• Africa: 3 African Countries Rated Top Destinations by Lonely Planet
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -Lonely Planet has rated eSwatini, Liberia and Morocco among "the best of the best" in its list of top 10 countries to visit in 2020. The travel guide company based its selection on topicality, unique experiences and 'wow' factor. Sustainable travel was also considered to encourage travellers to make positive impacts in their journeys.
  • Africa: Women Question Safety of Sanitary Pads Using #MyAlwaysExperience
    [allAfrica] Johannesburg -Since the beginning of the year, Kenyan women have been complaining about the quality of the pads that Proctor and Gamble (P&G), the manufacturers of Always pads, distributes in Kenya.
  • Central Africa: African Health Ministers Move to Halt Ebola Threat
    [Monitor] Health Ministers and senior immigration officials of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the nine neighboring countries to DRC have resolved and committed their governments to establish the African Ebola Coordination Task Force (AfECT) to undertake cooperation and collaboration for Ebola preparedness and response.
  • Sudan: Protesters in Khartoum Demand Justice for Massacre Victims
    [VOA] Khartoum -Thousands of people marched in Khartoum and other Sudanese cities Monday to mark the October 1964 uprising that ended the dictatorship of Ibrahim Aboud. The protesters, however, focused on the present, and made demands that stem from the recent ouster of former leader Omar al-Bashir.
  • Africa: More Than 90% of Migrants Would Do Perilous Journey to Europe Again
    [IPS] United Nations -A landmark UN migration study published on Monday shows that 93 per cent of Africans making the journey to European countries along irregular routes, would do it again, despite facing often life-threatening danger.
  • South Africa: Refugee Village Springs Up in Central Cape Town
    [News24Wire] A huge bag of chicken and bunches of spinach were being prepared for hundreds of foreign nationals still camping out at the UN High Commission for Refugees' offices in Cape Town's CBD on Monday in the hopes of being evacuated from SA amid safety fears.
  • Malawi: College of Medicine Probes 'Sex for Degrees' Reports
    [Nyasa Times] College of Medicine has swiftly moved in to investigate reports that some of its lecturers were luring female students into sex for better grades during examinations.
  • Zimbabwe: Opposition Activist Arrested, Charged With Disorderly Conduct
    [New Zimbabwe] Opposition MDC activists Makomborero Haruzivishe and Ward 16 Councilor Denford Ngadziore were Monday arrested by police at the Harare Magistrate Courts.
  • Namibia: Opposition Pledges Leaner Govt
    [Namibian] Several political parties participating in the upcoming presidential and National Assembly elections have pledged to reduce the number of ministries, and abolish the positions of regional governors and their advisers in an attempt to reduce the bloated civil service.
  • Kenya: Kenya Launches Cervical Cancer Vaccine
    [Nation] The long-awaited launch of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination is expected to take place in Mombasa Friday.
  • South Africa: How a Lawyer Used a Lottery-Funded Project As His Personal ATM
    [GroundUp] Lesley Ramulifho paid for fancy restaurants, high-end interior decor and work on a Porsche using money meant for a drug rehab
  • Kenya: U.S. Blocks Big Fish Over Graft, Drugs
    [Nation] Individuals implicated in corruption and drugs and their family members will not be allowed to step on American soil as President Donald Trump's administration gets tough on Kenya.
  • Kenya: Safaricom, Airtel Sued Over Unused Data Bundles
    [Nation] Lawyer and ICT practitioner Adrian Kamotho has sued telecommunication operators for irregularly depriving consumers of their unused data bundles.
  • Nigeria: Nigeria Now World Capital of Oil Theft, Says Report
    [This Day] A report by the Nigeria Natural Resource Charter (NNRC) has revealed that the highest ever reported crude oil theft in the world has taken place in Nigeria, with the country recording approximately 400,000 barrels per day (bpd) crude theft.
  • Nigeria: We're Still Using Vehicles Bought in 1999 - Presidency
    [Premium Times] The Permanent Secretary, State House, Jalal Arabi, says some of the vehicles used for daily operations in the State House were purchased in 1999.
  • Sudan: New Govt Renews Ceasefire Pact With Rebels, Lets in Aid
    [Deutsche Welle] Sudan's government has signed a political declaration with rebels, calling it a major step toward ending years of civil war. A nationwide cease-fire was also extended as part of efforts to create a lasting peace.
  • East Africa: Disputed Area of Abyei Offers New Chance to Solve Old Disputes
    [African Arguments] In the excitement around Sudan's evolving political order and the concerns around South Sudan's challenges, less attention has been paid to some long-standing contentious issues that have the potential to create new havoc. One of those issues is the disputed area between Sudan and South Sudan known as Abyei. The opportunity presented by the establishment of a new civilian government in Sudan following the fall of Omar al-Bashir offers fresh hope that Abyei can be freshly addressed.
  • Africa: Women Migrants Earn More Than Male Counterparts in Europe - UN Study
    [Deutsche Welle] Income inequality is reversed when Africans migrate to Europe, according to a new UN study about the reasons for moving. Although much higher earnings are a factor, intolerance at home often cements the decision.
  • Botswana: Election is Baptism of Fire for Democracy
    [Deutsche Welle] The ruling Botswana Democratic Party could see its first defeat at the polls since independence in 1966. What would a changeover of power mean for Africa's model democracy?
  • East Africa: Eritrean Refugees Defy Border Closures Only to Find Hardship in Ethiopia
    [The New Humanitarian] Addis Ababa -The long-dormant border crossings re-opened with such fanfare between Eritrea and Ethiopia last year as a symbol of warming relations are all now closed - but that isn't stopping a steady flow of Eritrean refugees from fleeing across the heavily militarised frontier.
  • South Africa: Main Opposition Party Shows Signs of Serious Strain
    [The Conversation Africa] South Africa's main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance, elected a new chairperson of its federal council this past weekend. Its choice - Helen Zille, former leader of the party, and former Premier of the Western Cape province - has sent shock waves through the party.
  • South Africa: Low Wages Are Not Just the Farmers' Fault - U.S. Activist
    [GroundUp] "We can't just blame the farmers for poor farm worker wages," said Baldemar Velásquez, an American labour activist and president of the Farm Labor Organising Committee (FLOC).
  • Liberia: Step Back From the Brink, GOL - - Reopen Roots FM!
    [Observer] Looking back on history and reflecting on the experience of the Daily Observer, this newspaper is constrained to question whether national policy and decision makers, including President Weah who sits at the helm of government, do follow history or whether they have learnt or are learning anything from the history of resistance to oppression in Liberia, particularly the clamp down on free expression.
  • Botswana: Ex-President Khama Plays Kingmaker in Key Botswana Elections
    [RFI] President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana's ruling party is facing a daunting challenge from three candidates in the upcoming general election: Duma Boko, of the Umbrella for Democratic Change's, Ndaba Gaolathe, from the Alliance for Progressives, and the Botswana Patriotic Front's Biggie Butale.
  • Africa: Energy Aid Neglects 'Health Emergency' Fuelled By Dirty Cooking
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -Paltry sums of international funding are being allocated to help poor families cook with modern, clean methods, exposing them to deadly household air pollution
  • South Africa: Constitutional Court - Sections of Intimidation Act Limit Freedom of Expression
    [News24Wire] In a unanimous judgment, the Constitutional Court has ruled that sections of the Intimidation Act are unconstitutional, finding that it limits the right to freedom of expression.
  • South Sudan: Rebel Leader Threatens to Pull Out of Peace Deal
    [Ghanaian Times] South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar on Sunday threatened to pull out of a September 2018 peace agreement if President Salva Kiir goes ahead to form a unity government without resolving outstanding security issues.
  • South Africa: Why the DA Could Lose More Than Just Mashaba in Johannesburg
    [News24Wire] Herman Mashaba's resignation as Johannesburg mayor on Monday could lead the DA to lose its hold on the city's top job in the next few weeks as a successor is sought.
  • Kenya: Police Identify Mastermind of Attack That Killed 11 Police Officers in Garissa
    [Nairobi News] Police have identified the man suspected to be the mastermind behind last Saturday's attack where 11 General Service Unit (GSU) officers died after their vehicle ran over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) on Degoh Road in Garissa County.
  • Rwanda: Rwanda Wins Global Social Security Award
    [New Times] Rwanda has been named the recipient of the 2019 Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Security.

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