A court in Zambia has cleared the way for the corruption trial of former president Rupiah Banda to go ahead.
Banda is accused of stealing more than $11m during his term in office. The charges relate to an oil deal signed with a Nigerian company.
The former president denies the charges and says he is the victim of a witch hunt.
Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Lusaka.
Source: Al Jazeera