DRC Forces Arrest Scores of Kabila Opponents

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been urged to release scores of opposition members arrested during a private meeting in Lubumbashi this past weekend. The defense and security forces swooped on the activists of the Rally …

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been urged to release scores of opposition members arrested during a private meeting in Lubumbashi this past weekend. The defense and security forces swooped on the activists of the Rally of Political and Social Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Haut-Katanga provincial capital. Maman Sidikou, United Nations special representative in DRC, condemned the mass arrest. "I urge the Congolese authorities to release immediately and unconditionally those ar

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Man ‘Wanted’ for Deadly Virus Surveillance

[CAJ News] Kampala -THE disappearance of a man wanted for monitoring is stalling efforts to contain an outbreak of the deadly Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in Uganda. He is a brother to two victims that have died of the disease, including a 50-year-old w…

[CAJ News] Kampala -THE disappearance of a man wanted for monitoring is stalling efforts to contain an outbreak of the deadly Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in Uganda. He is a brother to two victims that have died of the disease, including a 50-year-old woman whom she transported to the hospital and took the body back home for burial. The World Health Organisation (WHO) Rapid Response team from the country office has reached Kween district east of Uganda, the epicentre of the outbreak but the disappearance of the man is cause fo

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Govt to Impound Unregistered Vehicles

[The Herald] Government will impound vehicles that do not display registration number plates, while offenders will either be imprisoned or fined, a Government official has said. In a statement yesterday, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minist…

[The Herald] Government will impound vehicles that do not display registration number plates, while offenders will either be imprisoned or fined, a Government official has said. In a statement yesterday, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo said there was a disturbing increase in the number of vehicles being driven without number plates. "It has come to the attention of Government that there is an increased number of motor vehicles plying our public roads without displaying registration num

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Credible Kenya Repeat Election Not Possible, Says Roselyn Akombe

[East African] Former Kenya election commissioner Roselyn Akombe has said that political interference has rendered the electoral agency so dysfunctional that any hope of the commission carrying out a credible repeat election on October 26 is impossible.

[East African] Former Kenya election commissioner Roselyn Akombe has said that political interference has rendered the electoral agency so dysfunctional that any hope of the commission carrying out a credible repeat election on October 26 is impossible.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

New Witness Strains Rwanda-France Ties Over Genocide

[East African] The emergence of a “new witness” in France in the shooting of the plane carrying former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana on April 6, 1994, has angered Rwanda and is likely to worsen the deteriorating diplomatic ties between Kigali a…

[East African] The emergence of a "new witness" in France in the shooting of the plane carrying former Rwandan president Juvenal Habyarimana on April 6, 1994, has angered Rwanda and is likely to worsen the deteriorating diplomatic ties between Kigali and Paris.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Electoral Bodies – a History of Blunders and Short Stints

[East African] Since the reintroduction of political pluralism in Kenya in 1991, successive electoral bodies have continued making avoidable blunders despite years of efforts to streamline the electoral system.

[East African] Since the reintroduction of political pluralism in Kenya in 1991, successive electoral bodies have continued making avoidable blunders despite years of efforts to streamline the electoral system.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

NGO Says 1980s Massacre Denialism Must Be Criminalised

[New Zimbabwe] Government must outlaw Gukurahundi denialism and apply lustration on all past and present violators from holding positions of authority on the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission, a leading NGO has said.

[New Zimbabwe] Government must outlaw Gukurahundi denialism and apply lustration on all past and present violators from holding positions of authority on the National Peace and Reconciliation Commission, a leading NGO has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Last Ditch Efforts for Compromise Ahead of October 26 Election

[East African] Concerted efforts are being made to prevail upon President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga to reach a compromise ahead of the October 26 election.

[East African] Concerted efforts are being made to prevail upon President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga to reach a compromise ahead of the October 26 election.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Elections Body Registers Almost 1 Million People

[The Herald] At least 954 900 people in the country’s 10 provinces had registered with the biometric voter registration system as of Sunday, with over 22 000 having been turned away for non-compliance, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has said. …

[The Herald] At least 954 900 people in the country's 10 provinces had registered with the biometric voter registration system as of Sunday, with over 22 000 having been turned away for non-compliance, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has said. ZEC public relations officer Mr Brian Tomo said potential voters were being turned away for not complying with the stipulated requirements of the new exercise.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

“noticias” Group in Deep Financial Crisis

[AIM] Maputo -The company Sociedade Noticias, which publishes Mozambique’s main daily paper “Noticias”, and its sister publications, the Sunday paper “Domingo” and the sports weekly “Desafio”, is effectively bankrupt, according to the company report an…

[AIM] Maputo -The company Sociedade Noticias, which publishes Mozambique's main daily paper "Noticias", and its sister publications, the Sunday paper "Domingo" and the sports weekly "Desafio", is effectively bankrupt, according to the company report and accounts for 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique