General

More African states seeking Africom support in dealing with security threats (Daily Nation (Kenya))

African countries faced with increasing security threats are slowly accepting the work of an American agency designed to run all of Washington’s military operations on the continent. AlShabaab, Lord’s Resistance Army and political turmoil in Eastern Africa, Boko Haram in West Africa and terrorism in the Islamic Maghreb have all compelled the continent to seek […]

Human Rights

Singer Convicted of Plot to Kill President

A court has sentenced popular singer and composer Kizito Mihigo to ten years for conspiring against the government, including plans to assassinate President Paul Kagame. Mihigo has pleaded guilty to the charges. Appearing before Rwanda’s High Court on Friday, the 33-year-old musician Kizito Mihigo was also convicted for inciting hatred against the government and plotting […]

Science

Tunisia-South Africa – Ways to Combat Cross-Border Terrorism Discussed

Security challenges faced by Tunisia and the entire region including rising terrorism were discussed at a meeting Friday between Minister of National Defence Farhat Horchani and South Africa’s Ambassador in Tunis Mrs. Nonceba Nancy Losi-Tutu. The Minister of Defence stressed Tunisia’s commitment to cope with the phenomenon of terrorism and secure borders with Libya after […]

Human Rights

Rwandan court sentences popular singer for presidential murder plot (dpa German Press Agency)

Kigali (dpa) – Rwanda’s High Court Friday sentenced popular singer and composer Kizito Mihigo to ten years in prison for plotting to kill President Paul Kagame and inciting hatred against the government. Kizito, 33, admitted during his trial that he had been in contact with South Africa-based opposition group Rwanda National Congress and discussed a […]