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  • Uganda: Hague Court Confirms All 70 Charges Against Dominic Ongwen
    [Monitor] Kampala -The International Criminal Court (ICC) yesterday confirmed and issued a decision confirming all the 70 charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity brought against the commander of the Sinia Brigade of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) Dominic Ongwen.
  • Congo-Brazzaville: Disputes Erupt Over Congo Election, Nguesso Wins Third Term
    [Deutsche Welle] President Denis Sassou Nguesso has claimed victory in national elections to extend his 32 years in power. Opposition cries foul and demands a recount as world leaders call for calm.
  • Uganda: Opposition Leader Besigye Speaks Out on Life in Detention
    [Monitor] Kampala -Four-time presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye has condemned the police’s continued house-arrest, describing it as “disabling and extremely stressful.” He however says he has prepared his mind to face any situation.
  • South Africa: State Capture – MK Veterans Open a New Front Against Zuma
    [Daily Maverick] We live, we might say, in shifting times. The old certainties of our politics, that President Jacob Zuma is its MacDaddy, that he can think, say and do what he wants, and that the slide of the state is unstoppable, appear to be seriously challenged. The people who have previously remained silent are now raising their voices and getting their worries off their chests. One of those groups is a collection of people featuring bemedalled chests: former Umkhonto we Sizwe generals. They are worried, very worr
  • South Africa: 'State Capture' By Guptas Is Nothing New – SACP
    [News24Wire] The South African Communist Party in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday labelled the influence of the Gupta family in South Africa as “nothing new”.
  • Namibia: UN Grills Namibia On Human Rights
    [Namibian] Namibia has presented feedback to the United Nations on what it has done to improve human rights in the country so far, but loose ends in this regard did not escape the watchful eye of the human rights committee.
  • South Africa: Naked Burglar Steals Expensive Whiskey
    [News24Wire] A naked burglar escaped with expensive whiskey after a bare-bodied heist caught on CCTV cameras at a Port Shepstone tavern.
  • Nigeria: Food Shortages Drive People to Refugee Camps
    [This Day] People uprooted by Boko Haram violence in the northeast are leaving host families and moving to camps for the displaced as food becomes increasingly scarce, the European Commission’s humanitarian arm (ECHO) said wednesday.
  • South Africa: Zuma Nephew Murder Case Postponed
    [News24Wire] The murder case against President Jacob Zuma’s nephew, taxi boss Mfundo Gcaba, and 11 others was on Wednesday postponed by the Durban Magistrate’s Court to May 20 for further investigations.

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