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- Africa: Nearly 136,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continentby allAfrica on 17/06/2021 at 08:25
[allAfrica] As of June 17, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 5,101,624 while over 29,472,694 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.
- Uganda: MPs Approve 20 Ministersby Monitor on 17/06/2021 at 08:18
[Monitor] The House Appointments Committee yesterday vetted and cleared 20 ministers, including Ms Milly Babirye Babalanda, the new Minister for Presidency.
- Uganda: Covid-19 Kills 49 People in 24 Hours in Ugandaby Monitor on 17/06/2021 at 08:18
[Monitor] The Ministry of Health on Wednesday said 49 more people have succumbed to Covid-19, the highest figure ever registered in Uganda in a single day since March last year when the virus outbreak was confirmed in the country.
- Zimbabwe: MP Mliswa Faces Contempt Chargesby The Herald on 17/06/2021 at 08:07
[The Herald] Norton Member of Parliament, Mr Temba Mliswa could be charged with contempt of Parliament after Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly, Cde Tsitsi Gezi said she will make a ruling on whether his disorderly conduct in the chamber yesterday did not constitute a breach of privilege.
- Zimbabwe: Former Health Minister Moyo's U.S.$60 Million Fraud Trial Set for Septemberby New Zimbabwe on 17/06/2021 at 07:48
[New Zimbabwe] Corruption accused former Health Minister Obadiah Moyo will now stand trial on 6 September at the High Court.
- Zimbabwe: Govt Orders Retailers to Act On Rise of Money Changers in Shopsby New Zimbabwe on 17/06/2021 at 07:47
[New Zimbabwe] The Finance Ministry has ordered the Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) not to allow any money changers who coerce shoppers to swipe goods and services in return for US dollars inside their members' retail shops.
- Zimbabwe: Relatives Dump Body At Opposition Leader Mudzuri's Rural Homeby The Herald on 17/06/2021 at 07:46
[The Herald] Police had to intervene yesterday when relatives of a 23-year-old-man who died last week from injuries sustained after being attacked at Duriro Bar in the capital, dumped the body at the rural home of MDC-T vice president and former Harare mayor Elias Mudzuri.
- Zimbabwe: Govt to Raise $30bn Through Treasury Bills, Bondsby The Herald on 17/06/2021 at 07:46
[The Herald] Zimbabwe plans to raise $30 billion through the issuance of Treasury Bills and bonds to finance its 2021 budget deficit, the Government debt plan show.
- Zimbabwe: Minister Explains New TV Stations Roll-Outby The Herald on 17/06/2021 at 07:46
[The Herald] All the six new free to air private television stations that were issued with broadcasting licences have got a statutory 18 months within which to go on air, legislators heard yesterday.
- Zimbabwe: Chinese Firm, Union Clash Over Workers' Rights Abusesby New Zimbabwe on 17/06/2021 at 07:41
[New Zimbabwe] Ceramic tiles manufacturing company, Sunny Yi Feng has clashed with the Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) over claims of workers' rights abuses which involve imposing "slave" punishments for violating work protocols.
- Zimbabwe: ZITF Says Bookings Hit 90% Markby New Zimbabwe on 17/06/2021 at 07:38
[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) has confirmed its bookings for this year's edition have hit a 90% mark amid optimism the event will proceed safely and as planned despite the ongoing Covid-19 containment measures.
- Southern Africa: High Tech Crime Economic Threat to SADCby Botswana Daily News on 17/06/2021 at 07:37
[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Failure to address emerging high tech crimes comes with a huge risk of economic loss to the SADC region, Minister of Defence, Justice and Security Mr Kagiso Mmusi has warned.
- Zimbabwe: Bona Mugabe, Husband Challenge Farm Grabby New Zimbabwe on 17/06/2021 at 07:36
[New Zimbabwe] Late former President Robert Mugabe's daughter, Bona and her husband Simbarashe Mutsahuni have approached the High Court challenging Statutory Instrument SI 41 2020, which resulted in them losing part of their land.
- Zimbabwe: Two Chinhoyi Men Arrested for Killing Suspected Gold Pannerby New Zimbabwe on 17/06/2021 at 07:35
[New Zimbabwe] Police in Chinhoyi have arrested two men for allegedly beating to death, a suspected gold panner early Tuesday morning.
- Botswana: 'Third Largest Diamond' Ever Seen Found in Botswana Mineby DW on 17/06/2021 at 07:25
[DW] The 1,098-carat diamond was found by the Debswana company and unearthed earlier this month. The largest diamond ever mined is the Cullinan, discovered in 1905.
- Nigeria: Remembering Nigeria's Afcon 1994 Super Squadby Premium Times on 17/06/2021 at 06:21
[Premium Times] This was the first time Nigeria was winning the prestigious silverware away from home.
- Ethiopia: Post-Violence Recovery in Amhara At Risk as Thousands Remain Displacedby Addis Standard on 17/06/2021 at 05:52
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Little is known about the aftermath of recent conflicts in North Shewa and Oromo Special Zone in Amhara Regional State. The two zones have been a scene of conflict since their establishments but the conflict has never such damage to property became a scene of instability and narratives range from mischaracterization to vilification. Addis Standard reported on atrocities that were unfolding in these areas.
- Algeria: Ruling Party Wins Parliamentary Poll With Record Low Turnoutby RFI on 17/06/2021 at 05:28
[RFI] Algeria's long-dominant National Liberation Front (FLN) won weekend parliamentary elections, but with a significantly reduced number of seats and with the country's lowest ever turnout at 23 percent, the electoral board said Tuesday.
- Ethiopia: Abiy's Home Region Is Volatile Ahead of Electionsby DW on 17/06/2021 at 04:53
[DW] Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's home region, Oromia, could be one of the hot spots during Ethiopia's upcoming regional and parliamentary election. Outbreaks of violence have created an atmosphere of instability.
- East Africa: Escaped Eritrean Trafficker Given Life Sentence in Ethiopiaby Thomson Reuters Foundation on 17/06/2021 at 04:48
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Addis Ababa -- Kidane Zekarias escaped from court premises in Addis Ababa after nearly a year of trial on eight counts of human trafficking
- South Africa: 20 Bodies of Suspected Illegal Miners Found At Vacant Gold Shaftsby DW on 17/06/2021 at 04:43
[DW] Police are investigating after finding the corpses at two locations near disused gold mines. Authorities say they were badly decomposed. They are thought to have been working as illegal miners in the old shafts.
- Nigeria: Govt Wants Control Over Online Broadcastingby Premium Times on 17/06/2021 at 04:36
[Premium Times] "I want to add that internet broadcasting and all online media should be included in the bill," Mr Mohammed said.
- Nigeria: Govt Plans to Obtain More Loans From Chinaby Premium Times on 17/06/2021 at 04:36
[Premium Times] Last week, the government said it will source funding to develop two key rail lines, from Standard Chartered Plc.
- Zimbabwe: 'I Will Still Do My Work As a Journalist' - Jeffrey Moyo After Prison Releaseby IPS on 17/06/2021 at 04:33
[IPS] Bulawayo, Zimbabwe -- International correspondent Jeffrey Moyo, who was a released from detention today after being arrested for breaching Zimbabwe's Immigration Act by helping two foreign journalists work in the country, says press freedom is undermined when journalists cannot work undeterred.
- Nigeria: Many Die From Road Accidents Than Malaria and Covid-19 Combined - Officialby Premium Times on 17/06/2021 at 04:26
[Premium Times] The government said Lagos-Ibadan, Abuja-Keffi-Lafia and Abuja-Kano highways have the highest number of accident casualties.
- Ethiopia: Ethiopia, Human Rights, and The Internetby Brookings on 16/06/2021 at 17:15
[Brookings] Washington, DC -- No African issue has absorbed as much time in the early months of the Biden administration as has the ongoing--and avoidable--tragedy in Ethiopia's Tigray province. President Biden was forceful and correct in calling for an end to the "large-scale human rights abuses" occurring in Tigray, including the widespread sexual violence and the need for Eritrean and Amhara forces to withdraw from the province. Now, the administration is stuck in the tough position of considering sanctio
- Lesotho: Second Phase of Covid-19 Vaccinations Beginsby Lesotho Times on 16/06/2021 at 13:16
[Lesotho Times] The second phase of the government's mass Covid-19 vaccination programme is expected to begin today at Scott Hospital, Morija.
- Ethiopia: Ethiopia Rejects Arab League Resolution Backing Egypt to Take GERD Meeting to UNSCby Addis Standard on 16/06/2021 at 12:58
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Ethiopia has "rejected in its entirety" a resolution by the Executive Council of the League of Arab States backing Egypt's position in calling for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to intervene to push Ethiopia to sign a binding agreement on the GERD negotiations before Ethiopia began the second filling of the mega day this summer.
- Africa: Africa's Agenda for Children - Progress, but Still a Long Way to Goby The Conversation Africa on 16/06/2021 at 09:28
[The Conversation Africa] A new report has been released that assesses the progress made in the implementation of Africa's Agenda for Children 2040 (Agenda 2040).
- Nigeria: Paradigm Shift or More of the Same in 2023?by allAfrica on 15/06/2021 at 22:28
[allAfrica] Abuja -- On June 1, I announced, with all humility, my intention to present myself, again, to our country as a candidate in the 2023 presidential election.