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Zimbabwe:WHO 'Rethinking' Naming Mugabe Goodwill Ambassador

[Deutsche Welle] The World Health Organization has named Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador," drawing criticism from health and rights groups. Later, WHO said they were reconsidering their decision. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Director General Rescinds Goodwill Ambassador Appointment

[WHO] Geneva -Over the last few days, I have reflected on my appointment of H.E. President Robert Mugabe as WHO Goodwill Ambassador for NCDs in Africa. As a result I have decided to rescind the appointment. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Govt Engages Media in Blood Sucking Rumours

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Media houses in the country have formed a task force that aims at developing mechanisms on how best the media can coordinate, handle and deliver messages on the rumor of blood suckers which has hit the country hard. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:ANC Alliance Will Collapse If Dlamini-Zuma Wins - Trade Unionist

[East African] Former South Africa trade union leader Zwelinzima Vavi has warned that should President Jacob Zuma's preferred candidate win in the December ANC election, it could lead to the break-away of affiliate parties. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho:Namibia Deploys Troops to Lesotho

[Lesotho Times] THE government of Namibia has approved the deployment of 250 soldiers to Lesotho as part of a 1 200-strong Southern African Development Community (SADC) standby force scheduled to be in the country by 1 November 2017. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Cape Pioneer Trek Titles Decided

[News24Wire] The Spur/Red-E and Spur/Valencia teams of Alan Hatherly and Matt Beers, Ariane Luthi and Amy-Beth McDougall secured the 2017 Momentum Health Cape Pioneer Trek, presented by Biogen, titles on Saturday in Oudtshoorn. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Khayelitsha's Up and Coming Pantsula Dancer

[GroundUp] Fast and slick foot movements, popping and locking, head-spinning, crawling and hat throwing. This is the art of pantsula dancing. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Sexual Abuse Can Only Be Blamed On Men - ANC Presidential Candidate

[News24Wire] ANC presidential candidate Dr Mathews Phosa has said South Africa's rape culture emanates from one point - men, and that it is a monumental task to fix the men that perpetuate sexual abuse. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:SA Weather Warns of Severe Thunderstorms, Hail, Strong Winds

[News24Wire] The South African Weather Service has warned of severe thunderstorms, hail, strong winds and heavy downpours in the Free State on Saturday afternoon. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Bellville Trains Terminated Due to Protest Action

[News24Wire] Metrorail has terminated trains travelling from Cape Town to Bellville via Lavistown due to protest action on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Rugby - Sharks Beat Blue Bulls, Host Currie Cup Final

[News24Wire] The Sharks will host the 2017 Currie Cup final after they beat the Blue Bulls in their semi-final clash at Kings Park in Durban on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Rugby - WP Thump Golden Lions, Set Up Sharks Final

[News24Wire] Western Province marched into the final of the 2017 Currie Cup after dismantling the Golden Lions in impressive fashion in their semi-final clash at Newlands on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:South Africa's Gupta Family Under FBI Investigation - Report

[Deutsche Welle] As probes into the Gupta family intensify in South Africa, the FBI is reportedly also investigating the Guptas in relation to suspicious cash flows between South Africa, Dubai and the US, according to a newspaper report. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Outrage As UN Honours Medical Tourist Mugabe

[New Zimbabwe] THE appointment of President Robert Mugabe as United Nations (UN) goodwill ambassador for health has stoked anger as the near-centenarian is charged with overseeing the collapse of his country's health system and then flying abroad for treatment. (AllAfrica)

Angola:Angola to Launch First Satellite in December

[East African] Angola will launch into orbit its first communications satellite on December 7, a government official has said. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Scores of Malawi Vampire-Hunting Vigilantes Arrested

[Deutsche Welle] Police in the southern African country have detained 140 people linked to mob attacks on blood-sucking 'vampires.' Nine people have been killed after rumors spread of evil spirits. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:WHO Criticized for Naming Robert Mugabe As 'Goodwill Ambassador'

[Deutsche Welle] The World Health Organization has named Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a 'goodwill ambassador,' drawing criticism from health and rights organizations. Zimbabwe's health system has collapsed under Mugabe's rule. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:World Health Organisation Appoints Mugabe as Africa's Goodwill Ambassador

[The Herald] Montevideo -President Mugabe will spearhead the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa after he accepted a request by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to be its goodwill ambassador on the continent. The President is here for the WHO global conference on NCDs. NCDs are chronic diseases that cannot be passed from person-to-person and include cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. President Mugabe's acceptance of the challenge to lead Africa in the fight against NCDs was a (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Mugabe to Reshuffle Key Security Bosses

[Zimbabwe Independent] President Robert Mugabe is set to reshuffle key security service chiefs, having already redeployed ex-Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO) boss retired Major-General Happyton Bonyongwe to become the new Justice minister. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Bogus Doctors Held in Raid By Road Traffic Management Corp

[News24Wire] Six bogus doctors were arrested when a joint operation led by the Road Traffic Management Corporation raided unlawful medical practices in the centre of Johannesburg on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:American R&B Singer Omarion Comes to WIndhoek

[New Era] Windhoek -American R&B singer Omarion - one of the youngest veterans in the music industry - is coming to perform live in Windhoek next Friday at the Independence Stadium. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Fresh Ruling Party Politburo Details Emerge

[Zimbabwe Independent] FRESH details of last week's explosive politburo meeting where Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa responded to Higher Education minister Jonathan Moyo's video-documentary dossier presented in the politburo on July 19 accusing him of plotting to oust President Robert Mugabe to secure his ascendancy have emerged, showing that indeed there was a titanic battle between the party officials. (AllAfrica)

Namibia:Hostel Father Accused of Raping Ten Boys

[Namibian] A former school cleaner and hostel father has made a first appearance in the High Court on 32 counts of rape, involving 10 boys, and incidents of sexual abuse that allegedly took place over a period of three years. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Police Arrest 140 People Over 'Bloodsuckers' Craze

[Nyasa Times] A well-coordinated operation comprising police officers from Blantyre, Limbe, Kabula, Chileka, Manje, Mbayani and E - Company from Zomba has netted about 140 people for causing mayhem in Chileka, Kachere and Machinjiri areas in Blantyre under the pretext of hunting for blood suckers, Inspector General of the Malawi Police Services, Lexten Kachama told reporters on Friday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Why Media Freedom Remains Fragile in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Four decades after the Black Wednesday crackdown on the media and the black consciousness movement, South Africa is a different country. Freedom of expression is guaranteed in the constitution and a slew of institutions and laws support the guarantee. At the same time, powerful groups continue to seek ways to limit and undermine journalism. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:#LifeEsidimeni - Why Evil May Cast a Long and Shifting Shadow

[Bhekisisa] Arbitration reveals the skeletons in the Gauteng health department's closet culture that gave rise to 141 deaths and continues to thrive. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Treatment Waiting Times Continue to Surge As KZN Cancer Services Fail

[Bhekisisa] Watch how waiting times for life-saving cancer treatment has grown as KwaZulu-Natal's cancer services crumble. As the crisis grows, patients wait longer and longer for treatment. This information comes from the SAHRC's report but Democratic Alliance spokesperson for health in KwaZulu-Natal Imran Keeka says he doubts the veracity of the information. Keeka alleges the data does not reflect patient backlogs at Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital fuelled by a breakdown of treatment machines at Addington Hos (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:The Blame Game - What Mugabe's Been Playing Since 1980

[allAfrica] As Zimbabwe's economy has gone from bad to worse in recent years, Robert Mugabe's political and physical demise has been predicted many times but he has always confounded his many critics - so far at least. He has been seen as a revolutionary hero, fighting white minority rule for the freedom of his people, but some rank him among the continent's worst. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:ANC Presidential Hopeful Dlamini-Zuma Denies Gupta Business Links

[News24Wire] African National Congress MP and presidential candidate Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has denied media reports linking her to Gupta-associated businesses. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:The Teflon Presidency - Where Motions of No-Confidence Don't Stick

[allAfrica] President Jacob is living up to his title of Teflon president for his ability to survive no-confidence votes brought before Parliament by opposition parties. (AllAfrica)

Zambia/Nigeria: Super Eagles Qualify for 2018 World Cup

[Zambia Reports] Substitute Alexander Iwobi score a second half goal to book Nigeria a place at the Russia World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Zambia in Uyo. (AllAfrica)