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Africa: South Africa Recalls Envoy from Rwanda After Minister Insulted

[Daily Maverick] Pretoria has officially protested to Kigali and recalled its envoy from Rwanda for consultations. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: No Movement on Court Case Against Stella Nyanzi

[Monitor] Kampala -The trial in which Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi is accused of harassing the President Yoweri Museveni, has flopped. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Premium Times Journalist Wins Nigeria's Top Investigative Journalism Award

[Premium Times] A journalist with PREMIUM TIMES, Abdulaziz Abdulaziz, on Sunday emerged the 2018 WSCIJ-Nigerian Investigative Reporter of the year. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Oppressive, Sexist Policies Galvanize Bold Fight for Women's Rights in 2018

[AI London] Women activists around the world have been at the forefront of the battle for human rights in 2018, Amnesty International said today as it launched its review on the state of human rights over the past year. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Which Four Destinations on the Continent Are Cool for Travellers?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Four African destinations have made it on to National Geographic Traveller's Cool List for 2019. (AllAfrica)

Africa: A UN Conference Undermined By 11th Hour Withdrawals

[IPS] United Nations -When the long-awaited UN conference focusing on the rights and safety of migrants and refugees takes off in Morocco, it will be a rare, if not an unprecedented meeting, for one reason: the withdrawal of at least seven member states almost at the 59th minute of the eleventh hour. (AllAfrica)

Africa: How to Harness Africa's Blue Economy

[ISS] The significance of the seas and oceans for the sustainable future of economic and human development and security in Africa and beyond is being increasingly recognised. This was evident at the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference held in Nairobi, Kenya, in November. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Nankoma Wins Afrima for Dark-Skinned Girl Anthem

[East African] Ugandan Afro-soul and jazz songstress Sandra Nankoma is the Best Female Artiste in African Inspirational Music. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Duo Sings for Peace in Cameroon

[Deutsche Welle] Two musicians are traveling through Cameroon's English speaking regions in the hope that their musical messages of peace will reach rebels and help end the secessionist conflict. DW's Moki Kindzeka reports. (AllAfrica)

Gabon: President Ali Bongo Had a Stroke

[Vanguard] President Ali Bongo of Gabon who has been in hospital since October has suffered a stroke. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Under Pressure Magufuli Now Courts Beijing As Donors Pull Back

[East African] Tanzania last week licensed a second Chinese commercial bank as President John Magufuli's administration looks East for funds for mega infrastructure projects. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Oil Pipeline Project for Tanzania and Uganda Faces Delays

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -An initial plan for Tanzania and Uganda to have first oil flow in 2020 through the Uganda-Tanzania Crude Oil Pipe Line (UTCOP) is under threat as investors have been delaying to make final investment decisions, the Ugandan minister for Energy and Mineral Development, Ms Irene Muloni has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: Motlanthe Offers to Mediate Mnangagwa-Chamisa Talks

[New Zimbabwe] Former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe has reportedly offered to mediate between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa in attempts to remedy a political impasse that has thrown the country's fragile economy into a fresh tailspin. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Grain Reserves Will Last 9 Months - Official

[The Herald] Zimbabwe has enough grain reserves to feed the nation for nine months, the Secretary for Lands, Agriculture, Water, Climate and Rural Resettlement, Mr Ringson Chitsiko, has said. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Pharmaceutical Society Sends SOS to Govt

[The Herald] The Pharmaceutical Society of Zimbabwe has called on Government to capacitate Natpharm and CAPS and to avail more foreign currency to deal with drug shortages. They also called for a consistent supply of foreign currency to enable them to import critical drugs and ensure patients have access to affordable medicines. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Safaricom Probed Over Costly M-Pesa Outage

[Nation] Safaricom is being investigated for the Saturday outage of its M-Pesa service that left millions of customers unable to receive or send money. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt Shielding Military Officials, Boko Haram Members - Amnesty International

[Premium Times] A foremost human rights group, Amnesty International, on Monday called on the International Criminal Court (ICC) to urgently investigate the Nigerian government over alleged failures to sanction military commanders and terrorists suspected of grievous human rights abuses in the Boko Haram war. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: I'm Not Neutral, I Want Buhari Out, Obasanjo Says

[Premium Times] A former Nigerian president, Olusegun Obasanjo, has denied media reports (not PREMIUM TIMES) that he has decided not to support any candidate for next year's presidential election in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Togo: Deaths Reported as Govt Forces Move Against Protesters

[Deutsche Welle] Deaths were reported in Togo after security forces moved against protesters across the West African state. Opposition leaders accused "regime soldiers" of opening fire and urged their supporters to continue street demos. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: How We Used Drones to Monitor Coastal Erosion

[The Conversation Africa] Delta environments are low-lying and highly vulnerable to flooding and erosion by ocean waves. And these hazards are likely to increase as the world's climate changes and sea levels rise. Monitoring these hazards, and their impacts, is very important to develop strategies and protect communities living close to deltas. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: Court Declares Lungu Eligible to Contest 2021 Polls

[New Times] Zambia's Constitutional Court on Friday declared that President Edgar Lungu is eligible to contest the 2021 presidential election. (AllAfrica)

Mali: Ethnic Militia Committing 'Murder, Mayhem' - Rights Group

[HRW] Ethnic militias have killed over 200 civilians and burned dozens of villages in communal violence in central Mali during 2018, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Most victims have been ethnic Peuhl villagers targeted by Dogon and Bambara "self-defense groups" for their alleged support of Islamist armed groups linked to Al-Qaeda. (AllAfrica)

Africa: How New Media Platforms Have Become Powerful Across Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Online platforms have become an important site for political and social engagement. On the one hand they have been praised for their progressive characteristics. This is because they offer great organising potential, enhance political accountability and disrupt old media practices that tend to exclude less powerful voices from important social and political discussions. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: The Daniel Arap Moi You did Not know

[Nation] A stern face stared out at Kenyans for more than 24 years. Framed on office and shop walls, pictured on every banknote and coin, and ever-present on our daily news bulletins. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Senator Ahmed Aruwa Dies, Buried in Kaduna

[Daily Trust] Kaduna -Former Kaduna Central Senator Ahmed Muhammed Aruwa who died at the early hours of Sunday was buried at Unguwar Sarki Cemetery according to Islamic rites. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 37 Ships Carrying Various Products Expected At Lagos Ports

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) says it is expecting 36 ships to bring in petroleum products, food and other goods from Dec. 10 to Dec. 29, at Apapa and Tin Can Island Ports. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: 'Arrest Without Fear'... Lungu Demands Recovery of Stolen Public Funds Without Fail

[Times of Zambia] PRESIDENT Edgar Lungu says nobody is above the law and has directed the law enforcement agencies to ensure that public officers cited in the Auditor General's Reports are punished and any funds reported stolen is recovered without fail. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Unpaid Migne Threatens to Quit - What They Said

[Nation] Harambee Stars coach Sebastien Migne has not been paid his salary for the past three months. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Ugandan Author Is Joint Winner of Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature

[Monitor] Ms Harriet Anena, Ugandan author and poet is a joint winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature 2018. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Sonko Warns Against Drunk Driving in City This Festive Season

[Nairobi News] Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko toured various roads in the city in the wee hours of Sunday morning and made some sober observations on drunk driving. (AllAfrica)

DR Congo's Kabila does not rule out contesting 2023 poll

Joseph Kabila says he will leave office after this month's poll, but he may seek re-election later. (BBC News)