Drought Sparks Mob Violence, Accusations of Witchcraft

[VOA] A dry spell in parts of southern Malawi has rekindled accusations of witchcraft and bouts of mob violence. Authorities have been quick to condemn the attacks and dispel the accusations as a hoax.

[VOA] A dry spell in parts of southern Malawi has rekindled accusations of witchcraft and bouts of mob violence. Authorities have been quick to condemn the attacks and dispel the accusations as a hoax.

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Nigeria Re-Appoints Consortium of Banks to Implement $2.5 Billion Eurobond

[Premium Times] The federal government has announced the re-appointment of a consortium of banks including Citi Group, Standard Chartered, Stanbic IBTC, Whitten-Case and African Practice to implement its $2.5 billion Eurobond scheme.

[Premium Times] The federal government has announced the re-appointment of a consortium of banks including Citi Group, Standard Chartered, Stanbic IBTC, Whitten-Case and African Practice to implement its $2.5 billion Eurobond scheme.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Lamba Chief Fears Being Toppled

Chief Nkana of the Lamba speaking people of Lufwanyama District has in the last few years been living in fear of being overthrown by some of his subjects. The traditional leader has been fighting battles with most of his subjects … Continued

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Chief Nkana of the Lamba speaking people of Lufwanyama District has in the last few years been living in fear of being overthrown by some of his subjects. The traditional leader has been fighting battles with most of his subjects who believe his ascendance to the throne was fraudulent. Despite having won the cases in Court, the traditional leader has failed to settle in his chiefdom for fear of losing his Chieftainship and is ever frequenting Kitwe District. “There have been issues ever since he ascended to the throne, he spends less time in his chiefdom due for fear of the same group that plans to overthrow him,” a resident in the district said. Chief Nkana’s real name is Godfrey Shemanena. His ascendancy was subjected to a legal challenge in the Kitwe High Court in 2013. Julia Kansanshi, Benadett Mulombe, Harriet Yowela and Paul Lubunga as plaintiffs sued Shamanena as the defendant in the matter for allegedly ascending to the throne without following the Lamba traditions and customs. However, the traditional leader won the case but since then fears the same group would take his life. The post Lamba Chief Fears Being Toppled appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Escalating Violence in Ituri Province Puts UN on ‘High Alert’

[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency says the recent outbreak of ethnic violence in Ituri province, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, could presage a mass exodus of refugees and internal displacement.

[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency says the recent outbreak of ethnic violence in Ituri province, in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, could presage a mass exodus of refugees and internal displacement.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Pushed by Party, Scandal-Plagued Zuma May Have to Resign

[VOA] The man who sat by Nelson Mandela’s side as they negotiated the end of South Africa’s apartheid regime has gone on to become the most divisive leader in this nation’s short democratic history.

[VOA] The man who sat by Nelson Mandela's side as they negotiated the end of South Africa's apartheid regime has gone on to become the most divisive leader in this nation's short democratic history.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Dynamos FC Snubs Ruling Party Fundraising Gala

[New Zimbabwe] Harare soccer giants, Dynamos FC, snubbed a fund raising match organised by a Zanu PF aligned youth group, The Youth Empowerment Hub, at the last minute citing logistical disagreements with the organizers.

[New Zimbabwe] Harare soccer giants, Dynamos FC, snubbed a fund raising match organised by a Zanu PF aligned youth group, The Youth Empowerment Hub, at the last minute citing logistical disagreements with the organizers.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Teetering Tigers Trim Squad

[Namibian] Namibia Premier League champions Tigers FC have released eight players with promising youngster Brendon Kotungondo the only arrival to the club as they bid to rescue a faltering season.

[Namibian] Namibia Premier League champions Tigers FC have released eight players with promising youngster Brendon Kotungondo the only arrival to the club as they bid to rescue a faltering season.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia