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Faltering Zambia Economy Could Derail Lungu’s Crusade

In his “crusade to crush poverty”, Zambia’s new leader, Edgar Lungu, is following in the footsteps of populist President Michael Sata who died in October. His lofty campaign pledges might have been enough to edge him to victory in this month’s poll, but with another election due in 18-months, his “crusade” might be all but impossible: Zambia’s public finances are stretched to the limit and its mainstay copper business is in turmoil. Copper market In Kitwe city, in the heart of...

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