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Blinken concerned over detention of Congo opposition figure

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Blinken concerned over detention of Congo opposition figure External link

Source country beaumontenterprise Wednesday, August 10, 2022 10:20:00 PM EAT | info [other]

Entities: Peace[1]; Felix Tshisekedi[1]; Jean Michel[1]; Jean Marc Kabund[1]; Antony Blinken[1]; Denis Mukwege[1];

Other categories: Conflict; Food Security & Aid; Conflict; Governance;

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Antony Blinken said: “We have full respect for the laws of the DRC (Congo) but we are concerned about any steps taken that could actually reduce the political space, especially as the country heads into elections,”

Antony Blinken said: “The agenda that we have on various topics, whether it’s food security issues, whether it’s climate preservation issues, whether it’s the work we do together to support democracy, to help to restore peace and security in (Congo's) East ... All these subjects demonstrate both the depth and the importance of our relations. We are delighted to be able to work together,”

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Wednesday said he was “concerned” about reports of the detention of an opposition political leader in Congo. On the second day of his visit to the central African nation, Blinken said his delegation was “trying to get more facts” about.......

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South Africa to charge 14 miners with the rapes of 8 women

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South Africa to charge 14 miners with the rapes of 8 women External link

Source country seattlepi Wednesday, August 10, 2022 9:42:00 PM EAT | info [other]

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African prosecutors have charged seven self-employed miners with the rapes of eight women nearly two weeks ago in Krugersdorp, west of Johannesburg. Seven more men are to be charged with the rapes on Thursday, officials said. The rapes of the women — who were part of a.......

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Deadly anti-government protests erupt in Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone imposes nationwide curfew amid deadly anti-government protests External link

Source country reuters-en Wednesday, August 10, 2022 11:54:00 PM EAT | info [other]

Entities: Alistair Bell[1]; Julius Maada Bio[1]; Alessandra Prentice[1]; Mike Harrison[1]; Maada Bio[1];

Other categories: Conflict; Terrorist Attack; ACSRT (CAERT); Current Issues in Africa; Absence of or disruption to key communications; Social Unrest;

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Julius Maada Bio said: "As a government, we have the responsibility to protect every citizen of Sierra Leone. What happened today was unfortunate and will be fully investigated,"

At least two police officers and one civilian died after a day of anti-government protests in Sierra Leone's capital, Freetown, staff at the city's main mortuary said on Wednesday. Sierra Leone's government previously said there had been deaths, but did not say how many, as protesters threw rocks.......

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Anxiety rises over claims in Kenya's close presidential vote

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Anxiety rises over claims in Kenya's close presidential vote External link

Source country startribune Thursday, August 11, 2022 12:43:00 AM EAT | info [other]

High-profile supporters of the two leading candidates were tweeting claims of victory, citing counts based on more than 46,000 results forms posted online by the electoral commission in a gesture of transparency. Kenyan media raced to do their own tallies, but their differing, incomplete results added to confusion....

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Special Investigating Unit investigates Lepelle Northern Water Board in Limpopo and Amatola Water Board in the Eastern Cape

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SIU to probe two water boards for corruption, maladministration External link

Source country businessday Thursday, August 11, 2022 12:43:00 AM EAT | info [other]

The Special Investigating Unit (SIU) will probe allegations of corruption and maladministration in the affairs of the Lepelle Northern Water board in Limpopo and the Amatola Water board in the Eastern Cap e. On August 5, President Cyril Ramaphosa issued a proclamation authorising the SIU to investigate allegations against the two boards....

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