Suspected militants of Nigeria’s radical group Boko Haram have killed nine construction workers in the country’s northern city of Maiduguri, the anti—terrorism military unit said. The nine workers were working at the Shehu of Borno Central Mosque when they were attacked by suspected members of the sect early yesterday, Lt Col Sagir Musa, spokesman of Joint Task Force (JTF) said in a statement. http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/article3600080.ece
The late Khoisan Traditional leader, Dawid Kruiper, who passed away two weeks ago, was laid to rest during an official Provincial State funeral at Witdraai in the Kalahari yesterday. The funeral was attended by more than 2 000 mourners from across the country as well as Namibia and Botswana. The reason for conferring an official funeral on Oom Dawid Kruiper was to befit the status, standing and stature of this pioneer and hero of the Khomani San people who contributed immensely to the upliftment of his people. This was Government’s way of recognizing the role that Oom Dawid played as a nation-builder, a cultural pioneer and leader and traditional healer. http://indigenouspeoplesissues.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=15558:south-africa-funeral-of-the-late-khoisan-leader-dawid-kruiper&catid=25&Itemid=58
The Hague, Netherlands: A delegation of the Pan-African Solidarity Hague Committee from throughout the African Diaspora made a historic trip to The Hague on June 18 to present a legal petition to Fatou Bensouda of Gambia, the newly appointed chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court. The petition demanded that the ICC investigate and prosecute the United States, Britain, France, Italy and other NATO countries for war crimes and crimes against humanity in Africa and its Diaspora, committed in violation of international laws. A press conference was held on the steps of the ICC informing the media of the delegation’s mission. http://www.workers.org/2012/world/nato_crimes_0705/#at_pco=cfd-1.0
Sudan using protests ‘to silence dissenters’
Rights group report urges Sudan to end the violent crackdown on anti-government protesters and journalists. http://www.aljazeera.com/news/africa/2012/06/201262791331768878.html
Egypt’s first freely-elected president Mohammed Morsi has already begun the work of forming a new government, but as Charlie D’Agata reports, there are some serious questions about how much he will actually be able to accomplish.
(Reuters) – Sudan’s finance minister said on Monday the government would stick to its decision to cut fuel subsidies despite more than a week of anti-austerity protests in Khartoum and other cities. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/06/25/us-sudan-protest-idUSBRE85O19420120625