A conflict between the DRC’s armed forced and a militia calling itself Kamuina Nsapu has sent 20,000 refugees across the border into Angola. But who is Kamuina Nsapu? And what set off the fighting in this previously peaceful region? By KRISTEN VAN SCHIE.
The Malawi Communication Regulations Authority, whose job is to regulate telecommunications, broadcasting and postal services to protect consumers, has been fingered by the Investigative Journalism Centre Malawi (CIJM) in connection with graft involving millions of kwacha. By CATHERINE CHIMZIMU for CIJM.
Samantha Lewthwaite resurfaced again with the reported arrest of a person in possession of South African passports, of which one purportedly had a photo of Samantha, the “White Widow”. Samantha’s name is truly comparable to that of a movie star, a person that has gained a reputation that far exceeds her actual position in extremism. Lewthwaite has evolved into a publicity stunt for al-Shabaab, a role that neither she nor al-Shabaab planned. By JASMINE OPPERMAN and VERYAN KHAN.
Malawi’s Anti-Corruption Bureau has launched an investigation into whether money irregularly changed hands during the rushed signing of production-sharing agreements on three of Malawi’s petroleum blocks just eight days before the 2014 elections in the country. The probe was requested by a range of Malawian civil society organisations and international NGO Oxfam. By COLLINS MTIKA for the Centre for Investigative Journalism (Malawi) in association with AMABHUNGANE.
When she adopted a Hutu orphan many thought Tutsi Marguerite Barankitse was playing a dangerous game. In a country ravaged by ethnic violence that continues to claim hundreds of thousands of lives she has proven that love conquers all prejudice, writes LUCAS LEDWABA.