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Zimbabwe: #Bob93 - Eight Surprising Things You Didn't Know About Robert Mugabe

[News24Wire] Heard of the president who always made sure to buy his little daughter uniforms from Marks and Spencer each time he made a trip to London? (AllAfrica)

Angola: Opposition Calls for Referendum On Abortion

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan opposition parliamentary groups on Thursday underscored the relevance of the draft law approved by the General Penal Code, but UNITA considered it essential to hold a referendum on a better integration of issues related abortion. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Donald Trump, White Victimhood and the South African Far-Right

[The Conversation Africa] In the age of smartphones and social media, the spread of ideas as digital memes is global and unpredictable. This includes, for example, Islamic State (IS) recruiting followers from across the globe, to the nationalist and xenophobic ideas that were espoused respectively in the campaigns by Brexiteers to get the UK to leave the European Union and Donald Trump to get elected as US president. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: South Africa Is Not a Xenophobic Country - President Zuma

[] Pretoria -President Jacob Zuma says South Africa is not a xenophobic country and the human rights of all people are respected. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigerians Resort to Self-Defence Against Xenophobic Attacks in South Africa

[Vanguard] Nigerians resident in South Africa resorted to self-defence yesterday in the face of xenophobic attacks by South Africans, who specifically targeted them in the latest wave of attacks against black immigrants, Saturday Vanguard learnt. (AllAfrica)

Libya: What Libya's New Travel Ban Really Means

[RFI] Authorities in control of eastern Libya have banned residents aged between 18 and 45 from travelling abroad without permission. The military government says the aim is to stop people from joining terrorists groups. RFI takes a look at the reasons behind the ban. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe to Donate 2,000 Animals to Mozambique

[AIM] Maputo -The Zimbabwean government is to donate 2,000 animals to Moambique to restock the Limpopo National Park (PNL), in the southern province of Gaza. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: South Darfur Teachers Threaten With Strike

[Radio Dabanga] Nyala -Teachers in Nyala and Nyala North localities have not received payments of financial arrears since 2012 and plan to go on strike from organising school examinations. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Govt Sacks All Directors in Civil Aviation Authority

[Premium Times] The Federal Government on Friday announced the sack of all the directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), the Nation newspaper is reporting. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: MPs Nods to European Investment Bank Loan to Northern Region Water Board

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Parliament on Friday passed the bill to allow government to borrow MK16.4bn from the European Investment Bank to help the Northern Region Water Board (NRWB) improve its efficiency and to rehabilitate the Lunyangwa Dam. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Govt Can't Ignore Claims About Foreigners and Crime - Zuma

[News24Wire] Government cannot ignore allegations that foreigners are committing crimes, President Jacob Zuma said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Zuma's Decision On Jiba, Mrwebi 'Hardly Surprising' - DA

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma's decision to not suspend or institute an inquiry into the fitness to hold office of NPA advocates Lawrence Mrwebi and Nomgcobo Jiba is hardly surprising, the DA said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Miss Rwanda 2017 to Be Crowned Today

[New Times] One of the contestants, Queen Kalimpinya, jokingly said that this year the crown is likely to be "shared by all the girls because the competition is really tight and it seems like every girl is confident to take it home." (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Police to Recruit 10,000 Personnel Annually - Official

[Premium Times] The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, says the force will henceforth recruit no fewer than 10,000 personnel annually to enhance its operations. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Donors Pledge U.S.$672 Million to Prevent Famine in Northeast Nigeria, Lake Chad Region

[Premium Times] More than $672 million (N211.6 billion) to be spread over three years was on Friday pledged by 14 countries at the Humanitarian Conference on Nigeria and the Lake Chad region in Oslo, Norway. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Abductors of Germans Give Condition for the Release

[Premium Times] Kidnappers of a German archaeologists, Peter Breunig and Johannes Buringer, have demanded N60 million naira ransom, PREMIUM TIMES has learnt. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Opposition Party Lays Charges Against Govt Over Al-Bashir

[News24Wire] DA leader Mmusi Maimane laid charges against the ministers of home affairs and international relations in Cape Town on Friday for letting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir slip out of South Africa in 2015 to avoid being handed to the International Criminal Court (ICC). (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Ex-U.S. Envoy Says Trump, Mugabe Too Egotistic to Get Along

[New Zimbabwe] FORMER US ambassador to Zimbabwe Charles Ray says President Robert Mugabe and newly installed US counterpart Donald Trump are two birds of a feather who would never get along with each other even for "three minutes" because of the "size of their egos". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Youths Threaten to Invade Firms

[New Zimbabwe] HWANGE: Youths here have threatened to invade some companies including those owned by government for allegedly marginalising them by bringing people from other provinces for casual jobs. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Angolan Businessman, Malawian Prophet Bushiri in Verbal War

[Nyasa Times] Shocking evidence continue to emerge on how Angolan businessperson based in South Africa has been spending sleepless nights to extort at least R2 000 000 (K110 000 000 million) from billionaire Prophet Shepherd Bushiri. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Donkeys Smuggled to China for Medicine

[GroundUp] A Johannesburg businessman was arrested this week after falsely declaring a shipment of 300 donkey hides at OR Tambo airport. Investigators suspect that the man, a Chinese national, is the leader of a local donkey smuggling ring. (AllAfrica)

Africa: We Are Not Afraid of Fighting - Migrant on Anti-Immigrant Protest in South Africa

[Vanguard] As anti-immigration protests erupt in South Africa, police have been deployed in key cities while Nigerian Consulate has released hotlines for emergency. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Tanzania Demands Reparations for German Colonial Atrocities

[Fahamu] Following similar efforts by Namibians the complaint portends much for relations with Europe and the United States (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: VIDEO - 'I Want the Money': Traffic Cops At It Again

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's fine-seeking traffic police are at it again - and this cop is demanding that a driver produce two fire extinguishers. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: School Apologises After Teacher Called in Armed Police to Threaten Pupils Over Assignments

[Premium Times] The Management of Early Dew Montessori Academy, Enugu, has tendered an unreserved apology to Enugu State Government for the untoward and unprofessional act displayed by a teacher in the school. (AllAfrica)

West Africa: Morocco Seeks to Join ECOWAS

[Premium Times] Morocco, a north African country, has officially requested to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as a full member. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: FIFA Chief Infantino's Visit Puts Critics to Shame

[The Herald] The last two days have been quite hectic for Zimbabwe football with the country getting the spotlight of the globe's biggest sporting discipline in the wake of a landmark visit by FIFA president Gianni Infantino and secretary-general Fatima Samba Diouf Samoura to our beautiful country. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Why Africans Less Trade Among Themselves?

[Ethiopian Herald] The Regional Economic Communities (RECs) have been established in a bid to garner all opportunities on the ground and boost trade and investment across Africa. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: British Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan Welcomes Outcome of Dialogue

[SNA] London -The British envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Christoph Trot, has welcomed the outcome reached by the Sudanese national dialogue. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: UN Envoy and Church Leaders in DR Congo Condemn Attacks Against Catholic Facilities

[UN News] The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the National Episcopal Conference of Congo, known as CENCO have called for an immediate end to the spate of violent attacks against Catholic facilities in several parts of the country. (AllAfrica)

Could the next Messi come from Nigeria as Barcelona launches Lagos academy?

One of the world's biggest football clubs, Barcelona is taking its skills to Nigeria. (BBC News)