Businessmen call them ‘distressed debt’ investments. Critics call them "vulture funds" and say they exploit poor countries.
Foreign investors are clamoring for Zambia's bounty of resources. But can Zambia's government — and its people — keep their rightful share?
A clash at a Zambian mine reveals the tensions surrounding China’s growing investment in Africa.
For Zambians, it's not a matter of simply loving or hating the huge amount of Chinese investment in their country. It's about finding, for better or worse, a way to work with the Chinese.
Chinese immigrants in Zambia are enterprising and adventurous. They build, farm, and trade with Zambians and say they want to integrate into society—and, to a large extent, already have.
As Zambians wonder why the fruits of lucrative contracts with the Chinese have not eased high poverty and unemployment levels, Zambia's government takes on Chinese investors with a new law.
Has Chinese investment helped or hurt Zambians? Or has it done both?
The New York Times Lens blog features Peter DiCampo and Austin Merrill's "Everyday Africa" photography—a project that began during a Pulitzer Center-sponsored trip to Ivory Coast.
A photographic tour of "Everyday Africa" captured through the lens of an iPhone.
Winstone Zulu, the Zambian activist who first attacked the stigma surrounding HIV 19 years ago when he publicly declared that he was living with the virus, “did not think he had finished his race.”
Young people in Zambia learn about AIDS while playing soccer in tournaments organized by Grassroot Soccer, an international non-profit that also provides HIV testing.
Election season in Zambia features a sitting president’s “origins” and gay rights—in a country where a law criminalizing homosexuality hampers data collection for HIV responses.