Top Africa stories: MDC's Chamisa and the Motlanthe commission, DRC elections

2018-11-22 10:05

Motlanthe commission hearing: Question mark still lingers over Chamisa appearance

It’s still not certain whether MDC leader Nelson Chamisa will agree to appear before a commission of enquiry into deadly post-election violence this week, a party spokesperson said on Tuesday.

Chamisa and other top MDC officials were last week summoned to appear on Wednesday before the seven-member commission led by South Africa’s Kgalema Motlanthe.

MDC spokesperson Jacob Mafume says the party has written to the commission requesting a transcript of a testimony by one of the witnesses who is said to have accused Chamisa of inciting violence that led to an army crackdown on August 1 that left six civilians dead.

Nelson Chamisa

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EXCLUSIVE: DRC political situation 'confused' as country heads to polls, says opposition leader

Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Augustine Kikukama's wife Kuku Itambo has described as "confused" the current political situation in the central African country, which is headed for elections on December 23. 

In an interview with News24, Itambo, who deputises her husband in the M17 said although the party was encouraging people to vote in the upcoming elections, there was an element of uncertainty as it remained unclear what would happen to the country after the announcement of the results.

Kuku Itambo

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'Avoid smoking, womanising,' Ugandan President Museveni advises sportsmen

Sportsmen should avoid "smoking and womanising" if they want to be successful, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said.

"From my footballing experience, I know that the following ingredients are important for the game; stamina, skill and teamwork.

"Stamina is critical because you do a lot of running. You must eat well, exercise and avoid alcohol, smoking and womanising," Museveni wrote on his Twitter page where he also shared pictures of his meeting with the country's national team, The Cranes, on Monday.

Yoweri Museveni

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WATCH: Surfers ride big waves as strong swell hit Dakar coast

Surfers take advantage of an exceptional swell on the Senegalese coast to ride the "Ouakam wave" -- one of the most beautiful in the country, according to specialists.

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Gunmen kidnap Italian woman, 23, in Kenya

Kenya's police chief says gunmen have kidnapped an Italian volunteer along Kenya's coast.

Police chief Joseph Boinnet says on Wednesday five people also have been wounded by the attackers who shot indiscriminately during at around 20:00 on Tuesday in the county of Kilifi.


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