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Boko Haram Fuelled By Shrinking Lake Chad – UN Deputy Chief

Boko Haram Fuelled By Shrinking Lake Chad – UN Deputy Chief

UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed has attributed the Boko Haram terrorism in Northeast Nigeria largely to the drying up of the once thriving Lake Chad, which provided millions with livelihood. Ms Mohammed stated this in Stockholm in her remarks to the opening plenary of 2018 World Water Week with theme: ‘Water, Ecosystems and Human Development, […]

Central African Republic – Bar Amnesty for Atrocity Crimes

Central African Republic – Bar Amnesty for Atrocity Crimes

Bangui — A general amnesty as part of the political dialogue in the Central African Republic would be incompatible with the government’s duty to bring those responsible for grave international crimes to justice and with victims’ rights to accountability, five Central African and international human rights organizations said today. The groups are Amnesty International, Human […]

Angola Sets Up Commission to Implement Judiciary Reform

Angola Sets Up Commission to Implement Judiciary Reform

Luanda — The plenary of the Higher Council of the Judicial Magistracy has decided to set up the Commission to Implement the Judiciary Reform (CIRJ). The information comes in the First Series of the State Gazette number 131, which ANGOP checked on Wednesday. The commission is tasked with implementing the guidelines and tasks of the […]

‘Mnangagwa’s Commission of Inquiry is a joke’..full list of 7 member team

‘Mnangagwa’s Commission of Inquiry is a joke’..full list of 7 member team

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has appointed a seven-member Commission of Inquiry into the August 1 killing of unarmed protestors. But the inclusion of Zanu PF apologist Professor Charity Manyeruke raises serious questions about Mnangagwa’s commitment to truth, many think this could be another big cover up unfolding. “There is only one name which reeks of oddity […]

Two dead in White City as residents clash with foreign shop owners

Two dead in White City as residents clash with foreign shop owners

JOHANNESBURG – Foreign shop owners in White City are packing up what’s left of their stock after widespread looting and violence in the Soweto community that has left two people dead. The pair was shot dead on Wednesday when crowds of people moved from one shop to the next, stealing what they could carry. It’s […]

Did Chief Justice Malaba say “we believe in facts, not figures”?

Did Chief Justice Malaba say “we believe in facts, not figures”?

CLAIM: Senior opposition figures, including former minister Jonathan Moyo and MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa’s chief election agent Jameson Timba, have alleged that Chief Justice Luke Malaba, while ruling in Chamisa’s presidential election petition, said figures were not important. CONCLUSION: The claim, which has been reduced by many critics of the Constitutional Court ruling […]

Killing of Man With Albinism Haunts Machinga District

Killing of Man With Albinism Haunts Machinga District

The missing and eventual death of Mc Donald Masambuka, a young man with albinism, remains a gloomy and troubling thought to people in Machinga, a district in the eastern part of Malawi. In May this year, the 22-year-old man went missing from his home in Makawa in Traditional Authority (T/A) Mkowola in Machinga. His body […]

Prisoners Held With Lions, Hyenas – Former Somali Region President Omar Arrested

Prisoners Held With Lions, Hyenas – Former Somali Region President Omar Arrested

Clashes in the Somali region of Ethiopia led to the burning of churches, looting and rape. Police and PM Abiy Ahmed stepped in, calling the chaos shameful, and arresting a former regional president. Abdi Mohammed Omar, known as Abdi Illey, was shown on television being led out of his villa in the Ethiopian capital on […]

War crimes prosecutor calls for conviction in Congo sexual slavery case

War crimes prosecutor calls for conviction in Congo sexual slavery case

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Tuesday called on judges to convict a former Congo military leader on charges ranging from murder and rape to conscripting child soldiers and sexual slavery. “The evidence shows that Bosco Ntaganda personally committed crimes,” Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said, in closing remarks in Ntaganda’s […]

President Kagame’s Bad Handling of Critic Diane Rwigara May Stain His Good Record

President Kagame’s Bad Handling of Critic Diane Rwigara May Stain His Good Record

Paul Kagame could easily be praised as one of Africa’s most visionary leaders. His strides in taking Rwanda out of the dark created by the genocide years to a country with so much promises is indeed daring enough to enlist Kagame’s name amongst Africa’s best leaders in the 21st century. Kagame has been praised for […]

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