World News

Zambia Arrests Former President

Former Zambian leader Rupiah Banda has been arrested and charged with abuse of power over a controversial oil deal.

He was arrested Monday and quickly released on bail. The former leader is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

Banda, who ruled Zambia between 2008 and 2011, is accused of corruption in the procurement of oil from a Nigerian firm.

Zambia's parliament earlier lifted Banda's immunity from prosecution, saying the move would allow officials to investigate cases of corruption during his rule.

Banda's lawyers say the accusations are part of an effort to weaken opposition parties by harassing and intimidating their leaders.

Feature Story

FILE - Immigrants who entered the U.S. illegally stand in line for tickets at the bus station after they were released from a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in McAllen, Texas.

Migrant Issues Close to Home Spur Groups to Take Action

Groups placing water, food in the desert, or aiding detainees after release, have one common goal: no more deaths of migrants crossing illegally into the US More