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The US has withdrawn its ambassador to Zambia after a row with authorities over his criticism of the jailing of a gay couple, embassy sources said on Monday.

Zambia’s high court jailed the men in November for engaging in sexual relations “against the order of nature”, a move the US ambassador said was horrifying. In an escalating row over LGBTI+ rights, Zambia criticised US ambassador Daniel Foote after he condemned it for jailing the two men for 15 years...

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