Thursday, February 5

East Africa roundup

  • Johannesburg hosts Africa's first sex-worker conference (Mercury)
  • Police may charge workers at the Nakumatt supermarket with manslaughter for locking in customers when a fire broke out (Nation). See Somewhere in Africa for more commentary
  • Will a power-sharing agreement in Zimbabwe allow the extradition of former dictator Mengistu to Ethiopia, where he's been sentenced to death? (Times)
  • Somalia's new president is already bringing people together - at least his hard-line opponents (Garowe)
  • The director of one of Somalia's main radio stations has been assassinated (DPA)
  • Ethiopian music featured on PRI's The World
  • A new book accuses French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner of dirty dealings in Africa (Independent)

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