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Africa: Why African Banknotes Are Printed in Europe

[DW] At least 40 African countries print their money in the UK, France and Germany -- decades after independence, raising questions about self-sufficiency. DW examines what prompts them to outsouce their currency production.

Nigeria: Nigeria's Police Work Under Terrible Conditions - What Needs to Be Fixed

[The Conversation Africa] Junior officers of the Nigeria Police Force are planning to embark on a strike in protest against poor welfare. The leadership of the force has denied that conditions are bad and warned against the strike action. Lanre Ikuteyijo, a police affairs expert, speaks on the implications of the strike and how Nigeria can improve the welfare of its police officers.

Ethiopia: Left to Die - the Fate of Thousands of People Living With HIV in Tigray

[The Conversation Africa] People with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) on regular treatment are now experiencing similar life expectancy to people without the virus. This is thanks to the innovation of antiretroviral therapy which can prevent the progression to AIDS. This is the late stage of HIV infection that occurs when the body's immune system is badly damaged because of the virus.

Cameroon conflict: The football fans who hope their national team lose

Most people want their nation to make it to the World Cup, but this is not so for some Cameroonians.

Africa's week in pictures: 18-24 March 2022

A selection of the best photos from across Africa and beyond this week.

Tanzania's Freeman Mbowe on Samia Suluhu's first year as president

Tanzanian opposition leader Freeman Mbowe says the treason charges against him were politically motivated.

Africa: The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights remind States of their obligation to provide safe drinking water to populations

[OCHA] Dakar, 23 March 2022: In the framework of the Session on the Right to Water organised by the Center for Water Security and Cooperation at the Diamniadio Conference Centre, Mr Pedro Arrojo-Agudo, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to drinking water and sanitation, and Mr Andrea Ori, Regional Representative of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, reminded States of their obligation to provide drinking water to the population. Andrea Ori, Regional Representative of the Office of the High

Ethiopia's Tigray war: Government declares humanitarian truce

The civil war has left millions in need of food aid and none has been delivered to Tigray for months.

Zimbabwe: ZACC Nabs Chegutu Municipality Bosses Over Corruption

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) Wednesday swooped on two senior Chegutu Municipality officials over a litany of corruption allegations.

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Councillor in Vote Buying Storm

[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF aspiring candidate for Bulawayo's ward 21, Janet Moyo has been accused of vote buying, ahead of Saturday's by-elections.

Zimbabwe: Nakamba Eyes April 2 Return

[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE Warriors midfielder Marvelous Nakamba is targeting a return to the Aston Villa squad ahead of their away Premier League tie at Wolves as he steps up his recovery during the ongoing international break.

Zimbabwe: Renewable Energy Lights Up Africa

[The Herald] AMID unrelenting climate change, solar energy is expected to contribute nearly 50 percent of Africa's energy requirements by 2050, a new study shows, on the back of booming investments in renewable and de-carbonised electricity systems.

Namibia: People With Albinism Live in Fear of Witchcraft Syndicates

[Namibian] THE president of the Namibia Albino Association, Joseph Ndinomupya, says people with albinism are forced to limit their movement to avoid putting their lives at risk.

Namibia: Livestock Marketing Returning to Normalcy

[Namibian] THERE was an upward movement in the marketing of livestock during February, proving that the restocking exercise is bearing fruit, says a report by Simonis Storm Securities issued on Tuesday.

Namibia: New Crop Leads the Way

[Namibian] THE Namibia Paralympic Committee (NPC) is looking to the future with renewed optimism after its youth-laden team plundered 30 medals at the South African Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (SASAPD) championships this week.

Zimbabwe: Lithium Rush Takes Zim By Storm

[The Herald] Three Chinese energy firms have snapped up controlling equity in Zimbabwean lithium mines over the past four months, as the world's biggest electric vehicles market takes a strategic position in Africa.

Namibia: Opuwo Hospital Generator Burnt

[Namibian] THE electricity generator for Opuwo District Hospital was damaged after it was gutted by fire on Tuesday night.

Zimbabwe: Gem Boys Out to Break Platinum Jinx

[The Herald] Mutare -- CASTLE Lager Premiership football outfit Manica Diamonds will be out in search of the right formula to outsmart champions FC Platinum on Sunday after the Mutare-based side failed to do so in 180 minutes of open play during their top-flight league debut season.

Zimbabwe: Late Rains Weigh On TSL Agri-Business

[The Herald] THE late onset of the rainy season weighed on the uptake of farming inputs for TSL Limited's agriculture business amid expected dip in this year's national tobacco output.

East Africa: Activists Opposed to East African Petroleum Pipeline Call on Pope Francis for Support #AfricaClimateCrisis

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Ugandan activists have met Pope Francis to ask for his support in stopping the East African Crude Pipline (EACOP) - a heated crude oil pipeline planned to run from Hoima in Uganda to the port of Tanga in Tanzania. The proposed project will cover an area of 1,443-kilometres and run near Africa's largest freshwater reserve - Lake Victoria - posing a huge threat to local livelihoods and biodiversity in the region. According to, more than 100,000 people are being forced off their land and are facing ex