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Zambian gospel artist apologises to president

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   A Zambian gospel artist has apologised to President Edgar Lungu for criticising him in an online video,therefore beating an ultimatum set by a government minister that he does so within 24 hours.

   Kings Malembe had cautioned the government against locking out Zambians from investing in newly discovered gold deposits.

   He warned President Lungu that if only foreigners invested he would lose votes in next year's election.

   Kings said in an online video that he "was sorry" that he did not use the "right platform" to address the president.

   Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo had said Kings' comments were “demeaning to the office of the president".

   Two other artists were told to apologise to the president: Dancehall singer Brian Bwembya, also known as B-Flow, who has been critical of mistreatment of Zambian workers by Chinese managers, and photographer Tukuta Chellah, who has been complaining about alleged corruption in the government.

   Neither have apologised yet.

   Mr Lusambo did not specify what action will follow if they don’t apologise within 24 hours.

   “We can’t start insulting the office of the president with impunity, then as a nation, we don’t have values. National values are very important, extremely important. They are a mirror of the nation,” Mr Lusambo said at a press briefing on Wednesday.

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   Journalist unions in Cameroon have condemned the death of their colleague, Samuel Ajiekah Abuwe, popularly known as Wazizi.

   The broadcaster died Tuesday at the Yaoundé Military Hospital, having been held incommunicado for 300 days.

   Reports say he was tortured before he died.

   The Cameroonian military have not responded to the BBC’s requests for comment.

   Wazizi's lawyer Edward Lyonga Ewule told the BBC he was devastated:

   We have struggled for more than nine months today to see that Wazizi gets justice. Now we hear he is dead, it is very disturbing. I am so devastated, I am down-cast, I am heart-broken.”

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   Wazizi was arrested in August last year in Buea in the South-West region on charges of complicity with separatist fighters in the troubled Anglophone regions of Cameroon.

   His colleague, Joseph Weno, told the BBC he was arrested for speaking truth to power:

   He was very vocal on the issue of the Anglophone crisis.He spoke out and condemned the excesses of the military when there was need for it, and he equally condemned the excesses of the separatists when the need arose, and that's it."

   Journalists across the country now say they will be going on strike in the days ahead to press for justice to be served to their colleague.
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East African lorry drivers worry about stigmatisation

   Russell Padmore

   Business correspondent, BBC News

   Lorry drivers who transport freight between Uganda and South Sudan have described a claim from Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni that they're spreading coronavirus by picking up passengers, as reckless.

   Cross-border drivers have faced anger from people across East Africa who believe they are spreading the virus.

   Nine out of 10 Covid-19 cases in Uganda are lorry drivers.

   In recent weeks countries in East Africa have been under pressure to close their borders to trucks, but the transport of vital goods, like food and medicine, has continued.

   Drivers crossing the Kenya-Uganda border are tested for the virus and that process has led to long delays for lorries, with traffic jams stretching for many kilometres.

   The virus is also now spreading in South Sudan. Some 280 drivers carrying freight from Uganda to Juba have contracted Covid-19 - half of them Ugandans.

   President Museveni has accused truckers of carrying passengers in South Sudan and so spreading the virus.

   The transport drivers say they are intercepted by armed South Sudanese, after they cross the border, and are forced to take unwanted passengers to Juba.

   The lorry drivers say they are already stigmatised, over public fears they are spreading coronavirus and President Museveni's claim that they willingly carry passengers makes that situation worse.

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HRW accuses Haftar forces of planting mines in civilian areas

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   BBC North Africa correspondent, Tunis

   Libyans have had to endure over a year of conflict in and around the capital, Tripoli, but even when some areas they were displaced from appear safer to return to when the fighting winds down, they face further life-threatening dangers.

   Human Rights Watch (HRW) believes that in late May, anti-personnel mines and other booby-trap devices were laid by forces affiliated to renegade Gen Khalifa Haftar as they withdrew from some residential districts in the Libyan capital.

   Graphic videos showing their effects were shared by civilians on social media.

   Others showed where the mines were planted:
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   In its latest news release, HRW cites images shared by forces allied to the internationally recognised government in Tripoli which show a variety of wired improvised explosive devices as well as Soviet or Russian made anti-personnel mines that they uncovered when they moved in.

   Some of the types of weapons shown suggest they were recently brought into the country, in violation of the 2011 UN arms embargo on Libya.

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