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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)

Botswana: 'Most Feared Man In Botswana' Arrested on Corruption Charges

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Former Botswana director-general of the Directorate of Intelligence and Security (DIS) Isaac Kgosi has been arrested at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport on his arrival from Dubai. He is facing charges related to tax evasion and corruption. (AllAfrica)

Africa: AU's Kagame, Heads of State Step In Over DR Congo Electoral Crisis

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The African Union (AU) appears determined to make a decisive, high-level intervention to resolve the political crisis generated by the contested results of the Congolese elections. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: 10 Things You Might Not Know About Patrice Lumumba

[allAfrica] Cape Town -(1) January 17 marks the forty-first anniversary of the brutal assassination of Patrice Lumumba. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Popular TV Host Johan Stemmet Steps Down After 28 Years

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Johan Stemmet, popularly known for hosting the game show, Noot vir Noot, has called it quits after 28 years. (AllAfrica)

Africa: How Multinationals Avoid Paying Their Taxes

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Two pioneering studies which expose in new detail how multinational corporations avoid paying tax in a developing nation are likely to intensify pressure on the largest firms operating in Africa to pay their fair share of taxes to the countries in which they earn their profits. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Falls Short on Human Rights Obligations, Says HRW

[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Emmerson Mnangagwa has done little since taking power to carry out reforms reflecting a commitment to respect for human rights, according to a new report from a leading advocacy group. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Black Coffee Proves It's Never Too Late to Go Back to School

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Nkosinathi Maphumulo, popularly known as DJ Black Coffee, has proven that you are never too old nor too successful to go back to school. (AllAfrica)

Africa: World Bank Outlines Ways to Reduce the Scale of Climate Disasters

[allAfrica] A new report from the World Bank Group warns that climate change will interrupt our world as we know it. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Exciting News As #BigBrotherNaija is Set to Return

[allAfrica] Cape Town -In case you missed it, popular reality show Big Brother Naija is set to return for a new season  - wait for it -  staged in Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Could South Africa Become a 'Fragile State'?

[allAfrica] State failure has become a 21st century analytical preoccupation. It is traditionally defined by the inability of key state institutions to deliver public goods to their citizens because they cannot ensure physical safety nor offer productive economic environments. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Controversial Dancer Zodwa Wabantu Not Ready to Leave The Game!

[allAfrica] Cape Town -If you were thinking Zodwa Wabantu was about to hang up her dancing shoes - then you're wrong. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Authoritarian Out – But What's Next in DRC?

[allAfrica] The presidential and parliamentary elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo have put hopes for real change on hold, but a weekend court challenge by the opposition instead of calls for street protests has dampened immediate fears of widespread political violence. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: #Rasta Strikes Again - Who Was He Even Painting?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -As thousands gathered at the Moses Mabhida Stadium to hear President Cyril Ramaphosa deliver his maiden manifesto, popular artist Rasta couldn't resist delivering his own. (AllAfrica)

Algeria: Miss Algeria Khadija Benhamou Fights Back After Racist Comments

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The organisers of Miss Algeria have defended 2019's winner after racist comments and the publication of "degrading and retouched photos". (AllAfrica)

Africa: Is R Kelly Planning to Flee to Africa Amid Sexual Assault Allegations?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The world is still reeling from the aftermath of a documentary, Surviving R Kelly, where his victims share harrowing details of their alleged encounters with the singer - and this monster wants to move to AFRICA - oh hell no!!! (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Election Results - Congolese Organisation in South Africa Fears Chaos

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Congolese People's Organisation in South Africa fears that chaos could erupt in the Democratic Republic of Congo after the country's electoral commission declared  opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi the winner. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Trevor Noah Just Won't Stop Winning, Buys a U.S.$20 Million Mansion

[allAfrica] Cape Town -While some of us are crying in our coffee because its "Januworry", Trevor Noah is kicking off his year on a high note. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigeria's Super Falcons Named Women's Team of the Year

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Falcons also won the African Women Cup of Nations 2018 for the 9th time when they beat South Africa's Banyana Banyana 4-3 in a penalty shootout in Accra. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Meet The Teenagers Making an Aids-Free Zimbabwe a Reality

[allAfrica] Mbare -An AIDS-free generation once seemed like a far-off dream but with the help of organisations like Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) the dream is now becoming a reality. Melody Chironda visited clinics in Mbare, Harare, to take a closer look... (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Springbok Rugby Captain Takes Flak for Quota Comments

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South African rugby captain Siya Kolisi has been the subject of heated discussion on Twitter for saying that Nelson Mandela would have not supported quotas. (AllAfrica)

Gabon: Govt Announces Arrest of Soldiers Attempting Coup

[allAfrica] Most of the soldiers who seized the headquarters of national radio in Libreville have been arrested, according to a government spokesperson. He said another one is on the run, reportedly calling them a "group of jokers". (AllAfrica)

Gabon: Soldiers Seize Radio Station in Attempted Coup - Reports

[allAfrica] Soldiers in the Gabon army are being reported to be attempting a coup after taking over a radio station in the capital of Libreville. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Your Favourite Sport Stories of 2018

[allAfrica] Cape Town -With the whistle about to blow for 2018, it's time to take a look back at the top sports stories of the year. (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Gossip That Got You Going in 2018

[allAfrica] Cape Town -As the new year approaches, it seems like every year is dubbed 'a year like no other', But 2018 truly was more dramatic than many other years in recent memory. From the stories of loss, love, recklessness, stardom and more, it is the blend that has captivated all aspects of African culture in 2018. (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Ups and Downs of Business In Africa 2018

[allAfrica] Cape Town -2018 started off with all eyes on Zimbabwe, particuarly since its change in government leadership in November 2017, when President Emmerson Mnangagwa took power from from former president Robert Mugabe -- a move that no one except Mugabe calls a coup. So now attention turns to the economy, which is struggling. While Zimbabwe grapples with this Uganda, Ethiopia and Tanzania are loudly objecting to America's forcing Africans to wear hand-me-downs, better known as secondhand clothing. While this is happe (AllAfrica)

Africa: What Did You Read the Most on allAfrica in 2018?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -1. The outright, uncontested winner for the year is a 2017 story from Ethiopia that looks at the fallout from the unrest that started as a result of the shooting of protesters at an Oromo festival in 2016. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: How MSF's Rural Programme for HIV+ Villagers Has Worked

[allAfrica] Harare -Medecins Sans Frontiers Director in Zimbabwe Bjørn Nissen talks about the importance of the Mwenezi project, the adolescent projects in Mbare and shares the challenges of being on the frontline of fighting against the HIV/Aids pandemic in the Southern African country. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: The Struggle to End HIV Epidemic in Rural Mwenezi

[allAfrica] Mwenezi -On the steep hills and mountains of Mwenezi - a rural district situated in southern Zimbabwe - is where you find hundreds of villagers living with some of the highest rates of HIV infection, leading Medecins Sans Frontiers and other aid organisations to step in. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: 'Election is Time of Reckoning for Congolese People'

[allAfrica] If the presidential election scheduled for Sunday in the Democratic Republic of the Congo actually takes place, it could lead to the first "peaceful" transfer of power since the United States' Central Intelligence Agency, in cahoots with the United Nations, Belgium and other Western nations, overthrew Patrice Lumumba, the country's first democratically-elected Prime Minister in 1960. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Kwaito Artist Mavusana Dies in Hotel Room on His 46th Birthday

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Vusimuzi Ngwenya, popularly known as Mavusana, has died in his hotel room on Tuesday morning in Port Elizabeth, The Sowetan reports. (AllAfrica)