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Nigeria: Nigerians Applaud, Condemn Buhari's Performance in Office

[Vanguard] Some Nigerians have expressed divergent opinions on the performance of President Muhammad Buhari's administration in the last eight, with some commending his achievements and others describing some of his policies as disastrous.

Sudan: Vital Humanitarian Activities in Parts of Sudan May Grind to a Halt

[MSF] Dr Ahmed Abd-elrahman is a Sudanese doctor who has worked with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for more than 17 years, including in Somalia, Pakistan and Libya. He is currently working as MSF director of operations in Brussels, and is directly supporting MSF teams in Sudan.

Zimbabwe: After Three Outbreaks, Zimbabwe Is On High Alert to Curtail Cholera

[New Zimbabwe] Haunted by memories of epidemics past and bordered by outbreaks, Zimbabwe is bracing for the deadly, but preventable, infection.

Tanzania: Massive Land Survey in Offing

[Daily News] Dodoma -- MINISTRY of Land, Housing and Human Settlement Development has assured Members of Parliament of its commitment to end land disputes by surveying the entire land of the country and encourage its proper use.

Nigeria: Afrobeats - The Birth of Afro-Adura

[African Arguments] The fast-rising genre is spawning a new wave of Afrobeats stars, and adds a spiritual dimension rooted in a century-old African church.

South Africa period poverty: 'I don't want anyone else to use rags for sanitary pads'

South African Tamara Magwashu grew up unable to afford pads or tampons - now she is changing that for others.

Mozambique cholera: Why outbreaks have sparked unrest

Misinformation about measures taken to tackle cholera outbreaks has led to violent protests.

Africa: Sisi to AU Peace & Security Council - Sudan's Stability to Positively Affect Entire Region

[Egypt Online] Sudan's stability and unity of lands as well as the coherence of its institutionswill have a positive effect not only on the Sudanese people, but also on the entire region, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi said.

Somalia: U.S. Conducts Air Strike On Al-Shabab in Somalia

[VOA] The United States conducted an airstrike on al-Shabab militants Friday in Somalia, according to U.S. Africa Command.

Nigeria: Divided Nigeria, Bruised Economy, Insecurity - Biggest Challenges Ahead of Bola Tinubu

[Premium Times] Nigerians still face most of the challenges that his party promised to fix eight years ago but President Tinubu says no more excuses.

South Africa: Ramaphosa Announces Panel to Investigate Allegations About Russian Ship

[Daily Maverick] The President has given an independent panel six weeks to complete an investigation into arms allegations about the Russian cargo vessel, the Lady R.

South Africa: Drink Up, It's Closing Time - South African Study Calculates That Limiting Opening Hours Will Save Lives

[The Conversation Africa] South Africans are among the heaviest drinkers in the world. The country has the highest per capita rate of alcohol consumption in Africa. Excessive drinking is especially widespread in the Western Cape. Research estimates that per capita alcohol consumption in the ...

Nigeria: Buhari Makes Fresh Appointment Hours to Exit As President

[Premium Times] Mr Buhari will on Monday hand over to President-elect Bola Tinubu as Nigeria's new leader.

Uganda's President Museveni approves tough new anti-gay law

UNAids and the US warn that Uganda's progress in tackling HIV is now in "grave jeopardy".

Kenya: UNICEF Launches First Period Tracker App Specifically Designed for Girls

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has launched 'Oky Kenya', an adapted version of the world's first period tracker offline app, specifically designed for girls living in low- and middle-income countries like Kenya.

Kenya: Scientist's Trend-Setting Research Into Health Benefits of Snails

[IPS] Nairobi -- Snails and slime are usually followed by the thought 'EEW!' from most people ... some might even scream at seeing a snail near them.

Nigeria: I Fought Corruption Relentlessly - Buhari

[Premium Times] Mr Buhari said he fought corruption relentlessly despite pushback.

Malawi: Madam Chakwera Challenges Stakeholders to Find Solutions for Addressing Inequalities

[Nyasa Times] First Lady Madam Monica Chakwera has challenged stakeholders to find lasting solutions for addressing gender inequalities in Malawi.

Nigeria: Buhari Confers National Honours on Prominent Nigerians

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the conferment of special national awards on 339 Nigerians and friends of the country, in a parting gift to appointees, aides, staffers, and prominent Nigerians who have helped his administration these past eight years.

Kenya: High Court Suspends Establishment of Commission of Inquiry Into Shakahola Killings

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The High Court has suspended the establishment of a Commission of Inquiry into the killings in Shakahola Forest pending the hearing and determination of a suit by the Azimio La Umoja One Kenya coalition party.

Kenya: Why Commonwealth Champ Moraa Was Not Surprised By Dominant Win At Rabat Diamond League

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Commonwealth Games 800m champion Mary Moraa says her win at last night's Rabat Diamond League did not come as a surprise to her as she has been working hard in training for the race.

Uganda’s President Signs Punitive Anti-Gay Bill Into Law

President Yoweri Museveni dismissed widespread criticism of the anti-gay measure, which calls for life imprisonment for anyone convicted of homosexuality.

South Africa: Court Castigates Energy Minister On Axing of Anti-Nuclear Activist, Denies Leave to Appeal

[Daily Maverick] The Western Cape High Court has dismissed the applications of Minister Gwede Mantashe and the National Nuclear Regulator for leave to appeal against its ruling that the axing of anti-nuclear activist Peter Becker from the National Nuclear Regulator board was unconstitutional.

Benin: Meet the Woman Whose Study of Insects Helps Prevent Neglected Tropical Diseases

[allAfrica] Africa is on the brink of achieving a major victory over deadly diseases that have plagued its population for generations. With increased access to medical care, improved healthcare infrastructure, and a renewed focus on disease eradication, the continent is closer than ever to rid ...

Nigeria: UNICEF Vaccinates 30 Million Nigerian Children in Five Years - Official

[Premium Times] Vaccination, the process of receiving a vaccine that provides immunity to a disease, is very important as under-five mortality rate is increasing in Nigeria.

Kenya: Small Scale Tea Growers Forced to Adapt to New Ways of Mitigating Climate Crisis

[Capital FM] Kisii -- When taking a sip of tea, remember this is a beverage grounded in the rift valley, Central western and South Nyanza parts of Kenya which is consumed locally and internationally.

Kenya: Kenya, 3-African Countries to Connect Indian and Atlantic Oceans Via Rail

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya is working with three African countries to connect the Indian and Atlantic Oceans through a trans-African railway line.

Kenya: Electoral Fraud an Act of Extremism - Governor Orengo

[Capital FM] Siaya -- Recurrent cases of electoral fraud in the country must not be wished away and it is high time that Kenyans take a bold step to address the matter once and for all, Siaya governor, James Orengo has said.

Sudan: U.S.-Saudi Facilitators Urge Warring Parties to Extend Current Truce

[Dabanga] Khartoum / Jeddah / Washington -- The joint facilitators of the Jeddah Agreement, the USA and Saudi Arabia, published a statement yesterday calling for the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to extend the seven-day ceasefire that is set ...

Nigeria: The Buhari Years - Another Era of Dashed Expectations

[Premium Times] Buhari rode to power on the crest of tremendous goodwill amid the failures of his predecessor.

West Africa: Parent Company of Lonestar Cell MTN to Pull Out of Liberia

[Observer] -- The move is, according to US news agency Bloomberg, part of a plan by MTN Group Ltd to trim its portfolio and focus on a large market.

Tanzania: More Hotel Beds Needed to Accommodate Expected Tourism Boom

[Daily News] Arusha -- The Acting Director of Tourism with the Ministry of Tourism and Natural Resources Dr Thereza Mugobi has decried shortage of hotel beds as the country prepares to host five million detailing on the current tourism trend at the weekend, she said Tanzania needs more hotel ...

Nigeria: In Farewell Speech, Buhari Hails Administration's Victory Over Covid-19

[Premium Times] Nigeria recorded its first case of COVID-19 on 27 February 2020 and has subsequently suffered four distinct waves of the pandemic.

South Africa: Amputee Dancer Stuns Britain's Got Talent

[Scrolla] South African dancer Musa Motha made history by receiving the first ever group golden buzzer on Britain's Got Talent with his stunning moves.

Malawi: Malawi Has the Highest Prevalence Rate of Cervical Cancer in the World As 3000 Women Die Yearly

[Nyasa Times] Medical experts are sounding an alarm following revelations that nearly 3,000 women in the country die due to cervical cancer every year, putting the country as the highest with cervical cancer prevalence rate in the world.

Zimbabwe: Financial Challenges Threaten Ongoing Mobile Registration Exercise

[New Zimbabwe] Registrar general, Henry Machiri, says financial constraints threaten to delay the ongoing mobile registration blitz which is aimed at issuing identity documents, enabling voting in the upcoming elections.

South Africa: Govt Grants All Officials Diplomatic Immunity for BRICS Summit

[Daily Maverick] In preparation for the BRICS foreign ministers' meeting and summit, the South African government has granted diplomatic immunity to all officials involved.

Nigeria: Reposition Oil, Gas Industry to Attract More FDIs, Improve Revenue, Analysts Tell Tinubu

[This Day] As Nigeria's president-elect, Senator Bola Tinubu, readies to be inaugurated today as the country's 16th president, some economic policy analysts and oil and gas operators have charged him to take priority steps to reposition the nation's oil and gas industry in order to attract more ...

Congo-Kinshasa: Peaceful Protests Violently Repressed

[HRW] Kinshasa -- Hasty Praise of Police Chief Raises Concerns About Promised Investigation

Nigeria: Inauguration of Tinubu, Shettima As Nigeria's President, Vice President

[Premium Times] INEC, on 1 March, declared Mr Tinubu, candidate of the ruling APC, as the winner of the 25 February presidential election.

Malawi: Male, Female TB Patients Share Ward At Ntcheu District Hospital

[Nyasa Times] Male and female tuberculosis (TB) patients are sharing a ward at Ntcheu District Hospital, a situation that the hospital ombudsman, Beatrice Chimwala, says is compromising the patients privacy.

Senegal: Opposition Leader Sonko Arrested and Escorted to Dakar

[RFI] Senegal opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested on Sunday while leading a convoy of supporters from his native Zighinchor, in Casamance, towards the capital, Dakar.

Africa: U20 World Cup - Stalemate Secures Top Spot for Gambia, Tunisia Into Last 16 Despite Defeat

[CAF] Gambia's unbeaten run in the FIFA U-20 World Cup continued as they secured a draw against Korea Republic in Argentina on Sunday, securing first position in Group F.

Malawi: Govt Says Waterboards Struggling Financially Leading to Poor Service Delivery

[Nyasa Times] Government has conceded that some waterboards are struggling financially leading to poor service delivery.

Rwanda: Who Are the Three ICTR-Indicted Genocide Fugitives Still At Large?

[New Times] After the arrest of Fulgence Kayishema, the number of Genocide fugitives indicted by the former International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) is now down to three.

Africa: President Ruto Says Over Reliance on Dollar Affecting Trade

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President William Ruto has urged African countries to adopt local currencies as modes of payment to boost trade.

Seychelles: Seychelles' Government Assessing Buildings for Solar Power Panel Installation #AfricaClimateAction

[Seychelles News Agency] The Seychelles' Public Utilities Corporation (PUC) and the Department of Energy are currently assessing prospective government buildings to install photovoltaic panels, said a top official.

Zimbabwe: Finance Minister's Threats Will Worsen Zimbabwe Crisis, Says Exiled Former Minister Moyo

[New Zimbabwe] Exiled former cabinet minister, Jonathan Moyo has warned that the recent threats by Finance minister Mthuli Ncube to crack down on businesses over price hikes will only worsen the already dire situation.

Nigeria: Like Senate, House Amends CBN Act, Raises Advances to Govt From 5 to 15%

[This Day] In an emergency plenary session on Sunday, the House of Representatives passed a Bill which seeks to amend the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act regarding the Ways and Means Advances policy.

Uganda: Biden Promises Tough Penalties on Govt for Allowing Anti-Gay Law

[Nile Post] The President of the United States of America Joe Bidden has expressed disappointment with the government of Uganda following the enactment of the anti homosexuality act.

Zimbabwe: Munetsi Wins France National Union of Professional Footballers

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe international Marshall Munetsi was honoured during the National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) Awards ceremony on Sunday after being awarded the UNFP Citizen Player Trophy.

Africa: Malawi's Tabitha Chawinga First African Woman to Scoop Italian Serie A Golden Boot

[Nyasa Times] Malawi President Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera and the First Lady, Monica Chakwera, have congratulated female footballer, Tabitha Chawinga, for scooping the Italian Serie A Woman Golden Boot Award.

Tanzania: Govt Allocates U.S.$1.6 Million to Improve Geita's Water Infrastructures

[Daily News] Geita -- THE government has more than doubled budget allocation to the Rural Water Sanitation Agency (RUWASA) in Geita District for the 2023/24 financial year to carry out more water projects in the district.

Nigeria: Tinubu, Shettima Sworn in As Nigeria's New Leaders

[Premium Times] The oath of office on Messrs Tinubu and Shettima was administered by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola at Eagle Square in Abuja.

South Africa: Scientist Debra Roberts Nominated to Head World Expert Body On Climate Crisis

[Daily Maverick] If Roberts wins the majority vote in Nairobi, she will become the first woman and first person from Africa to lead the IPCC.

Uganda: Spitting in Public Is Now Criminal As Museveni Signs Assents to Five Other Bills

[Nile Post] President Museveni has apart from the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023 signed five other bills into law, State House has said.

Uganda: 'Al Shabaab Will Regret Its Actions' - Museveni Breaks Silence On UPDF Attack in Somalia

[Nile Post] President Museveni has described the Friday dawn attack on a UPDF forward operating base in Somalia by Al Shabaab militants as unfortunate but noted the Ugandan army will retaliate.

Nigeria: Buhari Lists Davido, Kunle Afolayan, Osimhen for National Honours

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has listed hip hop star, Davido; Nollywood filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan; and Super Eagles and Napoli striker, Victor Osimhen among Nigerians to be conferred with national Honours.

Nigeria: Ways and Means - Reps Concur With Senate, Increase Govt's Threshold to Borrow From CBN

[Premium Times] The bill to amend the CBN Act was considered by the Committee of the Whole and passed for third reading without any opposition.

Nigeria: Nigeria Releases Norwegian Vessel Convicted of Oil Theft

[Premium Times] "The Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), MT Heroic Idun and its 26 foreign crew were arrested after entering Nigeria's waters unauthorized with intent to lift crude oil."

Africa: Carbon Tax - A Surprisingly Simple Contribution to Fighting #AfricaClimateCrisis

[IPS] Reducing carbon emissions is critical for combating climate change. And one effective way to do this is through the use of carbon taxes.

Nigeria: For the Records - Tinubu's Inaugural Speech As Nigeria's President

[Premium Times] The peaceful transition from one government to another is now our political tradition.

Nigeria: Veteran Media Entrepreneur Raymond Dokpesi Dies

[Premium Times] Raymond Dokpesi set up Nigeria's first private radio, Ray Power FM.

South Africa: DA-Led Coalition Government Loses Control of Nelson Mandela Bay Council in Chaotic Meeting

[Daily Maverick] In a chaotic council meeting on Friday, the Democratic Alliance's Retief Odendaal was voted out as mayor of the biggest metro in the Eastern Cape. This brought one of the largest coalition governments -10 parties - to an end.

Sudan: Surgeon Abducted By Armed Group in Khartoum

[Dabanga] Khartoum -- Dr Alaaeldin Nugud, the secretary general of the Sudanese Association of Surgeons (SAS), member of the Forces of Freedom and Change-Central Council (FFC-CC), and spokesperson for the Sudanese Association of Professionals (SAP), was kidnapped by a group armed men ...

South Africa: Magistrate Denies Bail to Four of Five Accused in Thabo Bester Escape Case

[GroundUp] The fifth applicant, Nastassja Jansen, was granted R10,000 bail

Kenya: China in Africa - Kenya Railway Study Shows Investment Projects Aren't a One-Way Street

[The Conversation Africa] China is an important economic player in Africa. In 2021 alone, China accounted for nearly US$5 billion in foreign direct investment in African countries. The rapidly increasing Chinese presence across Africa has become a contentious issue both for Beijing and African ...

Nigeria: Kano Governor-Elect Rejects Ganduje's Offer to Hand Over On Sunday

[Premium Times] Mr Ganduje decided to hand over on Sunday to attend the inauguration of the president-elect, Bola Tinubu, in Abuja on Monday.

Namibia: Green Hydrogen Can Transform Namibia - Geingob

[New Era] President Hage Geingob has urged Namibians to support government efforts, emphasising that opposition to national projects may hinder much-needed developmental progress. Speaking at State House on Friday, Geingob was specifically referring to the much-anticipated green hydrogen ...

Sudan: Warring Parties Extend Fragile Truce By Five Days

[DW] The weeklong cease-fire, which barely held amid reports of ongoing fighting, was extended shortly before it was set to expire. Mediators Saudi Arabia and the US argue the truce helped with humanitarian assistance.

Kenya: Prime Cabinet Secretary Mudavadi Heads to Abuja to Represent Ruto at Tinubu's Inauguration

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi left the country on Sunday for Abuja to represent President William Ruto during the inauguration of Nigeria's incoming President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Monday.

Nigeria: Govt Spent $894m to Service Foreign Debts From January to April 2023 - Central Bank

[This Day] Data released by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revealed that the federal government spent $894 million to service foreign debt obligations from January to April 2023.

Africa: Enhanced Infrastructural Connectivity Will Boost Intra-African Trade - President Ruto

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Africa must fix its infrastructure to stimulate trade in the region, President William Ruto has said.

Zimbabwe: Govt Summons U.S. Diplomat About Social Media Ads Urging Voter Registration

[VOA] Harare, Zimbabwe -- The Zimbabwe government said it summoned the acting U.S. ambassador to Zimbabwe over an ad urging citizens in the southern African nation to register to vote.

Nigeria: No, Influential Former Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike Didn't Say Peter Obi Won Nigeria's 2023 Presidential Election

[Africa Check] IN SHORT: As the Labour Party's presidential candidate Peter Obi challenges the result of Nigeria's February 2023 election, online claims have been made that he has received support from an influential politician. A quote is being taken out of context.

Navigating the two sides of Somalia's capital Mogadishu

Journalist Soraya Ali travels to Somalia to see if it really is how her mother remembers it.

Tanzania: New App Set to Benefit Foreign, Local Tourists

[Daily News] The tourism sector has received a shot in the arm, following the launch of a one-stop shop application that local and foreign tourists can easily use to access various products and services.

Nigeria: Nigeria Ranks 37 As Mauritius, Egypt Top Diabetes Prevalence List in Africa

[Leadership] Mauritius and Egypt have the highest diabetes prevalence in Africa at 22.60 percent and 20.90 percent respectively, according to statistics from Our World In Data.

Seychelles/Zambia: Football - Seychelles Drawn in Group B of Cosafa With Defending Champion

[Seychelles News Agency] Seychelles' men's national football team will face a tough test in the 2023 Hollywoodbets Cosafa Cup in Durban after having been drawn in the group with the title-holder Zambia.

Malawi: 3,000 Girls, Women in Unsafe Abortions in Blantyre, Four Die

[Nyasa Times] Officials from Blantyre District Health Office say over 3000 girls and women carried out unsafe abortions in Blantyre in the year 2022, leading to four deaths, renewing calls for legalisation of abortion in the country.

Zambia: Restoring Hope, Rebuilding Lives - a Day in the Life of a Fistula Surgeon in Zambia

[UNFPA] Around the world, half a million women and girls are thought to be living with obstetric fistula, a serious childbirth injury that can cause incontinence and result in significant medical and mental health issues. In Zambia, as of 2018, more than 33,000 women and girls had been affected.

Africa: AU Troops Return to Bulo-Marer Base Days After Al-Shabaab Attack

[Shabelle] Bulo -- African Union troops returned to the Bulo-Marer base 5 days after Al-Shabaab attacked the camp occupied by Ugandan troops of the ATMIS contingent.

Ghana: Ghana and the IMF Have Struck a Deal, but Hard Choices Lie Ahead

[The Conversation Africa] In mid-May 2023 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) finally approved a US$3 billion 36-month arrangement with Ghana. It immediately disbursed the first tranche of US$600 million.

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Only Known for Massacres - Says MP Mliswa

[New Zimbabwe] Norton legislator Temba Mliswa was on Tuesday ejected from Parliament after accusing Zanu PF of killing thousands of people in Midlands and Matebeleland provinces in the 1980s Gukurahundi atrocities.

Zimbabwe: Masvingo Records First Cholera Case

[New Zimbabwe] MASVINGO residents have been thrown into panic after the city recorded its first cholera case on Monday amid a health hazard posed by constant sewer bursts and poor public health management.

South Africa: South Africa Has Changed Its Electoral Law, but a Much More Serious Overhaul Is Needed

[The Conversation Africa] South African president Cyril Ramaphosa recently signed into law a change to the country's electoral act to allow individuals to contest national and provincial elections independently of political parties. The change follows a June 2020 constitutional court judgment ...

Kenya: Looming Health Catastrophe in Kenya's Dadaab Refugee Camps

[MSF] More funding is urgently needed to avert a looming health catastrophe in Kenya's Dadaab refugee camps, warns Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) today. A cholera outbreak in the camps has affected 2,786 people so far and there is an imminent risk of outbreaks of other gastro-intestinal diseases.

Ethiopia: How a Lucky Village in Tigray Survived the Devastating War

[The Conversation Africa] The war waged by the Ethiopian Federal Government and Eritrea against the Tigray regional government, which lasted from November 2020 to November 2022, caused massive devastation. Multiple war crimes were reported and there were claims of genocidal intent. A starvation ...

Africa: 'Don't Agonise, Organise!' Remembering Tajudeen Abdul-Raheem's Advocacy On Sudan

[African Arguments] Debating Ideas aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist writing from within the African continent and beyond. It offers debates and engagements, contexts and ...

South Africa: No, Apeel's Edible 'Peel' Won't 'Kill You Slowly' and Is Not Grown On Bill Gates's Farm

[Africa Check] IN SHORT: Facebook posts have claimed that produce labelled "Apeel" should not be eaten. But Apeel's plant-based coating is safe and "designed to be consumed".

Africa: Tobacco Use Is Costly, but So Is Quitting. Surveys of 8 African Countries Show Who Needs Help

[The Conversation Africa] Tobacco use imposes a large health and economic burden worldwide. Research estimates that, in 2019, about 8 million deaths were attributable to tobacco smoking. Tobacco also reduces years of healthy living: about 200 million disability-adjusted life years in 2019.

Malawi: Govt Launches the 2022-2027 Strategic Plan, National Exploration Policy

[Nyasa Times] Government has expressed commitment to ensuring growth of the mining sector by launching the 2022 - 2027 Mining Strategic Plan alongside the National Petroleum (Exploration and Production) Policy.

West Africa: Illegal Fishing Costs West African Nations Billions in Revenue

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Six West African nations lose U.S. $2.3 billion a year as a result of illegal fishing, says a new report from Amnesty International.

Zimbabwe: Shut Down Auction System, U.S.$5 Million Allocation Too Little - Top Economist

[New Zimbabwe] Economic analyst Gift Mugano has called for shutting down of the Central Bank's foreign currency auction system after Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube in his fresh measures said it will be limited to US$5 million.

Sudan: Corpses Buried By Charity in Sudan As War Continues

[Dabanga] Khartoum / Nyala -- A team of the Sudanese Red Crescent Society has managed to bury 118 corpses, most of them soldiers, that were lying on the streets of the Sudanese capital and Nyala in South Darfur. The decomposing bodies form a health hazard but ongoing fighting makes it hard ...

Malawi: Malawi Court Adjourns the Bushiris Extradition Case to July

[Nyasa Times] The Chief Resident Magistrate's court in Lilongwe has adjourned the Bushiri extradition case to July 10, 2023 following the defence application that witnesses statements were not authenticated according to the law.

Kenya: No, NTV Kenya Didn't Report That Thugs Broke Into Estate of Senator Aaron Cheruiyot

[Africa Check] IN SHORT: Online claims that the estate of Aaron Cheruiyot, who is a sitting senator, was invaded by thugs are false. The reports didn't originate from the private broadcaster NTV Kenya.

Africa: Ending the Age of Plastic - Why a Global Plastics Treaty Is Essential

[Greenpeace] As delegates from different nations gather in Paris in a few days, the top most agenda for this historical meeting is to realise a global treaty that will deal with the impacts of plastic pollution from production to disposal.

Ama Ata Aidoo: Ghana's famous author and feminist dies

Ama Ata Aidoo challenged Western perceptions of African women through her award-winning works.

South Africa: 'Unimaginable Tragedy' As Five Pre-Teen Learners Killed in Horror Smash in Cape Town

[Daily Maverick] Cries from parents could be heard just metres from the scene of a horror crash in Mitchells Plain on Tuesday morning as news broke that their children had died while being transported to school.

Somalia: Deadly Battle Under Way in Central Somalia After Al-Shabaab Attack

[VOA] Heavy fighting has been reported in central Somalia after al-Shabab militants stormed a government military camp in the town of Masagaway on Tuesday, the second attack in days.

Kenya: No, Kenya's Attorney General Justin Muturi Has Not Resigned

[Africa Check] IN SHORT: Online claims that Kenya's attorney general has quit, days after another high-profile resignation, are false, his office said.

Kenya: Opposition Azimio Withdraws From Bi-Partisan Talks Until Finance Bill is Revoked

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Azimio - One Kenya Coalition Parliamentary Group says it will not take part in the bipartisan talks until the contentious Finance Bill is withdrawn.

Kenya: Nairobi Expressway Seeks Views on Proposed Haile-Selassie Exit Expansion

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Nairobi Expressway is seeking public views on the construction of the new Haile-Selassie Exit consisting of five lanes.

South Africa: Court Rules That Former President Zuma's Tax Records May Be Revealed in the 'Public Interest'

[Daily Maverick] In a landmark ruling on Tuesday, the Constitutional Court has given parliament 24 months to amend tax legislation, and has ordered Sars to make a new decision on access to former president Jacob Zuma's tax records.

Nigeria: No, Nigeria's Food Regulator Has Not Banned Instant Noodles Imports Over Fears They May Cause Cancer

[Africa Check] IN SHORT: With Nigeria being a major market for instant noodles, claims that the food has been banned because of cancer fears have been widely shared. But they are inaccurate.

Africa: Kigali Remains Africa's Second Most Preferred City for Hosting Meetings

[New Times] Rwanda's capital, Kigali, remains the second preferred city for hosting global events in Africa, as ranked by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), the global meetings industry network.

Malawi: Govt Mandates National Food Reserve Agency to Buy Maize On Behalf of Admarc

[Nyasa Times] Government says it has given K6 billion to National Food Reserve Agency (NFRA) to start buying maize.

Ethiopia: Ongoing Dengue Fever Outbreak Kills Nine in Afar Region - WHO

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Ongoing outbreak of Dengue fever in Logia and Mille districts in Zone 1 of Afar regional state has killed nine people with a total of 1,638 suspected and confirmed cases as of 10 May according to the WHO.

Nigeria: Buhari's Eight-Year Fiscal, Monetary Performance Left Much to Be Desired

[Premium Times] Since the administration began in 2015, the Nigerian Government has missed its revenue targets, amid high interest rates and runaway inflation

Zimbabwe: UN Special Rapporteur Concerned About Rights Situation Ahead of Elections

[VOA] Harare, Zimbabwe -- A U.N. special rapporteur has voiced concern about the deteriorating situation in Zimbabwe, where a number of human rights defenders and opposition activists are facing charges, with some being jailed. The call comes as the country prepares for elections in August and ...

South Africa plans law change over Putin ICC arrest warrant

Pretoria wants the power to decide whether to detain leaders wanted by the International Criminal Court.

Africa: Racism Which Scars Societies, Must Be Stamped Out, Forum for People of African Descent Hears

[UN News] Racism is a global problem, and every country must take a stance against it, General Assembly President Csaba KÅ'rösi said on Monday, addressing the latest meeting of a UN platform to improve the safety and quality of life of people of African descent worldwide.

South Africa: The Two Defining Challenges Facing South Africa

[African Arguments] Stagnation at home and fence-sitting abroad are costing the country dearly, and the costs are only rising.

UWE Bristol Zulu choir raises money for South African township schools

A choir from South Africa raised £1,600 through a song and dance performance in Bath.

Sudan: Dozens of Babies Have Died in Khartoum Orphanage During War - Report

[Dabanga] Khartoum -- Reports emerged that more than 50 children died of starvation and dehydration in Mygoma orphanage in Khartoum since the war started in mid-April. "They needed to be fed every three hours. There was no one there," Dr Abeer Abdullah told news outlet Reuters.

Sudan: China Seeks Stronger Ties With Sudan Amid Regional, International Tug-of-War

[VOA] Cairo -- China has been a major investment partner in Sudan's energy, agriculture and transport sectors in recent years, pumping nearly $6 billion in investments into the country since 2005.

Tanzania: No Mercy Once Implicated in Controller Auditor General Report - Mwingi

[Daily News] Zanzibar -- PRESIDENT Hussein Ali Mwinyi has reiterated to remain firm in his crusade against corrupt and indiscipline public servants, vowing to take tough measures, especially against the ones implicated in the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report.

Zimbabwe: WHO Donates Cholera Supplies to Enhance Zimbabwe's Outbreak Response

[New Zimbabwe] The World Health Organization (WHO) donated cholera kits and medical supplies to the Ministry of Health and Child Care (MoHCC) in Zimbabwe as part of ongoing efforts to combat the cholera outbreak.

Africa: Half of Africa's White Rhino Population Is in Private Hands - It's Time for a New Conservation Approach

[The Conversation Africa] Southern white rhinos are widely known as a conservation success story. Their population grew from fewer than 100 individuals in the 1920s to 20,000 in 2012, mostly in South Africa.

Senegal: Tensions Rise While Awaiting Ousmane Sonko Verdict

[allAfrica] Dakar -- The court is expected to rule on the rape case against Senegal opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. In the meantime, tension is rising in Dakar, where security forces reportedly interrupted Sonko's "freedom caravan" and escorted him to his Dakar home, Interior Minister Antoine ...

Ethiopia: Hunger Related Death Rises in Tigray Amidst Ongoing Investigation Into Food Aid Theft, Persisted Suspension

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Authorities in the Tigray region are reporting a rising number of deaths as they work hard to finalize an investigation into food aid theft that led to suspension of humanitarian aid in the region.

Zimbabwe: Govt Summons U.S. Chargé d'Affaires - Warns Against Urging Zimbabweans to Register, Vote

[New Zimbabwe] Government has, through the Foreign Affairs Ministry, warned US Embassy's Chargé D'Affaires Elaine French against encouraging Zimbabweans to register or vote.

Somalia: Former President Farmajo Welcomes NCC Outcome Regarding Universal Suffrage

[Shabelle] Mogadishu -- The former president of Somalia, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo, welcomed the outcome of the National Consultative Council meeting in Mogadishu, especially the points related to universal suffrage.

Chad: As New Conflict Unleashes Darfur's Old Demons, Those Who Can Flee to Chad

[The New Humanitarian] Koufroun, Chad -- 'If you have nothing to give them, they will kill you.'

South Africa: Govt Communication Dept Mourns Passing of Veteran Journalist Eusebius McKaiser

[Govt of SA] The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) offers its sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of broadcaster, writer and political commentator who passed away suddenly on Tuesday, 30 May 2023.

Malawi: Relocated Refugees Decry Dehumanising Conditions

[VOA] Blantyre, Malawi -- In Malawi, hundreds of people who were forcibly relocated to the country's only refugee camp are complaining of poor conditions with no food, clean water or shelter. The U.N.'s refugee agency and the World Food Program say they cannot cater to the needs of those at the ...

South Africa: Crime Statistics - Violent Crime Increases by 4% In First Three Months of Year

[Scrolla] Police Minister Bheki Cele presented the quarterly crime statistics for the fourth quarter of 2022/2023 on Tuesday, 30 May.

Kenya: End Abusive Policing of Protests

[HRW] Nairobi -- Accountability, Fundamental Reforms Urgently Needed

Gambia: Devastating Impact of Overfishing On Local Communities #AfricaClimateCrisis

[AI London] The Gambian government must take all necessary steps to eliminate illegal, unregulated, and unreported fishing (IUUF), combat overfishing, and increase the transparency of fishing agreements to protect local communities in The Gambia, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

Africa: Waiting Game for Nigerian Students Awaiting Evacuation From Sudan

[IPS] Abuja -- Seven weeks after the bloody conflict in Khartoum, Sudan started, and 41 days after the Nigerian government began the evacuation of residents studying there, students are still waiting to be airlifted back to their home country.

Africa: Call for accelerated action to support structural transformation of Landlocked Developing Countries

[UNECA] Gaborone, Botswana, 29 May 2023 (ECA) - Landlocked Developing Countries, currently experiencing economic and infrastructural challenges, need increased technical and financial support to achieve sustainable development, leaders have called during the High-level Africa regional review ...

Kenya: No Omanyala vs Jacobs Showdown in Florence As Olympic Champ Pulls Out Again

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- African record holder Ferdinand Omanyala's hope of competing against Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs has gone up in smoke again, after the Italian pulled out of this Friday's 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Florence as he continues to recover from a back injury.

South Africa: Broadcaster, Analyst and Journalist Eusebius Mckaiser Dies, Sending Shockwaves Around the Country

[Daily Maverick] Although McKaiser's journalistic legacy is undeniably complex, he will be remembered as somebody who was utterly fearless in holding politicians' feet to the fire when he believed they were guilty of wrongdoing.

Liberia: Senate to Summon MoJ Over Loss of U.S.$100 Million Cocaine Case

[New Dawn] Senator Abraham Darius Dillon, representing the Liberty Party in Montserrado County, announces here that the Senate Judiciary Committee, along with the Committee on National Security, Defense, Intelligence, and Veterans Affairs has agreed to summon the Ministry of Justice and other ...

Senegal shuts social media as protesters die after Sonko sentencing

Police surround the home of the opposition leader, who faces a two-year jail term.

Kenya: Controversial Sect Pastor Back in Court After Month in Custody

[Capital FM] Mombasa -- Controversial pastor Paul Mackenzie implicated in the Shakahola cult forest massacre will be re-arraigned in court today after spending a month in police custody.

Gambia: CRR Governor Appeals for More World Bank Support On Social Protection

[The Point] The governor of the Central River Region (CRR), Ousman Bah, has appealled to the World Bank and the government of The Gambia to expand the Social Safety Net Project (SSNP) funding in order to eradicate poverty in the country.

Mozambique: Cholera Outbreak Halts Registration in Nacala

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] STAE General Director Ignores CNE Decision to Suspend Beira STAE District Director

Kenya: President Ruto Drops Faith Harrison From Principal Secretary Nominees List

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Faith Njeri Harrison has been dropped from the Principal Secretary nominees list.

Nigeria: Investigation - the Real Owners of Nigeria's Polaris Bank Revealed

[Premium Times] This months-long investigation reveals the full cast of characters to which the Central Bank of Nigeria and AMCON sold Polaris Bank.

Africa: The First Line of Vaccines Was Highly Effective At Restricting Covid-19's Damage

[The Conversation Africa] After more than three years of COVID-19, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that over 763 million infections, and nearly seven million deaths, have been attributed to SARS-CoV-2.

Zimbabwe: Voters Roll Inspection Exercise Requires a Redo Not Deadline Extension, Says Former Minister Moyo

[New Zimbabwe] Exiled former cabinet minister Jonathan Moyo has urged the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) to redo the voters roll inspection exercise.

Zimbabwe: Govt Moots Migration Policy As Zimbabweans Battle for Tickets to Diaspora

[New Zimbabwe] Government has approved the National Migration Policy for Zimbabwe, a move said to ensure involvement of those in foreign lands in local development.

Sudan’s Army Withdraws From Cease-Fire Talks

The move deals a blow to efforts to end the war and deliver humanitarian aid to millions of people nationwide.

Mozambique: Boundary Change or Just Recognition Means 30 Households Unable to Register

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Residents of the so-called "Magude neighbourhood" which, they say, in the past belonged to the Luís Cabral neighbourhood, in Maputo City, were surprised that they now belong to Trevo neighbourhood, in Matola municipality.

Africa: Top 100 Most Admired Brands in Africa Named

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- · Nike retains #1 ranking for 5th consecutive year in a relatively unchanged Top 10 ranking of the most admired brands in Africa.

Ghana: Ghana's Foremost Author, Ama Ata Aidoo Dies At 81

[Vanguard] A renowned Ghanaian author, playwright and feminist, Ama Ata Aidoo has died at the age of 81.

Zimbabwe: Finance Minister Ncube's Measures Breach Law, Expose RBZ-Treasury Fall Out - Says Biti

[New Zimbabwe] Former Finance Minister Tendai Biti has said the latest series of economic measures announced by Mthuli Ncube expose the rift between Treasury and the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, adding the latter needs to be disbanded.

South Africa: Bo-Kaap and District Six Plan Passed Despite Public Participation Concerns

[GroundUp] DA councillors vote plans through but residents say they haven't had time to study them.

Mozambique: Empty Registration Posts in Massingir, Gaza

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] In Massingir the registration posts visited - namely, the Graça Machel Secondary School, mobile brigades nos. 305 and 306, 6th neighbourhood EPC, and the technical school - showed very low levels of voter turnout. They were registering between 5 and ...

Liberia: Govt Loses Appeal to Halt U.S.$100 Million Cocaine Verdict

[Observer] ... Supreme Court's denial of the government's request for a writ of prohibition is expected to be read today

South Africa: Hammanskraal - Here's How Doctors Without Borders is Providing Support to Those Affected by the Cholera Outbreak

[MSF] An area of Hammanskraal called Kanana is the epicentre of a cholera outbreak in South Africa's Gauteng Province, which has thus far resulted in more than a dozen confirmed deaths from cholera. MSF has played a key role in the response since 26 May, guiding the establishment of a two-bed ...

Kenya: South African Budget Carrier Airlink Unveils Nairobi-Joburg Flights

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- South African budget carrier Airlink today officially launched its flights between Kenya and South Africa.

Africa: The Official Launch Of The Pan-African And Feminists Philanthropies Initiative

[TrustAfrica] TrustAfrica and Urgent Action Fund-Africa, in partnership with the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa - CoDA have the distinct pleasure of announcing the official launch of the Pan-African and Feminist Philanthropies Initiative. The high-level launch is scheduled for the 6th of June ...

French Open 2023: Egypt's Mayar Sherif beaten in second round

Despite winning the first set, Mayar Sherif loses 3-6, 6-4 6-1 to Russia's Anastasia Potapova in the second round at Roland Garros.

Mozambique: 200 Registration Brigades Short in North but 140 Extra in Gaza

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] The bias against opposition provinces is shown in the assignment of registration brigades. There are 9 921 625 potential voters and 3192 registration brigades, which means on average each brigade could register 3108 voters. Brigades in staunchly Frelimo ...

Zimbabwe: Decoding the Zimbabwe Election Process Ahead of August 23 Polls

[allAfrica] Harare -- As Zimbabweans prepare to cast their ballots in 2 months' time, allAfrica takes a look at how the southern African country's electoral process works.

Gambia: Chinese University Appoints Dr Ceesay As Part-Time Professor

[The Point] Prominent Gambian political expert and political science lecturer at the University of The Gambia, Dr Ismaila Ceesay, has been appointed as a part-time professor by the College of Foreign Languages at the Zhejiang Normal University in China.

Tabitha Chawinga joins Victor Osimhen as top scorer in Serie A

Africa scores a double as Malawi's Tabitha Chawinga finishes as leading scorer in Italy's top flight, just like Napoli star Victor Osimhen.

Mozambique: Registration Posts Almost Deserted in Gaza

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Over four days our correspondents visited 25 registration posts, at various times, in six districts of Gaza province and they describe an absence of voters in most of the posts. Others have just a few voters. There are registration posts which haven't ...

Eusebius McKaiser, Acerbic South African Political Analyst, Dies at 44

Adamantly progressive, openly gay and politically fearless, he cast a sharp eye on the country’s post-apartheid politics and culture.

Gambia: World Bank Announces Human Capital Development Project for Gambia

[The Point] The World Bank Senior Social Protection Specialist, Christabel Dadzie, has announced that the Bank is designing a Human Capital Development Project together with education to support the country.

Namibia: Namibia Triumph in Run Fest

[Namibian] Namibia beat Karnataka by five wickets after great batting displays by both sides on Sunday to level their 50-over series at one-all.

Ethiopia: Watchdog Says Eritrean Refugees and Asylum Seekers Subjected to Arbitrary Arrest in Addis Abeba

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Ethiopian Human Rights Commission (EHRC) said following complaints filed to the commission by Eritrean refugees and Asylum seekers in Addis Abeba, it observed that hundreds of refugees and asylum seekers, mostly Eritreans have been imprisoned in several ...

Rwanda: Gaerg Members Tipped On Business Skills, Trauma Therapy

[New Times] Mercer University, in partnership with the Genocide Survivors' Graduates Association (GAERG), successfully concluded a comprehensive professional training program in business skills and trauma narratives therapy.

Angola: Government Delivers Cards to Exempt Taxi Drivers From New Petrol Price

[ANGOP] Luanda -- The first 200 exemption cards for taxi drivers and motorcycle taxi drivers began to be delivered Friday (June 2) in Luanda by the Government.

Rwanda: Rwanda's Mwamikazi Wins 2023 CAC MTB African Champs

[New Times] Rider Djazilla Mwamikazi on Saturday, June 3, struck gold in the 2023 CAC MTB African Championships in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Ethiopia: Ethiopian Airlines Refutes Accusation of Blocking Tigrayans From Travel

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Ethiopian Airlines Group refuted as "false allegation" a report that its services was blocking Tigrayans from travel to and the the Tigray regional state.

South Africa: Only Four Police Vans for 57 Villages in Tsomo, Eastern Cape

[GroundUp] Community marches to police station and magistrate court to demand better policing

Nigeria: Mob Loots Kano Mall Ahead of Alleged Planned Demolition

[Premium Times] The mob invaded the mall and looted valuables before the alleged planned demolition

Rwanda: Genocide Suspect Kayishema Hearing Adjourned, Additional Charges Likely

[New Times] A South African court on Friday, June 2, adjourned the hearing in the trial of Fulgence Kayishema, one of the most sought-after suspects of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda who was arrestded on May 24 in South Africa.

Ethiopia: Heavy Rainfall Amid Refugee Influx From Sudan Intensifies Challenges At Metema Border Point

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Heavy rainfall in Metema over the last few days has exacerbated an already challenging situation of refugees crossing to Ethiopia from war-torn Sudan, according to a recent UN report.

Liberia: Visually Impaired Man Graduates From Louis Arthur School of Law

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Joshua B. Shadrach, a visually impaired Liberian, has overcome the barriers faced by people living with disabilities and is expected to earn a Bachelor of Law Degree on Friday, June 2, 2023, from the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia.

Tanzania: High Hopes As Mwinyi Receives CAG Report

[Daily News] Zanzibar -- ZANZIBAR PRESIDENT Dr Hussein Mwinyi on Saturday received the 2021/22 Controller and Auditor General (CAG) report with hopes that the future was promising in ending embezzlement and theft on public funds.

Sudan: Fears of Disease Outbreaks in Khartoum as Rainy Season Looms and Ceasefire Talks Suspended

[Islamic Relief Worldwide] There are growing fears of disease outbreaks in Sudan following the collapse of ceasefire talks, Islamic Relief says.

Eritrea: Eritrea's Journey in Its Economic Development

[Shabait] Our guest today, Mr. James Wakiaga, UNDP representative to Eritrea, discusses before his departure the economic and social aspects of development that he witnessed during his four-year stay in Eritrea.

Tanzania: Mwinyi Launches Committee to Control Sexual Abuses

[Daily News] Zanzibar -- PRESIDENT Hussein Mwinyi has launched a 23-member committee to prevent sexual abuses, hoping that the move will reduce the menace in the society.

South Africa: Manhunt Underway After Seven Men Killed At Glebelands Hostel

[SAPS] Police at Umlazi have opened a docket containing seven counts of murder and two attempted murders following a shooting incident that claimed seven lives at the Glebelands Hostel in the early hours of this morning.

Africa: South Africa's Diplomatic Dilemma With Putin

[DW] South Africa has invited Vladimir Putin to the BRICS summit. But with an international arrest warrant out for the Russian president, it faces arresting Putin if he comes. It's trying to avoid that at all costs.

Rwanda: Haringingo Considering Rayon Exit After Peace Cup Glory

[New Times] Rayon Sports head coach Francis Haringingo could be on his way out of the Rwandan Premier League after half a decade in the dugout.

Liberia: VP Jewel Howard Taylor Urges Lofians Not to Vote for Boakai

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- In one of her few town hall meetings in Lofa County, Vice President Jewel Howard told a group of Lofians not to vote for Vice President Joseph Boakai because his vice president is from Nimba County, and he will be a vice president for Nimba people.

Tanzania: Cargo Plane Arrival - Samia Asks for Tanzanians' Support

[Daily News] PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan on Saturday led Tanzanians in receiving the country's first-ever cargo plane, Boeing 767-300F, while appealing for support to the government in bringing development.

South Africa: Minister Joe Phaahla Announces Professor Taole Resetselemang Mokoena As the New Health Ombud

[Govt of SA] Minister of Health, Dr Joe Phaahla would like to announce that Professor Malegapuru W. Makgoba's term of office as the Health Ombud has come to an end as of the 31st May 2023. He was appointed Health Ombud by former Health Minister, now Minister of Home Affairs Dr Aaron Motsoaledi ...

Zimbabwe: PSL Wrap - Highlanders Edge Chiefs to Reclaim to Spot, Dynamos Finally Win

[New Zimbabwe] HIGHLANDERS returned to the top of the Castle Lager Premier Soccer League table after defeating cross-town rivals Bulawayo Chiefs 1-0 at Babourfields Stadium on Sunday.

Ghetto Kids: Winning Britain's Got Talent would mean a bigger house in Uganda

A group of Ugandan children is on the verge of glory after reaching the final of Britain's Got Talent.

Rwanda: Poll - Rwandans Prefer Marriage Partners With Higher Income

[New Times] A recent poll conducted by the African Peace and Prosperity Institute (APPI), a private think tank based in Kigali, indicates that Rwandans display a relatively strong interest in selecting marriage partners who earn higher incomes than themselves.

Liberia: CPP Vice Standard Bearer Charlyne Brumskine Defends Her 'Inexperience'

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Cllr. Charlyne Brumskine has confidently responded to critics who doubt her capabilities as a politician and question the potential positive outcomes of her selection as the vice running mate on the Collaborating Political Parties' ticket. Brumskine, appearing ...

South Africa: Amabhungane Journalists 'Gagged' By Moti Group

[GroundUp] An interim interdict against the journalists was granted in chambers without prior notice

Nigeria: Gov Abba Begins Demolition of Illegal Structures in Kano

[Vanguard] Kano -- Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf on Saturday rolled out bulldozers and begin the demolition of illegal structures erected on public properties.

Nigeria: Union of Journalists Plans Nationwide Actions Over Subsidy Removal

[Leadership] The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) says that it would embark on nationwide protests from next Wednesday if the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNCPL) refuses to reverse the new price regime in the oil sector.

Nigeria: President Tinubu Commiserates With India Over Train Crash

[Leadership] President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has sent a message of commiseration to the government and people of India over the multiple train crash in the country.

Nigeria: Taraba Gov Promises to Pay Gratuities

[Daily Trust] Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba State has promised to start payment of gratuities to retired state and local government workers.

Nigeria: Izunaso Vows to Become Next Senate President

[Leadership] As preparations continue for the 10th Assembly, the senator -elect for Imo West Senatorial District, Osita Izunaso, has declared that he will be the next senate president.

Tanzania: Tanzania Reviews Fee Free Education Policy

[Daily News] THE government yesterday said that it is reviewing the fee free education policy in order to provide more relief in terms of education costs to parents and guardians.

Nigeria: President Tinubu Names Gbajabiamila As Chief of Staff, Akume As SGF

[Premium Times] The President also named Goerge Akume the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.

No Shame. No Sorrow. Divorce Means It’s Party Time in Mauritania.

It is common for people in this West African desert nation to divorce many times. And when they do, the women celebrate.

Nigeria: Fiducia Set to Catalyse Growth in Nigeria's Supply Chain Finance Ecosystem

[Vanguard] Fiducia, a technology-leveraged supply chain financing platform, has rolled out the first-of-its-kind solution, with the mission to catalyse the growth of Nigeria's supply chain financing market to N12 trillion.

Sudan: International Mediation Efforts to End War in Sudan Persist

[Dabanga] Nairobi / Djibouti -- Kenyan President William Ruto says that his country will remain committed to engaging warring parties in Sudan. Envoy for the Horn of Africa has met the Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

Kenya: Governor Guyo Abandons Jubilee Party, Joins UDA

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Isiolo Governor Abdi Guyo has ditched Jubilee Party and joined President William Ruto's United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

Tanzania: Govt, Unesco Sign Key Strategy to Advance Information Sector

[Daily News] THE government and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) on Saturday signed Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) aimed at advancing information as a public good in the country.

Sudan: U.S., Saudi Arabian Facilitators 'Stand Ready to Resume Jeddah Talks On Sudan'

[Dabanga] Jeddah -- The USA/Saudi Arabian joint facilitators of the suspended Jeddah talks between the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF), say they stand ready to resume formal talks and remind the parties that they must implement their obligations under ...

Ghana: Pres Akufo-Addo Receives Highest International Diplomacy Award

[Ghana Presidency] The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has been decorated with the highest award within international diplomatic circles by the World Federation of Consuls, Internationale des Corps et Associations Consulaires (FICAC), at a brief meeting on 30th May, 2023 ...

Kenya's Faith Kipyegon breaks 1500m world record

Faith Kipyegon sets a new 1500m world record in the Florence Diamond League meeting on Friday, with Britain's Laura Muir a distant second.

Nigeria: Police Can't Declare Me Wanted, Auxiliary Reacts From Hideout

[Vanguard] The sacked chairman of the disciplinary committee of the Park Management System, PMS, in Oyo State, Alhaji Mukaila Lamidi, has said the police cannot declare him wanted.

Namibia: First Lady Geingos Applauds Progress On Reducing HIV/AIDS Deaths

[Namibian] First lady Monica Geingos applauded the Ministry of Health and Social Services' leadership in reducing HIV deaths by 60% in the last two decades.

Nigeria: Federal Govt Bars Underage From Common Entrance Examination to Unity Schools

[Leadership] The federal government has banned underage children from participating in the National Common Entrance Examination for admission into Unity Schools across the country.

South Africa: Court Dismisses MEC's Attempt to Quash Inquiry Into Her 'Killing My Health System' Remark

[GroundUp] "The holding of political office and remaining registered as a medical practitioner are not mutually exclusive" says judge

Tanzania: Govt Enhances Covid-19 Control Amidst Increase in Cases

[Daily News] TANZANIA has recorded 64 new cases of the Covid-19, increasing from 45 cases recorded four weeks ago, according to the Ministry for Health data update.

Kenya: Govt in Push to Grow Manufacturing, President Ruto Announces

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The government will focus on select value chains to grow manufacturing to create jobs, President William Ruto has said.

Namibia: Financials Forum to Mobilise Resources for Development

[Namibian] Namibia's development financial institutions (DFIs) will help to mobilise resources for development initiatives in the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

African Champions League: Are Al Ahly Africa's version of Real Madrid?

As Egypt's Al Ahly bid for a record-extending eleventh continental title, can similarities be drawn with Europe's most successful club side?

Namibia: Anti-Gay Marriage Protests 'Might Create Feelings of Hostility'

[Namibian] Namibian Police inspector general Joseph Shikongo has issued conditions to which people planning to protest against the recognition of same-sex marriage in Namibia will have to adhere during planned demonstrations to day.

Rwanda: More Witnesses Pin Genocide Suspect Hategekimana On Ntyazo Massacres

[New Times] In the ongoing trial at the Cour d'Assises de Paris, witnesses have testified to the prime role played by genocide suspect Philippe Hategekimana, also known as 'Biguma,' in the death of the former Bourgmestre of Ntyazo Commune, Narcisse Nyagasaza.

Nigeria: Katsina to Shut Down Banks, Others Over Unremitted Tax

[Vanguard] The Katsina State Revenue Services (KRS) has given banks and other agencies in the state a two-week ultimatum to remit tax collected on behalf of the state government or face the wrath of the law.

Namibia: National Petroleum Corporation Boss Explains Why He Declined Namcor Offer

[Namibian] Lionel Matthews, who was recently appointed as interim managing director of the state-owned National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia (Namcor), said he declined to take up the top position because of potential damage to his brand and family as a result of "falsehoods and media ...

Who Owns the Benin Bronzes? The Answer Just Got More Complicated.

Restitution efforts were underway, fueled by news that a museum was being planned in Nigeria to house the treasures. Then a surprising announcement sowed uncertainty.

Zimbabwe: Watchdog Welcomes Election Proclamation but Calls for More Reforms

[263Chat] The Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN) has expressed its support for the Proclamation of the 2023 harmonised elections by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. The elections, set to take place on 23 August 2023, mark an important milestone in Zimbabwe's democratic process.

South Africa: Cholera Death Toll Rises to 25

[Scrolla] A pensioner in Mpumalanga has become the latest cholera casualty, bringing the death toll of the dreaded disease to 25.

Kenya: Faith Kipyegon Breaks Women's 1,500m World Record in Italy

[Independent (Kampala)] Florence -- Kenyan Faith Kipyegon broke the women's 1,500 meters world record at the Wanda Diamond League's Golden Gala meeting in Florence, Italy on Friday.

Ethiopia: Athletics Body Takes 10,000m Trial Race to Spain

[Reporter] The Ethiopian Athletics Federation (EAF) has announced that the 10,000-meter trial race will be held on June 23 at the Enrique Lopez Cuenca stadium in Nerja, Spain. The EAF reached an agreement to host the trial races for both the men's and women's categories.

Senegal: More Clashes Erupt As Protest Death Toll Rises

[DW] Clashes between supporters of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko and the police have killed at least 15 people. The violence erupted after he was sentenced to two years in prison.

Guinea Bissau: Elections in Guinea-Bissau - the Eternal Search for Stability

[DW] Over 890,000 voters are called upon to elect a new Parliament in Guinea-Bissau this Sunday. The elections are taking place in a deeply divided country where basic democratic rights are facing enormous pressure.

Nigeria: Kano - Demolition of 'Illegal' Structures Raises Dust

[Daily Trust] There are mixed feelings about the demolition of structures "illegally" erected on public spaces in Kano State, which started Saturday.

Sudan: Unitams Mandate in Sudan Extended Until December

[Dabanga] New York -- At a special session on Sudan on Friday, the UN Security Council (UNSC) unanimously adopted resolution 2685*, extending the mandate of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS) until 3 December 2023. The previous mandate for UNITAMS ...

Uganda's Ghetto Kids seek glory in Britain's Got Talent

The children from Uganda tell the BBC about reaching the final of hit UK TV show Britain's Got Talent.

Liberia: Japan Turns Over U.S.$2 Million Food Aid to Liberia

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Government of Liberia has expressed deep appreciation to the Government and The People of Japan for the turning over of US$2 million worth of KR Food Aid 2020 donated rice to the Government of Liberia.

Nigeria: Health Initiative Urges Nigerians to Donate Blood to Save Lives

[Leadership] Ahead of 2023 World Blood Donor Day (WBDD), a health organisation, Haima Health Initiative, has called on Nigerians to show care by going out to donate blood voluntarily to save lives of Nigerians with serious health challenges.

Nigeria: Foundations Train Journalists On Data Mining, Accessing Budgets

[Leadership] Over 40 journalists from Plateau, Benue Nasarawa, Kogi, Kwara and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been trained on data mining journalism and how to access state budgets and auditors - generals' annual reports for investigation.

Tanzania: Tanzania Has Moved Its Capital From Dar After a 50-Year Wait - but Is Dodoma Ready?

[The Conversation Africa] Tanzania designated Dodoma as its new capital in place of the seaside city of Dar es Salaam following a public referendum 50 years ago. Since then, the country has made small steps towards this goal - including the relocation of Parliament in 2017 - but Dodoma remained ...

Zimbabwe: Govt Has Neglected Us - Says War Vets

[New Zimbabwe] Disgruntled veterans of Zimbabwe's liberation struggle are clamouring for President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration to improve their measly monthly allowances and pay-outs to surviving spouses and children.

Nigeria: Probe Missing $2.1bn, N3.1trn Subsidy Payments, SERAP Tells Tinubu

[Leadership] Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged President Bola Tinubu to investigate allegations that $2.1 billion and N3.1 trillion public funds budgeted as fuel subsidy payments are missing.

Nigeria: Buhari Returns Home to Mixed Feelings From Katsina Kinsmen

[Premium Times] Mr Buhari, who is the second Nigerian president from Katsina State after Umaru Yar'Adua, was elected president in 2015 at his fourth attempt

Nigeria: Security Operatives Begin Manhunt for Abductors of Chinese National

[Premium Times] Abduction for ransom is a prevalent crime in most Nigerian cities.

Uganda: Uganda's Ghetto Kids Journey From Slums to Stardom

[RFI] A group of six Ugandan street children from the capital Kampala have reached the grand finale of the hit UK television show Britain's Got Talent - a further step in proving their lives are "changing for the good".

South Africa: Eleven Die in Eastern Cape Accident

[Scrolla] The notoriously small R61 road connecting Flagstaff and Lusikisiki claimed the lives of 11 people when a long distance bus collided with a minibus taxi on Sunday.

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Music Awards Fail to Light Up

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe Music Awards (ZIMA) has once again failed to extricate itself from the quagmire that it is trapped in.

Liberia: Youth Rising Project Trains in Advanced Carpentry Techniques to Erase the Impact of Decades of War and Economic Stagnation

[Africa Renewal] Rebuilding the carpentry profession In Liberia

Africa: Everything You Need to Know About Plastic Pollution

[Africa Renewal] This year's World Environment Day focuses on the plastic pollution crisis. The reason? Humanity produces more than 430 million tonnes of plastic annually, two-thirds of which are short-lived products that soon become waste, filling the ocean and, often, working their way into ...

Egypt: In Second African Trip, U.S. First Lady Jill Biden Visits Egypt, Morocco

[Premium Times] "I believe that understanding each other can help us find more common ground ..." Mrs Biden told her audience at the Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, Egypt

Guinea Bissau: Polls Close in Legislative Election

[DW] Nearly 900,000 voters in Guinea-Bissau were eligible to cast their ballot on Sunday. The prime minister speculated that no party would win an absolute majority in the election.

South Africa: University of Fort Hare Principal Not Fazed By Eastern Cape Premier

[Scrolla] Notorious Izinkabi, a dangerous group of murder-for-hire killers from KwaZulu-Natal, have been hunting for Fort Hare University Professor Sakhela Buhlungu for months -- but he will stop at nothing to get rid of years of corruption at the university, writes Zukile Majova

South Africa: Durban Hostel Mass Shooting - Death Toll Rises to Eight

[Scrolla] The death toll in the mass killing on Saturday at Durban's infamous Glebelands Hostel has risen to eight.

Nigeria: Fresh Concerns As Aviation Authority Rejects Nigeria Air's Certification Request

[Premium Times] NCAA said the certification process for Nigeria Air cannot progress to the second phase due to unavailability of a "formal application form" and other "necessary documents"

Nigeria: 82 Fleeing ISWAP Terrorists Drown in Borno

[Leadership] No fewer than 82 Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists and their families have drowned in a river in the axis of Damasak in Borno State.

Nigeria: Nigeria 0-1 South Korea - Flying Eagles Suffer Heart-Breaking Defeat

[Premium Times] A header in the first half of extra time gave South Korea the win they needed to make it two consecutive semi-final berths at the FIFA U-20 World Cup

Africa: Removing Antimicrobial Resistance From the WHO's 'Pandemic Treaty' Will Leave Humanity Extremely Vulnerable to Future Pandemics

[The Conversation Africa] In late May, the latest version of the draft Pandemic Instrument, also referred to as the "pandemic treaty," was shared with Member States at the World Health Assembly. The text was made available online via Health Policy Watch and it quickly became apparent that all ...

Nigeria: Fuel Subsidy - Nigeria Electricity Workers to Embark On Nationwide Strike

[Premium Times] "Please note that withdrawal of Services nationwide commences from 0.00 hours of Wednesday, June 7, 2023," the statement said.

Nigeria: Nigerian Senate Limits Anti-Corruption Agency Chair's Powers

[Premium Times] A review of the proposed legislation passed by the Senate shows it can render the ICPC chair redundant and incapacitate the commission to fight corruption.

Nigeria: Nigeria's Security Situation Has Got Worse - What Tinubu's Administration Needs to Do About It

[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria's new president, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has promised to make security a top priority of his administration. In his inaugural speech he promised, among other things, to provide security personnel with better training, equipment, pay and firepower.

Namibia: Oshana Education Director Warns Schools Against Selling Application Forms

[Namibian] Oshana education director Hileni Amukana has warned schools in the region against selling school admission application forms.

Nigeria: Subsidy Removal - Nigerian Students Lament High Transport Fare

[Premium Times] Just like in towns and cities, findings revealed that intra-campus fares have also increased, in many cases by up to 100 per cent, leaving students groaning.

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