President Jacob Zuma was in Zimbabwe on Thursday in what proved to be a welcome respite from his domestic woes – and a chance to renew his budding friendship with his Zimbabwean counterpart. By SIMON ALLISON.
The United Nations Commission on Human Rights plans to visit South Sudan and Ethiopia in September to hold meetings with government officials, opposition leaders, civil society, citizens, intergovernmental organisations and regional leaders. The Commission decided on the visit following the violence, which broke out in South Sudan several weeks ago, between supporters of South Sudan President Salva Kiir and supporters of First Vice President Riek Machar, claiming over 300 lives.
Uganda’s parliament has called on Kampala’s foreign affairs ministry to protest the mistreatment of two Ugandan legislators while they were in Kenya recently. The two legislators were stopped by Kenyan police who demanded bribes, the Daily Monitor reported on Friday.
Farewell, Madam Chair: Inside Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s troubled tenure at the African Union Photo: Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, the Chairperson of the African Union Commission, addresses the press during the first day of UN secretary-General Ban (not pictured) tour of the Sahel region in Bamako, Mali 05 November 2013. EPA/TANYA BINDRA
DRC: Kabila cracks down – and will probably get away with it. There was blood on the streets of Kinshasa on Monday as police cracked down on an anti-government rally. But neither the deaths of protesters, nor the ongoing “national dialogue”, will do much to dissuade President Joseph Kabila to step down at the end of his second term in office in December. | Daily Maverick