Most of Africa spent centuries under white rule, either through colonial policies or post-colonial schemes like apartheid. But that changed two decades ago, and since then Africa hasn't had a white leader of any country. But that just changed.
Scientists say a girl born with HIV two-and-a-half years ago appears to have been cured. Though the apparent breakthrough is limited to one infant case, the news may give hope to the millions of people living with the HIV virus around the globe.
Our Geo Quiz Monday takes us to a river in southern Africa where Paul Templer was leading a canoe safari back in 1996. He can't easily forget what happened: He was half swallowed by a hippo and lived to tell the tale.
Two CDs from Zambia are featured in today's Global Hit. One is a re-issue of "Zam-Rock" recorded in the 1970s, the other is newer material recorded last year. DJ music critic Mannasseh Phiri tells us more.
A leading Zambian journalist went on trial today for circulating pornography. She sent government officials photos of a woman who had to give birth in a hospital parking lot. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jo Fidgen in Lusaka