Zambia Country facing toughest economic challenge in a decade - World Bank

In January, Zambia will begin importing an extra 200 megawatts (MW) of electricity from neighbour Mozambique as it seeks to stem power shortages, Director of Energy Oscar Kalumiana said at a World Bank briefing in Lusaka.

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A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo October 10, 2012. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon play A man is silhouetted against the logo of the World Bank at the main venue for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank annual meeting in Tokyo October 10, 2012. REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (Reuters)
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Zambia is facing its toughest economic challenge in a decade as weak commodity prices, electricity shortages and slowing growth in China hit growth in Africa's second-largest copper producer, the World Bank said on Wednesday.

In January, Zambia will begin importing an extra 200 megawatts (MW) of electricity from neighbour Mozambique as it seeks to stem power shortages, Director of Energy Oscar Kalumiana said at a World Bank briefing in Lusaka.

Zambia already imports 148 MW from Mozambique, he said.

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