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Straw-coloured fruit bats at Kasanka National Park, Zambia. Fabian von Poser/Getty Images

World’s biggest bat colony gathers in Zambia every year: we used artificial intelligence to count them

Monitoring and protecting the Kasanka bat colony helps protect bats from the entire sub-continent, and thus supports ecosystem services in a wide area.
A transgender woman at a safe house supporting LGBTQ residents in Kampala, Uganda. Anti-gay laws make certain homosexual relationships punishable by death. Luke Dray/Getty Images

Young people with sexual or gender diversity are at higher risk of stopping their HIV treatment because of stigma and harsh laws

Stigmatised people living with HIV often suffer from fear, depression and abuse. It’s sometimes easier to stop a treatment regime than risk being ostracised or assaulted by the community.
President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington on Dec. 15, 2022. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images News via Getty Images

Africa is getting renewed attention from Washington — and some African states are courting African Americans

As the United States government builds economic and security ties with African countries, some of those countries are encouraging African Americans to establish social and economic ties in Africa.
July 1976: President Nyerere (right) watches as President Kenneth Kaunda of Zambia greets Chinese Vice-Premier Sun Chien at the handing over ceremony of the Tanzania-Zambia railway. Photo by Keystone/Getty Images

Tanzania and Zambia want to upgrade the ‘Uhuru Railway’ – but can they?

Tazara upgrade requires huge capital but new tracks could be incompatible with the existing Southern Africa rails.
Lorries blocked at the border between DRC and Zambia. Poor roads are a major stumbling block to trade. Lucien Kahozi/AFP via Getty Images)

Zambia can meet growing food demand: how to fix what’s standing in its way

Producers in Zambia should be getting more for their crops, and buyers in East Africa should be paying less, alleviating food price spikes.

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