Zimbabwe: Anti-Corruption Commission Probes Ecocash Amid Agent Fraud


[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) Monday announced it had opened investigations into Econet's mobile money transfer subsidiary, Ecocash.

Zimbabwe: Union Blames Doctor's Abduction On Paid Hooligans


[New Zimbabwe] the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has blamed Saturday's abduction on Zimbabwe Hospitals Doctors Association (ZHDA) acting president Peter Magombeyi on paid hooligans.

South Africa has Apologized to Nigeria for the Recent Xenophobic Violence


A special envoy was sent to Nigeria to express the first of President Cyril Ramaphosa's 'sincere apologies'.

Kenya: Police Bust Man Using Stolen ID in Nairobi Court


[Nation] Kelvin Mokaya, a journalist, was shopping at Thika Road Mall in Nairobi on the afternoon of September 5 when he lost his wallet.

Kenya: Global Teacher Tabichi Meets Trump Ahead of UN Address


[Nation] The 2019 Global Teacher Prize winner, Kenya's Peter Tabichi, on Monday met with US President Donald Trump ahead of his special address at the UN General Assembly in New York.

Kenya: I'm Not on the Run - Spy Queen Mugo


[Nation] Wanted private investigator Jane Mugo is set to appear in court on Wednesday to answer to charges including impersonation, threatening to kill and robbery with violence.

South Sudan: Misused Donations Hurt Global Trust, Officials Say


[VOA] U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan Thomas Hushek said it will take time for the international community to regain their trust in the South Sudan government because the Kiir administration still lacks transparency in managing the country's resources, including oil.

South Sudan: Full-Scale War Looms One Year After Peace Accord Signed - Panel


[VOA] A panel of U.N. experts warns the failure of South Sudan's warring factions to implement last year's peace accord risks plunging the country into full-scale war once again.

Tanzania: Kenya, Tanzania Colleges Win China Tech Contracts


[East African] Tanzania and Kenya raised the region's banner high at this year's Africa Tech Challenge held in Nairobi, scooping manufacturing contracts and scholarships.

Uganda: Rwanda and Uganda Warm Up to Each Other


[East African] Rwanda and Uganda are committed to implementing the agreement signed in August in Luanda to ease tension between them, government officials from both countries said Monday.

Nigeria: Meet Buhari's New Economic Management Team Members


[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has constituted an Economic Advisory Council (EAC).

“Shame On You Botswana For Killing Our Elephants” – Political Animal Lobby


International lobby group, Political Animal Lobby (PAL) has condemned as “disgraceful” Botswana’s decision to reintroduce elephant hunts at a time when Africa’s elephant populations are plummeting.

Kenya: Polls Body Clears Mariga to Contest in Kibra By-Election


[Capital FM] Nairobi -Footballer McDonald Mariga has been cleared to take part in the Kibra by-election.

Nigeria: New UN General Assembly President Lists His Top Priorities


[UN News] Back in June, Nigeria's Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Tijjani Muhammad-Bande, was elected by acclamation to preside over the 74th session of the General Assembly, which kicks off in New York in just over a week.

Zimbabwe: ED, Belarus Envoy Hold Crucial Talks


[The Herald] President Mnangagwa and Belarusian Chief of Presidential Affairs General Colonel Victor Sheiman yesterday held crucial talks to assess progress on investment opportunities which are set to transform Zimbabwe into the region's transport and logistical hub.

Zimbabwe: Scores Bid Farewell to Mugabe at His Rural Home


[The Herald] Scores of people gathered at Murombedzi Business Centre and former President Robert Mugabe's rural home in Zvimba yesterday to bid farewell to the African icon.

Zimbabwe: Work on Mugabe Mausoleum Begins


[The Herald] The construction of a mausoleum for former President Robert Mugabe has started, with preparatory work at the site under way, while work on the design is still to be completed.

Nigeria: Minimum Wage - Govt, Public Servants Again Fail to Reach Agreement


[Premium Times] The Joint National Public Service Negotiating Council (JNPSNC) and the Representatives of the Federal Government have again failed to reach an agreement over relativity and consequential adjustment for the implementation of the new minimum wage.

Nigeria: South Africa Apologises to Nigeria for Xenophobic Attacks


[Premium Times] South African Government on Monday formally apologised to Nigerians and the Nigerian Government over recent xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals including Nigerians in that country.

Nigeria: 10,000 Nigerian Girls Forced Into Prostitution in Burkina Faso - Ambassador


[Premium Times] The Nigerian Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Ramatu Ahmed, says no fewer than 10,000 Nigerian girls are forced into prostitution in Burkina Faso.

Nigeria: No More Absence - Abuja NGO Works to Improve Menstrual Health for Schoolgirls


[Nigeria Health Watch] Sylvia Egar was 13 years old in 2017 when she started her period for the first time. Her mother had never discussed the menstrual cycle with her, so she thought the painful, bloody discharge meant she was going to die. When her mother returned from the market later that evening and heard what had happened, she and a friend explained what having a period meant, they then bought sanitary pads for Sylvia and showed her how to use them.

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