Ugandan judge survives attempted killing – authorities

A Ugandan judge has survived a gun attack after his convoy was shot at on Saturday night, the authorities have said. In a statement on Sunday, the judiciary said Judge Flavian Zeija and his team were not hurt during the shooting that took place at about 19:00 local time. Judiciary spokesperson Jameson Karemani described the […]


The African Union (AU) has named former Ghanaian president, John Mahama as its High Representative to Somalia – to try and resolve the dire political crisis in the country. AU Chairperson, Moussa Faki Mahamat in the announcement said Mahama will ensure there is “a mutually acceptable compromise towards an all-encompassing resolution for the holding of […]

Nigeria Man Appointed Justice Minister in Canada

Kaycee Madu named new justice minister and solicitor general in Alberta! Premier Jason Kenney announces lawyer and Edmonton MLA Kaycee Madu is Alberta’s new justice minister and solicitor general during a cabinet shuffle on Tuesday. Kaycee (Kelechi) Madu is a Canadian politician who was elected in the 2019 Alberta general election to the Legislative Assembly […]

Belgian king expresses ‘deepest regrets’ for brutal colonial rule

Letter to Democratic Republic of the Congo president hailed as historic by Belgian media Jennifer Rankin in Brussels and Jason Burke Africa correspondent Tue 30 Jun 2020 17.31 BSTFirst published on Tue 30 Jun 2020 11.19 BST  King Philippe of Belgium: ‘The colonial period caused suffering and humiliations.’ Photograph: Héctor Retamal/AFP/Getty King Philippe of Belgium has expressed his “deepest regrets” for acts […]

Statue wars: what should we do with troublesome monuments?

Cape Town was the first. In March 2015, a student named Chumani Maxwele brought a bucket filled with shit to the University of Cape Town, where there stood a statue of Cecil Rhodes, the British diamond magnate, colonial politician and avowed white supremacist. “There is no collective history here – where are our heroes and […]