ZAMBIANS URGED NOT TO APPROVE EXIT FROM ICC

BY SYLVESTER KAUMBA AND MONDE PHIRI A concerned resident has advised Zambians not to approve the exit from the International Criminal Court (ICC) as directed by the African Union. Vincent Kazhila says most African states and Zambia in particular have weak democratic systems adding that pulling out of the ICC will promote injustice among political […]

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FIGHTING MARS ZUMA ANNUAL ADDRESS

Punches were thrown in South Africa’s parliament last night as opposition MPs tried to disrupt the State of the Nation address by President Jacob Zuma. Members of the radical Economic Freedom Fighters’ party (EFF), all dressed in red, fought with security guards who ejected them from the chamber. Mr Zuma had twice got to his […]

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SA TROOPS TO KEEP ORDER IN PARLIAMENT

South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma has ordered the deployment of about 440 troops to maintain law and order in parliament for his annual state of the nation address on Thursday. Opposition parties have condemned the decision as a “declaration of war”. Previous addresses by Mr Zuma have been marred by protests and brawls as opposition […]

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AFRICAN UNION VOTES TO READMIT MOROCCO

Morocco has been admitted as member of the Africa Union (AU) after months of intense lobbying. Morocco left the organization in 1984 after it recognized the independence of Western Sahara, regarded by morocco as part of its historic territory. BBC REPORTS that it was the only country in Africa that was not a member of […]

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Senegalese police say they have arrested general Bora Colley, the man who ran Gambia’s prisons, where human rights group say perceived political opponents were tortured and in some cases died.

Colley was made director of prisons by Gambia’s former leader, Yahya Jammeh, who lost an election last month but refused to step down. Enca reports that Colley has since been handed over to Senegalese military authorities Senegalese police say. Colley who was appointed director of Gambia’s prisons in 2012 served as commander of the military […]

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