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Africa: Kenya Joins Ghana and Malawi to Roll Out Landmark Malaria Vaccine

[Capital FM] Homa Bay -The World Health Organization (WHO) congratulates the Government of Kenya for launching the world's first malaria vaccine today in Homa Bay County, western Kenya. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Somaliland's Quest to Defuse a Climate Timebomb

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] When Hawo Mohamed woke one morning to find about a dozen of her goats dead, she knew her life as a herder was coming to an end. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Chief Justice Calls for Credible Evidence of Corruption

[] Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng has called on anyone with evidence of corruption against the Judiciary to come forward with that information. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources Bavelile Hlongwa Dies in Car Crash

[News24Wire] Deputy mineral resources and energy minister Bavelile Hlongwa died in a car crash on the N1 from Polokwane on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Islamic State' Group Attacks Three Borno Towns

[This Day] Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters on Thursday, carried out deadly attacks on military formations and civilians in three towns in Borno State - Gubio, Gajiganna and Gajiram, killing six soldiers and a civilian militia leader, security sources and residents told AFP. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mugabe Memorial - Heads of State Expected to Pay Tribute to Former President

[News24Wire] Harare -Different heads of state are expected to pay tribute to Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Army Launches 20 'Super Camps' to Fight Boko Haram

[Leadership] TARKAA DAVID, in this report, dissects Army's super camp concept and quest to root out insurgents through tactical, trained and motivated troops. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: How Former Chief Justice Helped UK Firm Win U.S.$9.6 Billion Judgment Against Govt

[Premium Times] For the former Chief Justice, it was all business. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Six Nigerian Undergraduates Found With 'U.S. Security' Documents Convicted

[Premium Times] A Federal High Court judge in Abuja on Friday convicted six undergraduates for internet related offences. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Singing the Truth Can Be Dangerous

[East African] The just concluded Ongala Festival held in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, featured one of the country's most inspiring musicians, Vitali Maembe. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Keep Your Dreadlocks, Rastafarianism Is a Religion

[East African] A Kenyan court has ordered schools not to expel students who keep dreadlocks. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Third Credit Suisse Banker Pleads Guilty

[AIM] Maputo -Surjan Singh, the third of the three former executives of Credit Suisse, charged by the US justice authorities in connection with the scandal of Mozambique's "hidden debts", has pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, according to a report by the Portuguese news agency Lusa. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe's Real Legacy Is the Hunger of His People

[ISS] The death of independent Zimbabwe's first president Robert Mugabe on 6 September at age 95 sparked a predictable debate about his legacy. Many acclaimed him a hero for liberating 'Rhodesia' from British colonial rule and from the government of Ian Smith, and for continuing to defy 'Western neo-imperialism'. Others condemned him for his brutal repression of any political opposition that threatened his power and for driving Zimbabwe's once quite prosperous economy into the ground. (AllAfrica)

Africa: AfDB's Solar Project Aims At Making Africa a Renewable Power House

[IPS] United Nations -When UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres launched the International Solar Alliance last October, he applauded the goal of mobilizing about $1 trillion dollars towards the deployment of some 1,000 gigawatts of solar energy by 2030. (AllAfrica)

Tunisia: Tunisians Undecided Ahead of Sunday's Vote

[RFI] Campaigning for Tunisia's presidential election wraps up on Friday, with voters across the board untouched and unconvinced by the line-up of candidates. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: #SandtonShutdown - Here Are the Demands

[News24Wire] Civil society groups taking part in the #SandtonShutdown march on Friday against gender-based violence, handed over a memorandum to Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) CEO Nicky Newton-King. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Dozens Flee As Boko Haram Attack Two Borno LGs

[Daily Trust] Maiduguri -Many people fled their homes Boko Haram insurgents raided two local government areas of Borno State yesterday, Daily Trust gathered. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: U.S. Sanctions Uganda's Ex-Police Chief

[East African] The US Treasury on Friday announced sanctions on Uganda's former Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, for alleged role in gross violations of human rights and corruption. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Authorities Seize Dried Butterflies, Guinea Fowl Feathers

[East African] Kenyan authorities Thursday seized 201 pieces of dried butterflies and 20 pieces of vulterine guinea fowl feathers at the Lunga Lunga border in coastal county Kwale. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Kenya Bans Child Adoption By Foreign Nationals

[Nation] The Cabinet has banned with immediate effect adoption of Kenyan children by foreign nationals as the government moves to tame rogue adopters. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Interpol Say Victims of Ethiopian Airlines Crash Successfully Identified

[East African] Six months after the Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, families of victims of the crash may have closure after the International Criminal Police Organization on Thursday said it had helped identify all human remains. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: President Kenyatta, Museveni Sign Pact to End Cross-Border Conflicts

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni Thursday witnessed the historical signing of a peace deal towards the joint development of the marginalised Turkana-Pokot-Karamoja region along the border of the two countries. (AllAfrica)

Africa: How Can African Continental Free Trade Area Deliver a Made in Africa Reality?

[East African] On July 6-7, 2019 I was in Niamey both for the pre-Summit Business Forum and for the African Union's Extra-Ordinary Summit to celebrate the first Anniversary of the Signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and launch of its operational phase. What is the outlook for the World's largest single market? (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Opposition Leader Momade Promises Job Opportunities for Youth

[AIM] Maputo -Ossufo Momade, the leader and presidential candidate of Mozambique's main opposition party, Renamo, on Thursday promised that a Renamo government would create job opportunities for young Mozambicans. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Renamo Offices in Maxixe Attacked

[AIM] Maputo -Unknown assailants have attacked the offices of Mozambique's main opposition party, Renamo, in the city of Maxixe, in the southern province of Inhambane, according to a report in Friday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais". (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Ruling Party Boasts of Impending Victory in Tete

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's ruling Frelimo Party on Thursday boasted that it will win 70 per cent of the vote in the western province of Tete, in the general elections scheduled for 15 October. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Kenya-Somalia Maritime Dispute Heads for World Court

[East African] The International Court of Justice on Wednesday announced closure date for the public hearings of the Kenya-Somalia maritime dispute. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Renamo Bans Journalists in Barue

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique's main opposition party, the former rebel movement Renamo, on Thursday banned journalists, from both the public and the private media, from its election campaign in the Honde administrative post, in Barue district, in the central province of Manica. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Renamo Gunmen in Inhambane Reject Ossufo Momade

[AIM] Maputo -Gunmen of Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo in the southern province of Inhambane have declared that they will not hand over their weaponry, although they are obliged to do so under the agreement signed on 6 August between President Filipe Nyusi and Renamo leader Ossufo Momade. (AllAfrica)

Senegal: Senegal to Get $22m Drought Pay-Out From AU Agency

[East African] Senegal will receive at least $22 million drought insurance compensation from continental firm, the African Risk Capacity Insurance Company (ARC). (AllAfrica)

Robert Mugabe: African leaders gather in Zimbabwe for state funeral

The state funeral comes amid controversy over the former Zimbabwean leader's burial. (BBC News)