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Post-election violence probe: SA says ready to assist Zim President Mnangagwa.

Post-election violence probe: SA says ready to assist Zim President Mnangagwa.

South Africa would be ready to assist Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa with a commission of inquiry into the post-election shootings of protesters if needed, international relations minister Lindiwe Sisulu has said. Responding to questions at her monthly briefing to journalists on Monday, Sisulu said South Africa “normally gets requests from [the Southern African Development Community] [&hellip

Rebels ambush police in Indian-held Kashmir, killing 4.

Rebels ambush police in Indian-held Kashmir, killing 4.

Rebels fighting against Indian rule ambushed a group of police officials and killed four of them on Wednesday in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, police said. Separately, two Kashmiri rebels were killed in a gunfight with government forces, triggering clashes in which at leasat 40 people were injured. The officials were visiting a workshop [&hellip

Muhammad cartoon contest in Netherlands sparks Pakistan protests.

Muhammad cartoon contest in Netherlands sparks Pakistan protests.

Thousands of Islamists have set off on a protest march in Pakistan to demand Imran Khan’s new government sever diplomatic ties with the Netherlands over a “blasphemous” cartoon competition. The march, organised by Tehreek-e-Labbaik (TLP), a political party dedicated to the punishment of blasphemy, presents the first major test of Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) administration. [&hellip

Clashes shatter illusion of security in Libyan capital.

Clashes shatter illusion of security in Libyan capital.

A bout of fighting in Libya’s capital has laid bare the fragility of an armed cartel that had brought a veneer of stability to the city and encouraged the gradual return of foreign diplomats and plans for elections in December. Major battles have become rarer in Tripoli since last year as a handful of armed [&hellip

Riek Machar agrees to sign S.Sudan peace deal: mediator.

Riek Machar agrees to sign S.Sudan peace deal: mediator.

Sudan said Tuesday that South Sudanese rebel chief Riek Machar has agreed to sign a final peace deal with Juba to end a brutal civil war after initially refusing to do so. Machar and President Salva Kiir have held weeks of talks in Khartoum in search of a comprehensive peace deal to end the conflict, [&hellip

Arrest of Ugandan security forces demanded over alleged torture.

Arrest of Ugandan security forces demanded over alleged torture.

The speaker of Uganda’s parliament called for the arrest of security agents involved in the suspected beating and torture of 33 people, including a popular musician-turned-opposition-MP. Local pop star and parliamentarian Robert Kyagulanyi, best known by his stage name Bobi Wine, was among dozens of people detained after opponents pelted President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy with [&hellip

Ghasia, Soni Quit Bunge Committee.

THE Parliamentary Budget Committee yesterday suffered a blow, following the resignation of its Chairperson, Ms Hawa Ghasia (Mtwara Rural-CCM) and Vice Chairperson, Mr Jitu Soni (Babati Rural-CCM). The Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr Stephen Kagaigai, confirmed yesterday that the two had resigned. “I am aware that they have resigned as Chairperson and Vice Chairperson [&hellip

S.Sudan rebel chief Machar refuses to sign peace deal.

S.Sudan rebel chief Machar refuses to sign peace deal.

The South Sudan peace deal hit yet another snag on Tuesday as rebel leader Riek Machar refused to sign the latest draft of a peace deal with the Juba government that would end a years-long conflict, Sudan’s foreign minister said. Machar’s rebels and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir signed up to a ceasefire and power-sharing [&hellip

Ugandan pop star, government critic Bobi Wine free on bail.

Ugandan pop star, government critic Bobi Wine free on bail.

Kampala, Uganda — To chants of “People power! Our power!” Ugandan pop star turned government critic Bobi Wine was freed on bail Monday, ending days of incarceration during which he and some of his co-accused allege they were tortured by security forces. The 36-year-old lawmaker, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, was on crutches as [&hellip

‘Trump must really take his long hair and leave our people the hell alone’ – SA farmers.

‘Trump must really take his long hair and leave our people the hell alone’ – SA farmers.

South African farmers have demanded Donald Trump “leave us the hell alone” after the US president criticised the country’s land reform plans, accusing him of trying to deflect attention from his own scandals. “The people were furious about Trump – and I think they still are,” said Preline Swart, a 37-year-old farmer from the Western [&hellip