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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:48:02 GMT
Nigeria:Buhari Signs 2018 Budget
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2018 appropriation bill containing the year's federal spending details as approved by the National Assembly.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:38:39 GMT
Kenya:Outrage at Amina Mohamed's Ban on School Visiting Days
[AAF] Johannesburg -Kenyan exams have in the past been marred with rampant cheating. Teachers, learners and security guards have ended in court for their participation in these notorious acts.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:53:56 GMT
Africa:How Tech Can Help Win Fight Against Neglected Tropical Diseases
[African Arguments] NTDs affect about 1.5 billion people. Digital technology could turbo-boost progress in combating them.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:30:47 GMT
Nigeria:Army Returns Boko Haram Victims to Own Communities
[This Day] Maiduguri -Over 2,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Guzamala Local Government Area, who fled at the peak of Boko Haram insurgency to Maiduguri, Borno State, were escorted back home yesterday by the Nigerian military.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:57:13 GMT
Egypt:Final Nail in the Sarcophagus for Egyptian Pharaohs
[allAfrica] Cape Town -I bet half the continent was feeling hopeful that Senegal's dramatic win over Poland would bode well for the North African royals and with their gamechanger Mo Salah back in the starting line-up after recovering from his should...

Africa News24

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:18:49 +0200
News24.com | Ramaphosa welcomes South Sudan peace talks
President Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the participation of South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar in the peace talks facilitated by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:18:49 +0200
News24.com | At least 10 killed in Zambia mine dump collapse: police
At least 10 subsistence miners were killed when a mine dump collapsed in Zambia's second-largest city and copperbelt mining hub Kitwe, police say.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:10 +0200
News24.com | WATCH: 'Only an earth quake would stop the polls,' says Zim election boss as fears mount over credibility
Fears that the Zimbabwe Election Commission would not be able to hold a credible, free, and fair election next month are reportedly mounting in the southern African country.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:10 +0200
News24.com | Eritrea sends delegation to rival Ethiopia for peace talks
Eritrean diplomats say the reclusive nation's president is sending a rare delegation to neighbouring Ethiopia for peace talks, days after Ethiopia's new prime minister took a major step toward calming deadly tensions with its decades-long rival.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:10 +0200
News24.com | WATCH: UN refugee chief urges 'co-operation' on migrant crisis
The UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi has said during a visit to Libya the key to resolving Europe's migration crisis is "co-operation" rather than disjointed efforts by individual states.

Agence de Presse Africaine (fr)

Angola

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:26:35 GMT
President João Lourenço Briefed On DRC
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, on Monday received information on the progress of the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ahead of next December 23rd general elections.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:25:47 GMT
President Authorizes Entry of Used Vehicles Up to Six Years
[ANGOP] Luanda -The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, signed Monday in Luanda a decree that allows the importation of used light truck equipment, with a maximum of six years, counted from the date of the first registered registration, of it...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:24:04 GMT
Governor Calls for Unity in Struggle to Promote Well-Being
[ANGOP] Moçâmedes -Every society needs to unite to fight for the promotion and well-being of families, especially the younger ones, giving solution to the main problems they face, said Monday in this city, Governor Carlos da Rocha Cruz.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:16:25 GMT
Angolan Law On Holidays to Be Discussed in Parliament
[ANGOP] Luanda -January 15 and March 23 could be considered part of Angola?s holidays, if the Parliament approves the draft law that amends the country's law on national and local holidays and celebration dates.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:16:02 GMT
MPLA Ruling Party Holds Congress On 8 September
[ANGOP] Luanda -the sixth extraordinary congress of the ruling MPLA party will be held on 8 September this year, in Luanda, for the election of the party's president, according to a statement from its political bureau (BP) meeting.

Benin

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 16:26:30 GMT
Isocel to Launch First Ftth Service in Benin, First in Capital Cotonou and Then More Widely
[Balancing Act] London -FTTH roll-outs have slowly been made in a range of African countries but the recent news that Isocel will roll-out an FTTH service in Benin is a clear sign that even in smaller markets users will not miss out. Russell Southwoo...

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:39:39 GMT
'We Are the Enemies of Our Leaders' - West Africa Leaks Journalists
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] The 13 journalists who worked on the West Africa Leaks face everything from threats, law suits and intimidation.

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 10:59:43 GMT
Wanted - Honorary Consuls For 'Cash-Strapped' African Nations
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax...

Fri, 25 May 2018 10:49:34 GMT
Gambia U-20s Shocked By Benin in Cotonou
[Foroyaa] Gambia U-20s made a bullish exit from the African Youth Championship qualifiers yesterday evening after losing to Benin in the return-leg.

Mon, 21 May 2018 11:05:02 GMT
Mobile Money Start-Up MFs Wants to Have 400 Million Mobile Wallets By 2020 - It's Already Nearly Halfway There
[Balancing Act] London -Mobile money in Africa started as a workaround with people exchanging airtime as a way of sending money. Out of this small seed of an idea has come a whole ecosystem that is both bigger than the traditional banking system but ...

Botswana

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:37:37 GMT
Ensure Omang Is Valid At All Times - Official
[Botswana Daily News] Masunga -Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) principal elections officer in Masunga Mr Salini Bafaneli has called on electorate in the Ramokgwebana ward to ensure their Omang is valid ahead of the bye elections on July 14.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:37:10 GMT
Hospice Ownership Will Be Established
[Botswana Daily News] Mahalapye -Health and Wellness Minister, Dr Alfred Madigele has assured the leadership of Mahalapye Sub- district that his office would, as a matter of urgency, establish the ownership of the abandoned hospice facility at Mahala...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:26:36 GMT
Kgatleng Social Clubs Campaign for Blood Donation
[Botswana Daily News] Mochudi -Kgatleng Social Soccer Clubs in partnership with Moje Foundation recently held a one-day blood donation campaign themed: Blood Connects Us All, as a way of promoting health awareness in the community.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:42:06 GMT
Netball - Girls Triumph Against Malawi
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -The Botswana netball team on June 18 started the CUCSA tournament with a morale-boosting win, demolishing Malawi 55 goals to 18.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:38:59 GMT
Grassroot Development in Softball an Investment
[Botswana Daily News] Orapa -Botswana Softball Association (BSA) on June 16 commemorated World Softball Day by coaching children from the age of five years and above in Orapa.

Burkina Faso

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:53:02 GMT
Pierre-Christophe Gam - Paying Homage to Thomas Sankara Through Art
[This is Africa] Thomas Sankara might be dead but his spirit is alive, a source of inspiration to many Africans, including artists like Pierre-Christophe Gam, a Cameroonian-Chadian artist. Gam titled his work The Upright Man "a mixed media installati...

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 14:39:39 GMT
'We Are the Enemies of Our Leaders' - West Africa Leaks Journalists
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] The 13 journalists who worked on the West Africa Leaks face everything from threats, law suits and intimidation.

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 10:59:43 GMT
Wanted - Honorary Consuls For 'Cash-Strapped' African Nations
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax...

Fri, 25 May 2018 08:47:14 GMT
Ouagadougou Cuts Ties With Taipei
[allAfrica] The Burkina Faso government has announced it is cutting ties with Taiwan.

Thu, 24 May 2018 10:30:07 GMT
Three Presumed Terrorists Killed in Ouagadougou Shootout
[RFI] Three suspected jihadists and a gendarme were killed on Tuesday in Burkina Faso's capital in a pre-dawn raid led by security forces on the suspects' house. Burkinabè officials say the militants were linked to an attack in March against the arm...

Burundi

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:42:51 GMT
Burundi Peacekeeper Killed in Car Rebel Attack
[CAJ News] Bangui -THE latest attacks by rebel groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have left a United Nations (UN) peacekeeper dead.

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:00:35 GMT
Nkurunziza Surprises With Vow to Step Down in 2020
[Monitor] In a surprise move, Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said Thursday he would step down in 2020, despite widespread belief that he backed a new constitution extending term limits in a bid to cling to power.

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 13:02:45 GMT
Burundi's Nkurunziza to Step Down in 2020
[Citizen] Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza said on Thursday he would not run for another term, despite widespread belief that he backed a new constitution extending term limits in a bid to cling to power.

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 11:22:34 GMT
Egypt Coordinating With Burundi to Deliver Egyptian Medical Aid
[Egypt Online] Friday 08 June 2018 - 11:38 AM

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 09:17:46 GMT
Reaction of Didier Reynders On the Announcement By the President of Burundi
[PR Newswire] Brussels -Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the announcement by the President of Burundi Pierre Nkurunziza of the end of his mandate in 2020. The principle of democratic alternation lies at t...

Cameroon

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:20:36 GMT
Separatist Clashes Shut Down Schools
[VOA] It is a bright Tuesday morning, with children hawking goods to drivers and passersby on the congested streets of Yaounde. The number of these sidewalk sellers is increasing with the ongoing conflict in Cameroon's English-speaking northwest and ...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:13:57 GMT
Noise Pollution Rife in Douala
[Cameroon Tribune] The sources of noise are varied ranging from the landing and taking off of planes, vehicles hooting passing through, publicity vans and bars.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:41:55 GMT
'Ward Zee' - Where Is the Baby!
[Cameroon Tribune] The movie, about a desperate mother looking for her baby in a hospital ward will be première on June 23, 2018 in Buea.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:42:05 GMT
Decentralisation - Minister Inaugurates Eseka City Hall
[Cameroon Tribune] The magnificent complex comprises of the main block and an annex conference hall.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:42:02 GMT
Oku White Honey - Production Records Drastic Drop
[Cameroon Tribune] At least 4,500 people have been affected by the climate change-induced decline, estimated at about 65 per cent.

Cape Verde

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 09:57:34 GMT
How the Elite Take Billions Offshore
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] From Cape Verde's white-sand beaches to Niger's vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow.

Tue, 22 May 2018 07:13:12 GMT
Angola and Cabo Verde Discuss Cultural Cooperation
[ANGOP] Luanda -The strengthening of bilateral cooperation in a wide range of fields has topped the agenda of the meeting on Friday between the Angolan Secretary of State for Culture, Maria da Piedade de Jesus, and Cabo Verdean Culture Minister, Abra...

Central Africa

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:42:06 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa:As DR Congo Grapples with Ebola, Guinea Keeps Up Its Guard
[VOA] Just after a morning rain, Gourma Mamadou was shopping in this capital city's crowded, open-air Kaloum market. The young man said he was well aware of the current Ebola outbreak simmering some 4,000 kilometers to the southeast in the Democratic...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:20:36 GMT
Cameroon:Separatist Clashes Shut Down Schools
[VOA] It is a bright Tuesday morning, with children hawking goods to drivers and passersby on the congested streets of Yaounde. The number of these sidewalk sellers is increasing with the ongoing conflict in Cameroon's English-speaking northwest and ...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:43:10 GMT
Africa:Now Is Not the Time to Give Up On the People of DRC
[IPS] Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo -After more than 20 years of brutal conflict, few might believe that things could get worse in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). And yet they most dishearteningly are.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:16:44 GMT
Rwanda:Roberto Oliveira - Rayon Sports Appoint the Brazilian as Head Coach
[New Times] Rwandan champions Rayon Sports have appointed Brazilian Roberto Oliveira Goncalves do Carmo as their new first-team head coach, replacing Ivan Minneart who is set to be assigned as the club's football academy coach.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:13:57 GMT
Cameroon:Noise Pollution Rife in Douala
[Cameroon Tribune] The sources of noise are varied ranging from the landing and taking off of planes, vehicles hooting passing through, publicity vans and bars.

Central African Republic

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:03:41 GMT
Bemba in Belgium After Release From ICC Detention
[Bemba Trial Website] Jean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese opposition leader freed from International Criminal Court (ICC) detention last Friday, was released to Belgium, whose government did not object to his presence in the country.

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:44:44 GMT
African Nations Pledge to Use Trade to Reduce Poverty
[allAfrica] Geneva -Gambia's Vice President and Minister for Women's Affairs, Fatoumata Jallow-Tambajang, says trade has been a strategic tool for reducing poverty and has delivered incredible gains for the world economy, but it needs to be more full...

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:05:40 GMT
Widows - 'I Was Kicked Out of Our House By His Parents'
[Bhekisisa] If a man dies in the Central African Republic, his wife is at risk of being evicted from their home by his relatives.

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 14:08:31 GMT
Acquittal of Bemba a Blow to Victims
[AI London] Following the International Criminal Court (ICC)'s decision to acquit Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, the former Vice-President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Solomon Sacco, Head of the International Justice team at Amnesty Internati...

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:41:09 GMT
Bemba's Day in Court and Another Blow for the ICC
[African Arguments] In what was arguably the highest-profile conviction in the International Criminal Court's history, the Congolese rebel-turned-politician had been found guilty of crimes against humanity and war crimes and sentenced to 18 years in ...

Chad

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 14:52:09 GMT
Sudan, Chad Continue Border Security Cooperation
[Radio Dabanga] El Geneina -Sudan and Chad have agreed to enhance security cooperation and promote economic, social and political relations on the joint border area.

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 09:57:34 GMT
How the Elite Take Billions Offshore
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] From Cape Verde's white-sand beaches to Niger's vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow.

Comoros

Congo-Brazzaville

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 08:10:28 GMT
Feature - Chinese Doctors Bring Brightness to Congolese Cataract Patients
[Focac] Brazaville -For 65-year-old Balossa Yvonne, a Congolese woman who is suffering from cataract for months, a cure for her illness is to receive a surgery.

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 09:12:21 GMT
2018 Women AFCON Qualifiers - Lionesses En Route to Brazzaville
[Cameroon Tribune] They will play against the Red Devils of Congo at the Stade Alphonse Massemba-Débat on Wednesday June 6, 2018.

Thu, 31 May 2018 12:28:13 GMT
KDF Teams Vow to Conquer Africa After Receiving Flag
[Nation] Eight-time national basketball champions Ulinzi Warriors are ready for the inaugural Africa Masculine Military Basketball Championship due for June 11-21 in Congo, Brazzaville.

Congo-Kinshasa

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:42:06 GMT
As DR Congo Grapples with Ebola, Guinea Keeps Up Its Guard
[VOA] Just after a morning rain, Gourma Mamadou was shopping in this capital city's crowded, open-air Kaloum market. The young man said he was well aware of the current Ebola outbreak simmering some 4,000 kilometers to the southeast in the Democratic...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:43:10 GMT
Now Is Not the Time to Give Up On the People of DRC
[IPS] Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo -After more than 20 years of brutal conflict, few might believe that things could get worse in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). And yet they most dishearteningly are.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:03:41 GMT
Bemba in Belgium After Release From ICC Detention
[Bemba Trial Website] Jean-Pierre Bemba, the Congolese opposition leader freed from International Criminal Court (ICC) detention last Friday, was released to Belgium, whose government did not object to his presence in the country.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:26:35 GMT
President João Lourenço Briefed On DRC
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, on Monday received information on the progress of the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) ahead of next December 23rd general elections.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:13:30 GMT
Ebola Outbreak Poses Challenges for Bush Meat
[VOA] For 25 years, Patrick Matondo has earned a living buying and selling monkeys, bats and other animals popularly known as bush meat along the Congo River. Standing on the riverbank in Mbandaka, a city affected by the deadly new outbreak of the Eb...

Djibouti

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 07:59:25 GMT
Somalia, Djibouti Discuss Security Operation
[Shabelle] Somali PM Hassan Ali Khaire and his Djiboutian counterpart Abdulkadir Kaamil have discussed security and law enforcement cooperation between the two brotherly countries.

Thu, 07 Jun 2018 14:50:32 GMT
Djibouti's many international investment projects set a new pace for economic emergence
[35°N] Djibouti, June 07, 2018 - On 22 February, the Republic of Djibouti terminated the DCT (Doraleh Container Terminal) concession, in which DP World is a shareholder and operator. This decision was taken after numerous unsuccessful attempts to g...

Mon, 28 May 2018 07:23:45 GMT
President Guelleh's Surprise Eid Gift for Mogadishu Orphans
[Dalsan Radio] Eid-Ul-Fitr celebrations came early for Mogadishu orphans when they received a surprise visit by the Ambassador of Djibouti and the Mayor of the Somali capital with special gifts and message from President Ismail Omar Guelleh.

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:20:04 GMT
Small Country With a Big Heart, Djibouti Rescues Hundreds in Cyclone Hit Somaliland
[Dalsan Radio] Djibouti became the first country to come to the rescue of victims of the cyclone Sagar that had pounded the coastal Somaliland a trail of destruction and deaths after it's landfall on Saturday.

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:06:55 GMT
From Djibouti to Jeddah, the Western Indian Ocean Needs Security
[ISS] Crimes like piracy, illegal fishing and the smuggling and trafficking of firearms, narcotics and people continue to threaten security in the Western Indian Ocean. If left unopposed, they severely hamper shipping and the growth of blue or ocean ...

East Africa

East Africa

East African Business Week

Equatorial Guinea

Thu, 07 Jun 2018 08:08:04 GMT
Yaounde, Malabo Reopen Border, Business Thrives
[VOA] Cameroon supplies food items, building material and motor spare parts to Equatorial Guinea while Equatorial Guinea delivers beverages, and vegetable oil to Cameroon.

Thu, 07 Jun 2018 05:45:52 GMT
Controversy Rocks Equatorial Guinea's Camp Ahead of Clash With Harambee Starlets
[Nairobi News] Controversy has rocked Wednesday's women's 2018 Africa Nations Cup qualification match pitting Kenya and Equatorial Guinea in Machakos, amid claims the visiting side has included three ineligible players in their squad for this contest...

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 10:24:05 GMT
Zimbabwe Troops to Stay
[Zimbabwe Independent] Zimbabwe will maintain its soldiers deployed in Equatorial Guinea to provide security to the country's leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as well as train the West African nation's military, it has been established.

Fri, 25 May 2018 11:17:33 GMT
Equatorial Guinea Leader Mbasogo in Harare
[New Zimbabwe] Visiting Equatorial Guinea strongman Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo met President Emmerson Mnangagwa in Harare Wednesday with both leaders later pledging to deepen relations between the two countries.

Fri, 25 May 2018 10:49:49 GMT
'I Travelled With the First Lady to Equatorial Guinea' Captain Jallow
[Foroyaa] Captain Ousman Jallow, told a General Court-Martial that he was among those that left the country together with the President and his to Equatorial Guinea. He said so while testifying as the Fifth Prosecution Witness (PW5) on Thursday the 1...

Eritrea

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:43:42 GMT
President Afewerki Sends Delegation to Ethiopia
[Addis Standard] Eritrea's president announced "today that Eritrea shall dispatch delegation to Addis Abeba to a constructive engagement with Ethiopia," Estifanos Habtemariam, Eritrea's Ambassador to Japan, said on twitter. President Isaias Afewerki ...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:41:00 GMT
Breaking the Ethiopia-Eritrea Impasse
[Addis Fortune] The 'No war-No peace' situation between Ethiopia and Eritrea - pursued as the most preferred survival option by the regime in Asmara - is not tenable anymore. While Ethiopia has all along been consistent in its principled approach tow...

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 22:08:33 GMT
Resolving the Ethiopia-Eritrea Border - What Actually Needs to Be Done?
[African Arguments] Ethiopia has broken the stalemate, but several practical and political challenges remain.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:06:41 GMT
Martyrs Day Commemorations
[Shabait] Asmara -Eritrean nationals in South Sudan and the US have commemorated Martyrs Day with patriotic zeal.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:50:34 GMT
Ethiopia and Eritrea - Turning the Promise of Peace Into the Real Thing
[African Arguments] Ethiopia has made the first move. The next should be for it to put all its detailed concerns on the table.

Ethiopia

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:43:42 GMT
President Afewerki Sends Delegation to Ethiopia
[Addis Standard] Eritrea's president announced "today that Eritrea shall dispatch delegation to Addis Abeba to a constructive engagement with Ethiopia," Estifanos Habtemariam, Eritrea's Ambassador to Japan, said on twitter. President Isaias Afewerki ...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:55:32 GMT
Ethiopia's National Reforms Rouse Local Tensions
[African Arguments] Ethiopia's transition has raised expectations across the country. The effects of this can be seen in rising unrest in the south.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:39:00 GMT
The Speed At Which Abiy Ahmed Takes Things Has Begun to Unnerve Many...
[Addis Fortune] The speed at which Abiy Ahmed (PhD), chairman of the ruling EPRDF, takes things has begun to unnerve many in the party, gossip observed. His popular rhetoric may have pleased a large number of the public, but his accountability lies w...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:44:06 GMT
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, President's Advisory Council On Doing Business in Africa Set for Fact-Finding Mission to Ethiopia
[U.S. Embassy Addis Ababa] WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced today that he will lead a delegation from the President's Advisory Council on Doing Business in Africa (PAC-DBIA) on a fact-finding mission to Ghana later this m...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:26:09 GMT
Kenyatta Heads to IGAD Meeting as Leaders Review South Sudan Peace Process
[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta is Thursday set to depart for Addis Ababa to attend a regional meeting on ongoing efforts to restore peace in South Sudan.

Ethiopia Walta

Gabon

Gambia

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:04:13 GMT
Media Personnel Are Not Punching Bags
[Foroyaa] Information is power. With information there is a lot that one can achieve. Journalists are important in society because they bring the news and therefore keep the public out of the dark.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:04:11 GMT
Deputies Adopt Report On Land, Regional Government
[Foroyaa] The National Assembly (NA) Select Committee on Lands and Regional Government on Monday June 18th 2018, laid their report before Deputies for consideration and adoption. This session is the second sitting in the first Legislative year of the...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:04:08 GMT
NAMS Suspend Sittings Due to Faraba Incident Visit Family Members At Mortuary, Faraba Village
[Foroyaa] Members of the National Assembly, Monday June 18th, suspended the just opened second sitting in the first Legislative year of the National Assembly for 2018, as the Faraba banta incident was brought to their attention. The house was in orde...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:04:04 GMT
At the 'Janneh' Commission NAWEC MD, Finance Director Reappear
[Foroyaa] Amat Cham, the Finance Director of NAWEC, as well as the Managing Director of the Company, Baba Fatajo, yesterday Monday June 18th, reappeared before the 'Janneh' Commission to continue testimony in connection to NAWEC's contracts.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:03:57 GMT
Father of Slain Faraba Protester Demand Immediate Justice
[Foroyaa] Saidou Bah father of 17 year old Ismaila Bah killed during the Faraba Banta incident, has demanded immediate justice from the Government of the day and urged them to investigate and find the root cause of how his son died.

Ghana

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:37:35 GMT
6 in Court for Transporting Marijuana
[Ghanaian Times] Six people, including three teenagers, from Jasikan, in the Volta Region, who were hauling 767.079 grams of marijuana on a convoy of two tricycles and a vehicle, to Accra, appeared before the Ho Circuit Court last Wednesday.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:37:32 GMT
Government Secures U.S.$300,000 Facility for Schools of Hygiene
[Ghanaian Times] Government has secured a $300,000 African Development Bank facility to support the schools of hygiene in the country, Mr Joseph Kofi Adda, the Minister for Sanitation and Water Resources has announced.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:37:31 GMT
Teachers Must Protect the Girl-Child
[Ghanaian Times] ONE profession that is noble and very respectful in this country and the world at large is teaching. Teachers serve as symbols of discipline and role models for many people in society.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:37:27 GMT
Stephen Adei - Review Criminal Laws to Deal With Corruption
[Ghanaian Times] Professor Stephen Adei, a former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), has advocated urgent review of the country's criminal laws to make it easy to deal with the rising spate of corruption.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:37:23 GMT
Mampong Technical College of Education Gets Huge Boost
[Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Education has supplied 2,586 pieces of assorted science, ICT, technical and vocational equipment to the Mampong Technical College of Education in its bid to deliver quality technical education in the country, using th...

Guinea

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:42:06 GMT
As DR Congo Grapples with Ebola, Guinea Keeps Up Its Guard
[VOA] Just after a morning rain, Gourma Mamadou was shopping in this capital city's crowded, open-air Kaloum market. The young man said he was well aware of the current Ebola outbreak simmering some 4,000 kilometers to the southeast in the Democratic...

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:41:33 GMT
Best African XI - CM - Naby Keita
[FirstTouch] The 2017/18 season was as entertaining as any. Our African players took the European leagues by storm once more as they were taught by the legends who left a mark in these leagues as early as the 1970s. Most definitely, Mo Salah has been...

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:24:39 GMT
President Alpha Conde Visits Ghana
[Ghana Govt.] The President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, has paid a day's working visit to Ghana.

Mon, 04 Jun 2018 08:59:31 GMT
Treated as Trash - The Death of Mouctar Diallo
[VOA] Mouctar Diallo came to New York City from Guinea seeking a life "for the better." Then he entered the bruising world of Sanitation Salvage.

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 10:59:43 GMT
Wanted - Honorary Consuls For 'Cash-Strapped' African Nations
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax...

Guinea Bissau

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 11:16:01 GMT
Guinea Bissau Condemns U.S. Blockade On Cuba
[New Dawn] Guinea Bissau Ambassador to Cuba Abel Coelho has rejected the economic, commercial and financial blockade that the United States maintains against Cuba.

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 10:59:43 GMT
Wanted - Honorary Consuls For 'Cash-Strapped' African Nations
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Honorary consuls occupy a little-known niche in the global elite. Many work to rigorous standards, but for others their avowed love for their adopted country is not always reflected in their tax...

Kenya

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:38:39 GMT
Outrage at Amina Mohamed's Ban on School Visiting Days
[AAF] Johannesburg -Kenyan exams have in the past been marred with rampant cheating. Teachers, learners and security guards have ended in court for their participation in these notorious acts.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:32:31 GMT
Education Boss Bans Public Events in Schools
[Nation] The government has banned public events, including visiting days, from schools with effect from next week.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:19:57 GMT
MPs Call for Serious Probe on Fake Sugar
[Nation] MPs have demanded thorough investigations into those involved in the contraband sugar business in the country.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:19:31 GMT
Security Officers Accused of Rape in 2017 Elections
[Nation] Majority of sexual violence cases reported during the 2017 General Election were perpetrated by security personnel, a human right report revealed on Tuesday.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 04:12:29 GMT
Why Cold Weather Won't Lead to Baby Boom - Sexologist
[Nairobi News] Nairobi sexologist Maurice Matheka has demystified the common notion that cold seasons are always accompanied with baby making.

Kenya Daily Nation

Kenya East African

Kenya Headlines

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:29:30 +0300
MCAs fight over roads to their homes
The Nyamira legislators deferred over setting funds aside to repair roads to their houses.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:34:30 +0300
Kanze Dena debut press briefing
At some point she addressed the media as ‘mtazamaji' in the near flawless press briefing.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:14:30 +0300
Barrack Obama second coming
Barrack Obama visit is expected to create jobs for Kenyan youth's, improve innovations and improve the US-Kenya economic ties.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:14:30 +0300
Man found dead in night club room
The 26 year old is reported to have arrived at the night club in the company of two women

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:45:30 +0300
Nairobi's Outering Road top killer
1348 have been killed on Kenyan roads for the past five months in 2018.

Kenya News

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:34:30 +0300
Kanze Dena debut press briefing
At some point she addressed the media as 'mtazamaji' in the near flawless press briefing.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:14:30 +0300
Barrack Obama second coming
Barrack Obama visit is expected to create jobs for Kenyan youth's, improve innovations and improve the US-Kenya economic ties.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:25:30 +0300
Consumers pay the price as country awash with fake products
Life today means a daily encounter with fake products, right from the cooking ingredients in the kitchen to the electronic appliances waiting to blow

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:20:30 +0300
Tough measures to keep off sex pests
The Ministry of Education has released measures aimed at ensuring students' safety in schools. The measures will also see sex pests kept off schools.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:16:30 +0300
Kura calls for laws on cost of projects
Kura acting Director-General Silas Kinoti told The Standard such regulations would lead to reduction in cost overruns.

Lesotho

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:37:56 GMT
Not a School in Sight - Autistic Children Travel 500 Km to Learn
[Bhekisisa] A mother's love led her to South Africa to find a school for her son with autism.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:51:58 GMT
Local Contractors Cry Foul Over Chinese Dominance
[Lesotho Times] LOCAL contractors have ganged up to fight what they describe as the "glaring bias" which has seen major government construction tenders being awarded to Chinese companies.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:51:55 GMT
Ribaneng Accident Declared National Disaster
[Lesotho Times] THE government has declared the Ribaneng bus accident that recently killed 14 passengers and severely injured 22 others in the Mafeteng district a national disaster.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:51:54 GMT
Basotho Want Electoral System Changed
[Lesotho Times] MOST Basotho want a change in the electoral system and more powers to be given to the King as they feel that the current governance institutions fall short of their expected effectiveness in addressing the economic, social, and politi...

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:51:52 GMT
Thabane Fraud Suspect Granted M5k Bail
[Lesotho Times] THABANG Mojakhomo, who is facing charges of defrauding the First Lady, 'Maesaiah Thabane's Trust Fund of M65 000, was yesterday granted M5000 bail by Maseru Magistrate Litṧitso Selialia.

Liberia

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:43:04 GMT
Hasal Petitions Legislature for Legal Status
[Observer] At least 125 students from 48 Nurse Assistant Schools and related Nursing Aid Institutions from Montserrado, Margibi and Bong counties, under the umbrella of the Health Assistant Schools Association of Liberia (HASAL), have petitioned the ...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:01:34 GMT
President Weah Makes Additional Nominations, Appointments in Govt
[Govt of Liberia] President George Weah has made additional appointments/nominations in Government affecting the National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL), the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), the National Security Agency (NSA), the Liberia ...

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:12:27 GMT
Senate Receives Free Health Services, Medical Care Act
[Observer] An Act to establish a fund to finance the provision of free health services and medical care for the aged and disabled Liberian citizens has been submitted to the Senate for enactment into law.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:12:39 GMT
Give President Weah a Chance!
[Observer] Much has been said about the controversial loan scheme undertaken by the Weah Administration to finance road development projects in the country. Many have argued that the loans were contracted out of the well-known channels of the Bretton...

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:12:33 GMT
Central Bank Places 5 Insurance Companies Under Provisional Administration
[Observer] Headquarters of the Central Bank of Liberia

Liberian Dialogue

Madagascar

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 10:09:25 GMT
UN Chief Welcomes Formation of Unity Govt
[UN News] United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the formation on Monday of a government of national unity in Madagascar led by a non-partisan Prime Minister, as requested by the nation's leading constitutional court.

Mon, 04 Jun 2018 15:45:29 GMT
Locals Pioneer Safer Fishing Alternatives to Protect Seas Off Madagascar
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Antananarivo -In a small boat off the coast of Madagascar, Idrissa Tsirvelo struggled with a spanner on his rusted dive cylinder, then put a regulator in his mouth and disappeared under the water, risking death illegally ...

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 09:17:03 GMT
Madagascar Tops Group A, Sets Up Last 8 Meeting With South Africa
[SAFA] 1 June 2018- Madagascar ensured top place in Group A at the COSAFA Cup in Polokwane on Thursday, 31 May 2018 with a 1-0 victory over the Comoros Islands to finish one point ahead of Mozambique, who made heavy weather of beating the Seychelles ...

Wed, 30 May 2018 13:09:52 GMT
Mozambique Win, Seychelles Hold Madagascar in Group A
[CAF] The Seychelles played spoilers at the COSAFA Cup on Tuesday, holding a 10-man Madagascar to a 1-1 draw and opening up a chance for Mozambique to yet emerge as winners when Group A is concluded on Thursday.

Thu, 31 May 2018 16:02:32 GMT
Malagasy Week - Mauritians to Discover Cultural Richness of Madagascar
[Government of Mauritius] The Ministry of Arts and Culture, in collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Madagascar in Mauritius, is organising a series of activities during the month of June to mark the Malagasy Week in the context of the ce...

Malawi

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:24:40 GMT
UN Clarifies On Funding to Civil Society for Elections
[Nyasa Times] The United Nations (UN) offices in Lilongwe have swiftly reacted to reports that some Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) accredited by the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) to conduct voter and civic education for next year's elections ...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:22:39 GMT
Thousands Pay Last Respects to Army Chief Chinjala
[Nyasa Times] Thousands of Malawians on Tuesday gathered in Area 47, Lilongwe to pay last respects to one of Malawi's most decorated millitary official, Brigadier General Chinjala Rtd who passed away in the early hours of Monday at Kamuzu Barracks ho...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:22:00 GMT
Former Opposition Leader Tembo's Family Refutes Death Rumors
[Nyasa Times] The family of former opposition leader and Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president, John Zenasi Ungapake (JZU)Tembo has refuted rumors circulation on social media that JZU is dead.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:18:50 GMT
Financing for Salima-Lilongwe Water Project Not Ready, Says Malawi Finance Minister
[Nyasa Times] Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Goodall Gondwe has responded to calls from opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) and Budget and Finance Committee in Parliament on why the Salima-Lilongwe water project has no fund...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:10:25 GMT
Bushiri Is Up for Something Bigger - the World Must Watch Out!
[Nyasa Times] He carries a crazy face and a funny hairstyle; on Twitter, he sounds messy, crude and unthinking. But be advised: Donald J Trump is not any close to such lunatic descriptions.

Malawi Maravi Post

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

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

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

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

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

Malawi Times

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:37:19 +0000
DPP convention heats up
The Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) elective convection scheduled for July 1 to 3 at Comesa Hall in Blantyre will see the party’s heavyweights competing with each other in various positions, The Daily Times has established. Among other notable f...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:32:16 +0000
CSOs, Lazarus Chakwera meet over anti-government petition
Civil society organisations (CSOs) that led the April 27 anti-government demonstrations yesterday met Leader of the Opposition in Parliament, Lazarus Chakwera, to express their dismay at government’s apparent failure to address concerns raised in t...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:28:22 +0000
Access to formal financial services up
Households’ access to formal financial services has jumped by 12 percentage points from 17 percent in 2013 to 29 percent in 2018, results of the latest Financial Literacy and Capability Survey have shown. The survey results come at a time informal ...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:25:46 +0000
Albert Mpinganjira Unaware of new Wanderers’ role
Be Forward Wanderers Reserve Coach, Albert ‘Kika’ Mpinganjira, has said he is unaware of his promotion to the senior side where he was expected to deputise his elder brother, Bob. The development comes when Wanderers have crashed out of the Airte...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 06:25:40 +0000
No room for compromise in healthcare system
Reports that over half of the healthcare facilities in the country do not take issues of water, sanitation and hygiene seriously are disheartening. Disheartening because, in the first place, healthcare facilities are synonymous with hope. People batt...

Mali

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:55:28 GMT
Presidential Elections Critical to Consolidate Democracy, Says UN Peacekeeping Chief
[UN News] Though the past 12 months had been the most encouraging in terms of advancing the peace process in Mali, security challenges still pose a dangerous threat, with civilians and security forces still being attacked, the top United Nations peac...

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:24:50 GMT
The Niger-Mali Border - Subordinating Military Action to a Political Strategy
[ICG] The Nigerien government and its allies' use of military force and non-state armed proxies to curtail jihadist groups along the Niger-Mali border is stoking intercommunal conflict. Niger should instead adopt a political approach which includes r...

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 07:53:05 GMT
Education Lifeline in Mali Under Attack - UNICEF
[VOA] The U.N. Children's Fund (UNICEF) reports education in war-torn Mali is in a state of crisis and in urgent need of international support to repair the damaged education system and get children back to school.

Fri, 08 Jun 2018 11:42:20 GMT
Migrant Superheroes, Dodgy Donors, and Redesigning Aid - the Cheat Sheet
[IRIN] Geneva -Every Friday, IRIN's team of specialist editors offers a round-up of humanitarian trends and developments from around the globe.

Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:08:40 GMT
UN Calls for Calm in Mali
[UN News] According to news reports, police used tear gas to break up opposition supporters who had planned to march through the capital, calling for more transparency, ahead of presidential elections due to take place next month.

Mauritania

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 09:46:00 GMT
The Unspeakable Truth About Slavery in Mauritania
[Bhekisisa] Photojournalist, Seif Kousmate, photographed and interviewed current and former slaves in Mauritania and got imprisoned by police in the process.

Mauritius

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:36:15 GMT
Budget 2018-19 - The Tricks in Mogas and Diesel Prices
[L'Express] 1. The cynicism of rising and falling prices within one month

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:47:11 GMT
Budget 2018-2019 - Provision of Decent Dwelling for All Families
[Government of Mauritius] A vast programme of construction of decent houses and apartments for low income families is announced in Budget 2018-2019. The aim is to create an inclusive and equitable society and improve the quality of life of all Maurit...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:47:09 GMT
Budget 2018-2019 - Building the Infrastructure to Transform Mauritius
[Government of Mauritius] Budget 2018-19 underscores that building a strategic and modern infrastructure remains a prerequisite towards creating the appropriate physical infrastructure that measures up to the vision of a future of modernity, high inc...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:47:09 GMT
Budget 2018-2019 - Maximising Opportunities From Ocean Economy
[Government of Mauritius] Budget 2018-2019 lays emphasis on the ocean economy of Mauritius as the next avenue for the import substitution strategy and for export growth in the medium and long-term. To fully tap the economic possibilities of the ocean...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:47:07 GMT
Budget 2018-2019 - Investing in the Public Utilities Sector Remains Government's Priority
[Government of Mauritius] Budget 2018-2019 makes provision for a water supply infrastructure development programme which will be geared towards improving water supply across the country. In this context, over the next three years some Rs 3.3 billion ...

Mozambique

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:19:37 GMT
Kenya Outlast Mozambique in Davis Cup Tie
[Nation] Hosts Kenya on Tuesday continued their dominance in the Davis Cup Africa Zone Group III Tennis Championship as they collected an easy 3-0 win over Mozambique

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:31:09 GMT
Several Killed in Islamist Rebellion
[CAJ News] Maputo -AN armed Islamist group has recently killed at least 39 people and displaced more 1 000 others in recent weeks. More than 400 homes have been burned down in the past two weeks, displacing people in three districts in the province o...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:46:31 GMT
Armed Groups Burn Villages
[HRW] Attacks by armed groups in Mozambique's northern province of Cabo Delgado have killed at least 39 people and displaced more than 1,000 since May 2018. Hundreds of families fled their villages after suspected members of an armed Islamist group b...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:31:34 GMT
Nyusi Orders Training Sessions for Local Officials
[AIM] Maputo -Maxixe (Mozambique), 18 Jun (AIM) - Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi told reporters on Sunday that he has recommended that the government of the southern province of Inhambane should organise specific training session for heads of loca...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 07:31:33 GMT
Anadarko Reaches LNG Deal With Tokyo Gas and Centrica
[AIM] Maputo -The Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum Corporation has announced that the Mozambique LNG1 Company Pte. Ltd., has signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (Tokyo Gas) and Centrica LNG Company Ltd. (Centrica) for the long-te...

Namibia

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:12:37 GMT
HIV/AIDS Deaths Drop From 10 000 to 4 000
[Namibian] FIGURES released by the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief have revealed that the number of people dying of HIV-AIDS has dropped from 10 000 per year to 4 000 between 1991 and 2016 in Namibia.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:52:58 GMT
Allegations of Ghost Beneficiaries Haunt Bukalo
[New Era] Katima Mulilo -Residents of Bukalo, 40 kilometres east of Katima Mulilo, who were relocated to pave way for development by the Bukalo Village Council are blaming the same council for the delay by government to pay them for vacating their la...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:08:13 GMT
Media Applauds the Patriot's Victory
[Namibian] THE High Court's dismissal of the Namibia Central Intelligence Service's bid to prevent a newspaper from publishing information about its property deals has been widely applauded in the media sector.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:10:30 GMT
Ex-Cop's Jail Term for Murder Cut On Appeal
[Namibian] A FORMER policeman who killed a young man in a street shooting in Windhoek nearly five years ago has received a reduction of three years from the 18-year prison term to which he was sentenced at the end of his trial last year.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:40:11 GMT
Domestic Workers Fight Against GBV
[Namibian] LOWEST paid and vulnerable to gender-based violence, the voices of the domestic workers who clean the households of wealthy families need to be heard.

Niger

Sat, 16 Jun 2018 12:29:03 GMT
Meet Pan-Africanist Nigerian Filmmaker, Photographer Taye Balogun
[East African] Taye Balogun is a Nigerian-born filmmaker-cum-photographer, activist, pan-Africanist and social campaigner who has been in the film scene for over eight years.

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 11:24:50 GMT
The Niger-Mali Border - Subordinating Military Action to a Political Strategy
[ICG] The Nigerien government and its allies' use of military force and non-state armed proxies to curtail jihadist groups along the Niger-Mali border is stoking intercommunal conflict. Niger should instead adopt a political approach which includes r...

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 14:50:07 GMT
Attacks in Diffa Leaves Nine Dead
[allAfrica] Three suicide bombers, two women and a man, have blown themselves up in Diffa in south-east of Niger. The region is said to be very busy in the evenings during Ramadan. Reports say the first explosions took place near a mosque, the second...

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 16:03:28 GMT
Grand Mufti Deplores Terrorist Attack On Niger Mosque
[Egypt Online] Grand Mufti Shawqi Allam condemned on Tuesday 5/6/2018 a terrorist attack that targeted a mosque in Niger's southeastern city of Diffa, leaving 10 worshipers dead.

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 09:57:34 GMT
How the Elite Take Billions Offshore
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] From Cape Verde's white-sand beaches to Niger's vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow.

Nigeria

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:48:02 GMT
Buhari Signs 2018 Budget
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2018 appropriation bill containing the year's federal spending details as approved by the National Assembly.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:30:47 GMT
Army Returns Boko Haram Victims to Own Communities
[This Day] Maiduguri -Over 2,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Guzamala Local Government Area, who fled at the peak of Boko Haram insurgency to Maiduguri, Borno State, were escorted back home yesterday by the Nigerian military.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:08:00 GMT
Meeting of Sahel Saharan Security Chiefs Hosted in Nigeria
[Guardian] Abuja -Nigeria is to host the seventh meeting of the Ministers of Defence of Sahel Saharan State from June 20 to 22, 2018. The parley is geared at consolidating on the fight against terrorism in the region.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:26:01 GMT
Govt Tightens Security At Airports, Borders Over Islamic State Threat
[This Day] Following reports that the Islamic State (ISIS) is sneaking extremists from Syria into Nigeria, the federal government has directed the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Nigerian Customs Service (NCS), Federal Airports Authority of Niger...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 04:59:50 GMT
Govt Outlines Plan to Permanently Solve Farmers-Herders Crisis
[Premium Times] The federal government has presented a plan to permanently solve the farmers-herders conflicts in Nigeria which has claimed the lives of thousands over the years.

Nigeria African Herald Express

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 14:06:44 +0000
Nnamdi Kanu: Abia High Court grants bail to Jews
– From Amanze Ajiaku – On June, 2018, the Abia State High Court sitting in Umuahia granted bail to seven out of the nine Jewish [...]

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:18:05 +0000
Biafra: What have we learned?
– By Prof. Uzodinma Nwala – Let me quickly dismiss certain lingering pernicious fallacies that have dominated all discussion about the coup of January 15, [...]

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 12:12:41 +0000
Senate moves against Defence Minister on anti-grazing law
– By Emman Ovuakporie – Senate on Wednesday directed the Minister of Defence, Dan Ali Monsur to retract the statement he made that the anti-grazing [...]

Wed, 06 Jun 2018 08:44:57 +0000
Mr ‘Buhari’, Biafran genocide was not soft, it was real – IPOB
— By IPOB Central Command of the Directorate of State — In the Vanguard newspaper published on June 4, 2018 and other media, it was [...]

Nigeria National Mirror

Mon, 28 May 2018 10:50:46 +0000
Tanzanian Student Commits Suicide After Losing A Bet In Liverpool
Mbeya. One man, identified as Mr Moses Mashaka from Sinde ward in Mbeya Region has been found dead in his room on Sunday. The man hanged to death after he … The post Tanzanian Student Commits Suicide After Losing A Bet In Liverpool appeared fi...

Wed, 23 May 2018 19:32:15 +0000
2019: Our Re-election Will Be Easy – Lai Mohammed
The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, has expressed confidence that President Muhammadu Buhari will emerge victorious in the 2019 general elections. The minister made this known on … The post 2019: Our Re-election Will Be E...

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:10:21 +0000
Omokri To Buhari: “My University In England Had A Module On Abacha’s Thievery”
What type of anti-corruption crusader chooses Abacha, a proven thief, who was also a blood thirsty buffoon, as his mentor?” Omokri wondered. “When I schooled in England, my university had … The post Omokri To Buhari: “My Universi...

Wed, 23 May 2018 06:26:43 +0000
Lawmakers, Others Accuse Shell Of Abandoning Community
Odimodi Federated Communities in Burutu Local Government Area, of Delta State have been thrown into crisis, after a 24 inches Trans Ramos crude oil pipeline owned by Shell Petroleum Development Company … The post Lawmakers, Others Accuse Shel...

Tue, 22 May 2018 19:20:35 +0000
Buhari Finally Hits Back At Obasanjo Over $16bn Power Project
President Muhammadu Buhari has thrown caution to the win and seems ready to damn the consequences. On Tuesday, he queried the decision to spend $16 billion on power infrastructure during … The post Buhari Finally Hits Back At Obasanjo Over $16...

Nigeria Nigeria Sturvs News

Nigeria Sun News

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:59:09 +0000
ECOSOCC brainstorms on tackling insecurity, poverty in Nigeria
Okwe Obi, Abuja Piqued by insecurity, poverty, and social injustice ravaging Nigeria and the African continent, the Economic, Social and Cultural Council of the African Union (AU-ECOSOCC), on Wednesday, put on its thinking cap to arrest the situation...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:51:50 +0000
Ogun tops National Productivity Merit Award list
Ogun State has again top the Productivity Merit Award list, as a result of high priority placed on health sector by the Governor Ibikunle Amosun-led administration. The Merit Award which was presented by President Mohammadu Buhari to Dr. Somade Taofe...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:46:51 +0000
Ministry honours 16 staff for outstanding performances
Samuel Bello, Abuja Following an assessment of the performance of employees and commitment to their work, the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, on Tuesday, awarded 16 of its staffers with Honourable Minister’s Outstanding Performance and ...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:31:06 +0000
Road construction: LASTMA commends motorists’ patience, cooperation
The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), on Wednesday, lauded motorists and commuters for their understanding, support and cooperation since the State Government commenced massive road rehabilitation across the state, revealing that a n...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:14:20 +0000
Okowa offers N2.5m lifeline for Delta co-joined twins
Paul Osuyi, Asaba Succour has come the way of the parents of the Siamese twins delivered last month at the Delta State University Teaching Hospital (DELSUTH), Oghara, following the presentation of a cheque of N2.5 million by the state government. The...

Nigeria The Nation

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:23:31 +0000
68.5m people displaced globally – UNHCR
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi, said the number of people forced to flee their homes in 2017 rose to 68.5 million, warning that the world’s displacement hotspots “are becoming hotter”. Grandi also said nearly three...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:16:32 +0000
Eagles over cloud, ready to soar – NFF
Seyi Akinwunmi, the first Vice-President, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Tuesday said the Super Eagles had put behind them the disappointment of defeat by Croatia to face the next matches. He said that the Eagles were now ready to go for the m...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:46:45 +0000
U.S. withdraws from UN Human Rights Commission
The U.S. on Tuesday withdrew from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday accusing it of a “chronic bias against Israel.” U.S. envoy to the UN Nikki Haley, who announced her country’s decision in Washington, slammed Russia, China, Cu...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:39:56 +0000
Jack Wilshere to leave Arsenal for free
Midfielder Jack Wilshere has announced he will leave London club Arsenal when his contract expires at the end of June. In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Wilshere – who came through Arsenal’s academy and made his first-team debut for the club in ...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 04:47:14 +0000
2018 9jaSAFE: Ex-IGP Smith, Admiral Olukoya, others to govern award
Former Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Musiliu Smith and former Military Governor of Ondo State, Rear Admiral Sunny Olukoya (rtd) have been appointed as governing board members for the 2018 edition of the Nigeria Safety Award for Excellence Hall ...

Nigeria The Will

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:01:34 +0000
FG To Disburse $322m Abacha Loot To Poorest Nigerians
SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, (THEWILL) – The Federal Government is making final preparation to disburse $322 million fund repatriated from the accounts of former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha in Switzerland to Nigerians. The National Coord...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:15:30 +0000
Army Arrests Suspected Killers Of Ortom’s Aide
SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Army has announced the arrest of three gang members of the wanted militia leader, Mr Terwase Akwaza, who confessed to the killing of the Senior Special Assistant to the Benue state governor on Sp...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:09:09 +0000
Kano State Police Command Denies Report On Shooting
BEVERLY HILLS, June 20, (THEWILL) – The Kano Police Command has denied a media report alleging that its officers shot four persons at Shoporite located in Ado Bayero Shopping Mall Kano on June 17. The denial is contained in a statement signed b...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:08:59 +0000
Two Dead As Wood From Truck Falls Off Ojuelegba Bridge
SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, (THEWILL) – Two persons died when a truck loaded with boards and plywood tilted on the Ojuelegba Bridge, Surulere, Lagos State late on Tuesday evening. Two other persons were also injured, according to an update provided...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 09:59:10 +0000
FG Releases N1.580tr To MDAs For 2017 – Adeosun
BEVERLY HILLS, June 20, (THEWILL) – The Federal Government has announced that a total of N1,580,270,755,084.44 (One trillion, five hundred and eighty billion, two hundred and seventy million, seven hundred and fifty-five thousand, eighty-four n...

Rwanda

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:16:44 GMT
Roberto Oliveira - Rayon Sports Appoint the Brazilian as Head Coach
[New Times] Rwandan champions Rayon Sports have appointed Brazilian Roberto Oliveira Goncalves do Carmo as their new first-team head coach, replacing Ivan Minneart who is set to be assigned as the club's football academy coach.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:44:37 GMT
Perception Survey - What Do Investors Think of Rwanda?
[New Times] An investor perception survey released Monday shows that Rwanda is a preferred destination due to the political stability and security.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:17:05 GMT
Mutuelle Subscribers Urged to Use Irembo Amid System Breakdown
[New Times] There have been complaints by some people that they have been having trouble with the new online payment system for community health insurance, Mutuelle de Santé.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:58:46 GMT
Tour Du Rwanda 2018 - Safety, Anti-Doping Remain Top Priority
[New Times] Rwanda Cycling Federation, (Ferwacy) president, Aimable Bayingana, has stressed that safety of cyclists and the fight against the use performance-enhancing drugs remains top priority at this year's edition of Tour of Rwanda come August 5-...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:57:42 GMT
How the New Tax Law Will Affect Small Businesses
[New Times] Small businesses with an annual turnover of Rwf20-50 million will have to ensure their books are in order after the Rwanda Revenue Authority revised their model of computing income tax.

Sao Tome and Principe

Senegal

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:15:00 GMT
Teranga Lions Devour Poland in 2 - 1 Win
[allAfrica] Cape Town -You had to feel for Senegal. The Teranga Lions stepped into their match after all their fellow African teams had either drawn or lost their respective games. Hardly encouraging, especially with Poland ranked 8th on Fifa's globa...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 20:28:19 GMT
Ft World Cup 2018 - Africa's Winless Streak Perpetuated By a Set-Piece and 90th Minute 'Curse.'
[FirstTouch] It began with the Pharaohs of Egypt. Matched up against the two-time world champions, Uruguay in a Group A clash, a match they had lost already on paper and in the eyes of many 'pragmatic' football enthusiasts. The lack of optimism origi...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:32:04 GMT
Why Senegal Is Africa's Best Bet At Russia 2018
[Monitor] Five countries are representing Africa at the 2018 Fifa World Cup that got underway in Russia Thursday. Collectively, the continent has just three quarterfinal appearances (Cameroon at Italia '90; Senegal at South Korea & Japan 2002; Ghana ...

Sat, 16 Jun 2018 11:22:38 GMT
Ramadan's Magic Hour: Ndogou in Senegal
[VOA] The light fades from golden to gray as sundown approaches, a signal to those fasting for Ramadan that it's almost time to break the day's fast.

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:03:22 GMT
Activists Abortion Laws Lead Women to Infanticide, Prison
[VOA] Infanticide is the second most important cause of female incarceration in Senegal. Rights groups, who have raised concern over the conditions of women's detention, blame the country's restrictive laws on abortion. Many are calling on the govern...

Seychelles

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:39:55 GMT
Spicy Octopus Coconut Curry Wins 1st Prize in Seychelles Tourism Board Photo Competition
[Seychelles News Agency] A photo "bursting with flavour" that got 282 likes online earned Alexander Jovanović first prize in the Seychelles Tourism Board's (STB) Facebook photography competition.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:50:21 GMT
Seychelles National Botanical Gardens to Host International Schools Debate Focused On Oceans in July
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' National Botanical Gardens Foundation is for the first time this year hosting an international schools debates organised by the Trust for Sustainable Living.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:50:56 GMT
Creole Version of Seychelles' Constitution Presented to President - Copies Available to Public
[Seychelles News Agency] The first copy of the Creole version of the Seychelles Constitution was presented to President Danny Faure on Saturday in a ceremony as part of the activities to commemorate Constitution Day on June 18.

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 12:08:20 GMT
Experts Protecting Seychelles From Parasite That Could Devastate Bees - and Agriculture
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles is receiving help from two experts from the neighbouring island of Reunion to educate beekeepers and relevant local authorities about the threat of varroa mites - a parasite that attacks bees.

Mon, 11 Jun 2018 14:28:16 GMT
Seychelles President Shocks G7 Meeting With Ocean Trash Photos
[Seychelles News Agency] The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, shocked the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) nations with photographs of the damage being done to the island nation's Aldabra atoll by plastic pollution and other types of litter co...

Sierra Leone

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:34:51 GMT
Man, 21, Remanded for Wounding With Intent
[Concord] Magistrate Santigie Bangura, presiding at the Siaka Steven Street Magistrates' Court No 1, yesterday (18th June) remanded 21-year-old Mohamed Issa Turay for wounding with intent.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:34:47 GMT
Husband Testifies Against Brother in-Law in Murder Trial
[Concord] Prosecution Witness No.6, Abdul Kabia, yesterday testified against his brother in-law, Ibrahim Sorie Kamara, before Judge Alfred Tommy Ganda at the Ross Road High Court No.1.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:34:46 GMT
Audit Report 2016 - No Contract Agreement for Erection of Mobile Mast On Top of Youyi Building
[Concord] The 2018 Audit General report has disclosed that there was no contract agreement for the erection of mobile companies' masts on the roof top of Youyi building.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:34:43 GMT
Minister of Foreign Affairs Signs Over U.S.$44 Million Grant With U.S. Govt.
[Concord] In a bid to broaden and bolster economic and technical cooperation between the United States of America and the Republic of Sierra Leone, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Dr. Alie Kabba, has signed two assistan...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 10:34:42 GMT
PFMICP Donates ICT Equipment to Information Ministry
[Concord] A representative of the Public Financial Management Improvement and Consideration Project (PFMICP), a World Bank project under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MoFED), has donated ICT items to the Ministry of Information an...

Sierra Leone Patriotic Vanguard


Ontario: Premier-Designate Doug Ford meets with federal counterparts
Premier-designate Doug Ford met Thursday with Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and David MacNaughton, Canada's Ambassador to the United States, to discuss the ongoing NAFTA negotiations and how Canada and Ontario will work together to...


Sierra Leone: IMF presents current picture of economy
Contributed An International Monetary Fund ( IMF) delegation recently visited Sierra Leone from June 4 to 12, 2018. The main purpose of the mission, according to official sources, was to conduct an assessment of the economy inherited by President Bi...


Credit rating agency for BRICS
Commentary From Kester Kenn Klomegah in Moscow* Experts on regional strategic policy have urged BRICS member countries to step up efforts towards setting up its own credit rating agency as an effective mechanism to consolidate the bloc's new multifa...


Toronto, Canada:Taste of Africa and Mask Festival
Tegloma Canada Organization invites you to all you can taste from Sierra Leone to Senegal, from Morocco to Mozambique and Caribbean dishes. Enjoy Sounds of Africa and the Caribbean - from Colabo, LXG, Emmerson, Yusuf N'dour, Makeba, Lucky Dube, Papa...


Sierra Leone: President Bio promises to introduce Students' Loan Scheme
His Excellency President Julius Maada Bio has said his government will introduce the students' loan scheme that will provide loans facilities to deserving students to access higher education across the country. He made this statement Saturday while ...

Sierra Leone Standard Times

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 00:42:15 +0000
EPASL’s Executive Chairperson shows confidence about wherever the Agency will be supervised and raises concern about commitment of those who are involved in its daily activities
Exclusive Interview: By Ishmael Kindama Dumbuya In an exclusive interview with Standard Times Environment, the newly appointed Executive Chairperson of the Environment Protection Agency, Dr. Foday Moriba Jaward had said that he is not bothered about ...

Sat, 09 Jun 2018 09:51:09 +0000
New Executive Chairperson takes up Leadership responsibilities at the Environment Protection Agency
Within the few months or years, Dr. Jaward promised that there is going to be a massive reform within the EPASL where they will adopt a holistic approach in other to enhance environmental education, investigation, management and constructive engageme...

Sat, 09 Jun 2018 07:52:11 +0000
ATTORNEY GENERAL BETRAYED: Rasputin of the Law Officers Department
Grigori Rasputin was a Russian Monk who came to exert tremendous influence over the Tsar Nicholas 11 and his family during the 1st World War. His influence was combined with reputation for debauchery, that he steadily used and discredited the imperia...

Sat, 09 Jun 2018 07:43:26 +0000
MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEMANDS ACCOUNTABILITY: Operations of Transport and Ports Management
The Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning has begun taking the necessary steps to inject sanity into contract agreement signed by the Ministry of Transport and Aviation and other bodies.  This is not a witch-haunt, as many may have perceived the...

Sat, 09 Jun 2018 07:40:17 +0000
Awareness Campaign on Professional Standards for Teachers and School Leaders Commences
From 28th May – 1st June the Teaching Service Commission (TSC), with funding support from the European Union, has implemented the first leg of a series of Advocacy and Awareness Building Meetings in the Bo and Kenema Districts. Using the motto” B...

Somalia

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:15:33 GMT
Somali Refugees Outdo Ugandans in Class - Report
[Monitor] Kampala -A new report shows that six in every 10 Somali refugee children living in Uganda are able to read and count better than their host counterparts in schools within and outside the refugee camps.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:04:23 GMT
Somalia Will Prevail in Maritime Boundary Dispute, Says Attorney General
[Shabelle] Kenya and Somalia are in dispute over a potentially lucrative, triangular stretch of 100,000 square kilometres of offshore territory believed to contain large oil and gas deposits.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:20:19 GMT
Somalia's Al-Shabaab Claims Wajir Attack in Which 8 Died
[Nation] Somalia-based terrorist group, Al-Shabaab, has claimed responsibility for the Sunday attack in Bojigaras, Wajir County that left eight security officers dead after their vehicle hit an improvised explosive device (IED).

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 08:37:10 GMT
Al-Shabaab Kills 8 Kenyan Security Personnel
[VOA] Eight Kenyan security personnel were killed in an attack by al-Shabab fighters Sunday in northeastern Wajir County. The area has been a frequent site of attacks by militants crossing the border from Somalia.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:40:23 GMT
Legitimacy of @ Nusoj_somalia Is Recognised
[Dalsan Radio] The official Twitter account of National Union of Somali Journalists (@NUSOJ_Somalia) has been restored after being briefly suspended.

South Africa AllAfrica

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:05:11 GMT
State Will Pay Zuma's Legal Fees Until Court Rules Otherwise
[News24Wire] The state will carry on covering former president Jacob Zuma's legal fees until a court decides otherwise, the Presidency confirmed on Wednesday.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:25:18 GMT
Man Acquitted of Murder After More Than 10 Years in Prison
[News24Wire] After spending more than 10 years in prison for murder, Ntshavheni Samuel Nndwambi is a free man thanks to a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling in terms of which his immediate release was ordered.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:08:48 GMT
Toilets Blocked for Nearly a Year
[GroundUp] Cape Town -City of Cape Town blames vandalism for the mess

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:44:46 GMT
TV Presenter Shashi Naidoo to Speak on Gaza Comments
[News24Wire] Human rights and Palestinian solidarity organisation BDS South Africa will be holding a press conference with South African TV personality Shashi Naidoo on Wednesday following her recent pro-Israeli social media post.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:37:11 GMT
'She Had Her Life - She Was Old' - Woman Who Decapitated Pensioner
[News24Wire] A young woman convicted of decapitating and dismembering an elderly woman, who had tried to help treat her injured foot, showed signs of psychopathy, the Western Cape High Court heard on Tuesday.

South Africa Business Day

South Africa Independent

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:03:00 GMT
'White people in squatter camps': Google responds
Google responded to the confusion surrounding the trend which encouraged people to search "Squatter camps in South Africa"

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:47:00 GMT
#WeCareWednesday: Mobile clinic provides essentail care to rural villagers
Servicing over 30 000 people across 57 villages, the Kuruman Trust mobile clinic provides free medical care to people unable to travel long distances.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:47:00 GMT
ANC MP shot dead in Roodepoort
African National Congress MP Sibusiso Radebe has reportedly been shot dead during a botched hijacking in Johannesburg.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:27:00 GMT
No regional conferences this weekend - ANC Gauteng
The ANC in Gauteng has halted the convening of regional conferences in the province which were scheduled to take place this weekend, confirming earlier reports.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:59:00 GMT
Scores of NMB protesters vandalise municipal vehicles, burn tyres
Protesting residents in Motherwell in Port Elizabeth took to the streets, burning tyres and blockading roads.

South Africa Mail & Guardian

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:54:00 +0200
Read in full: SuperSport report on the Ashwin Willemse walkout
The 50-page report gave insight into the clash of personalities between the TV pundits

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:33:00 +0200
Gender Commission fully behind Caster Semenya
The commission believes the new IAAF regulations are discriminatory

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:08:00 +0200
Komphela confirmed as new Bloemfontein Celtic coach
Komphela signed a two-year contract with an additional one-year option

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:54:00 +0200
Only ‘Mandela moment’ will stop Willemse going to equality court
The rugby pundit’s lawyer has said that the review process was a ‘fruitless exercise’

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:39:00 +0200
WHO removes classification of transgenderism as a mental illness
The WHO has recategorised transgenderism from being a ‘mental disorder’ to being a condition relating to ‘sexual health’

South Africa News 24

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:47:13 +0200
News24.com | Siam Lee murder accused granted R40 000 bail
The man accused of the murder of Durban sex worker Siam Lee has been granted bail of R40 000.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:54:28 +0200
News24.com | Jason Rohde: Defence accuses State of 'character assassination' of its pathologist
The State says while it is interesting to hear about some of the cases mentioned by the defence's pathologist, they give no indication of the quality of his opinion.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:47:13 +0200
News24.com | 'There are people that are robbing us with guns' - traumatised teachers during Strand school robbery
A school in Strand, Cape Town, has become the fifth target of a band of armed school robbers who steal cars from teachers.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:04:16 +0200
News24.com | Joburg man gets 6 months for false reporting of a hijacking
A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to six months' imprisonment for opening a false case of kidnapping and car hijacking.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:04:16 +0200
News24.com | Court postpones case against 5 men accused of raping woman, setting her and friend on fire
Judge Ramarumo Monama has lambasted counsel representing five men accused of raping Jeanette Cindi several times, and then setting her and her friend, Lungelo Buthelezi, alight.

South Africa News 24

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:47:13 +0200
News24.com | Siam Lee murder accused granted R40 000 bail
The man accused of the murder of Durban sex worker Siam Lee has been granted bail of R40 000.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:54:28 +0200
News24.com | Jason Rohde: Defence accuses State of 'character assassination' of its pathologist
The State says while it is interesting to hear about some of the cases mentioned by the defence's pathologist, they give no indication of the quality of his opinion.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:47:13 +0200
News24.com | 'There are people that are robbing us with guns' - traumatised teachers during Strand school robbery
A school in Strand, Cape Town, has become the fifth target of a band of armed school robbers who steal cars from teachers.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:04:16 +0200
News24.com | Joburg man gets 6 months for false reporting of a hijacking
A 25-year-old man has been sentenced to six months' imprisonment for opening a false case of kidnapping and car hijacking.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:04:16 +0200
News24.com | Court postpones case against 5 men accused of raping woman, setting her and friend on fire
Judge Ramarumo Monama has lambasted counsel representing five men accused of raping Jeanette Cindi several times, and then setting her and her friend, Lungelo Buthelezi, alight.

South Africa Sowetan Live

South Africa Times Live

South Sudan

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:23:04 GMT
Another Refugee Killed in World Cup Game Fight
[Monitor] Police have deployed more personnel in Tika Zone in Rhino Camp settlement after another South Sudan refugee was killed in World Cup game fight.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:26:09 GMT
Kenyatta Heads to IGAD Meeting as Leaders Review South Sudan Peace Process
[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta is Thursday set to depart for Addis Ababa to attend a regional meeting on ongoing efforts to restore peace in South Sudan.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:33:38 GMT
Govt Rejects U.S. Pressure to Seize Assets of South Sudan Leaders
[Nation] Kenya has rejected fresh pressure from the United States to seize the properties of South Sudanese leaders that were allegedly bought with proceeds from corruption, money laundering and war profits.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 13:35:58 GMT
South Sudan Increases 2018/19 Financial Budget By 75%
[The Exchange] The nation of South Sudan is set to approval the increment of its new 2018/19 financial budget which has been fattened by 75 per cent. The new budget will be approved next week. The new figures are set to lift the country's economy tha...

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 12:54:15 GMT
South Sudan Rejects IGAD Venue for Kiir-Machar Talks
[Nation] South Sudan government has rejected the proposed venue for face-to-face talks between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar.

South Sudan Nation

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 16:02:36 +0000
Salva Kiir’s kingdom of doom, killings and tyranny
By: Duop Chak Wuol, South Sudanese, JUN/17/2018, SSN; Empires come and go, regardless of whether they’re good or bad. One of the chief measures employed by historians is an investigatory examination into the legacies the empires leave behind ...

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 19:52:46 +0000
Kenya and Uganda facilitating Corruption in Kiir-led South Sudan
Remarks by John Prendergast, Co-Founder, The Sentry Press Event with Sigal Mandelker, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, U.S. Department of the Treasury Nairobi | June 13, 2018; In my short introductory remarks, I’m ...

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 22:13:28 +0000
The importance to acknolwledge the realities of contemporary South Sudan
BY: ELHAG PAUL, South Sudanese, JUN/13/2018, SSN; Last week, an Equatoria girl produced a video in which she expressed her feelings against the Jieng tribe in South Sudan. The video can be accessed through: (video – 2018-06-03-07-11-27.mp4) for...

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 21:16:32 +0000
Backdoor Peace Deals & the collimate rise of Promising Youthful Politicians
BY: Simon Yel Yel, Juba, JUN/13/2018, SSN; No sane person can condemn the government or Gen. Akol Koor for reaching the peace deal with inconsequential members of the SS-UF. This is not to say that the government dreads to confront the twonk Gen. Mal...

Sat, 09 Jun 2018 20:20:46 +0000
Statement by South Sudanese Community Leaders in the UK on IGAD Peace Talks
To: H.E President Paul Kagame, Chairperson of the African Union The President, UN Security Council IGAD-Plus, C/o H.E Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia TROIKA (US, UK, and Norway) H.E. Antonio Guterres, UN Secr...

Southern Africa

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:05:11 GMT
South Africa:State Will Pay Zuma's Legal Fees Until Court Rules Otherwise
[News24Wire] The state will carry on covering former president Jacob Zuma's legal fees until a court decides otherwise, the Presidency confirmed on Wednesday.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:40:56 GMT
Zimbabwe:More Electoral Violence in Opposition Than Ruling Party - Watchdog
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has recorded a surprise high number of intra-party political violence cases within the troubled main opposition MDC-T than in the ruling Zanu PF party.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:25:18 GMT
South Africa:Man Acquitted of Murder After More Than 10 Years in Prison
[News24Wire] After spending more than 10 years in prison for murder, Ntshavheni Samuel Nndwambi is a free man thanks to a Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruling in terms of which his immediate release was ordered.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:08:48 GMT
South Africa:Toilets Blocked for Nearly a Year
[GroundUp] Cape Town -City of Cape Town blames vandalism for the mess

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:44:46 GMT
South Africa:TV Presenter Shashi Naidoo to Speak on Gaza Comments
[News24Wire] Human rights and Palestinian solidarity organisation BDS South Africa will be holding a press conference with South African TV personality Shashi Naidoo on Wednesday following her recent pro-Israeli social media post.

Sudan

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:04:42 GMT
Humanitarian Project Leader Arrested in East Darfur
[Radio Dabanga] Adila -The head of of a youth project to aid the poor in East Darfur's Adila and Abu Karinka was arrested in Adila town on Friday.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:04:36 GMT
'New Jebel Marra Displaced Still Without Aid'
[Radio Dabanga] Jebel Marra -New displaced in Jebel Marra are still living in caves and valleys in the area without any humanitarian aid.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 10:04:31 GMT
Deported Activist Still Held Incommunicado
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -The relatives of activist Hisham Ali, who was detained in Khartoum after his deportation from Saudi Arabia in May, have expressed concern about his health.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:33:54 GMT
Two Killed, Dozens Wounded in South Kordofan Inter-Tribal Fighting
[Radio Dabanga] Abu Jubeiha -Two people were killed and 43 others were injured in clashes between members of the Kenana tribe in South Kordogan's Abu Jubeiha locality on Friday.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:33:47 GMT
Clash Between Displaced Farmers, Villagers in South Darfur Leaves 17 Injured
[Radio Dabanga] Deshisha -At least 17 people were injured in a clash that erupted between displaced farmers and residents of Deshisha village in South Darfur on Saturday.

Swaziland

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:44:09 GMT
People Not Electing Their Government
[Swazi Media] People in Swaziland / Eswatini have been misled into believing they are about to elect a government at the forthcoming national election. They are not.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:44:38 GMT
Favoured Motoring for Govt Ministers
[Swazi Media] While the Swaziland Government is content to have only 12 public ambulances available for the whole kingdom because many are off the road waiting for repair, it has been reported that Government ministers have been given hire cars to us...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 09:36:01 GMT
King's U.S.$1.6 Million Watch Equals 6 Months' Aid
[Swazi Media] As King Mswati III, the absolute monarch of Swaziland, wears a watch worth US$1.6 million and a suit beaded with gold weighing 6 kg, the World Food Program has said it cannot raise the US$1.1 million it needs to feed starving children i...

Sun, 17 Jun 2018 13:10:55 GMT
Chorus Against Swazi Election Grows
[Swazi Media] Action for Southern Africa (ACTSA) has joined the growing chorus of international observers to declare elections in Swaziland / Eswatini undemocratic.

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 11:44:03 GMT
Govt Admits It Is Broke
[Swazi Media] Despite finding US$30 million to buy the kingdom's absolute monarch King Mswati III a second private plane, earmarking E1.5bn (US$125m) this year to build a conference centre and five-star hotel to host the African Union summit in 2020 ...

Swaziland Times

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:46:00 +0200
330 TO BE EVICTED FROM SNPF FARM
MBABANE – The eviction of illegal occupants from a farm belonging to the SNPF and the demolition of their houses is imminent. SNPF is the acronym

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:45:00 +0200
ONLY 29 EARN OVER E2 000 PER MONTH
MBABANE –  Out of a population of 330, only 29 have an income of more than E2 000 per month. The population is the total

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:43:00 +0200
MPS FINALLY PASS SODV BILL
LOBAMBA – Outgoing Members of Parliament have given the electorate a perfect goodbye by passing the controversial Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence (SODV) Bill, 2015. This

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:42:00 +0200
RADIO HOST BEGS QUEEN TO STOP CALLING ON AIR
MANZINI – A radio host was forced to plead with banned listener Queen Shongwe to stop calling or he would be in trouble while on

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 01:39:00 +0200
FIRED TEACHER SUING GOVT E130 000
MBABANE – The Nkhaba High School teacher who was dismissed after being found guilty of wrongfully awarding SGCE Design Technology pupils full marks for evaluation

Tanzania

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:47:08 GMT
Ernst & Young Questions Tanzania's 2018/2019 Budget
[The Exchange] Global professional services firm Ernst & Young has questioned the effectiveness of Tanzania's fiscal year 2018/19 budget on whether it can meet the demands of the country. The service providers' company held a meeting with economists ...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:28:18 GMT
What the Electronic Tax Stamp Tender Means to You
[Citizen] Dodoma -The introduction of electronic tax stamps will result in a Sh13 rise in prices of products, MPs say, blaming the government for issuing the tender to a Swiss firm despite its 'expensive price' offer.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:29:37 GMT
Sigh of Relief for HIV Patients, Govt Set to Introduce New Range of ARVs
[Daily News] Dodoma -TANZANIA intends to introduce new Antiretroviral drugs (ARVs), a first-line treatment for HIV-infected persons early next year, joining other countries battling to end the pandemic globally. This was revealed in Dodoma when Prime...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:16:37 GMT
Tanzania Signs Deal to Build First-Ever Wind Farm
[East African] Tanzania has licensed a subsidiary of Australia's Windlab Ltd to build 300MW Miombo Hewani wind farm in the central part of the country.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:44:14 GMT
Minister Sacks Dawasa Boss, Dissolves Board
[Citizen] Water and Irrigation minister Isack Kamwelwe yesterday sacked Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (Dawasa) acting chief executive officer Romanus Mwang'ingo. The minister, with President John Magufuli's express consent, also dissolve...

Tanzania Citizen

The Gambia Echo

Togo

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:45:52 GMT
New Satellite System in Togo
[Togonews] Togo and Thales Alenia Space announced that they have signed a contract for a ground station to be installed in Lomé, Togo, to be used for the search and rescue (SAR) of persons in distress, mainly using the Galileo satellite positioning ...

Fri, 01 Jun 2018 09:57:34 GMT
How the Elite Take Billions Offshore
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] From Cape Verde's white-sand beaches to Niger's vast deserts, West African countries are plundered by companies and individuals, while governments do little to stem the flow.

Uganda

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:49:05 GMT
Uganda SGR Faces More Uncertainty
[East African] The reported sacking of Uganda's standard gauge railway project co-ordinator Kasingye Kyamugambi is the culmination of the competing and contradictory information that President Yoweri Museveni has been getting.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:23:04 GMT
Another Refugee Killed in World Cup Game Fight
[Monitor] Police have deployed more personnel in Tika Zone in Rhino Camp settlement after another South Sudan refugee was killed in World Cup game fight.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 07:15:33 GMT
Somali Refugees Outdo Ugandans in Class - Report
[Monitor] Kampala -A new report shows that six in every 10 Somali refugee children living in Uganda are able to read and count better than their host counterparts in schools within and outside the refugee camps.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 06:41:51 GMT
Bweyogerere in Panic Over Scare Letter Drops
[Observer] For an urban suburb, Bweyogerere in Kira Municipality of Wakiso district used to have business booming; people moving around and making merry deep into the night, unlike other neighbouring places like Kireka next door.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:21:15 GMT
Kirumira Speaks Out On Kayihura Arrest
[Monitor] Kampala -Former Buyende District police commander Muhammad Kirumira has lauded President Museveni for digging out wrong elements from the police.

Uganda Daily Monitor

Uganda New Vision

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

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:48:02 GMT
Nigeria:Buhari Signs 2018 Budget
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the 2018 appropriation bill containing the year's federal spending details as approved by the National Assembly.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:30:47 GMT
Nigeria:Army Returns Boko Haram Victims to Own Communities
[This Day] Maiduguri -Over 2,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) from Guzamala Local Government Area, who fled at the peak of Boko Haram insurgency to Maiduguri, Borno State, were escorted back home yesterday by the Nigerian military.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:15:00 GMT
Senegal:Teranga Lions Devour Poland in 2 - 1 Win
[allAfrica] Cape Town -You had to feel for Senegal. The Teranga Lions stepped into their match after all their fellow African teams had either drawn or lost their respective games. Hardly encouraging, especially with Poland ranked 8th on Fifa's globa...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:42:06 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa:As DR Congo Grapples with Ebola, Guinea Keeps Up Its Guard
[VOA] Just after a morning rain, Gourma Mamadou was shopping in this capital city's crowded, open-air Kaloum market. The young man said he was well aware of the current Ebola outbreak simmering some 4,000 kilometers to the southeast in the Democratic...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:20:36 GMT
Cameroon:Separatist Clashes Shut Down Schools
[VOA] It is a bright Tuesday morning, with children hawking goods to drivers and passersby on the congested streets of Yaounde. The number of these sidewalk sellers is increasing with the ongoing conflict in Cameroon's English-speaking northwest and ...

Zambia

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 05:44:58 GMT
50 Zambian Students to Join Utalii College Following Kenyatta - Lungu Talks
[Capital FM] Nairobi -50 Zambian students will join Kenya Utalii College as part of enhancing bilateral ties between Kenya and Zambia.

Mon, 18 Jun 2018 05:43:55 GMT
Kenyatta Hold Talks With His Zambian Counterpart Lungu
[Capital FM] Nairobi -President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Zambian counterpart Edgar Lungu at the weekend held bilateral talks focusing on ways to enhance economic and security cooperation between Kenya and the Southern Africa nation.

Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:10:34 GMT
No More Borrowings - Lungu
[Times of Zambia] President Edgar Lungu has instructed Ministry of Finance to suspend contraction of fresh debt and limit spending to projects nearing completion, among many crosscutting measures aimed at ensuring debt sustainability and economic sta...

Wed, 13 Jun 2018 15:22:28 GMT
My Dear Zambia - Please Forgive Me
[Ilizwi263] In this emotive open letter to Dear Zambia, Jera reflects on past and present relations between the two southern African countries.

Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:55:56 GMT
Zambia Soccer Chief Salutes Women Team for Africa Cup Qualification
[ANGOP] Lusaka -The head of Zambia's soccer governing body on Monday congratulated the women national soccer team for their qualification of 2018 Africa Cup of Nations.

Zimbabwe

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:40:56 GMT
More Electoral Violence in Opposition Than Ruling Party - Watchdog
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) has recorded a surprise high number of intra-party political violence cases within the troubled main opposition MDC-T than in the ruling Zanu PF party.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:18:51 GMT
Opposition Fails to Field Candidates in 89 Council Wards
[New Zimbabwe] THE MDC and its alliance partners have given arch-rivals Zanu PF a precious head-start in next month's general elections after failing to field candidates in 89 council wards throughout the country.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:16:18 GMT
'Mnangagwa Did Not Campaign, God Handed Him Leadership'
[New Zimbabwe] Zanu PF national chair, Oppah Muchinguri has sang President Emmerson Mnangagwa's praises, describing the powerful politician as a God ordained leader who never canvassed to be the country's number one.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:12:35 GMT
End Mugabe-Style Commandeering of Pupils for Zanu-PF Rallies - Teachers
[New Zimbabwe] The Amalgamated Rural Teachers Union of Zimbabwe (ARTUZ) has called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to dump his predecessor Robert Mugabe's habits of commandeering school children to "arrogant" Zanu PF's rallies in attempts to boost cr...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:19:10 GMT
Chamisa Admits Khupe Threat, Says Ex-Ally Could Snatch Seats
[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa has expressed fear that the break-away MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe could snatch some parliamentary and council seats from his party in elections slated for July 30.

Zimbabwe Herald

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:48:29 +0000
LIVE BLOG: PRESIDENT IN MASH CENTRAL
We are at Bindura University of Science Education where President Mnangagwa is expected to officiate at the groundbreaking ceremony of the National Sports Academy.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:05:38 +0000
EDITORIAL COMMENT: ZEC must ensure voters’ roll is read only
MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa recently swore to his supporters in Chiredzi that he was sure to win the forthcoming presidential election. “It’s now or never,” he declared in his trademark excitable fashion.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:05:27 +0000
ED preaches peace ahead of elections
PRESIDENT Mnangagwa has urged political parties and candidates contesting the July 30 harmonised elections to continue preaching peace and unity among Zimbabweans, saying he was happy with the tranquillity in the country so far. In an audio message p...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:04:48 +0000
Ecobank to source more funds for critical imports
ECOBANK Zimbabwe, a unit of Togo-based Ecobank Transnational Inc, is arranging a $45 million line of credit to fund importation of critical raw materials, an official has said.

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 22:04:29 +0000
Zim welcomes 5 new ambassadors
Five new ambassadors presented their credentials to President Mnangagwa at State House in Harare yesterday and expressed interest to improve relations with Harare in several key areas. The diplomats were from New Zealand, Myanmar, Mauritius, Tunisia ...

Zimbabwe Mail

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:46:19 +0000
Mugabe off to Singapore amid mounting health fears
FORMER President Robert Mugabe reportedly flew to Singapore for medical check-ups two weeks ago, with sources saying the 94-year-old ex-leader was rushed out after his health suddenly deteriorated. BY RICHARD CHIDZA “He slipped out of [...]

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:51:33 +0000
Prices For Out-Of-Bundle Mobile Data, USSD, Interconnection Rates Slashed
Minister of Information Communication Technology and Cyber Security, Supa Mandiwanzira today announced a reduction in the prices of out-of-bundle mobile data, USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) and national interconnection rates. The new ...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:40:43 +0000
Farai Jere Set To Become PSL Chairman After He Was Unopposed In Nominations
Caps United President Farai Jere has been confirmed as the new Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairman after he was unopposed ahead of the elections to be held on July 14. The Zifa Electoral Committee had [...]

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:24:11 +0000
Africa showing few signs of making World Cup breakthrough
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) – Africa’s much-awaited and coveted tilt at World Cup glory looks as far off as ever after a dismal round of opening fixtures for the continent’s teams at the tournament in [...]

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:17:47 +0000
Moving Capital City to Gweru just some childish fantasyland
On the first leg of my flight to Bongo Bongo Land, I thought I should share my views on the moving of the capital city from Harare to Gweru. By Hopewell Chin’ono Hopewell Chin’ono I [...]

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