent macroeconomic and financial developments

The economy of Zambia fell into a deep recession due the adverse impact of the COVID–19 pandemic. Real GDP contracted by an estimated 4.9% in 2020, after growing by 4.0% in 2018 and 1.9% in 2019. The output contraction is the result of an unprecedented deterioration in all the key sectors of the economy. ManufacturingContinue reading “Zambia Economic Outlook: Recent macroeconomic and financial developments”

All Weather Friend -China

The Director General African Affairs, for the People’s Republic of China, Mr Wu Peng, who is in Zambia with a message from His Excellency President Xi Jinping. China and France yesterday chaired IMF Common Framework meeting on Zambia’s debt situation. Zambia needs to be unlocked so that her economy can be opened up to moreContinue reading “All Weather Friend -China”

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