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12/17/2017 09:54 AM
Gambia:In Memory of Deyda Hydara
[Foroyaa] Tomorrow, 16th December marks the thirteenth anniversary of the murder of Deyda Hydara in cold blood by cowards who hid in the dark to commit this atrocious crime.

12/17/2017 09:53 AM
Gambia:Does Every Potential Foreign Investor Have to Meet the President?
[Foroyaa] QUESTION OF THE DAY

12/17/2017 09:53 AM
Kenya:U.S.-Kenya Deal to Boost Over 2,000 Small Companies
[Nation] A partnership between Kenya and the US promises to see over 2,0000 small businesses in Nairobi, Mombasa and Vihiga counties venture into the expansive American market by December next year.

12/17/2017 09:42 AM
Kenya:Local Tourists Flock to the Coast for End-Year Festivities
[Nation] Nairobi has literally gone to Mombasa. This is what hotels at the Coast are saying as the country heads to the Christmas holiday.

12/17/2017 09:39 AM
Gambia:Media Mark Anniversary of Killing of Journalist Deyda Hydara
[Foroyaa] TheĀ  Gambia Press Union (GPU) and Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), supported by International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) will hold a forum in honour of victims of freedom of expression violation in The Gambia as part of events marking the commemoration of the 12th anniversary of the assassination of Deyda Hydara.

12/17/2017 09:35 AM
Congo-Kinshasa:Hague Judges Award Massive Reparations in Lubanga Case
[Lubanga Trial Website] Today, International Criminal Court (ICC) judges issued a decision setting the amount of Thomas Lubanga's financial liability for reparations to victims of his crimes at US$ 10 million.

12/17/2017 09:33 AM
Uganda:They Have the Eyes, but Can't See That Life Presidency Is a Bad Idea
[Monitor] Not even the threat of Armageddon will give pause to the mad march toward the creation of a life presidency in Uganda. While Idi Amin simply declared it, now we give it a semblance of political process. It is a political process that nonetheless benefits one and only one man.

12/17/2017 09:32 AM
Kenya:Sh200 Billion Industrial Hub Set to Open Up the North Rift
[Nation] An industrial park in Uasin Gishu is set transform the economic fortunes of the region.

12/17/2017 09:13 AM
Kenya:Blockchain Technology to Weed Out Land Brokers
[Nation] Long queues and endless paperwork during land transfers have discouraged many people from following the processes at registries, making them opt for brokers and advocates to handle the process.

12/17/2017 09:11 AM
Kenya:Inside the Sh7 Billion Turnaround Plan for Uchumi Supermarket
[Nation] There is a sense of urgency in which the newly appointed acting chief executive officer of Uchumi Supermarkets, Mr Mohamed Mohamed, answers our questions about the troubled retail chain.

12/17/2017 09:10 AM
Kenya:Why It's Too Early to Write Off Coffee As a Top Income Earner
[Nation] Every morning, George Kamau wakes up to tend to his coffee farm before carrying out any other business.

12/17/2017 09:09 AM
Zimbabwe:Fake News, Social Media - the New Battleground for Zanu-PF Wars
[Zimbabwe Standard] There is generally a collective agreement that Grace Mugabe had a way with repulsive language and lacked the etiquette befitting of a first lady.

12/17/2017 09:07 AM
Zimbabwe:Mother Sells Only Child to Sex Predator
[New Zimbabwe] A HARARE mother from the Avenues area reportedly sold her only child to an unnamed man for sex recently.

12/17/2017 08:45 AM
South Africa:Search for KZN Teen Missing At Sea Called Off
[News24Wire] Medical rescue service IPSS has called off a search for a 13-year-old boy who went missing at Sheffield Beach on the north coast of KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.

12/17/2017 08:45 AM
Africa:Using Data to Combat Prejudice Against Immigrants
[IPS] Buenos Aires -What are the contributions of migrants to trade, to the economy of their countries of destination and origin? This is an angle that is generally ignored in the international debate on the subject, which usually focuses more on issues such as the incidence of foreigners in crime or unemployment.

12/17/2017 08:40 AM
South Africa:Twitter Doesn't Hold Back On Zuma's Last Speech As ANC President
[News24Wire] Outgoing ANC president Jacob Zuma gave his final speech for the party as he opened it's national elective conference in Nasrec, Johannesburg on Saturday.

12/17/2017 08:39 AM
South Africa:Could Free Education Cost SA the National Health Insurance?
[Bhekisisa] Saturday's surprise announcement could be the latest blow to the country's bid for better healthcare.

12/17/2017 08:37 AM
South Africa:Zuma's Last Speech As ANC President... in a Song and a Dance
[News24Wire] Shortly after 14:00, the ANC elective conference at Nasrec finally shows signs of clicking into gear, about five hours later than planned.

12/17/2017 08:35 AM
South Africa:#ANCDecides2017 - Reporter's Notebook - Smile and Wave Boys, Smile and Wave
[Daily Maverick] The plus, perhaps the only one, of working a very early shift during the week is that when your alarm goes off at 05:00 on a Saturday morning, you're already awake. The dogs are whining for breakfast, the cat is blaming you for the fact that he refused to come inside last night. At this time of year, even the sun is up, the day is ready. Nasrec was ready too. By STEPHEN GROOTES.

12/17/2017 08:29 AM
South Africa:In His Final Report As President, 'Humble' Zuma Fires Salvos At Critics, Blames Everyone but Himself
[Daily Maverick] President Jacob Zuma took a turn at the humble trough as he delivered his last official address to the ANC, saying: "I tried my best." The response was a rare moment of soliciting more than polite tepid applause: the provinces aligned to the party presidency bid of Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma - KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and North West - were on their feet. And then Zuma, who pretty much slammed anyone inside and outside the governing party who ever criticised him, issued the conference its marching orders: ther

12/17/2017 08:28 AM
Nigeria:Ghost Companies Lift U.S.$3.5 Billion Crude Oil
[Daily Trust] Some indigenous companies not registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) have lifted Nigerian crude oil grades valued at U.S.$3.5 billion (about N1.1 trillion) in the last 10 months, an investigation by Daily Trust on Sunday has shown.

12/17/2017 08:14 AM
South Africa:Credentials of ANC Delegates 'Need Cleaning Up' - Mbete
[News24Wire] The ANC suspended the adaptation of credentials for its 54th elective conference late on Saturday night.

12/17/2017 08:13 AM
South Africa:Delegate Z - a Voice, Long Silent, Hovering in the Wings At Nasrec
[Daily Maverick] Delegate Z must be watching in the wings at Nasrec, steaming, fuming, and wishing she still had a voice in South African politics. Knowing that if she did, she surely would be heard. Somewhere in the rafters of the expo centre where the ANC of 2017 is deciding on the ANC's, the country's, and our future, I imagine she hovers and seethes, helpless to intervene.

12/17/2017 08:12 AM
South Africa:#ANCDecides2017 - Expect More Delays As Horse-Trading and Questions Over Swollen Voting Delegate Numbers Stall Path to Choosing a New Leader
[Daily Maverick] ANC conferences are supposed to be a festival of ideas, but for any presidential contender to win the party's 54th national conference, they also need the numbers. The fact that the official start of this gathering had already been pushed back by a day shows exactly how closely contested this election will be. By CARIEN DU PLESSIS.

12/17/2017 08:11 AM
Seychelles:New Recipe Book Teaches Secrets of Seychelles' Creole Seafood
[Seychelles News Agency] A new recipe book by a Seychellois author teaches readers how to cook fish and seafood in the Seychelles' Creole cuisine style.

12/16/2017 05:03 PM
South Africa:Zuma 'Lacks Understanding of SA's Economic Predicament' - Basa On Fees Announcement
[News24Wire] The Banking Association of South Africa (BASA) has reacted to Saturday's announcement on fee-free tertiary education with suspicion, saying that the "unaffordable, populist" move lacks substance.

12/16/2017 04:50 PM
Congo-Kinshasa:DR Congo Child Soldiers - War Crimes Court Awards U.S.$10 Million Compensation
[Deutsche Welle] The International Criminal Court has awarded compensation to child soldiers recruited by a convicted Congolese warlord. Rights groups hope the decision sends a message to those who recruit child soldiers.

12/16/2017 04:44 PM
Kenya:Calestous Juma - a Life Dedicated to Finding Answers to Africa's Challenges
[The Conversation Africa] Kenyan-born Calestous Juma, Professor of the Practice of International Development, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University, was passionate about finding solutions to Africa's big challenges. He was acutely aware of the immense obstacles faced by the continent. Yet he approached each challenge with unfailing optimism, and sound advice.

12/16/2017 04:19 PM
Ethiopia:Outstanding Students Win Scholarship
[Ethiopian Herald] China Chamber of Commerce in Ethiopia (CCCE) has granted financial Scholarship for 134 outstanding undergraduate science and engineering students of Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU).

12/16/2017 04:03 PM
Nigeria:I'll Be Bigger Than Wizkid, Bob Marley - Sugar Boy
[Vanguard] It has become a trend for desperate budding music acts to court media or public attention by stirring the hornet's nest at the slightest provocation to achieve fame and popularity.