Daily Archives: December 9, 2018

AMNESTY SAYS EXECUTIONS RISING IN SOUTH SUDAN, GOVERNMENT DENIES IT

JUBA– Amnesty International accused South Sudan of stepping up use of the death penalty with seven executions this year including one who was a child when convicted of murder, and said another 342 people were …

SOMALIA: BLAST KILLS TWO GENERALS AND SEVEN GUARDS

MOGADISHU– Nine Somali soldiers including two generals were killed on Thursday by a blast just outside the capital Mogadishu, militants and an army official said.

Militant group al Shabaab claimed responsibility, saying it had destroyed …

DR CONGO ARRESTS ARMY COLONEL IN CONNECTION WITH KILLING OF UN MONITORS

KINSHASA– A Congolese army colonel has been arrested in connection with the killing of two U.N. sanctions monitors, a prosecutor said – the first member of the security services detained over the case.

Zaida Catalan, …

ZAMBIA: CONSTITUTIONAL COURT RULES LUNGU CAN STAND FOR 3RD TERM AS PRESIDENT IN 2021

LUSAKA– President Edgar Lungu can stand in presidential elections due in 2021, Zambia’s top court ruled, finding that he would not be breaching a constitutional two-term limit.

The ruling will strengthen Lungu’s hand at a …

AT LEAST 17 KILLED IN DR CONGO – MAYOR

KINSHASA– Seventeen people have been killed in two attacks by a militant group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

The regional army’s spokesman said five of the killings – in the troubled Beni region …