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Zimbabwe: Doctors Condemn Backyard Maternity Wards

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[263Chat] The Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) has condemned Gogo Esther Gwena's backyard maternity ward in Mbare and said it reflects a failing health system.

November 22nd 2019, 9:18 am

Zimbabwe: Fired Doctors Must Reapply - Govt

AllAfrica News

[The Herald] Fired doctors wishing to get their jobs back must reapply, the Government has said.

November 22nd 2019, 4:32 am

Zimbabwe: Central Bank Raids U.S.$3,2 Billion in Depositors' Funds

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[Zimbabwe Independent] The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) raided depositors' accounts, wiping out US$3,2 billion in the process, before introducing bond notes in 2016 and eventually outlawing the use of foreign currency in a grand heist which left individuals and companies high and dry, a parliamentary inquiry has found.

November 22nd 2019, 3:02 am

Southern Africa: Between a Rock and a Hard Place on the Manuel Chang Case

AllAfrica News

[ISS] The Manuel Chang case presents South Africa's Ramaphosa administration with a serious dilemma - a stark choice between respecting the rule of law and maintaining good foreign relations.

November 22nd 2019, 3:02 am

South Africa: Mother Prays Next to Slain Son's Body to Say Goodbye

AllAfrica News

[Daily Maverick] 'And you know, at night when I lay my head down to sleep. That picture of him, of my son's body, it won't go away.' -- Nabeweya Solomon, 42, Hanover Park.

November 22nd 2019, 3:02 am

Somalia: Mobile Phone Warnings Set to Aid Climate-Vulnerable Nomads

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -In central Somalia's Beledweyne district, families still reeling from food shortages and livestock deaths after another year of poor rains were surprised by a new disaster last month: brutal floods that completely submerged homes after the Shabelle River burst its banks.

November 22nd 2019, 3:02 am

Uganda: Police Fire Teargas at Bobi Wine Supporters at Kaggwa Funeral

AllAfrica News

[Monitor] Police Thursday used to teargas to stop a procession of People Power supporters at the funeral of Uganda Human Rights Commission chairperson, Med Kaggwa in Mpigi district.

November 22nd 2019, 3:02 am

South Africa: Mandela's Cressida Resurfaces in Lesotho?

AllAfrica News

[Lesotho Times] A Mosotho man has claimed that he is the owner of the Toyota Cressida which the late former South African President, Nelson Mandela, and his then wife Winnie were driven in shortly after Mr Mandela's release from prison in 1990.

November 22nd 2019, 3:02 am

Zimbabwe: Opposition Wants SA to Mediate Talks With Mnangagwa

AllAfrica News

[East African] Zimbabwe's main opposition leader Mr Nelson Chamisa on Tuesday said he was ready for talks with President Emmerson Mnangagwa, and urged South Africa to act as mediator.

November 22nd 2019, 3:02 am

Nigeria: Outrage As Senate Approves 50% VAT Hike

AllAfrica News

[Daily Trust] Business owners and financial experts have condemned yesterday's passage of the Finance Bill which seeks to amend seven Acts of the National Assembly relating to taxes payable in the country.

November 22nd 2019, 1:43 am

Kenya: Sky News Apologise Over Kenya Airways Stowaway Report

AllAfrica News

[Nation] The British broadcaster Sky News has apologised to Colnet -- a cleaning company based at the JKIA airport -- for suggesting man who fell from London skies was one of their employees.

November 22nd 2019, 1:26 am

Kenya: City MPs Accuse Mike Sonko of Running Down Nairobi

AllAfrica News

[Nation] The political differences between Nairobi leaders senator Johnson Sakaja and governor Mike Sonko has bubbled into the open.

November 22nd 2019, 1:26 am

Kenya: Government Extends Logging Freeze By One Year

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Logging in community and public forests has been extended by a further 12 months.

November 22nd 2019, 1:13 am

Cameroon: Teen Wins International Children's Peace Prize Along With Greta Thunberg

AllAfrica News

[VOA] Yaounde -A 15-year-old girl from Cameroon is one of two winners of the 2019 International Children's Peace Prize. Divina Maloum was rewarded for her efforts in promoting children's rights by visiting school to warn students against joining armed groups, such as Boko Haram.

November 22nd 2019, 12:56 am

Nigeria: Calls to Use Nigerian Languages At School Are Going Unheard

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] The recent statement by Nigeria's Imo State government making it compulsory to study the Igbo language at all levels of education in the state is one in a string of similar pronouncements since Nigeria's political independence in 1960.

November 22nd 2019, 12:43 am

Nigeria: Security Situation Unpredictable - Buhari

AllAfrica News

[Vanguard] Abuja -President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday described the current security situation in the country as unpredictable.

November 22nd 2019, 12:43 am

Nigeria: Protest in Kano Over Court Ruling On New Emirates

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Some residents of Kano communities are currently embarking on a protest over Thursday's court judgment.

November 22nd 2019, 12:26 am

Ethiopia: Sidama Vote First Step in Long Process of Change

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] The Sidama people of Ethiopia have, for the first time ever, been given the opportunity to vote for their autonomy. If a majority vote in favour, it will mean they can carve an autonomous region for the Sidama. The Sidama comprise about 4% of Ethiopia's 105 million people.

November 22nd 2019, 12:26 am

Namibia: An Interesting Election, At Last

AllAfrica News

[African Arguments] A 62-year-old dentist and Icelandic corruption scandal have injected some unpredictability into a usually predictable contest.

November 22nd 2019, 12:26 am

Zambia: Constitutional Debate - More Powers for the President?

AllAfrica News

[Deutsche Welle] The Zambian government is trying to push a bill through parliament to change the constitution. But civil society groups argue the changes will effectively increase presidential and ruling party powers.

November 22nd 2019, 12:26 am

Nigeria: Nigeria Borrows 500 Million Euros to Finance Industrialisation Projects, SMEs

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The Executive Council of the Federation (FEC) on Wednesday approved the issuance of a 500 million Euro Sovereign Guarantee (about N153.5 billion) from the Credit Suisse AG London Branch as collateral for a loan.

November 22nd 2019, 12:13 am

Africa: Kagame Launches New Cmu-Africa Campus, Lauds Diversity of Students

AllAfrica News

[New Times] Africa must make the right linkages between technology and industry, and knowledge and production to be able to achieve her development aspirations, President Kagame has said.

November 22nd 2019, 12:13 am

Africa: Greener, Longer Life - More Trees Reduce Premature Deaths in Cities

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Tbilisi -City dwellers tend to live longer if they are in leafy neighbourhoods, according to a study that links green areas to lower rates of premature death

November 22nd 2019, 12:13 am

Rwanda: Former Chief Justice Mutsinzi Dies

AllAfrica News

[New Times] The first post-Genocide Chief Justice, Jean Mutsinzi died Thursday morning at King Faisal Hospital after a short illness.

November 21st 2019, 8:10 am

Kenya: Sky News Pulls Down KQ Stowaway Report After Shivonje Emerges

AllAfrica News

[Nation] An investigative report by British broadcaster Sky News, that had 'confirmed' the identity of the stowaway who fell from a Kenya Airways plane in London, has been pulled down.

November 21st 2019, 6:08 am

Zimbabwe: Breaking News - 96 Hours of Dry Taps For Bulawayo Residents

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The City of Bulawayo has moved to tighten its water shedding schedule from 72 to 96 hours a week as water levels continue to decline in its dams.

November 21st 2019, 5:24 am

Zimbabwe: State Withdraws Treason Charges Against Mutasa, Mawarire

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] The State has dropped subversion charges against Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) president Peter Mutasa and firebrand pro-democracy campaigner Evan Mawaire before plea.

November 21st 2019, 5:24 am

South Africa: From Springboks to Stokvels on A Quest for Unity

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Following the Springboks' recent Rugby World Cup victory, South Africans are once again talking about unity. More accurately: they are arguing about the meaning of unity. In the one camp are those who see the victorious Springbok team as proof that the country's racial divisions are superficial. That, deep down, people are more united than divided.

November 21st 2019, 2:49 am

Uganda: What Drives Homophobia in Uganda?

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] In recent years homosexuality in Uganda has become an increasingly volatile political and social issue. Last month an LGBTQI activist was murdered in his home and Ugandan police detained 16 men on suspicion of homosexuality and human trafficking.

November 21st 2019, 2:39 am

Nigeria: Herders Killed More Nigerians in 2018 Than Boko Haram - Report

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Attacks from herders killed more Nigerians in 2018, compared to the number of deaths caused by Boko Haram in the country, according to 2019 Global Terrorism Index (GTI).

November 21st 2019, 2:39 am

Zimbabwe: From Zimbabwe to Bolivia - What Makes a Military Coup?

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Evo Morales, president of Bolivia since 2006, resigned on November 10 following weeks of demonstrations triggered by a disputed election in October. Morales won the election amid allegations that the result was rigged in his favour.

November 21st 2019, 2:39 am

Zimbabwe: 10-Month-Old Baby Detained in Crackdown on Citizens

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[263Chat] A 10 month-old is among eight people who were arrested on Wednesday 20 November 2019 as Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) officers cracked down on citizens in Harare's central business district.

November 21st 2019, 1:53 am

Kenya: Suspension on Silverstone Air Lifted

AllAfrica News

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has lifted the suspension of Silverstone Air's Dash 8 aircraft fleet citing the budget airlines compliance to safety regulations following an audit conducted after two midair mishaps within a span of three weeks.

November 21st 2019, 1:35 am

Africa: Is It A Girl? Is Is A Boy? What If We Didn't Give Our Children a Gender?

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Sorting babies by sex, and "boying" and "girling" them through intensive instruction, is considered the most natural thing in the world

November 21st 2019, 1:35 am

Libya: An Economic Commission is Needed to End Violence

AllAfrica News

[Chatham House] A new effort to manage the economy, one that brings together both sides of the war with international partners, is an essential step forward.

November 21st 2019, 12:23 am

Nigeria: Govt Launches Campaign to End Open Defecation by 2025

AllAfrica News

[This Day] In commemoration of the 2019 World Toilet Day and as part of efforts towards achieving the national target of ending open defecation in the country by 2025, the Nigerian government, in partnership with Harpic has launched the 'Clean Nigeria: Use the Toilet' campaign.

November 21st 2019, 12:23 am

Africa: The Reluctant Farewell to Corporal Punishment

AllAfrica News

[Deutsche Welle] 30 years ago the UN passed its Convention on the Rights of the Child. But caning and beating remain common practice in many parts of Africa - in rare instances this can have fatal consequences.

November 21st 2019, 12:23 am

Rwanda: Children Urged to Contribute to the Fight Against Child Abuse

AllAfrica News

[New Times] Over 580 children from all parts of Rwanda taking part in the 13th National Children Summit have been urged to positively contribute to the fight against child abuse.

November 21st 2019, 12:23 am

Africa: Fast-Tracking Least-Developed Countries' Transitions to Sustainable Energy

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Current forecasts suggest that without action, by 2030, 650 million people will be excluded from access to electricity and the benefits it brings.

November 21st 2019, 12:23 am

West Africa: G5 Force Too Small to Curb Militancy in Sahel - Expert

AllAfrica News

[Deutsche Welle] The killing of 24 soldiers by Islamist militants in Mali has called to questioning the strength of the G5 Sahel troops. Paul Melly of Chatham House says they are insufficient to curb militancy in the region.

November 21st 2019, 12:23 am

Africa: Wealth Alone Won't Save Countries From Climate Change

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The global economy will contract by 3% by mid-century as the planet warms, with countries in North America faring the best and countries in Africa the worst, says a new study

November 21st 2019, 12:23 am

South Africa: Angélique Kidjo, Burna Boy and Trevor Noah Get Grammy Nod for 2020

AllAfrica News

[Citizen] Africa is heavily represented for the 2020 Grammy Awards as Angélique Kidjo, Burna Boy & Trevor Noah have been nominated for famous show.

November 21st 2019, 12:23 am

South Africa: Africa Unite Concert Cancelled After Outcry Over Burna Boy

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Cape Town -All those who were looking forward to see Burna Boy perform in Mzansi are left with a heavy heart.

November 20th 2019, 7:52 am

Lesotho: Opposition MPs Reject Salary Increments

AllAfrica News

[Lesotho Times] Opposition legislators have refused to adopt a parliamentary report recommending salary increments for members of parliament and officials in charge of the parastatals.

November 20th 2019, 5:40 am

Zimbabwe: 'Mnangagwa Should Have Fired All Security Chiefs After Rally Bombing'

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa should have cleared out the hierarchy of the country's security establishment following the White City bombing that nearly claimed the life of the national leader, a month before last year's elections.

November 20th 2019, 5:40 am

South Africa: Girl, 13, Arrested for Allegedly Bludgeoning Grandmother to Death

AllAfrica News

[News24Wire] A 13-year-old girl has been arrested for the murder of her 63-year-old grandmother, who was found bludgeoned to death in her home in Jan Roz Crescent in Fairbreeze, Tongaat, north of Durban, on Monday.

November 20th 2019, 3:33 am

Uganda: Uganda Human Rights Commission Chairperson Meddie Kaggwa Dies

AllAfrica News

[Monitor] The chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission, Med Kaggwa has died.Mr Kaggwa, the former Kawempe South MP was pronounced dead by doctors at Case Hospital where he was rushed on Wednesday morning.

November 20th 2019, 2:32 am

Zimbabwe: Trial Date Set For Former Health Minister Parirenyatwa

AllAfrica News

[The Herald] The trial of former Health and Child Care Minister David Parirenyatwa on charges of criminal abuse of office will resume on December 2 after the State yesterday indicated that it was now ready to proceed with the trial.

November 20th 2019, 2:32 am

Nigeria: Authorities Launch Campaign Against Open Defecation

AllAfrica News

[VOA] Baba Awolu reports for work at 5 a.m. each day at a local toilet and washroom facility he owns in the Jahi district of Abuja. The facility, known in the native Hausa language as "Gidan Wanka," was built to serve poor people without access to bathrooms.

November 20th 2019, 2:21 am

Kenya: Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign #CampusMeToo Launched in Nairobi

AllAfrica News

[Nairobi News] One in every two female students and one in every four male students has experienced a form of sexual harassment from a member of staff in Kenyan Universities.

November 20th 2019, 2:21 am

South Africa: Disputed Funeral Claim - Family Bring Corpse to Insurer's Office

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A South African family brought a corpse to the office of insurer Old Mutual, eNCA reports.

November 20th 2019, 2:21 am

Kenya: Imran Okoth Sworn in as Kibra Lawmaker

AllAfrica News

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Imran Okoth has taken oath of office succeeding his late brother Ken Okoth the Kibra representative in the National Assembly.

November 20th 2019, 1:20 am

Southern Africa: South Africa Stands in Solidarity With Zimbabwe - International Relations Minister

AllAfrica News

[News24Wire] South Africa "unequivocally stand in solidarity" with Zimbabwe, despite alleged human rights abuses.

November 20th 2019, 1:02 am

Nigeria: Buhari Transmits Six Bills to Senate for Consideration, Passage

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday transmitted six aviation sector bills to the Senate for consideration and passage into law.

November 20th 2019, 12:32 am

Nigeria: Convicted Fraudster Pulls Off $1 Million Scam From Kirikiri Prison

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] A convicted internet fraudster, Hope Olusegun Aroke, who is serving a 24-year jail term at the Kirikiri Maximum Prison in Lagos is again, the subject of an investigation by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for being the alleged mastermind of a mega scam to the tune of over $1,000,000.

November 20th 2019, 12:32 am

Ghana: Ex-Ghana President Appeal to Nigeria Govt to Open Up Borders

AllAfrica News

[Vanguard] Mr John Mahama, Former President of Ghana on Tuesday appealed to the Nigeria Government to open up her border so that economic activities can resume in West Africa.

November 20th 2019, 12:32 am

Africa: Africa is Ripe for Investments, Kagame to Germany Investors

AllAfrica News

[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Tuesday made case for Africa's business environment, saying the continent is ripe for investments from countries like Germany and others from the European Union (EU) area.

November 20th 2019, 12:20 am

Africa: Merkel Urges Reforms to Woo German Investors to the Continent

AllAfrica News

[Deutsche Welle] German Chancellor Angela Merkel has hosted African leaders for the third G20 Compact with Africa summit in Berlin. The initiative aims to boost private investment in Africa -- but challenges remain.

November 20th 2019, 12:02 am

Africa: Ocean Could Provide Over Six Times More Food Than It Does Today

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The ocean could provide over six times more food than it does now with better management and more technological innovation, scientists said on Tuesday, adding that boosting cultivation of bivalves like mussels and clams could be especially beneficial.

November 19th 2019, 11:50 pm

Africa: The Football TV Blackout Could Last for a While

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] The governing body for soccer in Africa, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has cancelled its media and marketing rights agreement with French company, Lagardère Sports and Entertainment. The impact has been felt across the world but nowhere more so than in Africa.

November 19th 2019, 11:50 pm

Somalia: Weather and War - How Climate Shocks Are Compounding Country's Problems

AllAfrica News

[The New Humanitarian] Nairobi/Jowhar, Somalia -The failure of seasonal rains earlier this year in Somalia threatened more than two million people with hunger as their crops shrivelled in the fields and livestock died from the lack of water and pasture.

November 19th 2019, 11:50 pm

Zambia: The Plan to Remove President Lungu, From Within His Own Party

AllAfrica News

[African Arguments] Some in the ruling Patriotic Front have rallied behind the president. Others have developed a four-point plan to get rid of him.

November 19th 2019, 11:32 pm

Africa: Boost Investment, Germany's Merkel Tells 'Compact With Africa' Summit

AllAfrica News

[Deutsche Welle] An Africa investment summit has begun in Berlin with Chancellor Angela Merkel insisting the continent has an "important role," offering "more chances than risks." But German industry wants "better" credit guarantees.

November 19th 2019, 11:32 pm

Egypt: Families of Dissidents Targeted

AllAfrica News

[HRW] Beirut -Egyptian authorities have carried out arrests, house raids, interrogations, and travel bans against dozens of relatives of dissidents who live abroad, apparently in reprisal for their activism, Human Rights Watch said today.

November 19th 2019, 8:22 am

Kenya: Kenya in Plans to Create a National Art Gallery

AllAfrica News

[East African] Good news is in the works for Kenyan artists after a proposal was presented to establish a national art gallery by the National Museums of Kenya (NMK).

November 19th 2019, 8:22 am

South Sudan: Funds, Pending Tasks Delaying Unity Govt

AllAfrica News

[East African] Barely a week into the 100-day countdown for South Sudan protagonists to form a transitional government of national unity, it is emerging that Juba is yet to remit the $100 million needed to jump-start the work of the committee implementing the peace tasks and conditions.

November 19th 2019, 8:22 am

Kenya: Plans to Buyout Kenya Airways Investors Gather Steam

AllAfrica News

[East African] Kenya's National Treasury is planning to buyout Air France-KLM, local banks and more than 80,000 individual shareholders from Kenya Airways and delist the national carrier from the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE).

November 19th 2019, 8:22 am

South Africa: Prominent Advocate Dies In Shooting at Court

AllAfrica News

[News24Wire] Senior state advocate Addelaid Ferreira-Watt has died after she was shot at the regional court in Ixopo, KwaZulu-Natal, in what appears to be an accident on Monday.

November 19th 2019, 8:22 am

Somalia: UN Team Says Govt Prolonging Arms Embargo on Itself

AllAfrica News

[East African] The continuing reluctance by the federal government of Somalia to co-operate with UN investigators may further delay the lifting of an arms embargo that was imposed on the country to rein in terrorism.

November 19th 2019, 8:22 am

South Africa: A Cup of Rooibos Tea Empowers Communities

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[SAnews.gov.za] The Khoi Khoi and San communities are set to benefit from the industry-wide benefit-sharing agreement (BSA) for traditional knowledge associated with Rooibos.

November 19th 2019, 8:22 am

South Africa: Minister Gordhan to Meet Striking Airline Unions

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -A meeting between Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan and striking unions at South African Airways (SAA) has been called to mitigate the industrial action by the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) and the South African Cabin Crew Association (Sacca), Fin24 reports.

November 19th 2019, 6:33 am

Namibia: Special Voting Proceeds Smoothly

AllAfrica News

[New Era] Namibians living abroad voted at high commissions, embassies and consulates around the world as part of the special voting exercise ahead of the general election on 27 November.

November 19th 2019, 4:32 am

Kenya: Former Attorney-General Wako, Family Banned From U.S.

AllAfrica News

[Nation] The US has banned Busia Senator Amos Wako, his wife Flora Ngaira and son Julius from entering the country and doing business with it over corruption allegations while he was attorney-general.

November 19th 2019, 3:14 am

Africa: How to Close the $42 Billion Financing Gap Women Face

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] In African cultures, women play a nurturing role, they are the backbone of the continent. Yet, they face a $42 billion-dollar financing gap with over 3/4 of them being financially excluded.

November 19th 2019, 3:14 am

West Africa: Fighting Piracy in the Gulf of Guinea Needs a Radical Rethink

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] The Bonita had been anchored off Benin for several days, waiting for a berth in the port of Cotonou. On November 2, 2019 the crew had a traumatic awakening. Armed men boarded the vessel and kidnapped nine crew members. Only two days later, four seafarers were kidnapped from the Elka Aristotle, which was anchored off Lomé in neighbouring Togo.

November 19th 2019, 2:31 am

Kenya: 182 Arrested While Applying for Legal Status in U.S.

AllAfrica News

[Nation] At least 182 undocumented Kenyans living in the US were among thousands of immigrants arrested while applying for legal status to avoid deportation and become eligible for work permits.

November 19th 2019, 2:01 am

Kenya: State Selling Residency Permits and Citizenship to Repay Debts

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Kenya's population stands at 47.5 million and with every child born today owing the lenders $1,300. The country's domestic and foreign debt is now at dreadful Sh50 trillion ($50 billion), 15 per cent beyond the recommendations set for developing countries by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

November 19th 2019, 1:43 am

Rwanda: History as Twins Born at 5 Months Survive

AllAfrica News

[New Times] Rwandan twins born at 24 weeks (approximately 5 months) in July this year at King Faisal Hospital Kigali have managed to defy the odds to become the first babies in the country to survive having been born so premature.

November 19th 2019, 1:31 am

Nigeria: Nigerians Top List of African Students Studying in U.S. in 2019

AllAfrica News

[Vanguard] Abuja -New data released by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs shows that about 13,423 Nigerian students are currently studying in the US in the 2018/2019 academic session.

November 19th 2019, 1:01 am

Nigeria: Senator Who Sponsored 'Hate Speech' Bill Says He's Receiving Threats

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The senator who reintroduced the bill that seeks to penalise hate speech claims he has been receiving threatening messages after the first reading of the bill.

November 19th 2019, 12:31 am

Rwanda: Kagame in Germany for Investment Summit

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[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Monday arrived in Berlin, Germany where he joined other African leaders for the G20 Compact with Africa Investment Summit.

November 19th 2019, 12:31 am

Nigeria: Nigeria Launches Campaign to Tackle Measles, Meningitis

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has launched a large-scale campaign to vaccinate children in 19 northern states.

November 19th 2019, 12:31 am

Africa: Why Toilets Matter - The Transformational Benefits of Ending Outdoor Defecation

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[IPS] United Nations -Ending the practice of defecating in the open, rather than in a toilet, will have "transformational benefits" for some of the world's most vulnerable people, says the UN's partner sanitation body, the WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council).

November 19th 2019, 12:31 am

Senegal: France Returns El Hadj Omar Tall's Sword to Senegal

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[This is Africa] France has returned to Senegal a sword which belonged to a 19th Century Islamic, and anti-colonial leader Omar Saidou Tall.

November 19th 2019, 12:31 am

Mali: Attack On Army Kills Dozens of Soldiers

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[Deutsche Welle] Militants deemed jihadists by the Mali government have attacked armed forces as they were on patrol duty. It was the second mass attack this month in the country, which has witnessed a rapid surge in violence.

November 19th 2019, 12:31 am

Kenya: Cross-Border Arms Trafficking Inflames Northern County's Conflict

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[ISS] Arms trafficking and cattle rustling are driving local conflict in Kenya's northern border county of Marsabit. Scores have been killed in the politically motivated ethnic conflict this year alone. In the latest flare-up on 25 August, 12 people died in attacks on two villages in Marsabit's Forolle settlement along the Kenya-Ethiopia border.

November 18th 2019, 11:43 pm

Nigeria: Funding for Construction But Not Staffing of Health Project in Proposed 2020 Budget

AllAfrica News

[Dataphyte] Abuja -About N5 billion will go to service major construction works in the nation's health sector in the 2020 proposed budget, but development experts, working around accountability process in public budgeting, worry that this may come to waste because the projects they are nominated to develop are not captured in the vision of the Ministry of Health, the regulatory institution for health development in the country.

November 18th 2019, 4:07 pm

Sudan: Attacks May Be Crimes Against Humanity - HRW

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[VOA] A prominent human rights groups said Monday that fatal attacks on protesters in Sudan in June of this year may amount to crimes against humanity.

November 18th 2019, 10:35 am

Africa: Oscar Disqualification Sparks Push for Films in Native Languages

AllAfrica News

[VOA] Nigeria's Oscar Committee is urging the country's filmmakers to use more native languages in their productions.  This, after the U.S. Academy Awards disqualified a Nigerian entry in the International Feature Film category because the movie used too much English.  While some in Nigeria's Hollywood -- known as Nollywood - support the idea of more native languages in films, others argue that non-English films limit their audience reach.

November 18th 2019, 10:35 am

Nigeria: Boko Haram Brutality? No, Photo Triggers Ethnic Remarks but Is From Nigerian Movie Set

AllAfrica News

[Africa Check] A Facebook post claims Boko Haram militants are cutting the limbs off Nigerian soldiers.

November 18th 2019, 8:19 am

Africa: Sahel Women's Project Shows Encouraging Results in West, Central Regions

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Nairobi -After five years of implementation, the Women's Empowerment and Demographic Dividend in the Sahel program is producing satisfactory results. Authorities of the beneficiary countries Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Ivory Coast and Chad, told participants at a session on Demographic Dividend in the Sahel was held on November 13 in Nairobi.

November 18th 2019, 7:46 am

Kenya: President Kenyatta Signs the Data Protection Bill 2019 Into Law

AllAfrica News

[CIO] President Uhuru Kenyatta has signed the Data Protection Bill 2019 into law. The Bill was presented to the President for signature at State House Nairobi by National Assembly Speaker Justin Muturi.

November 18th 2019, 6:03 am

West Africa: African Youth Network Dedicates Award to UNFPA's Mabingué Ngom

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Nairobi -The  African Youth Adolescents Network on Population and Development ( AfriYAN ) network, was honoured for their leadership and commitment, and realizing the rights and making choices for all at the UNFPA Awards in Nairobi during the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) .And on receiving this distinction, the young activists dedicated it to Mabingué Ngom, regional director of the West Africa and Central Office of UNFPA, and also the designer of the movement #PutYoungP

November 18th 2019, 5:03 am

Zimbabwe: President Courts Dubai Investors

AllAfrica News

[The Herald] Zimbabwe intends to lure cash-rich investors from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to exploit opportunities in mining, tourism and manufacturing when it engages them at the 5th Global Business Forum on Africa 2019 in Dubai.

November 18th 2019, 3:33 am

Rwanda: Kagame Commissions 320 Army Cadet Officers

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[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Saturday congratulated officer cadets for completing their military training at Rwanda Military Academy in Gako.

November 18th 2019, 3:33 am

Kenya: Atwoli's 'Kenyatta for Prime Minister' Call Gets Louder

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[Nairobi News] Central Organisation of Trade Union (Cotu) boss Francis Atwoli has reiterated that President Uhuru Kenyatta is too young to retire and should be elected into office as the country's powerful Prime Minister in 2022.

November 18th 2019, 3:33 am

Zimbabwe: Transgender Woman Wins Case Against Home Affairs, Police

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[New Zimbabwe] THE High Court in Bulawayo, Thursday ordered the Minister of Home Affairs and the police to pay Bulawayo based trans- woman and activist, Ricky Eugene Nathanson (53) $400 000 as compensation for her unlawful arrest in 2004.

November 18th 2019, 3:33 am

Africa: Hold Your Govts To Account! - Plan International CEO After Nairobi Summit

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[allAfrica] Nairobi -AllAfrica.com's Bacary Dabo spoke with Plan International's CEO Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen, while attending the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD25) in Nairobi, Kenya.

November 18th 2019, 3:33 am

Africa: What's Driving Continent's Population Growth. And What Can Change It

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[The Conversation Africa] Population growth rates continue to pose lingering challenges to development efforts on the continent. The population of Africa is expected to roughly double by 2050. This will add 1.2 billion people to Africa's 2019 population of 1.3 billion people.

November 18th 2019, 3:33 am

South Sudan: Why Attempts At Peace Continue to Fail

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[The Conversation Africa] South Sudan's five-year conflict has killed nearly 400,000 people, created more than 4 million refugees and displaced 1.8 million inside the country.

November 18th 2019, 3:33 am
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