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Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone's 'Smart Country' Ambitions

[Deutsche Welle] Nanotechnology, blockchain, cloud computing: Sierra Leone's President Bio is banking on the most advanced technology to leapfrog the country out of poverty. Reported by allAfrica

Mozambique: One Dead in Clash With Police in Nacala

[AIM] Maputo -One person died during police intervention against a crowd in the northern Mozambican port city of Nacala, during the counting of votes at the polling stations after Tuesday's general and provincial elections. Reported by allAfrica

Mozambique: Initial Results Indicate Possible Low Turnout

[AIM] Maputo -As results trickle in from across Mozambique from Tuesday's general and provincial elections, the indications are of a low turnout. Reported by allAfrica

Zimbabwe: Local Filmmaker Shines At Iran Film Festival

[New Zimbabwe] Mutare filmmaker, Igi Matope's movie, Goodman has once again excelled at the just ended 12th International Moving Film Festival held in Middle East Iran. Reported by allAfrica

Zimbabwe: Farmers Starring Bleak Cropping Season Amid Soaring Fertiliser Prices

[New Zimbabwe] Most farmers this season may not be able to go back to the ploughing fields after agricultural input prices continue to sky rocket with a 50kg bag of fertiliser now costing more than $400, up from last planting season's $30. Reported by allAfrica

Congo-Kinshasa: Malawi in UN Permanent Combat Deployment in DR Congo

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers now have a permanent combat deployment (SCD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo where they are on UN sponsored peace keeping mission. Reported by allAfrica

Malawi: Legumes for Strong Business and Nutrition

[Nyasa Times] A value chain analysis conducted in Malawi by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) identified legumes to have strong business case with greatest potential for nutrition and gender benefits with best opportunity for innovation. Reported by allAfrica

Zimbabwe: Journalists Slam Proposed Media Bill

[New Zimbabwe] Bulawayo residents and journalists on Tuesday took turns to slam some of the provisions on the proposed Zimbabwe Media Commission (ZMC) Bill which they described as both undemocratic and unconstitutional. Reported by allAfrica

Rwanda: Has Paul Kagame Flown Too High?

[ISS] Rwanda's President Paul Kagame has been flying high for a while. His reputation - mainly international though he wields some continental clout - has been growing. Through skilful diplomacy, he has established himself in the eyes of the wider world at least, as an African leader to be ... Reported by allAfrica

Mozambique: Campaign Shows That Political Tectonic Plates Are Shifting in Mozambique

[The Conversation Africa] Having ruled Mozambique since 1975, the country's governing party, Frelimo, feels backed into a corner. It behaves as though it must fight any challenge to its hegemony by whatever means necessary. This includes aggression and violence. Reported by allAfrica

Mozambique: Ballot Box Stuffing in Beira, or Just a Mistake?

[AIM] Maputo -At one polling station in the central Mozambican city of Beira there were more ballot papers deposited in the ballot boxes than people who voted, according to a report on Tuesday night on the independent television station STV. Reported by allAfrica

Zimbabwe: Govt Lines Up Massive Festivities for Anti-Sanctions Day

[New Zimbabwe] Government has lined up massive festivities for this month's anti-sanctions campaign, a SADC initiative that will see some of the country's regional allies also stage similar activities in support of their troubled neighbour. Reported by allAfrica

Malawi: Revenue Authority Working With Chiefs to Fight Smuggling

[Nyasa Times] Senior Chief Mponda of Mangochi has pledged to support Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) to root out smuggling and tax evasion that is rampant in his area. Reported by allAfrica

Sudan: Will Al Bashir Ever Stand Trial At the International Criminal Court?

[Radio Dabanga] The Hague -Former Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir, who ruled the country for 30 years and was deposed by a military coup on April 11, is currently facing currency and corruption charges in Khartoum. however, there are calls from the international community the Sudanese ... Reported by allAfrica

Mozambique: Vote Counting Marred by Allegations of Rigging by Renamo Leader

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Mozambicans voted on October 15 in an election which the incumbent President Filipe Nyusi said should help anchor peace, but his main rival, Renamo leader Ossufo Momade has already made allegations of vote rigging, Verdade reports. Reported by allAfrica

Liberia: Ecobank Liberia Celebrates Customers, Promises Improved Service Delivery

[Observer] Ecobank Liberia staff at headquarters celebrating Customer Service Week. Reported by allAfrica

Liberia: Quarrel Over Mining Sites in Gbparpolu

[Observer] The John P. Saah Family writes Mines and Energy Minister Murray (pictured): "We requested the Ministry to investigate the Class B License (MBL 2724/17) issued in March 2017 which overlapped our Class C license that was issued February 2016 and since April 5, 2019, the Ministry has ... Reported by allAfrica

Eating insects: Testing out the delicacy in DR Congo

Insects can be an eco-friendly alternative to meat and have long been part of DR Congo's cuisine. Reported by BBC News

Nigeria: EFCC Re-Arraigns Atiku's Lawyer for Allegedly Laundering $2 Million

[Premium Times] The EFCC on Tuesday re-arraigned a lawyer to Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uyiekpen Osagie-Giwa, and his son, Erhunse Giwa-Osagie, before the Federal High Court in Lagos on a three-count charge of money laundering to the tune of $2 ... Reported by allAfrica

South Africa hit by another wave of rolling blackouts

Power utility Eskom struggles to deal with plant breakdowns and debt crisis Reported by FT

South Africa: Philippi Farmers Challenge City On Development of Agricultural Land

[GroundUp] Farmers and workers held posters and sang on the steps of the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. They were protesting against plans to rezone part of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) in Cape Town for development. Reported by allAfrica

Egypt archaeologists find 20 ancient coffins near Luxor

The coffins, whose decorations are still visible, were uncovered at a Theban necropolis near Luxor. Reported by BBC News

South Africa: A Turbulent Transition - Opposition Party Faces a Rocky Future

[The Conversation Africa] Elections are moments of reckoning. They can either project a party onto a new trajectory or force a party into introspection. Reported by allAfrica

Mozambique: Police Guarantee Voting Security

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] "Enough staff are mobilized to ensure security and safety in this voting process. In some regions of Cabo Delgado, Defence and Security Force operating units have been deployed to ensure that people who have registered can vote," Police spokesman Orlando ... Reported by allAfrica

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