[The Herald] November 24, 2017 will go down in the annuls of history because that is the day Operation Restore Legacy took effect and changed the country’s political landscape.
[ISS] For nearly three years the Nigerian government has stuck to its claim that it has ‘technically defeated’ Boko Haram. Recently though, the terror group demonstrated its renewed audacity with strikes at hard (military) targets.
[Nation] The Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group remains a potent threat to security in the region, although its capacity to stage regular attacks in urban areas has been degraded.
[Notes from the House] Last week South Africa watched a new form of political warfare being played out in our Metropolitan Councils (metros), and it might just prove to be an early preview of things to come. MIKE LAW, who is coordinating a project looking at experiences of coalition politics, domestic and abroad, sounds a warning.
[News24Wire] A fight between rival gangs over parks from where they want to control and sell drugs has resulted in nine murders in less than a month and 10 people being wounded in a Cape Town suburb at the heart of the intense gun battles.
[Bemba Trial Website] The return of Jean-Pierre Bemba to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on Wednesday has once again generated attention on the militia leader-turned-politician. His return is less than two months after judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) acquitted him for the rape, murder, and pillage committed by troops in his Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) in the Central African Republic (CAR). The legal aspects of his acquittal have been the subject of substantial discussion, with commentators
[UN News] The Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the joint United Nations-African Union peacekeeping operation in Sudan’s Darfur until the end of June next year, but reduced the number of troops deployed in the field with an eye towards the mission’s eventual exit.
[The Herald] Former First Lady Mrs Grace Mugabe reportedly funded top National Patriotic Front (NPF) members to force a recall of NPF interim leader Brigadier General Ambrose Mutinhiri (Retired) to pave way for her ascendency in the party, which is reportedly working to join the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance, it has emerged.
[Premium Times] The Nigerian military says the Tuesday attack that claimed the lives of at least three operatives of the Civillian-JTF in Konduga town of Borno State was possible because Boko Haram used an aged man who disguised as a weak and feeble traveller.
[Monitor] Kampala -The Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) programme has fired 54 army officers for incompetence and sent them back to the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) for redeployment.