[Lesotho Times] INTERNATIONAL human rights body, Amnesty International, says the government’s delay in trying the suspects in the attempted murder of the Lesotho Times editor Lloyd Mutungamiri is “an affront to press freedom” which can only serve to entrench the “culture of impunity” in the country.
[New Zimbabwe] Harare -A presidential guard soldier who allegedly stole over 100 laptops and computer accessories from former President Robert Mugabe has reportedly jumped bail and is now thought to be on the run.
[Namibian] AS the LGBT community and allies celebrate June as pride month, the World Health Organisation has announced that being transgender is no longer classified as a mental disorder.
[Monitor] Five concerned citizens and a technological company; Cyber law Initiative have petitioned the Constitutional Court to order for an annulment of the new social media tax which took effect on July 1, 2018.
[Nation] Ministers in charge of implementing the Northern Corridor Integration Projects (NCIP) in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and South Sudan have until September to conclude financing agreements for construction of Standard Gauge Railway in the region.
[Monitor] South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have finally inked an agreement to end the war.
[East African] Rwanda Revenue Authority has raised Rwf1.7 billion ($2 million) in an auction of equipment from the embattled Rwigara family’s tobacco factory.
[New Zimbabwe] Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has been trending on social media following his gracing of an event to launch a garbage bin in Manicaland.
[Daily Trust] Lagos -Justice Mojisola Olatoregun, sitting at a Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed a suit by Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company Ltd challenging the imposition of $3.6billion fine on it by the Federal Government.
[News24Wire] The two men who died after an attack at a Malmesbury mosque in Cape Town were laid to rest on Thursday.