South Africa: Wits University Accuses Protesters of Political Agenda

[GroundUp] Activities at Wits University were brought to a halt as student protests entered a fourth day on Thursday. About 200 students, led by the Wits Student Representative Council (SRC), went door-to-door across campuses, stopping lectures along the way.

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Zimbabwe: Diplomacy On Zimbabwe Can Remain Quiet – but It Must Get Tough

[The Conversation Africa] Cries of moral outrage have greeted the brutal crackdown by the Zimbabwean security forces on nationwide protests sparked by a sudden, massive, government-ordained hike in the price of fuel. Naturally enough, the demand is that “something must be done” to stop the brutality

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South Africa: War On Graft Is Picking Up Speed. but Will Anyone Go to Jail?

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa’s latest pursuit of truth has gone up a gear as it enters a new phase in which the stakes are raised for all the protagonists. After a slow start last year, a judicial commission of inquiry into state capture has received startling evidence over the past two weeks. Granular detail has been provided about corrupt payments over the past decade to a long list of senior African National Congress (ANC) politicians and government officials.

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Uganda: Nyanzi Petitions Uganda Human Rights Commission Over Her Miscarriage

[Monitor] Kampala -The Lawyers for remanded former Makerere University Research Fellow, Dr Stella Nyanzi, have written to Uganda Human Rights Commission, seeking its intervention into her fate and order Luzira prison administration to allow her see a private doctor following a miscarriage she suffered in custody about a fortnight ago.

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