South Africa: EFF Wants Forensic Inquiry to Probe De Klerk’s Role in Apartheid Killings

[News24Wire] The EFF is threatening to take legal action to ensure a forensic inquiry is opened into former president FW De Klerk after his foundation issued a statement on Friday stating: “The idea that apartheid was ‘a crime against humanity’ was, and remains, an ‘agitprop’ project initiated by the Soviets and their ANC/SACP allies to stigmatise white South Africans.”

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Omar al-Bashir, Sudan’s ex-dictator, could at last face justice

FOR MORE than a decade, Omar al-Bashir gaily thumbed his nose at the International Criminal Court (ICC). After he was indicted for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in the country’s western region of Darfur, his defiance badly damaged the young court’s credibility

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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Frustrating Mbeki – Chamisa

[Zimbabwe Standard] OPPOSITION MDC leader Nelson Chamisa yesterday said former South African president Thabo Mbeki’s initiative to bring Zimbabwe’s political protagonists to the discussion table has hit a brickwall because President Emmerson Mnangagwa is not interested in talks with the opposition.

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Zimbabwe: ED Ally Exposes Source of Vicious Zanu-PF War

[Zimbabwe Standard] President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s former advisor Christopher Mutsvangwa has revealed that the latest Zanu PF factional wars were triggered by the fight for control of the country’s fuel industry, a fight he said was behind the 2017 coup.

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South Sudan: Govt Forces Told to Vacate Civilian Buildings

[East African] With two weeks remaining before the 100-day deadline for the formation of the South Sudan transitional government, the African Union has appealed to government forces to vacate illegally-occupied civilian premises as per the security arrangements.

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Cameroon: Elections Raise Prospect of Further Ruling-Party Dominance

[ICG] With a boycotting opposition and low expected turnout in conflict-affected Anglophone regions, Cameroon’s ruling party should win big in forthcoming elections. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Arrey Ntui explains why that result means dialogue about the country’s crises will have to happen outside parliament.

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