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Kenya:Woman Claiming to Be Uhuru's Unknown 'Daughter' Arrested

[Nairobi News] A woman who caused a stir on the streets of Nairobi on Friday by displaying a placard claiming that she is the unknown daughter of President Uhuru Kenyatta has been arrested. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Ramaphosa Promises Speedy but Rational Decisions On Mahikeng Matters

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday evening assured residents of protest-stricken Mahikeng and the greater North West that government and ANC officials were working with urgency to resolve the issues that had been raised. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Many Feared Killed As Armed Men Attack Zamfara Communities

[Premium Times] Armed bandits on Friday attacked Kabaro and two other villages in Maru Local Government Area of Zamfara State. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Efforts to Claim Teff Patent Right

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopia has been undertaking various efforts to claim the patent right, whether through negotiation, public campaign and the legal system. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Will New Legislation Turn Kenya Into a Tax Haven?

[ISS] A recently passed law could make it easier for companies to dodge tax in Kenya. This could increase the rate of illicit financial flows and, contrary to government's goals, undermine economic growth and development. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:International Criminal Court President Visits Nigeria, Silent On Biafra

[This Day] The President of the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Chile Eboe-Osuji, who concluded his official visit to Nigeria last week, has called for the federal government's support to fight against impunity "for the gravest crimes but was silent on the petitions of the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:'If You Scream, I Will Kill You,' Accused Serial Rapist Allegedly Told His Victim

[News24Wire] Two women told the Limpopo High Court how David Mamvura, the suspected Polokwane serial rapist, broke into their homes in the dead of night, armed with a knife and a screwdriver.Mamvura is standing trial for more than forty counts of rape and robbery. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Somaliland Arrests King Bur Madow for Attending Elder's Crowning in Puntland

[Shabelle] The security forces of the northern breakaway region of Somaliland have detained a leading Somali traditional elder in the state's capital, Hargeisa city on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Burkina Faso:How Citizens Took to the Streets to Remove a Dictator, Then Stayed There

[African Arguments] Years after Burkinabé citizens overthrew a repressive regime, street protests continue apace over a wide range of issues. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan:Armed Groups Release Over 500 Children

[East African] More than 500 children have been released from the armed groups in South Sudan, Unicef has said. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Advocate Convicted Over Insulting President

[Daily News] THE Kisutu Resident Magistrate's Court in Dar es Salaam yesterday convicted a member of the bar, Advocate Leonard Kyaruzi, of insulting President John Magufuli on the social media, sentencing him to three years in jail or payment of a 5m/- fine. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:President's Message to Judges - Observe Ethics, Speed Up Cases

[Daily News] THE question of justice dispensation, speedy handling of cases and adherence by judges to their codes of conduct, were at the centre of messages to new judges who were sworn-in by President John Magufuli yesterday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:SANDF to Assist in North West Medical Crisis

[News24Wire] The South African Military Heath Service (SAMHS) have been deployed to the North West to reinforce the medical care capacity at the Provincial Health Hospital. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:How Binaisa Escaped Being Shot By Bodyguard

[Monitor] The President is the most admired person in the country. He has an army at his disposal, access to the state coffers, immense powers, including authority to appoint people to top government positions and fire them. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:How Saraki's National Assembly Spent N6.6billion Adeosun's Largesse On Exotic Cars

[Premium Times] Nigeria's National Assembly has paid out a total N6.6billion for purchase of exotic cars for its members, PREMIUM TIMES and UDEME can authoritatively report today. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Sonko Suspends 30 Procurement Officials Accused of Graft

[Capital FM] Nairobi -30 Nairobi county procurement staff have been sent on forced leave by Governor Mike Sonko for allegedly inflating prices and issuing Local Purchase Orders without necessary approval. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Mahikeng Reeling From the Aftermath of Violent Protests

[News24Wire] A relative calm has descended on the town of Mahikeng on Saturday, as residents take to the streets and evaluate the damage following days of violent protest action (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic:Central African Republic - UN Defends Role in Bangui Clashes

[Deutsche Welle] More than 20 people died in clashes when UN troops conducted an operation in the volatile PK5 neighborhood of Bangui earlier this month. DW spoke to the head of the mission. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa Seeks to Quell Violent Regional Protests

[Deutsche Welle] President Cyril Ramaphosa returned to South Africa early to manage provincial protests over living standards and corruption. Ramaphosa has vowed to crack down on mismanagement. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Top Cop in Trouble Over Woman's Slapping Incident At His Station

[Nairobi News] Mathira West police commander Kiptoo Birgen has been interdicted after a man was filmed slapping a woman in full glare of police officers at a police station. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Police Confirm 15 Killed in Zamfara Attack

[Premium Times] Kenneth Ebrimson, the police commissioner in Zamfara State, has confirmed the death of 15 villagers in the attack on Zamfara communities on Thursday and Friday (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Family of Slain SANDF Officer Shot in Mahikeng Wants Answers

[News24Wire] The family of a man who was shot dead in Mahikeng on Thursday night is disputing the police's version that he was a robber on the run. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Sudan Police Raid Hostage Sites, Refugees in Custody

[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -Police in eastern Sudan have raided places where 25 illegal immigrants, most of them from Eritrea, were being held hostage by a human trafficking gang. The immigrants have been taken into custody. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Darfur Rebels Claim Deadly Attack On Sudanese Army

[Radio Dabanga] Torong Tura -The rebel forces led by Abdelwahid El Nur claimed the killing of 27 Sudanese soldiers in Jebel Marra on Wednesday evening. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique:Negligent Portuguese Companies May Be Tried in Absentia

[AIM] Maputo -The Portuguese companies responsible for a scaffolding collapse in Maputo in 2015, in which five workers lost their lives, have disappeared from Mozambique, without paying any compensation, and the Maputo ~City Court is now threatening to try them in absentia. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Robin List - Thirsty Kenyan Wives Busted Falling for Fake Marriage Offer

[Nairobi News] Kenyan women who were willing to abandon their husbands and children and elope with a 'German man' have been exposed online. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Two Rugby Players to Be Charged With Gang-Raping Singer, DPP Orders

[Nairobi News] Two rugby players are facing arrest after Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji said they be charged with rape. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:'Sun City' Escape Arrests Praised, but More Work Needed On 'Loopholes' in System

[News24Wire] The African National Congress and the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice have welcomed the arrest of two people linked to the escape of 16 inmates from the Johannesburg Correctional Centre, also known as "Sun City". (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Prosecutor in Siam Lee Case Suggests She May Have Been Killed At Suspect's Home, Court Hears

[News24Wire] The charge sheet alleges that young Durban escort Siam Lee was murdered in a secluded sugarcane field in New Hanover where the charred remains of her body were found. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:ANC Vows to Work Around the Clock to Resolve Political Impasse in Mahikeng

[News24Wire] The ANC has vowed to try and resolve the political impasse that has seen violence erupt around Mahikeng, in the North West as calls for embattled Premier Supra Mahumapelo's removal gain momentum. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Al-Shabaab Claims to Have Killed Over 50 Troops at AU Base

[Shabelle] Al Shabaab militants battled for hours on Sunday with African Union troops after exploding a car bomb outside their base, Somali police, military and the militants said. (AllAfrica)