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Tanzania: President Magufuli Gives 24-Month Dodoma Relocation Ultimatum

[Daily News] Arusha -CENTRAL government employees who are supposed to relocate to Dodoma, but will still be in Dar es Salaam come 2019 should consider themselves jobless, because even the State House will pack its bags in two years. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Where is Biafran Leader Nnamdi Kanu?

[This Day] The sudden disappearance of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and members of his immediate family since the invasion of his home by soldiers has become a major talking point in the South-east of Nigeria, writes (AllAfrica)

Uganda: A Peek at Ruling Party's Plan to Keep Museveni in Office After 2021

[East African] The National Resistance Movement is working on a ten-point justification for revising the Constitution to remove the 75-year age cap and open the door for the leader, President Yoweri Museveni, to stay on after 2021. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Controversy Trails Uber Drivers' Operations At Abuja Airport

[Premium Times] The operations of Uber drivers have come under attack at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, NAIA, Abuja, following resistance from the resident car hire service providers. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Coalition Prepares Case Against 60 Electoral Staff for Malpractice

[East African] Kenya's opposition National Super Alliance (Nasa) coalition has prepared cases against 60 staff of the electoral commission over the August 8 presidential election whose result was annulled by the Supreme Court. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Police Seek Army Intervention in Wakiso Women Murders

[Monitor] Kampala -After failing to stop women murders in Wakiso District, police have sought the intervention of the army to hunt killers in Katabi Town Council in Entebbe and Nansana Municipality. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Relief As Opec Extends Exemption From Oil Production Cut

[This Day] Yenagoa -The meeting of the Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) of OPEC and Non-OPEC Countries in Vienna, Austria, yesterday extended its exemption from crude oil production cut, thus endorsing the country's position hat the exemption granted it at the November 2016 Ministerial Conference and extended by the May Ministerial Conference should be sustained until it stabilises its crude oil production. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: President Magufuli to Address Nation From Arusha

[Daily News] Arusha -PRESIDENT John Magufuli is expected to address Tanzanians from Arusha, this Saturday afternoon, shortly after commissioning Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF) officer cadets, here. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Court Official Suspended for Wearing 'A Very Short, Tight Dress'

[News24Wire] A Ugandan court official has reportedly been suspended for wearing "a very short and tight dress" to work, breaching the country's strict dress code for public sector workers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Minister Demands Reform of IMF, World Bank

[Premium Times] Nigeria has demanded the reform of the Bretton Wood Institutions to make them responsive to the needs of developing countries and also reflect the realities of the 21st century. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Those Seeking to Scrap NGOs Are Democracy's Enemies - Group

[Vanguard] The Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, a justice reform and human rights organisation, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to shun the proposed Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, regulation bill in the works at the National Assembly, describing it as "draconian, wicked and dangerous." (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: UK Lawyers Say Independent Probe Needed in Lissu Attack

[East African] Lawyers in the UK want Tanzania to allow an independent inquiry into the gun attack on Tanganyika Law Society (TLS) president and Singida East Member of Parliament Tundu Lissu. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Echoes of 1966 As Guns Return to Parliament Over Constitution

[East African] The Uganda government's decision to surround Parliament with security forces ahead of debate over a planned motion to propose amendments to the Constitution to remove presidential age limits not only recalls unpleasant episodes from the country's troubled history that the 1995 Constitution sought to cure for good, but could also reinforce the view that guns, not the law, rule Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: MP Breaks Ranks, Seeks Return of Term Limit

[East African] In a new twist on the controversy surrounding machinations to change the Constitution to remove age limits -- a move seen as designed to benefit long serving Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni -- another member of his National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has written to the Speaker of Parliament Rebbecca Kadaga seeking to introduce two new Bills for Museveni's retirement and return of term limits to the Constitution. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Election Petition - What the Reasoned Judgments Mean

[East African] When the justices of the Supreme Court of Kenya first delivered the lean decision on September 1 -- with a majority of four judges against two in dissent -- in which they declared that the presidential election held on August 8, 2017 had been irregular, null and void, the shock and awe that took the country led to the question, why? (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: We've Stabilised South East - Army

[This Day] Expect more Operation Python Dance across the nation PANDEF kicks, urges military to halt action (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Is All Really Well Between Opposition Parties?

[News24Wire] The DA's relationship with other opposition parties is good, says its leader, Mmusi Maimane. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Police Arrest NAN Journalist

[Premium Times] The Benue Police Command has arrested Emmanuel Atswen, a reporter of the News Agency of Nigeria, over a report on the protest by IDPs at the International Market camp in Makurdi. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Don't Let Economic Exclusion Be the Heritage of Our Children Too

[DA] The following speech was delivered today by DA Leader, Mmusi Maimane, at the old Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) building in Newtown, Johannesburg. Maimane was joined by DA Gauteng Leader, John Moodey, DA Regional Chairperson, Khume Ramulifho, and DA National Spokesperson, Refiloe Nt'sekhe. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: No Hope We Will Survive

[Vanguard] Decades ago, cancer was among rare diseases in Nigeria. Today the story has changed. The situation is so bad that almost every day there are new cases in various hospitals across the country. It is almost becoming like malaria. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: The Phenomenon of Biafra (IX)

[Vanguard] One thing is certain: the killing of Ndigbo in 1966 left very deep physical and psychological wounds on the Igbo, making them to begin considering seriously the desirability of creating an independent nation for themselves since their belongingness to Nigeria had been put into serious question by recent events particularly in northern Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: What Is in a Name? Ask Donald Trump

[Vanguard] When last week the President of the United States of America created a new "Nambia" country in the African continent, we all laughed and questioned his intelligence. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nnamdi Kanu Missed the Target - Bishop Mike Okonkwo

[Vanguard] Bishop Mike Okonkwo of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission, TREM, was born on September 6, 1945 into the family of Pa Okonkwo of Ogbunike in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State. He started his primary education at Salvation Army Primary School, Enugu, but later moved to Ijero Baptist Primary School, Ebute Metta, Lagos. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Entertainment, Media Revenue to Hit U.S.$6.4 Billion in 2021 - PwC

[This Day] A new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers has said the Nigerian entertainment and media market revenue, which rose to $3.6 billion in 2016 would increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.2 per cent to $6.4 billion in 2021. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Buhari At UN General Assembly - a Postscript

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari's speech at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday was accompanied by mixed feelings at home and abroad. Omololu Ogunmade gives a dispassionate analysis of the speech. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Religious Conflicts On the Rise in Africa

[Deutsche Welle] A study by a German academic says religious conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa have been on the rise for decades. Researcher Matthias Basedau says weak African states are a major cause. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Clergy Call for a Referendum On Age Limit

[Independent (Kampala)] The clerics have called for a referendum on age limit. Speaking to journalists on Sept.18, the clerics - Uganda Muslim Supreme Council's Mufti Shaban Mubajje , Rev. Stanley Ntagali of the church of Uganda, Arch. Jonah Lwanga of the orthodox Church, Pr. Daniel Matte of the Seventh Day Adventists union, Arch. Cyprian Kizito of the Kampala Archdiocese and Apostle Joseph Serwadda the leader of the born again faith agreed that it being a critical and sensitive subject the views of all Ugandans should be sought (AllAfrica)

Kenya: How Parties Reacted to the Court's Ruling

[East African] Kenya's Supreme Court's judgment on the nullified August 8 presidential election has been met with various reactions. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: MPs Say Govt Must Discard Judges' Colonial Wigs and Mugabe's Rolls Royce

[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF MP Daniel Mackenzie has dared government to do away with the judges' regalia describing them as an embarrassing attachment to remnants of colonialism. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: TCN, WAPP to Build Additional 330KV Power Line to Benin Republic

[This Day] Abuja -The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) and the West African Power Pool (WAPP) have initiated plans to build a second 330 kilovolt (kV) transmission line to boost electricity supply to the Republic of Benin by 2021. (AllAfrica)

Africa's biggest modern art gallery opens in Cape Town

Entry to the Zeitz Mocaa in Cape Town is free at certain times for anyone with an African passport. (BBC News)