Latest News April 13, 2016

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  • Zimbabwe: Opposition Politician Biti Says Zanu-PF Killed Herbert Chitepo
    [New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF’s declaration of the late Victoria Chitepo a national heroine should not be seen as a sincere gesture as the party was responsible for the assassination of her husband, Herbert, says Tendai Biti.
  • Zambia: Opposition Rejects Proposal to Print Ballot Papers in Dubai
    [Zambia Reports] United Party for National Development president Hakainde Hichilema says his party will not allow the printing of ballot papers to be done in Dubai by the Electoral Commission of Zambia.
  • Nigeria: Chibok Girls: Two Years After, Where Art Thou?
    [Leadership] The 14th of this month will make it 730 days, 17,520 hours and 1,051,200 minutes that the Chibok girls would have been under captivity. It would be recalled that on the night of 14–15 April 2014, 276 female students were kidnapped from Government Secondary School in Chibok, Borno State. Responsibility for the abduction was claimed by Boko Haram. Luckily, 57 of the schoolgirls managed to escape making 219 still missing. On October 17, 2014, hopes were raised that the 219 remaining girls might soon be
  • Lesotho: The worst drought in a lifetime
    [IFRC] When the Ntsoa family realized they were not going to get any harvest from their land in southwestern Lesotho this season, Mathabo Ntsoa’s daughter had to leave to find work in the city. Now, Mathabo, 65, is left alone in the village, taking care of her three grandchildren.
  • Nigeria: Families Suffer 2 Years After Chibok Kidnappings
    [VOA] Mbalala -It has been nearly two years since Boko Haram militants stormed the northeastern Nigerian town of Chibok and abducted more than 200 schoolgirls. Outside of propaganda videos created by the Islamist militant group, none has been seen since. In Nigeria’s remote northeast, the families of the missing girls say they are suffering because of their daughters’ absence.
  • Kenya: Parliamentarians Propose Death Sentence for Economic Crimes
    [Nation] National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi has directed a parliamentary committee to inquire into the issues in the banking sector after MPs demanded that the House takes action.
  • Burundi: At Least Five Dead in Market Attack
    [VOA] Officials in Burundi say at least five people were killed and six injured when gunmen opened fire on a market Monday evening. Residents in the eastern city of Gisuru say seven criminals fired randomly while running through the market before fleeing.
  • Zimbabwe: War Veterans Say Mugabe 'Can't Run in 2018'
    [New Zimbabwe] A GROUP of war veterans said Tuesday that they had withdrawn, with immediate effect, President Robert Mugabe’s mandate to lead Zanu PF, saying the 92-year-old was never “elected but … only selected to lead in the struggle.”
  • Malawi: President Declares State of Disaster As Floods and Drought Hit
    [Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika has declared Malawi a state of disaster as floods have hit most parts of the north following continuous rains for close to two weeks and drought in most parts of the south.

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