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- Africa: Chiyangwa Pledges Cosafa Backing for Motsepeby The Herald on 28/01/2021 at 14:29
[The Herald] COSAFA president Phillip Chiyangwa has said that the region will back South African billionaire owner of Mamelodi Sundowns Football Club, Patrice Motsepe, to run for the CAF presidency in March this year.
- Zimbabwe: Dam Levels Continue to Riseby The Herald on 28/01/2021 at 14:06
[The Herald] The national dam level has risen to over 79 percent following incessant rains that have been pounding the country.
- Nigeria: Abacha Loot - Court to Give Suit Against Consultant's Appointment Speedy Hearingby Premium Times on 28/01/2021 at 13:48
[Premium Times] The judge says instead of issuing an order of injunction, it is better to give the matter an accelerated hearing.
- Malawi: Sex Workers Protest Covid-19 Curfewby Nyasa Times on 28/01/2021 at 13:13
[Nyasa Times] Female sex workers marched in the streets of the capital Lilongwe against a government decision to impose a night curfew and closure of bars which they say have serious economic implications on their lives.
- Nigeria: Denials and Cover Up Mark 100 Days Since Lekki Shootingby AI London on 28/01/2021 at 13:09
[AI London] Nigerian authorities have failed to bring to justice those suspected to be responsible for the brutal crackdown by security forces on peaceful #EndSARS protesters at Lekki toll gate and Alausa in Lagos in October 2020 and have brazenly attempted to cover up the violence, said Amnesty International Nigeria today, 100 days on from the attacks.
- South Africa: Concourt Rules Jacob Zuma Must Appear and Answer Questions At Zondo Commissionby Daily Maverick on 28/01/2021 at 13:08
[Daily Maverick] The Constitutional Court has ordered the former president to comply with State Capture Commission summonses and answer questions unless he can prove they would be self-incriminating.
- Namibia: Chinese Tobacco Investor Rejects Cabinet Conditionsby Namibian on 28/01/2021 at 13:05
[Namibian] A controversial plan by a Chinese company to start a tobacco plantation in the Zambezi region may not go ahead after the Chinese investor failed to meet key conditions set by the Cabinet before the project kicks off.
- Rwanda: Rwanda Among Top 10 Countries That Responded Best to Covid-19 Outbreakby New Times on 28/01/2021 at 12:55
[New Times] Rwanda is ranked sixth globally among the countries that handled Covid-19 outbreak best, according to a new analysis that found smaller populations and capable institutions are the major factors in managing the global pandemic.
- Africa: Africa Has Lost a Voice That Spoke Truth to Power At a High Level - - UNby GhanaToday on 28/01/2021 at 12:01
[GhanaToday] Not only has Ghana lost a son, but Africa has lost a voice that spoke truth to power at high places, a tribute from the Ghana Office of the United Nations has said.
- South Africa: Ivermectin and Covid-19 - SA Drug Regulator Allows Controlled, Compassionate Accessby Daily Maverick on 28/01/2021 at 11:35
[Daily Maverick] South Africa's medicines regulator finds middle ground to authorise 'compassionate use' of ivermectin, whilst still stating that there is not yet sufficient evidence for full registration.
- South Africa: The Meaning of Dorah Sitole, SA's Food Pioneerby New Frame on 28/01/2021 at 11:24
[New Frame] The culinary icon had a close, motherly relationship with many aspiring Black chefs over the years. They reflect on the enduring influence she had - and will continue to have - on them.
- Kenya: IGAD Report Shows Somalia Was Not Justified in Severing Ties With Kenyaby Capital FM on 28/01/2021 at 11:21
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya has welcomed a report by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), that concludes that Mogadishu did not have justifiable reasons for severing diplomatic relations with Nairobi.
- Malawi: Malawi Is Overwhelmed By Second Wave of Coronavirus Covid-19by MSF on 28/01/2021 at 11:09
[MSF] After being relatively spared by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Malawi is now being swept by a new, fast-spreading wave of the disease that is quickly overwhelming the healthcare system. In the first few weeks of January 2021, the number of people confirmed with the disease has doubled every four to five days, and while the local capacity is already saturated, access to vaccines is likely a few months away. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) responded to a call by the health authorities in the ca
- Nigeria: Insurgency - Give New Service Chiefs Timeline to Deliver - Senateby Vanguard on 28/01/2021 at 11:08
[Vanguard] The Senate has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency, give a timeline to the new service chiefs to nip in the bud the problem of insurgency, kidnapping, armed banditry and other security challenges in the country.
- South Africa: At Risk and Unpaid - the Foreign Doctors Treating Covid-19 in South Africaby Daily Maverick on 28/01/2021 at 11:08
[Daily Maverick] While doctors flown in from Cuba have earned handsome salaries for their work on the Covid-19 frontlines, there is a small group of doctors from the African continent who are battling Covid-19 daily without pay. Following the death of a Libyan colleague, they say they are at breaking point.
- Nigeria: Buhari Promotes Northerners in Overhaul of Military Leadershipby RFI on 28/01/2021 at 11:02
[RFI] Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has named a new team of military chiefs in a move that follows years of criticism over the government's handling of the war against Boko Haram, and bandits in the north of the country.
- Sudan: Bashir's Militarisation of Tribes Behind Recent Violence in Darfurby RFI on 28/01/2021 at 11:02
[RFI] The number of those displaced by clashes in Darfur, Sudan hit 123,000 people this week, according to the UN, worrying human rights experts, analysts and commentators about an outbreak of ethnic violence as the combined United Nations/African Union peacekeeping mission in Darfur continues its withdrawal.
- South Africa: A New, Greener, Socially Owned Eskom Is Possible - but the Unions Need to Back Offby Daily Maverick on 28/01/2021 at 11:01
[Daily Maverick] While Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato is champing at the bit to sign more independent power producer deals and make load shedding a thing of the past, the National Union of Mineworkers is placing all its chips on Eskom in the belief that this is the best way to save jobs. In its view, #IPPsMustFall.
- Zimbabwe: Police Tighten Lockdown Enforcement, Deploy Senior Cops At Checkpointsby New Zimbabwe on 28/01/2021 at 10:22
[New Zimbabwe] Police have deployed senior officers to be in charge of security checkpoints along all major roads as the force tightens the movement of people without valid lockdown exemption letters.
- Zimbabwe: 23% Small Businesses Collapse Due to Covid-19 - World Bankby New Zimbabwe on 28/01/2021 at 10:17
[New Zimbabwe] At least 23% of urban residents who used to work for a wage or to obtain a household business income before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, were no longer doing so in July 2020 due to the negative effects of the pandemic.
- Nigeria: President Signs Regulations Making Face Masks Mandatoryby This Day on 28/01/2021 at 09:16
[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the COVID-19 Disease Health Protection 2021, a regulation which makes the use of face mask mandatory.
- Malawi: Covid-19 Kills Two Ruling Party MPsby Nyasa Times on 28/01/2021 at 08:05
[Nyasa Times] Two ruling Tonse Alliance legislators have today died of Covid-19.
- Nigeria: Country is in 'State of Emergency', Buhari Tells New Military Chiefsby Premium Times on 28/01/2021 at 06:34
[Premium Times] The appointment of the service chiefs was announced on Tuesday.
- Kenya: Somalia Threatens to Leave Bloc Over Kenya Disputeby Nation on 28/01/2021 at 05:38
[Nation] Somalia on Wednesday threatened to withdraw from a regional bloc after the group ruled in favour of Kenya in a diplomatic row between the two countries.
- Kenya: Odinga Urges Kenyatta to Reshuffle Governmentby Nation on 28/01/2021 at 05:37
[Nation] Orange Democratic Movement (ODM) party leader Raila Odinga has advised President Uhuru Kenyatta to execute a major reshuffle of his government, saying it is time the Head of State did away with those standing in his way.
- Ethiopia: Tigray's Children in Crisis and Beyond Reach, After Months of Conflict - Unicefby UN News on 28/01/2021 at 05:15
[UN News] Three months since fighting began in Ethiopia's northern state of Tigray, there's grave concern for the plight of youngsters there, the UN Children's Fund UNICEF has warned.
- West Africa: France's Macron Holds Meeting With Mali's Interim Leader Ahead of G5 Sahelby RFI on 28/01/2021 at 04:58
[RFI] French President Emmanuel Macron has met with Mali's interim leader on Wednesday to discuss joint security operations in the region amid a rise in jihadist attacks. This comes on the heels of the dissolution of the National Committee for the Salvation of the People, a military junta which took over after the ousting of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita in August last year.
- Congo-Kinshasa: Parliament Ousts Prime Minister Amid Growing Political Turmoilby DW on 28/01/2021 at 04:55
[DW] President Felix Tshisekedi is seeking to oust supporters of former President Joseph Kabila in an attempt to consolidate power. Prime Minister Illunkamba denounced the vote; an ally said that he would not resign.
- Nigeria: Increased Risk As Drug Smugglers Rebrand Tramadolby ISS on 28/01/2021 at 04:35
[ISS] Manufacturers in India have rebranded the opioid Tramadol to Tafrodol so as to evade detection by customs officials at Nigeria's ports and borders. While the name change makes the drug look like Tramadol, Tafrodol contains two ingredients that should not be combined and can reportedly cause respiratory infection, coma and even instant death.
- South Sudan: Authorities Arrest Two People With $1.8m Counterfeit Cashby East African on 27/01/2021 at 15:30
[East African] The South Sudan's Internal Security Bureau of the National Security Services in Juba has apprehended two people believed to have counterfeited more than $1.8 million.