Tag: violence

South Africa’s Zuma says spate of women and child murders “a crisis”

South African President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday that a spate of violent attacks against women and children represented a national "crisis" as he visited the family of a three-year old girl who was raped and killed.

South Africa farm minister sees no land expropriation without payment

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is not likely to approve any expropriation of land from white farmers without paying compensation.

Kenya – Chaotic primaries and the threat of election violence – just like in 2013

Party primaries ahead of the August elections have been disrupted due to poor preparation, accusations of rigging and violence. Both the ruling Jubilee Party (JPK) and the main opposition party in the...

Kenya’s president warns against violence during party nominations

George Obulutsa | NAIROBI Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Thursday his government would not tolerate violence between rival camps of supporters in party primaries before a national election in August. Two parliamentary candidates have...

In South Africa, immigration feeds corrupt officials and race hate

In 2010 police in Johannesburg shot Justin Ejimkonye, a Nigerian migrant, in the leg. The reason why is unclear: It took the police 18 months to charge Ejimkonye with any crime. When...

Guinea president fires ministers after deadly protests

A senior government official said the sackings of Ibrahima Kourouma and Sekou Kourouma were directly linked to the strike.

South Africa's Zuma condemns violence against foreigners

Anti-immigrant violence has flared sporadically in South Africa against a background of near-record unemployment.

Forced evictions fuel African land disputes & hit investments

Pushing people off their land drives more conflict over land rights on the continent than any other factor.