[ISS] Martin Fayulu, leader of the Lamuka coalition and winner of the recent presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) – but who is not the new president – wrote to Africa’s leaders gathered for last week’s African Union’s (AU) summit.
[The Conversation Africa] The unveiling of a statue to the Emperor Haile Selassie outside the African Union has stirred up a storm among Ethiopians and Eritreans. Some, including the Rastafarian community who still worship the Emperor as a god, were delighted. Others were furious, recalling his role in the 1973-74 famine or his suppression of Eritrean freedom.
IVY RAMAPHOSA is used to visitors. Most weeks callers will knock on the door of her home in Soweto, on the outskirts of Johannesburg. They come trying to reach her brother, Cyril, who moved here with Ivy and their family in 1963, during the apogee of apartheid.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde – People fleeing war, natural disasters or violence within their own countries could be costing countries a combined $13 billion a year, a new study released on Wednesday revealed.
[The Conversation Africa] Women are gaining ground in politics around the world. Last year, the so-called “pink wave” saw a record number of women elected to Congress in the US’s mid-term elections
[New Zimbabwe] THE International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has launched a global campaign seeking to pressure the Zimbabwean government to stop its clampdown on trade union rights in the troubled country.
[Premium Times] The Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, has officially suspended a strike it commenced three months ago.
[This Day] The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) on Friday blocked the entrance to the Zimbabwean Embassy in Abuja, protesting against alleged unlawful arrest and detention of labour leaders in that country.
Robbed again AGAINST ALL the odds, and the laws of arithmetic, Félix Tshisekedi was due to become the Democratic Republic of Congo’s fifth president as The Economist went to press. A few weeks ago he was trailing in the polls
[263Chat] Gokwe-Nembudziya Member of Parliament, Justice Mayor Wadyajena has made startling revelations that the plot to impeach President Emmerson Mnangagwa foiled due to the lack of numbers.