Territory in south central Africa, ruled since 1964 by the Republic of Zambia


Zambia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Zambia, officially the Republic of Zambia, is a landlocked country in Southern Africa. The neighbouring countries are the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the north, Tanzania to the north-east, Malawi to the east, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia to the south, and Angola to the west. The capital city is Lusaka, located in the south-central part of the country. The population is concentrated mainly around Lusaka in the south and the Copperbelt Province to the northwest. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.52, Rank: 103, Personal Freedom: 6.00, Economic Freedom: 7.04, Democracy Index: 6.15
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 7.04, Rank: 78
Zambia | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Partly Free, Aggregate Score: 60, Political Rights: 3, Civil Liberties: 4
"In January, Zambian voters elected Edgar Lungu, the Patriotic Front (PF) secretary general and the defense and justice minister, as the country's sixth president, following the late 2014 death of President Michael Sata, also of the PF. Lungu narrowly defeated Hakainde Hichilema of the United Party for National Development (UPND), 48.8 percent to 47.2 percent, in a vote that left the nation divided along regional lines and, to a lesser degree, along tribal lines."