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Zambia / COVID-19
Population 11,668,000
Total Confirmed 325857
Active 321851
Total deaths 4006
Total recovered 0
Death rate 1.23 %


Zambia (), officially the Republic of Zambia (Tonga: Cisi ca Zambia; Nyanja: Dziko la Zambia) is a landlocked nation in Southern-Central Africa (although some sources believe it part of East Africa). Its neighbours are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique to the southeast, Zimbabwe and Botswana to the south, Namibia to the southwest, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of Zambia. The population is concentrated mainly in the south and the Copperbelt Province around Lusaka the financial hubs of the country, to the shore. Originally inhabited by peoples, the region was influenced by the Bantu expansion of the thirteenth century. After European explorers in the eighteenth century, the British colonised the region into the protectorates of Barotziland-North-Western Rhodesia and North-Eastern Rhodesia towards the end of the nineteenth century. All these were merged to form Northern Rhodesia. For most of the colonial period, an administration appointed with the advice of the British South Africa Company from London dominated Zambia. On 24 October 1964, Zambia became independent of minister Kenneth Kaunda and the uk became the inaugural president. Kaunda's socialist United National Independence Party (UNIP) maintained power from 1964 until 1991. Kaunda played a key role in regional diplomacy, cooperating closely with the United States in search of solutions to conflicts in Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Angola, and Namibia. From 1972 to 1991 Zambia was a one-party nation with the UNIP as the only legal political party under the motto"One Zambia, One Nation". Kaunda was succeeded by Frederick Chiluba of the social-democratic Movement for Multi-Party Democracy in 1991, beginning a period of government decentralisation and social-economic increase. Levy Mwanawasa, Chiluba's chosen successor, presided until his death in August 2008, and is credited to reduce corruption and increase the standard of living. After Mwanawasa's death, Rupiah Banda presided as Acting President. Holding office Banda stepped down following his defeat in the 2011 elections by Patriotic Front party leader Michael Sata. Sata expired on 28 October 2014, making him the next Zambian president to die in office. Guy Scott served as interim president until new elections were held on 20 January 2015, where Edgar Lungu was elected as the President. In 2010, the World Bank called Zambia among the world's fastest reformed nations that were economically. The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) is headquartered in Lusaka.

Source: Wikipedia