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Ivory Coast's Ouattara to run for third term 2020-08-06 16:50:14Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara said on Thursday he would seek re-election in October, formally accepting the ruling party's n

Mauritania's Mohamed Ould Bilal named new PM after 2020-08-06 10:18:32Mauritania's prime minister and his entire government resigned on Thursday, a day after parliamentary investigators probing alleged graft under the p

Guinea's ruling party asks Alpha Condé to run 2020-08-06 08:51:32Guinea's ruling party on Thursday urged President Alpha Conde to seek a third term in elections due this year, a scenario that has sparked clashes in

Scavenging for human hair: Nairobi hairdressers cut costs 2020-08-06 05:43:11For decades, Nairobi’s poor have scavenged through heaps of rubbish at the city’s vast Dandora dumpsite. But recently, they have been join

Covid-19: Healthcare workers in South Africa pay heavy 2020-08-05 17:06:20In South Africa, the government has released new statistics revealing just how badly healthcare workers have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. U

Repression intensifies in Zimbabwe amid economic, healthcare crisis 2020-08-05 15:54:24Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa promised to “flush out” political opponents on Tuesday, as activist groups said that scores of cam

Zimbabwe's president vows to 'flush out' opponents 2020-08-04 17:03:43Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa hits out at "dark forces" and vows to "flush out" what he calls "bad apples", an apparent referenc

Trial of Algerian journalist and press freedom icon 2020-08-03 21:59:17The trial opened Monday of Algerian journalist Khaled Drareni, who has become a figurehead of press freedom in the North African country, with the pro

Niger marks 60 years of independence from France 2020-08-03 17:33:33Niger is celebrating 60 years of independence from France. It's one of eight Francophone African countries to mark its sovereignty this month. W

Soldiers killed in twin attacks in central Mali, 2020-08-02 20:14:41Mali's army suffered new losses in twin attacks Sunday that left at least five soldiers dead as the Sahel country was mired in a political crisis spa

South Africa surpasses 500,000 Covid-19 cases, more than 2020-08-02 08:06:28South Africa on Saturday surpassed 500,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases, representing more than 50% of all reported coronavirus infections in Africa's 54

French soldier dies in Chad during maintenance operation 2020-08-01 02:23:18A French soldier died during a maintenance operation in Chad after a piece of equipment exploded, the defence ministry said in a statement o

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Mauritius: Govt Scrambles to Contain Massive Oil Spill New! 2020-08-09 11:34:52[DW] Police say they were authorized to board the Japanese-owned ship as part of its investigation into the oil spill that sparked an ecological disas

Africa: African TV Trade Fare Goes Online New! 2020-08-09 11:23:47[Balancing Act] London -- The annual trade fair is dead for the foreseeable future. Those running things like DISCOP and AfricaCom have had to reinven

Kenya: Kenya Is Struggling to Deliver Justice Online New! 2020-08-09 11:19:21[The Conversation Africa] Kenya ordered the closure of courtrooms to the public in April in keeping with government measures to limit gatherings and m

Mauritius: Govt Declares Environmental Emergency Over Oil Spill New! 2020-08-09 11:13:00[DW] Mauritius has declared a "state of environmental emergency" and asked France for help after an oil spill from a Japanese-owned ship near vulner

Africa: Lessons From Two Pan-African Giants On How New! 2020-08-09 10:58:19[The Conversation Africa] This year marks the 75th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the US in 1945, the only time in history th

Africa: With Proper Investment in Youth, Kenya's Potential New! 2020-08-09 10:55:18[IPS] Nairobi -- Africa's demographic boom has been hailed as its biggest promise for transforming the continent's economic and social outcomes, but

Kenya: Clean Cooking Transition - Pathways As Seen New! 2020-08-09 10:53:34[IPS] Amsterdam -- The Sustainable Development goals on energy speak clear: universal access energy and clean cooking by 2030 (SDG7). But the current

Nigeria: How N29bn Import Ban May Change Maize New! 2020-08-09 04:58:22[Daily Trust] Two maize farmers associations, Maize Association of Nigeria (MAAN) and Maize Growers, Processors and Marketers Association of Nigeria (

Nigeria: Kano Residents Groan Under Burden of Abandoned 2020-08-09 04:31:28[Daily Trust] Kano -- The several uncompleted (and some abandoned) roads in Kano State have left residents and visitors of the commercial centre of Ni

Kenya: Weather Alerts At Risk As Radio Stations 2020-08-09 02:58:57[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As advertising disappears amid the coronavirus downturn, radio stations helping farmers adapt to climate shifts could dis

Nigeria: Messing Up Nigeria With Chinese Loans 2020-08-08 06:46:51[This Day] In sane climes, when a government signs any loan agreement, the interest of the citizens is prioritised. That has not been the case with lo

Kenya: Hola Stadium Incomplte As Venue Contractors Disappear 2020-08-08 05:25:21[Nation] That Tana River County is endowed with talent is not in doubt. The region has produced gifted players who feature in the Kenyan Premier Leagu

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