Zimbabwe: Opposition MPs Walk Out On ‘Incompetent’ Spy Minister

[New Zimbabwe] Parliament was Wednesday forced to adjourn earlier than planned when MDC MPs angrily voiced their disapproval over the ‘shallow’ manner with which State Security minister Owen Ncube was responding to questions relating to mealie-meal shortages.

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South Africa: Young Adults Born in SA Denied Right to Apply for Citizenship

[Daily Maverick] Citizenship as a tool of exclusion was a staple of apartheid-era oppression in South Africa. It was with this in mind that the opening words of the Freedom Charter and later the preamble of the Constitution proclaimed, ‘South Africa belongs to all who live in it’.

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Uganda: Govt, UNHCR Clash Over Refugee Scandal

[Monitor] The conclusion of investigations into the mismanagement of refugee funds in the country depends on cooperation between the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and government investigation agencies, the minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Mr Hilary Onek has said.

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