Kenyan court due to rule on decriminalising homosexuality

Kenya’s High Court is on Friday expected to deliver a long-awaited ruling on whether to scrap colonial-era laws which criminalise homosexuality, a verdict that could have repercussions across Africa. However, the LGBT community fears yet another postponement. In February, the three-judge bench pushed back its decision, citing a heavy workload, prompting dismay from a persecuted […]

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Four human rights activists held in Zimbabwe : lawyers

Authorities in Zimbabwe have detained four human rights campaigners on their return home from a foreign trip and seized their cellphones and laptops, lawyers said Tuesday. “They were detained upon disembarking from a South African flight at Robert Mugabe International Airport last night and held for several hours without access to their lawyers,” Zimbabwe Lawyers […]

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Malawi votes in tight election as Mutharika seeks second term

Polls have opened in Malawi after a closely fought election campaign as President Peter Mutharika battles to hold off two serious rivals in a race that focused on corruption allegations and economic development. Polling stations opened at 6am (04:00 GMT) and will close at 6pm (16:00 GMT) with around 6.8 million registered voters eligible to elect a new parliament […]

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Edgar Lungu appoints Katele Kalumba as head of SADC election observers to Madagascar

This is the second time Dr Kulumba has been appointed, having led the SEOM to the 2018 presidential elections in Madagascar.  Zambian president and Southern African Development Community (SADC) organ on politics, defence, and security chairman Edgar Lungu has appointed Lusaka’s former foreign affairs minister Katele Kalumba, as alternate head of the SADC Electoral Observer […]

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ZIMBABWE POWER CRISIS SET TO CONTINUE UNTIL ZESA CLEARS DEBTS

Zimbabwe’s power crisis looks set to continue as the state power company Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) said it had to clear its debts before it could expect to import more power from its neighbours. Zimbabwe reportedly owed around $80 million to Eskom and Mozambique’s HCB power company. Zimbabwe’s state power company spokesperson Fullard Gwasira said Zimbabwe needed to […]

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Extremist attack pushes Nigerien soldiers’ death toll to 28

Boko Haram, Al Qaeda-affiliated and IS groups are growing threats, and frequently carry out attacks in Niger, Chad and Cameroon. Representatives from the Sahel countries, including Niger, Mali, Chad, Burkina Faso and Mauritania have been briefed by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on security in the region as the death toll of Nigerien troops […]

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Former Zimbabwe deputy finance minister could end up in jail

An insurance company has approached the country’s high court, seeking an order to have him caged. Zimbabwe’s former deputy minister of finance, Terrence Mukupe, is facing jail over a $24,237 debt after Quality Insurance Company approached the high court seeking an order to have him caged. Mukupe is yet to respond after the insurance company […]

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Nigerian soldiers killed in roadside bomb attack

Reinforcements were dispatched to the area to recover bodies and rescue the wounded soldiers.  A lieutenant-colonel is one of three Nigerian soldiers killed, with another four suffering critical injuries, after their military convoy was ripped apart by a roadside bomb. Monday’s attack marked the latest loss for the military which has been battling an Islamist […]

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Grace Mugabe ‘assaults helper because Uncle Bob gave the worker money as a gift’

Former Zimbabwe first lady Grace Mugabe is embroiled in yet another assault case after she allegedly beat her domestic worker in Harare on March 13. According to The Telegraph the 53-year-old Mugabe became enraged after her husband, Robert Mugabe, gave the employee a wedding gift in the form of cash. Mugabe allegedly beat up the woman with […]

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