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Africa: World Mourns Binyavanga Wainaina

AllAfrica News

[This is Africa] We mourn the passing of African literary force and LGBTQI+ activist Binyavanga Wainaina. The Caine prize winner has passed away at the age of 48 after suffering from a stroke.

May 22nd 2019, 7:47 am

South Africa: New Study Proves Penguins Are Key Indicators of Ocean Health

AllAfrica News

[News24Wire] A new study has proven that African penguins benefit when there is a greater abundance of fish available and it can be used to inform fisheries management in future.

May 22nd 2019, 7:30 am

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Begins Power Rations, Cuts Exports

AllAfrica News

[Addis Fortune] The water elevation at Gilgel Gibe III Dam, which produces 46pc of the country's power, is at is 818 metres, 16 metres below this time last year.

May 22nd 2019, 6:46 am

South Africa: New Members of Parliament Take Their Oath

AllAfrica News

[SAnews.gov.za] The 400 members from 14 political parties that received enough votes in the May General Election are taking their oath to serve in the Sixth Democratic Parliament today.

May 22nd 2019, 5:46 am

South Africa: David Mabuza Bows to Integrity Commission and Steps Back From Swearing in As MP

AllAfrica News

[Daily Maverick] Deputy President David 'DD' Mabuza has decided to 'postpone' his swearing in as MP, the ANC Presidency announced on Wednesday some two hours before the ceremony was meant to get underway in the National Assembly. It's a decision that effectively keeps the Deputy President out of the Union Buildings and opens the door to an unprecedented break in the ANC tradition that party president and deputy also become the country's top team.

May 22nd 2019, 5:17 am

Kenya: High Court to Rule on Legality of Gay Sex

AllAfrica News

[VOA] This Friday, Kenya's High Court is set to rule on a case challenging colonial-era laws that criminalize homosexuality. The petitioners want the court to declare those laws unconstitutional in hopes that will make life easier for the country's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

May 22nd 2019, 5:17 am

Nigeria: California Man Arrested for Illegal Arms Deal

AllAfrica News

[VOA] A California man has been arrested for illegally brokering the sale of military-grade weapons to the Nigerian government. Ara Dolarian, 58, was arrested last week in the central California city of Fresno.

May 22nd 2019, 5:17 am

Somalia: U.S. Jury Finds Former Colonel Responsible for Torture

AllAfrica News

[VOA] A former colonel who served decades ago in the Somali National Army was convicted Tuesday in a U.S. court of being responsible for the torture of a teenager in 1987.

May 22nd 2019, 5:17 am

Africa: Africa's Appetite for Cryptocurrencies Surges

AllAfrica News

[Daily Maverick] The price of bitcoin soared to an all-time high of $20,000 in December 2017 and collapsed to $3,400 a month later, prompting speculation that cryptocurrencies had imploded in the fizz of their own hype and unfulfilled promises. Since then, however, the price has held steady and even begun to tick back upwards. In South Africa, and on the continent, there have been several recent crypto developments, suggesting the market here is beginning to tingle with life.

May 22nd 2019, 5:17 am

South Africa: Manuel Chang to Be Extradited to Mozambique, Not U.S.

AllAfrica News

[News24Wire] Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha says he has decided to have former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang extradited to his home country and not the US.

May 22nd 2019, 5:17 am

Nigeria: 'Why We Don't Keep Our Monies in Banks'

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] "I don't have an account, and I can never have one till I die. My pocket and my car are secure enough for me, no matter how much I have," an Abuja resident, Ibrahim Gombe, told PREMIUM TIMES.

May 22nd 2019, 3:43 am

Uganda: I'm Determined to Lead Ugandans Without Fear - Bobi Wine

AllAfrica News

[Monitor] Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi popularly known as Bobi Wine says he's determined to dethrone President Museveni who has been in power since 1986 and lead Ugandans without fear.

May 22nd 2019, 3:43 am

Nigeria: National Assembly Bows to Pressure, Drops Media Restrictions

AllAfrica News

[Guardian] As stakeholders in the media industry protest against the stringent conditions for covering activities of the National Assembly, the management has withdrawn the controversial accreditation guidelines.

May 22nd 2019, 3:43 am

South Africa: Ramaphosa's Cabinet - Who and What is Needed

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Thabo Leshilo -South Africans recently went to the polls in a national election which the African National Congress (ANC) won by a wide margin. The incumbent president Cyril Ramaphosa will shortly appoint a cabinet after parliament officially declares him president. Thabo Leshilo asked Mzukisi Qobo, Cheryl Hendricks and Seán Muller what he should focus on.

May 22nd 2019, 3:43 am

South Africa: Gas Leak At Cape Town Recycling Company Claims Four Lives

AllAfrica News

[News24Wire] Four people have died following a gas leak at a Cape Town plastic recycling company on Tuesday, the City of Cape Town's fire and rescue services have said.

May 22nd 2019, 3:43 am

Kenya: Kipchoge's Marathon Success Remains a Mystery - But Research Offers Some Clues

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge is undoubtedly the greatest marathoner of the modern age. He has won 11 of the 12 marathons he has competed in. His only loss was to another Kenyan, Wilson Kipsang, during the 2013 Berlin Marathon when he came in second.

May 22nd 2019, 3:43 am

South Africa: Deputy President Mabuza's Swearing in As MP Postponed

AllAfrica News

[News24Wire] ANC deputy president David Mabuza's swearing in has been postponed.

May 22nd 2019, 3:43 am

Zimbabwe: No Tweeting in Parliament, Speaker Says to Social Media Addict MPs

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] Speaker of Parliament Jacob Mudenda has warned legislators to desist from the habit of chatting on Twitter when the house is in session.

May 22nd 2019, 3:43 am

Zimbabwe: Sanctions, Zanu-PF Are Twin Evils That Must Be Given the Boot - Chamisa

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has admitted sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by Europe and America since 2001 were undesirable but quickly said the embargo constituted twin evils with Zanu PF which should both be consigned to the bin.

May 22nd 2019, 3:43 am

Nigeria: Militant Threatens to Declare Niger Delta Republic June 1

AllAfrica News

[Guardian] Warri -A militant group, Network of Niger Delta Republic Fighters, has threatened to declare a sovereign state of Niger Delta on June 1, 2019.

May 22nd 2019, 1:39 am

Kenya: Kenya Wants UN to List Al-Shabaab as Terrorist Group

AllAfrica News

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya has is seeking the European Union's support to have Al Shabaab listed as a terrorist organization under the United Nations Resolution 1267 of 1999.

May 22nd 2019, 1:39 am

Nigeria: Govt Shuts Four Foreign Missions

AllAfrica News

[Vanguard] Abuja -The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says the Federal Government has closed three of the nation's foreign missions and downsized another due to insufficient funds.

May 22nd 2019, 1:39 am

Nigeria: Acting Chief Justice Taken to Court Over Alleged Age Falsification

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] A 46-year-old businessman, Tochi Michael, has dragged the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, before an FCT High Court over alleged age falsification.

May 22nd 2019, 1:29 am

Nigeria: Govt Protests New U.S. Visa Policy

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, says the federal government has engaged the U.S. government to make the issue of visa issuance less difficult for genuine Nigerian visitors to America.

May 22nd 2019, 1:29 am

Mozambique: Why Digital Land Rights Records Matter: Lessons From Cyclone Idai

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Tropical Cyclone Idai made landfall in Beira, the second largest city in Mozambique on March 14, 2019. The cyclone is considered one of the worst disasters to ever strike the Southern Hemisphere and destroyed almost everything in its path. The storm killed more than 1,000 people, with thousands more missing, and affected the lives of more than 3 million people in Mozambique, Malawi, and Zimbabwe.

May 22nd 2019, 1:29 am

Libya: Country on Verge of Civil War, Top UN Official Warns

AllAfrica News

[UN News] The damage done to Libya will already take "years to mend" but unless fighting around the capital Tripoli stops, the country risks "descending into a civil war which could lead to the permanent division of the country".

May 22nd 2019, 1:29 am

South Africa: Ramaphosa Lives to Fight Another Day - Election Analysis

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] South Africa's May 8 general election was never in serious doubt -- the ruling ANC retained a 7 percent parliamentary majority and control of eight of the country's nine provinces -- although one with a paper-thin majority.

May 22nd 2019, 12:54 am

South Africa: SA Will Welcome New 'Balanced' Cabinet - Ramaphosa

AllAfrica News

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa says he believes the country will welcome his new Cabinet when he announces it within the next week.

May 21st 2019, 11:04 am

Malawi: Mutharika Votes At Goliati, Confident of Re-Election

AllAfrica News

[Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika on Tuesday went to his home village in Thyolo, to exercise his right to vote by casting his vote at Goliati Primary School in the district.

May 21st 2019, 10:49 am

Malawi: EU Observer Mission Impressed With Progress of Malawi Election

AllAfrica News

[Nyasa Times] The European Union (EU) Election Observation Mission to Malawi has expressed preliminary satisfaction on Malawi's tripartite elections which began Tuesday morning across morning.

May 21st 2019, 10:49 am

Africa: Beware of China's New Colonialism

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] America is slowly awakening to the growing menace of China's plans for economic supremacy.

May 21st 2019, 10:34 am

Congo-Kinshasa: New Prime Minister Sylvestre Ilunga Is a Politican and Professor

AllAfrica News

[RFI] After a four-month wait, Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba has been named as the prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo. An economics professor at the University of Kinshasa since 1979, he began his foray into politics in 1970.

May 21st 2019, 9:48 am

Congo-Kinshasa: Opposition Leader Katumbi Returns

AllAfrica News

[RFI] After three years of political exile, the former governor of Katanga province in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a former presidential candidate, Moise Katumbi, has returned home to Lubumbashi in the south of the country.

May 21st 2019, 7:33 am

Africa: African Agriculture has a Branding Problem: Here's How to Fix it

AllAfrica News

[The Aspen Institute] Make agriculture "sexy" to woo youth was the main message shared at a recent meeting for business and government leaders in Africa and India.

May 21st 2019, 7:33 am

Kenya: Somali Delegation Blocked at Airport as Diplomatic Row Gets Messier

AllAfrica News

[Nairobi News] Three senior Somalia government officials were refused entry at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi for lacking visas.

May 21st 2019, 7:33 am

Malawi: Voting Underway in High-Stakes Election

AllAfrica News

[Nyasa Times] Malawians began voting for their next president, 193 legislators and 463 ward councillors on Tuesday (May 21), in the country's second tripartite elections.

May 21st 2019, 7:33 am

Nigeria: Coup Evidence 'Exaggerated' By Govt, Security Agencies

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The circulation of a document which allegedly called for a coup to overthrow President Muhammadu Buhari appeared to have been exaggerated by the Nigerian government and security agencies, PREMIUM TIMES can report after efforts to obtain it fell through.

May 21st 2019, 7:33 am

Uganda: No Money for Teachers' Salary Raise - Government

AllAfrica News

[Monitor] Kampala -The Ministry of Public Service yesterday said there is no money for salary enhancement for the striking teachers who began their industrial action countrywide yesterday.

May 21st 2019, 7:33 am

Congo-Kinshasa: Torture Thrives in Climate of Impunity

AllAfrica News

[VOA] A U.N. watchdog group is demanding an end to the widespread practice of torture and other cruel punishments in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The DRC is one of six countries examined by the U.N. Committee Against Torture, which monitors the implementation by States of the Convention Against Torture. At the conclusion of its four-week session, the Committee criticized the DRC for failing to meet this test.

May 21st 2019, 4:17 am

Zimbabwe: Police Arrest Four NGO Leaders Over 'Regime Change' Plot

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] Police on Monday arrested four top NGO leaders who the State has linked to a regime change plot with foreign support.

May 21st 2019, 3:16 am

Zimbabwe: Fuel Price Hike Looms As Reserve Bank Scraps Exchange Rate for Oil Firms

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabweans should brace for another hike in fuel prices as Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) governor, John Mangudya Monday ordered a stop in the 1:1 exchange rate window government had extended to Oil Marketing Companies (OMC).

May 21st 2019, 3:16 am

South Africa: Caster Semenya to Race in 3000m Event in California

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] South Africa's two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will race the 3,000 meters at the Diamond League Prefontaine Classic in California on June 30, AFP reports.

May 21st 2019, 2:45 am

Africa: Experts Say Digital Skills Key to Growth

AllAfrica News

[New Times] African countries should work together to invest in digital skills among the youth in higher learning institutions and Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) to harness the potential of technologies.

May 21st 2019, 2:00 am

Nigeria: Presidential Inauguration - Govt Reels Out Details of May 29, June 12 Celebrations

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The federal government has reeled out the details of the May 29 presidential inauguration and the first observance of June 12 as Nigeria's Democracy Day.

May 21st 2019, 1:30 am

Nigeria: Coup Fears Grip Nigeria

AllAfrica News

[CAJ News] Abuja -Nigeria's intelligence agency has alleged a ploy by individuals and groups to overthrow the government ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari's inauguration later this month.

May 21st 2019, 1:30 am

Congo-Kinshasa: Schoolgirls Were Used As Human Shields Due to 'Magical Powers' - Charities

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Schoolgirls in the Democratic Republic of Congo were raped, forced into marriage and used as human shields by militias who believed they had "magical powers" during violence over a year ago, an investigation by a group of charities said on Monday.

May 21st 2019, 1:30 am

Nigeria: Nigeria's GDP Growth Slows As Oil Sector Contracts

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Nigeria's economic growth slowed as it recorded a gross domestic product (GDP) of 2.01 per cent in the first quarter of 2019, compared to the 2.38 per cent recorded in the previous quarter (Q4 2018), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Monday.

May 21st 2019, 1:30 am

Mozambique: Cyclones and Struggling Economy Could Impact Elections

AllAfrica News

[IPS] Maputo -Mozambique, which was affected by an unprecedented two tropical cyclones over a matter of weeks, is still reeling from the impact a month after the latest disaster. But resultant devastation caused by the cyclones could impact the country's elections as concerns are raised over whether the southern African nation can properly hold the ballot scheduled for later this year.

May 21st 2019, 1:15 am

Malawi: President Mutharika - 'It's Quite Obvious That We're Going to Win'

AllAfrica News

[Deutsche Welle] On the eve of elections in Malawi, President Peter Mutharika gave DW an exclusive interview. Talking to DW's correspondent Adrian Kriesch, Mutharika accused the opposition of paying foreigners to rig the elections.

May 21st 2019, 1:15 am

Nigeria: To End Boko Haram Insurgency, Treat Women Returnees Well - Report

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Cape Town -How the Nigerian government treats the many women formerly associated with Boko Haram who have now returned to areas controlled by Abuja could play a role in ending the group's insurgency, says a new report.

May 21st 2019, 12:45 am

Nigeria: Returning From the Land of Jihad - the Women of Boko Haram

AllAfrica News

[ICG] The Executive Summary of a Crisis Group report:

May 20th 2019, 10:59 pm

South Africa: The Long Road to Jacob Zuma's Corruption Trial

AllAfrica News

[Legalbrief] After a lengthy legal battle which dramatically shaped post-apartheid SA's political landscape, former President Jacob Zuma appeared in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court (Pietermaritzburg) today at the start of a crucial legal battle to determine whether he will finally face the National Prosecuting Authority's corruption case against him.

May 20th 2019, 12:07 pm

South Africa: ANC Agrees On Thandi Modise for Speaker of Parliament

AllAfrica News

[News24Wire] Thandi Modise - the former National Council of Provinces (NCOP) chairperson - will be the ANC's candidate for Speaker of the National Assembly, the ANC has announced.

May 20th 2019, 12:07 pm

South Sudan: Mutual Mistrust Stalls Peace Deal for a Further Six Months

AllAfrica News

[East African] Now that the implementation of South Sudan's shaky peace agreement has officially been delayed by six months, worries are mounting that a half year leaves enough time for things to go badly wrong in a country where suspicion between the warring parties runs deep.

May 20th 2019, 10:23 am

South Africa: Zuma Should Have Been Charged in 2005 With Shaik - Defence

AllAfrica News

[News24Wire] The KwaZulu-Natal High Court in Pietermaritzburg heard on Monday morning that former president Jacob Zuma should have been charged in 2005 alongside his financial advisor Schabir Shaik.

May 20th 2019, 9:52 am

Africa: Mass Promotions Spark Raised Eyebrows Before Elections

AllAfrica News

[African Arguments] Civil society and opposition groups question why the government gave pay raises to thousands of public workers in the run-up to the tight election.

May 20th 2019, 9:22 am

Africa: Huawei's Google Support Crippled After Trump Blacklist

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Several technical services between Huawei and Google have been suspended following a decision by the Trump administration to blacklist the Chinese telecomms giant, Reuters reports.

May 20th 2019, 7:34 am

Africa: Could the Christchurch Call Be Used to Stifle Political Dissent in Africa?

AllAfrica News

[Daily Maverick] Eighteen countries, including Senegal, have endorsed New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's 'Christchurch Call', aimed at curbing the online spread of extremist and terrorist material. But the call holds dangers for Africa, where the risk of platform harms have too often become a justification for shutting down the internet.

May 20th 2019, 7:22 am

South Africa: Public Protector's Vrede Dairy Farm Project Report Is Unconstitutional - High Court

AllAfrica News

[News24Wire] The Gauteng High Court in Pretoria has ruled that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane failed in her duties to investigate and report on the Vrede dairy project in the Free State.

May 20th 2019, 7:22 am

Tanzania: Tanzania to File Own Report On Rights Situation At UN

AllAfrica News

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government says it planned to file its report on the human rights situation in the country at the United Nations panel, noting that it was not worried about other reports by private organisations.

May 20th 2019, 7:22 am

Sudan: Protesting Aviation Workers Threaten to Close Airspace

AllAfrica News

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / En Nahud / ED Daein / Delling -The people at the sit-ins in front of the General Command of the Sudan Armed Forces in Khartoum and military units in various state capitals are continuing their protests for the sixth week in a row, to press for the fulfilment of their demands. Aviation workers threaten with a strike and locking the airpspace above the country if the military junta refuses to hand power to the people. Other professional groups staged demonstrations. Protest actions also took place in other towns in the country.

May 20th 2019, 5:17 am

Nigeria: Real Owners of MTN Nigeria Revealed

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Last Saturday's listing of MTN Nigeria shares on the Premium Board of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has made it possible to identify the shareholders of the telecoms firm.

May 20th 2019, 5:17 am

Zimbabwe: Chamisa Urges Followers Not to Panic, Says Firmly in Charge

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] Embattled MDC leader, Nelson Chamisa has urged his followers not to panic over a recent High Court ruling invalidating his leadership, telling his Chiredzi 'thank you' rally on Sunday that matters were firmly under his party's control.

May 20th 2019, 3:58 am

Zimbabwe: Economy 'Pronounced Dead', Set to Contract 20 Percent in 2019

AllAfrica News

[Sputnik News Agency] Zimbabwe, once a prosperous agricultural economy in the southern subregion of the African continent, finds itself in an economic free fall, the latest data shows. The ongoing currency crisis, uncertainty over property rights, and corruption continue to pose a problem, as the nation is seeking to re-emerge from decades of economic mismanagement.

May 20th 2019, 3:58 am

Rwanda: Rwanda Turns to DRC As Trade With Uganda Dips

AllAfrica News

[East African] As relations between Rwanda and Uganda remain frosty, Rwanda is looking west for trade, towards the Democratic Republic of Congo.

May 20th 2019, 3:47 am

Egypt: At Least 17 Hurt as Tourist Bus Hit By Explosion

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Cape Town -At least 17 people were wounded in an explosion that targeted a tourist bus on its way to visit Egypt's Giza pyramids, CNN reports.

May 20th 2019, 3:47 am

Nigeria: Ebola in Congo Questions Country's Readiness On Outbreaks

AllAfrica News

[Guardian] Besides the loss of many lives, outbreaks of pandemics or epidemics could cost Nigeria trillions of naira if adequate preparations are not made to contain health emergencies.

May 20th 2019, 3:47 am

Tanzania: Human and Civil-Rights Bodies Seek UN Action On Tanzania Crisis

AllAfrica News

[East African] Thirty-eight human and civil-rights organisations across the globe want the Tanzanian government to address the deteriorating human rights situation in the country.

May 20th 2019, 3:47 am

South Africa: South Africans Injured in Egyptian Bus Explosion

AllAfrica News

[Govt of SA] Pretoria -This evening the South African Ambassador to Egypt, Ambassador Vusi Mavimbela has informed the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu that twenty eight (28) South Africans were part of the tourist group. Ambassador Mavimbela confirmed that three (3) South Africans were injured and will remain in hospital, the balance of twenty five (25) will return to South Africa tomorrow morning.

May 20th 2019, 3:47 am

Nigeria: World Bank Appoints Professor Pate as Global Director for Health

AllAfrica News

[Daily Trust] The World Bank has confirmed the selection of Dr. Muhammad Pate as its Global Director for Health, Nutrition and Population and also Director of Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF).

May 20th 2019, 1:30 am

South Africa: Schwarzenegger Dismisses Attacker As a Guy Who Wants to Be Famous

AllAfrica News

[Nairobi News] American politician and former movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger has downplayed an incident in which he was assaulted during a public appearance in South Africa on Saturday.

May 20th 2019, 1:30 am

Nigeria: How Do Nigerian Gay and Bisexual Men Cope? This Is What They Told Us

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Many Africans who are not gay or bisexual - sexually attracted only to people of the same sex or of both sexes - claim that being gay or bisexual is not acceptable for religious and cultural reasons. Laws in numerous African countries - as is the case in Nigeria - also reflect this by criminalising same-sex sexual activities and same-sex marriage.

May 20th 2019, 1:30 am

Congo-Kinshasa: Conflict, Superstition and Inadequate Funds Hinder Ebola Fight

AllAfrica News

[Deutsche Welle] International aid organizations are warning that the Ebola outbreak in DR Congo could worsen in the face of instability, public distrust and a critical shortfall in funds to contain the deadly virus.

May 20th 2019, 1:17 am

Sudan: Military, Opposition Resume Talks

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Sudan's ruling military council restarted talks late on Sunday with an alliance of protest and opposition groups, Reuters reports.

May 20th 2019, 1:17 am

Nigeria: Tension Brews in Finance Ministry Over Hand Over

AllAfrica News

[Guardian] Abuja -Tension is brewing at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja, over plans by the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed to hand over the reins to one of the permanent secretaries, Dr. Mahmoud Isa-Dutse, considered a political appointee, instead of Dr. Mohammed Kyari Dikwa, a career civil servant and bureaucrat.

May 19th 2019, 11:10 am

Nigeria: Nigeria Heading Towards Self-Destruction - Ex-President Obasanjo

AllAfrica News

[This Day] Warri -Former President Olusegun Obasanjo Saturday warned that Nigeria edged close to the precipice of destruction, saying urgent measures are needed to pull the country back. Obasanjo said all the indices of political collapse were evident in the country, including corruption, insecurity, and lack of faith in the electoral system.

May 19th 2019, 11:10 am

Nigeria: Nigerian Teenagers Shatters 125 Year School Record in U.S.

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[This Day] A Nigerian-born teenager, Tobechukwu Phillips has shattered the 125 academic history of her high school in Texas, US.

May 19th 2019, 11:10 am

Somalia: Somaliland Celebrates Independence Despite Lack of International Recognition

AllAfrica News

[Dalsan Radio] The breakaway state of Somaliland is preparing to celebrate 28 years since it declared independence from Somalia. No country recognizes Somaliland as a sovereign nation, but in the capital, preparations for the celebration are under way.

May 19th 2019, 7:08 am

Sudan: Khartoum, Juba at Odds Over Abyei Stand By UN

AllAfrica News

[East African] Sudan and South Sudan took contrasting stands last week during a United Nations Security Council debate on the UN peacekeeping force in the disputed and volatile Abyei region that straddles the two countries.

May 19th 2019, 6:51 am

Sudan: UN Expert Condemns Excessive Force at Protests

AllAfrica News

[Radio Dabanga] Geneva -The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, has condemned reports of excessive use of force this week against protesters seeking a civilian-led transition in Sudan.

May 19th 2019, 1:31 am

Seychelles: Stop Discrimination, Seek Treatment for HIV, President Says

AllAfrica News

[Seychelles News Agency] That was the message from the Seychelles' President Danny Faure on Friday at the launching of a national strategic plan for HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis.

May 19th 2019, 1:31 am

South Africa: Two Nabbed for Possession of Uncut Diamonds Worth R1.5 Million

AllAfrica News

[News24Wire] Two suspects with uncut diamonds valued at R1.5m have been arrested by Western Cape police during a stop and search operation.

May 19th 2019, 1:31 am

Tanzania: Zanzibar Upgrades Its Town to City Level

AllAfrica News

[Daily News] The Minister for Regional Administration, Local Government, and Special Department, Mr Haji Omar Kheri, has said that 'Zanzibar town' is heading towards becoming a city by July because it is almost meeting the requirements as per international standards.

May 19th 2019, 1:31 am

Somalia: Two Million Now Face Starvation

AllAfrica News

[East African] A raging drought in Somalia could leave some 2.2 million people -- nearly 18 per cent of the country's population -- in severe hunger during the July-September period, global agency FAO has warned.

May 19th 2019, 1:31 am

Zimbabwe: Central Bank Governor Panics Over Soaring Black Market Forex Rates

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] GOVERNMENT, through the central bank, will Monday draw down US$500 million to supply the interbank forex market to meet national forex payment requirements in the wake of spiralling rates on the black market.

May 19th 2019, 1:18 am

Malawi: Govt Plans to Shutdown Phones, Whatsapp on Election Days

AllAfrica News

[Nyasa Times] Beleaguered Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (Macra) Director General Godfrey Itaye on Saturday called for a meeting to discuss plans to shutdown phone communication as well as social media platforms like WhatsApp.

May 19th 2019, 12:48 am

Malawi: Mutharika Asks Voters to Hand Him Second and Final Term

AllAfrica News

[Nyasa Times] President Professor Arthur Peter Mutharika has called on Malawians to entrust the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) led government with another five-year term of leadership so that it continues developing the country.

May 19th 2019, 12:48 am

Kenya: Gospel Singer Kambua Shows Off Baby Bump After Years of Trying

AllAfrica News

[Nairobi News] Gospel artiste Kambua Mathu has finally announced her pregnancy after weeks of online speculations.

May 18th 2019, 11:54 am

Uganda: Uganda Among Countries With Draconian Laws Against NGOs

AllAfrica News

[Monitor] Uganda has been listed among 12 African states that have in the last one and a half decades been adopting laws aimed at constraining the operations of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) as part of what is described as a broader strategy by African governments to narrow space for democratic activity.

May 18th 2019, 9:24 am

Uganda: 'Rwandan Security Operatives Enter The Country Illegally'

AllAfrica News

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Uganda Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa has today told heads of missions accredited to Uganda that Rwandan security operatives have been entering the country without permission, a move that could have put the security of citizens at risk. He was briefing the ambassadors on the on the current poor state of Uganda-Rwanda relations.

May 18th 2019, 9:24 am

Kenya: How 10-Year-Old Boys Blew U.S.$2000

AllAfrica News

[Nation] "You only live once", or Yolo as it is known in its swankier short form, is a popular phrase among the younger generation. But if what three young boys from Wajir County did last week is anything to go by, then the youth should probably get another catchphrase to justify their adventurous and at times, reckless ways.

May 18th 2019, 6:21 am

Kenya: Coast Counties - No Money For Schools, Hospitals

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Coast region counties face tough times after basic services such as healthcare, education, water and sanitation were allocated meagre amounts in the next financial year.

May 18th 2019, 6:21 am

Kenya: China Institutes Tough Rules for Avocado Farmers

AllAfrica News

[Nation] A logistical nightmare and the high costs of meeting tough conditions required for the export of Kenyan avocados to China are threatening to choke the lucrative deal inked last month.

May 18th 2019, 6:21 am

Zimbabwe: The Country is Safe, Secure - VP Mohadi

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[The Herald] VICE President Kembo Mohadi yesterday said Zimbabwe is a safe and secure tourism and investment destination, endowed with unique resources across all sectors of the economy. He said this in his keynote address at the Zimbabwe-China Business Forum in Harare yesterday.

May 18th 2019, 4:20 am

Zimbabwe: Corruption Accused Bindura Area Prosecutor Promoted

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[New Zimbabwe] AN angry Bindura resident has put up a fight to have Bindura area prosecutor Garudzo Ziyadhuma investigated for corruptly declining prosecution in a case he has handled, been promoted.

May 18th 2019, 4:20 am

Malawi: Elections Day Not Public Holiday - Govt

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[Nyasa Times] Government has said business will go-on as usual on polling day next Tuesday but has quickly appealed to the citizenry to go and cast their votes en masse.

May 18th 2019, 4:20 am

Nigeria: Coding Is As Basic As Reading and Writing for Younger Generations

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[This is Africa] Coding is not for the future; it is part of the present. Arming children with knowledge and an understanding of coding is equipping them for everyday life. We consider the reasons for teaching children to code and take a look at such institutions as Nigeria's 9jacodekids Academy that are doing exactly that.

May 18th 2019, 3:31 am

Kenya: Kenyan Man's Ideal Sh23k Wedding Earns Him Online Admiration

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[Nairobi News] A Kenyan man's wedding budget has kick started a discussion on the future of weddings with a focus on the ideal budget.

May 18th 2019, 3:20 am

Zimbabwe: Political Party Leaders Preach Peace, Unity

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[The Herald] Political parties taking part in the Political Actors Dialogue (Polad) that was launched yesterday said the platform afforded Zimbabweans an opportunity to discuss issues affecting the country. The party leaders said this while addressing at least 5 000 people who thronged the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) for the ceremony.

May 18th 2019, 3:20 am

Liberia: Implementation of Truth Commission Report Essential to Achieving Long-Lasting Peace, Says U

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[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga, Bong County -Mr. Yacoub El Hillo, the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Liberia says the global body strongly believes that the implementation of the recommendations of the Truth & Reconciliation Commission(TRC) RC is one of the essential channels of achieving long lasting peace and fostering full reconciliation.

May 18th 2019, 2:04 am
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