Uncertainly Reigns Over Mugabe Future

[Deutsche Welle] Conflicting reports over the likelihood of President Robert Mugabe resigning have thrown Zimbabwe into further chaos. South African ministers have arrived in Harare to mediate between the president and the army.

[Deutsche Welle] Conflicting reports over the likelihood of President Robert Mugabe resigning have thrown Zimbabwe into further chaos. South African ministers have arrived in Harare to mediate between the president and the army.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

UN Urges Authorities to Allow Peaceful Expression of Dissent At Protests

[UN News] The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday called on the authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to lawfully handle demonstrations organized by those protesting the updated electoral calendar for general elections.

[UN News] The United Nations human rights chief on Wednesday called on the authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to lawfully handle demonstrations organized by those protesting the updated electoral calendar for general elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Resolving the Political Crisis in DR Congo

[HRW] Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, members of the subcommittee, thank you for the invitation to testify. I appreciate your ongoing and bipartisan interest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is at a critical juncture. The absence of seni…

[HRW] Chairman Smith, Ranking Member Bass, members of the subcommittee, thank you for the invitation to testify. I appreciate your ongoing and bipartisan interest in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is at a critical juncture. The absence of senior-level attention from the executive branch has also been concerning, making this hearing particularly timely.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Standoff As Struggle to Succeed Mugabe Deepens

[ICG] President Robert Mugabe has plunged Zimbabwe into political crisis by firing his long-time ally and enforcer Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s Senior Southern Africa Consultant Piers Pigou says the 93-year-old leader remains the country’s final arbiter and that his successor may not become clear until after his death.

[ICG] President Robert Mugabe has plunged Zimbabwe into political crisis by firing his long-time ally and enforcer Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa. In this Q&A, Crisis Group's Senior Southern Africa Consultant Piers Pigou says the 93-year-old leader remains the country's final arbiter and that his successor may not become clear until after his death.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Word Has It… Is Actress Lulu’s career over?

[New Times] Tanzanian actress, Elizabeth Michael Lulu was slapped with a two year jail term after she was found guilty of killing fellow actor Steven Kanumba, whom she was dating in 2012.

[New Times] Tanzanian actress, Elizabeth Michael Lulu was slapped with a two year jail term after she was found guilty of killing fellow actor Steven Kanumba, whom she was dating in 2012.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania