[News24Wire] As former US president Barack Obama prepares to return to South Africa – and the continent – for the first time since he left office, ahead of next week’s annual Nelson Mandela lecture, he has paid homage to some of Africa’s best writers.
[HRW] Last week Human Rights Watch released “We are Like the Dead,” a report documenting torture, rape, and other serious human rights abuses in Ethiopia’s notorious Jail Ogaden in the Somali Region.
[Lesotho Times] FEMALE politicians in the opposition Movement for Economic Change (MEC) and the Socialist Revolutionaries (SR) have called on Prime Minister Thomas Thabane to fire the Minister of Police, ‘Mampho Mokhele, for alleged incompetence.
[Guardian] Former Jigawa State Governor and presidential aspirant on the platform of Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), Sule Lamido, has urged Nigerians to join hands to lift the country, stressing that President Muhammadu Buhari has reduced the country to his level.
[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?
[New Zimbabwe] THE “patriotic and revolutionary” thing for President Emmerson Mnangagwa to do now is retire and allow the country to move, the Zanu PF leader’s biggest electoral rival has said.
[Leadership] Renowned Nigerian author and feminist, Chimamanda Adichie, has expressed her misgivings over some preferential treatments given to women.
[Bemba Trial Website] The Appeals Chamber at the International Criminal Court (ICC) has overturned Jean-Pierre Bemba’s conviction for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
[News24Wire] The Free State High Court in Bloemfontein has ruled in favour of Gupta linked companies and individuals who challenged a provisional restraint order that targets assets, to the tune of R250m.
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa sneaked out of the country late Sunday to neighbouring South Africa with government sources indicating he had gone for “medical checks”‘.