World Bank grants Tanzania $300m to support education sector

The bank says it has a huge programme to support various development projects in the social sector and infrastructure.

Ethiopian prime minister

Ethiopia arrests intelligence chief – Attorney General

The arrest was part of such latest moves by government targeting security officials for human rights abuses and corruption.

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Court sentences two Kenyan police officers to death

The decision is a fresh sign that authorities are getting tough on police brutality.

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Zimbabwe invites bids for struggling national airline

Air Zimbabwe, which owes foreign and domestic creditors more than $300 million, was in October placed into administration to try and revive its fortunes.

South African Home Affairs Minister resigns amid sex tape scandal

The minister has been in the centre of the scandal around a leaked video in which he was captured during a sexual act.

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Rival Libyan leaders meet for first time since May

The prime minister has endorsed a United Nations plan for an election in 2019.

Ebola Volunteers

Ebola outbreak in DRC conflict zone ‘remains dangerous, unpredictable’ – UN

Since the outbreak began in August, there have been 308 cases and 191 deaths.

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Ethiopian police find mass grave with 200 bodies

Police say the bodies will be exhumed during the next 14 days.

Tanzanian immigration authorities detained CPJ Sub-Saharan Africa Representative Muthoki Mumo, left, and Africa Program Coordinator Angela Quintal in Dar es Salaam on November 7. (CPJ)

Detained CPJ staffers released in Tanzania

“Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo travelled to Tanzania to understand the challenges facing the Tanzanian press.”

Tanzanian immigration authorities detained CPJ Sub-Saharan Africa Representative Muthoki Mumo, left, and Africa Program Coordinator Angela Quintal in Dar es Salaam on November 7. (CPJ)

Tanzanian authorities detain media activists – CPJ

We are concerned for the safety of our colleagues Angela Quintal and Muthoki Mumo, who were detained while legally visiting Tanzania.”


Armed men release 78 child hostages in Cameroon, two teachers held – Priest

A principal and one teacher are still being held.

Paul Biya [Photo: DW]

Cameroon’s President Biya, 85, sworn into office for another seven years

Mr Biya has been in power since November 1982.

Presbyterian Secondary School Nkwen where the abduction of students school principal took place on Sunday

81 people, mostly school children, kidnapped in Cameroon

Most of the students kidnapped were students of Form Five preparing for the GCE O’ Level.

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Ethiopia officially launches visa-on-arrival scheme for all Africans

The African Union urges all African countries to issue visas on arrival as of 2023.

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Public hearings show support for land expropriation — South African parliament

Attempts to redistribute land from whites to blacks since the end of apartheid in 1994 have often failed.

Meaza Ashenafi

Ethiopia gets first female supreme court president

Ethiopia is the third country in Africa – after Rwanda and Seychelles – to have its cabinet split equally between men and women.


WHO counters Zimbabwean preacher’s HIV cure claim

The cleric reportedly claimed that a healing plant had been revealed to him by God, sparking a media outcry.

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Nine wounded as woman blows self up in Tunisia

Tunisian Interior Ministry describes the incident as a “terrorist explosion”.

Nelson Chamisa (Photo Credit: Report Focus News)

Zimbabwean ruling party warns opposition against “treasonous” utterances

The MDC on Saturday held its 19th anniversary commemorations during which its leader was reportedly installed as state president.

Sahle-Work Zewde [Picture: The Star, Kenya]

Sahle-Work Zewde becomes Ethiopia’s first female president

Ms Zewde was elected in by members of parliament.

African Development Bank

AfDB gives South Sudan $43.5 million to fight hunger

About 4 million people have been displaced internally and externally since conflict broke out in the country in 2013.

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Sudan’s prime minister announces 15-month emergency economic reform plan

Sudan’s economy has been struggling since the south seceded in 2011.

South Sudan, President Salva Kiir

South Sudan rebel leaders to attend peace day celebrations October 30

The event is packaged to celebrate the peace deal signed by the government and the rebel leaders.

Mohammed Dewji, Africa's youngest billionaire [Photo: The Straits Times]

Africa’s youngest billionaire freed by kidnappers – Police

Mohammed Dewji was freed unharmed.

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Kenya’s ex-sports minister charged over Rio Olympics graft

The trial will be held next month.