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Ethiopia:Security Forces Open Fire on Festival Goers, Killing Five
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -At least five people were killed" yesterday and several others wounded when security forces opened fire at festival goers in Weldiya, some 510 km north of the capital Addis Ababa, in Amhara regional state, according to Alemayehu Yemiru, a resident of the town; but Alemayehu said he believes the number of causalities could be "much higher."
01/21/2018 07:53 PM
Congo-Kinshasa:Anti-Kabila Protests Turn Deadly
[Deutsche Welle] Protesters have taken to the streets of Kinshasa demanding that President Joseph Kabila step down. Police fired live ammunition and tear gas at demonstrators who marched after church services.
01/21/2018 07:21 PM
Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Faces Internal Party Rebellion Over Early Election
[Zimbabwe Standard] President Emmerson Mnangagwa faces internal revolt over early elections after it emerged his calls for polls to go ahead as early as August could be resisted by his own Zanu PF MPs.
01/21/2018 07:52 PM
Kenya:Kenya Flushes Out 'Criminals' in Forest Dispute After Sengwer Killing
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Security forces are flushing "criminal elements" out of a forest in western Kenya, an official said on Thursday, two days after a man was killed there, leading the European Union to suspend aid.
01/21/2018 07:51 PM
Sudan:Protests Over Price Hikes Continue
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Rabak -On Friday, demonstrations against the huge price hikes continued in the Sudanese capital for the fourth day in a row. Protests were also reported in Rabak, the capital of White Nile State.
01/21/2018 07:43 PM
Kenya:All Eyes On Kenya As Central Bank Spells Out 2018 Roadmap
[East African] The Central Bank of Kenya is this week expected to set the tone for Kenya's economic direction in 2018 with the first meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC).
01/21/2018 07:26 PM
Nigeria:Four U.S., Canadian Captives Freed in Nigeria
[Deutsche Welle] Two American and two Canadian citizens have been released after being kidnapped earlier this week in an ambush in Nigeria's northern state of Kaduna. Police say they have a suspect in custody.
01/21/2018 07:23 PM
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.
01/21/2018 09:46 AM
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.
01/21/2018 09:35 AM
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.
01/21/2018 09:17 AM
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.
01/21/2018 08:48 AM
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 school girls were arrested and may now be forced to testify in court as to who got them pregnant.
01/21/2018 08:39 AM
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.
01/21/2018 08:37 AM
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 acclaimed sex goddess, Seyi Hunter.
01/21/2018 07:50 AM
Kenya:Paralympian Mushai Seen and Counted As One of Kenya's Greats
[Nation] Nothing had prepared para-athlete Samwel Mushai for what awaited him at the 2017 Sports Personality of the Year Award (Soya) Gala on Wednesday at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre in Nairobi.
01/21/2018 07:28 AM
South Africa:Businessman to Chair Eskom
[News24Wire] Telkom Chairperson Jabu Mabuza will chair Eskom's board as part of a host of measures announced on Saturday by government, to "stabilise management" at the power utility.
01/21/2018 07:27 AM
Zimbabwe:Engagement Might Pay Off for Mnangagwa
[Zimbabwe Standard] MOST opposition parties in Zimbabwe appear to be torn by divisions raising fears that they may not perform well in the forthcoming general elections.
01/21/2018 07:41 PM
Kenya:Kenya Airways Banks On Pricing, On-Board Experience for Success
[East African] Ticket pricing, on-board experience and choice of aircraft will be the main factors that Kenya Airways will be banking on to win passengers over as it starts its long haul flights to New York later this year.
01/21/2018 07:26 PM
Rwanda:Volkswagen in Rwanda - Car-Sharing and a Future in E-Mobility
[Deutsche Welle] German car maker Volkswagen (VW) will be the first international automobile company to invest in Rwanda. The first cars are expected to be ready by May. For the future VW also plans to build electric cars in Rwanda.
01/21/2018 07:25 PM
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.
01/21/2018 08:35 AM
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.
01/21/2018 07:32 AM
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.
01/21/2018 10:05 AM
Kenya:Yattani Cabinet Nomination Tests Ruto's Grip in Marsabit
[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto's hold onto the Northern counties of Marsabit and Isiolo is at stake as most of his trusted lieutenants for the last one decade threaten to severe relationship with the ruling Jubilee Party over Cabinet appointments.
01/21/2018 07:29 AM
South Africa:Ellis Expects Third Time Lucky for Banyana Banyana Against Sweden
[SAFA] Interim coach of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana, Desiree Ellis, is hoping it will be third time lucky for the South Africans when they face Sweden in an international friendly match on Sunday, 21 January 2018 at the Cape Town Stadium.
01/21/2018 07:20 AM
Africa:Africa Union Wants Reproductive Health Protocol Fully Domesticated
[CSJNews] The African Union has taken several initiatives to demonstrate its commitment to eliminating injustices against women in Africa. The most recent has been a meeting ahead of the African Union (AU) summit scheduled for later this year to highlight the continent's commitment to gender equality.
01/21/2018 07:19 AM
Congo-Kinshasa/Burkina Faso:Congo Confirm Last Eight Spot
[CAF] Second half goals from defender Carof Bakoua and substitute Kader Bidimbou inspired Congo to a 2-0 win over Burkina Faso on Saturday in Agadir and confirm their place at the knockout stage.
01/21/2018 07:21 AM
Somalia:Al Shabaab Denies Forcibly Recruiting Children to Fight
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mogadishu/Nairobi -Somalia's Islamist militant group al Shabaab on Thursday denied that it was threatening and abducting civilians to hand over their children for indoctrination and military training.
01/20/2018 05:57 PM
Africa:Concern Over Climate Change Linked to Depression, Anxiety - Study
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Depression and anxiety afflict Americans who are concerned with the fate of the environment, according to a study of the mental health effects of climate change.
01/20/2018 05:55 PM
Kenya:Doctor Goes to Court to Legalise Female Genital Mutilation
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -"I think that even for the decision of female circumcision, a woman can make that decision. And once she has made that decision, she should be able to access the best medical care to have it done."
01/20/2018 05:54 PM
Malawi:Mother-to-Mother Training in Malawi Helps Battle Child Malnutrition
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Three weeks is all it takes to change the fortunes of a baby's life, simply by training mothers to make small changes to what they are fed and how their food is prepared, according to scientists who studied malnourished infants in rural Malawi.
01/20/2018 05:52 PM