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Robbed MP narrates ordeal
MP Santa Alum Ogwang Thursday, August 25, began like any other normal day for Ugandan MPs travelling to South Africa. As the MPs arrived at a Johannesburg hotel named Caribu at around 8pm, they had no idea what awaited them. Oyam district woman MP Santa Alum Ogwang, who was part of the (...)
[The Observer] 31/08/2016

Zimbabwe: Diabetics At High Risk of Contracting TB
[The Herald] Sithabile Mpofu is among thousands of people who have experienced a phase of infection by Tuberculosis (TB) while living with diabetes in Southern Africa. The 52-year-old woman from Lobengula, Bulawayo in Zimbabwe's second largest city has been diabetic for the past decade. She was (...)
[AllAfrica] 31/08/2016

Southern Africa: SADC to Establish Tech University
[The Herald] Sadc could soon establish a fund to drive its major development programmes and open a technical vocational education university to bolster its industrialisation trajectory. At the 36th sadc Heads of State and Government Summit here yesterday, newly-appointed sadc Chair King Mswati (...)
[AllAfrica] 31/08/2016

Uganda: Special Forces to Halt Operations Against Lord's Resistance Army
[Deutsche Welle] The US says it has imposed economic sanctions on two sons of Lord's Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony. But Uganda, where the LRA originated, says it is quitting an African Union military mission fighting the (...)
[AllAfrica] 31/08/2016

East Africa: Talks to Make Kiswahili Official Language
[Monitor] Arusha -The East African Legislative Assembly (Eala) has passed a resolution to make Kiswahili an official language of the East African Community (EAC) alongside English.
[AllAfrica] 31/08/2016

Southern Africa: Only Zimbabwe to Represent Cosafa At 2017 Afcon
[Nyasa Times] Zimbabwe, who are assured of qualification as they lead Group L with 11 points -- three ahead of Swaziland -- will be the only side to represent the 13 countries from the Confederation of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa) at the 2017 Gabon Africa Cup of (...)
[AllAfrica] 31/08/2016

Africa: 6 Things Gained From Buhari's Trip to Kenya
[Premium Times] The Presidency has listed the gains of President Muhammadu Buhari's participation in the just concluded Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) to include the billions of dollar to be injected into African economies by (...)
[AllAfrica] 31/08/2016

South Africa: Union Declares 'War' Against MTN Over Outsourcing
[News24Wire] The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has called on MTN chief human resources officer, Nhlanhla Qwabe, to step down in its latest war of words with the network.
[AllAfrica] 31/08/2016

Conspiracies as to why EAC’s Secretary General Amb. Libérat Mpfumukeko is facing constant attacks
Written By Dr. Elie Nahimana The opposition media in Burundi’s capital Bujumbura have in recent months taken a dislike to the newly-elected Secretary General of the EAC, Ambassador Libérat Mpfumukeko. In equal measure, some large international organizations based in the Capital barely hide their support for this...
[The African Business Fortune] 31/08/2016

East Africa: Tanzania Announces Plans for New Railway Line to Link the Region
[Daily News] The government has outlined a three-year timeline for the construction of a 7.6 billion US dollar (15 trillion/-) railway line - a major trade artery between Tanzania and its landlocked neighbours of Burundi, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (...)
[AllAfrica] 31/08/2016

Africa: Investment Summit to Link African Investors
[New Times] The Global African Investment Summit, co-hosted by Rwanda and the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), can serve as an ideal opportunity to fund regional infrastructure projects as well as link up the continent through trade, experts have (...)
[AllAfrica] 31/08/2016

Red flag for SA as Gordhan drama drags on
Political uncertainty is one way for South Africa to pave the road to a credit downgrade, economists have warned.
[IOL] 31/08/2016

Africa: 'Political Will, Selfless Leadership Key to a United Africa'
[New Times] Conflicts in South Sudan, Burundi, and other countries around the continent are largely a result of a lack of political will and good leadership, unity and reconciliation activists have said.
[AllAfrica] 31/08/2016

King establishes SADC University
On his first day as Chairman of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), His Majesty King Mswati III made history.
[The Swazi Observer] 31/08/2016

Outgoing SADC chairperson made strides - Dr Tax
Outgoing Chairperson of Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Ian Khama, President of the Republic of Botswana, has had a successful and fruitful tenure.
[The Swazi Observer] 31/08/2016

Swazi pupils scoop SADC Awards
Three pupils from different schools in the country made Swaziland proud yesterday, when they were announced winners of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secondary School Essay Competition.
[The Swazi Observer] 31/08/2016

SA runners confirm Simunye run participation
ATHLETICS - SOUTH African runners have confirmed their participation in the second edition of the Simunye International Friendship run.
[The Swazi Observer] 31/08/2016

Facebook boss Zuckerberg in Lagos
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook – the largest social media network – yesterday paid his first visit to sub-Saharan Africa. Nigeria, his destination, has the largest mobile and internet market on the continent. The youthful American billionaire and Internet entrepreneur, who arrived in (...)
[The Nation] 31/08/2016

Motsoaledi must address sugar tax issues: BevSA
The Beverage Association of South Africa called on Health Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi to address outstanding issues regarding sugar-sweetened beverages tax.
[IOL] 30/08/2016

Africa: Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, Arrives Nigeria in First Africa Trip
[Premium Times] Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg is in Nigeria on a business research trip.
[AllAfrica] 30/08/2016

Mnangagwa’s command agriculture: a Zimbabwe disaster in the making
I haven’t written an opinion article on Zimbabwe for quite a while now. Not because nothing is happening in the southern African nation, but because whatever is happening is more of the same. By Malcom [...]
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 30/08/2016

Facebook CEO in a suprise visit to Nigeria to witness Africa’s tech revolution
Zuckerberg is in Nigeria to listen and learn and take ideas back to California on how Facebook can better support tech development and entrepreneurship across Africa CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Nigeria this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the Yaba (...)
[Nigerian Pilot] 30/08/2016

South Africa: Mkhwebane One Step Closer to Public Protector Office
[News24Wire] Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane is one step closer to becoming the next Public Protector after Parliament's ad hoc committee on Tuesday adopted its report on the process.
[AllAfrica] 30/08/2016

Zimbabwean man on murder trial in South Africa
Cape Town – Neighbours of a man charged with killing his 15-year-old live-in girlfriend told a court they saw him carrying the battered teen into his shack days before her body was discovered by police. [...]
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 30/08/2016

Fargo Courier,Kilimall partnership to boost retailer’s delivery line
Fargo Courier has entered into a strategic partnership  with online retailer, Kilimall in a move that will see the retailer boost its door-to-door delivery for online shoppers. The pact will see the retailer’s items to shoppers shipped by Fargo Courier and delivered across the country. Kilimall Kenya marketing...
[The African Business Fortune] 30/08/2016

Africa: Privacy Groups Complain About Whatsapp Policy Changes
[CIO] Privacy groups in the U.S. have complained to the Federal Trade Commission that changes last week in WhatsApp's terms and privacy policy break its previous promise that user data collected would not be used or disclosed for marketing (...)
[AllAfrica] 30/08/2016

Cement boom in East Africa attracts foreign players, price wars loom
Cement consumption has been growing faster than production on average in the region.
[East Africa News Post] 30/08/2016

ZANU PF divisions widen on the back of escalating protests
HARARE – Zanu PF’s rift is set to widen further, as the escalating anti-President Robert Mugabe protests are likely to create more divisions within the ruling party, an Oxford-linked think tank, NKC African Economics (NKC), [...]
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 30/08/2016

LAGOS, Nigeria: Ringier Africa, ALU team up to roll out internship programme
  @ABFortune The ALU is a pioneering academic institute set up by educationalist Fred Swaniker in 2013 and forms part of the Africa Leadership Group As part of its mission to be a top African employer and constantly provide opportunities for entrepreneurial leadership talent, Ringier Africa is launching a new...
[The African Business Fortune] 30/08/2016

NBK’s digital banking gains 35pc uptake
The National Bank of Kenya (NBK) has said that its digital banking platform has gained 35 per cent usage following acceleration of the lender’s digital program. NBK’s customers can now use NatConnect to access services using the internet and mobile phones.   73 total views, 3 views today The post
[The African Business Fortune] 30/08/2016

Dar, Tanzania: New study points to slow internet growth in Africa
By Staff writer Internet access and availability are not enough to get people online, says a new Internet Society study released Tuesday at the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) taking place in Tanzania between 30 August -1 September, 2016. The “Promoting Content in Africa” report reveals that while...
[The African Business Fortune] 30/08/2016

Africa: HIV Patients 'Getting Old Before Their Time'
[SciDev.Net] Melbourne -While combination antiretroviral therapy has meant that people with HIV can live longer lives, research shows that the virus makes fundamental changes to the immune system by increasing the risk of developing age-related (...)
[AllAfrica] 30/08/2016

The art of midwifing elections in Africa
The art of midwifing elections in Africa
Many countries in Africa conduct general elections regularly. Electoral management bodies have the responsibility to ensure free and fair elections. But what are their score cards so far?
[Africa Report] 30/08/2016

LG to launch modern air conditioner at IFA 2016
By  Tirok Brian New Air Solutions Offer Outstanding Energy Efficiency Alongside Powerful Performance and Cleaner Air LG Electronics (LG) will unveil its latest air solutions including residential air conditioners (RAC) and air purifier for the first time in Europe at IFA 2016 in Berlin that is taking place between 2nd...
[The African Business Fortune] 30/08/2016

Why is APSA project too LOUD’
By Dr. Elie Nahimana A section of employees at the East African Community Secretariat under the African Peace and Security Architecture programme (APSA) recently moved to the EAC Court of Justice to challenge termination of their contracts. Burundian Messrs Benoit Bihamiriza and Patrice Mulama from Rwanda have behind...
[The African Business Fortune] 30/08/2016

Ringier Africa Rolls Out Internship Programme with Africa Leadership University
LAGOS, Nigeria, August 30, 2016/ — As part of its mission to be a top African employer and constantly provide opportunities for entrepreneurial leadership talent, Ringier Africa ( is launching a new internship programme, Ringier Africa Internships, first across its… Read more (...)
[Africa Herald Express] 30/08/2016

Kenya: Top AU Official Stranded in Nairobi After Ticad Forum
[Nation] A senior official with the African Union (AU) is stranded in Nairobi after his travel documents and confidential files were stolen in Nairobi during the international conference that ended on Monday.
[AllAfrica] 30/08/2016

African democracy coming of age – Strong institutions: judiciary, media and civil society helping to strengthen leadership
In this special coverage of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we profile SDG 16, whose aim is to promote peaceful and inclusive societies, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions (...)
[The Zimbabwe Mail] 30/08/2016

South Africa: University of Zululand Students Ordered to Leave Campus
[News24Wire] Students at the University of Zululand, in northern KwaZulu-Natal, have been given two hours to vacate the KwaDlangezwa Campus after violent protests broke out on Tuesday morning.
[AllAfrica] 30/08/2016

Oil & Gas: Uganda gives Tullow Oil, Total production licences
Oil & Gas: Uganda gives Tullow Oil, Total production licences
Uganda granted on Tuesday five production licences to UK-listed explorer Tullow Oil and three to France's Total, clearing a major hurdle as the east African country aims to move more quickly towards crude production.
[Africa Report] 30/08/2016

South African Skills Marketplace App launches
With the nature of the global workforce rapidly shifting from full-time corporate work towards freelancing and project-work, a new mobile app, Kalido developed in South Africa – has been launched, intending to provide those working in this changing environment with the tools that they need to (...)
[IT News Africa] 30/08/2016

South African: Business slow to embrace “innovation” economy
South African companies are slowly waking up to the concept of disruption and radical innovation but they are still not taking the impact it can have on their business seriously enough. According to Grant Thornton’s second quarter International Business Report (IBR) research, which researched (...)
[IT News Africa] 30/08/2016

South Africa: Eskom Backtracks, Wants Review of Green Energy Project
[News24Wire] While Eskom said it remains committed to sign all of the remaining renewable energy independent power producer (REIPP) contracts under the current bid window, it reportedly backtracked on this pledge last week.
[AllAfrica] 30/08/2016

East Africa govts must employ industry-friendly policies to revamp textile sector
Banning imports of used clothes and shoes means that the population has to choose between buying new imported goods and those produced locally.
[East Africa News Post] 30/08/2016

South Africa: National Airline Asks Lenders for R16 Billion
[News24Wire] Cash-strapped national carrier has turned to banking and non-banking financial institutions to raise R16bn to meet its working and capital expenditure requirement as well as to consolidate its current debt portfolio.
[AllAfrica] 30/08/2016

East Africa science, technology agency calls for focus on research
EASTCO says is in the process of developing a strategic plan to act as a guiding framework for the exploitation of Science Technology and Innovation.
[East Africa News Post] 30/08/2016

Uganda: Be Spin Doctors for the Country, Journalists Told
[Monitor] Kampala -Information minister Frank Tumwebaze has challenged journalists and communication practitioners from East Africa to be spin masters of their own countries.
[AllAfrica] 30/08/2016

Rohr checks Eagles fitness with Akwa United game
Super Eagles Coach, Gernot Rohr, will use a test game against Nigeria premier league club Akwa United to ascertain the fitness of his players and also gauge the technical demands of the match venue. A team official told that Wednesday’s friendly against Akwa United is at the (...)
[The Nation] 30/08/2016

South African minister tells Eskom to release coal contracts report to Treasury
South African minister tells Eskom to release coal contracts report to Treasury
South African Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown said on Tuesday she had asked state-owned power utility Eskom to immediately provide a report required by the Treasury, which is investigating the utility's coal contracts.
[Africa Report] 30/08/2016

Nikki Popoola joins WIOCC as Sales Director
Highly-experienced senior telecoms professional Nikki Popoola has joined WIOCC as Director – Sales, where she will be helping international carriers procure simple solutions to their complex connectivity challenges into and within Africa. Commenting on the latest addition to the WIOCC team, (...)
[IT News Africa] 30/08/2016

USAfricaonline : Libyan migrants rescued from sea
Libyan migrants rescued from sea
Africa Report : Gas fuels Tanzania, Mozambique growth
Gas fuels Tanzania, Mozambique growth
USAfricaonline : Bomb explodes near Somali palace
Bomb explodes near Somali palace
Africa Report : The art of midwifing elections in Africa
The art of midwifing elections in Africa
Africa Report : IMF insists on international forensic audit of Mozambique debt
IMF insists on international forensic audit of Mozambique debt
USAfricaonline : Using music to fight against drugs
Using music to fight against drugs
Africa Report : Niger Delta militants call ceasefire after weekend losses
Niger Delta militants call ceasefire after weekend losses
USAfricaonline : Tiny island becomes football powerhouse
Tiny island becomes football powerhouse
Africa Report : Mothballed Ghana gold mine reveals risk of reliance on minerals
Mothballed Ghana gold mine reveals risk of reliance on minerals
Africa Report : Oil & Gas: Uganda gives Tullow Oil, Total production licences
Oil & Gas: Uganda gives Tullow Oil, Total production licences
Africa Report : South African minister tells Eskom to release coal contracts report to Treasury
South African minister tells Eskom to release coal contracts report to Treasury all news from Africa. Africa news & newspapers online
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