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How ‘cheating husbands’ are linked to Sudan’s protests

In our series of letters from African journalists, Zeinab Mohammed Salih explores how women in Sudan are using a Facebook group about love to expose alleged abuse amid anti-government protests.

Unprecedented numbers of women are taking to the streets to join daily nationwide protests that erupted in mid-December.

Chinese ‘Ivory Queen’ Yang Fenglan jailed in Tanzania

Tanzania has sentenced Yang Fenglan, a Chinese businesswoman nicknamed the “Ivory Queen”, to 15 years in jail for smuggling hundreds of elephant tusks.

Yang was accused of operating one of Africa’s biggest ivory-smuggling rings, responsible for smuggling $2.5m (£1.9m) worth of tusks from some 400 elephants.

Cameroon kidnap: 170 students freed

Cameroonian students and school staff who were kidnapped on Saturday have been freed, the Bishop of Kumbo has told the BBC.

A total of 176 people, mostly students, were kidnapped by unidentified gunmen at Saint Augustin’s College in Kumbo, in the North West region of Cameroon.

Pulwama attack: Nine killed in Kashmir gun battle

Nine people, including four Indian soldiers and a policeman, have been killed in Indian-administered Kashmir during a gun battle, police say.

The clash occurred in Pulwama, where more than 40 Indian paramilitary police were killed in a bombing last week.

Two policemen killed in blast in central Cairo: ministry

Two policemen were killed and three wounded when an explosive device carried by a militant they were pursuing detonated in the heart of the Egyptian capital on Monday, an interior ministry statement said.

According to the ministry, security forces were pursuing the man in the search for the perpetrator of an attempted attack against a police patrol in western Cairo on Friday.

Police officer accused of raping woman detained over infidelity

A woman, who was taken to police by her spouse on suspicion of infidelity and later detained, has claimed a police officer raped her at night.
The woman, aged 19, reported the case at Kira Division Police after Kirinya Police Station in Kira Municipality in Wakiso District, where she was allegedly raped by the probation police constable, had refused to register her complaint.

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesman, Mr Patrick Onyango, confirmed the complaint and said the accused police officer has been arrested and medical examinations on both the suspect and victim were also done.
“The suspect is still in custody as his file is being processed to appear in court on charges of rape,” he said.
The woman claims the incident happened at night in Kirinya Police Station on February 9.

Timeline: The rise and fall of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

Islamic State faces the total defeat of its self-proclaimed caliphate. This timeline chronicles its lightning rise, cruel reign and stubborn fall.

Mozambican ex-president’s son arrested in $2 billion fraudulent debt case

Former Mozambican president Armando Guebuza’s son was arrested at the weekend in connection with a $2 billion government debt scandal, state-owned media and a judicial source said.

The arrest comes just over a month after three ex-Credit Suisse bankers were charged in the United States with fraud over their role in a 2013 deal in Mozambique that involved borrowing to fund projects including a state tuna fishery.

How corruption and impunity are aiding terrorism in Kenya

As the country struggles with jihadists, two concerns may complicate the counter-terror war and thus force authorities to revisit their strategy: One, the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) is pulling out of Somalia in 2021, and two; the new terrorist is no longer the foreigner but Kenyan.

The planned military drawdown has left experts confused on what next for Somalia and the anti-terrorism war worldwide. For over 10 years, Amisom was a bulwark against terror, but the mission is now exiting without clear plans on how to secure Somalia thereafter. This development is likely to have a huge bearing on regional security. Seemingly, Kenya is yet to remodel its strategy in light of the expected military withdrawal.

Seven militants killed, 15 troops killed or wounded in North Sinai: Egyptian military

Seven militants were killed and 15 Egyptian military personnel were killed or wounded in a clash in North Sinai on Saturday, the Egyptian military said.

The breakdown of military casualties was not immediately clear. However, two security sources told Reuters that the some of the injuries were serious.

South African’s ex-ambassador to Iran arrested in MTN investigation

Pretoria’s former ambassador to Iran has been arrested in South Africa on charges he took a bribe to help telecoms company MTN win a $31.6 billion license to operate in Iran.

Yusuf Saloojee, now retired, was arrested on Thursday, police said on Friday, in the latest legal blow for MTN, which has faced a host of such problems in recent years. It denies the latest allegations.

British investigators identify third man in Russian spy poisoning: sources

British investigators have identified a Russian military intelligence officer as a third suspect in the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, two European security sources told whisper eye media

The sources confirmed a report by the investigative website Bellingcat which on Thursday identified Denis Sergeev, a high-ranking GRU officer and a graduate of Russia’s Military Diplomatic Academy, as the suspect.

Dr Nyanzi loses bid to block her trial of insulting Museveni

Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi has lost the bid to block her trial in which she’s accused of harassing President Museveni when she allegedly insulted his late mother on her Facebook page.

Dr Nyanzi is charged with two counts which are cyber harassment and offensive communication.

Fake tycoon SK Mbuga’s wife arrested

Reports on Whisper Eye desk indicate the wife of controversial jailed SK Mbuga Ms Angella Vivienne Chebe who is wanted in Sweden on a case of defrauding 53m Krona (about UGx Shs20.9billion) from her Swedish boyfriend Sten Heinsoo, has been arrested and is being held at Katwe Police Station in Kampala.

The controversial couple has been in such troubles since their massive wedding in Kampala , Ms Chebet’s arrest comes only one week after her husband was extradited to Denmark.

MTN Uganda CEO deported for ‘getting too cozy’ with Bobi Wine

The Chief Executive Officer of telecommunications company MTN Uganda, Wim Vanhellputte was on Thursday deported from the country over ‘national security’ concerns.

However, a section of the Ugandan media has reported that Van Hellputte’s deportation is related to the company’s suspicious relationship with the increasingly popular Ugandan musician and politician Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine.

UN says militiamen loyal to FVP Taban raping women near Bentiu

The United Nations said in a report on Friday that armed men and militia group loyal to the First Vice-President Taban Deng Gai continues to carry out brutal sexual violence with “pervasive impunity” and a level of “premeditation” in the norther region of Unity.

The report of the investigation jointly conducted by the U.N. Human Rights Office and the U.N. Mission in South Sudan said at least 134 women and girls were raped, including some as young as eight, between September and December last year.