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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Arrives In Ethiopia for AU Summit

[The Herald] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -President Mnangagwa arrived here yesterday afternoon for the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU). He is accompanied by First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa and Government officials, including the Deputy Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet, Mr George Charamba. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Teacher Training Set for Major Changes As Reforms Take Root

[Nation] The Ministry of Education has embarked on a process that will see harmonisation of the curriculum used to train teachers in universities and colleges across the country. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Continent's Free Trade Zone Is 'On Course'

[Deutsche Welle] Africa is trading - just not within the continent. The African Union wants to change this and launch the world's largest free trade area. The plan has potential, but some member states are keeping the AU in suspense. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Man Who Paid Child R1 for Her Silence After Raping Her Gets Life Sentence

[News24Wire] A KwaZulu-Natal man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for raping a seven-year-old child in the Belgrade area in Pongola, police said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Feral Horses On The Brink of Extinction

[Namibian] The Ministry of Environment and Tourism has come to the rescue of feral horses of the Namib-Naukluft Park which are on the verge of extinction because of predation by hyenas. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Check Out Full List of All The Safta Nominees

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards nominees have been announced (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Police Officer Assaulted During Ramaphosa's State of the Nation Address

[Parliament of South Africa] The Presiding Officers of Parliament, led by National Assembly Speaker Ms Baleka Mbete and National Council of Provinces Chairperson Ms Thandi Modise, denounce in the strongest terms the alleged assault of a police officer stationed at Parliament by a Member of Parliament from the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF). (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Ruling Party Stalwart Hanno Rumpf Dies

[Namibian] FORMER Namibian ambassador to Germany and Swapo activist Hanno Rumpf has died. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Atiku Promises 'Millions of Jobs' in Benue

[Daily Trust] The People's Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has promised to create millions of jobs for the unemployed in Benue State if voted into power on February 16. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: NECO Releases 2018 Ssce Results

[Vanguard] ... records 62.48% 5 Credits in English, Maths (AllAfrica)

South Africa: EFF Claims Their MP Slapped Man Due to 'Right Wing Assassination Threat' On Malema

[News24Wire] The EFF claims MP Marshall Dlamini's apparent slapping of a police officer after Thursday evening's State of the Nation Address (SONA) was in response to a right-wing threat against the life of their leader, Julius Malema. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Pretoria Primary School Teacher Facing 7 Counts of Sexual Assault

[News24Wire] A Pretoria teacher, who is alleged to have inappropriately touched learners at Valhalla Primary School in Centurion, is facing seven counts of sexual assault. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: President Mutharika Picks Everton As Runningmate

[Nyasa Times] Cabinet Minister Everton Herbert Chimulirenji and Ntcheu North East legislator is likely to be Malawi's next vice-president as ruling Democratc Progressive Party (DPP) torchbearer incumbent President Peter Mutharika has picked him as his runningmate. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Be Warned, God Is Watching You, Magaya Warns Mnangagwa

[263Chat] Zimbabwe Divine Destiny leader, Bishop Ancelimo Magaya has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to pay attention to the people's struggles or risk facing the wrath of God. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Gauteng Intern Doctors to Be Paid By Monday

[News24Wire] The Gauteng Department of Health says it will pay medical interns on Monday - the last batch to be paid after the department failed to pay interns on time. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 6 SA Universities Make Top 100 in Emerging Economies

[News24Wire] Six universities in South Africa are among the top 100 higher education institutions in emerging economies. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Govt to Probe Squandered U.S.$30 Million Loan

[Namibian] Works minister John Mutorwa says the government will investigate officials involved in the mismanagement of funds sourced through a loan to purchase 12 locomotives five years ago. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Dialogue Not Necessary When My People Are in Prison - Chamisa

[263Chat] Opposition Movement for Democratic Change Alliance leader Advocate Nelson Chamisa has blasted President Emmerson Mnangagwa's call for dialogue saying it is not necessary when 'innocent' people are in prison. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Delightful Treat for Children With Disabilities

[Namibian] A charity fundraiser in northern Namibia has partnered with an orphanage care centre to bring renewed hope to the once impoverished and destitute children of Okandjengedi and surrounding areas. (AllAfrica)

Africa: AU Summit 32 - Beyond the Hype of Africa's Free Trade Deal

[ISS] The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is a remarkable achievement, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) enthuses. 'At a time when trade is questioned in some parts of the world,' African leaders have taken a 'bold step in favour of trade and of the economic integration of the continent', it notes. UNCTAD believes this free trade area could boost intra-African trade by 33%. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Namibia Named Top Travel Destination

[Namibia Economist] Namibia won the highly desired Top Country Spot at the recent Wanderlust Readers' Travel Awards, announced at 'Destinations: The Holiday and Travel Show at Olympia in West Kensington, London, England on 31 January. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: South African Students Are Protesting - Again. Why It Needn't Be This Way

[The Conversation Africa] It's the beginning of South Africa's academic year and once again, campuses have been brought to a standstill by students protesting against a host of issues that have plagued the country's universities. These include registration fees, student accommodation, food and other issues, compounded by the inefficiency of the country's student financial aid scheme. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Main Opposition Party Defends Nationwide Debate Over Education

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angola's largest opposition party, UNITA, defended on Thursday a nationwide debate over education in the country, with a view to defining structuring priorities in the sector and secure the sustainable development of the nation. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: Tracks in Rocks Tell Us Where Ancient Animals Roamed

[The Conversation Africa] At first glance, they look like nothing more interesting than rocks. But to our research team, these two rocks - situated just 420 metres apart on a rugged, remote portion of South Africa's Cape south coast - are fascinating and important pieces of ancient history. (AllAfrica)

Africa: African Leaders Assess Refugees' Situation

[ANGOP] Addis Ababa -The 34th session of the African Union (AU) Executive Council opened on Thursday in Addis Ababa assessed several dossiers, with highlights to the problematic of the refugees, whose situation is to be more closely analyzed during the summit to run on February 10 and 11. (AllAfrica)

Africa: The World Bank Needs Deep Reforms to Reflect a Changing World Order

[The Conversation Africa] The sudden resignation of World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has rekindled debate about leadership succession and the mission of the international financial institution. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Dusitd2 Hotel Plans for June Relaunch After Terror Attack

[Nairobi News] Bangkok-based high-end hotel dusitD2 is set to relaunch in June after the January terror attack that left four of its employees and two security officers attached to the facility dead. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya Re-Elected to AU Peace and Security Council

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya has been re-elected to the 15-member African Union Peace and Security Council (AU-PSC), the country's bid garnering 37 votes. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Workers Union At Loggerheads With Wildlife Resorts Over Wages

[Namibia Economist] Disgruntled Namibia Wildlife Resorts employees are set to stage a peaceful demonstration at the Wildlife Resort offices next week. (AllAfrica)

Africa: How Metrics Are Changing Editorial Decisions in African Newsrooms

[The Conversation Africa] New digital technologies such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WhatsApp have significantly shaped news production, distribution and consumption practices around the world. This has led to changes in the ways in which news is gathered by citizens and professional journalists as well as the ways in which it's consumed. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania male MPs face circumcision call to stop HIV spread

A female MP calls for checks on whether male MPs had undergone the procedure. (BBC News)