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Sudan's military, protest leaders to sign landmark deal New! 2019-08-17 03:26:42Sudan's military rulers and protest leaders on Saturday are scheduled to sign a landmark deal reached after a bloody uprising which is meant to pave

Concerns mount for abducted Libyan lawmaker, Amnesty says 2019-08-16 13:44:07Amnesty International voiced growing concern Friday for the safety of a Libyan lawmaker after her “horrific” night-time abduction in the c

Police, protesters clash in Zimbabwe capital after ban 2019-08-16 06:21:09Zimbabwe's police patrolled the streets of the capital, Harare, Friday morning while many residents stayed home and shops were shut fearing violence

France honours forgotten WWII soldiers from its former 2019-08-15 17:39:41In tonight’s edition: France honours the forgotten African soldiers of its former colonies who fought during WWII. A new $126 million surveilla

Climate change, refugees blamed for surge in malaria 2019-08-14 16:22:44In tonight’s edition: Climate change and migrants are being blamed for a surge in malaria in Uganda, which has seen a 40 percent increase in cas

Tunisia slashes field ahead of presidential vote 2019-08-14 14:53:38Tunisia's electoral commission said on Wednesday it had approved 26 candidates including two women for next month's presidential election and had re

Female suicide bomber kills six in Chad, says 2019-08-14 08:25:52A female suicide bomber killed six people after blowing herself up in western Chad early Wednesday, a senior army officer said, in an attack attribute

Closing in on a cure: The team behind 2019-08-13 17:29:31In tonight's edition: We speak to the team behind the breakthrough vaccination bringing hopes of a cure for the Ebola virus, one step closer. Data j

The Financial Times says Rwanda has manipulated its 2019-08-13 11:49:52On Tuesday, in a lengthy investigation using data journalists, the Financial Times said Rwanda has manipulated its poverty statistics. In 2015, France

Two new drugs offer hope against Ebola in 2019-08-13 01:50:03Two experimental Ebola drugs being tested in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where a yearlong outbreak has killed more than 1,800 people, have succe

Openly gay lawyer seeks Tunisian presidency in first 2019-08-12 12:21:39For the first time, an openly gay candidate has thrown his hat in the ring for a presidential election in Tunisia. Mounir Baatour heads the country&rs

Ivory Coast music star DJ Arafat killed in 2019-08-12 11:17:29DJ Arafat, an Ivorian singer with a huge following in francophone Africa, has died after a road accident in Abidjan, the state broadcaster RTI said on

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Death toll from Tanzania fuel tanker blast climbs 2019-08-15 10:40:48DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - The death toll from a weekend fuel tanker explosion in eastern Tanzania rose to 85 on Thursday, a regional official sai

Missile strike halts traffic at Tripoli airport, kills 2019-08-15 09:54:14TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Missiles hit the only functioning airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Thursday, killing one worker, the airport said.

Zimbabwe rights groups say 6 activists abducted, beaten 2019-08-15 09:23:22HARARE (Reuters) - Six Zimbabwean political activists were abducted from their homes at night and beaten by armed men this week, ahead of planned stre

Sudan opposition to nominate economist Abdalla Hamdok for 2019-08-15 08:20:15KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's main opposition alliance will nominate economist Abdalla Hamdok to serve as prime minister in the country's transitiona

S.Africa's Public Protector hit with second punitive costs 2019-08-15 08:03:22JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South Africa court on Thursday awarded a second punitive costs order against the country's top anti-corruption official, P

Uganda's cash-strapped cops spend $126 mln on CCTV 2019-08-15 04:41:45KAMPALA (Reuters) - A forest of slender white poles topped with dark, unblinking eyes is quietly sprouting on the rubbish-strewn, potholed street corn

Burundi starts Ebola vaccines for health workers -WHO 2019-08-15 03:38:54NAIROBI (Reuters) - Burundi has started vaccinating its health workers against Ebola, beginning with those near the border with the Democratic Republi

Rome court says migrant ship can enter Italy's 2019-08-15 03:37:20ROME/MADRID (Reuters) - An administrative court in Rome ruled on Wednesday that a Spanish rescue ship carrying around 150 migrants should be allowed t

Uganda says malaria prevalence surges, cites climate change 2019-08-14 11:20:39KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda said on Wednesday it had recorded a 40% surge in the incidence of malaria, attributing the increase to a range of factors i

Somalia's al Shabaab hits military base, deaths on 2019-08-14 10:32:53MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Militant Islamist group al Shabaab struck a Somali government military base on Wednesday with car bombs and gunfire in a battle

Steinmetz will fight corruption charges in Geneva court 2019-08-13 09:52:03GENEVA (Reuters) - Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz rejects Swiss corruption charges against him in connection with winning mining contracts in Guin

Ebola "no longer incurable" as Congo trial finds 2019-08-13 08:03:47LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists are a step closer to being able to cure the deadly Ebola haemorrhagic fever after two experimental drugs showed survival

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South Africa: Disconnect Between Business and State Contributed 2019-08-16 12:05:59[The Conversation Africa] The Marikana massacre, in which 34 striking mineworkers were shot dead by police on 16 August 2012, was a tragic and histori

Sudan: Opposition Nominates Veteran Economist As Prime Minister 2019-08-16 11:10:54[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -On Thursday, the Forces for Freedom and Change (FFC) agreed to nominate veteran economic expert Dr Abdallah Hamdouk as Prime

Nigeria: Stakeholders - Why Eastern Ports Suffer Low 2019-08-16 10:37:08[This Day] Abuja -Stakeholders in the maritime sector have identified poor infrastructure, long years of abandonment, insecurity, multiple taxation an

Nigeria: Govt Spent N340 Billion On Health Services 2019-08-16 10:33:01[This Day] Katsina -President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday said his administration in 2015 expended a whooping sum of N259 billion on provision of health

Nigeria: Jamiu Aliyu, Nigerian Teacher, Makes European Council 2019-08-16 10:24:49[This Day] The European Council for Nuclear Research (CERN) has selected 48 Teachers from 39 Countries across six continents to participate in the Int

South Africa: Marikana Incident Must Never Repeat Itself 2019-08-16 09:55:17[SAnews.gov.za] The Marikana tragedy in which 44 people lost their lives must never repeat itself, Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Bav

South Africa: Traffic Information Employees Unpaid for Eight 2019-08-16 09:51:12[GroundUp] Department of Transport's Road Traffic Management Corporation in legal wrangle with private company Tasima over insourcing employees

South Africa: Plans Ahead for President Ramaphosa to 2019-08-16 09:49:45[SAnews.gov.za] As South Africa today commemorates the seventh anniversary of the Marikana tragedy, preparations for President Cyril Ramaphosa to visi

South Africa: SA-Tanzania Urged to Expand Trade and 2019-08-16 09:45:51[SAnews.gov.za] Tanzania and South Africa should continue to work together by expanding trade and investment for the mutual benefit of citizens of bot

South Africa: 'Marikana Commission Can't Be Blamed for 2019-08-16 09:45:06[News24Wire] Marikana Commission of Inquiry chairperson Judge Ian Farlam is of the view that the commission cannot be blamed for the lack of prosecuti

South Africa: Newly Launched School Set to Address 2019-08-16 09:40:46[SAnews.gov.za] The newly launched Pace Commerce and Entrepreneurship School of Specialisation in Jabulani, Soweto, is set to address skills shortages

South Africa: Nxesi Vows to Tackle Flouting of 2019-08-16 09:33:30[SAnews.gov.za] Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi has vowed to tackle challenges faced by the public at the Department's Labour Centre in P

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