Low growth, rising population, drought and floods have contributed to worsening food insecurity in the region.
Many Rwandan refugees continue to refuse returning home despite a UN decision to terminate their refugee status. They fear state reprisals but Kigali says only those with 'criminal records' aren't returning.
While Zimbabweans would want CITES to lift ban on ivory trade, they however cannot trust the thoroughly corrupt ruling elite to manage the possible windfall for the benefit of ordinary citizens and the wildlife.
Sanjay Bhattacharyya is the Indian Ambassador to Turkey.
The impact of British colonialism and religious interventions have erased the history of women in Zambia. But a new museum is working to fill these historical gaps.
The roots of this violence and anti-immigrant sentiments run deep and a mélange of factors collide, dissolve and divide, often crisscrossing social, economic and political lines.
The Reko Diq mine case shows the overreach of a secretive arbitration system.
The Zambian government claims the move is to protect the traditional communications industry while activists fear the decision amounts to an attempt to stifle freedom of communication.
Tendai Biti, a former finance minister and newly elected member of parliament for the opposition Movement for Democratic Change, is wanted in Zimbabwe for allegedly inciting violence after urging opposition supporters to defend their votes.
Signed in the presence of visiting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Zambian counterpart in Lusaka, the 12 agreements cover areas ranging from trade and investment to tourism and diplomacy.
Officials say the incident happened at Black Mountain in the town of Kitwe, where artisanal miners have taken to re-mining the waste site for copper and other metals.
Police arrested 55 people in Lusaka after residents rioted over a curfew and ban on street vending imposed to control a cholera outbreak, the Zambian government says.
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