[Africa Check] An article about rape in South Africa published online by the British Telegraph newspaper was peppered with statistics. Closer investigation reveals that most of them are not backed up by research.
[IRIN] Bamako -A spike in violence in northern Mali has driven the number of people displaced in the country above 100,000, many of them urgently needing food, water and shelter as time runs out before the rainy season begins.
[African Arguments] When Muhammadu Buhari assumes office as Nigeria’s president on 29 May, he will take the reins of a country in serious distress.
[Times of Zambia] TEEN marriages have continued to haunt Zambia, which has one of the highest child marriage rates in the world with 42 per cent.
[Deutsche Welle] Africans congratulate Nigeria’s outgoing Agriculture Minister Akinwumi Adesina on his appointment as head of the most prestigious bank in Africa, the African development Bank.
[Thabo Mbeki Foundation] As former President of the Republic of South Africa, I have noted reports alleging that bribes were solicited and paid to some officials of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) in exchange for our country to host the 2010 Soccer World Cup.
[RFI] A court in Angola has sentenced an award-winning Angolan journalist to a six-month suspended prison term.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Clashes between armed groups in northern Mali have forced almost 60,000 people to flee their homes in the past month, the United Nations refugee agency said on Friday, amid escalating violence that threatens to derail U.N.-brokered peace efforts.
[Vanguard] The inauguration of Gov. Nasir El-Rufa’i of Kaduna State ended abruptly on Friday.
[IRIN] Oxford -The European Commission has fleshed out its plans to manage record levels of irregular migration to the European Union’s shores, but there are still question marks around how, when and to what degree the proposals will be implemented.