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Burkina Faso unrest: Heavy gunfire heard amid mutiny

BBC News Africa  

The military leader says talks are under way "to restore calm" after reports of another coup attempt.

Cartoon | “I will not refuse such a call should they [ANC] deem it necessary” — Zuma

This Is Africa  

Former South African President Jacob Zuma says he is willing to return to politics if the African National Congress (ANC) nominates him.

AFCON 2025: African Confederation president visits Guinea

Africanews  

This visit has raised strong speculations on the possibility of a withdrawal of the organization to Guinea.

Liberated Mocímboa marks one year since liberation

Africanews  

The port city of Mocímboa da Praia in northern Mozambique was liberated from the al-Shabaab one year ago

Africa: South Africa Leads the Charge in Nations Transitioning to Renewable Energy Plans

allAfrica  

[allAfrica] South Africa's journey towards decarbonisation via the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP) has been described as one of the major achievements of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as COP26. The government announced a major U.S.$8.2 billion deal with the UK, the U.S., Germany, France and the European Union. The climate-finance agreement aims to invest in renewable energy and move away from coal for South Africa over the next three to five years. COP27 wi

World Bank approves $750 mln credit to boost Nigerian reforms

Africanews  

The World Bank has approved a US$750 million credit line for Nigeria to help the country push through reforms to attract investment and create jobs.

Rwandan genocide suspect: A 'businessman' not warlord - Defense

Africanews  

If prosecutors accuse the Félicien Kabuga of setting up a hate media that urged ethnic Hutus to kill Tutsis and bankrolling the country's 1994 genocide, his defense rejected Friday, Sept. 30 a "caricature". Kabuga is one of the last Rwandan genocide suspects to face justice.

Airstrike in Ethiopia's Tigray region kills civilians

Africanews  

An airstrike in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region killed at least five civilians earlier this week as the revived war continues, according to humanitarian workers and an internal document seen by The Associated Press.

Burkina Faso: Heavy Gunfire Near Burkina Faso Presidential Palace Sparks Fears of Mutiny

allAfrica  

[RFI] Shots and a large blast were heard early Friday morning around Burkina Faso's presidential palace and the headquarters of its military junta, which seized power in a coup last January. The state broadcaster is functioning intermittently.

Exploring Angola: The Social Benefits of the Peace Prize Ceramic Factory

Africanews  

The new Peace Prize Ceramic Factory is an enterprise with far-reaching social benefits to the Province of Bié. Bringing much-needed jobs, education, water facilities and energy.

Basketball: Which country could Joel Embiid represent, Cameroon, France, or US?

Africanews  

A native of Cameroon who also holds French citizenship, Embiid was sworn in two weeks ago in Philadelphia as an American citizen. The latest news raises a question, which country could Embiid potentially represent in international basketball?

Ghana: It Will Take 3 Years to Return to International Capital Market - Finance Minister

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[Ghanaian Times] It will take Ghana about three years to return to the International Capital Market due to the negative impact of downgrades on the economy by international rating agencies, Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta has said.

COP27: Egypt pressed to make human rights move before climate summit

BBC News Africa  

Effective climate action is not possible without a freer society in host Egypt, activists say.

South Africa: SAA Not Scaling Down Operations

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[SAnews.gov.za] State-owned airline, South African Airways (SAA), has moved to assure customers that it will continue to service the routes it currently offers.

Nigeria: CBN Raising Interest Rates Is Unidirectional, to Affect Businesses Negatively - NACCIMA

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[Leadership] The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines, and Agriculture (NACCIMA), has disagreed with the raising of interest rate as the move in an unexpected, non-supposing time and one directional.

Nigeria: Nigeria Loses $26bn Annually to Gender Inequality

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[Vanguard] The Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) has revealed that Nigeria loses about $26 billion every year to the prevalent gender discrimination.

Nigeria: Insecurity Hindering Data Collection for Surveys - NBS

allAfrica  

[Daily Trust] The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says insecurity is hindering its efforts towards providing data for public consumption when it involves field surveys.

Nigeria: Nigeria Is Like a Car Driven By Drink-Driver - Dino Melaye

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[Daily Trust] The spokesperson for Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign, Senator Dino Melaye, has said likened Nigeria to a car being driven by a drink driver, saying no part of the country is safe.

Nigeria: Election Litigations - Be Honest in Your Rulings, Buhari Tells Judiciary

allAfrica  

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday advised the judiciary to sustain rule of law in Nigeria and ensure the integrity of participatory democracy by remaining honest arbiters in pre and post-election matters.

Nigeria: 65 Percent of Containers Berthing in Nigeria End Up in S/East - NIWA

allAfrica  

[Daily Trust] The Managing Director of the National Inland Waterways Authority (NIWA), George Moghalu, says at least 65 per cent of cargo berthing in Nigeria end up in the South-East, especially in Onitsha and Aba.

Burundi holds regional conference to promote tourism

Africanews  

During the 2nd edition of the Regional Tourism Conference and Exhibition, the Burundian government reaffirmed the will to transform tourism into a real business

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