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Africa:Warning Signs Flash As Governance Progress Slows
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Forty of Africa's 55 nations have improved their standards of governance in the past decade, while only 12 have seen a decline. But the rate of improvement has slowed in recent years.
11/20/2017 03:33 PM
Kenya:Supreme Court Upholds Kenyatta's Re-Election
[Capital FM] The Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision, dismissed the petitions challenging the validity of the October 26 presidential election.
11/20/2017 09:41 AM
Africa:Israel to Deport 40,000 African Refugees Without Their Consent
[Deutsche Welle] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has announced an unspecified international deal to expel some 40,000 African asylum seekers from the country. The Israeli Cabinet also voted to shut down a migration center.
11/20/2017 07:15 AM
Zimbabwe:Mugabe's Speech a 'Show of Defiance'
[News24Wire] Zimbabweans have been left angered and confused after President Robert Mugabe failed to resign, but instead delivered a cryptic speech.
11/20/2017 04:24 AM
Gambia:Gambians Enjoy New Freedoms
[East African] At Banjul International Airport, there are three jets on the runway inscribed Republic of The Gambia.
11/20/2017 03:20 PM
Zimbabwe:Ruling Party Begins Mugabe Impeachment Proceedings
[The Source] Zanu-PF has started proceedings to impeach President Robert Mugabe and remove him from office after a midday deadline expired without him resigning.
11/20/2017 01:38 PM
Zimbabwe:Where Is Former Vice President Mnangagwa?
[263Chat] The ruling Zanu PF members are keeping the whereabouts of former vice President, Emmerson Mnangagwa a secret amid indications that he will only appear in public when his security is guaranteed.
11/20/2017 01:36 PM
Zimbabwe:Students Shut Down University
[GroundUp] Students at the University of Zimbabwe shut down their institution on Monday, demanding the removal of President Robert Mugabe.
11/20/2017 01:25 PM
Africa:AU Statement on the Plight of African Migrants in Libya
[African Union] The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, has learned with dismay of reports on the auctioning of African migrants in Libya as slaves. Following the communiqué of the Chairperson of the Union, Professor Alpha Conde, he strongly condemns these despicable acts which are at odds with the ideals of the Founding Fathers of our Organization and relevant African and international instruments, including the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights.
11/20/2017 12:16 PM
Africa:Decent Toilets for Women and Girls Vital for Gender Equality
[IPS] London -This weekend marks World Toilet Day (November 19) - and the news is disheartening. One in three people are still waiting for a toilet; still having to face the indignity and often fear of relieving themselves in the open or using unsafe or unhygienic toilets.
11/20/2017 10:47 AM
Kenya:Great Northern Kenya Wildlife Aerial Count Begins
[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Kenya Wildlife Service has kicked off this year's aerial survey of elephants, buffaloes, grevy's zebras and giraffe in the greater northern landscape of Kenya.
11/20/2017 10:40 AM
Rwanda:Rwigara Accuses Court of Lacking Autonomy
[East African] Former presidential aspirant Diane Rwigara last week accused a Rwandan court of lacking the independence to try her case fairly, arguing that the decisions made at her insurrection trial will come directly from the President's Office.
11/20/2017 10:13 AM
Africa:Why Are Health Experts So Concerned About Drug Resistance?
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Rising levels of drug resistance is a serious threat not only to public health but also for food safety, food security and development of low and middle-income countries, experts say.
11/20/2017 10:13 AM
Liberia:Stress-Testing Liberia's Democratic Resilience
[ISS] Over 1.6 million Liberians voted in twin parliamentary and presidential elections on 10 October, registering a record participation rate of 75.2%. Ten days later, Liberia's National Elections Commission (NEC) announced that former footballer George Weah's Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) had scored 38.4% and outgoing vice president and ruling Unity Party (UP) standard bearer Joseph Boakai won 28.8% of the vote. Charles Brumskine of the Liberty Party (LP) came third with 9.6% of votes cast.
11/20/2017 08:55 AM
Africa:Cote d'Ivoire, Morocco, Namibia, Nigeria, Senegal Improve Governance - But...
[Mo Ibrahim Foundation] Dakar -The 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), launched today by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, reveals that the continent's Overall Governance trajectory remains positive on average, but in recent years has moved at a slower pace.  As many countries struggle to build on recent progress or to reverse negative trends, and as concerns emerge in some key sectors, the Foundation is calling for vigilance on the continent's future.
11/20/2017 08:48 AM
South Africa:'ANC in Untenable Crisis, Zuma Must Go' - Stalwarts
[News24Wire] ANC stalwarts and veterans have once again called for President Jacob Zuma to step down with immediate effect.
11/20/2017 07:59 AM
Somalia:Rebel Leader Illegally Extradited to Ethiopia - Report
[VOA] The controversial extradition of a prominent ONLF rebel leader to Ethiopia was illegal, a report by a Somali parliamentary commission said Saturday.
11/20/2017 07:57 AM
Africa:U.S., African Foreign Ministers Talk Trade, Good Governance, Security
[VOA] Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that the Trump administration wanted to refocus the U.S. relationship with Africa squarely on trade and investment, to help unlock the tremendous potential of what is expected to become the world's most populous continent in coming decades.
11/20/2017 07:52 AM
Nigeria:108 Million Nigerians Lack Toilet Facilities - UN
[Vanguard] Despite huge technological, scientific and industrial advances, an estimated 108 million Nigerians still lack access to toilets, the United Nations stated yesterday on this year's World Toilet Day, on the theme Wastewater.
11/20/2017 07:34 AM
Somalia:Pirate Suspects Seized After Rocket-Propelled Grenade Attacks
[EU Navfor] EU NAVFOR Somalia's Flagship, the Italian vessel ITS Virginio Fasan, has apprehended six suspected pirates and seized their vessels.
11/20/2017 06:38 AM
Nigeria:Former Vice President Alex Ekwueme Dies
[Premium Times] A former Nigerian Vice President, Alex Ekwueme, is dead.
11/20/2017 06:35 AM
Tanzania:UK Company Commits U.S.$4 Million to Fish Protection Project
[Citizen] A United Kingdom-based firm, Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF), has committed £3 million ( about Sh8.91 billion) to a project, which aims at protecting fish in the Indian Ocean Island of Pemba from environmental impacts.
11/20/2017 06:32 AM
Nigeria:Bobsled Team Make Winter Olympics History
[Vanguard] For the very first time ever, Nigeria and indeed the African continent will be participating in the Winter Olympics courtesy of three determined Nigerian ladies, who make up the nation's Bobsled team.
11/20/2017 06:03 AM
East Africa:How Magufuli and Museveni's U.S.$7 Billion Deals Reshape Region
[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -How US$7bn deals are reshaping relations in the region
11/20/2017 06:01 AM
Uganda:As a Christian, I Will Resurrect From Death - Museveni
[Monitor] Lira -President Yoweri Museveni has said that being a Christian and a follower of Jesus Christ, he is not scared of death because he would defeat it by resurrecting.
11/20/2017 05:54 AM
Liberia:The Nexus Between Culture and Corruption - Liberia's Burden
[LACC] As Liberians elect new leaders, our nation is faced with new windows of opportunities and challenges. One of these challenges is the age-old problem of corruption. There have been countless articles, analysis and interventions aimed at addressing this vice. However, it continues to plague the nation unabated. In this article, I seek to shed light on some elements of our practiced culture and their causal link to the challenging fight against corruption.
11/20/2017 05:23 PM
Nigeria:Nigerian Charity Steps in to Help Sick Chibok Girls
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Chibok -A group of injured and sick Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram will be supported by a Nigerian charity to get the treatment they need, after the girls' parents said the government had failed to help them to pay their medical bills.
11/20/2017 03:16 PM
South Africa:Citizen Science - How Ordinary People Can Guard Cape Town's Biodiversity
[The Conversation Africa] Right now, you might be harbouring a killer: one so small it's hidden in the sole of your hiking shoes. These tiny murderers won't harm you in the short term, but they can be deadly for the plants that are crucial to food security and biodiversity conservation.
11/20/2017 02:57 PM
South Africa:Options On the Table As South Africa Wrestles With Funding Higher Education
[The Conversation Africa] A report into the feasibility of offering free higher education at South Africa's universities has finally been released. It has been nearly two years in the making, developed by a commission of inquiry that President Jacob Zuma set up in response to nationwide fee protests.
11/20/2017 02:56 PM
Africa:How the Death of the Hip-Hop DJ Spawned the Superstar Rapper
[The Conversation Africa] Since the inception of hip-hop culture, the DJ has been its cornerstone. The culture's starting point is widely accepted as the birthday party Kool DJ Herc threw for his sister at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, The Bronx on August 11, 1973.
11/20/2017 02:52 PM