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If you're looking for the "real" Africa, Zambia has enormous appeal. This southern African, land-locked nation boasts some of the continent's best wildlife parks, the mighty Zambezi river, and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Victoria Falls, also known in local dialect as Mosi-oa-Tunya - or "the Smoke that Thunders". Zambia borders the nations of Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia and currently has a population of approximately 11.5 million.
In four decades of independence, Zambia has found peace but not prosperity - stable democratic governance but poor levels of health. Today it is one of the poorest and least developed nations on earth.
Once a middle-income country due largely to copper mining, Zambia began to slide into poverty in the 1970s when copper prices declined on world markets. Zambia's economy has been affected by the continued decline in world copper prices and the global economic crisis. High inflation, currency appreciation, debt servicing and restricted access to capital are key issues affecting Zambia's economic outlook.