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South Africa: Troop Deployment to Cape Townships Vague, for 'Element of Surprise'

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[News24Wire] Although the army will be deployed to violence-plagued communities on the Cape Flats, the precise details of when they are expected to start work has been kept vague as part of an "element of surprise".

July 17th 2019, 6:42 am

Nigeria: Ed Sheeran Plans Jollof Rice Adventure

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -It seems like multiple award-winning British singer Ed Sheeran has added Nigeria to his bucket list - all because of jollof rice.

July 17th 2019, 6:25 am

Uganda: The Regime Wants Me Dead, Says Bobi Wine as He Prepares for 2021 Polls

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[allAfrica] Johannesburg -The Ugandan musician and opposition lawmaker, Robert Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine, has said that he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 elections, reports AP.

July 17th 2019, 6:25 am

South Africa: How South Africa's Rural Communities Are Getting a Raw Deal From Mining

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[The Conversation Africa] Some of the most profitable South African mines are situated in the areas of the country that are home to traditional communities and are governed in terms of customary law.

July 17th 2019, 5:20 am

Nigeria: 'So Wizkid is a Woman Beater?'

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -As the world is busy celebrating Wizkid's birthday, his former manager and mother of his third child, Jada Pollock, has accused him of domestic violence.

July 17th 2019, 4:38 am

Zimbabwe: Half of Zimbabweans Facing Starvation - Report

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[New Zimbabwe] At least half of Zimbabwe's population is facing the prospects of starvation and will need food aid after it emerged that rural food insecurity in the country is projected to reach 59% during the peak hunger period between January to March 2020.

July 17th 2019, 4:38 am

Sudan: Military and Opposition Sign Accord, First Step in Power-Sharing Deal

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[RFI] Sudan's military council and an alliance of opposition groups have signed an initial political accord as part of a power-sharing deal that would lead to a civilian administration of the country. Live television reports showed the signing ceremony, in the presence of African mediators.

July 17th 2019, 4:20 am

South Africa: 'Grades R to 3 Curriculum for Coding, Robotics Ready to Go'

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[News24Wire] Grade R to 3 pupils will be among the first to be exposed to Fourth Industrial Revolution-ready subjects in 2020.

July 17th 2019, 3:38 am

Kenya: Country's Universities - What Formed Them, What's Wrong With Them

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[The Conversation Africa] In many African countries, the demand for higher education has increased tremendously in recent years. In Kenya for instance, universities have expanded more than six-fold in the past 20 years.

July 17th 2019, 3:38 am

Lesotho: Law Society Sues Thabane Over Mosito Suspension

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[Lesotho Times] The Law Society of Lesotho last night filed an urgent High Court application to halt Prime Minister Thomas Thabane's bid to suspend Court of Appeal President Kananelo Mosito.

July 17th 2019, 3:20 am

Rwanda: Govt Increases Stipends for Vulnerable Survivors

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[New Times] Government, through the Fund for support for Genocide survivors (FARG), has approved the plan to increase a monthly living allowances for vulnerable survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

July 17th 2019, 3:09 am

South Africa: Over 2,000 Phoney Marriages Reported, but Only 1,160 'Truly Fraudulent'

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[Africa Check] Untangling the issue of fraudulent marriages had been his "baptism of fire", South Africa's new home affairs minister said on radio.

July 17th 2019, 1:51 am

Nigeria: Buhari Vs Atiku - INEC Officer Took $10,000 to Change Results, Witness Reveals

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[Vanguard] Buhari vs Atiku - Hearing continued before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Abuja on Tuesday, as a former Ambassador, Mabien Samaki, gave evidence to debunk the allegation that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar was originally from Cameroon.

July 17th 2019, 1:51 am

Nigeria: Security Still Tops My List of Priorities - Buhari

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[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday insisted that his government has "recorded successes" in degrading the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast.

July 17th 2019, 1:33 am

Nigeria: World Bank, African Development Bank Blacklist 15 Nigerian Companies, 9 Individuals

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[Premium Times] The African Development Bank and the World Bank have blacklisted 15 Nigerian firms doing businesses with them.

July 17th 2019, 1:20 am

Nigeria: 10 Turkish Sailors Kidnapped Off Nigeria Coast

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[Premium Times] Ten Turkish sailors on a cargo ship have been kidnapped for ransom by armed men off the coast of Nigeria.

July 17th 2019, 1:20 am

South Africa: Probe Into Corruption Features Star Witness - Jacob Zuma

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[The Conversation Africa] It's been almost a year since the Commission of Inquiry into allegations of state capture in South Africa began to hear testimony. Also known as the Zondo Commission, it is headed by Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who has listened to 130 days of live testimony from more than 80 people. It is probing allegations that the government was captured by private business interests for their own benefit.

July 17th 2019, 1:03 am

South Africa: Legendary Musician Johnny Clegg Dies

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -South African music legend Johnny Clegg has died, aged 66. Clegg, described as one of the country's most celebrated sons, was suffering from pancreatic cancer since 2015.

July 16th 2019, 2:44 pm

Congo-Kinshasa: Why the Ntaganda Judgment Shows That the ICC Has Found Its Footing

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[The Conversation Africa] In early July the International Criminal Court (ICC) convicted Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda of war crimes, torture, and sexual slavery. Nicknamed "Terminator", the 46-year-old is the first person to be convicted of sexual slavery by the ICC. He is only the fourth person convicted for international crimes by the ICC since its creation in 2002.

July 16th 2019, 1:10 pm

Mozambique: Assembly Votes to Criminalise Child Marriage

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[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Monday voted unanimously to criminalise child marriage.

July 16th 2019, 12:58 pm

Africa: 'A Love Letter to Africa' - Beyonce Speaks on Her Lion King Album

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -"I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds, and did my interpretation of it," Beyoncé Knowles-Carter told ABC News about what has been described as her companion album to go with the movie.

July 16th 2019, 10:58 am

Congo-Kinshasa: Goma Ebola Patient Dies

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -Officials in the DR Congo have confirmed that a pastor diagnosed with Ebola in Goma has died, appealing for calm as the epidemic reaches the city with a population of one million people, according to France24.

July 16th 2019, 10:58 am

Africa: Tanzanian Freedom of Expression Champion Wins International Award

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[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor journalists from Brazil, India, Nicaragua, and Tanzania with the 2019 International Press Freedom Awards amid the erosion of press freedom in democracies around the globe. The journalists have faced online harassment, legal and physical threats, and imprisonment in their pursuit of the news. CPJ will also honor the editor of Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, Zaffar Abbas , with the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award.

July 16th 2019, 9:40 am

Zimbabwe: 'Over 30 000 People Face Eviction to Pave Way for Mining Initiatives'

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[New Zimbabwe] An estimated 30 000 people in six communities countrywide are set to be displaced to pave way for new mining initiatives without compensation, the Centre for Natural Resource Governance has said.

July 16th 2019, 8:53 am

Tanzania: Prepare for Elections, Magufuli Tells Police Force

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli yesterday told the Police Force to begin earnest preparations as Tanzania heads into elections.

July 16th 2019, 8:09 am

South Africa: Minimal Decline in AIDS-Related Deaths in KZN Since 2014 Worries MSF

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[MSF] Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is concerned about the minimal decline in mortality due to AIDS-related diseases since 2014 despite welcoming the progress made in the HIV fight especially with communities at the centre.

July 16th 2019, 7:07 am

South Africa: Young South Africans Want to Farm. but the System Isn't Ready for Them

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[The Conversation Africa] Persistent unemployment has become synonymous with the youth experience across South Africa. Youth unemployment rates are almost four times higher than the regional average - 62% of South Africans between 15 and 35 years are unemployed and of these 60% have never been employed.

July 16th 2019, 6:22 am

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola Spreading to Goma May Be 'Game-Changer' - WHO

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[VOA] The head of the World Health Organization warns the spread of Ebola to a large city in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo could have dire consequences.  The WHO chief spoke Monday at a high-level meeting that examined current efforts to contain the growing Ebola epidemic in Congo.

July 16th 2019, 6:22 am

Nigeria: Let's Celebrate Wizkid As He Clocks 29!

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -One of the most influential Africans musician Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, best known as Wizkid, turns 29. Do you feel old yet?

July 16th 2019, 5:03 am

South Africa: Subsidies Keeping the Fossil Fuel Industry Afloat Should Be Put to Better Use

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[The Conversation Africa] Capitalism has often been identified as the underlying cause of the climate crisis. A leading voice on the subject is Naomi Klein, one of the climate movements most influential thinkers, whose seminal book on climate change was subtitled Capitalism vs. the Climate. She is one of many voices identifying capitalism as the cause of climate change.

July 16th 2019, 4:03 am

Lesotho: Drought Breeds Multi-Faceted Crises for Border Communities

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[Lesotho Times] The recent El-Nino induced drought has spawned a multi-faceted crisis for Basotho communities in the border areas with South Africa who are often forced to illegally graze their livestock in the neighbouring country.

July 16th 2019, 3:52 am

Kenya: Facebook Fined U.S.$5 Billion for Cambridge Analytica Scandal

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[Nairobi News] Facebook faces a $5 billion fine by the United States regulator over the Cambridge Analytica scandal.

July 16th 2019, 3:22 am

Kenya: No More DNA Tests For Children in Paternity Disputes

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[Nation] Children whose paternity is disputed will no longer need to be subjected to DNA tests so as to be included as beneficiaries of their father's estate, the High Court has ruled.

July 16th 2019, 3:22 am

Nigeria: We Haven't Given Up On Leah Sharibu, Chibok Girls - Presidency

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[This Day] Abuja -The presidency Monday night in Abuja reacted to the conclusion drawn by CNN journalist, Isha Sesay, in her book that the Federal Government of Nigeria had abandoned Leah Sharibu and the remaining Chibok girls in captivity to their fate, saying it is untrue.

July 16th 2019, 3:22 am

South Africa: What Zuma Said At Day 1 of State Capture Inquiry

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[News24Wire] Former president Jacob Zuma kicked off his testimony at the Zondo commission of inquiry looking into state capture on Monday by discussing some of the allegations against him and his relationship with the Gupta family.

July 16th 2019, 3:22 am

Nigeria: Stop Accusing Us of Killings - Fulani Leader

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[Vanguard] The the Sarkin Fulani of Lagos and Chairman, Association of Fulani Chiefs in the South West, Alhaji Mohammed Bambado said Fulani people should not be accused of killings in the country.

July 16th 2019, 3:22 am

Nigeria: Tackling Maternal Deaths Using Technology and Birth Kits

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[Nigeria Health Watch] When Abiodun Adereni founded HelpMum two years ago, his dream was to provide basic health information to pregnant women and to help tackle maternal and infant mortality in Nigeria. Now, faced with the harsh reality of decreasing maternal and child mortality in the country, Adereni feels much more work needs to be done to achieve this dream.

July 16th 2019, 1:49 am

Rwanda: Kagame Appoints New Envoys, More Embassies Created

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[New Times] President Paul Kagame has made changes to Rwanda Diplomatic corps, appointing and redeploying 15 envoys to different countries in Africa and beyond.

July 16th 2019, 1:31 am

Nigeria: Inflation Falls to 11.22% - Lowest in One Year

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[Premium Times] The National Bureau of Statistics on Monday said the Consumer Price Index (CPI) which measures inflation rate dropped to 11.22 per cent in June 2019.

July 16th 2019, 1:18 am

Nigeria: One Dead in SARS, Robbers Clash in Lagos

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[Premium Times] A middle-aged man, identified as Francis Ene, was hit and killed by a stray bullet during a faceoff between operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad and some armed robbers in Ilupeju, Lagos.

July 16th 2019, 1:18 am

Libya: Refugees Sent to Camps Under EU Deal Face 'Catastrophic' Conditions

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[Deutsche Welle] Facing the risk of exploitation, violence and torture, aid groups warn Libya is not a safe country for refugees. They argue that is reason enough for the EU not to send asylum-seekers back to the country.

July 16th 2019, 12:48 am

Africa: 'Look Beyond Hunger' Says UN As One in Four Lack Access to Healthy Food

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -More than 2 billion people lack access to healthy food, putting them at risk of health problems - and many of them live in North America or Europe, the United Nations said on Monday, urging governments to "look beyond hunger".

July 16th 2019, 12:30 am

Africa: Green Parties Bet On International Help

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[Deutsche Welle] In Germany and large parts of Europe, green parties are compounding their electoral successes. Environmental parties in Africa still have a long way to go, but the climate crisis could quicken their ascent.

July 16th 2019, 12:30 am

Congo-Brazzaville: Ebola in Goma is a Potential 'Game-Changer'

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[Deutsche Welle] A first case of Ebola arriving in Goma, Congo's eastern border hub, amounts to a potential "game-changer" warns the World Health Organization. It's called an appraisal meeting in Geneva while urging calm in Goma.

July 16th 2019, 12:30 am

Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Power, Security and Democracy Dilemma

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[ISS] Addis Ababa -Recent assassinations of senior political and military leaders in Ethiopia sent shock waves across the country, casting another shadow over the transition process. These incidents are just one reflection of the deep problems facing the country, despite political reforms.

July 15th 2019, 1:22 pm

Guinea Bissau: Rivalries Ahead of Election Raise Questions About Stability

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[The Conversation Africa] In recent times, Guinea-Bissau has made promising political gains despite a long history of coups. This was reflected most clearly when the country held peaceful and successful legislative elections in March.

July 15th 2019, 1:22 pm

Congo-Kinshasa: Two Ebola Health Workers Killed

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[VOA] The health ministry of Democratic Republic of Congo said Monday two community health workers engaged in Ebola prevention have been killed in the eastern North Kivu province. The ministry said the workers had been receiving death threats for months.

July 15th 2019, 11:05 am

South Africa: Govt Approves Tormin's Massive West Coast Mining Expansion

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[GroundUp] Government has given Australian-owned Tormin mine the go-ahead to vastly expand its current extraction of mineral sands on ten additional West Coast beaches and on an inland strip of old beach adjoining the existing mine near Lutzville.

July 15th 2019, 10:18 am

Lesotho: Thabane, Kabi Move to Block Ruling Party Conference

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[Lesotho Times] The High Court will today hear a case in which ABC leader and Prime Minister Thomas Thabane and deputy secretary general Nkaku Kabi are seeking to block the holding of a special conference by a rival faction led by deputy leader Professor Nqosa Mahao.

July 15th 2019, 9:13 am

Zimbabwe: Opposition's Majome Sworn in As Anti-Corruption Commissioner

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[263Chat] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has sworn in former Harare West legislator and a member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Jessie Majome as one of Commissioner for the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC).

July 15th 2019, 9:02 am

Zimbabwe: Govt Puts Zimparks Up for Sale

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[New Zimbabwe] Government's push to privatise loss making parastatals has moved a notch up after putting the Zimbabwe Parks and Wildlife Management Authority (Zimparks) up for sale.

July 15th 2019, 9:02 am

Zimbabwe: Outcry Over Chinese Firm's Return to Chiadzwa

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[New Zimbabwe] Mutare -Villagers in Manicaland's diamond rich Chiadzwa area in Marange have expressed anger at government's decision to unilaterally grant licences to two companies including one that is linked to the country's military elite without consultations or following due process.

July 15th 2019, 9:02 am

Africa: Kagame, Museveni, Tshisekedi in Luanda for Quadripartite Summit

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[ANGOP] Luanda -The presidents of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, and of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Félix Tshisekedi, arrived early this Friday in Luanda, Angola, to take part in the Quadripartite Summit turned to security and regional cooperation.

July 15th 2019, 6:16 am

Rwanda: Museveni, Kagame Agree to End 'Fight'

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[Monitor] Kampala -Angolan President João Lourenço on Friday expressed optimism that the Katuna border conflict between Uganda and Rwanda could "have better days" and said his country will attempt all measures to ensure cordial relations and stability between the two neigbouring countries.

July 15th 2019, 6:16 am

Nigeria: End Violent Attacks Across Nigeria - Obasanjo

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[Premium Times] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has written yet another letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, warning that Nigeria is tipping towards a dangerous cliff and only the president could forestall such a looming disaster.

July 15th 2019, 5:16 am

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Must Go and I Must Lead Transition - Chamisa

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[New Zimbabwe] MDC leader Nelson Chamisa wants to lead Zimbabwe's transition to a "new dispensation" but not before he forces President Emmerson Mnangagwa to the negotiating table.

July 15th 2019, 5:16 am

Uganda: Uganda Clears All Suspected of Having Ebola

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[East African] Authorities in Uganda say the country's healthcare system has succeeded in stemming further spread of the deadly Ebola virus that killed at least three people in Kasese, a border district with the Democratic Republic of Congo, which has been battling it over the past 11 months.

July 15th 2019, 4:44 am

South Africa: Ballet Performed in South African Bush for Rhinos' Sake

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[VOA] Artists are often at the forefront of social change as they use their works to address difficult political and cultural issues. While activist painters, filmmakers and musicians are probably most familiar, choreographers have also addressed social issues with their dance companies.

July 15th 2019, 4:44 am

Southern Africa: Will Ramaphosa's New Reform Timetable Save Thabane's Skin?

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[ISS] South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Southern African Development Community's official facilitator of Lesotho's reforms, visited that country last week. He persuaded the political parties to sign an agreement establishing a statutory National Legislative Reform Authority to coordinate national reforms.

July 15th 2019, 4:44 am

Zimbabwe: U.S. Condemns London Attack On Foreign Affairs Minister Moyo

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[New Zimbabwe] The attack on Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusiso Moyo by a group of angry Zimbabweans in London last week is a symptom of the kind of society that Zimbabwe has descended into, US ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols has said.

July 15th 2019, 4:00 am

Kenya: Outrage After NTV Expose On Supermarkets Selling Toxic Meat

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[Nairobi News] Outrage greeted an exposé by NTV investigative with Dennis Okari that revealed how supermarkets are using toxic chemicals to make their meat look fresher for longer.

July 15th 2019, 3:44 am

Kenya: The Posh London House and Jomo Kenyatta's Rent Troubles

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[Nation] You only need to read a Colonial Office letter dated September 8, 1936, to know the kind of predicament Mr Jomo Kenyatta was in during his stay at 95 Cambridge Street in the upmarket Pimlico area of London, UK.

July 15th 2019, 3:14 am

Uganda: More Military Men Don Police Uniform As Uganda Polls Loom

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[East African] Two weeks ago, Ugandans on social and mainstream media went into a frenzy after president Yoweri Museveni made a major shake-up of the police hierarchy, appointing four senior army officers to key positions, in a move interpreted as a preparation for the conduct of the 2021 elections.

July 15th 2019, 2:59 am

South Africa: Former President Zuma to Appear at State Capture Inquiry

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[News24Wire] Former president Jacob Zuma is expected to appear at the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture on Monday, with the City of Johannesburg's metro police at the ready for the crowds of supporters and detractors who usually show up.

July 15th 2019, 2:14 am

Chad: Lake Chad Crisis - Regional Governors, Others Brainstorm in Niamey

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[Premium Times] Eight governors from Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad will this week meet in Niamey, Niger, alongside several CSOs and global stakeholders to deliberate on the crisis rocking the Lake Chad region and offer solutions.

July 15th 2019, 1:59 am

Nigeria: Soldiers On Escort Duty Steal 'Billions' From VIP, Desert Army

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[Premium Times] Five Nigerian soldiers have been declared wanted by the Nigerian Army after they absconded with a large amount of cash owned by a 'VIP' (Very Important Personality).

July 15th 2019, 1:44 am

Nigeria: #BBNaija - End of the Road for Ella, Kimoprah

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[This Day] It was a surprising end to housemates Ella and Kimoprah's stay in the Big Brother Naija's House as they were evicted on tonight's show. They were the most nominated housemates alongside Sir Dee, Tacha and Mercy whom Frodd used his Veto Power on.

July 15th 2019, 1:38 am

Egypt: Bent Pyramid Opened to Tourists, New Archaeological Finds Revealed

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[Deutsche Welle] The Egyptian government has opened an unusual pyramid to the public for the first time in decades. Its Antiquities Ministry also put on display a host of significant archaeological finds recently discovered in the area.

July 15th 2019, 1:27 am

Sudan: Thousands Rally to Mark 40 Days Since Deadly Crackdown

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[Deutsche Welle] Protesters have called for justice for those killed in a brutal raid on a Khartoum camp. The military and civilian opposition still can't finalize power-sharing months after the overthrow of President Omar al-Bashir.

July 15th 2019, 1:27 am

Africa: Can Chinese Weapons Contribute to Peace?

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[Deutsche Welle] China's military leaders have invited African army chiefs to Beijing -- officially, to discuss peacekeeping missions. But China's military strategy in Africa also has a few other objectives, experts say.

July 15th 2019, 1:27 am

Rwanda: First Case of Ebola Reported in City of Goma, Near Rwanda Border

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[Deutsche Welle] The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported its first case of Ebola in the eastern city of Goma. The presence of the virus has raised concerns of an outbreak in the densely populated area along the Rwandan border.

July 15th 2019, 1:27 am

Nigeria/Algeria: Super Eagles Bow Out as Algeria Goes Through to AFCON Final

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -Nigeria's Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Algeria's Desert Foxes. They will now meet Senegal's Lions of Teranga in the AFCON 2019 final on July 19 in the Cairo Stadium, while the battle for 3rd and 4th place will be between Nigeria and Tunisia.

July 14th 2019, 5:48 pm

Africa: Afcon 2019 - Senegal Defeat Tunisia, Qualify for Final

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[Premium Times] Senegal on Sunday qualified for the final of the African Cup of Nations after a 1-0 defeat of Tunisia.

July 14th 2019, 4:34 pm

Africa: Thrills, Spills, Own Goal Sees Senegal Sink Tunisia's Dream at AFCON 2019

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -Senegal's Lions of Taranga and Tunisia's Eagles of Carthage played a scintillating game of football worthy of a semi-final match where fans endured some tense moments as their teams were awarded penalties - saved by their goalies Mouez Hassen (Tunisia) and Alfred Gomis (Senegal).

July 14th 2019, 3:48 pm

South Africa: Diamond Deal - Famous Actor and Accomplices Head to Court

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[News24Wire] A famous South African actor on a hit TshiVenda soapie and his two accomplices will appear at the Booysen's Magistrates Court on Monday to face charges of impersonating police officials, kidnapping, and extortion.

July 14th 2019, 2:02 pm

South Africa: Zuma Appears Unfazed in Twitter Video Ahead of Zondo Commission Appearance

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[News24Wire] Former president Jacob Zuma appears to be relatively unfazed ahead of his highly anticipated appearance before the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into State Capture on Monday.

July 14th 2019, 1:44 pm

Kenya: Regulator Mum As Banks Grapple With Acute Shortage of New Notes

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[Nation] The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has remained tight-lipped on why there is a shortage of the new currency, which has left banks confused.

July 14th 2019, 1:32 pm

Kenya: We Are Not Paying Ghosts, Pensions Chief Tells Auditor

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[Nation] The Pensions Department has accused Auditor-General Edward Ouko of misrepresenting facts by saying Sh67.9 billion was paid to ghost retirees.

July 14th 2019, 1:32 pm

Zimbabwe: Stigma Haunts Male Sex Workers

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[Zimbabwe Standard] There is a growing number of male sex workers (MSW's) in Zimbabwe, but most of them are operating underground for fear of backlash from a society which is highly conservative.

July 14th 2019, 1:32 pm

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF 'Shame List' Brews Huge Storm

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[Zimbabwe Standard] An international money laundering watchdog has put Zanu PF bigwigs and prominent people on its radar after ruling party youths named them in a list of people that are allegedly driving the foreign currency parallel market.

July 14th 2019, 1:32 pm

Seychelles: New Rum Carries Hint of Vanilla, Whiskey Aftertaste and a Pirate Mystery Aura

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[Seychelles News Agency] Rum connoisseurs can now add a new spirit to their collection following the launch of Levasseur Rum on the local market.

July 14th 2019, 1:13 pm

Kenya: If You Feel the Need to Be Exclusive, Go Ahead

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[Nation] Every relationship starts off casually, filled with worries about whether your initial attraction will last. But if things go well, you'll soon want to define the relationship, so that you can start planning a future together and develop trust.

July 14th 2019, 1:13 pm

Nigeria: Ogun Earmarks 40,000 Hectares of Land for Farmers

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[This Day] The Ogun State Government yesterday disclosed that said 40,000 hectares of land would be made available to enable farmers engage all season farming in its bid to make the state the food basket of the nation and ensure food security.

July 14th 2019, 8:57 am

Nigeria: Presidential Panel Asks Banks to Freeze Senator's Accounts

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[This Day] The Special Presidential Investigation Panel for the Recovery of Public Property saturday disclosed that it had directed four banks to freeze all accounts a lawmaker representing Delta North, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi was operating with them.

July 14th 2019, 8:57 am

Nigeria: Chinese Investors Ask Govt to Create Additional Free Zones

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[This Day] Abuja -Chinese investors with stakes in Ogun Guangdong Free Trade Zone (OGFTZ) have asked the federal government to establish replicate the OGFTZ concept in other geo-political zones nationwide.

July 14th 2019, 7:27 am

Africa: EU Should Offer to Evacuate Migrants Trapped in Libyan Detention Centres - Amnesty

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[AI London] Foreign ministers meeting in Brussels on Monday should make pledge to rescue 'mortally' endangered migrants

July 14th 2019, 6:57 am

Nigeria: Justify Investment in You, Buhari Tells Armed Forces

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[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday urged officers of the Nigeria Armed Forces to exhibit commitment to duties, loyalty and service to their fatherland in view of the time and resources invested in them.

July 14th 2019, 6:57 am

Nigeria: Obaseki Pledges to Promote Girl-Child Education

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[This Day] Benin City -Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has said his administration is committed to the education and protection of the girl-child, noting that holistic reforms in basic education would propel children in the state to realise their full potential.

July 14th 2019, 6:57 am

Nigeria: Local Waters a Haven for Pirates

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[This Day] The recent admission by the former Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, that the security situation in the maritime sector has become bad and last Monday's Q2 report by the International Maritime Bureau naming Nigeria as a hotbed of piracy in the Gulf of Guinea, leaves much to be desired.

July 14th 2019, 6:57 am

Nigeria: How Electronic Seed Certification Will Increase Yield

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[Leadership] The Nigerian seed sector has over the years been facing the challenges of weak technical capacity among others. JULIANA AGBO examines the role of the new methods on Seed Certification and Quality control Assurance introduced by the Seed Council to tackle adulterated seeds

July 14th 2019, 6:05 am

Nigeria: Plateau - Blight Disease Accounts for 50 Percent Loss in Potato Production

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[Leadership] The Permanent Secretary, Plateau State Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Dr. Elias Pede said potato blight disease has posed a very serious challenge to the success of potato production in the state resulting to more than 50 percent loss in severe situations.He made the disclosure during a sensitisation workshop for potato farmers in Jos, the state capital.

July 14th 2019, 6:05 am

Somalia: Somali Security Forces End Al-Shabab Hotel Siege

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[Deutsche Welle] An al-Qaida-linked extremist attack on a hotel in the Somali port city of Kismayo has killed at least 18 people, including two journalists. The hotel is often frequented by lawmakers and government officials.

July 14th 2019, 5:55 am

South Sudan: World Bank Suspends South Sudan Firm Over Graft Allegations

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[East African] The World Bank has sanctioned a construction and general trade company based in South Sudan for 15 months over allegations of corruption while undertaking the Uganda Teacher and School Effectiveness Project.

July 14th 2019, 5:55 am

Nigeria: Expired Tomato Paste From Iran Floods Nigerian Market

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[Leadership] The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) has raised the alarm over the importation of expired and low quality tomato paste from Iran.

July 14th 2019, 5:55 am

Nigeria: PMB, PDP, Govs Console Afenifere Scribe Over Daughter's Death

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[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) yesterday condoled with the leader of Afenifere, Pa Reuben Fasoranti, whose daughter, Mrs Funke Olakunri, was killed by an armed gang on Kajola-Ore road, Ondo State, on Friday.

July 14th 2019, 5:55 am

Africa: VNR lab reviews progress towards sustainable development goals

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[Economic Commission for Africa] New York, July 12, 2019 (ECA) - The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and its sister regional commissions on Thursday hosted a Regional Voluntary National Reviews (VNR) Lab on the margins of the ongoing high level political forum (HLPF) on sustainable development.

July 13th 2019, 12:17 pm

South Africa: Ex-Mozambican Finance Minister's Extradition Halted

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[News24Wire] The extradition of former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang has been halted, after it emerged that Chang enjoys double immunity under Mozambican law.

July 13th 2019, 11:17 am

Sudan: Military Council, Opposition to Discuss Constitutional Declaration Tomorrow

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[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Sudan's ruling Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the opposition Alliance for Freedom and Change (AFC) have agreed fully on the political declaration that defines all the transitional bodies.

July 13th 2019, 8:56 am

Malawi: New U.S.$ 57 Million Poverty Bailout Programme

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[Malawi News Agency] Nkhotakota -Government will soon embark on a new US$ 57 million programme targeting country's ultra-poor with a goal of reducing poverty.

July 13th 2019, 8:56 am

Somalia: Journalist Hoden Nalayeh Among Those Killed in Kismayo Hotel Blast

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -A suicide bomber rammed a vehicle loaded with explosives into the Asasey Hotel in the southern port town of Kismayo on Friday, before several heavily armed gunmen forced their way inside, shooting as they went. Dalsun Radio reports that many of the guests at the hotel were politicians and traders who were there ahead of upcoming regional elections.

July 13th 2019, 7:26 am
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