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Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:22:02 GMT
Africa:Ethiopia, Eritrea Deal a Reminder of The Last U.S-Brokered Peace
[allAfrica] This month, Ethiopia reopened its embassy in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, capping a series of historic diplomatic breakthroughs between the neighboring countries, after nearly two decades of hostilities.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:48:14 GMT
Ethiopia:Talk of Peace Fails to Quell Ethnic Clashes
[Deutsche Welle] Prime Minister Abiy's talk of reconciliation has not been enough to subdue ethnic tensions around the country. As the public grapples with the legacy of the former hardline government, does Abiy need to change tack?

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:40:42 GMT
Burkina Faso:Farmer Wins 'Alternative Nobel' for Drought-Fighting Technique
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A farmer from Burkina Faso who popularized an ancient farming technique to reverse desertification is among the winners of Sweden's "alternative Nobel prize", announced on Monday.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:03:11 GMT
Uganda:MPs, Army Go For Two Months Without Pay
[Monitor] Parliament -All is not well in the pockets of Members of Parliament, UPDF officers and other government employees, Daily Monitor has established.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:51:05 GMT
Africa:Why Ramaphosa and the UN Will Be Making History This Week
[Bhekisisa] Heads of state will tackle the world's leading cause of death from a single infectious agent this week -- a disease, that is, ironically, curable.

Africa News24

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:04:44 +0200
News24.com | Melania Trump to discuss Africa trip Wednesday in New York
Melania Trump plans to announce details about her October trip to Africa during an appearance this week at the UN General Assembly meeting in New York.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:04:44 +0200
News24.com | Angola ex-president's son remanded on corruption charge
The son of Angola's ex-president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been remanded in custody in a $1.5-billion corruption case, a state prosecutor said Monday.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:16:38 +0200
News24.com | WATCH: Zim leader Mnangagwa reveals how he 'cheated death'
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reportedly again narrated his narrow escape from death after he was poisoned during the power struggles inside his ruling Zanu-PF party last year.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:39:55 +0200
News24.com | Top Africa stories: Mugabe-backed party disbanded, Tanzania ferry
A Zimbabwean political party which was said to be backed by ousted president Robert Mugabe has reportedly been disbanded, Tanzania is investigating a ferry disaster that has killed 227.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:19:02 +0200
News24.com | 'I won't copy Mugabe': Mnangagwa tells US media
President Emmerson Mnangagwa says he won’t emulate his predecessor Robert Mugabe by clinging to power, and may even give opposition leader Nelson Chamisa an official role, a report says.

Agence de Presse Africaine (fr)

Angola

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:53:36 GMT
Ex-President's Son Detained Over $1.5 Billion Corruption Case
[Deutsche Welle] Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the former head of Angola's sovereign fund, is accused of misappropriating millions of public funds. His detention is part of an anti-corruption campaign by Angola's new leader.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:43:57 GMT
Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund
[ISS] Despite - or is it perhaps because of - increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 12:47:29 GMT
Lourenço Creates Office to Deal With New Airport
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, has approved the creation of the Operational Office for the Opening and Certification of the New International Airport of Luanda (GONAIL), which is to function under the guidance and respons...

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:59:03 GMT
Foreign Ministry Pledges Tight Fight Against Mismanagement
[ANGOP] Luanda -The minister of Foreign Affairs, Manuel Augusto, on Wednesday in Luanda, pledged to the staff of this institution that a tight fight will be undertaken against those, who mismanage the State assets of the Ministry.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:59:01 GMT
Brewery Companies to Pay Water Tariff
[ANGOP] Luanda -The ministries of Energy and Water and of Industry signed on Wednesday a protocol, which will enable the two institutions to share data on the full usage of the water resources, in compliance with presidential decree already in force,...

Benin

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:59:37 GMT
West Africa Backs Japan to Block Protection of Whales
[Environmental Investigation Agency] Florianópolis, Brazil -: Environmental groups around the world expressed their deep concern as a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic under the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was onc...

Botswana

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:26:44 GMT
President Encourages Batswana in USA to Register for Elections
[Botswana Daily News] New York -President Mokgweetsi Masisi has implored Batswana living in the United States of America to help grow Botswana's economy.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:57:58 GMT
Masisi Woos Florida Businesses
[Botswana Daily News] Orlando -President Mokgweetsi Masisi has called on the public and private businesses in Florida to explore investment opportunities and parneships with Botswana.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:58:08 GMT
Kopong Independence Cup On Cards
[Botswana Daily News] Kopong -Independence tournament will be hosted at Kopong United FC grounds on September 29.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:58:06 GMT
Women Continue to Make Botswana Proud
[Botswana Daily News] Ramotswa -Women continue to do great in occupying male dominated positions in the job market.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:58:04 GMT
Mogorosi Hat-Trick Sinks Sankoyo
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Joel Mogorosi scored a hat-trick as Township Rollers thrashed Sankoyo Bush Bucks 4-1 in an entertaining BTC Premiership encounter played at the National Stadium on September 22 night.

Burkina Faso

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:40:42 GMT
Farmer Wins 'Alternative Nobel' for Drought-Fighting Technique
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A farmer from Burkina Faso who popularized an ancient farming technique to reverse desertification is among the winners of Sweden's "alternative Nobel prize", announced on Monday.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:26:56 GMT
The 'Natural Resource Curse' and Artisanal Mines - the Case of Burkina Faso
[The Conversation Africa] Is there a "natural resources curse" as economists call it? This burning question arises in all resource-rich countries where the majority of the population is living in poverty. Political instability, conflicts, or poorly r...

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:04:55 GMT
Continuing the Fight to Shrink the Malaria Map in the Sahel
[Malaria Consortium] Another rainy season brings malaria preventive treatment to children

Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:45:51 GMT
'Africa Has Chosen China,' Says Burkina Faso President
[Focac] Burkina Faso will strengthen cooperation with China in all areas as Africa-China relations develop for mutual benefit, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said.

Burundi

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:50:51 GMT
Over 200 Killed in Escalating Brutality in Burundi
[CAJ News] Bujumbura -BURUNDIAN security forces and youth aligned to the ruling party have allegedly killed more than 200 people in the past five months.

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:02:17 GMT
UN Human Rights Body - Renew Mandate of Burundi Investigation
[HRW] Earlier this year, Human Rights Watch documented how Burundi's security services and Imbonerakure members, the ruling party youth league, killed, raped, abducted, beat, and intimidated suspected opponents in the months leading up to the May 17 ...

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:49:55 GMT
Burundi Government On the Spot Over Expelling UN Human Rights Team
[Monitor] Burundi's ambassador in Geneva struggled to explain to the UN Human Rights Council on Tuesday why his government had thrown out a UN team that the Council, with Burundi's backing, had sent to investigate human rights abuses in the country.

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:49:01 GMT
Grave Human Rights Abuses Escalate in Burundi
[CAJ News] Bujumbura -BURUNDI'S government is accused of summary executions, unlawful arrests, torture and sexual violations, among other crimes against humanity over the past year.

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:53:07 GMT
All Quiet in Burundi? Not Quite.
[African Arguments] In 2015, Burundi experienced well-publicised unrest, open government repression, a mass exodus of refugees, and the first signs of a new civil war in the wake of President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to flout the constitution and...

Cameroon

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:36:25 GMT
Cosafa Women's Cup - Cameroon Bags Silver
[Cameroon Tribune] The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon lost to South Africa 1-2 in the final of the tournament on Saturday September 22, 2018.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:53:40 GMT
Collaboration Is Helping Teachers in Rural Cameroon Fill Knowledge Gaps
[The Conversation Africa] Good education depends on a number of factors. These include appropriate infrastructure, like buildings, electricity or benches, and what teaching materials are available. But first and foremost, it depends on highly qualifi...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:41:58 GMT
Moukandjo Exits Indomitable Lions' Den
[East African] Cameroon Indomitable Lions captain Benjamin Moukandjo has announced his retirement from the national team, weeks after head coach Clarence Seedorf left him out of his squad.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 15:59:41 GMT
Govt Imposes Curfew in Troubled English Regions
[CAJ News] Yaounde -HUMAN rights groups have condemned the issuing of travel restrictions by government in the English-speaking volatile regions of Cameroon.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:43:57 GMT
Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund
[ISS] Despite - or is it perhaps because of - increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent.

Cape Verde

Central Africa

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:53:36 GMT
Angola:Ex-President's Son Detained Over $1.5 Billion Corruption Case
[Deutsche Welle] Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the former head of Angola's sovereign fund, is accused of misappropriating millions of public funds. His detention is part of an anti-corruption campaign by Angola's new leader.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:09:11 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa:Rebels Attack Ebola-Ridden Area
[Deutsche Welle] More than a dozen people died as machete-wielding rebels attacked a town in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Public health operations to tackle an Ebola outbreak that has killed 100 people were halted due to the unrest.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:36:25 GMT
Cameroon:Cosafa Women's Cup - Cameroon Bags Silver
[Cameroon Tribune] The Indomitable Lionesses of Cameroon lost to South Africa 1-2 in the final of the tournament on Saturday September 22, 2018.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:32:36 GMT
Africa:National Unity Is a Good Thing, Wherever It Takes Hold - President Kagame At Nelson Mandela Peace Summit
[Rwanda Govt] New York, 24 September 2018- President Kagame on Monday delivered opening remarks at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in honour of the centenary of the birth of Mandela ahead of the 73th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:28:35 GMT
Rwanda:Kagame Roots for Inclusive, Non-Sectarian Politics
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has called for promotion of inclusive, non-sectarian politics in post-conflict situations and the world at large.

Central African Republic

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:29:21 GMT
Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nat...

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 12:58:45 GMT
Central African Republic - Bar Amnesty for Atrocity Crimes
[HRW] Bangui -A general amnesty as part of the political dialogue in the Central African Republic would be incompatible with the government's duty to bring those responsible for grave international crimes to justice and with victims' rights to accoun...

Chad

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 08:48:11 GMT
Minister commends ECA, pledges to speed up economic diversification in Chad
[Economic Commission for Africa] N'Djamena, 17 September 2018 (ECA www.uneca.org/sro-ca ) -- Chad's minister of economic planning and development, Issa Doubragne, has pledged his government's commitment to finalizing work on the country's Master P...

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:29:21 GMT
Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nat...

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 07:34:35 GMT
Interpol Breaks Up Human Trafficking Ring
[VOA] Police in Sudan's capital have rescued 94 victims of human trafficking, 85 of them minors.

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 08:10:21 GMT
NAF Attacks Terrorists Near Lake Chad, Kill Many
[Vanguard] The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, stated, yesterday, that its fighter aircraft in continuation of Operation Thunder Strike 2, destroyed some Boko Haram terrorists facilities and neutralised several insurgents at Bukar Meram and Tumbun Allura, b...

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 12:40:08 GMT
No Safe Haven for Girls in Crisis-Hit Lake Chad Region - Survey
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Teenage girls living in Africa's insurgency-hit Lake Chad region have no safe haven from the violence, with beatings and abuse happening in their homes, on the streets and at school, a survey found on Monday.

Comoros

Sun, 09 Sep 2018 07:43:13 GMT
Kenya Shock Ghana, Comoros Hold Cameroon
[This Day] Ten-man Kenya held on to beat Ghana 1-0 in Nairobi Saturday in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier. In other results yesterday, next year's Nations Cup hosts Cameroon were held to a 1-1 draw away to Comoros.

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 07:19:58 GMT
2019 Afcon - Indomitable Lions En Route to Moroni
[Cameroon Tribune] After training in Kenya, the team is expected to travel to Comoros this afternoon where they will play against Les Coelacantes of Comoros on Saturday September 8, 2018.

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 09:17:02 GMT
Q&A - Comoros Power Grab Rejected By Opposition, Amid Pleas for International Intervention
[IPS] Bulawayo, Zimbabwe -President Azali Assoumani of the Comoros Islands is tightening his grip on power. First, he insisted on holding a referendum allowing him to extend his term of office and abolish the country's constitutional court. Which he ...

Congo-Brazzaville

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:43:57 GMT
Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund
[ISS] Despite - or is it perhaps because of - increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent.

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 08:02:55 GMT
Billiat On Target As Warriors Hold Congo in Brazzaville
[New Zimbabwe] The Warriors survived a second half onslaught to hold hosts Congo to a 1-1 draw in a crucial Group G 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat in Brazzaville on Sunday afternoon.

Congo-Kinshasa

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:09:11 GMT
Rebels Attack Ebola-Ridden Area
[Deutsche Welle] More than a dozen people died as machete-wielding rebels attacked a town in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Public health operations to tackle an Ebola outbreak that has killed 100 people were halted due to the unrest.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:03:25 GMT
Plot, Poison, or Curse? Ebola Rumours Spread in Congo
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Some think the disease is a plot to kill off opposition voters. Others believe it is a money-making scheme by foreign groups.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:03:20 GMT
Who Is Running for the Presidency?
[Deutsche Welle] The DR Congo plans to go to the polls in just a few months. The opposition needs a consensus candidate if it wants to have a chance at the presidency, experts say. This looks highly unlikely.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:08:02 GMT
The Weaponization of Sex in Congo
[Wellbeing Women] In most African societies, sexually assaulted people are often accused of complicity in acts perpetrated against them.  Consequently, they keep silent to avoid social rejection, forced marriage with their abuser, incarceration, fur...

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:20:22 GMT
Ebola Control in Butembo - Africa CDC Supports the Local Coordination Prevention Commission
[African Union] Butembo -In order to support the Congolese Government's efforts in the response to this tenth Ebola epidemic, the African Union, through the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), is contributing to this effor...

Djibouti

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:07:57 GMT
Djibouti's Takeover On Doraleh Fans Flames of Dispute With DP World
[Addis Fortune] DP World announces that it would continue to pursue all legal means

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:12:27 GMT
Djibouti Emerges As Arms Trafficking Hub for Horn of Africa
[RFI] The rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea has repercussions that go beyond diplomacy on the Horn of Africa. A recent investigation shows that while Eritrea is no longer isolated, Djibouti is emerging as the new regional arms trafficking hu...

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:15:07 GMT
Peace Prospects in Horn Better, but Obstacles Remain
[The Conversation Africa] It's just five months since Abiy Ahmed took over as Ethiopian Prime Minister yet the pace of change in the Horn of Africa has been simply staggering. Insuperable obstacles have been swept away. So many hurdles have been vaul...

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 11:18:59 GMT
The Government of Djibouti announces the nationalization of the shares held by Port of Djibouti, S.A. in Doraleh Container Terminal
[35°N] Republic of Djibouti, September 10 2018 - On 22 February 2018, the State of Djibouti terminated the concession for the Doraleh container terminal, granted in 2006 to Doraleh Container Terminal (DCT), a company controlled de facto by the mi...

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 08:52:52 GMT
Through Regional Diplomacy, Eritrea Normalizes Ties with Djibouti
[VOA] The Horn of Africa continued to resolve diplomatic impasses with the announcement Friday that Eritrea and Djibouti will normalize relations.

East Africa

East Africa

East African Business Week

Equatorial Guinea

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 13:17:29 GMT
Xi Meets Equatorial Guinea President
[Focac] Xi said the China-Equatorial Guinea friendship has become increasingly solid with the passage of time, calling it "a fine example of South-South cooperation" and describing the two countries as reliable partners and brothers who have jointly ...

Mon, 27 Aug 2018 09:05:58 GMT
Equatorial Guinea's Presidency Bans MPs From Travelling Abroad
[This is Africa] Parliamentarians in Equatorial Guinea cannot travel without express permission by Vice-President Teodorin Nguema Obiang, the son of the president. The official notice stated that the directive is "on the grounds of national interest"...

Eritrea

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:22:02 GMT
Ethiopia, Eritrea Deal a Reminder of The Last U.S-Brokered Peace
[allAfrica] This month, Ethiopia reopened its embassy in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, capping a series of historic diplomatic breakthroughs between the neighboring countries, after nearly two decades of hostilities.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:00:49 GMT
Arab Gulf States in the Horn of Africa - What Role Do They Play?
[Deutsche Welle] Ethiopia and Eritrea didn't pen their peace agreement in Addis Ababa or Asmara, but in Saudi Arabia with the Emirates alongside. Are economic and military interests increasingly binding Gulf states and the Horn together?

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:07:50 GMT
Ethio-Eritrean Border Re-Opening Fuels Trade
[Addis Fortune] Birr and Nakfa are swapped at parity in the border towns

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:48:32 GMT
Full Text of the Ethio-Eritrea Agreement Signed in Jeddah
[Addis Standard] Agreement on Peace, Friendship and Comprehensive Cooperation Between the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the State of Eritrea

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:12:27 GMT
Djibouti Emerges As Arms Trafficking Hub for Horn of Africa
[RFI] The rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea has repercussions that go beyond diplomacy on the Horn of Africa. A recent investigation shows that while Eritrea is no longer isolated, Djibouti is emerging as the new regional arms trafficking hu...

Ethiopia

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:22:02 GMT
Ethiopia, Eritrea Deal a Reminder of The Last U.S-Brokered Peace
[allAfrica] This month, Ethiopia reopened its embassy in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, capping a series of historic diplomatic breakthroughs between the neighboring countries, after nearly two decades of hostilities.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:48:14 GMT
Talk of Peace Fails to Quell Ethnic Clashes
[Deutsche Welle] Prime Minister Abiy's talk of reconciliation has not been enough to subdue ethnic tensions around the country. As the public grapples with the legacy of the former hardline government, does Abiy need to change tack?

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:00:49 GMT
Arab Gulf States in the Horn of Africa - What Role Do They Play?
[Deutsche Welle] Ethiopia and Eritrea didn't pen their peace agreement in Addis Ababa or Asmara, but in Saudi Arabia with the Emirates alongside. Are economic and military interests increasingly binding Gulf states and the Horn together?

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:39:35 GMT
Arrests Perplex Addis Abeba Residents As City Police Say it's Conducting Crackdown On Rising Crime
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba residents are expressing their shocks and frustrations on what they said was a "mass arrest" of the city's youth by the police without due court proceeds over the last few days. The Addis Abeba city police on its part sai...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:32:45 GMT
Ethiopia's Struggle Against Climate Change Gets a Boost From Green Climate Fund
[IPS] Addis Ababa -Faced with worsening droughts due to climate change, Ethiopia is joining an international initiative seeking to build global resilience against the problems caused by it, and enable developing countries to become part of a united s...

Ethiopia Walta

Gabon

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:29:21 GMT
Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nat...

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:59:37 GMT
West Africa Backs Japan to Block Protection of Whales
[Environmental Investigation Agency] Florianópolis, Brazil -: Environmental groups around the world expressed their deep concern as a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic under the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was onc...

Gambia

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:48:57 GMT
GPA Pays Dividend to Government
[Foroyaa] The Gambia Ports Authority (GPA) through its Management Board, on Monday 17th September 2017, paid a cheque amounting to D5M to Government, as dividend.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:48:51 GMT
Banjul North Nam Visits Banjul Mayoress
[Foroyaa] Ousman Sillah (2nd from left) Rohey Lowe (Mayoress - 3rd from L)

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:48:44 GMT
'Teachers for Change' Insist Nothing Can Stop Their Strike
[Foroyaa] Members of the taskforce for 'Teachers for Change' (TFC), insist that nothing can stop them from embarking on their sit-down strike, if the authorities did not meet their demands.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:48:40 GMT
Food Security - Government Seeks Help
[Foroyaa] Vice President and Minister of Women's Affairs

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 09:48:37 GMT
'Former Principal Paid Money for School Land' Witness Told Court
[Foroyaa] Fansu Jatta, second defence witness (DW2) in the ongoing criminal trial of former principal of Model School in Busumbala, yesterday told the Court that the former Principal Isaac Ague, paid a sum of D600,000 for the School land. Mr Ague is ...

Ghana

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:01:27 GMT
Market Women Score Win Against Forced Eviction
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Accra -In a junk-strewn lot on the outskirts of Ghana's capital, weary-looking street vendors gathered to hear their leader Vida Tangwam passionately protest their impending eviction.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:06:41 GMT
Women Struggle to Secure Land Rights
[Deutsche Welle] Women from a rural community in the north of the country are demanding better access to customary farmland. In many regions across Africa, land remains under the control of men thanks to stubborn cultural barriers.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:43:42 GMT
Giba Says Startimes to Get DTT Contract, Government Denies It but Situation As Clear As Mud
[Balancing Act] London -The course of digital migration in Africa rarely seems to run straight and Ghana is no exception to this rule. The Government is now approaching the tenth year of the process with no clear end in sight. Russell Southwood looks...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:25:35 GMT
Traders Association Protest Alleged Closure of 400 Nigerian-Owned Shops in Ghana
[Premium Times] The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) partially paralysed activities at the ECOWAS Secretariat, Abuja, on Monday as they protested the alleged closure of more than 400 shops belonging to Nigerians in Ghana.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 06:32:12 GMT
Ghana to Deport 72 Nigerian Women Allegedly for Sex Work
[Daily Trust] Accra -Seventy- two Nigerian ladies arrested for illegal entry into the country and for engaging in prostitution are to be deported, according to the Ghanaian authorities.

Guinea

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:59:37 GMT
West Africa Backs Japan to Block Protection of Whales
[Environmental Investigation Agency] Florianópolis, Brazil -: Environmental groups around the world expressed their deep concern as a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic under the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was onc...

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 11:23:55 GMT
Liberia Speaker Assures Passage of Financing Agreement for CLSG Interconnection Project
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Liberia's Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Bhofal Chambers says the National Legislature will ensure the passage of the additional financing agreement for Cote d'Ivoire, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea (CLSG)...

Guinea Bissau

Kenya

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:13:30 GMT
Governor Obado's Murder Case Starts Amid Protests, Delays
[Nation] He sat calmly, occasionally chatting with his lawyers Nicholas Ombija and Evans Ondieki as he waited to plead to murder charge.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:43:24 GMT
KDF Kills 10 Al-Shabaab Fighters in Pandanguo, Lamu
[Nation] The Kenya Defence Forces say they have killed more than 10 Al-Shabaab fighters in an operation in Lamu County.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:01:05 GMT
Local Stars Lead Delhi Half Marathon Fields
[Nation] Organisers have announced the elite fields for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label road race, whose 14th edition is set for 21 October.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:58:37 GMT
You Betrayed My Daughter, Sharon Otieno's Mother Tells Governor Obado
[Nation] Ms Melida Auma, the mother of slain Rongo University student Sharon Otieno, on Monday accused Migori Governor Okoth Obado of betraying her daughter, whom she said loved the governor "a lot".

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:38:33 GMT
Why Kenyans Are Confusing Ngong SGR Tunnel for One in China
[Nairobi News] Kenyans online have noted how the newly completed Ngong Standard Gauge Railway tunnel resembles a project in China.

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Kenya Headlines

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:58:30 +0300
MCAs: No more drama, we have moved on
Elachi was impeached on September 6 for alleged gross misconduct and abuse of power.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:34:30 +0300
TV anchor's boyfriend shot, injured in Langata
The man identified as Joseph Kuria Irungu reported the incident to Langata Police Station on September 21.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:36:30 +0300
IEBC: We have not fired Chiloba
IEBC dismisses as false reports that suspended CEO Ezra Chiloba has been fired, says disciplinary process is still ongoing.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:30 +0300
Governor Okoth Obado starts fight to avoid the hangman
Should court deny his application, county chief's political life will be at stake as deputy will take over

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:30 +0300
Hunt for Sharon Otieno's killers shifts to Nairobi
The three suspects are still on the run and could be hiding in Nairobi's shanties.

Kenya News

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:36:30 +0300
IEBC: We have not fired Chiloba
IEBC dismisses as false reports that suspended CEO Ezra Chiloba has been fired, says disciplinary process is still ongoing.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:21:30 +0300
Uhuru to address UN General Assembly summit
President Uhuru Kenyatta is in New York for the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to address the summit.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:30:30 +0300
Obado's bodyguard arrested
Detectives have arrested Migori Governor Obado's bodyguard John Chacha Nyamohanga aka Mwita Moses Mogaya for impersonation.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:15:30 +0300
10 suspected Al-Shabaab militants killed
10 Al-Shabaab militants were Monday morning killed by Kenya Defense Forces (KDF) soldiers operating in Lamu County.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:12:30 +0300
An all-powerful president is dangerous
The scenes in Parliament last week where the Leader of Majority Aden Duale was captured on live TV shepherding members out of the chambers is worrying

Lesotho

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 12:37:48 GMT
Political Infighting Endangers SADC's Hard Work in Lesotho
[ISS] Infighting in Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's ruling All Basotho Convention (ABC) party could scupper Lesotho's reconciliation and political reform process. This after political parties had agreed at a national leadership forum in Maseru last m...

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 15:03:04 GMT
Ruling Party Plagued by Infighting - PM
[Lesotho Times] PRIME Minister and All Basotho Convention (ABC) leader Thomas Thabane has warned that the strife-torn party is "drifting towards hatred, killings and corruption".

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 10:15:41 GMT
PM Says China Has Shown Commitment to African Development
[Focac] Maseru -The upcoming summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) is a clear demonstration of China's commitment to the development and welfare of the African continent, Prime Minister of Lesotho Thomas Motsoahae Thabane has said.

Sat, 01 Sep 2018 09:42:36 GMT
Basotho Urged to Learn Chinese
[Lesotho Times] THE Chinese Ambassador to Lesotho Sun Xianghua has encouraged more Basotho to learn Mandarin to ensure that they complement the China-Lesotho relations which have reached an all-time high.

Fri, 24 Aug 2018 14:35:32 GMT
SADC Troops to Go
[Lesotho Times] REGIONAL leaders reportedly turned down Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's request for an extension of the SADC Preventive Mission in Lesotho's (SAPMIL) tenure in Lesotho by a further three months.

Liberia

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:52:09 GMT
Disappearance of $104 Million Sparks Protests
[Deutsche Welle] Liberia's apparent loss of millions in freshly-minted cash has prompted a protest in the capital city Monrovia. Recently elected President George Weah, who's visiting the UN, had urged the public to stay calm.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:04:22 GMT
Liberia Passes Landmark Law to Secure Ancestral Land Rights
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Monrovia -Liberia has passed a landmark law that will help communities fight foreign land grabs by giving them ownership of ancestral territory, officials and activists said on Thursday.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:59:11 GMT
Civil Society Group Wants Finance Minister Dismissed
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Institute for Research and Democratic Development (IREDD) has called on President George Weah to relieve Finance Minister Samuel Tweh of his position for "undermining" the ongoing investigation of the "missing billions...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:50:13 GMT
Senator Kaipay Calls for Independent Probe Into 'Missing Billions'
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -In the wake of recent revelation of the alleged disappearance of billions of newly printed Liberian Banknotes, Jonathan L. Kaipay, is commending President George Weah for taking immediate steps in probing into this extreme...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:47:32 GMT
Lawmaker Seeks Ellen Appearance
[New Liberia] "As a Legislator, I have communicated with the Leadership of the 54th Legislature, demanding open appearance of the former President, to tell the citizens of the Republic of Liberia; where she got the authority from to print additional ...

Liberian Dialogue

Madagascar

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:52:10 GMT
Education Can Help Protect Sawfishes in Mozambique and Madagascar
[The Conversation Africa] Of all sharks and rays worldwide, sawfishes - related to stingrays and manta rays - are considered to be the family at greatest risk of extinction. The long, toothed saw - which gives them their unique appearance - also make...

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:10:23 GMT
Malawi Resurrects At Cosafa Womens Championship, Beats Madagascar
[Nyasa Times] Malawi National Womens Football team on Thursday registered their first win at this year's Cosafa Womens Football Championship after beating Madagascar 2-0 to keep their qualification hopes into the quarterfinal stage alive.

Sun, 02 Sep 2018 18:33:18 GMT
Madagascar's Next President Must Put Public Safety and Job Creation First
[The Conversation Africa] Madagascar is gearing up for presidential elections in November this year. The Conversation Africa spoke to Adrien Ratsimbaharison about how the elections might unfold and what challenges Madagascar's new president will face...

Malawi

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:30:08 GMT
DPP Unveils Rapper Tay Grin As Candidate in MP Bisnowaty's Lilongwe City Central
[Nyasa Times] The government Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary General Gresder Jeffrey wa Jeffery on Sunday unveiled rapper Limbani Kalilani (otherwise known as Tay Grin) as parliamentary candidate for the party in Lilongwe City Centre con...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:30:36 GMT
2 Women Win Big in New Finance Bank's 'Moto Buu' Promo
[Nyasa Times] The first draw of New Finance Bank's (NFB) Moto Buu promotion has seen two women scooping top monthly monetary prizes.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:30:34 GMT
Nyambose Urges Mzuni and Moyale to Work Hard to Beat the Drop
[Nyasa Times] Karonga United head coach, Christopher Nyambose, has urged fellow northern region TNM Super League sides, Mzuni FC and Moyale Barracks, to work hard and remain in the league so that the region can have four super league sides next seaso...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:30:32 GMT
Times 'Friday Shaker' Moves Malawi Govt to Fly Boy to India for Operation
[Nyasa Times] The impact of 'Friday Shaker' exclusive report in Daily Times newspaper has been felt after its recent report has moved government to take responsibility to fly a 14-year-old boy from Mchinji District to undergo specialist urology opera...

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 04:52:55 GMT
Mutharika Arrives in New York With 'Lean' Delegation
[Nyasa Times] Malawan President Peter Mutharika has arrived in New York ready for this year's United Nations General Assembly where he has travelled with a delegation which is the smallest ever consists of five ministers and a deputy minister among o...

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

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:48:33 +0000
Police busts $680,000 forex ‘syndicate’
By Mandy Pondani: Fiscal Police, in conjunction with Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) in Mzuzu, have uncovered a suspected syndicate of Malawian businesspersons said to have been involved in foreign currency externalisation and money laundering, among ot...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:42:09 +0000
Malawi investment rates low—AfDB
By Rebecca Chimjeka: African Development Bank (AfDB) has said it is worried with the lowest rates of the country’s total investment percentage among sub-Saharan African countries. It is estimated that Malawi’s total investment in sub-Saharan Afri...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:29:14 +0000
Adult literacy least funded in Africa
By Rebecca Chimjeka: Germany Ambassador to Malawi, Jürgen Borsch, has said adult literacy remains the least funded sub-sector in Africa’s education system. Borsch was speaking in Lilongwe during the opening of International Conference on Building ...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:24:44 +0000
Government admits challenges in fisheries sector
By Yohane Symon: The government has challenged experts in the fisheries sector to come up with solutions to challenges the sector faces. Minister of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development, Joseph Mwanamvekha, made the remarks in Mangochi Distr...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:18:38 +0000
‘Population, housing census successful’
By Feston Malekezo: The National Statistical Office (NSO) has described the recently completed 2018 Population and Housing Census exercise as 99.5 successful. Commissioner of Statistics, Mercy Kanyuka, told journalists in Blantyre Monday that enumera...

Mali

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:53:58 GMT
Observers Endorse Flawed Presidential Poll, Now for Legislative Elections
[The Conversation Africa] How credible were the 2018 presidential elections in Mali? Going by the allegations of stuffed ballot boxes, theft of election materials, threats and attacks against election officials, arson at polling stations, vote-sellin...

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:29:21 GMT
Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nat...

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 07:38:28 GMT
More Than 100 Migrants Die Off Libya Coast - Aid Group
[VOA] More than 100 migrants in two rubber boats died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Libya in early September, according to Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 06:34:55 GMT
FT African Legends Series - Salif Keita, a Forgotten Hero?
[FirstTouch] African football has much to thank for the legacy of a certain Salif Keita who played in Europe between 1967 and 1980. There is another famous person who goes by the name Salif Keita but he is an Afro-pop singer-songwriter from Mali. Our...

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 12:09:29 GMT
'I Have Lost Everything' - in Central Mali, Rising Extremism Stirs Inter-Communal Conflict
[IRIN] Mopti -Head bowed, white boubou robe billowing in the breeze, Badomou Dara trudged over what remained of his house in Kara, a small mud-built village in Mali's central Mopti region.

Mauritania

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 06:47:41 GMT
Women Raped in Mauritania Risk Jail for Seeking Justice - Report
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Sex outside of marriage in Mauritania is officially punishable by flogging, jail time, or in cases of adultery, death by stoning

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 13:17:35 GMT
Xi Meets Mauritanian President
[Focac] China-Mauritania relations are a fine example of China's relations with African and developing countries, Xi stressed.

Sat, 25 Aug 2018 11:16:47 GMT
In Mauritania, 2 Journalists Jailed for a Week On Criminal Defamation Complaint
[CPJ] chief and the publisher, respectively, of two independent Mauritanian news websites were arrested on August 8, 2018, and held for a week on criminal defamation charges, according to news reports. They were released on bail August 15, according ...

Mauritius

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:53:05 GMT
Statistics On Education and Training Released By Statistics Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] Government expenditure on education and training for the financial years 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 are estimated at Rs 17,708 million and Rs 19,250 million, representing 12.6% and 12.1% of total expenditure, as per the data re...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:41:08 GMT
Prime Minister Outlines Government's Proposed Amendments to Electoral System
[Government of Mauritius] The Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, outlined Government's proposed amendments to th...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:40:12 GMT
All Languages Present in Mauritius Must Be Promoted, Says Acting President
[Government of Mauritius] The opening ceremony of a two-day conference on Creative Writing entitled "Heaven of Freedom", an initiative of the President's Fund for Creative Writing (PFCW) organised in the context of the 50th Anniversary of the Indepen...

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:12:11 GMT
Mauritius Set to Become a Sophisticated and Attractive Financial Centre - PM
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius continues to play a strategic role as a trusted and fully compliant international financial centre. Government has taken bold and proactive measures and is continuously devising new policies to further transform Ma...

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:51:27 GMT
Workshop On Joint External Evaluation (Jee) of International Health Regulation (Ihr) Core Capacities in Mauritius From 18-20th September 2018
[WHO] A validation workshop is being conducted in Mauritius from 18 to 20 September 2018 in view of critically assess the levels of the country's core capacities in detecting hazards from all sources and effectively respond to them without disruption...

Mozambique

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:52:10 GMT
Education Can Help Protect Sawfishes in Mozambique and Madagascar
[The Conversation Africa] Of all sharks and rays worldwide, sawfishes - related to stingrays and manta rays - are considered to be the family at greatest risk of extinction. The long, toothed saw - which gives them their unique appearance - also make...

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:49:07 GMT
Soldiers Reported Dead in Terrorist Attack
[AIM] Maputo -An unconfirmed number of Mozambican soldiers died on Thursday morning in an ambush by a terrorist group in Palma district, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, according to a report in Friday's issue of the independent newssheet "M...

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:43:57 GMT
Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund
[ISS] Despite - or is it perhaps because of - increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:25:04 GMT
Samora Machel Junior Condems, Exclusion, But Calls For Full Participation in Elections
[AIM] Maputo -SAMORA MACHEL JUNIOR CONDEMNS EXCLUSION, BUT CALLS FOR FULL PARTICIPATION IN ELECTIONS

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 10:25:36 GMT
Nyusi Inaugurates Tourism Complex
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday inaugurated the JAT Centre, a tourist and commercial complex in downtown Maputo, which cost about 130 million US dollars to build.

Namibia

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:49:19 GMT
Public Libraries Target 100 Percent Access to ICT By 2022
[New Era] The Directorate of Namibia Library and Archives Service in the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, targets for all public libraries to have access to computers and internet by the year 2022.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:38:41 GMT
National Assembly Launches First Strategic Plan
[New Era] Speaker of the National Assembly Professor Peter Katjavivi has launched the institution's first strategic plan aimed at, among others, strengthening the institutional capacity in order to effectively achieve its constitutional mandate.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:41:33 GMT
Businessman Fears for Oranjemund Ghost Town
[Namibian] THE diamond mining town of Oranjemund is at the risk of becoming a ghost town due to the stagnation of its economy and unaffordable housing prices.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:39:39 GMT
'Do Not Implement Ancestral Land Claims'
[Namibian] THE second national land conference must discuss issues related to ancestral land, but resolutions taken should not be implemented, says Swapo Party Elders Council secretary Mukwaita Shanyengana.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:37:02 GMT
Jail Time for Angolan Over Role in Vat Refund Scam
[Namibian] AN ANGOLAN who pleaded guilty of corruption in a multimillion-dollar value-added tax refund scam was sentenced to an effective prison term of one year and a fine of N$50 000 on Friday.

Niger

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:29:21 GMT
Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nat...

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:17:15 GMT
Arid Niger a 'Model for Africa' As Desert Blooms
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dargue, Niger -Four out of five of Niger's people eke out a living through farming or fishing, yet three-quarters of the country is arid

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 05:56:33 GMT
The Role of Foreign Military Forces in Niger
[The Conversation Africa] Niger is one of the most militarised countries in Africa. In November 2017, this came to wider notice when four American Special Forces soldiers and at least four of their Nigerien counterparts died in an ambush. Since then,...

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 07:34:35 GMT
Interpol Breaks Up Human Trafficking Ring
[VOA] Police in Sudan's capital have rescued 94 victims of human trafficking, 85 of them minors.

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:56:53 GMT
U.S. to Begin Drone Attacks on Sahel Militants - Report
[allAfrica] Cape Town -American forces in Africa will soon escalate their war against militants in the Sahel by using armed drones to attack them, reports an American news website on global affairs.

Nigeria

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:33:49 GMT
No Regret, Says Woman Accused of Kidnapping APC Chair's 4-Year-Old Son
[Premium Times] A female kidnap suspect, Fatima Muhammed, says she has no regrets kidnapping the four-year-old son of Bukar Dalori, the Borno chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC).

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:29:28 GMT
Internet Users Hit 104.6m in August
[Premium Times] Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 104.6 million in August, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:33:43 GMT
Hisbah to Clamp Down On Commercial Sex Workers in Jigawa
[Premium Times] The Jigawa Hisbah Board has warned commercial sex workers operating in the state to quit the immoral act or risk arrest and prosecution.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:33:31 GMT
#osundecides2018 - 12-Year-Old Girl, Two Others Shot As Violence Erupts in Osogbo
[Premium Times] File photo of an elderly voter being accredited, at Sekonanear Ife, during the 2018 Osun state Governorship Election on Saturday (22/9/18). 05010/23/9/18/Timothy Adeogodiran/JAU/NAN

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:29:25 GMT
2019 - Saraki Can Only Win in Kwara - Ndume
[Premium Times] A member of the National Assembly, Ali Ndume, has dismissed the current political ambition of the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, as a pipe dream.

Nigeria African Herald Express

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:46:47 +0000
Iwu denies statement on Osun election
— A former chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Maurice Iwu, has vehemently refuted reports quoting him as rebuking INEC for declaring Saturday’s [...]

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 05:43:40 +0000
Igbo women detained in Owerri: Hold Okorocha responsible
By Family Writers/Agency Reports – It has emerged that the 114 young and elderly Igbo women (including nursing mothers, pregnant ones and grandmothers) arrested and [...]

Wed, 22 Aug 2018 05:34:44 +0000
FG has failed our zone – SE govs
– By Dennis Agbo – Governors of the South-Eastern states have lampooned the Federal Government on implementation of projects in the zone, saying the centre [...]

Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:38:20 +0000
Imo CP Dasuki continues to detain, degrade 100s of Igbo women in Owerri
– Ndigbo, what are you going do about hundreds of your innocent women arrested and detained in your own land (Owerri) since August 17 by [...]

Nigeria National Mirror

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 10:12:32 +0000
‘Why Igbos Should Forget About 2023 Presidency’ – Uwazuruike
The leader of Biafra In­dependence Movement and the Movement for Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (BIM-MAS­SOB), Chief Ralph Uwazurui­ke, has urged South east polit­ical leaders and stakeholders to discard … The post ‘Why I...

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 21:00:35 +0000
Nigeria’s Problems Not A Matter Of Restructuring, Says Osinbajo
In contrast to simple geographical restructuring of the country, prudent management of national resources and providing for the people properly, are better ideas for Nigeria’s development challenges, according to Vice … The post Nigeria’s ...

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 12:10:24 +0000
Ooni Of Ife Signs $800m Mou With Arab Billionaire, Ahmad Bin (Photos)
The Arole Oodua & Ooni of Ife, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II this afternoon singned an MOU with His Excellency, Honorable Sharif Ahmad Bin Jaber Al Natour who owns … The post Ooni Of Ife Signs $800m Mou With Arab Billionaire, Ahma...

Tue, 28 Aug 2018 08:17:17 +0000
‘Buhari Is Lifeless’: Presidency, US Embassy Silent On Trump’s Comment
Iyobosa Uwugiaren, Omololu Ogunmade and Adedayo Akinwale in Abuja The Presidency and the United States Embassy in Abuja have refused to respond to a report in the Financial Times (FT) … The post ‘Buhari Is Lifeless’: Presidency, US...

Mon, 27 Aug 2018 16:26:05 +0000
INEC Budget: National Assembly Rejects N189bn, Insists On N143bn
The National Assembly Joint Committee on Electoral Matters on Monday rejected the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) proposed budget of N189 billion, urging the electoral body to revert to the … The post INEC Budget: National Ass...

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Nigeria The Nation

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:07:12 +0000
Buhari condemns xenophobia, discrimination
President Muhammadu Buhari has commended former South African President Nelson Mandela for his rare virtues, especially in the promotion of peace, unity and reconciliation. Buhari spoke on Monday evening at the declaration of Nelson Mandela Decade of...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:19:04 +0000
Osun rerun: INEC describes CUPP allegation as baseless
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has described as irresponsible and baseless, the allegation that uncollected Permanent Voter Cards were being released ahead of the Osun State Governorship rerun election. Mr. Rotimi Oyekanmi, Chie...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:04:44 +0000
Alleged voter cards deals: PDP chief held in Osun
•Oyetola: we’re vindicated •He was attacked, says Adeleke There was tension in Osogbo, the Osun State capital, yesterday as members of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and supporters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) clashed over an a...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:03:00 +0000
Convention venue unsettles PDP
•Wike lashes aspirants opposing Port Harcourt Barely two weeks to the national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), key stakeholders are yet to agree on the choice of a venue. A meeting yesterday between the party’s National Working ...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:02:55 +0000
2018 FIFA Best Award: Modric wins to end Ronaldo, Messi dominance
Luka Modric has been crowned the 2018 FIFA Men’s Player of the year, after defeating fellow finalists Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohammed Salah at the London’s Royal Festival Hall on Monday night. His emergence follows his exploits with Croati...

Nigeria The Will

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:01:31 +0000
PDP National Convention: Party Leaders Disagree Over Venue
SAN FRANCISCO, September 25, (THEWILL) – There are indications that the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are yet to agree on a venue for party’s presidential primaries fixed for Oct. 6, following a sharp disagreement between ...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:01:21 +0000
Buhari Condemns Xenophobia, Discrimination As UN Honours Mandela
SAN FRANCISCO, September 25, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari has commended former South African President Nelson Mandela for his rare virtues, especially in the promotion of peace, unity and reconciliation. Buhari spoke on Monday evenin...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:52:47 +0000
A Catalogue Of INEC’s Inconclusive Elections
SAN FRANCISCO, September 25, (THEWILL) – The Osun governorship election was not the first to be declared inconclusive by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). There had been several others before it, including governorship elec...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 03:19:18 +0000
Cosby To Fight ‘Sexually Violent Predator’ Tag At Sentencing
Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing Monday will begin with testimony about his sex offender evaluation and, presumably, a fierce debate over whether the 81-year-old actor should be branded a sexually violent predator. The stakes are high given the life...

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 03:14:51 +0000
Meghan Reveals ‘Something Blue’ She Wore At Royal Wedding
It’s an old tradition that a bride should have something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day, and the Duchess of Sussex followed at least part of that when she married Prince Harry. The former Meghan Markle ...

Rwanda

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:32:36 GMT
National Unity Is a Good Thing, Wherever It Takes Hold - President Kagame At Nelson Mandela Peace Summit
[Rwanda Govt] New York, 24 September 2018- President Kagame on Monday delivered opening remarks at the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit in honour of the centenary of the birth of Mandela ahead of the 73th United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:28:35 GMT
Kagame Roots for Inclusive, Non-Sectarian Politics
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has called for promotion of inclusive, non-sectarian politics in post-conflict situations and the world at large.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:38:09 GMT
There's More for NBA From Africa - Kagame
[New Times] Last evening, President Kagame attended a reception hosted by the National Basketball Association (NBA) in New York City, where he is attending the 73rd UN General Assembly.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:37:25 GMT
Nyirarukundo Strikes Gold, Sets New Record At Montreal Marathon
[New Times] Rwanda's leading female athlete Salome Nyirarukundo made history on Sunday as she set a new event record to win the 28th edition of the annual Montreal Marathon in Canada.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:36:43 GMT
Team Rwanda Off to Georgia for Chess Olympiad
[New Times] Ten players, including four teenagers, on Sunday night left Kigali for the Chess Olympiad 2018 in Batumi, the second-largest city of Georgia.

Sao Tome and Principe

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 05:09:11 GMT
17 Years After, Nigeria-Sao Tome's JDZ Remains Unproductive
[Guardian] Abuja -The commercial viability of over 500 million barrels of crude oil reserves stranded in the Nigeria-São Tomé and Príncipe Joint Development Zone (JDZ) has been called to question, as the region is yet to produce its first oil 17 y...

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 09:59:31 GMT
Chinese Premier Meets Sao Tome and Principe Prime Minister
[Focac] Beijing -Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday met with Prime Minister of Sao Tome and Principe Patrice Trovoada after the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC).

Senegal

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:47:36 GMT
Senegalese Chef Puts Supergrain On New York Menus
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Turin, Italy -A gluten-free grain that grows in Africa's impoverished and semi-arid Sahel region is taking off as a health food in New York, the Senegalese chef who masterminded its revival said on Monday, outlining plans...

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 14:29:21 GMT
Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nat...

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:27:24 GMT
Why Nasa Chose Senegal to Find Out More About an Asteroid in Outerspace
[The Conversation Africa] Dozens of scientists from NASA and France, along with five tons of astronomical equipment descended on Dakar, Senegal in August 2018. They joined 21 Senegalese scientists in an important mission: collecting precious data in ...

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 14:59:37 GMT
West Africa Backs Japan to Block Protection of Whales
[Environmental Investigation Agency] Florianópolis, Brazil -: Environmental groups around the world expressed their deep concern as a proposal to create a whale sanctuary in the South Atlantic under the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was onc...

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 11:43:47 GMT
Gendarme Attacks Journalist for Taking Pictures of His Act of Aggression
[MFWA] A gendarme has physically attacked a reporter of the Le Quotidien newspaper who was on duty at a court premises in Dakar, Senegal.

Seychelles

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:43:57 GMT
Seychelles Fishing Authority Reduces Length of Sea Cucumber Season to 8 Months
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Fishing Authority is reducing the length of sea cucumber season to eight months as a drop in the number of catches was recorded in previous seasons, said a top official of the authority.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 14:55:34 GMT
President of Seychelles Travels to New York for UN General Assembly Meeting of Global Leaders
[Seychelles News Agency] The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, travels to New York on Wednesday to attend the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), State House said.

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:55:19 GMT
Seychelles to Monitor Illegal Fishing With Unmanned Drones
[Seychelles News Agency] Monitoring of illegal fishing activities in the waters of Seychelles will soon be conducted by drones as the island nation embarks on a trial project.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:07:56 GMT
Six Amazing Activities to Do While in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] Although the islands of Seychelles are popular for their powder-white beaches and turquoise-coloured waters, there are so much more amazing things to do than simply laze on the beach.

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 15:08:39 GMT
Air Seychelles Names Interim Chief Executive As Permanent CEO
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' national carrier, Air Seychelles, has confirmed Remco Althuis as its chief executive after eight months as the interim CEO.

Sierra Leone

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:56:17 GMT
African Artists Wow Another Continent Down Under
[The Conversation Africa] In recent years, increasing numbers of people have moved from all parts of Africa to Australia. The largest numbers have come from South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and Sierra Leone.

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:32:38 GMT
President Bio Impersonators Again Remanded
[Concord] By Hassan Gbassay Koroma

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:32:35 GMT
'Corruption Attacks the Foundation of Democratic Governance'
[Concord] ... Says ACC Boss

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:32:22 GMT
Food Security and Nutrition Report 2018821 Million People Now Hungry, Over 150 Million Children Stunted
[Concord] By Alusine Sesay

Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:32:19 GMT
Nra Board Chair Determined to Close Loopholes
[Concord] By Joseph S. Margai in Beijing

Sierra Leone Patriotic Vanguard


President Bio in America
By Gibril Koroma President Julius Maada Bio of Sierra Leone arrived Monday in the United States of America to a tumultuous welcome by SLPP supporters waiting for him at an airport in New York. The president is in the country to participate in the pr...


Ponder my thoughts
Ponder my thoughts By Andrew Keili, Freetown, Sierra Leone Fula Profiles in Courage and Perseverance He was a Sierra Leonean academic, diplomat, physician, writer and poet, considered as one of Sierra Leone's most educated and greatest citizens of t...


Statement by Premier Doug Ford on the Ottawa tornado
September 22, 2018 12:15 P.M.Office of the Premier Today, Premier Doug Ford issued the following statement about the Ottawa tornado: "On behalf of the government of Ontario, I want to tell the people of Ottawa that my thoughts are with them as they ...


Sierra Leone: Promotions in the army
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has decorated three Colonels who have been promoted to the rank of Brigadier Generals and assured of his support to the Republic of Sierra Leone Armed Forces (RSLAF). While congratulating the new Generals at...


Canada: Statement by Prime Minister Trudeau on International Day of Democracy
“On International Day of Democracy (September 15), I am reminded of the words of former Member of Parliament Arnold Chan. He was a close friend and colleague and, above all, a devoted public servant. While Arnold passed away exactly a year ago yes...

Sierra Leone Standard Times

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 08:22:02 +0000
HON. MUSA TARAWALLIE SIGNED UNISEL CONVEYANCE ..COMPANY DOCUMENTS REVEAL
Clarifications and rebuttal continue to make the necessary negative impact on the Government Transition Team report relating to the purchase of lands and Government quarters. Yesterday’s publication of the Standard Times Newspaper contained the reb...

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 08:11:33 +0000
Dr. Kandeh Yumkella at the Grave Sites ex-President Kabbah &Co …to explain political disappointment or…..
It is notorious for the Krio ethnic group, a minority one in Sierra Leone to pay homeage to their dead, but not forgotten relatives and friends. This tradition according to the Krios is observed on 1st January of every year. Foods and drinks are shar...

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 08:09:46 +0000
ILLEGALITY AT THE HEART OF GOVERNMENT TRAVEL BAN
The rule of law and adherence to it is a fundamental tenet of democracy from which government derives its legitimacy. In September 2012, the UN convened the General Assembly to discuss “the rule of law at the national and international level”. Th...

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 07:54:06 +0000
….Police accused By Unisa Bangura
In the last publication, this medium stated that the amount paid to a company either as a contract amount or other thing else was US$32 Million, but after proper perusing of the documents the amount was US$13 Million which was paid to the contractor ...

Sat, 11 Aug 2018 07:53:37 +0000
Rogue Banker Exposed… Bank Governor Acts Tough
The Governor of the Bank of Sierra Leone, Dr. Patrick S. Conteh has ordered the freezing of all bank accounts held by Pavifort Al Associates Limited until the company refunds the sum of Le9,700,000,000.00 (Nine Billion, seven hundred million Leones) ...

Somalia

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 14:02:03 GMT
Campaigners Demand Anti-FGM Law As Girls Bleed to Death in Somalia
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -A spate of deaths of young girls from female genital mutilation (FGM) has renewed calls for Somalia to outlaw the tradition, one of six FGM-practising nations in Africa yet to criminalise it.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 05:48:58 GMT
Al-Shabaab Remains Major Security Threat to the Country
[Nation] The Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group remains a potent threat to security in the region, although its capacity to stage regular attacks in urban areas has been degraded.

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:47:00 GMT
International Relations On Appointment of Nicholas Haysom As Special Representative for Somalia and Head of United Nations Assistance Mission
[Govt of SA] Mr Nicholas Haysom of South Africa- Special Representative for Somalia and Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM)

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:07:12 GMT
Ethiopian Air Force Strikes Against Al-Shabaab
[Shabelle] Ethiopian Air Force has carried out an airstrike against al-Shabaab in Somalia.

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:34:15 GMT
Save the Children Calls for Govt Action As 2 Somali Girls Die Undergoing FGM
[Dalsan Radio] Save the Children calls upon the government of Somalia, civil society and other community actors to take immediate action to scale up efforts to protect children, particularly girls, against all forms of violence and harmful traditiona...

South Africa AllAfrica

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:51:05 GMT
Why Ramaphosa and the UN Will Be Making History This Week
[Bhekisisa] Heads of state will tackle the world's leading cause of death from a single infectious agent this week -- a disease, that is, ironically, curable.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:26:59 GMT
No Trains in KwaZulu-Natal Today
[News24Wire] There will be no trains in the entire province of KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) confirmed to News24 on Monday evening.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:47:10 GMT
Court Frees Cannabis From Colonial and Apartheid Past
[The Conversation Africa] A ruling by the South African Constitutional Court opens the way for decriminalising private use of cannabis, locally known as "dagga". It marks a definitive shift in a century of notoriously punitive drug policy, recognised...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:44:48 GMT
No Bilateral Talks for Ramaphosa, Trump at UN - Report
[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa and his US counterpart Donald Trump will not have bilateral talks while attending the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York this week, according to a report.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:41:57 GMT
Ramaphosa Talks Trade and Peace in New York
[South Africa] Ladies and Gentlemen,

South Africa Business Day

South Africa Independent

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:36:00 GMT
SA's Kramats set to be declared heritage sites
Sheikh Yusuf's Kramat is set to become a national heritage site with nine other Kramats across SA, said ANC deputy secretary-general Jessie Duarte.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:16:00 GMT
Weather puts Sasol Solar challenge competitors at disadvantage
In an interesting turn of the events, Dutch team Nuon has retaken the lead from the Japanese in the third day of the 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:28:00 GMT
Kimberley miners make gruesome discovery
Artisanal miners were shocked after finding human remains in West End where they have been working the tailings for quite a few years.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:29:00 GMT
Driver arrested for horror Limpopo bus crash
Police in Westernburg outside Polokwane have arrested a bus driver involved in the fatal accident that claimed the lives of nine people.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 03:56:00 GMT
#WCShutdown: Taxi rank and roads closed
Cape Town authorities are reporting road closures across the city apparently as a result of the Western Cape Total Shutdown.

South Africa Mail & Guardian

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:29:00 +0200
​Governor charged in Otieno slaying
Kenyan governor Okoth Obado has been charged with aiding and abetting the murder of his former girlfriend, Sharon Otieno.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:19:00 +0200
Bain back in hot seat as SARS inquiry resumes
Bain & Company has admitted that its work may have been used to 'further a political or personal agenda'

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:07:00 +0200
Explainer: Why lithium-ion batteries could be a game changer in Africa
High-quality Li-ion batteries could help the continent optimise renewable energy

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:44:00 +0200
Communities attempt to shut down Cape Flats to protest gang violence
Tuesday’s shutdown is expected to see Cape Flats residents blockading major arterial roads during peak morning traffic

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 07:40:00 +0200
Mali faces a turning point as the country prepares for legislative poll
Incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta will be Mali's next president but an unremarkable first term, and a flawed election, could put a dent in his legacy

South Africa News 24

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:44:33 +0200
News24.com | 8 people arrested in Cape Town 'total shutdown' protest
Eight 'Western Cape Total Shutdown' protesters have been arrested for public violence following an altercation with police in Cape Town.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:01:36 +0200
News24.com | Graça Machel urges world: put egos aside and end violence
Nelson Mandela's widow has challenged world leaders celebrating his life to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honour his legacy by ending the "senseless violence" plaguing too much of the world.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:41:50 +0200
News24.com | General elections before the end of May next year, Ramaphosa hints
President Cyril Ramaphosa has hinted that next year's general elections would take place before the end of May.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:11:47 +0200
News24.com | Cape Town keeps 'shutdown protest' under control
Protesters appear to have had a limited impact on disrupting Cape Town roads with a planned "shutdown".

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:50:45 +0200
News24.com | Government announces memorial and funeral service dates for Edna Molewa
Government has announced the dates for the official memorial and funeral services of late Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

South Africa News 24

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:44:33 +0200
News24.com | 8 people arrested in Cape Town 'total shutdown' protest
Eight 'Western Cape Total Shutdown' protesters have been arrested for public violence following an altercation with police in Cape Town.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 10:01:36 +0200
News24.com | Graça Machel urges world: put egos aside and end violence
Nelson Mandela's widow has challenged world leaders celebrating his life to put their egos and partisan politics aside and honour his legacy by ending the "senseless violence" plaguing too much of the world.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:41:50 +0200
News24.com | General elections before the end of May next year, Ramaphosa hints
President Cyril Ramaphosa has hinted that next year's general elections would take place before the end of May.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:11:47 +0200
News24.com | Cape Town keeps 'shutdown protest' under control
Protesters appear to have had a limited impact on disrupting Cape Town roads with a planned "shutdown".

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:50:45 +0200
News24.com | Government announces memorial and funeral service dates for Edna Molewa
Government has announced the dates for the official memorial and funeral services of late Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa.

South Africa Sowetan Live

South Africa Times Live

South Sudan

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:41:22 GMT
Kadaga Urges South Sudan to Protect Ugandan Traders
[Monitor] Kampala -Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has implored the Government of South Sudan to protect Ugandan traders operating in the country.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:53:43 GMT
South Sudan Refugees Rebuild Their Lives, One Stitch At a Time
[East African] Nicholas Ngota's dream of becoming a journalist seemed to to be coming true when he got a job as a young reporter and anchor at a local radio station in South Sudan's Kajukeji village in Yei River State.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:51:14 GMT
Soldier On Trial for Shooting UN Peakeeper
[CAJ News] Khartoum -THE South Sudanese soldier who shot and wounded a United Nations (UN) peacekeeper last weekend has been hauled before a military court.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:21:37 GMT
Looting Could Make Peace Efforts Impossible
[ISS] South Sudan's government, opposition and rebel groups have signed an agreement that lays the foundation for a transition government. But many doubt that the current peace will hold.

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 08:09:02 GMT
Government Blamed for Reign of Terror
[CAJ News] Khartoum -Authorities' failure to prosecute or remove suspected war criminals has been blamed for the murder of civilians, rape of women and girls as well as looting and destruction by government troops and militia in South Sudan.

South Sudan Nation

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 17:17:11 +0000
LATEST: Eastern African Standby Force (EASF) ready to deploy to South Sudan to monitor new peace deal
By FRED OLUOCH, SEP/23/2018, SSN; The Eastern African Standby Force is ready to deploy troops to South Sudan if requested by the African Union, despite failing to intervene in the Burundi crisis in 2015. The 5,800-strong force attained full operation...

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 15:34:41 +0000
Pragmatic Patriarchy of the Sudan Over South Sudan
BY: James Okuk, PhD, Professor, University of Juba, South Sudan, SEPT/23/2018, SSN; “We honor the human capacity to manage our collective lives with peace and even, at times, dignity” – Barbour & Wright The political process of the Sudan a...

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:15:24 +0000
Neo-Colonialism and a Faustian Bargain Undermine South Sudan’s Peace Deal
By John Prendergast and Brian Adeba, The Enough Project • enoughproject.org, September/20/2018, SSN; Peace remains elusive in South Sudan. The latest in a line of peace deals – this one signed on September 12, 2018 between the South Sudan governm...

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:01:54 +0000
The Revitalized Peace Agreement is Unsustainable for South Sudan
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Sept/19/2018; On 16 September 2018, a group of leaders within SSOA who signed the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), issued a press statement reacting to the press statement of 14 ...

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:46:33 +0000
South Sudan: Kiir’s Government troops and militias given free rein to commit new atrocities
SEPT/09/2018-Press Release, Amnesty International; The staggering brutality of a recent military offensive in South Sudan – including murder of civilians, systematic rape of women and girls and massive looting and destruction – was fuelled by the...

Southern Africa

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:51:05 GMT
Africa:Why Ramaphosa and the UN Will Be Making History This Week
[Bhekisisa] Heads of state will tackle the world's leading cause of death from a single infectious agent this week -- a disease, that is, ironically, curable.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:26:59 GMT
South Africa:No Trains in KwaZulu-Natal Today
[News24Wire] There will be no trains in the entire province of KwaZulu-Natal on Tuesday, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) confirmed to News24 on Monday evening.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:56:32 GMT
Zimbabwe:Chamisa to Mnangagwa - I Don't Need Your Official Opposition Leader Job
[New Zimbabwe] MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has again scoffed at Zanu PF plans to create an official leader of the opposition position, saying he does not need a job.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:55:02 GMT
Zimbabwe:'Mugabe Airline' Merged With Air Zimbabwe - Minister
[New Zimbabwe] THE controversial Zimbabwe Airways has been merged with the troubled Air Zimbabwe, transport minister Joel Biggie Matiza confirmed Monday.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:53:36 GMT
Angola:Ex-President's Son Detained Over $1.5 Billion Corruption Case
[Deutsche Welle] Jose Filomeno dos Santos, the former head of Angola's sovereign fund, is accused of misappropriating millions of public funds. His detention is part of an anti-corruption campaign by Angola's new leader.

Sudan

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 08:56:09 GMT
U.S. Warns of Sudan Protests Against DW Show 'Shabab Talk'
[Deutsche Welle] The US has issued an alert warning citizens of potential protests against DW in the Sudanese capital Khartoum. Militants have issued death threats against the "Shabab Talk" host after an episode about gender equality.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:16:53 GMT
Govt Militia Starts 'Head-Shaving Campaign' in Khartoum North
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum North -Members of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF), Sudan's main militia, began shaving the heads of men with "deviant hair styles" in northern Khartoum last week.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:11:28 GMT
Two Pilots Die in Military Helicopter Crash
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Two pilots were killed in when a military training helicopter crashed near Khartoum on Thursday night.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:43:57 GMT
Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund
[ISS] Despite - or is it perhaps because of - increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent.

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 16:38:53 GMT
Opposition - New Cabinet 'An Attempt to Cover Govt. Failures'
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -According to the Sudanese opposition, the new cabinet adopted by the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) is solely an exchange of positions and an attempt to circumvent the failure of its policies.

Swaziland

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:49:36 GMT
Swaziland Court Forces Teachers to Postpone Strike, Bans Public Servants' Action
[Swazi Media] The Swaziland Industrial Court has forced teachers to postpone a strike planned to start on Tuesday and banned outright one by public service workers.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:55:20 GMT
'A Safe Space Is Where I Don't Feel Judged'
[UNFPA] Motshane, Eswatini -As the world experiences climate change, deepened social and economic inequalities, and political and humanitarian crises, young people often face circumstances in which they lack safe spaces.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 08:55:18 GMT
Police Fire Gunshots as Voters Protest During Election
[Swazi Media] Police fired gunshots in the air and grenades and rubber bullets during Swaziland's election as voters protested against completed ballot papers being taken away from a polling centre.

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:11:52 GMT
Polls Open in Eswatini, Where King Has Absolute Rule
[Deutsche Welle] A country with no political parties and an absolute monarch, critics have called eSwatini's elections a sham. Authorities claim the polls "preserve its very rich cultures and traditions."

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:49:23 GMT
Police Turn Swaziland City Into 'Warzone' As National Strike Enters Second Day
[Swazi Media] Police in Swaziland turned the city of Manzini into a 'battlefield' and a 'warzone' on the second day of the national strike in the kingdom.

Swaziland Times

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:00:00 +0200
NEW MPS FLOODED WITH OFFERS FOR SENATE SEATS
 MBABANE – There seems to be no rest for the newly- elected Members of Parliament (MPs). While a majority of them are still trying to

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:59:00 +0200
‘COMMERCIALISATION OF VOTES A BARRIER TO WOMEN’
MBABANE – Women candidates who have crashed out in the elections have cited the commercialisation of elections as their main barrier to get to Parliament. According

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:58:00 +0200
EXTENSIVE TRAINING AS NEW FACES DOMINATE PARLIAMENT
MBABANE – It’s definitely a new look Parliament.  Statistics show that a total of 46 Members of Parliament for 2018 are new faces. This is

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:57:00 +0200
RFM STAFF THREATEN TO DOWN TOOLS
MANZINI – Once again, the lives of patients at the Raleigh Fitkin Memorial (RFM) Hospital are likely to be at risk should nurses and support

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:56:00 +0200
TEACHERS TO HOLD MASS MEETING AFTER JUDGMENT AGAINST STRIKE
MANZINI – The battle between government and SNAT/NAPSAWU over their intended mass strike action is far from over. This is more so because the Swaziland National

Tanzania

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 12:03:10 GMT
Zari's One Word Reply to Diamond Platnumz's Message On Her Birthday
[Nairobi News] Tanzanian singer Diamond Platinumz on Saturday wished his baby mama Zari Hassan a happy birthday.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 11:09:39 GMT
Tanzania Orders Arrests As Ferry Death Toll Climbs
[Deutsche Welle] Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the arrest of the management of a ferry that capsized in Lake Victoria. The tragedy has claimed more than 130 lives with scores still missing.

Sun, 23 Sep 2018 12:30:53 GMT
More Condolences to JPM Over Ferry Disaster
[Daily News] Several people, including dignitaries, have sent condolences to President Magufuli, families and relatives of victims of ill-fated Mv Nyerere Ferry that capsised in Lake Victoria near Ukara Island, Ukerewe, in Mwanza Region.

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 10:55:38 GMT
Death Toll in Lake Victoria Tragedy Reaches 196
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The number of people who died in the Lake Victoria MV Nyerere ferry disaster has reached 196.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 05:28:17 GMT
Diamond's Mother Keeps Pleading With Me to Get Back With Her Son - Hamisa
[Nairobi News] Tanzanian model Hamisa Mobetto has claimed that the mother of Bongo singer Diamond Platnumz has always wanted her to be with her son.

Tanzania Citizen

The Gambia Echo

Togo

Uganda

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:03:11 GMT
MPs, Army Go For Two Months Without Pay
[Monitor] Parliament -All is not well in the pockets of Members of Parliament, UPDF officers and other government employees, Daily Monitor has established.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:25:03 GMT
Bobi Wine to Museveni - There Will Be a Time When You are Not in Power
[Observer] Kyadondo East member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi has warned President Yoweri Museveni to come to the realisation that there will be a time when he will not be in power.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:49:40 GMT
Court Dismisses Anti-Polygamy Case
[Monitor] Kampala -The Constitutional Court has dismissed with costs a petition that was challenging the legality of the practice and custom of one man marrying more than one wife in Uganda.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:36:37 GMT
I'm Not Eyeing Presidency for Now - Bobi Wine
[Monitor] Kampala -Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, alias Bobi Wine, has dismissed talk that he harbours presidential ambitions.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:31:19 GMT
State Lines 120 Witnesses to Pin Former LRA Commander Kwoyelo
[Monitor] Gulu -The state has lined up 120 witnesses to testify against former Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) commander Thomas Kwoyelo, a three-judge coram of the International Crimes Division (ICD) disclosed yesterday.

Uganda Daily Monitor

Uganda New Vision

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:28:03 GMT
Tears, emotions at Rwanda peace-building conference
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app

Thu, 31 Dec 2015 10:08:20 GMT
Museveni deviated from what we fought for, says Besigye
To get the full story, please visit www.newvision.co.ug or download the New Vision mobile app

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

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:40:42 GMT
Burkina Faso:Farmer Wins 'Alternative Nobel' for Drought-Fighting Technique
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -A farmer from Burkina Faso who popularized an ancient farming technique to reverse desertification is among the winners of Sweden's "alternative Nobel prize", announced on Monday.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:33:49 GMT
Nigeria:No Regret, Says Woman Accused of Kidnapping APC Chair's 4-Year-Old Son
[Premium Times] A female kidnap suspect, Fatima Muhammed, says she has no regrets kidnapping the four-year-old son of Bukar Dalori, the Borno chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC).

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 06:29:28 GMT
Nigeria:Internet Users Hit 104.6m in August
[Premium Times] Internet users in Nigeria increased marginally to 104.6 million in August, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has said.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:52:09 GMT
Liberia:Disappearance of $104 Million Sparks Protests
[Deutsche Welle] Liberia's apparent loss of millions in freshly-minted cash has prompted a protest in the capital city Monrovia. Recently elected President George Weah, who's visiting the UN, had urged the public to stay calm.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 04:47:36 GMT
Africa:Senegalese Chef Puts Supergrain On New York Menus
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Turin, Italy -A gluten-free grain that grows in Africa's impoverished and semi-arid Sahel region is taking off as a health food in New York, the Senegalese chef who masterminded its revival said on Monday, outlining plans...

Zambia

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:43:57 GMT
Indebted Africa Returns to the International Monetary Fund
[ISS] Despite - or is it perhaps because of - increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent.

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 10:39:11 GMT
11 Killed As Bus On Way From Zambia Crashes in Limpopo
[News24Wire] Eleven people were killed when a bus travelling from Zambia crashed in Polokwane on Monday morning.

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 11:39:04 GMT
Zambian President Says Relations With China Mutually Beneficial
[Focac] Lungu made the remarks while opening the third session of the 12th National Assembly.

Mon, 10 Sep 2018 11:56:07 GMT
ITC Launches SheTrades Zambia
[ITC] The International Trade Centre (ITC) will today launch the Zambia chapter of the SheTrades initiative in a drive to connect more of the country's women-owned businesses to international markets.

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 12:31:13 GMT
Zambia Dismisses Reports of Ebola Outbreak
[Premium Times] Health authorities in Zambia on Tuesday dismissed reports that the country has recorded its first Ebola case.

Zimbabwe

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:56:32 GMT
Chamisa to Mnangagwa - I Don't Need Your Official Opposition Leader Job
[New Zimbabwe] MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has again scoffed at Zanu PF plans to create an official leader of the opposition position, saying he does not need a job.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:55:02 GMT
'Mugabe Airline' Merged With Air Zimbabwe - Minister
[New Zimbabwe] THE controversial Zimbabwe Airways has been merged with the troubled Air Zimbabwe, transport minister Joel Biggie Matiza confirmed Monday.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:32:06 GMT
Tuku - What Retirement? Artists Have No Term of Office
[New Zimbabwe] MUSIC legend and cultural icon Oliver Mtukudzi has ruled out retirement as he turns 66 years old.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 05:53:26 GMT
Abuse of Office - Former Minister in Court, One Charge Relates to Grace Mugabe's Sister
[New Zimbabwe] FORMER Local Governance Minister Saviour Kasukuwere will on Tuesday appear at the Harare Magistrates Court over the abuse of office.

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:39:54 GMT
Shinsoman Detours From Zimdancehall
[263Chat] Afternot doing so well on his previous album, Tinashe "Shinsoman" Anthony has probably found his way back with the 11 tracked "Maziva Ndadzoka," a delivery set to upset Zimdancehall landscape.

Zimbabwe Herald

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:05:33 +0000
EDITORIAL COMMENT: Finding the right formula on sanctions
Zimbabwe has been under US and EU sanctions for close to two decades. A lot has been written regarding this contentious issue which, in essence, is a story about the West bullying a small African nation that decided to reverse a colonial legacy in la...

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:05:08 +0000
Per capita income rises 60 percent
President Mnangagwa’s vision of making Zimbabwe an upper middle-income economy by 2030 is on track, if the upward trajectory in per capita income is anything to go by.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:04:12 +0000
ED, the broken window philosophy
There are crimes that injure individuals, and then there are crimes that injure society. Crimes that injure individuals can be measured through weighing scales of gravity.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:04:06 +0000
Glen View 5 Primary School resumes classes
Glen View 5 Primary School in Harare resumed classes yesterday after it was temporarily closed on September 11 when it was discovered that its only source of water was contaminated.

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 22:03:53 +0000
Miss Zim joins cholera fight
Recently crowned Miss World Zimbabwe Hajirah Belinda Potts has joined in the fight against the cholera epidemic which has claimed over 30 lives and infecting thousands across the country.

Zimbabwe Mail

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:06:25 +0000
Used car imports increase by 40%
THE Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) has recorded a 40,9 percent increase in pre-owned vehicle imports at Beitbridge Border Post in the last eight months. Official statistics indicate that the tax watchdog is collecting $8,5 million [...]

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:04:13 +0000
Mnangagwa working on diaspora vote
PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa agrees with the principle of Zimbabweans living outside the country being allowed to vote, and his administration is looking into the logistical issues between now and the next general election in 2023. [...]

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 02:01:27 +0000
Bishop Ndanga stranded on tree for 6 hours after car crash
APOSTOLIC Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) leader Bishop Johannes Ndanga and a colleague spent six hours perched on a tree in the crocodile-infested Bubi-Lupane Dam after a vehicle they were travelling in veered off the [...]

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:59:02 +0000
Kasukuwere spends night in cells
FORMER Cabinet Minister Saviour Kasukuwere was yesterday arrested on four counts of alleged abuse of office and spent a night at Rhodesville police station in Harare pending his appearance in court today. Kasukuwere handed himself [...]

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 01:56:12 +0000
‘Strong US$ not good for Zimbabwe’
ZIMBABWE is building blocks towards a credible economic transformation programme that will anchor a return of the local currency and counter the negative effects of using a strong United States dollar as the major currency [...]

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