THE marks of terrorist rule start to appear a couple of hundred kilometres north of Yola, capital of Nigeria’s Adamawa state. Bombed churches and burnt-out political offices sit decaying in Hong, one of the southernmost towns taken by Boko Haram. Broken-down tanks adorned with the jihadists’ emblem litter the road
The fight over Ruto EVER since an incumbent president, Sudan’s Omar al-Bashir, was indicted in 2008 for genocide and other alleged crimes, the pendulum began to swing against the International Criminal Court (ICC), at least in Africa. Some people, especially African leaders, think it biased, since all those so far convicted have been African. Earlier in October a South African deputy minister said his government was planning to leave the court
Born free but really annoyed PROTESTERS set tyres ablaze. Police sprayed rubber bullets and tear gas on university campuses. Angry students chanted struggle songs and danced the “toyi-toyi”, a knees-high jog made famous during protests against apartheid.
In office but not in power AT ANY time, Haider al-Abadi would have made an unusual Middle Eastern leader.
SYRIA gets the lion’s share of the world’s attention, but in Iraq, after months of stalemate, the battle against Islamic State (IS) is at last hotting up.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Children can thrive in polygamous families and are often better off than those from monogamous households in poor communities, researchers said on Monday, calling for greater cultural sensitivity among campaigners seeking to ban polygamy.
[CISA] Kinshasa -The resignation of Fr Apollinaire Malu-malu as President of the Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) has raised questions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is about to experience a busy electoral calendar.
[New Times] Albert Nsengiyumva, who has been the State Minister in charge of Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET), was this morning relieved of his ministerial duties according to a statement from the Office of the Prime Minister.
[savethechildren_uk] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is one of the worst places in the world to be a child – one in five children die before the age of five.
[News24Wire] Laws governing the complexities of South Africa’s traditional leaders and royal houses are being updated, with changes that include recognition of the Khoi-San.