HIFA Returns After a Year’s Absence

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe and probably Africa’s annual festival and workshop programme that showcases the best of local, regional and international arts and culture in a comprehensive festival programme of theatre, dance, music, circus, street performanc…

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe and probably Africa's annual festival and workshop programme that showcases the best of local, regional and international arts and culture in a comprehensive festival programme of theatre, dance, music, circus, street performance, fashion, spoken word and visual arts, will return this May after a year's absence from the scene.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Court Admits List of Beneficiaries of Diezani’s $115 Million

[Daily Trust] Lagos -A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday admitted as evidence list of beneficiaries of $115 million, which the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), alleged that a former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Maduake stashe…

[Daily Trust] Lagos -A Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday admitted as evidence list of beneficiaries of $115 million, which the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC), alleged that a former petroleum minister, Diezani Alison-Maduake stashed in Fidelity Bank and subsequently disbursed to some individuals across the country prior to 2015 elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Cynthia Osokogu’s Killers Sentenced to Death

[Premium Times] A Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, on Thursday sentenced Okwumo Nwabuzor and his nephew, Olisaeloka Ezike, to death by hanging for killing a postgraduate student, Cynthia Osokogu whom they lured from Nasarawa to Lagos before strangling…

[Premium Times] A Lagos State High Court, Igbosere, on Thursday sentenced Okwumo Nwabuzor and his nephew, Olisaeloka Ezike, to death by hanging for killing a postgraduate student, Cynthia Osokogu whom they lured from Nasarawa to Lagos before strangling her in an hotel in Festac Town in 2012.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

London Terror Sparks Call For Better MP Protection

[Ghana Star] The terror attack at the British Parliament on Wednesday, has seen some Members of Ghana’s Parliament revive the debate of the security of Ghana’s legislature, with the Chairman of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Patrick Boamah, sa…

[Ghana Star] The terror attack at the British Parliament on Wednesday, has seen some Members of Ghana's Parliament revive the debate of the security of Ghana's legislature, with the Chairman of Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, Patrick Boamah, saying MPs are vulnerable in chamber.

source: AllAfrica News: Ghana

Tempers, Uncertainty Rule Amuru As Madhvani Pushes Land Claim

[Monitor] For two decades, Acholi sub-region was the theatre of a blistering bloodbath as Joseph Kony’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) battled the national army. There was colossal loss of life, irreparable damage to property, disfigurement of the consci…

[Monitor] For two decades, Acholi sub-region was the theatre of a blistering bloodbath as Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) battled the national army. There was colossal loss of life, irreparable damage to property, disfigurement of the conscience of a people and the shattering of the economic spine, which has been the subject of numerous news reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Raped, Injected With Poison, Family Killed – One Woman’s Story

[IRIN] Bangui -The first time the Séléka rebels captured Danielle* she was visiting the shallow grave where her husband, father, and brothers were all buried. Danielle had witnessed the rebels kill the men outside her home just a few hours earlier. When she returned to show her mother what had happened, the fighters – still lingering outside – turned on her.

[IRIN] Bangui -The first time the Séléka rebels captured Danielle* she was visiting the shallow grave where her husband, father, and brothers were all buried. Danielle had witnessed the rebels kill the men outside her home just a few hours earlier. When she returned to show her mother what had happened, the fighters - still lingering outside - turned on her.

source: AllAfrica News: Central African Republic

Moment of Truth for Chadian Dictator Convicted of Crimes Against Humanity

[The Conversation Africa] On May 30, 2016 an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar found the former Chadian head of state Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Part domestic, part international, the hybrid Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires sentenced him to life in prison.

[The Conversation Africa] On May 30, 2016 an ad hoc tribunal in Dakar found the former Chadian head of state Hissène Habré guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes, and torture. Part domestic, part international, the hybrid Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires sentenced him to life in prison.

source: AllAfrica News: Chad