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Nigeria:Presidency Keeps Mum Over Obasanjo's Explosive Rebuke of Buhari - [Premium Times] The Nigerian presidency has kept mum over the excoriating public statement issued by former President Olusegun Obasanjo calling on President Muhammadu Buhari not to run for re-election.
Zimbabwe:EU Ready to Review Ties With Govt - [New Zimbabwe] The European Union (EU) has endorsed President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration hoping that the new government was going to reform.
South Africa:Girl, 3, Not Found After Disappearing From Church Service - [News24Wire] The family of a 3-year-old girl who disappeared inside a church on New Year's Eve in Amandawe, on the lower South Coast of KwaZulu-Natal, is still in the dark about her whereabouts and is willing to pay for her safe return.
Zimbabwe:President Mnangagwa Orders Ministers to Declare Assets - [New Zimbabwe] Senior government workers including cabinet ministers have been given until the 28th of February to submit written declarations of theirs assets, chief secretary to the President and Cabinet, Misheck Sibanda, has said.
Zimbabwe:Critics Blast Mnangagwa for Mimicking Mugabe - [New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has come under fire from political analysts and opponents who feel he has done more to perpetuate his predecessor's negative rule than try to give expression to his much touted new order.
Zimbabwe:Former Minister Sandi Moyo Expelled From Parliament - [The Herald] Former Bulawayo Provincial Affairs Minister Eunice Sandi Moyo yesterday lost her parliamentary seat after Zanu-PF notified Parliament of her expulsion from the ruling party.
Uganda:Govt Agrees to Reopen Red Pepper Newspaper - [Monitor] President Museveni has pardoned Red Pepper directors and its senior editors and agreed to reopen the company after two months of police siege.
Nigeria:As #MeToo Moves Across the World, Is Nigeria Next? - [Guardian] In October last year, multiple accusations of sexual assault and misconduct were leveled at Hollywood movie producer, Harvey Weinstein. The world was shocked by the scale of the allegations and the alleged intricate web of mechanisms used by the producer to protect himself and to keep his victims silent.
South Africa:Opposition Leader to Give Details on Cape Town Water Crisis - [News24Wire] Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane will brief the media on what is "really happening" regarding the water crisis in Cape Town during a visit to Athlone on Wednesday.
Kenya:Govt Plans to Create 1,3 Million Jobs by 2022 - [Nation] The Jubilee government plans to create 1.3 million manufacturing jobs by 2022 and achieve a 100 per cent health coverage for every Kenyan.
Nigeria:'Majority of 50,000 Boko Haram Orphans Are Girl Child' - [Leadership] Maiduguri -The Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima has disclosed that the majority of the 50,000 children orphaned by the Boko Haram crisis who are taking refuge at the various internally Displaced persons ( IDPs) camps in Maiduguri and environs are Girl child.
East Africa:I Love Trump For Being Frank About Africa - President Museveni - [Observer] President Yoweri Museveni has praised US President Donald Trump for being 'frank' and telling Africa that they are a weak continent.
Nigeria:Southern Cameroonians Demand Release of Leaders Detained in Nigeria - [Premium Times] A Southern Cameroon group pushing for an independent state has asked the Nigerian government to release its leaders being detained by Nigeria's Defence Intelligence Agency.
Nigeria:350 Million Illegal Weapons in Nigeria, Govt Laments - [Daily Trust] The federal Government of Nigeria has lamented that at least, 350 million illegal weapons are currently in the country.
South Africa:Winnie Madikizela-Mandela 'Has Infection', Recovering in Hospital - [News24Wire] Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was admitted to hospital in Johannesburg a few days ago but is on the mend, a Mandela family spokesperson said on Tuesday evening.
Rwanda/Libya:Drama as Libya Go Through to CHAN Quarter-Finals - [New Times] An injury-time goal from Libya striker Elmutasem Abushnaf ended Rwanda's hopes of reaching the quarterfinals of the African Nations Championships (CHAN) for the second time in a row.
Nigeria/Equatorial Guinea:CHAN 2018 - Super Eagles Through to Quarter-Final - [Premium Times] A brilliant second-half display has earned the home-based Super Eagles team a place in the quarterfinals of the ongoing African Nations Championships, CHAN taking place in Morocco.
Gambia:One Year On, Victims of Gambian Dictator Demand Justice - [IRIN] Banjul -Ayeshah was just 14 when her father went missing in 2005, never to be seen again. He was a relative of Gambian autocrat Yahya Jammeh, but he had made the fatal mistake of telling the president "what he was doing to people was wrong," Ayeshah told IRIN.
Tanzania:Mining Firms Have Three Months to Comply With Law - [East African] Tanzania is set to restructure its troubled mining sector after the government gave mining companies three months to comply with new guidelines, which give local mining firms and financial institutions preference.
Africa:Stability in Southern Africa Hinges On How Leaders Gain and Lose Power - [The Conversation Africa] While each country in Southern Africa has its own politics, recent developments involving presidents provide interesting contrasts across the region. Which presidents gain and lose power in 2018 - and how they do so - will have significance for the region as a whole, not least in helping determine its continued stability.
South Africa:Why It's Taken So Long to Prosecute State Capture Cases in South Africa - [The Conversation Africa] The Asset Forfeiture Unit of South Africa's National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed that it is probing seven cases related to what has come to be known as "state capture", involving R50 billion. This development follows months of public frustration due to lack of action by the country's law enforcement agencies despite mounting evidence pointing to massive corruption. Politics and society editor Thabo Leshilo spoke to legal expert, Professor Penelope Andrews.
Kenya:Rape Claims - Under Siege Kenyatta Hospital Orders More Guards in Wards - [Nairobi News] The Kenyatta National Hospital has been asked to find a way of accommodating new mothers closer to their babies.
Nigeria:Obasanjo Attacks Buhari, Asks President Not to Run in 2019 - [Premium Times] Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday, in a blistering and excoriating 13-page statement has called on President Muhammadu Buhari not to seek re-election in 2019.
Kenya:Opposition NASA Moves Odinga's 'Oath' Ceremony From Uhuru Park - [Nairobi News] The National Super Alliance has changed the venue for swearing in Mr Raila Odinga and Mr Kalonzo Musyoka as People's Assembly president and deputy.
Zimbabwe:Family Leaves Bangkok After Living At Airport for 3 Months - Reports - [News24Wire] A Zimbabwean family, who had been living at Bangkoko's Suvarnabhumi airport for the past three months, has finally left Thailand, reports said on Tuesday.
South Africa:#LifeEsidimeni - What Qedani Mahlangu's Testimony May Mean for David Makhura - [Bhekisisa] Accusations fly as the embattled former health MEC finally testifies at the ongoing arbitration hearings.
Namibia:Genocide Case in Court - [Namibian] Germany is expected to appear in New York City's District Court on Thursday, or risk losing the case to the descendants of the genocide victims by default.
Burundi:Five Women Burned Within Two Weeks in Western Burundi - [Iwacu] Victims are from Rugombo, Buganda and Mugina communes in Cibitoke western province. Women activists decry these despicable acts and demand justice and administration executives to intervene.
Tanzania:Mounting Insecurity Halts Arusha Vegetable Exports to S. Sudan - [Daily News] Arusha -WITH mounting security concerns among truck owners ferrying farm produce from Tanzania to South-Sudan via Kenya, onion producers in Arusha have temporarily suspended vegetable exports to Juba.
Zimbabwe:Govt Reduces Duty On Fuel Imports - [The Source] Government has reduced excise duty on fuel imports, in a move aimed at reducing overall production costs in the country.
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At least 27 dead in twin Benghazi car bombs - Two car bombs kill at least 27 and injure many more near a mosque in the Libyan city of Benghazi.
Uganda's Museveni: I love Trump for being frank with Africans - Yoweri Museveni said the continent needs to be spoken to frankly and made to realise it is weak.
South Africa's 'Father of Jazz' dies - The legendary musician, who has died age 78, will be remembered as much for his activism as his songs.
Zimbabwe family leave Bangkok airport after three months - Four Zimbabwean adults and four children refused to return home but could not re-enter Thailand.
UN flag no longer offers 'natural protection' to peacekeepers - The organisation's flag and blue helmets no longer offer "natural protection", a new report says.
Cerebral palsy is my motivation, says Somali YouTuber Abdi Omar - Motivational speaker Abdi Omar says his cerebral palsy has made him "stronger and wiser".
Hugh Masekela: The story of a jazz legend - Legendary jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela, a leading figure in the struggle to end apartheid and "the father of South African jazz", has died aged 78.
The Gambia one year after Jammeh exit - What's changed? - It's been a year since Adama Barrow took power in The Gambia after Yahya Jammeh's 22-year-rule ended.
Deported from Belgium, tortured in Sudan? - Has Belgium failed in its duty to protect asylum seekers?
Who is George Weah, Liberia's new president? - How George Weah went from being the world's best footballer to the president of Liberia.
Global Beats: Senegal's Jahseen - Senegalese musician Jahseen wants to challenge what people around the world consider to be Senegalese music.
CHAN 2018: Libya score late to join Nigeria in last eight - Libya score an injury-time winner to beat Rwanda 1-0 and reach the quarter-finals of the African Nations Championship.
Morocco launches 2026 World Cup campaign and logo - Morocco launches its campaign to host the 2026 World Cup, less than five months before Fifa votes to decide who will stage the finals.
Algeria's Taider moves from Bologna to MLS side Montreal - Algerian star Saphir Taider swaps Italy for Canada as he joins MLS side Montreal Impact in a three-year deal.
'Politics will not harm 2026 World Cup bid' - Concacaf chief Victor Montagliani says President Donald Trump's comments about foreign countries will not harm the United States' 2026 World Cup bid
Fergal Keane: George Weah faces toughest challenge - An inspiration on the pitch, Liberia's new president could struggle to meet expectations off it, writes Fergal Keane.
Patience Atuhaire: Surviving cancer with no radiotherapy - Uganda's only machine broke in 2016, leaving hundreds of patients without adequate care.
Gbolahan Peter Macjob: Nigeria's six-day Facebook engagement - "He is the most handsome man I've ever met and I liked him instantly."
In pictures: Africa's first AfroPunk festival - The AfroPunk festival, celebrating alternative black culture, comes to Africa for the first time.
Africa's year in pictures 2017 - A selection of the best photos from across and about Africa this year.
Through the lens: The photographers capturing Africa's year - African photographers select their favourite images of 2017 and explain their power.
Robert Mugabe - A look at the career of Robert Mugabe, who has resigned as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years in power.
Holiday home - The 2CV is a vintage French car. But it is the car of choice for taxi drivers in the African island of Madagascar.
Photo of butchered rhino wins top award - A shocking image of a dehorned black rhino makes Brent Stirton Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
Wrecked lives of Kasai - Violent clashes between government and rebel forces has led to huge civilian displacement.
Food security - Helping communities feed themselves during political and environmental instability.
Brian Hungwe: Can Zimbabwe rise from the ashes? - The one thing all Zimbabweans yearn for this year is an economic revival.
Elizabeth Ohene: The year veteran presidents finally moved on - Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene looks back at the African leaders who lost power in 2017.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Why Nigerians aim for Europe - Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani looks at why Nigerians believe they will be the lucky ones to reach Europe.
Mannir Dan Ali: Why Nigeria needs multi-lingual soldiers - Instead of shouting to be heard, Nigerian soldiers are being told to learn more languages.
Cape Town water crisis: 'My wife doesn't shower any more' - The BBC's Mohammed Allie is one of millions of people trying to stave off Day Zero, the day the taps in Cape Town will run dry.
Why you can't judge a zebra by its stripes - Looking at a zebra's stripes may not be a good way to tell different types apart, say scientists.
Kenya's 'backpack midwife' bringing healthcare for all - For many people in remote regions access to healthcare is limited, so tech is coming to their aid.
Why some Sudanese back lecturer who beat students - What a video of a male lecturer assaulting his students says about the state of women's rights in the country.
The president who made people take his bogus HIV cure - Lamin Ceesay was lucky to survive when the Gambian president took away his drugs and tried to cure him with a paste of herbs. An unknown number died.
What did Liberia's first female leader achive? - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made history in Liberia but was also accused of corruption, writes Tamasin Ford.
Africa's week in pictures: 12 - 18 January 2018 - A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.
Memories and beauty captured in Africa - Memory is among the themes featuring at the African Biennale of Photography in Mali's capital.
Inside Africa's gated WhatsApp communities - Joseph Warungu peeps into WhatsApp groups to find out who the group administrators really are.