DRC: clashes in Parliament

Brussels 08.12.2020 Congo’s parliament descended into chaos on December 8 as rival political groups threw chairs and buckets in a brawl that laid bare the tensions caused by the incumbent President Felix Tshisekedi’s to terminate his alliance with his predecessor, Joseph Kabila. Reposting #Congo Parliament brawl today with 2 camps hurling chairs & buckets at…

Libya: abduction of Mrs.Shiham Sergewa

“Today marks one year since the abduction of Mrs. Siham Sergewa, an elected member of the House of Representatives from Benghazi and one of the prominent female voices in Libya. Her fate remains unknown, increasing the concerns about her safety and well-being’ reads the text of the statement by the spokesperson of the European External…

COVID19: SA faces Lesotho unrest

South Africa will engage in talks to restore calm in Lesotho on April 20 after Prime Minister Thomas Thabane sent soldiers and armoured vehicles onto the streets of Maresu on April 18 to restore order against “rogue national elements”. The latest upheaval follows Thabane’s decision to suspend parliament without consultation over the COVID-19 pandemic. Last…

COVID19: Botswana Parliament in quarantine

All Botswana’s Members of parliament including President Mokgweetsi Masisi will be quarantined for a fortnight and tested for the coronavirus, after a health worker screening lawmakers became infected. #Botswana President Masisi, entire cabinet quarantined after COVID-19 contact. During a special sitting, the president came into contact with a nurse on duty at parliament, conducting #coronavirus…

Sudan Al-Bashir presidency unlimited

Sudan parliamentary committee mandated with amending the Constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another mandate informed it would indefinitely postpone a meeting to draft these changes, state news agency SUNA reports. #Sudan lawmakers postpone amendment to keep Bashir in power https://t.co/RemHzpokov — Reuters Africa (@ReutersAfrica) February 16, 2019 The decision comes amid almost…