Police Use Force at Rabat Sit-in

[HRW] Tunis -Moroccan security forces used force to disperse a peaceful protest on July 8, 2017, in Rabat, Human Rights Watch said today. The police lightly injured several people, including a human rights lawyer and a news photographer, based on accou…

[HRW] Tunis -Moroccan security forces used force to disperse a peaceful protest on July 8, 2017, in Rabat, Human Rights Watch said today. The police lightly injured several people, including a human rights lawyer and a news photographer, based on accounts of victims and witnesses, and video of the incident.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Petty Crime Suspects Summarily Executed

[HRW] Nairobi -State security forces in Rwanda have summarily killed at least 37 suspected petty offenders and forcibly disappeared four others since April 2016, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Most victims were accused of stealing …

[HRW] Nairobi -State security forces in Rwanda have summarily killed at least 37 suspected petty offenders and forcibly disappeared four others since April 2016, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Most victims were accused of stealing items such as bananas, a cow, or a motorcycle. Others were suspected of smuggling marijuana, illegally crossing the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo, or of using illegal fishing nets.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Anti Tobacco War Firms Up

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Several researchers have proven that tobacco use and second hand smoke kill more people annually than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Several researchers have proven that tobacco use and second hand smoke kill more people annually than HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana

President Jacob Zuma Declares Special Provincial Official Funeral for Late Ms Emma Mashinini

[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral for respected trade unionist and human rights activist, Ms Emma Mashinini, who passed on 10 July 2017, at the age of 87.

[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has declared a Special Provincial Official Funeral for respected trade unionist and human rights activist, Ms Emma Mashinini, who passed on 10 July 2017, at the age of 87.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Pretenders Free to Leave – VP Mnangagwa

[The Herald] Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday strongly castigated elements that pretend to be Zanu-PF when at heart they are not, saying they were free to leave the revolutionary party. Addressing hordes of Zanu-PF supporters at Muchakata Bu…

[The Herald] Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday strongly castigated elements that pretend to be Zanu-PF when at heart they are not, saying they were free to leave the revolutionary party. Addressing hordes of Zanu-PF supporters at Muchakata Business Centre in Chiwundura ahead of the by-election on Saturday, VP Mnangagwa described such people as "possessed" with the "biblical Legion" demon.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Ruling Party Politician Mashayamombe in the Eye of a Storm

[The Herald] Some Zanu-PF Harare provincial members led by political commissar Cde Shadreck Mashayamombe stand accused of unprocedurally disbanding party districts in Harare East constituency to impose their preferred candidate in council by-elections …

[The Herald] Some Zanu-PF Harare provincial members led by political commissar Cde Shadreck Mashayamombe stand accused of unprocedurally disbanding party districts in Harare East constituency to impose their preferred candidate in council by-elections slated for September. The move has riled residents of Ward 46 who on Tuesday staged a demonstration against Cde Mashayamombe and his cartel at the party's provincial head office.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Patient Sues ‘Negligent’ Doctors for U.S.$127 000

[The Herald] Chitungwiza Central Hospital and its three doctors have been slapped with a $127 000 lawsuit by a patient who accuses the medical practitioners of negligence during surgery.

[The Herald] Chitungwiza Central Hospital and its three doctors have been slapped with a $127 000 lawsuit by a patient who accuses the medical practitioners of negligence during surgery.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe