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HH tells creditors: Bally will pay

DIANA CHIPEPO, Lusaka

NOT for the first time since taking office, President Hakainde Hichilema has assured creditors that his administration will effectively deal with all the debt that the country owes. Zambia’s external debt stockpile is said to be around US$13 billion with US$3 billion reportedly owed to Chinese interests, including Export and Import Bank of China, China Development Bank and China National Aero-Technology Import & Export Corporation. However, the debt to China varies significantly in certain quarters with, for instance, China Africa Research Initiative (CARI) of Johns Hopkins University suggesting that Zambia’s debt to China could be around US$6.4 billion. But while President Hichilema has described CLICK TO READ MORE




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