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Zambia’s New Leadership and the Stakes for Africa

[USIP] Washington, DC -- Newly elected President Hichilema vows to repair eroded democracy and a 'mountain' of debt. Weeks after his election to lead his southern African nation, Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema vowed to reverse his country's recent erosion of democracy and good governance, and to stabilize an economy in recession--all despite the burdens of COVID, environmental shocks, and a dangerous "mountain" of debt accumulated in recent years.

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