Group Protests Continued Detention of Zakzaky, Nigeria’s ‘Most Oppressed Person’

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -Thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria took to the streets in Kaduna calling for the immediate and unconditional release of their leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -Thousands of members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria took to the streets in Kaduna calling for the immediate and unconditional release of their leader Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Marikana Legal Proceedings Have Not Begun – Prosecuting Authority

[News24Wire] Legal proceedings against the 72 police officers involved in the killing of 34 miners during the Marikana Massacre has not yet started, five years after the tragedy, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Wednesday.

[News24Wire] Legal proceedings against the 72 police officers involved in the killing of 34 miners during the Marikana Massacre has not yet started, five years after the tragedy, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said on Wednesday.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Swearing-in Plan Put On Hold

[Nation] Preparations for the swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term have now been halted after Nasa co-principal Raila Odinga said he will challenge his election at the Supreme Court.

[Nation] Preparations for the swearing-in of President Uhuru Kenyatta for a second term have now been halted after Nasa co-principal Raila Odinga said he will challenge his election at the Supreme Court.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Search for Survivors Under Way As Week of Mourning Begins

[Deutsche Welle] Sierra Leone began a week of mourning for the victims of the mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of capital Freetown. With 600 people still missing, aid groups say it’s a race against time to find survivors.

[Deutsche Welle] Sierra Leone began a week of mourning for the victims of the mudslide and flooding that devastated parts of capital Freetown. With 600 people still missing, aid groups say it's a race against time to find survivors.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Mugabe Arrives in SA for Summit As Wife Grace Seeks Immunity

[News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe has arrived in South Africa for the 37th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit, as controversy surrounding his wife Grace continues, Zimbabwean state-media reports.

[News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe has arrived in South Africa for the 37th SADC Heads of State and Government Summit, as controversy surrounding his wife Grace continues, Zimbabwean state-media reports.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Pres. Lungu Deserves Credit For Hichilema Release – Oliver Shalala

A regular social media contributor Oliver Shalala has added another dimension to Hakainde Hichilema’s release urging Zambians give credit to President Edgar Lungu for conceding to dialogue with the opposition leader. READ SHALALA’S THOUGHTS I don’t think enough credit has … Continued

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A regular social media contributor Oliver Shalala has added another dimension to Hakainde Hichilema’s release urging Zambians give credit to President Edgar Lungu for conceding to dialogue with the opposition leader. READ SHALALA’S THOUGHTS I don’t think enough credit has been given to President Edgar Lungu for accepting to dialogue and setting the stage for HH’s freedom. Forget the Genesis! If we are to be objective, I know he has some blame hence my “forget the Genesis”. But I Am thinking that, given where we are already – irrespective of Genesis – his willingness to dialogue and repudiate, deserves some credit albeit measured and qualified.   The post Pres. Lungu Deserves Credit For Hichilema Release – Oliver Shalala appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Photo Focus: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: How Intolerance Endears Your Enemy To Your Supporters. Hichilema has seemingly won more hearts of the poor in his alleged persecution. Picture Source: UPND Media Team               … Continued

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A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words: How Intolerance Endears Your Enemy To Your Supporters. Hichilema has seemingly won more hearts of the poor in his alleged persecution. Picture Source: UPND Media Team                                       The post Photo Focus: A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Freed Hichilema Says Thank You: “I Am Now 10 Times Stronger”

Freed opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has paid tribute to his supporters following an outpouring of love shown to him after his release. Supporters joined Hichilema’s convoy jogging side by side the motorcade from Lusaka Central Prison to the UPND secretariat … Continued

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Freed opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has paid tribute to his supporters following an outpouring of love shown to him after his release. Supporters joined Hichilema’s convoy jogging side by side the motorcade from Lusaka Central Prison to the UPND secretariat through his residence in New Kasama. The distance Hichilema’s supporters covered on foot is estimated at between 12 to 15 kilometers. Hichilema and five others have served a little over four months in jail on treason related charges that have widely been speculated as politically motivated. The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Lilian Siyuni discontinued the case when the matter came up for hearing in the High Court this morning. When Hichilema finally arrived at his residence, scores of supporters chanted, “we love you, we love you, we love you.” Hichilema told reporters shortly after alighting from his vehicle he was humbled by the support. The businessman turned politician assured his supporters the harsh prison conditions had not broken him. Instead, Hichilema declared he was 10 times stronger. “Thank you to all of you who drove with us from Chimbokaila prison to our secretariat and finally to our residence. “To those who followed us through various communication channels across the globe, in celebrating our release from prison, we value your support too,” he said. PICTURE SOURCE: Hichilema’s Facebook page The post Freed Hichilema Says Thank You: “I Am Now 10 Times Stronger” appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Liberian Youth Advocate Addresses United Nations Youth Assembly

[FrontPageAfrica] Usa -A Liberian youth advocate, Wanto Teah Wanto has won the Friendship Ambassador Foundation’s first merit-based scholarship award based on his academic and professional achievement, his involvement in advocacy, and commitment to hum…

[FrontPageAfrica] Usa -A Liberian youth advocate, Wanto Teah Wanto has won the Friendship Ambassador Foundation's first merit-based scholarship award based on his academic and professional achievement, his involvement in advocacy, and commitment to humanitarian and environmental initiatives by mobilizing youth and empowering his community.

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia