(AP) — South Africa’s police chief said Tuesday she stands by her statement praising officers involved in the shooting massacre of 34 striking miners and insisting they were “just doing your work.” Evidence before the judicial commission questioning her Tuesday has indicated some miners were shot in the back... Read more
(AP) — Zimbabwe’s electoral body said Tuesday that 94.5 percent of voters cast a ballot in favor of a new constitution that calls for a strengthening of human rights and a curb on presidential powers after a decade of political and economic turmoil in the southern African nation. But... Read more
16 killed, dozens wounded in northern Nigeria blast
(AP) — At least 16 people were killed in an explosion that hit a bus station in Kano in northern Nigeria, a medic said Monday in the latest violence to hit this West African nation. The medic, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to... Read more
Accused Congolese warlord turns self in at U.S embassy
(AP) — A Congolese warlord accused of conscripting child soldiers who had lived as an international fugitive for years surrendered to the United States Embassy in Rwanda on Monday and asked to be transferred to the International Criminal Court, a U.S. State Department spokeswoman said. The move marks a... Read more
(AP) — A man who appears to be a French hostage held by Islamic extremists has appeared in a video filmed three days ago, in the second recording released since he and his family were kidnapped on Feb. 19 in northern Cameroon. The video’s audio airs a man’s voice... Read more
(Reuters) – Lawyers for Kenya’s president-elect, Uhuru Kenyatta, will push the International Criminal Court on Monday to drop charges against him after the case against his co-accused collapsed. The case against Kenyatta, on charges of crimes against humanity over bloodshed in the aftermath of Kenya’s 2007 election, has been... Read more
(AP) — Zimbabwe police arrested the country’s most prominent rights lawyer and four senior officials with the prime minister’s party on Sunday, a day after the nation voted in a referendum on a new constitution that calls for more protection against human rights violations. Rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa is... Read more
(AP) — Somalia’s Supreme Court has overturned a widely criticized conviction of a journalist who was sentenced to six months in prison after he interviewed a woman who said she was raped by security forces Chief Justice Aideed Abdullahi Ilkohanaf said Sunday there was not enough evidence to support... Read more
(AP) — Zimbabwe’s official election body says an estimated 2 million people cast their vote in a referendum on a new constitution that seeks to curb presidential powers and strengthen human rights. Judge Rita Makarau, head of the electoral commission, said Sunday the low estimate came from early returns... Read more
Nelson Mandela’s ex-wife Winnie expressed “surprise and shock” that prosecutors are considering charges against her following the exhumation of bodies believed to belong to two young activists last seen at her home 24 years ago. In a statement from her lawyer dated Saturday and received Sunday, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela said... Read more