Ons Jabeur: Tunisian on death threats after playing Israeli opponents

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Tunisia's Ons Jabeur is setting new landmarks for African and Arab tennis players, but once received death threats for playing Israeli opponents.

South Africa: Lotteries Commission Chief Resigns Amid Controversy


[GroundUp] Implicated in numerous allegations of lottery corruption, he was due to face a disciplinary hearing

Black August: A time of reflection and revolution


Many people know February as the month dedicated to celebrating Black Americans' contributions to a country where they were once enslaved. However, Black History Month has an alternative: Black August.

Residents of Algiers express mixed feelings ahead of Macron's visit


"We won't gain anything," says an Algerian student as French President Emmanuel Macron is due to travel to Algeria on Thursday for a three-day official visit.

Kenya: Orengo Leading 42 Lawyers in Odinga Petition


[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Senior Counsels James Orengo, Pheroze Nowrojee, Philip Murgor and Okong'o Omogeni will be the lead counsels in the Supreme Court petition filed by Azimio presidential candidate Raila Odinga against President-Elect William Ruto.

South Africa: Health Squared Medical Aid Collapses - South African News Briefs - August 25, 2022


[allAfrica] Cape Town --  

Zimbabwe: Study Challenges the Idea That Women Are Inherently Close to Nature


[The Conversation Africa] In Zimbabwe, it's mainly women who collect and use fuelwood. The more women cut down trees for household energy needs, the longer it takes to find and fetch wood. Women are thus trapped in a cycle of increasing labour and environmental degradation.

Somalia: Waiting for Ethiopia - Berbera Port Upgrade Raises Somaliland's Hopes for Trade


[The Conversation Africa] Berbera port is the main overseas trade gateway of the breakaway Republic of Somaliland. The port city is located on the Gulf of Aden - one of the globally most frequented seaways connecting the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean.

Africa: Misinformation Is Common to Covid-19 and HIV/Aids Pandemics - With Deadly Consequences


[The Conversation Africa] Since health officials confirmed the first COVID-19 cases, misinformation has spread just as quickly as the virus. Social media may have made the amount, variety and speed of misinformation seem unprecedented, but COVID-19 isn't the first pandemic where false and harmful information has set back public health.

West Africa: Free Movement in West Africa - The Culture of Mobility Matters Despite Challenges


[The Conversation Africa] For the last 40 years countries in West Africa have tried to meet their commitment to letting people move more freely between them. This has been driven by the regional body, The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Nigeria suspends 53 radio TV stations causing an outcry in the media world


Two organisations on Wednesday filed a lawsuit, arguing that such action would be an impediment to freedom of expression and information for millions of Nigerians.

UN Labour Report Highlights Employment Challenges For Youth


When COVID-19 prompted economic shutdowns across the globe, many analysts predicted that youth would be especially at risk.

Kenya: Kimilili MP-Elect Didmus Barasa Charged With Murder of Opponent's Aide


[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kimilili Member of Parliament-elect Didmus Barasa has pleaded not guilty to murdering his opponent's aide on election day earlier this month.

African Media Agency Partners with Africa Oil Week 2022 


The partnership aims to amplify strategic and technical insights in the oil and gas industry and drive economic development  

Zambia: An Assessment of President Hichilema's First Year


[African Arguments] The new president came to power promising widespread change. A year on, his supporters see him as a saviour, his critics as an abject failure.

Kenya: What Election of Women Means for Kenya


[Capital FM] The just concluded elections are a testament that with the right laws, policies and affirmative action, women can thrive in whatever they set out to achieve. A record-breaking 7 women were elected as governors in different counties. Others were elected as Members of Parliament, Senators and Members of County Assemblies (MCAs). Women now have a platform to support their communities, and drive economic development at large.

Rwanda: Carlos Alós Impressed With Players' Response


[New Times] Rwanda's national football team head coach, Carlos Alòs, has hailed his players' attitude after their first four training sessions ahead of the upcoming two-legged tie against Ethiopia in the African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers.

Kenya: Gachagua to Attend Kahiga's Swearing in as Nyeri Governor


[Capital FM] Nyeri -- Deputy President -elect, Rigathi Gachagua is among the over 4,000 guests expected to grace Thursday's swearing in ceremony of Mutahi Kahiga as Nyeri's fifth governor.

Rwanda: Inside NESA's National Examination Marking Centres


[New Times] Today, if you went to Groupe Scolaire Officiel de Butare (GSOB), entering would require special authorisation as the school is currently serving as one of the national examination marking centres.

Sudan: Death Toll From Floods Rises to 89, Saudi Arabia and U.S. Send Aid


[Dabanga] Khartoum / El Managil -- Sudan's National Civil Defence Council announced that the number of deaths resulting from torrential rains and flooding over the past month has risen to 89 and that 50,000 homes across the country have either been completely or partially destroyed.

The African Union has had a shaky two decades but problems can be solved

This Is Africa  

The commitment of African leaders remains the greatest obstacle to African renaissance and development. Consultation with citizens is also called for.

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