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Ordinary Zambians under economic stress

These are turbulent times for the economy in Zambia and the International Monetary Fund says the country is "under stress".

The price of its main export, copper, has fallen to a six-year low. Its currency has plunged against the dollar and inflation is rising - all amidst the backdrop of widespread power cuts.

And as the BBC's Matthew Davies finds out for Africa Business Report, it is all beginning to have an effect on the pockets of ordinary Zambians.

  • 27 Nov 2015
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