Diaspora Matters

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The death toll after two migrant boats sank in heavy seas off the coast of Djibouti continues to rise past 50, the UN migration agency said on Wednesday The international organization for migration (IOM) also confirmed the disappearance of approximately 130 others based on the testimonies of survivors. “Our coast guard has found the bodies […]

Zimbabwe’s government will hold last-ditch negotiations with public sector unions on Wednesday to try to avert a national strike that could trigger more unrest after this month’s violent protests. Teachers at Zimbabwe’s state-run schools plan to stop working from Feb. 5 to demand a quadrupling of their salaries, their union said https://t.co/zsbqFcVPZp — Bloomberg (@business) January 30, […]

Former President of Ethiopia’s Somali Regional State, Abdi Mohammed Omer, has been charged for inciting violence that plunged the region into deadly chaos in August 20018. Omer, also popularly referred to as Abdi Illey, has been in federal custody since he was forced out of office last year. He is charged along with over 40 […]

At least two people were killed and five wounded on Tuesday in a suicide car bomb attack near the ministry of petroleum in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. A security official, Mohamed Abdullahi Tulah, said the car loaded with explosives was parked at a gas station near the Ministry. Witnesses say one of the victims killed […]

Zimbabwean main opposition leader Nelson Chamisa has questioned the silence of regional bloc SADC over the economic situation in the country. Addressing a news conference in Harare Tuesday, Chamisa said he is still insisting on dialogue but claimed there’s no one to dialogue with. “I don’t know how many bodies are supposed to be killed, I don’t […]

More than 50 mass graves were discovered by a joint UN and government fact-finding mission after ethnic violence in mid-December in a region of western Democratic Republic of Congo, the UN announced. “There are more than 50 mass graves or mass graves and individual graves that we have identified” in Yumbi in the western province […]

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir will travel to Cairo on Sunday to meet his Egyptian counterpart, his second trip abroad since anti-government demonstrations began in his country, the official Sudanese news agency, SUNA reported. “President Omar al-Bashir will discuss regional issues of interest to both countries with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi,” the agency said. President Bashir’s visit […]

Senegalese police blocked a planned opposition march in Dakar on Friday and fired tear gas at student protesters. They were demonstrating against a new election rule and a Constitutional Court decision barring some opposition figures from running in the February presidential election. Riot police blocked the streets around Cheikh Anta Diop University, where the protest […]

Zimbabwe’s government has pledged to “thoroughly” investigate allegations of abuse and rape levelled against its security forces during a brutal crackdown to quell last week’s anti-government protests. What we saw last week was the social networks being used to plan and incite disorder and to spread misinformation leading to violence. In response, the decision was […]

Central African Republic’s top soccer executive appeared before judges at the International Criminal Court on Friday, days after being handed over by France to face allegations of war crimes against the Muslim population of his country. Senior football official #Ngaïssona appearing in court for the first time – cuts an unusually comfortable/confident figure. Hearing lasted less than […]

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