Africa Headlines Thu, 18 Jan 2018 07:02:36 GMTSouth Africa:Forced Abortions - a New Frontier in the War On Women's Bodies?
[Bhekisisa] Partners and families allegedly drugged women and in some cases even physically restrained them as doctors performed the procedure.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:57:17 GMTSouth Africa:Cape Town's Map of Water Usage Has Residents Seeing Red
[The Conversation Africa] The latest weapon in Cape Town's water saving arsenal is a map that exposes private meter readings to public scrutiny. The initiative has been launched as the South African city enters the third year of its worst drought on ...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 05:30:12 GMTNigeria:Niger Delta Avengers Say They Will Launch Attacks On Oil Facilities
[Guardian] A Niger Delta militant group has said it would begin another round of violent campaigns against oil companies in Nigeria in a few days' time.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:39:06 GMTEthiopia:Freed Opposition Leader Urges 'Honest Negotiations'
[Deutsche Welle] The chairman of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress (OFC), Merera Gudina, was released on Wednesday morning. He was arrested a year ago under the country's state of emergency after he returned from Europe.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:41:05 GMTZimbabwe:Elections in Five Months - President
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has said Zimbabweans should brace for harmonised elections in the next five months, which should be transparent, free and fair for the progressive good of the country. Speaking here during the fourth leg of his tour o...
Africa News24 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:08:41 +0200News24.com | Grace Mugabe's 'fake' degree: University students want vice chancellor to go
Students have reportedly given the vice chancellor of the University of Zimbabwe, Levi Nyagura, 48 hours to step down from the institution over former first lady Grace Mugabe's alleged “fake” degree.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:08:41 +0200News24.com | Challenge in Uganda against removing presidential age limit
Uganda's government says it is preparing a response to the court challenge filed by a lawyers' association against a new law removing a presidential age limit from the constitution.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:22:14 +0200News24.com | Thousands of soldiers 'deployed throughout rural Zim', MDC claims… as it warns of violence ahead of polls
Zimbabwean opposition, the MDC has reportedly claimed that President Emmerson Mnangagwa has deployed thousands of soldiers throughout the rural areas "in a sinister move to scare villagers into voting the ruling Zanu-PF".Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:45:14 +0200News24.com | Top Africa stories: Nigeria, Mnangagwa, Zim Army
A Nigerian woman was left devastated after she made a public proposal to her boyfriend and got turned down, and Emmerson Mnangagwa says Looters 'have returned millions of externalised funds.Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:45:14 +0200News24.com | Ethiopian PM arrives in Egypt for talks on sharing Nile
Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has arrived in Cairo for a two-day visit to discuss a massive dam that Egypt fears will cut into its share of the Nile
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Central Africa Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:07:15 GMTAngola:7000 Kilometers of Road Need Rehabilitation
[ANGOP] Ndalatando -The Director general of Angolan National Institute of Road INEA, António Resende, said Tuesday in Ndalatando, Cuanza Norte province, that 7000 kilometers of the country's main road network need rehabilitation in order to intercon...Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:01:07 GMTCentral African Republic:UN Mission Issues 48-Hour Ultimatum to Armed Groups
[UN News] The United Nations Mission in the troubled Central African Republic, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, has given armed groups in the north of the country 48 hours to clear out.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 13:59:15 GMTCongo-Kinshasa:Resolve Differences Peacefully, Security Council to DR Congo Political Actors
[UN News] Voicing serious concern over the continued political impasse and violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations Security Council has called upon all political actors to exercise maximum restraint and to address t...Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:02:51 GMTCameroon:Cameroon's Southwest on Edge After Nigeria Arrests Separatist Leaders
[VOA] Tensions continue to climb in Cameroon's two English-speaking regions, following the arrest of as many as 11 separatist leaders earlier this month in neighboring Nigeria.Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:40:04 GMTBurundi:About 250 People Claim Compensations Over Lands Taken By Government in Kamenge
[Iwacu] After 17 years, residents of Mirango I and II and Gituro zone of Kamenge neighborhood in the northern part of Bujumbura Capital are still claiming compensations after they lost their lands in 1999.