news From All Africa
- Congo-Kinshasa: Kidnappings Skyrocket in East
[HRW] Goma -At least 175 people have been kidnapped for ransom during 2015 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Human Rights Watch said today. Former and current members of armed groups appear responsible for many of the kidnappings.
- Burundi: AU Reports Great Human Rights Violations in Burundi
[New Times] The level of violence in Burundi is of great concern and characterised by arbitrary arrests and detentions, among other ills, an African Union fact-finding mission has reported.
- Africa: There's No Place Like Home
[IRIN] Belgrade -Some people think refugee camps are the cities of tomorrow, but cities will definitely be the cities of tomorrow, says regular IRIN columnist, Paul Currion who urges more focus on the existing problems of urbanisation, rather than far-fetched alternatives to camps
- South Africa: Cape Town Gives Go-Ahead for Gatherings Over Zuma, Corruption
[News24Wire] The city of Cape Town has granted permission for the #ZumaMustFall and anti-corruption gatherings on Wednesday morning, an official confirmed.
- Central African Republic: CAR Rebel Leader Declares Autonomous State
[Al Jazeera] A Muslim rebel leader in the Central African Republic (CAR) has declared an autonomous state in his northeastern stronghold after rejecting upcoming elections aimed at ending years of conflict.
- South Africa: Cape Town Teacher On Global Award Shortlist
[News24Wire] A Cape Town teacher who cut his teeth by teaching Sunday school as a teenager has been shortlisted for the Global Teacher of the Year Award.
- South Africa: No Need to Recall Zuma Over Finance Minister Chaos – ANC
[News24Wire] The axing of Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene had an unforeseen impact on the country, but it did not necessitate a discussion on recalling President Jacob Zuma, the ANC said on Tuesday.
- South Africa: Joburg #ZumaMustFall March Gets the Green Light
[News24Wire] Permission has been granted for a #ZumaMustFall march in Johannesburg, the Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) said on Tuesday.
- South Africa: Thousands Expected to March Against Zuma
[News24Wire] Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets in various cities on Wednesday to express their dissatisfaction with President Jacob Zuma’s leadership.
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