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Zimbabwe: Mapeza Targets World Cup Revival

[The Herald] NORMAN Mapeza wants to breathe life into the Warriors' 2022 World Cup campaign after a poor start in which they have failed to score in their first two games.

Congo-Kinshasa: Aid for Homeless Slow to Arrive After Volcano Spews Lava

[The New Humanitarian] Goma -- 'This [response] is small, highly political, and highly sensitive.'

Former Kenya sports minister sentenced over Rio 2016 scandal

Former sports minister Hassan Wario is sentenced for his role in misusing public funds meant for Kenya's 2016 Olympics.

Kenya: Kenya Adopts DNA Barcodes to Protect and Save Fish Resources

[East African] Kenya will use fish DNA barcodes to fight illegal exploitation and smuggling of sea resources.

Somalia: UN Boss Asks Somalia Elders to Support 30% Quota for Women

[Nation] The UN Deputy Secretary-General (SG) Amina Mohammed, has called on Somali clan elders to support a 30 per cent representation of women in Parliament.

Africa: European Union - More Empty Promises About Global Covid-19 Vaccine Equity?

[MSF] In her State of the European Union speech of 15 September, EU Commission President Von der Leyen has yet again underlined the importance of global access to vaccines in ending the COVID-19 pandemic. Does this mean the EU's words will finally turn into deeds? Or is her speech just another empty promise?

South Africa: Student Financial Aid Scheme Welcomes Unqualified Audit Opinion From Auditor-General of South Africa for 2020/21 Financial Year

[Govt of SA] The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) welcomes the report of the Auditor-General of South Africa (AGSA) for the unqualified audit opinion with findings for the year ended March 2021.

Africa: Over 8.1 Million Cases of Covid-19 Confirmed Across Continent

[allAfrica] As of September 16, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 8,101,211 while over  79,280,855 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.

Namibia: Namibia Exporter Award Winners Receive Trophies

[New Era] Representatives of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Namibian Manufacturers Association (NMA) recently presented trophies to the two winners of the first-ever Namibia Exporter of the Year Awards that was held virtually on 5 August 2021.

Nigeria: Dollar Scarcity May Hamper Shell's Planned Sale of Nigerian Assets

[This Day] -Chevron votes $10bn to cut carbon emissions in Nigeria, others by 2028

Zimbabwe: Journalist Chinóno Sued U.S.$100,000 for Defamation

[New Zimbabwe] AWARD-winning journalist Hopewell Chin'ono is being sued for defamation to the tune of US$100 000 by President Emmerson Mnangagwa's lawyer Tinomudaishe Chinyoka.

Head of Islamic State in Sahara killed by French troops - Macron

President Emmanuel Macron calls the killing of Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi a "major success".

Zimbabwe: Unemployment Remains Country's Biggest Problem - Survey

[New Zimbabwe] FINDINGS of a recentl study by Pan-African research network, Afrobarometer show that Zimbabweans see unemployment as the biggest facing the country at the moment.

Kenya: Kenya to Manufacture Covid-19 Vaccines Starting Next Year

[Nation] Kenya will next year start manufacturing Covid-19 vaccines locally in collaboration with unnamed pharmaceutical firms in a move aimed at easing supply hitches that have derailed mass inoculation.

Angola: Moody's Raises Angola's Rating With Stable Outlook

[ANGOP] Luanda -- The financial ratings agency Moody's Investors Service (Moody's), in New York, United States of America, Monday raised the long-term foreign and local currency issue rating of the Angolan government from Caa1 to B3, maintaining a stable outlook.

West Africa: French Troops Kill Islamic State Leader Accused of Killing Aid Workers

[RFI] France says its military has killed the leader of the Islamic State in the Greater Sahara, Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahrawi, who has been blamed for personally ordering the killing of six French charity workers and their driver in 2020, and who has been wanted by the United States for a 2017 attack on its troops in Niger.

East Africa: Eritrean Refugees Targeted in Tigray - Human Rights Watch

[HRW] Nairobi -- Need for Urgent Protection, Assistance; Thousands Still Missing

Egypt: National Security Agency Systematically 'Monitoring' Activists Into Silence - Report

[AI London] Human rights activists and political opponents subjected to repeated summons, coercive questioning, arbitrary detention and torture Tactic has increased rapidly in past two years, with thousands now affected 'This new NSA tactic ... is destroying lives' - Philip Luther

Gabon: UN Sends Gabon Peacekeepers Home From CAR Following Abuse Allegations

[UN News] The United Nations announced on Wednesday that all Gabonese military units deployed to the peacekeeping force in the Central African Republic, MINUSCA, are to be sent home immediately, following credible reports alleging that unidentified 'blue helmets' had abused five girls.

South Sudan: New Parliament Can 'Infuse Urgency' Into Peace Process - UN Official

[UN News] South Sudan has made history with the appointment of two women to senior leadership positions within its Transitional National Legislature, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday, as he encouraged parties to build on these gains in efforts to overcome significant political and security headwinds.