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Africa:The Elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases Is Finally Within Reach

[Speak Up Africa] Over the past six and a half years, we've witnessed an extraordinary international endeavour to stamp out Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), a group of dangerous, destructive conditions that threaten the lives and well-being of more than 1.5 billion people worldwide. NTDs earned their name because they were relatively unknown and overlooked for decades. But that is rapidly changing, thanks to the coordinated efforts of governments, health and development organizations, donors, and private companies. (AllAfrica)


East Africa:'U.S. Secretly Mining, Exporting Minerals From Somalia'

[Dalsan Radio] Former Deputy Speaker of the Kenyan National Assembly Farah Maalim has alleged that the US is secretly mining and exporting minerals from Somalia. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Alhassan Resigns As Buhari's Women Affairs Minister

[Premium Times] Aisha Alhassan, Nigeria's women affairs minister, has resigned her position. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Dump Fly-By-Night Investors, Ian Khama Tells Mnangagwa

[New Zimbabwe] Former Botswana President Ian Khamba has warned the new Zimbabwean government not to entertain foreign investors who come in with their small projects which are only capable of employing few people. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Former Mujuru Allies Join Chamisa

[New Zimbabwe] Former Zanu-PF top politician and ex-Energy Minister, Dzikamai Mavhaire, who recently dumped Joice Mujuru's party, on Thursday officially joined the Nelson Chamisa led MDC along with his former National People's Party (NPP) colleagues. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Nigerian Elected First Black Senator in Italy

[This Day] A Nigerian, Toni Iwobi, who has lived in Italy for 41 years, has emerged the first black man ever to be elected senator in the European country. (AllAfrica)


Swaziland:Photojournalist Assaulted While Covering Teachers' Protest

[Swazi Media] A Swaziland journalist was assaulted by marchers as he took photographs at a teachers' protest. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Fake Nails and False Eyelashes - the Cost of Beauty

[Citizen] Twenty one days have passed since that infamous ban on beauty enhancement imposed on female Members of Parliament. Speaker of the Tanzanian Parliament, Job Ndugai announced the ban that left female MP's who embelish themselves with artificial finger nails and eyelashes with no access to the Parliament. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Dumps Mugabe Airport Shows, Returns Home Quietly

[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa quietly returned home Friday from a near week-long trip to New York with nothing of the pomp that used to accompany his predecessor's arrivals from the UN General Assembly. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Two Air Force Jets Crash in Abuja

[This Day] Two jets belonging to the Nigerian Air Force yesterday suffered a midair collision at the Katampe area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, which claimed the life of one of the pilots, Squadron Leader Bello Baba-Ari. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Dar Poised to Tackle Invasive Alien Species Challenges

[Daily News] VICE-PRESIDENT Samia Suluhu Hassan has launched a taskforce of 19 volunteers to oversee challenges caused by Invasive Alien Species (IAS), so as to protect the country's natural ecosystem and economy. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Former VP Musyoka Trolled for Visiting Museveni

[Nairobi News] Kenyans on Twitter have trolled Wiper party leader Kalonzo Musyoka after he met Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Anglican Church Declares Support of Shutdown Movement

[News24Wire] Leaders of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa have declared their support for the Shutdown Movement and other actions by communities fighting against gangsterism and other crimes. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Protests, Condemnation Mount Over Osun Supplementary Election

[This Day] Protests have continued to mount over the controversial governorship rerun election in Osun State where the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) returned Gboyega Oyetola of the All Progressives Congress (APC) as winner with an organisation, the Eastern Mandate Assembly threatening a boycott of 2019 elections. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Buhari Leading a Govt of Gangsters - Opposition

[This Day] The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of leading a government of gangsters for accepting, instead of condemning the Osun State re-run election, which it described as a sham. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Super Falcons Ranked 38th in the World, Remain Africa's Best

[This Day] Nigeria's women national football team, Super Falcons, remained Africa's women top side and the 38th in the world following Friday's release of the latest rankings. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Children Face Higher Risk of Heart Disease Than Adults - Cardiologist

[Leadership] As the world commemorates World Heart day today, a pediatric cardiologist with the Grays Cardiology has called on Nigerians to ensure that their heart is healthy, as there are more incidences of heart diseases in children than adults. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Opposition Threatens to Sue Ruling Party for Violating Electoral Act

[This Day] The leadership of Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) has threatened to sue the All Progressives Congress (APC) for adopting both direct and indirect mode of primary election. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Flood Kills Late Music Maestro Osadebe's Son

[Leadership] Okechukwu Osadebe, 18-year-old son of late highlife maestro, Chief Stephen Osadebe, has lost his life in a flood disaster in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:ANC Website Remains Down Amid Allegations of Outstanding Bill

[News24Wire] The ANC's website remains inaccessible amid allegations that it was shut down over an outstanding bill of R32m with its service provider. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Twitter Reacts to Workers' Union Strike Action

[Guardian] The National Labour Congress[NLC] recently embarked on a warning strike because of the agitation for the increase in minimum wage. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Ruling Party Endorses Buhari for Second Term

[Guardian] The All Progressives Congress (APC), Zamfara chapter, has endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari to run for second term. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Harare City Authorities Turn Taxi Bay Into Vending Site

[New Zimbabwe] The Harare City Council is set to convert its Coventry Road holding bay originally created for commuter omnibuses to a new vending site as authorities pull all the stops to rid the city centre of street vendors. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Will Anthony Joshua Ever Emerge As the 'Real Deal'?

[This Day] IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua last Saturday at the Wembley Stadium knocked out Alexander Povetkin in his 22nd fight- 21 by knockout, yet his claim to be the true champion is still in doubt in some sections and until he takes and defeat American Deontay Wilder, who holds the WBC title he may not be regarded as the 'Real Deal', reports Kunle Adewale (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Presidency Intensifies Effort to Convince Unions to End Strike

[Guardian] The Presidency, yesterday, stepped up efforts to convince labour unions in the country to call off their strike, following the earlier meeting at which the government accepted their demand to reconvene the tripartite meeting on the proposed new national minimum wage. (AllAfrica)


Tanzania:Court Calls for Clear Position On Kitilya Case

[Daily News] THE Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court yesterday in Dar es Salaam ordered the prosecution to come up with clear stance on the 12bn/-fraud and money laundering trial feedback of former Commissioner General of Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) Harry Kitilya and two others. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:Nigerian Ambassador Visits Kwekwe Mayor, Challenges Women

[New Zimbabwe] Nigerian ambassador to Zimbabwe Janet Bessong Odeka has challenged women in the country to emerge from their cocoon and challenge for leadership positions which are still dominated by men. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe:51 Killed in Work-Related Accidents Since January - Minister

[New Zimbabwe] AT LEAST 51 Zimbabwean workers have died as a result of work related accidents and other occupational mishaps since January this year, Public Service, Labour and Social Welfare Minister Sekai Nzenza has revealed. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:Pumwani to Be Expanded to a 450-Bed Capacity Hospital - Sonko

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Nairobi County will expand Pumwani Maternity Hospital by putting up a ten-storey 450-bed capacity building adjacent to the current facility. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Anambra Flood Kills Late Music Maestro, Osadebe's Son

[Premium Times] Okechukwu Osadebe, the 18-year-old son of late highlife maestro, Stephen Osadebe, has lost his life in the ravaging Anambra flood. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia attack: Five charged for trying to kill PM Abiy Ahmed

The suspects are accused of involvement in an attack at a rally for Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. (BBC News)