- South Africa:Business Welcomes Government's 'Commitment' to Restore Confidence With New Eskom Board[News24Wire] Business leaders have welcomed the appointment of Eskom's new board as a sign that there is political will to restore confidence in state-owned enterprises.
- Zimbabwe:Amid Wet Weather, Zimbabwe's Mutare Sees Hike in Malaria Deaths[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mutare, Zimbabwe -After years in which the disease presented only a limited threat, this city in eastern Zimbabwe is seeing a hike in malaria deaths, with more than 30 recorded in 2017, city officials say.
- Kenya:UN Experts Ask Kenya to Halt Sengwer Evictions From Forest Land[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -United Nations experts have called on Kenyan authorities to halt forceful evictions of the Sengwer, a tribe living in the forest of western Kenya who say they are being forced off their ancestral land to make way for a water conservation project.
- Africa:Thousands Still Dying At Sea En Route to Europe[IPS] United Nations -Amid concerns that 160 people may have drowned while attempting to cross the Mediterranean this week alone, the UN refugee agency have urged countries to offer more resettlement places.
- Ethiopia:Hotel Industry Needs Help to Encourage Tourism[The Conversation Africa] The global tourism industry has huge economic importance. It contributes 10% of the world's gross domestic product and 6% of exports. One billion people a year travel somewhere in the world.
- Tanzania:Punishment Won't Stop Teen Pregnancies Cause 'Bad Behaviour' Isn't the Cause[The Conversation Africa] In Tanzania, if you're a schoolgirl and fall pregnant, it could mean the end of your education. Even though successive governments have made a push for girls education, those that fall pregnant are routinely expelled from school, and prevented from returning. Most recently this punitive approach was taken to the extreme when […]
- South Africa:Is the Net About to Close On Zuma and His Gupta Patronage Network?[The Conversation Africa] It all started with a wedding. A 200 plus entourage of friends and family landed their private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in April 2013.
- Nigeria:Yobe Govt Reunites 216 Deportees From Libya With Families[Premium Times] The Yobe State Government on Saturday reunited additional 216 persons deported from Libya with their families in the state.
- Nigeria:Sexual Satisfaction Not Possible With Sex Dolls - Seyi Hunter[Vanguard] With the troll of sex dolls which has become the order of the day in the country and on social media, many are quizzed as to whether or not the sex robots can deliver as they have been hyped. One person who has lent her voice on this is Nollywood actress, producer and self […]
- Nigeria:Minister, Governor's Feud - Kalu Seeks Buhari's Intervention[Premium Times] A former governor of Abia, Orji Kalu, on Saturday called on President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress, APC, to intervene in the feud between Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State and the Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu.
- UntitledTranscript of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Interview With the Financial TimesJanuary 20, 2018This is an edited transcript of an interview between President Mnangagwa and Alec Russell of the Financial Times in Harare on Tuesday January 16.Mnangagwa’s relations with Mugabe nowQ: Do you still speak to the former president? When did you last speak to him?A: […]
- UntitledPopulation Living Below Poverty Line Falls in BotswanaJanuary 20, 2018GABORONE. – Preliminary findings of a household survey shows that the proportion of people living below poverty line has been declining over the years, from 30,6 percent in 2002-3 to 16,3 percent in 2015-16 in Botswana.This was revealed by the Statistician General Anna Majelantle in Botswana’s […]
- UntitledPatrice Lumumba in His Own WordsJanuary 20, 2018The official potrait of Patrice LumumbaRegina Jane Jere CorrespondentWHILE in incarceration just weeks away from his 17 January 1961 horrific assassination at a tender age of 36, the Congolese liberation hero and Pan-Africanist Patrice Lumumba, put in poignant words his final views on the state of his beloved […]
- UntitledLet Africa’s Voice Be Heard at DavosJanuary 20, 2018Joram Nyathi SpectrumZimbabwe HeraldON Wednesday this week I posed a question, rather a sort of rhetorical question: Did ED promise an economic turnaround in 100 days?This was caused by the noise we hear or read around, noise so loud one would think President Mnangagwa had in fact […]
- UntitledGovernment Shutdown Begins as Budget Talks Falter in SenateBy SHERYL GAY STOLBERG and THOMAS KAPLANNew York TimesJAN. 19, 2018WASHINGTON — Much of the federal government officially shut down early Saturday morning after Senate Democrats, showing remarkable solidarity in the face of a clear political danger, blocked consideration of a stopgap spending measure to keep the […]
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