Team Nigeria Makes Clean Sweep of Para-Weightlifting Gold Medals

[This Day] Roland Ezuruike on Tuesday sparked Team Nigeria’s gold rush at the ongoing XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. By the time competition ended on Day Six of the Games, Team Nigeria moved up from just two silver to four gold and fo…

[This Day] Roland Ezuruike on Tuesday sparked Team Nigeria's gold rush at the ongoing XXI Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. By the time competition ended on Day Six of the Games, Team Nigeria moved up from just two silver to four gold and four silver medals and ninth on the overall medals standings.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Bizimana – Interahamwe Were Supplied With Tonnes of Machetes Prior to Genocide

[New Times] The Executive Secretary of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), Dr Jean Damascene Bizimana, yesterday delivered a lecture to over 500 police officers and spoke about how the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was prep…

[New Times] The Executive Secretary of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), Dr Jean Damascene Bizimana, yesterday delivered a lecture to over 500 police officers and spoke about how the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi was prepared, right from the colonial period to its execution and its current effects.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Islamic Group Renews Call for Zakzaky’s Release

[Guardian] The Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria on Tuesday urged the U.S. to prevail on the Federal Government to release their detained leader, Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky.

[Guardian] The Academic Forum of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria on Tuesday urged the U.S. to prevail on the Federal Government to release their detained leader, Sheik Ibrahim Zakzaky.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Reckoning With Post-Genocide Trauma

[New Times] As Rwanda continues to commemorate the Genocide against the Tutsi for the 24th time, the Government and survivors’ organisations continue to grapple with trauma related to the Genocide.

[New Times] As Rwanda continues to commemorate the Genocide against the Tutsi for the 24th time, the Government and survivors' organisations continue to grapple with trauma related to the Genocide.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Missing U.S.$15 Billion Diamonds – Parliament to Summon Mugabe

[The Herald] THE Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has resolved to summon former president Robert Mugabe to appear for a hearing, as it seeks to conclude its probe into the alleged disappearance of $15 billion worth of diamonds from…

[The Herald] THE Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has resolved to summon former president Robert Mugabe to appear for a hearing, as it seeks to conclude its probe into the alleged disappearance of $15 billion worth of diamonds from Marange diamond fields.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

U.S. Drops Travel Ban for Citizens of Chad

[Deutsche Welle] The White House has lauded Chad’s efforts to bolster security and share critical passenger data. But Donald Trump said the travel ban will remain in place for six other countries that “did not make notable improvements.”

[Deutsche Welle] The White House has lauded Chad's efforts to bolster security and share critical passenger data. But Donald Trump said the travel ban will remain in place for six other countries that "did not make notable improvements."

source: AllAfrica News: Chad

Ex-Army Chief Paul Malong Forms New Party

[Deutsche Welle] Paul Malong, a former ally of President Salva Kiir, has announced his new opposition party will participate in upcoming peace talks. The move has been seen as a form of rebellion during an already-fractured civil war.

[Deutsche Welle] Paul Malong, a former ally of President Salva Kiir, has announced his new opposition party will participate in upcoming peace talks. The move has been seen as a form of rebellion during an already-fractured civil war.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Will Ivorians Take a Stand for Syria’s Victims?

[allAfrica] A United Nations Security Council vote on Syria last month offers fresh evidence that China is using its growing influence to curtail the UN’s role in protecting human rights, in this case with help from Cote d’Ivoire.

[allAfrica] A United Nations Security Council vote on Syria last month offers fresh evidence that China is using its growing influence to curtail the UN's role in protecting human rights, in this case with help from Cote d'Ivoire.

source: AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire

Home Affairs On Strategy to Address Long Queues

[Govt of SA] Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has directed his department to prepare a comprehensive report and strategy on managing long queues at home affairs offices across the country.

[Govt of SA] Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has directed his department to prepare a comprehensive report and strategy on managing long queues at home affairs offices across the country.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Ethiopia, Russia Enter New Frontier

[EA Business] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -Ethiopia and Russia have reached an agreement to develop nuclear energy collaboratively according to reports from a number of reputable sources.

[EA Business] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -Ethiopia and Russia have reached an agreement to develop nuclear energy collaboratively according to reports from a number of reputable sources.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia