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  • News24.com | Botched diamond ring deal: Lawyers sue Grace Mugabe over $278 000 outstanding legal fees

    News24.com | Botched diamond ring deal: Lawyers sue Grace Mugabe over $278 000 outstanding legal fees

    Zimbabwe‘s former first lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly been sued by lawyers who represented her in several court cases involving a botched $1.2 million diamond ring deal. According to the state-owned newspaper, the lawyers took the move after Grace failed to pay them outstanding legal fees amounting to more than $278 000. Manase and Manase legal practitioners had acted on behalf... Continue reading

     
  • News24.com | Mali‘s Keita on track for second term in election runoff

    News24.com | Mali‘s Keita on track for second term in election runoff

    Malians vote on Sunday in a presidential runoff expected to return Ibrahim Boubacar Keita to the helm of a country battling jihadist violence and ethnic attacks. The second round – a rerun of the 2013 election between Keita and former finance minister Soumaila Cisse – is the climax of a campaign in which Mali‘s security crisis has taken centre stage.... Continue reading

     
  • News24.com | Zimbabwe presidential inauguration delayed after court appeal: minister

    News24.com | Zimbabwe presidential inauguration delayed after court appeal: minister

    Harare, Aug 10, 2018 (AFP) -Zimbabwe‘s presidential inauguration has been postponed, the justice minister said on Friday, after the opposition MDC party lodged a court bid to overturn the results that gave a narrow victory for Emmerson Mnangagwa. “The inauguration is no longer going ahead (on Sunday) as planned,” Justice Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi told AFP. “All proceedings are suspended pending... Continue reading

     
  • News24.com | Fishermen of Lake Chad cursed by Boko Haram conflict

    News24.com | Fishermen of Lake Chad cursed by Boko Haram conflict

    The fishermen of Lake Chad must sail in secret, forced to evade both Boko Haram jihadists and Nigeria‘s military in a desperate dance that has strangled livelihoods and caused scarcity of a once-staple food. While in the past boats slid across the vast waters unhindered, sustaining a vibrant fishing industry in northeastern Nigeria, years of bloody Boko Haram militancy has... Continue reading

     
  • News24.com | Mnangagwa‘s scarf features in MDC election results court challenge

    News24.com | Mnangagwa‘s scarf features in MDC election results court challenge

    Zimbabwe‘s main opposition party on Friday filed a legal challenge to the results of the country‘s first election without Robert Mugabe on the ballot, alleging “gross mathematical errors” and calling for a fresh vote or a declaration that their candidate Nelson Chamisa was the winner. The filing brings more uncertainty to a country that had hoped the peaceful vote would... Continue reading

     
  • News24.com | UN experts: Armed groups threaten Libya political transition

    News24.com | UN experts: Armed groups threaten Libya political transition

    UN experts say “predatory behavior” by armed groups in Libya is posing a direct threat to forming a national government and ending lawlessness that has fueled Islamic militancy, human trafficking and instability in the wider region. The experts also warned in the summary of a report to the UN Security Council obtained on Friday by The Associated Press that “the... Continue reading

     
  • News24.com | Zim police, army ‘work together to end violence‘, – report

    News24.com | Zim police, army ‘work together to end violence‘, – report

    Zimbabwean authorities have reportedly set up joint reaction teams to end a spate of violence and threats against opposition supporters by suspected military personnel in some parts of the capital Harare. According to , in a joint statement the military and police urged the public to capture visual images of the abuses, but said however, that they must do so... Continue reading