Tunisian Women Free To Marry Non-Muslims

Tunisian Women Free To Marry Non-Muslims

Tunisia has overturned a law that banned women from marrying non-Muslims. A spokeswoman for President Beji Caid Essebsi made the announcement and congratulated women on gaining “the freedom to choose one’s spouse”. Until now, a non-Muslim man who wished to marry a Tunisian woman had to convert to Islam and submit a certificate of his […]

Togo To Discuss Presidential Term Limit

Togo To Discuss Presidential Term Limit

In Togo a bill to reduce the number of presidential terms is being examined in parliament today. The bill includes a two-term limit for the president and a two-round voting system. But opposition leaders have expressed some concerns. Some fear the bill could be drafted in a way that allows President Faure Gnassingbe to run […]

Mauritania MP Resigns Over Money Laundering Accusation

Mauritania MP Resigns Over Money Laundering Accusation

Mauritian Justice Minister Ravi Yerrigadoo has resigned over allegations he used his ministerial position to facilitate money laundering. He is accused of playing a role in allowing money to go from online gambling site Bet365 to bank accounts in Switzerland and Dubai. Mr Yerrigadoo resigned after the press published documents given to the Supreme Court. […]

Corrupt Road Contracts

Chishimba Kambwili’s call for a forensic audit of Zambia’s road construction projects deserves the support of all. But it won’t happen under Edgar Lungu’s rule because this is not a government that wants transparency and accountability. Kambwili says Edgar must resign on moral grounds for launching the US$1.2 billion Lusaka-Ndola dual carriageway project which he […]

UN: Suu Kyi Has ‘Last Chance’ On Rohingya

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has “a last chance” to halt an army offensive that has forced hundreds of thousands of the mainly Muslim Rohingya to flee abroad, the UN head has said. Antonio Guterres told the BBC unless she acted now, “the tragedy will be absolutely horrible”. The UN has warned […]

Parsons Green: Second Arrest Over Tube Bombing

A second man has been arrested in connection with Friday’s attack on a London Tube train, police said. The 21-year-old man was arrested in Hounslow, west London, on Saturday night on suspicion of a terror offence and is in custody in south London. An 18-year-old man is also being held on suspicion of a terror […]

DR Congo Security Forces Shoot Dead Burundi Migrants

Security forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo have shot dead 37 Burundian migrants who were protesting after four of their countrymen were expelled, the UN says. Its peacekeeping mission Monusco said another 117 were injured during the incident in the east of the country. Government sources said protesters overran a prison where the Burundians […]

‘Multichoice Taking Zambians For a Ride’

‘Multichoice Taking Zambians For a Ride’

Distinguished journalist Edem Djokotoe says South African pay television channel Multichoice is taking Zambians for a ride. Djokotoe is particularly upset that SuperSport will not show the Carnelo Alvarez fight this weekend. He said some channels are filled with content for an Afrikaans audience. Djokotoe, a key feature in the Zambia media, says it was […]

Kambwili: Stop Stealing Or I Will Reveal More

Kambwili: Stop Stealing Or I Will Reveal More

CHISHIMBA Kambwili has warned the PF government to stop stealing or he will continue disclosing the deals going on in President Edgar Lungu’s regime. And Kambwili has warned that a political ‘Tsunami’ will soon hit the ruling Patriotic Front. Meanwhile, the Roan PF member of parliament has also Challeged President Lungu to a live debate […]