Double delight as West Africans lead global bodies
There’s been no shortage of African giants who have shaped history. Former South African Prime Minister Jan Smuts played a leading role at the Paris Peace Conference of 1919, advocating for the creation of the League of Nations, Ghanaian diplomat ...
Algerian authorities have released at least 35 pro-democracy activists under presidential pardons issued ahead of the second anniversary of a popular uprising. A report on the News24 site notes that the Hirak protest movement, which swept strongman Abdelaziz Bouteflika from ...
Military probes torture video
Cameroon's army has arrested several soldiers and policemen for torturing a suspected 'terrorist' in the country's conflict-scarred anglophone region. A report on the News24 site notes that a 10-minute video posted on social media showed men in military ...
Activist jailed for Facebook post on President
A Chadian court has sentenced a rights activist to three years' imprisonment for writing that President Idriss Deby is seriously ill and being treated in France. A report on the News24 site notes that Deby has ruled Chad for more ...
Street vendors’ lawsuit fizzles out
Ruling party deeply divided
Opposition seeks to annul 2020 poll
Swapo MP linked to ‘Fishrot’ scandal
SOE head faces graft probe
Minister addresses drug-related offences
Buhari nominates new anti-graft boss
Timol murder case delayed pending SCA ruling
Judge upholds mask-wearing but criticises beach ban
ConCourt overturns gender-based inheritance law
Zuma's deep-seated bitterness fuels stand-off
Lawmaker seeks court deadline extension
Mobile phone giant barred from sending Covid-19 updates
VP snared by explicit recordings
Windhoek refuses to cover national carrier’s debt
Namibia’s Public Enterprises Minister Leon Jooste says the government will not pay the N$104m which Air Namibia owes Belgian company Challenge Air. This comes after the government opted to have the national airline voluntarily liquidated. As previously reported in ...
Concern over Maputo’s deportation of editor
The expulsion of prominent journalist Tom Bowker by the Mozambican Government is an unashamed attempt to silence the media and restrict the right to freedom of expression in that country. That’s the view of the Southern African Editors Forum (Saef ...
Algerian gets death sentence for tourist's beheading
An Algerian court has sentenced a man to death over the kidnap and murder of a French mountaineer in 2014. Hervé Gourdel was abducted while exploring Djurdjura National Park and his graphic beheading video later emerged of his death. The ...
Australian paedophile to remain in SA jail
Ghanaian nationals arrested over ‘romance-scams’
Lesotho accused of ignoring human trafficking warnings
Ex-CAR football boss on trial at the ICC
Malawi welcomes abuse settlement
Guinean national cleared in Canadian assault case
‘Internet search led to Mauritius oil spill’ – captain
Shell lodges Nigeria oil spill matter at World Bank
Liberian war crimes trial relocated from Finland
Hotel Rwanda star appears in court
The man portrayed as a hero in a Hollywood movie about the Rwandan genocide last week appeared in court at the start of his terrorism trial. Paul Rusesabagina's lawyers have denied the charges against him. BBC News reports that ...
Bushiri’s family blocked from leaving Malawi
Prophet Shepherd Bushiri's daughters and mother-in-law have been stopped from leaving Malawi for Kenya. A report on the eNCA site notes that Bushiri and his wife, Mary, fled from SA to Malawi after being granted bail last year. They ...
WHO takes aim at Tanzania
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has expressed concern over Tanzania’s failure to introduce sufficient measures to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic. President John Magufuli has ignored all Standard Operating Procedures recommended by the WHO, including the use of masks. The Independent ...
Gaps in official death statistics flagged
DRC hydro-power project back on track
Nigerians scramble to register SIM cards
Essential piece of Rwanda’s genocide ‘puzzle’ discovered
France helped suspects in the 1994 Rwanda genocide escape while under French military protection, a diplomatic cable has revealed. The document was flagged this week by a lawyer researching France's role during the genocide. Radio France Internationale reports that ...
A Matter of Justice
Law firm urges Commonwealth action against Tanzania
As local and international concern grows over the Tanzanian Government’s handling of Covid-19, a major international law firm has written to the Commonwealth Secretariat, suggesting that the time had come to consider expelling Tanzania from the Commonwealth. International human rights ...
Quotes of the Week
‘In order to help the living, we need to count the dead.’
– UN Population Fund demographer Romesh Silva on revelations that just eight African countries have an official system to register deaths. Algeria, Cape Verde, Egypt, Mauritius, Príncipe ...
The Dressing Station
The Dressing Station
By Dr Jonathan Kaplan
The Dressing Station is a searing portrait of devastation on the battlefield that 'illuminates the consequences of war and the ambiguities of relief work at a time when these issues ...