Kenya: Athletics Icon Robert Gwaro Ouko Dies


[Nation] Robert Gwaro Ouko, a member of 4x400 metres relay team that won gold for Kenya at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, has passed on aged 70.

South Africa: Mpumalanga Has World's Second-Biggest Sulphur Dioxide Emmission Hotspot - Study


[News24Wire] In the latest study to illustrate alarmingly high levels of air pollution caused by humans, the area around Kriel in Mpumalanga is now the world's second biggest sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions hotspot in the world. This is according to new data from NASA satellites, released on Monday morning.

South Africa: See Which South African Idol Hopefuls Are in the Top 17


[allAfrica] Cape Town -The fight to be in the top 16 has ended with tears, drama and newly discovered talent.

Nigeria: World Bank Blacklists Six Chinese Firms in Nigeria for Contract Fraud, Corruption


[Premium Times] Some Chinese companies in Nigeria have been blacklisted by the World Bank for fraud and corruption.

Food for sport: African dishes for the win

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Zambian sports nutritionist Linia Patel recommends African recipes for different events.

South Africa: It Could Be Organ Harvesting - Gift of the Givers On Missing SA Men in Vietnam


[News24Wire] Similarities in the cases of two missing South Africans living and working in Vietnam have revealed a pattern that indicates a possibility that organ harvesting was involved, according to Gift of the Givers founder Imtiaz Sooliman.

Southern Africa: NEWS - SADC Summit 2019 - AfDB Injects U.S.$13 Billion in SADC Countries


[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The African Development Bank (AfDB) Group current investments in the Southern and African Development Community (Sadc) stands at almost $13 billion (about Sh29.9 trillion).

Zimbabwe: Former VP Mphoko Will Be Arrested, Says Anti-Corruption Body


[Zimbabwe Standard] Former vice-president Phelekezela Mphoko has said he is not corrupt, and never stole anything during his time in office.

Africa: How Government Bias Can Fuel Communal Conflicts


[The Conversation Africa] Each year, violent communal conflict between groups is witnessed in a number of African countries. It is often organised along identity lines. The fights are typically over local territory, natural resources or political power. Although they usually remain localised and aren't directed against the central state, these conflicts are a major threat to human security and development.

Malawi: Let Court Decide On Nullification of Elections - Joyce Banda


[Nyasa Times] Former president Joyce Banda has said there is no need for President Peter Mutharika to resign when the dispute over the May presidential elections is at the High Court in Lilongwe, sitting as a Constitutional Court.

Will listing husbands online curb infidelity? [Culture]


The government of Tanzania’s largest city wants to publish all the names of married men, and also upload their pictures to a government website, as part of efforts to stop “deceitful married men from sexually preying on unsuspecting single women.” Following the uproar it caused on social media, Claudia Nsono sampled opinions of a few people from East, Central and West Africa. Here is the question she asked them. “Assuming the government of your country decided to adopt a similar law, how would you appreciate that?” Take a listen. @claudiansono

Malawi: Mutharika Lawyers to Continue Cross-Examining Chilima in Poll Case


[Nyasa Times] UTM presidential candidate Saulos Chilima returns in the witness box Monday in the ongoing historic presidential election case when lawyers for first respondent President Peter Mutharika, will continue in cross-examining him about the evidence he has tendered in support of his petition.

Sharing Ideas To Build African Content Creators


William Jackson, M.Ed. The continued growth of African content creators is being seen in the global expansion of Africans that are sharing their digital stories. Whether their stories are personal, professional, collaborative, political or based on social issues there are more African bloggers than ever before. Digital infrastructures are allowing Africans to build businesses using …

Equatorial Guinea: What's Behind the Equatoguinean-Cameroonian Border Wall Plan?


[Deutsche Welle] It is not unusual for Equatorial Guinea to seal its border with Cameroon. But a plan to build a solid border wall has Cameroonians fuming and questions swirling over whether curbing illegal migration is the real motive.

Libya: Sending Migrants From Libya to Rwanda 'Short-Sighted'


[The New Humanitarian] 'The new plan comes with a serious political price.'

Africa: Levis and Wrangler Vow to Protect Women Making Jeans From Sexual Abuse


[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Three major U.S. brands vowed to crack down on abuse in Lesotho factories making their jeans on Thursday after an investigation found women were forced into sex to keep their jobs.

Lesotho: Levi's, Wrangler Vow to End Rape Culture in Factories


[Deutsche Welle] An investigation into denim manufacturing centers in Africa has unveiled systemic sexual abuse by local and foreign managers. Female garment workers suffered abuse, harassment, and retaliation if they spoke up.

Uganda: Surge in Malaria Cases Despite Uganda's War On the Disease


[East African] In 2018, Uganda became the first of 11 countries which account for the highest burden of malaria disease to launch a targeted malaria control response. This was a global campaign to reduce cases and deaths caused by malaria by at least 40 per cent by 2020 and subsequently by 75 per cent by 2025.

Kenya: Presidential Hopefuls Go All Out As Race Intensifies


[Nation] Rattled by the inroads Deputy President William Ruto is making in many parts of the country, 2022 presidential hopefuls are assembling their war-machinery signalling the start of full-fledged campaigns.

Kenya: Raila Hints At 2022 Bid, Says Peace Pact Was Change of Strategy


[Nation] Opposition leader Raila Odinga on Saturday day gave the clearest indication yet that he will contest the presidency in the 2022 election, explaining that it was the reason he resolved to work with President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Tanzania: Tanzania in Plans to Get Zimbabwe Sanctions Lifted


[East African] Tanzania, the new chair of the South African Development Community (SADC), is already pledging to push Western powers to ease sanctions against Zimbabwe, which is facing its worst economic crisis in a decade.

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