Nigeria – Disturbing Intolerance of Dissent

[HRW] Abuja -Growing concerns about intolerance of dissent and a heavy-handed response to protests dominated Nigeria’s human rights landscape in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2017. Government rhetoric about security …

[HRW] Abuja -Growing concerns about intolerance of dissent and a heavy-handed response to protests dominated Nigeria's human rights landscape in 2016, Human Rights Watch said today in releasing its World Report 2017. Government rhetoric about security sector reform and improving accountability for rights abuses has yet to translate into concrete action.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Eight Up for Murder

[The Herald] Sheillah Mapani -Eight Harare men have been indicted at the High Court for trial on murder charges after they battered and stoned a suspected robber to death in Marlborough, Harare.

[The Herald] Sheillah Mapani -Eight Harare men have been indicted at the High Court for trial on murder charges after they battered and stoned a suspected robber to death in Marlborough, Harare.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Electricity Firm Employees Arrested Over Transformer Theft

[Nyasa Times] Police in Ndirande Township, Blantyre have arrested three Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) employees for allegedly stealing a transformer worth over K6 million.

[Nyasa Times] Police in Ndirande Township, Blantyre have arrested three Electricity Supply Corporation of Malawi (Escom) employees for allegedly stealing a transformer worth over K6 million.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

2016 – A Year of Brutality and Restrictions

[HRW] Nairobi -Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown against largely peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Re…

[HRW] Nairobi -Ethiopia plunged into a human rights crisis in 2016, increasing restrictions on basic rights during a state of emergency and continuing a bloody crackdown against largely peaceful protesters, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2017. The state of emergency permits arbitrary detention, restricts access to social media, and bans communications with foreign groups.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

President Meets University Council Over Reopening of Colleges

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika on Thursday summoned the newly constituted University of Malawi (Unima) Council for a meeting, State House confirmed to Nyasa Times.

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika on Thursday summoned the newly constituted University of Malawi (Unima) Council for a meeting, State House confirmed to Nyasa Times.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

No End in Sight to Deadly Typhoid

[CAJ News] Harare -A raging typhoid outbreak is stretching Zimbabwe’s collapsing health sector to the limit and left the country on the verge of its worst disease catastrophe in a decade. Spreading with no end in sight, it has evoked memories of a chol…

[CAJ News] Harare -A raging typhoid outbreak is stretching Zimbabwe's collapsing health sector to the limit and left the country on the verge of its worst disease catastrophe in a decade. Spreading with no end in sight, it has evoked memories of a cholera outbreak that claimed 4 000 lives for months in 2008. The capital Harare continues reeling under conditions suitable for the spread of typhoid, which like cholera is waterborne. With two deaths reported from 132 cases this week, the situation remains dire. Burst sewerages,

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Two Poachers Shot Dead Near Key Tourist Spot

[News24Wire] Poachers in Zimbabwe are getting more daring: two were shot dead right near Hwange Main Camp, a top spot for bush-loving tourists, according to the state Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.

[News24Wire] Poachers in Zimbabwe are getting more daring: two were shot dead right near Hwange Main Camp, a top spot for bush-loving tourists, according to the state Parks and Wildlife Management Authority.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe