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Tunisia:Tunisia Plans Social Reforms After Wave of Anti-Austerity Protests

[Deutsche Welle] Tunisia's government has announced a new package of social reforms worth nearly $70 million. The North African country has been rocked by protests ahead of the seventh anniversary of the Arab Spring uprising. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Protests Disrupt Retail Stores Over 'Monkey' Ad

[News24Wire] Police have confirmed that rubber bullets were used to disperse protestors wearing EFF regalia at the East Rand Mall on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:EFF Supporters Attack H&M Stores Over 'Racist Jumper Advert'

[Deutsche Welle] Several stores belonging to Swedish clothing company H&M have been attacked and trashed by members of Economic Freedom Fighters. They were protesting an advert by the firm widely seen as racist. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Power-Shy Legislature Cripples Nigeria's Democracy

[Daily Trust] A widely acknowledged fact about the present administration is the spate of widespread resentment by a widening cross-section of Nigerians over much of its actions, inactions and even avoidable patent missteps, in the context of which it is on the chopping block, for excoriation. To add pain to the injury the President scheduled an appearance at the Umuahia (Abia State) mega rally on Tuesday January 9th 2018, of his ailing party - the All Progressives Congress (APC), even at the expense of a more auspiciou (AllAfrica)

South Africa:H&m Stores Are Closed Because They Called Our Children Baboons - Malema

[News24Wire] EFF leader Julius Malema says H&M stores in South Africa are closed, "because they called our children baboons". (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Prosecute State Capture Perpetrators - Ramaphosa

[News24Wire] The ANC wants investigations and the prosecution of those accused of state capture to be made a top priority. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Murdered Limpopo Woman's Body Found On Farm

[News24Wire] Police on Sunday appealed for public assistance after the gruesome discovery on a farm in Musina of the corpse of a woman who had been murdered. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Ramaphosa Outlines Plans for Radical Change - With Assurances

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The African National Congress's new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, sketched out a path for the party's future on Saturday which carefully balanced demands for radical change to address South Africa's deeply-rooted inequalities with assurances to investors, business people, farmers and minorities feeling threatened by the change. (AllAfrica)

Seychelles:UN Anti-Drug Body to Return to Seychelles to Combat Narcotics, Tackle Prison Reform

[Seychelles News Agency] The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) will reestablish its presence in Seychelles as of April, while the island nation will increase cooperation with the U.N. body, said the office's new Eastern Africa representative. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Oromo Refugees Face Bribes, Harassment in Kenya

[IRIN] Nairobi -Ethiopian Oromo refugees fleeing to Kenya to escape persecution say they are finding life on the streets of Nairobi no better than the insecurity they left behind, as they are targeted by bribes and harassment and forced into vast camps with few prospects or protections. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:For the First Time, Rapists May Face 30 Years in Jail in Somaliland

[Shabelle] Somaliland has passed its first law against rape, in a bid by the new government of the breakaway region to crack down on violence against women, a senior official said on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Equatorial Guinea:Equatorial Guinea Claims Failed Coup Planned in France

[RFI] Equatorial Guinea has said that an alleged coup attempt foiled last month was probably plotted in France. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:EFCC Director, Olowonihi, Sues Magu, Commission Over Suspension, Demotion

[This Day] A Director and Former Commander of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Academy, Mr. Ayo Peter Olowonihi, has dragged the commission before the National Industrial Court in Abuja for wrongful suspension and demotion. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Dutch Arms Dealer Case Postponed in Wait of Extradition Documentation

[News24Wire] The Cape Town Magistrate's Court has granted a postponement in the case involving a Dutch arms dealer convicted of crimes against humanity and for selling firearms to former Liberian president Charles Taylor. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Fatal Accident Driver Denied Bail

[New Era] Katima Mulilo -Thirty-three-year old Chilinda Lilotoli, who was driving a Toyota Noah with the registration number N5229KM that overturned on the Linyanti-Sangwali road near Kikiya village in Sibbinda Constituency of the Zambezi Region on Monday, killing five people, was denied bail when he made a brief appearance in the Katima Mulilo Magistrate's Court yesterday. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Soldiers Charged With Terror Plot

[ANGOP] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia's Federal Attorney General on Thursday filed terror-related charges against five Ethiopian soldiers. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia:Police Harass Journalists Covering Tunisia Protests

[RSF] Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns police harassment of journalists covering a ten-day-old wave of anti-austerity protests in Tunisia. The pressure has included the brief detention and interrogation of one reporter and the confiscation of another's phone. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Darfur Military Intelligence Continues Detention Campaign in Nierteti

[Radio Dabanga] Nierteti -During the past two weeks, the Military Intelligence unit in Nierteti, Central Darfur, detained 25 people. A reason was not provided. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:House Adjourns, Shelving Ellen's Last-Minute Bills

[Observer] The House of Representatives has finally adjourned the 53rd Legislature and leaves behind the much-unfinished business, including all the listed bills of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, which she described as "draft bills of vital importance to the economy and revenue generation." (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Shein Pardons 12 As Z'bar Marks Revolution Day

[Daily News] PRESIDENT Ali Mohamed Shein has ordered the release of twelve prisoners on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of the Zanzibar Revolution. The pardoned inmates had been sentenced to jail terms for a variety of offences. Section 59 of Zanzibar 1984 Constitution empowers the president to pardon prisoners. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Govt Gives Reason for Proposing Cattle Colonies

[Premium Times] The federal government has explained the reason for its planned establishment of cattle colonies, saying it is a measure to quickly curb the incessant bloody clashes between farmers and herdsmen. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Ex-Governors, Others Want Killer Herdsmen Declared 'Terrorists'

[Premium Times] Delegates to a rare conference of South-east, Sout-west, South-south and North-central political leaders have demanded that the Federal Government declare the Miyetti Allah cattle breeders group, and Fulani herdsmen as terrorist groups. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:96 Barberton Prison 'Lifers' Go On Hunger Strike

[News24Wire] Ninety-six inmates of Barberton Prison, in Mpumalanga, who are serving life sentences, went on a hunger strike on Thursday because of what an inmate described as "unfair delays of the processes of parole consideration", GroundUp has reported. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Three Arrested After Durban Car Chase, Shootout

[News24Wire] Three men have been arrested following a high-speed chase and shootout in Bellair, Durban, police said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Man Shot Dead During Protest At Rustenburg Mine

[News24Wire] A man was shot dead on Wednesday evening during a protest at the Bafokeng Rasimone Platinum Mine in Rustenburg, North West police have said. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Two Suspects Arrested for Fraud

[SAPS] This afternoon, 2018-01-11, members of SAPS CIG arrested two suspects in Epping and in Cape Town, following an investigation that started on 25 January 2017. It is alleged that the suspects issued fraudulent working schedule documents to the Department of Correctional Services indicating that a parolee was employed by them. This allowed the parolee free movement within the Western Cape and he would then commit crimes for a corrupt police official and underworld figures. At 14:30 a 41 year old man, residing (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Two Officers Arrested for Alleged Corruption

[] The Hawks Serious Corruption Crime Unit has arrested two police officers attached to Pienaarsriver SAPS in Limpopo for corruption and theft. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:6 Arrested in Welkom for Human Trafficking, Victims Rescued

[News24Wire] Authorities have arrested six people they believe to be involved in a human trafficking ring in Odendaalsrus, Welkom, the Hawks said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Land-a-Dollar Allegations Need to Be Cleared

[Namibian] RURAL and urban development minister Sophia Shaningwa wants the names of those accused of taking money from the Land-a-Dollar campaign cleared. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho:Mining Bill Falls Short - Lawyer

[Lesotho Times] The government is currently reviewing the country's mining legislation in order to ensure that these laws enable the mining sector to significantly contribute to the country's socio economic development. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Zuma Suffers Legal Setback Over Impeachment Bid

[Deutsche Welle] South Africa's top court has ruled that parliament did not hold President Jacob Zuma accountable over his use of state funds to upgrade his home. The court's ruling could trigger impeachment proceedings. (AllAfrica)