Africa News In Brief
LIBERIAN LAUREATE LEYMAH GBOWEE BREAKS WITH PRESIDENT
Oct. 16 (GIN) – Leymah Gbowee, whose efforts to end war in Liberia were recognized with a Nobel Peace Prize shared with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, sparked a firestorm of controversy last week by resigning from the Peace and Reconciliation Commission and criticizing the President.
SENEGAL SACKED FROM AFRICA CUP AFTER ROCK-THROWING RIOT
Oct. 16 (GIN) – What should have been a thrilling match between neighbors, became frightening pandemonium as furious Senegalese spectators rained bottles, rocks, and firecrackers on players and fans from the Ivory Coast whose soccer team had just scored a goal that put them ahead 2-0.
LANDMARK COURT SETTLEMENT FOR REPORTER BEATEN BY POLICE
Oct. 16 (GIN) - A Nigerian High Court has awarded a local journalist over half a million dollars for a brutal beating he received while covering a protest at a local bank.
MINERS UNMET WAGE DEMANDS TRIGGER CALL FOR BLOOD
Oct. 16 (GIN) – Saying he was not afraid of blood, one-time leader of the youth division of the African National Congress, Julius Malema, urged the recapture of South African mines from whites, while leaders of the country’s largest labor federation offered non-violent support for the thousands of miners staging wildcat strikes across the country.