The new government will see most of the 66 portfolios handed to Kabila’s Common Front for Congo.
In another incident, nine members of a rural teachers’ union and their lawyer were arrested for protesting poor remuneration and working conditions.
‘When you compare the street and the protests to the institutions, there’s a mismatch,’ says Sarah Abdul Laleel.
Mphoko made headlines on Monday when he sped away as officers of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission approached his car outside a police station.
The body replaces the Transitional Military Council that took charge after months of deadly street protests.
Phelekezela Mphoko claims he heard from impeccable sources that if he is detained, he will be injected with a poisonous substance, his lawyer says.

Zimbabwe deploys security forces over banned march

‘This is like Rhodesia. This is primitive,’ Mbuso Fuzwayo of the rights pressure group Ibhetshu Likazulu said.

Zimbabweans too intimidated to speak out, even in South Africa

‘Government monitors social media. I am scared if I make negative comments, I would get blacklisted and not get my passport,’ an activist said.

Police brutality in Zimbabwe now ‘worse than’ under Mugabe

Police beat ‘an old woman’, a protesters said, as MDC leader Nelson Chamisa declares the current regime worse than the previous one.

Ebola cases surface in DR Congo’s South Kivu province

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said it was ‘rapidly deploying an expert team’ to the area.

Zim cops beat protesters defying regime ‘worse than Mugabe’

‘Mugabe had become a toddler when it comes to the kind of brutality that we are seeing,’ MDC leader Nelson Chamisa said.

Mozambique’s Renamo says members attacked after peace deal

Renamo members have allegedly been beaten and their houses and other properties torched in the provinces of Tete, Zambezia, Inhambane and Gaza.

Zimbabwe police beat protesters defying ban

Police cornered a group of protesters and beat them with batons, with one woman carried into a Red Cross ambulance.

Activists ‘abducted’ ahead of Zimbabwe protests: rights groups

‘Six people so far were abducted by suspected state agents… and they have been severely tortured and left for dead,’ said a statement.

Malawi court sentences three to death over albino killing

In many cases, those with albinism are targeted for their body parts to be used in witchcraft.

Leave our graffiti on the walls, say Sudan protesters

Together with music, these murals had become a symbol of the popular nature of an uprising led by young activists.

Wife of SA paramedic held hostage in Libya pleads for safe return

The wife of Gerco van Deventer said that his family needs him, and are pleading with captors to release him.

Death toll climbs to 75 in Tanzania fuel tanker blast

The explosion took place Saturday morning near the town of Morogoro, some 200 kilometres west of Dar es Salaam.

Seven dead in Congo lake boat capsize

Since the beginning of the year, at least 190 people have died in boat accidents in the DRC, according to an AFP count.

Tanzania mourns 64 killed in fuel tanker blast

The latest in a series of similar disasters in Africa left 64 dead and 70 injured, said Morogoro governor Stephen Kebwe.




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