Eye on Africa

Zambian opposition leader charged with trying to overthrow government

In tonight's edition: Zambia's opposition leader is charged with attempting to overthrow the government; NGOs strive to treat drug addicts in Kenya who have contracted hepatitis or HIV; and a chef in South Africa revisits traditional classics with a lighter touch to fight obesity in townships.


Zambia's opposition leader has been charged with trying to overthrow the government. Hakainde Hichilema was arrested last week after his convoy refused to move out of the way of the president's motorcade. Now the grounds for the charges have changed.

Also, in Nairobi, we take a look at the first drug treatment programme of its kind in East Africa. NGOs hope to encourage the government to follow suit and expand on the number of centres available.

And a chef in one of South Africa’s biggest townships is trying to shake up the tastes of the community. She's combining traditional dishes with a fresh twist in a bid to encourage locals to make healthier choices.

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