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Zimbabwe: A Third of Govt Doctors Face the Axe

[The Herald] A third of doctors who work in public health institutions, a total of 516 out of the 1 601 on the State payroll, face dismissal from public service this month as Government continues to hold disciplinary hearings for all who defied a Labour Court ruling to return to work within 48 hours. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Mutharika Calls for Peaceful Co-Existence, Says Election Period Is Over

[Nyasa Times] President Professor Peter Mutharika has reiterated his call on Malawians to focus on the developments government is implementing in different areas instead of fighting its leadership. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Commissions Nust DNA Tests Lab

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa Friday commissioned the National University of Science and Technology (Nust)'s Applied Genetic Testing Centre (AGTC). (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Cops Launch Manhunt After Deadly 'Mob Attack' At University Campus

[News24Wire] Thohoyandou police are searching for a group of suspects who allegedly stoned a man to death at the University of Venda in Limpopo. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: New Broadcasting Board Should Promote Rulers' Interests - Mutodi

[New Zimbabwe] Deputy Information Minister, Energy Mutodi has urged newly appointed Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (BAZ) board members also comprising war veterans to promote the interests of the country's governing authorities he said represented the aspirations of ordinary Zimbabweans. (AllAfrica)

West Africa: Cardi B Is Headed to Nigeria and Ghana This December

[Daily Trust] Lagos -The 27-year-old Grammy award-winning rapper, Cardi B, has officially announced that she will be coming to Africa for the first time this December. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 13 Million Out-of-School Children, a Time Bomb

[Daily Trust] The Life Builders Initiative (LBI), a Non-Governmental Organisation, has raised alarm over the 13 million out-of-school children in Nigeria, saying it is a time bomb that could consume the country in the next few years. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Federal Road Maintenance Agency Needs R33 Million

[This Day] A federal lawmaker and Chairman House of Representatives Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Hon. Femi Bamisile, has appealed to the federal government to release N12 billion to the agency to put Nigeria's roads back to good shape in this Yuletide. The All Progressives Congress lawmaker, representing Ekiti South Federal Constituency II, also urged the Minister of Works, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, to try and have a full grasp of the happeninngs on Nigerian roads, rather than saying the complai (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 'Diamonds to Contribute U.S.$1 Billion By 2023'

[263Chat] Diamond sector mining output for the 2020 period has been pegged at US$1 billion buoyed by investments in exploration as well joint venture agreements, officials in the diamond industry have said. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Diet for Healthy People, Healthy Planet Too Costly for Some

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -At $2.84 per head per day, the 'ideal diet' would be beyond reach for nearly 1.6 billion people, mostly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, researchers say (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: Angola Opens Investment Forum in Shanghai

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Trade minister, Joffre Van-Dunem, inaugurated last Thursday in Shangai, China, an open debate space about investment in Angola, named "Fórum Invest-Angola", inserted in the second edition of the China International Import and Export (CIIE) trade fair. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Challenges Graduates to Modernise Local Industry

[The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday challenged universities and colleges to ensure their graduates are equipped to provide solutions, services and products to propel Zimbabwe's modernisation and industrialisation agenda towards the attainment of Vision 2030. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Baz Challenged to Open Electronic Media Space

[The Herald] The new Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe board should expedite the opening up of the electronic media space in the country and ensure citizens enjoy their rights as enshrined in the Constitution. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Councillors Accused of Cheap Politics

[New Era] Walvis Bay -Some residents of Kuisebmond on Wednesday accused the Walvis Bay Town Council of using their homelessness as a ploy to gain votes in the Presidential and National Assembly elections slated for later this month (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Rundu Rattled By a Spate of Rape Cases

[New Era] Rundu -Two cases of rape were reported to the Rundu police this past weekend. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Hangover Stun Wanderers to Reach FISD Challenge Cup Finals

[Nyasa Times] Sweet revenge! Hangover United's lethal striker Bright Gomani's bracem has forced TNM super league second placed giants Be Forward Wanderers to give a to the FISD Challenge Cup after losing 1-2 to the Southern Region Premier League youthful side Hangover on Friday at Kamuzu Stadium. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Suleman Demonstrates How Malawi Elections Were 'Rigged'

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Congress Party (MCP Information Technology (IT) expert and final witness Daud Suleman n the on-going presidential elections case on Friday took the Constitutional Court sitting in Lilongwe through an 'imaginary' constituency tally centre results management to Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) main tally centre system until they are announced to demonstrate how the electoral body's computerised election result management system (RMS) was breached by a "ghost " user to change results of the presidenti (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Lilongwe Water Board to Host Infrastructure Investment Financing Conference

[Nyasa Times] Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) will on November 24 2019 hold its first Infrastructure Investment Financing Conference which is aimed at raising awareness and interest from international financing institutions and development partners. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Qdot Gifts Mum House On Her Birthday

[Vanguard] Awards winning indigenous singer and 'Gbese' crooner, Qudus Fakoya Oluwadamilare, popularly known as Qdot, during the week, surprised his mum, Mrs Folasade, with a magnificent house to celebrate her birthday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mudzi Gold Panner Shot for Demanding Beer Money Back

[New Zimbabwe] A Mudzi gold panner is battling for life in hospital after he was shot on the shoulder by a fellow panner for demanding back his $50 he had lent the gunman to buy beer. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: National Carrier to Start Direct Flights to Mombasa

[Nairobi News] Uganda Airlines direct flights from Entebbe to Mombasa will start next week. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Cleric Counsels Muslim Faithful On Peaceful Coexistence

[Vanguard] Alhaji Maruf Ajetunmobi,the Amir of Ijede Central Mosque,Ikorodu, has enjoined Muslim faithful to use the Eid-el-Maulud celebration to promote peace, unity and love for one another. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Single Mum Wants Law to Force Men to Marry Many Wives

[Nairobi News] A middle-aged woman in Lamu County has shocked locals by launching a special campaign which seeks to encourage men to practise polygamy. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Minister Woos African Investors to Uganda's Oil and Gas Sector

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -Energy and Mineral Development Minister, Engineer Irene Muloni says Uganda's oil and gas sector is open for business to African investors. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Moment of Reckoning for Polack in Mashemeji Derby

[Nation] Kenyan Premier League (KPL) giants Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards will lock horns at the Moi International Sports Centre in Kasarani on Sunday 3pm. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Over 2 Million Children to Be Vaccinated

[This Day] Over 2 million children in Benue State are to be vaccinated during the 2019 integrated measles and meningitis campaign to hold from 16th to 23rd November, 2019 in the 277 wards across the 23 local government areas of Benue State. Executive Secretary, State Primary Health Care Board, Dr. Bem Ageda disclosed this during a media orientation meeting in Makurdi yesterday saying that both measles and meningitis immunisations so were to run concurrently. Ageda said a total of 1,108,990 children between the ages o (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Juliani Breaks Silence Over Split From Brenda Wairimu

[Nairobi News] Hip Hop singer Juliani has revealed that he is no longer together with the mother of his child, actress Brenda Wairimu. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Mr Moneybags City Chief's Style Baffles Friend and Foe

[Nation] The demeanour of Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko - a man who has had a date with the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission twice in the past few days - as a reckless, loose canon and a streetwise leader belies a shrewd political schemer. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Thousands of Counterfeit Set Books Seized in Namanga

[Nation] The Anti-Counterfeit Authority on Saturday nabbed a huge consignment of counterfeit secondary school books in Namanga. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Harambee Stars Striker Can't Stop Scoring in Japan

[Nation] Harambee Stars marksman Michael Olunga was on target in the Japanese second-tier as Kashiwa Reysol edged out Kagoshima United 3-0 at the Sankyo Frontier Stadium on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Twitter goes wild for South African KFC marriage proposal

Gifts have been pouring in for the couple after their fast-food engagement video went viral. (BBC News)