State of Emergency Ends

[HRW] Ethiopia’s parliament has just lifted the country’s 10-month-long state of emergency. The government’s emergency powers brought mass detentions, politically motivated criminal charges, and numerous restrictions on people’s movement and communicat…

[HRW] Ethiopia's parliament has just lifted the country's 10-month-long state of emergency. The government's emergency powers brought mass detentions, politically motivated criminal charges, and numerous restrictions on people's movement and communication. While the end is welcome news, thousands remain in detention without charge, none of the protesters' underlying grievances have been addressed, and politically motivated trials of key opposition leaders, artists, journalists, and others continue.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

Queenstown Police Searching for Killer(s) of Young Woman

[SAPS] Queenstown police are searching for the suspect(s) who can be linked to the murder of a woman who was found in an open veld near Kings Park, Queenstown, at about 11:00 on 7 August 2017. Police were called to the scene and they found a woman in a…

[SAPS] Queenstown police are searching for the suspect(s) who can be linked to the murder of a woman who was found in an open veld near Kings Park, Queenstown, at about 11:00 on 7 August 2017. Police were called to the scene and they found a woman in a pool of blood. The body has not yet been identified. The deceased was wearing cream long pants, grey top and navy shoes. She is slender and light in complexion. Anyone with information is urged to contact Queenstown Police at 045-8086029.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Partisan Security Forces a Key Election Threat

[HRW] Zanu PF has become riddled with factionalism and severely weakened by internal infighting over succession to Mugabe, who has led the party since 1977. Notwithstanding the endorsement, there is mounting pressure on Mugabe from different Zanu PF fa…

[HRW] Zanu PF has become riddled with factionalism and severely weakened by internal infighting over succession to Mugabe, who has led the party since 1977. Notwithstanding the endorsement, there is mounting pressure on Mugabe from different Zanu PF factions for him to name his successor. The party has increasingly relied on the security forces to confront political opposition within the party and externally. But the involvement of security forces in Zimbabwe's political and electoral affairs could, as in the pa

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Nathi Mthethwa and Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula to Defend Zuma

[News24Wire] African National Congress deputy chief whip Doris Dlakude, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa and ANC MP Pule Mabe will defend President Jacob Zuma against the ons…

[News24Wire] African National Congress deputy chief whip Doris Dlakude, Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa and ANC MP Pule Mabe will defend President Jacob Zuma against the onslaught of the opposition during Tuesday afternoon's debate on the motion of no confidence against him.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Govt to Engage N-Delta Youths in Pipeline Surveillance

[Vanguard] Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, Brig- Gen. Paul Boroh (retd), yesterday, said plans were underway to engage Niger Delta youths in pipeline surveillance in the region.

[Vanguard] Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta and Coordinator of the Presidential Amnesty Programme, PAP, Brig- Gen. Paul Boroh (retd), yesterday, said plans were underway to engage Niger Delta youths in pipeline surveillance in the region.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Police Arraigns Dismissed Officer for Burgling Jonathan’s House

[Vanguard] One of the three officers, Musa Musa, who was dismissed from the force for burgling the house of the Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has been arraigned by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Abuja.

[Vanguard] One of the three officers, Musa Musa, who was dismissed from the force for burgling the house of the Former President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has been arraigned by the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, Abuja.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

When PDP Members Meet in Beer Parlor, They Talk Trash, Nonsense – Abba Yaro

[Vanguard] Chairman of the All Progressives Congress,APC, Benue state chapter, Mr. Abba Yaro has said that members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has nothing to offer except going to beer parlors to talk nonsense, trash and irrelevant things that y…

[Vanguard] Chairman of the All Progressives Congress,APC, Benue state chapter, Mr. Abba Yaro has said that members of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has nothing to offer except going to beer parlors to talk nonsense, trash and irrelevant things that yields nothing to Nigeria economy.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Jarmann Pushes for Higher Profile

[Namibian] Anthony Jarmann believes a successful WBA Pan African super welterweight title defence against Tanzania’s Hassan Mwakinyo in Gaborone, Botswana on Tuesday will enhance his brand internationally.

[Namibian] Anthony Jarmann believes a successful WBA Pan African super welterweight title defence against Tanzania's Hassan Mwakinyo in Gaborone, Botswana on Tuesday will enhance his brand internationally.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia