[SAPS] Ulundi Regional Court convicted and sentenced a 41-year-old father to life imprisonment for raping his 13-year-old daughter. The accused was sentenced on Thursday, 9 May 2019 after the magistrate heard how he repeatedly raped the victim over a period.
[Deutsche Welle] Some 30,000 people in Mali’s capital Bamako have protested government inaction towards escalating ethnic violence. It came after the massacre of 160 people in Ogossagou, a village of the Muslim Fulani ethnic group.
[allAfrica] “My heart breaks for Cameroon. Every day people are dying, and every day people are suffering,” said Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy when asked about his message to authorities in Yaoundé regarding the three-year political crisis in North West and South West
[News24Wire] Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu has called on women to be at the centre of conflict resolution, mediation and peacekeeping on International Women’s Day.
[CPJ] Abidjan -The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Liberian authorities to ensure that those responsible for two recent attacks on independent broadcaster Roots FM are swiftly arrested and prosecuted.
[VOA] Sudan’s crackdown on anti-government protesters could jeopardize efforts to normalize relations with the United States, some key U.S. observers say.
[Guardian] Abuja -”There is a vicious cycle in Africa where the struggle for political power leads to conflicts that bring up poor governance and create hardship which fuels the struggle for change of leadership, thus creating further conflicts and poor leadership.”
[Independent (Kampala)] London, UK -UK parliamentarians have condemned the Ugandan Government’s reported arrest and torture of opposition MPs, urging the British Government to promote democracy in Uganda.
[UN News] The excessive use of force during large-scale demonstrations against food and fuel shortages in Sudan is alarming, and an infringement on the right of peaceful assembly, said UN independent experts on Friday.
[Vanguard] Militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group have hoisted their flag in a Nigerian town after seizing control of it, three residents have told the BBC.