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South Africa:Shots Fired As AKA Releases New Single #Beyonce

[allAfrica] So AKA dropped some major files on twitter just in time for the release of his new singles, and Twitter went crazy.  When Rapper Kiernan AKA Forbes took to Twitter to express how he feels about love, we were not ready for what came next. Many speculated and some instantly knew that he was talking about his recent relationship with Bonang Matheba. Then he dropped a major rock, I mean bombshell. AKA claimed in his tweet that he found rocks tied up in a plastic bag in his bedroom.  So does this mean (AllAfrica)


Africa:'It's a Big World, Everyone Shits, and Everyone Needs a Toilet'

[allAfrica] What is a compost toilet and how does it relate to Africa? That was the focus of my month-long trek through Tanzania, Uganda, and Kenya in March 2018. Since I'm considered a compost toilet "expert," my job was to spread the word about composting as a sanitation solution, introduce people to compost toilets, design and build compost toilets and compost bins, conduct impromptu trainings and seminars, and monitor and document compost toilets installed in schools, villages, prisons, game parks, and households (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia:Opposition Leader Andargachew Tsige to Be Freed After 4 Years on Death Row

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Prominent opposition leader Andargachew Tsige will be released after nearly four years on death row, reports Ethiopia's Addis Standard. The government has cited  "special circumstances" for his release. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:U.S. Actress Tichina Arnold to Star in Local Drama

[allAfrica] Tichina Arnold, popularly known for her roles in comedy shows Martin and Everybody Hates Chris, is set to play the character of Paulette on the prison drama series, Lockdown. The series is in its third season on DStv's Mzansi Magic. (AllAfrica)


West Africa:Helping to Bring Perpetrators to Justice at Home

[allAfrica] Activists and victims of some of the worst crimes committed in West Africa sat down together in Banjul, Gambia recently to talk about how to bring to justice more people responsible for these crimes. (AllAfrica)


Africa:'Gender is An Integral Facet of Everyday Life' - Prof Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika

[allAfrica] Interview with Prof. Philomina Okeke-Ihejirika of the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, University of Alberta, Canada and Director, Pan African Collaboration for Excellence (PACE), University of Alberta. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Corruption Undermines "the Africa We Want" – Ramaphosa

[allAfrica] Addressing an Africa Day celebration for the first time since taking office, South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa spelled out his administration's foreign policy concerns on continental issues. Edited excerpts follow: (AllAfrica)


Senegal:Red Carpet Treatment - Sadio Mané Buys Liverpool F.C. Shirts for His Village

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Liverpool forward Sadio Mané has donated 300 club jerseys to his home village of Bambali in preparation for the approaching Champions League final against Real Madrid, Reuters reports. (AllAfrica)


Africa:What Being African Means to allAfrica

[allAfrica] Cape Town - In 1960, 17 countries gained independence from European colonisers, and to mark their liberation, several states began celebrating African Liberation Day. Now Africa Day is widely commemorated among the continent's 53 countries and beyond, but is sadly only a national holiday in a handful. Every day AllAfrica's team sees the stories that reveal the joy and sadness ... thanks to our own journalism and partner-publishers from across the continent. Sharing Africa with the world is our job, but our investment (AllAfrica)


Africa:On Africa Day - Who Has Taken Up the Mantle of Pan-Africanism?

[allAfrica] Pan-Africanism -- the liberation of Africans through regional cohesion and solidarity -- has played a crucial role in shaping the continent's development. (AllAfrica)


Burkina Faso:Ouagadougou Cuts Ties With Taipei

[allAfrica] The Burkina Faso government has announced it is cutting ties with Taiwan. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:TEDx Goes to Kakuma Refugee Camp to Tell of Resilience, Contribution and Creativity

[allAfrica] On June 9, Kakuma Refugee Camp will host the first-ever TEDx event at a refugee camp. (AllAfrica)


Congo-Kinshasa:Tensions Run High at DRC Policy Breakfast on Capitol Hill

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -The 'Crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo' panel convened by the Congressional Black Caucus on Capitol Hill last week was planned before the recent outbreak in DRC of Ebola, an infectious and often fatal disease. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Opposition Party Launches War of Words Against Cape Town Mayor

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Official opposition party the Democratic Alliance (DA) has initiated a strategy against Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille called the "Let's Talk Campaign", using pamphlets detailing the party's reasons for taking legal action against her, IOL reports. (AllAfrica)


Africa:What's Behind U.S. Secretary Pompeo's Calls to African Leaders?

[allAfrica] Less then a month after taking office as U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo spoke by telephone last week to four African leaders. Announced on Twitter by State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert, the calls were with Presidents Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya, African Union Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. President Buhari had an April 30 meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Babes Wodumo and Mampintsha - When Abuse Allegations Go Public

[allAfrica] Cape Town -All that glitters is not gold. This is so true when we thought Wololo hitmaker Babes Wodumo and Big Nuz lead singer Mampintsha's relationship was #baegoals. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Nevermind the Royal Wedding, Just Bring Back Our Stuff! #TiredofWaiting

[allAfrica] We all know the West looted the African continent. If it wasn't people who were abducted and made to be slaves, it was cultural artifacts and treasures that were carted off to be "studied" and "displayed" in Western museums. It's a thing. But Africa's people are tired of it and we want our shit back. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Whatever Should I Wear to Prince Harry and Meghan's Wedding?!

[allAfrica] The outfit should have been months in the planning for May 19. This must be true of so many who were lucky enough to receive a gilded invitation to the event of the year. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Top African Stars to Battle it Out for Best International Act

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Nigerian musicians Davido and Tiwa Savage are amongst the nominees list, which also includes South African artists Cassper Nyovest and the duo known as Distruction Boyz as well as DR Congo's rhumba maestro Fally Ipupa have been nominated for the Best International Act category at the 2018 BET Awards. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:Embattled Cape Town Mayor Wins Court Battle to Stay in Office

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Western Cape High Court has effectively allowed Patricia De Lille to return to the mayoral office after ruling that the cessation of her membership with the Democratic Alliance (DA) was suspended, News24 reports. (AllAfrica)


Congo-Kinshasa:WHO Chief Tedros Flies Into DR Congo to Direct Ebola Response

[allAfrica] The World Health Organization's director-general, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, flew into the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the weekend to visit an area hit by an outbreak of Ebola. (AllAfrica)


Africa:South Africa's Ramaphosa to co-chair Global Commission on the Future of Work - ILO

[allAfrica] Geneva -President Cyril Ramaphosa is to join a top-level Commission on the Future of Work, set up by the International Labour Organization in 2017, the ILO has said. (AllAfrica)


South Africa:What You're Saying About De Lille and Her Party's Choice to Axe Her

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Embattled Cape Town Mayor Patricia De Lille has held a press conference following the Democratic Alliance's decision to remove her from the party. She announced plans to fight the decision in court and that she is writing a book about this chapter in her political career. Meanwhile, Twitter users took to airing their thoughts on the saga. (AllAfrica)


Southern Africa:Domestic Worker Drops Assault Charges Against ANC MP

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A case of assault levelled against Mduduzi Manana, ex-deputy minister of higher education, after his former domestic worker, Christine Wiro, laid charges against him has been withdrawn, Times Live reports. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Retired Ambassador Slated for Top U.S. State Department Post

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -A career diplomat who was U.S. ambassador to Guinea and Ethiopia under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush has been chosen for the top Africa policy post in the State Department, it is understood. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Saving Lives, One Birth at a Time

[allAfrica] Today, on the International Day of the Midwife, we not only commit to celebrating midwives as they lead the way with quality care, but to giving them a platform to inform global health policy. As frontline healthworkers at the heart of each community, midwives are best placed to advise Governments, leaders and agencies on the critical changes needed to improve health outcomes. (AllAfrica)


Africa:Excuse Me Kanye West, Slavery Was a Choice For Who, How?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Kanye West, who has made extensive headlines recently with his support of President Donald Trump, sparked some serious backlash, and we thought it couldn't get much worse. Then he spoke about slavery... (AllAfrica)


South Africa:South Africa's #MeToo Moment - Film-Maker Khalo Matabane Named

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The #MeToo movement has inspired and encouraged women to come forward and call out influential people for sexual assault. The most high-profile case was from Hollywood, with film producer Harvey Weinstein accused by several actresses of rape and sexual assault in 2017. (AllAfrica)


Ethiopia:Local Soccer League Put on Hold After Referee's Assault

[allAfrica] Ethiopia soccer officials have put on hold all domestic games after a referee was attacked by players in a game between military team Defence and Welwalo Adigrat University, BBC reports. (AllAfrica)


Kenya:What Will Kenyatta Deliver for His 5th State of the Nation?

[allAfrica] President Uhuru Kenyatta will be delivering his first State of the Nation Address after his re-election in the highly contested and controversial 2017 general election that ended in a re-run. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria:Ahead of White House Meeting, Abuja Touts Newly Agreed GE-Led Rail Project

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -A few hours before Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari's White House meeting April 30 with President Trump, the Presidency in Abuja announced agreement to build a new rail network, led by the U.S.-corporate giant General Electric. (AllAfrica)