For the past three years the public servants of eSwatini Kingdom have received no pay rise, but their leader, King Mswati III just purchased 120 BMWs and 19 Rolls Royce. The purchase of the vehicles has been widely criticised, seen as wasteful spending amid high poverty levels, low wages for public workers and rising cost of living.
The International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda presented the situation of Libya before the UN Security Council. The human security situation in Libya is of grave concern. Bensouda said there’s “an escalation of violence, high number of civilian deaths, thousands of persons internally displaced, and a sharp increase in abductions, disappearances and arbitrary arrests across Libya.”
Tanzania’s government must focus on the drivers of teenage pregnancy, which are entirely overlooked in current punitive policies, instead of expelling and arresting schoolgirls.
Since 1945, the CFA franc has been the currency used by French colonies, and the usage of the currency continued after independence. Benin President Patrice Talon revealed that the West African Monetary Union has unanimously agreed to take back control of its currency, withdrawing foreign reserves of the West African CFA from France. The move has been welcomed across the continent.
The prime minister may have won the Nobel Peace Prize but he has failed to quell the violence in his own backyard.
Facebook’s revelation about fake accounts designed to influence elections shows the risks for Africa’s already fragile democracies.
In a gruesome attack, criminals in Kitwe, Zambia hacked off and fled with the hand of a seven year-old girl with albinism. The crime, believed to be a ritual attack has caused an outrage in Zambia and on social media with prominent campaigners on albinism coming out to strongly condemn the senseless act.
Rather than grandstanding, SADC should back a re-engagement process to negotiate a solution to sanctions.
The Uganda Police has come under criticism for its use of brutal force on opposition leaders and citizens following the attack on Dr. Kizza Besigye, one of Uganda’s most prominent opposition leaders and members of his party.