About Zambia

Zambia sits on a high plateau in south-central Africa. Its neighbours are the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the United Republic of Tanzania, to the north and north-east, Malawi and Mozambique, to the east and south-east, Zimbabwe and Botswana, to the south, and Namibia and Angola, to the west. Zambia is a fertile country with many mineral reserves.

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English is the official language, although there are over 70 languages spoken


18.38m (2022)


752,614 sq. km

High Commissioner

Her Excellency Ms. Macenje Mazoka



Joined Commonwealth

1964 following independence from Britain

Episode guests

Baroness Moyo

Baroness Dambisa Moyo

Economist and Author

Dambisa Moyo, Baroness Moyo is an economist and author who has written books, including four New York Times Bestsellers: Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa (2009), How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly – And the Stark Choices that Lie Ahead (2011), Winner Take All: China’s Race for Resources and What It Means for the World (2012), Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth – and How to Fix It (2018), and How Boards Work: And How They Can Work Better in a Chaotic World (2021).

Dambisa was named to the list of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World; has published in the Financial Times, WSJ, Barrons, Harvard Business Review and has travelled to 71 countries. In her spare time, she runs marathons, practices Pilates and is an amateur boxer.

Tiyenda Pamodzi

by Zambian President Kenneth Kaunda


by Sampa the Great