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Sun, 03 Mar 2024 04:59:55 GMT
Nigeria: Nollywood Actor, Ibu, Dies At 62
[Daily Trust] Nollywood veteran, John Okafor, also popularly known as 'Mr Ibu' has passed away at the age of 62.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:48:21 GMT
Somalia: Somali Foreign Minister Says Will Never Accept Ethiopia's 'Attempt' to Annex Territory
[Shabelle] Mogadishu, Somalia -- Somalia would never accept an attempt to annex a part of its territory, the country's acting minister for foreign affairs and international cooperation said on Friday, commenting on a sea access deal between Ethiopia ...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 16:12:35 GMT
Tanzania: Ali Hassan Mwinyi - the Tanzanian Former President Who Oversaw the Transition to Market Economy
[The Conversation Africa] Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Tanzania's second president who has died aged 98, pushed through tough economic and political reforms that transformed the East Africa nation from socialism to an open economy and a multi-party democracy. ...

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 04:59:52 GMT
Nigeria: Minister Mourns Mr Ibu, Says Death One Too Many
[Leadership] The Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative, Hannatu Musa Musawa has described the passage, on Saturday, of Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, as one death too many.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:50:18 GMT
Uganda: Bobi Wine Punches Holes in Mpuuga's Defence
[Nile Post] The President of the National Unity Platform (NUP), Robert Kyagulanyi, has insisted that Mathias Mpuuga admitted to wrongdoing and apologised for corruption and abuse of office during a meeting with leaders of the party.

Africa News

Africa News24

Friday Mar 01 2024 16:59:27
News24 | Bomb threat sees Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa make mid-air U-turn en route to Victoria Falls
Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa was due to officially open the 56th session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, bringing together finance ministers from the continent.

Friday Mar 01 2024 15:59:18
News24 | Business exodus from Nigeria won’t last, says Christo Wiese
Nigeria’s large and growing population is impossible for business to ignore and a recent exodus from the West African state won’t last, South African billionaire Christo Wiese said.

Friday Mar 01 2024 13:20:10
News24 | Displaced Mozambicans recall the terror of new jihadist attacks as they flee south
When gunmen arrived in her village for the second time, Alexandrina Calisto realised it was time to take her terrified family to join the latest wave of people fleeing Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province.

Friday Mar 01 2024 08:35:10
News24 | MTN profit to take massive hit amid Nigerian forex woes
a slumping Nigerian naira against the dollar, which hiked MTN Nigeria's operating and finance costs. MTN also announced sizeable restatements of MTN Nigeria's accounts, which impacted its bottom line.

Thursday Feb 29 2024 16:15:39
News24 | Senegal's president confirms departure date - months before likely election date
Senegal President Macky Sall has reaffirmed his plan to depart from office on 2 April, despite his country's national dialogue process proposing 2 June as the new presidential election date.

Benin

Sun, 25 Feb 2024 16:34:18 GMT
African Female Filmmakers Converge in Benin
[DW] The International Women's Film Festival features 18 films, all made by women.

Sat, 24 Feb 2024 14:33:40 GMT
For Peace in Sahel, African and U.S. Experts Urge Focused Partnership
[USIP] The past month has sharpened a decade-old question for U.S. and international policymakers: How best, in 2024, to help stabilize what is now the world's largest single zone of military rule and violent conflicts -- Africa's Sahel region? After...

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 10:11:06 GMT
UBA Takes Centre Stage At 2024 Ecowas Mining Forum in Cotonou
[Leadership] United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, has been announced as the official sponsor of the 4th edition of the ECOWAS Mining and Petroleum Forum (ECOMOF 2024) scheduled to take place at the Palais des Congrès in Cotonou, Benin from February...

Botswana

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 04:18:53 GMT
Using Technology to Fight Food Insecurity in Botswana
[Africa Renewal] Tumo Kgabeng's agritech solution uses drones to track pests, diseases and soil quality and recommends treatments.

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 01:03:05 GMT
Batswana First Lady Expected Today
[The Herald] Blessings Chidakwa -- Batswana First Lady Mrs Neo Jane Masisi is expected in the country this morning as she visits her counterpart, Dr Auxillia Mnangagwa, and exchange notes on various life-changing issues.

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 07:16:26 GMT
Uganda, Botswana Partnership to Produce Vaccine for Foot and Mouth Disease
[Nile Post] Botswana Vaccine Institute is to help Uganda find a lasting solution to Foot and Mouth disease which has been a big challenge to the cattle industry in the country.

Sat, 17 Feb 2024 18:14:50 GMT
Rhinos Can't Sweat, Making Them Vulnerable to Overheating - Global Warming Could Wipe Them Out in Southern Africa
[The Conversation Africa] Southern Africa is home to 22,137 of the world's 23,432 white and black African rhinos. But they're facing grave threats because of a warming planet. Now, the first study of how climate change affects rhinos in southern Afri...

Mon, 12 Feb 2024 11:45:50 GMT
President Enthralled By Botswana's Natural Beauty
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has expressed awe and deep admiration for Botswana's rich natural wonders and diverse wildlife following a two-day retreat in the neighbouring country's breathtaking Okavango Delta.

Burkina Faso

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 12:36:01 GMT
Global Terrorist Killings in 2023 - Burkina Faso Suffers in First Place
[allAfrica] Monrovia -- The Institute for Economics and Peace has released its latest report on the state of terrorism around the world. The 2023 report, dubbed the Global Terrorism Index, shows a dramatic rise in the number of terrorism-related deat...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:08:52 GMT
Statement On the Escalation of Violence Against Civilians in Burkina Faso
[State Department] The United States is gravely concerned by the rise in violence against civilians in northern and eastern Burkina Faso in late February.

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:23:22 GMT
Dozens Killed in Attack On Mosque
[allAfrica] Dozens of Muslims were killed in a rural community in Burkina Faso on Sunday, the same day a deadly attack on a church left 15 people dead, Al Jazeera has reported.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 04:11:54 GMT
Abductions Used to Crack Down On Dissent
[HRW] Nairobi -- Locate 'Disappeared'; Investigate Abusive Conscription; Hold Abusers to Account

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 18:03:45 GMT
Ecowas Summit to Save the Community
[Foroyaa] The Economic Community of West African States had to address the most important and far reaching crisis that it has ever confronted since its inception. Three of its member states, namely Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso threatened to leave the...

Burundi

Thu, 08 Feb 2024 16:32:28 GMT
52 Burundian Refugees Voluntarily Goes Back Home
[Nyasa Times] Department of refugees in the Ministry of Homeland Security in the country has today facilitated voluntary repatriation of at least 52 people from Burundi who were staying in the country as refugees.

Cameroon

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 13:07:25 GMT
Northern Cameroon Is Losing the Battle Against Arms Trafficking
[ISS] Surrounded by countries in conflict, the cross-border area has become a hub for gun-running.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 13:37:33 GMT
Northern Cameroon Losing Battle Against Arms Trafficking. What Nigeria, Others Must Do
[Premium Times] Surrounded by countries in conflict, the cross-border area has become a hub for gun-running.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 17:45:41 GMT
Nigeria's Security Problems Deepen As Anglophone Insurgency in Cameroon Spills Across Border
[The Conversation Africa] Over the past two decades, Nigeria has grappled with multiple and complex national security threats, each posing a significant challenge to its stability.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 04:03:21 GMT
Benefits of Using Cleaner Cooking Fuels Are Blunted in Urban Areas Where Outdoor Air Is Polluted
[The Conversation Africa] Household air pollution from cooking, heating and lighting with fuels like wood, charcoal and kerosene poses a substantial global health problem.

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 05:27:38 GMT
Nigeria Defeat Cameroon to Keep 2024 Olympics Hopes Alive
[Daily Trust] Super Falcons' hopes of qualifying for the 2024 Paris Olympics got a major boost following a hard-fought 1-0 win over the Indomitable Lioness of Cameroon yesterday in the all-important clash played at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium...

Cape Verde

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 09:45:58 GMT
Afrobasket 2025 Qualifiers - Nigeria's d'Tigers Lose Third Game Against Cape Verde
[Premium Times] Despite a promising start, winning the first quarter 24-16, the D'Tigers faltered in the remaining quarters, losing 23-9, 21-18, and 18-11 respectively.

Fri, 09 Feb 2024 09:30:13 GMT
Cape Verde Wants Air Connection With Angola
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Ambassador of Cabo Verde to Angola, Júlio Morais, expressed on Thursday, in Luanda, his country's interest in resuming, as soon as possible, the direct airline that between the two countries.

Mon, 05 Feb 2024 16:45:54 GMT
Blinken's Trip Signals Growing U.S. Concern Amid Six Simultaneous Crises Across Africa
[African Security Research Project] Washington, DC -- US Secretary of State Antony Blinken's trip to four African countries - Cape Verde, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, and Angola - on January 21-26, 2024, demonstrates just how worried US policymakers are a...

Sat, 03 Feb 2024 05:50:47 GMT
Dark Horses Cape Verde Out to Claim Bafana Scalp
[Daily Trust] 2023 Africa Cup of Nations 'Dark Horses' Cape Verde will be out to claim the scalp of South Africa when the teams meet in a Quarterfinal clash at the Charles Konan Banny Stadium in Yamoussoukro this evening.

Fri, 02 Feb 2024 15:59:59 GMT
Cape Verde Is the Third African Country to Eliminate Malaria - Here's How
[The Conversation Africa] Cape Verde has been certified malaria-free by the World Health Organization.

Central Africa

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:37:06 GMT
West Africa: Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill - 'Deep Concern' From UNDP Director Kanem
[UNFPA in WCA] I note with deep concern the Parliament of Ghana's passage of the "Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill".

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 09:54:21 GMT
Chad: Opposition Leader Killed in Gun Battles
[Premium Times] Media reports on Thursday suggested that opposition leader Yaya Dillo had been killed in a shootout in N'Djamena.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 16:32:44 GMT
Angola: Twenty Illegal Religious Denominations to Be Closed in Huambo Province
[ANGOP] Huambo -- Twenty religious denominations that act illegally, of the 68 registered by the Administration of the municipality of Huambo, will be closed this year, as they do not meet the requirements for their regularization, ANGOP learned.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 13:37:35 GMT
Chad: Chad Says Opposition Leader Killed Fighting Security Forces
[DW] Chad's state prosecutor has said that Yaya Dillo, leader of an opposition left-wing party, was killed during a gunfight with security forces, after an attack at the country's internal security agency.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:15:32 GMT
Rwanda: Rwanda Calls for Global Action to Curb the Plastic Pollution Scourge At UNEA-6
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Rwanda has joined the calls for global collective action to combat the menace of plastic pollution as part of the efforts to address the triple planetary crisis.

Central African Republic

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 07:33:36 GMT
UN Envoy Calls for Curb On Illicit Weapons in Central African Republic
[UN News] The head of the UN peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) on Wednesday urged greater support for the country's efforts to build a professional national army, as part of a security overhaul, and stem the proliferation...

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 10:23:20 GMT
Remarks At a UN Security Council Briefing On the Central African Republic
[U.S. Mission to the UN] Ambassador Robert Wood

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:38:13 GMT
Thousands of Chadian Asylum Seekers Fleeing Violence Flock to Central African Republic
[UNHCR] Tens of thousands of Chadian families fleeing intercommunal conflicts have recently arrived in the Central African Republic. UNHCR and the local authority are trying to relocate them away from the border but resources to support them are over...

Sat, 03 Feb 2024 06:06:43 GMT
Today's Top News - Occupied Palestinian Territory, Ukraine, Yemen, Ethiopia, Central African Republic
[OCHA] Occupied Palestinian Territory

Chad

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 09:54:21 GMT
Opposition Leader Killed in Gun Battles
[Premium Times] Media reports on Thursday suggested that opposition leader Yaya Dillo had been killed in a shootout in N'Djamena.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 13:37:35 GMT
Chad Says Opposition Leader Killed Fighting Security Forces
[DW] Chad's state prosecutor has said that Yaya Dillo, leader of an opposition left-wing party, was killed during a gunfight with security forces, after an attack at the country's internal security agency.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:34:15 GMT
After Clashes - Fate of Opposition Politician Yaya Dillo Uncertain
[Agenzia Fides] N'djamena -- "Rumors are circulating about the assassination of Yaya Dillo, but at the moment there is no confirmation", report to Fides local sources from N'Djamena, capital of Chad, where the armed forces yesterday, February 28, att...

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 17:57:59 GMT
Shooting Heard in Capital After Deadly Attack
[DW] Gunfire has been reported in the Chadian capital, close to an opposition party headquarters. Earlier, several people are reported to have died in a clash near Chad's internal security agency headquarters.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:52:55 GMT
Chad Sets Presidential Election for May 6, Months Earlier Than Planned
[VOA] Yaounde, Cameroon -- Chad's electoral commission made a surprise announcement Tuesday that presidential elections to end three years of military rule in the central African country will take place May 6, several months earlier than planned.

Comoros

Congo-Brazzaville

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:07:27 GMT
Donors' Deafening Silence After Republic of Congo Green-Lights Oil Exploration in Conkouati National Park
[Greenpeace] Six weeks after signing a $50 million forest protection deal with donors, the Republic of Congo has given the green light to oil exploration in Conkouati-Douli National Park, the country's most biodiverse protected area and home to fishi...

Congo-Kinshasa

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:13:50 GMT
DRC-Rwanda Crisis - What's Needed to Prevent a Regional War
[The Conversation Africa] In the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South African, Burundian and Tanzanian troops are fighting against the Rwandan army, which has deployed in support of the rebellion by the March 23 Movement, or M23.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 07:15:56 GMT
DRC Police Detain Journalist Masand Mafuta, Slap Him, Seize Equipment and Money
[CPJ] Kinshasa -- Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must hold accountable the police officers who arrested and then assaulted journalist Masand Mafuta, and ensure his belongings are returned, the Committee for the Protection of Jo...

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:36:54 GMT
GiveDirectly Cash Aid Fraud Led to Broken Families and Mounting Debts in DR Congo
[The New Humanitarian] Minova, Democratic Republic of the Congo and Bangk -- 'They are only calling on us to be patient. But a whole year of patience? It's too much, we have fallen into despair.'

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 12:17:18 GMT
DRC Journalist Lucien Lyenda Attacked By Armed Forces While Covering Protest
[CPJ] Kinshasa -- Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) must investigate and hold accountable the soldiers who attacked journalist Lucien Lyenda while he covered a demonstration against insecurity in the country's southeastern Tangany...

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 12:56:24 GMT
Eastern DR Congo - Al Jazeera's Sanitization of Killer Militia Needs to Stop
[New Times] Over the last few days, Catherine Wambua-Soi, Al Jazeera's producer in the region, has enjoyed unfettered access to government-controlled areas in eastern DR Congo, notably the town of Sake, North Kivu Province's capital, Goma, as well as...

Djibouti

East Africa

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:48:21 GMT
Somalia: Somali Foreign Minister Says Will Never Accept Ethiopia's 'Attempt' to Annex Territory
[Shabelle] Mogadishu, Somalia -- Somalia would never accept an attempt to annex a part of its territory, the country's acting minister for foreign affairs and international cooperation said on Friday, commenting on a sea access deal between Ethiopia ...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 16:12:35 GMT
Tanzania: Ali Hassan Mwinyi - the Tanzanian Former President Who Oversaw the Transition to Market Economy
[The Conversation Africa] Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Tanzania's second president who has died aged 98, pushed through tough economic and political reforms that transformed the East Africa nation from socialism to an open economy and a multi-party democracy. ...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:50:18 GMT
Uganda: Bobi Wine Punches Holes in Mpuuga's Defence
[Nile Post] The President of the National Unity Platform (NUP), Robert Kyagulanyi, has insisted that Mathias Mpuuga admitted to wrongdoing and apologised for corruption and abuse of office during a meeting with leaders of the party.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:47:20 GMT
Eritrea: Eritrea Admits Military Presence in Badme and Disputed Territories, Denies Occupation
[Reporter] Asmara says territories belong to Eritrea under 2000 Algiers Agreement

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:45:40 GMT
Kenya: Kenya, 5 Nations Offer Personnel to Help Haiti Fight Gang Violence
[Independent (Kampala)] United Nations -- Five countries are committed to providing personnel for an international police force to help Haiti battle gang violence, a UN spokesman said on Thursday.

East Africa

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:48:21 GMT
Somalia: Somali Foreign Minister Says Will Never Accept Ethiopia's 'Attempt' to Annex Territory
[Shabelle] Mogadishu, Somalia -- Somalia would never accept an attempt to annex a part of its territory, the country's acting minister for foreign affairs and international cooperation said on Friday, commenting on a sea access deal between Ethiopia ...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 16:12:35 GMT
Tanzania: Ali Hassan Mwinyi - the Tanzanian Former President Who Oversaw the Transition to Market Economy
[The Conversation Africa] Ali Hassan Mwinyi, Tanzania's second president who has died aged 98, pushed through tough economic and political reforms that transformed the East Africa nation from socialism to an open economy and a multi-party democracy. ...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:50:18 GMT
Uganda: Bobi Wine Punches Holes in Mpuuga's Defence
[Nile Post] The President of the National Unity Platform (NUP), Robert Kyagulanyi, has insisted that Mathias Mpuuga admitted to wrongdoing and apologised for corruption and abuse of office during a meeting with leaders of the party.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:47:20 GMT
Eritrea: Eritrea Admits Military Presence in Badme and Disputed Territories, Denies Occupation
[Reporter] Asmara says territories belong to Eritrea under 2000 Algiers Agreement

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:45:40 GMT
Kenya: Kenya, 5 Nations Offer Personnel to Help Haiti Fight Gang Violence
[Independent (Kampala)] United Nations -- Five countries are committed to providing personnel for an international police force to help Haiti battle gang violence, a UN spokesman said on Thursday.

Equatorial Guinea

Wed, 07 Feb 2024 09:16:53 GMT
Senate Wants Audit to Ascertain U.S. $40 Million Claims
[New Dawn] The Liberian Senate has endorsed its Public Account and Audit Committee's recommendation mandating the General Auditing Commission (GAC) to ascertain facts through an audit of the bank balances reported by the former and current Presidents...

Fri, 02 Feb 2024 04:52:17 GMT
DRC and Guinea Revel in Unexpected Surge to Last Eight At Africa Cup of Nations
[RFI] In a tournament of surprises that have run from acid trip translucence into the zany, Democratic Republic of Congo versus Guinea in the quarter-finals ranks as pure psychedelia.

Eritrea

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:47:20 GMT
Eritrea Admits Military Presence in Badme and Disputed Territories, Denies Occupation
[Reporter] Asmara says territories belong to Eritrea under 2000 Algiers Agreement

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:04 GMT
Eritrea Maintains Iron Grip Through Repression, Systematic Impunity - UN Rights Experts
[VOA] Geneva -- Human rights experts warn Eritrea maintains an iron grip on its people through repression and widespread, systematic impunity for grave human rights violations.

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 10:22:18 GMT
Diaspora Nationals Commemorate Fenkil Operation Anniversary
[Shabait] Nationals in Germany and Italy enthusiastically commemorated the 34th anniversary of Fenkil Operation under the theme "Fenkil: Tunes of Liberation."

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 14:23:49 GMT
'Himalayan Cataract Project' Conducts Eye Surgeries in Asmara
[Shabait] Asmara, 15 February 2024- The 'Himalayan Cataract Project' team of ophthalmologists successfully conducted a series of cataract surgeries at Berhan Aini Hospital in Asmara on 12 February. This medical initiative resulted in 700 patients rec...

Ethiopia

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:48:21 GMT
Somali Foreign Minister Says Will Never Accept Ethiopia's 'Attempt' to Annex Territory
[Shabelle] Mogadishu, Somalia -- Somalia would never accept an attempt to annex a part of its territory, the country's acting minister for foreign affairs and international cooperation said on Friday, commenting on a sea access deal between Ethiopia ...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:47:20 GMT
Eritrea Admits Military Presence in Badme and Disputed Territories, Denies Occupation
[Reporter] Asmara says territories belong to Eritrea under 2000 Algiers Agreement

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:49:09 GMT
Ethiopian Airlines Refutes Report of Suspending Flights to Avoid Somali Airspace
[Shabelle] Addis Ababa -- Ethiopian Airlines on Friday evening denied media reports claiming that it would reroute flights to avoid Somali airspace, which had previously been utilized for flights en route to Asia.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:42:29 GMT
Silent Suffering - Tales of Violence Against Women Echo Across Conflict-Hit Western Oromia
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- When the residents of the Jardega Jarte district within the Horro Guduru Wollega Zone of the Oromia region were compelled to evacuate their residences in pursuit of safety subsequent to what locals characterized as "an...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:23:45 GMT
Fighting Resumes Between Ethiopian Government and Militants
[VOA] Fighting broke out Friday between Ethiopian government forces and members of the Fano militia in Bahir Dar -- the capital of the Amhara region -- according to residents and the regional administration.

Gabon

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:07:04 GMT
Towards the Elimination of Human African Trypanosomiasis By 2030
[WHO] After three days of intense and constructive discussions, the Annual Coordination Meeting of the Countries Endemic for gambiense human African trypanosomiasis (g-HAT) ended today in Libreville, Gabon. This meeting, which brought together some f...

Gambia

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 16:35:18 GMT
The Warning Signals of Gambia Ferry Services
[Foroyaa] Foroyaa has emphasised when the issue of investment to manage the Senegambia Bridge arose, that The Gambia Ferry Services Limited should have been commissioned to establish a management service for the bridges since they were in charge of t...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 16:34:18 GMT
Former Ward Councillor for Old Jeshwang Dies
[Foroyaa] The Kanifing Municipal Council (KMC), in a press release, yesterday, 28th February, 2024 announced the demise of Ba Junkungba Dukureh, former Councillor for Old Jeshwang Ward.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:23:43 GMT
'Nobody Is Safe in This Country'
[The Point] Mamma Kandeh, the party leader of Gambia Democratic Congress, has raised a concern at a press conference at Boaba Hotel on Saturday that The Gambia is not a safe country anymore as murder cases keep occurring on a daily basis.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:22:48 GMT
NHRC Raises Alarm Over Repeal of FGM Law
[The Point] The National Human Rights Commission is gravely concerned about a public notice from the Office of the Clerk of the National Assembly, published in various newspapers on 6th February, regarding the Women's (Amendment) Bill 2024, a Private...

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:21:41 GMT
Gambia, Cuba Poised to Consolidate Historical Ties
[The Point] Cuba and The Gambia have reiterated willingness to consolidate the historical ties and cooperation that unite the two friendly countries.

Ghana

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 16:08:47 GMT
Ghana's New Anti-Homosexuality Bill Violates Everyone's Rights, Not Just LGBTIQ+ People - Expert
[The Conversation Africa] Ghana's new anti-homosexuality bill infringes several rights and freedoms, not only of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people but of heterosexuals too. The bill has been in the works since 2...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:37:06 GMT
Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill - 'Deep Concern' From UNDP Director Kanem
[UNFPA in WCA] I note with deep concern the Parliament of Ghana's passage of the "Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill".

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:52:50 GMT
Parliament Begins SONA Debate
[Ghanaian Times] Member of Parliament for the North Tongu Constituency, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, is asking government to account for the US$200,000 it has received from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to support the victims of ...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:50:48 GMT
All Must Be Involved in Securing Ghana
[Ghanaian Times] As part of the State of the Nation Address (SONA) he delivered in Parliament in Accra on Tuesday, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo cautioned that the country can no longer take its territorial integrity for granted in the face o...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:42:52 GMT
Ex-President Mahama's Running Mate for 2024 Election - It's Prof. Jane Opoku-Agyemang Again!!
[Ghanaian Times] The flagbearer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, has settled on Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as his running mate for the December 2024 presidential election.

Guinea

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:31:09 GMT
Guinea's Junta Feels the Heat
[CFR] As external actors seem to lessen pressure on West Africa's juntas, Guineans register their discontent with military governance.

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 10:09:10 GMT
Trade Unions Call Indefinite Strike Action
[Vanguard] The military authorities in Guinea have lifted restrictions on internet access, which were imposed three months ago and sparked protests, residents observed overnight on Thursday.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 08:32:35 GMT
No God but Greed - Slavery and Indifference
[IPS] Stockholm, Sweden -- At Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen there is a great painting made in 1797 by the Danish Golden Age painter Jens Juel. It depicts one of Denmark's richest merchants at the time - Niels Ryberg, his newlywed son Johan C...

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:20:53 GMT
Guinea Junta Dissolves Interim Government
[Premium Times] The presidency's secretary-general, Amara Camara, in a video released late on Monday, said directors of Cabinet, secretary generals and their deputies would be in charge until a new government was formed.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 14:19:01 GMT
Trade Unions Threaten Nationwide Strike Over Detention of Journalist
[MFWA] Today February 16, 2024 marks 28 days since the arrest and detention of Guinean journalist Sékou Jamal Pendessa.

Guinea Bissau

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 14:00:00 GMT
Presidents of Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau Arrive in Addis
[ENA] Addis Ababa, -- President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Ghazouani and President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló arrived at Bole International Airport this afternoon for the 37th African Union Summit.

Wed, 31 Jan 2024 12:59:01 GMT
U.S. Supports African Leadership at UN to Address Global Problems: Amb Thomas-Greenfield
[allAfrica] Following a three-nation, five-day visit to west Africa, U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield spoke with AllAfrica's Tami Hultman. From her office at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York, Thomas-Greenfield talked about th...

Wed, 31 Jan 2024 17:40:01 GMT
Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield on the Power of Democracy and the Future of Peacekeeping in Africa After AU Financing Resolution
[U.S. Mission to the UN] New York -- Briefing with USUN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield on the Power of Democracy and the Future of Peacekeeping in Africa After the AU Financing Security Council Resolution

Kenya

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:07:36 GMT
Air Quality Sensors Boosting Nairobi's Fight Against Air Pollution
[IPS] Nairobi -- Deborah Adhiambo (43) has been battling mild asthma since 2022, a condition she describes as "both a health and economic burden." The mother of three lives within Dandora Estate, nine miles east of Kenya's capital, Nairobi. Dandora i...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 06:25:28 GMT
Ruto, Raila Mourn Tanzania's Former President Hassan Mwinyi
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President William Ruto and Azimio leader Raila Odinga have expressed their condolences to Tanzania following the passing of Tanzania's second president, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, who died on Thursday at 98.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 06:24:21 GMT
Jamhuri It Is - President Ruto to Break Ground for New Talanta Stadium
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President William Ruto is on Friday morning expected to officiate the ground breaking of the Talanta Sports City Stadium at the Jamhuri Showground.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 06:25:28 GMT
World Indoor Champs - Omanyala Leads Kenya's Charge On Opening Day
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Commonwealth Games champion Ferdinand Omanyala will potentially compete thrice on the opening day of the World Athletics Indoor Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, on Friday.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 08:02:30 GMT
'I Haven't Forgotten Where I Came From,' Says Pinto, Incoming Rice Research Institute Chief
[IPS] Sydney -- Growing up on a small farming station in Holetta (Ethiopia), Yvonne Pinto would accompany her agriculturist father to the farm, where she would spend her time cross-fertilizing plants. Her tiny fingers making the task easier, as she w...

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Kenya Headlines

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 12:00:00 +0300
Why Kenya is graveyard for industries and big companies
Economists say high tax rates, poor infrastructure and high cost of power are among factors that have seen companies shun Kenya.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 19:00:00 +0300
Haitian police unions plead for help
Armed groups were closing in on Haiti's largest prison on Saturday night, defying police forces who called for help after days of gunfire in parts of the capital

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 20:00:00 +0300
Which way? Raila AUC bid leaves Azimio allies in deep confusion
Leaders are jostling for his endorsement but he says he is here to stay. Eyebrows have been raised after leaders have come out of the woodwork

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 19:30:00 +0300
Why Ruto wants his Cabinet Ministers in media
The irony of an administration hostile to media businesses but craves coverage. One PS has even instructed ministries to advertise in only one newspaper.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 20:00:00 +0300
Teacher transfer not a disciplinary measure, court tells TSC
A court in Nairobi has declared that the Teachers Service Commission (TSC) has no sweeping powers to transfer teachers as part of discipline.

Kenya News

Fri, 23 Feb 2024 16:57:40 +0300
Government to establish livestock processing zone in Isiolo
The country's livestock sector is set to receive a boost as the government targets to establish a livestock processing zone in Isiolo County.

Thu, 08 Feb 2024 15:51:18 +0300
State disburses Sh2. 1 billion for Inua Jamii beneficiaries
The individuals are part of the 1,233,149 beneficiaries under the Inua Jamii Programme.

Wed, 07 Feb 2024 17:55:14 +0300
Busia county sets aside land for 10,000 affordable houses
The project intends to enhance livelihoods, generate employment opportunities, and encourage urban economic growth.

Wed, 07 Feb 2024 08:31:27 +0300
Machogu urges Gusii leaders to unite, champion development
Machogu emphasized the importance of creating opportunities and development, cautioning against political affiliations that may divide the community.

Sat, 13 Jan 2024 20:25:28 +0300
Eight killed by floods in Tana River since November
8 people killed by floods, 191,800 households displaced in Tana River since rains started in November; crops and livestock worth Sh65m destroyed, Interior PS Omollo says.

Lesotho

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 07:09:57 GMT
Principality of Monaco Helps WFP Provide Home Grown School Feeding in Lesotho
[WFP] Maseru -- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a €600,000 contribution from the Principality of Monaco for the period of 2023-2026, to help provide meals to school children and training for smallholder farmers as pa...

Sun, 11 Feb 2024 14:26:22 GMT
Civil Servants Issue Ultimatum Over Salaries
[Lesotho Times] ...threaten to sue govt if it doesn't meet their demands within a week

Sun, 11 Feb 2024 14:26:23 GMT
Moteane Speaks On the Devastating Impact of Climate Change
[Lesotho Times] as M700 million is urgently required to address damage caused by heavy rains nationwideyet cabinet can only afford M125 million nowsays M2 billion required annually for seven years to effectively address the problemvows to ensure LTE ...

Sun, 11 Feb 2024 14:26:21 GMT
Poultry Farmers Cry Foul
[Lesotho Times] ... accuse the gvt of destroying their businesses

Sun, 11 Feb 2024 14:26:23 GMT
Top Cop Arrested
[Lesotho Times] A SENIOR police officer has been arrested after he was caught red handed accepting a bribe from a criminal suspect.

Liberia

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 16:21:51 GMT
Legislature Expected to Pass Resolution On War Crimes Court
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- A resolution for the establishment of a war and economic crimes court for Liberia is expected to be put on the floor of the lower house of the National Legislature next week, in the wake of the visit of Beth Van Schaack,...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:35:59 GMT
Growing Wave of Insecurity Claims Senators' Attention
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The increase in violent protests at concession companies in western Liberia has claimed the attention of members of the Liberian Senate.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:30:28 GMT
House Concerned About Delay in Submission of 2024 Budget
[Observer] The House of Representatives has instructed its Chief Clerk to write to the Minister of Finance and Development Planning, Boima Kamara, to inquire about the "extreme delay" in the submission of the 2024 National Budget.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:17:57 GMT
Protest Turns Deadly
[Observer] In a tragic turn of events, a protest erupted on Thursday, February 29, into violence at the Bea Mountain Mining Company in Grand Cape Mount County, resulting in the loss of two lives and leaving several others wounded.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:16:17 GMT
House Concerns About Continuous Fire Disaster
[New Republic] The recent wave of fire disaster in Liberia has caught the attention of members of the House of Representatives thus leading to the citation of heads of the institution.

Liberian Dialogue

Madagascar

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 07:36:05 GMT
Who Wants to Live By the Sea?
[IPS] Victoria, Republic of Seychelles -- For most of history, only those who made their living from the sea chose to live on the coast. Fear of being battered by storms, not to mention vulnerability to attacks from foreign navies, kept most people i...

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 07:35:17 GMT
Climate-Affected Madagascar Adapts to New Reality
[UN News] People living in Madagascar are learning to adapt to rapidly altering climatic conditions in what is said to be the fourth most climate change affected country worldwide; that's according to the UN Resident Coordinator, the most senior UN o...

Sun, 18 Feb 2024 18:02:25 GMT
First Person - Supporting Mental Health in Madagascar, One Consultation At a Time
[UN News] Ongoing humanitarian crises in southern Madagascar have worsened the situation for people with mental health disorders, but the UN's World Health Organization (WHO) has been supporting patients by providing more psychiatric consultations.

Tue, 13 Feb 2024 10:54:35 GMT
First Person - 'My Eggs Are Too Expensive to Eat' (And That's a Good Thing)
[UN News] Small-scale chicken farmers in the south of Madagascar are hatching a plan to boost their incomes and improve the stock of local poultry breeds, thanks to support from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Mon, 05 Feb 2024 07:55:45 GMT
Giant Tortoises Have Returned 600 Years After Being Wiped Out
[The Conversation Africa] A six-year-old project to return giant tortoises to the wild in Madagascar could result in thousands of the 350kg megaherbivores re-populating the island for the first time in 600 years.

Malawi

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 08:02:10 GMT
Minister Zikhale and Immigration Chief Charles Kalumo Must Resign
[Nyasa Times] With no word minced, it is only fair to Malawians to have Minister of Homeland Security Ken Zikhale Ng'oma and Immigration chief Charles Kalumo resign.

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 13:10:24 GMT
Chakwera Hold Security Talks With 3 SADC Leaders in Namibia
[Nyasa Times] President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera on Sunday held regional security and peace talks with some of his counterparts in the Sadc region in Windoek, Namibia on the sidelines of activities for the late Namibian president Hage Gottfried.

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 04:10:32 GMT
In Search of Food, 70-Year-Old Malawian Woman Walks 40 Kilometres
[Nyasa Times] A 70-year-old woman from Machinjiri in Blantyre identified as Ida Zembesani walked from Blantyre-Ndirande to Thyolo-Thava, which is a distance of about 40 kilometers, to help in sourcing funds to buy food for families affected by rising...

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 13:10:29 GMT
Malawi Return to Cosafa Beach Soccer Tourney in South Africa
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Beach Soccer national team will return to Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) Beach Soccer Championship set for March 17 to 23 in Durban, South Africa.

Sat, 24 Feb 2024 06:27:40 GMT
Some Question Malawi President's Claim That Cyberattack Caused Passport Problems
[VOA] Blantyre, Malawi -- Malawi's government is not issuing passports, President Lazarus Chakwera said, claiming it is because of a cyberattack. But some observers question whether such an attack occurred.

Malawi Times

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:01:04 +0000
Ombudsman at donors’ mercy
The Ombudsman’s role as a public protector risks being compromised if it fails to access over K850 million to cover the deficit in its budget, the office has said. The office says its ideal operations budget for the 2024-25 financial year is pegged...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 08:58:43 +0000
Patriots reject foreign exploitation— Lazarus Chakwera
President Lazarus Chakwera Sunday led Malawians in commemorating Martyrs’ Day with a call for everyone to reject foreign exploitation of the country’s resources. The event took place in Nkhata Bay, where on March 3, 1959, dozens of people stood i...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 08:56:36 +0000
Malawi’s trade imbalance persists, World Bank says
The latest Malawi Economic Monitor (MEM) of the World Bank shows that the country continued facing significant difficulties to pay for imports due to a large, persistent, and increasing trade imbalance and low foreign exchange reserves. According to ...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 08:54:40 +0000
Tabitha Chawinga starts dictating golden boot chase in France
Malawi women’s football icon Tabitha Chawinga has underlined her hunger for the golden boot after scoring a brace for Paris SG Women in the 4-0 thrashing of Le Havre Women on Saturday. Chawinga is now topping the goal scorers table with 13 goals tw...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 08:36:41 +0000
Second chances for helpless households
Three years ago, Rose Wailesi could not afford to send her children to school let alone consistently place meals on the family’s table. Poverty was a common feature in her home. The harvest from the crop fields also kept falling. “We used to sole...

Mali

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:01 GMT
The Struggle for Control in Mali's Restive North
[DW] The conquest of Kidal was a success for Mali's military regime -- but the north is still far from under control. Bamako is pursuing a tough military course, but jihadists and rebels are adapting their strategies.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 04:50:07 GMT
More Than 30 Killed in Mali Bus Crash
[DW] The bus fell off a bridge en route to neighboring Burkina Faso, carrying both locals and foreigners. Road accidents are common in Mali, with roads and vehicles suffering from poor conditions.

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 06:15:52 GMT
What Withdrawal of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso Will Cost Ecowas - Official
[Premium Times] "The withdrawal of the three-member states could result in the halt or the suspension of all ECOWAS projects and programmes worth more than $500 million," a communique issued at the end of the Saturday extraordinary summit said.

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 09:44:28 GMT
President Boakai Supports Lifting of Sanctions On Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger
[Observer] In the following special statement issued today in Abuja, Nigeria, at the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government, President Joseph Nyuma Boakai supported the lifting of sanctions on Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, to pr...

Sat, 24 Feb 2024 23:44:36 GMT
Ecowas Lifts Sanctions On Guinea, Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso
[Daily Trust] The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has lifted the economic sanctions imposed on Niger, Mali and Burkina-Faso.

Mauritania

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 04:33:59 GMT
Ad772 - Mauritian Youth See Jobs, Crime, and Economy As Top Priorities for Government Attention
[Afrobarometer] Young citizens are less likely than their elders to engage in political and civic activities.

Fri, 16 Feb 2024 14:00:00 GMT
Presidents of Mauritania, Guinea-Bissau Arrive in Addis
[ENA] Addis Ababa, -- President of Mauritania Mohamed Ould Ghazouani and President of Guinea-Bissau, Umaro Sissoco Embaló arrived at Bole International Airport this afternoon for the 37th African Union Summit.

Mauritius

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:29:37 GMT
Pre-Budget Consultations - Finance Minister Holds Meeting With Fishermen Associations
[Government of Mauritius] The Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development, Dr Renganaden Padayachy, chaired a Pre-Budget consultative meeting in the context of Budget 2024-2025, with Associations of Fishermen, this afternoon, in Port Louis...

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 10:16:02 GMT
Mauritius Selected As a Shortlisted Nominee in the 31st Annual World Travel Awards
[Mauritius Tourism] Mauritius has been selected as a shortlisted nominee in the 31st annual World Travel Awards:

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 18:22:23 GMT
Mauritius Lets Cruise Ship Dock After Cholera Scare
[DW] A suspected cholera outbreak aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Dawn stranded more than 3,000 people off the East African island of Mauritius. For passengers, an end to their involuntary stopover is now in sight.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 09:09:33 GMT
Enhancement of Work Environment Programme - 39 Beneficiaries Receive Their Department Warrants
[Government of Mauritius] Thirty-nine Ministries and Departments were awarded their Department Warrants under the Enhancement of Work Environment Programme (EWEP), yesterday, in presence of the Minister of Public Service, Administrative and Instituti...

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:50:21 GMT
Norwegian Cruise Ship Halted At Mauritius Due to Outbreak
[Daily Maverick] A vessel operated by Norwegian Cruise Line has been halted at Mauritius -- with passengers temporarily unable to disembark or board -- after several people became ill.

Mozambique

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 11:15:31 GMT
Textile Artist Lizette Chirrime Launches Fashion Line in Cape Town
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Renowned Mozambican abstract textile artist Lizette Chirrime is showing her first artistic fashion line in Cape Town, South Africa, as the first presentation by Art Africa of their Community Residency program.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 11:29:14 GMT
Pregnant Students, Adolescent Mothers Leave School
[HRW] Many adolescent girls and women in Mozambique, who are pregnant or parenting, drop out of school because they face huge barriers and get inadequate support from schools at one of the most vulnerable times in their lives, Human Rights Watch said...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 16:26:44 GMT
Government Needs 100 Million Dollars for Rail Electrification
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican government needs about 100 million dollars to implement the pilot rail electrification project, from Maputo city to the border with South Africa at Ressano Garcia, over a length of 88 kilometres.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 16:25:46 GMT
Nation Relatively Stable Despite Terrorism - President
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi has claimed that, despite the terrorism that has been plaguing some districts of the northern province of Cabo Delgado since 2017, the country is relatively stable.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:10:57 GMT
Mozambique's President Welcomes Algerian Role in Establishing Stability in Sahel, North Africa
[Algerie Presse Service] Algiers -- President of the Republic of Mozambique Filipe Jacinto Nyusi welcomed Thursday the efforts deployed by Algeria to establish peace and security in the regions of the Sahel and North Africa.

Namibia

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 11:25:57 GMT
Strengthening Immunisation of Africa's Children
[New Era] THE Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention and the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) have announced an extended partnership with particular focus on immunisation of children across the continent.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 13:20:12 GMT
Budget Over 200 Pre-Primary Teachers to Be Recruited
[New Era] Ongwediva -- Executive director of the ministry of education Sanet Steenkamp said N$18.3 billion received in the 2024/2025 financial budget will enable extra teachers to be recruited to ensure the adequate number of educators are employed.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 05:14:40 GMT
N$9 Million Emergency Shelter Approved By Swakopmund Municipality
[Namibia Economist] The Swakopmund Municipal Council has approved the construction of an emergency shelter with N$9.5 million allocated to phase one of the project, the council said after its most recent meeting.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:32:33 GMT
Court Challenge of ARVs Tender Decision Fails
[Namibian] An attempt to challenge a decision of the Central Procurement Board of Namibia (CPBN) on the supply of antiretroviral medication to the Ministry of Health and Social Services has failed in the Windhoek High Court.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:39:02 GMT
Chinese Company Takes Over Twin Hills
[Namibian] Chinese company Yintai Gold has reached an agreement with Canadian gold exploration company Osino Resources to acquire all outstanding Osino common shares in a deal valued at around C$368m (N$5,5 billion), or C$1,90 per share.

Niger

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 04:14:09 GMT
How Will Niger Benefit From Lifted Ecowas Sanctions?
[DW] The decision by West Africa's regional bloc ECOWAS to reverse key sanctions on military-ruled Niger has been welcomed by analysts inside and outside the country. But how will it affect ordinary Nigeriens?

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 18:03:45 GMT
Ecowas Summit to Save the Community
[Foroyaa] The Economic Community of West African States had to address the most important and far reaching crisis that it has ever confronted since its inception. Three of its member states, namely Niger, Mali and Burkina Faso threatened to leave the...

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 09:44:28 GMT
President Boakai Supports Lifting of Sanctions On Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger
[Observer] In the following special statement issued today in Abuja, Nigeria, at the ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government, President Joseph Nyuma Boakai supported the lifting of sanctions on Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, to pr...

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 09:59:05 GMT
In the Spirit of Lent, Ramadan, Ecowas Lifts Economic Sanctions On Niger, Mali, Guinea
[This Day] *Says political and targeted sanctions remain in force*Tinubu urges Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali to rejoin sub-regional body

Sat, 24 Feb 2024 14:33:40 GMT
For Peace in Sahel, African and U.S. Experts Urge Focused Partnership
[USIP] The past month has sharpened a decade-old question for U.S. and international policymakers: How best, in 2024, to help stabilize what is now the world's largest single zone of military rule and violent conflicts -- Africa's Sahel region? After...

Nigeria

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 04:59:55 GMT
Nollywood Actor, Ibu, Dies At 62
[Daily Trust] Nollywood veteran, John Okafor, also popularly known as 'Mr Ibu' has passed away at the age of 62.

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 04:59:52 GMT
Minister Mourns Mr Ibu, Says Death One Too Many
[Leadership] The Minister of Arts, Culture and Creative, Hannatu Musa Musawa has described the passage, on Saturday, of Nollywood actor, John Okafor, popularly known as Mr Ibu, as one death too many.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:44:25 GMT
Withheld Salaries - Stop Treating Us Like ASUU, We Never Went On Strike - - Conua Tells Tinubu
[Premium Times] CONUA however aligned with ASUU in the call for reinstatement of the universities' dissolved governing councils, saying Mr Tinubu's action violates the Universities Autonomy Act, 2007.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:10:08 GMT
Govt Launches 'Mining Marshals' to Curb Illegal Mining
[Daily Trust] The federal government has launched "Mining Marshals" for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to checkmate illegal mining of solid minerals across the country.

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:38:30 GMT
Nollywood Loses Another Actor, Sisi Quadri
[Vanguard] The Yoruba sector of the Nigerian movie industry has been thrown into mourning after the news of the death of Quadri Oyebamiji Tolani popularly known as Sisi Quadri surfaced on social media.

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Nigeria The Nation

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:52:11 +0000
Recruitment: Police announce 17 CBT examination centres in Kogi
The Kogi Police Command on Sunday announced 17 Computer-Based Test (CBT) Centres for the 2022 Nigeria Police Force Recruitment in the state. The command’s spokesperson, SP Williams Ovye-Aya, who dropped... The post Recruitment: Police announce 17 C...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:51:17 +0000
APC holds stakeholders meeting at Akume’s residence in Makurdi
The All Progressive Congress (APC) has finally held a stakeholders’ meeting at the residence of Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF)  Senator George Akume in Makurdi, Benue State. This... The post APC holds stakeholders meeting at A...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:49:08 +0000
Dignitaries storm Bauchi as former Speaker Yakubu Dogora buries mom
Speaker of the 8th National Assembly Yakubu Dogara (CFR) on Saturday, 24th February 2024, laid his mother to rest at Gwarangah Village in Bogoro Local Government Area of Bauchi State.... The post Dignitaries storm Bauchi as former Speaker Yakubu Dogo...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:40:00 +0000
Nigeria clearing obstacles to investment, says President
Nigeria is removing all clogs to investment and business, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu said yesterday. He explained that Nigeria is the best country in the world for returns on investments.... The post Nigeria clearing obstacles to investment, says Pr...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:31:18 +0000
Ondo 2024: I will win PDP primary, says Agboola
Immediate past Ondo Deputy Governor  Hon Agboola Ajayi, has said that he would emerge victorious at the governorship primary of the Peoples Democratic Party(PDP) scheduled to hold next month. Ajayi, who... The post Ondo 2024: I will win PDP pri...

Nigeria The Will

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:59:39 +0000
Two FCTA Security Guards, 13 Other Suspects Arrested Over Looting Of Abuja Warehouse
March 04, (THEWILL) –  At least fifteen suspects, including two security guards, have been arrested by operatives of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command over alleged vandalism and looting of a warehouse belonging to the Federal Capi...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:45:53 +0000
ICPC Probes Alleged Diverted $3.4b IMF Loan
March 04, (THEWILL) –  The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced investigations into the allegations that the $3.4 billion loan obtained from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is “missin...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 08:11:08 +0000
Renowned American Cartoonist Visits Nigeria, Highlights Role of Editorial Cartooning in a Democracy
March 04, (THEWILL)-  Barbara Brandon-Croft, first nationally syndicated African American female cartoonist visited Nigeria from February 18 to 24, for a U.S. Speaker Programme titled, “Sketch & Satire: The Art and Impact of Editorial Cartooni...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 07:59:54 +0000
Don’t Sabotage Tinubu’s Effort In Fixing Economy – APC Chieftain Urges Governors
March 04, (THEWILL)- A Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Hon. Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, has appealed to the state governors and senior civil servants to give President Bola Tinubu maximum support as he makes efforts to fix...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 07:56:53 +0000
Raspadori’s Late Strike Seals Napoli’s Triumph Over Juventus
March 04, (THEWILL)- Napoli claimed a vital 2-1 victory over Juventus on Sunday, courtesy of a late strike from Giacomo Raspadori. The Italian attacker pounced on the rebound after Wojciech Szczesny saved Victor Osimhen’s penalty in the 88th mi...

Rwanda

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 10:15:32 GMT
Rwanda Calls for Global Action to Curb the Plastic Pollution Scourge At UNEA-6
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Rwanda has joined the calls for global collective action to combat the menace of plastic pollution as part of the efforts to address the triple planetary crisis.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:21:41 GMT
UN Global Compact Engages Rwanda's Private Sector to Drive Progress On SDGs
[New Times] The United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) on February 28 hosted executives from various private sector entities at a CEO Breakfast, urging greater participation in collective endeavors to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:13:50 GMT
DRC-Rwanda Crisis - What's Needed to Prevent a Regional War
[The Conversation Africa] In the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), South African, Burundian and Tanzanian troops are fighting against the Rwandan army, which has deployed in support of the rebellion by the March 23 Movement, or M23.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:53:15 GMT
Inside Kigali's Plan to Reduce Informal Settlements to 20%
[New Times] The City of Kigali estimates that 60 per cent of the population live in informal settlements that are subject to natural risks induced by climate change.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 04:47:02 GMT
Former Army Chief Gen Nyamvumba Appointed Envoy to Tanzania
[New Times] Former army chief and Minister of Internal Security Gen Patrick Nyamvumba has been appointed High Commissioner of Rwanda to Tanzania pending approvals.

Senegal

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:05:27 GMT
Set Poll Date or Constitutional Council May Have to Choose President - Sall
[allAfrica] President Macky Sall will consider asking the Constitutional Council to designate his successor, if the participants in the national dialogue do not find a consensus on the date of the presidential election, according to reports.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 10:27:15 GMT
Dakar's University Reopens After Months of Closure Following Sonko Protests
[RFI] Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar had been closed since last June as a result of protests following the arrest of political opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. It has slowly started reopening this week.

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 10:41:08 GMT
Elections Before End of July - Sall
[RFI] Senegal's President Macky Sall has announced that he aims to fix a date before the end of July for the presidential elections. He also announced a general amnesty for political protesters.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 12:23:33 GMT
Senegal Leader Announces Amnesty to End Poll-Linked Turmoi
[Seychelles News Agency] Senegal's embattled President Macky Sall on Monday announced a general amnesty for political protests since 2021 during talks to set a new date for presidential polls he deferred this month, sparking deadly turmoil.

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 16:53:44 GMT
Mon - Symbolic Votes Replace Real Polls As Senegalese Declare a Day of 'Mourning' for Democracy
[RFI] Dakar, Senegal - Since 1978, presidential elections have always taken place in Senegal in February. This Sunday was the first time that this tradition was not observed. However, voters didn't want to stay home. Instead they took part in symboli...

Seychelles

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 09:48:14 GMT
New Vessel Unveiled to Link Cargo Between Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Uganda has introduced a new ro-ro vessel, MV Mpungu, that is set to conduct operations between Kenya Uganda, and Tanzania.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 12:23:32 GMT
Seychelles Investment Board Celebrates 20th Anniversary
[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles Investment Board (SIB) kicked off celebrations for its 20th anniversary with the unveiling of its commemorative logo that will be used throughout this year.

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:22:51 GMT
Seychelles Asks for Japan's Support for MVI for Small Island Developing States
[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles has asked Japan to support the island nation's advocacy for the multidimensional vulnerability index (MVI) at a reception celebrating the 64th birthday of Emperor Naruhito of Japan on Saturday, February 24.

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 12:34:38 GMT
Top 5 Finalists Seychelles Sports Awards for 2023 Announced
[Seychelles News Agency] The top five list for Seychelles sportsmen and sportswomen of the year has been announced by the award's selection committee while for the first time a 'People's Choice Award' will also be included in this year's ceremony.

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 07:36:05 GMT
Who Wants to Live By the Sea?
[IPS] Victoria, Republic of Seychelles -- For most of history, only those who made their living from the sea chose to live on the coast. Fear of being battered by storms, not to mention vulnerability to attacks from foreign navies, kept most people i...

Sierra Leone

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 17:27:17 GMT
6 Sierra Leonean Girls Trafficked to Dakar Returned Home
[Concord] Halimatu (not her real name) the youngest of the girls who is 14 years had joy written all over her as she excitingly explained how she could not wait to return to school. Her ambition to become a nurse could have been ruined had the traffi...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 17:27:23 GMT
Ponder My Thoughts - Toll Road & Other Agreements: Consult Our Grandchildren!
[Concord] "For which of you, desiring to build a tower, does not first sit down and count the cost, whether he has enough to complete it? Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying, 'T...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 17:27:23 GMT
Court Martial - Judge Advocate Orders Medical Treatment for Ailing Accused
[Concord] During the Court Martial trial of twenty-seven serving military personnel, Judge Advocate Marke Negegba issued an order for Correctional Service Officers and relevant authorities to ensure proper medical examination and treatment for the 6t...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 17:27:23 GMT
NCC Coordinator - Global Cybercrime Projected to Cost $10.5 Billion Annually By 2025
[Concord] Mariama Yormah, the Coordinator of the National Cybercrime Centre, has highlighted that recent research suggests that cybercrime is expected to impose a significant financial burden on the world, reaching an estimated cost of $10.5 billion ...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 17:27:22 GMT
Afrimoney Partners With Mikashboks Service
[Concord] Afrimoney has yesterday 22nd February officially gone into a partnership deal with MiKasBoks at Africell's headquarters, Wilberforce, Freetown. The partnership enhances MiKashBoks customers to save and withdraw money through Afrimoney servi...

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Harry Jerome awards
We are thrilled to extend to you an invitation to join us for the 42nd Annual Harry Jerome Awards, a celebration of excellence and achievement within the Black community. The Harry Jerome Awards Gala has long been a cornerstone event for our Black ...


A call for African Finance Ministers
African finance leaders are expected to discuss, draft and present solutions on the continent's economic challenges as they meet this week for the Economic Commission for Africa Conference of Ministers Finance, Planning and Economic Development to b...


Humber professor's research benefitting industry
By Chris Clay, Humber College This story is part of an ongoing series that explores the innovative research being led by Humber College's faculty members. What Parisa Pouladzadeh (photo) loves about research is that you're always learning somethin...


Canada: Building more affordable homes at Thunder Bay
The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today announced that the federal government has reached an agreement with the City of Thunder Bay, Ontario, to fast-track over 600 new housing units over the next three years. This work will help spur the construc...

Sierra Leone Standard Times

Somalia

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:48:21 GMT
Somali Foreign Minister Says Will Never Accept Ethiopia's 'Attempt' to Annex Territory
[Shabelle] Mogadishu, Somalia -- Somalia would never accept an attempt to annex a part of its territory, the country's acting minister for foreign affairs and international cooperation said on Friday, commenting on a sea access deal between Ethiopia ...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:49:09 GMT
Ethiopian Airlines Refutes Report of Suspending Flights to Avoid Somali Airspace
[Shabelle] Addis Ababa -- Ethiopian Airlines on Friday evening denied media reports claiming that it would reroute flights to avoid Somali airspace, which had previously been utilized for flights en route to Asia.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 11:27:54 GMT
Farmajo Expected to Be Back Home After Long Absence
[Shabelle] Mogadishu, Somalia -- The former president of Somalia Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo is expected to return to the country on Friday.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:02 GMT
Somali Military Court Sentences Six Moroccans to Death for Terrorism
[VOA] A military court in northern Somalia has sentenced six Moroccan nationals to death on terrorism charges, prosecutors and court officials tell VOA.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 15:05:52 GMT
Somalia Fronts Ex-Minister for AU Chairperson Top Seat
[New Times] Somalia has formally begun lobbying for its ex-Foreign Affairs minister Fawzia Yusuf Adam to be the next African Union Commission (AUC) Chairperson in what could bring a direct challenge to Kenya's Raila Odinga, The East African reports.

South Africa AllAfrica

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 11:15:31 GMT
Textile Artist Lizette Chirrime Launches Fashion Line in Cape Town
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Renowned Mozambican abstract textile artist Lizette Chirrime is showing her first artistic fashion line in Cape Town, South Africa, as the first presentation by Art Africa of their Community Residency program.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 07:42:05 GMT
South Africa's Online Election Talk Heats Up
[allAfrica] South Africa's online election conversation is heating up - and key points and concerns are emerging, according to the Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change (CABC).

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 05:07:21 GMT
3 Dead in Braamfontein Shooting, Police Seek Suspects - South African News Briefs - March 1, 2024
[allAfrica]

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:33:54 GMT
Re-evaluating Official Opposition Democratic Alliance's Performance
[Lesotho Times] As the May 29, 2024 elections approach, the opposition party "Democratic Alliance" is gearing up for a heated battle to win the minds of prospective voters. With campaign strategies in full swing, many are left wondering whether the m...

Sat, 02 Mar 2024 13:30:18 GMT
African Academic Sector Preps for 40th Aeaa Conference
[SAnews.gov.za] Umalusi CEO Dr Mafu Rakometsi says the EXCO of the Association for Educational Assessment in Africa (AEAA) is satisfied with the progress made in preparation of the hosting of the 40th AEAA Annual Conference in August.

South Africa Business Day

South Africa Independent

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:53:32 GMT
Two SANDF soldiers killed in alleged murder-suicide in the DRC

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:38:40 GMT
Joshlin Smith missing: Father wants custody, hoping for big reunion

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:01:02 GMT
Food truck hijacked, driven into graveyard where all its contents — fruits, vegetables — were looted

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 08:54:22 GMT
Netizens divided over ‘privileges’ afforded to superfans like ‘Mama Joy’

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 08:33:27 GMT
Policeman who allegedly raped woman in holdings cells to appear in court

South Africa Mail & Guardian

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 10:00:00 +0000
Smokes and mirrors: How Big Tobacco may have avoided Malawi’s taxman
Alliance One may have moved $4.2-million in taxable profits out of the country

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:14:44 +0000
Elevate your office experience with the Xiaomi 6.5L Smart Air Fryer
It caters to a wide range of culinary preferences, making it the perfect companion for a diverse group of users

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 08:33:46 +0000
The Ethical Agency recognised as green website hosting company
All of its services are powered by renewable energy sources

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 08:26:17 +0000
DMASA’s position clarified on telemarketing classification and POPIA compliance
The Association will continue to seek legal advice to ensure its members comply with regulatory requirements and uphold consumers' privacy rights

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 07:50:17 +0000
Books are still vital for literacy and learning
Hundreds of thousands of children don’t have access to the internet and need physical resources, such as dictionaries, to further their education

South Africa News 24

Monday Mar 04 2024 10:40:50
News24 | 'She died protecting her daddy': Lucy the Labrador honoured for protecting owner in Delta Park robbery
A Johannesburg neighbourhood has come together to celebrate the life of Lucy the Labrador after she took a bullet while protecting her owner.

Monday Mar 04 2024 08:58:37
News24 | 'Zuma is nothing more than a defector': Ramaphosa ally Senzo Mchunu hits back at MK Party
ANC national executive committee member Senzo Mchunu says former president Jacob Zuma, who has become the face of the uMkhonto weSizwe Party (MKP) and has led the campaign against the ANC, is nothing more than a "defector".

Saturday Mar 02 2024 15:07:21
News24 | Elections 2024: 'No room for one party dominance' - Holomisa
UDM president Bantu Holomisa has yet again preached the message of a government of unity after the upcoming general elections – where he said there would be no outright winner.

Monday Mar 04 2024 07:35:19
News24 | Missing Joshlin Smith: SA Navy deployed to bolster search operations
The SA Navy has been deployed to strengthen search operations for missing 6-year-old Joshlin Smith of Saldanha Bay, Western Cape police have said.

Monday Mar 04 2024 07:50:28
News24 | UK couple's visa renewal query, directed to Motsoaledi's office, leads to alleged R60k bribe demand
Just 12 minutes after a British man sent an email to a secretary in the home affairs minister's office to ask about his retirement visa, he received a response from an official that ultimately led to an alleged demand for a R60 000 bribe.

South Africa News 24

Monday Mar 04 2024 10:40:50
News24 | 'She died protecting her daddy': Lucy the Labrador honoured for protecting owner in Delta Park robbery
A Johannesburg neighbourhood has come together to celebrate the life of Lucy the Labrador after she took a bullet while protecting her owner.

Monday Mar 04 2024 08:58:37
News24 | 'Zuma is nothing more than a defector': Ramaphosa ally Senzo Mchunu hits back at MK Party
ANC national executive committee member Senzo Mchunu says former president Jacob Zuma, who has become the face of the uMkhonto weSizwe Party (MKP) and has led the campaign against the ANC, is nothing more than a "defector".

Saturday Mar 02 2024 15:07:21
News24 | Elections 2024: 'No room for one party dominance' - Holomisa
UDM president Bantu Holomisa has yet again preached the message of a government of unity after the upcoming general elections – where he said there would be no outright winner.

Monday Mar 04 2024 07:35:19
News24 | Missing Joshlin Smith: SA Navy deployed to bolster search operations
The SA Navy has been deployed to strengthen search operations for missing 6-year-old Joshlin Smith of Saldanha Bay, Western Cape police have said.

Monday Mar 04 2024 07:50:28
News24 | UK couple's visa renewal query, directed to Motsoaledi's office, leads to alleged R60k bribe demand
Just 12 minutes after a British man sent an email to a secretary in the home affairs minister's office to ask about his retirement visa, he received a response from an official that ultimately led to an alleged demand for a R60 000 bribe.

South Africa Sowetan Live

South Africa Times Live

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 11:18:01 +0200
BHEKISISA OP-ED: Will SA treat obesity with lessons learned from HIV?
The country is facing a new public health threat, and as with the HIV epidemic of the late 1990s apathy will again be our downfall.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 11:10:52 +0200
Japan government considers calling end to deflation
Japan is considering calling an end to deflation in the wake of rising prices, Kyodo news reported, a move that turn a new page for the world's fourth-largest economy after decades of economic stagnation scarred a generation of workers and investors.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 11:04:30 +0200
WATCH LIVE | Senzo Meyiwa murder trial continues
The trial of those accused of killing football star Senzo Meyiwa - goalkeeper for Orlando Pirates and the national team - continues in the Pretoria high court.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 10:12:58 +0200
WATCH | Pride march in Cape Town after Ghana passes anti-LGBTQI+ bill
Thousands marched in the Pride parade in Cape Town at the weekend, where support was seen for the Ghana LGBTQI+ community after a rights crackdown in that country.

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 10:08:04 +0200
Israeli students head back to school in town ravaged by Hamas
Cheerful music welcomed children apprehensively returning to school amid heavy security on Sunday in Sderot, one of the Israeli towns near the Gaza border attacked by Hamas on October 7.

South Sudan

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:41:10 GMT
South Sudan's New Finance Minister Braving 'Ghosts' and Crocodiles
[Nile Post] A South Sudan minister has set out to eliminate 'ghost workers' from public payroll and vowed not to pay out a mountain of claims worth millions of dollars until the invoices are verified.

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 18:14:18 GMT
Joint NGO Letter Calls for Renewal of UN Commission On Human Rights in South Sudan At Critical Moment
[HRW] As elections loom, extend vital Human Rights Commission mandate

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 16:55:54 GMT
Response At Transit Sites in South Sudan Essential to Prevent Deadly Outbreaks
[MSF] - A humanitarian crisis is escalating in Bulukat and Renk, two of the busiest transit sites in South Sudan's Upper Nile state, warns MSF. Thousands of people who escaped the conflict in Sudan are desperately short of essentials including clean ...

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 09:48:02 GMT
South Sudan - Some Spoilers Want Peace to Fail, Putting 2024 Elections At Risk
[The Conversation Africa] South Sudan is expected to hold its first general election in December 2024. It became an independent state in 2011.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 13:59:38 GMT
'We Demand' - a Collective Statement to the African Union
[African Arguments] A movement of dozens of African civil society groups call on the AU to take actions in pursuit of climate justice, peace, and equality.

South Sudan Nation

Southern Africa

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 07:42:05 GMT
South Africa: South Africa's Online Election Talk Heats Up
[allAfrica] South Africa's online election conversation is heating up - and key points and concerns are emerging, according to the Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change (CABC).

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 05:07:21 GMT
South Africa: 3 Dead in Braamfontein Shooting, Police Seek Suspects - South African News Briefs - March 1, 2024
[allAfrica]

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:29:40 GMT
Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF's Move to Offer Mnangagwa Third Presidential Term Worries Opposition
[New Zimbabwe] Moves within ruling Zanu PF to ensure President Emmerson Mnangagwa a third term in office, against dictates of the Zimbabwean constitution, have worried MDC leader Douglas Mwonzora.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:00 GMT
Zimbabwe: Opposition Leader Mwonzora Castigates Mnangagwa's Third Term Calls
[263Chat] Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Douglas Mwonzora has voiced strong opposition, labeling such sentiments as unacceptable and a direct threat to the country's constitutional integrity.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:16:59 GMT
South Africa: Doctor in Lottery Circumcision Scandal Fails to Challenge Probe
[GroundUp] A Special Investigating Unit (SIU) investigation into National Lottery Commission (NLC) funding for a dodgy circumcision project is back on track. Pretoria Doctor John Marite has failed to get leave to appeal an earlier order dismissing hi...

Sudan

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 09:42:00 GMT
Peacekeepers Begin Withdrawal
[UN News] António Guterres expressed his strong commitment to the people of Sudan on Thursday as the UN assistance mission based there comes to an end, in line with a Security Council resolution ending its mandate.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:29:45 GMT
President El - Sisi Receives Chairman of Sudan's TSC
[Egypt Online] President Abdel Fattah El Sisi received on Thursday Chairman of Sudan's Transitional Sovereign Council (TSC) Abdel-Fattah Al Burhan at Cairo International Airport.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 08:58:40 GMT
Sudan War - 'El Gezira Is Bleeding'
[Dabanga] Wad Madani / Amsterdam -- Since Wad Madani, capital of El Gezira, fell to the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in December last year, after only four days of resistance from the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF), life in the entire state, south of Khar...

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:37:35 GMT
International Rescue Committee Suspends Red Sea Route for Sudan Aid Amid Rising Cost, Risks
[VOA] Nairobi, Kenya -- Getting humanitarian supplies to millions of Sudanese affected by the country's more than 10 months of conflict is getting expensive and risky because of attacks on Red Sea shipping by Houthi rebels based in Yemen.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 13:10:10 GMT
Army Detention of Sufi Sheikh Causes Widespread Condemnation
[Dabanga] Omdurman / Addis Ababa -- The detention by military intelligence officers of Sheikh El Amin Omar, leader of the Sudanese El Gadiriyya El Mukashfi Sufi order, in Omdurman on Monday has received widespread condemnation.

Swaziland

Swaziland Times

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:06:00 +0200
OVER 4 000 PEOPLE AT VOC CELEBRATION
MBABANE - The VOC anniversary and fundraising music festival was a success, accommodating over 4 000 Gospel music lovers for the event. The Voice of the

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:03:00 +0200
FAKAZI SAMUEL RELEASES NEW SINGLE
MBABANE – Award-winning Gospel musician and Saxophonist Fakazi Samuel has released a new single titled ‘Qhawe Elinamandla’. Samuel is an award-winning Gospel musician, composer, songwriter and

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:01:00 +0200
NMC REVENUE UP BY 13%
MBABANE – The National Maize Corporation (NMC) has managed to meet and exceed its revenue target to reach E239.3 million before the end of the

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 08:58:00 +0200
LOCAL CRAFT DISTILLERY INDUSTRY GROWING
MBABANE – Micro distilleries, also known as boutique or craft distilleries, are slowly becoming viable in the country and the consequence has been beneficial on

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 08:57:00 +0200
LITANY OF MALE BARBARISM
Sir, Eswatini has a unique injustice. I mean, there are a lot of things that are happening in the country that are injustices. From the

Tanzania

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 06:25:29 GMT
Govt Declares Seven Days of Mourning for Late President Mwinyi
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu has declared seven days of mourning following the passing of former president Ali Hassan Mwinyi.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:26:04 GMT
Former Tanzanian President Ali Hassan Mwinyi Dies
[Daily News] Former President Alhaj Ali Hassan Mwinyi is dead, President Samia Suluhu Hassan has announced.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:13:49 GMT
Serengeti Migration - Fire and Rain Affect How Zebras, Wildebeest and Gazelles Make the Journey
[The Conversation Africa] Tanzania's Serengeti ecosystem is like a time machine. As one of the world's last remaining fully intact grazing ecosystems it provides a glimpse of what others in Australia, Eurasia and the Americas might have looked like w...

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 06:25:32 GMT
Tanzania Mourns As Former President Ali Hassan Mwinyi Passes Away At 98
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Tanzania is mourning the loss of its former president, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, who passed away at the age of 98 after a prolonged battle with lung cancer.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 06:25:28 GMT
Ruto, Raila Mourn Tanzania's Former President Hassan Mwinyi
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President William Ruto and Azimio leader Raila Odinga have expressed their condolences to Tanzania following the passing of Tanzania's second president, Ali Hassan Mwinyi, who died on Thursday at 98.

Tanzania Citizen

Togo

Wed, 21 Feb 2024 10:16:01 GMT
Worrying Figures for Pediatric Cancer
[Télégramme228] In Togo, cancer does not spare children. According to figures communicated by experts as part of World Childhood Cancer Day, the country records around 900 cases of pediatric cancer annually. "Pediatric cancers are really pr...

Sun, 11 Feb 2024 14:06:08 GMT
Combined Legislative and Regional Elections Set For April 13
[Télégramme228] This is one of the key pieces of information from the Council of Ministers held today Thursday February 8, 2024 by the Togolese government.

Sun, 11 Feb 2024 14:06:20 GMT
Good News for Buyers and Resellers of Metals and Used Objects in Togo
[Télégramme228] These wholesale collectors and resellers of scrap metal and their derived products have just come out to announce good news through their National Union of Buyers and Resellers of Used Metals and Objects of Togo (SYNAREMUT)....

Uganda

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:48:06 GMT
Country's Disease Surveillance Gets Boost With €62,000 It Equipment Donation
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- The Ministry of Health of Uganda today received a donation of IT equipment valued at €62,000 to bolster its disease surveillance capabilities. This initiative was coordinated by the Intergovernmental ...

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 18:11:39 GMT
Global Economics Expert Sachs Commits to Supporting Uganda in Formulation of NDPIV
[Nile Post] KAMPALA -- Renowned professor of economics Jeffrey Sachs has committed to supporting the National Planning Authority (NPA) in the ongoing Fourth National Development Plan (NDPIV) formulation process.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:38:06 GMT
Uganda - ICC Orders Record €52 Million for LRA Victims
[DW] The International Criminal Court awarded victims of Ugandan child soldier-turned-commander Dominic Ongwen more than €52 million in reparations. Women and children suffered "serious and long-lasting harm," the court said.

Wed, 28 Feb 2024 04:41:14 GMT
Uganda Raises Cost for Gorilla Tracking Permits
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- Uganda Wildlife Authority has raised the cost for gorilla trekking permits to USD 800 per person, up from presently USD 700 effective July 1, 2024.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 12:24:35 GMT
TotalEnergies to Build Capacity for Local SMEs to Participate in Oil and Gas Sector
[Nile Post] Zoramu consulting group and Invest in Africa in partnership with TotalEnergies EP Uganda have launched the Industry Enhancement Center (IEC), a sector-led initiative aimed at enhancing the capacity of Ugandan Small and Medium Enterprises ...

Uganda Daily Monitor

West Africa

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:29:39 GMT
Nigeria: Tinubu Hits Back At Labour Over Strikes
[Leadership] President Bola Tinubu yesterday threw jabs at the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) over its series of industrial actions, saying calling four strikes against his administration that is barely nine months is unacceptable.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:29:37 GMT
Liberia: Former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf to Receive a Lifetime Achievement Award
[New Dawn] Mrs. Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf retired in 2018 having led Liberia for 12 consecutive years as Africa's first female elected president upon winning a 2005 democratic election at the end of a brutal 14-year civil war.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:01 GMT
Mali: The Struggle for Control in Mali's Restive North
[DW] The conquest of Kidal was a success for Mali's military regime -- but the north is still far from under control. Bamako is pursuing a tough military course, but jihadists and rebels are adapting their strategies.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:21:14 GMT
Nigeria: Bandits Kidnap Over 40 Worshippers in Zamfara Community
[Vanguard] No fewer than forty (40) Worshippers have been abducted by the armed bandits in one of the mosque in Tsafe town, the headquarter of Tsafe local government areas of Zamfara state.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:09:28 GMT
Nigeria: MTN Suffers Outage in Nigeria, Gives Reason
[Premium Times] "We apologise for the inconvenience and ask for your patience and understanding as the team works to restore full service as soon as possible."

Zambia

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 04:45:12 GMT
Prolonged Droughts - Need for Water Harvesting
[Times of Zambia] The current devastating drought has put crop production in the southern half of Zambia in limbo which calls for radical policy measures to increase irrigation activities in the country.

Tue, 27 Feb 2024 11:46:49 GMT
Kabwe's Stolen Breath - Legacy of Lead and the Fight for a Greener Future
[allAfrica] Kabwe, Zambia, once a bustling mining town, now bears the heavy weight of a toxic legacy.

Thu, 22 Feb 2024 07:54:03 GMT
Chisokone Green Market Upgrading Good for Traders
[Times of Zambia] THREE weeks ago, this platform looked at the impasse between traders at Kitwe's Chisokone Market and the local authority.

Mon, 19 Feb 2024 17:42:10 GMT
Why Grants for Women-Run Businesses in Zambia Never Reach Them
[Global Press Journal] Lusaka -- The rural business owners, who often are illiterate, struggle with a national grant program's complex application process -- making them prime targets for scams.

Mon, 26 Feb 2024 15:58:29 GMT
Cholera Still Poses Risks in Zambia Despite Decrease in Cases
[People's Dispatch] A deadly cholera outbreak in Zambia continues to endanger lives despite a reduction in confirmed cases. The government and public health authorities need to carry out more public health education programs and improve living condit...

Zimbabwe

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:29:40 GMT
Zanu-PF's Move to Offer Mnangagwa Third Presidential Term Worries Opposition
[New Zimbabwe] Moves within ruling Zanu PF to ensure President Emmerson Mnangagwa a third term in office, against dictates of the Zimbabwean constitution, have worried MDC leader Douglas Mwonzora.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 04:17:00 GMT
Opposition Leader Mwonzora Castigates Mnangagwa's Third Term Calls
[263Chat] Opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) leader Douglas Mwonzora has voiced strong opposition, labeling such sentiments as unacceptable and a direct threat to the country's constitutional integrity.

Thu, 29 Feb 2024 14:42:15 GMT
Health Workers' Strike Put On Hold
[263Chat] In a significant development, health workers in Zimbabwe have put their intended strike on hold, opting for discussions with the authorities instead.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 09:57:36 GMT
Businessman Mashamhanda Seeks Extension of Ejectment Notice From U.S.$1.5m Mansion
[263Chat] Harare businessman Tendai Mashamhanda is in a legal battle to extend his stay at his upscale Highlands residence, as he fights against an eviction notice served on him.

Fri, 01 Mar 2024 08:29:15 GMT
Mnangagwa Gives Traditional Leaders New Vehicles, Funeral Assistance Packages
[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa on Thursday gave chiefs hundred new Isuzu Double Cab vehicles.

Zimbabwe Herald

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:56:31 +0000
President Mnangagwa arrives in Vic Falls for African ministers’ conference
Africa Moyo in VICTORIA FALLS President Mnangagwa has arrived in the resort town of Victoria Falls to officially open the 56th session of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Conference of African Ministers of Finance, Planning a...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:40:26 +0000
Zanu PF, Ministry of Finance move to deepen relations
Herald Reporter Zanu PF representatives have engaged the Ministry of Finance, Economic Development and Investment Promotion to explore ways of deepening collaboration between the party two. The ruling party’s Secretary for Economic Affairs in t...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:35:25 +0000
Cattle branding now mandatory starting June
Fungai Lupande Mashonaland Central Bureau Cattle branding will become mandatory starting this June and the Veterinary Services Department will not clear unbranded cattle. This comes as concerted efforts are being made to safeguard the national herd f...

Mon, 04 Mar 2024 09:10:24 +0000
Mukuyu 2 samples confirm gas, oil, condensate, helium findings
Wallace Ruzvidzo Herald Reporter A sample analysis of fluid from the Mukuyu-2 rig in Muzarabani, Mashonaland Central has confirmed gas, light oil, condensate and helium presence, Mines and Mining Development Minister Soda Zhemu has revealed. Speaking...

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 22:30:03 +0000
‘Local currency will be defended’
Africa Moyo in VICTORIA FALLS THE Zimbabwe dollar will continue to be promoted and defended as it is crucial in boosting the operations of some companies, especially in the cooking oil sector, Finance, Economic Development and Investment Promotion Mi...

Zimbabwe Mail

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 22:46:07 +0000
Don’t use rice for your device. Here’s how to dry out your smartphone
LONDON — You were walking next to a swimming pool when you slipped and dropped [...]

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 22:14:27 +0000
Malaysia may renew the hunt for missing flight MH370, 10 years after its disappearance
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia’s government said Sunday it may renew the hunt for missing [...]

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 22:09:36 +0000
Bayern most at risk in Champions League as Real Madrid, Man City, PSG take leads into return games
THE four European soccer powers that lead UEFA’s club rankings return to the Champions League [...]

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 21:25:54 +0000
Jada Pinkett Smith couldn’t ask for more than Will Smith’s love and support
Jada Pinkett Smith doesn’t think she could ask for more in a partner than she [...]

Sun, 03 Mar 2024 21:11:56 +0000
ZEC gazettes new legislators inclusing Tshabangu
CCC interim secretary general Mr Sengezo Tshabangu and 13 others are expected to be sworn [...]

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