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Human rights key for peace & stability, Zanzibar’s president Shein

By Ruth Anderah The President of Zanzibar H.E Dr Ali Mohamed Shein, has underscored the importance of human rights as a prerequisite for peace and stability in Africa. He was receiving the president of the African Court on Human and People’s Rights Hon Justice Syvain Ore who led a delegation of the Court’s judges to pay him a courtesy call at State House on Monday morning. President Shein said there could not be any development without peace and stability. This, he said, had resulted in enormous economic, social and political achievements on the Islands, which he asked other leaders in the region to emulate. The African Court is holding its 55th Ordinary Session from 4 to 29 November and 10th …

AU, UN asked to urgently resolve South Sudan crisis

By Ritah Kemigisa International relations experts have called upon African Union and the United Nations to intervene in the South Sudan crisis in the event the 100 days elapse without any conclusive agreement. This after South Sudan president Salva Kiir and rival Riek Machar were last week given another 100 days to form a power sharing government after failing to resolve their differences over a peace deal. Ambassador Harold Achema, an international relations consultant says the conflict caused by the two leaders is not only a threat to regional but international security as well. He adds that failure by the two leaders to agree within 100 days will also be an indication that they are incapable leaders. The US last …

Mixed reactions pour in over Robert Mugabe’s death

  Ever since the announcement of Robert Mugabe’s death, this morning, people have taken to social media to comment on the rule and life of the man who was president of Zimbabwe for 30 years. The president of Zimbabwe Emmerson Mnangagwa tweeted on his handle, “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe.” Reactions to his announcement have been varied with some praising the former statesman and others demonising him. @Thabeloramu tweeted, “He failed dismally as statesman.” @jjnr_lesson995 in reply to those who were condemning Mugabe said, “You don’t know anything about politics bro- leave this to those who breathe for it. He Mugabe stood firm …

Robert Mugabe is dead

  Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s former president, has died at the age of 95. The president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa tweeted on Friday morning, “It is with the utmost sadness that I announce the passing on of Zimbabwe’s founding father and former President, Cde Robert Mugabe.” Mugabe died after battling ill health, his family confirmed. The news of his death was met with varied comments on social media, with some praising him and others talking about the evil they say he had done. Robert Mugabe, who used repression and fear to hold on to power in Zimbabwe in his later years as president, was ousted from power in a military coup in November 2017, ending his 30-year reign. He was removed …

South Africa battles fresh xenophobic violence

By AFP South African police fired rubber bullets and patrolled parts of Johannesburg on Tuesday after the financial capital was hit by a new wave of anti-foreigner violence. Rocks, bricks and rubber bullets lay strewn across the empty streets of Alexandra after mobs plundered the township overnight, burning and looting shops in their path. This was the second night of urban rioting in Johannesburg, where hundreds of people marched through the streets on Monday in an unusually large expression of anti-foreigner sentiment. More than 90 people were arrested on Monday in connection with the violence and looting of shops in Johannesburg and surrounding areas, the government said. “They burnt everything,” Bangladeshi shop owner Kamrul Hasan, 27, told AFP in Alexandra, …