Southern Africa

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa mourns John Magufuli

MAgufuli and Ramaphosa

Cyril Ramaphosa the South African President has expressed his “deep sadness” following the death of Tanzania’s President John Magufuli. On his Twitter account, President Ramaphosa said he had spoken to Tanzanian Vice-President Samia Suluhu Hassan “to express condolences in his personal capacity and on behalf of all South Africans”. Read …

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SA minister slams killing of bystander at student protest

student protest

South Africa’s Police Minister Bheki Cele says there can’t be a « grain of explanation » to defend Wednesday’s killing of a bystander as police dispersed protesting university students. The minister said « someone went crazy » during the protest in Johannesburg leading to the shooting. The victim, identified as Mthokozisi Ntumba, was shot …

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Mozambique and DR Congo rebels classified as terrorists by the United States

Mozambique and DR Congo rebels classified as terrorists by the United States

The US has designated rebel groups in Democratic Republic of Congo and Mozambique as foreign terrorist organisations. It said the groups, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and Al Ansar al-Sunna, locally known as al-Shabaab in Mozambique, were affiliated to the global jihadist group Islamic State (ISIS). Their leaders have been named …

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