Saturday, June 6, 2020

George Floyd: South Africa’s ANC to launch ‘Black Friday’ campaign

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South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) will on Friday launch an anti-racism campaign. It will be a show solidarity with protests in the US...

Kenya leader strips his deputy of powers

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Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta has reorganised his government and stripped his deputy of power sharing privileges. The revised executive order has raised sharp debate in...

Zambian artists refuse to apologise for criticising president

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Zambian musician Brian Bwembya and popular photographer Tukuta Chellah have refused to apologise for condemning President Edgar Lungu and his government on social media. The...

Uganda postpones reopening of schools as cases rise

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Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has postponed the reopening of schools for final year students for one more month. The president said reopening schools was risky...

Kenyan boy given state award for hand-wash invention

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A Kenyan boy is among this year's recipients of state commendations for his invention of a handwashing machine. Nine-year-old Stephen Wamukota used wood to suspend...

Nigeria to reopen churches, mosques and hotels

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Nigeria is to reopen places of worship and hotels from Tuesday as most of the country begins the second phase of the easing of...

George Floyd death: Ex-officer charged with murder in Minneapolis

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A former Minneapolis police officer has been arrested and charged with murder following the death of an unarmed black man in custody. Derek Chauvin, who...

Lesotho court revokes ex-first lady’s bail

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Lesotho's Court of Appeal has revoked the bail granted in February to Maesaiah Thabane, the wife of Thomas Thabane who resigned as prime minister...

Ethiopian army ‘shot man dead because phone rang’ – Amnesty

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An Ethiopian soldier shot a man dead in front of several people after his phone rang during a public meeting, Amnesty International says. It is...

Kenyan president scolds son for violating Covid-19 curfew

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Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta has revealed how his son violated a government dusk-to-dawn curfew order issued to prevent the spread of coronavirus. He said one...