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Congo-Kinshasa: President Kabila Speaks on Elections

[Deutsche Welle] Speaking to DW, President Kabila confirmed that the election to determine his successor will take place on Sunday after a delay of one week. However residents of some Ebola-affected areas will have to wait until March. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Govt Denies Dispensing Expired Drugs

[The Herald] There are no expired medicines being dispensed at public health institutions as there are systems to ensure the safety of citizens, Government has said. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Parents Rush to Buy Uniforms, Books Before Schools Reopen

[Nairobi News] Parents in Nairobi on Friday started the usual last minute rush to purchase school items for their children with less than a week to schools' reopening date. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenyatta Speaks On Peace, Graft, 'Big Four' Agenda

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has expressed optimism on the success of the war against corruption and the 'Big Four' agenda. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: 11-Year-Old Girl Saves Her Brother, 10, From Drowning

[News24Wire] An 11-year-old girl has proved to be her brother's keeper after rescuing him from drowning in a pool in West Riding, Cape Town, on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: 'Prophet' Accused of Killing Woman During 'Cleansing Ceremony'

[New Zimbabwe] A CLEANSING ritual on a Harare couple that has been tormented by a sexually transmitted disease (STD) for over a year recently turned tragic when the woman died in the hands of the self-proclaimed prophet who was performing the rite. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: We Are Fully Qualified - Striking Doctors Angrily Tell VP Chiwenga

[New Zimbabwe] STRIKING doctors have reacted angrily to claims by government that the State assisted them through medical school and that there are enough medicine stocks in the country. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Bobi Wine Supporters Hold Protest in Jinja

[Monitor] Supporters of singer-cum-politician Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine held a protest in Bugembe Town Council along the Jinja-Iganga Highway which paralysed traffic flow on Friday afternoon. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Chief Shakes Up Military After Commanders Killed

[Shabelle] The Somali army chief, Dahir Adan Elmi has appointed Gen Tawane Ahmed Mohamed and Colonel Abdisalaam Aden Ahmed as the Force Commander and Deputy Commander of 12th April Division. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Crash Survivor's Sad Christmas Tale

[The Herald] The mere mention of the word Christmas is sure to evoke nightmarish memories for 52-year-old wheelchair-bound widow, Mrs Marita Muswa of Hwedza. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Shehu Shagari Dies At 93

[Leadership] Former President Shehu Shagari has died at the age of 93. He died yesterday at the National Hospital, Abuja. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Machinga Registers 8.6 Percent Increase in Child Abuse Cases

[Malawi News Agency] Machinga -As the year 2018 comes to an end, Machinga has registered an increase in child abuse cases as compared to last year, the district's police child protection office says. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Islamic State-Linked Militants 'Seize Nigeria's Baga Town'

[Vanguard] Militants linked to the Islamic State (IS) group have hoisted their flag in a Nigerian town after seizing control of it, three residents have told the BBC. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Eritrea Dismisses Report Alleging Plans to Send Troops to Somalia to Replace Amisom

[Dalsan Radio] The Government of Eritrea has denied a report by a think tank claiming that an agreement had been made between the Red Sea country, Ethiopia and Somalia to send troops to the latter to replace the Amisom troops. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Inside Story of How and Why Atiku Left Nigeria Customs 30 Years Ago

[Premium Times] About six weeks to the 2019 presidential election, most Nigerians are probably unaware of the circumstances under which one of the frontrunners, Atiku Abubakar, left his first public service career 30 years ago. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: You'll Not Regret Trusting Me, Buhari Tells Nigerians

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday flagged off his campaign for re-election in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state, with a promise not to fail Nigerians. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: How Sh100 and a Borrowed Suit Birthed Media Empire

[Nairobi News] When she was 19, Beatrice Ndung'u secured an appointment to meet Fidel Odinga, the late son of ODM leader Raila Odinga. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: DR Congo Elections - Reversing a Dangerous Decision

[ICG] After postponing long-awaited elections, the Democratic Republic of Congo's electoral commission has announced a second delay in voting in some conflict-affected areas - until after a new president takes office. This decision disenfranchises 1.25 million Congolese and risks major unrest. The commission should rescind it. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Police Deny Plans to Block Bobi Wine From Performing At Lubiri Fete

[Monitor] Kampala -Uganda Police Force has denied blocking singer also Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine from performing at Buganda kingdom end year fete popularly known as Enkuuka y'Omwaka. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Respond to 'Legitimate Grievances' of Sudanese People, UN Human Rights Experts Urge, Following Protests

[UN News] The excessive use of force during large-scale demonstrations against food and fuel shortages in Sudan is alarming, and an infringement on the right of peaceful assembly, said UN independent experts on Friday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Residents Clash With Protesters Over Slaughter of Sheep At Clifton Beach

[News24Wire] Local residents have clashed with protesters at Clifton's Fourth Beach where a sheep was slaughtered on Friday evening. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: GVL Executives 'Banned' From Leaving Liberia

[NEWS] The Associate Judge at the Commercial Court at the Temple of Justice in Monrovia, Chan-Chan Paegar has placed a travel ban on officials of Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL) Incorporated from leaving the country as a result of ongoing lawsuit against the company. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Despite Evidence, Nigeria Police Insists No Officer Deserted, Dismissed

[Premium Times] The Nigeria police continued their schemes to cover up the desertion of at least 167 officers on Friday, dismissing own internal documents to claim that none of the officers was dismissed as reported by PREMIUM TIMES. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Oxfam Forced to Suspend Ebola Response in DR Congo Following Pre-Election Violence

[Oxfam] Oxfam has been forced to suspend its work in the Ebola ravaged areas of Beni and Butembo, due to violent protests following the announcement that people in these areas won't be able to cast their votes for a new president, when the rest of country goes to the polls this Sunday. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Campaign - Eight PDP Members Die in Car Crash - Party Official

[Premium Times] The Benue State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said eight of its members had died in a road accident while traveling for a campaign rally in the state. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Dust Haze Weather to Prevail On Saturday - Nimet

[Premium Times] The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted dust haze to moderate dust haze weather conditions with reduced visibility over most parts of the country on Saturday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Clifton Beach Controversy - Police, Public Protector Asked to Investigate Ppa Security As Clashes Break Out

[News24Wire] South Africa First Forum has laid fraud charges against a private security company at the centre of the Clifton beach controversy. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Nakathila Turns On the Power

[Namibian] JEREMIAH Nakathila gave a stunning performance to beat Prince Dlomo of South Africa with a ninth round knockout on Friday night. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Boko Haram Is Broken, but Not Finished

[Daily Trust] Since 2015, Boko Haram's capacity to carry out daring attacks especially on civilian populations has greatly diminished. Of recent, it mostly carries out isolated attacks in the fringes of the Lake Chad in far Northern part of Borno, on the borders of the lake, Niger and Cameroon Republics. Though there are occasional attacks along the Sambisa and Alagarno forests axis, military and civilian authorities as well as locals all agree that Boko Haram's ability to inflict serious damage has been greatly reduced (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Can Zim End Aids By 2030?

[The Herald] Mary is a first-year tertiary student at one of the country's state universities. (AllAfrica)

Egypt police 'kill 40 militants' after bus attack

The raids follow Friday's deadly tourist bus bombing near the Giza pyramids. (BBC News)