Zambia’ s High Court recently passed a decade and a half long jail term to two men for engaging in sexual relations “against the order of nature”. The move was highly criticised by the U.S Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote, who said he was ‘horrified’ by the ‘oppressive’ decision.
In a gruesome attack, criminals in Kitwe, Zambia hacked off and fled with the hand of a seven year-old girl with albinism. The crime, believed to be a ritual attack has caused an outrage in Zambia and on social media with prominent campaigners on albinism coming out to strongly condemn the senseless act.
The frosty relations between South Africa, and its neighbours are likely going to continue to sour following the looting of South African owned retail shops in Lusaka, Zambia. There are reports that South African trucks are being barred from crossing the borders to neighbouring countries, with major incidents recorded in Mozambique and Zambia.
There isn’t much space in Zambia’s rural areas for open, judgement-free communication with friends and parents about sexual matters.
Mbozi Haimbe has won the Africa Region 2019 Commonwealth Short Story Prize for her short story “Madam’s Sister.” She is the second Zambian to receive a Commonwealth Prize, after Ellen Banda-Aaku in 2007 for “Sozi’s Box” in the now defunct Commonwealth Short Story Competition.
Agriculture is well placed to provide employment for millions across the African continent.
Popular Zambian musician Chama Fumba, known by his stage name Pilato, who had fled Zambia and sought the help of Amnesty International to obtain asylum in South Africa after speaking out on corruption in his country, returned only to be arrested at Lusaka airport
The University of Zambia has put up notices in its library, admonishing female students for dressing ‘immodestly’.
African feminist activists should be the reference point from which we hear about girls’ educations across the continent. Three activists from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Zambia discuss strategies that they have implemented to promote girls’ and young women’s education in their respective countries.