Category: Africa

Zimbabwe to ratify African Court Protocol

Zimbabwe’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has given his assurance that Harare will ratify the Protocol establishing the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. He gave the assurance when receiving a…

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Uganda’s Winnie Byanyima ‘excited’ to be returning to the UN as UNAIDS executive director

Winifred "Winnie" Byanyima, a former Ugandan politician and the current head of the humanitarian group Oxfam International, was appointed the new executive director of the U.N. AIDS agency on Wednesday.…

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Malawi: 3 sentenced to death for murder and mutilation of an albino

Members of a witchcraft gang in Malawi have been sentenced to death for the murder and mutilation of a person with albinism. It is very dangerous living as an Albino…

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Rwanda to host over 500 over migrants from Libya

Hundreds of migrants being held in detention centers in Libya will soon find a safe haven in Rwanda, officials in the East African nation have confirmed. Reports from Rwanda say…

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African Rights Court to train lawyers to represent indigent Applicants

In a bid to facilitate the representation of their clients effectively; the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (AfCHPR) has embarked on training lawyers. Over 50 lawyers registered with…

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Ghana: Former president Mahama calls for a visa-free travel among African countries

The former president of Ghana, John Mahama, told an audience in Durban on Wednesday that it is important that African leaders put an end to visa travel requirements between African…

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Boko Haram: After 10 years of havoc, Nigerians crave stability

Friday July 26 marks a decade since Nigerian forces clashed with Boko Haram extremists at Maiduguri's central mosque. The clash lasted for days and in the end nearly 700 people…

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Rwanda: President Kagame, Prince of Wales meet to discuss Commonwealth summit

Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has met with the Prince Charles of Wales at Highgrove House in Gloucestershire, where they discussed the upcoming Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting [CHOGM] that will…

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DRC: Kinshasa Governor bans political rallies for the second time in weeks

Authorities in DR Congo have banned political rallies this week in the capital Kinshasa because of tensions between supporters of President Felix Tshisekedi and those of former leader Joseph Kabila,…

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Kenya: Finance minister arrested for corruption, Anti-Corruption Commission to partner with FBI

Kenya’s Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji has ordered the arrest of Treasury Cabinet Secretary Henry Rotich among other top government officials over the multibillion-shilling Arror and Kimwarer dams scandal.…

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