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South Africa: Everything Ramaphosa Does Is to Please White People - Malema - [News24Wire] Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa does not qualify for South African tenders because "he is not black enough and he has done everything in his life to please white people", Economic Freedom Fighters leader Julius Malema said on Tuesday.
Ethiopia: Who Takes the Blame for Ailing State of Healthcare in State Hospitals? - [Addis Standard] "You have to apologize to the health professionals as we believe that you disrespected the professionals and the improvements made in the health sector," reads a letter written in Amharic on 3 July, 2017, and was sent to the national broadcaster, Ethiopian Broadcasting Service (EBS). The letter was written by the Ethiopian Medical Association (EMA) in response to a segment aired on EBS by a talk show host who took the liberty to "disparage the professional integrity of medical practitioners" in hospitals i
Africa: Tide Turns in Aids Fight But Too Many Still Die - [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -"Stigma and a lack of information and knowledge about HIV and AIDS across Africa means a huge number of people are getting left behind"
Nigeria: Lagos Council Elections Official Results - [Premium Times] The election into chairmanship and councillorship positions in Lagos held on July 22 across the 20 local government areas and 37 local council development areas.
Zambia: Emergency Powers Threaten Media Freedom - [IFEX] The International Press Institute (IPI) today expressed concern over the imposition of emergency powers in Zambia and recent comments made by the inspector-general of police that some publications could be closed while the 90-day state of emergency was in place.
Nigeria: 'I Am Making Good Progress,' Buhari Writes Guinean President Conde - [Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has written to thank the President of Guinea, Alpha Conde, for the nationwide prayers held last week by Guineans for his recovery and good health.
Ethiopia: Dairy, Meat Exports Surge - [Addis Fortune] The Ethiopian Meat & Dairy Industry Development Institute reported that the country generated 104 million dollars from meat, honey, wax, fodder products, and milk and dairy exports during the recently ended fiscal year.
Nigeria: 'Press Is Like a Nagging Wife That Should Be Tolerated,' Says Obasanjo - [News24Wire] The press is like a nagging wife that should be tolerated, former Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo has said.
Malawi: Suspects In Killing of Woman With Albinism Blame Satan - [Nyasa Times] Lilongwe Magistrate court has slapped with jail term eight people who blamed Satan for conspiring and killing a woman with albinism in Dowa district last year.
Zimbabwe: I Miss My Husband, Says Joice Mujuru - [Zimbabwe Standard] Former vice president Joice Mujuru is slowly building her profile as an opposition leader after she was unceremoniously kicked out of Zanu PF over allegations that she was involved in a plot to assassinate President Robert Mugabe.
South Africa: Child Born With HIV Goes Into Remission - [Nation] Paris -A nine-year-old South African child born with HIV has been able to control the virus without drugs for 8.5 years, scientists have reported.
South Africa: It's Better to Share Than Lose Everything, White Farmers Told - [News24Wire] Zimbabwe's Commercial Farmers Union (CFU) has reportedly urged white South African farmers to agree to a deal to share land with the black majority to avoid suffering the same fate as their Zimbabwean counterparts who were violently evicted from their properties.
Zimbabwe: Hospital Illegally Dumps Blood - Kids Use It As Lipstick, Nail Polish - [New Zimbabwe] A local hospital allegedly dumped blood and other medical waste at an open site in Mt Hampden, posing a serious health hazard to children who used the blood as lipstick and nail polish, a Harare court heard Monday.
South Africa: #GuptaLeaks - Another German Software Giant Implicated in 'Kickback' Payments - [Daily Maverick] A second German multinational, Software AG, has been caught red-handed entering questionable commission agreements with a Gupta-controlled company in the hope of securing lucrative state contracts. A company that manufactures billboards and a letterbox consulting company also stood to rake in millions. By AMABHUNGANE, SCORPIO and NEWS24.
Uganda: Museveni Approves U.S.$2.9b Loan for Malaba-Kampala Railway - [East African] President Yoweri Museveni has approved the borrowing of Ush10.3 trillion ($2.9 billion) for the construction of the standard gauge railway from the Malaba border with Kenya to Kampala in the clearest signal yet that the regional infrastructure project is back on track.
Nigeria: Economy to Grow Faster Than South Africa's in 2018 - IMF - [Vanguard] The International Monetary Fund has projected that Nigeria's economy will grow at a faster pace than South Africa's in 2018.
Tanzania: Tourism Operators Decry Sharp Fall in Number of Visitors - [Citizen] Mwanza -Despite Tanzania Tourist Board (TTB) reports, which suggest a big number of tourists visit the country, tourism stakeholders in the region face a difficult time due to a sharp drop in the number tourists.
Tanzania: Govt Dismisses Claims of Interfering with Kenya Polls - [Daily News] The government yesterday dismissed as baseless and malicious allegations that Tanzania is interfering with Kenya imminent general election.
South Africa: 'Stubborn' Capetonians Still Using Too Much Water - [News24Wire] Far too many Capetonians are being stubborn and still not doing enough to save water, the City of Cape Town said on Monday.
Africa: Downstream Costs of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam - [ISS] The government of Ethiopia is currently constructing the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). Once complete, the GERD will be the largest hydropower facility in Africa (about 6 000 MW) - nearly triple the country's current electricity generation capacity - and represent a potential economic windfall for the government.
Tanzania: Acacia Mining Hit With U.S.$190 Billion Tax Bill - [Daily News] TANZANIA Revenue Authority has issued the Acacia Mining notice to pay the government close to 425.28tri/- (190 billion US dollars) being unpaid taxes, penalties and accrued interest from 17 years of operation in Tanzania, the mining company announced yesterday.
Zimbabwe: Opposition Leader Ncube In Wife Battering Storm - [The Herald] MDC president Professor Welshman Ncube (56) has been reported to the police for allegedly assaulting his 33-year old wife.
South Africa: Asylum Seekers Will Have to Live Near Borders If Home Affairs Has Its Way - [GroundUp] Proposed changes to South Africa's immigration laws may prevent refugees and asylum seekers from permanently settling in the country, according to the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town.
Zimbabwe: Security Guards Open Fire On Illegal Diamond Panners - [The Herald] One person was killed, while three others were seriously injured when Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) Private Limited security guards fired at over 200 armed illegal diamond panners who broke into the firm's premises in Chiadzwa last week.
Kenya: Girls Invent App to End Female Genital Mutilation - [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -"Whether we win or not, our perspective of the world and the possibilities it has will change for the better"
Uganda: Consumers Not Happy With New MTN Data Offers - [Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -On July 4, Uganda's largest telecommunication firm; MTN, announced changes in price and volumes for some of its internet (data) packages resulting in concerns by customers and the regulator, the Uganda Communications Commission.
Uganda: Ministers to Explain Constitutional Amendment on Land - [Monitor] Parliament -The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Maj Gen (rtd) Kahinda Otafiire and Ms Betty Amongi of Lands, Housing and Urban Development are expected to defend the quest for Constitutional amendment.
Zimbabwe: Handler Killed By Tame Bull Elephant in Vic Falls - [News24Wire] An experienced elephant guide has been charged and killed in Victoria Falls by a tame bull elephant used for safari rides, a company official said on Monday.
Nigeria: Govt Expresses Concern On Number of Out-of-School Children - [Premium Times] The government has expressed concern over the increasing number of out-of-school children in the country.
Nigeria: African Lawmakers Pledge to Tackle Modern Slavery - [Premium Times] Some federal lawmakers from Nigeria, together with their counterparts from other African countries, have pledged to tackle modern slavery and related issues like human trafficking, forced labour and commercial sexual exploitation.
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Nigeria has 'largest number of children out-of-school' in the world - Nigeria's government says it is "sad to note" that the country has 10.5 million children out of school.
Ethiopia urges illegal workers in Saudi Arabia to come home - The Ethiopian government says only 15% of its citizens returned before today's amnesty deadline.
Drugs cocktail 'cut HIV deaths by 27%' - Three lives were saved for every 100 treated, a trial using a mix of drugs found.
Tanzania's albino footballers team up with Everton FC - They've been training with Everton as part of their fight-back against dangerous prejudice.
Stravinsky in South Africa: The composer who defied apartheid - When celebrated Russian-born composer Igor Stravinsky visited South Africa in 1962, he defied racist laws to perform his music to a black audience.
Meet the "Afro-fashion magician" who creates dresses in minutes - Ugandan designer Latif Madoi is making a name for himself with his unique brand of "fast fashion".
Nigerian president Buhari is 'very, very ok', a governor says - The Nigerian president was pictured for the first time in almost 80 days on Sunday.
Virtual campaigning changes Kenya vote - Social media has taken centre-stage for many voters and candidates ahead of Kenya's general election.
Ethiopia: The hyenas of Harar - Emmanuel Igunza reports from the ancient city of Harar in Ethiopia, where it appears man and hyena have evolved a mutually beneficial - if unlikely arrangement.
Unwanted Tunisia's Sliti joins Dijon on loan - Tunisia international midfielder Naim Sliti has joined French side Dijon on a season-long loan from rivals Lille.
Eric Bailly: Man Utd defender's European ban extended to three matches - Manchester United defender Eric Bailly is banned for two more European games for his Europa League red card against Celta Vigo.
Togo international Djene joins Getafe on four-year deal - Togo international Djene Dakonam Ortega, 25, joins La Liga side Getafe on a four-year deal.
Dan Saladino: Trying the berry and porcupine diet - The Hadza are one of the last remaining hunter-gatherer tribes in the world. Could their diet hold lessons for everyone?
Emmanuel Igunza: Inside 'Africa's Mecca' - Our correspondent visits the ancient city of Harar as it celebrates its 1,010th anniversary.
Piers Edwards: Turning football into wine - Former Ivory Coast international Olivier Tebily has forged a new career away from football - as Africa's first maker of Cognac.
Patience Atuhaire: Ugandan mini-skirts and morals - The debate on what constitutes being improperly dressed in public is reignited after Ugandan civil servants are issued with a strict dress code.
Eritrea capital Asmara makes World Heritage list - Architecture from the colonial era left an "exceptional example" of modernism, judges say.
Portraits of a migrant - Portraits of Libyan migrants taken on board the vessel that rescued them.
Style in the slum - His neighbours, in what is probably the world's most famous slum, stare but he doesn't care.
Rumble in the jungle - Visiting the boxers of Kinshasa, 43 years after Ali and Foreman fought in the Rumble in the Jungle.
New faces of Africa - The photographers trying to change perceptions of Africa.
Nairobi's new railway - A peek at Africa's newest railway, running from Kenya's capital, Nairobi, to the port city of Mombasa.
The gospel train - For 20 years, a Christian group has held prayers on a train carriage during their one hour commute.
Tradesmen of Kumasi - Documenting the workplaces of a generation of Ghanaians.
Joseph Warungu: Free in Freetown - In our series of letters from African journalists, Kenyan Joseph Warungu makes his maiden visit to Sierra Leone.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Nigeria's war of words with Amnesty - Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani considers the incessant duel on facts between Nigeria and Amnesty.
Yousra Elbagir: Sudan's' cholera cover-up' - In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir criticises the Sudanese government's failure to get to grips with a cholera pandemic.
Elizabeth Ohene: Why Ghana's new word for gold miner spells trouble - In our series of letters from African journalists, veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on the "galamsey" phenomenon.
Singers and skippers - A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Man who migrated twice - What is life like for those involved in Europe's great migration?
Yousra Elbagir: Sudan's 'big and beautiful' pills for women - In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir explores Sudanese women's appetite for weight gain pills.
'Her generosity cost her life' - Prudence Mabele was one of the first South African black women to say publicly she had HIV.
Satellites and science - In our series of letters from African journalists, veteran Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on whether people are being inspired by science.
Master shipbuilders - The craftsmen can all trace their skills back to one family who arrived on the island more than 150 years ago.
Debating Africa - Every month we travel to a different African country to discuss a chosen topic.
How a former slave gave a quilt to Queen Victoria - More than a century ago a former slave fulfilled her dream to meet Queen Victoria, taking with her a gift.