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Kenya:Scholar Mzenga Wanyama Faces Deportation After 25 Years in U.S.

[Nation] A relative of Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa is to be deported from the US after his appeal for political asylum was denied. (AllAfrica)

West Africa:West African States Join Elephant Protection Project

[East African] Three Francophone countries have joined the Elephant Protection Initiative, an Africa-led conservation initiative to eradicate ivory trade and stop the slaughter of the continent's elephants by poachers. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Govt to Mark Border With Neighbours

[East African] The government of Tanzania will re-demarcate its territorial border with Kenya and Uganda by replacing dilapidated and missing beacons. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Electoral Processes Questioned

[East African] Tanzania's democratic credentials are in the spotlight as civil society organisations, lawyers and politicians head to the courts and parliament to challenge electoral laws. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Top Court Confronts Agencies Over Pensions, Grants

[News24Wire] The Constitutional Court has demanded that both the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) and the South African Post Office (SAPO) clarify the contingency measures put in place to deal with the payment of social grants. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:Parents Sell Children As Kenya's Sex Tourism Normalizes Exploitation

[Global Sisters Report] Malindi -Along the warm waters of the Indian Ocean, leaving footprints on Kenya's white sandy beaches, aging white men and women stroll arm in arm with local girls and boys young enough to be their grandchildren. They are retired tourists, many of whom are drawn to the Kenyan coast by the area's reputation as a haven for sex tourism -- especially with children. (AllAfrica)

Kenya:U.S. Lists Shabaab Leaders in Kenya As Global Terrorists

[East African] The United States State Department has listed two Kenyan leaders of Al-Shabaab as "specially designated global terrorists". (AllAfrica)

Tanzania:Taiwan National in Court Over 90kgs Shark Fins

[Daily News] ILLEGAL fishing war in Tanzania's deep sea intensified yesterday following the arraignment of a Taiwanese national, Captain Han Ming Chuan, before Mtwara Resident Magistrate's Court, facing four counts, including being found in unlawful possession of 90kg of shark fins. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Guard Crushes Mistress's Head

[Zimbabwe Standard] A HWANGE security guard who murdered his mistress after she dumped him has been jailed for 25 years. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Kadaga Attack - Minister Namuganza Thrown Out of Busoga Caucus

[Observer] Lands state minister Percis Namuganza has been expelled from the Busoga parliamentary caucus over what her colleagues described as unbecoming conduct. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:My Wife Denied Me Sex for Four Years - Pastor

[Leadership] A 46-year-old pastor, Joshua Aranse, on Thursday, told an Alagbado Customary Court in Lagos that he impregnated another woman and abandoned his matrimonial home for four years because of his wife starved him of sex for four years. (AllAfrica)

Somalia:Pakistan Will Assist Somalia in Registering Its Citizens

[Shabelle] The National Database and Registration Authority Friday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government of Somalia to provide services to the country. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan:Govt Orders Shutdown of UN Radio

[East African] The South Sudan Media Authority (SSMA) has ordered the closure of the United Nations-owned Radio Miraya citing failure to comply with broadcasting regulations. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Dzamara Wanted Mugabe to Resign, So Why Is Mnangagwa Not Acting On His Abduction?

[263Chat] Exactly three years ago, on 9th March 2015, journalist cum activist Itai Dzamara was abducted in Harare - and has never been seen ever since - after presenting a petition for then Zimbabwe president Robert Gabriel Mugabe to resign. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Govt Bans Ailing NUP/DBA Leader From Travelling to Cairo

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -On Thursday the security services banned lawyer Mohamed Abdellah El Doma, the co-president of the National Umma Party (NUP) and chairman of Darfur Bar Association (DBA) from traveling to Cairo for medical treatment, and confiscated his passport. (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Quarantined! - 'Expired Food' Abi Jaoudi Supermarket Faces Shutdown

[New Democrat] Abi Jaoudi Supermarket's warehouses across Monrovia have been shut down after Commerce Ministry officials discovered the company had on sale large quantity of expired goods including food commodities. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho:Former Army Chief Goes to Trial on Murder Charges

[Lesotho Times] FORMER Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) commander, Retired Lieutenant General Tlali Kamoli, will next week finally stand trial in the High Court over a plethora of murder and attempted murder charges. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:State Surveillance a Threat to Journalism

[GroundUp] On Friday, the Mail & Guardian (M&G) disclosed that one of their journalists, Athandiwe Saba, had been spied on by a government agency that she had reported on. The story says a lot about how broken our surveillance laws are, the criminality in many parts of the public service, and how far-reaching the threat of spying on journalists may be. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Uganda Orders a Freeze On Sale of New SIM Cards

[East African] Uganda has stopped the sale of new SIM cards until telcos install card readers that will electronically validate national identity cards. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Urged to Honor Promise On Missing Dzamara

[263Chat] The Zimbabwean authorities must honor the promise they made to investigate all the leads to establish the whereabouts of disappeared pro-democracy activist and journalist, Itai Dzamara, Amnesty International has said. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Legal Africa-Asia Wildlife Trade Gets a Look In

[IPS] Cambridge -In recent years, the focus on wildlife trade between Africa and Asia has been almost exclusively on poaching of iconic mammals and the smuggling of their parts. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mushroom Poisoning Death Toll Hits 15

[The Herald] Two more Filabusi family members have died of mushroom poisoning, bringing to 15 the number of people who have died after consuming the fungi. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Three Years On, Activist Dzamara's Still Missing

[African Arguments] Mugabe may have gone, but the young activist's family is still picking up the pieces after his disappearance and are still demanding answers. (AllAfrica)

Swaziland:Terror Act Appeal Back to Court

[Swazi Media] Swaziland's Supreme Court has reinstated an appeal from the government against a High Court ruling that parts of the Suppression of Terrorism Act and the Sedition and Subversive Activities Act are unconstitutional. (AllAfrica)

Sudan:Culture of Deep-Seated Denial of Sexual Violence in Sudan

[IPS] United Nations -At the invitation of the Government of Sudan, I visited Sudan from 18 to 25 February 2018. The objective of the visit was to gain first-hand knowledge of the situation, assess the challenges of addressing conflict-related sexual violence in Sudan, and establish constructive dialogue with national authorities in this regard. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:High Court Rules to Return U.S.$839,000 to Atul Gupta

[News24Wire] The Free State High Court in Bloemfontein has ruled in favour of controversial Gupta brother Atul in his application to have a preservation order, obtained against him by the NPA's Asset Forfeiture Unit (AFU), set aside. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Despite Buhari's Presence, Gunmen Attack Plateau Community

[Premium Times] Less than 24 hours after the official launch of a five year road map for peace strategy in Plateau State by President Muhammadu Buhari, gunmen reportedly killed five persons in the state. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa A 'Legally Illiterate' Lawyer - Biti

[Zimbabwe Independent] Former finance minister Tendai Biti says President Emmerson Mnangagwa should have provided proper legal instruments to enforce and clarify the amnesty he granted those who illegally externalised funds outside the country. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia:Minister Reports Arrests Over Anti-Government Protests

[VOA] Ethiopia's defense minister announced the arrests of the "main instigators" linked to anti-government protests roiling the country, insisting that armed federal patrols were trying to minimize violence. At least a handful of civilian deaths have been reported over the last several days. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Ngcobo Killings - Church Leader Was My King, Says Accused

[News24Wire] "He was my king, whatever he said I did. I would not question that. I worshipped him." (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:One Killed, Two Injured in Harare Clashes

[The Herald] At least one person was killed, while two others were seriously injured yesterday evening in Harare when police clashed with commuters in the central business district (CBD). (AllAfrica)