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Ethiopia pardons over 13,000 political prisoners

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Ethiopia’s determination to reform has seen up to 13,000 people who were previously charged with or convicted of terrorism and/or treason, pardoned over the past six months, state media said. Parliament in July passed a law allowing people convicted or facing charges of “treason, crime against the constitutional order and[…]

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” I’ll hand over power without regrets “- Kabila

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Congolese outgoing President Joseph Kabila said he would hand over power on Thursday “without regret” . He called on Congolese to support his successor, Felix Tshisekedi. Wearing a black suit and tie and sporting his trademark salt-and-pepper beard, he said ‘‘respecting the constitution, I will hand over power tomorrow without[…]

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Former president Zuma signs controversial record deal

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Former South African president Jacob Zuma has signed a record deal with the eThekwini Municipality’s Parks, which will see him record a number of liberation songs. The Durban initiative is aimed at memorializing the role liberation songs played in the anti-apartheid movement. But the only concern, the choice of lead[…]

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