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Nigeria: Kaduna Govt Declares Curfew as Gunmen Kill 34

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 06:21
[This Day] The Kaduna State Government has confirmed that 34 people, including two military personnel were killed in last Sunday's attacks on communities in Kaura Local Government Area of the state.

Africa: 208 Million People Still Openly Defecate in Africa - Report

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 06:20
[This Day] About 208 million people still openly defecate in Africa with 839 million deprived of basic hygiene services, according to United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)/World Health Organisation (WHO) special report focused on Africa.

South Africa: Netflix to Premiere Docu-Series on Who Killed South African Goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 06:10
[Netflix South Africa] Senzo: Murder of a Soccer Star will premiere on Netflix on 7 April 2022. The thrilling five-part true crime documentary series delves into the beloved soccer star's murder, sharing insight into what transpired that fateful night when Meyiwa was gunned down in what was alleged to be a botched robbery in 2014.

Ethiopia: Ethiopians At Crossroads As They Flee Ukraine

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 05:52
[DW] Many Ethiopians with ties to Ukraine who have fled the war are safe from Russian bombs but remain trapped. DW spoke with one Ethiopian family, who have managed to reach Germany, about their journey out of the war zone.

Kenya: What Explains Food Price Hikes. And What Should Be Done

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 05:48
[The Conversation Africa] Kenyans are caught in the grip of higher food prices brought about by a combination of adverse weather, rising input costs - which have been worsened by the Ukraine war - as well as policy adjustments the government agreed to to access funding from the International Monetary Fund. The prices for the staple commodities in the food basket used to compute inflation by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, such as maize flour, wheat flour, irish potatoes, onions, tomatoes, cabbages, kales and cooking oil, r

Africa: UNHCR Chief Condemns 'Discrimination, Violence and Racism' Against Some Fleeing Ukraine

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 05:47
[Africa Renewal] The head of UN refugee agency UNHCR, spoke out on Monday against the "ugly reality" that some refugees fleeing across the Ukraine border, and Third Country Nationals, have been subjected to racism and discrimination.

Nigeria: Nigerian Billionaire Dangote Launches U.S.$2.5 Billion Fertilizer Plant

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 05:45
[Leadership] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday commissioned the new three million metric tonnes capacity per annum state-of-the-art Dangote Fertiliser Urea Plant, during which he expressed confidence that the project would give a huge fillip to Nigeria's agricultural sector.

Namibia: A Sensitive Mission - Namibia's Genocide Debate

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 05:40
[DW] Engaging with the descendants of Germany's colonial crimes is no easy task. DW's youth magazine show The 77 Percent met with young people from the Herero community in Namibia -- and apparently broke the ice.

Africa: Africa Holds the Answers to Europe's Wartime Energy Crisis

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 05:36
[ISS] Europe needs to swap its dependence on fossil energy from Russia with renewables from Africa.

Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls World Heritage Status Hangs in Balance

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 05:28
[CAJ News] There are fears the Victoria Falls could be delisted as a World Heritage Site following massive construction activities either side of the Zambezi River might have tampered some animal corridors and natural sites.

South Africa: Covid-19 Restrictions Eased, but Showdown Over State of Disaster Looms

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 05:06
[Daily Maverick] President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced new lockdown regulations that will allow more people to attend large events, but the National State of Disaster is likely to remain in place for the near future.

South Africa: South Africa Drafts a UN Resolution On Humanitarian Aid to Ukraine - Without Mentioning Russia

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 05:05
[Daily Maverick] Meanwhile, Pretoria has formally requested a telephone call from President Cyril Ramaphosa to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Nigeria: No More PRC Test for Fully Vaccinated Travellers - Govt

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 04:57
[This Day] The Federal Government has disclosed that 193 out of the about 2,357 Nigerians evacuated from Ukraine and screened for COVID-19 have tested positive for the virus.

Nigeria: Again, Nigerian Senators Lament Insecurity, Killings, Proffer Solutions

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 04:51
[Premium Times] "We will have wished that they took a proactive action, and not an action coming after lives have been lost."

Southern Africa: Eradicating Polio Would Eradicate So Much Tragedy

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 04:46
[allAfrica] In the outskirts of Malawi's capital, Lilongwe, just beyond where paved roads transition to dirt, an undiagnosed polio infection paralysed a three-year-old girl. From one day to the next, the child's life was changed forever.

West Africa: Red Gold - the Rise and Fall of West Africa's Palm Oil Empire

Wed, 23/03/2022 - 04:39
[The Conversation Africa] For thousands of years, the oil palm -- indigenous to West Africa -- has had an intimate relationship with people. An explosive expansion of oil palm groves throughout western and central Africa in the wake of a dry period around 2,500 years ago enabled human migration and agricultural development; in turn, humans facilitated oil palm propagation through seed dispersal and slash-and-burn agriculture.

Nigeria: For Doyin Okupe, 'The Attack Lion' At 70

Tue, 22/03/2022 - 14:57
[This Day] Omoba Adedoyin Ajibike Okupe - the man popularly known at the "attack dog" of Nigerian politics, who eventually re-christened himself "the attack lion" is 70 today, March 22, 2022. Yesterday, friends and family gathered in Lagos, to honour him at the public presentation of a book he has written to mark the occasion: Double Jeopardy-The Doyin Okupe Story. There are further celebrations today; a church service and a party in the evening. It was a great pleasure for me to have been invited to review the book

Nigeria: Electoral Act 2022 - When the Constitution Thumps Politics

Tue, 22/03/2022 - 14:54
[This Day] Nullification of Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act 2022

South Africa: Profile - I View the Doctor-Patient Relationship As Sacred, Says Leading TB Doctor

Tue, 22/03/2022 - 14:38
[spotlight] Dr Jennifer Furin has fought drug-resistant tuberculosis since 1995, when she worked as a student in a poverty-stricken suburb in Lima, Peru. Since then she has roamed the world, treating TB and HIV patients in under-resourced countries, including Haiti, Russia, Tajikistan, Bangladesh, eSwatini, Lesotho, and South Africa.

South Africa: Lobby Group Wins Court Appeal to Stop R50 Million Govt Donation to Cuba

Tue, 22/03/2022 - 14:34
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Judge Brenda Neukircher has, in a written judgement at the Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, granted lobby group AfriForum an urgent interdict to stop the government from giving Cuba a R50 million donation. Earlier in March 2022, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor described the donation as a "cash gift is in the context of reciprocity and historical friendship".