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South Africa: Cape Town Citizens Take Action Against South Africa's Coal-Fired Air Pollution

[allAfrica] Cape Town 's Eleventh World Naked Bike Ride will take place on Saturday 7 March. It is an annual event in over 74 cities around the world - in the Southern Hemisphere in March and in the Northern Hemisphere in June. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: AfDB's Adesina Congratulates 'Baba for Africa' on His Birthday

[allAfrica] Dr Akinwumi A. Adesina, President of the African Development Bank Group, wished former President Olusegun Obasanjo a "very happy, memorable and joyous ... celebration" on his 83rd birthday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Singer Sjava Breaks His Silence - I Did Not Rape Her

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The popular rapper Sjava has responded following reports that Lady Zamar has filed a rape case against him. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Economy In Recession, Agriculture Takes Hardest Knock

[allAfrica] Cape Town -New figures released by Statistics South Africa have shown that the country's economy shrank by 1,4% in the fourth quarter of 2019. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Sjava Dropped from Cape Town Jazz Festival Lineup Over Rape Allegations

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The popular South African rapper Jabulani Hadebe also known as Sjava is under fire amid allegations of rape claims by his former girlfriend. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Is There Trouble in Tanasha and Diamond's Paradise?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Tanasha Donna and Diamond Platinumz's relationship now seems to have hit rock bottom! (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Mexico Returns 'Smuggled' Ancient Sculpture to Nigeria

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The ancient bronze sculpture was seized by customs agents at Mexico City airport as its buyer tried to bring it into Mexico. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: 'Enough Is Enough' Aims to Reclaim Citizen Power

[allAfrica] Africa's most populous country and largest economy has become fraught with insurgent attacks, kidnappings for ransom, violent protests over pollution and joblessness, and conflicts over scarce resources of land and water. Many citizens are asking, "Can Nigeria be saved?"  'Yemi Adamolekun, is executive director of Enough Is Enough Nigeria (EiE), aimed at ensuring that the country of over two hundred million people becomes an example of accountable democracy rather than a failed state. She spoke t (AllAfrica)

Lesotho: Murder Case - Prime Minister Thabane Appears in Court

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Lesotho's prime minister Thomas Thabane appeared in court on Monday, Associated Press reports. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: States Partner with U.S. Development Agency to Multiply Effective Investments in the Nation's Future

[allAfrica] Lagos -C.D. Glin, the President and CEO of the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), an independently operated Washington D.C.-based organization, mandated and funded by the U.S. Congress was in Kebbi and Lagos states this month to consult with Nigerian partners. Ben Ezeamalu, who heads the Lagos office of AllAfrica media partner Premium Times, caught up with Glin in Lagos to ask about his visit. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: BREAKING - Investigative Journalist Fisayo Soyombo Donates Cash Prize to Free Prisoners

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Fisayo Soyombo has donated the N500,000 he won from the People Journalism Prize for Africa 2019 to help in the release of inmates awaiting trial. (AllAfrica)

Lesotho: Lesotho's PM Thabane a No-Show at Court for Wife's Murder

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has failed to appear in court to face charges of murdering his estranged wife Lipolelo Thabane in 2017. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Worsening Conflict Rooted in Poverty, Repression, Intolerance

[allAfrica] Mozambique has had a troubled history. Portugal gained control of parts of the Indian Ocean coast in the 16th century and ruled, often brutally, until 1975. A 10-year armed struggle by the Mozambique Liberation Front (Frelimo) won independence, following the overthrow of Portugal's dictatorship in that country's 'carnation revolution'. Two years later, a 15-year civil war in Mozambique, backed by South Africa's apartheid regime, killed over a million people and displaced five (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Guess Who's Coming to South Africa? Cardi B! Screams!

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Cardi B fever has already hit Mzansi. (AllAfrica)

Africa: We Can Make Our World Better - Mark Suzman of Gates Foundation

[allAfrica] Cape Town -AllAfrica's Juanita Williams talked with Mark Suzman, the CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the world's largest philanthropy. He assumed the position this month. In this second part of the interview, he discussed how his early career as a journalist in his native South Africa influences his perspectives; about the possibilities of eliminating malaria and reducing HIV, TB and other diseases; addressing hunger and undernutrition amid the climate crisis; and the biggest challenges he faces. Part 2 (AllAfrica)

Lesotho: Prime Minister Thabane to be Charged With Murder

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, is to be charged with the murder of his estranged wife Lipolelo Thabane, police have said. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Terms of Reference - Consultancy to Create a Strategic Development Plan

[allAfrica] As AllAfrica turns 20 in 2020, the company is perfectly positioned to leverage unrivaled reach and reputation in the Africa niche market and flourish in a rapidly changing media marketplace that covets our largely mobile audiences, skewed towards global 'influentials' and engaged young Africans. (AllAfrica)

Africa: New Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman Plots to Increase Poverty-Reduction Impact

[allAfrica] Cape Town -AllAfrica's Juanita Williams quizzed South African native Mark Suzman <@msuzman>, leader of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. the world's largest philanthropy, who assumed the position this month. She asked him what will stay the same and what will change under his leadership. Part 1. (Read Part 2) (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Singer Kizito Mihigo Dead - Report

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Kizito Mihigo has allegedly died by suicide, according to a tweet from Rwanda Times. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Climate Change Can Set the Stage for Violent Conflict - Expert

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Levels of poverty, economic opportunities, and unemployment are key factors increasing the likelihood of conflict, and there has been strong agreement that climate change, is a major driver of violent conflict. Climate has affected the risk of violence within countries, and as global temperatures climb, the risk of armed conflict is expected to increase substantially. But some of the biggest uncertainties are about how and why. (AllAfrica)

Africa: How Climate Climate Change Contributes to Insecurity

[allAfrica] Cape Town -In this allAfrica explainer we delve into the relationship between climate change and conflict on the continent (AllAfrica)

Africa: Coronavirus - Govts Should Do More to Support Africans in China

[allAfrica] London -The death toll from the mysterious new coronavirus that originated from China has topped 900, and infections have skyrocketed to 40 000. Many comparisons are being drawn to the 2003 SARS epidemic, which was also caused by a coronavirus with an epicentre of southern China. (AllAfrica)

Botswana: Raffled Elephant Hunts Backfire on Community - Conservationists

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Unethical hunting has exposed a community to dangerous, aggressive elephants rather than solving Human Elephant Conflict (HEC) (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Growing Violence Keeps Northern Schools Shut

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Unknown gunmen have attacked six communities and torched a teacher training college in Quissanga district, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, in the space of less than a week, a development that marks an escalation in attacks on the gas-rich province. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Eyewitness Tells How Gunmen Burned Down Cabo Delgado College

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Unknown gunmen have attacked six communities and torched a teacher-training college in Quissanga district, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado, in the space of less than a week, a development that marks an escalation in attacks on the gas-rich province. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Govt Should Change Its Tune on LGBTIQ Health and Rights

[allAfrica] "In short, we are dying," Victor, a 25-year-old gay man in Tanzania, summed up his story when we spoke in mid-2018. He had just outlined the litany of measures Tanzania's government had taken to deny lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people the right to the highest attainable standard of health -- a right guaranteed to all under African and international law. "Because of government," Victor said, "LGBT people don't have a place to get training [on sexual health]. People don't get lubricant (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Congress Queries State Department on Actions by Ambassador to South Africa Lena Marks

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Lana Marks, the fashion hand-bag designer who was appointed ambassador to South Africa by President Trump, is facing scrutiny for seeking a prominent role at the embassy for her son Martin. Two senior members of Congress are pressing the State Department to answer questions about the Ambassador's actions. (AllAfrica)

Africa: From London to Kigali - We Must Embrace Change to Beat NTDs

[allAfrica] True watershed moments are rare. Personally and professionally, our lives changed when we became Minister of Health for Rwanda and Director of Neglected Tropical Diseases for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ever since, our days have been shaped by the people who have been blinded, disfigured, disabled or even killed by ancient, preventable illnesses: neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). (AllAfrica)

Africa: Powering Africa's Transformation with Clean Energy

[allAfrica] Addis Ababa -The African Continent today stands at a sustainable development crossroads. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Young Cameroonians Have A Message For Biya On Youth Day

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Although Africa has a leadership disconnect when it concerns the age of leaders and citizens, some governments have cottoned on to the best plan to change their countries' fortunes - appointing fresh, new faces to Cabinet. This is not yet a reality for Cameroon, which 38 years later, is still under the leadership of President Paul Biya. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Sexual and Reproductive Health Services That Connects At-Risk Persons to PrEP in Kenya

[allAfrica] Nairobi -In June 2017 the World Health Organization (WHO) updated their list of medicines deemed essential, these are drugs that every person should have access to, should they need it, no matter where they are. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection made it to that list. Kenya is the second country on the continent, after South Africa, to have introduced pre-exposure prophylaxis guidelines. (AllAfrica)