Zimbabwe police arrest 10 union officials as clampdown deepens

23 August 2019, 5:15 PM
Zimbabwe police arrested 10 union officials on Friday as they tried to petition the finance minister over low pay for teachers, witnesses said, extending a government clampdown on dissent that has hobbled the country's main opposition.
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Concerns raised for media freedom in Lesotho 14 February 2017, 9:31 PM

The Lesotho Chapter of the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) says it is mobilising international support to curtail what it sees as government intimidation of the media.

Exiled Lesotho opposition leaders back home 14 February 2017, 8:38 PM

Lesotho opposition leaders who were exiled in South Africa for more than a year and a half have finally arrived home.

Somali court sentences seven al-Shabaab militants to death 14 February 2017, 11:58 AM

A military court in the northern Somalian town of Bosaso has sentenced seven suspected al-Shabaab Islamist militants to death.

Ethnic clashes in central Mali kill at least 13 13 February 2017, 8:29 PM

At least 13 people were killed in central Mali at the weekend in inter-ethnic clashes between Fulanis and Bambaras, the interior ministry said on Monday.

Zimbabwe hosts World Radio Day 13 February 2017, 6:46 PM

Zimbabwe on Monday played host of the Southern African Development Community’s regional World Radio Day commemorations under the theme “Radio is You"

Kenyan court sentenced union official over doctors strike 13 February 2017, 3:23 PM

Kenya’s employment and labour relations court has jailed members of the country’s doctors union for a month for failure to call off the ongoing medics strike.

Six journos arrested for spreading “false information” in Ivory Coast 13 February 2017, 6:03 AM

Six journalists, including three media owners, have been arrested in the Ivory Coast for "spreading false information" about a mutiny by security forces, their newspapers.

Ramaphosa back in SA after successful visit to Lesotho 13 February 2017, 5:33 AM

SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday concluded a successful working visit to Maseru where he received and welcomed three former exiled Lesotho opposition leaders.

Angolan president orders inquiry into stampede 12 February 2017, 4:20 PM

Jose Eduardo dos Santos has ordered an investigation into the cause of a stampede at a football match in which at least 17 people were killed.

Transparency, good governance needed in Africa Mining sector 12 February 2017, 9:19 AM

The Africa Mining sector needs transparency, good governance and sustainable practices.

UN Security Council commends Somalia elections 11 February 2017, 3:00 PM

The United Nations Security Council has welcomed the conclusion of the Somalia electoral process that ended with the election of President Mohamed Abdullahi "Farmajo".

Nigeria aims to present reform plan in February 11 February 2017, 9:17 AM

Nigeria wants to borrow at least $1 billion from the World Bank to help haul it out of recession and plans to present the required economic reform proposals to the lender this month.

Ramaphosa visits Lesotho to review progress on SADC recommendations 10 February 2017, 8:29 PM

SADC Facilitator for Lesotho Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa paid a working visit to Maseru on Friday

Zuma congratulates Somalia’s President Farmajo on his election 10 February 2017, 8:05 PM

President Jacob Zuma has congratulated President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo on his election as President of Somalia,

JMEC condemns S Sudan violence 10 February 2017, 6:03 PM

The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission has condemned an upsurge in violence in parts of South Sudan.

Two Lesotho radio stations off air 10 February 2017, 8:11 AM

Two Lesotho radio stations broadcasting with government controlled transmitters have been off air since Thursday.

Money from the Middle East fuelling tensions in the Horn of Africa 10 February 2017, 7:00 AM

Relations between the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula go back centuries, with trade playing a key component in binding their people together.

More than 700 protest against government in Nigerian capital 10 February 2017, 6:45 AM

More than 700 people took to the streets in the Nigerian capital Abuja on Thursday to protest against the government's economic policy

Court blocks Dadaab refugee camp closure 9 February 2017, 3:57 PM

The High Court in Kenya has blocked the decision by the government to close the Dadaab refugee camp which is home to at least 260 000 refugees, most of them Somalis.

Regional force’s mission in Gambia extended by three months 9 February 2017, 1:54 PM

A West African military operation that pressured Gambia's long-time leader, Yahya Jammeh, to step down and flee into exile has had its mandate extended by three months.

Forced evictions fuel African land disputes 9 February 2017, 11:20 AM

Pushing people off their land drives more conflict over land rights on the continent than any other factor - such as damage to the environment and a lack of compensation.

Ivory Coast moving towards stability 9 February 2017, 10:39 AM

Côte d’Ivoire is on the path to durable stability, the United Nations envoy for the country has told the Security Council.

Exiled Lesotho opposition leaders set to return home 8 February 2017, 9:18 PM

Exiled Lesotho party leaders, Tom Thabane, Thesele Maseribane and Keketso Rantso are returning home this Sunday since they last fled in May 2015.

Former prime minister Farmajo wins Somalia’s presidential vote 8 February 2017, 8:08 PM

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, a U.S.-educated former prime minister, was sworn in as Somalia's new president on Wednesday after lawmakers gave him an unassailable lead.

Somali nationals hope the new president will bring stability 8 February 2017, 7:38 PM

Somali lawmakers are gathered at an airport in Mogadishu to elect the war-ravaged nation's seventh president.

Human rights groups say Kenya must end media crackdown 8 February 2017, 2:41 PM

The Kenyan government must halt its crackdown on media freedom and allow Jerome Starkey to return to the country, said nine human rights organisations.

Zimbabwe’s court dismisses application declaring Mugabe unfit 8 February 2017, 2:00 PM

Zimbabwe's constitutional court has dismissed an application to declare President Robert Mugabe unfit to hold office on a technicality.

Rebel taxes and seizures drive hungry children out of Somalia 8 February 2017, 7:20 AM

Thousands of malnourished Somali women and children are fleeing into Ethiopia to escape Islamist militants who are taxing them and seizing their food, animals and land.

African leaders continue to seek medical care in foreign countries 7 February 2017, 9:14 PM

The phenomenon of African leaders leaving their country to seek medical help from other countries appears to be on the rise.

Uganda growth to rise in 2017/18: World Bank 7 February 2017, 5:04 PM

Uganda's economy will expand by 5.2% in the fiscal year 2017/2018 after slipping to 5% in 2016/17, helped by infrastructure spending and foreign investment in the oil industry, the World Bank said .