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Gambia Launches Truth Commission into Ex-Dictator’s Abuse

Gambia Launches Truth Commission into Ex-Dictator’s Abuse

The tiny West African state of The Gambia on Monday swore in an 11-member commission tasked with shedding light on summary executions, disappearances, torture, rape and other crimes under ousted dictator Yahya Jammeh. President Adama Barrow hailed the panel as a vital step towards national healing. In a tweet, he said: “Let us stand together […]

Burundi accuses Belgium of ordering hit on independence hero

Burundi accuses Belgium of ordering hit on independence hero

Burundi on Sunday accused former colonial power Belgium of ordering the assassination of independence hero and Crown Prince Louis Rwagasore in 1961, a move likely to further poison ties between the two countries. A government statement said Belgium was the “true backer of the assassination of Rwagasore”, in the first direct accusation over the murder […]

No Justice for 2016 Kasese Massacre by Ugandan Security Forces

No Justice for 2016 Kasese Massacre by Ugandan Security Forces

(Nairobi) – Ugandan authorities have failed to investigate the police and military responsible for killing more than 100 people in western Uganda in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today, releasing a video featuring interviews with victims’ families. Those killed on November 26 and 27, 2016 in Kasese, home of the Rwenzururu kingdom, included at least […]

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga ‘critical’ in South Africa hospital

Vice President Constantino Chiwenga ‘critical’ in South Africa hospital

HARARE – Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is hospitalised in South Africa, sources have told ZimLive. Chiwenga abruptly left a Cabinet meeting on October 2 after falling violently sick, and was rushed to hospital later than night. He reappeared in public on October 4 at a Zanu PF politburo meeting, with visible swelling on his hands. […]

Political rift in Ivory Coast raises concerns for 2020

Political rift in Ivory Coast raises concerns for 2020

After more than a decade as allies, two of Ivory Coast’s largest political parties face off in local elections on Saturday after an acrimonious divorce that is making Ivorians nervous ahead of a presidential poll in 2020. The alliance struck in 2005 between President Alassane Ouattara’s RDR and former President Henri Konan Bedie’s PDCI was […]

Egypt sentences 17 to death over 2017 church bombings

Egypt sentences 17 to death over 2017 church bombings

An Egyptian military court today sentenced 17 people to death for their involvement in bombing churches in 2016 and 2017, state news agency MENA reported. MENA also said that 19 other people were handed life prison terms for the attacks which struck churches in Cairo, the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and the Nile Delta city […]

Sisi: 2011 Egyptian revolution was ‘wrong cure to wrong diagnosis’

Sisi: 2011 Egyptian revolution was ‘wrong cure to wrong diagnosis’

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has described the 2011 Egyptian revolution as “the wrong cure to the wrong diagnosis”, according to the Egypt Independent. Speaking at the 29th Armed Forces Educational Symposium, Al-Sisi argued that the Arab Spring that toppled Egyptian dictator Hosni Mubarak, had achieved insufficient change due to a lack of understanding among […]

No Connection Between Myself and VBS – Brian Shivambu

No Connection Between Myself and VBS – Brian Shivambu

The younger brother of EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu has denied that he received money from collapsed VBS Mutual Bank and has threatened to go after those who “defamed” him. According to a damning forensic report by advocate Terry Motau and law firm Werksmans Attorneys, Brian Shivambu, owner of Sgameka projects, received R16m. The report, […]

Driver of Killer Kenyan Bus Dies, Son Makes Shocking Revelations

Driver of Killer Kenyan Bus Dies, Son Makes Shocking Revelations

The son of the driver of the killer bus says his father had informed him that the brakes were faulty, the reason the deceased was hesitant to continue with the job. Mr Johnson Chogo told the Nation his father complained he was being forced to use much energy in engaging the brakes and was considering […]

Kenyan Driver of Killer Bus Succumbs to Injuries, Takes Secrets to the Grave

Kenyan Driver of Killer Bus Succumbs to Injuries, Takes Secrets to the Grave

For as long as Kenya has been independent, Mr Lucas Asang’asa had quietly lived through it; seeing the country’s main highways transition from dirt tracks to the deadly thoroughfares we know today. On Wednesday morning, he was behind the wheels when his Home Boyz bus, operated by Western Cross Express Sacco plunged passengers in a […]

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