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06 December 2018 1:15 PM UN rights office: Burundi's government has asked us to leave

The United Nations human rights office says Burundi's government has asked it to leave. Spokesperson Ravina Shamdasani in Geneva confirms that they received a letter on Wednesday "requesting us to close the office. We of course regret this decision and we would like to continue our cooperation with Burundi." The East African nation's government has long been angered 67

06 December 2018 10:05 AM Angolan activist talks human rights with country's president

An Angolan human rights activist says the country's president plans to investigate a case of alleged torture by police officials. Activist and journalist Rafael Marques de Morais says he told President Joao Lourenco at a meeting on Wednesday that two Criminal Investigation Service officials allegedly involved in the 2016 torture of Joao Dala received 83

04 December 2018 6:31 PM Somali journalist badly hurt in car bomb blast, police say

A Somali police officer says a journalist has been seriously wounded in a car bomb blast in Mogadishu. Captain Mohamed Hussein says Ismail Sheikh Khalif, also a media rights activist, was hurt on Tuesday when the bomb concealed in his car was detonated remotely in Waberi district. A former radio colleague says Khalif has substantial blood loss and is being 68

04 December 2018 11:01 AM Hate speech: Court gives Edward Zuma 'one last chance' to pay up or face possible arrest

Edward Zuma has until January 22 to pay the outstanding balance owed in his hate speech case, or he will face an arrest warrant for contempt of court. The South African Human Rights Commission has asked that Zuma be arrested and held in contempt of court for failing to fully honour a settlement agreement, made by order of the Equality Court, relating 94

03 December 2018 8:45 PM Kenya to play at AFCON after Sierra Leone disqualified

Nairobi - Kenya will compete in the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 15 years, after Sierra Leone was disqualified by the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Kenya's place was confirmed Monday after CAF disqualified Sierra Leone and annulled its results in qualifiers so far played, leaving the group with just three competitors, ensuring 63

27 November 2018 12:38 PM AU urges EU to lift sanctions on DRC candidate

The African Union Peace and Security Council is urging the European Union to lift sanctions on Congolese President Joseph Kabila's chosen successor less than a month before a historic election. Ruling party candidate Emmanuel Ramazani Shadary was sanctioned by the EU last year for obstructing the electoral process and related human rights violations 57

23 November 2018 10:08 AM Increasing migration into Gauteng placing burden on service delivery

Migration into Gauteng seems to be one of the challenges which the provincial government struggles to deal with, and health facilities seem to be carrying the burden. The National Council of Provinces' (NCOP) chairperson Thandi Modise on Thursday asked President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the matter urgently. Summarising concerns that Ekurhuleni residents 67

22 November 2018 12:15 PM Ethiopia's PM bemoans country's 'vast number' of criminals

Ethiopia's reformist prime minister says the country would need to build a new town to hold all suspected of corruption and rights abuses in previous administrations. Abiy Ahmed on Thursday told lawmakers that "the prison facilities that we have here in Ethiopia are not sufficient enough to handle the vast number of criminals ... we have chosen to focus 58

22 November 2018 9:19 AM High Court rules in favour of Eastern Cape community in historic mining rights case

The minister of mineral resources will have to obtain full and formal consent from the Xolobeni community prior to granting mining rights, the North Gauteng High Court ordered on Thursday. The Amadiba Crisis Committee launched a court battle against the Department of Mineral Resources and Australian company Transworld Energy and Mineral Resources (TEM) 64

21 November 2018 6:59 PM Fintech policy must be inclusive, MPs hear

Fintech policy that is adopted should be geared towards financial inclusion, members of Parliament have heard. On Wednesday, representatives from Treasury and the Prudential Authority briefed the Standing Committee on Finance on fintech and its role in supporting financial inclusion. Fintech, or financial technology, is new technology used to improve 153