[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, has approved the creation of the Operational Office for the Opening and Certification of the New International Airport of Luanda (GONAIL), which is to function under the guidance and responsibility of the Transports minister.
[New Times] This Friday evening, the first match of newly founded wheelchair basketball team, Vision, took place at the National Paralympic Committee (NPC) gymnasium in Remera.
[CAJ News] Yaounde -HUMAN rights groups have condemned the issuing of travel restrictions by government in the English-speaking volatile regions of Cameroon.
[This Day] Abuja -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said that the revelation that the Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu, allegedly skipped the compulsory one-year national service, «further validated its position that President Muhammadu Buhari has many persons of questionable character in his cabinet.»
[News24Wire] Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa has died, the SABC reported on Saturday.
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The number of people who died in the Lake Victoria MV Nyerere ferry disaster has reached 196.
[Daily News] As mourning grips the country following the capsizing of MV Nyerere in Lake Victoria of Mwanza Region on Thursday, President John Magufuli has declared four days of mourning where the national flag will fly half-mastAddressing the nation via the Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC), President Magufuli said that the accident that occurred between Bugolora and Ukara Island in Lake Victoria had claimed 131 lives and more bodies were still trapped in the capsized boat.
[The Herald] Nine Zimbabweans, among them a toddler, were killed yesterday when the bus they were travelling in was involved in an accident along the N1 Highway outside Polokwane City, Limpopo Province in South Africa. It is reported that the victims were passengers in an Intercape bus that was travelling from Harare to Johannesburg.
[Nation] Migori Governor Okoth Obado will be charged in court with the murder of Rongo University student Sharon Otieno on Monday.
[ISS] Despite - or is it perhaps because of - increasing volumes of Chinese financing to Africa, that oft-reviled old banker, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is making a comeback to the continent.
[New Times] Radisson Blu Hotel & Convention Centre, Kigali, has received a continental award in Best Architectural Design and Best Hotel Development category.
[Deutsche Welle] It is unknown how many passengers were aboard, and authorities have said the death toll could reach 200. The Tanzanian government said the passenger ferry capsized near the dock and that 37 people have been rescued.
[allAfrica] President Cyril Ramaphosa, who inherited a contracting economy from his scandal-ridden predecessor, today announced an economic stimulus and recovery plan for the country. The plan included spending of R50 billion ($3.5 billion) in what he called «reprioritised expenditure and new project level funding.»
[The Herald] Cases of suspected cholera are beginning to decline in Harare following massive interventions put in place by the Government and its partners, Harare City acting health director Dr Clemence Duri has said.
[Deutsche Welle] A country with no political parties and an absolute monarch, critics have called eSwatini's elections a sham. Authorities claim the polls «preserve its very rich cultures and traditions.»
[Nation] Detectives have taken fingerprints from the car suspected to have been used to ferry the kidnappers of slain Rongo University student Sharon Otieno and Nation journalist Barrack Oduor.
[Nation] The Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group remains a potent threat to security in the region, although its capacity to stage regular attacks in urban areas has been degraded.
[Observer] Missing money or not? (From left) Finance Minister Samuel D. Tweah and Justice Minister F. Musa Dean have opposing views, with other senior government officials on either side.
[Deutsche Welle] As Cameroon's presidential candidates gear up for the October 7 election, it is uncertain if voting will take place at all in the restive English-speaking region of the French-majority central African country
[ANGOP] Luanda -The ministries of Energy and Water and of Industry signed on Wednesday a protocol, which will enable the two institutions to share data on the full usage of the water resources, in compliance with presidential decree already in force, which enforces brewery companies to pay water tariff.
[ANGOP] Luanda -The minister of Foreign Affairs, Manuel Augusto, on Wednesday in Luanda, pledged to the staff of this institution that a tight fight will be undertaken against those, who mismanage the State assets of the Ministry.
[Wellbeing Women] In most African societies, sexually assaulted people are often accused of complicity in acts perpetrated against them. Consequently, they keep silent to avoid social rejection, forced marriage with their abuser, incarceration, further abuse, or even murder. The general attitude of the community is likely to affect the victim's approach to seek care as well as their relationship with health services.
[CAJ News] Khartoum -Authorities' failure to prosecute or remove suspected war criminals has been blamed for the murder of civilians, rape of women and girls as well as looting and destruction by government troops and militia in South Sudan.
[Observer] Former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf has expressed strong dissatisfaction over what she says is the manner in which her successor, President George Weah, is attempting to draw the previous administration into the muddy waters of the ongoing «missing» L$16 billion controversy, the Voice of America (VOA) has reported.
[New Zimbabwe] Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube Wednesday announced government still had a funding shortfall of $35.1 million from a budgeted total $64.1 million required to fight the current cholera outbreak that has claimed over 30 lives mostly from Harare.
[Deutsche Welle] The Democratic Republic of Congo will hold elections in December. Campaigning in the country's war-torn eastern region is particularly perilous, but that hasn't stopped one candidate from hitting the trail - on foot.
[CAJ News] Yaoundé -AN estimated 400 civilians and 160 state security personnel have been killed in the protests in English-speaking regions of Cameroon over the past two years.
[New Times] The Ministry of Education has challenged secondary schools to fast-track a new model of smart classroom in a fresh bid to raise the quality of education.
[New Times] Rwanda's economy grew by 6.7 per cent in the second quarter of 2018, the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning said yesterday.
[Nation] Nairobi County health bosses have contradicted Governor Mike Sonko's alleged discovery of corpses of infants stuffed in boxes during what he described as an impromptu visit to Pumwani Maternity Hospital.
[The Herald] Government has set up an inter-ministerial committee to come up with a lasting solution to the cholera outbreak in Harare and other parts of the country.
[African Arguments] Africa is often talked about as an object to be consumed. Even those who resist this discourse sometimes employ it.
[Economic Commission for Africa] N'Djamena, 17 September 2018 (ECA www.uneca.org/sro-ca ) -- Chad's minister of economic planning and development, Issa Doubragne, has pledged his government's commitment to finalizing work on the country's Master Plan for Industrialization and Economic Diversification within the next six months.
[The Herald] For the first time in many years, Zimbabwe will play a competitive international assignment at home under floodlights after ZIFA yesterday confirmed a hectic weekend for the Warriors next month.
[Deutsche Welle] Rwanda's opposition leader, Victoire Ingabire, has urged authorities to release political prisoners and open up political space for competitive politics.