Prisons Overflow After Deadly Protests

[CAJ News] Yaounde -AT least 500 civilians in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon are detained in overcrowded facilities while scores wounded have fled hospitals for fear of arrest. Other protestors have reportedly been forced to pay US$60 bribes …

[CAJ News] Yaounde -AT least 500 civilians in the English-speaking regions of Cameroon are detained in overcrowded facilities while scores wounded have fled hospitals for fear of arrest. Other protestors have reportedly been forced to pay US$60 bribes (R800) to be released from detention.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Weah, Boakai for Presidential Runoff Poll

[CAJ News] Monrovia -FORMER global soccer star, Geroge Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai look set to contest a run off next month after landmark presidential polls in Liberia failed to produce an outright winner. The two candidates comfortably led …

[CAJ News] Monrovia -FORMER global soccer star, Geroge Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai look set to contest a run off next month after landmark presidential polls in Liberia failed to produce an outright winner. The two candidates comfortably led the 20-candidate race to succeed Africa's first elected female head of state, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, in a succession that would ensure the impoverished West African country's first democratic transfer of power in more than 70 years. It was the third regular poll after the end of

source: AllAfrica News: Liberia

IFRC and Somali Red Crescent Society Mourn Volunteers Killed in Mogadishu Blast

[Shabelle] The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society are mourning the deaths of five Red Crescent volunteers, killed in a large explosion in Mogadishu yesterday.

[Shabelle] The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Somali Red Crescent Society are mourning the deaths of five Red Crescent volunteers, killed in a large explosion in Mogadishu yesterday.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Ocampo Revelations Exposing Hypocrisy of ICC, Opponents

[Nation] Revelations that Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, was compromised by people who were suspected to be war criminals, should interest Kenyans because they do raise the question of whether the K…

[Nation] Revelations that Luis Moreno Ocampo, the former chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court, was compromised by people who were suspected to be war criminals, should interest Kenyans because they do raise the question of whether the Kenyan cases at the ICC were similarly undermined.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

State Enters Nolle in Hichilema and GBM Luanshya Case

UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba have been conditionally discharged after the Director of Public Prosecution entered a nolle prosequi in the matter they are accused of threatening public peace in Luanshya. After over a year … Continued

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UPND president Hakainde Hichilema and his deputy Geoffrey Bwalya Mwamba have been conditionally discharged after the Director of Public Prosecution entered a nolle prosequi in the matter they are accused of threatening public peace in Luanshya. After over a year of trekking to Luanshya for court hearings that have been continuously adjourned, the state entered a nolle prosequi. Hichilema and Mwamba were in court when the nolle was proclaimed by Ndola Magistrate John Mbuzi sitting in Luanshya. The UPND leaders were charged in count one with seditious practices on grounds that on September 20, in Mpongwe, conspired with other unknown people to bring into hatred, incite violence, resistance and disobedience to the administration of the elected government of Zambia by uttering words, “Nga taba mufumishe Matambo, epo ulubuli lwalatampila (If they haven’t released [Copperbelt UPND chairperson Elisha Matambo], that’s how the fight will start.†Hichilema and Mwamba were also charged with unlawful assembly. The nolle adds up to the growing list of politically charged cases in Zambian courts. The post State Enters Nolle in Hichilema and GBM Luanshya Case appeared first on Zambia Reports.

source: Zambia Reports

The Death Toll From Mogadishu Truck Bomb Rises to 276

[Shabelle] The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia’s capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country’s information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The…

[Shabelle] The most powerful bomb blast ever witnessed in Somalia's capital killed 276 people with around 300 others injured, the country's information minister said early Monday, making it the deadliest single attack in this Horn of Africa nation. The toll was expected to rise.

source: AllAfrica News: Somalia

Police Killed, Beat Post-Election Protesters

[HRW] Nairobi -Kenyan police killed at least 33 people, possibly as many as 50, and injured hundreds more in some parts of Nairobi, the capital, in response to protests following the August 8, 2017 elections, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watc…

[HRW] Nairobi -Kenyan police killed at least 33 people, possibly as many as 50, and injured hundreds more in some parts of Nairobi, the capital, in response to protests following the August 8, 2017 elections, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said in a joint report released today.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya