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Charlotte Philby meets the Lib Dem minister on a mission to end abuse
Last year's winner Yaya Toure heads a list of candidates for the African Footballer of the Year award, which will be announced next month, the Confederation of African Football has said.
Institutional investors in Vedanta echoed concerns of environmental activists outside
Robin Pope Safaris pioneered responsible tourism in Zambia via a unique partnership with the community. Sue Watt is impressed with the results
Zambia kick off against Senegal on Saturday – for many, a fixture to bring back sad memories of the greatest team Zambia ever had, and lost. By Jonathan Wilson
The 1993 Zambia side was the country's best ever but it never realised its potential after being wiped out in a plane crash that should have been averted en route to play Senegal. This weekend the countries meet on what will be an emotional day
Frederick Chiluba stunned Africa by winning the presidency of Zambia with a landslide victory in the country's first free elections. But though he was initially hailed as a saviour for ending one-party rule, his time in office became blighted by corruption, political suppression and revelations of wild extravagance. In the end, his many critics attributed his fall to the usual sins of the powerful: greed, vanity and pride.
Who would have thought that the founding of a rival to Oxbridge would be greeted with such abuse – and even smoke bombs? Certainly not our most recognisable philosopher whose brainchild it is
Singita Faru Faru Lodge, Tanzania
From the outside, the nine stone, canvas and thatched suites at this lodge look like classic safari territory, but the interiors are pure contemporary chic with panoramic windows and mirrored room dividers. The communal areas are bedded into the terraced hillside and scattered with squishy sofas. A river-sand "beach" has been created for sunbathing, while a curved swimming pool overlooks a waterhole.
Money-laundering inquiry given access to African leaders' assets
Are We There Yet? Family-friendly safaris these days are all about getting children to engage with their environment
Powerful. Deafening. Beautiful. The natural wonder of the world's waterfalls never fails to impress
Travel through the alphabet – and to the furthest reaches of the planet – with our A to Z of amazing adventures. From Annapurna to the Zambezi, the world awaits...
Computers and broadband have enabled Zambian weather forecasting to transform farmers' prospects, writes Basildon Peta
Thanks to the work of Computer Aid, the Zambian village of Macha has a gateway to the rest of the world
One of Zambia's leading journalists will be in the dock tomorrow, accused of being a pornographer, a charge that carries a five-year sentence if she's convicted. The case against Chansa Kabwela has provoked an outcry in her home country and is stirring fears that one of Africa's success stories could be heading off the rails.