[CAJ News] Maputo -Mozambican security forces have been implicated in serious abuses while fighting an armed Islamist group north of the country.
[263Chat] Self-exiled and former Cabinet Minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo has thrown a jibe at Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor, Dr John Mangudya over his claims that price hike of commodities which have this week doubled coupled with fuel and drug shortages are all caused by panic buying with the former saying the problem with the Southern African country’s economy is governance.
[Deutsche Welle] It is unknown how many passengers were aboard, and authorities have said the death toll could reach 200. The Tanzanian government said the passenger ferry capsized near the dock and that 37 people have been rescued.
[Deutsche Welle] A country with no political parties and an absolute monarch, critics have called eSwatini’s elections a sham. Authorities claim the polls “preserve its very rich cultures and traditions.”
Dressed for a wedding, shotguns optional AS YOU would expect in a country at war, Yemen bristles with guns. The forces of the internationally recognised government carry Kalashnikovs. So do the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, who toppled it in 2015
[Nyasa Times] Malawi’s leading daily newspaper has passed its verding that food insecurity report by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) is “embarrasing” following decreased production of the country’s staple food, maize by 24.5 percent.
[The Conversation Africa] South Africa is becoming one of the world’s most important radio astronomy hubs, thanks in large part to its role as co-host of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Now a new telescope is being unveiled that will be built at the SKA South Africa site in the Karoo.
[GroundUp] A handful of Zimbabweans living in South Africa picketed outside the Zimbabwe Consulate in Cape Town on Thursday afternoon. They were demanding that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) respect the Southern African Development Community (SADC) principles and guidelines governing democratic elections.
[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] As the first PhD holder from his village, Tanzanian historian Herbert Ndomba feels that he has a duty to study his community’s history. African history, he thinks, should be rewritten from an African perspective.