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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Morocco: Free Facebook Commentator

[HRW] Beirut -Moroccan authorities should free an entrepreneur who was sentenced to two years in prison in violation of his right to free speech and review his conviction given its abusive nature, Human Rights Watch said today. An appeal of Soufian al-Nguad's conviction is underway and continues on February 11, 2019. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Chinese Deal Angers Fishing Communities, Sparks Concerns Over Sovereignty and Piracy

[RFI] A new fishing deal signed between the Somalia government and vessels tied to the China Overseas Fisheries Association raises serious questions. Some Somalis, particularly those in the fishing community, worry that their livelihoods will be gutted, while others fear a return of piracy in the Gulf of Aden. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Buhari - We'll Continue to Chase Looters

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said only God can punish those who abused public trust and looted the country's resources under the previous administration, but that his administration will continue to go after them. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: PDP Asks ICC to Arrest El-Rufai Over 'Body Bags" Remarks

[Guardian] Port Harcourt and Lagos -The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the International Criminal Court of Justice (ICCJ) in Hague (Netherlands) to immediately arrest Kaduna State Governor, Nasir el-Rufai, for prosecution over remarks that threatened the international election observers. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Motshidisi Rape, Robbery Case Continues March

[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Continuation of trial for Letsweletse Motshidisi, who is accused of rape and robbery, has been scheduled for next month before Broadhurst Magistrate Court. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: DPP Refuses to Charge Woman Arrested for Filming Police Officers

[Nairobi News] A woman who was arrested on Tuesday morning for filming police officers who were involved in a tussle with a female passenger will not be charged. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Nehawu Calls for Investigations Into Fedusa General Secretary Role in PIC Corruption

[COSATU] The National Education, Health and Allied Workers' Union [NEHAWU] calls for an immediate investigation into the allegations that the General Secretary of the Federation of Unions of South Africa [FEDUSA] benefitted from the Ayo technology Solutions deal that the Public Investment Corporation [PIC] financed. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Uganda Seeking to Arrest 18 Vietnamese Over Ivory, Pangolin Scales Trafficking

[Monitor] Ugandan authorities are seeking to arrest more 18 Vietnamese nationals over allegations of smuggling ivory and pangolin scales worth $8m (about Sh29 billion) across the country's borders. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Four TM Supermarkets Bosses Denied Bail

[263Chat] Four TM Supermarkets bosses who teamed up and defrauded their employer of $1 107 050.00 through Ecocash have been denied bail by Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Police Officer Shoots Suspected Burglar

[Namibian] A police officer yesterday shot and wounded a suspected thief who wanted to break into his house with his service pistol at the Nambweza location at Katima Mulilo. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Two Die After Drinking Illicit Brew in Nyandarua

[Nation] Two people have died after consuming second generation alcoholic drinks at a bar in Makara village, Nyandarua County. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Mob Kills Man After He Hacked Mother to Death in Enugu

[Premium Times] The police command in Enugu State says it has begun investigation into the killing of a man, who allegedly hacked his mother to death. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Undocumented Ghanaians Abroad Can't Vote Under ROPAA

[Ghanaian Times] Many Ghanaians in the Diaspora are likely to be disenfranchised with one of the criteria which make it compulsory to disclose one's resident permit before being registered to vote under the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act (ROPAA). (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Single Window Saga - 3 Sued Over Copyright Infringement

[Ghanaian Times] West Blue Consulting, an IT solution firm, has sued Ghana Link Network Services Limited, Customs UNI-PASS International Agency and Work Smart Limited for cloning its Trade Hub and Pre-Arrival Assessment Reporting System (PAARS) software in 2018 without authorisation. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Aftermath of the Ayawaso West Wuogon By-Election Violence - Govt Sets Up C'ssion of Inquiry

[Ghanaian Times] Following the violence that characterised the by-election at the Ayawaso West Wuogon Constituency in Accra last week, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has set up a commission of inquiry to look into the events that led to the disturbances. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Close Down Quack Churches - Rev. Amoo Darku

[Ghanaian Times] A former member of the Council of State, Reverend Dr Nii Amoo Darku, has suggested closing down of quack churches in the country. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Minority MPs to Be Hauled Before Privileges Committee for 'Bloody Widow' Placard?

[Ghanaian Times] SOME Members of Parliament on the Minority side could be hauled before Parliament's Privileges Committee for displaying placards with the inscription "Bloody Widow" at the swearing-in of Lydia Seyram Alhassan in Parliament on Tuesday. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Bomi Supt. Robinson to Answer to U.S.$2 Million 'Missing' Scrap Claim Today

[Observer] Supt. Adama J. Robinson of Bomi County to answer involvement into disappearance of US$2M scrap and truck claims (AllAfrica)

Liberia: LIPO DG Vows Protection for Creative Sectors

[Observer] Participants pose for photo after opening LIPO seminar. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Legislature Passes Bill to Rename Bridges, Streets

[Observer] On Thursday, February 7, 2019, which was the 9th day sitting of the lawmakers, the House of Representatives concurred with the Senate to establish a law to re-name certain roads and bridges and dedicate them in commemoration of the lives and memories of some personalities who had played meaningful roles in the country. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Where Does President Weah Stand On Morlu's Assassination Allegations?

[Observer] This newspaper is gravely concerned about statements by CDC chairman Mulbah Morlu that the opposition is dangerous to democracy and that some opposition political figures who he named as Alexander Cummings and Charles Brumskine have plans afoot to assassinate President Weah. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Kolahun Talks Justice

[Observer] Flomo Theater climaxes Musu's Diary roadshow in Monrovia this weekend (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Nationall Traditional Council 'Ready to End FGM'

[Observer] In observance of the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), members of the National Traditional Council of Liberia (NTCL) on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, committed themselves to end the practice of FGM. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Atty. Woods Wants Govt Investigate Attack On Roots FM

[Observer] The station technician at Roots FM briefs Atty. Woods (far right) and team on Feb. 4, 2019. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: What Now After a 2nd Internet Shutdown, and Treason Charges for Activists?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Zimbabwe's government has again forced a "total Internet shutdown", Misa Zimbabwe says, after a violent crackdown by police when huge crowds protested against dramatic fuel price increases. (AllAfrica)