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Uganda: Uganda's Inventive Protest Culture

[CFR] In the face of growing repression, Ugandans continue to find new and creative ways to combat the entrenched system of state capture.

Namibia refuses to extend visa for Ugandan monarch

Namibian authorities are said to be unhappy at the harassment of their diplomatic officials.

Ethiopia: Empty Desks, Empty Bellies: Budget Woes Cripple Education From Primary to Higher Level

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The educational landscape of Wolaita Sodo, a prominent city within the newly established South Ethiopia Regional State, has undergone a significant transformation.

Kenya: Poll Shows 81 Percent Of Kenyans Support Anti-Govt Protests

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- A research study released by the Trends and Insights For Africa (TIFA) says 81 percent of Kenyans polled support the Gen Z-led clamour for reforms

Liberia: Opposition Party Accuses Govt of Plans to Harm Former President Weah

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The opposition Congress for Democratic Change (CDC) has claimed the action by the Unity Party-led government to deploy personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) was a well-designed plan to harm former President George Weah.

Rugby sevens has 'bright future' in Africa - Habana

Africa's pool of sporting talent could see a boom in rugby sevens, according to Springbok legend Bryan Habana.

Kenya: Nakuru Police Boss Assures Cop Who Shot Journalist Will Be Arrested

[Capital FM] Nakuru -- Nakuru County Police Commander, Samuel Ndanyi has promised that the officer who shot and injured a journalist will be arrested and charged.

Africa: Decade of Democracy Data in Africa Revealed in Afrobarometer Report

[allAfrica] Monrovia -- Despite its shortcomings, more Africans prefer democracy to any other form of government, according to the new report by the pan-African research organization Afrobarometer. In its flagship survey Africa Insights 2024 - the first of what organizers say is an annual series - 66% of Africans showed their appreciation for the democratic system of governance, while large majorities "reject one-man rule by 80%, one-party rule by 78%, and military rule by 66 percent".

Nigeria: 22 Building Collapses, 33 Deaths Recorded in 7 Months

[Premium Times] "Records also showed that Lagos takes the lead in the incidences of building collapse."

West Africa: Ecowas Court Orders Ghana to Release Report on Enforced Disappearance During Jammeh Regime

[Foroyaa] The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice has issued a landmark decision, ordering Ghana to release the UN\ECOWAS investigation report on enforced disappearance in The Gambia during the regime of former President Yahya Jammeh.

Kenya: Second Batch of Kenyan Troops Land in Haiti

[Capital FM] NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 17 - 200 more Kenya police officers have been dispatched to Haiti under the United Nation backed Multinational Security Support (MSS) mission aimed at addressing the gang violence in the North American country.

Kenya: President Ruto Appoints Mudavadi Acting Cabinet Secretary in All Ministries

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President William Ruto has appointed Prime Cabinet Secretary Musalia Mudavadi as the acting Cabinet Secretary in all Ministries.

Ethiopia: In Search of Ethiopia's Forgotten Centrists Amid Rising Political Extremes

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Ethiopia's political extremes in the context of this article represent the federalists who favor autonomy for national groups and the unionists who favor Ethiopian nationalism. In Ethiopia these political divides have two main narratives they seriously disagree with - historical and political narratives.

Ethiopia: Early Warning Necessity, Not Luxury - Africa Meteorological Manager

[ENA] Addis Ababa -- Early warning should be taken as a necessity not a luxury, World Meteorological Organization Regional Office for Africa Program Manager Ernest Afiesimama said today.

Africa: Lack of African Data Causing 'Policy Missteps'

[SciDev.Net] Berlin -- A lack of Africa-generated scientific evidence is hampering effective policymaking and weakening Africa's trading position, said Lise Korsten, president of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS).

Somalia: Somali Senators Demand Return of Illicit Weapons Amid Heightened Security Concerns

[Radio Dalsan] Mogadishu, Somalia - In the aftermath of a disturbing weapons incident in the Abudwaaq district of the Galgaduud region, several Somali Senators have forcefully called for the immediate return of the seized firearms to the federal government.

Rwanda: Kagame Opponents and Critics Say Elections in Rwanda Neither Free Nor Fair

[VOA] Kigali -- Paul Kagame's win in Rwanda's presidential election this week was widely expected, although critics say the vote was neither free nor fair.

Nigeria: Shifting Power - Three Ways Local Government Financial Autonomy Can Impact Primary Healthcare in Nigeria

[Nigeria Health Watch] Last week, Nigeria's Supreme Court delivered a judgement granting financial autonomy to Local Government Areas (LGAs) in a suit filed by the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi. While this is predicted to drive grassroots development, primary healthcare is one area that will be impacted positively when local governments are financially empowered.

South Africa: Subpoenas Served On SA Music Industry Executives in Ongoing Royalties Legal Row

[Daily Maverick] A seemingly straightforward dispute over a royalties claim by a former independent record label owner has turned into a sprawling, precedent-setting legal spat between the businessman and several music industry entities. On Wednesday, subpoenas were issued to three executives affiliated with the Recording Industry of South Africa

Zimbabwe: Poor Zimbabweans to Get 7.5kg of Maize Per Month As Hunger Stalks Millions

[New Zimbabwe] OVER six million food insecure Zimbabweans are set to benefit from a government scheme that will see them getting between 7.5kg and 8.5kg bags of maize meal each per month up to March next year, to avert hunger.