[New Zimbabwe] Anti-government activists have called for a second, and this time five-day, shutdown protest beginning Monday, prompting the administration to warn that “we will not hesitate to enforce the law”.
[New Zimbabwe] CIVIL society organisations have rejected government allegations that they are working with the opposition to push a a regime change agenda aimed at unseating President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s administration.
[New Zimbabwe] Marondera -The prison service has failed to bring inmates to the courts for trial and bail applications over the past three days due to the country’s fuel crisis, it has emerged.
[Leadership] Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) on Monday disclosed that no fewer than 3,089 cases of sexual, domestic violence were reported in the state in the past eight months.
[Monitor] Kampala -Founding president of the Forum for Democratic Change party Dr Kizza Besigye has warned Members of Parliament against a creeping “culture of fear”, saying it has frustrated efforts to wrest power from President Museveni.
[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF politicians in the Midlands have seized a foreign-owned gold mine and allowed party youths to mass onto the property in what is seen as a vote buying gimmick ahead of elections due this year.
[MalariaMustDie] Njediko -Nigeria has more cases and deaths from Malaria than any other country in the world. It’s entire 177 million population is at risk from the disease.
[Deutsche Welle] One of the world’s largest diamonds has been found in the Letseng mine in Lesotho, a small country surrounded by South Africa. The diamond was found by UK mining company Gem Diamonds and could be worth up to $40 million.
[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, has explained that the federal government decided to issue only $3 billion Eurobond and not the entire US$5.5 billion recently approved by the National Assembly, saying doing so enabled the optimisation of the price of the notes.
[News24Wire] A security guard who allegedly sexually assaulted at least 87 school girls at a Soweto primary school will not be applying for bail, the Protea Magistrate’s Court heard on Wednesday afternoon.