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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa’s Adviser Disgusted Over Continued Abductions

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa’s Adviser Disgusted Over Continued Abductions

Presidential Advisor and Cleric, Shingi Munyeza Thursday morning took to social media to vent out his disgust at the continued reports of abductions of opposition and civil society members. The outspoken businessman, who is part of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Advisory board called for the prosecution of perpetrators of abductions. Zimbabwe has, in recent weeks, witnessed […]

South Africa: The Apartheid Flag – ‘Divisive Symbol of Oppression’

South Africa: The Apartheid Flag – ‘Divisive Symbol of Oppression’

Cape Town — The old South African flag which was outlawed by a court judgement this week was adopted two decades before the formal policy of apartheid was enforced. But the elements which go to make it up are embedded in centuries of colonial and settler oppression. In a landmark case heard in Johannesburg, Judge […]

Africa: Reversing the Growing Unemployment among African Universities Trained Graduates

Africa: Reversing the Growing Unemployment among African Universities Trained Graduates

Recently, I watched the heartbreaking story of a 24-year-old Kevin Ochieng, a first class honors degree graduate, whose excellent academic performance did not secure him a decent job. He articulated well how he worked hard, excelled in exams, and was looking forward to put his training and expertise into practice. Instead, he is still unemployed […]

East Africa: Two Days After Burying Hatchet, Rwanda and Uganda at it Again

East Africa: Two Days After Burying Hatchet, Rwanda and Uganda at it Again

Cape Town — The soured diplomatic relations between Uganda and Rwanda have now sucked in media houses – with each country blocking what they regard as the other government’s mouthpiece media houses, The Observer reports. This comes barely two days after the two countries signed a pact to end tensions that closed their busiest border […]

Nigeria: $11 Million Fraud – Obinwanne Okeke Hires Nigerian Lawyer to Lead Trial

Nigeria: $11 Million Fraud – Obinwanne Okeke Hires Nigerian Lawyer to Lead Trial

Obinwanne Okeke, the Abuja-based businessman arrested earlier this month for Internet fraud in the United States, has hired a new lawyer to help fight off the criminal charges levelled against him by American authorities. Mr Okeke hired John Iweanoge, a Washington D.C.-based attorney of Nigerian origin, to take over from Rahul Sharma, a public defender, […]

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