[HRW] Kinshasa -Government security forces across the Democratic Republic of Congo have forcibly dispersed opposition campaign rallies ahead of the December 23, 2018 national elections. Security forces killed at least 7 opposition supporters, wounded more than 50 people, and arbitrarily detained scores of others from December 9 to 13.
[35°N] Paris, December 17, 2018 – Total and CFAO are joining forces to offer premium, professional car care services to customers in Africa. Under their agreement, CFAO will set up AutoFast car maintenance and repair center franchises in Total’s retail network of service stations, giving drivers access to expert car care.
[HRW] Kenyan police and the military are harassing and intimidating environmental rights activists in Lamu county, coast region, Human Rights Watch and the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders-Kenya said in a report released today.
[Nyasa Times] South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri says he is ready to unveil the little-known version of him as an author at Victoria Gardens in Blantyre, Malawi on Tuesday on December 18.
[News24Wire] The ANC in the Western Cape has spoken out against the spate of farm attacks in the province, and called on police to intensify their intelligence operations against those who carry out such attacks.
[IPS] United Nations -Despite the rise in women’s resistance, women’s rights continue to be sidelined and increasingly face blatant attacks, Amnesty International said.
[IPS] Marrakech -On the streets of Casablanca there is only one thought on the mind of Ibrahima, a young Senegalese migrant.
[The Conversation Africa] Ten years ago a colossal corruption scandal involving Siemens, one of the world’s largest electrical engineering companies, shocked the world. The scale of it marked it out as the biggest corruption case of the time.
[New Zimbabwe] South African Super Rugby side Sharks have paid a special tribute to Zimbabwe-born Springboks legend Tendai ‘Beast’ Mtawarira after engraving his name on their away jersey for next season.
[New Zimbabwe] Eleven people died on the spot late Sunday afternoon after two minibuses collided head-on 49 km from Harare along the highway to Nyampanda, police have confirmed.