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Nigeria: IMF Affirms 2.5% Growth Forecast for Nigeria's Economy in 2020

AllAfrica News

[Vanguard] The International Monetary Fund, IMF, yesterday reiterated its forecast that Nigeria's economy, as measured by the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), will grow by 2.5 percent in 2020.

January 21st 2020, 6:07 am

Tanzania: Legal Confusion As Millions of SIM Cards Blocked

AllAfrica News

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Legal confusion has surfaced over the biometric Sim card registration exercise - with the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) coming under attack for what critics say is the regulator's resolve to push for a procedure that is not provided for in the country's statute books.

January 21st 2020, 5:55 am

Lesotho: Lesotho's Future No Clearer As Tom Thabane Resigns

AllAfrica News

[ISS] Just when it looked like things couldn't get worse in Lesotho, the country was again plunged into uncertainty last week with the announcement by Prime Minister Tom Thabane, 80, that he was resigning.

January 21st 2020, 5:55 am

Namibia: Court Weighs Up Election Rerun

AllAfrica News

[Namibian] Namibians can expect to know early next month whether the country will face the historic prospect of having a presidential election rerun.

January 21st 2020, 4:54 am

Angola: Killer Landmines a Sad Legacy of Past Conflicts

AllAfrica News

[CAJ News] Luanda -The recent death of five people after a landmine explosion in northeastern Angola is a tragic reminder of the unenviable legacy of one of the longest conflicts in the continent.

January 21st 2020, 4:54 am

Kenya: Cartels Cash in on Gaps 'To Sell Marks to Varsity Students'

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Extortion rings within university administration blocks, vengeance by disaffected lecturers combined with dishonesty by crooked students to cover up for their sloth have given rise to cases of learners failing to graduate.

January 21st 2020, 3:54 am

Kenya: Kenyatta Secures U.S.$1.6 Billion Investment Deals in London

AllAfrica News

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has secured major investment deals worth over Sh170.8 billion in the ongoing UK-Africa Investment Summit in London.

January 21st 2020, 3:54 am

South Africa: Landmark Court Ruling Highlights Crisis in Cities and Towns

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] A high court in South Africa has passed a landmark ruling with far-reaching implications for municipalities that fail to carry out their constitutional duty to citizens.

January 21st 2020, 3:21 am

Nigeria: Oil Pipeline Breaks - 45,347 in 18 Years

AllAfrica News

[Vanguard] In the wake of the dastard act that threw major parts of Lagos into mourning Sunday evening, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has revealed that the numbers of pipeline breaks in the last 18 years are 45, 347.

January 21st 2020, 3:21 am

Malawi: Malawi is Home to Africa's First Drone Academy

AllAfrica News

[VOA] Malawi this month opened the first African Drone and Data Academy, with support from the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF.  The academy aims to improve drone technology skills across Africa, beginning with Malawi and neighboring countries.

January 21st 2020, 3:21 am

South Africa: Job Carnage Threatens As SA's Economic and Political Outlook Goes From Bad to Worse

AllAfrica News

[Daily Maverick] An employment bloodbath is on the cards as companies grapple with an economy struggling to achieve growth. Thousands of job cuts have already been announced with thousands more jobs at risk.

January 21st 2020, 2:35 am

South Africa: South African Shark Meat Could Be Poisoning Australians

AllAfrica News

[Daily Maverick] Australians may not know and will be unhappy to discover that South African waters are far from pristine, with toxic runoff from factories and farms entering coastal waters. Local sharks are apex predators and, as bioaccumulators, they retain heavy metals such as mercury and arsenic.

January 21st 2020, 2:35 am

Africa: Africa Ready for Trade - Kagame

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[New Times] Rwanda and African countries are ready to engage in intra-Africa trade President Paul Kagame.

January 21st 2020, 1:06 am

Angola: Calls for International Investigation of Isabel Dos Santos's Wealth

AllAfrica News

[Deutsche Welle] Angolans are calling for an international investigation into the world-wide dealings that allowed Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the former president, to become the richest woman in Africa.

January 21st 2020, 12:06 am

Africa: UN Peacekeeping Is Stymied By Serious Contradictions. They Need to Be Resolved

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] For three decades, UN peace operations have been falling into the same traps because stakeholders don't want to tackle some of the contradictions confronting peacekeeping. Professor Paul D. Williams from George Washington University recently called this the UN Security Council's "peacekeeping trilemma". This refers to the fact that peacekeeping missions have to meet multidimensional mandates and minimise casualties while working with increasingly tight budgets.

January 21st 2020, 12:06 am

Africa: Boris Johnson Seeks to Woo Continent's Leaders in Run-Up to Brexit

AllAfrica News

[Deutsche Welle] The UK has amped up its pitch for post-Brexit trade with Africa at the UK-Africa Investment Summit. DW examines whether it will have the same economic presence on the continent as China or Russia.

January 20th 2020, 11:47 pm

Nigeria: What Govt Needs to Do to Avoid World Bank's 'Worst Case Scenario'

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] In its latest report on Nigeria, the World Bank issued a stark warning: that the country risks becoming home to a quarter of the world's destitute people in a decade unless policymakers act to revive economic growth and lift employment. Wale Fatade, from The Conversation Africa, asked Professor Sheriffdeen Tella to explain what can be done to avert such an outcome.

January 20th 2020, 11:36 pm

East Africa: Al-Shabaab Attacks Challenge Counter Terrorism Strategies

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[East African] The increased number of attacks by Somali terrorist group al Shabaab in Kenya and Somalia could lead to security chiefs rethinking their counter-terrorism policy.

January 20th 2020, 8:32 pm

Africa: World's Billionaires Have More Wealth Than 4.6 billion People

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[Oxfam] Davos -The world's 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60 percent of the planet's population, reveals a new report from Oxfam today ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland

January 20th 2020, 2:12 pm

Kenya: Babu Owino to Stay Behind Bars for a Week

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[Nation] Chief Magistrate Francis Andayi has directed that Embakasi East MP Babu Owino be remanded in custody for seven days to await a pre-bail report.

January 20th 2020, 8:41 am

South Africa: Ramaphosa Promises End to Employing Poorly Qualified, Politically Connected People

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[News24Wire] While struggling state-owned enterprises such as Eskom and SAA are diminishing the state's capacity, the practice of parachuting poorly qualified, but politically connected, people into key positions will come to an end, President Cyril Ramaphosa wrote in his weekly newsletter.

January 20th 2020, 8:41 am

Tanzania: Talks With Barrick Gold Still On, Tanzania Government Says

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government says it was still negotiating with Barrick Gold Corporation despite missing the December 31, 2019 deadline for the negotiations.

January 20th 2020, 6:23 am

Kenya: Ruto Fights Back as Allies Join Building Bridges Initiative

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[Nation] A day after being on the receiving end during the Building Bridges Initiative rally in Kakamega that ended up as a show of might by President Kenyatta and ODM leader Raila Odinga, Deputy President William Ruto on Sunday fought back, dismissing the meeting as mere "drama".

January 20th 2020, 6:23 am

Tanzania: Doubts Raised Over Tanzania-Barrick Agreement

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[East African] A deal signed last year between Canadian mining company Barrick and the Tanzanian government could unravel if its implementation is delayed any further. This was the indicting conclusion in a report by Toronto-based DaMina Advisors, published on January 16.

January 20th 2020, 5:49 am

Nigeria: Three Dead, Many Injured as Fuel Pipelines Explode in Lagos

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Three persons have been confirmed dead in a pipeline explosion at Eroko road, Abule Egba area, Lagos.

January 20th 2020, 5:38 am

Nigeria: Scores Feared Dead As Vandalised Pipeline Explodes in Lagos

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[This Day] Several people were feared dead yesterday when a pipeline belonging to the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) exploded in the Ekoro area of Abule-Egba, Lagos State.

January 20th 2020, 4:54 am

Kenya: Govt Eyes Up to U.S.$350 Million Aid From U.S. to Finance Projects

AllAfrica News

[Nation] The head of a special US development programme is due in Kenya in the coming week to hold initial talks on the country's potential eligibility for project funding of up to Sh35 billion.

January 20th 2020, 4:54 am

Africa: South Africa's David Mabuza Irks Both Sides in South Sudan Mediation

AllAfrica News

[Daily Maverick] Analysts say Mabuza's proposal for external arbitrators to decide how many federal states the nation should have is 'dead on arrival'.

January 20th 2020, 3:08 am

Africa: What Changes in Temperature Mean for Tsetse Fly

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] In a world of changing climate, would nature's insect "vampire", the tsetse fly, perish or change its hunting ground?

January 20th 2020, 3:08 am

South Africa: Who Would Politicians Blame If Foreign Nationals Went Home?

AllAfrica News

[Daily Maverick] The xenophobia in South Africa is not unprecedented on the African continent. It has happened before in countries like Nigeria and Ghana. But when violence succeeds in forcing migrants to 'go home', politicians are quick to find other scapegoats for the problems that xenophobia tries to distract attention from.

January 20th 2020, 2:38 am

Nigeria: Pipeline Explosion Rocks Lagos

AllAfrica News

[This Day] Residents of Abule-Egba, Ile Epo area of Lagos state are currently scampering for safety following an explosion at a fuel pipeline in the area.

January 20th 2020, 1:48 am

Kenya: Churches and Military Cited Among School Land Grabbers

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Interesting and strange cases were bound to arise when a team began going round the country investigating the registration status of land occupied by public schools.

January 20th 2020, 1:48 am

Libya: World Leaders Agree to Back Away From Interference in Country's Affairs

AllAfrica News

[VOA] World leaders agreed Sunday to respect an arms embargo and back off from interfering in Libya, where forces from two rival governments are fighting for power.

January 20th 2020, 1:48 am

Kenya: Dennis Oliech Retires From Football

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Former Kenya international striker Dennis Oliech has officially retired from football after failing to nail a move to any Kenyan Premier League (KPL) club.

January 20th 2020, 1:48 am

Angola: How Africa's Richest Woman Used Family Ties, Shell Companies, Inside Deals to Build Empire

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] She spun a story the world wanted to believe: a self-made billionaire who had risen in a male-dominated business world in an African country ravaged by civil war and poverty.

January 20th 2020, 12:49 am

East Africa: Lapsset Project Adopted By AU in Move to Boost Continent's Free Trade Area

AllAfrica News

[East African] Kenya's mega Lamu Port-South Sudan-Ethiopia-Transport (Lapsset) Corridor Programme has been adopted as an African Union project and redesigned to link the Lamu port on the eastern African Coast of the Indian Ocean to Douala port in the western Africa Atlantic Ocean.

January 19th 2020, 11:48 pm

Libya: Haftar Loyalists Block Oil Exports Amid Ceasefire

AllAfrica News

[Deutsche Welle] The national oil company says crude output will drop by two-thirds and warned the militants were costing the Libyan people $55 million a day. The blockade came on the eve of a major peace conference in Berlin.

January 19th 2020, 11:48 pm

West Africa: West African States Mired in Controversy Over 'Eco' Currency

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[Deutsche Welle] Anglophone ECOWAS members have criticized plans by the bloc's French-speaking states to change the CFA franc's name to 'Eco'. ECOWAS had planned to launch a common currency under the same name in 2020.

January 19th 2020, 11:30 pm

Nigeria: 17 Soldiers Killed, Several Abducted in Battle With Boko Haram

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[This Day] Maiduguri -Not less than 17 soldiers were killed in confrontations between the military and Boko Haram insurgents along Bama-Gwoza road weekend.

January 19th 2020, 6:13 pm

South Africa: Uganda Airlines All Set to Fly to Johannesburg Soon

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[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Uganda's national carrier, Uganda Airlines, has made it official that it will unveil direct flights to Johannesburg, South Africa, soon.

January 19th 2020, 6:13 pm

East Africa: Spotlight On Govts' Crackdown On Rights, Freedoms

AllAfrica News

[East African] From Lamu to Ngorongoro to Kaboong, East African governments are in the international spotlight for human rights violations, even as serious questions over resolve to deal with past injustices come to the fore.

January 19th 2020, 5:58 pm

Rwanda: Kagame to Attend UK-Africa Investment Summit

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[New Times] President Paul Kagame is expected in London for the UK-Africa Investment Summit that starts on Monday, which will be hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

January 19th 2020, 5:58 pm

Sudan: Prime Minister Calls for Unity As Khartoum Quells Military Revolt

AllAfrica News

[East African] Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok says he is confident in the country's military even after a rebellion this past week at the General Intelligence Service (GIS) headquarters by soldiers associated with former leader Omar al-Bashir.

January 19th 2020, 5:58 pm

Zimbabwe: Live Streaming Court Trials Will Bring Transparency - Lawyers

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] The Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) has welcomed the Judiciary's pledges to live-stream court proceedings in cases of public interest, saying this brings transparency and also allows ordinary citizens to understand how the law works.

January 19th 2020, 5:43 pm

East Africa: Uganda-Kenya Milk War Boils Over With No End in Sight of Regional Trade Tiffs

AllAfrica News

[East African] The escalating trade dispute between Kenya and Uganda over milk exports, is just one of many facing all EAC partner states and underlines critical gaps in the regional integration project that could potentially harm the economies.

January 19th 2020, 5:28 pm

Tanzania: Attacks On Children On Rise - Police Boss

AllAfrica News

[Daily News] With cases of violence against children escalating in the country, authorities in Kagera Region are investigating incidents in which three children were killed in different incidents, including a two year old boy who accidentally relieved himself on his bed while sleeping and was later killed.

January 19th 2020, 5:08 pm

Nigeria: Homeless Children Threat to National Security, Group Warns

AllAfrica News

[This Day] An Ibadan-based humanitarian and philanthropic organisarion, Adunbarin has raised the alarm over security implications of abandoned and home-less children, warning that they could be potential supply source of personnel for banditry, armed robberies and insurgency.

January 19th 2020, 4:56 pm

Zimbabwe: Opposition Politician Gutu Denies Plans to Join Ruling Party

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] Obert Gutu, who resigned Saturday as Vice President of the MDC-T led by Thokozani Khupe, has dismissed as false, claims that he has ditched the MDC breakaway group to join Zanu PF.

January 19th 2020, 4:56 pm

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Is Archbishop of Machete-Wielding Gangs - Opposition

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] The MDC has fired at President Emmerson Mnangagwa, describing the Zanu PF leader as the archbishop of the notorious machete wielding gangs commonly referred to as Mashurugwi.

January 19th 2020, 4:56 pm

Zimbabwe: Parirenyatwa's Staff Woes Persist Despite Junior Doctors' Return

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] Parirenyatwa Hospital, the largest referral medical centre in Zimbabwe, is still operating below its normal capacity despite the return of striking junior doctors to their workstations.

January 19th 2020, 4:56 pm

Zimbabwe: Police Allow Chamisa to Launch MDC's Agenda 2020

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] Police Sunday afternoon allowed MDC President Nelson Chamisa to launch his much anticipated State of the Nation Agenda (SONA) 2020 mini-rally at Stodart Hall in Mbare, Harare Tuesday.

January 19th 2020, 4:08 pm

Nigeria: Nigeria's Minister Appoints Daughter as Special Assistant

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, has appointed one of her daughters, Violet Osunde, as a special assistant in her office. It is not clear if the minister's action violated any law, but critics including academics and lawyers said it suggests nepotism and could be a breach of her oath of office. Until her appointment in November, Mrs Osunde was a senior executive assistant with the National Databank Management Department of the National Pension Commission. Mrs Osun

January 19th 2020, 4:08 pm

Zimbabwe: 16 Killed in Bus, Haulage Truck Collision

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[The Herald] The number of people who died near Shamu village yesterday in a road accident involving a General Bande bus and a haulage truck has risen to 16 after two more people died in hospital.

January 19th 2020, 3:56 pm

East Africa: Wind May Blow Locusts Away From Kenya's Bread Basket - UN

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[Nation] The armies of locusts which have been ravaging parts of Kenya for the last three weeks may not march through the breadbasket counties, after all, a forecast by the United Nations shows.

January 19th 2020, 3:56 pm

Sudan: Tawer Lauds Sudanese-German Relations

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[SNA] Khartoum -Member of the Transitional Sovereign Council, Prof. Siddig Tawer, has lauded the historical relations between Sudan and Germany.

January 19th 2020, 3:56 pm

Nigeria: Sanitary Pads Exempted From VAT Hike

AllAfrica News

[Vanguard] The Federal Government has listed the sanitary pads among the 20 basic food items exempted from the new Valued Added Tax (VAT) increase expected to take effect from February.

January 19th 2020, 3:56 pm

Uganda: Can Uganda Ever Have Free, Fair Presidential Polls?

AllAfrica News

[Monitor] The 2021 general election, the eighth for the country, is at hand, but questions remain whether it will be any better than previous ones.

January 19th 2020, 3:37 pm

Zimbabwe: Solar-Powered Water Pumps for Kariba Villagers

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[The Herald] Villagers in Nyaminyami area of Kariba district will be getting water for four irrigation schemes from solar-powered pumps.

January 19th 2020, 11:52 am

Nigeria: Govt Disburses U.S.$394 Million to Fund Primary Education in 4 Years

AllAfrica News

[Vanguard] Between 2015 and 2018, the federal government disbursed the sum of N142.6 billion to states governments and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, for successful implementation of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC.

January 19th 2020, 11:52 am

Kenya: Ruto Woos Kalonzo in Search of New Allies

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[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday stepped up his efforts to woo former Vice President Kalonzo Musyoka into his camp, as he seeks new alliances to stay in the game at a time when formations for the 2022 General Election are shaping up.

January 19th 2020, 11:52 am

Nigeria: Billionaire Deji Adeleke Lavishes U.S.$65 Million On New Private Jet

AllAfrica News

[This Day] It doesn't need pointing out that wealth affords its handlers a lot of perks, privileges, and bragging rights, and why not? They worked for it. But that has never deterred other folks from stretching necks over and across fenced houses, if only to see what's a-happening. Such is the case with the 'Baba' that Nigerian superstar and music big boy, Davido, always refers to, Dr. Deji Adeleke, and his new wheels on wings.

January 19th 2020, 10:07 am

Somalia: Puntland President Appoints New Bosaso Airport Manager

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[Shabelle] The leader of the Puntland State of Somalia Saed Abdullahi Deni has appointed a new manager for Bosaso airport on Sunday.

January 19th 2020, 8:33 am

Tanzania: Third Miner Declares Dispute With Govt

AllAfrica News

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Another Canada-based company Montero Mining and Exploration is in dispute with the government over a repossessed retention mining licence.

January 19th 2020, 7:21 am

Kenya: Terror Suspects Arrested While Carrying Out Surveillance of Popular Pub

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -Five terror suspects have been arrested while carrying out surveillance of a popular club situation on Kiambu Road.

January 19th 2020, 7:21 am

Somalia: UAE Condemns Somalia Attack That Left Four Dead

AllAfrica News

[Shabelle] The UAE has strongly condemned the bomb attack in Somalia that claimed several lives and left many injured.

January 19th 2020, 7:21 am

Nigeria: Fake Revenue Agents Infiltrate Warri, Council Boss Raises Alarm

AllAfrica News

[Vanguard] The Warri South Local Government Area, Delta State, has raised the alarm over fake revenue agents issuing unauthorised 2020 demand notices to business and residents of Warri, warning that it was illegal.

January 19th 2020, 6:28 am

Nigeria: Imo Police Warns Pro-Ihedioha Over Planned Protest

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[Vanguard] Imo State Police Command has warned those planning to publicly protest the sacking of Chief Emeka Ihedioha and installation of Senator Hope Uzodinma as Imo State Governor, by the Supreme Court, that it would not tolerate violence or hijacking of the process by hoodlums.

January 19th 2020, 6:28 am

Nigeria: Two Killed, Others Injured in Another Gun Attack On Kaduna Village

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[Daily Trust] Kafanchan -Two people have been killed while another two were injured following an attack on Gora-Gan community in Zango Kataf Local Government Area on Friday evening.

January 19th 2020, 5:47 am

South Africa: Kidnapper Flees With Baby Boy From Taxi in Cape Town

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[News24Wire] Western Cape police are looking for a woman who gained a mother's trust before kidnapping one of her twin boys in Cape Town this week.

January 19th 2020, 5:47 am

West Africa: Border Closure Not Meant to Punish Nigeria's Neighbours - Buhari

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[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the partial closure of Nigeria's borders was not meant to punish her neighbours, but to strengthen the country's security and economy.

January 18th 2020, 5:51 pm

Mozambique: Nyusi Announces New Govt

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[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi announced his new government on Friday evening, and reappointed Carlos Agostinho do Rosario as Prime Minister.

January 18th 2020, 5:51 pm

Sudan: Sudanese Pound Continues to Fall, Food Prices Rising Again

AllAfrica News

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / El Fasher -The US Dollar rate reached SDG 95 at the Khartoum parallel market on Friday. Prices of food and other basic consumer goods continue to rise. People are lining up again to buy bread and fuel. The Ministry of Industry and Trade will establish a mechanism to monitor the internal markets.

January 18th 2020, 5:51 pm

Namibia: Judgement in Election Challenge Set for February

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[Namibian] The ruling in the legal battle over the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) without verifiable paper trails and the results of the November 2019 presidential election, will be made public in the Supreme Court early next month.

January 18th 2020, 5:51 pm

Nigeria: Fire Razes 10 Shops in Cross River

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[Vanguard] At least 10 shops have been razed by fire in Ogoja local government area of Cross River State.

January 18th 2020, 4:16 pm

Tunisia: Govt Turns Down Invitation to Participate in Berlin Conference On Libya

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[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Tunisia has turned down the invitation to participate in the Berlin Conference scheduled for Sunday, January 19, while expressing its thanks and consideration for the invitation sent Friday by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to President Kais Saied.

January 18th 2020, 4:05 pm

Somalia: 3 Killed As Suicide Bomber Targets Turkish Contractors

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[Dalsan Radio] 3 Killed 11 injured in an suicide bombing targeting Turkish contractors in Afgoye 30km from Somalia capital Mogadishu. 6 Turkish injured 2 critically, Turkey govt confirms.

January 18th 2020, 4:05 pm

Tanzania: Police Block Zitto Kabwe Party Rally

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[East African] Tanzania police in Kigoma region refused to allow the ACT-Wazalendo party to hold a public meeting.

January 18th 2020, 8:45 am

East Africa: Row As Uganda Protests Milk Seizures By Kenya

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[East African] Kampala has sent a protest note to Nairobi demanding the immediate release of consignments of milk seized by Kenyan officials on alleged quality concerns, sparking a fresh diplomatic row between the two neighbouring countries.

January 18th 2020, 8:45 am

Africa: Kiswahili in Namibia Classes By 2021

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[East African] Namibia plans to introduce Kiswahili in its curriculum by 2021, but opposition parties question the cost of the move.

January 18th 2020, 8:29 am

Nigeria: No Regrets for Going to War With Biafra - Gowon

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[This Day] Former Head of State, retired General Yakubu Gowon, has said his administration had no regret going into the Biafra war because it was necessary to keep Nigeria one.

January 18th 2020, 8:15 am

Kenya: How Wife of Dusit Terror Mastermind Eluded Police

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[Nation] As she was planning how to deceive police officers tracking a phone associated with her, her husband was busy shooting and killing people at the Dusit D2 Complex in Nairobi.

January 18th 2020, 8:15 am

Zimbabwe: Obert Gutu Resigns As MDC-T VP

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[New Zimbabwe] Obert Gutu, Vice President in the Thokozani Khupe-led MDC-T, has resigned with immediate effect citing "personal and private reasons."

January 18th 2020, 8:15 am

Nigeria: Public Debt Stock Inches to U.S.$72,4 Billion, Inflation Jumps to 11.98%

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[This Day] Total public debt, comprising the federal government's, those of the 36 states and that of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), stood at N26.215 trillion as at September 2019, the Debt Management Office (DMO) has stated.

January 18th 2020, 7:59 am

Zimbabwe: Chief Ndiweni an Illegitimate Leader - Govt Tells Court

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] THE government has written to the High Court in support of the removal of outspoken Ntabazinduna traditional leader, Chief Nhlanhlayamangwe Ndiweni last month by President Emmerson Mnangagwa saying the move was justified as he is not a legitimate traditional leader.

January 18th 2020, 6:54 am

Tanzania: Govt to Build 43 Technical Colleges

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[Daily News] In a bid to solve future employment crisis, Tanzania is investing nearly 100 billion/- towards the construction of 43 new technical colleges across the country, with the one being planned at Dodoma to serve as an exemplary training institution.

January 18th 2020, 6:54 am

Zimbabwe: Journalist Facing Public Violence Charges Acquitted

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[New Zimbabwe] Harare magistrate, Richard Ramaboa has acquitted a freelance journalist, Doubt Asima who landed in the dock after he tried to assist a woman who got in crossfire during an anti-government protest in August last year.

January 18th 2020, 6:42 am

Tanzania: Mo Africa's Youngest Billionaire for 6 Years

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[Daily News] MOHAMMED Dewji popularly known as Mo, has continued to hold the first spot as Africa's youngest billionaire, according to the latest report released by Forbes Africa's Billionaires.

January 18th 2020, 6:42 am

Tanzania: Natural Gas Plan Draft Finalised

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[Daily News] EFFORTS to ensure all citizens benefit from the country's gas discovery is taking shape as preparations of a draft on Domestic Natural Gas Promotion Plan has been finalised.

January 18th 2020, 6:23 am

Tanzania: Dewji Fortune Shrinks By U.S.$300 Million in Latest Ranking

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Businessman Mohammed Dewji's fortune shrunk by $300 million (Sh960 billion) last year, according to Forbes' latest ranking of Africa's billionaires listing in 2020.

January 18th 2020, 6:23 am

Somalia: Two Soldiers Killed in Al-Shabaab Raid On Afgoye Town

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[Shabelle] At least two Somali soldiers were reported to have been killed and several others wounded in heavy fighting between Al-Shabaab and the country's forces in a town outside Mogadishu.

January 18th 2020, 5:42 am

Somalia: A Grenade Attack in Mogadishu Leaves At Least 10 Wounded

AllAfrica News

[Shabelle] Ten people have been wounded with two sustaining serious injuries following a hand grenade attack in Mogadishu on Friday night.

January 18th 2020, 5:42 am

East Africa: Kenya Declares Fight Against Al-Shabab Following Deadly Attacks

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[Shabelle] Kenya's security forces have been directed to intensify their operations against al-Shabaab barely a week series attack by al-Shabaab.

January 18th 2020, 5:42 am

Namibia: Fishrot Scandal Player Samherji to Exit Namibia

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[Namibian] An Icelandic company at the centre of the Fishrot bribery scandal said it plans to withdraw its businesses from Namibia.

January 18th 2020, 5:23 am

Zimbabwe: Why the Economy Is Broken - What the Private Sector Can Do

AllAfrica News

[Zimbabwe Independent] Government has weakened itself by creating monopolies and appointing Zanu-PF officials in key positions in government departments and parastatals. The decision to do so was more political than professional.

January 18th 2020, 3:42 am

Kenya: U.S. Army Says Al-Shabaab Report On Manda Bay Attack Exaggerated

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[Citizen] Al Shabaab's report on the Sunday attack at Manda Bay Airfield in Lamu County was exaggerated, the US military has said. Manda Bay is an area where US forces provide training and counter-terrorism support to East African partners.

January 18th 2020, 3:42 am

Tanzania: Govt Sheds Light on Mining Controversy

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[Daily News] THE government will react according to the law, to the claims by a Canadian based junior gold exploration company, Winshear Gold Corp, on an alleged dispute involving investment in the SMP Gold project located in South West Tanzania.

January 18th 2020, 3:42 am

Uganda: Jailed Stella Nyanzi Wins 2020 Oxfam Novib/Pen International Award

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[Monitor] Incarcerated Ugandan academic, writer and feminist activist, Dr Stella Nyanzi is this year's winner of the Oxfam Novib/PEN International Award for Freedom of Expression.

January 18th 2020, 3:42 am

Tunisia: Parliament Approves Loan From AFD to Digitise Health Sector

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[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -The House of People's Representatives (HPR) passed at a plenary session Wednesday an agreement on a loan from the French Development Agency (AFD) amounting to ?27.3 million (85 million dinars).

January 18th 2020, 3:42 am

Africa: A New Nature-Based Food and Land Use Economy

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[WRI] "All my kids can go to school now, whereas before I might only have been able to send one" reports Balaynesh Kasa, a farmer in Debre Yakob Watershed, close to Bahir Dar town, in Amhara Regional State, Ethiopia, and mother to four children.

January 18th 2020, 1:37 am

Africa: Prioritizing Action on Air Pollution Will Benefit Health, the Climate and the Economy

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[allAfrica] Everyone around the world shares the same right to a healthy environment. Indeed, during the United Nations General Assembly and the Climate Action Summit, leaders from governments and civil society, most notably youth leaders, reminded the world that the founding UN principle of justice applies to climate as much as any other issue facing humanity. Yet as physicians who specialize in treating people with lung disease, we were disappointed to see that principle was not honored through meaningful and decisi

January 18th 2020, 1:37 am
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