How France Armed Biafra’s Bid to Break From Nigeria

[RFI] France secretly armed Biafra in the self-proclaimed republic’s attempt to break away from Nigeria in a bid to weaken British and US influence in Africa, documents seen by RFI reveal 50 years after the beginning of a war that cost up to two millio…

[RFI] France secretly armed Biafra in the self-proclaimed republic's attempt to break away from Nigeria in a bid to weaken British and US influence in Africa, documents seen by RFI reveal 50 years after the beginning of a war that cost up to two million lives.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Talking Human Rights in the New Gambia

[HRW] “This is the new Gambia,” Jobe, a Gambian taxi driver told me, as I arrived in the country for the first time since the inauguration of President Adama Barrow. Three months after erstwhile strongman Yahya Jammeh left Gambian soil, the capital, Ba…

[HRW] "This is the new Gambia," Jobe, a Gambian taxi driver told me, as I arrived in the country for the first time since the inauguration of President Adama Barrow. Three months after erstwhile strongman Yahya Jammeh left Gambian soil, the capital, Banjul, is buzzing and Gambia, known as the "smiling coast of Africa," is still celebrating the end of more than two decades of dictatorial rule.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

Taxi Drivers Hope to Help Prevent Another Child Snatching

[News24Wire] Two Cape Town taxi drivers believe that they can help protect women and children by being the eyes and ears of the community while they trawl the carriageways for business.

[News24Wire] Two Cape Town taxi drivers believe that they can help protect women and children by being the eyes and ears of the community while they trawl the carriageways for business.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Using Guarantees of Non-Recurrence to Prevent Past Atrocities

[HRW] The following is the transcript of a speech given by Daniel Bekele, Human Rights Watch senior director for Africa advocacy, at the Gambia National Stakeholders Conference on Justice and Human Rights, May 23-25, 2017.

[HRW] The following is the transcript of a speech given by Daniel Bekele, Human Rights Watch senior director for Africa advocacy, at the Gambia National Stakeholders Conference on Justice and Human Rights, May 23-25, 2017.

source: AllAfrica News: Gambia

‘Fighting Must Stop Now’ So Millions Can Be Spared From Famine, Say UN Agency Chiefs

[UN News] Despite “appalling conditions” in South Sudan, it is not too late to save more people from dying, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said today, joining the World Food Programme (WFP) chief in a call to all parties enmeshed in …

[UN News] Despite "appalling conditions" in South Sudan, it is not too late to save more people from dying, the head of the United Nations agriculture agency said today, joining the World Food Programme (WFP) chief in a call to all parties enmeshed in the country's conflict to end the violence and work together to ensure access to food and other life-saving support.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Ditsobotla Mayor Released As 32 Arrested Over Hostage Drama

[News24Wire] Ditsobotla Local Municipality mayor Daniel Buthelezi and his bodyguards were released unharmed in the early hours of Thursday morning after being held hostage in the municipal offices, North West police confirmed.

[News24Wire] Ditsobotla Local Municipality mayor Daniel Buthelezi and his bodyguards were released unharmed in the early hours of Thursday morning after being held hostage in the municipal offices, North West police confirmed.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Dairy Foods Manufacturer Applauds Imports Bill

[The Herald] Listed dairy foods manufacturer Dairibord Zimbabwe Holdings says overall performance for the four months to April 2017 was better than prior year mostly on the back of gains derived from the promulgation of Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016.

[The Herald] Listed dairy foods manufacturer Dairibord Zimbabwe Holdings says overall performance for the four months to April 2017 was better than prior year mostly on the back of gains derived from the promulgation of Statutory Instrument 64 of 2016.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Woman Murders Newly Born Twins

[The Herald] A city woman appeared before a Harare magistrate yesterday charged with murdering her newly born twins. Gladys Chura (29) of Dzivaresekwa Extension, reportedly delivered bouncing twins in her rented cabin and allegedly tried to conceal the…

[The Herald] A city woman appeared before a Harare magistrate yesterday charged with murdering her newly born twins. Gladys Chura (29) of Dzivaresekwa Extension, reportedly delivered bouncing twins in her rented cabin and allegedly tried to conceal the birth by placing them in a plastic bucket that she closed. She appeared before Ms Barbra Chimboza facing charges of concealment of birth and was remanded to June 14 on free bail.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe