Brexit Offers Sierra Leone Chance to Reassess the Aid Relationship

[African Arguments] Brexit will undoubtedly affect the UK’s donor relationship with Sierra Leone, but this debate takes away from the crucial issue: improving trade.

[African Arguments] Brexit will undoubtedly affect the UK's donor relationship with Sierra Leone, but this debate takes away from the crucial issue: improving trade.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

How Govt Messed Up Land Law Amendment Debate

[Monitor] Government has averted a major defeat in Parliament by withdrawing the Constitutional Amendment Bill seeking to amend Article 26 of the Constitution. Justice minister Saverino Kahinda Otafiire announced the withdrawal after getting signal tha…

[Monitor] Government has averted a major defeat in Parliament by withdrawing the Constitutional Amendment Bill seeking to amend Article 26 of the Constitution. Justice minister Saverino Kahinda Otafiire announced the withdrawal after getting signal that Parliament would nearly vote it down to the last man.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

D-Day for Murder-Accused Opposition Activist

[The Herald] An MDC-T activist accused of murdering a police officer at Harvest House three weeks ago will tomorrow know his fate on another charge of assaulting a police officer. Barnabas Mwanaka (35) pleaded not guilty to assaulting Constable Leonard…

[The Herald] An MDC-T activist accused of murdering a police officer at Harvest House three weeks ago will tomorrow know his fate on another charge of assaulting a police officer. Barnabas Mwanaka (35) pleaded not guilty to assaulting Constable Leonard Mugura and alternatively defeating the course of justice. Through his lawyer Tonderai Bhatasara, Mwanaka applied for discharge at the close of the State case.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Police Officer Arrested Over Land Deals

[Monitor] A senior Police officer attached to Kapeeka Police Station has been arrested and handed over to the Professional Standards Unit (PSU) of the force, pending investigations in connection with her role in the mishandling of land disputes.

[Monitor] A senior Police officer attached to Kapeeka Police Station has been arrested and handed over to the Professional Standards Unit (PSU) of the force, pending investigations in connection with her role in the mishandling of land disputes.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Court Frees the Remaining Anti-Corruption Activists

[New Zimbabwe] Harare -Mbare magistrate, Stanford Mambanje, has freed three activists who were arrested on Pastor Evan Mawarire’s 6 July 2016 #ShutdownZimbabwe demonstration.

[New Zimbabwe] Harare -Mbare magistrate, Stanford Mambanje, has freed three activists who were arrested on Pastor Evan Mawarire's 6 July 2016 #ShutdownZimbabwe demonstration.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Anglophone Crisis At the Crossroads

[ICG] Since October 2016, protests and strikes related to sectoral demands have escalated into a crisis over the economic and political marginalisation of Cameroon’s Anglophone minority. Although the government has made some concessions, it must rebuil…

[ICG] Since October 2016, protests and strikes related to sectoral demands have escalated into a crisis over the economic and political marginalisation of Cameroon's Anglophone minority. Although the government has made some concessions, it must rebuild mutual trust with Anglophone actors in order to avoid instability ahead of the 2018 general elections.

source: AllAfrica News: Cameroon

Parliament Adopts Motion on Provision of Sanitary Pads to Schools

[Botswana Daily News] Members of Parliament have adopted a motion tabled by Member of Parliament for Nata-Gweta, Mr Polson Majaga which called for government to consider providing sanitary pads to all schools in Botswana.

[Botswana Daily News] Members of Parliament have adopted a motion tabled by Member of Parliament for Nata-Gweta, Mr Polson Majaga which called for government to consider providing sanitary pads to all schools in Botswana.

source: AllAfrica News: Botswana