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Nigeria: Relief As Opec Extends Exemption From Oil Production Cut - [This Day] Yenagoa -The meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) of OPEC and Non-OPEC Countries in Vienna, Austria, yesterday extended its exemption from crude oil production cut, thus endorsing the country's position hat the exemption granted it at the November 2016 Ministerial Conference and extended by the May Ministerial Conference should be sustained until it stabilises its crude oil production.
Tanzania: President Magufuli to Address Nation From Arusha - [Daily News] Arusha -PRESIDENT John Magufuli is expected to address Tanzanians from Arusha, this Saturday afternoon, shortly after commissioning Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF) officer cadets, here.
Uganda: Court Official Suspended for Wearing 'A Very Short, Tight Dress' - [News24Wire] A Ugandan court official has reportedly been suspended for wearing "a very short and tight dress" to work, breaching the country's strict dress code for public sector workers.
Nigeria: Minister Demands Reform of IMF, World Bank - [Premium Times] Nigeria has demanded the reform of the Bretton Wood Institutions to make them responsive to the needs of developing countries and also reflect the realities of the 21st century.
Nigeria: Shady Steel Negotiations Allegedly Brokered by Minister - [Premium Times] The Nigerian government has, through the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, been mediating in a multi-million deal that apparently violates a Supreme Court ruling, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.
South Africa: Aids Activist David Ross Patient Dies - [News24Wire] World renowned South African AIDS activist David Ross Patient, who was diagnosed with HIV in 1983, died on Friday evening after contracting pneumonia following an operation.
South Africa: 'Dassie' the Dog's Barks for Help Lead to Unusual Mountain Rescue - [News24Wire] A dog who found itself stuck on a mountain ledge in the Stellenbosch area has a farm resident to thank for its rescue after she heard cries for help and ensured that a rescue team was able to find it.
Zimbabwe: I'm Not Aware - Finance Minister Refuses to Comment on Mugabe Spending - [News24Wire] Zimbabwe's finance minister has refused to comment on where the First Family got its money to buy a mansion in South Africa and to import luxury cars.
Africa: North Korea's Loyal Partners in Africa - [Deutsche Welle] Despite UN sanctions against North Korea, a number of African countries share a cosy trade relationship with the pariah state. Old alliances dating back to Cold War times have persisted - and remain important even today.
Kenya: Raila Odinga - 'No Electoral Changes, No Election in Kenya' - [Deutsche Welle] Nairobi -Kenya's opposition candidate Raila Odinga has told DW that some changes need to take place at the electoral commission if he is to take part in the repeat election set for October 26. President Uhuru Kenyatta disagrees. In its final ruling, Kenya's Supreme Court blamed the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) for releasing unverified presidential results. The court annulled President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory and ordered a repeat of the presidential election within 60 days. NASA's presiden
Nigeria: Army - We've Stabilised South-East Despite Intense Opposition From Ipob, Sympathisers - [This Day] Expect more Operation Python Dance across the nation PANDEF kicks, urges military to halt action
South Africa: Is All Really Well Between Opposition Parties? - [News24Wire] The DA's relationship with other opposition parties is good, says its leader, Mmusi Maimane.
Nigeria: Police Arrest NAN Journalist - [Premium Times] The Benue Police Command has arrested Emmanuel Atswen, a reporter of the News Agency of Nigeria, over a report on the protest by IDPs at the International Market camp in Makurdi.
South Africa: Campus Protest Trauma 'The New Normal' - [News24Wire] Universities are often portrayed as places of considered debate, and learning.
Nigeria: TCN, WAPP to Build Additional 330KV Power Line to Benin Republic - [This Day] Abuja -The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the West African Power Pool (WAPP) have initiated plans to build a second 330 kilovolt (kV) transmission line to boost electricity supply to the Republic of Benin by 2021.
Nigeria: Ikolaje Idiroko Holds African Integration Cultural Show - [This Day] The Royal Father of Ikolaje Idiroko, an International border town in Ogun State, Oba John Olakunle Ojo has called on African leaders to use culture in uniting the people.
South Africa: News24 Journalist Detained, Manhandled - [News24Wire] A News24 journalist, who was detained and manhandled by security guards at the Gateway Theatre of Shopping, intends pressing charges against the security officials involved.
Nigeria: Apapa Gridlock - Stay Away From Lagos, Ambode Orders Truck Owners - [This Day] After a week-long outright blockage of all access roads to Apapa and intractable gridlock resulting from it, the Lagos State Government yesterday ordered all trailers, trucks and oil tankers to stay off all roads within the state immediately.
Nigeria: Ambode to Swear-in Oke As Acting Chief Judge - [This Day] Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode will Monday, swear-in Justice Opeyemi Oke as the Acting Chief Judge of the State.
Nigeria: 'Govt Has Not Managed Agitations Responsibly' - [This Day] A network of youth groups yesterday took a swipe on the federal government over the poor handling of separatists' agitations and other youth movements across the country. The groups argued that the perennial cases of agitations and political upheavals from the various regions were not in the interest of the country, as the nation's leadership have failed to engage strategically with the various groups.
Nigeria: Ijaw Youths Reject Proposed Bill to Regulate Civil Society Groups - [This Day] Yenagoa -Ijaw youths yesterday rejected a bill in the National Assembly aimed at regulating the activities of Civil Society Organisations in Nigeria.
Nigeria: Organisers Promise Exciting Time As Nigeria Cup Starts Today - [This Day] The organising committee for the 2017 Nigeria Cup slated for the Ikoyi Club golf section has promised that golfers competing in this year's tournament and fans alike would be treated to an thrilling action throughout the tourney.
Kenya: Kenya, Lithuania Sign Agreement on Sidelines of UN General Assembly - [Capital FM] New York, United States -Kenya and the Republic of Lithuania have signed a bilateral agreement to establish a mechanism for political consultations to strengthen bilateral relations.
Nigeria: Strike Cripples Kogi - [This Day] Economic activities in Kogi State was on Friday crippled following the industrial action declared by the organised labour union which was fully complied with by the state workers. When THISDAY went round the town on Friday some of the busy roads linking to state government offices were deserted as offices were completely shut down. A visit to Kogi State broadcasting corporation, State Secretariat, State ministry of health showed they were all under lock and key. Students of various Secondary Schools in the
Nigeria: Borno Cholera Outbreak Could Have Been Worse - WHO - [This Day] Maiduguri -The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday said the death toll of 48 recorded from outbreak of cholera in Borno State, North East Nigeria could have been more but for early intervention tion to combat the disease.
Nigeria: Can Lagos Stop Trading At Undesignated Spots? - [This Day] The Lagos State Government is not leaving any stone unturned to achieve its megacity ambition and part of its moves to realise the goal is to make every nook and cranny of the state eye-catching and habitable.
Nigeria: Nnamdi Kanu - Don't Worry, You Dey Kampe - [This Day] It was former President Olusegun Obasanjo who made this phrase popular. When asked about his health, he retorted with this legendary remark. Today, I want to state my undying love for Nnamdi Kanu. For me this man is a leader, a mobiliser and a great philosopher. I have watched him very closely in the last two years. His utterances and passion for his beliefs continue to elicit a lot of admiration from not only me but from a lot of people especially the down-trodden who now see in him their salvation. Expec
Nigeria: Aviation - Sirika Inaugurates Presidential Task Force On Regulatory Matters - [This Day] The Minister of State for Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika, on Thursday, inaugurated an 11 man presidential taskforce to address regulatory matters affecting the aviation sector.
West Africa: 'Sub-Region Needs French to Enhance Bilateral Relations, Trade' - [This Day] In order to achieve greater economic growth and development in the region, the Director General, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM), Professor Akpan Ekpo has called on countries within the sub-region to embrace French Language as a tool needed to stimulate bilateral relations and international trade.
Swaziland: King Misleads UN On Swazi Freedom - [Swazi Media] Only days after it was learnt that people who criticise King Mswati of Swaziland face two years' jail, the King misled the UN General Assembly saying that 'all citizens' have the opportunity to air their views.
BBC News - Africa

BBC News - Africa

Africa's biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town - Entry to the Zeitz Mocaa in Cape Town is free at certain times for anyone with an African passport.
Altach striker Bernard Tekpetey banned for 'racism' reaction - Ghana's Bernard Tekpetey is banned for two matches after being sent off for his reaction to alleged racist insults during an Austrian Cup tie.
Migrant crisis: Dozens feared drowned off Libya coast - At least 50 people are feared drowned after a dinghy reportedly ran out of fuel off the Libyan coast.
Kenya election: Poll body delays re-run by nine days - The election commission says it needs more time for reforms after the first vote was voided.
Where is 'Nambia'? President Trump 'invents' African country - Speaking at a UN conference, US President Donald Trump appears to invent a whole new African nation.
Ancient DNA sheds light on African history - DNA from ancient remains is used to reconstruct thousands of years of population history in Africa.
Togo protests: Why are people marching against Faure Gnassingbé? - Protesters want an end to the rule of President Faure Gnassingbé, who succeeded his father in 2005.
Bill Gates answers questions from BBC Pidgin audience - This is what some of BBC Pidgin's audience asked Microsoft Founder and philanthropist Bill Gates.
What's Up Africa: Angola and Uganda's presidents and a Kenyan ballet star - What's Up Africa looks at presidential change in Angola, demonstrations in Uganda and a Kenyan ballet dancer who wants to take up a scholarship in the UK.
Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe describes Donald Trump as a 'gold Goliath' - Zimbabwe's president appears to mock the US president during a speech at the UN general assembly.
Gambia's all-female oyster catchers - The BBC meets the women in Gambia who are harvesting oysters for food and for water purification.
Could maggots save global food supplies? - Could maggots boost global food output? One South African firm is using them to boost limited stocks of fishmeal.
Smart farming's 'eye in the sky' - Farmers in South Africa are using drones to help them increase crop yields.
Kenya stripped of hosting rights for CHAN 2018 - Kenya is stripped of the right to host the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) following a Caf executive committee meeting in Accra.
SuperSport United join FUS Rabat in semis - Thuso Phala scores twice to help SuperSport United of South Africa overcome Zambia's Zesco United to reach the African Confederation Cup semi-finals.
Pumza Fihlani: The politician who showers every three days - South Africa's Helen Zille made the shock revelation, arguing greasy hair is now a status symbol.
Mayeni Jones: The Angolans who are impatient for change - Angola has publicly funded healthcare with state-of-the-art clinics. So why are some hospitals running out of drugs? The BBC's Mayeni Jones investigates.
Alastair Leithead: Kenya at a crossroads - Can a new election be held in the time allocated by Kenya's constitution?
Surviving Sierra Leone's mudslide - Five survivors of Sierra Leone mudslide give harrowing accounts of their loss and how they escaped death.
Where 'spirits' come to life - Egungun - the festival where "spirits" come to life. Photographs by Charlie Northcott & Joshua Akinyemi.
Hunger in first 1,000 days - How child malnutrition affects communities across Ghana.
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.
Elizabeth Ohene: London’s coconut fad - Ghanaian journalist Elizabeth Ohene reflects on how London has changed and how it compares to Accra.
Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani: Nigeria's unpaid Ebola heros - They "saved" Nigeria from the brink of an Ebola epidemic in 2014, so why are these doctors still waiting to be paid?
Yousra Elbagir: Big and beautiful in Sudan - In our series of letters from African journalists, Yousra Elbagir explores Sudanese women's appetite for weight gain pills.
Joseph Warungu: Free in Freetown - In our series of letters from African journalists, Kenyan Joseph Warungu makes his maiden visit to Sierra Leone.
Africa's week in pictures: 15 - 21 September 2017 - A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans this week.
Love and loss - Meeting the Kenyans affected by the illness.
Food security - Helping communities feed themselves during political and environmental instability.
Captain Mina - Egyptian police officer and fitness guru Mina Samir says it is his duty to help cyberstalked women.
The waiting game - Meet the inhabitants of a refugee camp in Turin, as they pursue their dreams of a new life in Europe.
Wild land - Uganda took in more refugees than any other country last year and provided them all with land. But they have to clear it and build a home themselves.
One month on - One month ago, a mudslide devastated parts of Freetown, Sierra Leone.