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Africa

Tunisian lawmaker detained over suspected tax fraud, money laundering

Yesterday at 20:31 PM, via News24

A Tunisian court on Sunday ordered a lawmaker to be detained over suspected tax fraud and money laundering – the fourth parliamentarian to be taken into custody since President Kais Saied seized near total control of the country in July.

Cape Verde, eyeing economic recovery, votes for new president

Yesterday at 16:31 PM, via News24

The West African archipelago nation of Cape Verde, one of the continent’s most stable democracies, voted on Sunday for a new president who will be tasked with righting its tourism-driven economy after the Covid-19 pandemic sent growth cratering.

Most climate science is written by white men

Yesterday at 12:00 PM, via Mail & Guardian

In deciding how the world responds to the climate crisis, policymakers rely on research that tends to be written predominantly by men in the Global North

Eswatini shuts schools amid new wave of protests

Saturday at 23:11 PM, via News24

Eswatini, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, said Saturday it had shut its schools “indefinitely with immedi ate effect” as the country faces a wave of pro-democracy protests.

Ranger shot dead in Congo nature reserve

Friday at 22:13 PM, via News24

Gunmen have killed a ranger in the Virunga National Park, home to endangered mountain gorillas in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo where armed groups also roam.

Eswatini king accuses protesters of using children

Friday at 21:06 PM, via News24

The King of Eswatini, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, has accused pro-democracy demonstrators of depriving children of education after they joined protests this month.

EFF vows to respond ‘decisively’ against King Mswati regime if brutality continues

Friday at 18:38 PM, via The Citizen

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has committed to responding “decisively” against the regme of King Mswati III if the brutality against protesters continues. Eswatini, Africa’s last absolute monarchy, shut down the Internet for two hours Friday as pro-democracy marchers headed to the capital. The shutdown came as images of the protests circulated on social and […]

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