6.8.2020 10:39 pm
Award-winning Zimbabwean journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono failed in his second attempt at securing bail Thursday following his arrest on charges of inciting violence more than two weeks ago.
Chin'ono, who helped expose a multimillion-dollar corruption scandal involving the procurement of coronavirus supplies, was arrested at his house in Harare on July 20 by armed police.
Gut-wrenching images of seven stillborn infants wrapped separately in green sheets and laid out in a row on a hospital counter in Zimbabwe have drawn public outrage.
The IED, which exploded as the group’s cart was passing late Saturday, also injured four others, they said.
Zimbabwean top writer and Booker Prize nominee, Tsitsi Dangarembga was freed on bail on Saturday following her arrest during anti-government protests a day earlier.
Award-winning Zimbabwean novelist Tsitsi Dangarembga was arrested during anti-government protests on Friday, an AFP photographer saw.
Five months after Nigeria saw its first case of Covid-19, the virus today is spreading at dizzying speed, posing a mountainous challenge to a health service already under strain.
Kenyan police said Tuesday they had arrested a fugitive who is wanted by the United States for large-scale trafficking of rhino horn and ivory, as well as heroin smuggling and money laundering.
Shiri was commander of an elite North-Korean trained unit, the Fifth Brigade, that cracked down on a revolt in Matabeleland province, known as the Gukurahundi Massacre.
Africa is now edging towards a million cases of coronavirus, but experts warn far worse lies ahead in a continent struggling with fragile health systems and slender economic resources.
Morocco’s roads and transport hubs saw chaotic scenes after authorities announced snap movement restrictions affecting eight cities and towns to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.
School closures in Malawi due to the coronavirus pandemic have led to an alarming increase in child marriages and early pregnancies, child rights activists and government officials warned on Monday.
Former president Henri Konan Bedie made the statement ahead of being declared his opposition party’s candidate for October’s tense presidential election.
Former Tanzanian president Benjamin Mkapa was suffering from malaria and died of a heart attack, his family said Sunday, scotching rumours that he succumbed to coronavirus.
Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa accused ‘foreign powers’ of taking part in ‘this plot’, noting that the US embassy had tweeted in defence of Chin’ono ‘within minutes’ of his arrest.
Controversial former Central African Republic head of state Francois Bozize on Saturday announced he is running in the December presidential election, a high-risk vote in a country ravaged by civil war since his ouster in 2013.