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Rearrested Former Yahya Jammeh Captains Released On Bail

Rearrested Former Yahya Jammeh Captains Released On Bail

Rearrested former members of the Gambia Armed Forces, GAF, Captains Swandi Camara and Baboucarr Jarju, have been released on bail yesterday, 22 June 2017, around 2pm, at the police headquarters in Banjul. According to sources at Police headquarters, the duo was granted bail and asked to report to Police headquarters from today. Sources said that […]

Zimbabwe National Road Administration splashes $3 000 clothing allowances on managers

Zimbabwe National Road Administration splashes $3 000 clothing allowances on managers

Auditor-General Mildred Chiri’s reports on government finances always read like a roll call of the most corrupt, extravagant and poorly managed entities. The rogues include parastatals, ministries and local authorities that flout tender procedures and are a playground for looters. Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa last week tabled three reports produced by Chiri’s office before Parliament. […]

I won’t quit, says former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai

I won’t quit, says former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai

Former Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai (MT) is preparing for yet another duel with President Robert Mugabe in the 2018 elections, which could be the last time the 93-year-old ruler runs for the top office. According to the Constitution, Mugabe cannot run for another term if he wins next year. Zimbabwe’s only ruler since independence 37 […]

Zimbabwe parastatals rot exposed

Zimbabwe parastatals rot exposed

Four state enterprises and parastatals (SEPs) flouted tender procedures when procuring millions worth of goods and services, according to the Auditor-General, Mildred Chiri. The report sheds light on a culture of impunity and lack of accountability that prevails among parastatals and state institutions, providing fertile grounds for corruption. Chiri mentioned CMED ($1 million), Tobacco Industry […]

Details of the new Kenya’s Jubilee manifesto

Details of the new Kenya’s Jubilee manifesto

The Jubilee manifesto has avoided giving an economic growth target this time round but promised to establish a ‘broad based inclusive and modern economy.’ In a colourful manifesto that promises to transform the country into a middle income nation, the jubilee administration says it will reduce and eliminate wastage in the utilisation of public resources […]

6 Women Raped, Killed in Similar Brutal Fashion

6 Women Raped, Killed in Similar Brutal Fashion

The body of Gorret Nansubuga, 19, was found dumped in a banana garden on June 7, just about 10 metres from her home; a one-room house she shared with her friend, Sylvia Kirabo. She was two months pregnant when she was killed. Her body was discovered lying on the back with her legs spread open […]

How Kenya Could Move Away From the Politics of Ethnicity

How Kenya Could Move Away From the Politics of Ethnicity

In 1992 Kenya held its first multi-party election in 26 years. Since this re-introduction of multipartism, the “politics of tribe” has been blamed for the country’s political tribulations. This has led to a system under which leaders channel government resources to their ethnic supporters to ensure their political survival. In turn, their supporters begin to […]

Robert Mugabe’s age a factor in polls: Women

Robert Mugabe’s age a factor in polls: Women

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, who was endorsed by Zanu PF as their presidential candidate, will contest the polls at the ripe age of 94 years, a factor that has become an interesting issue ahead of the campaign. According to a recent survey conducted by respectable Research and Advocacy Unit targeting young women on their participation in […]

Home Affairs Minister Mwigulu Nchemba Says No Room for Gays in Tanzania

Home Affairs Minister Mwigulu Nchemba Says No Room for Gays in Tanzania

The Minister for Home Affairs, Mr Mwigulu Nchemba, said yesterday that the government would arrest and take to court any person found campaigning for, or supporting homosexuality. The minister said all nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that have been using human rights as a facade to campaign for homosexuality must find better things to do, or get […]

Viral Photos of Johannesburg Correctional Centre ‘Strip-Show’ Drive Facebook Users Up the Pole

Viral Photos of Johannesburg Correctional Centre ‘Strip-Show’ Drive Facebook Users Up the Pole

Photographs which surfaced on Facebook of a seemingly raucous “family day” at the Johannesburg Correctional Centre, showing scantily-clad women dancing with prisoners, have been confirmed as authentic. The Department of Correctional Services held an urgent media conference on Monday after the photographs surfaced over the weekend. The pictures were posted on a Facebook group called […]

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