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Zambia: New times, same old problems

Much has changed in Zambia in the last 25 years. But amid all the change, the country’s recent economic travails show just how much has remained the same.

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Collecting copper in the Klipspruit river: Different Zama Zamas, different risks

The high unemployment rate has inspired South Africans to find innovative ways of making ends meet. There are children to be fed, clothed, housed and educated, which is what drives the Zama Zamas, some of them women, who I have come across panning the Klipspruit River for odd pieces of copper to sell to local scrap yards.

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Zambia: Hard Times on the Copperbelt

Nowhere in Zambia is the impact of the global financial crisis being felt harder than in the copper and cobalt-rich province of the Copperbelt.

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