South Africa Issues Arrest Warrant For Grace Mugabe – African News – African News Network | Latest African News | Nigerian News | Breaking News
Connect with us

African News

South Africa Issues Arrest Warrant For Grace Mugabe

Published

on

South Africa Issues Arrest Warrant For Grace Mugabe

South Africa has issued an arrest warrant for Zimbabwe’s former first lady Grace Mugabe over an alleged assault in an upmarket district of Johannesburg last year.

South African government had granted grace Mugabe a diplomatic immunity after the alleged assault with an electric cable came to light last year. That immunity was overturned by a South African court this year after the alleged victim, model Gabriella Engels, challenged the decision.

READ:  Food Crisis In Southern Africa

Mugabe is now a wanted person in Johannesburg.

South African police service spokesman Vishnu Naidoo says on Wednesday that a warrant for the arrest of Grace Mugabe has been issued since last Thursday.  He says police were seeking Interpol’s help to enforce the warrant. Grace Mugabe or authorities in Harare have not made a comment.

READ:  Pilot Killed In South Africa Helicopter Clash

African News

France Policies In Africa Is Creating Poverty – Italy’s Deputy PM

Published

on

By

France Policies In Africa Is Creating Poverty - Italy's Deputy PM

Italy`s Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio has reiterated on Monday that France’s policies in Africa were creating poverty and causing migration.  France had summoned the Italian ambassador to Paris to protest his assertions.

Di Maio told reporters, that France is one of those countries that by printing money for 14 African states, prevents their economic development and contributes to the fact that the refugees, leave and then die in the sea or arrive on western coasts.

READ:  Liberia's Golden Veroleum Quits International Eco Certification Scheme

Di Maio was referring to the CFA Franc, a currency used in 14 west and central African nations, which is tied to the euro at a fixed exchange rate, with the peg guaranteed by France.

READ:  SA Community Wins Fight Against Mining On Its Land

He called on the European Union to “address the question of the decolonisation of Africa, accusing France of still treating a number of African countries as vassal states.

READ:  Rwandan Uses Technology To Link Small Businesses With Clients

Continue Reading

African News

South Africa’s President Calls For Lifting Of Sanctions On Zimbabwe

Published

on

By

S.African President Calls For Lifting Of Sanctions On Zimbabwe

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for sanctions against Zimbabwe to be lifted. He said on Tuesday, his government was in discussions with Harare about how best to help.

He added that, Zimbabwe’s situation was a challenge for the whole of Africa and he planned to meet Zimbabwe president- Emmerson Mnangagwa.

READ:  Pilot Killed In South Africa Helicopter Clash

Meanwhile Mnangagwa has promised on Tuesday to investigate violence against civilians during protests and punish any misconduct by security forces.

The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) said on Tuesday security forces instigated systematic torture of residents. It says, the level of force used on those who died or injured and supported by medical reports pointed to police brutality.

READ:  South African Public Workers' Planned Strike Scuttled

Police say three people died during violent demonstrations last week, but human rights groups say at least a dozen were killed.

Continue Reading

African News

Uganda: Musicians Must Register And Obtain Licence Before They Release Songs – Govt

Published

on

By

Uganda: Musicians Must Register And Obtain Licence Before They Release Songs - Govt

Uganda’s government is proposing regulations for new songs. Junior Minister for Gender, Labour And Social Development, Peace Mutuuzo, said in an interview that the new regulations to govern the music and entertainment industry were already drafted and expected to be passed by cabinet by March. Adding that musicians and other artists will also have to register with the government and obtain a practising licence which can be revoked for a range of violations.

READ:  Angola Court Acquits 13 Cabinda Separatists

A list of restrictions including requiring artists to submit to authorities, lyrics for songs and scripts for film and stage performances to be vetted. The minister said, content deemed to contain offensive language, to be lewd or plagiarised, will be censured. Musicians will also have to seek government permission to perform outside Uganda.

READ:  15 Migrants Die On The Coast Of Libya After Days Without Food Or Water

Critics say the regulation is aimed at discouraging negative comments about the authorities who are rattled by the popularity of pop Star Bobi Wine and other critical voices in the entertainment industry.

READ:  #BringBackOurGirls Activist Says She Is fighting For 'The Soul' Of Africa's Most Populous Nation

Continue Reading

Trending

Subscribe to ANN News Alert

Be the first to receive the latest news from Africa and around the world.

%d bloggers like this: