Magistrates Call Off Strike

[Lesotho Times] MAGISTRATES went back to work on Tuesday after last week’s strike which brought the country’s lower courts to a virtual standstill.

[Lesotho Times] MAGISTRATES went back to work on Tuesday after last week's strike which brought the country's lower courts to a virtual standstill.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Security Council Imposes Arms Embargo On South Sudan

[UN News] The Security Council on Friday narrowly passed a measure aimed at stopping the flow of weapons to armed groups in South Sudan, with those Members in favour saying it would protect civilians, while abstainers voiced concerns that it would unde…

[UN News] The Security Council on Friday narrowly passed a measure aimed at stopping the flow of weapons to armed groups in South Sudan, with those Members in favour saying it would protect civilians, while abstainers voiced concerns that it would undermine the ongoing peace process in the world's youngest country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Opposition Calls for the Sacking of the Police Minister

[Lesotho Times] FEMALE politicians in the opposition Movement for Economic Change (MEC) and the Socialist Revolutionaries (SR) have called on Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to fire the Minister of Police, ‘Mampho Mokhele, for alleged incompetence.

[Lesotho Times] FEMALE politicians in the opposition Movement for Economic Change (MEC) and the Socialist Revolutionaries (SR) have called on Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to fire the Minister of Police, 'Mampho Mokhele, for alleged incompetence.

source: AllAfrica News: Lesotho

Obama Recommends African Authors for ‘Summer’ Reading

[Guardian] Former U.S. President, Barack Obama, has recommended Chinua Achebe’s “Things Fall Apart” and Chimamanda Adichie’s “Americanah” among six books for the 2018 Summer reading list.

[Guardian] Former U.S. President, Barack Obama, has recommended Chinua Achebe's "Things Fall Apart" and Chimamanda Adichie's "Americanah" among six books for the 2018 Summer reading list.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Villages ‘Reduced to Ash’ Amid ‘Barbaric Violence’

[UN News] Humanitarian needs are enormous in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has reported accounts of “barbaric violence”.

[UN News] Humanitarian needs are enormous in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), where the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has reported accounts of "barbaric violence".

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Lawmakers Give Kiir Three More Years While UN Imposes Sanctions

[Deutsche Welle] Lawmakers in Juba have voted to extend the term of President Kiir and the transitional parliament by three years. Meanwhile the UN has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctioned two military officials.

[Deutsche Welle] Lawmakers in Juba have voted to extend the term of President Kiir and the transitional parliament by three years. Meanwhile the UN has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctioned two military officials.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

‘African History Must be Written from an African Perspective’

[Deutsche Welle] As the first PhD holder from his village, Tanzanian historian Herbert Ndomba feels that he has a duty to study his community’s history. African history, he thinks, should be rewritten from an African perspective.

[Deutsche Welle] As the first PhD holder from his village, Tanzanian historian Herbert Ndomba feels that he has a duty to study his community's history. African history, he thinks, should be rewritten from an African perspective.

source: AllAfrica News: Tanzania