Rwanda – ‘Green’ Candidate Claims Massive Support in Run-Up to Poll, but the Facts Don’t Back It Up

[Daily Maverick] His chances of snatching victory in Rwanda’s presidential vote on Friday are next to nothing. Frank Habineza’s running anyway. KRISTEN VAN SCHIE reports.

[Daily Maverick] His chances of snatching victory in Rwanda's presidential vote on Friday are next to nothing. Frank Habineza's running anyway. KRISTEN VAN SCHIE reports.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Opposition Leader Asks Zuma to Show Leadership in Zambia

[News24Wire] On the eve of President Jacob Zuma’s visit to Zambia, DA leader Mmusi Maimane called on him to distance himself from “dictators” like Zambian president Edgar Lungu.

[News24Wire] On the eve of President Jacob Zuma's visit to Zambia, DA leader Mmusi Maimane called on him to distance himself from "dictators" like Zambian president Edgar Lungu.

source: AllAfrica News: Zambia

Four Million Nets Distributed in Mozambique

[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium has successfully completed a mass distribution campaign of over four million long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) across Nampula and Niassa provinces in Mozambique.

[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium has successfully completed a mass distribution campaign of over four million long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) across Nampula and Niassa provinces in Mozambique.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique

The Cannabis Chronicles – What the State Has Just Cost Us

[Daily Maverick] For the opening four days of the first truly scientific hearing into the merits of cannabis legalisation in South Africa, court 6E in Pretoria was the non-sequitur capital of the world. The state and its religious Christian partner, th…

[Daily Maverick] For the opening four days of the first truly scientific hearing into the merits of cannabis legalisation in South Africa, court 6E in Pretoria was the non-sequitur capital of the world. The state and its religious Christian partner, the anti-abortionist Doctors for Life, did all they could to ensure that top-tier medical science made it nowhere near the stand - even if it meant they stopped making sense. So what has the country lost? By KEVIN BLOOM.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Military Intelligence, Frozen Funds and 5 000 Guns – Details of National Firearms Probe

[News24Wire] Police investigators paired up with SA National Defence Force (SANDF) generals to gather intelligence on how guns were stolen from military bases and then sold as part of a mammoth countrywide firearms investigation.

[News24Wire] Police investigators paired up with SA National Defence Force (SANDF) generals to gather intelligence on how guns were stolen from military bases and then sold as part of a mammoth countrywide firearms investigation.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

SA Hostage in Mali – Stephen Mcgowan Home After Six Years in Captivity

[Daily Maverick] Experts on jihadi terrorism are convinced that the South African government must have paid al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) a ransom to secure the release last week of Stephen McGowan after nearly six years in captivity in northe…

[Daily Maverick] Experts on jihadi terrorism are convinced that the South African government must have paid al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) a ransom to secure the release last week of Stephen McGowan after nearly six years in captivity in northern Mali. Not so, say international relations and security ministers. By PETER FABRICIUS.

source: AllAfrica News: Mali

10 Things You Should Know About the National Gun Smuggling Investigation

[News24Wire] A gun smuggling investigation, which many sources say is the biggest ever in South Africa, has revealed how stolen police and military firearms were channelled to gangsters, and out of the country.

[News24Wire] A gun smuggling investigation, which many sources say is the biggest ever in South Africa, has revealed how stolen police and military firearms were channelled to gangsters, and out of the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

#TimolInquest – Key Witness to Face More Questions On Timol’s Time of Death

[News24Wire] Former security branch police sergeant, Joao Jan Roderigues, will be re-examined in the Ahmed Timol inquest that is being heard in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

[News24Wire] Former security branch police sergeant, Joao Jan Roderigues, will be re-examined in the Ahmed Timol inquest that is being heard in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa