While while increasing prosperity in Africa may encourage some people to stay, ironically it also enables many more to leave for Europe and other places. Some governments, in fact, encourage legal migration.
Lungu took advantage of a fire at a popular Lusaka market to declare a state of emergency, that gives him power to suspend Parliament, restrict freedom of movement, and impose a curfew.
It’s not unusual to witness instances of humiliation at visa offices. Sometimes they shout instructions at visa applicants. Sometimes they throw documents back at them.
‘It was the place we called home. And now, after they’ve taken it and given it away, it’s just a place to sell cheap Ugandan beer’