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Africa: Trump Adds Chad to U.S. Travel Ban, Lifts Restrictions on Sudan
[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Donald Trump has included Chad in a new list of countries whose citizens are prohibited from entering the United States. But the ban placed on Sudanese travellers earlier this year has been ended.
09/25/2017 11:14 AM
Africa: Protests Mount Against CFA Currency
[Deutsche Welle] The CFA franc is facing growing opposition in parts of West and central Africa. Critics say the common currency has hampered the region's economic growth while France profits.
09/25/2017 06:40 AM
Africa: New Day in Angola, Old Story in Equatorial Guinea
[allAfrica] Oil-rich Angola and Equatorial Guinea have long shared the infamous distinction of having the longest-serving presidents in Africa -- 38 years.
09/25/2017 05:00 AM
Swaziland: King Mswati III Takes 14th Wife After Umhlanga Reed Dance Festival
[This is Africa] King Mswati III of Swaziland has taken another wife. During the recent Umhlanga Annual Reed Dance, King Mswati III chose 19 year-old Siphele Mashwama as his 14th wife.
09/25/2017 01:18 PM
Africa: Move Over Malaria - Mosquitoes Carrying Zika, Dengue May Thrive
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -From deadly droughts and destroyed crops to shrinking water sources, communities across sub-Saharan Africa are struggling to withstand the onslaught of global record-breaking temperatures.
09/25/2017 12:57 PM
Mozambique: Mozambique to Introduce Chinese Acupuncture to Public Hospitals
[Focac] Maputo -Mozambique's Ministry of Health said Friday it will introduce acupuncture, a traditional Chinese medical treatment, to main provincial hospitals in the country's central and northern regions next year.
09/25/2017 11:54 AM
Nigeria: Bank Illegally Funnels Huge Cash to Fund 'Broke Federal Govt'
[Premium Times] A massive and clearly illegal multi-source funding of the federal government by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) could drag the Nigerian economy to its knees, experts familiar with domestic monetary conditions and current happenings at the CBN have warned.
09/25/2017 10:32 AM
Liberia: Don't Provoke Violence, Weah Warns
[NEWS] The Standard Bearer of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) has cautioned CDCians to refrain from acts that could provoke political violence during the ongoing campaign period in the country.
09/25/2017 09:03 AM
Africa: Trump's Friends 'Trying to Get Rich' in Africa Should Be a Wake-Up Call
[Nation] Last week, a speech by US President Donald Trump to African leaders revealed once more the intentions of some Western "investors" in Africa.
09/25/2017 08:54 AM
Tanzania: Govt Tightens Noose On Social Media
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The government has drafted sweeping regulations to tighten its grip on online content producers and users across popular social media platforms.
09/25/2017 08:49 AM
Namibia: New Plan to Deal With Human-Lion Conflict
[New Era] Windhoek -Following recent worrying incidents of human-lion conflict, the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) and its partners launched a management plan to deal with such conflict in the northwestern parts of the country.
09/25/2017 08:47 AM
Zimbabwe: Mawarire Charged With Subverting Govt
[New Zimbabwe] PASTOR Evan Mawarire was Sunday afternoon charged with subverting a constitutional government before being locked up indefinitely, his lawyer told New Zimbabwe.
09/25/2017 08:17 AM
Congo-Kinshasa: Kabila Paints Violence in Kasai as War on Terror
[VOA] The Democratic Republic of the Congo's president told the U.N. General Assembly annual gathering Saturday that his military was fighting terrorists in the center and east of the country.
09/25/2017 08:05 AM
Zimbabwe: Spreading Alarm Over Shortages a Criminal Offence - Minister
[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's home affairs minister on Sunday threatened "renegades and malcontents" who he accused of spreading alarm and despondency by claiming there are shortages.
09/25/2017 06:56 AM
Uganda: 'There Is No Need for Referendum On Age Limit'
[Monitor] Former Democratic Party leader Paul Ssemogerere speaks...
09/25/2017 06:47 AM
Kenya: Kenyatta's Powers Are Limited, Says Odinga
[Nation] Nasa leader Raila Odinga has maintained that President Kenyatta has no powers to conduct critical functions of the government.
09/25/2017 06:46 AM
Kenya: Baby Born With Brain Outside Skull Dies
[Nation] A baby born at a hospital in Kakamega County with her brain outside the skull died 10 hours later, despite efforts save her life.
09/25/2017 06:45 AM
Tanzania: Sniffer Dogs to Track Down Poachers, Animal Trophies
[Citizen] Sniffer dogs will now be used to track down poachers and illegal traders in animal trophies under an initiative by the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF).
09/25/2017 06:42 AM
Africa: Turning Point for the AU-UN Peacekeeping Partnership?
[ISS] The past year has been an eventful one for reform at the United Nations (UN) and African Union (AU), with both organisations attempting to tailor themselves to the challenges of contemporary conflicts.
09/25/2017 06:41 AM
Somalia: Puntland Authorities Seize Weapons
[East African] The authorities in the semi-autonomous northeastern Somalia state of Puntland have seized an assortment of weapons being smuggled into the country.
09/25/2017 06:39 AM
Nigeria: Senator, Other Nigerians Condemn NGO Regulatory Bill
[Premium Times] A serving senator of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Shehu Sani, has kicked against the Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO regulatory bill which is currently before the House of Representatives.
09/25/2017 05:04 AM
Nigeria: Era of Godfatherism Over in Govt Appointments - Minister
[Premium Times] The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has said that as far as federal government appointments to public offices and key positions are concerned, the era of "godfatherism" is over.
09/25/2017 05:03 AM
Zimbabwe: Mawarire Lines Up Witnesses for Court Case
[263Chat] ZIMBABWEAN authorities have lined up eight witnesses to testify against His Generation Church leader Pastor Evan Mawarire, whose trial on charges of subverting constitutional government commences at the High Court in Harare on Monday 25 September 2017.
09/25/2017 01:19 PM
Africa: Human Frontiers - How Much Heat Can the Body and Mind Take?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -What Christian Clot remembers most vividly from his days in Iran's boiling Dasht-e Lut desert was having to stay completely still for 12 hours a day - or die.
09/25/2017 01:00 PM
Kenya: Nakumatt, Tuskys Could List On NSE After Merger
[East African] Regional retailer Nakumatt and its competitor Tuskys could list on the Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) if their proposed merger is approved and they successfully execute their new business strategy for at least two years.
09/25/2017 11:16 AM
Ethiopia: Promoting National Development in the Spirit of Meskel
[Ethiopian Herald] Meskel is one of the most inclusive outdoor religious and cultural celebrations registered at UNESCO as intangible cultural human heritage. It is celebrated among the Nations, Nationalities and Peoples of Ethiopia on the 27th of September in Ethiopia with a mosaic of cultural paraphernalia as practice among the peoples of Ethiopia.
09/25/2017 11:02 AM
Ghana: High Dose Tramadol Floods Market
[Business Day] President of the Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH), Pharm. Benjamin Kwame Botwe has warned against the high proliferation and abuse of high dose tramadol on the market.
09/25/2017 11:00 AM
Zimbabwe: We Are Watching You, U.S. Tells Zimbabwe
[Zimbabwe Standard] The United States has urged Zimbabwe to end arbitrary arrests and intimidation of political players as the country braces for the trial of prominent preacher Evan Mawarire for alleged treason.
09/25/2017 10:58 AM
Namibia: Youth Bulge Could Lead to Conflict
[Namibian] IF THE expectations and aspirations of Namibia's youthful population are not met, the country could become conflict-ridden, a report released last week by the South Africa-based Institute for Security Studies concludes.
09/25/2017 10:58 AM
Namibia: Presidential Spending Audited
[Namibian] THE government splashed N$1,2 billion between 2013 and 2016 to, among others, upgrade State House, improve presidential accommodation across the country and to fund secretive national intelligence projects.
09/25/2017 10:55 AM