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Lawyers protest as Zimbabwean journalist's bail decision postponed

作者:admin 2020-07-23

Lawyers for a prominent investigative journalist in Zimbabwe who was arrested this week have accused authorities of persecution after magistrates postponed a decision on bail for 24 hours, blaming a Covid-19 curfew. Hopewell Chin’ono, an internationa 阅读全文

Reggae star Bobi Wine launches new political party in Uganda

作者:admin 2020-07-23

Bobi Wine, a popular reggae star and prominent opposition MP in Uganda, has launched a new political party before presidential polls scheduled for early next year. Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, described the move as “yet anothe 阅读全文

Kenya environmental defenders win landmark $12m court battle

作者:admin 2020-07-23

Environmental defenders in Kenya are celebrating a landmark $12m court victory against the government that could pave the way for more legal action against polluters. In a case that has attracted international attention, a court in Mombasa has awarde 阅读全文

Who needs Tokyo? Meet South Africa's Olympic chameleons

作者:admin 2020-07-23

The tension is palpable. The first athlete is placed on the starting line and the official timer, Dr Anthony Herrel, resets the stopwatch on his smartphone. Once given the go-ahead, Dr Krystal Tolley tickles the yellowy-green chameleon’s tail and the 阅读全文

Sudan's ex-strongman on trial over coup that brought him to power

作者:admin 2020-07-22

Omar al-Bashir, the authoritarian former ruler of Sudan ousted amid a popular pro-democracy uprising last year, has gone on trial in Khartoum on charges of orchestrating the military coup that brought him to power more than three decades ago. The tri 阅读全文

Tiwa Savage: the Nigerian pop star fighting the country's rape crisis

作者:admin 2020-07-22

In the quest to find a perfect spot for her router, Tiwa Savage has to disrupt her four-year-old son Jamil’s TV time. He puts up a mild protest but soon moves on to another engagement. “He’s so understanding about the nature of my job,” she says. “At 阅读全文

UK could face lawsuit over $1bn aid to Mozambique gas project

作者:admin 2020-07-21

The UK government could face a legal battle after offering more than $1bn in financial support to help build a gas project in Mozambique despite its commitment to tackling the climate crisis. Under the deal, UK taxpayer funds will be used to help dev 阅读全文

Weatherwatch: the Gambia's pleasant subtropical climate

作者:admin 2020-07-21

As the smallest country on the African mainland – just 30 miles (50km) across at its widest point, and barely larger than Devon and Cornwall combined – you would not expect the Gambia to have a very varied climate. The low-lying nature of the country 阅读全文

Prominent Zimbabwe journalist detained in latest abduction of government critics

作者:admin 2020-07-21

Authorities in Zimbabwe have arrested a prominent journalist known for his reporting on the country’s endemic corruption in the latest in a series of abductions of government critics. Hopewell Chin’ono was taken from his home in Harare on Monday by e 阅读全文

Tensions mount as Ethiopia allows dam across Nile headwaters to fill

作者:admin 2020-07-21

Ethiopia has allowed a controversial dam built across the headwaters of the Nile to fill with rain water, raising tensions with Egypt and Sudan. The huge hydroelectric project on the Blue Nile, known as the Grand Renaissance dam, is at the centre of 阅读全文