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Nigeria: Shell Discovers Another Oil Leak After Resumption of Forcados Export Facility

[Leadership] Nigeria's oil production is facing another major challenge following discovery of another oil leak in a facility operated by oil major Shell.

Nigeria: Nigeria Among Top 3 Countries With Highest Oil Discovery in 2023

[Leadership] Nigeria has been named among three top countries in terms of highest oil reserves discovered owing to 2023 investments.

Africa: The Africa Climate Summit Must Dare Speak the Unspeakable

[African Arguments] Fossil fuels, by far the biggest source of emissions, have brought much harm and few benefits to Africa. Yet climate agreements barely mention them.

Zimbabwe: Presidential Elections in Zimbabwe

[State Department] As Zimbabweans prepare to head to the polls on August 23, the United States calls on all actors to commit to free, fair, and peaceful elections. The Zimbabwean people deserve the chance to choose their future without fear of repression or intimidation, in line with Zimbabwe's constitution. We believe the best route to peace and prosperity is for governments to respect the right of their citizens to vote and allow for peaceful and democratic political processes.

Uganda: IGP Ochola Hails Cheptegei for 'Unique Historic Accomplishment'

[Nile Post] The Inspector General of Police, John Martins Okoth Ochola has hailed Ugandan long-distance runner, Joshua Cheptegei for winning gold in the men's 10,000m finals at the 19th World Athletics Championships in Hungarian capital, Budapest.

Uganda: MPs Warn World Bank That Gay Activists Are Tarnishing Uganda's Image

[Nile Post] A group of Members of Parliament (MPs) have raised concerns about the influence of Ugandan gay rights activists and have advised the World Bank to exercise caution when considering their claims, referring to them as self-interested individuals.

Congo-Kinshasa: UPDF, DRC Joint Forces Rescue 19 in Offensive Against ADF

[Nile Post] A joint operation of the UPDF and the armed forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Saturday rescued 19 in the ongoing offensive against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) terrorists.

Rwanda: Cabinet Reshuffle - Youthful Ministers Take Up More Slots in Govt

[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Tuesday, August 22, reshuffled cabinet, making key changes that saw Valentine Uwamariya redeployed to the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion, after three years serving as the Minister of Education.

Sudan: Sudanese Army General 'Digs Own Grave' in South Darfur Capital

[Dabanga] Nyala -- The Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) has confirmed that the commander of the 16th Infantry Division died yesterday in Nyala, capital of South Darfur. Recent fighting between the army and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) in the city and surroundings has displaced thousands of families.

Nigeria: Afrobeats Is Nothing, Lacks Substance - Burna Boy

[Vanguard] Grammy award-winning artiste, Burna Boy has described Afrobeats as 'nothing', saying it lacks substance.

Congo-Kinshasa: ISIS Links and Foreign Fighters - Inside the Emergence of ADF As Deadliest Armed Group in DRC, Region

[Nile Post] A report by the Bridgeway Foundation, a US charity organization dedicated to ending and preventing mass atrocities around the world has indicated that ADF has over the past five years expanded its influence to become the deadliest armed group in DRC.

Rwanda: Prices of Bibles Skyrocket

[New Times] The Bible Society of Rwanda says the price of the holy book has increased by 200 per cent after the number of sponsors stopped their donations.

Nigeria: Medical, Dental Consultants Threaten Nationwide Strike

[Leadership] Medical and Dental Consultants' Association of Nigeria (MDCAN) has threatened to embark on a nationwide strike over what it described as non-implementation of agreements by the government.

Nigeria: Manufacturers Query Effect of Rising Public Debt On Production

[Leadership] The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) has stated that the rising domestic debt is highly crowding out private investment in the manufacturing sector by reducing credit availability and forcing a hike in lending rates.

Rwanda: City of Kigali Clarifies Eviction Plans for Residents in High-Risk Zones

[New Times] The City of Kigali says it will neither compensate nor offer three-month rent fees to residents facing eviction from identified high-risk zones, according to Mayor Pudence Rubingisa.

Zimbabwe: Tobacco Industry Less Than 5 Million Kilograms Shy of 2025 Target

[The Herald] IN a development that actualises the popular idiom 'where there is a will, there is a way' tobacco farmers have demonstrated that with an enabling environment, they can beat any set targets after managing to deliver 296 kilogrammes of the golden leaf, just falling short of hitting the 300 million kilogramme target set for the year 2025.

Cameroon: Two African Countries Among Winners of UNFPA AccessAbility Innovation Challenge

[UN News] Four organizations working with young people with disabilities are the winners of the first AccessAbility innovation challenge held by the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA.

Africa: New Financing Tool Aims to Increase Access to Lifesaving Mosquito Nets

[UN News] More people in some of the world's poorest communities will have access to quality health products such as top of the line mosquito nets, thanks to a new financial mechanism launched on Tuesday.

Rwanda: Belgian Court Stays Trial of Genocide Suspect Basabose Despite Sickness Claims

[New Times] A court in Belgium has ruled that Pierre Basabose, a Rwandan accused of the Genocide against the Tutsi, will face trial despite Belgian prosecution claiming that he has been diagnosed with advanced dementia.