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Africa:On Africa Day - Who Has Taken Up the Mantle of Pan-Africanism?
[allAfrica] Pan-Africanism -- the liberation of Africans through regional cohesion and solidarity -- has played a crucial role in shaping the continent's development.
05/24/2018 12:39 PM
Nigeria:Soldiers Accused of Raping Women Rescued From Boko Haram
[Premium Times] Amnesty International has accused Nigerian security forces of raping thousands of women and girls who escaped from the brutal rule of Boko Haram insurgents, and killing many people who refused to be moved from territories rescued from the insurgents.
05/24/2018 07:03 AM
Africa:Sinking or Waiting? The Once Mighty Biafra Movement Under Pressure
[African Arguments] At a centre for Biafra war veterans in south east Nigeria, John Oliwe rolls his wheelchair into the backyard. He uses a small cutlass to uproot weeds from his vegetable plot as he recalls his role in the conflict that began when he was just 15 years old.
05/24/2018 05:36 AM
Zimbabwe:Army Won't Allow Opposition to Rule - Deputy Minister Mukupe
[VOA] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has clashed with a deputy minister captured in a video circulating on social media platforms saying the Zimbabwe Defence Forces won't allow MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa to rule Zimbabwe if he defeats Zanu PF's presidential candidate in the forthcoming poll.
05/24/2018 02:58 PM
Angola:British Airways to Stop Flying to Luanda
[ANGOP] Luanda -The British Airways officially announced last Wednesday that it will no longer fly to Angola as from June this year.
05/24/2018 12:58 PM
Zimbabwe:Newly Formed Opposition Party Leader Dies
[263Chat] Leader of the newly formed Zimbabwe Democratic Change party (ZDC), Josphat Ushewokunze who was due to officially launch his party in Harare ahead of the 2018 harmonized elections died in a car accident while on his way to Zimbabwe from his South African base.
05/24/2018 12:27 PM
Africa:West Africa is Losing Millions of Dollars
[Oxfam] West Africa is losing millions of dollars that could be spent tackling poverty and inequality because governments are bending the rules to favour the rich and powerful, said Oxfam today in the wake of #WestAfricaLeaks.
05/24/2018 11:25 AM
South Africa:Transgender Rights - Vital Case Heads to Equality Court
[GroundUp] The Equality Court in Cape Town will soon hear a groundbreaking case on the rights of transgender prisoners. The court will have to decide whether a correctional facility has to take steps to reasonably accommodate transgender female prisoners who are currently in a male prison. This would include, among other things, allowing transgender female prisoners to wear make-up, wear female clothing, and be addressed by the use of the female pronoun and their chosen name.
05/24/2018 10:51 AM
Mozambique:Govt Turns Down Plan to Curb School-Related Sexual Abuse
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] A plan to curb school-related, gender-based violence by targeting the men responsible for school-girl pregnancies was turned down, apparently by the Minister of Education and Human Development Conceita Sortane in January.
05/24/2018 10:37 AM
Burkina Faso:Three Presumed Terrorists Killed in Ouagadougou Shootout
[RFI] Three suspected jihadists and a gendarme were killed on Tuesday in Burkina Faso's capital in a pre-dawn raid led by security forces on the suspects' house. Burkinabè officials say the militants were linked to an attack in March against the army headquarters and the French embassy in Ouagadougou.
05/24/2018 10:30 AM
Africa:French, Rwandan Leaders Pledge Cooperation on African Security
[VOA] French and Rwandan leaders vowed to work together on key African security issues Wednesday, as they sought to move forward after bitter differences over Rwanda's 1994 genocide.
05/24/2018 10:10 AM
Kenya:TEDx Goes to Kakuma Refugee Camp to Tell of Resilience, Contribution and Creativity
[allAfrica] On June 9, Kakuma Refugee Camp will host the first-ever TEDx event at a refugee camp.
05/24/2018 09:42 AM
Mozambique:Govt Accused of Turning Blind Eye to Sexual Abuse at Orphanage
[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Mozambique's government and international institutions turned a blind eye to 30 years of sexual abuse at a Christian mission orphanage in Manica, according to an investigation by Estacio Valoi, probably Mozambique's best investigative journalist. (Zam 9 May; https://www.zammagazine.com/chronicle/chronicle-35/639-mozambique-in-the-care-of-pastor-roy
05/24/2018 09:29 AM
Congo-Kinshasa:MSF Steps Up Ebola Response After 26 Deaths
[MSF] DR Congo -Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has stepped the Ebola epidemic response in DRC's Équateur province while one new laboratory-confirmed Ebola case has been registered in the city of Mbandaka.
05/24/2018 09:23 AM
South Africa:'Shut Up, You Idiot, Stupid K*****' - Teacher Allegedly Tells 7-Year-Old Schoolgirl
[News24Wire] "Shut up, you idiot, stupid k*****!"
05/24/2018 07:45 AM
Kenya:City Park Shooting - Husband Accuses Deceased of Cheating
[Nation] George Kirubi looks remarkably composed for a grieving widower who lost his wife to a police shooting just four days ago.
05/24/2018 07:29 AM
Kenya:The Woman Who Supplied Air to National Youth Service
[Nation] If you thought the case of Josephine Kabura - the hairdresser who confessed to lugging sacks of National Youth Service cash - was shocking, wait till you hear about Ann Wambere Wanjiku Ngirita.
05/24/2018 07:27 AM
Uganda:Govt Wants U.S$100 Million More for Defence, Land Ministry
[Monitor] Parliament -The government wants an additional Shs 377 billion to cater for classified security expenditure under the Ministry of Defence and clear outstanding debts owed to National Housing and Construction Company (NHCC) by the Ministry of Lands.
05/24/2018 06:56 AM
Uganda:Man Held for Impersonating Ruling Party Boss's Personal Assistant
[Monitor] Police are holding a 37-year-old man for allegedly claiming to be a personal assistant to Ms Justine Kasule Lumumba, the ruling National Resistance Movement party secretary general and conning unsuspecting people of their money.
05/24/2018 06:52 AM
Morocco:World Cup - Keep an Eye On the Atlas Lions
[Monitor] Morocco returns with a squad filled with exciting young talents and in Herve Renard a coach who is adept at organising a unit defensively, indeed there was no better illustration of that than the Atlas Lions qualifying for Russia as the only team not to concede a goal. Their goals scored column, with 11 goals in six games, was given a deceptive shine by a freak 6-0 win over Mali, but still, they are good enough going forward to cause any of their Group B opponents problems.
05/24/2018 06:45 AM
South Africa:Radio Personality Gareth Cliff Sides With Israel After Gaza Shootings
[News24Wire] Radio personality Gareth Cliff has courted controversy again, this time by declaring that Israel is entitled to protect itself from Palestinians "clearly hellbent on violence".
05/24/2018 05:38 AM
South Africa:'We Condemn the Illegal Occupation of Land' - Ramaphosa
[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa has said during his Presidency budget vote debate in Parliament that the government condemns the illegal occupation of land.
05/24/2018 05:36 AM
Nigeria:'Buhari Must Wake Up' Bishops Say After Church Attack
[Deutsche Welle] Nationwide protests were held this week in Nigeria to mark the funeral of two priests and 17 church members in Benue State. The government must do more to protect the people, Nigeria's Catholic bishops say.
05/24/2018 05:36 AM
Zimbabwe:Mugabe Fails to Appear in Parliament
[The Herald] THE Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Energy has resolved to issue another invite to former President Mr Robert Mugabe after he failed to appear before it yesterday to give oral evidence on diamond leakages at Chiadzwa.
05/24/2018 05:28 AM
Nigeria:Trouble for Obasanjo As Govt Revisits Power Project
[Leadership] Abuja -There are indications that former President Olusegun Obasanjo may be in for serious trouble, as the federal government plans to begin a fresh probe of how $16billion earmarked for power projects during his administration was spent.
05/24/2018 05:26 AM
Equatorial Guinea:President Nguema in Secret Visit to Mugabe?
[New Zimbabwe] Equatorial Guinea president Theodoro Nguema Basogo is expected in Harare, Thursday for a private visit, high level sources said Wednesday.
05/24/2018 05:21 AM
Africa:Presidents Kagame, Macron Discuss Africa-France Ties
[New Times] President Paul Kagame and his French counterpart President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday held bilateral talks in Paris, France during which the two leaders discussed ties between the African Union and the European nation, among other subjects.
05/24/2018 05:19 AM
Nigeria:What You Can Do to Protect Yourself From Ebola
[Vanguard] With memories of the 2014 West African Ebola Virus Disease outbreak still relatively fresh, Nigerians should not take the ongoing outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, lightly.
05/24/2018 05:18 AM
Nigeria:Niger Delta Militants Almost Crippled Nigeria in 2015 - Oil Minister
[This Day] Abuja -The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, on Wednesday indicated that but for the timely interventions of the government, first through back-channel consultations and then open dialogues with militants who resumed bombing of oil facilities in the Niger Delta in 2015, the country could have been crippled.
05/24/2018 05:16 AM
Nigeria:14.8 Million People Affected By Boko Haram - Govt
[Guardian] Nigeria said no fewer than 700 Boko Haram militants have signified their intention to surrender as it told the world the unprecedented humanitarian crisis triggered by the nine year old insurgency in the north east.
05/24/2018 05:12 AM