18 Jun 2018
Zambia: Downgrade from 5/7 to 6/7 for medium- to long-term political risk
For a third consecutive year, Zambia’s macroeconomic and financial indicators deteriorated
A period of low copper prices and high spending needs ...
27 Feb 2018
Rapid public debt build-up in Sub-Saharan Africa
Deteriorating public finances and transparency issues degrade public debt sustainability in Sub-Saharan Africa
República democrática del Congo
01 Sep 2016
Zambia: Disputed election exacerbates uncertain outlook
Incumbent President Edgar Lungu of the governing Patriotic Front (PF) won the closely fought 11 August presidential elections securing 50.4% of ...
17 Dec 2015
Zambia: Short-term political risk: downgrade from 3 to 4
Zambia’s major vulnerabilities became more apparent, namely its undiversified copper-dependent export base and the rain dependence of its ...
01 Feb 2015
Zambia: Peaceful presidential by-election does not take away policy uncertainty
The leader of the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) party and former defence and justice minister, Edgar Lungu, was inaugurated as Zambia’s new ...
01 Nov 2014
Zambia: After months of health speculations, populist President Sata dies
President Sata died on 29 October at age 77, after receiving treatments for an undisclosed illness in the UK. Sata won the presidential ...