A former Congolese rebel leader has been sentenced to 30 years for war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bosco Ntaganda, nicknamed “Terminator”, was convicted on 18 counts including murder, rape, sexual slavery and using child soldiers. Judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) found in July that fighters loyal toRead More →

Incumbent leader wins 73 percent of vote but opposition parties claim October 15 poll was marred by fraud and violence. Mozambique’s incumbent President Filipe Nyusi has won 73 percent of the votes in this month’s presidential poll, the electoral commission said, securing a landslide victory in a contest opposition partiesRead More →

Under Zille’s leadership, the Democratic Alliance will likely move back to identity politics. On October 19, former Western Cape Premier and Cape Town Mayor Helen Zille was elected federal council chairperson of the Democratic Alliance (DA) after previously serving as its leader for eight years between 2007 and 2015. AtRead More →

Rallies held in several cities with demonstrators calling for the former leader’s party to be dissolved. Thousands of Sudanese have rallied in several cities including the capital Khartoum, urging the country’s new authorities to dissolve the former ruling party of deposed leader Omar al-Bashir. Crowds of men and women rallied onRead More →

At least 55 elephants have starved to death in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park over the past two months amid a severe drought. “The situation is dire,” Zimparks spokesman Tinashe Farawo said. “The elephants are dying from starvation and this is a big problem.” The drought has massively reduced crop levelsRead More →