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: Activists Push Back on Social Media Restrictions

[VOA] In Zimbabwe, rights and opposition groups are surviving by using social media to communicate with the masses as state-owned media remain reserved for ruling party officials. During recent anti-government protests, the public received information through social media and now the government wants a law to block such platforms.

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Gabon: President Expected Home After Prolonged Medical Absence

[Deutsche Welle] President Ali Bongo is returning to Gabon after receiving treatment for a stroke he had in October, government sources say. It comes a week after a coup attempt was thwarted and days after he appointed a new government.

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Gabon: Despite Discontent, Gabonese Want Democracy & Reject Military Rule,

[Afrobarometer] Libreville, Gabon -Despite massive public dissatisfaction with the status quo, Gabonese citizens strongly support democracy and reject military and one-man rule, Afrobarometer’s most recent national survey shows.

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