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Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:02:36 GMT
South Africa:Forced Abortions - a New Frontier in the War On Women's Bodies?
[Bhekisisa] Partners and families allegedly drugged women and in some cases even physically restrained them as doctors performed the procedure.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:57:17 GMT
South Africa:Cape Town's Map of Water Usage Has Residents Seeing Red
[The Conversation Africa] The latest weapon in Cape Town's water saving arsenal is a map that exposes private meter readings to public scrutiny. The initiative has been launched as the South African city enters the third year of its worst drought on ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:30:12 GMT
Nigeria:Niger Delta Avengers Say They Will Launch Attacks On Oil Facilities
[Guardian] A Niger Delta militant group has said it would begin another round of violent campaigns against oil companies in Nigeria in a few days' time.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:39:06 GMT
Ethiopia:Freed Opposition Leader Urges 'Honest Negotiations'
[Deutsche Welle] The chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Merera Gudina, was released on Wednesday morning. He was arrested a year ago under the country's state of emergency after he returned from Europe.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:41:05 GMT
Zimbabwe:Elections in Five Months - President
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has said Zimbabweans should brace for harmonised elections in the next five months, which should be transparent, free and fair for the progressive good of the country. Speaking here during the fourth leg of his tour o...

Africa News24

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:08:41 +0200
News24.com | Grace Mugabe's 'fake' degree: University students want vice chancellor to go
Students have reportedly given the vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, Levi Nyagura, 48 hours to step down from the institution over former first lady Grace Mugabe's alleged “fake” degree.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:08:41 +0200
News24.com | Challenge in Uganda against removing presidential age limit
Uganda's government says it is preparing a response to the court challenge filed by a lawyers' association against a new law removing a presidential age limit from the constitution.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:22:14 +0200
News24.com | Thousands of soldiers 'deployed throughout rural Zim', MDC claims… as it warns of violence ahead of polls
Zimbabwean opposition, the MDC has reportedly claimed that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has deployed thousands of soldiers throughout the rural areas "in a sinister move to scare villagers into voting the ruling Zanu-PF".

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:45:14 +0200
News24.com | Top Africa stories: Nigeria, Mnangagwa, Zim Army
A Nigerian woman was left devastated after she made a public proposal to her boyfriend and got turned down, and Emmerson Mnangagwa says Looters 'have returned millions of externalised funds.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:45:14 +0200
News24.com | Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on sharing Nile
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has arrived in Cairo for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile

Agence de Presse Africaine (fr)

Angola

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:07:15 GMT
7000 Kilometers of Road Need Rehabilitation
[ANGOP] Ndalatando -The Director general of Angolan National Institute of Road INEA, António Resende, said Tuesday in Ndalatando, Cuanza Norte province, that 7000 kilometers of the country's main road network need rehabilitation in order to intercon...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:14:54 GMT
Angola Online With 3,000 Connections Per Day
[ANGOP] Luanda -Free internet "Angola Online" daily registers the access of t 3200 citizens throughout Luanda city, said Wednesday, the director of the National Institute for the Development of the Information Society (INFOSI), Miguel Cazevo.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:05:03 GMT
Head of State Receives Message From Rwandan Couterpart
[ANGOP] Luanda -A message from the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, was delivered Wednesday in Luanda by the country's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo, to the President of the Republic, João Lourenço...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:19:00 GMT
Over 2 Million Vacancies Made Available in Public Schools Nationwide
[ANGOP] Luanda -General education (primary and secondary education) public schools all over the country have made available 2.649,913 vacancies for the current school term, said Tuesday in Luanda the secretary of State for Pre-School and General Educ...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:14:20 GMT
Foreign Exchange Sale Rises Slightly At Bank Reserve Auction
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan National Bank Reserve (BNA) conducted on Tuesday the second foreign exchange sale auction this year, which recorded a slight rise in the price with one EURO being auctioned at AKZ 248, 77 and one US Dollar at 202, 6 Angola...

Benin

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:00:05 GMT
A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel
[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform.

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 04:00:03 GMT
Closing Africa's Wealth Gap
[Africa Renewal] From "Africa Reeling" to "Africa Rising," there's a new narrative for the African continent, now showing promising signs of sustainable growth under more stable governments.

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 16:55:50 GMT
For U.S.$6 a Month, Child Trafficking Nearly Halted in Hotspot
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Giving poor families just $6 a month has significantly reduced child trafficking in parts of the West African country of Benin where there is a longstanding practice of exploiting children for labour in fields and ...

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 05:15:35 GMT
Harnessing the Power of Economic Diversification
[IMF] Speech by Christine Lagarde, IMF Managing DirectorChamber of Commerce, Cotonou, December 12, 2017December 12, 2017

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 09:01:57 GMT
'We Take Our Pregnant Wives to Benin Republic'
[Daily Trust] Ilorin -Ywruyo Yusuf has been living in Bukuro, a border village in Baruten local government area of Kwara state for more than 30 years "but I have not witnessed any government presence in the area, and I feel Nigeria and the Kwara Stat...

Botswana

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:56:46 GMT
Assistant Minister Hails Khama
[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -Assistant Minister of Agriculture and Food Security, Mr Kgotla Autlwetse has commended President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama for his 'patriotic conviction' in serving the country well and adhering to the Constitut...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:56:38 GMT
Govt to Discuss Border Hours
[Botswana Daily News] Lentswelemoriti -President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama has told residents of Lentswe-Le-Moriti in the Bobirwa Sub-district that adjustment of operation hours at Point Drift border was not a decision Botswana could make on...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:55:33 GMT
Satau Resident Applauds Khama
[Botswana Daily News] Satau -A resident of Satau, Mr Frank Limbo, has commended President Lt Gen. Dr Seretse Khama Ian Khama for serving Batswana 'diligently' during his tenure as President.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:50:57 GMT
Motor Vehicle Accident Fund Launches Case Management System
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Motor Vehicle Accident Fund (MVAF) on Tuesday launched the Case Management System.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:49:10 GMT
Living Healthy Life Individual Responsibility
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -There is need for every Motswana to take responsibility for their own health by exercising regularly.

Burkina Faso

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:43:29 GMT
Angola and Burkina Faso Share Spoils in Group D Opener
[CAF] Burkina Faso opened their campaign with an eventful goalless draw against Angola in their Group D opener in Agadir on Tuesday.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:14:57 GMT
Soccer - Angolan Skipper Recognizes Tough Game Against Burkina Faso
[ANGOP] Agadir -Despite recognizing the potential of Angola's next opponent at CHAN competition (Burkina Faso) the team?s skipper, Job, believes they will have a good performance.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:00:05 GMT
A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel
[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:41:37 GMT
IFC joins with Société Générale and BNP Paribas to Finance Cotton Campaign in Burkina Faso
[PR Newswire] Paris -IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced the signing on Friday, January 12, 2018, of a ?65 million financing facility with Société Burkinabè des Fibres Textiles (SOFITEX) to finance the 2017-2018 cotton campaign in Bur...

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:48:00 GMT
Soccer - Chan2018 - Angola to Face Burkina Faso for First Time
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola and Burkina Faso meet on the 16th January in Agadir city for the opening of group D match of CHAN'2018 taking place in Morocco from Saturday (13.

Burundi

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:40:04 GMT
About 250 People Claim Compensations Over Lands Taken By Government in Kamenge
[Iwacu] After 17 years, residents of Mirango I and II and Gituro zone of Kamenge neighborhood in the northern part of Bujumbura Capital are still claiming compensations after they lost their lands in 1999.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:40:27 GMT
Gasenyi Evicted Residents Remind Environment Minister That They Are Leading Miserable Life
[Iwacu] Since their eviction in April 2017, former inhabitants of Gasenyi quarter have not yet been relocated. They have staged a sit in this 16 January 2018 in front of the office of the ministry of environment to remind the minister that they are s...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:19:18 GMT
Why Kenya Opted Out of EAC Project to Link Stock Markets
[East African] Kenya has opted out of the East African capital markets integration (CMI) project that is to be effected later this year in a bid to make trading in shares quicker and cheaper.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:03:41 GMT
Opposition to Fight Law Review
[East African] Twenty-three civil society groups have launched a campaign against the Burundi government's plan to amend the Constitution to enable President Pierre Nkurunziza to run in the 2020 elections.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:45:25 GMT
Do Global Actors Have What It Takes to Help Burundi?
[ISS] Since Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in early 2015, political instability across the country has tested the limits of global conflict prevention responses. This instability has included a fail...

Cameroon

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:02:51 GMT
Cameroon's Southwest on Edge After Nigeria Arrests Separatist Leaders
[VOA] Tensions continue to climb in Cameroon's two English-speaking regions, following the arrest of as many as 11 separatist leaders earlier this month in neighboring Nigeria.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:10:12 GMT
Afcon 2019 - Douala Presents Potentials
[Cameroon Tribune] A CAF inspection team was received yesterday by the top brass of the economic capital and acclaimed by the population.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:08:30 GMT
South West - Calm Returns in Schools
[Cameroon Tribune] Administrators made rounds in schools to ensure effective classes after last Monday's panic.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:05:47 GMT
Trokon Myers, Christopher Jackson Off to Cameroon, Belarus for Trials
[Observer] LISCR FC duo Trokon Myers and Christopher Jackson have departed the country to Cameroon and Belarus respectively for club trials.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:41:41 GMT
Displaced Persons in Manyu - Manyu Solidarity Initiative to Be Launched Saturday
[Cameroon Tribune] Following is a press release from the Patron of Manyu Elements Cultural and Development Association (MECDA)

Cape Verde

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:28:13 GMT
African Court Successfully Concludes Three-Day Sensitisation Mission to Cape Verde
[africancourt] The three-day African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights (AfCHPR) sensitisation mission to Praia, Republic of Cape Verde, from 13 to 15 December 2017 was a great success, according to the Court's President Justice Sylvain Oré. During ...

Central Africa

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:07:15 GMT
Angola:7000 Kilometers of Road Need Rehabilitation
[ANGOP] Ndalatando -The Director general of Angolan National Institute of Road INEA, António Resende, said Tuesday in Ndalatando, Cuanza Norte province, that 7000 kilometers of the country's main road network need rehabilitation in order to intercon...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:01:07 GMT
Central African Republic:UN Mission Issues 48-Hour Ultimatum to Armed Groups
[UN News] The United Nations Mission in the troubled Central African Republic, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, has given armed groups in the north of the country 48 hours to clear out.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:59:15 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa:Resolve Differences Peacefully, Security Council to DR Congo Political Actors
[UN News] Voicing serious concern over the continued political impasse and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council has called upon all political actors to exercise maximum restraint and to address t...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:02:51 GMT
Cameroon:Cameroon's Southwest on Edge After Nigeria Arrests Separatist Leaders
[VOA] Tensions continue to climb in Cameroon's two English-speaking regions, following the arrest of as many as 11 separatist leaders earlier this month in neighboring Nigeria.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:40:04 GMT
Burundi:About 250 People Claim Compensations Over Lands Taken By Government in Kamenge
[Iwacu] After 17 years, residents of Mirango I and II and Gituro zone of Kamenge neighborhood in the northern part of Bujumbura Capital are still claiming compensations after they lost their lands in 1999.

Central African Republic

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:01:07 GMT
UN Mission Issues 48-Hour Ultimatum to Armed Groups
[UN News] The United Nations Mission in the troubled Central African Republic, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, has given armed groups in the north of the country 48 hours to clear out.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:37:28 GMT
Appeal Hearing Focuses On Bemba's Mode of Liability
[Bemba Trial Website] Hearings in the appeal of Jean-Pierre Bemba's case at the International Criminal Court (ICC) have over the last two days dwelt on the interpretation of what constitutes a military commander's responsibility for crimes committed ...

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 14:13:33 GMT
At Appeal Hearing, Defense Lawyers Say Bemba Was Denied a Fair Trial
[Bemba Trial Website] On Tuesday, January 9, lawyers for Jean-Pierre Bemba argued at an appeal hearing at the International Criminal Court (ICC) that the former vice president of the Democratic Republic of Congo was denied a fair trial and his exculp...

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:04:07 GMT
Was There Really a Coup Attempt Against Obiang?
[Deutsche Welle] In late December, Teodoro Obiang's government reported a border crossing by foreign mercenaries. A UN special envoy has now visited the country and pledged support.

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 07:16:28 GMT
Key Issues in Bemba's Appeal Hearing Against ICC Conviction
[Bemba Trial Website] Did former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba's Movement for the Liberation of Congo (MLC) militia have an organizational policy to attack civilians? And did the nature and scope of the attacks warrant their classificati...

Chad

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:05:01 GMT
Govt Mulls Cheaper Solution to Recharge Drying Lake Chad
[Guardian] Abuja -The Federal Government may be considering cheaper options to recharge Lake Chad Basin other than the initial plan of transferring water from River Congo to the Basin.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:00:05 GMT
A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel
[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:49:12 GMT
Herdsmen Challenge - Grow Grass in Chad and Mali
[Guardian] The murderous herdsmen are once again on the rampage; about a score of innocent Nigerian lives have been lost in the latest attacks. (Our hearts go out to the victim families in Benue State). This challenge has become insufferable; it is t...

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:04:07 GMT
Was There Really a Coup Attempt Against Obiang?
[Deutsche Welle] In late December, Teodoro Obiang's government reported a border crossing by foreign mercenaries. A UN special envoy has now visited the country and pledged support.

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 12:09:55 GMT
Sudanese Gold Miners Killed in Chad Attack
[Radio Dabanga] Chad -At least 12 Sudanese nationals were killed and 17 others are missing after an attack on Monday by Chadian militants on a gold mine in Chad's Chré district on the country's border with Libya.

Comoros

Congo-Brazzaville

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:35:38 GMT
Congo Penalty Beats Cameroon in CHAN Match
[CAF] Junior Makiesse scored from the spot twenty minutes from time to secure Congo a priceless victory over favourites Cameroon in Group D in Agadir on Tuesday.

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:25:07 GMT
Soccer - Chan2018 - Angola and Congo Brazzaville to Face Each Other for First Time
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola and Congo Brazzaville will be playing for the first time in a final stage of the Home-based African Cup of Nations (CHAN), during last round of group D.

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 10:12:23 GMT
Govt Urges Refugees to Return Before Deadline
[East African] Rwandan government maintains it expects no further extension of the refugee status for Rwandans when the deadline for its cessation elapses on January 1, 2018.

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 13:37:04 GMT
UN Chief Welcomes Ceasefire Between Brazzaville, Reverend Pastor Ntumi
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday welcomed the signing of a ceasefire between the Government of the Republic of the Congo and a group led by Reverend Pastor Ntumi.

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 06:47:12 GMT
Republic of Congo Reaches Peace Deal With 'Ninja' Rebels
[Deutsche Welle] Rebels waging an insurgency in the Republic of Congo since 2002 are to hand over their weapons under a peace deal. The conflict has killed at least dozens and caused mass displacement.

Congo-Kinshasa

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:59:15 GMT
Resolve Differences Peacefully, Security Council to DR Congo Political Actors
[UN News] Voicing serious concern over the continued political impasse and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council has called upon all political actors to exercise maximum restraint and to address t...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:54:36 GMT
Political Crisis Stirs Deadly Violence Across Nation
[African Arguments] The UN has labelled the DRC a "level 3 emergency". This is its highest warning and puts it on par with Syria and Yemen.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:10:01 GMT
Kabila Must Go. The Congolese See This. Why Can't the West?
[African Arguments] The DRC is fast approaching the point where insurrection is the only option. Donors' proximity to the regime borders on complicity.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:02:22 GMT
DR Congo Opposition Now Wants Interim Govt Before Elections
[East African] The opposition in the Democratic Republic of Congo is demanding an interim transitional government to organise elections as it increasingly becomes clear that they will not be held this year.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:06:40 GMT
Congolese Refugees Flock to Zambia
[Times of Zambia] THE numbers keep rising as refugees from the troubled Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) seeking asylum in Zambia hit 13,600 at the weekend.

Djibouti

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:13:02 GMT
Ethiopia Boosting Economic Relations With Neighbors
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the practice of Ethiopia's economic diplomacy focuses on neighboring countries that have significant contributions and return to ensure sustainable and fast economic growth. Ap...

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:05:00 GMT
Maiden Rail Services to Djibouti Set to Begin
[Addis Fortune] The newly Chinese-built electric rail line between Addis Abeba and Djibouti City is to start operations on Wednesday, January 3, 2018, carrying both commuters and cargo, the Ethiopia Railway Corporation (ERC) announced today.

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:44:02 GMT
Chinese-Built Modern Ethio-Djibouti Railway Begins Commercial Operations
[Focac] Addis Ababa -The Chinese-built 756 km electrified rail project connecting landlocked Ethiopia to Djibouti officially started commercial operations on Monday with a ceremony held in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:12:03 GMT
Sudan and Djibouti Air Flights Discussed
[SNA] Khartoum, Dec., 27 (Saba) - First Assistant of the President of the Republic, Mohammed Al-Hassan Al-Mirghani met, Wednesday, at the presidential palace, President of Djibouti Airlines ,

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 12:14:08 GMT
EU Navfor Operation Commander Meets With Djiboutian Authorities
[EU Navfor] Major General Charlie Stickland, EU NAVFOR Operation Commander recently visited His Excellency (H.E) Adam Kulach, Head of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Djibouti and H.E Mahmoud Ali Youssuf, Djiboutian Minister of Foreign Affairs an...

East Africa

East Africa

East African Business Week

Equatorial Guinea

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:57:35 GMT
CHAN - Hey Plots Decisive Assault On Equatorial Guinea
[New Times] THE national team head coach Antoine Hey has said he will use a different and decisive game plan in their next Group C encounter against Equatorial Guinea on Friday. Amavubi are aiming for a win to boost their chances of qualifying to the...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:39:22 GMT
Mahlab Begins African Tour Carrying Messages From Sisi to Presidents of Equatorial Guinea, Liberia
[Egypt Online] Presidential Assistant for National and Strategic Projects Ibrahim Mahlab left here on Wednesday 17/1/2018 starting an African tour during which he will deliver messages from President Abdel Fattah El Sisi to the presidents of Equatori...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 04:34:11 GMT
Two-Goal Hero Taher Powers Libya to Victory
[CAF] A first half brace from Saleh Taher ensured Libya handed a baptism of fire to debutants Equatorial Guinea, beating them 3-0 in their Group C opener on Monday in Tangiers.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:31:42 GMT
Equatorial Guinea Claims Failed Coup Planned in France
[RFI] Equatorial Guinea has said that an alleged coup attempt foiled last month was probably plotted in France.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:04:07 GMT
Was There Really a Coup Attempt Against Obiang?
[Deutsche Welle] In late December, Teodoro Obiang's government reported a border crossing by foreign mercenaries. A UN special envoy has now visited the country and pledged support.

Eritrea

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:10:42 GMT
The Netherlands Expels Eritrea's Top Diplomat
[Deutsche Welle] In a bold move, the Netherlands have declared Eritrea's charge d'affaires "persona non grata." Eritrea has been enforcing a tax on expatriates amounting to 2 percent of their earnings, according to Dutch officials.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:06:06 GMT
Sudan Deploys Troops to Eritrea Border Amid Tension With Egypt
[East African] Sudan has deployed more forces on its border with Eritrea amid rising tension in the Red Sea region.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:08:29 GMT
Nuew Central Region - Activity Assessment Meeting
[Shabait] Asmara -In annual assessment meeting the National Union of the Eritrean Women branch in the Central region conductedon on 11 January, it was stated that in 2017 successful effort has been conducted in organizing women civil servants.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:59:32 GMT
The Eritrean Community Festival in Australia
[Shabait] Asmara -The 18th Annual Eritrean community festival in Australia is undergoing with patriotic zeal in Melbourne under the theme "Laying Pillars for Vibrant Development".

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:17:44 GMT
Khartoum Accuses Eritrea of Threats
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Kassala -Khartoum has officially announced its preparation for "security threats" from its neighbour Eritrea after military movements in the area adjacent to Sudan's Kassala state. The border remains closed.

Ethiopia

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:39:06 GMT
Freed Opposition Leader Urges 'Honest Negotiations'
[Deutsche Welle] The chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Merera Gudina, was released on Wednesday morning. He was arrested a year ago under the country's state of emergency after he returned from Europe.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:36:44 GMT
Archeological Site Clues Historical Ties Between Pre-Axumit Kingdom, Israel
[Ethiopian Herald] The archeological sites and heritages discovered by Aksum University and Californian University archaeologists in the ancient town of the Mai Adrasha have clues of historical ties between pre-Axumit Kingdom, Israel.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:34:04 GMT
Opposition Leader Merera Gudina Released
[Deutsche Welle] The chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Merera Gudina was released on Wednesday morning after more than a year in detention.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:37:45 GMT
Glancing Ethiopia's Diplomatic Success of 2017
[Ethiopian Herald] Addis Ababa is the third biggest diplomatic center of the world and a political center of Africa hosting many regional, continental, international and multilateral organizations. The city has witnessed a great success in attracting...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:06:07 GMT
Ethiopia's Move to Strengthen Economic Diplomacy
[Ethiopian Herald] Countries use various approaches in their relations with other countries. For instance, Ethiopia has been utilizing constructive approaches to build good rapport with countries around the world. According to scholars in the field, ...

Ethiopia Walta

Gabon

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:48:57 GMT
Gabon Appreciates China's Long-Term, Sincere Support - FM
[Focac] Libreville -Gabon's Foreign Minister Noel Nelson Messone on Monday expressed appreciation for China's long-term and sincere support for his country's development, hailing China as a reliable friend.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:51:53 GMT
Handball - Angola Expected in Libreville On Monday
[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan national senior men's handball team are expected in Libreville (Gabon) on Monday, wherec they will participate in the African Cp of Nations (CAN22018), to take place on anuary 17-27.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:32:28 GMT
Chinese FM to Visit Africa During First New Year Trip
[Focac] Beijing -Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit to Rwanda, Angola, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe from Jan. 12 to 16, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Tuesday in Beijing.

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 10:40:01 GMT
Areruya to Lead Team Rwanda at La Tropicale Amissa Bongo
[New Times] Tour du Rwanda reigning champion Joseph Areruya and two-time winner Valens Ndayisenga will lead a star-studded Team Rwanda at the 2018 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo cycling race.

Gambia

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:14:19 GMT
Statement From Duga
[Foroyaa] "We watched with great concern, the recent political violence between rival political factions in Busumbala. Violence between political rivals is unacceptable, undemocratic and a threat to the fragile security in our new found dispensation.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:08:48 GMT
Why Nigeria Helped Force Yahya Jammeh Out in Gambia - Buhari
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday in Abuja expressed disappointment that he and other leaders of the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, had to use strong-arm tactics to get Yahya Jammeh, the former Gambian presiden...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:11:51 GMT
'Buhari's Body Language Forced Jammeh to Hand Over Power'
[Guardian] Abuja -Gambian President, Adama Barrow, yesterday confirmed that President Muhammadu Buhari's statement and body language ?during a closed-door meeting in Mali was the joker that forced former President Yahya Jammeh to hurriedly relinquish...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:27:35 GMT
Gambia - Why We Insisted On Respect for Constitutional Change - Buhari
[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari, Tuesday in Abuja expressed disappointment that he and other leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) had to use strong-arm tactics to get Yahya Jammeh, the former Gambian president out...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:36:17 GMT
Gambia's President Reveals Buhari's Statement That Helped Sack Jammeh
[Premium Times] Gambian President Adama Barrow on Tuesday said a single statement made by President Muhammadu Buhari "changed everything" during the political impasse in the small West African country.

Ghana

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:16:21 GMT
No School, Period! Menstruating Girls Banned From River Crossing
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -"These girls need to cross the river to get to their school"

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:16:57 GMT
Ghana's Economy Will Top Africa in 2018
[Business Day] Ghana is tipped to lead Africa as the fastest growing economy in 2018 with a growth rate of eight per cent as a result of increased oil and gas production, which boosts exports and domestic electricity production.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:18:21 GMT
Broke Companies Warned Not to Borrow
[Business Day] Companies which struggled in 2017 and are seeking to bounce back, should seek to raise money on the stock market, rather than borrow.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:18:24 GMT
Akufo-Addo Govt Sets GDP Growth Record
[Ghana Presidency] Ghana's economy increased from 3.7% in 2016 to an estimated 7.9% in 2017, Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has stated.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 18:35:21 GMT
President Akufo-Addo Announces Electricity Tariff Reduction for Non-Residential Users
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has announced that, as from January this year, non-residential users of electricity in the country would enjoy an average of 14% reduction in electricity tariffs.

Guinea

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:19:03 GMT
Morocco's El Kaabi Scores Three Times Against Guinea at CHAN
[CAF] Ayoub El Kaabi continued his fine form in front of goal scoring three times as Morocco moved within touching distance of a place at the quarter finals thanks to a 3-1 win over Guinea in Casablanca.

Guinea Bissau

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:58:38 GMT
Bissau Hosts 8th Jalsa Salana
[The Point] Bissau has successfully hosted the 8th National Annual Conference (Jalsa Salana) of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat of Guinea Bissau.

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 07:50:04 GMT
Tensions as Leaders Meet to Resolve Political Crisis
[VOA] Bissau -As Guinea Bissau's political elite gather in Nigeria Friday and Saturday in hopes of resolving a two-year-long crisis, residents and activists in the capital are demanding a solution to the political impasse.

Kenya

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:46:31 GMT
Youths Burn Property, Protesting Against Sheikh's Arrest
[Nation] Property of unknown value was destroyed in Marsabit Town while two people were killed on Saturday after youth demonstrated following the arrest of a local sheikh by the Anti-Terrorism Police.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:14:42 GMT
I May Form a Government From Exile - Opposition's Odinga
[Nation] Opposition leader Raila Odinga has vowed to form a rival government when he is sworn in on January 30 even if it is based outside the country.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:09:29 GMT
Four Nightclubs Shut Down in Nairobi
[Nation] National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) on Wednesday night raided four clubs in Nairobi over noise pollution.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:56:42 GMT
Lupita Nyong'o Picks Luo Name for Her New Children's Book
[Nairobi News] Award winning actress Lupita Nyong'o announced Wednesday that she has written a children's book called Sulwe.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:41:19 GMT
Police Investigate Mike Sonko Weekend Gun Drama
[Nairobi News] Police in the coastal town of Kilifi are investigating a case in which Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko and his guards are alleged to have shot at people in the wee hours of Saturday.

Kenya Daily Nation

Kenya East African

Kenya Headlines

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:17:30 +0300
Rights crusader Ken Wafula had a headache
Wafula who contested as an independent candidate polled 9,206 votes to come seventh with the victor garnering 66,502 vot

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:20:30 +0300
Ukambani woman to court: Let me bewitch man who raped my girl
A middle-aged women left Makindu law courts in shock after seeking judge's permission to bewitch a man who is accused of

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:30:30 +0300
Court told how Kabando wa Kabando's mother died
A police officer yesterday told a Nyeri court that the mother of a former MP tried to run away from her assailant.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:30 +0300
We had warned Nderitu over deal that went sour, relatives now say
Investigators will be keen to find out if the fraudulent deal drove Mr Nderitu to kill his entire family

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:00:30 +0300
Coffin bearing dead body dumped inside a classroom
Angry parents stormed the school demanding an explanation from a local church whose faithfuls held prayers in the school

Kenya News

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:19:30 +0300
Embu elder sent to jail for playing advocate
An elder has been sentenced to three years imprisonment for impersonating an advocate.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 12:12:30 +0300
Cytonn to invest Sh6 billion in real estate in Nyeri
On Friday last week, the firm opened an office in Nyeri Town as part of its plan to tap into the vast real estate

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:03:30 +0300
Court orders elections for troubled land buying company
Elections for Naivasha's Nanga-Kihoto Land Buying Company were delayed by a 20-year dispute over 2,323 acres.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:35:30 +0300
Students to start applying for university courses
He encouraged students who scored D- to take artisan courses while those with E can enroll

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:25:30 +0300
State to lift night travel ban
The Government has indicated it will lift the controversial ban on night travel for long distance public service vehicle

Lesotho

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:13:10 GMT
Giant Diamond Found in Lesotho
[Deutsche Welle] One of the world's largest diamonds has been found in the Letseng mine in Lesotho, a small country surrounded by South Africa. The diamond was found by UK mining company Gem Diamonds and could be worth up to $40 million.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:48:58 GMT
Mining Bill Falls Short - Lawyer
[Lesotho Times] The government is currently reviewing the country's mining legislation in order to ensure that these laws enable the mining sector to significantly contribute to the country's socio economic development.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:06:04 GMT
In Anticipation of a Better 2018 Focus
[Lesotho Times] Time sets its own pace. Talks: either about talks or reforms, have their timing set by humans. The later have a potential to drift into the future if planners and key actors so wish or are not adequately/properly focused. There is a c...

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:01:29 GMT
Govt Identifies Drivers of Development Plan
[Lesotho Times] THE government of Lesotho has identified manufacturing, tourism, technology and agriculture as the four pillars that will drive economic growth under the second National Strategic Development Plan (NSDP II).

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:47:57 GMT
ConCourt to Hear Mokhothu Case
[Lesotho Times] THE Constitutional Court will convene on Monday 15 January, to hear a case in which the deputy leader of the Democratic Congress (DC), Mathibeli Mokhothu is fighting to keep benefits as official leader of opposition in the National As...

Liberia

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:04:53 GMT
Anti-Corruption Commission Wants Weah Declare Assets
[Observer] President-elect George Manneh Weah and the majority of the Legislature have yet to declare their assets as required under the Code of Conduct, says Cllr. Augustine Toe, acting chair of the Liberia Anti-Corruption Commission (LACC), who has...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:10:46 GMT
"I'll Not Fail You"
[NEWS] The President-elect George Weah has assured Liberians that he will not fail the country.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:24:56 GMT
Gray Gets More Backing
[New Republic] Momentum is growing within the ranks and file of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) over the choice of Representative Acarous Gray as the party's candidate for the senatorial post of Montserrado County.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:03:44 GMT
Adesina - 'AfDB Remain Supportive of Liberia's Development Under Weah'
[Observer] Dr. Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) has assured Liberians that the bank will remain supportive of Liberia's development efforts and will continue its engagement with the new administration of President...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:30:34 GMT
CDC On Fast-Track Corruption Court
[New Republic] The in-coming government of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has taken position on the fight against corruption, a menace that has impeded the country from its development zenith, promising a fast-track corruption court.

Liberian Dialogue

Madagascar

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:16:57 GMT
President Jacob Zuma Sends Condolences to Madagascar Following a Deadly Cyclone
[Govt of SA] President Jacob Zuma has, on behalf of the Government and people of South Africa, extended the country's deepest condolences to the Republic of Madagascar following a deadly cyclone that hit the island, killing more than 40 people and le...

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:20:29 GMT
Cyclone Death Toll Rises to 33
[East African] The death toll from the tropical cyclone Ava that hit Madagascar last week has risen to 33, authorities said Tuesday.

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 14:16:46 GMT
Left With 'Chocolate Water', Parched South Grows Hungrier
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ankilibevahavola, Madagascar -Every morning, residents of this village in southern Madagascar's Amboasary Sud district set off on an eight-hour round-trip journey to collect water from the nearest river.

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 14:59:40 GMT
Malagasy Government Workers Threaten Strike After Payroll Error
[East African] Madagascar's civil servants have threatened to go on strike in January if the government fails to pay their salaries.

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:58:16 GMT
USAID Administrator Green's Call With Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organization Director General
[USAID] The following is attributable to Deputy Spokesperson Tom Babington:

Malawi

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:33:32 GMT
Malawi Reacts to Reports of Its Citizens Working in Iraq Under Harsh Conditions - Minister Warns Job Agencies
[Nyasa Times] The Malawi Government has warned private employment agencies it will take drastic action against those deviating from the Labour Export Guidelines (LEG).

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:16:50 GMT
Malawi Media Challenges Mutharika Over Attacks - President Told to 'Stop Living in an Illusory World'
[Nyasa Times] Malawi mainstream media has condemned President Peter Mutharika's conduct for attempting to intimidate journalists as unacceptable and dangerous to democracy.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:26:37 GMT
MCP MPs Ask Party Executive to Remove Sg Kaliwo for 'Gross Incompetence'
[Nyasa Times] Members of Parliament of Malawi Congress Party (MCP) have issued a communiqué after their meeting in Lilongwe where they met to air their views on the ongoing leadership wrangles in the opposition party and have recommended to National...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:21:44 GMT
Malawi Mobile Ltd Given Another Chance At Comesa Court in K98bn Compensation Claim
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Mobile Limited (MML), a private company that sought to establish a mobile phone network, will get another day in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) court to prove their K98 billion compensation claim.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:20:57 GMT
Boy, 9, Dies After Being Hit By Car in Blantyre On Way to School
[Nyasa Times] A nine year old pupil of Mictina Private School in Blantyre died on Tuesday after being hit by a vehicle along Limbe-Manje Road at Mango stageon the way to school.

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

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:26:30 +0000
Government bulldozes two Yao chiefs
The government has managed to bulldoze its way to expand the Lhomwe belt into Machinga District, a predominantly Yao territory, despite protests from two traditional authorities (T/As), namely, Chamba and Mlomba. Last year, the two chiefs told our si...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:21:01 +0000
George Chaponda case sent to Zomba
High Court judge Dingiswayo Madise has thrown out Anti- Corruption Bureau’s (ACB) request to commit the case involving former minister of Agriculture George Chaponda and one of the directors of Transglobe Produce Exports Rashid Tayub to the High Co...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:18:08 +0000
Threats gag analysts
Political analysts and social commentators in the country are living in fear, following verbal and physical threats from politicians. Political Science Association of Malawi General Secretary, Ernest Thindwa, said, although there have not been offici...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:09:56 +0000
Loreen Ngwira signs for UK team
Malawi national netball team and Tigresses’ all-rounder, Loreen Ngwira, has agreed to join United Kingdom (UK) netball team, Northumbria, on a season-long deal. “We would like to welcome Malawi Queens’ shooter-defender Loreen Ngwira to the squa...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:09:40 +0000
Inflation eases to 7.1%
Malawi’s headline inflation eased by 0.6 percent in December to hit 7.1 percent, thanks to improved food availability, the National Statistical Office (NSO) has said. The December 2017 inflation is 12.9 percentage points better than that recorded i...

Mali

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:00:05 GMT
A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel
[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:23:15 GMT
Rwanda to Face Mali in FIBA World Cup Qualifiers Opener
[New Times] Rwanda men's national basketball will face hosts Mali in the Group B opening game at the 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers First Round to be staged in Bamako from February 23-25.

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 19:06:04 GMT
Islamic State Affiliate Claims Attack
[RFI] An affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) armed group has claimed responsibility for attacks in the Sahel region, including one that injured three French soldiers in Mali on Thursday and an attack in October that killed four US soldiers and three ...

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:51:34 GMT
Mixed Outlook for Africa in 2018
[Chatham House] Africa's political and economic trends, as well as its security arrangements, will continue to diverge in the coming year.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:49:12 GMT
Herdsmen Challenge - Grow Grass in Chad and Mali
[Guardian] The murderous herdsmen are once again on the rampage; about a score of innocent Nigerian lives have been lost in the latest attacks. (Our hearts go out to the victim families in Benue State). This challenge has become insufferable; it is t...

Mauritania

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:00:05 GMT
A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel
[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform.

Mauritius

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:17:17 GMT
Tropical Cyclone in Mauritius Causes Air Seychelles to Cancel Flights
[Seychelles News Agency] Air Seychelles, the national airline, has cancelled its flight to Mauritius for Thursday, January 18 due to tropical cyclone 'Berguitta', a communiqué stated.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:14:39 GMT
Cyclone Berguitta - All Emergency Services On Alert
[Government of Mauritius] All emergency services, including the Mauritius Police Force and the Mauritius Fire and Rescue Service, are on high alert after a cyclone warning Class 1 came into force in Mauritius at 16 00 hrs on Monday 15 January 2018 as...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:26:31 GMT
Cyclone Warning for Mauritius
[Mauritius Weather Update] Fourth cyclone bulletin for Mauritius issued at 1010 hours on Tuesday 16 January 2018.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 07:59:11 GMT
Road Safety - National Campaign Organised to Target Whole Population
[Government of Mauritius] A National Road Safety Campaign would be organised in collaboration with various stakeholders from 22 to 28 January 2018 with a view to promote a road safety culture among the population.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:51:04 GMT
Heavy Rainfall - Agro-Industry Ministry Provides Assistance to Affected Planters
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Agro-Industry and Food Security is providing support and assistance to planters to relaunch their activities following the recent prolonged heavy rainfall that has caused much damage to crops and resulting in...

Mozambique

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:30:06 GMT
Anti-Graft Agency to Probe Maputo Immigration Service
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Central Office for the Fight Against Corruption (GCCC) is investigating the accounts of the Maputo City Immigration Services, following reports that in March last year 17.5 million meticais (about 297,000 US dollars) disapp...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:50:16 GMT
Nyusi and Mnangagwa Hold Talks in Maputo
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi stressed in Maputo on Wednesday the willingness of the Mozambican government to work with Zimbabwe, to transform the resources of the two countries into actions that will guarantee sustainable growth.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:41:28 GMT
Minibuses On Strike in Tete
[AIM] Maputo -The owners of the privately-owned minibuses (commonly known as "chapas") that provide much of the passenger transport between Tete city and the mining town of Moatize, in central Mozambique, went on strike on Wednesday, demanding the ri...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:38:38 GMT
Heavy Costs for Cfm in Vale's Switch Away From Beira
[AIM] Maputo -The decision by the Brazilian mining company Vale to stop using the Sena railway line from its mine in Moatize, in Tete province, to the port of Beira, is costing the Mozambican publicly owned port and rail company, CFM, 45 million US d...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:36:16 GMT
Storms Destroy Over 4,000 Homes in Nampula
[AIM] Maputo -The tropical depression that struck the northern Mozambican province of Nampula this week has destroyed 4,110 houses, according to the country's relief agency, the National Disaster Management Institute (INGC).

Namibia

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:37:08 GMT
Neckartal Dam Ready to Collect Water
[Namibian] THE Neckartal Dam is ready to collect water, even though it is only set for completion in mid-July this year.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:06:40 GMT
Cranes in Must-Win CHAN Clash
[Monitor] Kampala -It's not how you start, but rather how you finish that matters. That is the message that Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre is unflinchingly preaching to his players ahead of tomorrow's must-win match against Namibia.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:51:05 GMT
Body of Calueque Canal Drowning Victim Found
[Namibian] THE body of the 13-year-old boy who drowned in the Calueque-Oshakati canal at Epalela in the Omusati region last Friday, was retrieved on Tuesday afternoon.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:45:08 GMT
Family Still in Distress Over Boy's Death One Year Later
[Namibian] TOINI Mathew's life was turned upside down about two years ago when her brother, Simion Boysen, died after doctors had removed his intestines in what the family claims was a botched operation.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:28:04 GMT
Attack On Chicken Import Limits Revived
[Namibian] SOUTH African poultry producers will be getting another opportunity to mount a legal challenge against the chicken import restriction that was introduced in Namibia as an infant industry protection measure almost five years ago.

Niger

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 04:00:05 GMT
A Dozen Shades of Khaki - Counter-Insurgency Operations in the Sahel
[IRIN] Dakar -The region has never been so militarised. Here's an overview of the international players in uniform.

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:03:30 GMT
Nigerian Journalist Detained Over Critical Article He Didn't Write
[CPJ] Lomé -Nigerian authorities should immediately release Timothy Elombah, editor of the news website Elombah, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Security forces arrested the journalist at his home in Nnewi, a city in Anambra state, ...

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 11:14:28 GMT
Christmas in Niger Republic
[Daily Trust] This year, we are spending the holiday season in Niger to travel and see old friends and catch up with events in the country. We spent a lot of time with friends in the NGO - Alternative Citizen Spaces (Alternative Espace Citoyens) led ...

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 12:04:37 GMT
Bring Back Our Trees - the Forest Communities Fighting Climate Change
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Around the world local people are restoring forests, boosting their incomes and sucking carbon from the atmosphere

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 14:46:33 GMT
French President Emmanuel Macron Visits Counterterrorism Troops in Niger
[Deutsche Welle] President Emmanuel Macron has visited French counterterrorism troops based in Niger who are tackling extremists in the Sahel. He stressed the need for development programs to tackle the root causes of extremism.

Nigeria

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:30:12 GMT
Niger Delta Avengers Say They Will Launch Attacks On Oil Facilities
[Guardian] A Niger Delta militant group has said it would begin another round of violent campaigns against oil companies in Nigeria in a few days' time.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:37:29 GMT
Senate Rejects Panel Report On Fuel Crisis, Probes Subsidy Payment
[Guardian] Abuja -Allegations of unending corrupt practices in the oil industry as well as persisting scarcity of petrol across the country generated serious agitations and outpour of criticisms against the management of the oil industry on the floor...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:30:25 GMT
Nigerians Divided On Impact of Buhari's Anti-Corruption War - Study
[Premium Times] Almost three years into the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration's avowed fight against corruption, Nigerians are divided about whether corruption has declined in Nigeria, a new study has found.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:16:11 GMT
12 Killed in Maiduguri Suicide Bombing
[Premium Times] At least 12 people were killed on Wednesday when a suicide bomb exploded around Muna Garage area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, officials have said.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:15:02 GMT
Germany Commits U.S.$146 Million to Combat Polio in Nigeria - Official
[Premium Times] The German government has committed 120 million euros to ensure total eradication of polio in Nigeria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Tiwatope Elias-Fatile, has said.

Nigeria African Herald Express

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 17:23:59 +0000
Summary of Deliberations by the Fulani Nationality Movement, Jan 13, 2018
– Press Statement – The Fulani Nationality Movement, (FUNAM) after extensive deliberations on the state of the nation in the context of the recent killings [...]

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:40:21 +0000
Nigeria Should Not Do to Ogonis What Was Done to Saro-Wiwa
— The Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni People (MOSOP) urges the Nigerian government to put a stop to the constant human rights violations [...]

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 23:01:16 +0000
Buhari’s mental health as a matter of public interest
— By Duncan Odey — Some months ago, a group of American mental health professionals published a book: “27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess [...]

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 16:02:27 +0000
Igbo women rise against restructuring
– By Emeka Mamah and Dennis Agbo, Enugu- Hundreds of women Thursday demonstrated at the venue meeting between southern leaders and those of the Middle [...]

Nigeria National Mirror

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:19:43 +0000
Alheri denies owing FG N27.2bn over fibre optic agreement
Management of Alheri Engineering Company Limited has vehemently denied owing Federal Government the sum of $75,500,000.00 million (about N27.18billion at N360 to $1) over fibre optic agreement.   In a statement … The post Alheri denies owing...

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 08:24:34 +0000
Kano: Buhari Visits The Biggest Oil And Rice Mills In West Africa (Photos)
President Muhammadu Buhari accompanied by Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Abubakar Badaru on Thursday visited Gerawa Oil Mills Limited and Fullmark Rice Mills Limited, in continuation of the president’s 2-day … The post Kano: Buhari ...

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:02:26 +0000
Adesua Etomi Shares Photo From An Action-Packed Movie
According to the newly married actress, the project, is the most tasking she has ever had to undertake. She captioned the photo;  Because Muna is coming…with guns blazing Shot this … The post Adesua Etomi Shares Photo From An Action-Pac...

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:53:41 +0000
Paul Okoye’s Wife, Anita Had 4 Miscarriages Before Giving Birth To Twins
Over the weekend, musician Paul Okoye and his wife, Anita dedicated their twins, Nathan and Nadia in a Church in Lagos. The mother-of-three has now disclosed on Instagram this morning … The post Paul Okoye’s Wife, Anita Had 4 Miscarriage...

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 20:31:50 +0000
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Wedding Date And Venue Have Been Revealed
Last week, the royal family confirmed that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry in May 2018. The exact date and venue has been revealed… From The sun The Sun … The post Prince Harry And Meghan Markle’s Wedding Date And Venue H...

Nigeria Nigeria Sturvs News

Nigeria Sun News

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:01:38 +0000
Ebonyi govt. closes schools to check spread of Lassa fever
(NAN) The Ebonyi State Government, on Thursday, ordered closure of  all public and private schools in the state to check the spread of lassa fever that broke out in the state recently. Prof. John Eke, the Commissioner for Education, said in an inter...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:57:43 +0000
Court rules on IPOB proscription Thursday
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja will, on Thursday, rule on the proscription of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdul Abdu-Kafarati, will deliver the judgment in the suit seeking to...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:17:40 +0000
Belgium pledges $23m to UNRWA after US aid cut
Belgium has pledged to donate 19m euro ($23m) to UNRWA, the UN’s aid organisation for Palestinian refugees, after the US government announced it would slash its funding to the agency by half. Deputy Prime Minister Alexander De Croo said in a st...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:37:39 +0000
India testfires Agni-V ballistic missile
(NAN) India, on Thursday, test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-V, having a strike range of over 5,000 km, from off the Odisha coast in eastern India. The missile test-firing is being dubbed as another step forward toward its eventual...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:32:28 +0000
DPR arrests oil marketer, dispenses free fuel in Abuja
Uche Usim, Abuja The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), on Wednesday, arrested a filling station owner in Abua, Danladi Eya, for operating an illegal outfit and selling petrol at N210/litre, which was far above the N145/litre threshold. Consequ...

Nigeria The Nation

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:12:20 +0000
Ebonyi closes schools to check spread of lassa fever
The Ebonyi Government on Thursday ordered closure of all public and private schools in the state to check the spread of lassa fever that broke out in the state recently. Prof. John Eke, the Commissioner for Education, told the News Agency of Nigeria ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:50:49 +0000
Trump announces ‘Fake News’ award winners, CNN, NYT top list
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday night announced the winners of his highly anticipated ‘Fake News Awards’ with CNN and New York Times emerging top on the list. Trump crashed the Republican Party’s website on which he posted the list of ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:00:42 +0000
6 Simple Ways to Cure Weak Erection & Quick Ejaculation
It is no longer news that quite a lot of men suffer from either weak erection, quick ejaculation or both. It is a common problem preventing many men from enjoying a full sex life and damaging their self-esteem. Every man wants to be a champion in bed...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:10:19 +0000
How Anyim got N575m for Special Service, by EFCC
Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation Anyim Pius Anyim is fighting to keep his integrity after being accused of collecting N575m for special service. The cash, according to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), came  fr...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:09:58 +0000
DSS chief relives kidnap kingpin Waney’s end
A top official of the Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday revealed how kidnap kingpin Don Waney was tracked to his hideout in Enugu. Waney was the mastermind of the killing of 23 worshippers on New Year’s Day in Omoku, Ogba/Egbema/Ndoni Lo...

Nigeria The Will

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:54:45 +0000
Russia 2018: Rohr Extends Contract As NFF Unveil Plans For Supper Eagles, Sign Deal With Coca-Cola
SAN FRANCISCO, January 18, (THEWILL) – The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has signed a two year contract extension with Super Eagles’ Technical Adviser Gernot Rohr. NFF 1st Vice President, Barrister Seyi Akinwunmi, explained that Rohr, ini...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:49:08 +0000
Herdsmen Wreck Havoc In Ex-Naval Chief’s Farms In Kwara, Destroy Crops Worth N200m
SAN FRANCISCO, January 18, (THEWILL) – Ex-Naval Chief, Vice-Admiral Samuel Afolayan, has claimed that herdsmen burnt 20 hectares of orange plantation, 20 hectares of cassava farm and five hectares of palm plantation in his farm. He said the far...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:44:52 +0000
Buhari To Lead Nigerian Delegation To AU Summit
BEVERLY HILLS, January 17, (THEWILL) – President Muhammadu Buhari would lead the Nigerian delegation to the 30th Ordinary Session of Assembly of African Union Heads of State and Government summit in Addis Ababa next week. The Spokesman, Ministr...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:42:42 +0000
12 Killed, 48 Wounded In Suicide Bomb Attack In Maiduguri
BEVERLY HILLS, January 17, (THEWILL) – About twelve people have been killed and 48 others wounded in a suicide bomb attack in Maiduguri on Wednesday. The incident occurred at about 4: 15 p.m. when the bomber detonated an Improvised Explosive De...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:45:09 +0000
Four Persons Killed As Herdsmen Resume Attack In Benue
SAN FRANCISCO, January 17, (THEWILL) – Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state has revealed that four persons have been killed in fresh attacks by suspected armed herdsmen on innocent people in Logo and Guma Local Government Areas of the state. O...

Rwanda

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:05:03 GMT
Head of State Receives Message From Rwandan Couterpart
[ANGOP] Luanda -A message from the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, was delivered Wednesday in Luanda by the country's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Louise Mushikiwabo, to the President of the Republic, João Lourenço...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:05:40 GMT
Flower Firm Targets Local Market to Increase Revenue
[New Times] Rwanda's flagship floriculture project, Bella Flowers, is looking to increase export earnings threefold on the back of increased acreage. Gopal Patil, the Bella Flowers farm manager and acting CEO, said the firm is targeting to produce an...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:29:14 GMT
The Importance of Recycling
[New Times] Recycling is important if we want to preserve this planet for our future generations. It is good for the environment, since we are making new products from the old products which are of no use to us. Recycling begins at home; if you are n...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:28:43 GMT
Why Jumia Rwanda Closed Its E-Commerce Platform
[New Times] Jumia Rwanda recently closed its online shopping platform Jumia Market place to concentrate on its fast growing online food delivery platform.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:28:35 GMT
Rwanda Prepared to Host African Migrants - Kagame
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda's decision to support African immigrants who were being sold off as slaves in Libya is informed by the country's history and experience.

Sao Tome and Principe

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:32:28 GMT
Chinese FM to Visit Africa During First New Year Trip
[Focac] Beijing -Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi will pay an official visit to Rwanda, Angola, Gabon, and Sao Tome and Principe from Jan. 12 to 16, a foreign ministry spokesperson said Tuesday in Beijing.

Senegal

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:51:33 GMT
What Senegal Needs to Do to Close Its Energy Gap By 2030
[The Conversation Africa] Affordable and clean energy is the foundation for many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Modern energy, like electricity and liquified petroleum gas, is a vital need for industries and households. But more...

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 09:45:41 GMT
Donald Trump Should Apologize for Remarks - African States
[Deutsche Welle] African UN ambassadors and the African Union have called for "a retraction and an apology" from Donald Trump after the US president reportedly described them as "s***hole" countries. Trump has denied using the phrase.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:19:26 GMT
How Much Will Gambia Pay to Senegal for Electricity Supply?
[Foroyaa] It has been revealed by the Minister of Petroleum and Energy and the NAWEC Management, that the North Bank Region of The Gambia receives supply from Senegal. They did not say at what cost.

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:00:47 GMT
Govt Vows to Hunt Down Casamance Gunmen
[Deutsche Welle] Senegal's government has launched an inquiry into the killing of 13 loggers in the southern region of Casamance. It's the first upsurge in violence in the isolated region in years.

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:58:01 GMT
Sangue Bi 'Aduna' Album Hits Senegal
[The Point] The artist Sangue Bi last week presented his second album entitled "Aduna" and took the opportunity to unveil his ambition to revive reggae in Senegal; reconnect with its popularity of the year.

Seychelles

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:17:17 GMT
Tropical Cyclone in Mauritius Causes Air Seychelles to Cancel Flights
[Seychelles News Agency] Air Seychelles, the national airline, has cancelled its flight to Mauritius for Thursday, January 18 due to tropical cyclone 'Berguitta', a communiqué stated.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 15:27:41 GMT
KMC Manager Sacked for 'Delaying President'
[Nairobi News] A manager who allegedly delayed a meeting hosted for Seychelles President Danny Faure at the Kenya Meat Commission (KMC) has moved to court seeking to stop his replacement.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:46:19 GMT
New Regulations to Be Put in Place for International Artists Performing in Seychelles
[Seychelles News Agency] New regulations are expected to be put in place for foreign artists who will be performing in Seychelles, though professionals in the industry feared the changes could deter artists from visiting.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:54:49 GMT
Preparing to Chair Regional Anti-Money Laundering Meeting, Seychelles Also Addressing Its 'Grey-List' Shortcomings
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is gearing up to hold this year's Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group meeting in August while also preparing to take up the presidency of the group, the island nation's finance minister told SNA...

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:24:18 GMT
'Complete Shock,' Best Male Performer Winner Tells Seychelles News Agency
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychellois singer Benting Crispin has for the first time won the best male artist title in the Cable Tune Award held recently.

Sierra Leone

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:45:21 GMT
Police Boss Assures Robust Security for 2018 Elections
[Concord] The new Inspector General of Police has assured the public that they are in a position to provide robust security for the conduct of the 2018 multitier elections, adding that his men are ready to put modalities in place to ensure the conduc...

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:45:28 GMT
Samura Kamara to Ride On the Legacy of President Koroma
[Concord] Presidential candidate for the ruling All Peoples Congress Party (APC) Dr. Samura Matthew Wilson Kamara has promised to continue building on the legacies of President Ernest Bai Koroma if he wins the March 7 presidential election.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:45:40 GMT
Ahead of March 7 Multitier Elections SLAJ Constitutes Media Monitoring & Review Committee
[Concord] With support from the Canadian Fund for Local Initiatives, the Sierra Leone Association of Journalists (SLAJ) has established a Media Monitoring and Review Committee (MMRC) ahead of the March 7 multitier elections.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:45:34 GMT
Opposition Presidential Candidate Announces Running Mate
[Concord] After a long suspense, presidential candidate of the main Opposition Sierra Leone Peoples Party (SLPP) Retired Brigadier Julius Maada Bio yestetday finally made public his running mate for the March 7 presidential election.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:15:21 GMT
LISCR End Pre-Season Training in Sierra Leone
[Observer] LISCR FC delegation to Sierra Leone at the Wusum Stars Field in Makeni. (Photo credit: LISCR FC.)

Sierra Leone Patriotic Vanguard


Liberia: Ellen Johnson Sirleaf expelled by her party
PV Staff Outgoing Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has been expelled from her party, the Unity Party. The expulsion was announced in a press release issued Saturday January 13. She is accused by party leaders of supporting president-elect Ge...


Ontario, Canada: Premier invites public to Ottawa town hall meeting
Premier Kathleen Wynne is traveling across Ontario to hear from people on the issues that matter most to them. Following engaging town hall meetings in Toronto and Brampton, where the Premier answered questions on everything from cannabis to auto in...


Sierra Leone: APC Parliamentarian candidates for March 7, national elections
Kailahun district 001-Sawyer Borbor Tamba 002-Sahr Humu 003-James Moses Sahr K 004-Tommy Ibrahim 005-Mohamed Sheku Kallon 006-Tamu Fedrick Mustapha 007-Alie Dumbuya 008-Fallay Robbin 009-Senesie Mustapha 010-Alfred Tamba Kenema district 011-Alpha .D...


APC-Canada message to APC contestants from Canada
Dear Comrades, You have fought a good fight. You ran an enviable campaign and throughout your stay in Sierra Leone, victory was within your grasp. You have built lasting organizations at grassroots level, all yearning for quality representation. You...


Meet the CDP running mate
Credit: Awareness Times Newspaper, Freetown. Dr. Ibrahim D. Thorlie (photo), a renowned Sierra Leonean medical doctor, a World Bank employed Consultant Gynaecologist and Obstetrician and also an academic Ph.D Holder is the Running Mate to the hottes...

Sierra Leone Standard Times

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:33:51 +0000
Für Sierra Leone e.V surprises Flood Victims with end of year packages
It was a sigh of relief for up to five hundred victims of the recent flood and mudslide incidences in Freetown as Fur Sierra Leone e.V with the support from its German Philanthropists provided them with surprise end of year packages. Part of the end ...

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 15:30:49 +0000
EU AUDIT REPORT APPLAUDS EPA-SL FOR SOUND ENVIRONMENTAL PRACTICES
 An EU audit report has praised the Environment Protection AgencySierra Leone (EPA-SL) for what it describes as the Agency’s exemplary leadership role in the area of “transparency, honesty, dedication and compliance”. These observations were m...

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:21:00 +0000
FGM & OUR POLITICAL LANDSCAPE
BY Mustapha Sesay As Sierra Leoneans brace up for the 2018 General and Presidential Elections, one topical issue that will continue to surface is that of Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) in our communities. It is interesting to note that while one set ...

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:14:20 +0000
We must protect our girl child
By Mustapha Sesay The Girl Child is a precious jewel that must be protected and cared for at all stages in life despite the challenges parents continue to undergo. In our communities and educational institutions, the external factors created by these...

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:57:06 +0000
Sierra Leone’s Anti-FGM and good governance advocate is wanted by the government
Family members have confirmed to this medium that they have received threats from some government operatives to produce the Sierra Leonean born Anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and good governance advocate Ibrahim Kallie Bangura, who fled the cou...

Somalia

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:23:06 GMT
UN, Partners Seek U.S.$1.6 Billion to Protect Millions of Lives From Drought
[UN News] While Somalia, with the international community's help, averted famine last year, long-term solutions for drought, conflict and displacement must still be found, the United Nations office in the country said Wednesday, launching the 2018 hu...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:01:40 GMT
Ethiopia Committed to Somaliland Peace, Stability - Hailemariam Desalegn
[Ethiopian Herald] Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Somaliland President Musa Behi Abdi held discussions on various issues here in Addis yesterday.Prime Minister Hailemariam stated his country's commitment to Somaliland's peace and stability, ...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:41:25 GMT
Inside Somalia's Wars
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -When I flew to Mogadishu, Somalia's sandy capital, on December 16, 2017; I was filled with a heady mix of anxiety and excitement because of the image we all have of Somalia; bomb wreckages, lone wolf assassins, and Al...

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:42:58 GMT
Al-Shabaab Forcing Children as Young as 8 to Fight - HRW
[Deutsche Welle] "We are taking them for Jihad," al Shabab militants reportedly told teachers at a school in Somalia. The rights group Human Rights Watch has documented the evidence.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:20:06 GMT
Al Shabaab Denounces Ex-Spokesman As Apostate Who Could Be Killed
[Shabelle] Al Shabaab militants, who have carried out frequent bombings in the capital, Mogadishu, said a former leader who defected to the government side was an apostate who could be killed.

South Africa AllAfrica

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:02:36 GMT
Forced Abortions - a New Frontier in the War On Women's Bodies?
[Bhekisisa] Partners and families allegedly drugged women and in some cases even physically restrained them as doctors performed the procedure.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:57:17 GMT
Cape Town's Map of Water Usage Has Residents Seeing Red
[The Conversation Africa] The latest weapon in Cape Town's water saving arsenal is a map that exposes private meter readings to public scrutiny. The initiative has been launched as the South African city enters the third year of its worst drought on ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:47:59 GMT
Gupta-Linked Companies Feel the Pinch as Unit Targets Assets
[News24Wire] The walls are caving in on the Gupta family as the NPA's Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) narrows in on R50 billion worth of assets connected to the state capture report by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:44:24 GMT
Patient Death Scandal - Provincial Director of Mental Health Resigns
[News24Wire] Suspended Gauteng director of mental health Dr Makgabo Manamela has resigned. Deputy Director General for provincial communication services Thabo Masebe confirmed that Manamela's resignation was received on Wednesday afternoon.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:29:49 GMT
Seven Years On, Zuma's Promise of Free Sanitary Pads Has Not Been Kept
[GroundUp] Seven years after President Jacob Zuma promised free sanitary pads for poor women and girls, not much progress has been made.

South Africa Business Day

South Africa Independent

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:25:00 GMT
'Intensive investigation' led to arrest of #SiamLee suspect
KZN police say “an intensive investigation” led to the arrest of a 29-year-old man believed to have been involved in the disappearance and murder of Siam Lee.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:30:00 GMT
Tough school year ahead for Western Cape
The provincial government has warned that diminishing budgets, safety, overcrowded classrooms and a shortage of teachers will plague schools in 2018.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:00:00 GMT
Missing Grade R pupil found
Prem Balram of Reaction Unit SA (Rusa) said she was located at an informal settlement in Redcliffe, Verulam, approximately five kilometres from her school.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:44:00 GMT
Dad held after baby's attempted murder
Cape Town cops have arrested the dad of an 11-month-old baby whom he allegedly kidnapped, choked and beat before dumping the child inside a sewage pipe.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:46:00 GMT
Metrorail suffers setback after train derails on Central line
A train which was testing operations derailed between Netreg and Heideveld train stations, causing thousands of commuters stranded.

South Africa Mail & Guardian

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:23:00 +0200
HRW report hails resistance to Trump-style populism
Human Rights Watch tracks unchecked abuse in unstable states like Syria and Myanmar, authoritarian trends in powers like Turkey and China.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:56:00 +0200
Hoërskool Overvaal: DA T-shirt burned as tensions escalate
Tensions have escalated outside Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging as protestors set a DA T-shirt alight and threatened to burn tyres.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:24:00 +0200
Judge Motata: My remarks not at all racist
Judge Nkola Motata said that the statements he made after he drunkenly crashed his car into a wall in 2007 were “not at all” racist.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:18:00 +0200
Southern Africa’s human rights problem
Basic rights are under severe threat in the region, says Human Rights Watch

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:02:00 +0200
Suspended crime intelligence head Richard Mdluli 'relieved of duties'
Mdluli has been on suspension since 2011 with full pay while on trial for intimidation, kidnapping, assault and murder in 1998

South Africa News 24

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:46:07 +0200
News24.com | LIVE: 'Kill the boer, kill the farmer' #HoërskoolOvervaal protesters chant
A crowd of protesters has gathered outside Hoërskool Overvaal to express their anger at the exclusion of learners from the Afrikaans medium school.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:00:20 +0200
News24.com | 'I call on all boere to come in their masses to Hoërskool Overvaal' - voice note goes viral as protesters gather
As protesters gather outside Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging, a voice note has called on all "boere" to come in their masses to protect children at the school.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:57:17 +0200
News24.com | AS IT HAPPENED: Cape Town CBD spared from #DayZero water shutdown
During an update on the ongoing water crisis in the Western Cape, Mayco member Xanthea Limberg has said the Cape Town CBD would be excluded from the 'Day Zero' water shutdown to ensure the economy keeps going.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:30:25 +0200
News24.com | LIVE: 'I regret my actions'- Deputy director of mental health at #LifeEsidimeni hearing
Arbitration proceedings surrounding the circumstances relating to the deaths of more than 100 psychiatric patients in Gauteng continues following the recent resignations of two senior health officials linked to the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:14:18 +0200
News24.com | Paying for exposure on Real Talk with Anele not uncommon - executive producer
It is not uncommon for people to pay for exposure on Real Talk with Anele, one of the executive producers of the talk show says.

South Africa News 24

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:46:07 +0200
News24.com | LIVE: 'Kill the boer, kill the farmer' #HoërskoolOvervaal protesters chant
A crowd of protesters has gathered outside Hoërskool Overvaal to express their anger at the exclusion of learners from the Afrikaans medium school.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:00:20 +0200
News24.com | 'I call on all boere to come in their masses to Hoërskool Overvaal' - voice note goes viral as protesters gather
As protesters gather outside Hoërskool Overvaal in Vereeniging, a voice note has called on all "boere" to come in their masses to protect children at the school.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:57:17 +0200
News24.com | AS IT HAPPENED: Cape Town CBD spared from #DayZero water shutdown
During an update on the ongoing water crisis in the Western Cape, Mayco member Xanthea Limberg has said the Cape Town CBD would be excluded from the 'Day Zero' water shutdown to ensure the economy keeps going.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:30:25 +0200
News24.com | LIVE: 'I regret my actions'- Deputy director of mental health at #LifeEsidimeni hearing
Arbitration proceedings surrounding the circumstances relating to the deaths of more than 100 psychiatric patients in Gauteng continues following the recent resignations of two senior health officials linked to the Life Esidimeni tragedy.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:14:18 +0200
News24.com | Paying for exposure on Real Talk with Anele not uncommon - executive producer
It is not uncommon for people to pay for exposure on Real Talk with Anele, one of the executive producers of the talk show says.

South Africa Sowetan Live

South Africa Times Live

South Sudan

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:57:38 GMT
Is Another Rebellion Brewing in South Sudan?
[East African] The whereabouts of former South Sudan chief of general staff Gen Paul Malong are unknown, with President Salva Kiir's regime fearing that he could instigate a new conflict.

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:56:19 GMT
South Sudan Says Leaked Malong Audio Tape Is True
[East African] The South Sudanese government has said an audio recording which reportedly revealed that former army chief of staff General Paul Malong Awan had turned rebel is authentic.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:41:32 GMT
Are Kenya, Uganda Obstacles to South Sudan Peace?
[East African] South Sudanese lobbies have spelt out four key issues that could be obstacles to the February peace talks.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 08:45:15 GMT
Ex-Army Boss Demands Kiir Step Down
[East African] South Sudan's former chief of general staff General Paul Malong Awan has demanded that President Salva Kiir resigns to save the country from sliding into more political chaos, a South Sudan diplomat said.

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:14:08 GMT
Ramaphosa Outlines Plans for Radical Change - With Assurances
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The African National Congress's new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, sketched out a path for the party's future on Saturday which carefully balanced demands for radical change to address South Africa's deeply-rooted inequalities with a...

South Sudan Nation

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 22:44:50 +0000
Open Letter from Rumbek Community in Diaspora to President of Republic of South Sudan, Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit and the International Community
From: Rumbek Community Members, JAN/11/2018, SSN; Dear President Salva Kiir Mayayrdit and International Community: We, sons and daughters of Rumbek Community in diaspora: Australia, USA, Canada, Europe and many other places of refuge all over the wor...

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 22:45:53 +0000
Who’s to blame for the potential disintegration of South Sudan? A Response to Jieng CE Joshua Dau Diu
By: James Yiel Yoak Nhial, 65Yoaknhial@gmail.com, JAN/11/2018, SSN; A response to an Article written by the co-chair of Jieng council of elders Mr. Joshua Dau Diu entitled; South Sudan is at the verge of disintegration, dated 14th October 2017. It is...

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 20:22:37 +0000
Predicting South Sudan Future under Taban Deng and Pres. Kiir and problems to come
BY: DANIEL JUOL NHOMNGEK, KAMPALA, UGANDA, JAN/04/2018, SSN; Perhaps, it may be important to begin this article with the quote from Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister and stateswoman who was once stated that, “power does not corru...

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 23:18:31 +0000
What We Expect From President Kiir and FVP Taban in 2018?
By: Winnie Nyiwer Majok, Kampala, UGANDA, JAN/03/2018, SSN; As we step into 2018, every South Sudanese‘s wish for a new year is for the President Salva Kiir and his First Vice President Gen. Stephen Taban to change their current political stance on...

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 22:50:58 +0000
Make 2018 A Year of Decisive Action: A call to patriotic revolutionary & democratic forces in South Sudan
From: Peter Adwok Nyaba , JAN/02/2018, SSN; South Sudan People Organize Do Not Agonize: The republic of South Sudan is in deep social, economic and political crises. There seems no exit out of this situation except by complete destruction and transfo...

Southern Africa

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:02:36 GMT
South Africa:Forced Abortions - a New Frontier in the War On Women's Bodies?
[Bhekisisa] Partners and families allegedly drugged women and in some cases even physically restrained them as doctors performed the procedure.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:57:17 GMT
South Africa:Cape Town's Map of Water Usage Has Residents Seeing Red
[The Conversation Africa] The latest weapon in Cape Town's water saving arsenal is a map that exposes private meter readings to public scrutiny. The initiative has been launched as the South African city enters the third year of its worst drought on ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:41:05 GMT
Zimbabwe:Elections in Five Months - President
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has said Zimbabweans should brace for harmonised elections in the next five months, which should be transparent, free and fair for the progressive good of the country. Speaking here during the fourth leg of his tour o...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:30:06 GMT
Mozambique:Anti-Graft Agency to Probe Maputo Immigration Service
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's Central Office for the Fight Against Corruption (GCCC) is investigating the accounts of the Maputo City Immigration Services, following reports that in March last year 17.5 million meticais (about 297,000 US dollars) disapp...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:47:59 GMT
South Africa:Gupta-Linked Companies Feel the Pinch as Unit Targets Assets
[News24Wire] The walls are caving in on the Gupta family as the NPA's Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU) narrows in on R50 billion worth of assets connected to the state capture report by former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela.

Sudan

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:37:10 GMT
Sudan Reach CHAN Quarters, Join Hosts Morocco
[CAF] Striker Walaal Musa was the hero for Sudan as his goal on the half hour mark booked their place in the quarters thanks to a 1-0 win over a spirited Mauritania side.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:24:27 GMT
SDFG - 'Sudan Mismanagement Cause of Economic Crisis'
[Radio Dabanga] Kampala -The annual budget that Khartoum has prepared for 2018 shows the magnitude of the government mismanagement that led to the economic crisis experienced by the Sudanese people, and the popular discontent deepens the political in...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:06:06 GMT
Sudan Deploys Troops to Eritrea Border Amid Tension With Egypt
[East African] Sudan has deployed more forces on its border with Eritrea amid rising tension in the Red Sea region.

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:13:02 GMT
Ethiopia Boosting Economic Relations With Neighbors
[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA -The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the practice of Ethiopia's economic diplomacy focuses on neighboring countries that have significant contributions and return to ensure sustainable and fast economic growth. Ap...

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 12:14:08 GMT
Ramaphosa Outlines Plans for Radical Change - With Assurances
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The African National Congress's new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, sketched out a path for the party's future on Saturday which carefully balanced demands for radical change to address South Africa's deeply-rooted inequalities with a...

Swaziland

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:22:59 GMT
Swaziland Near Last for Human Rights
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's economy is in free fall and the infrastructure of the kingdom ruled by King Mswati III as sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch is crumbling. Government bills go unpaid and the health service is near collapse. There is ...

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:26:15 GMT
Schools Crisis Over Christian Teaching
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's schools are in crisis because of lack of funds and teachers, the kingdom's Minister of Education and Training Phineas Magagula said.

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 14:03:04 GMT
'Editor Flees After Death Threat'
[Swazi Media] Swazi editor Zweli Martin Dlamini has fled to neighbouring South Africa after he received death threats. He had written a story about absolute monarch King Mswati III's shady dealings in the telecommunications industry, writes Kenworthy...

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 08:54:57 GMT
Journalists 'Scared to Do Their Jobs'
[Swazi Media] Journalists in Swaziland cannot do their jobs properly because they fear people in authority, a leading media academic in the kingdom said.

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:10:14 GMT
Jail Inmates 'Beaten Frequently' - Report
[Swazi Media] A suspect told a magistrate in Swaziland that inmates at the Sidwashini correctional facility were 'frequently assaulted', a newspaper in the kingdom reported.

Swaziland Times

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:00:00 +0200
I KNOW VICTOR’S KILLER – PROPHET GCINA
MBABANE – Police are having sleepless nights trying to find his killers, members of the public are speculating on his death, but there is a

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:59:00 +0200
MOURNERS ARRIVE IN NUMBERS
MBABANE – The impact a person had in a place is usually seen after he or she has left. This proves true for murdered businessman Victor

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:57:00 +0200
FAMILY HELPER RUNS TWO TODDLERS OVER
Mbabane – It is a miracle! This is the only way to describe a chilling accident where two children aged two and one were run

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:56:00 +0200
MAN BUNDLED INTO BOOT IN KING’S OFFICE JOB SCAM
MANZINI – Residents of Ekudzeni acted swiftly after the alarm was raised that certain people travelling in a black BMW sedan had kidnapped a man

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 00:55:00 +0200
SA SOCIAL WORKER SEEKS HELP IN IDENTIFYING MYSTERY WOMAN
MBABANE – Have you lost your mother, sister or grandmother? A woman who is estimated to be in her late 40s was found in Ermelo

Tanzania

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:02:50 GMT
Magufuli Bans All Forms of Contributions in Public Schools
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli has banned all forms of contributions charged to parents, guardians and relatives of pupils studying in public schools--both levels of primary and secondary schools.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:59:09 GMT
Diversify Your Sources of Fund, MPs Tell Student Loan's Board
[Daily News] HIGHER Education Student's Loan Board (HESLB) was yesterday challenged to diversify its funding sources instead of merely relying on the government.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:52:45 GMT
Magafuli Spits Fire On School Charges
[Daily News] REGIONAL and district leaders risk their jobs by allowing public schools in their jurisdictions to continually collect money from pupils and students, against the free education policyThe government issued Circular number 5 in 2015 on th...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:51:27 GMT
State Averts Closure of Beverage Firms, Okays Sugar Clearance
[Daily News] THREAT of factories' closure has been averted, thanks to the government resolve to okay clearance of consignments of industrial sugar at the Dar es Salaam Port.

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:02:07 GMT
Relief for Dodoma Patients As Kidney Transplant Services in the Offing
[Daily News] THE government has revealed that the Dodomabased state-of-the-art Benjamin Mkapa Hospital will officially start offering kidney transplant services and other specialist surgeries by June, this year.

Tanzania Citizen

The Gambia Echo

Togo

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 03:30:05 GMT
Africa's Generational War
[Democracy Works] In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta finally secured a second term on Nov. 28 after two flawed elections, outbreaks of violence, and a series of court battles.

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 14:47:21 GMT
Govt Bans Opposition Demonstrations in Three Cities Over 'Security Concerns'
[MFWA] In a continuing show of force against opposition demonstrators and citizens, authorities in Togo have announced a ban on political rallies in three cities in the north of the country - Sokodé, Bafilo and Mango.

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:51:34 GMT
Mixed Outlook for Africa in 2018
[Chatham House] Africa's political and economic trends, as well as its security arrangements, will continue to diverge in the coming year.

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 06:43:14 GMT
Oyinlomo Quadri, Marylove Coast to Medals Zone At 2018 AjJC Qualifiers in Togo
[Guardian] Team Nigeria continued to justify its high rating at the 2018 ITF/CAT West and Central Africa Junior Championship Qualifiers in Togo, as four of its players set up semifinal meetings in the boy's 16 and under, as well as the boys' 14 and u...

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 09:24:50 GMT
President Gnassingbé Repeats Call for Political Dialogue
[Togonews] President of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe, has reiterated his call for the opposition to accept dialogue as the government presses for an end to a running political crisis.

Uganda

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:23:14 GMT
Student With Albinism Beats Odds to Graduate at Makerere
[Monitor] Kampala -He faced many challenges, was mocked and despised in his early childhood but he stayed focused on achieving his dream as he scaled the hurdles and carried home the crown of academic excellence among proud medical students that grad...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:06:40 GMT
Cranes in Must-Win CHAN Clash
[Monitor] Kampala -It's not how you start, but rather how you finish that matters. That is the message that Cranes coach Sebastien Desabre is unflinchingly preaching to his players ahead of tomorrow's must-win match against Namibia.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:57:21 GMT
Mixed Reactions to Museveni's New Year Speech On Economy
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Gideon Badagawa, the executive director at the Private Sector Foundation Uganda (PSFU), says President Yoweri Museveni's New Year speech with regard to value addition was well-intentioned.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:56:27 GMT
Africa's Top Bank Indicates Oil Investments to Spur Uganda Economy in 2018
[Independent (Kampala)] Abidjan, Ivory Coast -The latest African Economic Outlook (AEO) report indicates that foreign direct investment (FDI) flows following the recent issuance of oil exploration licenses and the investment in infrastructure develop...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:54:52 GMT
Court Orders UCU to Pay Its Wrongly Expelled Students
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Mukono High Court Judge Margret Mutonyi Wednesday ordered Uganda Christian University to pay 20 million shillings to two law students it unlawfully expelled two years back.

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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Burundi president to fight AU peacekeepers
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West Africa

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:30:12 GMT
Nigeria:Niger Delta Avengers Say They Will Launch Attacks On Oil Facilities
[Guardian] A Niger Delta militant group has said it would begin another round of violent campaigns against oil companies in Nigeria in a few days' time.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:37:29 GMT
Nigeria:Senate Rejects Panel Report On Fuel Crisis, Probes Subsidy Payment
[Guardian] Abuja -Allegations of unending corrupt practices in the oil industry as well as persisting scarcity of petrol across the country generated serious agitations and outpour of criticisms against the management of the oil industry on the floor...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:30:25 GMT
Nigeria:Nigerians Divided On Impact of Buhari's Anti-Corruption War - Study
[Premium Times] Almost three years into the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration's avowed fight against corruption, Nigerians are divided about whether corruption has declined in Nigeria, a new study has found.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:16:11 GMT
Nigeria:12 Killed in Maiduguri Suicide Bombing
[Premium Times] At least 12 people were killed on Wednesday when a suicide bomb exploded around Muna Garage area of Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, officials have said.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:15:02 GMT
Nigeria:Germany Commits U.S.$146 Million to Combat Polio in Nigeria - Official
[Premium Times] The German government has committed 120 million euros to ensure total eradication of polio in Nigeria, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Tiwatope Elias-Fatile, has said.

Zambia

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:12:51 GMT
MMD Youth Warns Nevers Mumba
[Zambia Reports] MMD die-hard youths national coordinator Gerald Chiluba has warned the Nevers Mumba's group to stop bringing the leadership of the party into disrepute.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:18:59 GMT
Police Move to Arrest Copperbelt University Workers
[Zambia Reports] Copperbelt University lectures are being interrogated for unlawful confinement of vice Chancellor Prof. Naison Ngoma for allegedly failing to management the University.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:16:39 GMT
Fake Doctor, 19, Arrested in Kitwe
[Zambia Reports] A 19 year old of foreign origin has been arrested for masquerading as medical Doctor at Kitwe Teaching Hospital.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:15:35 GMT
President Lungu, Dr Chilufya Burning Some Fat
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu got off to a morning workout session and continues to inspire the nation with his keep fit strategy.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:09:21 GMT
Patriotic Front Suspends Copperbelt Youth Leader
[Zambia Reports] The Patriotic Front on the Copperbelt has suspended Provincial Youth vice chairperson Sternly Chandindi for allegedly uttering derogatory statements in the media.

Zimbabwe

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:41:05 GMT
Elections in Five Months - President
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has said Zimbabweans should brace for harmonised elections in the next five months, which should be transparent, free and fair for the progressive good of the country. Speaking here during the fourth leg of his tour o...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:31:08 GMT
Govt Spy Killed During Coup, President Mnangagwa Knew - Moyo
[New Zimbabwe] Former Higher and Tertiary Education Minister, Professor Jonathan Moyo, has claimed that a District Intelligence Officer (DIO) in the dreaded Central Intelligence Organization (CIO) was killed while others were raped during the Novembe...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:28:29 GMT
Thousands of Soldiers Deployed In Rural Areas - Opposition
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has deployed the army throughout the rural areas in a sinister move to scare villagers into voting Zanu PF, the MDC-T has said.

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:46:10 GMT
'Diaspora Bond-Backed Local Currency Can Address Cash Challenges'
[The Herald] Zimbabwe's cash shortages can be addressed by the issuance of a new local currency backed by a diasapora bond, a leading economic expert has said. Zimbabwe is currently using a basket of multi-currencies after it dumped its hyper inflati...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:14:52 GMT
Outrage As Top Soldier Threatens 2008 Violence
[New Zimbabwe] Human rights organisations have condemned threats by Zanu PF's national political commissar, retired army boss Engelbert Rugeje, describing them as anti-peace and dampening the prospects of a free election.

Zimbabwe Herald

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:02:15 +0000
Mavima speaks on illegal colleges
Abigail Mawonde Herald Correspondent Lack of schools in newly-established suburbs in Harare has resulted in the mushrooming of illegal colleges, whose operations are not monitored by Government, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Professor Pau...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:05:52 +0000
Mudede speaks on passport delays
Felex Share Senior Reporter— Delays in the issuance of ordinary passports are being caused by foreign currency shortages, the Registrar-General’s department said yesterday. Registrar-General Mr Tobaiwa Mudede said passport production requir...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:05:35 +0000
EDITORIAL COMMENT: Davos; just what the doctor ordered
PRESIDENT Mnangagwa will next week join other leaders from highly developed nations in the world at the World Economic Forum’s prestigious 48th Annual Meeting in Davos -Klosters, Switzerland at a time of positive vibes at home and abroad about the ...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:05:29 +0000
Trump cognitively sound, says doctor
Washington. — Donald Trump is expected to remain physically fit for the duration of his presidency and has “no cognitive issues whatsoever”, according to full results from his first medical examination released on Tuesday. Trump’s critics hav...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:05:28 +0000
‘Kushata KweMoyo’ première on cards
Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts Reporter New feature film “Kushata KweMoyo” is set to hit big screens next month and preparations for the première are at advanced stage. The film which stars Gamuchirai Buve, Kudzai Musango, Charles Mzemba, Alaika ...

Zimbabwe Mail

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:34:09 +0000
Dirty Priscilla says erection at 45+ is so rare it is like winning a lottery
CONTROVERSIAL MP for Matebeleland South, Priscilla Misiharabwi-Mushonga, has said Zimbabwean men who are above 40 suffer erectile dysfunction and were a drain to the national fiscus which is skewed towards expenditure on male condoms which [...] The ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:30:14 +0000
Auxillia Mnangagwa causes another mishap in Parliament
HARARE – First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa who perplexed Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda on Tuesday when she stood up when another member was contributing and he wondered how to address her now, yesterday caused another [...] The post Auxillia ...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:27:29 +0000
Zimbabwe elections in ‘4 to 5’ months – Mnangagwa
MAPUTO, Mozambique – Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, the country’s new president has said, pointing to an earlier date than expected following the ousting of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe. President Emmerson [...] The...

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:23:44 +0000
Mujuru’s party hits hard times
JOICE Mujuru’s National People’s Party (NPP) has hit financial hard times after failing to attract funders, who are reportedly scared by bad publicity and internal squabbles rocking the opposition outfit. BY BLESSED MHLANGA Highly-placed sources ...

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 23:26:54 +0000
Broadening food basket via Command Agriculture
In addition to other factors, the prevailing climate and weather conditions in Southern Africa present a very strong case for Zimbabwe to broaden its agriculture away from monoculture. Rapid climate variability forces us to restore [...] The post Bro...

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