Africa Business East Africa World 

Tanzania to extend its gas pipeline network

Tanzania said on Monday it planned to construct a 30-km pipeline to extend the country’s natural gas supply network from the capital Dar es Salaam to the nearby town of Bagamoyo to provide cheaper energy for factories and households there. The country has been eager to expand supplies of natural gas to more towns to allow factories in particular to replace more costly sources of energy such as coal and imported diesel. Evaline Rweikiza, an official at state-run Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) who is in charge of the expansion…

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Africa 

Fuel crisis in Haiti stokes tension

Haiti came to a standstill Monday with no public means of transport available. Banks, government offices and schools were closed amid protests over fuel crisis in the capital , Port-au-prince. On Monday, students were seen walking back to their homes, during a day of tension in many parts of the Haitian capital Here in Haiti we are in a inhumane situation. We cannot stay in this situation. “Here in Haiti we are in a inhumane situation. We cannot stay in this situation. We must get rid of this government, that…

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Africa Nigeria South Africa Southern Africa West Africa World 

South Africa apologizes to Nigeria over xenophobic violence

South Africa has sent an official envoy to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari apologizing over recent xenophobic attacks. These violent attacks sparked tension between Nigeria and South Africa, resulting in the evacuation of some Nigerians from South Africa. Many Nigerians were attacked and their businesses destroyed in the wave of the xenophobic attacks mainly in Johannesburg. A special envoy from South Africa on Monday presented an apology to Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari. Jeff Radebe said South Africa was sorry for the violence and sent it’s “sincerest apologies”. Radebe said at a…

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Africa East Africa Featured World 

Kenyan science teacher meets Trump in White House

The Kenyan teacher awarded recently for his dedication to work and helping his students has met U.S President Donald Trump. Peter Tabichi, a science teacher is also due to speak at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. A picture of Trump and Tabichi’s meeting in the Oval Office was posted on Twitter by the White House press secretary. Stephanie Grisham said Tabichi’s “dedication, hard work, and belief in his students’ talent has led his poorly resourced school in Kenya to emerge victorious after taking…

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Entertainment Lifestyle 

Threat to life: Police arraign musician, Dammy Krane – Newtelegraph

A popular Nigerian singer and composer, Johnson Oyindamola aka Dammy Krane, was yesterday arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrates’ Court, Lagos, for allegedly threatening staff of a betting company, Merrybet Gold Limited. The 27-year-old singer was arraigned on a three-count charge of conspiracy, threat to life, defamation, and conduct likely to cause a … via Newtelegraph – https://ift.tt/2QdCfbb Get more Nigeria Entertainment News

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OP-ED Opinions 

News24.com | Ralph Mathekga: Will populism take down democracy?

2019-09-17 08:19 Will populist political projects eventually lead to the collapse of democracy? The answer is complicated, but there is a second option, writes Ralph Mathekga. In a paper presented at the International Society of Political Psychologists in Lisbon a couple of weeks ago, Professor Shawn Rosenberg made a startling argument predicting the impeding collapse of democracy as a system of organising society.  Rosenberg places the blame squarely with elites who have captured democratic processes to their interest, resulting in mass disengagement with the democratic process and the emergence of…

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Africa 

News24.com | OPINION: On Malema, free speech and going against the grain of our cultural biographies

2019-09-17 05:00 If we want to travel the great emotional, cultural, racial and political distance that have separated us for centuries, we’ll have to learn to speak to one another in a more sophisticated and humane manner, writes Chris Jones. On September 15 people across the globe celebrated the International Day of Democracy. Every year, on this particular day we take a step back to review and reflect on the state of democracy in South Africa and the world. This year’s theme focussed on participation and, according to the United…

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Africa 

One million facing food shortages, nutrition crisis after Mozambique cyclones: UNICEF

“The agricultural devastation wrought by the two cyclones has made what were already high levels of child malnutrition even worse,” said Marcoluigi Corsi, UNICEF Representative in Mozambique. Before the cyclones, more than 40 per cent of children in Mozambique were chronically malnourished or stunted. “Many children in disaster-affected areas do not have access to the nutritious food they need for their healthy development,” Mr Corsi said. “Six months on, the prospect of further suffering is very real as we head into the lean season. More resources are urgently needed to…

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Africa Ghana West Africa World 

Ghana: Four kidnapped girls confirmed dead by police

Police in Ghana have confirmed the death of four girls that went missing in 2018 in Western Ghana. The girls were reported to have been kidnapped but bodies believed to belong to them were discovered in August of this year. Police confirmed retrieving some bodies from a septic tank behind a house, one of the suspects used to live in. The key suspect in the case led the special operation team of the police to the scene where the bodies were kept. Although it was widely reported that the bodies…

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OP-ED Opinions 

Nigeria: Restructure Or Rupture By Austin Emaduku

Nigeria is standing on the edge of a dangerous cliff. It is just a matter of time before it tips over. Rather than the current emotional and politically driven call for a “revolution”, we all really need to calmly analyse and situate the cause(s) of our problems. In any case, a revolution without a vanguard is a recipe for anarchy. Besides, we are too fatally fractured as a people to achieve a broad-based revolution acceptable to all. The best we can achieve in such a situation will be strife, anarchy…

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