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South Africa:Ramaphosa Promises Speedy but Rational Decisions On Mahikeng Matters

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday evening assured residents of protest-stricken Mahikeng and the greater North West that government and ANC officials were working with urgency to resolve the issues that had been raised. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Liars - a Peculiar Headache for Foreign Poll Observers

[The Herald] Who should guarantee (or legitimise) a free and fair election in Zimbabwe? Put differently, who can ensure a free, fair and credible election? (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Former President Zuma a New Father at 76

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A 24-year-old woman apparently engaged to former president Jacob Zuma delivered a baby boy at the Busamed Hillcrest Private Hospital on the same day he turned 76, The Sowetan reported. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Date Set For Mugabe, Mujuru Parliament Grilling

[New Zimbabwe] FORMER President Robert Mugabe will next month finally show up for grilling by Parliament's Mines and Mining Committee, which has pulled all the stops recently to get to the bottom of a complex diamond scandal involving gems from Marange in Manicaland. (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Senior Chief Kaomba Brands Bushiri 'Papa of the Poor'

[Nyasa Times] Influential Chewa Senior Chief Kaomba of Kasungu says he is shocked with Prophet Shepherd Bushiri's apolitical, non-discriminatory and territorial wide way in which he is giving relief maize to Malawians. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:'If You Scream, I Will Kill You,' Accused Serial Rapist Allegedly Told His Victim

[News24Wire] Two women told the Limpopo High Court how David Mamvura, the suspected Polokwane serial rapist, broke into their homes in the dead of night, armed with a knife and a screwdriver.Mamvura is standing trial for more than forty counts of rape and robbery. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Lion Mukanya Ready to Roar

[The Herald] HE's old, they've said. Can he last the distance? sceptics have asked. Can he belt them out like in the days of old? critiques have quizzed. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Meet Sibusiso B. Moyo... the Man Who Read Mugabe the Riot Act

[The Herald] November 15, 2017 is not an ordinary day in Zimbabwe's political history. The day was characterised by action-packed events that culminated in the resignation of former president Mr Robert Mugabe. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Western Cape ANC to March in Solidarity With Palestine

[News24Wire] The African National Congress in the Western Cape has announced its plans to march in Cape Town in solidarity with Palestine on May 15. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:North West - Health Facilities Close, Families Told to Collect Bedridden Patients

[Bhekisisa] Why Supra Mahumapelo may hold his fate and that of his province in his hands. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Japan Donates U.S.$ 1 Million Towards Community Resilience

[263Chat] The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$ 1 million to enhance the resilience of communities in Zimbabwe through a comprehensive set of life-saving health, nutrition, food security and WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) interventions. The project will be implemented jointly by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). It will particularly help to safeguard the resilience of the most vulnerable, especially women and children, through t (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Unemployed Nurses Throng Hospitals

[The Herald] Unemployed qualified nurses yesterday thronged central hospitals seeking admission into the public health sector after the Health Services Board invited applications on Wednesday. Government on Tuesday fired all striking nurses after they refused to return to work despite the employer having availed $17 million towards meeting their demands. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Country On Road to Recovery - Annan

[The Herald] FORMER United Nations (UN) secretary-general and chairperson of The Elders, an African progress panel, Mr Kofi Annan, says Zimbabwe is on the road to recovery and that ongoing national renewal processes will enable the country to reach its full potential. In a message congratulating Zimbabwe's 38th Independence anniversary commemorations on Wednesday, Mr Annan acknowledged the political and economic reform processes under President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration and encouraged Zimbabweans to work toge (AllAfrica)

Malawi:Parliament Asked to Allocate More Days for Private Member Business

[Nyasa Times] People in Mzimba have asked Malawi Parliament to consider adding more days in a week, to discuss the private member business in the August House, saying Thursdays only is not enough. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:Chinese Company to Build U.S.$7 Billion Tourism City

[The Herald] Chinese multinational group, Touchroad Holdings Group, is planning to develop a $7 billion tourism city in Zimbabwe as investor interest in Zimbabwe by international tourism players from the Asian economic giant grows. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:SAHRC Condemn Violent Protest Action in the North West

[News24Wire] The South African Human Rights Commission have condemned the violence and destruction that has accompanied the recent spate of protests in Mahikeng. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:SANDF to Assist in North West Medical Crisis

[News24Wire] The South African Military Heath Service (SAMHS) have been deployed to the North West to reinforce the medical care capacity at the Provincial Health Hospital. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Dlamini-Zuma Blames Hackers After Tweet Blames DA for North West Chaos

[News24Wire] Minister in the Presidency, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, has distanced herself from a tweet on her official Twitter account that accused Democratic Alliance (DA) members of bribing individuals to cause chaos in the North West province. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Mahikeng Reeling From the Aftermath of Violent Protests

[News24Wire] A relative calm has descended on the town of Mahikeng on Saturday, as residents take to the streets and evaluate the damage following days of violent protest action (AllAfrica)

South Africa:DJ Black Coffee Shares his Last Conversation with Avicii

[News24Wire] 28-year-old musician and EDM superstar Avicii was found dead on Friday. (AllAfrica)

Angola:The Runaway Plaintiff Making a Mockery of Justice in Angola

[Maka] In my professional career, I stood trial three times due to my exposÚs on the powerful elite in Angola. The first time, the plaintiffs were the President and the Attorney General (AG). The second time, I took on eight generals in a bundle as the plaintiffs. Now, in a repetition of the circumstances of that first trial, the plaintiffs are once again that former president and his AG. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:South Africa's Cyril Ramaphosa Seeks to Quell Violent Regional Protests

[Deutsche Welle] President Cyril Ramaphosa returned to South Africa early to manage provincial protests over living standards and corruption. Ramaphosa has vowed to crack down on mismanagement. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Family of Slain SANDF Officer Shot in Mahikeng Wants Answers

[News24Wire] The family of a man who was shot dead in Mahikeng on Thursday night is disputing the police's version that he was a robber on the run. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:'She Deserves All the Glory!' - KZN Student Gives Gown to Great-Granny So She Can Graduate

[News24Wire] When Njabulo Ntombela's name was called out at his graduation on Friday, he immediately turned to his great-grandmother, took off his gown so she could wear it and grabbed her hand so they could graduate together. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe:President Listed On 'Time' Mag's 100 Most Influential People

[The Herald] Johannesburg -Two Africans who both stepped up to major tasks in their own rights - but in very different roles - have been featured on TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People (TIME 100) 2018 list. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique:Negligent Portuguese Companies May Be Tried in Absentia

[AIM] Maputo -The Portuguese companies responsible for a scaffolding collapse in Maputo in 2015, in which five workers lost their lives, have disappeared from Mozambique, without paying any compensation, and the Maputo ~City Court is now threatening to try them in absentia. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:'Sun City' Escape Arrests Praised, but More Work Needed On 'Loopholes' in System

[News24Wire] The African National Congress and the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice have welcomed the arrest of two people linked to the escape of 16 inmates from the Johannesburg Correctional Centre, also known as "Sun City". (AllAfrica)

South Africa:ANC Veteran Skweyiya to Be Laid to Rest

[News24Wire] ANC veteran Zola Skweyiya will be laid to rest on Saturday at the Pretoria East Cemetery, the Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) said on Friday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:Prosecutor in Siam Lee Case Suggests She May Have Been Killed At Suspect's Home, Court Hears

[News24Wire] The charge sheet alleges that young Durban escort Siam Lee was murdered in a secluded sugarcane field in New Hanover where the charred remains of her body were found. (AllAfrica)

South Africa:ANC Vows to Work Around the Clock to Resolve Political Impasse in Mahikeng

[News24Wire] The ANC has vowed to try and resolve the political impasse that has seen violence erupt around Mahikeng, in the North West as calls for embattled Premier Supra Mahumapelo's removal gain momentum. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho:Mahao Murder Suspects Charged

[Lesotho Times] Eight Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) officers briefly appeared for the first time before the High Court on Tuesday to face charges of murdering former LDF commander, Lieutenant General Maaparankoe Mahao, in July 2015. (AllAfrica)