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Nigeria: Qatar Blockade 'Not the Way To Go' – Nigeria Foreign Minister Declares

[allAfrica] London -Nigeria wants to see an end to the Saudi-led blockade of Qatar, now entering its fourth month, according to Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Top African Stars Making Global Waves

[allAfrica] Cape Town -There's no doubt that Africa has talent. Each year, the continent continues to churn out impeccable talent in the entertainment industry, proving to the world that they are a force to be reckoned with. (AllAfrica)

Togo: Day of Anger Protesters Demand Constitutional Reforms

[allAfrica] Thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets on Wednesday calling for constitutional reforms. People gathered in several locations around the capital Lomé as well as other provinces around the country after weeks of mobilization. In response, ruling party supporters also took to the streets to support President Faure Gnassingbé. Other demonstrations are planned this Thursday, according to Deutsche Welle. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Top African Musicians Nominated for 2017 MTV EMAs

[allAfrica] Six African musicians have been nominated for the Best African Act at the MTV Europe Music Awards. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: South Africans Express Outrage Over Oscar Pistorius Film

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A U.S. company has released a trailer for an upcoming film about how Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius killed his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. The movie, Oscar Pistorius: Blade Runner Killer shows scenes of court proceedings as well as what may have happened on the night Reeva was shot and killed by the athlete. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: The Ambazonia Declaration - How the Govt Can Avoid Bloodshed

[allAfrica] Cape Town -On September 22, while President Paul Biya was attending the UN conference in Washington, massive protests across Cameroon's Anglophone regions brought thousands of people to the streets. It was one of the biggest protests the regime has seen in over three decades in power. But the fact that it went ahead despite the interdicts and curfews from government authorities should give the authorities a sense of the seriousness of the situation. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: How Much Did Former Oil Minister 'Steal'?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Diezani Alison-Madueke, served under former president Goodluck Jonathan from 2010 to 2015 and was Nigeria's first female minister of petroleum resources. She has been accused of corruption and misappropriation of the country's funds during her administration. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: The Law vs Jonathan Moyo - How Does He Avoid Prosecution?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -"Perennial wisdom from divine revelation and human experience dictates that all earthly things great or small, beautiful or ugly, good or bad, sad or happy, foolish or wise must finally come to an end. It is from this sobering reality that the end of executive rule has finally come for Robert Mugabe who has had his better days after a quarter of a century in power". (AllAfrica)

Africa: How Stars React to Cheating Claims

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Since we're so used to seeing celebrity couples look perfect in public, we tend to believe that their romances are all sunshine and roses - but that isn't always the case. While some try to hide the nature of their relationships, the truth always comes out. Confirmed and unconfirmed, we take a look at some of the cheating scandals that shook the continent. (AllAfrica)

Africa: It's Time to End the Stigma and Silence Around Abortion

[allAfrica] International Safe Abortion Day - celebrated every year on September 28 - marks a woman's fundamental reproductive right to access safe, legal abortion. For many women all over the world, this right, along with the right to access modern contraception, is essential for their maternal health, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and well-being. It allows women and couples the right to decide freely if and when to have children. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Sirleaf Delivers Final Speech at U.S. Capitol as President

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Remarks by Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of the Republic of Liberia, on the Occasion of a joint program sponsored by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), with the National Democratic Institute (NDI), the International Republican Institute (IRI), the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), hosted by Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) with the participation of Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs C (AllAfrica)

Africa: Trump Adds Chad to U.S. Travel Ban, Lifts Restrictions on Sudan

[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Donald Trump has included Chad in a new list of countries whose citizens are prohibited from entering the United States. But the ban placed on Sudanese travellers earlier this year has been ended. (AllAfrica)

Africa: New Day in Angola, Old Story in Equatorial Guinea

[allAfrica] Oil-rich Angola and Equatorial Guinea have long shared the infamous distinction of having the longest-serving presidents in Africa -- 38 years. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Legendary Jazz Icon Hugh Masekela Cancels Performance

[allAfrica] The award-winning jazz legend has cancelled his performance at the DStv iRock Jazz Legends concert in Polokwane as he recovers from an eye surgery. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Top Global Audit Firm Cleans Out Its South African Stables

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The scandal over the "capture" of the South African state by President Jacob Zuma's friends, the Gupta family, has swept aside the South African leadership of one of the world's "big four" audit and management consultancy firms. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Obama's 'Power Africa' Program to Continue

[allAfrica] President Barack Obama's initiative aimed at doubling access to electricity in sub-Saharan Africa by 2030 is set to continue under the Trump administration, says the official responsible for the program. (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Diplomatic Thriller Comes to Nigeria

[allAfrica] A diplomatic thriller that is part spy novel, part crime drama, with a hint of Nollywood, The Shadow List by Todd Moss is a gripping read. It is the fourth adventure featuring Judd Ryker, the State Department's wonky-but-by-no-means-wussy crisis manager. (AllAfrica)

Senegal: Dakar Deports Activist For Burning Franc CFA

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A pan-African activist campaigning for an end to the use of the French-backed Franc CFA has been thrown out of Senegal. Kemi Séba, a Beninoise born in France, was arrested for burning a 5000frs note in protest in August. He was set free by the courts but the government decided to expel him from the country with immediate effect. (AllAfrica)

Togo: Govt Slows Internet Ahead of Opposition Demonstration

[allAfrica] The Internet is slowed down in Togo as the opposition announced a demonstration for this Wednesday and Thursday. Citizens had trouble communicating on the Internet this morning, while rumors of a cut were circulating since last night. Public Service Minister Gilbert Bawara told a local radio that this was for security reasons. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Transitional Govt When Mugabe Goes?

[allAfrica] Zimbabwe's Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa envisages forming a transitional government with opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai when President Robert Mugabe steps down or dies, according to a report by Reuters news agency. (AllAfrica)

Togo: Opposition Plans Big March for Reform

[allAfrica] A coalition of opposition political parties on Monday called on the Togolese people to demonstrate for institutional and constitutional reforms, and more freedom and democracy in the country. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho: Another Army Commander Assassinated - Report

[allAfrica] Lesotho Defence Force commander Khoantle Motsomotso has been shot dead by his subordinates this morning, according an Al Jazeera report. (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Week's Hottest African Gossip

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Will Nigerian Magazine Break Gender Taboos? (AllAfrica)

Niger: Hundreds of Homes Destroyed in Flooding

[allAfrica] After last week's catastrophes in Maradi and Zinder, which left seven people dead and more than a thousand affected, torrential rains in the capital Niamey on Saturday destroyed several houses. More than 400 houses collapsed in the village of Gaba Goura after early morning rains. The 118 mm of rainfall left Gaba Goura, one of the oldest districts around the capital, flooded - leaving residents with nothing. (AllAfrica)

Africa: U.S. State Department To Get Experienced Diplomat in Key Africa Post

[allAfrica] Donald Yamamoto, who has extensive diplomatic experience in Africa including two tours as a U.S. ambassador, will take office as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Africa on 5 September. He is the second career official tapped for a senior policy position on Africa in the Trump administration. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Two Missing Gold Miners Died, Three Still Sought

[allAfrica] Two of five miners trapped three kilometres underground after a seismic event in a South African gold mine have been recovered, but succumbed to their injuries. (AllAfrica)

Africa: 10 Reasons Farming is Sexy

[allAfrica] Here's a wild thought. Rihanna wild. Farming allows you to get dirty without the guilt... (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Court Finds Coffin Assault Duo Guilty

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Theo Jackson and Willem Oosthuizen have been found guilty of attempted murder, assault, kidnapping and intimidation in the Middelburg High Court after they forced Rethabile Mlotshwa into a coffin and threatened to set it alight. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: 13 Hurt in City Market Explosion - Report

[allAfrica] 13 people have been injured after a hand grenade was thrown by unknown attackers at a market in Jimma town in the Oromia Regional State, reports Fana Broadcasting Corporate. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Immigration Bill Targets Africans Who Benefit United States

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -African immigrants to the United States account for less than five percent of the total, but they are better educated than most and their earnings are among the highest. African immigration is likely to decline, however, if a bill backed by two Republican U.S. Senators passes. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Hotel Worker Pushed by Mugabe's Son Loses Baby - Report

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A pregnant waitress lost her baby after she was pushed by Robert Mugabe jnr at a Sandton hotel, according to TimesLive. (AllAfrica)