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Abusive Ugandan maid pleads guilty to torturing baby

KAMPALA – A UGANDAN nanny on Monday pleaded guilty to charges of torturing a child who was under her care in a case that shocked Ugandans and sparked debate about the role of maids in raising children in this East African country. The nanny, 22-year-old Jolly Tumuhiirwe, was convicted Monday although her lawyer voiced concern that she had not been ... Read More »

Zim’s SADC observer mission chair, gives Namibian e- voting the thumbs up

NAMIBIA – THE SADC observer mission has lauded Namibia on Sunday for introducing electronic voting on the African continent, while the country’s voters await the election results. “Namibia must be congratulated, notwithstanding some glitches, for having pioneered the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs),” chairman of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC-PF) observer mission Jacob Mudenda said. “Namibia’s lead can be emulated by ... Read More »

Namibians vote in poll that is likely to bring in another SWAPO victory

WINDHOEK,  – NAMBIANS today voted in Africa’s first electronic election that is expected see the SWAPO party to extend its 24-year rule as people in the mineral-rich country seek stability in the face of a global commodities downturn. Despite an 11th hour challenge from the opposition over the lack of a paper trail from electronic voting, the election commission is ... Read More »

Growing harassment of Burundi civic groups – UN

BUJUMBURA - CIVIL society activists in Burundi are facing an “unacceptable” and escalating levels of harassment when they question the government, the UN said Tuesday. Michel Forst, UN Special Rapporteur for human rights defenders, said civil society activists and journalists face a “high number of cases of physical threats, anonymous phone calls, assaults, arbitrary arrests, and judicial harassment” ahead of elections ... Read More »

More political drama in Zambia as ruling party suspends acting president Scott

Interim Zambian President Guy Scott PHOTO:REUTERS

LUSAKA -ZAMBIA’s governing Patriotic Front party on Friday suspended Guy Scott from the party, weeks after he took over as interim president of the country following the death of Michael Sata last month. Scott will however remain acting president of the country. The ruling party’s central committee accused Scott of “unconstitutional conduct” — slapping him with a two month suspension, ... Read More »

Sata’s widow, son and nephew to run for Zambian presidency

LUSAKA  -THE contest to replace Zambia’s recently deceased president is becoming a family affair as the late president’s widow said  on Wednesday  that she will seek to become the ruling party’s presidential candidate. Christine Kaseba-Sata is the third family member of the late President Michael Sata to join the presidential race within the ruling Patriotic Front party. Mulenga Sata, the ... Read More »

Burkina Faso power transitional deal to be signed Saturday

OUAGADOUGOU- BURKINO FASO’s army, political parties and civil groups will sign an agreement on Saturday for the west African nation’s return to civilian rule after the ouster of its long-serving president. “We feel we have really accomplished something and we are naturally very happy,” said Lieutenant-Colonel Isaac Zida, who the army put in power after Blaise Compaore was forced out of ... Read More »

Zambians are urged to have a stable transition after Sata

LUSAKA – THE African Union called on Tuesday  called  for a stable electoral transition in Zambia as the country buried late president Michael Sata. Sata, who died in a London hospital from an undisclosed illness two weeks ago at the age of 77, was interred at Embassy Park, Zambia’s presidential burial site, as an artillery unit fired a 21-gun salute ... Read More »

New Algerian plant rolls out its first Renault

ORAN – FRENCH  motor manufacturer Renault inaugurated a multi-million-euro plant in Algeria Monday, Paris’s former colony owning 51 percent of the factory with an initial production capacity of 25000 cars annually. The factory is to produce the Symbol, a saloon based on Renault’s Clio compact sold mainly in markets where hatchbacks are not traditionally favoured. Initial capacity of 25,000 cars ... Read More » • Free Website Templates - Downlaod Full Themes
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