Zambia’s ex-president barred from leaving country

Rupiah Banda has again been blocked from leaving the country, pending corruption charges brought against him. Zambia’s ex-president Rupiah Banda has been blocked from leaving the country but says he is unfazed by his “persecution”. Zambian immigration authorities on Friday prevented the 76-year-old from leaving the country for the third time in nearly two months, sparking widespread […]

Zambian men charged with “engaging in homosexual acts”

James Mwape and Philip Mubiana, both 22, have been charged with four counts of committing “unnatural” sexual acts. Zambia is a socially conservative country and homosexual acts carry a jail sentence of up to 14 years. The government has resisted pressure from campaign groups and Western governments to scrap the law. Amnesty International called for […]