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03/21/2018 06:28 PM
Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Pardons Prisoners
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has pardoned thousands of prisoners across the country in bid to decongest prisons and improve the living conditions of those who remain.

03/21/2018 02:11 PM
Zimbabwe:Khupe Free to Leave, Says Opposition Leader Chamisa
[The Herald] MDC-T president Mr Nelson Chamisa on Monday said his estranged deputy Dr Thokozani Khupe, who on Sunday announced her split from the opposition party, was free to leave. Dr Khupe leads a breakaway faction in the MDC-T consisting of the national organising secretary Mr Abednego Bhebhe and national spokesperson Mr Obert Gutu, among other members.

03/21/2018 02:10 PM
Nigeria:11 Soldiers Feared Dead After Attack at Military Base
[Premium Times] Eleven Nigerian soldiers are feared killed during an attack by armed bandits on a Nigerian military detachment at Kamfanin Doka, along Funtua road in Birnin Gwari Local government Area of Kaduna State.

03/21/2018 01:20 PM
Africa:Trouble in Paradise As Mauritius Tackles Corruption Scandal
[ISS] The island of Mauritius seems to have it all. Pristine beaches, sunshine in abundance, and the best governance in Africa.

03/21/2018 12:40 PM
Central African Republic:Male Survivors of Sexual Violence Suffer Due to Stigma
[IPS] Bangui -In the Central African Republic, 45-year-old "Theodore" was captured by an armed group in February 2017 during an attack on his village of Mingala in the country's southeast. He was taken with 21 other men to a nearby ad hoc rebel military base and locked up in a house-turned-prison guarded by six armed men.

03/21/2018 12:30 PM
Africa:Cheikh Anta Diop - Visionary Scholar
[Deutsche Welle] Anthropologist, historian, specialist in nuclear physics and passionate about linguistics, the Senegalese scholar Cheikh Anta Diop laid the foundation for finally writing the history of Africa without racist prejudices.

03/21/2018 12:24 PM
Africa:Mutual Benefits of Ethiopia's Refugee Policy
[ISS] Ethiopia is the second largest refugee-hosting country in Africa. It is also fast becoming the most progressive on the continent in responding to forced displacement. If properly implemented, Ethiopia's version of the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework - which combines development and humanitarian aid - will benefit both refugees and host communities.

03/21/2018 12:13 PM
Zimbabwe:VP Chiwenga, Moyo U.S.$5 Million Suit On Hold
[The Herald] The High Court has reserved its ruling on whether or not the $5 million defamation lawsuit pitting Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and fugitive former Cabinet minister Professor Jonathan Moyo should be referred to trial. VP Chiwenga is claiming $5 million from Prof Moyo in damages arising from a Press statement that insinuated that the senior Government official did not earn his doctoral degree from KwaZulu-Natal University in South Africa.

03/21/2018 11:17 AM
Malawi:Malnutrition Levels Shocking - Graca Machel
[Nyasa Times] Graca Machel Trust founder Graca Machel has described malnutrition levels in the country in Malawi as alarming; and, has since called for more effort from civil society organisations (CSOs) and stakeholders.

03/21/2018 10:13 AM
Libya:No Free Elections in Current Climate
[HRW] Geneva -The United Nations should urge the Tripoli-based Government of National Accord and competing authorities in eastern Libya to create conditions conducive to a free and fair vote before rushing to hold general elections in 2018, Human Rights Watch said today.

03/21/2018 10:06 AM
Egypt:Understanding Egypt's Presidential Election
[RFI] Egyptians will be going to the polls to vote for their next president on 26, 27, and 28 March. But with only two candidates, one being incumbent President Abdelfattah al-Sisi, there seems to be little doubt who will come out the winner.

03/21/2018 10:06 AM
Zimbabwe:We Don't Just Hand Out Money, Says China
[New Zimbabwe] China dragged its feet on implementing former President Robert Mugabe's "mega-deals" because of a poisoned business environment, Beijing's envoy to Harare has said.

03/21/2018 09:30 AM
Nigeria:Abducted Dapchi Schoolgirls Released
[Premium Times] Reports reaching PREMIUM TIMES from Dapchi village of Yobe State indicate that the girls abducted from a school in the town have been released.

03/21/2018 09:17 AM
Kenya:Kenya Tops in Phone Internet Traffic Globally
[Nation] Kenya is leading globally in share of internet traffic coming from mobile phones overtaking Nigeria, which was at the top in 2017.

03/21/2018 09:14 AM
Nigeria:WHO Warns Nigeria, 15 Other African Countries of Listeriosis Outbreak
[Vanguard] WHO on Wednesday warned Nigeria and 15 other African countries of a listeriosis outbreak that started in South Africa in 2017, confirming its support for their preparedness and response to the disease.

03/21/2018 09:12 AM
Zimbabwe:Child Labour Exposed At Tobacco Farms
[CAJ News] Harare -Research by human rights groups has established abusive practices such as child labour and exposure to nicotine poisoning in the production of Zimbabwe's globally-renowned tobacco.

03/21/2018 09:10 AM
Zimbabwe:Striking Doctors Defy Govt Order to Resume Work
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's junior doctors have vowed to persist with their strike action in defiance of a Monday government directive to resume their duties.

03/21/2018 09:05 AM
Zimbabwe:5 000 Soldiers Deployed to Rural Areas Ahead of Polls - Report
[News24Wire] A former army brigadier, who quit Zimbabwe's Zanu-PF ruling party early this month to protest the removal of former leader Robert Mugabe, has reportedly claimed that at least 5 000 soldiers have been deployed to rural areas ahead of elections in July.

03/21/2018 09:03 AM
Zimbabwe:Teachers To Go On Strike Over Salaries
[New Zimbabwe] Education sector workers have resolved to down tools at the beginning of the second term until government meets their demands for salaries above the Poverty Datum Line and other benefits.

03/21/2018 08:12 AM
South Africa:Expropriation - Constitutional Review Committee Will Visit Every Province
[News24Wire] Is section 25 of the Constitution an impediment to land reform?

03/21/2018 08:02 AM
Somalia:Teenager Declines State Job
[Nation] A sixteen-year-old boy has rejected an appointed as the deputy commissioner of a regional state in Somalia because of security fears.

03/21/2018 07:36 AM
Nigeria:#Dapchi - Borno Govt Shuts Down Boarding Schools Indefinitely
[Premium Times] The Borno State Government has approved the closure of all boarding secondary schools located outside Maiduguri, the state capital.

03/21/2018 07:33 AM
Kenya:U.S. Launches Online Campaign to Fight Fake News
[Nairobi News] Verification tools will help fight the spreading of fake news in Kenya. This was the consensus in a discussion held Tuesday at the United States Embassy that saw top digital media editors share tips on how to spot fake news.

03/21/2018 06:52 AM
Africa:Speaker of Pan-African Parliament Backs Trade Deal
[New Times] The Speaker of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), Roger Nkodo Dang, yesterday described the proposed African Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) as the next salvation for Africa because it will help Africans meet their needs by trading with each other.

03/21/2018 06:45 AM
Rwanda:South Africa to Lift Visa Restrictions for Rwandans
[New Times] South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in Kigali Tuesday that he is working with his Rwandan counterpart, President Paul Kagame, to significantly improve the bilateral ties between both countries, adding that the issue of visa restrictions against Rwandans traveling to his country should be "considered solved."

03/21/2018 06:38 AM
Rwanda:U.S.$53 Million Deal to Boost Cross-Border Trade
[New Times] Government and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have renewed partnership aimed at accelerating cross- border trade.

03/21/2018 06:30 AM
Nigeria:Army Wants Amnesty International to Prove Dapchi Allegations
[Vanguard] The Nigerian Army have on Tuesday evening replied Amnesty International over a statement credited to it claiming that troops failed to protect Dapchi school girls from terrorists.

03/21/2018 06:27 AM
South Africa:South Africa Has the Third Most Cybercrime Victims Worldwide
[CAJ News] It's true that cybercrime is a worldwide problem, but recent research has shown that South Africa has the third most cybercrime victims of any country.

03/21/2018 06:23 AM
Africa:Trade Deal Will Make Continent More Competitive - Kagame
[New Times] The African Union chairperson, President Paul Kagame, has said signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA) and more intra-Afra trade will not lessen business with the rest of the world.

03/21/2018 06:18 AM
Nigeria:Insurgency, Security Issues in Hot Spots Would Be Dealt With Quickly
[Daily Trust] The chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Yusuf Tukur Buratai on Tuesday reiterated the Army's commitment to quickly put to an end and bring to a favourable condition all matters of insurgencies and security challenges across the country.