Former First Lady Acquitted of Crimes Against Humanity

[VOA] A court in Ivory Coast found former first lady Simone Gbagbo not guilty Tuesday of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 2011 post-election violence.

[VOA] A court in Ivory Coast found former first lady Simone Gbagbo not guilty Tuesday of crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the 2011 post-election violence.

source: AllAfrica News: Cote d'Ivoire

President Jacob Zuma Postpones Cabinet for Mr Kathrada Burial

[SA Govt] President Jacob Zuma has postponed the start of today’s Cabinet meeting to later this afternoon to enable members to attend the funeral of struggle stalwart Mr Ahmed Kathrada.

[SA Govt] President Jacob Zuma has postponed the start of today's Cabinet meeting to later this afternoon to enable members to attend the funeral of struggle stalwart Mr Ahmed Kathrada.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Senior Lawyer’s ‘Bribe’ to Judge Was for Library Upgrade, Mother’s Treatment – Witness

[Premium Times] A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Joseph Nwobike, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, on Tuesday told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court that the funds transferred by the lawyer into the bank account of a serving federal ju…

[Premium Times] A prosecution witness in the ongoing trial of Joseph Nwobike, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, on Tuesday told an Ikeja Division of the Lagos High Court that the funds transferred by the lawyer into the bank account of a serving federal judge were meant for purposes which included a library upgrade.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Minister Defends Zuma Over Finance Minister Recall

[News24Wire] Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has defended President Jacob Zuma’s decision to recall Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan from an overseas investor roadshow.

[News24Wire] Communications Minister Faith Muthambi has defended President Jacob Zuma's decision to recall Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan from an overseas investor roadshow.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Civil Disobedience the Next Step for Tafelberg Disaffected

[Daily Maverick] Over the last 72 hours, Reclaim the City, supported by the NGO Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU), has occupied two properties owned by the Western Cape Provincial Government: the Woodstock Hospital and the Helen Bowden Nurses’ Home. By LILEILA DOUGA…

[Daily Maverick] Over the last 72 hours, Reclaim the City, supported by the NGO Ndifuna Ukwazi (NU), has occupied two properties owned by the Western Cape Provincial Government: the Woodstock Hospital and the Helen Bowden Nurses' Home. By LILEILA DOUGAN AND AYANDA CHARE for DAILY MAVERICK CHRONICLE

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

City of Cape Town Takes Bold Step in Tafelberg Battle

[GroundUp] The whole of Cape Town is to be declared a “restructuring zone”, meaning that national social housing subsidies can be accessed for any social housing development in the city, including the Tafelberg site in Sea Point.

[GroundUp] The whole of Cape Town is to be declared a "restructuring zone", meaning that national social housing subsidies can be accessed for any social housing development in the city, including the Tafelberg site in Sea Point.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa