Zimbabwe: 'Suspend Zimbabwe', Say 100+ African Writers

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 09:38:32 GMT - africa

[African Arguments] Over a hundred African writers call on the AU and SADC to end their silence and suspend Zimbabwe.

West Africa: Along the Jollof Road - A Journey from Lagos to Dakar and Back

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 09:35:29 GMT - africa

[African Arguments] For three months, a few colleagues and I travelled across West Africa discovering the many things that bind us together... alongside Jollof Rice.

Mauritania: President Should Lead Reform Process

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 07:17:26 GMT - africa

[HRW] Celebrate Year in Office with Pledge to End Repressive Laws, Protect Women's Rights

South Africa: Signs of Daily Infections Stabilising

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 09:16:04 GMT - africa

[] After a rapid rise in COVID-19 infections over the last two months, the daily increase in infections appears to be stabilising, particularly in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Eastern Cape.

Nigeria: Lagos Reopens Worship Centres Aug 7

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 09:02:21 GMT - africa

[Leadership] Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday ordered reopening of worship centres in the state with effect from the 7th of August, saying positivity cases of the COVID-19 pandemic has reduced in the state.

Tanzania: Tanzania Expects Economic Growth Post Covid-19

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 08:56:06 GMT - africa

[The Exchange] While most other East African countries are expected to fall into a recession for the remainder of the year, Tanzania's economy is actually expected to grow.

Djibouti: African Development Bank Grant for Djibouti to Response the Pandemic

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 08:28:53 GMT - africa

[Ethiopian Herald] The African Development Bank approved grants worth about 41.16 million USD to Djibouti to bolster the national budget in support of government efforts to mitigate national and regional impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Africa Development Bank.

Liberia: Government Sets Up Commission to Probe Attack On Politicians

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 08:27:44 GMT - africa

[New Republic] The Liberian government on Saturday said it has set up a commission to probe an attack on two opposition leaders in Grand Gedeh county, a statement from the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism said.

Angola: Angola, Opec Strengthen Market Stability

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 08:25:37 GMT - africa

[Ethiopian Herald] Angola discussions that took place last week is a major pillar of the strong dialogue and cooperation between OPEC and African producing nations. The Chamber welcomes these discussions and encourages more collaboration as Angola and others will benefit from market stability, according to Apo group.

Zimbabwe: Dangarembga Arrest Triggers Global Storm

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 08:21:22 GMT - africa

[Zimbabwe Standard] The arrest of award-winning Zimbabwean author Tsitsi Dangarembga, a nominee for this year's Booker Prize, and several political activists on Friday has invited global condemnation and demands for their immediate release.

Zimbabwe: Ex-Dembare Boss Dies

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 08:18:24 GMT - africa

[Zimbabwe Standard] ZIMBABWE football has been thrown into mourning once again following the death of another football administrator and former Dynamos chairman Phillip Mugadza.

Botswana: UN to Train Botswana Traditional Leaders to Fight Gender-Based Abuse

Posted on Sun, 02 Aug 2020 08:15:27 GMT - africa

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Traditional leaders to take lessons on ending gender violence in nation with high rates of abuse against women