Court postpones hearing for eighth time for Tanzanian journalist

Tanzanian investigative journalist Erick Kabendera arrives at the Kisutu Residents Magistrate Court in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania August 19, 2019. REUTERS/Emmanuel Herman/File Photo DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) – A Tanzanian court on Wednesday postponed the hearing for the eighth time … Continue reading Court postpones hearing for eighth time for Tanzanian journalist

Ethiopia’s Sidama vote on autonomy in latest test for restive regions

HAWASSA, Ethiopia (Reuters) – Polls opened on Wednesday for Ethiopia’s Sidama people to vote on self-determination in a referendum closely watched by other ethnic groups also seeking more autonomy since reforms by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed shook up the national … Continue reading Ethiopia’s Sidama vote on autonomy in latest test for restive regions

Jihadist violence putting generation at risk in Africa’s Sahel-WFP

Displaced children that fled from their villages in northern Burkina Faso, following attacks by assailants, push carts loaded with water containers at a school on the outskirts of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso June 15, 2019. REUTERS/Anne Mimault GENEVA (Reuters) – Jihadist … Continue reading Jihadist violence putting generation at risk in Africa’s Sahel-WFP

Niger’s main opposition leader returns to jail with eye on presidential bid -lawyer

Hama Amadou poses for a picture at his office in the National Assembly in Niamey, in a file photo taken September 16, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney NIAMEY (Reuters) – Niger’s main opposition leader Hama Amadou is back behind bars after returning … Continue reading Niger’s main opposition leader returns to jail with eye on presidential bid -lawyer

South Africa’s DA party picks veteran Steenhuisen as interim leader

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA) on Sunday appointed John Steenhuisen as interim leader a month after the country’s main opposition party was thrown into chaos by the sudden resignation of Mmusi Maimane. Supporters of South African opposition … Continue reading South Africa’s DA party picks veteran Steenhuisen as interim leader