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Lower copper prices impact Zambian economy

Lower copper prices impact Zambian economy
 
The Nkana mine in Kitwe, Zambia. Perwil/CC/Wikimedia

The sharp fall in international copper prices is leading to huge job losses and deepening poverty in Zambia's economic heartland, Copperbelt Province. In the past one month alone, more than seven thousand miners have lost their jobs. Zambia is facing its toughest economic difficulties in a decade as weak commodity prices, electricity shortages and slowing growth in China have hit growth. Kathy Sikombe reports from Kitwe.


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