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Head of Egyptian rights group held in solitary confinement – lawyers

The director of a prominent Egyptian rights group was held in solitary confinement and inhumane conditions for three days after his arrest last week,...

Congo warlord sentenced to life for war crimes

A military court handed a life sentence on Monday to militia commander Ntabo Ntaberi Sheka for war crimes including murder, sexual slavery and child...

Nigerian general dismisses bloody Lagos protest videos as fake

A judicial panel investigating claims that Nigerian soldiers shot dead peaceful protesters in Lagos viewed videos on Saturday appearing to show people hurt or...

US donates 40-bed field hospital to support South Africa’s COVID-19 response

A $1.4 million, 40-bed field hospital donated to South Africa by the United States has been set up in Mahikeng, the capital of the...

In Burkina Faso, voters left voiceless amid escalating violence

Djeneba Sawadogo was making a cake when she heard a noise she did not recognise - a series of sharp cracks that rang across...

Zimbabwe court frees journalist charged with obstructing justice

Zimbabwean journalist and government critic Hopewell Chin’ono was freed on bail on Friday after being arrested two weeks ago on charges of obstructing justice. Chin’ono’s...

A group of villagers, a migrant boat and a deadly end in Senegal

Seven neighbours from a village in western Senegal boarded a fishing boat crammed with migrants just after midnight on 26 October. Their destination: Europe,...

Army patrol discovers 29 bodies in eastern Congo

A military patrol has discovered 29 bodies in a region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where civilians are facing a sharp rise in...

Nigeria convicts family of sex traffickers with rare jail sentence

Nigeria has jailed three family members for forcing a teenager into prostitution in Russia, the country’s anti-trafficking agency said on Tuesday, as officials and...

‘Full-scale’ humanitarian crisis unfolding in Ethiopia: UN

A major humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Ethiopia, the United Nations refugee agency said on Tuesday, with more than 27 000 people now having...


Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...