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Nigeria: Shake Up In Army as General Accused of Leading Boko Haram War

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Army has redeployed 103 of its senior officers, including the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole and some General Officers Commanding to inject new hands into its ongoing operations. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles: Shelter for Women Victims of Violence Opens

[Seychelles News Agency] The only shelter for women of gender-based violence has opened in Seychelles, a hidden refuge against dangerous situations. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Will Missionary's Death Be a Tipping Point for US Position on Cameroon Crisis?

[Atlantic Council] Washington, DC -Charles Trumann Wesco, an American missionary from Indiana who moved to the Republic of Cameroon with his wife and eight children just two weeks ago, was killed on October 30 after being caught in cross-fire between Cameroonian security forces and separatist fighters. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Peter Pham Named U.S. Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region

[State Department] Secretary Pompeo is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. J. Peter Pham to serve as the United States Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Wall Around Tanzanite Mines Has Started Paying Off

[East African] Tanzania has recorded increased revenues from sales of tanzanite, which authorities attribute to the 24km perimeter wall surrounding the mines in Mirerani in the northern Manyara Region, constructed in April to curb smuggling of the rare gemstone. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: to Trade Cattle, Connect Dealers, Others

[Guardian] To ensure livestock are sold and bought in a more structured market, Ibrahim Maigari has opened, an online a one-stop shop, for dealers, buyers and stakeholders to connect. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Deputy President Urges Leaders to Discard Divisions

[Capital FM] Kisii -Deputy President William Ruto has asked leaders to discard politics of division and focus on issues that would transform Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Supreme Court Judgment, Game-Changer for Oil-Producing States

[This Day] Recently, a seven-man panel of the Supreme Court which included the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, unanimously ruled and ordered the federal government to, adjust its share of proceeds from the sale of crude oil whenever the price exceeds $20 per barrel. Chineme Okafor weighs the implications of the judgment. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Growth Potential in Broadcast Sector, Despite Headwinds - DISCOP Organizer

[Balancing Act] London -Africa's broadcast markets are facing tougher times: even the larger players are feeling the strain. Some of the recent optimism about growth in the African TV markets now has to be tempered by realism. Nevertheless, for any serious African broadcaster or producer DISCOP Johannesburg remains the place to go to meet buyers and sellers. Russell Southwood spoke to the event's organizer Patrick Zuchowichi about what's happening this year. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Free Wi-Fi Service Targets Bus, Matatu Users in Nairobi, Kigali

[Balancing Act] London -Kenya's growing number of data users tread a fine line between using free data and paying for access: they want the digital services that data brings but not the cost of being always connected with apps that are always updating. Russell Southwood spoke to Erik Hersman, CEO, BRCK about how its Moja service is trying to overcome some of these barriers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria's New Minimum Wage - Too Much to Ask?

[Vanguard] On the campaign trail for re-election in February, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari may have spoken too soon when he backed an initiative to hike his country's minimum wage by a whopping two thirds. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Wooing Oil and Gas Investors At London Bourse

[East African] Kenya has stepped up efforts to tap global investors at the London Stock Exchange to raise capital to fund projects in the oil and gas sector. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NAF Purchases New Aircraft to Fight Insecurity

[Guardian] The Nigerian Air Force has purchased 18 new aircraft to put security challenges under control. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Oshiomhole Returns From 'Exile,' Admits Seeing DSS

[Guardian] The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, who quietly slipped out of the country last week, yesterday, returned from the United Kingdom. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Onyekuru Ecstatic Over Super Eagles' Call Up

[Guardian] Everton Football Club of England striker, Henry Onyekuru, is ecstatic over his call up for national duties against the Cranes of Uganda, and the Bafana Bafana of South Africa. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: PDP Charges Osinbajo to Explain Alleged N33 Billion Intervention Fund

[Guardian] Abuja -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to provide answers to the N33bn corruption allegation made by the House of Representatives in its recent investigation. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Enugu - As National Assembly Candidates Prepare for Campaigns

[Guardian] The Stage is set for political campaigns after intricate primaries that threw up candidates for the National Assembly election. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 2019 - Opposition Insists Government Using SIPs to Induce Votes

[Guardian] Abuja -With allegations that the timing of the Federal Government's TraderMoni, an aspect of Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) was deliberately planned to coincide with electioneering, thus enabling the All Progressives Congress (APC) to reap undue advantage unrelenting, government has stepped up efforts to deny the insinuations. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kashamu - We'll Retrieve Ogun From Impostors - PDP

[Guardian] Abuja -Following the display of names of candidates of the Buruji Kashamu faction of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ogun State Chapter by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), the main faction of the party, yesterday, assured members that the party is already in court to vacate the order. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kogi West 2019 - Choice of Party, Experience and Work Done Will Determine the Votes

[Guardian] The scenario playing out in Kogi West Senatorial District ahead of February 2019 is the perfect example of the fluid nature of the party system in this clime. In 2015, Senator Smart Adeyemi was of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) while Senator Dino Melaye was of the All Progressives Congress (APC). They have swapped parties, going into the 2019 polls. In the 2015 episode, Melaye won on the platform of the APC. However, in 2019, he would contest to retain his seat as candidate of the PDP. Similarly, his o (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Bounty That Is Film Africa

[Guardian] The Royal African Society's Film Africa festival now in its 8th year, is held annually across various cinemas in London. It presents a fair summary of promising and recognized talents from the continent's actors and filmmakers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Ogbozinne-Akpugo, Enugu Community Unsettled By Monarch's Murder

[Guardian] Enugu -Four months after many indigenes of Ogbozinne-Akpugo Autonomous Community in Nkanu West Council of Enugu State fled their homes for safety, following the crisis that climaxed with the killing of their traditional ruler, Igwe Stephen Nnaji Nwatu on June 11, 2018, the community is still a ghost town. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: ASUU, Strike and Future of Education

[Guardian] When will the Federal Government honour its own agreement with the academic staff of public universities in Nigeria? When will the academic staff too think out of the box called industrial action that has literally paralysed academic activities in Nigeria? When will governments at all levels pay attention to robust investment in education in the country beyond meretricious declaration of emergency on education? When will the authorities understand that there is a correlation between quality in education an (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Racist Face of the Chinese Presence in Africa

[Deutsche Welle] Chinese money is cranking up Africa's economy. However, the conduct of some Chinese people on the continent is causing displeasure among the locals. Does 'Chinafrica' have a racism problem? (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Oshiomhole Returns, Opens Up On DSS Quiz

[Daily Trust] Lagos and Abuja -The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, returned to the country yesterday and opened up on his encounter with officers of the Department of State Services (DSS). (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: National Cricket Team Eyes Rare Series Win Against Unsettled Bangladesh

[New Zimbabwe] After a historic win in Sylhet, Zimbabwe would be eyeing a rare series win as they clash with hosts Bangladesh in the second and final Test at Dhaka from Sunday, November 11th. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: How Kebbi Lost 80% of Rice to Flood

[Daily Trust] Birnin Kebbi -It was mixed feelings as farmers in the various rice-producing communities in Kebbi State began harvest of their rain-fed rice. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Return Illegal Firearms Within Seven Days, Sonko Urges Criminal Gangs

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko on Saturday urged criminal gangs to return illegal firearms within seven days. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Dawn Athi River Bus Accident Claims 2 Lives

[Capital FM] Nairobi -A dawn accident has claimed two lives and left 9 other people critically injured in Athi River area, Machakos County. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: How We Outsmarted Boko Haram to Become Undergraduates - - Survivors

[Vanguard] For John Ayuba, Nathan Ibrahim and Marcus Ali, all inmates of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Uhogua in Ovia North East Local Government Area of Edo State, life has somewhat been good to them. For years, the trios, from Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, were constantly moving from one place to the other in search of safety and a suitable place to further their studies. (AllAfrica)

Bobi Wine: Uganda pop star returns to stage after arrest

Pop star turned opposition MP Bobi Wine performs his first show since being jailed for treason. (BBC News)