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Zimbabwe:Army Won't Allow Opposition to Rule - Deputy Minister Mukupe
[VOA] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has clashed with a deputy minister captured in a video circulating on social media platforms saying the Zimbabwe Defence Forces won't allow MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa to rule Zimbabwe if he defeats Zanu PF's presidential candidate in the forthcoming poll.
05/24/2018 02:58 PM
Mozambique:Govt Accused of Turning Blind Eye to Sexual Abuse at Orphanage
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Mozambique's government and international institutions turned a blind eye to 30 years of sexual abuse at a Christian mission orphanage in Manica, according to an investigation by Estacio Valoi, probably Mozambique's best investigative journalist. (Zam 9 May; https://www.zammagazine.com/chronicle/chronicle-35/639-mozambique-in-the-care-of-pastor-roy
05/24/2018 09:29 AM
South Africa:'Shut Up, You Idiot, Stupid K*****' - Teacher Allegedly Tells 7-Year-Old Schoolgirl
[News24Wire] "Shut up, you idiot, stupid k*****!"
05/24/2018 07:45 AM
South Africa:Remembering South Africa's Catastrophe - the 1948 Poll That Heralded Apartheid
[The Conversation Africa] In the backdrop of extensive media coverage of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the state of Israel - commemorated by Palestinians as the naqba (catastrophe) - it's important that the 70th anniversary of South Africa's own tragedy should not pass unnoticed. That is the election of May 1948 which brought the National Party to power on a platform of apartheid.
05/24/2018 03:24 PM
Zimbabwe:'Don't Involve Security in Campaign Rhetoric'
[The Herald] Government yesterday warned campaigning political candidates against dragging members of the security establishment into their partisan politics and activities.
05/24/2018 03:02 PM
South Africa:'When Will We Black Lesbians Live Freely in Our Community?'
[GroundUp] Triangle Project moves to get man accused of lesbian murder behind bars
05/24/2018 10:42 AM
Sudan:Arrests At Post-Prayer Demo in West Kordofan
[Radio Dabanga] El Khawi -On Monday evening, the security services in El Khawi in West Kordofan arrested four youths during a protest rally condemning the rise of prices and lack of drinking water, fuel and gas.
05/24/2018 10:53 AM
Nigeria:Xenophobic Attacks - House Seeks Stiffer Action Against South Africa
[Premium Times] The House of Representatives on Wednesday, called on the Federal Government to institute stiffer measures against South Africa over the endless xenophobic attacks on Nigerians in that country.
05/24/2018 05:09 AM
Burundi:Visitor Logbooks Still Required 3 Years After Unrest
[VOA] The shadow of the Burundian government's 2015 crackdown on political unrest lingers over the capital. Amid tightened security, residents must keep log books in their homes to track visitors. Security services dropping by can demand to see them and failure to produce them can result in arrest.
05/23/2018 08:26 AM
Tunisia:Truth Commission Sends Uprising Case to Trial
[HRW] Tunis -Tunisia's Truth and Dignity Commission sent its first criminal case stemming from the country's 2011 uprising, for trial before a system of special courts on May 18, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today.
05/23/2018 10:34 AM
Zimbabwe:Khupe Faction Hits Out At Chamisa's 'Violent, Vulgar' Youths
[The Herald] The Dr Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T has blasted a rival faction led by Nelson Chamisa for their violent behaviour and vulgar insults aimed at their leader outside the Supreme Court yesterday. The rowdy supporters of the Chamisa-led MDC-T faction hurled insults and threatened to manhandle Dr Khupe outside the Supreme Court following a hearing into their dispute of the ownership of the party's name.
05/23/2018 09:58 AM
Algeria:UN Condemns Collective Expulsions of Migrants
[VOA] The U.N. human rights office is calling on the government of Algeria to stop the collective expulsions of thousands of migrants, mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, condemning this practice as a violation of international human rights law.
05/23/2018 08:31 AM
Zimbabwe:Ruling Party's Manifesto Embraces All Races
[The Herald] The colonial history of Africa, Latin America and Asia makes a sad reading.
05/23/2018 12:28 PM
Angola:Campaigning Journalist Named 'Press Freedom Hero'
[IPI] JournalistĀ Rafael Marques de Morais, who has braved decades of harassment and prosecution to expose corruption and human rights abuses in his native Angola, has been named the International Press Institute (IPI)'s 70th World Press Freedom Hero.
05/22/2018 04:04 PM
Kenya:After 30 Years, Justice for Airman
[Legalbrief] A long, long time ago, in 1976 to be exact, John Muruge Mbogo joined the Kenya armed forces and was detailed to serve with the air force. In the next six years, before his life changed forever, he rose to the position of corporal. Then, in 1982, he was detained and handed over to the army on suspicion that he was part of an aborted coup.
05/22/2018 03:55 PM
Lesotho:Victory for Media As Court Vindicates Editor
[SALC] Maseru -On Monday 21 May 2018, the Lesotho High Court (sitting as a Constitutional Court), in a unanimous judgment declared the offence of criminal defamation unconstitutional with retrospective effect.
05/22/2018 03:47 PM
Zimbabwe:12 Years Without an Execution - Is Govt Ready to Abolish Death Penalty?
[The Conversation Africa] At the end of 2017, the world watched with keen interest as President Robert Mugabe was deposed after 37 years of ruinous rule, and replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, who promised "a new democracy".
05/22/2018 10:18 AM
Lesotho:'Army Will Quash Indiscipline'
[Lesotho Times] The government says the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) command will deal decisively with indiscipline within the ranks of the LDF.
05/22/2018 07:49 AM
Egypt:Army Intensifies Sinai Home Demolitions
[HRW] Beirut -The Egyptian army has vastly expanded widespread destruction of homes, commercial buildings, and farms in the North Sinai governorate since February 9, 2018, as part of its military campaign against an affiliate of the Islamic State group there, Human Rights Watch said today. The new destruction, including hundreds of hectares of farmland and at least 3,000 homes and commercial buildings, together with 600 buildings destroyed in January, is the largest since the army officially began evictions in 2014.
05/22/2018 10:21 AM
Zimbabwe:Zvorwadza Anti-Mphoko Protest Trial Date Set
[New Zimbabwe] The state has resuscitated charges against National Vendors Union leader, Stan Zvorwadza, who made headlines in 2016 after he demonstrated against former Vice President, Phelekezela Mphoko's stay in a Harare hotel.
05/22/2018 08:17 AM
Sudan:NUP Secretary-General Barred From Leaving Khartoum Airport
[Radio Dabanga] Omdurman -Agents of the National Security and Intelligence Service (NISS) banned Sara Nugdallah, Secretary-General of the National Umma Party (NUP) from travelling abroad on Saturday.
05/22/2018 08:34 AM
Sudan:Darfur Lawyers Denounce Musa Hilal's Military Trial
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The Darfur Bar Association (DBA) has denounced the trial of Sheikh Musa Hilal in a Khartoum court-martial.
05/22/2018 08:33 AM
Libya:'100 Edo State Learners Trafficked to Libya in Four Months'
[Premium Times] No fewer than 100 students of Idogbo Secondary School, Benin, have been trafficked to Libya in the last four months.
05/21/2018 09:11 AM
Zimbabwe:Court Acquits Pastor Mugadza Over Anti-Govt Protest
[Kubatana.net] A Zimbabwean Court has set free Remnant Pentecostal Church leader Pastor Patrick Mugadza after acquitting him on charges of criminal nuisance following a protest he staged in November 2016, where he tied himself to some steel rails while demonstrating against President Robert Mugabe's administration.
05/21/2018 02:33 PM
Zimbabwe:Human Rights Head Vows to Shame Perpetrators of Poll Violence
[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) chair, Elasto Mugwadi has vowed to name and shame perpetrators of political violence in this year's elections.
05/21/2018 05:31 AM
Liberia:Female Victim Pleads for War Crimes Court
[Observer] Against growing public chorus for the establishment of a War Crimes Court in Liberia, a number of prominent Liberians and institutions including the Catholic Bishops Conference and Liberia's most recent, Nobel laureate, Laymah Gbowee, have enjoined cause with Rights advocates and publicly declared their support for the establishment of a War Crimes Court in Liberia.
05/21/2018 04:11 PM
Liberia:Sime Darby Boss Suspended?
[New Dawn] The General Manager of Sime Darby Plantation Liberia, Mr. David Parker has been reportedly suspended for time indefinite with immediate effect, sources close to the General Manager confided in this paper late Saturday.
05/21/2018 04:08 PM
Zimbabwe:Kariba Pastor Acquitted Over Anti-Govt Protest
[263Chat] A Zimbabwean Court has set free Remnant Pentecostal Church leader Pastor Patrick Mugadza after acquitting him on charges of criminal nuisance following a protest he staged in November 2016, where he tied himself to some steel rails while demonstrating against President Robert Mugabe's administration.
05/21/2018 02:33 PM
Ghana:Let's Unite to Reject LGBT
[Ghanaian Times] WE are aware of the covert and overt attempts to impose on Ghana certain alien and unacceptable values that are not in tune with our socio-cultural values and religious beliefs. Certainly, we are referring to the ferocious attempt to influence Ghana to change our laws to contain the rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people.
05/21/2018 01:38 PM
Sudan:Three Opposition Politicians Detained for Protesting Sudan Fuel Crisis
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / El Nahud -On Thursday, three members of the opposition Sudanese Congress Party were arrested by the security services in Khartoum and West Kordofan's El Nahud for distributing leaflets on the fuel crisis and protesting against the tightened fuel distribution policies.
05/21/2018 09:45 AM