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Week in Review - 20 January 2018

Big news this week was the announcement that an authentic copy of German General Lothar von Trotha's extermination order against the OvaHereo and Nama communities had been discovered and would be hand delivered to the court in New York where the current genocide lawsuit is to be heard later this month. Also very important was the fact that Namibian advocate Bience Gawanas had been appointed by the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres as a UN Special Advisor on Africa, and news that the City of Windhoek would provide 105 mobile water tanks to informal settlements by early February in a bid to stave off the current Hepatitus E outbreak the city is facing. 
 
In South Africa tensions between Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille and her party, the Democratic Alliance, reached a head and de Lille is to be investigated over a 60 day period, but that news was overshadowed by the fact that water restrictions in the city have been increased to level 6B and residents are now being told to reduce their consumption further from their allowed 87 litres to a new low of 50 litres per person per day. There was relief of a sort as the Reserve Bank announced that it would keep the Repo rate unchanged at 6.75%, and the National Prosecuting Authority appeared to have woken from the long nap it was taking under the presidency of Jacob Zuma as it announced that it's Asset Forfeiture Unit would serve global consultancy firm McKinsey and Gupta-linked group Trillian Capital Partners with a preservation order for assets worth around R1.6 billion. Former FNB CEO Michael Jordaan also announced that he would be launching a new bank in the country by the third quarter of 2018.
 
Weather made the news quite a bit this week as the islands of Mauritius and Reunion were both battered by tropical cyclone Berguitta, and at least 9 people died in Europe as violent winds struck northern parts of the region. At least in Australia there was joy as tropical cyclone Joyce brought unprecedented rainfall of between 160mm to 260mm to the usually arid western parts of the country without causing any real damage.
 
In Nigeria the Boko Haram Islamist group released a new video purportedly showing some of the remaining so-called 'Chibok girls' saying that they were “by the grace of Allah” never coming back, at least 12 people were also killed in the country as suicide bombers once again targeted the Borno state capital, Maiduguri. Elsewhere in Africa Catholic bishops appealed to armed groups in the Central African Republic to stop looting and lay down their arms, while reports came in that disparate armed groups in the DRC were setting aside many of their difference and joining forces in an effort to rid the country of President Joseph Kabila. French Magistrates also this week dismissed a case brought against a group of French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while on deployment in the Central African Republic, and there were growing fears that 2018 could be the year sub-Saharan Africa sees a new debt crisis.
 
Elsewhere in the world at least 38 people were killed and over 100 injured in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad, the Iranian oil tanker which had caught fire after colliding with a Chinese freighter last week sank, with some 30 crew members still missing, following Hawaii's false alarm of a missile attack Japanese broadcaster NHK had to apologize for also issuing a false alarm, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the United States of forming a “terror army” on his country's southern border.
 
Finally in really positive news, Belgium pledged 19 million Euros to the UNRWA after the US slashed it's funding to the UN aid organisation for Palestinian refugees, and hundreds of Israeli rabbis said that they were willing to hide upwards of 38 000 African asylum seekers facing deportation in a campaign dubbed The Anne Frank Home Sanctuary movement.