[This Day] Former Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has blamed the immediate adverse effects of the slump in oil price on Nigeria on the refusal to structure the nation as a federal state to diversify her economy.
[The Conversation Africa] After coming into power in a military coup in 1989, Omar al-Bashir, former president of Sudan, targeted the civilian populations in the Fur, Masalit and Zaghawo regions of Darfur, whom he regarded as opposing his rule. According to the International Criminal Court, he played an active role in the design and coordination of the atrocities against them.
[The Conversation Africa] This is an edited extract from a chapter in the recently published The state of the nation: poverty & inequality: diagnosis, prognosis and responses.
[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZAAC) is investigating University of Zimbabwe (UZ) lecturer Professor Claude Mararike on allegations of abuse of office for fraudulently awarding a Doctor of Philosophy degree to former First Lady Grace Mugabe.
[Iwacu] Non communicable diseases-NCDs still kill and threaten Burundians silently.
[Deutsche Welle] The Nigerian army is suspected of killing hundreds of Shi’ite Muslims, but there are doubts whether the alleged culprits will be prosecuted.
[ICC]The International Criminal Court’s biographies of the judges hearing the Ruto/Sang case. Judge Chile Chile Eboe-Osuji of Nigeria is presiding, assisted by judges Olga Herrera Carbuccia of the Dominican Republic and Robert Fremr of the Czech Republic:
[Egypt Online]President Mohamed Morsi bestowed on Thursday 11/4/2013 the Order of Science and Arts, First Class, on the nine scientists who were granted Nile Awards in science and technological sciences for 2009, 2010 and 2011.