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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:38:23 GMT
Zimbabwe: Ramaphosa Calls for End to Zimbabwe Sanctions
[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Ramaphosa, who is in Geneva, Switzerland for the release of a report by the International Labour Organisation, urged the EU to lift whatever sanctions it may still have on the southern African nation because the natio...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:56:02 GMT
Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Must Act, But Don't Give Up on Zimbabwe – Former Envoy Tells U.S.
[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Zimbabwe, a land of unparalleled beauty and infinite potential, is again under democratic and economic siege. Armed men are removing residents from their homes. Unknown assailants have burnt the headquarters of the leading...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:32:32 GMT
Ghana: MP Hauled in for Questioning Over Killing of Investigative Journalist
[RFI] Police have questioned Ghanaian MP Kennedy Agyapong over Wednesday's murder of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a member of Tiger Eye Private Investigations led by renowned journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:05:33 GMT
Burkina Faso: President Chooses New Prime Minister
[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has appointed Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré as Prime Minister.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:59:16 GMT
Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Calls for Dialogue
[263Chat] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has succumbed to pressure from ordinary Zimbabweans and has called for a national dialogue with opposition parties, religious leaders as well as civic leaders.

Africa News

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 10:39:33 GMT
Disney has come under fire for having trademarked the phrase "hakuna matata".
There are growing calls for Disney to drop its "hakuna matata" trademark ahead of the release of the new Lion King film. The campaign is being spearheaded by activists who say the catchphrase - which is the name of one of the songs in the classic 199...

Thu, 20 Dec 2018 02:07:36 GMT
Rallies banned in Congo's capital before presidential vote
The governor of Congo's capital banned campaign rallies in the city Wednesday, citing security concerns ahead of the election to pick a president to replace the leader who has been in office since 2001. Gov. Andre Kimbuta cancelled all rallies in...

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 21:51:45 GMT
UN: South Sudan still fragile but there's a chance for peace
The U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday there is a chance for peace in South Sudan, with more progress since the warring sides signed a new peace deal in September than at any time since the conflict erupted five years ago. But Jean-Pierre Lacroix t...

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 17:26:41 GMT
Johnny Clegg, musician and cancer survivor, awaits hard road
In this file photo dated Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, musician Johnny Clegg performs on stage during his own farewell concert in Johannesburg. The 65-year old Clegg who has survived pancreatic cancer for the last few years, says in an interview broadcast...

Wed, 19 Dec 2018 15:13:08 GMT
South Sudan Security Strip Peace Deal Monitors, Says Group
A South Sudanese soldier stands next to a machine gun mounted on a truck in Malakal town, northeast of Juba, South Sudan. A regional group assessing South Sudan's peace agreement says members of the National Security Service forced several of its...

Africa News24

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:10:47 +0200
News24.com | Zimbabwe troops assaulting people in capital
Witnesses say Zimbabwean soldiers are still roaming the streets of the capital and assaulting people, even after the president denounced violence by security forces as "unacceptable."

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:10:47 +0200
News24.com | Liberia's footballer president Weah marks year in office
Star footballer-turned-politician George Weah marks a year as Liberia's president on Tuesday as many in the impoverished country debate whether he has begun to deliver on dramatic campaign promises.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:10:47 +0200
News24.com | Ethiopia says 13 000 granted amnesty
Ethiopia said it had granted more than 13 000 people amnesty as part of a broad reform agenda pushed by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, state media has said.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:04:53 +0200
News24.com | Millions of Zimbabweans living in SA 'must help resolve conflict back home' – ANC
The ANC has called upon the millions of Zimbabweans who had made South Africa their home to get involved in turning around their country.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:46:56 +0200
News24.com | What needs to be done to stop Zimbabwe’s violent meltdown
To stem the tide of the current crisis before it totally overwhelms President Mnangagwa and the ruling Zanu-PF, he needs to immediately cease the brutal onslaught on civilians, writes The Conversation.

Benin

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:15:01 GMT
More Attacks, 'Persisting Security Challenges' Threaten Progress in West Africa, Sahel
[UN News] A rising number of attacks by extremist groups, using more sophisticated tactics, risk undermining progress in West Africa and the Sahel, the region's UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday.

Mon, 24 Dec 2018 11:40:52 GMT
Rivers Govt, Ogoni Land Move to Reintegrate Benin Republic Returnees
[Vanguard] The Rivers State Government and the four Ogoni speaking local government areas of the state have taken concrete measures to address the needs of Nigerians of Ogoni extraction living in Benin Republic.

Botswana

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 14:09:04 GMT
'Most Feared Man In Botswana' Arrested on Corruption Charges
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Former Botswana director-general of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Isaac Kgosi has been arrested at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport on his arrival from Dubai. He is facing charges related to t...

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 06:51:52 GMT
Khama Ups Stakes
[The Patriot] The race for the presidency of the Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) has heated up with the New Jerusalem faction having already started country wide campaign tours as infighting in the ruling party throws the country into political disar...

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 06:53:31 GMT
Morupisi Lets the Cat Out As Legal Guru Chamme Is Mourned
[The Patriot] For the past 10 years government has been disregarding legal advice from the Attorney Generals in some cases that could have saved millions of taxpayers' money. Mostly such cases involved fighting public sector unions in the courts of l...

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 06:52:30 GMT
I'm At Peace With My Removal - Roseline
[The Patriot] She denies links with New Jerusalem faction

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 06:49:51 GMT
I'm Not a Factionalist -Ntuane
[The Patriot] Calls on paper to retract story linking him with New Jerusalem faction, threatens litigation

Burkina Faso

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:05:33 GMT
President Chooses New Prime Minister
[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Roch Marc Christian Kaboré has appointed Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré as Prime Minister.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:31:13 GMT
Prime Minister, Cabinet Resign
[News Agency of Nigeria] Burkina Faso's government and Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba have resigned, President Roch Marc Christian Kabore said.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:23:57 GMT
Canadian Kidnapped in Burkina Faso Found Dead
[VOA] A Canadian geologist kidnapped earlier this week in Burkina Faso has been found dead, the country's security ministry said Thursday.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 04:15:30 GMT
Kidnapped Canadian Geologist Found Dead
[Deutsche Welle] Officials in Burkina Faso have said a kidnapped Canadian geologist was found dead in the country's remote northeast, a border region infiltrated by jihadis. Kirk Woodman had worked for 20 years across West Africa.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 12:21:29 GMT
In Eastern Burkina Faso, Local Grievances Help Militancy Take Root
[IRIN] "The country has never experienced what it is going through now"

Burundi

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:43:07 GMT
Burundi Capital Move Designed to Dodge Dissent - Critics
[RFI] Burundi's ditching of Bujumbura as its capital city has critics accusing President Pierre Nkurunziza of seeking to avoid opposition dissent and deflecting attention from the country's dire economic crisis.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 07:50:34 GMT
UN Appeals for Nearly U.S.$300M for Burundi Refugees
[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency and 35 partners report $296 million is needed this year to provide life-saving assistance to 345,000 Burundian refugees living in desperate conditions in neighboring Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uga...

Sun, 13 Jan 2019 07:17:37 GMT
Rwanda-Burundi Tension Hampers Regional Trade
[East African] Increasing political tension between Rwanda and Burundi, which started in 2015 when political unease in Bujumbura saw its citizens cross over to Kigali, has disrupted cross-border trade between the two countries leaving traders countin...

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:42:19 GMT
Bakri and His Burundian Counterpart Hold Talks
[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice - President of the Republic, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih, and the First Vice-President of Burundi, Gaston Sindimwo, Tuesday held joint talks at the Republican Palace on the bilateral relations and ways of boosting them ...

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 09:56:55 GMT
First Vice - President of Burundi to Arrive in Khartoum On Monday
[SNA] Khartoum -The First Vice - President of the Republic of Burundi, Gaston Sindimwo, is due to arrive on Monday morning on a several-day official visit at the invitation of the First Vice - President of the Republic, Lt. Gen. Bakri Hassan Salih.

Cameroon

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:28:26 GMT
Cameroon, China Cooperation Boom
[Cameroon Tribune] President Biya and Yang Jiechi reflecting on possible ways to tighten cooperation between Cameroon and China.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:28:24 GMT
Yaoundé II - Yannick Ayissi Élu Maire
[Cameroon Tribune] Le conseiller municipal a été élu vendredi dernier par ses pairs. Il remplace Luc Assamba, décédé.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:28:14 GMT
"The Career You Have Just Embraced Requires You to Observe Strict Discipline..."
[Cameroon Tribune] A speech by President Paul Biya during the graduation ceremony of the 36th batch of EMIA on January 18, 2019.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:28:10 GMT
MINREX - A Visit to Consolidate Relations
[Cameroon Tribune] External Relations Minister during an audience with the Special Representative of the Chinese President, Yang Jiechi on January 18 appreciated relations between both countries

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:28:08 GMT
Cameroon-China Relations - the Future Is Bright
[Cameroon Tribune] Special Representative of the Chinese President made the declaration before his departure at the Yaounde- Nsimalen International Airport on January 19, 2019.

Cape Verde

Central Africa

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:55:17 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa: Presidential Inauguration Ceremony Postponed
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The inauguration of Felix Tshisekedi as president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has been postponed.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:40:05 GMT
Rwanda: 14 Miners Die in Rwamagana Quarry
[New Times] Fourteen people were confirmed dead Monday at a mining quarry in Ntunga Cell, Mwulire Sector in Rwamagana District.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 04:57:08 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa: How Realpolitik Will Dictate Election Winner
[Deutsche Welle] Doubts persist on Felix Tshisekedi victory at the polls. But the national and international consensus seems to be that stability is more important than democratic ideals.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:43:07 GMT
Burundi: Burundi Capital Move Designed to Dodge Dissent - Critics
[RFI] Burundi's ditching of Bujumbura as its capital city has critics accusing President Pierre Nkurunziza of seeking to avoid opposition dissent and deflecting attention from the country's dire economic crisis.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:52:44 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Protagonists Must Find Working Solution to Manage Perilous Situation
[The Conversation Africa] The Constitutional Court in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has ruled that Felix Tshisekedi won the recent poll. But the runner-up Martin Fayulu has rejected the court's decision. He claims that he has been robbed...

Central African Republic

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:52:54 GMT
The CAR Provides Hard Lessons On What It Means to Deliver Real Justice
[The Conversation Africa] The conundrum facing justice in the Central African Republic (CAR) was well summed up by Jean Pierre Waboe, Vice-president of the country's Constitutional Court, whom I interviewed:

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:21:10 GMT
140 Rwandan Peacekeepers Depart for CAR Stabilisation Mission
[New Times] A contingent of 140 Rwanda National Police (RNP) officers under the Specialised Protection Support Unit (PSU IV) yesterday departed to the Central African Republic (CAR) aboard a RwandAir flight for a one-year peacekeeping mission.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:23:11 GMT
Four Nationals Freed After Being Held by Rebels in CAR
[VOA] Cameroon says rebels in the neighboring Central African Republic released three men and a woman Sunday who were abducted late last year. The four were among more than 300 Cameroonians -- and thousands of cattle -- reportedly seized by rebels in...

Sun, 13 Jan 2019 13:49:41 GMT
Chad, CAR Threaten to Abandon Cameroon Port
[VOA] Landlocked Chad and the Central African Republic have dispatched senior customs officials to Cameroon to look into allegations of corruption in the Atlantic Coast port of Douala.

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 09:52:07 GMT
'Everyone Must Be On Board' for Peace in Central African Republic - UN's Lacroix
[UN News] The agreement by the Government and armed groups in the Central African Republic to hold talks later this month (CAR) is "an important step to resolve the country's crisis", said the UN peacekeeping chief, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, on Thursday.

Chad

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:28:52 GMT
Ethiopia, Mali Report Zero Human Cases of Guinea Worm
[Carter Center] Atlanta -Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2018, down slightly from 30 cases reported in 2017. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in 1986, there were an estimated...

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:53:07 GMT
Security Forces Free 'Activists Against Voluntary Return' Arrested in Chad
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Yesterday, the security forces released activist Kamal El Zein, Abdu Ishag, and Ibrahim Abdallah from the NISS detention centres near the Shendi bus station and Kober prison in Khartoum North after they had spent 33 days in ...

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:46:14 GMT
A Chadian Entrepreneur Who Believes in Female Empowerment
[RFI] Although Chad, a poor landlocked country in the Sahel region of Africa, has been primarily reliant on its oil and extractive industries, one N'djamena-based entrepreneur believes that enabling women and promoting Chadian goods would be benefici...

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 06:19:11 GMT
40 Million Victims of Drying Lake Chad Pose Security Risk - Buhari
[This Day] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Abuja called for more commitment aimed at redirecting water to the Lake Chad, noting that about 40 million population in the region will pose adverse migration and security challenges to the w...

Sun, 13 Jan 2019 13:49:41 GMT
Chad, CAR Threaten to Abandon Cameroon Port
[VOA] Landlocked Chad and the Central African Republic have dispatched senior customs officials to Cameroon to look into allegations of corruption in the Atlantic Coast port of Douala.

Comoros

Congo-Brazzaville

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 13:23:52 GMT
Angola Expels Over 1 000 Foreigners
[CAJ News] Luanda -ANGOLA has since the beginning of the year deported at least 1 430 foreign nationals allegedly living illegally in the country. This represents an increase of 360 expulsions compared to the last week of 2018.

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 14:53:54 GMT
South African and Zambian Presidents Urge 'Speedy' Election Results
[RFI] South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa and Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Wednesday that the electoral commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo should "speedily" release election results to help maintain peace and stability. The ...

Mon, 31 Dec 2018 07:21:22 GMT
President João Lourenço Arrives in Brazzaville
[ANGOP] Brazzaville -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, arrived on Wednesday morning in Brazzaville, to participate in a summit that is to analyze the political situation in the Great Lakes Region, with emphasis on the situation in the DR Co...

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 12:39:47 GMT
Regional Leaders Meet in Congo Brazzaville to Discuss DRC Elections
[RFI] Several heads of state from southern and central Africa are due to meet in Congo Brazzaville this evening. The delayed elections in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are expected to top the agenda.

Congo-Kinshasa

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:38:14 GMT
A Recount and Talks to Find a Way Out of the Crisis
[ICG] The DR Congo is facing a major political crisis over the 30 December election's result. A recount would allow subsequent negotiations to take place on the basis of a clear understanding of who won.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:59:37 GMT
AU Postpones High-Level Delegation's Visit to DR Congo
[African Union] The African Union Commission takes note of the decision of the Constitutional Court of the Democratic Repubic of the Congo proclaiming the final results of the presidential and national and provincial and legislative elections of 30 D...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:48:13 GMT
Magufuli Joins Other Leaders in Congratulating Tshisekedi
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam/Kinshasa. President John Magufuli yesterday joined some regional leaders to send congratulatory messages to the Congolese President-elect, Felix Tshisekedi.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:09:57 GMT
SADC Backs Tshisekedi as AU, EU Voice Doubts
[RFI] The southern African bloc SADC has hailed Felix Tshisekedi as the new president of Democratic Republic of Congo despite claims by his opponents of electoral fraud and queries from the African Union and European Union over the validity of the re...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:51:29 GMT
Making Sense of the Struggle for Democracy
[The Conversation Africa] On January 10, amid much controversy, the national electoral commission announced that Félix Tshisekedi had won the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) presidential poll. Prior to this, unofficial voting results leaked...

Djibouti

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:17:37 GMT
Djibouti Works to Assist Street Children, Beginning With a Study on Their Needs - IOM Report
[UN News] Djibouti might be a relatively small country on the Horn of Africa, but it is a significant transit location for migrants, especially from Ethiopia, who are seeking to cross over to Yemen, and ultimately to the Arab Peninsular.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:23:23 GMT
Main Road Connecting Ethiopia to Djibouti Blocked By Protesters in Afar
[Addis Standard] Protesters in Afar regional state have today blocked the main road connecting Ethiopia to Djibouti, the main import export route.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:28:09 GMT
Ethiopia's Minister of Defense Meets Djiboutian President
[ENA] Addis Ababa -Ethiopian Minister of Defense, Aisha Mohammed held discussion with Djiboutian President Ismaïl Omar Guelleh in the capital Djibouti on Thursday.

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 11:35:20 GMT
Chinese, Djibouti Presidents Exchange Congratulations On 40th Anniversary of Ties
[Focac] In his message, Xi said that in the past 40 years, China and Djibouti have seen a healthy and stable development of their relations, with mutual understanding and support on issues of great concern to or concerning the core interests of each ...

Mon, 24 Dec 2018 13:52:14 GMT
Djiboutian President Praises PM Abiy for His Commitments to Regional Peace, Prosperity
[ENA] Addis Ababa -President Ismail Omer Guelleh of Djibouti has praised Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for his deep-seated commitments to bringing sustainable peace and prosperity in the region.

East Africa

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:38:00 GMT
South Sudan: 'The Whole Country Is Traumatised'
[IRIN] Juba -Decades of war left almost half the population with post-traumatic stress symptoms and little mental health care

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:40:05 GMT
Rwanda: 14 Miners Die in Rwamagana Quarry
[New Times] Fourteen people were confirmed dead Monday at a mining quarry in Ntunga Cell, Mwulire Sector in Rwamagana District.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:25:58 GMT
Kenya: Security Forces Did Better This Time. but There Are Still Gaps
[The Conversation Africa] The Riverside terror attack on January, 15, 2019 was staged to reclaim the ground that terrorists have lost in Kenya's geo-political territory.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:00:14 GMT
Sudan: Will Sudan's Latest Protests Bring Down Bashir?
[ISS] Street protests that started in the north-eastern Sudanese city of Atbara over bread and fuel price hikes on 19 December have snowballed into weeks of widespread anti-government protests demanding regime change.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:52:56 GMT
Tanzania: Magufuli Has Steadily Tightened the Noose On Media Freedom. Here's How
[The Conversation Africa] Last year two foreign journalists were detained in Tanzania. Both were members of the Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ) - a non-governmental organisation that promotes press freedom and defends the rights of journalists...

East Africa

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:38:00 GMT
South Sudan: 'The Whole Country Is Traumatised'
[IRIN] Juba -Decades of war left almost half the population with post-traumatic stress symptoms and little mental health care

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:40:05 GMT
Rwanda: 14 Miners Die in Rwamagana Quarry
[New Times] Fourteen people were confirmed dead Monday at a mining quarry in Ntunga Cell, Mwulire Sector in Rwamagana District.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:25:58 GMT
Kenya: Security Forces Did Better This Time. but There Are Still Gaps
[The Conversation Africa] The Riverside terror attack on January, 15, 2019 was staged to reclaim the ground that terrorists have lost in Kenya's geo-political territory.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:00:14 GMT
Sudan: Will Sudan's Latest Protests Bring Down Bashir?
[ISS] Street protests that started in the north-eastern Sudanese city of Atbara over bread and fuel price hikes on 19 December have snowballed into weeks of widespread anti-government protests demanding regime change.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:52:56 GMT
Tanzania: Magufuli Has Steadily Tightened the Noose On Media Freedom. Here's How
[The Conversation Africa] Last year two foreign journalists were detained in Tanzania. Both were members of the Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ) - a non-governmental organisation that promotes press freedom and defends the rights of journalists...

Equatorial Guinea

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 06:58:33 GMT
Equatorial Guinea President Visits Rwanda
[New Times] President Paul Kagame and his Equatorial Guinean counterpart, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, yesterday witnessed the signing of four bilateral pacts at Village Urugwiro in Kigali.

Eritrea

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:16:34 GMT
Expansion of Social Service Provision Institutions
[Shabait] Keren -The administrator of Gizgiza administrative area, Hamelmalo sub-zone, Mr. Mohammed-Idris Ahmed reported that effort is being exerted to expand social service provision institutions.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:16:29 GMT
Commendable Contribution of Community Magistrates
[Shabait] Mendefera -Magistrate courts in Adi keih sub zone are contributing significantly in ensuring social justice, beneficiaries witnessed.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:49:03 GMT
Epiphany Celebrated Nationwide
[Shabait] Asmara -Epiphany (Timket) was colorfully celebrated nationwide Today 19 January. The religious observance here in the capital in which thousands of the faithful took part also witnessed a night long prayer.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:48:59 GMT
Ministry of Agriculture - Annual Activity Assessment Meeting
[Shabait] Asmara -The Ministry of Agriculture conducted annual activity assessment meeting and implementation of the charted out programs of 2019 on 17 and 18 January here in the capital Asmara.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:57:39 GMT
NRS - Successful Measles and Rubella Vaccination Program
[Shabait] Massawa. -At an assessment meeting conducted in Massawa on 17 January it was reported that successful measles and rubella vaccination and Vitamin A distribution was conducted in the Northern Red Sea region.

Ethiopia

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:52:57 GMT
Ethiopia's Abiy Ahmed Picks UON Graduate As Kenyan Envoy
[Nation] Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has picked Mr Meles Alem as Ethiopia's next ambassador to Kenya.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:52:38 GMT
Ethiopia Applauded for Its Progressive Refugee Integration Law
[This is Africa] Ethiopia's parliament has adopted revisions to its existing refugee law, making it one of the most progressive refugee policies in Africa. The revised framework strives for refugee integration, allowing refugees to obtain work permit...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:10:59 GMT
Govt Allows Almost 1 Million Refugees to Leave Camps and Work
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Refugees can also formally register births, marriages and deaths, and will have access financial services such as bank accounts

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:13:37 GMT
Al-Shabaab Ambushes Ethiopian Troops, Several Feared Dead in South West State
[Dalsan Radio] Heavily armed Al-Shabab fighters ambushed Ethiopian troops in fierce fighting at a remote area near Burhakaba (Southwest Federal State) town on Friday prompting hours of fierce fighting in which several people are feared dead in the gu...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:50:38 GMT
UN Agency Chief Calls Ethiopia's Revised Refugee Law 'One of Most Progressive' in Africa
[UN News] Ethiopia has revised its existing refugee law, making it easier to obtain work permits, drivers' licenses and access primary school, a move being hailed by the head of the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).

Gabon

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:40:26 GMT
Team Rwanda Embark on Amissa Bongo Title Defence
[New Times] Joseph Areruya, and Team Rwanda, begin their quest for title defence with the first stage of the 2019 La Tropicale Amissa Bongo on Monday - from Bongoville to Moanda covering a total of 100 kilometres.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 09:36:00 GMT
Tropical Amissa Bongo - Six Cameroonian Cyclists to Pedal
[Cameroon Tribune] The list of cyclists to represent Cameroon at the competition that kicks off on January 21, 2017 was made public by the coach of the national cycling team.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:19:38 GMT
The Coup in Gabon Surprised Everyone. Why Forecasts, and the Plot, Failed
[The Conversation Africa] Coups d'états have become increasingly rare across the world.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 04:44:23 GMT
President Back Home After Prolonged Medical Absence
[Deutsche Welle] President Ali Bongo has returned to Gabon after receiving treatment for a stroke he had in October. His reappearance came a week after a coup attempt was thwarted and days after he appointed a new government.

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:00:41 GMT
Ailing President Bongo Arrives Back in Gabon, but Not for Long
[RFI] Gabon's President Ali Bongo arrived in Libreville overnight on Tuesday following several months of absence after suffering a stroke, just over a week after the country experienced an attempted coup d'etat. Bongo returned from Morocco to preside...

Gambia

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:21:06 GMT
Diaspora Gambians Donate to Flood Victims in Serrekunda London Corner
[Foroyaa] London Corner Diaspora Charitable organization formed by some citizens of Serrekunda London Corner living outside the Gambia, on Friday January 18th 2019, donated food items and cash to the 2018 flood victims in that community.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:21:00 GMT
Success Story for Tabanani Village in Kwinella Ward, Lower River Region
[Foroyaa] Background Information

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:15:44 GMT
Gambia Scouting Ex-Spain U-20 Striker
[Foroyaa] Gambia have plans of recruiting former Spain youth international Nuha Marong for the Scorpions' final 2019 Afcon qualifier against Algeria, Foroyaa Sport can reveal.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:07:57 GMT
Romanian Club Trials Gambian
[Foroyaa] Gambian striker Bakary Kambi Njie is trying to cut it in Romanian football as he undergoes trials in the Southeastern European country.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:07:54 GMT
Paper Presented to CRC On Behalf of Literacy House
[Foroyaa] This paper is about a chronicle of the known Constitutions ever to operate in the Gambia and the harm they have done to the country. Writing Constitutions is no stranger to this country. Justice Cherno Sulayman Jallow's Constitution is the ...

Ghana

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:32:32 GMT
MP Hauled in for Questioning Over Killing of Investigative Journalist
[RFI] Police have questioned Ghanaian MP Kennedy Agyapong over Wednesday's murder of investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale, a member of Tiger Eye Private Investigations led by renowned journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:01:32 GMT
Affum Joins Great Olympics On 2-Yr Year Deal
[Ghanaian Times] Former Hearts of Oak and Asante Kotoko forward, Edward Affum has signed for Great Olympics ahead of the Normalisation Committee's special competition. The 29 year old inked a two year deal with the "Dade Boys" and is expected to play...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:01:29 GMT
Re-Constituted Board of Governors of Ketascho Inaugurated
[Ghanaian Times] Keta -The re-constituted Board of Governors of the Keta Senior High Technical School (ketascho) has been inaugurated at a ceremony at Keta in the Volta Region last week Thursday.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:01:27 GMT
Police Swoop On 58 Suspected Criminals At NIMA, Mamobi
[Ghanaian Times] A total of 58 suspected criminals have been arrested by the police in a swoop at Nima and Mamobi, suburbs of Accra last Thursday.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:01:25 GMT
President Attends Swearing-in of Madagascar President
[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday attended the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected President of Madagascar, Andry Nirina Rajoelina in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.

Guinea

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 07:45:54 GMT
Texas Couple, Convicted of Enslaving Guinean Girl, Await Sentencing
[VOA] A U.S. federal court has convicted the son of a former Guinean president, along with his wife, for enslaving a young, undocumented girl from the West African country and forcing her to work unpaid in their north Texas home for 16 years.

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:41:52 GMT
Breaking - Guinea Accepts to Host 2025 Africa Cup of Nations
[Vanguard] Guinea has accepted to stage the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations instead of the 2023 edition, a move that confirms Cameroon as the 2021 hosts, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president said Monday.

Guinea Bissau

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:49:20 GMT
Africa's Revolutions Have Brought Disappointment - But Hope Remains
[allAfrica] When I immigrated to the United States from South Africa towards the end of the 1960's I was totally unaware of the wars of liberation against Portuguese colonialism that had begun in the early 1960's in the neighboring countries of Mozam...

Kenya

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:21:00 GMT
Family Acuses Rapper Octopizzo For Son's Death
[Nation] A Nairobi family has pointed an accusing finger at rapper Henry Ohanga, popularly known as Octopizzo, over their teenage son's death on Saturday.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:48:03 GMT
Riverside Suicide Bomber Named as Mahir Khalid Riziki
[Capital FM] Police now say they have identified the terrorist who blew himself up on Tuesday during the Riverside Complex terror attack that left 21 people dead.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:15:01 GMT
Kenyattas in Show of Unity With Odingas
[Nation] Calls for unity dominated speeches during an event to mark the 25th death anniversary of Kenya's first Vice President Jaramogi Oginga Odinga.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 05:13:55 GMT
Commission Rejects Teacher's Claim of U.S.$423 Million
[Nation] The quest by 52,000 retired teachers to get Sh43 billion in salaries and pensions arrears has taken a new twist after the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) disputed the amount.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 13:00:30 GMT
8 Wanted Over 14 Riverside Drive Terror Attack
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Police have issued a public alert and released photos of eight suspects believed to have been complicit in the 14 Riverside Drive terror attack that left 21 people dead.

Kenya Daily Nation

Kenya East African

Kenya Headlines

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:30 +0300
Matiangi now most powerful minister
Executive Order gives minister expansive responsibility to chair and coordinate key programmes and projects.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:30 +0300
How Sh1.5m ATM deposits landed man in EACC soup
Stanley Amuti had a Sh180, 000 monthly salary and earned an additional Sh10, 000 for consultancy services.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:30 +0300
The Cellulant Six: Tribute to heroes who acted fast to save others
Cellulant CEO says the six failed to escape earlier as they were trying to get their colleagues to safety.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:30 +0300
Houses burnt, cows stolen in revenge attacks
Villagers chased three boys suspected to be thieves, and killed one.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:30 +0300
I'm sorry for the pain I caused, says 82-year-old FGM convict
Veteran circumciser says she has learnt her lesson and pledges to be an anti-female genital mutilation campaigner.

Kenya News

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:30 +0300
MP tells Kiunjuri to order fertiliser
Farmers say they lack the commodity yet the planting season is here.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:30 +0300
Uhuru orders operation to dismantle terror cells
President also rolls out population registration system for residents.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:30 +0300
How Sh1.5m ATM deposits landed man in EACC soup
Stanley Amuti had a Sh180, 000 monthly salary and earned an additional Sh10, 000 for consultancy services.

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:30 +0300
Matiangi now most powerful minister
Executive Order gives minister expansive responsibility to chair and coordinate key programmes and projects.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:12:30 +0300
Questions as family of dusitD2 slain officer seeks to raise money for funeral
The family of a General Service Unit officer who was killed in the 14 Riverside attack says they will be holding a fundraiser for his funeral

Lesotho

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:36:20 GMT
Rangers Edge Bantu in Maseru
[CAF] A goal in each half by Bright Silas and Godwin Aguda handed Enugu Rangers a 2-1 advantage over Bantu in the CAF Confederation Cup play-off first leg tie played at Setsoto Stadium on Sunday in Maseru.

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 09:24:08 GMT
Rangers Promise to Battle Bantu in Maseru
[CAF] Nigeria flagbearers Rangers International of Enugu remain resolute and positive ahead of their Total CAF Confederation Cup first leg Round of 1/16th away tie to Bantu FC of Lesotho to be played on Sunday at the Setsoto Stadium in Maseru.

Mon, 24 Dec 2018 13:33:10 GMT
Military Spokesman Threatens Investigative Journalist
[CPJ] Lesotho Prime Minister Tom Thabane must repudiate threats made by the military against Lesotho Times investigative journalist Pascalinah Kabi and ensure that the press can function without fear of reprisal, the Committee to Protect Journalists ...

Liberia

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:18:36 GMT
The Great Hacking Scandal Part 2 - 'Cellcom Manager Paid for Botnet Attack on MTN'
[Balancing Act] London -In October 2017, we published a report on the Liberian hacking attack against Lonestar, MTN's Liberian subsidiary. Last week a British Court gave the hacker a jail sentence and revealed who the company was who paid for the hac...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:20:20 GMT
17,500 Farmers to Benefit U.S.$25m World Bank Project
[Observer] According to the World Bank, 30% women farmers are beneficiaries of the STAR-P project.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:18:49 GMT
Pres. Weah to Veto All Districts, Townships Bills
[Observer] Will the Legislature override some of the President's vetoes by two-thirds votes?

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:17:55 GMT
Mangrove Paradise Seeks U.S.$2m for Agriculture, Tourism
[Observer] Mrs. Pinky Bemah Goll, a farmer, is seeking to boost agriculture and tourism in the mangrove swamp along the Robertsfield Highway, Montserrado County, as part of her stake in the Liberian economy. Therefore, she is seeking partnership from...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:16:43 GMT
Monrovia Begins Numbering of Homes
[NEWS] The Monrovia City Corporation (MCC) has embarked on enumeration of homes in Monrovia and its environs.

Liberian Dialogue

Madagascar

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:01:25 GMT
President Attends Swearing-in of Madagascar President
[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Saturday attended the swearing-in ceremony of the newly elected President of Madagascar, Andry Nirina Rajoelina in Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:28:21 GMT
Madagascar - Andry Rajoelina Sworn in
[Cameroon Tribune] Andry Rajoelina was on January 20, 2019 sworn in as Madagascar's President in Mahamasina Stadium in the capital, Antananarivo, after beating Marc Ravalomanana in the second round election on December 27, 2018. Agency reports said t...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:03:22 GMT
New Madagascar President Impressed With Ghana's Development Under President Akufo-Addo
[Ghana Presidency] The newly sworn-in President of the Republic of Madagascar, His Excellency Andry Nirina Rajoelina, has commended the President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, for the superintending over impressive developments in Gha...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:06:20 GMT
President Akufo-Addo Attends Inauguration of President-Elect of Madagascar
[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, left Accra on Friday, 18th January, 2019, at the invitation of the President-Elect of the Republic of Madagascar, H.E. Andry Nirina Rajoelina, to participate in his inaugu...

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:19:11 GMT
Election Outcome is a U.S. Setback
[CAJnews] from MARIO RAJOMAZANDRY in Antananarivo, MadagascarANTANANARIVO, (CAJ News) -- THE just-concluded elections in Madagascar is a major blow to the United States (US), which for long has sought to gain a foothold in the national resources-endo...

Malawi

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:53:43 GMT
Joyce Banda Talks Better Export Markets for Malawi Farmers - Pledges 3 Million Jobs
[Nyasa Times] Former president and People's Party (PP) leader Joyce Banda has reassured local smallholder farmers that once voted into power she will exploit new export markets for their produce in a bid to give them meaningful earnings for their swe...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:31:57 GMT
SAA Announces Further Malawi Flight Cancellations
[SAnews.gov.za] South African Airways (SAA) has announced extended flight cancellations on its Johannesburg-Malawi route.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:23:35 GMT
Police Launch Search on Kidnapped Toddler With Albinism
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police Service in Karonga are searching for a one-and-half-year-old baby with albinism and her kidnappers after the child was abducted around 4am when she was sleeping with her mother, raising fears he may be killed and his body ...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:16:53 GMT
Synod Warns Against 'Satanic Behaviours'at Karonga Girls Secondary School
[Nyasa Times] The CCAP Synod of Livingstonia, which runs the CCAP Karonga Girls Secondary School (KAGSS), has said it was dismayed by the tumult said to have been the handiwork of evil spirits; and, has since warned that it will expel any students th...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:14:07 GMT
Electronic Money Transfer Hits U.S.$137 Million Per Day in Malawi
[Nyasa Times] Electronic money transfer has hit a record K100 billion per day in the country, prompting the World Bank to applaud Malawi for the successful implementation of the Malawi National Switch Program.

Malawi Times

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:02:19 +0000
VIOLENCE ESCALATES: CSOs demand IG’s head
By Pilirani Kachinziri & Yohane Symon: Suspected ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Cadets continue unleashing terror on opposition political party supporters, as May 21 2019 tripartite elections campaign gains momentum. There have been po...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:48:03 +0000
House summons Mec over missing kits
By Faith Kamtambe: The Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament has summoned Malawi Electoral Commission (Mec) officials over missing kits and voter registration certificates. The committee’s chairperson, Maxwell Thyolera, confirmed the development. H...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:36:06 +0000
Icon ends Malawi Stock Exchange 10-year drought
By Taonga Sabola: Property ownership firm, Icon Properties, Monday broke Malawi Stock Exchange (MSE) 10-year listing drought when it registered on the bourse. The listing of Icon has brought the number of listed firms on the market to 14. Soon after ...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:17:48 +0000
Swedish club yet to renew Sabina’s contract, Temwa gets one-year renewal
By Mabvuto Kambuwe: Prolific women’s football striker Sabina Thom might not return to Swedish club Kvarnsvedens IK after the expiry of her one-year contract. Sabina joined the club in 2017 from Lilongwe’s DD Sunshine after scoring 38 goals for he...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:54:59 +0000
Apam takes on Peter Mutharika
By Peter Kanjere: Association of Persons with Albinism in Malawi (Apam) President, Overstone Kondowe, has accused President Peter Mutharika of discriminating against people with albinism but State House has dismissed the accusations. Kondowe accused ...

Mali

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:36:20 GMT
Eight UN Peacekeepers Killed in Mali Attack
[RFI] Gunmen have killed at least eight Chadian UN peacekeepers in an attack in northern Mali, in one of the deadliest assaults on United Nations forces in the country.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:25:58 GMT
Al-Qaida Group Claims Deadly Ambush of UN Peacekeepers
[VOA] An al-Qaida affiliate is claiming responsibility for Sunday's attack on a U.N. peacekeeping camp in northern Mali Sunday, killing 10 blue helmets from Chad and wounding 25 others.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:20:25 GMT
10 UN Peacekeepers Killed in Attack
[Deutsche Welle] An attack on the UN mission in Mali has left 10 peacekeepers dead and at least 25 injured. Nusrat al-Islam wal Muslimeen, an Islamist group with al Qaida ties, has claimed responsibility.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:28:52 GMT
Ethiopia, Mali Report Zero Human Cases of Guinea Worm
[Carter Center] Atlanta -Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2018, down slightly from 30 cases reported in 2017. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in 1986, there were an estimated...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 11:46:07 GMT
'Dire' Humanitarian Situation, 'Grave' Security Concerns
[UN News] With over 800 schools forced to close due to insecurity, and 2.3 million vulnerable people in need of assistance this year, a top UN official told the Security Council on Wednesday that the humanitarian situation in Mali "remains dire".

Mauritania

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:43:18 GMT
Repressive Laws Restrict Peaceful Speech
[HRW] Geneva -Mauritanian authorities used a litany of harsh and overbroad laws on terrorism, cybercrime, apostasy, and criminal defamation to prosecute and jail human rights defenders, activists, bloggers, and political dissidents during 2018, Human...

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 10:01:46 GMT
Senegalese FA Evaluating Co-Organising 2025 Nations Cup With Guinea, Gambia or Mauritania
[Foroyaa] The FA in Dakar is weighing options of talking Guinea into accepting co-organising the 2025 Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal, Mauritania and Gambia.

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 07:04:14 GMT
Presidential Elections to Watch in Africa This Year
[Nation] After the relentless electoral drama across Africa last year, several countries will hold presidential polls this year.

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 05:04:03 GMT
Europe Must Cut Ties With My Country, Anti-Slavery Politician Says
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Biram Dah Abeid, who has been jailed numerous times for his fight against slavery, says he plans to stand for president

Mauritius

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:16:17 GMT
Mauritius and Seychelles to Reinforce Partnership in the Fisheries Sector
[Government of Mauritius] A delegation of the National Assembly of Seychelles led by its Speaker, Mr Nicholas Gerard Prea, paid a courtesy call yesterday on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Developmen...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:46:07 GMT
Workshop to Familiarise Participants With the Re-Sat Energy Analytics Platform
[Government of Mauritius] A two-day workshop focusing on the RE-SAT energy analytics platform in Mauritius which aims to improve renewable energy planning through high resolution power estimates opened, this morning, at Voilà Hotel in Bagatelle. RE-...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 13:45:38 GMT
Cyber Tower 1 Officially Renamed Atal Bihari Vajpayee Tower
[Government of Mauritius] The Cyber Tower 1 was officially renamed Atal Bihari Vajpayee Tower during a ceremony organised yesterday by Landscope (Mauritius) Ltd, in Ebène, in the presence of the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Com...

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:10:41 GMT
Mauritius Is a Key Player in the Post 2020 Cotonou Agreement, Says Minister Lutchmeenaraidoo
[Government of Mauritius] Mauritius has evolved into a key player in the Post 2020 Cotonou Agreement and is now a member of the steering committee of the African Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP).

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 13:46:36 GMT
Government Is Committed to Creating More Opportunities for the Youth, Says Prime Minister
[Government of Mauritius] Government is determined in its endeavours to invest in education and training with a view to better equipping youngsters with modern and technological tools for their future. The introduction of free access to tertiary educ...

Mozambique

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:37:27 GMT
First Attack in Anadarko Zone
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The village of Maganja was attacked at 22h00 last night. It is just 7 km from the Anadarko camp developing the gas liquification plants, and is the closest attack so far. Two people were killed, including a wel...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:35:00 GMT
Police Confiscate Anti-Debt T-Shirts
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] A campaign with t-shirts saying "I won't pay the secret debt' was launched Friday by CIP (Public Integrity Centre, Centro de Integridade Publica), offering free t-shirts from their office in Maputo.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:23:02 GMT
SA Speaks On Crises in Mozambique, Zimbabwe
[CAJ News] Pretoria -SOUTH Africa is working with neighbouring Zimbabwe in finding short and long term solutions to the economic situation in the latter, a senior government official said.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 13:29:05 GMT
Former Finance Minister Chang's Arrest Opens Can of Worms
[CAJ News] Maputo -The arrest of a former finance minister as well as the indictment of several other government officials has bust wide open the level of government corruption in Mozambique and to an extent, raised some concern in Angola where some ...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:07:44 GMT
The #metoo Movement in Developing Countries - Why It Doesn't Work in Mozambique
[Swenga] Maputo -The worldwide #MeToo movement in the last two years has brought renewed attention to the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. Such sexual harassment has been identified as a form of gender-based violence at work that is an or...

Namibia

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:52:44 GMT
Movement to Challenge Squatters Law After Activist's Bail
[New Era] The Affirmative Repositioning (AR) movement, whose leader Dimbulukeni Nauyoma was granted N$500 bail after he was arrested on Friday, yesterday said it will challenge the constitutionality of some sections of the Squatters Proclamation of 1...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:26:02 GMT
Zambezi Farmers Experience Sporadic Rains
[New Era] Windhoek -Zambezi regional governor Lawrence Sampofu says farmers in the region fear that this year might bring another dry spell and the possibility of food shortages due to the sporadic rainfall being experienced in the region.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:25:40 GMT
40 Journalists Lose Jobs Since 2016
[Namibian] Close to 40 journalists lost their jobs over the past three years as local media houses restructured in the face of dwindling advertising and the onslaught from the internet.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:19:07 GMT
Outlets Run Dry As Meat Ban Impacts Local Markets
[New Era] Namibian retailers and food outlets relying on imported prime meat cuts from South Africa are feeling the pinch of the ban on meat exports to neighbouring countries due to the outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) earlier this month in S...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:18:46 GMT
Lüderitz Residents Meet Over Manganese Pollution Threats
[Namibian] Lüderitz residents yesterday evening packed the local German hostel hall to express their views about manganese ore dust pollution threats.

Niger

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:12:35 GMT
Bantu Relishes Rangers Test
[CAF] Bantu coach James Madidilane is confident his side will rise to the occasion when they host Nigeria's Enugu Rangers in the first leg tie of the CAF Confederations Cup play-offs scheduled for Setsoto Stadium in Maseru on Sunday.

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:15:01 GMT
More Attacks, 'Persisting Security Challenges' Threaten Progress in West Africa, Sahel
[UN News] A rising number of attacks by extremist groups, using more sophisticated tactics, risk undermining progress in West Africa and the Sahel, the region's UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday.

Fri, 04 Jan 2019 10:57:10 GMT
How Nigerien Troops Killed 280 Boko Haram Fighters
[Daily Trust] Troops and air strikes have killed more than 280 Boko Haram militants since the Nigerien Government started an operation against the group last week, the Defense Ministry said.

Nigeria

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:03:41 GMT
Buhari Hasn't Solved Nigeria's Security Threats. Will Voters Punish Him?
[The Conversation Africa] Weeks away from another democratic transition in Nigeria, electoral campaigns are in full gear for the dozens of candidates vying for the presidency in the country. Four years from the historic 2015 elections - the first dem...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:47:49 GMT
Just in - Obasanjo, Jonathan, Saraki, Others Meet Buhari
[Premium Times] Former Presidents Olusegun Obasanjo, Goodluck Jonathan, former head of state, AbdulSalami Abubakar and Senate President Bukola Saraki are currently meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:53:52 GMT
Oil Thieves, Soldiers in Cat and Mouse Game in Delta Creek
[Vanguard] Oil thieves illegitimately refining crude oil at Otor-Edo and surrounding communities in Ughelli South Local Government Area, Delta State, and soldiers from the 222 Battalion, Agbarha-Otor, in the state are tangled in a roundabout war.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:00:01 GMT
Ecowas, Others Move to Eliminate Child Marriage in West Africa
[Guardian] Abuja -The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has expressed commitment to eliminate child marriage in the region through the validation and implementation of its reviewed Child Policy and Plan of Action.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:19:17 GMT
Atiku Releases List of 'Corrupt' Buhari Associates
[Premium Times] A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, who is also the presidential candidate of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, has released a list of persons close to President Muhammadu Buhari whom he alleges are corrupt.

Nigeria African Herald Express

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 19:14:43 +0000
Imo guber 2019: Ihedioha loses at the Supreme Court
– from Uche Igbokwe – The appeal filed by Chief Emeka Ihedioha against the unanimous ruling of the Hon Court of Appeal justices on his [...]

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 18:29:38 +0000
IGBO DOMINATION
– By Tari Nemi – Igbos are such a strange people in this world. Those who don’t understand them get many things mixed up about [...]

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 18:17:21 +0000
Understanding the Imo Guber imbroglio in Imo State
– By Greg Nwadike, Owerri – Imo, like every other state of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has just three senatorial districts of unequal delimitations [...]

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 06:43:33 +0000
FULL TEXT OF NWOBOSI’S JAN 15, 2019 BROADCAST
— Dear Biafrans and Progressive Nigerians. I welcome you to this historic January 15th broadcast on behalf of all those who carried out the Januarv [...]

Nigeria National Mirror

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 11:09:48 +0000
Dangote Refinery to save Nigeria from Dirty fuels with Euro V specification
Dangote Oil Refinery Company (DORC) says the 650,000 barrels per day refinery has been designed to process a variety of light and medium grades of crude and produce extremely clean … The post Dangote Refinery to save Nigeria from Dirty fuels w...

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 08:51:17 +0000
Civilian JTF Kill 8 Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno (Photos)
The Civilian Joint Task Force of Gubio Local Government, Borno have killed 8 members of Boko Haram terrorists in Gallo area of Gazabure village of Gubio Local Government. According to … The post Civilian JTF Kill 8 Boko Haram Terrorists In Bor...

Mon, 05 Nov 2018 07:10:56 +0000
Nollywood Actress Linda Ejiofor Is Getting Married! (Photos)
Nollywood actress, Ihuoma Linda Ejiofor is set to wed her undisclosed bae. The Tinsel star shared the good news on her Instagram page with photos today writing; “#APPROVED�☺️��❤️�” Her bestie, … ...

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:05:14 +0000
Governor Ganduje Speaks About Projects After Bribery Allegation Scandal (Photos)
Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje as spoken after the $500Million Bribery allegation. The Governor took to his twitter handle to talk about the projects he commissioned and inspected instead of … The post Governor Ganduje Speaks About Projects...

Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:22:58 +0000
‘I Am Fayose’s Lawyer’ – Femi Fani-Kayode Tells EFCC
A mild drama ensued outside the Tunde Idiagbon House, a former head office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission when operatives of the EFCC attempted to bar a former … The post ‘I Am Fayose’s Lawyer’ – Femi Fani-...

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Nigeria The Nation

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:06:11 +0000
Obasanjo an election rigger without peer – Tinubu
The national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday said Chief Olusegun Obasanjo was an election rigger without peer and is responsible for most of the flaws in the Nigerian political economy since 1999. Ti...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:49:24 +0000
Balotelli to join Marseille from Nice
Italy striker Mario Balotelli has agreed to join Olympique Marseille from fellow Ligue 1 side Nice on a six-month contract, French sports daily L’Equipe reported on Tuesday. The newspaper added that the 28-year-old, who has also played for Inter Mi...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:18:46 +0000
Melaye, domestic staff arraigned in Abuja
Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West was on Tuesday arraigned by the police on allegation of obstruction and resisting arrest. Melaye was arraigned with his domestic staff, Silas Omenka on a 9-count charge before Justice Yusuf Halilu of the Hi...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:54:16 +0000
Keystone bank: Buhari campaign group sues Atiku, demands N40m
A group, the Buhari Campaign Organisation (BCO) has sued the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, accusing him of defaming President Muhammadu Buhari and his family. In the suit filed before the High Court of the Fed...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:43:12 +0000
Alleged N1.6b fraud: I carried out Jonathan’s instructions, says Dudafa
Former President Goodluck Jonathan’s ex-aide Dr Waripamo-Owei Dudafa on Tuesday urged the Federal High Court in Lagos to acquit him. He said he was innocent of the N1.6billion fraud charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Comm...

Nigeria The Will

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:20:29 +0000
CCT Rejects Court Orders Stopping Onnoghen’s Trial
SAN FRANCISCO, January 22, (THEWILL) – The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has rejected the High Court orders and request by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen restraining it from hearing charges against him. The members...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:52:54 +0000
Ronaldo Accepts 2-Year Jail Term For Tax Fraud
SAN FRANCISCO, January 22, (THEWILL) –   Portuguese football icon Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a pre-arranged €18.8 million fine and a suspended 23-month jail term for tax fraud in Spain on Tuesday. The charges relate to his time ...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:45:36 +0000
New Minimum Wage: Council Of State Approves N27,000
SAN FRANCISCO, January 22, (THEWILL) –  The National Council of State has approved N27,000 as the minimum wage for the country at its meeting in Abuja on Tuesday. Following the Council’s approval, a minimum wage bill is expected to be sent t...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:39:15 +0000
Court Orders El-Zakzaky To Remain In Custody
SAN FRANCISCO, January 22, (THEWILL) –  The Kaduna State High court has adjourned the trial of the embattled leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat. The Shiites’ leader is currently facing t...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 14:38:29 +0000
CJN’s Trial: Onnoghen Absent As FG Applies For Justice To Step Down
SAN FRANCISCO, January 22, (THEWILL) –  The Federal Government has applied for the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, to step down to enable him defend himself over allegations of non-declaration of assets at the Code of Conduct ...

Rwanda

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:40:05 GMT
14 Miners Die in Rwamagana Quarry
[New Times] Fourteen people were confirmed dead Monday at a mining quarry in Ntunga Cell, Mwulire Sector in Rwamagana District.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:52:27 GMT
14 Killed After Hill Collapses on Mine
[Nation] At least 14 people, among them seven women, were killed when a hill collapsed on a mine in eastern Rwamagana district in Rwanda, a local official said.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:56:15 GMT
Five Injured in Rwamagana Steel Factory Explosion
[New Times] Five employees of Rwamagana based steel factory, SteelRwa, were yesterday reportedly injured following an explosive.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 05:50:37 GMT
Family of Abducted Rwandan Calls for His Immediate Release
[New Times] The family of a Rwandan citizen abducted by Ugandan security agencies has demanded for his immediate and unconditional release.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:27:50 GMT
Hoops Coach Eyes League Title
[New Times] THE HOOPS RWANDA WOMEN BASKETBALL CLUB coach Eric Dusabimana has said that their target is to win the league title after thrashing Ubumwe Women Basketball 72-28 to move into third place in the Bank of Kigali Basketball League.

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Senegal

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 16:07:56 GMT
President Adama Barrow to Inaugurate Transgambia Bridge On Monday
[Foroyaa] The Public is hereby informed that His Excellency, Adama Barrow, President of the Republic of The Gambia, alongside His Excellency Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, will on Monday 21st January 2019 preside over the inaugurat...

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 06:50:36 GMT
The Silent Destruction of Senegal's Last Forests
[ISS] Senegal's Casamance region was once the breadbasket of this West African nation, known for its rich vegetation, biodiversity and expansive forests. But these woodlands are rapidly disappearing, forming a silent crisis that has now reached a cri...

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 05:30:23 GMT
Top Senegalese Chef Backs Ancient Grain As Next Superfood
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The drought-resistant, fast-growing plant also has the potential to help ease hunger linked to climate change - but farmers are struggling to make money from it

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:03:15 GMT
Submission By Human Rights Watch to the Committee On Economic, Social and Cultural Rights On Senegal
[HRW] This submission relates to the review of Senegal under the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. It focuses on the right to education, exploitation and abuse of talibé children, right to health violations, discrimination based on ...

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:19:40 GMT
Sanneh - Senegal's Kara Mbodji a Competitor Not a Rival
[Foroyaa] Gambia's Bubacarr Sanneh sees new teammate Kara Mbodji as a competitor and not a rival.

Seychelles

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:14:47 GMT
Animals Groups Performing Sterilisations of Dogs, Cats in Seychelles to Control Population
[Seychelles News Agency] Hundreds of cats and dogs are being sterilised this month in a free program initiated by the Seychelles Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SSPCA) with the assistance of the UK-based organisation Spay Sisters.

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 14:16:17 GMT
Mauritius and Seychelles to Reinforce Partnership in the Fisheries Sector
[Government of Mauritius] A delegation of the National Assembly of Seychelles led by its Speaker, Mr Nicholas Gerard Prea, paid a courtesy call yesterday on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Developmen...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:48:04 GMT
Brocade Fashion Show a Highlight of This Year's Seychelles-China Day
[Seychelles News Agency] A brocade fashion show of Chinese costumes and makeup, with the participation of both Seychellois and Chinese models, is on the programme for the sixth edition of the Seychelles-China day.

Wed, 16 Jan 2019 08:20:07 GMT
Work to Raise Dam in Seychelles 25 Percent Complete
[Seychelles News Agency] Renovation work to raise Seychelles' main water reservoir - La Gogue Dam - in order to increase its capacity is 25 percent complete, but the project is four months behind schedule because of a strike by truckers, the chief ex...

Sun, 13 Jan 2019 15:45:38 GMT
Sandra Esparon and Mercenary Named As Seychelles' Best Female and Male Artists for 2018
[Seychelles News Agency] Sandra Esparon and Mercenary were named best female and male artists Saturday night at the Cable Tunes Awards 2018.

Sierra Leone

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:04:08 GMT
MMCE&T Principal Donates Bus to Students
[Concord] Dr. Philip John Kanu, Acting Principal of the Milton Margai College of Education and Technology (MMCE&T) on Wednesday, 16th January, 2019, donated a 45-seater bus to the Students' Union, so as to ease the transportation constraint of studen...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:04:02 GMT
Al Shabaab Attack in Kenyasierra Leone Mission in Nairobi Confirms Safety of Staff, Others
[Concord] Sierra Leone diplomatic mission in Nairobi, which also serves as permanent representative to the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN...

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 05:31:41 GMT
Audit Report Exposes Dubious Deals At Education Ministry
[Concord] The 2017 Audit report on public institutions in Sierra Leone has exposed dubious deals undertaken by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MEST) for the period under review.

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 05:30:09 GMT
Parliament Ratifies Conventions On Safety of Overseas Workers
[Concord] Members of Parliament yesterday ratified five Conventions that are geared towards the protection of people, who travel out of Sierra Leone to seek greener pastures overseas.

Sun, 20 Jan 2019 05:32:27 GMT
Learning to Live As a Couple When One Partner Is HIV-Positive in Sierra Leone
[WHO] "The greatest support I ever received living with HIV for 10 years has come from my HIV-negative partner."

Sierra Leone Patriotic Vanguard


President Bio stamps his authority on Kono
Commentary By Gibril Koroma, Toronto, Canada Thousands of people in Kono turned out to welcome President Julius Maada Bio in Koidu, capital of the Kono district, east of the country, last week. This was not the first time the president is visiting t...


Book Review: The Moon Rises Over Isale Eko
The Moon Rises Over Isale Eko Afterword by Dr. Lansana Gberie. (Sierra Leone's Ambassador to Switzerland) Ahmed Koroma begins his third poetry collection with a quotation from the legendary accordionist Salia Koroma (no relations): “I was present ...


Valentine Strasser needs help
By Gibril Koroma PV CEO and Publisher, Toronto, Canada We received information a couple of days ago that Captain (Rtd) Valentine Strasser, a former Sierra Leonean military head of state, has been discharged from a hospital in Accra, Ghana, after suc...


Sierra Leone Parliament re-introduces Questions Time for President and Ministers
By Emperor Bailor Jalloh, PV Freetown Bureau Chief In a bid to foster transparency and accountability in the Republic of Sierra Leone, President and cabinet Ministers will be answering parliamentary questions on stipulated times. During the business...


Ponder My Thoughts
Ponder My Thoughts By Andrew Keili, Freetown, Sierra Leone 2019 Budget: Finance Minister's balancing act on a trapeze The 2019 budget indeed spells good news for many Sierra Leoneans. 5000 teachers, 3000 health sector workers and 1000 police officer...

Sierra Leone Standard Times

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 03:02:49 +0000
EPASL’s Executive Chairman Leads on the spot Checks to Hotels operating without Environment Impact Assessment Licenses
A team of more than seven Government Officials, the Police and the Media visited up to eight hotels on Tuesday including the Bintumani Hotel, Sierra Light House, Lagoonda, Hotel Barmoi, Home Suites Hotel, Sierra Palms Hotel, Hotel De La Joie and the ...

Fri, 21 Dec 2018 02:40:51 +0000
Africa mapped: the forces that have shaped our continent
The African continent is perhaps the most romantic and mysterious part of the world. Its beauty, size, and people are often misunderstood. Africa is also the birthplace of the human race. Human beings were wandering around Africa for thousands, maybe...

Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:57:37 +0000
How not to conduct Large-scale Agricultural Investments: Lessons from the Malen/Socfin Land dispute in Sierra Leone
By Sonkita Conteh, Director, Namati Sierra Leone Background The website of Socfin Agriculture Company Ltd (SAC) paints a picture of turbulence. A series of posts stretching as far back as 2013 reveal the company has been under pressure from community...

Fri, 30 Nov 2018 18:11:01 +0000
FAO/Government unveil mapping initiative in Port Loko in an effort to Protect Women’s Customary Land Rights in Sierra Leone
 By Ishmael Kindama Dumbuya Three villages of the North-Western region in Port Loko district have recently validated their village maps showing land plots and their sizes of all land-owning families. The beneficiary villages of this initiative, Mata...

Thu, 29 Nov 2018 17:15:12 +0000
Yeliboya Residents demonstrate willingness to relocate from a sinking island to a Safer Environment
By Ishmael Kindama Dumbuya Yeliboya is a Community located in the Northern Kambia District, some few Miles from Kychom Township and the latter being the Samu Chiefdom Headquarter Town. From the afar and unto the entering the Island, one can deduce wi...

Somalia

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:18:56 GMT
Dusit Attack - Kemunto on Most Wanted List as Guns Traced to Somalia
[Nation] Police on Sunday released photos of nine people wanted over last week's terror attack on Nairobi's DusitD2 business complex.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:41:39 GMT
U.S.$1.08 Billion Required to Support 3.4 Million Somalis With Life-Saving and Livelihood Assistance
[Dalsan Radio] The Federal Government of Somalia and aid agencies operating in the country have today launched the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and called on donors to provide sufficient and early funding to sustain aid operations in Somalia...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:19:20 GMT
U.S.$1.08 Billion Required to Support 3.4 Million Somalis
[Shabelle] The Federal Government of Somalia and aid agencies operating in the country have today launched the 2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) and called on donors to provide sufficient and early funding to sustain aid operations in Somalia in ...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:13:37 GMT
Al-Shabaab Ambushes Ethiopian Troops, Several Feared Dead in South West State
[Dalsan Radio] Heavily armed Al-Shabab fighters ambushed Ethiopian troops in fierce fighting at a remote area near Burhakaba (Southwest Federal State) town on Friday prompting hours of fierce fighting in which several people are feared dead in the gu...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 10:10:07 GMT
U.S. Airstrike Kills 52 Al-Shabab Militants
[Shabelle] The U.S. military on Saturday said it had carried out its deadliest airstrike in Somalia in months, killing 52 al-Shabab extremists after a "large group" mounted an attack on Somali forces.

South Africa AllAfrica

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:38:23 GMT
Ramaphosa Calls for End to Zimbabwe Sanctions
[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Ramaphosa, who is in Geneva, Switzerland for the release of a report by the International Labour Organisation, urged the EU to lift whatever sanctions it may still have on the southern African nation because the natio...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:46:04 GMT
Democratic Alliance Doubles Down on Anti-ANC Election Message
[allAfrica] Cape Town -According to EWN, a billboard commissioned by the Democratic Alliance (DA) that features a list of names of victims in the Life Esidimeni tragedy and the Marikana massacre has been amended to feature a new message - "The ANC do...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 23:14:25 GMT
Tributes for Dumisani Kumalo - From Anti-Apartheid Campaigner to Influential Diplomat
[allAfrica] Dumisani Kumalo, a leading anti-apartheid organizer in the United States who later served for a decade as South African ambassador to the United Nations, died on Sunday evening after a lengthy illness.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:45:11 GMT
Edward Zuma Given Another 'Final' Chance to Pay Full Hate Speech Fine
[News24Wire] Edward Zuma has been given yet another "final" opportunity to pay the remaining R12 500 he owes of a R60 000 fine the Equality Court handed him for hate speech.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:33:32 GMT
IEC KZN Concerned About Low Number of First-Time Voters
[News24Wire] The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) in KwaZulu-Natal has raised concerns about the low number of young first-time voters on the KZN voters' roll for the upcoming general elections.

South Africa Business Day

South Africa Independent

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:42:00 GMT
WATCH: City of Cape Town reveals measures in place to curb illegal drag racing
Mayco Member for Safety and Security, JP Smith, clarified that drag racing is legal but only if it is done on a track under strict safety conditions

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 20:23:00 GMT
Early medical care could have saved Phil Masinga, mourners told
Deceased Bafana Bafana striker Philemon “Chippa” Masinga could still be alive if he had received specialised medical treatment earlier.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 11:30:00 GMT
Mpumalanga livestock thieves slaughter 30 sheep on owner's farm
Unknown men illegally gained entrance into a Mpumalanga farm, then butchered 30 sheep leaving behind only skin, heads and intestines.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT
PICS: 20 injured in 20-car pile-up on Durban interchange
A 20-car pile-up on the M7 towards the Bluff on the South Coast Road interchange on Tuesday morning led to 20 injuries and the road being closed.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:35:00 GMT
Nurses allegedly ‘ignored' pleas for help as mom cradled dead infant
The Western Government Health Department will be investigating a mother’s claims that she nearly bled to death after suffering a miscarriage, while nurses ignored her.

South Africa Mail & Guardian

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0200
Another new dawn for South Africa
The country is missing a viable social policy

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0200
Africa is being colonised all over again
'We have failed to hold our African leaders to account,' writes Mustafa Bothwell Mheta

Wed, 23 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0200
Long live globalisation
Though belief in globalism may be dead, globalisation is alive and well

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:50:00 +0200
Union, officials colluded with Bosasa to pressure prisons boss
On Tuesday, Agrizzi detailed the events leading up to Vernie Petersen’s removal from the department of correctional services

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:03:00 +0200
Suspension of PIC executive did not follow normal procedure, Mpati inquiry hears
The suspension of Fidelis Madavo, an executive at the PIC, was announced prior to him taking the stand at the Mpati commission

South Africa News 24

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:53:26 +0200
News24.com | 1 killed, another injured in Mayfair mosque shooting
Two unknown suspects have shot and killed a man outside a mosque in Mayfair in Johannesburg.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:13:53 +0200
News24.com | #StateCapture: Sanef concerned over Zondo's criticism of the media for publishing leaked affidavit
The South African National Editors’ Forum says it is concerned by the Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo's critisism of the media's work.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:34:47 +0200
News24.com | MOST WATCHED: Shocking BMW crash grips SA, Kulula flight chaos and beer bonanza makes a comeback
Here is a wrap of some of our most popular videos of the day with a mix from the past.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:06:52 +0200
News24.com | Giant in SA health, who fought against quackery, dies at 63
South Africa has lost a prominent doctor, activist and scientist, who campaigned against quackery and for better health regulations.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:51:59 +0200
News24.com | Peter Marais - from corruption and sexual assault claims to dreams of surfing over transvestites and naked women
There is little in South African politics the FF Plus candidate for premier in the Western Cape hasn't done yet - from serving in Apartheid's sham Tricameral Parliament, a few months with Cape Town's mayoral chain, a few months in Leeuwenhof, allegat...

South Africa News 24

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:53:26 +0200
News24.com | 1 killed, another injured in Mayfair mosque shooting
Two unknown suspects have shot and killed a man outside a mosque in Mayfair in Johannesburg.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:13:53 +0200
News24.com | #StateCapture: Sanef concerned over Zondo's criticism of the media for publishing leaked affidavit
The South African National Editors’ Forum says it is concerned by the Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo's critisism of the media's work.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:34:47 +0200
News24.com | MOST WATCHED: Shocking BMW crash grips SA, Kulula flight chaos and beer bonanza makes a comeback
Here is a wrap of some of our most popular videos of the day with a mix from the past.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:06:52 +0200
News24.com | Giant in SA health, who fought against quackery, dies at 63
South Africa has lost a prominent doctor, activist and scientist, who campaigned against quackery and for better health regulations.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:51:59 +0200
News24.com | Peter Marais - from corruption and sexual assault claims to dreams of surfing over transvestites and naked women
There is little in South African politics the FF Plus candidate for premier in the Western Cape hasn't done yet - from serving in Apartheid's sham Tricameral Parliament, a few months with Cape Town's mayoral chain, a few months in Leeuwenhof, allegat...

South Africa Sowetan Live

South Africa Times Live

South Sudan

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:38:00 GMT
'The Whole Country Is Traumatised'
[IRIN] Juba -Decades of war left almost half the population with post-traumatic stress symptoms and little mental health care

Sat, 19 Jan 2019 19:38:15 GMT
South Sudanese Refugees Face Uncertain Future in Ethiopia
[Deutsche Welle] Ethiopia has been praised for its open door policy to refugees feeling war-torn South Sudan. But with no signs of the conflict ending, concerns are growing over how they can integrate into Ethiopian society.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 15:28:52 GMT
Ethiopia, Mali Report Zero Human Cases of Guinea Worm
[Carter Center] Atlanta -Just 28 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported in 2018, down slightly from 30 cases reported in 2017. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the Guinea Worm Eradication Program in 1986, there were an estimated...

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:37:35 GMT
Civic Space Shrinking
[HRW] Nairobi -Clear patterns of government repression against peaceful protesters, activists, and journalists emerged across the East and Horn of Africa region during 2018, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2019. Governments in the r...

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:28:43 GMT
Deputy President Mabuza Pushes for Peace in South Sudan
[SAnews.gov.za] Deputy President David Mabuza is on a working visit to Ethiopia to meet some of the role players who are working towards achieving lasting peace, stability and development in the Republic of South Sudan.

South Sudan Nation

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 19:28:25 +0000
Condemning the recent attack in Bieh State, Lou Nuer area by Taban Deng
By:  Col. Dickson Gatluak Jock , Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, JAN/14/2019, SSN; To the victimized community of Lou-Nuer:I am truly heartbroken following the recent attack on the innocent civilians of Lou-Nuer orchestrated by individuals of the po...

Sun, 13 Jan 2019 23:30:11 +0000
President Salva Kiir declares SPLM/A crimes “a normal process” of creating an ethnic state
BY: ELHAG Paul, South Sudanese, JAN/13/2019, SSN; Last month on 15th December 2018, the people of South Sudan commemorated the 5th anniversary of the Juba ethnic cleansing of the Nuer people by the Juba regime.  That was a very tragic event that sho...

Sun, 06 Jan 2019 21:17:37 +0000
Gen. Cirillo’s NAS International Relations Committee (IRC)’ Response to Kiir’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs
From: Dr. LAKO JADA Kwajok, NAS Chairman of the IRC, Jan/05/2019, SSN; Further to the statement by the SSPDF (the South Sudan National Army) Spokesperson regarding the recent clashes between the National Salvation Front (NAS) forces and the regime fo...

Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:22:55 +0000
SSNMC: Joseph Bakasoro is still the leader, NOT Vakindi Unvu
SOUTH SUDAN NATIONAL MOVEMENT FOR CHANGE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, SSN, 03 January 2018 Contact: Daniel Zingifuaboro Position: Secretary of Information and Official Spokesperson of SSNMC Phone: +61 474 047 016 Email: si.ssnmc@gmail.com Press Statement: ...

Fri, 28 Dec 2018 22:54:33 +0000
South Sudan’s Fundamental Problems: A New Year’s Perspective
By: Nguen Nyol. Critic and Advocate, DEC/29/2018, SSN; I write this piece to help project a narrative of peace, stability and good citizenship. It’s my New Year GIFT to the nation I spent my childhood, my youth and now my prime life fighting for i...

Southern Africa

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:38:23 GMT
Zimbabwe: Ramaphosa Calls for End to Zimbabwe Sanctions
[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Ramaphosa, who is in Geneva, Switzerland for the release of a report by the International Labour Organisation, urged the EU to lift whatever sanctions it may still have on the southern African nation because the natio...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 13:56:02 GMT
Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Must Act, But Don't Give Up on Zimbabwe – Former Envoy Tells U.S.
[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Zimbabwe, a land of unparalleled beauty and infinite potential, is again under democratic and economic siege. Armed men are removing residents from their homes. Unknown assailants have burnt the headquarters of the leading...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:59:16 GMT
Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Calls for Dialogue
[263Chat] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has succumbed to pressure from ordinary Zimbabweans and has called for a national dialogue with opposition parties, religious leaders as well as civic leaders.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 04:54:05 GMT
Zimbabwe: High Court Orders Govt to Restore Internet Access
[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwe's government has been ordered to restore access to online programs like Facebook, Whatsapp, and Twitter. The government had blocked internet access as part of a widespread crackdown on dissent.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 12:10:49 GMT
Zimbabwe: Fantasy That Mnangagwa Would Fix Zimbabwe Now Fully Exposed
[The Conversation Africa] As of January 18, more than 12 people had died, no less than 78 had suffered gunshot injuries, and at least 240 had been beaten and tortured by the Zimbabwean state. More than 466 had been arbitrarily arrested and detained, ...

Sudan

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 09:00:14 GMT
Will Sudan's Latest Protests Bring Down Bashir?
[ISS] Street protests that started in the north-eastern Sudanese city of Atbara over bread and fuel price hikes on 19 December have snowballed into weeks of widespread anti-government protests demanding regime change.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:03:08 GMT
Sudan Is Getting Into State of Political Attrition
[SudaNow] One month after anti-government demonstrations erupted in Sudan it looks the country is getting into a state of political attrition, where the government is unwilling or incapable of forging ahead with a political proposals to break the cur...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:23:07 GMT
Bashir Heads to Qatar as Protests Rock the Country
[VOA] Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is set to go to Qatar this week, his first overseas trip since widespread anti-government protests rocked the nation.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:10:21 GMT
Sudan Uprising - Masses Demonstrate in Omdurman On Sunday
[Radio Dabanga] Sudan -On Sunday, many Sudanese people demonstrated in Omdurman, as demonstrations demanding president Omar Al Bashir and his regime steps down entered their fifth week.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 10:10:19 GMT
Urgent Enquiry Demanded Amidst Media Crackdowns
[Radio Dabanga] Sudan -The Sudan Democracy First Group (SDFG) has demanded the launch of an independent enquiry into killing of protestors, while journalists are informed that publishing information about demonstrations is now banned.

Swaziland

Thu, 17 Jan 2019 12:15:41 GMT
Evicted Farmers Take On King to Get Their Land Back
[Swazi Media] Swaziland's government has been evicting farmers from their land to expand the monarchy-controlled sugar industry for decades. After years of empty promises that they could return, the children of farmers from Mbuluzi are fighting to ge...

Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:43:52 GMT
Police Beat 14-Year-Old Who Went to Report She Had Been Raped By Her Father, Court Told - Report
[Swazi Media] A young woman in Swaziland / eSwatini told a court police beat her up when she went to report she had been raped by her father. She was 14 years old at the time.

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:46:48 GMT
Poisonous Chemicals in Swaziland River Affects Thousands. Children Eat Dead Fish - Report
[Swazi Media] Poisonous chemicals have been dumped into the Mlumati River in Swaziland/eSwatini killing hundreds of fish and affecting more than 3,000 people who rely on its water.

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 11:08:29 GMT
Research in Swaziland Suggests Spanking Children Is Harmful and Can Cause Mental Problems
[Swazi Media] New research from Swaziland / eSwatini and other developing countries suggests that spanking children is harmful and can cause mental problems.

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 10:06:21 GMT
Another Swaziland Magistrate Tells Police Stop Beating Suspects As Number of Cases Increase
[Swazi Media] Another magistrate in Swaziland / eSwatini has spoken out about the increasing number of suspects who appear in court with bruises claiming they have been assaulted by police.

Swaziland Times

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:28:00 +0200
SCHOOLS OPENING MESS
MBABANE – As schools open today for the 2019 academic year, head teachers are having a headache. This is due to the fact that government has

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:27:00 +0200
NO LESSONS IN 173 SCHOOLS TODAY
MBABANE – Pupils in 173 schools will have no lessons today as teachers will attend their union’s activities. The Swaziland National Association of Teachers (SNAT) is

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:25:00 +0200
BUCOPHO WANT MEDICAL AID
MBABANE – While the law considers them to be politicians just like Members of Parliament, the country’s bucopho and tindvuna tetinkhundla have decried that they

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:22:00 +0200
COPS CALLED AS RFM NURSES DOWN TOOLS
MANZINI – Cops had to be called in after Raleigh Fitkin Memorial (RFM) Hospital nurses protested and neglected patients for about four hours to deliver

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 01:22:00 +0200
VELA KA-SIHLANGU!
MBABANE – The search for new Sihlangu coach Kostadin Papic’s assistant is over. National Under-17s coach Velekhaya Mthethwa, who recently parted ways with Manzini Wanderers, has

Tanzania

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:52:56 GMT
Magufuli Has Steadily Tightened the Noose On Media Freedom. Here's How
[The Conversation Africa] Last year two foreign journalists were detained in Tanzania. Both were members of the Committee To Protect Journalists (CPJ) - a non-governmental organisation that promotes press freedom and defends the rights of journalists...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:47:16 GMT
Donor Aid Freeze Bites, Tanzania Now Forced to Fund Its Budget
[East African] External support for Tanzania's 2018/19 budget has dried up as the country continues to cross swords with international donors over governance issues.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 08:33:29 GMT
Magufuli to Open Key Meeting Amid Mining Challenges
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli will today open a meeting on minerals.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 06:35:55 GMT
Magufuli in Plans for Gold Smelter in Tanzania
[East African] Tanzania will allow export of gold and copper concentrates as it enters the final stages of negotiation with investors to construct a smelter in the country.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 13:27:26 GMT
CAG Appears Before Bunge Ethics Committee
[Daily News] The Controller and Auditor General (CAG), Prof Mussa Assad has on Monday morning appeared before the Parliamentary Privileges, Ethics and Powers Committee in Dodoma as he promised last week in Dar es Salaam.

Tanzania Citizen

The Gambia Echo

Togo

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 13:37:36 GMT
Prosecutors Demand 4 Years Imprisonment for Detained Activist
[MFWA] Political activist, Foly Satchivi, risks spending time in prison after prosecutors demanded a four year sentence against him when he appeared in a Magistrate's court in Lome on January 9, 2019.

Mon, 14 Jan 2019 08:01:24 GMT
FIFA President Honoured During Togo Visit
[Togonews] Following an earlier visit to Mauritania, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, CAF Vice President Constant Omari, FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samoura, FIFA Director of Member Associations and Development for CAF and the Caribbean Region Véro...

Thu, 10 Jan 2019 19:15:01 GMT
More Attacks, 'Persisting Security Challenges' Threaten Progress in West Africa, Sahel
[UN News] A rising number of attacks by extremist groups, using more sophisticated tactics, risk undermining progress in West Africa and the Sahel, the region's UN envoy told the Security Council on Thursday.

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 10:52:29 GMT
Two Dead As Government Continues Bloody Repression of Street Protests
[MFWA] The government in Togo has brutally enforced its ban on opposition demonstrations with a crackdown that has left at least two people dead.

Thu, 27 Dec 2018 10:51:51 GMT
IMF - New Disbursement for Togo
[Togonews] On December 10, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the third review of Togo's performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF).

Uganda

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:22:41 GMT
Nyanzi Petitions Uganda Human Rights Commission Over Her Miscarriage
[Monitor] Kampala -The Lawyers for remanded former Makerere University Research Fellow, Dr Stella Nyanzi, have written to Uganda Human Rights Commission, seeking its intervention into her fate and order Luzira prison administration to allow her see a...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:57:11 GMT
Government Bans Sports Betting
[Monitor] President Museveni has ordered that no new sports betting company should be licensed to operate in Uganda and licenses for the existing companies should not be renewed.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:15:27 GMT
MTN Uganda's Licence Expires
[East African] On Sunday, January 20, the second interim licence for giant telco MTN Uganda will expire.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 15:44:36 GMT
20 Suspected Demon-Possessed Pupils Fail PLE Exams
[Monitor] Mityana -All the twenty pupils of Kiwawu Church of Uganda Primary School in Malangala Sub County, Mityana District, who reportedly suffered demonic attacks shortly after they had started writing their Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) all ...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 09:27:02 GMT
U.S.$115 Million Spent On Ghost Supplies, Government Audit Finds
[Monitor] Kampala -Government has found that almost Shs427b - which is part of the Shs3 trillion domestic debt - is money meant to be paid to non-existent suppliers, according to an audit conducted by Ernst & Young.

Uganda Daily Monitor

West Africa

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:49:20 GMT
Southern Africa: Africa's Revolutions Have Brought Disappointment - But Hope Remains
[allAfrica] When I immigrated to the United States from South Africa towards the end of the 1960's I was totally unaware of the wars of liberation against Portuguese colonialism that had begun in the early 1960's in the neighboring countries of Mozam...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 16:00:25 GMT
Nigeria: Toyin Saraki Calls For End To Election Violence, Hate Speech
[Leadership] Wife Of the Senate President, Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki has called for an end to election violence and divisive hate speech as the 2019 general elections draws closer.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:25:58 GMT
Mali: Al-Qaida Group Claims Deadly Ambush of UN Peacekeepers
[VOA] An al-Qaida affiliate is claiming responsibility for Sunday's attack on a U.N. peacekeeping camp in northern Mali Sunday, killing 10 blue helmets from Chad and wounding 25 others.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:11:56 GMT
Africa: Lagos Among 10 Richest Cities in Africa
[Daily Trust] A new report has ranked Lagos ahead of Abuja fourth among the ten wealthiest cities in Africa with a cumulative wealth of $108 billion.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:18:36 GMT
Liberia: The Great Hacking Scandal Part 2 - 'Cellcom Manager Paid for Botnet Attack on MTN'
[Balancing Act] London -In October 2017, we published a report on the Liberian hacking attack against Lonestar, MTN's Liberian subsidiary. Last week a British Court gave the hacker a jail sentence and revealed who the company was who paid for the hac...

Zambia

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 08:45:10 GMT
Malawi to Ban Men 'Erection' Energy Drink Revin Power From Zambia
[Nyasa Times] Malawi is likely to ban an "erection causing" energy drink Revin Power from Zambia after a consumer in Uganda complained of a prolonged erection, with tests suggesting it contained the active ingredient of Viagra.

Fri, 18 Jan 2019 10:36:02 GMT
Fewer Medical Cases Being Referred Abroad
[Times of Zambia] THE modernisation of health facilities and improved capacity to handle complicated ailments in Zambia has led to a reduction in the evacuation of patients to other countries for specialist treatment by about 68 cases within one year...

Sun, 13 Jan 2019 22:38:33 GMT
SADC Urges All-inclusive Government in DRC
[SADC] Lusaka -His Excellency Mr Edgar Chagwa Lungu, President of the Republic of Zambia says given the strong objections to the provisional results of the presidential election in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Southern African Developm...

Fri, 11 Jan 2019 08:56:10 GMT
Unbeaten SAN Pedro Face Nkana Test
[CAF] Unbeaten in the 2018/2019 Total CAF Confederation Cup, FC San Pedro of Cote d'Ivoire hope to move one step closer to their debut league round qualification when they visit Zambian giants Nkana this Saturday at Nkana Stadium in Kitwe.

Wed, 09 Jan 2019 14:53:54 GMT
South African and Zambian Presidents Urge 'Speedy' Election Results
[RFI] South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa and Zambian President Edgar Lungu said on Wednesday that the electoral commission in the Democratic Republic of Congo should "speedily" release election results to help maintain peace and stability. The ...

Zimbabwe

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 04:13:51 GMT
Mnangagwa Cuts Foreign Trip Short, Govt Talks Tough
[Deutsche Welle] Zimbabwean authorities will hold opponents "fully accountable" for the unrest, and a spokesman described the deadly crackdown as "just a foretaste" of the future. President Mnangagwa has cut short a foreign trip.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 14:44:59 GMT
Police Arrest Leader of Largest Union
[263Chat] The police have today arrested the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions Secretary General Japhet Moyo in connection with the nationwide stay away that turned violent resulting in the death of over 12 people while property worth millions was de...

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 12:17:49 GMT
Plot to Impeach Mnangagwa Foiled, Says Ruling Party's Wadyajena
[263Chat] Gokwe-Nembudziya Member of Parliament, Justice Mayor Wadyajena has made startling revelations that the plot to impeach President Emmerson Mnangagwa foiled due to the lack of numbers.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:49:59 GMT
Army, Police Accuse Retired Soldiers of Causing Mayhem
[263Chat] The Zimbabwe security forces have laid the blame for the civil unrest and violence that broke out in Harare and Bulawayo early last week on ex-soldiers and policemen who abuse military/police regalia to commit crimes.

Mon, 21 Jan 2019 07:46:55 GMT
South Africa's Hawks Arrest Car Thief, Smuggling Suspect
[The Herald] The Hawks have arrested a second suspect believed to be part of a racket stealing vehicles from South Africa and smuggling them to other countries via Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe Herald

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:20:15 +0000
African nations to develop child protection strategy
WINDHOEK. -- Child protection officials from 27 countries and regions will meet in Namibia for the first time to discuss the current and local child protection trends and develop a child protection strategy for the Eastern and Southern African (ESAF)...

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:18:39 +0000
EU, AU signal support for Congo president-elect
BRUSSELS. - European and African leaders said on Tuesday they would work with Democratic Republic of Congo following Felix Tshisekedi’s heavily disputed presidential election win, but pointedly refused to congratulate him.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:16:07 +0000
Police in Kenya on trial over killing of UK aristocrat’s son
CAPTION: Hillary Monson (right), mother to the late Alexander Monson, with Ruth Syombua Kiki who also lost her son in unclear circumstances while in the hands of police. – Nation Media Group/File

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:14:20 +0000
Sudan police tear gas protesters in Omdurman
KHARTOUM. - Sudanese police fired tear gas at crowds of demonstrators in the capital's twin city Omdurman on Tuesday protesting against the fatal wounding of a demonstrator last week, witnesses said.

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:11:53 +0000
2 polio cases in Moza caused by virus from vaccine: UN
MAPUTO. - Global health officials say they have identified two cases of polio in Mozambique caused by a mutated virus in the vaccine, marking another setback for attempts to eradicate the crippling disease.

Zimbabwe Mail

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 22:02:22 +0000
Grace Mugabe to lose property
FORMER First Lady, Mrs Grace Mugabe, may lose property after failing to pay legal fees amounting to $278 000 to a Harare law firm. Manase & Manase Legal Practitioners, who represented Mrs Mugabe and her [...]

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:57:27 +0000
Hodzi appointed Prosecutor General
President Mnangagwa has appointed Mr Kumbirai Hodzi as the country’s substantive Prosecutor-General. Mr Hodzi, who had been serving as Acting PG for almost a year, will take oath of office tomorrow at State House in [...]

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:30:35 +0000
‘Re-colonise Zimbabwe’ – Lord Palmer urges British Foreign Secretary
LONDON – British House of Lords peer Lord Palmer asked the United Kingdom’s Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon if he has considered re-colonising Zimbabwe as an option to end the [...]

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:13:22 +0000
RBZ dismisses bond notes discontinuation claim
The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) has dismissed an article circulating on social media on the discontinuation of the use of bond notes. In a statement to the ZBC News, RBZ Governor, Dr John Mangudya [...]

Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:05:52 +0000
Biti court challenge thrown out
MDC Alliance member, Tendai Biti has unsuccessfully applied for recusal of Magistrate Gloria Takundwa from presiding over his case in which he is facing charges of contravening the Electoral Act after he made a false [...]

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