The article offers information on Zambia, including its geography, people and society, and government. Information is given on the country's economy, energy industries and sources, and transportation. Also discussed are communications, military and transnational issues facing the country such as international disputes, refugees and domestically displaced persons, and drug trafficking.
The article discusses the achievements of Marsha Moyo, Zambian songstress and author. It states that Moyo is an award-winning artist of African music, and an astute author on issues that celebrate the African woman in her fullest glory. She is also the first Zambian to hold the role as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations (UN), and the first celebrity to be the spokesperson jointly for all 13 UN agencies based in Zambia.
The HIV/AIDS epidemic, exacerbated by global processes, has affected most aspects of life in Zambia. The country's demographic profile has changed, with significant losses among those of reproductive age, and a huge increase in the number of orphans has placed additional burdens on families and on the delivery of health and education services.
The article explores the relationship between the HIV/AIDS pandemic and poverty. Topics include the high incidence of widow-headed households in Africa, the inability to acquire land and property rights and how the illness exacerbates existing problems such as poverty and gender inequality