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Zimbabwe: What Now After a 2nd Internet Shutdown, and Treason Charges for Activists?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Zimbabwe's government has again forced a "total Internet shutdown", Misa Zimbabwe says, after a violent crackdown by police when huge crowds protested against dramatic fuel price increases. (AllAfrica)


Botswana: 'Most Feared Man In Botswana' Arrested on Corruption Charges

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Former Botswana director-general of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Isaac Kgosi has been arrested at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport on his arrival from Dubai. He is facing charges related to tax evasion and corruption. (AllAfrica)


Morocco: Group Empowers Women to Fight Partner Abuse, Rape

[Deutsche Welle] Victims of domestic violence are often unaware of resources available to them and are too afraid to ask. In Morocco, a new initiative aims to change that by helping women take legal action against their violent husbands. (AllAfrica)


Senegal: The Silent Destruction of Senegal's Last Forests

[ISS] Senegal's Casamance region was once the breadbasket of this West African nation, known for its rich vegetation, biodiversity and expansive forests. But these woodlands are rapidly disappearing, forming a silent crisis that has now reached a critical level. In a region where climate change poses a serious threat, this loss spells long-term disaster. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Revolt and Repression in Zimbabwe

[ICG] The Zimbabwean government's decision to hike fuel prices has sparked fierce opposition. In this Q&A, Crisis Group's Senior Consultant Piers Pigou explains how economic hardship is driving ordinary citizens to unprecedented acts of resistance. (AllAfrica)


Congo-Kinshasa: Constitutional Court to Rule On Electoral Challenge

[Deutsche Welle] Congo has rebuffed African Union calls for the Constitutional Court to delay announcing the final result of DRC's December election. The AU cited "serious doubts on the conformity of provisional results with votes cast." (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Police Pursue Looters Countrywide

[The Herald] Police have set up security checkpoints across the country to account for all hooligans who looted groceries and destroyed property during three-day violent protests orchestrated by the opposition MDC-Alliance and its civil society partners in pursuit of regime change. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: ZCTU Boss Goes Into Hiding As CIOs Raid Home, Beat Up Brother

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president, Peter Mutasa has gone into hiding after being linked to week's violent anti-government protests that left three dead and a trail of destruction countrywide. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Two More MDC MPs Arrested Over Anti-Government Protests

[New Zimbabwe] POLICE have arrested two more Kwekwe MDC legislators they accuse of inciting this week's angry citizen protests over recent fuel price increases by government. (AllAfrica)


Mozambique: Court Claims Hanekom Free On Bail - Wife Denies

[AIM] Maputo -The provincial court in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado had claimed that the South African businessman Andre Hanekom, accused of financing the terrorist attacks in the province, has been released on bail - but his wife, Frances, says he is still being held by the military. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Chang Extradition Hearing Delayed Again

[AIM] Maputo -The Kempton Park Magistrates Court in Johannesburg has delayed the hearing on the possible extradition to the United States of former Mozambican Finance Minister Manuel Chang until 5 February. (AllAfrica)


Mozambique: Journalist Expected to Appear in Court

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican journalist Amade Abubacar, who was illegally detained by the military for 11 days in the town of Mueda, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, will hear the charges against him on Friday, in the court of his home district of Macomia, according to his lawyer. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Law Firm 'Appalled' That Former Partner Implicated in State Capture Testimony

[News24Wire] Hogan Lovells South Africa said it was appalled and shocked by allegations made by former Bosasa executive Angelo Agrizzi at the Zondo commission of inquiry on Thursday which linked one of the firm's former partners to Bosasa's corrupt payments to government officials. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Zondo Commission Secretary On 'Special Leave' While Bosasa Bribery Allegations Are Investigated

[News24Wire] The secretary to the judicial commission of inquiry into state capture, Dr Khotso de Wee, has been placed on special leave pending the outcome of an investigation into allegations that he was paid bribes by Bosasa. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Fear of Bandits Grows in Zamfara

[Deutsche Welle] In Nigeria's state of Zamfara, villages are regularly attacked by armed gangs. Hundreds of people have died and thousands are fleeing as they no longer feel safe. Why is the government not taking action? (AllAfrica)


Sudan: Three Killed, Hospital Stormed in Large Khartoum Protests

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Several Sudanese cities were in turmoil by large-scale protests yesterday which security forces clamped-down with the use of bullets and tear gas. At least three people are confirmed dead. Again, security forces stormed a hospital treating wounded protesters. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Amid Protests Zimbabwe Orders Second Internet Shutdown

[Deutsche Welle] The latest increase has made gasoline in Zimbabwe the most expensive in the world. Protests have been met with hundreds of arrests and a second shutdown of the internet. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: North West ANC Benefitted From Money Laundering, Zondo Commission Hears

[News24Wire] Former Bosasa chief operations officer Angelo Agrizzi told the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture that members of the ANC in the North West had in the past laundered money through the facility's youth centres and allegedly used it for regional elections. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: 16 Tablets, 3 Laptops Believed to Have Been Stolen From Menzi Primary School Recovered

[News24Wire] A police investigation has led to the recovery of 16 tablets and 3 laptops believed to have been stolen from newly opened Menzi Primary School in Ekurhuleni in the early hours of Tuesday. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Verulam Cleric Shot Dead in Hijacking Outside Durban Hospital

[News24Wire] A Verulam moulana has been shot dead in a hijacking outside a hospital in Umbilo, a central suburb of Durban, provincial police said on Friday. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Turkish Airlines Crew Robbed in Sandton, Says Ambassador

[News24Wire] A Turkish Airlines crew was reportedly attacked and robbed in a hotel shuttle bus in Sandton this week. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Missing Person Sought By Ematimatolo Police

[SAPS] Police at Ematimatolo are appealing to the community for assistance with regards to a missing person, Andile Cele (27) from Marianhill. It is alleged that she was last seen at Pinetown on 22 December 2018 when she boarded a taxi to Greytown on route to Ematimatolo. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Boyfriend Arrested for Alleged Rape

[SAPS] Msobomvu Police arrested a 32-year-old man for the alleged rape of his girlfriend aged 21 at Cuba Squatter Camp, Butterworth on Wednesday, 16 January 2019 at about 15:00. It is alleged that the suspect visited the victim on the date in question. He wanted to have sex with her but she refused. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Five Men Arrested and Two Unlicensed Firearms Seized in Worcester

[SAPS] In their effort to rid the community of illegal firearms and fight the scourge of gangsterism, the Worcester police acted on information they received about a shooting incident that occurred in Riverview last night. The members stopped and searched a group of five guys they saw throwing something in the dustbin. The police discovered that the men belong to a local gang. Upon searching the dustbin police found two revolvers with ammunition. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Cut Ties With Bosasa, Popcru Tells Department of Corrections

[News24Wire] The Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (Popcru) on Friday called for the Department of Correctional Services to immediately cease any work with Bosasa. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: EFF Wants Bosasa-Linked Secretary of Zondo Commission to 'Fall On His Sword'

[News24Wire] The EFF has called for the immediate recusal of the secretary of the judicial commission into allegations of state capture, Khotso de Wee, after he was implicated in bribery allegations against Bosasa. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: One Killed in Latest Glebelands Hostel Shooting

[News24Wire] A murder investigation is underway after a Glebelands Hostel man was shot and killed in his home on Thursday evening, police said on Friday. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Housebreaking Suspects Arrested

[SAPS] Mount Road police members arrested three alleged housebreaking suspects minutes after a business premises in North End was broken into. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: President Signs Tax Bills Into Law

[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law three 2018 tax bills that give legislative effect to the tax proposals announced by the Minister of Finance in last year's annual National Budget Speech. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Gauteng High Court Security Plan to Be Reviewed After Detainees Escape

[News24Wire] In a bid to improve internal security management and the handling of awaiting trial and sentenced prisoners, the operational plan at the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg will be reviewed. (AllAfrica)


Malawi: Machinga Registers 8.6 Percent Increase in Child Abuse Cases

[Malawi News Agency] Machinga -As the year 2018 comes to an end, Machinga has registered an increase in child abuse cases as compared to last year, the district's police child protection office says. (AllAfrica)