(AP) — A South African court sentenced a Nigerian to 24 years in prison on Tuesday after finding him guilty of masterminding twin car bombings in Nigeria. Henry Okah was found guilty in January for the October 2010 bombing in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, that killed at least 12 people... Read more
(AP) Kenya’s Supreme Court has denied two requests by the legal team of Prime Minister Raila Odinga, who has asked the court to order a new presidential election. The court this week hears arguments from Odinga’s team and civil society groups on why the March 4 election should be... Read more
THE GREAT IROKO JOURNEY’S FORTH By Pat Utomi Do you see an iroko, not just an iroko but an iroko of Irokos, king of trees rising with its fonts to the tree top levels and doing a jig, a display of the Ulaga dance as the jungle falls silent... Read more
(AP) — The president of the Central African Republic fled the country for Cameroon after rebels overran the capital of the impoverished nation long wracked by rebellions. South Africa said Monday that 13 of its soldiers were killed in fighting with rebels, prompting criticism about why its forces had... Read more
(AP) — Zimbabwe’s top rights lawyer, Beatrice Mtetwa, released by a court after eight days in jail for allegedly obstructing justice, said Monday her arrest was a ploy to intimidate human rights activists and pro-democracy groups ahead of upcoming elections expected in July. A visibly tired Beatrice Mtetwa walked... Read more
(AP) — Kenya’s Supreme Court on Monday ordered a recount of votes in some constituencies in the country’s March 4 presidential election. The court heard arguments from civil society groups and the legal team of Prime Minister Raila Odinga over what they charge were failures by the election commission... Read more
(AP) — Human rights activists from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are appealing to their leaders to use their influence to press Syria to allow unimpeded humanitarian access to U.N. agencies. Camila Asano of Brazil’s Conectas says it is “a responsibility” for leaders of a BRICS summit... Read more
ACHEBE WAS A MOVEMENT, NOT JUST A MAN. HE WILL NEVER DIE – OKONJO-IWEALA
We received the news of the passing of Prof Chinua Achebe with a sense of profound loss. Yes, he was 82 years old and by any measure not too young to die. But Achebe had for so long been a part of our lives that the thought of his... Read more
(Reuters) – Mario Balotelli earned lavish praise for his team spirit from Italy coach Cesare Prandelli following his performance in the 2-2 draw in a friendly against Brazil on Thursday. “I know how he really wants to be one of the best in the world but he has to... Read more
(AP) — Suspected homosexuals in Cameroon say they have been tortured and raped in prison, according to a report released Thursday by Human Rights Watch and three local organizations. The 55-page report, titled “Guilty by Association,” documents reported abuses by authorities prosecuting suspected gays and lesbians. Those convicted can... Read more