Burundi in Panic As Nkurunziza Seeks to Extend Reign

[CAJ News] Kigali -AFRICAN leaders have been urged to urgently address the worsening crisis in Burundi, which coincides with the country becoming the first nation to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The East African country withdrew on October 2…

[CAJ News] Kigali -AFRICAN leaders have been urged to urgently address the worsening crisis in Burundi, which coincides with the country becoming the first nation to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The East African country withdrew on October 27. Indications that President Pierre Nkurunziza could run for another term in 2020 have exacerbated tensions. Nkurunziza (53) is seeking possibly 14 more years of power. If this draft constitution is adopted by referendum, which should be held at the beginning of 2018, he could

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi

Evicted Villagers Freed From Police Custody

[CAJ News] Bulawayo -A ZIMBABWEAN court south of the country has released on free bail over 70 villagers, including the elderly and juveniles, arrested during conflict over land with the government. The 72 villagers in the drought-prone Matopo, Matabel…

[CAJ News] Bulawayo -A ZIMBABWEAN court south of the country has released on free bail over 70 villagers, including the elderly and juveniles, arrested during conflict over land with the government. The 72 villagers in the drought-prone Matopo, Matabeleland South were arrested last week as the officers of the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) forcibly evicted them Fox Farm. They are charged with contravening the Gazetted Land (Consequential Provisions) Act. President Robert Mugabe's government uses the law to take over land purpo

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Political Temperatures Soar Towards Polls

[CAJ News] Harare -HUMAN rights groups are concerned at the cases of political violence increasing ahead of watershed elections set for next year in Zimbabwe. This has manifested itself in intimidation and harassment that have beset the ongoing biometr…

[CAJ News] Harare -HUMAN rights groups are concerned at the cases of political violence increasing ahead of watershed elections set for next year in Zimbabwe. This has manifested itself in intimidation and harassment that have beset the ongoing biometric voters' registration (BVR) exercise. Political activists, mainly from the ruling Zanu-PF, traditional leaders aligned to the party and the youths are reportedly misinforming people the BVR is a surveillance tool that will be used to smoke out people who do not vote 'wisely'

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Pregnant Mothers Dying in DRC Ethnic Conflicts

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -PREGNANT women in regions torn apart by ethnic clashes are dying during delivery as conflicts make hospitals inaccessible. At least three women have died in Kabeké in the southeastern Tanganyika Province. The region is afflicted by long-running conflicts between the Twa and Bantu communities. About 3 000 people live in this locality. As conflicts and banditry recur, the area has become more isolated while roads and agricultural routes have deteriorated over the years. Subsequently, in Kabeké,

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -PREGNANT women in regions torn apart by ethnic clashes are dying during delivery as conflicts make hospitals inaccessible. At least three women have died in Kabeké in the southeastern Tanganyika Province. The region is afflicted by long-running conflicts between the Twa and Bantu communities. About 3 000 people live in this locality. As conflicts and banditry recur, the area has become more isolated while roads and agricultural routes have deteriorated over the years. Subsequently, in Kabeké,

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Iten Celebrates Kamworor’s Victory

[Nation] Hundreds of elite and upcoming athletes on Sunday braved the chilly cold weather in Item, Elgeyo Marakwet County to watch and cheer their colleagues participating in the New York Marathon.

[Nation] Hundreds of elite and upcoming athletes on Sunday braved the chilly cold weather in Item, Elgeyo Marakwet County to watch and cheer their colleagues participating in the New York Marathon.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Threats Against Exposé Author Signify Zuma’s Desperation

[Daily Maverick] From the moment it became clear the ANC’s leadership race was going to be between Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramphosa, it was known that the intelligence services would play an oversized role. They were present i…

[Daily Maverick] From the moment it became clear the ANC's leadership race was going to be between Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma and Deputy President Cyril Ramphosa, it was known that the intelligence services would play an oversized role. They were present in Polokwane and Mangaung - and now they are even more firmly under the thumb of President Jacob Zuma. On Friday, the SARS threat of action against Jacques Pauw was quickly followed by the State Security Agency's demand that the The President's Keepers be withdrawn. The first

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

SON – a Year of Reform, Strides and Landmarks

[Vanguard] Approximately a year ago, Barrister Osita Aboloma assumed the mantle of leadership as the Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria,SON. And for the quality safeguarding agency of the nation, it has been a year defined by rem…

[Vanguard] Approximately a year ago, Barrister Osita Aboloma assumed the mantle of leadership as the Director-General of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria,SON. And for the quality safeguarding agency of the nation, it has been a year defined by remarkable strides, change and landmarks. It therefore becomes appropriate to take stock of the lofty programmes, vision and achievements of the strategic regulatory organisation within the period.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria