The Africa Report: 21 June

EWN Africa Correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish reports on the day's top African news

Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi looks at documents at the start of the third Arab Economic, Social and Development Summit, on January 21, 2013, in Riyadh. Picture: AFP

EGYPTIAN OPPOSITION GET 15 MILLION SIGNATURES TO UNSEAT MOHAMED MORSI

Egyptian opposition, Tamarod, have released a "Rebel Campaign" claiming to have obtained 15 million votes to unseat incumbent president Mohamed Morsi.

During the 2012 elections in Egypt, Morsi won by 13.2 million votes, with the Tamarod concluding that they would need more than 13.2 million to unseat him.

In their "Rebel Campaign", Tamarod declare that Morsi is, "a total failure in achieving every single goal, no security has been re-established and no social security realised," leading them to the call for the destitution of Morsi.

The campaign, launched in May, adds to the criticism of the Muslim Brotherhood, from which Morsi hails, as a result of their failure to adequately resolve Egypt's situation following the 2011 Arab Spring that saw the resignation of former president, Hosni Mubarak.

Opposition, government and the Muslim Brotherhood will attend a sit-in on the 30th June to attempt to resolve the tension and discuss the Brotherhood's insistence that Morsi will sit his full four-year term.

MOROCCAN OLYMPIC CHAMP HELD IN FRANCE FOR ALLEGED ABDUCTION

Khalid Skah, the 1992 10 000m Barcelona Olympics champion has been arrested in France for the alleged abduction of his two children.

Skah married Norwegian national Anne Cecilie Hopstock and they went to live in Morocco, taking along their two children, Tarik and Selma.

She then left him in 2007 whilst the children remained in Morocco.

Between 2009 and 2010, Skah claims the children vanished from his Moroccan family home.

Tarik and Selma have insisted that they appealed to Norwegian authorities in Rabat to get them out of Morocco, leading Norwegian authorities to officially intervene by transporting the teenagers to the Norwegian ambassador's residence and then to Norway. Norway has since denied any official involvement,

Skah is now being detained for abduction on a Norway warrant, having been arrested whilst travelling through France.

He says he cannot wait to explain his case to Norway, maintaining that the children have been kidnapped and manipulated.

SWEDISH COURTS GIVES LIFE SENTENCE TO RWANDAN G√ČNOCIDAIRE

Stanislas Mbanenande is a lecturer and civil engineer of Rwandan origin who joined his family in Sweden, receiving citizenship in 2008.

However, Mbanenande was found guilty of not only participating in the genocide but also in the recruitment of young people there.

The Swedish court has ruled that Mbanenande played a leading role among Hutu génocidaires in the 1994 mass killings.

Rwanda had called for his extradition but Sweden denied, as Mbanenande is now a Swedish citizen.

The Swedish court tried him after having obtained evidence in Rwanda, found him guilty and have sentenced him to life imprisonment.

Mbanenande, who is the first person in Sweden to be found guilty of genocide, is expected to appeal the sentence although after having served 10 years in Sweden, prisoners are able to ask to be commuted.