Grace Mugabe’s assault immunity challenged

Afrikaner lobby group Afriforum is heading to court to challenge a decision by the previous South African government to grant Grace Mugabe diplomatic immunity. Zimbabwe’s former first lady is accused of assaulting model Gabriella Engels with an electric cord at an upmarket Johannesburg hotel, where her two sons were staying, in August last year. Mrs […]

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ROBERT MUGABE’S APPEARANCE IN DIAMONDS INQUIRY DELAYED

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe will not appear before a parliament committee this week to answer questions on multi-billion-dollar corruption in the diamond industry after the hearing was postponed, a lawmaker said on Monday. The 94-year-old Mugabe had been summoned to appear before the mines and energy committee on Wednesday. But the Member of Parliament […]

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MOZAMBIQUE TO CIRCUMCISE 100,000 MEN

  More than 100,000 men in Mozambique are to be circumcised in a bid to help prevent sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/Aids. The health authorities in the central province of Zambezia say their campaign will focus on districts of Ato-Molocue, Ile and Gurue, where circumcision is not a common practice. This is the second phase […]

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BRAWL AMONG SIERRA LEONE’S NEW MPS

Serious fighting has broken out in Sierra Leone’s parliament, just as the swearing-in of new MPs was getting under way following general elections last month. Members of the All People’s Congress (APC) disrupted proceedings because 16 of their number had been asked to leave the chamber after a high court injunction against them. So chaotic […]

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SENEGAL POLITICIANS ARRESTED AS POLICE FIRE TEAR GAS

Three opposition politicians in Senegal have been arrested and police have fired tear gas to prevent a demonstration against a controversial government bill. Protesters gathered early this morning near parliament in the capital, Dakar. Some said they wanted to prevent MPs from attending a controversial voting session at the national assembly. The politicians arrested are […]

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