German Foreign Minister Urges Peaceful End to Conflict in Juba Visit

[VOA] German Foreign Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel met Thursday with South Sudan President Salva Kiir and other government officials during a one-day visit to Juba, a day after meeting dozens of South Sudanese refugees in neighboring Uganda, which ho…

[VOA] German Foreign Affairs Minister Sigmar Gabriel met Thursday with South Sudan President Salva Kiir and other government officials during a one-day visit to Juba, a day after meeting dozens of South Sudanese refugees in neighboring Uganda, which hosts the largest refugee camp on the continent.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Police Raid Congolese Radio Station for Report On New Tax

[CPJ] New York -Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should thoroughly and credibly investigate an August 5 police raid on Radio Télévision Chrétienne (RTC), return all seized equipment, ensure the protection of journalist José Mbuyi, and hold all those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police raided the community radio station in the town of Kananga roughly an hour after it broadcast a report on a new tax on motorcycles, according to RTC’s

[CPJ] New York -Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo should thoroughly and credibly investigate an August 5 police raid on Radio Télévision Chrétienne (RTC), return all seized equipment, ensure the protection of journalist José Mbuyi, and hold all those responsible to account, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police raided the community radio station in the town of Kananga roughly an hour after it broadcast a report on a new tax on motorcycles, according to RTC's

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Mental Illness Takes Centre Stage At National Theatre

[Namibia Economist] The Nut House, a play written and directed by Lloyd Wanini and will premiere on 18 August up until 19 at the NTN Backstage. The play Rated ‘R’ (only 18+) will focus on mental illness in the society. Tickets for the play can be purch…

[Namibia Economist] The Nut House, a play written and directed by Lloyd Wanini and will premiere on 18 August up until 19 at the NTN Backstage. The play Rated 'R' (only 18+) will focus on mental illness in the society. Tickets for the play can be purchased at Computicket.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Closed Borders Deepen Security Issues in North Africa

[Moroccan American Center] Without better security coordination and cooperation among Maghreb countries, effectively addressing challenges like illegal immigration, smuggling, and terrorism remains difficult.

[Moroccan American Center] Without better security coordination and cooperation among Maghreb countries, effectively addressing challenges like illegal immigration, smuggling, and terrorism remains difficult.

source: AllAfrica News: Morocco

Kruger Takes Serengeti Lead On Moving Day

[News24Wire] Jbe’ Kruger made most of moving day on Thursday when he shot three-under-par 69 to take his total to nine-under for the week, and claim a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Sun Carnival City Challenge at Serengeti Golf and Wil…

[News24Wire] Jbe' Kruger made most of moving day on Thursday when he shot three-under-par 69 to take his total to nine-under for the week, and claim a one-shot lead going into the final round of the Sun Carnival City Challenge at Serengeti Golf and Wildlife Estate.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Killers for Hire – Corrupted Law Enforcement Nourishes Assassins in SA

[Daily Maverick] Communities in South Africa, traumatised by relentless gang violence, rape, murder and general criminality, know that the so-called underworld exists in full view of the upperworld, as academic, researcher and author Mark Shaw has reve…

[Daily Maverick] Communities in South Africa, traumatised by relentless gang violence, rape, murder and general criminality, know that the so-called underworld exists in full view of the upperworld, as academic, researcher and author Mark Shaw has revealed in his new book Hitmen for Hire - Exposing South Africa's Underworld. Shaw's book attempts to unpack the dark nexus between organised crime, politics and law enforcement, a coalition of sociopaths that poses the biggest threat to South Africa's democracy. If he could tak

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa