SOCIETE | SOCIETY

06-Apr-2019 to 20:36

Taskforce set up to address SA attacks targeting migrants

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has set up a task team made up of government officials and members of the diplomatic corps to look into the recent xenophobic attacks against Malawians and other foreign nationals in the port city of Durban.

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06-Apr-2019 to 20:10

Mozambique: Four suspects arrested over humanitarian aid theft

APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The spokesman of Sofala Provincial Prosecutor's Office in Mozambique's flood-hit region, Joaquim Tomo has confirmed the arrest of four suspects in the towns of Beira and Dondo accused of involvement in the theft of food products to emergency victims of Cyclone Idai.

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06-Apr-2019 to 20:03

SA must stop discriminatory remarks about migrants – AI

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — Longstanding criminal justice failures and toxic populist rhetoric were some of the unresolved issues behind the latest round of xenophobic violence against refugees and migrants in South Africa, a senior Amnesty International official has said.

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06-Apr-2019 to 13:12

Genocide memorial: Rwanda starts 100 days of mourning Sunday

APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwanda will on Sunday start a 100-day commemoration period marking the 25th anniversary of the genocide against Tutsis, an official source confirmed to APA in Kigali on Saturday.

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05-Apr-2019 to 20:45

Sierra Leone: New laws poised to zero in on graft

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — Sierra Leone’s Parliament has tabled a new bill seeking to amend the country’s anti-corruption laws.

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05-Apr-2019 to 11:55

US cancels entry visa for ICC’s Bensouda

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — The United States government has rescinded the entry visa of Fatou Bensouda in her capacity as the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), APA learnt Friday.

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04-Apr-2019 to 23:43

Sierra Leone's new rights commissioners get parliamentary nod

APA-Freetown (Sierra Leone) — After an unusually protracted screening process, Sierra Leone’s parliament on Thursday finally approved the appointment of five officials to serve as Commissioners of the Commission (HRCSL).

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