As the first country in the region to gain independence, Zambia was at the heart of Southern Africa's liberation struggles for decades. The majestic Zambezi river starts here, falls over the Victoria Falls and flows into Lake Kariba, the world's largest man-made reservoir.

Crime, Corona, Copper and Trouble in Zambia

A trip to Zambia and trouble with miners, mining gangs and ever-present bureaucratic misery? Oh, yes, indeed!.

Bucket List: See Millions of Bats Fly Out to Feed

This is the only place on Earth you can hear the flapping wings of millions of megabats heading out to find fruit.

Mining Nationalism Rises in Africa

The feud over an iron ore license is the latest to pit African governments against miners.

When James Brown Conquered Zambia

The American singer became an irresistible icon in the southern African nation after he performed there in 1970.


The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.

He's Changing the Way You Listen to African Music

Yoel Kenan’s vision for a continental music scene is paying off.

Zambia Faces a Humanitarian Disaster

A sharp uptick in Congolese refugees is coinciding with a cutback in foreign aid, leaving Zambia on the brink of its own humanitarian crisis.

This Massive Tree Is Rumored to 'Eat Maidens'

This 1,500-year-old massive baobab is magnificent, but it has a sinister-sounding appetite.

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