International bodies hail progress towards justice in 2009 massacre trial

Rights activists and a number of organisations and countries have hailed the progress made towards justice in Guinea for the victims of a 2009 massacre. Representatives of the United Nations, West African bloc ECOWAS, the European Union, the United States and the United Kingdom on Thursday issued a collective statement welcoming the progress made in […]

Ahead of a vote in Eswatini, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, some lack hope

The last absolute monarchy in Africa, the Kingdom of Eswatini, will hold parliamentary elections today, with political parties banned from contesting. The constitution emphasises “individual merit” as the basis for selecting lawmakers, who cannot be affiliated with any political group. Being in the good graces of King Mswati III, who wields absolute power, also carries […]

Insecurity crippling educational system in Nigeria

Boko Haram has dealt a devastating blow to the peace, security and stability of the Nigerian state, particularly in the Northeast. Thus, tens of thousands of innocent civilians have been killed; an estimated 800,000 children, mostly in the north-east have been displaced and by 2016, the number of school-age children who had been forced to […]

Operation Shanela: Over 50 arrests in Lyttleton

Over the past few months, police have been conducting crime busting raids in many parts of Johannesburg under Operation Shanela in an effort to reduce crime levels in the province. Operation Shanela in Lyttleton has led to the arrest of over 50 people this week. LN24SA’s Wanda Sigagayi has more.

President Ramaphosa: Africa’s wealth belongs to Africans

South Africa’s President Ramaphosa was speaking during the 78th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Tuesday. Centuries after the end of the slave trade, decades after the end of the colonial exploitation of Africa’s resources, the people of the African continent are once again bearing […]

Torture allegations emerge in Zimbabwe after election

There are signs that Zimbabwe has slipped into another era of brutal oppression, even as newly reelected President Emmerson Mnangagwa speaks publicly of “peace, love, harmony and tolerance.” Behind those words, more than a dozen opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) figures from elected representatives to officials and activists have been arrested by police in […]

Gauteng Government & SADC Join forces to identify Joburg fire victims

The Gauteng provincial government and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries have agreed to strengthen collaborations in using digital fingerprint technology to tackle the challenge of identifying deceased people from their respective countries who die in the province with no form of identification. The system uses biometric scanners and third-party access to databases of […]

EU-China partnership in Africa

According to EC chief executive, The European Union must engage more with African countries. They are accusing Russia of stirring chaos in the Sahel and saying military coups destabilise the region making it prone to risk of terrorism. However According to Singapore’s former top diplomat George Yeo, China and Europe should work together to help […]

EU lawmakers clash over Tunisia migration deal, denounce lack of results

In a heated debate during a plenary session in Strasbourg, MEPs from across the political spectrum claimed the number of migrants entering Europe from the North African country had increased since the agreement was signed in July. The contentious agreement includes €105 million in EU aid to stem irregular migration by clamping down on smuggling operations […]

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