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South Africa police warn of taxi rape gang in Johannesburg

South Africa police warn of taxi rape gang in Johannesburg

A boy of 10 was forced to lie face down while his mother was subjected to a four-hour rape ordeal in a Johannesburg taxi, reports from South Africa say. He and his mother were allegedly tricked into boarding the minibus taxi before she was assaulted and ordered to hand over her bank card and PIN […]

President of Republic asks Security Council to assume its responsibility to end, as soon as possible, Moroccan escalation and provocation

President of Republic asks Security Council to assume its responsibility to end, as soon as possible, Moroccan escalation and provocation

The President of the Republic , Secretary-General of the Frente POLISARIO, Mr. Brahim Gali, asked the Security Council to assume its responsibility and to end, as soon as possible, the Moroccan escalation policy and provocation.   The President of the Republic recalled that the responsibility of the Security Council to establish international peace and stability […]

AU PSC Members express surprise at Morocco absence from meeting to discuss Western Sahara issue

AU PSC Members express surprise at Morocco absence from meeting to discuss Western Sahara issue

Members of the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) have expressed surprise and disappointment at Morocco’s deliberate absence from their meeting on Monday in Addis Ababa to discuss the latest developments related to the Western Sahara issue. They were also astonished by the fact that the Kingdom of Morocco did not reply to the […]

South Africa’s ANC declares 2017 year of support to Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic

South Africa’s ANC declares 2017 year of support to Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic

South Africa’s ruling party African National Congress (ANC) pledges Sunday to make of 2017 a year of support to the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) at the African Union (AU) and to intensify efforts in this respect at both continental and international levels, media reported. In a document about the party’s foreign policy for 2017, […]

MDC-T Planned Anti Mugabe Demos Banned Last Minute By Zim Police

MDC-T Planned Anti Mugabe Demos Banned Last Minute By Zim Police

Panicking authorities went back on their word yesterday, effectively banning the opposition’s planned mega demonstration in Harare today, which was set to be led by MDC president Morgan Tsvangirai. Riot police look on during a demonstration against the new ‘bond notes’ that came into circulation in an attempt to ease chronic cash shortages, in the […]

French Prosecutors Want CAR Child-Rape Case Dropped

French Prosecutors Want CAR Child-Rape Case Dropped

Prosecutors in Paris have called for the case to be dropped against French soldiers facing allegations they raped children in the Central African Republic while on a peacekeeping mission. What happens next is up to investigating judges in France, but as no one has been charged a trial appears unlikely. France opened a first probe […]

Pope apologises for Catholic church being close to Hutu-led govt in 1994 Rwanda genocide when 800,000 mostly Tutsis were killed

Pope apologises for Catholic church being close to Hutu-led govt in 1994 Rwanda genocide when 800,000 mostly Tutsis were killed

Pope Francis has plead for forgiveness for “the sins and failings of the Church and its members” implicated in the 1994 Rwanda genocide that killed about 800,000 people. The pontiff “conveyed his profound sadness, and that of the Holy See and of the Church, for the genocide against the Tutsi”, the Vatican said in a […]

‘I Collected a Tin of Lice for Mugabe’ – Protest Pastor

‘I Collected a Tin of Lice for Mugabe’ – Protest Pastor

A pastor who’s just spent six weeks in jail for predicting Robert Mugabe’s death says he collected a tin of lice to show the Zimbabwe president just how bad prison life is, according to a newspaper. The Daily News quotes Patrick Mugadza (his other name is Phillip) from Kariba saying: “I had collected lice because […]

Nigerian pimp gets 20 years for drugging, raping and trafficking SA teen

Nigerian pimp gets 20 years for drugging, raping and trafficking SA teen

Ugochukwu Eke was on Monday sentenced to 20 years imprisonment by the Johannesburg High Court for drugging and sexually exploiting an underage girl and living off the earnings of sexual exploitation, being an accomplice to her rape and trafficking. The Nigerian national committed the crimes in 2015. Judge Majake Mabesele read out the charges that […]

Zimbabwe policeman must compensate torture victim

Zimbabwe policeman must compensate torture victim

Zimbabwean courts have ordered a deduction from a police officer’s salary as compensation for torturing a high school pupil to induce a confession. Pupil Brighton Sanyanga had in 2014 been tortured at a police station in the east of the country after being accused of malicious damage to property after school rioting. The Mutare Magistrate’s Court […]

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