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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:20:57 GMT
Tanzania:South African Lawyers Arrested for 'Promoting Homosexuality' Being Held 'Illegally'
[News24Wire] The two South Africans arrested for "promoting homosexuality" in Tanzania last week were being held in the country's prisons "illegally", the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) said on Monday.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:19:38 GMT
Kenya:Prosecutor Orders Arrest of Odinga's Sister Over Mob Attack
[Nation] The country's chief prosecutor has ordered "immediate prosecution" of former Kisumu Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga and sitting Senator Fred Outa over mob attacks on IEBC staff.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:11:39 GMT
Nigeria:EU Denies Favouring Buhari During 2015 Presidential Election
[Premium Times] The European Union, EU, has denied favouring President Muhammadu Buhari above other candidates during the 2015 Presidential Elections in Nigeria.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:48:39 GMT
Nigeria:Tobacco Company Denies Targeting Children
[Premium Times] The British American Tobacco has denied that its marketing strategies target the younger generation by deliberately situating tobacco products near primary and secondary schools in Nigeria.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:46:35 GMT
Kenya:Trade Unions Ask IEBC to Call Off October 26 Repeat Election
[Nation] A group of trade unions and civil society organisations has asked the electoral commission to call of the repeat presidential election scheduled for October 26.

Africa News24

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:27:09 +0200
News24.com | Envoys issue stern warning to Kenyan leaders ahead of poll
Western nations have warned starkly of Kenya's "deteriorating political environment" ahead of a presidential election re-run and urged the major parties to halt incitement and verbal attacks on institutions.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:27:09 +0200
News24.com | Egypt says destroyed arms convoy crossing from Libya
Egypt military has destroyed eight vehicles loaded with weapons, ammunition and explosives which were trying to sneak form neighboring Libya, days after a deadly attack against the country's police

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:27:09 +0200
News24.com | Ceremony marks 75 years since El Alamein battle as Egypt mourns
Delegates from former foes have marked 75 years since the pivotal WWII battle of El Alamein that saw the Allies turn the tables in North Africa, as host country Egypt mourned the killing of policemen in a desert shootout with militants.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:33:33 +0200
News24.com | Kenya to charge 2 for disrupting elections
Kenyan prosecutors have asked police to charge a sister of opposition leader Raila Odinga and an opposition legislator for allegedly disrupting the preparations of electoral officials ahead of this week's planned election

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:33:33 +0200
News24.com | Burundi rebel leaders 'extradited from Tanzania'
Senior leaders of the Popular Forces of Burundi (FPB) rebel group were arrested in eastern Tanzania on Saturday and extradited to Burundi the following day, the FPB has said.

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Angola

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:34:04 GMT
Fuel Shortages Continue, Despite Sonangol's Assurance of Availability
[ANGOP] Luanda -Drivers in Luanda continue facing huge queues and difficulties to fuel their vehicles with gasoline, due to the delay that has occurred in the last 24 hours in the distribution of this product in some pumps supplied by Sonangol.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:42:51 GMT
Ruling MPLA President Wants Party's Unity of Action
[ANGOP] Luanda -The president of the ruling MPLA, José Eduardo dos Santos, on Monday defended unity of party action and the creation of conditions for the implementation of the motto "Let us improve what is good and correct what is wrong".

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:13:21 GMT
Head of State Regrets Death of General Gato
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, last Sunday manifested his deep condolences to the Angolan Armed Forces (FAA), Ministry of Former Combatants and the relatives of General Ciel da Conceição Cristóvão "Gato", who has pass...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:12:38 GMT
Minister Gives Priority to Angolan Citizens' Health
[ANGOP] The Health and Well being of Angolans is a priority of the Executive, said last Saturday in Lândana, in Cacongo Municipality of the northern Cabinda Province, the Health minister, Sílvia Lutukuta.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:10:55 GMT
MPLA Regrets Death of Ciel DA Conceição Cristóvão "Gato"
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Politburo of the ruling MPLA party on Saturday expressed its dismay at the death of Ciel Conceição Cristóvão "Gato", a former leader of the party and commander of the armed struggle for national liberation, on October 20 in Lu...

Benin

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 13:48:11 GMT
Togo and Benin Pin Energy Hopes On Controversial Dam
[Daily Maverick] The embattled Adjarala dam project has been in the works for over a decade, but many locals still don't have power. By KOSSI ELOM BALAO.

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 12:54:13 GMT
TCN, WAPP to Build Additional 330KV Power Line to Benin Republic
[This Day] Abuja -The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the West African Power Pool (WAPP) have initiated plans to build a second 330 kilovolt (kV) transmission line to boost electricity supply to the Republic of Benin by 2021.

Botswana

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:34:55 GMT
Increase in Visual Impairment Concern
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Assistant Minister of Health and Wellness, Mr Dikgang Makgalemele says Botswana, like most developing countries, continues to battle with blindness and visual impairment issues.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:04:55 GMT
Gaborone City Mobile Application Launches
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Gaborone City Council, in collaboration with Gaborone CityApp Company, has launched Gaborone City mobile application.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:19:52 GMT
Basketball - Local Teams Stumble in Zone VI Preliminaries
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Zone VI preliminaries championships games may be in premature stage with only a handful of games played so far, but it is already evident that the local teams are already finding the going tough as victories in the cou...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:15:57 GMT
Talana Farms Set Pace
[Botswana Daily News] Bobonong -Agriculture remains a key component of the country's national strategy for private sector development, employment creation and value addition opportunities for food security and exports.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:09:28 GMT
Adhere to Regulations - Molefhi
[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Minister of Infrastructure and Housing Development, Mr Nonofo Molefhi has encouraged Maun residents to adhere to physical planning regulations.

Burkina Faso

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:56:43 GMT
Soccer - Kgatlana Stars As Banyana Thrash Burkina Faso
[Sascoc] Two goals in each half saw the Banyana Banyana national women's football side downing Burkina Faso 4-0 in Dobsonville, Soweto on Sunday.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 10:18:43 GMT
Remembering Thomas Sankara
[Deutsche Welle] Burkina Faso's late President Thomas Sankara is considered one of Africa's revolutionaries and an icon of the liberation movement. He continues to inspire youth movements across Africa.

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:31:30 GMT
The Social Roots of Jihadist Violence in the North
[ICG] Jihadist violence in the West African Sahel has now spread to the north of Burkina Faso. The response of Ouagadougou and its partners must go beyond the obvious religious and security dimensions of the crisis, and any solution must take into ac...

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 12:09:10 GMT
Soccer - Banyana Face Burkina Faso for First Time
[Sascoc] The Banyana Banyana national women's side will take on Burkina Faso in an international friendly match next Sunday.

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 19:44:23 GMT
Bafana Bounce Back in Style to Thrash The Stallions
[SAFA] Bafana Bafana responded in gallant fashion to outclass Burkina Faso in this entertaining FIFA World Cup qualifier at FNB Stadium on drizzling Saturday afternoon.

Burundi

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:05:55 GMT
CNARED - 'Real Opposition'
[Iwacu] The opposition coalition in exile-CNARED issued a statement on October 16. It lays into the Burundian Ombudsman, the Arusha facilitation and some opposition parties. All of them would be participating in the sabotage of the ongoing dialogue.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:05:45 GMT
Website Inaccessibility, Technical Problem ?
[Iwacu] The websites of some Burundian media are currently inaccessible from Burundi. For experts in the field who have been contacted, it's a real cause for concern.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:04:41 GMT
Around 10 Associations to Remove Solid Waste in Bujumbura
[Iwacu] The Mayor of Bujumbura released on 17 October a list of more than 10 associations and cooperatives that won the market to dispose of solid waste in two communes of Bujumbura capital.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:04:35 GMT
No More Trust Between Cibitoke and Kamenge Residents
[Iwacu] Some residents of the Cibitoke neighborhood, referred to as anti-President Nkurunziza say they do not feel safe when they are in Kamenge, a so-called pro-government neighborhood. Same feeling for some people from Kamenge. They ask for immedia...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:04:27 GMT
Batwa Community From Bururi Recognize Their Development Thanks to World Bank Project
[Iwacu] As the world celebrated the day dedicated to poverty eradication this October 17th, Batwa communities from Bururi commune acknowledge the World Bank's project to protect environment which has given them job and joy to live.

Cameroon

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:12:08 GMT
Former Boko Haram Hostages Stranded at Border
[VOA] Boko Haram's renewed campaign of suicide bombings in Far North Cameroon has bred suspicion that remains even as attacks have died down. Local communities are currently blocking 400 former Boko Haram hostages from returning home.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:13:34 GMT
Combating Terrorism - Police Chiefs Build Cohesive Strategies
[Cameroon Tribune] A two-day conference of police chiefs in West and Central Africa opens today 10 October, 2017 in Yaounde

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:51:33 GMT
South West - Peace Mission Tallies Report
[Cameroon Tribune] The Regional team was at the Governor's Office on October 22, 2017 to finalise their mission statement.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:51:10 GMT
Integrating All Positive Ideas
[Cameroon Tribune] The week-long consultations led by Prime Minister, Head of Government, Philemon Yang in the North West Region and in the South West Region by former Prime Minister, Peter Mafany Musonge who is the pioneer president of the National ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:42:54 GMT
Refuge Disposal - Waste Accumulates Again
[Cameroon Tribune] Keeping Douala clean necessitates the contribution of environmental service providers, creates jobs and promotes the private sector.

Cape Verde

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:52:12 GMT
Inauguration 2017 - Cabo Verde's President Highlights Country's Social, Economic Progress
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola can provide all citizens with social, economic and cultural progress, with justice and inclusion, said Tuesday in Luanda the President of Cabo Verde, Jorge Carlos Fonseca.

Central Africa

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:12:08 GMT
Cameroon:Former Boko Haram Hostages Stranded at Border
[VOA] Boko Haram's renewed campaign of suicide bombings in Far North Cameroon has bred suspicion that remains even as attacks have died down. Local communities are currently blocking 400 former Boko Haram hostages from returning home.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:34:04 GMT
Angola:Fuel Shortages Continue, Despite Sonangol's Assurance of Availability
[ANGOP] Luanda -Drivers in Luanda continue facing huge queues and difficulties to fuel their vehicles with gasoline, due to the delay that has occurred in the last 24 hours in the distribution of this product in some pumps supplied by Sonangol.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:44:09 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa:Monusco Calls for the Immediate Release of Opposition Activists Arrested Yesterday in Lubumbashi
[Monusco] The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) condemns the arrest of many members of the Rassemblement des forces politiques et sociales de la République démocratique du Congo acqu...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:42:51 GMT
Angola:Ruling MPLA President Wants Party's Unity of Action
[ANGOP] Luanda -The president of the ruling MPLA, José Eduardo dos Santos, on Monday defended unity of party action and the creation of conditions for the implementation of the motto "Let us improve what is good and correct what is wrong".

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:05:55 GMT
Burundi:CNARED - 'Real Opposition'
[Iwacu] The opposition coalition in exile-CNARED issued a statement on October 16. It lays into the Burundian Ombudsman, the Arusha facilitation and some opposition parties. All of them would be participating in the sabotage of the ongoing dialogue.

Central African Republic

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:18:44 GMT
Conditions in Central African Republic Continue to Deteriorate - UN
[VOA] The United Nations reports conditions in Central African Republic have continued to deteriorate since a serious outbreak of inter-communal violence in mid-May between the Muslim Seleka and largely Christian anti-Balaka armed groups.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:08:27 GMT
UN Chief to Visit Central African Republic
[VOA] The United Nations Secretary-General said Wednesday that the Central African Republic is at a critical moment and everything must be done to ease growing communal tensions and preserve gains to keep the fragile nation on the right path.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:06:07 GMT
Muslim Rivals Have Killed Dozens in Car
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -RIVAL Muslim armed groups have killed over 130 civilians, including children, at the peak of their infighting in the Central African Republic (CAR). The clashes have been widespread since November 2016 when fighting broke out bet...

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:44:26 GMT
Sub-Saharan Africa Faces Challenging Economic Outlook - World Bank
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Sub-Saharan Africa's economies are experiencing a modest recovery, with gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the region expected to rise to 2.4 percent in 2017 from 1.3 percent last year, according to the World Bank.

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 09:44:38 GMT
New Allegation of Sexual Abuse Surfaces At UN Mission
[UN News] United Nations Spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said Wednesday that the UN Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) reported it had received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor that took place in Bambari by UN peacekeepers.

Chad

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:27:48 GMT
Sudan, Chad Hold Third Boarders Meeting for Refugees Return
[SNA] Al- Genena -The Sudan and Chad have launched, Sunday, the third borders meeting for the return of the Sudanese refugees in camps in eastern chad, and the return of the Chadian refugees from the Sudan to their areas.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:37:22 GMT
25 Dead As Chad Camel Raiders Clash With West Darfur Posse
[Radio Dabanga] Kulbus / Kabkabiya -At least 25 people were killed and an unknown number wounded when armed camel rustlers from Chad clashed with a local rescue team in West Darfur this week. The situation in the area is reportedly still tense.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:46:53 GMT
Hawaii Judge Bars Travel Order From Taking Effect
[VOA] A federal judge in Hawaii has blocked President Donald Trump's latest order restricting travel which was to go into effect at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 14:09:25 GMT
Pan African Parliament Asks Us to Lift Travel Ban On Chad
[Independent (Kampala)] The Pan African Parliament has expressed shock with the decision by the United States to ban Chadians from entering the US and has adopted a motion calling for the immediate lifting of the travel ban.

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 07:23:39 GMT
More U.S. Backing 'Forthcoming' for Buhari's Drives Against Corruption & Boko Haram – New Ambassador
[allAfrica] The Nigerian embassy in Washington, DC - arguably one of the country's key diplomatic outposts - has an ambassador at the helm for the first time since Professor Adebowale Adefuye died unexpectedly two years ago, after serving as Nigeria'...

Comoros

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:10:12 GMT
Comorian Vanilla and Clove Exporters Secure Financing With ITC Help
[ITC] Project strengthens value chains of vanilla, clove and ylang ylang in the Union of the Comoros

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 12:54:36 GMT
UN Publishes Pioneering Study on Gap Between Rich and Poor
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The widest gaps in income between the rich and the poor in Africa are to be found in five southern African nations, as well as the Comores and the Central African Republic, says a pioneering new study on income inequality on th...

Congo-Brazzaville

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:08:19 GMT
WFP Welcomes Vital Funding for School Meals From U.S. Department of Agriculture
[WFP] "The generous support from the U.S. for WFP food-for-education programs helps children learn today, and it also builds stronger education systems for tomorrow," said WFP Executive Director David Beasley. "The McGovern-Dole support will help Ban...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:33:08 GMT
President Lungu in Congo Brazzaville
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has headed to Congo Brazzaville on another of his foreign trips and will join 12 other Heads of State at the Great Lakes Region Summit.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:16:08 GMT
Great Lakes Stability Dominates Brazzaville's Heads of State Summit
[ANGOP] Brazzaville -The stability and security in the member countries of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (CIRGL) is to dominate the 7th Summit of Heads of State of Government of the organisation.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:41:54 GMT
President in Brazzaville for Great Lakes Summit
[ANGOP] Brazzaville -The Angolan head of State João Lourenço is since Wednesday evening in Brazzaville (Republic of Congo), to attend the 7th Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Government of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Regio...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:27:04 GMT
VP Arrived in Brazzaville
[SNA] Brazzaville -THE Vice-President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman arrived in Congolese capital of Brazzaville , Thursday, heading Sudan delegation participating in the Seventh Summit of Presidents and Heads of State and Government o...

Congo-Kinshasa

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:44:09 GMT
Monusco Calls for the Immediate Release of Opposition Activists Arrested Yesterday in Lubumbashi
[Monusco] The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) condemns the arrest of many members of the Rassemblement des forces politiques et sociales de la République démocratique du Congo acqu...

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:04:48 GMT
African Leaders Call for Strengthened Military Intervention in DRC
[Daily News] THE Eighth High-Level Meeting of the Regional Oversight Mechanism of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has recommended strengthening of MONUSCO Force Intervention Brigade.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:43:17 GMT
UK Provides Urgent Aid to Victims of Escalating Conflict in the DR Congo
[PR Newswire] London -The International Development Secretary Priti Patel has called for the international community to act now and not forget the millions of people displaced by increasing levels of violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:56:35 GMT
Angola and DRC Reaffirm Commitment to Economic Cooperation
[ANGOP] Brazzaville -The Presidents of the Republics of Angola, João Lourenço, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila, reaffirmed on Thursday in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, the interest in strengthening economic cooperati...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:32:28 GMT
Angolan President Attends Meeting On Peace in DRC
[ANGOP] Brazzaville -The neutralization of negative forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and in the neighboring countries is one of the themes that dominated the meeting on peace, security and cooperation that took place on Thursday a...

Djibouti

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 19:12:59 GMT
Ethio-Djibouti Railway Starts Full Ride Trials
[Ethiopian Herald] Ethio-Djibouti railway project has started full rail ride trials completing unit ride trials prior to the commencement of passenger and freight services.

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Equatorial Guinea

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:05:52 GMT
Jammeh Lives in 7-Star Hotel in Equatorial Guinea - Lawyer
[The Point] Tutu Alicante, a human rights lawyer and civil society activist in Equatorial Guinea, has said that the exiled Gambian dictator, Yahya Jammeh, lives in one of the most opulent, seven-star hotels in Equatorial Guinea.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:17:45 GMT
Equatorial Guinea National Day
[PR Newswire] Washington -On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, congratulations to the people of Equatorial Guinea on your 49th anniversary of independence on October 12th. Our two countries share a focus on commercial and mari...

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 07:28:10 GMT
Cartoonist Detained for Weeks Without Charge
[CPJ] New York -Authorities in Equatorial Guinea should immediately release cartoonist and blogger Ramón Nsé Esono Ebalé, whom they have held without charge for weeks, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:00:03 GMT
New Day in Angola, Old Story in Equatorial Guinea
[allAfrica] Oil-rich Angola and Equatorial Guinea have long shared the infamous distinction of having the longest-serving presidents in Africa -- 38 years.

Eritrea

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:41:59 GMT
Commendable Effort to Increase Agricultural Produce
[Shabait] Keren -Commendable effort has been exerted in Hagaz sub-zone with a view to increase agricultural produce and animal fodder. The comment was made by Mr. Eyob Tesfai, coordinator of agricultural activities in the sub-zone.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:41:51 GMT
Call for Cooperation With Agricultural Experts
[Shabait] Asmara -Ms. Rishan Gebrekidan, head of Safety and Capacity of Seeds at the Ministry of Agriculture called on farmers to seek advice from agricultural experts for the safety and capacity of seeds they cultivate.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:43:42 GMT
Effort to Augment Honey Production
[Shabait] Senafe -The bee farmers association in Senafe sub-zone reported that the effort to boost honey production in the sub-zone is registering commendable result.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:43:33 GMT
Public Diplomacy Activities By National in Diaspora
[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals residing in Italy and Qatar conducted different public diplomacy activities with a view to enhance their understanding on the objective situation and participation in the national development drives.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:43:26 GMT
Election of Area Administrators and Managing Directors
[Shabait] Keren -The administrative areas of Shebeq, Ad-Omar, Ashera, Ad-Fakai, Fana, Hashishai, Golia and Shengien, Hagaz sub-zone, elected area administrators and managing directors from 9 to 18 October.

Ethiopia

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:37:47 GMT
Devaluation - Doing the Same Thing and Expecting a Different Outcome
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -At the opening of Ethiopia's parliament on 9th October 2017, Ethiopia's President, Dr. Mulatu Teshome, stated that earning foreign exchange was has become a matter of life and death for Ethiopia. Apparently he was hintin...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:40:21 GMT
U.S. Congress - Support Respect for Human Rights in Ethiopia
[HRW] The Honorable Paul Ryan Speaker of the House H-232 The Capitol Washington, D.C. 20515

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:19:10 GMT
Several Killed in Communal Violence in Western Ethiopia
[Addis Standard] Several people were killed, many of them hacked to death, in yet another communal violence, this time in Illu Aba Bora (Illubabor) zone of the Oromia regional state in western Ethiopia, according to two sources who spoke to Addis Sta...

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:55:39 GMT
Connecting Africa Through Art
[Ethiopian Herald] "At the beginning there is culture. In the middle there is culture at there is culture". This is one of the famous saying of Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist who served Senegal as the firs...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:52:08 GMT
Prospects of Ethiopia's Fashion Industry
[Ethiopian Herald] Textile and apparel industry is a strategic investment sector with an annual market transaction of more than three trillion USD worldwide which accounts for about two percent of world's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). This also gives...

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Gabon

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:51:36 GMT
Inauguration 2017 - President of Gabon Arrives in Luanda
[ANGOP] Luanda -Gabon's president, Ali Bongo Ondimba, arrived at mid-morning this Tuesday to attend the inauguration ceremony of the President - elect, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:07:26 GMT
World Cup Qualifiers - Coach Unveils 26-Man Squad to Play Against Gabon
[MAP] Rabat -Morocco's coach Herve Renard on Tuesday unveiled the list of the 26 players who will play against Gabon on October 7th in Casablanca during the 5th round of African qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup (Group C), the Royal Moroccan Football...

Gambia

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:52:28 GMT
Interim Order / Asset Freeze On Ex-President, Close Associates
[Foroyaa] The Commission of Enquiry, set by President Barrow and commonly called "the Janneh Commission," has issued an interim order against ex-president Yahya Jammeh and some of his close associates.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:05:27 GMT
Over 90 Suspected Criminals Arrested By Ecomig/Gambia Security Joint Patrol
[The Point] Joint patrol troops of ECOMIG and Gambian security forces have arrested 91 people suspected to be involved in various crimes in the vicinities of Serrekunda, Senegambia and Kairaba Avenue.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:04:52 GMT
'Era of Masibo' Over for Gambia - UK-Based Professor
[The Point] A UK-based Gambian professor has said that the era of 'musiba' or 'masibo' for The Gambia has gone with the defeat of the dictatorial regime of ex-president Yahya Jammeh.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:52:47 GMT
Upper Saloum Chief Under Police Investigation in Connection to Chinese Donated Rice
[Foroyaa] Information reaching this medium has it that the Chief of Upper Saloum, Malick Mbye, is currently under police investigation in connection with 166 bags of rice donated by China.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:52:41 GMT
Inception Workshop On Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change
[Foroyaa] The Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, the Global Environment Facility, GEF, in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture, on Wednesday 18th October 2017, at a local hotel in the Senegambia area opened an inception workshop for Ad...

Ghana

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:57:42 GMT
Sources - Ecowas 'Emissary' in Liberia to Mediate President, Ruling Party Candidate 'Feud'
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -FrontPageAfrica has reliably learnt that Ghanaian Finance Minister, Mr. Ken Ofori Atta is in the country as an emissary of West African regional leaders looking to broker some kind of peace pipe between the departing Presi...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:58:08 GMT
Bank Depositors Lose More
[Business Day] Are banks responding to agitations for lower cost of borrowing? Well, it appears so from the latest data released by the Bank of Ghana (BoG).

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:29:20 GMT
Eaglets Beat African Rivals, Reach Semis
[CAF] Mali held on to defeat Ghana 2-1 and reach the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 on Saturday. The result follows victory over their West African rivals in this year's CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations final and moves them into a la...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:58:11 GMT
Jumia Aims At Triple Sales On Black Friday
[Business Day] As part of efforts to promote e-commerce in the country, online retailer Jumia Ghana has announced that the 2017 Black Friday Sales will be cheaper with better deals.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:57:59 GMT
Ghana On Path to Optimize Revenue Through Tech - Gcnet
[Business Day] The Ghana Community Network (GCNeT) says the introduction of the national identification project, the digital addressing system and a fully automated business registration process means Ghana is on the path to use technology to rake in...

Guinea

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:46:37 GMT
Germans Get the Better of Game Guinea
[CAF] Germany struggled to get the better of an energetic Guinean side but came away with a 3-1 victory that sends them through to the Round of 16 at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 09:34:27 GMT
Health and Research Initiative Joins Campaign for Immunization
[Community Health and Research Initiative Joins Immunization Campaign] African organizations in over ten countries kick off '33 days to Power Up Immunization'.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:44:42 GMT
Dominant Guinea Held to Draw By Costa Rica
[CAF] Guinea came from behind twice to earn a 2-2 draw with Costa Rica in Tuesday's Group C encounter at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 in Goa.

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 09:01:56 GMT
Iran Find Extra Gear to Beat Guinea
[CAF] Allahyar Sayyad's hammered long-range opener was the pick of four second-half goals in Goa, as Iran moved to the top of the table after the opening matchday in Group C at the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017.

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:51:29 GMT
Inauguration2017 - President Alpha Condé Arrives in Luanda
[ANGOP] Luanda -The President of Republic of Guinea Conacry, Alpha Condé, arrived Tuesday in Luanda to witness the inauguration of the President of the Republic, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço.

Guinea Bissau

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:26:32 GMT
G-Bissau Coach Unhappy With Referee's Performance
[The Point] Lassana Kassama, head coach of Guinea-Bissau female team has expressed dissatisfaction with the performance of the Gambian referee, following his side 2-0 defeat to The Gambia national women team in an international friendly match on Satu...

Kenya

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:19:38 GMT
Prosecutor Orders Arrest of Odinga's Sister Over Mob Attack
[Nation] The country's chief prosecutor has ordered "immediate prosecution" of former Kisumu Deputy Governor Ruth Odinga and sitting Senator Fred Outa over mob attacks on IEBC staff.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:46:35 GMT
Trade Unions Ask IEBC to Call Off October 26 Repeat Election
[Nation] A group of trade unions and civil society organisations has asked the electoral commission to call of the repeat presidential election scheduled for October 26.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:10:35 GMT
More Demos As Opposition Leader Pushes to Stop Repeat Poll
[Nation] Nasa leader Raila Odinga has called on his supporters to hold demonstrations on Tuesday and Wednesday to stop the repeat presidential election from taking place.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 04:53:30 GMT
Lake Nakuru Helicopter Crash Victims Identified
[Capital FM] Nakuru -The five victims of the Lake Nakuru chopper crash have been identified even as the search for their bodies continued following the Saturday accident.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:30:24 GMT
Kenyan Police Nab Terror Suspect in Mombasa
[Shabelle] Kenyan police on Saturday arrested a terror suspect for allegedly plotting attacks in the coastal city of Mombasa.

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Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:30 +0300
Court directs IEBC to give Karua access to electronic tallying data
The High Court has granted an application by Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua to be given read-only access of the electoral commission's electronic system.

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:30 +0300
Matiang'i warns violence perpetrators
Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has warned that stern action will be taken against anyone intimidating poll officials.

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:30 +0300
Grief as Catholic priest killed, vehicle torched
Father Evans Juma Oduor was found unconscious by good Samaritans near a sugarcane plantation at Chiga Market Centre in Muhoroni Sub-county, about 30 kilometres from his Nyabondo Convent Residence.

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:30 +0300
Sacco denies reports of slashed fares
2NK Matatu Sacco has denied reports circulating online that they have slashed their fares from Nyeri to Nairobi to Sh40.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:33:30 +0300
Uhuru meets IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati
President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday afternoon met the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati at Harambee House, Nairobi.

Kenya News

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:30 +0300
Matiang'i warns violence perpetrators
Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i has warned that stern action will be taken against anyone intimidating poll officials.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:33:30 +0300
Uhuru meets IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati
President Uhuru Kenyatta Monday afternoon met the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) Chairman Wafula Chebukati at Harambee House, Nairobi.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:00:30 +0300
Tobiko orders immediate arrest of Senator Fred Outa, Ruth Odinga
Director of Public Prosecutions Keriako Tobiko has ordered for immediate arrest of Senator Fred Outa and Ruth Odinga over attacks on IEBC officials in Kisumu.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:03:30 +0300
Uhuru unlikely to meet Chebukati as IEBC struggle with challenges
IEBC will hold talks to assess security situation in perceived NASA strongholds.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 01:00:30 +0300
Fake News: NASA planted bomb on Kihika's chopper that crashed into Lake Nakuru
Fake news, hoaxes, and outright lies are spreading fast on social media ahead of the repeat presidential election scheduled to take place on Thursday (October 26).

Lesotho

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:54:26 GMT
Peacekeeping Troops' Arrival Imminent, State Insists
[Daily Maverick] The Lesotho government insists a four-nation regional peacekeeping force will be deployed in the country by the 1 November deadline despite hiccups and disagreements. By PETER FABRICIUS.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:19:49 GMT
Namibia Deploys Troops to Lesotho
[Lesotho Times] THE government of Namibia has approved the deployment of 250 soldiers to Lesotho as part of a 1 200-strong Southern African Development Community (SADC) standby force scheduled to be in the country by 1 November 2017.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:18:07 GMT
Lesotho - Chief Justice's Continued Sub-Lease of Judge's Mansion in High-End Maseru Suburb Under Scrutiny
[Daily Maverick] A sub-lease under which Lesotho's Chief Justice, Nthomeng Majara, occupied a lavish Maseru mansion belonging to High Court judge Teboho Moiloa continues to be in force despite a draft government audit report that condemned the arrang...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:50:07 GMT
SADC Dithers Again in Mission to Send Peacekeeping Force Into Tense Lesotho
[Daily Maverick] The deployment of a regional peacekeeping force to Lesotho has been further delayed, even as the need for it seems to be growing after the arrest and detention on a murder charge of former military commander Tlali Kamoli. Kamoli, who...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:22:21 GMT
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa - Lesotho Post-Election National Dialogue
[Govt of SA] Speaking notes for Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa during the Lesotho post-election national dialogue, Lesotho

Liberia

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:56:28 GMT
Weah, Boakai Seek Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua's Blessing for Liberian Presidency
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The most influential political figure in vote-rich Nimba County, Senator Prince Y. Johnson appears to be collaborating with Senator George Weah and the Coalition for Democratic Change for the November 7 runoff elections.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:15:34 GMT
Police Chief Would Rather Step Down Than Take a Side in Runoff Poll
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -As Liberians gear towards the runoff election on November 7, Police Inspector General (IG) Gregory Coleman has dismissed allegations that he has been asked by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to take a side between the Coal...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 13:30:28 GMT
Weah, Boakai Seek Nigerian God
[New Dawn] Liberia's two leading candidates in the November 7, presidential run-off, Vice President Joseph Boakai and Senator George Weah have been busy on their telephones calling up Nigerian prelate TB. Joshua, of the Synagogue, Church Of All Natio...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:54:42 GMT
Quiet Pursuit of War Criminals Signals Hope Against Impunity
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -When jurors in a U.S. Federal Courthouse in the city of Brotherly Love found former Liberian rebel commander Mohammed Jabbateh, aka "Jungle Jabbah," guilty of two counts of fraud and two counts of perjury for lying to U.S....

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:51:30 GMT
Anti-Taylor Campaign Works for Weah
[New Dawn] Liberian National Union Chairman Nathaniel Blama says branding supporters of the opposition Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) as followers of imprisoned ex-president Charles Ghankay Taylor is wrong, but also promotional for the campaig...

Liberian Dialogue

Madagascar

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:03:46 GMT
Red Cross Warns Stigma Could Worsen Madagascar Plague Outbreak
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -The death toll from the plague which is spreading in Madagascar has risen close to 100, and the Red Cross has warned that growing stigma attached to the disease could undermine efforts to contain the outbreak.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:59:36 GMT
Plague Cases Top 1,000 Mark - UN
[VOA] The number of cases of plague in Madagascar has doubled during the past five days, according to the United Nations.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:47:27 GMT
Statelessness Affects Millions. Madagascar Is Tackling the Problem
[The Conversation Africa] Three years ago the United Nations took steps to try and address the issue of statelessness by putting in place a 10-point plan that aims to reduce the number of people who are not recognised as a national by any state.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:31:37 GMT
Health Officials Battle to Contain Pneumonic Plague
[This is Africa] The island of Madagascar has been experiencing annual plague outbreaks since 1980. This year however, a worse form of plague, pneumonic plague has hit the country and it has health officials battling to contain it.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:59:22 GMT
CAF President's Condolences Following Death of Former President of Madagascar
[CAF] The death of the former President of the Republic of Madagascar, Albert Zafy, 90 years old, at the Saint Pierre Hospital in Réunion Island, where he had been urgently admitted, is an immensely sad news.

Malawi

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:24:26 GMT
Zambian Man Handed 21-Year Jail Term for Human Trafficking
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -Mchinji second grade magistrate on Thursday sentenced a Zambian national Gift Zulu (26) to 21 years imprisonment with hard labor for human trafficking.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:36:42 GMT
Politically Connected Gani Family Gets Wedding in Military Theme
[Nyasa Times] A Blantyre-based and politically connected wealthy Gani family on Sunday had one of their daughters wed in a military theme when Malawi Defence Force band peformed in the streets of Blantyre with onlookers taking photos and giving warm ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:55:52 GMT
'Blood Suckers Do Not Exist! This Is Purely Mass Hysteria'
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Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:25:12 GMT
Govt Commends Adventist University
[Malawi News Agency] Ntcheu -Minister of Education, Science and Technology, Bright Msaka says government appreciates the role private colleges play in ensuring that deserving students access higher education.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:38:14 GMT
Student Drowns in Lake
[Nyasa Times] A Fourth Year Polytechnic student, Evance Banda, died on Saturday after drowning in Lake Malawi in Mangochi, police have confirmed.

Malawi Maravi Post

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:42:45 +0000
Astrology and Horoscope Daily Forecast for 22nd April 2016
Daily Forecast for 22nd April 2016By: Manisha Koushik Aries: There is really no point in projecting yourself more than what you really are on the professional or academic front, because it will not get you any brownie points. The need of the hour i...

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:10:33 +0000
Global Bottom-Up by 2030?
Written By: Dr. Yossef Ben-Meir There is a common denominator among successful human development projects, be they in the field of education, health, economic growth, cultural preservation or the environment, namely that the project beneficiaries the...

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:59:32 +0000
Malawi legume farmers laud Peacock for drought tolerant and bumper harvest hybrid seeds
Written By: Lloyd M’bwana   The country’s legume farmers have commended the private owned seed breeder, Peacock Enterprise Limited for providing hybrid variety seeds including beans, cow and pigeon peas, and groundnuts which are proved to be dro...

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 18:07:58 +0000
How the online trading of light weapons in North Africa highlights the terrorist threat to civil aviation
By Alex Falconer – Analyst at PGI Intelligence Last week, the Small Arms Survey and Armament Research Services (ARES) released a new study of online weapons trafficking in Libya. The results show how social media is mobilising the trade of black ma...

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:34:59 +0000
Legal scholar silences Prophet Bushiri critics: Malawi intellectual debate
Malawi intellectual debate, a forum on the social media founded by patriot Lyson Sibande to encourage intellectual debate on topical issues affecting Malawians organized a seemingly hot debate entitled: “Is the criticism and hatred towards Bushiri ...

Malawi Times

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:54:50 +0000
Cabinet backs Members of Parliament
The Cabinet Committee on Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs has agreed to maintain its earlier position that Members of Parliament (MPs) should not have their voting powers in local councils stripped off. The decision to give MPs voting...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:54:21 +0000
Government medical insurance scheme in doubt
Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Health, Juliana Lunguzi, has said government is showing signs of scepticism on its own proposal to introduce a medical insurance scheme for those in wage employment. The 2015 contract performance agreemen...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:44:02 +0000
FMB, Opportunity Bank of Malawi merger approved
FMB Bank has confirmed that it has received all regulatory approvals to proceed with its acquisition and merger of Opportunity Bank of Malawi (OBM). This follows an agreement reached in June between FMB and OBM in which FMB acquired 100 percent owner...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:37:42 +0000
Blantyre giants in overdrive
Blantyre giants Be Forward Wanderers and Nyasa Big Bullets engaged an extra gear Sunday to make clear statements on their respective missions to lift this year’s TNM Super League title. Both sides won their matches with relative ease to make sure t...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:35:53 +0000
At least we can afford to smile
As the worst two weeks in his presidency wound down, there are more and more calls for an earlier election, obviously including from the opposition, who would rather have President Peter Mutharika resign citing the loss in last week’s by-elections ...

Mali

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:08:23 GMT
N'diaye - Mali's Natural-Born Goalscore
[CAF] Lassana N'Diaye is second in the scoring charts with five goals from four games

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:29:20 GMT
Eaglets Beat African Rivals, Reach Semis
[CAF] Mali held on to defeat Ghana 2-1 and reach the semi-finals of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 on Saturday. The result follows victory over their West African rivals in this year's CAF U-17 Africa Cup of Nations final and moves them into a la...

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 16:38:32 GMT
How Oil Exploration Is Adding to Mali's Security Woes
[The Conversation Africa] Mali is one of the least developed countries in the world, with nearly half the population living near the poverty line. In the past six years, the country has experienced civil war, jihadist terrorism and a coup d'etât. Mo...

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 17:59:29 GMT
As Africa's Need for Food Grows, Mali's Rice Turnaround Shows a Way Forward
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Abidjan -"Africa has the resources, skills, and human and land capacity to move from importer to exporter by eating food made in Africa"

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:34:15 GMT
Terrorism Puts Education On Hold in Mali
[ISS] As has been the case annually since the crisis in Mali erupted in 2012, the start of the school year on 9 October was ineffective countrywide. Hundreds of schools remained closed in the north and centre of the country because of rampant insecur...

Mauritania

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:42:09 GMT
Mauritian Digital Tech Enable Lists On JSE
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE digital economy enabler, 4Sight Holdings Limited, has listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Incorporated in Mauritius, it listed in Non-Equity Investment Instruments sector of the JSE's alternative public equit...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:13:24 GMT
Sudan, Mauritania Sign Memo of Understanding in Higher Education and Scientific Sesearch
[SNA] Khartoum -The Sudanese and Mauritanian Ministries of Higher Education and Scientific Research, signed Thursday, the memo of understanding and the executive program in the field of higher education between the two ministries, in the conclusion o...

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 09:00:35 GMT
Govt Cracks Down On Critical Press After Referendum
[CPJ] The Mauritanian Radio and Television Broadcast Authority today ordered Mauritania's five privately owned news stations to shut down for "failing to fulfil their financial agreements" with the country's broadcast regulator, local media reported.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:53:30 GMT
Mauritania Expresses Desire to Benefit From Sudan Experience in Mining Sector
[SNA] Khartoum -The Mauritanian Ambassador to Sudan has expressed his country's desire to cooperate with Sudan and benefit from its experience in the field of minerals.

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 08:15:56 GMT
Prolonged Detention of Opposition Leader
[HRW] Tunis -Mauritanian authorities have detained an opposition leader for two months on vague corruption charges, Human Rights Watch said today. They should free the opposition leader, Mohamed Ould Ghadda, or grant him a prompt and fair trial, if t...

Mauritius

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:48:50 GMT
Acquisition of New A350-900 Aircraft Marks New Landmark in Air Connectivity
[Government of Mauritius] Air Mauritius marked a new era in the future of air connectivity with the acquisition of the brand new aircraft A350-900 'Le Morne Brabant'. The new aircraft landed at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport at P...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:47:05 GMT
Mauritius-Seychelles Joint Commission Explores Reinforcement of Bilateral Ties
[Government of Mauritius] Issues of common interest between Mauritius and Seychelles are being discussed at the 12th session of the Joint Commission meeting on bilateral cooperation at Senior Officials' level which opened today in Port Louis. The mee...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:05:04 GMT
National Employment Bill to Be Introduced in the National Assembly
[Government of Mauritius] Government has given approval to the introduction of the National Employment Bill into the National Assembly. The object of the Bill is to repeal the Employment and Training Act and enact a more appropriate and modern legisl...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:01:27 GMT
State Visit of the President of the Republic of Seychelles in Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Danny Antoine Rollen Faure, will be on a State Visit to Mauritius from 26 to 29 October 2017.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:59:56 GMT
France to Inspire From the Mauritian Concept of Smart Cities, Says French Ambassador
[Government of Mauritius] The newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of France to Mauritius, Mr Emmanuel Cohet, expressed interest to inspire from the concept of smart cities in Mauritius and work together towards creating a new synergy in the fi...

Mozambique

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:52:59 GMT
Belief in Vampires Leads to Rioting in Zambezia
[AIM] Maputo -Rumours of vampirism have led to violent disturbances in the town of Gile, in the central Mozambican province of Zambezia, according to a report in Thursday's issue of the electronic paper "Txopela", published in the provincial capital,...

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:58:29 GMT
Mozambican Companies Urged to Provide Services to Gas Industry
[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government on Thursday urged private businesses to develop the capacity to provide services to the hydrocarbon companies operating in the country.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:43:02 GMT
New Human Rights Chairperson Sworn in
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday urged the new leadership of the National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) to safeguard the values defended by Mozambique's first President, Samora Machel.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:07:22 GMT
Cornelder Clarifies Beira and Quelimane Memoranda
[AIM] Maputo -The company Cornelder-Mocambique has denied that the memoranda of understanding signed with the government in July 2016 concerned the leases on the ports of Beira and Quelimane, as had been reported in parts of the Mozambican media.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:53:05 GMT
Why Islamist Attack Demands Careful Govt Response
[The Conversation Africa] In the early hours of 5 October 2017 a group of 30 men attacked three police stations in Mocimboa da Praia, a small town of 30,000 inhabitants in Northern Mozambique. They killed two policemen, stole arms and ammunition, and...

Namibia

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:42:50 GMT
August 26 MD Fends Off N$2 Million Forfeiture
[Namibian] THE prosecutor general has suffered a defeat in her attempt to have two cars and more than N$2 million in a bank account linked to a Congolese general forfeited to the state as being the proceeds of crime.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:35:02 GMT
N$714 Million Rosh Pinah-Oranjemund Tarred Road Open
[Namibian] WORKS and Transport minister Alpheus !Naruseb on Friday officially opened the new bitumen standard road linking Rosh Pinah and Oranjemund in the //Karas region.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:36:28 GMT
Gobabis Man Convicted of Murdering Girlfriend
[Namibian] A GOBABIS man who fatally stabbed his girlfriend while two of her children watched is guilty of murder, a judge ruled in the Windhoek High Court on Friday.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:27:54 GMT
Alleged Serial Child Rapist Makes First Appearance
[Namibian] RUSSIAN national Alexander Krylof (56), known to his alleged victims as 'Mr Alex', made his first appearance in the Walvis Bay Magistrate's Court on Friday, facing allegations of rape, human trafficking and immoral actions against minors.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:26:37 GMT
Hardap Schools Struggle to Implement Inclusive Education
[Namibian] SCHOOLS in the Hardap region are struggling to implement the curriculum introduced into the education sector in 2012 to end the segregation and exclusion of individuals.

Niger

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:05:44 GMT
At Least 12 Troops Killed in Latest Attack
[VOA] Authorities in Niger say at least a dozen paramilitary police have been killed in an attack similar to the one that killed four U.S. Green Beret and four Nigerien troops Oct. 4.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:40:42 GMT
New Details Emerge About Attack That Killed U.S. Soldiers
[VOA] New details are emerging about the attack that left four U.S. soldiers dead in Niger as U.S. congressional leaders are demanding answers from the Pentagon.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:09:12 GMT
Key U.S. Senators Call for More Information on Niger Attack
[VOA] Key U.S. senators called Sunday for the White House to be more forthcoming about the country's military involvement in Niger after four U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush there earlier this month.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:40:46 GMT
President of Republic of Niger Arrives in Sudan
[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic of Niger, Mohamadou Issooufou arrived in Khartoum, Tuesday, in a several hours visit to the country.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:40:37 GMT
Al-Basher and President of Niger Hold Talks
[SNA] Khartoum -President of the Republic, Field Marshal, Omer Al-Basher and the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issooufou held joint talks, Tuesday, mornining, in the Republican Palace, covering the bilateral relations and issues of th...

Nigeria

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:11:39 GMT
EU Denies Favouring Buhari During 2015 Presidential Election
[Premium Times] The European Union, EU, has denied favouring President Muhammadu Buhari above other candidates during the 2015 Presidential Elections in Nigeria.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:48:39 GMT
Tobacco Company Denies Targeting Children
[Premium Times] The British American Tobacco has denied that its marketing strategies target the younger generation by deliberately situating tobacco products near primary and secondary schools in Nigeria.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:56:28 GMT
Weah, Boakai Seek Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua's Blessing for Liberian Presidency
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The most influential political figure in vote-rich Nimba County, Senator Prince Y. Johnson appears to be collaborating with Senator George Weah and the Coalition for Democratic Change for the November 7 runoff elections.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:12:08 GMT
Former Boko Haram Hostages Stranded at Border
[VOA] Boko Haram's renewed campaign of suicide bombings in Far North Cameroon has bred suspicion that remains even as attacks have died down. Local communities are currently blocking 400 former Boko Haram hostages from returning home.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:41:21 GMT
Nigerians Are Impatient for Dividend of Democracy, Says Buhari
[Guardian] President Muhammadu Buhari has regretted the situation Nigerians have found themselves in their impatience for dividend of democracy in the country.

Nigeria African Herald Express

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 07:16:25 +0000
Nnamdi Kanu: Nigerian Army Is In Contempt Of Court – By Aloy Ejimakor
— This piece is a summary of the legal/other consequences of the Army’s mid-September armed invasions of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s homestead at Umuahia, Abia State. [...]

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:00:44 +0000
Playing The Joke Of Privatization – By Prof Nick Ezeh
— Privatization has its fans and its foes. It deserves both. But the fans and the foes need to be clear about what they are [...]

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 06:30:17 +0000
The untold stories in the case against Nnamdi Kanu – By Aloy Ejimakor
— The following are some of the untold stories as well as points to ponder in the matter of State versus Nnamdi Kanu. In this [...]

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 23:21:32 +0000
The untold stories in the case against Nnamdi Kanu
– By Aloy Ejimakor – The following are some of the untold stories as well as points to ponder in the matter of State versus [...]

Nigeria National Mirror

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:20:50 +0000
Shocking: Director In Kogi State Civil Service Commits Suicide 10 Days After His Wife Of 17 Years Welcomed A Set Of Triplets
A director in the Kogi state Civil Service, Edward Soje, has committed suicide. The 54-year-old grade level 16 officer in the Kogi state Teaching Service Commission, was found dangling from … The post Shocking: Director In Kogi State Civil Ser...

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 18:30:10 +0000
Photos Of Nigeria’s First Lady, Aisha Buhari With Other First Ladies At D-8 Summit.
The first lady, Aisha Buhari joined wives of presidents of other D-8 countries at a luncheon in Istanbul, Turkey yesterday October 20th. First Lady of Turkey Emine Erdoğan hosted the luncheon for … The post Photos Of Nigeria’s First Lady,...

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:50:20 +0000
Nigerian Male Barbie, Bobrisky Reveals Why He Didn’t Go Through With His Bu.tt Surgery
Okuneye Idris, popularly known as Bobrisky, has revealed why he never returned to Nigeria with his ass all pumped up.  Remember, the self-acclaimed king of snapchat vowed to return to … The post Nigerian Male Barbie, Bobrisky Reveals Why He D...

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:05:40 +0000
Update: Family Of Man Who Jumped Into Lagos Lagoon Speaks
A family member of the man that jumped into a lagoon in Lekki Lagos has reacted to the incident. The source told The Nation that the man left his Ondo … The post Update: Family Of Man Who Jumped Into Lagos Lagoon Speaks appeared first on Natio...

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:30:46 +0000
Father Of Seven Rapes Three-Year-Old Neighbor’s Daughter In Katsina
A 50-year-old resident of Funtua, Katsina State, Abdullahi Sani, has been charged before a Katsina Senior Magistrate’s Court, over affirmations of assaulting a three-year-old young girl to death. The victim … The post Father Of Seven Rap...

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Nigeria Sun News

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 01:01:57 +0000
Evans fights back
Tells judge, ‘you can’t hear my case’  In-law freed by court By Lukman Olabiyi Attempt by the Lagos State Government to arraign kidnap suspect, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike alias Evans, on two separate charges yesterday suffered set back as the d...

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:53:11 +0000
Police kill Ghana’s deputy, Kwaze, in Taraba
From Sylvanus Viashima, Jalingo Men of the Taraba State Police Command have killed notorious militant, Nyamadue, who was reportedly the second-in-command to wanted criminal, Terwase Kwaza, also known as Ghana. Commissioner of Police (CP), David Akinr...

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:50:39 +0000
2019: Adamawa APC dumps Atiku for Buhari
We know those who are for us –Atiku’s aide By Ismail Omipidan In the build-up to the 2019 presidential poll, stakeholders in Adamawa State All Progressives Congress (APC), at the weekend, dumped former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar and declared ...

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:45:36 +0000
The reality of poverty in Nigeria
By Dan Amor Against the backdrop of the declaration of Tuesday, October 16, 2017 as ‘World Poverty Day, we may well take a critical look at a damning document entitled, “Report Card on World Social Progress.” Released in the United States of Am...

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:41:18 +0000
Adeniran’s quest for PDP chairmanship
By Femi Melefa “TRUTH was visibly in detention outside the convention grounds. The uniforms and costumes on display were like feathers on drunk clowns. The dance-steps betrayed no emotions beyond celebrations of folly in the theatre of collective d...

Nigeria The Nation

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:18:49 +0000
Shooting Stars FC Sacks Fatai Amoo
The management of Shooting Stars FC have sacked Coach Fatai Amoo from his job as the Technical Adviser of the club. In the statement by the club’s Media Officer, Jubril Arowolo, it stated that the  management was reviewing the status of other mem...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:47:48 +0000
Full List of 2017 Best FIFA Football Award Winners
The 2017 Best FIFA Football Awards have been unvieled on Monday in London. As widely anticipated cristiano Ronaldo won Lionel Mercy and Neymar to win the Best FIFA Men Player award. A total of Nine awards were presented at the ceremony in various foo...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:18:07 +0000
Cristiano Ronaldo Top Strike in FIFA’s Best Team for 2017
FIFA picked Cristiano Ronaldo as a top striker with (jersey no 9) for the best team in the year 2017. Also in the best eleven according to FIFA on Monday include; In goal, it’s Gigi Buffon. Right-back Dani Alves. Left-back Marcelo. Centre-ba...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:11:53 +0000
FG denies plan to extradite 1000 Turkish nationals
The Federal Government on Monday denied  reports that Nigeria had agreed to extradite 1000 Turkish nationals, at the request of Turkish Government over terrorism.  The Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr Geoffrey Onyeama, said this in a statement by his m...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 20:08:31 +0000
Cristiano Ronaldo is the Best FIFA Men’s Player
Cristiano Ronaldo is the Best FIFA Men’s Player. Fifa named Ronaldo on Monday for the award in London. Elated Ronaldo received the award from ‘Original’ Ronaldo and Diego Maradona who jointly presented the Best Men’s Award In...

Nigeria The Will

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:07:00 +0000
THEWILL Editorial: Between Nigerian Roads And Governments’ Insensitivity
BEVERLY HILLS, October 23, (THEWILL) – Good road networks are key to the economic development of any nation. But in Nigeria, the condition of roads are so deplorable that they have not only made life miserable for citizens but have become deat...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:41:15 +0000
We Have No Hand In Maina’s Recall To Civil Service – DSS
BEVERLY HILLS, October 23, (THEWILL) – The Department of State Services (DSS) has denied involvement in the reinstatement of Mr. Abdulrasheed Maina into the Federal Civil Service. President Muhammadu Buhari Monday ordered the immediate dismissa...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:04:41 +0000
Cisco Buys Broadsoft For $1.71 Bln In Software Push
Cisco Systems Inc (CSCO.O) will buy software company BroadSoft Inc (BSFT.O) for $1.71 billion, it said on Monday, in a deal that boosts Cisco’s collaboration tools and helps the company diversify its offerings away from switching and routing. Share...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:02:33 +0000
I Didn’t Approve Reinstatement Of Maina, Dambazau Lied – Head Of Service Insists
BEVERLY HILLS, October 23, (THEWILL) – The Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, has denied reports that she approved the reinstatement of a former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pension Reforms, Mr. Ab...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:58:32 +0000
NSE Announces Partial Lifting Of Suspension On Oando’s Shares
BEVERLY HILLS, October 23, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has announced that it has partially lifted the suspension placed on shares belonging to Oando Plc saying shareholders can now trade their shares but the trading activity ...

Rwanda

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:47:42 GMT
Stakeholders in Kigali to Discuss Nile Basin
[Daily News] DELEGATIONS from ten member states of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) have arrived in Kigali, Rwanda ahead of the Fifth Nile Basin Development Forum scheduled to kick off today.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:10:52 GMT
Lightning Kills Family of Three
[New Times] As the rainy season sets in, entities charged with safety have called on the public to be conscious of lightning and also re-echoed extra safety precautions.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:26:00 GMT
Education Experts Root for Stronger Public-Private Partnerships
[New Times] African governments have a key role in efforts to enhance the quality of education at the tertiary level but this can only be achieved through stronger public-private partnerships, education experts from around Africa have said.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:09:57 GMT
Former Rayon Coach Masudi Linked to Simba FC
[New Times] Tanzania Premier league side Simba FC is in talks with former Rayon Sports head coach Djuma Masudi Irambona to replace Ugandan Jackson Mayanja who was sacked this week.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 09:06:57 GMT
Local Energy Sector Players Move to Mobilise Resources
[New Times] Local players in the renewable energy sector are seeking partnerships with experienced players to enable them develop capacities to tap into available opportunities.

Sao Tome and Principe

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 14:00:12 GMT
Inauguration 2017 - Sao Tomean President Praises Relations With Angola
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Head of State of São Tomé and Príncipe, Evaristo do Espírito Santo Carvalho, on Tuesday highlighted in Luanda the importance of relations with Angola.

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 12:59:34 GMT
Investidura2017 - President of São Tome in Luanda
[ANGOP] Luanda -The President of the Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Evaristo do Espírito Santo Carvalho, arrived in Luanda Monday afternoon to participate, on Tuesday, in the inauguration ceremony of the President-elect of Angola, João Loure...

Senegal

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:38:52 GMT
Senegal and International Community Commit to Ending Child Marriage
[Ending Child Marriage] From 23rd to 25th October 2017, Dakar will host a High-Level Meeting (HLM) on ending child marriage in West and Central Africa. The meeting will be held at the King Fahd Palace Hotel.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:02:35 GMT
Presidency Targets 'Fake News'
[VOA] Senegal's presidency is getting into the fact-checking business.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:19:55 GMT
President Jacob Zuma Hosts President Macky Sall for a State Visit to South Africa
[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, 24 October 2017, host the President of the Republic of Senegal, His Excellency President Macky Sall for a State Visit to South Africa in Cape Town.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:30:53 GMT
Youth Tackle Sex Taboos in Bid to Boost Contraceptive Use
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Louga -Watching as dozens of children don robes and belts for a karate class at a youth centre in western Senegal, Aissatou and her peers are gearing up for a different kind of fight.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:49:41 GMT
Gambia, Senegal Need to Unite to End FGM/C
[The Point] Binta Jammeh-Sidibeh, the executive director of Women's Bureau has stated that Gambia and Senegal need to unite and work together in ensuring that the deep-rooted traditional cultural practice of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) ...

Seychelles

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:47:05 GMT
Mauritius-Seychelles Joint Commission Explores Reinforcement of Bilateral Ties
[Government of Mauritius] Issues of common interest between Mauritius and Seychelles are being discussed at the 12th session of the Joint Commission meeting on bilateral cooperation at Senior Officials' level which opened today in Port Louis. The mee...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:03:14 GMT
Reunion to Open First Office in Seychelles As a Byproduct of New EU Programme
[Seychelles News Agency] Reunion will be opening its first office in Seychelles after the signing of an agreement aimed at making transactions with the European Union (EU) and Indian Ocean countries easier.

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 15:38:24 GMT
Researchers Introduce New Methods to Monitor Giant Tortoises On World Heritage Site Aldabra
[Seychelles News Agency] Researchers from the Seychelles Islands Foundation, which manages the remote Aldabra atoll, have introduced new methods to monitor the population of giant land tortoises there.

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:46:10 GMT
U.S.$260,000 to Be Disbursed to Seychellois Fishermen for Sustainable Projects
[Seychelles News Agency] A sum of $260,000 will be disbursed to support Seychellois fishermen with projects that encourage sustainable fisheries and management of marine areas.

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:01:27 GMT
State Visit of the President of the Republic of Seychelles in Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Danny Antoine Rollen Faure, will be on a State Visit to Mauritius from 26 to 29 October 2017.

Sierra Leone

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:43:05 GMT
President Koroma Assures Airtel/Orange SL
[Sierra Leone Government] President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma has assured the management of Orange Sierra Leone of government's continuous support to private sector players.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:59:06 GMT
Christian Cole - Oxford University's First Black Student Celebrated With a New Plaque
[This is Africa] Not many know about the first black student who sat in lecture halls of the University of Oxford. The University of Oxford recently honoured Christian Cole, its first black student with a plaque. Cole was from Sierra Leone and he stu...

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:37:10 GMT
Orange Invests $33 Million in Sierra Leone Expansion
[CAJ News] ORANGE has invested US$33 million in modernisation and expansion projects to enhance the reliability, coverage and network quality following its acquisition of Orange Sierra Leone. The majority of investments have already been realised wit...

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:37:49 GMT
Sierra Leone - APC, SLPP Unveil Standard-Bearers for 2018 Elections
[The Point] The two longest and highly competitive political parties in the Sierra Leone political landscape have unveiled their flag-bearers for the nation's March 7, 2018 presidential and general elections.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:38:29 GMT
Liberia's Diplomat Presents Letters
[NEWS] Liberia's newly accredited Ambassador to Sierra Leone Mrs. Musu Jatu Ruhlehas pledged to work tirelessly and in concert with officials of that Government, to further solidify the already excellent relations subsisting between both countries an...

Sierra Leone Patriotic Vanguard


Fatmata Jibateh's Masters in Social Work
- Salone News


LAB trains volunteers on peaceful and credible election
By Amin Kef, Freetown One hundred and eighty-nine (189) volunteers of the Legal Aid Board have benefited from a one-day United Nations Development Programme funded training on non-violent and credible election at the British Council Hall on October ...


NOSLINA elects first female chair
By a Special Correspondent Introduction For nearly 20 years, the National Organization of Sierra Leoneans in North America (NOSLINA) has served as the leading Sierra Leone Diaspora organization in the US. In consolidating links between the Diaspora ...


Freetown: NGC receives registration certificate
The long awaited registration of the National Grand Coalition was completed today (Wednesday) at the Sierra Leone Political Parties Registration Commission after overcoming delays by bureaucracy and objections. The good news came a day after a stron...


Edmonton: Sierra Leoneans donate $14,000 to bereaved Liberian families
The Sierra Leonean community in Edmonton on Saturday October 14 gave over $14,000 dollars to the families of the three Liberian women who died in a road accident on Friday September 22, 2017. A cheque made out to the Liberian Friendship Society of C...

Sierra Leone Standard Times

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:05:35 +0000
HIGH COURT JUDGE HANDS DOWN 15O- YR- IN JAIL FOR ARMED ROBBERS
BY PAT KAWA IN BO The trial Judge of the Bo High Court, Justice Kekura Bangura has slammed a 150- year- Jail term on three accused persons namely Saidu Kamara aka “Saidu plastic”, Bangalie Andrew aka “Torge money”, and Alusine Sesay aka Bigie...

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:01:42 +0000
World Bank President calls on countries to invest more in their people
By Amadu Lamrana Bah in Washington DC President of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim, has called on world leaders to pay more attention to the investment in human capital to help grow their economies. Addressing journalists at the Bank’s 2017 Annu...

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 12:48:39 +0000
“Saving a life and improving Community resilience” centers on this year’s Disaster Reduction Day
By IShmael Kindama Dumbuya October 13th of each year is regarded as the international day for the reduction of disaster around the world. In Sierra Leone, the day is commemorated by the Office of National Security in collaboration with the Voluntary ...

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:17:22 +0000
Equality for women begins with Justice
….’Equality Now’ demands By Mustapha Sesay ‘Equality Now Africa,’ an International Non Governmental Organization, advocating and raising awareness on the rights, freedom and protection of women and girl child on 5th October,2017 organised a...

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:14:31 +0000
West Africa Biodiversity engages stakeholders on National Species Working Group
By Mohamed Konneh and Ishmael Kindama Dumbuya Participants at the Workshop The West Africa Biodiversity and Climate Change (WA BiCC) Programme in collaboration with the National Protected Area Authority on Thursday 5th October 2017 engaged National B...

Somalia

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:15:27 GMT
Somalia Truck Bomb Death Toll Rises to 358
[VOA] Thousands of Somalis gathered Friday to pray at the site of the country's deadliest bombing. Last Saturday a truck bomb exploded on a busy street in Mogadishu, killing what is now believed to be 358 people.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:05:25 GMT
Assertive UPDF to Expand Al Shabaab Hunt in Somalia
[Shabelle] Uganda's specialized military and intelligence units will this week expand their overt and covert operations in Somalia in the wake of a massive bombing that killed almost 400 people in Mogadishu last week.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:51:22 GMT
Hormud Telecom's Response to Bombing Victims Draws Praise
[Shabelle] As a truck bomb just struck a crowded junction in the Somali capital on Saturday, killing hundreds people and injured many others, an emergency response would have been the most critical action one could have taken to save lives.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:51:16 GMT
AMISOM and UN Join Somalia in Mourning Victims of Mogadishu Attack
[Shabelle] Top African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) and United Nations officials yesterday joined the Federal Government of Somalia in mourning the victims of last weekend's bomb attack.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:30:31 GMT
Thailand Arrests Nearly 10 Somali Nationals in Bangkok
[Shabelle] Fourteen people were arrested Saturday evening as raids targeting a specific racial group continued across Bangkok.

South Africa AllAfrica

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:20:57 GMT
South African Lawyers Arrested for 'Promoting Homosexuality' Being Held 'Illegally'
[News24Wire] The two South Africans arrested for "promoting homosexuality" in Tanzania last week were being held in the country's prisons "illegally", the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) said on Monday.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:04:26 GMT
High Court Outlaws Corporal Punishment At Home
[This is Africa] Greetings from South Africa, where the South Gauteng High Court ruling has declared parents will no longer be allowed to spank their children. Corporal punishment has previously been outlawed as a punishment in the justice system or ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:58:54 GMT
Former Crime Fighting Chief Takes 'Involuntary Termination' to Court
[Daily Maverick] In 2015 when Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza was irrationally and irregularly appointed as acting head of the DPCI by former Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, The Bern found himself scuttling up the ranks, promoted almost immediately to L...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:48:55 GMT
Dodgy Liquor Sold in Townships
[GroundUp] Cheap alcoholic drinks with vague labels and unspecified contents are being sold in townships in violation of liquor laws.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:30:52 GMT
Matric Examinations Start Today
[Govt of SA] The Department of Basic Education has put final preparations in place and is ready to administer the 2017 Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (NSC) examinations. DBE, together with provincial education departments, has been hard at work...

South Africa Business Day

South Africa Independent

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 04:00:00 GMT
Another girl killed, another tenant held
Two men, one an uncle and tenant at the Manenberg home of brutally slain Charnelle McCrawl, 10, have been arrested and charged with her murder.

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 03:00:00 GMT
UCT fee increases 'delayed by Zuma'
UCT has pleaded with President Jacob Zuma to release, and make public, the report of the Commission of Inquiry into Higher Education and Training.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:10:00 GMT
R55m Sedibeng road projects draw to a close
The Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport has completed its two rehabilitation and maintenance projects in the Sedibeng District Municipality.

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 03:30:00 GMT
Train delays could affect matrics writing final exams
There is no guarantee that matrics writing their finals from today will make it to their exams on time, if using the train to get to school.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 18:01:00 GMT
Alleged serial rapist pleads guilty to 17 rape counts
A serial rapist who allegedly tormented a string of women in Port Elizabeth pleaded guilty to 17 counts of rape in the city's high court.

South Africa Mail & Guardian

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200
Most implicated in Life Esidimeni scandal by ombud have not faced disciplinary action
Eleven Gauteng health employees were singled out for censure. Now, only two have been suspended and garnered an alleged R1.3-million in wages.

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200
The dance of memory
Coming to terms with the politics of nostalgia amid the myths of the Rainbow Nation is hard to do

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200
Slice of Life: Learning from a place of failure
To find self value in an industry that at times makes artists feel small can be a lifelong journey

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:01:00 +0200
Preview: Zuma to argue ‘against himself’ in state capture review case
President Zuma is due to argue before the high court in Pretoria that he should not be forced to establish a commission of inquiry into state capture

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:37:00 +0200
FOR SA: Spanking judgement sets a dangerous precedent
'The judgement sets a very dangerous precedent for other cases where children's rights have to be weighed against parental and religious rights'

South Africa News 24

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:05:12 +0200
News24.com | Ramaphosa leads Gauteng nominations
ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is leading the Gauteng presidential race, following this weekend's round of nominations by branches in the province.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:16:24 +0200
News24.com | Department of agriculture to help farmers stop the spread of bird flu
The Provincial Veterinary Services has been tasked with controlling the movement of live commercial chickens in an effort to stop the spread of bird flu from one affected property to another.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:09:27 +0200
News24.com | 'How to Steal a City' allegations to be probed
Allegations contained in Crispian Olver's book, How to Steal a City, will be investigated, Nelson Mandela Bay's chief of staff, Kristoff Adelbert, has said.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:59:32 +0200
News24.com | Cop stabbed to death while attempting to arrest suspect
A man accused of stabbing a Limpopo policeman to death as he was being arrested is expected to appear in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate's Court.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:13:05 +0200
News24.com | Cape Town drought: City doesn't live up to water augmentation promise
The City of Cape Town has admitted that it will only be able to augment water supply to the drought-stricken Mother City by about half of the amount it promised previously.

South Africa News 24

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:05:12 +0200
News24.com | Ramaphosa leads Gauteng nominations
ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa is leading the Gauteng presidential race, following this weekend's round of nominations by branches in the province.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:16:24 +0200
News24.com | Department of agriculture to help farmers stop the spread of bird flu
The Provincial Veterinary Services has been tasked with controlling the movement of live commercial chickens in an effort to stop the spread of bird flu from one affected property to another.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:09:27 +0200
News24.com | 'How to Steal a City' allegations to be probed
Allegations contained in Crispian Olver's book, How to Steal a City, will be investigated, Nelson Mandela Bay's chief of staff, Kristoff Adelbert, has said.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:59:32 +0200
News24.com | Cop stabbed to death while attempting to arrest suspect
A man accused of stabbing a Limpopo policeman to death as he was being arrested is expected to appear in the Louis Trichardt Magistrate's Court.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:13:05 +0200
News24.com | Cape Town drought: City doesn't live up to water augmentation promise
The City of Cape Town has admitted that it will only be able to augment water supply to the drought-stricken Mother City by about half of the amount it promised previously.

South Africa Sowetan Live

2017-10-19 11:15:41.0
‘Zuma should reshuffle himself out of the Presidency’: Active Citizens Movement
A Durban-based social cohesion forum — the Active Citizens Movement (ACM) — has accused President Jacob Zuma of acting with “impunity” and taking the country on a “dangerous path of instability“.

2017-10-09 12:13:49.0
Deal reached on new four-party coalition Dutch government
The leaders of four Dutch political parties said Monday after an eye-popping 208 days of talks that they had reached a deal for a new coalition government.

2017-10-22 14:09:28.0
Civil society must step up anti-nuclear campaign
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says civil society must fight even harder to stop the nuclear deal following revelations that the cabinet reshuffle by President Jacob Zuma was orchestrated by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

2017-10-17 11:09:54.0
Factors that led to Brickz's 15 year jail sentence
Sipho Ndlovu, known as Brickz, recently found guilty and convicted of rape, was sentenced to 15 years in prison.

2017-10-17 08:51:19.0
Blast sows panic among Somalis
Desperate Somalis searched for news of missing loved ones yesterday after a massive truck bomb in Mogadishu killed at least 276 people and left 300 injured in the deadliest ever attack to hit the conflict-torn nation.

South Africa Times Live

South Sudan

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 10:32:11 GMT
Seize This Chance for Peace
[IRIN] Oslo -In the coming weeks South Sudan's leadership, the opposition, and a cadre of armed groups are expected to come together to reignite peace talks. For the first time in months, an air of possibility floats over the war-ravaged nation.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:51:21 GMT
Rebel Leader Machar to Skip Forum to Revitalize Peace Deal
[VOA] The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) confirmed Tuesday that Riek Machar will be a no-show at an upcoming high-level meeting aimed at revitalizing the August 2015 peace agreement in South Sudan.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:09:35 GMT
South Sudan to Revive Crude Oil Operations
[East African] Economically struggling South Sudan is determined to restore security in the country in order to resume normal crude oil production and attract investments. The oil sector has been battered since South Sudan's civil war started in Dece...

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:54:12 GMT
Rebel Chief Machar Rubbishes National Dialogue
[East African] South Sudan's armed opposition leader Riek Machar has rubbished the national dialogue and instead insisted that the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) peace process be revitalised.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:08:13 GMT
Total Exploration Licences Could Be Revoked As Firms Delay Start of Operations
[East African] As South Sudan seeks investors in oil exploration following the mapping of several blocks, the country has said it will revoke the licences of firms that have failed to carry out their mandate -- terming the companies as "vultures."

South Sudan Nation

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:30:58 +0000
LATEST: Businesses close as South Sudan Civil War takes its toll
By NJIRAINI MUCHIRA, THE EAST AFRICAN, OCT/18/2017, SSN; Kris Mbaya, the managing director of UAP Old Mutual South Sudan, who was posted to the country in early 2013, is among business managers who have seen the good, the bad and the ugly of South Su...

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 20:03:53 +0000
Kiir’s Juba regime forces using starvation of civilians as method of combat in Yei River State
On Friday 13-10-2017, a convoy of humanitarian agencies operating in Yei attempted to deliver humanitarian consignment to SPLM/A (IO) controlled areas where most of the civilians have taken shelter, but it was blocked by Kiir’s tribal and merci...

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 23:25:24 +0000
Accountability, National Dialogue, and Elections: Which one of them comes first?
BY: Dr Lako Jada Kwajok, South Sudan, OCT/14/2017, SSN; Conflicts or wars are the offspring of failures to have constructive dialogues in resolving problems between parties. The parties could range from countries, groups of allies, organizations, and...

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:28:02 +0000
Grievances of Chollo Community against Govt. of South Sudan’s aggression, discrimination and exploitation
To: Ambassador Ismail Weis, Head of IGAD Delegation to Khartoum, Sudan Date: 10th October 2017, SSN; Chollo Community Council would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to IGAD representatives for accepting our humble request to meet you,...

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:25:18 +0000
Do we have leaders in South Sudan or just murderers?
By Peter Gai Manyuon, OCT/12/2017, SSN; According to different scholars globally, leadership style is the way a person uses power to lead other people. More so, scholars have also identified a variety of leadership styles based on the number of follo...

Southern Africa

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:20:57 GMT
Tanzania:South African Lawyers Arrested for 'Promoting Homosexuality' Being Held 'Illegally'
[News24Wire] The two South Africans arrested for "promoting homosexuality" in Tanzania last week were being held in the country's prisons "illegally", the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) said on Monday.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:04:26 GMT
South Africa:High Court Outlaws Corporal Punishment At Home
[This is Africa] Greetings from South Africa, where the South Gauteng High Court ruling has declared parents will no longer be allowed to spank their children. Corporal punishment has previously been outlawed as a punishment in the justice system or ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:36:46 GMT
Zimbabwe:VP Mnangagwa's Opposition Links Challenged
[Zimbabwe Standard] A former Central Intelligence Organisation operative who tried to spearhead a Zanu PF splinter party over a decade ago claims Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa was not involved in the project.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:24:26 GMT
Malawi:Zambian Man Handed 21-Year Jail Term for Human Trafficking
[Malawi News Agency] Mchinji -Mchinji second grade magistrate on Thursday sentenced a Zambian national Gift Zulu (26) to 21 years imprisonment with hard labor for human trafficking.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:23:00 GMT
Zimbabwe:Police Block 1980s Massacre Commemoration
[New Zimbabwe] Kezi -Police here on Saturday bared Zapu President Dumiso Dabengwa from attending a Gukurahundi atrocities commemoration.

Sudan

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:01:02 GMT
Sudanese Lawyers File Appeal Against Deportation Rebel Leader
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -A group of Sudanese human rights lawyers have lodged an appeal at the Constitutional Court against the deportation of Ibrahim El Maaz Deng, leading member of the Darfur Justice and Equality Movement (JEM).

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:00:55 GMT
'Khartoum Intends to Dismantle Darfur Camps By Force' - Abdelwahid
[Radio Dabanga] Paris -According to Abdelwahid El Nur, head of the mainstream Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM-AW), the people living in the Darfur camps for the displaced do not carry weapons. He considers the disarmament campaign launched by Khartoum...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:00:48 GMT
President in Kuwait, FA Minister to Lobby in U.S.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -President Omar Al Bashir travelled to the Arab Gulf over the weekend for talks about the reconstruction of Sudan and peace in the country. Khartoum will continue its talks with Washington concerning Sudan's removal from the ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:00:39 GMT
El Gezira Scheme to Restore Farmers Union
[Radio Dabanga] Maejna -Farmers of Sudan's El Gezira and El Managil Agricultural Scheme have decided to restore the El Gezira Farmers Union.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:00:29 GMT
Sudanese Rebel Leaders Take Steps to 'Rebuild the SPLM-N'
[Radio Dabanga] Blue Nile -On Sunday, the Sudan People's Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) headed by Malik Agar, presented two discussion papers in order to rebuild the rebel group after it split this year.

Swaziland

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 12:04:45 GMT
Swazi Government 'Is Broke'
[Swazi Media] The Swaziland Government is broke and 'living from hand to mouth', according to an independent newspaper in the kingdom.

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:40:42 GMT
Local Election Corruption Claim
[Swazi Media] A veteran journalist in Swaziland has slammed the organisation of the upcoming municipal elections in the kingdom, suggesting voting will be rigged.

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:33:17 GMT
Swaziland Rail Link Project to Create Jobs
[SAnews.gov.za] More than 9 000 direct jobs are set to be created in South Africa and Swaziland during the construction of the Swaziland Rail Link project.

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 10:04:21 GMT
'Secretive' Gold Mine Closes
[Swazi Media] A gold mine in Swaziland opened by King Mswati III promising more than 400 jobs has been closed after allegations of poor management.

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:37:47 GMT
Is Mswati Third Wealthiest King?
[Swazi Media] King Mswati III, the absolute monarch in Swaziland, has been named the third wealthiest King in Africa by an international business website.

Swaziland Times

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:36:00 +0200
WHAT WILL MINISTERS SACRIFICE?
Comment When the going gets tough, very tough decisions have to be made. This, it would seem, is what government wants us to believe it is

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:35:00 +0200
GOVT STOPS PARASTATALS’ BONUSES
MBABANE – ‘“Ngumsindvo”. (This will cause trouble). This was the reaction of one of the Category A parastatals when reacting to government’s stance of halting

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:31:00 +0200
HONDA FIT HITS CATTLE, WOMAN BURNT TO DEATH
PIGG’S PEAK – The danger of stray cattle on the country’s roads has once again come under the spotlight been highlighted as a woman was

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:31:00 +0200
MARRIED TEACHER’S FINGERS, EAR CHOPPED BY ‘BEN 10’
HLATIKHULU – A married female teacher’s youthful romance turned sour when she was brutally chopped up by a young lad on Thursday night, in a

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:29:00 +0200
3 PUPILS KILL MAN AFTER CAR HITS CATTLE
NHLANGANO – Everybody seems to be killing everybody in the kingdom these days. Just when the country is still reeling from the shock of the

Tanzania

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 11:20:57 GMT
South African Lawyers Arrested for 'Promoting Homosexuality' Being Held 'Illegally'
[News24Wire] The two South Africans arrested for "promoting homosexuality" in Tanzania last week were being held in the country's prisons "illegally", the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) said on Monday.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:40:29 GMT
U.S. Aids Relief Body Targets Over 1,2 Million People
[Citizen] In October last year, Tanzania launched an ambitious strategy known as "Test and Treat," to curtail HIV/Aids. The country aims at putting on ARV treatment everyone found to be HIV-positive, regardless of their CD4 count.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:26:56 GMT
Natural Gas Plant Project Hangs in Balance
[Daily News] Final investment decision on the onshore liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminal in Lindi Region is subject to the outcomes of negotiations between the government and investor on some legal aspects on deep sea gas exploration, Statoi...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 15:03:37 GMT
Professor Luoga Named BoT Czar
[Daily News] President Magufuli has named Professor Florens Luoga as a new Central Bank Governor (BOT), replacing Professor Beno Ndulu, 67, who has retired.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:39:08 GMT
Facing Prosecution for Challenging HIV Policies in Tanzania
[HRW] When Sibongile Ndashe, a South African feminist lawyer, got on a plane to travel to Tanzania to convene a meeting of human rights lawyers and activists, she knew she might come under the scrutiny of Tanzanian authorities. But what she did not e...

Tanzania Citizen

The Gambia Echo

Togo

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:29:24 GMT
Another Deadly Crackdown in Togo - Four More People Dead
[MFWA] There has been another deadly crackdown on opposition demonstrations in Togo, with official sources reporting four deaths.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 11:59:03 GMT
At Least Four Dead in Anti-Government Protests
[VOA] At least four people have been killed across the small West African nation of Togo in clashes between security forces and protesters demanding an end to the rule of President Faure Gnassingbe.

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:19:07 GMT
Four Killed During Protests Against Gnassingbé
[allAfrica] Four people were killed on Wednesday, October 18, in Lomé and Sokodé, the two largest cities in Togo. For the past two months, the opposition has organized marches against President Faure Gnassingbé's regime. Despite the banning of dem...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:32:33 GMT
Unrest a Test for West African Leaders
[IRIN] Political violence in Togo claimed more victims this week. On Wednesday at least four people were shot dead in clashes between security forces and protestors in the West African country's two biggest cities. On Tuesday, two soldiers and a teen...

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 04:47:00 GMT
Protests Against President Gnassingbe's Continued Rule Turn Deadly
[Deutsche Welle] The deaths came amid anti-government protests against planned constitutional reforms that would allow President Faure Gnassingbe to remain in office until 2030. His family has ruled the West African nation since 1968.

Uganda

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:58:55 GMT
Ruling Party Not Sure if it Can Win Age Limit Vote
[Observer] After weeks of canvassing local constituents' opinion in the face of growing stiff countrywide opposition to the proposed amendment of the Constitution to remove presidential age limits, NRM strategists cannot say they have tied down the n...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:05:59 GMT
'My Son Was Shot Dead By Police at Age Limit Rally'
[Observer] It will take time for the family of Yorakamu Tumwine to come to terms with what happened to their son, Edson Nasasira commonly known as Kakuru.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:59:06 GMT
Town Engulfed in Teargas As Police Disperse Age Limit Rally
[Monitor] Mbale -Teargas and live bullets on Sunday rocked Mbale town as police officers dispersed a consultative rally on age limit.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:53:23 GMT
Bar Manager Defies Ministry of Defence Driver After Collision
[Monitor] Kampala -There was drama on Saturday afternoon as a bar manager at Morakha bar and restaurant in Bukoto stood up to an unruly Ministry of Defence driver, bringing him to order.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:05:25 GMT
Assertive UPDF to Expand Al Shabaab Hunt in Somalia
[Shabelle] Uganda's specialized military and intelligence units will this week expand their overt and covert operations in Somalia in the wake of a massive bombing that killed almost 400 people in Mogadishu last week.

Uganda Daily Monitor

Uganda New Vision

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:28:03 GMT
Tears, emotions at Rwanda peace-building conference
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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:08:20 GMT
Museveni deviated from what we fought for, says Besigye
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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 08:03:12 GMT
Museveni promises Kisoro new Constituency
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Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:28:02 GMT
Master Blaster: Police to meet burial expenses
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Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:24:56 GMT
Burundi president to fight AU peacekeepers
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West Africa

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 05:11:39 GMT
Nigeria:EU Denies Favouring Buhari During 2015 Presidential Election
[Premium Times] The European Union, EU, has denied favouring President Muhammadu Buhari above other candidates during the 2015 Presidential Elections in Nigeria.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 14:48:39 GMT
Nigeria:Tobacco Company Denies Targeting Children
[Premium Times] The British American Tobacco has denied that its marketing strategies target the younger generation by deliberately situating tobacco products near primary and secondary schools in Nigeria.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:56:28 GMT
Liberia:Weah, Boakai Seek Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua's Blessing for Liberian Presidency
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The most influential political figure in vote-rich Nimba County, Senator Prince Y. Johnson appears to be collaborating with Senator George Weah and the Coalition for Democratic Change for the November 7 runoff elections.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:12:08 GMT
Cameroon:Former Boko Haram Hostages Stranded at Border
[VOA] Boko Haram's renewed campaign of suicide bombings in Far North Cameroon has bred suspicion that remains even as attacks have died down. Local communities are currently blocking 400 former Boko Haram hostages from returning home.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:05:44 GMT
Niger:At Least 12 Troops Killed in Latest Attack
[VOA] Authorities in Niger say at least a dozen paramilitary police have been killed in an attack similar to the one that killed four U.S. Green Beret and four Nigerien troops Oct. 4.

Zambia

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:51:38 GMT
Opposition Cancels Rally Over Cholera Threats
[Zambia Reports] Opposition leader Radical Revolutionary Party (RRP) leader Vincent Chaile has backed government's decision to cancel the UPND rally that was due to take place in Kanyama yesterday.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:03:44 GMT
Kambwili Seeks Conciliatory Meeting With Lungu
[Zambia Reports] Expelled Roan Patriotic Front Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili is reaching to President Edgar Lungu after having pledged to tone down in his attacks on government.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:53:46 GMT
Cholera Threat May Force Cancellation of Independence Day Celebrations
[Zambia Reports] Government may consider the cancellation of Independence Day celebrations following a cholera outbreak in some parts of the country.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:54:08 GMT
Timber Traders Implicate Govt Officials in Illegal Dealings
[Zambia Reports] The mayhem in the timber industry has been brought to the fore by the Zambia National Association for Saw Millers detailing a trail of alleged corruption in the process.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 08:52:55 GMT
Lungu Launches U.S.$50 Million Fish Project
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has launched a $50 Million fish project under the Zambia Aquaculture Enterprise Development Project.

Zimbabwe

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:36:46 GMT
VP Mnangagwa's Opposition Links Challenged
[Zimbabwe Standard] A former Central Intelligence Organisation operative who tried to spearhead a Zanu PF splinter party over a decade ago claims Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa was not involved in the project.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:23:00 GMT
Police Block 1980s Massacre Commemoration
[New Zimbabwe] Kezi -Police here on Saturday bared Zapu President Dumiso Dabengwa from attending a Gukurahundi atrocities commemoration.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:07:21 GMT
Harare City Spends U.S.$600,000 Monthly On Fuel
[New Zimbabwe] The Harare City Council, which owes its workers $11 million in salary arrears, is spending more than half a million on fuel because of the opaque procurement system with most of it being channelled to personal use by employees.

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 10:04:44 GMT
Mugabe Accepts WHO Humiliation
[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe has accepted the decision by the World Health Organisation to unceremoniously strip him of the honour of being the UN agency's goodwill ambassador for non-communicable diseases, Foreign Affairs Minister Mzembi s...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 09:27:31 GMT
Child Marriages Draft Bill Complete
[The Herald] Government has completed drafting a Bill, which outlaws child marriages in line with the provisions of the Constitution, newly appointed Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Retired Major-General Happyton Bonyongwe has said.

Zimbabwe Herald

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:47:57 +0000
‘WE’ARE A HEAVY WEIGHT’
Robson Sharuko Senior Sports Editor— CAPS United president Farai Jere believes TP Mazembe’s qualification for the 2017 CAF Confederation Cup final – without losing a game in the dozen matches they have played in the tournament – ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:32:52 +0000
Row over pension, insurance probe
Darlington Musarurwa Deputy News Editor— A ROW has erupted between some members of the commission of inquiry that was set up by Government to investigate the conversion of pension and insurance policies from the Zimbabwe-dollar era to the mult...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:22:09 +0000
Govt lauds UN on humanitarian aid
Audrey Rundofa Herald Reporter Government has commended the United Nations for its contribution towards humanitarian assistance in Zimbabwe. Speaking at the 72nd anniversary of the United Nations in the capital yesterday, Minister of Foreign Affair...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:10:07 +0000
CBZ boss retires
Herald Reporter GROUP chief executive officer of CBZ Holdings Mr Never Nyemudzo is now on leave pending his retirement on December 31, 2017. In a statement yesterday, CBZ said Mr Peter Zimunya, who is the managing director of CBZ Bank, will take ove...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 22:06:22 +0000
Govt to impound unregistered vehicles
Herald Correspondent Government will impound vehicles that do not display registration number plates, while offenders will either be imprisoned or fined, a Government official has said. In a statement yesterday, Transport and Infrastructural Develop...

Zimbabwe Mail

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 21:36:22 +0000
Widow loses hubby’s pension to lover
A Chitungwiza Central Hospital nurse lost over $14 000, which included a lump sum payment of her late husband’s pension and $2 000 compensation for damages made to her car, to her ex-boyfriend after she [...] The post Widow loses hubby’s pension ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:30:54 +0000
From Mahachi’s kombi streams of stories flow
While studying Edgar Allan Poe’s art of short story writing in “The Philosophy of Composition”, I was attracted to how Poe believed that the unique intention of the short story artiste that culminates in a [...] The post From Mahachi’s kombi ...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:17:21 +0000
MDC-T says ZANU-PF thugs beat up its supporters who were on a door-to door voter registration campaign
The Movement for Democratic Change led by Morgan Tsvangirai has complained that Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front thugs beat up its supporters who were on a door-to-door voter registration campaign in Unit N, Chitungwiza at [...] The po...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 19:13:02 +0000
Cairns Foods eyes regional markets
HARARE – Cairns Foods says it is eyeing the regional export market by year 2019 and 2020 as it seeks to boost its revenue streams and foreign currency earnings. Chief executive Nancy Guzha told exporters at [...] The post Cairns Foods eyes regiona...

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 17:09:15 +0000
MDC-T’s Eddie Cross reveals own cancer fight
MDC-T top official Eddie Cross has revealed his own battles with prostate cancer as he tried to justify his recent controversial comments MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai’s colon cancer could render him unfit to continue at [...] The post MDC-T’...

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