Latest News March 23, 2016

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  • Nigeria: State Dragged Before ICC Over Zaria Killings
    [This Day] Abuja -A United Kingdom-based non-profit organisation, the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has asked the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to conduct a preliminary investigation into the attacks on members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) in Zaria on December 12 and 13, 2016.
  • Uganda: Fresh Clashes Force 2,800 S. Sudanese Refugees Into Uganda
    [Monitor] Kampala -At least 2,840 South Sudanese refugees have fled to Uganda in the last two weeks following violent clashes between government and opposition fighters in Jonglei and Western Equatoria States.
  • Zimbabwe: Opposition to Hold March Over Govt Poor Service Delivery
    [New Zimbabwe] MDC-T says it will do everything it can to hold a peaceful demonstration on the 7th of April to push government to improve livelihoods of Zimbabweans who are surviving on less than a dollar per day.
  • Nigeria: 'Why Oil Price Crash Will Hurt Nigeria for Years'
    [Daily Trust] The National Economic Council (NEC) was told yesterday that Nigeria will suffer the effects of the oil price crash for a few more years as the country lacks enough non-oil revenue base.
  • South Africa: Cape Town Swimmer Completes 100th Robben Island Crossing
    [News24Wire] Thirty-five years after completing his first crossing from Cape Town to Robben Island, the feat of finally finishing his 100th journey is a memory he will always treasure, swimmer Theodore Yach said on Tuesday.
  • South Africa: A Race Against Time – Will Guptagate Be Thuli's Last Stand Before Her Term Ends in October?
    [Daily Maverick] With a fresh victory after President Zuma’s legal team conceded in a Constitutional Court challenge that the Public Protector’s Nkandla report is binding, Thuli Madonsela might be destined to go out with a bang after the Democratic Alliance requested her office to investigate whether the President’s relationship with the Gupta family had breached the Executive Ethics Act. Madonsela’s non-renewable seven-year term comes to an end in October, will her gift to South Africa be the truth she will uncover in
  • South Africa: Workers March On Prasa Offices
    [GroundUp] About 200 South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU )members from Prasa marched to the offices in Cape Town station today to demand permanent jobs for outsourced workers.
  • South Africa: Sisulu Has 'No Knowledge' of EFF Gupta Allegation
    [News24Wire] Human Settlements Minister Lindiwe Sisulu knows nothing about EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu’s claim that she was removed from the defence portfolio because of the Gupta family.
  • South Sudan/Benin: Football Brings a Glimpse of Hope
    [Deutsche Welle] South Sudan’s nationalfootball team, the Bright Stars, is preparing to face Benin in the capital Juba on Wednesday. Amid conflict across the country, football offers a glimpse of hope to the country.

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