May 25, 2022

AFRICA

South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma on Monday did not turn up for the resumption of a corruption trial, citing ill health.Zuma, who was ousted from the ruling African National Congress in 2018 after nearly two decades as president has pleaded not guilty to charges of corruption, money laundering and racketeering relating to a $2bn (£1.5bn) arms deal that date back to the 1990s....
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has launched an all-female media unit in Somalia.The initiative is aimed at upending stereotypes and combating challenges surrounding female journalists in the country.Also, the unit is aimed at “providing a space where women media professionals can work with real decision-making authority and free from harassment”, UNDP said....