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February, 2018

  • 23 February

    Missing Nigerian girls declared ‘national disaster’ by president

    President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria has suffered a “national disaster” after dozens of girls went missing following an attack by Boko Haram jihadists on their school in north-east Nigeria. “This is a national disaster. We are sorry that this could have happened,” he said in a statement, issued five …

  • 23 February

    $560m for African tech startups in 2017

    African tech startups have had a bit of a moment in the past few years. Source link Click Here – Powered by the Only Free Internet

  • 23 February

    One Country, Two Leaders and Four Censored TV Channels: Kenya’s Political Crisis Takes a Toll on Human Rights

    One Country, Two Leaders and Four Censored TV Channels: Kenya’s Political Crisis Takes a Toll on Human Rights

    Encouragement on the streets of Kibera in Nairobi, Kenya ahead of election. Photo by Pernille Baerendsten, used with permission. Elections annulled. Media gagged. A citizen deported. These phrases are easy to find in today’s headlines in Kenya. The ceremonial “swearing-in” was meant to be a symbolic gesture by the main …

  • 23 February

    Police launch investigations over stolen video camera at Kericho County Hospital

    Police launch investigations over stolen video camera at Kericho County Hospital

    A team of doctors from Michigan State University perform cardiac pacemaker heart implantation at the Kericho County hospital. Kericho governor Paul Chepkwony and his Bomet counterpart Dr. Joyce Laboso witnessed the historical procedure [PHOTO: NIKKO TANUI] Criminal Investigation Division officers have launched investigations over the theft of a video camera …

  • 23 February

    Nigeria’s DJ Cuppy Is Making Her Own Rules

    While it appears that now more than ever women are moving to the forefront of music, there’s still a lot of work to do, and DJ Cuppy is leading the charge. Daughter of Nigerian fuel financier Femi Otedola, 25-year-old Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola has been dominating the African music scene for …

  • 23 February

    Is South Africa at risk of Islamic State attacks?

    Is South Africa at risk of Islamic State attacks?

    Britain has warned of a threat of attacks by Islamists on foreigners in South Africa after two British nationals were kidnapped in a small town there, but South African police said they had no evidence militants were behind the incident. Africa’s most industrialised country has a large expatriate community and …

  • 23 February

    Kenya considers legalizing homosexuality

    Kenya’s High Court began hearing a case that may decriminalize homosexuality. Source link Click Here – Powered by the Only Free Internet

  • 23 February

    No One

    No One

    No One’s Quite Sure Why Lassa Fever Is On The Rise In Nigeria  NPR Full coverage Source link

  • 23 February

    UPDATE 3-Eight Gupta firms seek insolvency protection in South Africa

    South Africa budget a good step, says ratings agency S&P

    * Gupta brothers are friends of ousted president Zuma * Under investigation over alleged corrupt links to Zuma * Workers at their coal mines worried over salaries (Recasts with Gupta companies filing for creditor protection) By James Macharia JOHANNESBURG, Feb 23 (Reuters) – At least eight companies owned by the …

  • 23 February

    Zimbabwe: Investigate police role in the killing of two people during minibus violence

    Zimbabwe: Investigate police role in the killing of two people during minibus violence

    In response to allegations that Zimbabwean police shot and killed two people during clashes that were sparked by a government ban on minibus drivers entering Harare’s financial district, Amnesty International’s Zimbabwe Director, Cousin Zilala, said: The Zimbabwean government must immediately instruct the police to show restraint and refrain from using …

  • 23 February

    Eight Gupta firms seek insolvency protection in South Africa

    South Africa budget a good step, says ratings agency S&P

    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – At least eight companies owned by the wealthy Gupta family accused of corrupt ties to former president Jacob Zuma, have filed for protection from creditors, documents showed on Friday. The Indian-born billionaire business associates of Zuma, were accused of using their political connections to win state contracts …

  • 23 February

    Zimbabwe recall Williams, Cephas Zhuwao for World Cup qualifiers

    Zimbabwe recall Williams, Cephas Zhuwao for World Cup qualifiers

    In a bid to strengthen their side after their 1-4 series loss to Afghanistan in the UAE earlier this month, Zimbabwe have included allrounder Sean Williams and batsman Cephas Zhuwao in their squad for the World Cup qualifiers. Williams and Zhuwao, who weren’t part of the squad in the UAE, …

  • 23 February

    Zimbabwe recall Williams, Cephas Zhuwao for World Cup qualifiers

    Zimbabwe recall Williams, Cephas Zhuwao for World Cup qualifiers

    © AFP In a bid to strengthen their side after their 1-4 series loss to Afghanistan in the UAE earlier this month, Zimbabwe have included allrounder Sean Williams and batsman Cephas Zhuwao in their squad for the World …

  • 23 February

    Special Forces troops train Nigerian infantry for fight against Boko Haram, ISIS

    Special Forces troops train Nigerian infantry for fight against Boko Haram, ISIS

    “They face a significant threat from both Boko Haram and ISIS,” Capt. Stephen Gouthro, the group’s officer-in-charge, told Army Times in a Feb. 15 phone interview. “We, as Americans, have been working with this country in various capacities, and this is just one more of those capacities where they would …

  • 23 February

    Zimbabwe police probing deadly clashes in Harare

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    Harare – The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) on Friday, said it was investigating deadly clashes between the force and the public. The police said only two people had been killed in the melee, and not three as earlier reported on the Thursday night clashes. Police Commissioner General Godwin Matanga conveyed …

  • 23 February

    Nigeria: Yobe state says parents ‘not cooperating’ to find missing schoolgirls

    Nigeria: Yobe state says parents 'not cooperating' to find missing schoolgirls

    Dozens of girls are still missing several days after Boko Haram attacked their school in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria. Their disappearance sparked fears of a repeat of the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 girls in Chibok. Parents of the missing schoolgirls blamed the government for failing to provide adequate information …

  • 23 February

    Amid claims of police brutality in Kenya, a watchdog fails to bite

    Amid claims of police brutality in Kenya, a watchdog fails to bite

    She was christened Samantha, but her delighted Kenyan parents quickly nicknamed their tiny daughter “Pendo,” which in KiSwahili means “Love.” Six months later, in August 2017, Pendo was lying in her mother’s arms at their one-room home in the western city of Kisumu when Kenyan police burst in. The riot officers were …

  • 23 February

    South Africa vs India

    South Africa vs India

    India skipper Virat Kohli needs just 17 runs in the series-deciding Twenty20 against South Africa on Saturday to become the third player to score 2,000 T20I runs. Kohli missed out on reaching the landmark at Centurion on Wednesday when he was dismissed for just one in India’s six-wicket defeat. Only …

  • 23 February

    BREAKING: Ramaphosa drops NPA bombshell in Constitutional Court

    Jacob Zuma and Cyril Ramaphosa. (File, AFP)

    Cape Town – President Cyril Ramaphosa has withdrawn the president’s appeal against a judgment of the North Gauteng High Court that NPA boss Shaun Abrahams should vacate his position. This is the clearest indication yet that Ramaphosa plans to fire Abrahams and appoint a new head of the prosecuting authority. …

  • 23 February

    South Africa

    South Africa

    South Africa’s chief prosecutor has received a recommendation from his office’s investigators on whether to pursue corruption charges against former President Jacob Zuma. National Director of Public Prosecutions Shaun Abrahams “will advise in due course on the way forward,” spokesman Luvuyo Mfaku said by phone on Friday. The country’s appeals …