Woman Elected Head Of Ethiopia’s Top Court

Prominent Ethiopian human rights lawyer Meaza Ashenafi has been elected as the first woman to head the country's federal Supreme Court. Her name was put forward by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and MPs unanimously approved the appointment. It's the latest in a series of appointments in Ethiopia that has seen the promotion of women to top jobs. Last…
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Zambian Businessman Killed In South Africa

A 54 year old Zambian Businessman identified as Kenneth SIKOPO has been shot dead in Germiston, South Africa by unknown people. The victim, a businessman based in Germiston, was shot seven times by two assailants at about 20:00 hours last week. According to information made available to the Zambian Mission in Pretoria, Mr. SIKOPO was shot at his…
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Savimbi’s Body To Be ‘Exhumed For Dignified Burial’

Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi's body will be exhumed before the end of the year so that he can be buried "with dignity", his Unita party has said, AFP news agency reports. Savimbi was killed by government forces on 22 February 2002, and was buried the next day in eastern Moxico province. Six weeks later, Unita signed a peace deal with the…
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‘Rise In Child Abductions’ In DR Congo

There has been a marked rise in the forced recruitment and abduction of children by armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN official says. Virginia Gamba, the special representative of the UN Secretary-General for children in armed conflict, said they were often used as forced labour, or sex slaves. She added that a belief in magic…
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