US envoy recalled over gay rights criticism of Zambia
Two men were jailed for 15 years after their conviction for ‘sex against the order of nature’
The US has withdrawn its ambassador to Zambia after a row with authorities over his criticism of the jailing of a gay couple, embassy sources said on Monday.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...