Southern Africa

Mozambique: 22 Die in Storms and Floods

[AIM] Maputo — Storms, torrential rains and swollen rivers claimed 22 lives in the first three weeks of the 2020-2021 rainy season, according to Mozambican government spokesperson and Deputy Justice Minister, Filimao Suaze.Read More

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Mozambique: Prison Sentences in Cedsif Case

[AIM] Maputo — The Maputo City Court on Tuesday sentenced Gama Nhampalele to 11 years imprisonment for his role in the theft of over 155 million meticais (about 2.15 million US dollars) from the Mozambican treasury, via the Centre for the Development of Financial Information Systems (CEDSIF).Read More

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Namibia: Over 600 Battle Skin Disease in Kavango

[New Era] Rundu — In the past nine months, about 634 cases of scabies have been recorded among the San community in the two Kavango regions, with the highest numbers reported in the Ndama informal settlement in Rundu.Read More

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Namibia: Sex Offender Register Long Overdue – Venaani

[New Era] Keetmanshoop — Popular Democratic Movement (PDM) leader McHenry Venaani has raised concern that the Act making provision for the establishment of a sex offender register was not yet implemented amidst the current escalation of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) in the country.Read More

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Namibia: Soldier’s Murder Case Moved to Next Year

[New Era] The Katutura Magistrate’s Court has postponed to next year the case of an officer of the Namibian Defence Force who was arrested for shooting and charged for the murder of a civilian during a joint law enforcement operation.Read More

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