Zambia’s New President, the US and the Politics of Homosexuality

Zambia's LGBTQI+ Community Under Threat

Zambia’s new liberal president, Hakainde Hichilema, has denounced gay rights, once a sticking point in U.S.-Zambian relations. The decision by the U.S. to ignore Hichilema’s anti-gay stance suggests that U.S. geopolitical interests in the country take precedence over human rights.