[Premium Times] She spun a story the world wanted to believe: a self-made billionaire who had risen in a male-dominated business world in an African country ravaged by civil war and poverty.
[Deutsche Welle] Anglophone ECOWAS members have criticized plans by the bloc's French-speaking states to change the CFA franc's name to 'Eco'. ECOWAS had planned to launch a common currency under the same name in 2020.
[This Day] Maiduguri -Not less than 17 soldiers were killed in confrontations between the military and Boko Haram insurgents along Bama-Gwoza road weekend.
[New Times] RAYON Sports returned to their winning ways with a thumping 3-0 win over Espoir on Saturday as they cut the gap on Rwanda Premier League leaders APR to four points.
[New Times] François Ngarambe, the Secretary-General of the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi), has told senators affiliated to the party to always put people's interests above their own.
[New Times] President Paul Kagame is expected in London for the UK-Africa Investment Summit that starts on Monday, which will be hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
[Premium Times] The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, has appointed one of her daughters, Violet Osunde, as a special assistant in her office. It is not clear if the minister's action violated any law, but critics including academics and lawyers said it suggests nepotism and could be a breach of her oath of office. Until her appointment in November, Mrs Osunde was a senior executive assistant with the National Databank Management Department of the National Pension Commission. Mrs Osun
[Shabelle] The UAE has strongly condemned the bomb attack in Somalia that claimed several lives and left many injured.
[ANGOP] Ndalatando -The ambassador of the Republic of South Korea accredited to Angola, Kim Chang Sik, said this Saturday, in Ndalatando, that his country will continue to support education projects underway in Angola, within the scope of bilateral cooperation.
[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan president, João Lourenço, Friday reiterated the continuation of the measures to make the investment processes easier in the country, with aim to attract all sorts of investors to an economy being quickly and positively restructured.
[ANGOP] Luanda -At least five million children were vaccinated in the country in 2019 to fight poliomyelitis during the campaigns promoted by the Ministry of Health, said last Friday in Luanda, the minister Sílvia Lutucuta.
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the partial closure of Nigeria's borders was not meant to punish her neighbours, but to strengthen the country's security and economy.
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / El Fasher -The US Dollar rate reached SDG 95 at the Khartoum parallel market on Friday. Prices of food and other basic consumer goods continue to rise. People are lining up again to buy bread and fuel. The Ministry of Industry and Trade will establish a mechanism to monitor the internal markets.
[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi announced his new government on Friday evening, and reappointed Carlos Agostinho do Rosario as Prime Minister.
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Tunisia has turned down the invitation to participate in the Berlin Conference scheduled for Sunday, January 19, while expressing its thanks and consideration for the invitation sent Friday by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to President Kais Saied.
[Vanguard] At least 10 shops have been razed by fire in Ogoja local government area of Cross River State.
[East African] Despite being relatively new and still developing, Rwandan content creators have established a niche in TV soap opera production, and are increasingly taking up space on local channels.
[East African] Rwanda is pulling all stops in its preparations to host the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) slated for June 22 to 27. The biennial summit was last held in East Africa in 2007 in Kampala.
[Shabelle] At least two Somali soldiers were reported to have been killed and several others wounded in heavy fighting between Al-Shabaab and the country's forces in a town outside Mogadishu.
[New Zimbabwe] Harare magistrate, Richard Ramaboa has acquitted a freelance journalist, Doubt Asima who landed in the dock after he tried to assist a woman who got in crossfire during an anti-government protest in August last year.
[East African] Kampala has sent a protest note to Nairobi demanding the immediate release of consignments of milk seized by Kenyan officials on alleged quality concerns, sparking a fresh diplomatic row between the two neighbouring countries.
[Daily News] THREE Burundians have been sentenced to two years in jail each after they failed to pay a fine of 700,000/- each. The three have been convicted of illegal entry into the country via Lake Tanganyika.
[Rwanda Govt] Wednesday, 15 January 2020 - A Rwandan embassy was officially inaugurated in Rabat, Morocco. The ceremony was graced by Minister of State in charge of the East African Community, Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African cooperation and Moroccan people living abroad, Mr. Nasser Bourita.
[ANGOP] Dundo -More than a thousand jobs will be generated with the entry into operation, in the next four months, of three new diamond projects in the province of Lunda Norte, announced today, Friday, the chairman of the board of Endiama, Ganga Júnior.
[263Chat] The European Union (EU) ambassador to Zimbabwe, Timo Olkkonen has described as 'nonsense' President Emmerson Mnangagwa's proposition that sanctions are impeding on the country's economic progress.
[Nyasa Times] The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) returns to High Court in Blantyre on March 24 with the the case of former president Bakili Muluzi that has stagnated for about 14 years.
[Capital FM] Nairobi -Embakasi East MP Babu Owino was arrested on Friday morning for allegedly shooting a reveler at B-Club, police said.
[The Conversation Africa] Two significant attacks have been carried out by al-Shabaab in recent weeks. On 6 January 2020, the Somali-based terrorist group attacked a Kenyan military base close to the former coastal holiday destination of Lamu. The killing of a US service man and two US contractors in this attack inflicted the first ever American military combat losses inside Kenya.
[Nation] Despite the country's embarrassment of talent in distance running, it's a bizarre fact that Kenya has won the Olympic gold medal only once each in the 5,000 and 10,000 metres races.
[New Times] Southwestern Rwanda is predicted to receive more rains in the first three months of the year than the previous years, according to the latest national seasonal forecast.
[Deutsche Welle] Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has come under scrutiny after the murder of his first wife. His current wife, Maesaiah, is currently wanted by the police for questioning - and her whereabouts are unknown.
[UN News] Fresh clashes in the Central African Republic's southeast have driven some 400 people to seek shelter at a UN base there, the United Nations Spokesperson said on Wednesday.
[New Zimbabwe] The restrictive measures imposed on Zimbabwe by the United States will remain in place until President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration implemented the necessary political and economic reforms key to restoring the troubled country's democracy and prosperity, the US Ambassador to Zimbabwe said Wednesday.
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's visit to Mozambique to attend Filipe Nyusi's inauguration for his second presidential term has drawn mixed reactions from various quarters.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The 2021 Africa Cup of Nations will start months earlier on January 9 after its dates were moved, hosts Cameroon have announced.