Burkina Faso’s Military Leader Overthrown in Country’s 2nd Coup This Year

Burkina’s Faso’s state television was interrupted on Friday night by members of the country’s army declaring the previous coup’s leader Lt. Col. Paul Henri Sandaogo Damiba, had been overthrown. The spokesman said: “People of Burkina Faso, fellow citizens, since 24 January 2022, faced by the continually worsening security situation, we the officers and junior officers

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Africa: Egypt’s COP27 Presidency Sets Out Vision for UN Climate Conference and Urges World to Act Now #AfricaClimateCrisis

Cairo — Egypt’s COP27 Presidency set out its vision for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, taking place in Egypt’s coastal city of Sharm El-Sheikh from November 7th to the 18th. The aim to make COP27 an “implementation COP” by urging action across prior agreements through all areas of climate change need with a

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Sudan: Sudan Prosecutor Closes Website of El Sudani Newspaper

Khartoum — On Monday, the Information Crimes and Digital Investigations Prosecution, directed the Communications and Postal Regulatory Authority to block the website of El Sudani newspaper, following a complaint about an information crime. Attaf Mohamed Mukhtar, Editor-in-Chief of El Sudani newspaper, told Radio Dabanga that the news outlet was not officially informed about the decision.

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Africa: Tunisia to Host Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum On September 26-27

Tunis/Tunisia — The meeting of the Continental Free Trade Area Negotiating Forum (CFTA-NF) will be held on September 26 -27 in Tunisia, Tunisian General Labour Union (French: UGTT) Deputy Secretary-General in charge of Arab and International Relations Hedia Arfaoui told TAP on Saturday. Nearly one hundred African trade unionists and representatives of international organisations are

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South Africa: South Africa Has a New Traditional Courts Bill. but It Doesn’t Protect Indigenous Practices

After 14 years of highly controversial amendments, South Africa’s parliament has finally approved the Traditional Courts Bill. The Bill now awaits the signature of the President to become law. The Bill seeks to regulate the structure and functioning of traditional courts in a uniform way. It also sets out to transform the traditional justice system

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Africa: CAF Technical Inspection Delegation to Arrive in Algeria On Thursday to Visit Totalenergies CHAN Host Cities and Stadiums

A CAF delegation consisting of technical experts in various operational areas will visit the three cities that will host the TotalEnergies African Nations Championships (CHAN) from 13 January until 04 February 2023. The inspection team will arrive on Thursday, 22 September 2022 in Algiers and will kick-off the visits the following day, Friday 23 September

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Liberia: Representative Aspirant of Montserrado County District #14 Donates School Materials to Over 2,000 School-Going Kids

Monrovia — Smiles could not cease from the faces of residents of Montserrado County District #14, most especially women, as they were given school materials for their children by Representative aspirant Kerkula Muka Kamara. School materials ranging from book bags, copybooks, pens, pencils, and other equipment were given to parents to ease their burden. Lucy

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Liberia: September 18

It was all about settling scores. Charles Taylor had turned it into a defense for justice. A five-man Council of State was reduced to just a one-man show. It was wrong! Stupidity in leadership was rife. It became costly. ULIMO-J leader, Roosevelt Johnson was Taylor’s target. Some kind of arms sale deal evaporated! What manner

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Liberia: EPA Executive Director Rallies Regional Support to Tackle Plastic Pollution, Antimicrobial Diseases

Monrovia — The Executive Director of Liberia’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Prof. Wilson K. Tarpeh has called for a united front to tackle the menace of plastic pollution across the African continent. Addressing the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment (AMCEN)’s 18th Ministerial Dialogue in Dakar, Senegal,Prof. Tarpeh also called for a strengthened role of

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Zimbabwe: Job Sikhala’s Continued Detention Sparks Protest

Residents of Chitungwiza Friday staged a flash demonstration demanding the release of incarcerated Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) lawmaker Job Sikhala. The demonstration was held about 300 metres from Chitungwiza Central Police Station, where tens gathered, blocking roads, chanting and holding placards. Sikhala was arrested three months ago together with legislator, Godfrey Sithole, and a

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Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Tennis Ace Bhunu Suspended for Doping Violation

VALERIA Bhunu, Zimbabwe’s highest-ranked female tennis player, has been slapped with a lengthy ban by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) after a banned substance, Mesterolone was found in an out-of-competition sample. The 27-year-old Cape Town-based tennis player revealed in a statement on social media that she has been banned until December 2024 for testing positive

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Ethiopia: News

Addis Abeba — In statement issued today, Arshya Ahmed, the Speaker of the Gurage Zone Council, in Southern Nations, Nationalities and People’s (SNNP) regional state, said that the zonal council has called its members for a meeting scheduled for tomorrow, 17 September. This is the first meeting by the Council after its emergency meeting held

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Zimbabwe: Petrotrade Board Dissolved On Charges of Poor Corporate Governance

ENERGY and Power Development Minister, Zhemu Soda has dissolved the PetroTrade board over allegations of poor corporate governance. The board members were; Advocate Tinomudaishe Chinyoka, the board chairperson, who was deputised by Zanele Dube. The others included, Gladys Mumhure, Simbabrashe Eric Mhuriro, Ferida Matambo, former MDC Alliance MP who has now joined Zanu PF Lilian

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Nigeria: Constitution

The amended bills were transmitted to the House of Assembly for ratification in March 2022. The Ekiti State House of Assembly has approved the creation of state police and judicial autonomy in the ongoing fifth alteration to the 1999 Constitution. The House also ratified the provisions stipulating the procedure for the removal from office of

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Kenya: Kenya’s Blockchain Election

Four years ago, and a year after the nullification of the 2017 election in Kenya, the electoral commission said that technology would be employed to allow presidential candidates to access election results safely. This, apparently, was in order to increase transparency and lessen perceptions of opacity. To this end, the East African nation worked towards

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Kenya: What Next for Kenya?

Now affirmed by the Supreme Court, the Ruto administration will have campaign promises put to the test. On Monday, Kenya’s Supreme Court resoundingly rejected challenges to the August 9 election, affirming the victory of William Ruto and his United Democratic Alliance. Shortly thereafter, outgoing Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta broke his long silence about the electoral

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South Africa: When No Stock Blocks Women’s Sexual, Reproductive Health Rights

Johannesburg — The Stop Stockout Project (SSP) has drawn attention to challenges in accessing contraceptives at public health clinics across South Africa in its latest survey. “Difficulties in accessing contraceptives violates or limit women’s sexual and reproductive health rights, including their right to life, health, privacy, education, equality, freedom and security and of their dignity,”

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Kenya: Security Intensified in Hotspots As Supreme Court Prepares Petition Verdict

Nairobi — Police Headquarters has ordered security be intensified in hotspots as the Supreme Court preopares to issue a verdict on the presidential verdict on Monday. Deputy Inspector General of Police Edward Mbugua has already directed all County Commanders to increase deployments in specific areas where protests or celebrations are likely to take place once

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Nigeria: UAE Treatment

“It is therefore instructive for prospective visa applicants to indicate clearly their visa preferences without any ambiguity and also respect the immigration laws of other countries so as to avoid unwarranted treatments,” a statement signed by Francisca Omayuli for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Following another video on social media showing Nigerians who arrived in

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South Africa: Former Msukaligwa Municipal Managers Arrested for Fraud, Theft

Two former Mpumalanga municipal managers have been released on R5000 bail after they were arrested on Monday for contravening the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). Theron Zwelishe Shongwe (47) and Thusi Hezekiel Kubheka (65) who were employed by the Msukaligwa Municipality in Mpumalanga, were arrested by the Hawks alongside the Municipality’s former community service manager

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Nigeria: Yuguda

The Director General, Securities and Exchange Commission, Mr. Lamido Yuguda reveal how the commission is fighting to rid the capital market of Ponzi schemes. Kayode Tokede captures some of the excerpts at the just concluded Second quarter (Q2) Capital Market Committing (CMC) held virtually. What is the Commission doing to stem the tide of Ponzi

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Nigeria: How Tinubu’s ‘Zero Commitment’ At London Meeting Forced Wike Back to Atiku

Minna, Kano — Last week’s London meeting between the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and the aggrieved Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governor of Rivers State, Mr. Nyesom Wike, though shrouded in secrecy, was actually not a successful engagement, THISDAY has learnt. Tinubu was alleged to have declined committing to

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Nigeria: Covid-19 Vaccines Produced in Nigeria Will Meet International Standards

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, NAFDAC, weekend assured Nigerians that COVID-19 vaccines produced in Nigeria will meet international standards with the strengthening of the agency. The Director General, Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye who asserted during the oversight visit to the NAFDAC facilities and COVID-19 laboratory projects in Lagos by the House

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Gambia: Colley Foundation Extends Magnanimity to Kombo South Flood Victims

Colley Foundation for Social and Environmental Justice, a Non-Governmental Organisation on Monday extended magnanimity to flood victims in Kombo South with the donation of 20 bags of basmati rice worth 23,000 dalasis. The foundation is committed to fighting negative vices hindering environmental and social wellbeing. Bubacarr F.M. Colley, founder of the organisation, reminded of the

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South Africa: 135 Days Without Water

Municipal water has not been restored to Tongaat’s 40,000 residents since the April floods Taps have been dry in Tongaat since the April floods devastated KwaZulu-Natal. The Tongaat Civic Association says that despite being declared a disaster zone government had all but abandoned them. eThekwini only expects the Tongaat Water Treatment Plant to be restored

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Uganda: Uganda’s Min. of State for Foreign Affairs, Commander-in-Chief of Ground Forces On Working Visit to Ethiopia

Addis Abeba — A Ugandan delegation, which includes Uganda’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Henry Okello Oryem, and the Commander-in-Chief of the country’s Ground Forces and President Yoweri Museveni’s Senior Advisor on Special Operations, Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kianerugaba, as well as other senior security and military leaders, arrived in Addis Abeba Sunday for an

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South Africa: Zondo Says SA Must Ensure Review Applications Don’t Stall Implementation of Commission’s Findings

Chief Justice Raymond Zondo, who chaired the State Capture Commission as deputy Chief Justice, says the rights of individuals bringing review applications have to be balanced against the rights of South Africans to have the commission’s findings implemented, but at the same time nobody has a right to ensure that this work of the commission

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South Africa: South Africa

King Misuzulu, who ascended to the throne, will wield great symbolic power for over 11 million Zulus. They make up nearly a fifth of South Africa’s population. Thousands of people gathered at the Zulu royal palace in South Africa on Saturday to witness the crowning Misuzulu Zulu as a new Zulu king. From the early

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Nigeria: 55 Communities Protest Edo Govt Illegal Acquisition of Their Farmland

No fewer than 55 communities in four local government areas of Edo State yesterday protested the acquisition of the communities’ rainforest reserve and farmland by the state Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, in spite of pending court cases on the matter. Some of the impacted communities which protested include Odighi, Odiguetue, Uhiere, Owan, Agbanikaka, Orhua, Oke-Irhue

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South Africa: SA Should Implement FATF Recommendations to Avoid Greylisting, Says Kganyago

South Africa can avoid possible greylisting if it were to implement recommendations contained in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) mutual evaluation report. The FATF commenced its assessment in 2019 and published its final report on 7 October last year. The mutual evaluation report had an adverse rating under technical compliance and effectiveness. It made

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Africa: We’re Listening to Africa and Strengthening Ties – Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield

African nations have “unlimited” potential to become “breadbaskets” that not only feed the continent but also a hungry world, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, said during a policy address on food security in Accra earlier this month. The Cabinet member with the most broadest African experience and knowledge – she served

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Kenya: Polls Body Limits Access to Tallying Centre as It Announces Enhanced Measures

Nairobi — The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has announced enhanced measures at the Bomas of Kenya during the verification of presidential results in a bid to expedite the process. In the revised rules of procedure, the electoral body’s commissioner Abdi Guliye stated that only chief presidential agents from the four presidential candidates and

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South Africa: Recycling is About So Much More Than Waste #AfricaClimateCrisis

Millions of waste pickers and reclaimers around the world search through disposed of goods in dumpsites, and landfills for valuable recyclable materials that many consider worthless. Some search for necessities, while others collect to recycle, and sell to recycling warehouses or recycling plants. They operate and collect either from neighborhood streets, door-to-door or waste collection points. Recyclers play an important role

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Nigeria: The Fight Against Malaria, What More Should We Do?

Malaria is a mosquito-borne infectious disease that affects humans, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria causes symptoms that typically include fever, tiredness, vomiting and headaches. In severe cases, it can cause jaundice, seizures, coma, or death. It is spread exclusively through bites of infected Anopheles mosquitoes. The mosquito bite introduces the parasites from the mosquito’s saliva

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Nigeria: Bauchi Governor Stresses Need for Peaceful Coexistence to Overcome Challenges in Nigeria

Bauchi — Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed, has stressed the need for Nigerians to put sentiments aside and live peacefully with each other irrespective of ethno-religious differences. The governor further stressed that the present situation in the country characterised by insecurity and banditry need peaceful coexistence and purposeful tolerance in order to be

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Nigeria: Nigerian Governors Tackle Govt Over $418 Million Paris Club Deductions

The governors accuse Attorney General Malami and the finance minister of circumventing the law by surreptitiously securing the approval of FEC to effect the payment. Governors of Nigerian states under the umbrella of Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) have again resisted attempts to commence the deduction of $418 million Paris Club refund allegedly owed four contractors

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Africa: CAF Executive Committee Approves Totalenergies Afcon 2023 Revised Qualification Calendar

The Confederation of African Football (“CAF”)_ Executive Committee has approved a revised TotalEnergies Africa Cup of Nations Cote d’Ivoire 2023 revised qualification calendar._ This was necessitated by the Executive Committee’s commitment to make room for the African nations that have qualified for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in November/ December 2022 to prepare adequately.

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Angola: Angola’s Fifth Multiparty Election

With voters impatient for better government, Angola’s parliamentary elections on 24 August will be the closest since democratic elections were first introduced. The electoral contest in Angola – which officially started on 24 July – is fiercely competitive. An Afrobarometer survey in May found the opposition National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA)

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Rwanda: How Local Initiative Is Driving Women Representation On World’s Largest Encyclopedia

Rwandan women from various sectors have been profiled and added on Wikipedia, the world’s largest encyclopaedia. Biographies of 264 women from across fields such as politics, activism, sports and the art industry have been profiled both in English and Kinyarwanda, bringing their total to over 400. The initiative by the Wikimedia Community User Group Rwanda

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Malawi: Martha Chizuma Shoddy Work Exposed

Anti-Corruption Bureau Director General Martha Chizuma’s incompetence and self-centredness has has been exposed with the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Dr Steven Kayuni, in a letter to the graft bursting body describing her conduct as an embarrassment and disappointment to other law enforcement agencies in the country. In a letter dated July 19 2022, Kayuni

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Morocco: Morocco, MCC Commend Dynamic Partnership

Marrakech — The Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, and president of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Alice Albright, welcomed, Wednesday in Marrakech, the dynamism of their “fruitful” partnership, especially in the light of the last phase of the “Millennium Challenge” program. “Morocco is positioned as an excellent partner for the Millennium Challenge Corporation, committed to

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Morocco: Morocco

Casablanca — The growth of the Moroccan economy is expected to reach 1.3% in 2022, compared to 7.9% in 2021, said, Wednesday, the WB’s Senior economist in Morocco, Javier Diaz Cassou. After a strong recovery in 2021, the Moroccan economy is facing the effects of the global economic slowdown, a severe drought, the repercussions of

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Kenya: IEBC to Dispatch Location-Specific Results Forms, Geofenced Kiems Kits to Avert Fraud

Nairobi — The electoral on Tuesday announced it had geofenced KIEMS kits to location-specific parameters with the devices said to be programmed to reject “false results forms” without the requisite identify features for corresponding polling centres. The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) said each polling station had unique statutory forms whose identifying features do

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