Investors Rattled by Zambian Reforms


The government's direction on mining reforms, new laws on minimum wages and a ban on foreign currency transactions have raised concerns among investors, writes Eleanor Whitehead for ThisisAfrica.

A worker on duty at a coal mine belonging to Maamba Collieries, the largest coal producer in Zambia, 2 March 2007. The country’s mining sector plays a significant role in the country’s economy.

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