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Nigeria: Have You Listened to Wizkid's New Single Yet?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The popular afrobeat singer Wizkid is at it again with another hit single titled Ghetto Love. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Fighting Climate Change One Tree at a Time - Why We Need Reforestation

[allAfrica] Cape Town -It's Arbor Month in South Africa and the government has encouraged its citizens to get their hands dirty and plant trees. Dedicating a month to tree-planting may seem a laudable goal, but one person chose to take that vision further and combat deforestation in Tanzania. But what would an initiative that aims to introduce 50 million trees around Mount Kilimanjaro require and what was the inspiration for it? (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: It's Official - Davido and Chioma Are Engaged!

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Davido is ready to walk Chioma down the aisle. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Tributes Pour In for Former Idols Runner-Up Thami Shobede

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Idols South Africa season 12 runner-up Thamsanqa Shobede, known to his fans as Thami, has died. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Govt Considers Expunging Marijuana-Related Criminal Records

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Department of Justice is working on new laws around the legalisation of marijuana in South Africa, and is considering amendments to expunge the criminal records of people who have been caught using the substance in the past, according to Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Ronald Lamola, who was speaking at a parliamentary Q&A session. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: What Trevor Noah Has and Hasn't Said About Xenophobia

[allAfrica] South African comedian and Daily Show host Trevor Noah has something to say about xenophobia - but there is also something he did not say. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Peter Moyo Turned Away From Work By Old Mutual - Again

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Peter Moyo, the on-off Old Mutual CEO, has been turned away from his place of work, Old Mutual Sandton, for a second time. This despite a court order that allowed him to return. (AllAfrica)

Africa: It's Time for Women to Claim a Voice in Agriculture

[allAfrica] Accra -It is said that women are the backbone of the family and the bedrock of a nation, but yet we hardly hear about their successes and triumphs. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Former President Robert Mugabe Dies, Aged 95

[allAfrica] Former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has died. He was 95. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Ghana's Isaac Sesi and Botswana's Bonolo Monthe Win the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize

[allAfrica] Accra -The two entrepreneurs were awarded for their innovative ventures in the agri-food sector. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Can Africa Feed Africa?

[allAfrica] Accra -Did you ever think that they will be a time where farmers can monitor their crops or the movement of their animals without having to go to the farm. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Ndlovu Youth Choir Through to Final of America's Got Talent

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Ndlovu Youth Choir is through to the final of America's Got Talent. The choir gained international attention when they posted a cover version of Ed Sheeran's song "Shape of You" in 2018. The cover version landed them millions of views on YouTube, and they also filmed a music video with Wouter Kellerman, a Grammy Award-winning South African flautist, producer and composer. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Uganda's Dr. Emma Naluyima and Senegal's Baba Dioum Share 2019 Africa Food Prize

[allAfrica] Accra -Uganda's Dr. Emma Naluyima and Senegal's Baba Dioum have been honoured with the prestigious 2019 Africa Food Prize for their commendable effort in demonstrating and promoting innovative and sustainable growth in Africa's agriculture through improved resource use and market links. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Using Digital Innovation to Boost Africa's Smallholder Farmers #AGRF2019

[allAfrica] Accra -The  African Green Revolution Forum is a platform for global and African leaders to develop actionable plans that will move African agriculture forward. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Xenophobia, March Against Gender-Based Violence Loom Over WEF Summit

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Protesters and mourners demanding to see President Cyril Ramaphosa over recent incidents of violence against women have marched to the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) where the World Economic Forum on Africa (WEFA) summit is being held. (AllAfrica)

Africa: 'Barbaric Butchering' - Nigeria's Tiwa Savage to Pull Out Of Johannesburg Event

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Nigerian singer-songwriter and actress Tiwa Savage has announced on Twitter that she is pulling out of a South African event because of "the barbaric butchering of my people in SA". (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Three Regions Declared Economically Stricken Zones

[allAfrica] The Prime Minister of Cameroon, Joseph Dion Ngute, has declared the north-west, south-west, and far-north regions of the country 'economically stricken zones', according to The aim is to put in place measures favorable for the establishment of businesses in these areas affected by insecurity. According to a decree, those who invest in these areas benefit from tax exemption for a period of three years. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Abducted Six-Year-Old Found, Back Home With Parents

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Amy'Leigh de Jager has been returned to her family after being abducted on Monday morning at school. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Post-Niamey, How Can the African Continental Free Trade Area Deliver 'Made in Africa'?

[allAfrica] On 06-07 July 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)

Zambia: Opposition Politician Kambwili Arrested For 'Defaming' Lungu

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Zambian police have arrested opposition National Democratic Congress leader Chishimba Kambwili on charges of defaming President Edgar Lungu, Al Jazeera reports. (AllAfrica)

North Africa: End Morocco's Occupation of Western Sahara Now

[allAfrica] The Saharan Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) was declared by independence forces in 1976, after colonial power Spain withdrew from the territory known as Western Sahara. The SADR controls the eastern part of the territory, while Morocco rules the western section, including the capital, Aaiun. The SADR was accepted as a member nation of the African Union in 1982, and the United Nations has been trying to broker a peaceful settlement for decades. Human rights organizations cite frequent suppression of dissent (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Gospel Singer Comes Out of the Closet

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Singer Albert Nabonibo has caused a stir on social media after revealing that he is gay. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Country's Founding President Dies

[allAfrica] The first president of The Gambia, Dawda Jawara, is dead reports RFI. He died on Tuesday, August 27 at the age of 95 years. His family confirmed his death at his residence in Fajara, 15 km from the capital Banjul. He is considered the father of the independence of The Gambia. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Kwaito Star Arthur Mafokate Acquitted of Assault Charges

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The messy case that has dragged for more than two years has finally come to an end. (AllAfrica)

Cape Verde: Google Doodle Pays Tribute to 'Barefoot Diva' Cesaria Evora

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Internet giant, Google, is celebrating what would have been the 78th birthday of Cape Verdean vocalist and recording artist, Cesária Évora. (AllAfrica)

Cote d'Ivoire: Fans of DJ Arafat Can Finally Pay Their Respects at Funeral

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The funeral arrangements for Ivorian singer DJ Arafat have now been announced. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: White House Reporter Now Knows Who South Africa's President Is

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The United States reporter who called South African president Cyril Ramaphosa an "unidentified leader" has corrected her mistake. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Adut Akech Fuming After Australian Magazine Gets its Black Models Wrong

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South Sudanese-Australian model Adut Akech is fuming after Australia's WHO Magazine used the photo of model Flavia Lazarus for an interview with Akech. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Company Chief Tied to State Capture, Corruption Dies in Car Crash

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Gavin Watson, the chief executive officer of Bosasa, has allegedly died in a car accident near OR Tambo Airport in Johannesburg on Monday morning, eNCA reports. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Sports Analyst David Kekana Dies

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Popular SABC sports analyst and anchor David Kekana passed away at a Johannesburg hospital after a prolonged battle with diabetes SABC's Morning Live reports. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Meet the White House Reporter Who Can't Identify an African President

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South African Twitter users are outraged at a United States reporter who apparently does not know who President Cyril Ramaphosa is. (AllAfrica)