Chinese filmmaker charged with child trafficking by Malawi court


A Chinese national extradited from Zambia has been charged with five counts of child trafficking at a court in Malawi on Monday.

Lu Ke, a Malawi resident was exposed by BBC Africa Eye, that he used local children to film personalised greetings videos, some of which included racist content.

He had fled to neighbouring Zambia last month after the BBC documentary was broadcast.

The videos could be bought for up to $70 (£55) on Chinese social media and internet platforms. Mr. Ke has denied making derogatory videos.

On Monday, the judge denied him bail because of concern for his safety as well as fear that he was a flight risk. Mr. Ke did not have legal representation. (Source: BBC)