Tanzania’s leader, the “Bulldozer”, runs off course

SEDITION AND statistics are two words that crop up with increasing regularity in the utterances of officials loyal to Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli. Last month a usually compliant daily newspaper, the Citizen, had the cheek to mention that the Tanzanian shilling’s value at the unofficial exchange rate had been sliding

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Nigeria: How Poor Management of Nigerian Forests Led to Exploitation By Criminals

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria’s forests cover about 96,043 square km- that’s about 10% of the country’s landmass. But the presence of authorities in these sanctuaries is either non-existent or, at best, sporadic. This has led to forest areas being poorly managed, which in turn has led to them being exploited by criminals and posing a security threat.

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Rwanda:Prosecution Accuses Rwigara Duo of Playing Delaying Antics

[New Times] Prosecutors have accused Diane Rwigara and Adeline Mukamugemanyi-Rwigara of working with their lawyers to deliberately delay their appealing to court to ensuring the case starts in its substance as soon as possible, in the interest of justice.

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Congo-Kinshasa:57 Years Later Belgium Names Square After Patrice Lumumba

[This is Africa] Belgium renamed the former Square du Bastion to Patrice Lumumba Square but did not discuss reparations or repatriation of the wealth stolen from Congo. The insensitive and insincere apologies by former colonial powers still are indeed an insult to those colonized?

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