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South Africa:Trendsetters - Mothers Do Business With Fashion Cast-Offs


Johannesburg -Juggling paperwork, car keys and an always-beeping cellphone, Inet Situole, a 33-year-old in a crisp white blouse, runs a fashion boutique with more than 100 customers a month - a far cry from a decade ago, when she worked as…

Africa:Universal Health Coverage Day - So Much More Than 'Health for All'


Is universal health coverage the key to unlocking the potential of countries like Nigeria, to bring equality, health and wealth for all?

Nigeria:2020 Could See 1 Million Women Uber Drivers Worldwide


The next time you call an Uber ride, don't be surprised to see a woman at the wheel.

South Africa:'Fugitive' Dutch Arms Dealer Seen Driving Luxury Cars, Court Hears


A Dutch arms dealer, convicted of crimes against humanity and selling firearms to former Liberian president Charles Taylor, was spotted by police investigators driving around Cape Town in his luxury cars before his arrest last week.

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Malawi:Cancelled Protests Dominate Newspaper Headlines


The postponed nationwide demonstrations organised by Public Affairs Committee (PAC) to push for electoral reforms slated for December 13 following government's turnaround to table bills in parliament took center stage in the local press on…

Africa:80% Rise in Malaria Cases in 15 Countries


Rwanda, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania are among the 15 countries accounting for about 80 per cent of malaria deaths globally in 2016, says the World Malaria Report 2017.


Mozambique:Four Ministers Dismissed


Four ministers were dismissed late last night by President Filipe Nyusi. They are Foreign Minister Oldemiro Baloi, Agriculture and Food Security Minister Jose Pacheco, Industry and Commerce Minister Ernesto Max Tonela, and Minerals and…

South Sudan:Govt Declares State of Emergency


Cape Town -President Salva Kiir has declared a 3-month state of emergency in the Lakes region. This comes after fighting between rival cattle herders left 170 dead and nearly 200 wounded, according to Dharuai Mabor Teny, a member of…


Kenya:What the Future Holds for The World's Largest Refugee Camp


Over the past month Kenya's Dadaab refugee camp has marked several important events. More than 3,400 children from over 30 primary schools sat for Kenya's national primary school examination. A new courthouse was also opened to help…

Zimbabwe:Cleric Who Grabbed Land From White Farmer Ignores Mnangagwa - Report


A Zimbabwean cleric, Trevor Manhanga, who was recently given a directive by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government to vacate the farm he grabbed from a white farmer, Robert Smart in Rusape in June, has remained adamant he will "stay put…

Ghana:Fresh German Assistance for Ghana


German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier signed a multi-million dollar partnership with Ghana on his first trip to Africa since taking office. Germany hopes the accord might help curb migration to Europe.


Nigeria:UN Raises Alarm Over 350 Million Illegal Weapons in Nigeria


Abuja -The United Nations (UN) has raised the alarm over proliferation of illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW) in Nigeria, saying there are no less than over 350 million in circulation in the country.

Nigeria:Rallies For, Against Police Anti-Robbery Unit Rock Cities


THOUSANDS of Nigerians in different parts of the country yesterday took to major streets to protest for and against calls to scrap the Special Anti-Robbery Squad , SARs, in Nigerian Police.

Uganda:How Terror Groups Keep Cash Flows Under the Radar


Mobile money systems pose the biggest challenge to Ugandan agencies fighting illicit financial flows.


South Africa:Judgment Day for State Capture Order Application vs Zuma


Judgment is expected in the Pretoria High Court on Wednesday on the DA's application for an order that President Jacob Zuma adhere to the Public Protector's "State of Capture" remedial actions, establish a commission of inquiry and allow…

South Africa:Leaked Draft Emergency Document Allows for Internet Blackout


Proposed draft regulations for a state of emergency would give the president the right to appoint a "control officer", who would have far-reaching powers, including the prohibition of the dissemination of information.

Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Govt Illegitimate, Tendai Biti Tells US Senate


Former finance Minister Tendai Biti who is in the US leading MDC Alliance principals has pleaded with the Donald Trump administration not to "forget" Zimbabwe in its fight against "tyranny" under what he called an "illegitimate government."

Zimbabwe:US Says Mnangagwa's Govt Should Get Military Off Streets


THE military must return to the barracks while Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has a "window of opportunity to demonstrate commitment to a democratic, just, healthy and prosperous Zimbabwe", a strategic US government official has said.


Nigeria:Court Sends Senate Boss Back to Code of Conduct Tribunal


The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has reacted to the decision of the Appeal Court sending him back to the Code of Conduct Tribunal to answer to three charges on false asset declarations.


Africa:Toyin Ojora Saraki named as Universal Health Coverage Global Champion


Abuja -As the Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Forum convenes in Tokyo, this week, bringing together over 300 high-level policymakers, including heads of state and ministers of health and finance, Her Excellency, Mrs Toyin Ojora Saraki,…

Tuesday, Dec 12

Zimbabwe:Ordinary Citizens Can and Will Now Transform Zimbabwe


Some have questioned whether Zimbabweans have any reason to celebrate the fall of President Robert Mugabe, and sentiments are divided over the meaning of this change to the struggle for democracy and their aspirations for a better future.

Kenya:Nairobi - From Swamp to One of Africa's Top Cities


When Charles Rubia was elected as "His Worship" the mayor of Nairobi in 1963, he was 41, the same age as the current governor Mike Sonko.

Ghana:How to Realise the SDGs - Akufo-Addo


The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, is urging leaders on the African continent to see the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as an investment in the African peoples.

Kenya:Supreme Court Explains Why It Upheld Kenyatta's Win


Nairobi -The Supreme Court has ruled that there was no need for fresh nominations ahead of the October 26 fresh presidential election.

Monday, Dec 11

Mozambique:Government Cuts Privileges to Top Officials


The Mozambican government has introduced austerity measures to cut expenditure on the perks and privileges of high ranking state officials, the Minister of Economy and Finance, Adriano Malaeiane, announced on 5 December.

South Africa:Prosecuting Chief Extends Zuma's Deadline for Representations On Corruption Charges


The deadline for President Jacob Zuma to submit his fresh representations to the National Prosecuting Authority has been extended to the end of January.

Uganda:Legal Committee MPs Approve Age Limit Bill


The Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee members endorsed the most sweeping constitutional changes since 2005, with 18 votes, taking a significant leap forward as 10th Parliament seeks to debate the removal of the age limit caps from…

Uganda:Museveni Enters Fight Over U.S.$20 Billion Oil Deals


Kampala -Oil companies - Total E&P, Tullow Oil and CNOOC - are locked in a bitter fight for control of Uganda's oil sector. The coveted prizes are deals worth about $20 billion.

Sunday, Dec 10

Zimbabwe:Finance Minister Under Fire Over Health Budget


Finance minister Patrick Chinamasa has been critisised for failing to prioritise the funding of health in the 2018 budget as the Health and Child Care ministry's vote was dwarfed by that of Defence and other ministries.

Kenya:Fresh Push to Stop Odinga Swearing-In


Pressure is piling on opposition leader Raila Odinga to stop his swearing-in less than 48 hours to the event that coincides with Jamhuri Day.

Somalia:Egypt Airlifts 20 Wounded as Mogadishu Toll Jumps to 512


An aircraft has airlifted 20 people who have been seriously wounded on Oct 14 deadly truck bombing in Mogadishu to Cairo for medical treatment.

Ethiopia:Quest to Extradite Mengistu as Mugabe Departs


Zimbabwe's ex-President Robert Mugabe gave refuge to Col. Mengistu Haile Mariam, convicted of genocide in Ethiopia. Mugabe's departure has raised hopes that Haile Mariam could be extradited, but this is all uncertain.

Saturday, Dec 9

Tanzania:Magufuli Grants Amnesty to 61 Death Row Inmates


Dar es Salaam -President John Magufuli on Saturday, December 9, pardoned some 61 death row inmates.

Zambia:Dining With the Enemy - Story of An Abused Woman


Lusaka -IT looked good as the procession moved on the Great East Road to the Lusaka Showgrounds to officially launch the 16-Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence.

South Africa:The ANC Leadership Race Will Go Down to the Wire - Here's Why


The suspense is tangible as the African National Congress (ANC) - South Africa's former liberation movement that's turned into a tired governing party - approaches its fiercely contested 2017 elective conference.

Zimbabwe:Electoral Commission Chair Makarau Resigns


Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC)chairperson Justice Rita Makarau has resigned. Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ziyambi Ziyambi confirmed the resignation yesterday, saying she did not give reasons for quitting.

Friday, Dec 8

Congo-Kinshasa:Rebels Attack, Kill Peacekeepers, DRC Troops


At least 14 United Nations 'blue helmets' in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been killed and many more injured, in what the Secretary-General António Guterres described as the "worst attack" on UN peacekeepers in recent…

Zimbabwe:Next Up - Running Credible, Trusted Elections


Cape Town -As Zimbabweans begin to look ahead to next year's elections, a survey of public opinion shows that only half the country has confidence in the country's electoral commission.

South Africa:Deputy President Ramaphosa 'Would Believe' Zuma's Rape Accuser


Cape Town -During a radio interview with 702's Karima Brown, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said he "would believe" Fezekile Kuzwayo - also known as Khwezi - who accused President Jacob Zuma of raping her. Ramaphosa added that he…

Africa:Magazine Announces List of 100 Most Influential Africans of 2017


Cape Town -New African Magazine has announced its list of Africa's most influential people for 2017.