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Nigeria: Updated - Exclusive: How Boko Haram Attack On Military Base Killed Seven Soldiers, Wounded Others

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[Premium Times] PREMIUM TIMES has obtained more details of the Boko Haram attack in Borno State on Tuesday that led to the death of seven soldiers and an army officer.

Nigeria: Iswap Executes Kidnapped Nigerian Pastor

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[Premium Times] The kidnapped chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), in Michika Local Government Area of Adamawa state, Lawan Andami, has been killed.

Trump says he plans to expand US travel ban

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It would build upon an existing ban which bars entry for citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries.

Zimbabwe doctors end strike after billionaire's offer

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The medics were off work for more than four months, paralysing the country's healthcare sector.

South Africa: Registration Opens for Robben Island Mass Wedding

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[SAnews.gov.za] The registration process for the annual Valentine's Day mass wedding at the Robben Island Museum is now officially open for couples who plan to participate in the event.

Nigeria: Lassa Fever - NCDC Confirms 14 Deaths in 7 States

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[Vanguard] A total of 82 cases of Lassa fever including 14 deaths have been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Diseases Control, NCDC. Announcing the development in its Lassa fever Situation Report (Epi Week 02: 6th - 12th January 2020, the NCDC said that a total of 255 suspected cases were recorded.

Africa 'betrayed' Libya, Gaddafi in 2011: Uganda president reiterates

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Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni says Africa should have taken steps to stop a North Atlantic Treaty Organization, NATO, intervention in Libya in 2011. According to the long-serving president, Africa’s diplomatic attempts in the intervention was not enough and that a military intervention should have been pursued. Speaking to the BBC in London where he attended the first United Kingdom – Africa summit, Museveni said; “The African countries should not have allowed Western countries to attack Libya. We should have intervened. We tried diplomatically but we could have intervened even militarily.” “Africa could have intervened and taught those people a lesson… Libya was an African country being attacked by foreign powers, we should have intervened.” It is the second time in recent years that he is commenting on the Libya situation that brought an end to the reign of Muammar Gaddafi who was eventually captured and killed by rebels in his hometown of Sirte in the same year. In 2016, Museveni wrote a piece that criticised the United States and European Union for their intervention in Libya and the wider Middle East region. He averred that the U.S. and E.U had no business dislodging Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein of Iraq. Museveni’s comments on Libya comes after that of Guinea president Alpha Conde, who in an exlusive interview with Africanews’ editor-in-chief Nathalie Wakam, spoke about the headache that a disorderly Libya continues to have on the North Africa and Sahel region at large. Libya has been at the heart of recent news coverage with multiple conferences geared towards achieving a ceasefire between the two main rival factions. The internationally recognized Tripoli government and the Benghazi government led by rebel chief Khalifa Haftar. Moscow and Berlin in the recent weeks hosted summits on Libya. The next meeting is under the auspices of the African Union and is due to be held in late December in Brazzaville, capital of the Republic of Congo. President Sassou Nguesso is leader of the AU-led committee seeking a resolution of the crisis.

Trump Plans to Extend Travel Ban to Nigeria, Tanzania, Sudan, Eritrea & Three Other Countries

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Here's what the travel ban could mean for these nations.

Nigeria: Pregnant Woman, Two Doctors Die As Kano Confirms Lassa Fever Outbreak

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[Premium Times] The Kano State government has confirmed the outbreak of Lassa fever in the state.

Africa: New Directions for Historic U.S. Africa-Focused Organization

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[allAfrica] The New York-based Africa-America Institute (AAI) is one of the oldest, most-respected institutions connecting Africans and Americans. Founded in 1952, under the name African-American Institute, it has provided scholarships, educational opportunities and skills training. More than 16 thousand Africans have earned undergraduate and advanced degrees and leadership skills through AAI programmes, continuing their connections through an active alumni group. AAI's emphasis for 2020 and beyond is two-fold --

South Africa: Makana Municipality to Appeal Against Judgment

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[GroundUp] Mayor says the municipality has improved and wants judgment dissolving it overturned

Africa: Group Phase FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Draw takes place in Cairo

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[CAF] The Draw for the Group Phase of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 took place on Tuesday in Cairo, Egypt, with 40 African countries discovering their fates for the Second Round of the qualifying campaign.

Media Watch: Benin's opposition radio fires all staff over govt suspension

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As part of our news analysis slot on Africanews, we will be updating a media watch page that deals with major issues of media ongoings across the continent. It will cut across happenings in mainstream and across social media with also a special eye for fake news. Burundi arrest journalist over corruption report Ghana remembers slain anti-corruption investigator Cameraman assaulted in Nigeria Ethiopian journalists associational dreams Journalists detained in Uganda and Malawi Western Ethiopia internet cut, Sudan bans pro-Bashir press Radio station fires all employees after suspension Beninese private radio station Soleil FM, owned by politician and business mogul Sebastian Adjavon, has fired all 41 employees in the wake of a government suspension of their operations. “We are in cessation of activities since the radio is suspended until further notice by the High Authority for Audiovisual and Communication, the HAAC,” Virgile Ahouansè, a journalist and leader of the staff union told AFP. He said the dismissal letter was delivered on Tuesday. He deplored the suspension stressing that: “the body invested by the constitution to protect press freedom has come to such a radical solution that does not take into account the right to information of Beninese.” In mid-December, the radio, one of the few in opposition in Benin, received a letter from the president of the HAAC ordering “suspend programs until further notice”. Saturnin Djossou, its chief editor confirmed that the station had unsuccessfully applied for a renewal of their license prior to the suspension. Burundi journalist arrested over corruption report A Burundian journalist has been arrested after filing a report on misuse of public funds in the country. Blaise Pascal Kararumiye who works with Radio Isanganiro was arrested on Thursday, his employer confirmed to the BBC. The authorities have not disclosed the charges against the journalist and he was interrogated without a lawyer, station director Sylvere Ntakarutimana added. Ghana remembers slain anti-corruption investigator a year on Ahmed Hussein Suale was an unknown name and face in Ghana until his assassination in January 2019. That one incident became the biggest blot on Ghana’s mediascape in the year under review. Ahmed was a key investigator with undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Reports linked his death to a production that unraveled corruption across Ghana football. A loudmoth lawmaker was cited prominently as inciting violence against Ahmed, whose photos he showed on primetime TV. Anas posted a homage on the slain investigator on his social media handles. Meanwhile, the push for justice in the matter of his death continues in Ghana. The West African country has routinely been classed as the freeest space for journalists operating on the continent. You were killed in the pursuit of truth. We will never forget. We will fight till justice prevails.#Justice4Ahmed #JournalismIsNotACrime #SayNoToCorruption pic.twitter.com/ygh1VDTSoF— Anas Aremeyaw Anas (@anasglobal) January 16, 2020 Ethiopian journalists move to form association From a top jailer of journalists only a few years ago, April 2018 marked a turning point in Ethiopia after Prime Minister Abiy freed all detained journalists. The media scape has been crucial in driving Abiy’s reforms despite threats of hate speech and fake news. Journalists in the country have now moved towards the formation of a professional association as pertains across much of Africa and the world. This is not the first time post-2018 that the idea has been raised. In its 2019 report, Reporters Without Borders, wrote that media freedoms were being eroded following some incidents in 2019. The RSF report said a journalist was being detained in the line of work contrary to claims by Abiy that no journalist was behind bars during his Nobel Prize ceremony in December 2019. የኢትዮጵያ ገለልተኛ ጋዜጠኞች ማህበር ዛሬ መስራች ጉባኤውን አካሂዷል። More than 400 journalists mobilized ourselves within few days. This professional association is going to be the real deal. Salute to those who started the initiative. #Ethiopia pic.twitter.com/DJvs5lLC4x— Haimanot B. Ashenafi (@Haimanotwua) January 12, 2020 A private TV station in Nigeria, Channels TV, reported last weekend that its cameraman and another were briefly detained by police and their tools assaulted. They were covering a protest in the central Benue State. They were shortly released and all their materials returned. But on social media most people rather took to mocking the stations choice of words in reporting the incident. Channels said its cameraman was assaulted by police but people advised that they use “clashes with police” as they have done when other classes of people happen to get involved with the police. Most of the retaliatory reactions were posted under their tweet. Uganda journalists briefly arrested The Daily Monitor portal in Uganda reported the brief arrest of two journalists who were picked up whiles covering the banned political consultations by musician, lawmaker Bobi Wine. Bobi Wine was twice blocked this week by police when he tried to undertake political engagements. His People Power Movement had planned nationwide consultations towards his presidential ambitions. police arrested Wine, collaborators and some journalists. They claimed our first consultation was blocked because it was an open venue. We secured an enclosed one. They lied we didn't have owner's permission. We produced evidence of payment. They have now intercepted us. Journalists arrested. People being clobbered. Dictator in panic pic.twitter.com/T87hwbhVeI— BOBI WINE (@HEBobiwine) January 8, 2020 Malawi journalists arrested covering EU event The private Nation newspaper in Malawi reported the arrest of journalists on Wednesday December 8 as they went to the main airport to receive n European Union delegation for post-election duties. The Nation’s journalist Golden Matonga, ZBS journalist Steve Zimba and his television camera person Francis Chamasowa were released after being charged with “Disordery at an airport contrary to Aviation Act”. The trio, who had their cell-phones and cameras confiscated by police were arrested at around 4pm, the time the EU delegation was scheduled to arrive. They were released on police bail around 6.30pm. #NationOnline— NationOnline (@NationOnlineMw) January 8, 2020 Jan. 6 – 8: Security-related internet cut in Western Oromia Reports indicate that there is a partial internet cut across several towns in western Ethiopia. The development has been in place since Monday. The move is believed to be in connection with rising insecurity in western Oromia regional state where the army continues to battle a former rebel group. Over a dozen officials of the region have been killed in the last few months by suspected rebels in the area. The BBC adds that “in some areas mobile call services are also not working.” The state monopoly EthioTelecom has yet to comment publicly on the situation. The outfit twice last year cut the internet; first over national level examinations and in the wake of a foiled coup in the Amhara regional state. Jan. 7: Sudan bans pro-Bashir media outlets In Sudan, the state continues to squeeze media outlets affiliated with ousted president Omar Al-Bashir. Two two newspapers and two television were affected by the measure. Al-Sudani and Al-Ray Al-Am newspapers and Ashrooq and Teeba television stations were banned for allegedly receiving funding from al-Bashir, AFP news agency has reported. The punishment was meted down by a committee tasked with dismantling institutions linked to the former leader. But editor-in-chief for the Al Sudani, Diaa al-Din Belal rejected the allegations in an interview with AFP: “We operate under a private company and we did not receive any funds from a party or a government authority,” Belal said. Bashir was deposed by the army amid protests in April 2019. He has been jailed in a corruption case whiles other cases are running in the courts. Sudan is currently under a military – civilian council overseeing a transition to democracy.

Tanzania: Crossed Fingers As SIM Registration Dilemma Continues

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[Daily News] AS the Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) now embarks on shutting down some unregistered SIM cards, many people in Kagera Region are still in dilemma because they have not been provided with identification cards by the National Identification Authority (NIDA).

It’s Time For The Youth To Tell Us How To Work It

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It’s all about the youth. We need to listen, encourage, connect and uplift.” This has been Dale Hefer’s mantra since taking over as Nedbank IMC CEO in 2018

The United Nations Launches 75th Anniversary Dialogues: The Biggest Global Conversation On The World’s Future Starts Now

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January 1, 2020 saw the launch of the UN75 initiative – the largest, most inclusive...

Zimbabwe: Striking Doctors Warm Up to Masiyiwa Cash Token

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[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE'S unsettled junior doctors have finally accepted to be part of Econet founder Strive Masiyiwa training fellowship offer in which the mobile telecoms mogul last year set up a $100 million fund which sought to grant $5 000 each to 2 000 junior and senior doctors employed by government on top of what they are earning from their employer.

Mozambique: Power Returns to Northern Cabo Delgado

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[AIM] Maputo -Electricity was restored on Tuesday evening to three districts in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, after a power cut that had lasted for ten days, according to a report in Wednesday's issue of the Maputo daily "Noticias".

Mozambique: Sofala Health Centre Attacked and Burnt Down

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[AIM] Maputo -Unidentified armed men on Monday night attacked a health centre in the village of Macorococho, in Nhamatanda district, in the central province of Sofala, killing four people, according to a report in Wednesday's issue of the independent newssheet "Carta de Mocambique".

Mozambique: Partners Impatient At Slow Pace of Renamo Demobilisation

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[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi admitted on Tuesday that the country's international partners are showing signs of impatience at the delay in concluding the demobilisation and disarming of the militia of the main opposition party, Renamo, and integrating its members back into society.

How Irish potatoes and cassava helped Uganda's Museveni shed 30kg

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Yoweri Museveni says Irish potatoes, vegetables, and coffee with no sugar, helped him lose weight.

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