(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
(AP) — A suicide car bomber killed a soldier near Timbuktu’s airport, officials said Thursday, the first such attack in the fabled city where French forces ousted Islamic extremists from power almost two months ago. The renewed violence heightens security concerns as the French military seeks to hand over... Read more
  Indications emerging from Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital point to a looming clampdown on free speech in the state.   This is because the Bayelsa State government has revealed its plans to sponsor a bill seeking punishment for malicious rumour mongering and misinformation of the public to the... Read more