Zambia: Justice on Trial

Two young Portuguese soldiers patrolling Angola's nervous border with Zambia were surprised to see someone beckoning them from the other side. Angola, a Portuguese colony, and Zambia, an independent nation that harbors anti-Portuguese guerrillas, are virtually at war. The two soldiers were curious about the invitation from the other side. They handed their weapons to a comrade and strolled across the border to chat amicably with a Zambian immigration officer. To their chagrin, they found themselves arrested—and sentenced by an African magistrate in a lower court to a fine of $2,800 or two years in prison for entering Zambia...

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