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South Africa:Ramaphosa Extends an Open Invitation to Investors

[News24Wire] ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa has promised to resuscitate the country's ailing economy while implementing the ruling party's policies on free education and radical economic transformation. (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)

Namibia:We Do Not Appreciate Trump's Comments - Ashipala-Musavyi

[Namibian] INTERNATIONAL relations permanent secretary Selma Ashipala-Musavyi said yesterday that Namibia did not appreciate the disparaging remarks of US president Donald Trump in which he is reported to have referred to African states as "sh*thole countries". (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)

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:Booing Against Zuma Planned - Claim

[News24Wire] ANC Youth League president Collin Maine said the booing by supporters against President Jacob Zuma was planned. (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)

Zambia:Chipolopolo in New Kit At CHAN

[Zambia Reports] The Zambia national team this morning trained in the new KoPa kit at the Grand Stade de Marrakech in Morocco. (AllAfrica)

Zambia:It's Irrational to Blame UPND for Kanyama Riots - Chaile

[Zambia Reports] Opposition Radical Revolutionary Party president president Vincent Chaile says it's irrational for the ruling Patriotic Front F government to blame the opposition over the riots in Kanyama. (AllAfrica)

Uganda/Zambia:Zambia Faces Uganda in CHAN Match

[Zambia Reports] The Zambia national team kickoff their African Nations Championship (CHAN) with a clash against the Cranes of Uganda at the Grand Stade de Marrakech. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:ANC Dedicates 2018 to Mandela, Unity and Economy

[] The governing party has declared 2018 as "100 Years of Nelson Mandela: The year of renewal, unity and jobs". (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)

Africa:Africa's Generational War

[Democracy Works] In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta finally secured a second term on Nov. 28 after two flawed elections, outbreaks of violence, and a series of court battles. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Zuma Booed 4 Times During #ANC106 Celebrations

[News24Wire] President Jacob Zuma was booed at least four times during the ANC's 106th birthday celebrations at the Absa stadium in East London, Eastern Cape on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Donald Trump Should Apologize for Remarks - African States

[Deutsche Welle] African UN ambassadors and the African Union have called for "a retraction and an apology" from Donald Trump after the US president reportedly described them as "s***hole" countries. Trump has denied using the phrase. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Can Ramaphosa Revitalise South Africa's Foreign Policy?

[ISS] Many South Africans are hoping that Cyril Ramaphosa will inject badly needed energy, integrity and economic savvy into the country's lacklustre and sometimes corrupt and ideologically clouded policies - domestic and foreign. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa:It's Time for Africa to Act on the DR Congo

[ISS] The AU must resume its leadership role; taking a back seat to SADC is a recipe for inaction. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:South Africa's Listeriosis Outbreak 'Largest Ever' - WHO

[News24Wire] The World Health Organisation has said South Africa's Listeria outbreak, with nearly 750 confirmed cases, is believed to be the largest-ever outbreak of the bacterial disease listeriosis. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:First Lady Urges Unity, Says Only Zimbabweans Can Change Their Lives

[New Zimbabwe] First Lady, Auxillia Mnangagwa, has called on Zimbabweans to discard the politics of patronage and work towards the country's development, adding only Zimbabweans can transform their situation. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Telecoms Tycoon Worth Nearly $1.7 Billion

[Financial Gazette] ZIMBABWEAN telecoms, media and financial services tycoon, Strive Masiyiwa, is now worth US$1.7 billion and ranked 14th on Forbes' list of African billionaires. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Stone Found in Egypt Is Not From This World - Experts

[News24Wire] Two University of Johannesburg researchers are questioning the origin of a stone found in Egypt. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Lessons Malawi Can Learnt From Recent Presidential Elections in Africa

[Nyasa Times] Kenya and Liberia recently held presidential elections which were protracted by legal contestations of the kind we witnessed in the 2014 presidential elections in Malawi. The experience of these countries holds some lessons that could help us with the ongoing effort to reform our electoral laws. (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:Mnangagwa to Visit Namibia On Monday

[New Era] Windhoek -Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa is scheduled to pay a one-day courtesy visit to Namibia on Monday next week to, amongst others, hold bilateral talks with his Namibian counterpart, Dr Hage Geingob. (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)

Namibia:NSFAF Recovers U.S.$5.6 Million of Loans

[New Era] Windhoek -To date the Namibia Students Financial Assistance Fund (NSFAF) has recovered about N$77 million against the expected recoverable amount of N$698 million. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:South African Director Signs to Same Agency As Ava Duvernay

[News24Wire] Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles, the world's leading entertainment and sports agency, has signed South African filmmaker John Trengove. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:New Sign of UK Relations Thawing

[Financial Gazette] THE permanent under-secretary in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Simon McDonald, arrived in the country this week, the second high-profile British government representative to visit Zimbabwe inside three months, in another sign of thawing relations between Harare and Whitehall. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Central Bank Warns on Bitcoin

[Financial Gazette] THE demand for Bitcoin in Zimbabwe slumped over the past month following the central bank's warning to the public over the use of virtual currencies and cryptoccurencies. Bitcoin, which is the most prominent cryptocurrency, is a decentralised digital payment system which works without a central repository or single administrator. (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)