Ethiopia: The Sidama Quest for Self Rule Is Ripe, Smearing It Is Ineffective

[Addis Standard] With the coming of prime minister Abiy Ahmed and his reformist agenda, a political change has been sweeping Ethiopia like never before. PM Abiy has introduced significant transformation and his reform initiatives have been gathering pace

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Tanzania: I Didn’t Cane Pupil, Accused Tells Court

[Daily News] HELIETH Gerald, the second accused in the murder case of a Kibeta Primary school Standard Five pupil told the High Court that he never caned the deceased but instead handed him over to the first accused, Respicius Patrick Mutazangira, who was also the discipline master of the school.

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Zimbabwe: Parliament Dissolves Mines Committee

[The Herald] Parliament’s Committee of Standing Rules and Orders yesterday dissolved the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development and is set to unveil a Privileges Committee to investigate allegations that Norton legislator Mr Temba Mliswa and three others demanded a $400 000 bribe from a local businessman intending to mine in Hwange.

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