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Zambia court frees 54 separatists charged with treason

Without giving any further reason for its decision, the prosecution told magistrate Aridah Chulu that it had decided not to proceed with the charges.

Zambia couple charged with engaging in homosexual acts

James Mwape and Philip Mubiana, both 22, were charged with four counts of committing "unnatural" sexual acts in Zambia, where homosexual acts can lead to a jail sentence of up to 14 years under the country's law.

Rupiah Banda: Ex-president of Zambia arrested

Banda was questioned for close to three hours after his arrest related to the oil deal Monday before he was released on bail.

HIV cure: a game changer or just a lucky little girl?

Commentary: Many obstacles remain for those who need interventions and care.
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Activists participate in a campaign of civil disobedience outside the White House after a march from the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on July 24, 2012, in Washington, DC. AIDS activists from organizations all around the world participated in the march to "demand rights and resources to confront and cure HIV/AIDS." (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
DENVER — This week’s scientific report on the “functional cure” of a HIV-infected infant has set the world’s media ablaze with discussion and speculation. Is this truly a “game-changer,” as media outlets like NPR have reported?

Zambia bans game hunting of lions and leopards as populations fall

The Zambian government has decided to ban the big-game hunting of lions and leopards within its borders, a considerable turn around for a country popular with trophy-seekers.

Baboons terrorize Zimbabwe-Zambia border post

Hundreds of baboons come daily to the Zimbabwean side of the Chirundu One-Stop Border Post, snatching travelers' luggage and raiding transport trucks in their search for food.
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A male baboon jumps up on a car in Cape Town, South Africa as tourists react after they fed him an orange. Urbanization is believed to be the main reason for the loss of the natural baboon habitat and increasing conflict between baboons and humans. Baboons are seen as a menace while they forage for food in an urban environment breaking into restaurants, garbage cans, where ever food is visible. (Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Troops of baboons are causing havoc at a Zimbabwe-Zambia border post, snatching travelers' luggage and raiding trucks for food.

The baboons come in the hundreds every day to the Zimbabwean side of the crossing at the Chirundu One-Stop Border Post, NewsDay reported. The border area is "littered with stool."


On Location: Zambezi River

As river rafting season begins, Zambian guides say work with tourists is improving the lives of locals.

Zambian election results check Chinese influence in Africa

JOHANNESBURG — Fiery Michael Sata won election as Zambia’s president on his fourth attempt, delivering a heavy blow to Chinese influence in Africa.
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