SOUTH AFRICAN UNION SAYS SOCIAL MEDIA MISCONSTRUED ‘PRISON STRIPPERS’ INCIDENT:

The Public Servants Association (PSA) of South Africa has defended a Youth Day event at the Johannesburg “Sun City” prison, which caused an uproar after photographs of scantily clothed dancers entertaining inmates went viral on social media.  The Department of Correctional Services suspended 13 employees last month following the reports that strippers were brought in as […]

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SA RADIO PRESENTER FIRED FOR CALLING ZUMA A ZOMBIE

A popular radio presenter in South Africa has been fired by the public broadcaster, SABC, for calling President Jacob Zuma a “zombie” in a Facebook post, the privately owned News 24 site has reported. Radio Lotus presenter Ravi Govender’s contract was terminated because of concerns that he had brought the public broadcaster into disrepute, SABC spokesman […]

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AT LEAST 15 KILLED IN CAR CLASHES

At least 15 people have been killed in the Central African Republic following an exchange of fire between United Nations peacekeepers and fighters from the Central African Patriotic Movement (MPC) rebel group. The incident took place on Saturday in the remote northern town of Kaga-Bandoro, where there’s been a surge in violence in the last […]

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KENYAN SECURITY GUARD FIRED ‘FOR INSISTING VIP UNDERGOES SECURITY CHECK’

A Kenyan security guard has sued her employer after she was allegedly dismissed for insisting that a government minister undergoes a security check at the country’s main airport while trying to catch a domestic flight, the Standard newspaper reports.  Daisy Cherogony is reported to have insisted that Education Minister Fred Matiang’i queue and undergo security checks […]

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GABONESE POLITICIAN ‘ARRESTED FOR THREATENING ALI BONGO’

Authorities in Gabon have placed an opposition politician in custody after he threatened President Ali Bongo, the AFP news agency reports. State prosecutor Steeve Ndong Essame Ndong told AFP that Roland Desire Aba’a Minko was placed in custody after “he threatened state security, inciting rebellion and circulating fake news to undermine public order. The BBC […]

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#THISFLAG PASTOR ARRESTED FOR SUPPORTING PROTESTING STUDENTS IN ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwean police arrested prominent protest pastor and anti-government campaigner Evan Mawarire on Monday after he spoke to a group of striking medical students, his family and lawyer said. Mawarire, who last year led a mass anti-government movement dubbed “#ThisFlag” after he appeared on social media draped in the national colours, was arrested at the University […]

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Tanzania NGOs backing young mums threatened with ban

Non-governmental organisations in Tanzania have been warned against campaigning for school girl mothers to be allowed back to school, the country’s Citizen newspaper reports. Home Affairs Minister Mwigulu Nchemba has threatened the NGOs with deregistration, the newspaper adds. This comes after President John Magufuli told a rally that, in accordance with Tanzanian law, pregnant girls […]

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The estranged wife of incoming Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has been shot dead two days before his inauguration. Lipolelo Thabane, 58, was travelling home with a friend when both women where shot by an unknown assailant, the police say. The police add the motive is unknown and an investigation is continuing. The couple had […]

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