In one week, Zambia goes from pariah to investor darling

New administration wants to mend ties with mining industry and finance minister wants to double copper production

29 August 2021 - 18:49 By Matthew Hill and Monique Vanek

Zambia’s new president, Hakainde Hichilema, is turning the nation’s economic fortunes around barely a week into the job.

The nation’s currency and dollar bonds have surged to become the world’s best performers since he was announced the winner of August 12 elections. ..

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