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Zambia in row with US envoy over jailing of gay couple

Zambia’s Foreign Affairs Minister Joseph Malanji plans to send a protest letter to Washington over last week’s comments by the US ambassador on the jailing of a gay couple. Japhet Chataba and Steven Samba were sentenced on Wednesday to 15 years in prison by the High Court in the capital, …

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Student punished with essay after baking cannabis cakes

In an unconventional ruling, a court in northern Zambia has ordered a university student to write a 50-page essay on the dangers of drugs after he was convicted of planning to sell cakes laced with marijuana. Chikwanda Chisembele, a first year civil engineering student at the Copperbelt University, was arrested …

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