Zambia ex-president on trial for corruption

Rupia Banda appears in court on charges of stealing more than $11m in case related to oil deal.

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