Armed Group Likely Killed Investigators – UN

[Al Jazeera] A United Nations inquiry found that two UN investigators were murdered by a group of Congolese fighters, likely members of a local armed group from the central Democratic Republic of Congo, but an absence of evidence “does not preclude the…

[Al Jazeera] A United Nations inquiry found that two UN investigators were murdered by a group of Congolese fighters, likely members of a local armed group from the central Democratic Republic of Congo, but an absence of evidence "does not preclude the possibility that others are involved".

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Brazzaville

Grace Mugabe Seeks Immunity in South Africa Assault Case

[Al Jazeera] South African officials are debating whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg this week.

[Al Jazeera] South African officials are debating whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe, who is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model in Johannesburg this week.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Will Kenya Always Be the Country of the Future?

[ISS] Two cheers for democracy. That would probably be a fair verdict on last week’s general elections in Kenya. It was free-ish and fair-ish. Over 15 million Kenyans stood in lines, often long, to elect a president, senate, national assembly, governor…

[ISS] Two cheers for democracy. That would probably be a fair verdict on last week's general elections in Kenya. It was free-ish and fair-ish. Over 15 million Kenyans stood in lines, often long, to elect a president, senate, national assembly, governors and members of assemblies for 47 counties, and women's representatives.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Mass Burials After Devastating Mudslide

[Al Jazeera] Facing the threat of disease, people in Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, in one of Africa’s worst flood disasters in living memory.

[Al Jazeera] Facing the threat of disease, people in Sierra Leone on Wednesday began burying hundreds of victims of a mudslide that swept away homes on the edge of the capital, Freetown, in one of Africa's worst flood disasters in living memory.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

South Africa Remembers Marikana Miners Killed By Police

[Al Jazeera] A memorial service has been held in South Africa on Wednesday to remember the victims of the Marikana massacre five years ago, in which 34 miners who were on strike were shot and killed by police.

[Al Jazeera] A memorial service has been held in South Africa on Wednesday to remember the victims of the Marikana massacre five years ago, in which 34 miners who were on strike were shot and killed by police.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Grittah’s Camp Revives Live Music in Lilongwe

[Nyasa Times] Entertainment pundits now have reasons to grin from cheek to cheek following the re-opening of Grittah’s Camp which many have described it as a live music mecca in the capital, Lilongwe.

[Nyasa Times] Entertainment pundits now have reasons to grin from cheek to cheek following the re-opening of Grittah's Camp which many have described it as a live music mecca in the capital, Lilongwe.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Simbas Team to Face Hong Kong Named

[Nation] Kabras Sugar lock George Nyambua will captain the Kenya Simbas side that will face Hong Kong on Sunday in the first of two international matches to be played at the RFUEA grounds.

[Nation] Kabras Sugar lock George Nyambua will captain the Kenya Simbas side that will face Hong Kong on Sunday in the first of two international matches to be played at the RFUEA grounds.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya