On Africa News Focus Alex Bell speaks to Amnesty International about this weekâ€™s deadly violence in Mogadishu, Somalia, that has left more than 20 civilians dead. She also examines reports that at least 150 women, and many young children, were raped by rebel groups over a period of four days in the DRC recently. Finally Alex highlights concerns raised over South Africaâ€™s ongoing public sector strike, that has seen thousands of workers down tools.
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On Africa News Focus Alex Bell focuses on the outcome of this weekâ€™s summit of government leaders from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Namibia. Alex questions whether the body is fulfilling its mandate to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law across the region.
In Africa News Focus Alex Bell highlights concerns raised by Human Rights Watch that Ugandaâ€™s notorious rebel group, the Lordâ€™s Resistance Army, is continuing its â€œhorrific campaignâ€ of child soldier recruitment. She also speaks to South Africa’s Professional Journalists Association about the proposed Media Tribunal, which President Jacob Zuma has endorsed as a necessary means to regulate the media, but which has raised concerns that this is the beginning of a clamp down on South Africa’s media.
On Africa News Focus Alex Bell looks at promises made this week by hundreds of al-Shabaab supporters to intensify its violent attacks against African Union troops in Somalia. Alex also highlights tensions among South Africa’s immigrant community amid rumoured threats of xenophobic attacks, as the football World Cup comes to an end.
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