Ruling Party By-Elections Saga – Kasukuwere Under Fire

[The Herald] Embattled Zanu-PF national political commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, has come under fire for trashing the party’s communication channels and procedures after he unilaterally disqualified Cde Pearson Meeting Mbalekwa from contesting the C…

[The Herald] Embattled Zanu-PF national political commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere, has come under fire for trashing the party's communication channels and procedures after he unilaterally disqualified Cde Pearson Meeting Mbalekwa from contesting the Chiwundura by-elections slated for July 15. Cde Kasukuwere disqualified Cde Mbalekwa via a text message from Mexico where he is accompanying President Mugabe who is attending the United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Acacia Says It Has Nothing to Hide Amid Damning Report

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania’s leading gold miner, Acacia Mining, has maintained that it declares everything it mines in the country even as a presidential committee reported that it discovered discrepancies in ratios of gold, copper and other min…

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania's leading gold miner, Acacia Mining, has maintained that it declares everything it mines in the country even as a presidential committee reported that it discovered discrepancies in ratios of gold, copper and other minerals in mineral sand held at Dar es Salaam Port.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania

How France Armed Biafra’s Bid to Break From Nigeria

[RFI] France secretly armed Biafra in the self-proclaimed republic’s attempt to break away from Nigeria in a bid to weaken British and US influence in Africa, documents seen by RFI reveal 50 years after the beginning of a war that cost up to two millio…

[RFI] France secretly armed Biafra in the self-proclaimed republic's attempt to break away from Nigeria in a bid to weaken British and US influence in Africa, documents seen by RFI reveal 50 years after the beginning of a war that cost up to two million lives.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Talking Human Rights in the New Gambia

[HRW] “This is the new Gambia,” Jobe, a Gambian taxi driver told me, as I arrived in the country for the first time since the inauguration of President Adama Barrow. Three months after erstwhile strongman Yahya Jammeh left Gambian soil, the capital, Ba…

[HRW] "This is the new Gambia," Jobe, a Gambian taxi driver told me, as I arrived in the country for the first time since the inauguration of President Adama Barrow. Three months after erstwhile strongman Yahya Jammeh left Gambian soil, the capital, Banjul, is buzzing and Gambia, known as the "smiling coast of Africa," is still celebrating the end of more than two decades of dictatorial rule.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Taxi Drivers Hope to Help Prevent Another Child Snatching

[News24Wire] Two Cape Town taxi drivers believe that they can help protect women and children by being the eyes and ears of the community while they trawl the carriageways for business.

[News24Wire] Two Cape Town taxi drivers believe that they can help protect women and children by being the eyes and ears of the community while they trawl the carriageways for business.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Using Guarantees of Non-Recurrence to Prevent Past Atrocities

[HRW] The following is the transcript of a speech given by Daniel Bekele, Human Rights Watch senior director for Africa advocacy, at the Gambia National Stakeholders Conference on Justice and Human Rights, May 23-25, 2017.

[HRW] The following is the transcript of a speech given by Daniel Bekele, Human Rights Watch senior director for Africa advocacy, at the Gambia National Stakeholders Conference on Justice and Human Rights, May 23-25, 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

‘Fighting Must Stop Now’ So Millions Can Be Spared From Famine, Say UN Agency Chiefs

[UN News] Despite “appalling conditions” in South Sudan, it is not too late to save more people from dying, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said today, joining the World Food Programme (WFP) chief in a call to all parties enmeshed in …

[UN News] Despite "appalling conditions" in South Sudan, it is not too late to save more people from dying, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said today, joining the World Food Programme (WFP) chief in a call to all parties enmeshed in the country's conflict to end the violence and work together to ensure access to food and other life-saving support.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Ditsobotla Mayor Released As 32 Arrested Over Hostage Drama

[News24Wire] Ditsobotla Local Municipality mayor Daniel Buthelezi and his bodyguards were released unharmed in the early hours of Thursday morning after being held hostage in the municipal offices, North West police confirmed.

[News24Wire] Ditsobotla Local Municipality mayor Daniel Buthelezi and his bodyguards were released unharmed in the early hours of Thursday morning after being held hostage in the municipal offices, North West police confirmed.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa