Zambia has been a relatively stable country since its independence in 1964. This is in contrast to several neighbouring countries, which have experienced civil war (Mozambique, Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, and Zimbabwe). However, Zambia has had its fair share of conflict and instability, even though less violent conflict than its neighbours have.
SAfm: Market Update Tuesday, 30 October 2018 Interview about the looming public debt crisis in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) focused on the its source and what governments can do to avert a fiscal crisis. The discussion evaluates the Read More
Zambia’s relation with China can be traced back to 1949, before Zambia’s independence in 1964. Zambia was one of the African countries supporting the participation of China in the United Nations. Despite various misunderstandings between the two countries, the Zambia-China Read More
CNBC Africa: Capital Connection Tuesday, 11 September 2018 Interview about whether China is in a process of neocolonialism by providing unsustainable debt to African countries in return for minerals and government control.The discussion reviews the rumours that Zambia’s national electricity Read More
eNCA: Night News Friday, 25 May 2018 Interview about the relevance of the African Union (AU) and its influence on African development. The interview discusses the progress achieved by the AU and the challenges of regional governance on the continent. Read More
Zambia has faced its worst economic crisis in a decade on the back of lower than expected commodity prices in FY2015/16 which affected the country’s main exports, copper. As is the case in numerous other countries, global commodity prices had a negative on the economic growth of commodity-driven economies such as Zambia due to a decline in export revenues.
Power98.7: Power BusinessTuesday, 20 March 2018Interview about the Zambia’s planned audit of all mining firms’ tax compliance over the past six years. The interview also analyses the constraints that African revenue authorities face in stopping illicit financial flows and leakage Read More
Power98.7: Power Hour Tuesday, 9 January 2018 Interview about the SADC political economy outlook for 2018. The interview also analyses the impact of political uncertainty associated with upcoming elections in the DRC, Madagascar and Zimbabwe. The discussion also looks the Read More
Power98.7: Power Hour Thursday, 1 June 2017 Interview about the current situation in Zambia with Hakainde Hichilema who was arrested for treason and is current awaiting his court ruling. The interview also examines the NUMSA call for a boycott of Read More
Power98.7: Power Hour Thursday, 6 April 2017 Interview about the political economy of credit rating agencies and the current contradictions between the need for public investment and curtailing debt distress. The interview also analyses the current public debt situation in Read More
Zambia has faced its worst economic crisis in a decade on the back of lower than expected commodity prices in FY2015/16 which affected the country’s main exports, copper. As is the case in numerous other countries, global commodity prices had Read More