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South Africa: 'I Am Coming for You' - Police Minister Warns Ex Police Unit Chief - [News24Wire] "General Ntlemeza, you must know I am coming for you. You are working 24-hours to do an illegal operation... I'm going to unleash the law."
Nigeria: Probe Into Calabar Soccer Fans Electrocutions Begin - [Daily Trust] The Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) said it has launched investigation into an electrical accident in Calabar, Cross River State where several persons were reportedly electrocuted and others injured last weekend.
Africa: It's Time to Lift Ideological Haze in Debates About Middle Class - [The Conversation Africa] The middle classes in the Global South gained growing attention since the turn of the century, mainly through their rapid ascendancy in the Asian emerging economies. A side effect of the economic growth during these 'fat years' was a relative increase of monetary income for a growing number of households.
Africa: Creative Africans - Who to Watch - [African Arguments] A few years back, it was said that Africa's creative economy was like a sleeping giant. That may have been, but the giant's awake - and woke - to the fact that the vast digital presence of young African artists is fuelling new and dynamic takes on humour, politics, fact, fiction, sexuality, satire, fantasy, technology, innovation, imagination and much much more.
Congo-Kinshasa: Now is Not the Time for UN to Run From DR Congo - [The Conversation Africa] The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will only have successful elections if the United Nations (UN) maintains its strong presence in the country. UN infrastructure and personnel are vital for a credible poll.
Kenya: Potty-Mouthed Kuria Denies Soiling Jubilee Primaries in 'Sexy' Gatundu - [Capital FM] Nairobi -Gatundu South Member of Parliament Moses Kuria has defended himself against accusations of orchestrating chaos in the ongoing Jubilee party primaries in an effort to steal the vote.
Zimbabwe: First Lady Blocks High Level Probe Against Minister Kasukuwere - [News24Wire] President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has reportedly told five top Zanu-PF officials, who are investigating the party's embattled political commissar Saviour Kasukuwere, to call off a meeting in Bindura, after it emerged that rival party factions were planning on disrupting it.
Kenya: The Last Male Northern White Rhino, Sudan, Goes On Tinder #mosteligiblebachelor - [Capital FM] Ol Pejeta Conservancy has partnered with Tinder, the world's leading social app for meeting new people, to launch a new campaign to raise awareness about 'The Most Eligible Bachelor in the World' named Sudan. Sudan is the only remaining male northern white rhino on the planet.
South Africa: Eastern Cape's Matatiele to Be Incorporated Into KwaZulu-Natal - [News24Wire] The African Independent Congress and African National Congress have agreed to ensure that Matatiele is incorporated back into KwaZulu-Natal, from the Eastern Cape.
South Africa: Zuma Consults Political Parties On New Concourt Judge - [News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma has started consulting political parties on the appointment of a Constitutional Court judge, the Presidency has said.
Zimbabwe: Top Govt Official Blames Land Reform for Squalid Schools - [New Zimbabwe] PRIMARY and Secondary Education Permanent Secretary, Sylvia Utete Masango has blamed the land reform programme for the miserable state of schools in rural Matebeleland.
Cameroon: RFI Correspondent Jailed for 10 Years - [RFI] Ahmed Abba, an RFI correspondent in Cameroon, has been sentenced to 10 years in jail. Abba, who works for RFI's Nigeria-based Hausa service, initially faced a possible death sentence.
Kenya: Governor Ndathi Concedes Defeat in Kirinyaga Jubilee Primaries - [Nation] Kirinyaga Governor Joseph Ndathi on Tuesday said he has conceded defeat in the Jubilee primaries even before the final results were announced.
Malawi: Civil Society Accuses President of Favouring His Tribe - [Nyasa Times] A group of civil society organisations (CSOs) has accused President Peter Mutharika's administration of favouring his Lhomwe tribe, an accusation that triggered talk of secession and federalism led by legislators and professionals from Central and Northern regions following the ruling DPP's trend of appointments of public officers since the party returned to power in May this year.
Africa: Johannesburg and Accra - Inching Their Way Up the Urban Food Chain - [The Conversation Africa] Like it or not, we measure the success (or failure) of cities according to broad principles of urban culture inherited largely from the west. This includes quantitative data: infrastructure, transportation, access to health care, education, amenities and so on. Harder to measure, but no less important, are "other" factors like a sense of belonging, community, identity and history.
Ethiopia: Fear of Investigation - What Does Government Have to Hide? - [HRW] In February 2016, an 18-year-old student who I will call Tolessa and two friends took part in their first protest, in Oromia's East Hararghe zone. As the crowd moved forward, they were met by a line of regional police, federal police and the army. Shortly thereafter and without warning, security forces fired live ammunition into the crowd hitting Tolessa four times. Miraculously he survived. But his two friends were not so lucky.
Africa: I Love That Man Trump - Uganda's Museveni - [Independent (Kampala)] President Yoweri Museveni has urged African leaders to stop what he described as ideological meandering. Leaders, he said, should thoroughly discuss and distill positions which can help their people transform and develop using their natural resources.
Uganda: Legislators Oppose Govt's Plan to Spend Petroleum Fund Money - [Monitor] Parliament -Members of Parliament on the Budget Committee of Parliament have responded angrily to plans by the Ministry of Finance to draw money from the Shs125 billion from the Petroleum Fund when the ministry did not include the same in the Budget Framework Paper.
Nigeria: Ex-Envoy Asks Trump to Revoke Visas of Corrupt Rulers - [This Day] Nigerian leaders suspected of corruption may soon find themselves shut out of the United States after a special report from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) urged President Donald Trump administration to "revoke the US visas of political figures suspected (not necessarily proven) of kleptocracy."
Africa: Africa to Pilot World's First Malaria Vaccine - [Deutsche Welle] Programs beginning next year in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya will test the vaccine's effectiveness in children. The trial was announced ahead of World Malaria Day (25.04.2017).
Africa: Education Not Key to Solving Africa's Problems - Museveni - [Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni has pegged the countless problems ravaging Africa such as wars, poverty, diseases, hunger and underdevelopment on policy blunders made by technocrats and political leaders, and urged fellow leaders to stop 'ideological meandering".
Kenya: Govt Vows to Stop Poll Violence - [Nation] The government on Monday stepped in to stop the violence that has characterised ongoing party nominations as one person was killed in Homa Bay and others injured in the battle to be on the ballot in August.
Africa: Kagame, Deby, Conde and AU Chair Call for Urgent Reforms - [New Times] Presidents Paul Kagame, Alpha Conde of Guinea, and Idriss Deby of Chad, and African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat, yesterday, called for urgency in the implementation of the African Union reforms adopted in January this year in readiness for the rapid changes in the global context.
Nigeria: Tanker Explodes in Lagos - [Premium Times] A 33,000 litres tanker fully laden with diesel has crashed on a car in Lagos, leading to a fire outbreak.
South Africa: Commission to Meet With 'Afrikaans Only' University Residence - [News24Wire] The CRL Rights commission on Monday announced it will meet with the management the "Afrikaans only" De Goede Hoop residence for students from the University of Pretoria (UP).
South Africa: 88 Days of Water in Cape Town Left - [News24Wire] The City of Cape Town on Monday said the city's feeder dams only have enough water for another 88 days.
South Africa: New Federation's Declaration Maps Its Plan of Action - [Daily Maverick] The South African Federation of Trade Unions (Saftu) has been born. A milestone in the history of the South African trade union movement has been passed through this launch through which the following declaration was adopted:
South Africa: Former Proteas Cricketer Charged Under Anti-Corruption Code - [Daily Maverick] His name has been swirling around behind closed doors since the news of the saga first broke. Almost a year and a half after the investigation first began, Lonwabe Tsotsobe has been officially charged.
Angola: Angola, Namibia Discuss Cooperation On Malaria Control - [ANGOP] Luanda -Angola and Namibia will discuss bilateral mechanisms for cooperation on combat malaria at a meeting set for Tuesday in the border town of Namacunde, southern Cunene province.
Nigeria: Punch Journalist Expelled From Presidential Villa - [Premium Times] The Chief Security Officer, CSO, to President Muhammadu Buhari has expelled the correspondent of Punch Newspapers, Lekan Adetayo, from the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja.
BBC News - Africa

BBC News - Africa

Row over Egyptian woman weight loss - The sister of an Egyptian woman who went to India for weight loss surgery lashes out at her doctors.
Tanzania expels UNDP head Awa Dabo - The head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) was given 24 hours to leave the country.
Uganda inspires cheap malaria tool - A toy-inspired device for malaria detection that costs 20 cents is shown off at the Ted conference
Henri Van Breda denies South Africa axe murders - The son of a wealthy family says a laughing axe-wielding intruder killed his parents and brother.
Are Rihanna and Lupita Nyong'o planning a movie? - A photo of the pair sparks a film idea by fans on Twitter and they both say they're up for it.
Arrests over shooting of Kuki Gallmann at Kenya conservation park - Multiple suspects and a gun are in police hands after author Kuki Gallmann was ambushed and shot.
Ex-SA bowler charged with match-fixing - Former South Africa bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe is charged with match-fixing following an investigation into the 2015 Ram Slam T20 Challenge Series.
Somalia drought fuelling piracy - US Africa command head - Piracy has resumed off the Somali coast in recent months after a five-year lull.
Why does this rhino have 24-hour security? - Sudan is a the northern white rhino, and the last chance for the survival of his species.
Somali-American Ilhan Omar on historic US election win - Ilhan Omar explains how she made history to become the first Somali-American legislator in the US.
The park ranger kidnapped and tortured for protecting wildlife - Park ranger Rodrigue Mugaruka Katembo, from the Democratic Republic of Congo, explains how he lives in constant fear of attack for protecting wildlife in Virunga National Park.
The Gambian footballer who drowned in search of a better life - Gambian footballer Hamadou hoped to pull his family out of poverty by going to Europe, but tragedy befell him.
Motlanthe 'uncertain' over ANC support under Jacob Zuma - Former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe says he's uncertain about whether he can support the African National Congress at the next election.
Zambia's DJ academy - The Zambian lawyer who opened up his own school for aspiring DJs.
Oumar Niasse: Hull City striker has three-match ban overturned - Hull City striker Oumar Niasse will be available for the club's Premier League run-in after his three-game ban was overturned.
Atsu helps Newcastle to Premier League return - Newcastle United secure an immediate return to the Premier League with a convincing home win over 10-man Preston.
Egypt's Salah helps Roma thrash Pescara - Roma thrash bottom side Pescara to move back to within eight points Serie A leaders Juventus.
Mary Harper: The scramble for Somalia - Many different countries are trying to get a toehold in Somalia as it slowly emerges from chaos.
Umaru Fofana: Wife's anguish mirrors Gambia's bitter-sweet revolution - Days after Gambia's President Yahya Jammeh lost the December election, the prisons started emptying but Isatu Kanyi is still waiting for her husband.
Stanley Kwenda: Why a Nigerian slum keeps producing top footballers - Ajegunle, a Nigerian slum, has a reputation for crime but it's also produced some of Nigeria's top footballers.
River of life - Solving the water crisis for South Sudanese refugees.
Living with volcanoes - The archipelago where the landscape is idyllic but life tough.
World's vainest people? - How the men of Chad's Wodaabe culture go about finding their brides at a desert festival where the stress is on make-up and clothes.
Nigeria's soot city - A mysterious case of pollution has turned Port Harcourt, known as "The Garden City", into a city covered in soot.
Saving Zanzibar - A group of local artisans is trying to preserve their island's buildings.
Drought battle - Kenyan herders are giving their own food to animals to keep them alive during the severe drought.
Africa's 2016 in pictures - A selection of the most striking news images from the African continent this year.
Preserving rural Mali - Photographer Boukary Konate is documenting scenes from rural life in his native Mali for the "internet generation", and before this way of life disappears entirely.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Price of sinning - In our series of letters from African journalists, Nigerian writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks into the culture of blind belief in destiny.
Elizabeth Ohene: Remembering Kathy - Elizabeth Ohene reminisces about meeting the late South African anti-apartheid hero Ahmed Kathrada.
Yousra Elbagir: Sudan's uncensored poets - In our series of letters from African journalists Yousra Elbagir looks at Sudan's rich history of lyrical resistance at a time of state censorship and control.
Sola Odunfa: Do Nigerians go on holiday? - In our series of letters from African journalists, Sola Odunfa examines the attitude of Nigerians to holidaying, at a time when President Muhammadu Buhari has spent more than a month on "medical vacation" in the UK.
Tradesmen of Kumasi - Documenting the workplaces of a generation of Ghanaians.
Ill-gotten gains? - In our series of letters from African journalists, writer Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at the discovery of mystery cash piles in Nigeria.
Voodoo rebels - Mass graves, child soldiers and police decapitations are all features of a little known Congolese conflict, as the BBC's Catherine Byaruhanga reports.
Africa's top shots: 13-20 April 2017 - A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Culture clash - In our series of letters from African journalist Yousra Elbagir looks at how Sudanese are using social media to celebrate and express their African identity.
Smartphone pitfalls - Are smartphones empowering poor Kenyans or simply causing more problems than they solve?
School by canoe - Many children who live on Lake Bunyonyi in south-western Uganda have to cross the water every day to get to school.
Die-hard Facebooker - Ms Nyanzi has been taken to court over calling President Yoweri Museveni "a pair of buttocks".
Happy feet - The Happy Feet youth project in South Africa aims to "promote education" through gumboot dancing.