Is Time Running Out for Electoral Body?

[Zimbabwe Standard] Justice Priscila Chigumba’s appointment as Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson six months ago was greeted with optimism amid hopes that she would rescue the body’s soiled reputation ahead of the first post-Robert Mugabe …

[Zimbabwe Standard] Justice Priscila Chigumba's appointment as Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) chairperson six months ago was greeted with optimism amid hopes that she would rescue the body's soiled reputation ahead of the first post-Robert Mugabe elections this month end.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

#AdeosunGate – Activists Condemn Nigerian Govt’s Silence On Certificate Scandal

[Premium Times] Several civil society activists on Sunday criticised the Nigerian government for its continued silence on the certificate forgery scandal involving the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.

[Premium Times] Several civil society activists on Sunday criticised the Nigerian government for its continued silence on the certificate forgery scandal involving the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Peace in South Sudan? Not Without a Stronger State and Reconciliation

[The Conversation Africa] As warring sides battle it out on the ground, the leaders in South Sudan seem to have come to a peace deal after almost five years of fighting.

[The Conversation Africa] As warring sides battle it out on the ground, the leaders in South Sudan seem to have come to a peace deal after almost five years of fighting.

source: AllAfrica News: South Sudan

Debate – Judi Rever Will Not Let Anything Stand in the Way of Her Quest to Document a Second Rwandan Genocide

[The Conversation Africa] Published in March 2018, Judi Rever’s investigative work, In Praise of Blood, quickly garnered international attention. It is an indictment of both the Rwandan patriotic front (RPF) and its leader, current Rwandan president Pa…

[The Conversation Africa] Published in March 2018, Judi Rever's investigative work, In Praise of Blood, quickly garnered international attention. It is an indictment of both the Rwandan patriotic front (RPF) and its leader, current Rwandan president Paul Kagame, and foreign governments and international institutions - the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), in particular - that allowed crimes committed against Hutu civilians to go unpunished.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

PICTURE FOCUS: Presidential Kiss, Croatia President Steals Show

Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has set social media abuzz with her captivating image at the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Her locking lips with France President Emmanuel Macron after her country lost 4-2 in the finals of the 2018 FIFA … Continued

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Croatia President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic has set social media abuzz with her captivating image at the FIFA World Cup in Russia. Her locking lips with France President Emmanuel Macron after her country lost 4-2 in the finals of the 2018 FIFA World Cup has become a global sensation. The post PICTURE FOCUS: Presidential Kiss, Croatia President Steals Show appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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#AdeosunGate – Group Petitions IGP, Seeks Investigation of Finance Minister

[Premium Times] The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA), a non-governmental organisation, has asked the Inspector-General of Police to conduct an urgent and thorough investigation into the allegations of National Youth Ser…

[Premium Times] The Human and Environmental Development Agenda Resource Centre (HEDA), a non-governmental organisation, has asked the Inspector-General of Police to conduct an urgent and thorough investigation into the allegations of National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate forgery against Kemi Adeosun, Nigeria's finance minister.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

Eritrea and Ethiopia Have Made Peace. How It Happened and What Next

[The Conversation Africa] This week Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed visited neighbouring Eritrea, to be greeted by President Isaias Afwerki. The vast crowds that thronged the normally quiet streets of Eritrea’s capital, Asmara, were simply overjoy…

[The Conversation Africa] This week Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed visited neighbouring Eritrea, to be greeted by President Isaias Afwerki. The vast crowds that thronged the normally quiet streets of Eritrea's capital, Asmara, were simply overjoyed. They sang and they danced as Abiy's car drove past. Few believed they would ever see such an extraordinarily rapid end to two decades of vituperation and hostility between their countries.

source: AllAfrica News: Ethiopia

DRC Prioritises Oil Over Conservation

[ISS] The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has decided to degazette parts of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites to allow for oil drilling. Environmentalists have reacted sharply to the decision to open up Virunga and Salonga national parks – a move …

[ISS] The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has decided to degazette parts of two UNESCO World Heritage Sites to allow for oil drilling. Environmentalists have reacted sharply to the decision to open up Virunga and Salonga national parks - a move that is likely to jeopardise a regional treaty on the protection of Africa's most biodiverse wildlife habitat and the endangered mountain gorilla.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa