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Africa: Engaging Religious & Traditional Leaders Is Crucial If We Are To Achieve SDG5 By 2030

[allAfrica] More than half a century after most African states gained independence, and despite many becoming modern states, traditional religion and culture continue to play a critical role in daily life across the continent. Religious leaders and traditional chiefs enjoy the trust of people who respect them as protectors of local customs and traditions. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: I'm Walking Away Before I Die - Babes Wodumo

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Enough is enough - Bongekile Simelane, popularly known as Babes Wodumo, has revealed that she no longer wants to stay in an abusive relationship with Mampintsha. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: How Do Women in Newsrooms #BalanceforBetter?

[allAfrica] Sethi Ncube attended Google South Africa's Women in Media brunch, and walked away with these thoughts... (AllAfrica)

Africa: Exciting Breakthrough for TB Prevention Announced by Pan-African Health Organization

[allAfrica] Ten million people around the world became sick with tuberculosis (TB) in 2017. The World Health Organization calls it "the world's deadliest curable disease". (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Govt Hires Trump Lobby Firm to Represent it in Washington

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Zimbabwean government has hired a lobby firm to represent it in Washington, Politico reports. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: U.S. and Europe Turn Up the Heat on Govt

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The international community continues to pressure President Paul Biya and his government to respect human rights and address the security crisis in the country. On March 4 and 5, the Donald Trump's Assistant Secretary General for African Affairs Tibor Nagy and Federica Mogherini, high representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, said the arrest of Maurice Kamto, the leader of the Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon, and several of his supporters is politically motivate (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Maurice Kamto vs Paul Biya - What the AU Proposed

[allAfrica] Cape Town -An AU delegation met with the Cameroonian government after discussing solutions to the post-election stalemate with Movement for the Renaissance of Cameroon (MRC) opposition leader Maurice Kamto on December 20, 2018, Africa Info reports. The delegation presented President Paul Biya's administration with a proposal that was geared at defusing the impasse gripping the country after the disputed November presidential elections, and also address the crisis in the two English-speaking regions. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: British Museum to Return Lock of Hair from Emperor Tewodros II

[allAfrica] A British museum says it will return a lock of hair that the Ethiopian government considers a national treasure. (AllAfrica)

Southern Africa: Major New Study Points Way to Cut HIV Infections

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Visiting people in their homes to offer them HIV tests, and referring those who test positive to local clinics, can significantly reduce new infections in a community, according to the world's biggest study on how to cut HIV infection rates. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Remembering 'Well-Disguised Nigerian' Jean Herskovits

[allAfrica] Dr. Jean Herskovits (1935-2019), who died on February 5, was widely recognized as a foremost expert on Nigeria who came to know and love the country and its people over five decades. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Symbion Sells Stake in Rift Valley Power Projects

[allAfrica] Extraction of methane gas could reduce deadly danger to lakeside populations as well as fuel development. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: President Al Bashir Delegates Powers as Head of Ruling Party to Deputy

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir has delegated his powers and authority as head of the ruling National Congress Party to its deputy head, Ahmed Mohamed Haroun, until the party's next general conference, Reuters reports. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: U.S.$80 Million Raised to Fight Ebola, More Needed

[allAfrica] The World Bank, supported by Japan, Germany and Australia, has allocated up to U.S. $80 million in grants over the next six months to help fight Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). (AllAfrica)

Senegal: Macky Sall Wins Another Presidential Term

[allAfrica] Senegal's incumbent president, Macky Sall, has been re-elected for another term. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Africa Poised to Tackle Hygiene and Sanitation

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The 2019 African Conference on Sanitation took place at in Cape Town, South Africa, from February 20 to 22 Up for discussion? The role of local authorities as key actors in aiding the continent achieve its goal of Sanitation for All by 2030. allAfrica's Michael Tantoh was there and spoke with several key actors... (AllAfrica)

Egypt: At Least 25 Die in Train Crash at Cairo Station

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A speeding train crashed into a barrier at Cairo's main train station on Wednesday, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire, officials told Associated Press. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Former President Steps In to Direct Traffic at Busy Junction

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Former Ghanaian President Jerry John Rawlings parked his car and stepped into the middle of the Accra-Aflao road to direct traffic, Ghana Web reports. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Abducted Journo Ambe MacMillan Freed - Reports

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Abducted Cameroonian journalist Ambe Macmillan has been released, according to reports. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Collision Between Acid Truck and Bus Leaves At Least 18 Dead

[allAfrica] Cape Town -At least 18 people were killed when a truck laden with industrial acid collided with a bus, sources say. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Finding Solutions for Sanitation Problems in Africa

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Access to proper sanitation and hygiene continues to prove a challenge to African countries. Following the success of previous conferences, the African Ministers'  Council on Water (AMCOW) and the AfricaSan International Task Force agreed to hold the AfricaSan5 in Cape Town, South Africa, with the purpose of generating political momentum for hygiene and sanitation, as well as provide a Pan-African forum to showcase best practices and support problem solving. About 47 countries on the continent have ac (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Reserve Bank Introduces New 'RTGS' Currency

[allAfrica] Zimbabwe will now allow its surrogate currency, bond notes, and electronic funds to float freely against other major currencies, the Associated Press reports in an article carried in New Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Poll Delay Not a Conspiracy - Former President Mogae, Observer Mission Lead

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Former Botswana president Festus Mogae arrived in Abuja, Nigeria, last week as the co-leader of the joint international election observation mission by the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Elections had originally been planned for Saturday, February 16. But hours before Nigerians were due to go to the polls, the country's electoral commission, INEC, announced the postponement of voting. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: DJ Cleo Reuniting With Convicted Rapist Brickz Causes a Stir

[allAfrica] Cape Town -DJ Cleo has landed himself in hot water after sharing a tweet supporting convicted rapist Sipho "Brickz" Ndlovu. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Debt Scandal - Former President's Son Arrested

[allAfrica] The son of Mozambique's former president Armando Guebuza has been arrested in a legal crackdown on suspects linked to a $2-billion government debt scandal, AFP reports. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: Dancers Say Singer Koffi Olomide Raped Them in France

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The controversial rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is likely to face seven years in jail over sex assault allegation in France. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Diamond, Rayvanny Accused of Stealing Video Concept for Their Hit

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Popular musicians Diamond Platnumz and Rayvanny's new song, Tetema, which is currently trending on top of the charts in East Africa has been rocked by controversy. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Kingsley Moghalu Emerges as Hope of Nigerians Desperate for Change

[allAfrica] This month Nobel Laurate Wole Soyinka, one of Nigeria's best known and most admired citizens, and the Citizen Forum with which he is associated, endorsed Dr. Kingsley Moghalu for president of Nigeria. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Banks That Manipulate the Rand - Are Millions in Fines a Deterrent?

[allAfrica] British multinational banking and financial services company, Standard Chartered has pleaded guilty to manipulating currencies, including the rand, between 2007 and 2013, South Africa's Competition Commission has said in a statement. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Job Creation Holds the Key to Nigeria's Future - Ambassador Sanders

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -As Nigeria prepares to vote on February 16, Robin R. Sanders CEO-FEEEDS, former U.S. ambassador to Nigeria,was interviewed by Gallup. Sanders, who also served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Congo, and U.S. Permanent Representative to ECOWAS, outlined the key challenges facing Africa's most populous nation in this Q & A, which Gallup published on February 13, 2019. What has changed in Nigeria since the last election? Over the course of the past two elections, particularly in 2015, Nigeria (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Focus Is 'Economic Development', Not 'Economic Growth' - Presidential Candidate Moghalu

[allAfrica] In response to a question about achieving such health goals as reducing high death rates from pregnancy and childbirth and from malaria, Nigerian Presidential candidate Kingsley Moghalu said this: (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Public Enterprises Minister Gordhan Trying to Put Out Eskom's Flames of Crisis

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan told parliament's public enterprises committee on Wednesday that he intends to hold responsible those who contributed to the design flaws of Eskom's mega-power stations Medupi and Kusile. This comes as the country has once again been plunged into darkness with scheduled power cuts known as "loadshedding". (AllAfrica)