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Africa:Africans Live A Decade Longer Than in 1990, But...

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The level of human development in Sub-Saharan Africa, judged by how long people live for, how well they are educated and how much they earn, has improved by more than a third in the past three decades, according to a United Nations report published today. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Moving Start to Kofi Annan's Farewell in Accra

[allAfrica] The Kofi Annan Foundation confirmed that memorial services will follow in New York City and Geneva after the state burial today. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Bobi Wine's Closing Words During VOA Interview

[allAfrica] The leaders that you look at now gave the biggest contribution when they were our age and indeed all the leaders in the world. The most prime time for a person to contribute to his country is the youthful years. You realize that we are the youngest population in the world. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Man Accused of Killing Mother and Wife - Now His Father-in-Law is Murdered

[allAfrica] Cape Town -31-year-old Rameez Patel has been informed that the National Prosecuting Authority would provide him with a High Court date on October 4, News24 reports. (AllAfrica)

Libya:CIA Likely to Launch Drone Strikes in Libya - Report

[allAfrica] The American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is preparing to carry out secret drone attacks against militants in Libya, a leading U.S. newspaper reports. (AllAfrica)

Africa:African Agriculture's Future Lies in Cultivating Youth, Not Only Crops

[allAfrica] Being able to accept the 2018 Africa Food Prize today on behalf of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) comes with immense pride. (AllAfrica)

East Africa:Will Detente Lead to Democratic Reform in Ethiopia And Eritrea?

[allAfrica] Washngton, DC -The rapprochement between Ethiopia and Eritrea is as surreal as it is wonderful. (AllAfrica)

West Africa:U.S. to Begin Drone Attacks on Sahel Militants - Report

[allAfrica] Cape Town -American forces in Africa will soon escalate their war against militants in the Sahel by using armed drones to attack them, reports an American news website on global affairs. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Statement on Zimbabwe Elections

[allAfrica] Monrovia -Statement by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former President of the Republic of Liberia, on the elections in Zimbabwe (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Govt Official Speaks of 'Apartheid Torture' at State Capture Inquiry

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Phumla Williams' testimony at the Zondo Commission of Inquiry continues. This comes after the acting Director-General of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) said that Mzwanele Manyi sent her a text message during her previous appearance while she was presenting evidence which implicated the former CEO, alleging that he irregularly changed the tender process at GCIS. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:'Controversial' China Trip in the Spotlight at #StateCapture Commission

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Vytjie Mentor has appeared before the commission of inquiry into state capture as it enters its fourth day and provided clarity on a trip to China that brought the former MP's reputation into disrepute in 2017. Mentor's appearance follows that of Mcebisi Jonas whose testimony levelled explosive allegations at former president Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:How Mining Damages Communities and the Environment

[allAfrica] The South African Human Rights Commission has released a scathing report on the damage mining in the country is posing to human rights. The conclusion paints a dark picture: "[T]he mining sector is riddled with challenges related to land, housing, water, [and] the environment." (AllAfrica)

Liberia:Statement by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on the Passing of Senator John S. McCain

[allAfrica] Monrovia -I will remember Senator John McCain as a champion for people around the world struggling for their right to be heard, and willing to risk everything for the freedoms and the democratic values that America represents to them. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Land Tweet - Obama's Ambassador to South Africa Hits Out at Trump, Senators React

[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Barack Obama's ambassador to South Africa, Patrick Gaspard, has attacked President Donald Trump's claim that the country's farmers are being killed on a "large scale". (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Petrol Cost Hikes Blamed on Exchange Rates, Venezuela Instability

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has presented several reasons why South Africans have to pay more at the pumps during an Energy Portfolio Committee meeting. The session comes a week after it was scheduled to be held, the delay blamed on "miscommunication" by an official who faces disciplinary action for creating an impression the department boycotted the event. (AllAfrica)

Uganda:Racist U.S. Pastor Punches, Spits at Hotel Employee

[allAfrica] Police in Uganda have arrested an American pastor after a video of him beating a hotel employee was circulated. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Ghana first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to eliminate trachoma

[allAfrica] Ghana has eliminated trachoma as a public health problem. It is the first country in Sub Saharan Africa to eliminate the painful and potentially blinding eye condition trachoma. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Statement by Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on the Passing of Kofi Annan

[allAfrica] Monrovia -The world lost Kofi Annan today, a trail blazer for peace, freedom and for democracy, a voice of global moral authority, a humanitarian who never lost sight of his responsibility to lift up those in need. (AllAfrica)

Africa:African Expertise Key to Stopping Ebola - Then and Now

[allAfrica] An Ebola outbreak in the eastern part of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is once again straining Africa's medical resources. (AllAfrica)

Africa:'Absolute Confidence' Youth Will Bring Change – Senior U.S. Africa Official Tibor Nagy

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -In one of his first public engagements as the Trump administration's top State Department person on Africa policy, Tibor Nagy addressed the African Diaspora Youth Leaders Summit. The gathering joined Mandela Washington Fellows -- a centerpiece of the Young African Leaders Initiative (Yali) -- with counterparts from the Diaspora. (AllAfrica)

Egypt:Viral Video Lands Liverpool Striker Mohamed Salah in Hot Water

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Liverpool FC has referred a video allegedly depicting star player Mohamed Salah texting while driving to the Merseyside Police, The Independent reports. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Ramaphosa's Plan to Cut 30 000 Civil Servant Jobs - Report

[allAfrica] The government reportedly plans cut the jobs of 30?000 public servants in the next three years as part of the President Cyril Ramaphosa's planned restructuring to reduce the the administration's salary bill by R20-billion. (AllAfrica)

Africa:Ciara Takes to Soweto's Streets With New Single Featuring Nigeria's Tekno

[allAfrica] Ciara could hardly wait to announce her new single called Freak Me to her fans. American pop star Ciara took to her Instagram page to announce the new single featuring Nigerian Afrobeat artist Tekno - and it's a different sound, with the 32-year-old adding a dash of African flavor. (AllAfrica)

Africa:First Shots in Trade Wars Threaten the World's Poor – WTO Chief

[allAfrica] Global trade is under threat. Whether or not you call the current situation a trade war, certainly the first shots have been fired. This calls for our attention, and most importantly, our action. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Statement Issued On Behalf of the Mkhize & Kheswa families, on the Passing of Their Son, Brother and Father, Linda "ProKid" Mkhize (37)

[allAfrica] The legendary SA hip-hop Artist, affectionately known as ProKid of Hip Hop, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, 2018. He suffered a severe seizure attack, whilst visiting friends and paramedics were called in to assist, they did their best to revive him to no avail and called his time of death at 20h38. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:U.S.$10.8 Million Powerball Winner Kept Ticket Safe in a Sock

[allAfrica] Cape Town -An engineer from Mpumalanga who spent a mere R20 on a Powerball ticket has become the winner of the largest jackpot in the game's history, eNCA reports. The 34-year-old, who wished to remain unnamed, spent the weekend indoors along with his 30-year-old wife as the pair processed their discovery of their newfound wealth. "I needed to properly digest it and accept that my life has changed?" he said. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa:Tension as DR Congo Waits for Naming of Kabila Successor

[allAfrica] Twenty-four hour before the end of the dateline for declaring presidential candidacy, President Joseph Kabila had a closed door meeting with members of his party in Kingakati. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria:Man Dies While Rescuing People from Capsized Boat

[allAfrica] Joseph Blankson died after single-handedly rescued 13 people who had fallen into a river when their boat capsized. (AllAfrica)

Cote d'Ivoire:Simone Gbagbo Gets Amnesty With Hundreds of Others

[allAfrica] President Alassane Ouattara has announced the granting of amnesty to 800 prisoners, including the former first lady of Cote d'Ivoire Simone Gbagbo. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Buses Set Alight As Taxi Strike Begins in Cape

[allAfrica] The South African police have been deployed in various areas in Western Cape "to maintain law and order" during a strike by taxi drivers this morning. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Chamisa Claims Victory as Presidential Poll Results on Hold

[allAfrica] MDC Alliance presidential candidate Nelson Chamisa has thanked Zimbabweans for their support in an announcement that says "we have won the popular vote". (AllAfrica)