Top Africa stories: August 1 Zim massacre, pictures of Prince Charles in Ghana

2018-11-06 08:01

WATCH: August 1 Zim massacre… Horrors from the frontline

On August 01, 2018, my life changed entirely in ways I had not imagined when I woke up that day. A part of me died, while a new me was born out of the horrors I filmed, right from the frontline.

A group of protesters besieged the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission's Results Centre at the Rainbow Towers Hotel in the capital, Harare.

They protested peacefully and co-operated with police. It was quite an incredible sight, watching protesters pave way for traffic, taking turns with the police to open and close the gate.

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PICS: Prince Charles, wife attend traditional celebration of leaders in Ghana

Britain's Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall have attended a dubar - a traditional celebration of leaders - as part of their visit to Ghana.

The heir to the British throne and his wife, Camilla, arrived in the west African country's capital, Accra, on Friday night and flew into Kumasi International Airport on Sunday.

Children lined the streets waving miniature Ghanaian and UK flags to welcome them. Charles said returning to Kumasi brought back fond memories of time he spent in the city 41 years ago.

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Anti-gay crackdown 'not reflective of Tanzania's official stance', says govt

The Tanzanian government has distanced itself from the local administrator who called for a crackdown on gay people in Dar es Salaam.

Last week on Monday, Dar es Salaam governor Paul Makonda launched an anti-gay crackdown, threatening to arrest people suspected of being homosexuals.

Makonda urged citizens to start reporting homosexuals for round-ups set to begin this week in the east Africa country, where anti-gay rhetoric has soared in recent years.

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'No plan to hunt down and arrest homosexuals,' says Tanzania govt

Tanzania says that a plan to hunt down and arrest suspected homosexuals in the country's economic capital was not official policy, distancing itself from a citywide crackdown slammed by rights groups.

Dar es Salaam's powerful governor, Paul Makonda, urged citizens last Monday to begin reporting homosexuals for round-ups in a country where anti-gay rhetoric has soared in recent years.

"The government of the United Republic of Tanzania would like to clarify that these are (Makonda's) personal views and not the position of the government," the foreign affairs ministry said in a statement released on Sunday evening.

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President of war-torn South Sudan to mediate Sudan peace talks

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has been appointed to mediate peace talks between Khartoum and rebels in the Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Darfur conflict zones.

Tut Kew, Kiir's security advisor, told journalists on Monday that the president had agreed "to mediate between the Khartoum government and the armed opposition in Sudan."

South Sudan achieved independence from Sudan in 2011, but the states of Blue Nile and South Kordofan - which both have large ethnic minority populations who fought alongside the south - were left north of the border.

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