[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.
[Deutsche Welle] Lawmakers in Juba have voted to extend the term of President Kiir and the transitional parliament by three years. Meanwhile the UN has imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctioned two military officials.
[Africa Renewal] Dilla -Over 800,000 internally displaced persons are living without adequate shelter and safe sanitation in Ethiopia, resulting in a worsening humanitarian situation further exacerbated by cold, wet weather brought on by the rainy season.
[The Conversation Africa] University of Oxford -Poets, writers and bloggers have recently been on the receiving end of political crackdowns in the self-declared independent state of Somaliland.
[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.
[Africa Portal] President Emmerson Mnangagwa literally looms large above the bustling streets of Harare: his smiling face beams down from giant billboards all over the city.
[New Zimbabwe] In a move that could pose a major set-back for the opposition in Zimbabwe ahead of crucial general elections the United States has pulled the plug on leading human rights and election lobby groups amid revelations of financial plunder.
[Nation] The Youth Enterprise Development Fund spent Sh42 million for an event that was cancelled at the last minute leading to taxpayers losing millions that would have helped the youth in more viable economic activities.
[The Herald] The United States (US) has suspended funding to several civil society organisations after investigations exposed non-compliance with set principles and gross abuse of funds meant to oil regime change manoeuvres in the country ahead of the July 30 harmonised elections, The Herald can reveal.
[Ethiopian Herald] Addis Abeba -The high-level Eritrean delegation composed of three persons arrived this afternoon in Addis Ababa accepting Ethiopia’s call to normalize relationship.