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Botswana Upholds Ruling Decriminalising Same-Sex Relationships

The Guardian GAY rights campaigners expressed joy at the Botswana court of appeal’s decision to uphold a ruling that decriminalised same-sex relationships, saying the country’s judiciary had set an example for other African countries. The government had appealed a 2019 ruling that criminalising homosexuality was unconstitutional. The ruling had been hailed as a major victory for gay

The late Thomas Sankara

After 34 years, Sankara Murder Trial Begins In Burkina Faso

Reuters THE trial of 14 people accused of plotting the assassination of Burkina Faso’s former president Thomas Sankara started on Monday, 34 years after he was gunned down in one of the most infamous killings in modern African history. Sankara — a charismatic Marxist revolutionary widely known as “Africa’s Che Guevara” — was killed in

Ethiopia’s Tigray Crisis: Army Launches Offensive On All Fronts – Rebels

BBC The Ethiopian army has launched co-ordinated attacks on all fronts against forces from the northern Tigray region, the rebels say. They said the government was using artillery, tanks, jets and drones in an attempt to “reinvade” the region. A senior rebel source said Tigray forces were holding their ground. The Ethiopian government has not

Rwanda president Paul Kagame is hosting this year's edition of CLPA Conference drawing participants from all over the continent

Rwanda To Host Africa Land Policy Conference

By Staff Reporter RWANDA will host this year’s edition of the Conference on Land Policy in Africa (CLPA), which will be help in its capital Kigali and will also be followed by multitudes virtually because of the impact of Covid-19. The event, running under the theme: “Land governance for safeguarding art, culture and heritage towards

Nigeria Arrests Suspected Student Kidnappers

BBC Africa THREE suspects behind the abduction of more than 100 students in the Nigerian state of Kaduna state have been arrested, police say. They are among 50 suspects believed to be members of different gangs operating in north-west and central Nigeria. Police spokesman Frank Mba said security forces were on the trail of 22

Chepkemoi Magdaline, founder and executive director of EldoHub

ECA, ICC Launch Centres of Entrepreneurship In Africa

By Staff Reporter THE Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) have jointly launched Centres of Entrepreneurship in Africa, under the theme, ‘Creating Livelihoods for Inclusion’. With strategic locations across Africa, the ECA – ICC Centres of Entrepreneurship will work with various stakeholders, including businesses, chambers of commerce, academic institutions,

Jacob Zuma

 Zuma Loses Bid To Overturn Jail Sentence

TimesLIVE The Constitutional Court on Friday dismissed former president Jacob Zuma’s application to rescind the court’s earlier judgment, which sentenced him to 15 months’ imprisonment for contempt of court. The country’s apex court had sentenced Zuma in June for failure to comply with an order the court passed in January ordering the former president to

Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu poses for media in the high court in Palm Ridge before taking the stand to defend herself in a multiple murder trial.

Alleged Serial Killer Cop Rosemary Ndlovu Was Generous To Colleagues

TimesLive The former police officer on trial for allegedly murdering and plotting to kill relatives to cash in life insurance policies has been described by former colleagues as a regular gambler who often bought them lunch. Nomia Rosemary Ndlovu, who is facing six charges of murder, and others including fraud and attempted murder, was apparently

Remittance To Africa Projected To Decrease In 2021

By Staff Reporter REMITTANCES to African countries are expected to decrease by 5,4 percent from US$44 billion in 2020 to a projected total of US$41 billion in 2021 due to the effects of Covid 19 pandemic, according to findings of Continental Migration Report for 2021. The report, titled “African regional review of implementation of the

Cybercrime A Barrier To Africa’s Thriving Digital Economy

By Staff Reporter CYBERCRIME is one of the top risk factors likely to jeopardize Africa’s economy especially at this time when the continent is transitioning to e-commerce under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), according to panelists at a Book Talk hosted by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) recently. The “Book Talk” was