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Nigeria:Premium Times Journalist Samuel Ogundipe Granted Bail


A PREMIUM TIMES journalist, Samuel Ogundipe, who has been detained since Tuesday has been released.

Kenya:Kenyan Actor Determined to Succeed in Hollywood


Raymond Karago and his family moved to the United Kingdom when he was only 13. Ten years later, and now established as a filmmaker and actor, he still draws inspiration for his films from his motherland, Kenya.

Ghana:Ghana Declares Week of Mourning After Death of Annan


Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo on Saturday declared a week of mourning to pay homage to former UN chief and Nobel laureate Kofi Annan.

Nigeria:Snake Rearing a 'Lucrative' Business - Official


Abubakar Ballah, the Officer-in-Charge of Snakebite Treatment and Research Centre, Kaltungo, Gombe state, has called on Nigerians to embrace snake rearing to enhance their economic status.

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Tanzania:Engineers Eye Upgraded Industrial Technology


Arusha -TANZANIAN engineers based in Japan together with their local counterparts, as well as those from Rwanda and Uganda, are meeting in Arusha to come up with ways of assisting the country to upgrade its industrial technology.

Tanzania:UNHCR Hails Dar Commitment to Refugee Protection


THE United Nations Agency for Refugees (UNHCR) Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Mr Volker Turk, has commended Tanzania for her commitment to refugee protection and longstanding generosity towards those fleeing conflict and…

Namibia:Geingob Mourns Kofi Annan


PRESIDENT Hage Geingob says Africa has lost a man of integrity and a hero of the continent, who worked persistently for a better humanity.

Namibia:Katutura Hospital Goes Without Water


THE Katutura Intermediate hospital is without water, the health permanent secretary confirmed today.

Nigeria:World Leaders Mourn Kofi Annan


Tributes are pouring in for former former United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, who died in a hospital in Bern, Switzerland on Saturday.

South Africa:Police Minister Wants More Female Officers to Handle Rape Cases


Minister of Police Bheki Cele wants more female officers to deal with rape cases.

Uganda:Media Rights Body Urges Govt to Drop Charges Against NTV Journalists


An independent global media rights body, Committee to Protect Journalist (CPJ) has asked the Ugandan government to immediately drop charges of incitement and malicious damage to property against two NTV journalists.


Africa:Statement by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on the Passing of Kofi Annan


Monrovia -The world lost Kofi Annan today, a trail blazer for peace, freedom and for democracy, a voice of global moral authority, a humanitarian who never lost sight of his responsibility to lift up those in need.


South Africa:Cape Town Mayor to Be Elected Next Month


A new Cape Town mayor will be elected by the end of September, the Democratic Alliance said on Saturday.

Tanzania:Trained Rats Help to Detect Tuberculosis in Children


WHILE some scientists in the country are taxing brain to come up with child-friendly diagnostic test for Tuberculosis (TB), a recent study shows that trained rats increase the detection of the disease in children significantly and could…

Lesotho:Dealers Want Diamond Trading Decriminalised


LOCAL diamond dealers have called on the government to permit diamond trading while it works on reforming relevant trading laws.


Southern Africa:Region Unhappy With Lesotho's Reforms


THE government is tomorrow expected to table a progress report at the Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in Windhoek, Namibia amid indications that the regional body is increasingly impatient with the slow pace of…

Africa:The Elders 'Devastated' By Kofi Annan's Death


Human rights group The Elders on Saturday expressed their shock and deep sadness at the death of Kofi Annan, who previously served as the organisation's chair.

Africa:Former UN Chief and Nobel Laureate Kofi Annan Dies At 80


Former United Nations secretary general and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Kofi Annan died Saturday after a short illness at the age of 80, his foundation announced.


South Africa:Man, 104, Dies Without His Land Being Rightfully Transferred to Him


For almost two decades, 104-year-old Zabalaza Mshengu waited to know whether his right to a piece of land he grew up and lived on had been settled. But it was a dream that he would never see being realised. Mshengu died on Monday.

Uganda:A Peek Into Uganda's Tourism Marketing Strategic Plan


Uganda is a gifted country, with variety to showcase to a tourist so much that if half of its tourism potential were to be realised, its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would immensely catapult economic development over…

Saturday, Aug 18

Africa:Sublime Soul Diva Who Demanded Respect, Which Will be Forever Given


It is no coincidence that two of Aretha Franklin's celebrated contemporaries who travelled to Detroit to see the singer in the last stages of her illness were Stevie Wonder and Jesse Jackson. It is hard to overestimate Franklin's…

Africa:Tribute - Aretha Franklin's Feminist Anthems


In her 1998 single 'A Rose is Still a Rose' the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin belted out: 'Darlin', you hold the power (what I am is what I am)'.

South Africa:New Telescope Chases the Mysteries of Radio Flashes and Dark Energy


South Africa is becoming one of the world's most important radio astronomy hubs, thanks in large part to its role as co-host of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). Now a new telescope is being unveiled that will be built at the SKA South…

Friday, Aug 17

Nigeria:Govt Must Drop Charges Against Journalist, Says World Press Group


IPI condemns pattern of forcing journalists to reveal their sources

Zimbabwe:Electoral Commission Says Chamisa Petition is Not Valid


MDC Alliance presidential election candidate Nelson Chamisa's petition seeking to overturn the results of last month's election is flawed and null and void at law, the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has argued.

Uganda:Museveni Critic Bobi Wine Charged in Military Trial


Ugandan pop singer and prominent government critic Robert Kyagulanyi -- better known by his stage name Bobi Wine -- has been charged in a military court after being arrested on Monday.

Zimbabwe:Government of National Unity is the Way Forward


In order to prevent Zimbabwe from plunging into unstoppable violence, which will stall economic reconstruction and unleash a fresh wave of people seeking refuge in South Africa, the country must cobble together a government of national…

Thursday, Aug 16

Africa:Conservation - African Rangers Feted


Some 50 rangers working in 17 countries across Africa won the inaugural African Ranger Awards, which were given out on August 7.

Zimbabwe:Divisions Rock Opposition MDC-Alliance


MDC-Alliance -- led by Mr Nelson Chamisa -- is on the brink of an imminent split fronted by one of its co-principals Mr Tendai Biti, who has the backing of several Western capitals, principally Washington, to take over the opposition's…

Zimbabwe:President Scoffs at U.S. Decision to Renew Sanctions


President Mnangagwa yesterday scoffed at the decision by the United States of America to renew illegal sanctions against Zimbabwe. He implored newly-appointed US Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr Brian Nichols to have a correct appreciation of…

Zimbabwe:The Country is Moving On -Mnangagwa Tells U.S.


President Emmerson Mnangagwa has insisted that Zimbabwe will move forward with its development programmes with or without the support of the United States which recently renewed its sanctions against Harare.

Wednesday, Aug 15

Africa:Vogue Magazine Affirms Wizkid Africa's Hottest Pop-Star


International Fashion Magazine 'Vogue' has affirmed Wizkid as Africa's hottest pop-star.

Nigeria:Danjuma Sure Falconets Will Reach U-20 Women World Cup Final


National U-20 women team coach, Chris Danjuma is confident that his side will reach the final of this year's FIFA U20 Women's World Cup in France, reports footballlive.ng.

Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa in Veiled Chamisa, Opposition Threat


President-elect Emmerson Mnangagwa has issued a veiled threat against MDC Alliance for allegedly abusing the democratic space he claims to have created since he took over power November last year.

Nigeria:Lagos Ranked World's Third Worst City to Live in


Lagos State has been ranked the third worst city for humans to live in the world. according to the latest 2018 Global Liveability Index released by The Economist Intelligence Unit and World Bank.

Tuesday, Aug 14

Tanzania:The Tentative but Rising Resistance to Magufuli's Repression


President Magufuli has clamped down hard on various freedoms. But as his popularity plummets and defiance grows, something may have to give.

Egypt:Viral Video Lands Liverpool Striker Mohamed Salah in Hot Water


Cape Town -Liverpool FC has referred a video allegedly depicting star player Mohamed Salah texting while driving to the Merseyside Police, The Independent reports.

Ethiopia:Security Forces Kill 37, Wound 44 in East Hararghe, Oromia Region


The number of people killed after attack by the Liyu police in at least three separate localities in Eastern Hararghe zone of the Oromia regional state has climbed to 37, according to Tizita Abay, communication officer of the Mayu Muluke…

Nigeria:Buhari in Good Stead to Win 2019 Election - Presidency


The outcome of last Saturday's by-elections in Bauchi,Katsina and Kogi States have placed President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo in good stead to win next year's election, the presidency said today.