Kenya: County Boss Now Claims Villager Slaughtered Dog After 'It Ate His Chicken'


[Nairobi News] A man who was arrested on Thursday for slaughtering and cooking a dog did not commit the act out of hunger, this is according Tharaka Nithi County Commissioner, Beverly Opwora.

Tanzania: Tanzanian Minister Orders Hotline At Border Posts to Report


[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Cross border traders in Uganda and Tanzania will now be able to report any mistreatment to the Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TanTrade) or directly to the Minister of Industry and Trade, through a hotline to be placed at all border posts.

Tanzania: Dar City Boss Gives Directive to Carry Out Door-to-Door Search of 'Illegal' Immigrants


[East African] In a week marked by xenophobic attacks in South Africa and strong backlash from even Tanzania's parliament, Dar es Salaam's Regional Commissioner Paul Makonda announced a plan to carry out door-to-door searches and registration of alleged immigrants in the country's commercial capital. They are being blamed for the spike in crime.

Zimbabwe: Mugabe to Be Buried at Heroes Acre - Sources


[New Zimbabwe] FORMER President Robert Mugabe will be laid to rest on Sunday at the national heroes acre in Harare, a day his successor Emmerson Mnangagwa will be celebrating his birthday and turning 77 years of age.

South Africa: Rape of 7-Year-Old Girl at Restaurant - Trial Starts


[News24Wire] The trial of a 22-year-old man, who is accused of raping a seven-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria, is expected to kick off in the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria on Monday.

5 Investment Opportunities in Kenya


Kenya has been experiencing steady growth for quite some time now. The economic forecast has been positive with the World Bank predicting a growth rate of 6.6 percent

South Africa seeks investors


The 2019 World Economic Forum was held once again in South Africa after two years, bringing over 1000 participants including global business leaders and young entrepreneurs to a country in need of investment. South Africa president, Cyril Ramaphosa came to power on a promise to restore investor’s confidence by fighting corruption and steering the economy out of a recession. Indeed, Africa’s most developed economy is now celebrating a 3.1 GPD growth in the second quarter of 2019, which supersedes an earlier 2.4 projection. But there remains much to be done. “The reality is that our economy is barely growing; barely growing to address the challenges that our country currently faces. And the economy is creating new jobs, the jobs that are being created are not enough to bring down the overall rate of unemployment,” said Ramaphosa. Africa is looking at the Fourth Industrial Revolution as one of the avenues to solve unemployment and South Africa is strategizing to lead the implementation. Minister of Communications and digital Technologies, South Africa, Stella Ndabeni- Abrahams said there are also concerns that the 4IR will exclude low-income, less-exposed youths, especially, women and girls. “As Africa, what is it that we want to identify (as)? We have had lots of countries; Kenya, Rwanda. We are rolling out health services using drone, who produces those drones? Who programmes them? And that is the space we are saying as Africa that we need to get into. What strength does Kenya have, does Zambia have that South Africa does not have? We need to collaborate together.” “Skills, skills, skills is the best way to go. We have to provide digital skills to that do not have. We have to make sure that we invest in different resources that we are willing to but most importantly is to identify what must be Africa’s niche in the fourth industrial revolution,” Ndabeni- Abrahams added. The question of inequality also came up in relation to the prospective growth of cross-border trade across the continent. Discussions on the African Free Trade Continental Agreement have been welcomed with enthusiasm by both local and international players since the ratification.

Rwanda: Rwanda Has Potential to Drive Digital Evolution-Report


[New Times] As the world continues to become more digital, building an inclusive world in which the digital economy works for everyone and everywhere is crucial according to a new report.

Rwanda: Rwanda Wins Bid to Host Continental Agriculture Body


[New Times] Rwanda will host the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) next year and also serve as the seat of the organization going forward, a statement from AGRF Partners Group says.

South Africa: Missing Student Dropped Alive but Unconscious On Doorstep of Her Home


[News24Wire] The mother of a young KwaZulu-Natal woman who went missing three weeks ago, is grateful that her daughter has been found alive after the unconscious student was dropped outside their home on Sunday morning.

Kenya: Oliech Demands Gor Mahia to Pay His Dues


[Nation] The battle between former international striker Dennis Oliech and Gor Mahia has taken anew angle after the player made good his threat and gave the club seven days to pay him his dues or else he sues.

Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Family Free to Mourn - President


[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has expressed surprise that some members of former President Robert Mugabe's family are not in the country allegedly fearing persecution and were worried about being barred from attending the funeral of the veteran nationalist who passed away on Friday morning, The Herald heard yesterday.

Nigeria: 400 Nigerians Indicate Willingness to Return From South Africa - Official


[Premium Times] The Nigerian Mission in South Africa says no fewer than 400 Nigerians have indicated interest and registered to be evacuated from South Africa following the recent xenophobic attacks.

Nigeria: Boko Haram Attacks Military Convoy, Carts Away Cash, Equipment


[Premium Times] Boko Haram fighters have stolen a large amount of money from the Nigerian military following an ambush on a logistics convoy on Friday morning, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt.

South Africa: South Africa Confirms No Bomb Blast in Its Nigerian Missions


[Premium Times] The South African Acting High Commissioner to Nigeria, Bobby Moroe, on Saturday confirmed there was no damage or bombing of any of the country's missions in Nigeria.

Nigeria: Xenophobia - What Buhari's Special Envoy Told Our President - South African Govt


[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari's Special Envoy to South Africa expressed "concern at recent events in South Africa" during a meeting with President Cyril Ramaphosa, the latter's spokesperson has said.

Nigeria: Film Industry Records N4.4 Billion Box Office Performance As At August 31


[Premium Times] The Managing Director, FilmOne Distribution/Production, Moses Babatope, on Sunday, said the box office performance of the film industry recorded N4.4 billion as of August 31.

Nigeria: One Killed, Five Injured As South Africans Resume Xenophobic Protests


[Premium Times] At least one fatality has been recorded and five people receiving treatment at the hospital after a xenophobic march in South Africa turned violent on Sunday, local media reported.

Rwanda: Rwanda-China Alumni to Set Up Rwf1.5 Billion Exchange Center


[New Times] Rwanda-China Alumni Organization, a platform founded by Rwandans who studied in China, is set to establish a Techno-Cultural Exchange Centre in Kigali to train Rwandans on small scale manufacturing.

Rwanda: No End to Feud Between Public Utility Body and Trade Union


[New Times] The Energy, Water, and Sanitation Workers Union--SYPELGAZ--has said that it is frustrated by what it has termed as the lack of progress in the proposed compensation of hundreds of former employees of the Energy and Water Utilities, EWASA, for 'wrongful' dismissal.

Rwanda: Ethiopian Foreign Minister Commends Rwanda's Recovery


[New Times] The Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, Birtukan Ayano, has commended the progress Rwanda has registered in various fields since 1994.

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