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Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

189 refugees and asylum seekers were arraigned in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday after they entered the premises of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) last week. They face charges of trespassing, a case of public...

Mugabe’s estate to be officially registered early December

Zimbabweans might finally get to know late president Robert Mugabe's net worth when his estate is registered on 5th December.In details shared by government through its Government Gazette Friday, Mugabe's family is yet to register his estate, estimated to...

South African police forcefully remove refugees from UNHCR building in Pretoria

South African Police on Friday started removing refugees who have been camping at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Pretoria.The latest development came after a group of refugees scaled the UNHCR fence on Thursday to...

Zimbabwe to distribute new currency notes to curb shortages

Zimbabwe's central bank is due to begin circulating new banknotes on Monday, which it says will help to ease a severe cash shortage as the country suffers a deepening economic crisis.The bank has played down fears that the move...

Zimbabwe government sacks 211 striking public sector doctors

Zimbabwe on Friday fired more than 200 public sector doctors who have been on strike for more than two months demanding better pay to protect them from soaring inflation.The doctors were dismissed after disciplinary hearings held in their absence,...

Mozambique to appeal S/African court ruling setting aside extradition of ex-finance minister

Mozambique’s government plans to appeal a South African court’s decision to revoke the planned extradition of former finance minister Manuel Chang, wanted in both his home country and the United States, a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday showed.Chang,...

Refugees camping outside UNHCR offices in Pretoria to authorities you have to come with coffins

"We have nowhere to go, let them bring the coffins, the only thing that remains is death because we know, if we go to the community, we will die like dogs."These are words of refugees, who are staging a...

Seventy-seven striking Zimbabwean medical doctors suspended

Zimbabwean government has suspended 77 striking Zimbabwean doctors for their part in a two-months old strike that has paralyzed the country's public hospitals, Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa announced on Tuesday.Public sector practitioners have stopped work since the beginning of...

French arms firm Thales to appeal Zuma corruption charge ruling

French defense firm Thales said on Tuesday it would ask South Africa’s highest court for permission to appeal an October ruling dismissing its request to have charges that it bribed former President Jacob Zuma permanently dropped.Thales is accused of...

Court in Malawi drops wigs and gowns as temperatures soar

Malawi’s constitutional court has suspended its requirement that lawyers and judges wear traditional white wigs and black robes in the courtroom as an early season heatwave sweeps the southern African nation.Temperatures in some parts of the country have hit...
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Refugees removed from UNHCR office in S/Africa arraigned – no lawyers and no bail

189 refugees and asylum seekers were arraigned in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court on Monday after they entered the premises of the United Nations High...

1,100 Africans applying for legal status arrested in U.S.

About 1,100 undocumented Africans living in the United States were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and...

Candidates ramp up campaign ahead of Guinea-Bissau presidential elections

Elections are less than a week away in Guinea Bissau, where residents are hoping to emerge from years of political stagnation. On November 24,...

U.S. blacklists former Kenyan attorney general over corruption allegations

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Kenya’s former attorney general, Amos Sitswila Wako, accusing him of involvement in “significant” corruption, according to...