(Ecofin Agency) -Maroc Telecom announced on August 26 it has signed an investment deal with the government for MAD10 billion (about a billion dollars). Funds, disbursed by the incumbent operator, will be pumped into the development and strengthening of telecommunications infrastructure, broadband and very high speed (mobile and fixed) deployment across the country.

President Vladimir Putin

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(Ecofin Agency) - Exchange between Africa and Russia last year reached a total of $20 billion, we learnt. While the black continent imported $17.4 billion worth of goods, it sold only $3 billion to Russia, making a $14.5 billion for Vladimir Putin’s country.

(Ecofin Agency) - Some Chinese companies committed to invest $1.4 billion in energy and mining projects in Africa. They expressed their intention during the visit to Beijing of the African Chamber of Energy (CAE), an organization bringing together government actors and companies involved in the development of the African energy sector.

NIGERIA -- MTN Nigeria has paid the whole $1.6 billion fine it received in 2015 for not deactivating 5.1 million unregistered SIM cards. The operator has indeed paid the NGN55 billion, which is the sixth and last tranche of these payments started in 2016.


The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) will introduce new banknotes, Patrick Njoroge (photo), the governor, announced last weekend.

Fayez al-Sarraj

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LIBYA -- The national unity government (GNA) has threatened to suspend the activities of 40 European firms among them Total and Siemens operating in the country.

Government’s political will is to ensure the tough enforcement of the implementation of the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

Former Congolese President Joseph Kabila wanted his successor, Felix Tshisekedi, to appoint Albert Yuma, a Kabila ally and chairman of state mining company Gecamines, as prime minister, but Tshisekedi refused, sources familiar with the matter said.


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[The Herald] All over the world primary health care plays a vital role of keeping communities healthy at the same time helping to increase access to the health care system thereby offering better health outcomes.

[Africa Check] Despite the country being a key focus of the global campaign to eradicate the mosquito-borne disease, authorities are struggling to land the telling blow.

[Ghanaian Times] Tema -A private legal practitioner, Maurice K. Ampaw, has urged naturopathic physicians to accept postings to rural areas after completing their studies to enhance the health and wellbeing of the people.

[Premium Times] The World Health Organisation has said four out of ten patients are 'harmed' during the process of seeking medical care.

[Ghanaian Times] GCB Bank Limited has completed 80 per cent of an on-going remodelling and renovation of the Ussher Clinic in Jamestown, Accra.

[WHO] In response to an outbreak of Yellow Fever in Bauchi State, Governor Senator Bala Mohammed on 12 September 2019 initiated a vaccination campaign against the disease in Alkaleri Local Government Area (LGA).

[Premium Times] Nigerian music legend, Innocent Idibia, aka 2baba, has unveiled Tboiz, a boy band which will perform at his '20 Years A King Concert'.

[allAfrica] Cape Town -It's been a wild ride!

[Daily Trust] Lagos -Leading African music award, The Headies, on Wednesday announced that it has started receiving entries for its 13th edition, themed: 'The Power of A Dream.'

[The Herald] Winky D's manager Jonathan Banda has left his job as director of disability affairs in the Ministry of Health and Child Care, The Herald Arts can reveal.

[Observer] Talent and passion aside, many people join the music industry in the hope of earning a living.

[Nairobi News] Ivorian reggae legend Alpha Blondy is expected in Nairobi on Thursday to headline the 27th edition of Koroga Festival next weekend at the Two Rivers Mall Grounds.

[New Dawn] The Ministry of Education in collaboration with the National Commissionon Higher Education wants to emphatically make it crystal clear that it has not issued any accreditation or license to the Young Men Christian Association (YMCA) to operate as a Polytechnic College.

[New Dawn] River Gee County District #3 Rep. Francis S. Dopoh has written the House of Representatives, alarming against the sale of educational materials by educational institutions in Liberia.

[Observer] -Says it is better than bags of rice

[Observer] 1,245 students to benefit

[New Era] Windhoek -Newly elected Namibian National Teachers Union (Nantu) secretary general Loide Shaanika said the union will commit its energies to address love affairs between learners and their teachers that have resulted in some of the learners being impregnated.

[Observer] First from left--Mrs. Johnson poses with the two beneficiaries, while others look on with excitement.

[New Dawn] The 26 member Schengen Countries under the European Union have disclosed plan to officially commence the issuance of Schengen Visa in Monrovia, beginning September 16, 2019 at the French Embassy near the Liberian Capital, Monrovia.

[New Republic] The Liberian government has been told that its citizens would be given Schengen visa in Monrovia commencing from September 16, 2019. The issuance will take place at the French Embassy in Monrovia.

[Nation] All is set for this year's World Tourism Day celebrations in Nakuru County, with organisers putting the hiking of Menengai caldera in Bahati Constituency one of the adventures this year.

[Foroyaa] Gambia Government said Friday it has rejected the recommendations of the Janneh Commission on the Erstwhile Tourism Minister, Ms. Fatou Mass Jobe.

[Botswana Daily News] Maun -Click to see more pictures

[Nation] More than a century after the abolition of slave trade, a building that hosted slave merchants still stands in Trans Nzoia County.

DW's list of German-language novels published since 1900 that have been translated into English is the first of its kind.

Comparing China and Germany is like comparing apples with oranges, says Megan Chua from Singapore. After living in both countries, she talks about some striking differences between the two nations.

When a vast movie theater near Berlin's central Zoo railway station was revamped and opened on September 18, 1919 with the premiere of Ernst Lubitch's "Madame Dubarry," a German cinematic institution was born.

[The Herald] The late veteran writer Charles Mungoshi is said to have left lots of unpublished manuscripts, short stories and poetry.

[ANGOP] Malanje -More than 5,000 literary, scientific and academic works, including children, are exhibited at the National Book Fair, which will take place from 17 to 20 this month, in Malange city, in an initiative of the Provincial Library, aimed at promoting the culture of writing and reading.

One of the world's most celebrated violinists, Anne-Sophie Mutter is among the five prizewinners of the prestigious Japanese award that has been called the Nobel Prize for the arts.

[The Herald] When most people heard the song "Panganayi" from Panganai Hare, they had different perceptions about its message, but comedienne Madam Boss has nailed home a touching message of female abuse through the video of the track.

[Ghanaian Times] Sekondi -The Western Regional Directorate of the Department of Gender under the auspices of the Western Regional Coordinating Council (WRCC) has organised the first mentorship and girls' empowerment summit for some selected girls in the region.

[New Republic] Prosecuting lawyers in the Sinoe County women torture case have filed a motion to rescind the 25 years jail sentence for the seven male convicts, and asked the Court to sentence them to life imprisonment.

[Nation] Criticism of the government's move to vaccinate girls aged 10 against the virus that causes cervical cancer continue to grow even as the Health ministry draws closer to rolling out the vaccine.

[Namibian] The police Gender-based Violence Protection Unit in Windhoek gets more than 200 reports of cases under the Domestic Violence Act on a monthly basis.

[Ghanaian Times] Vodafone Ghana has advocated collaboration in support for women in business in Ghana.

In her role as of the new head of the United Nations Environment Program, Danish economist Inger Andersen talks to DW about the need to think big when it comes to climate change – and to learn from our mistakes.

Poland’s ruling party has pledged to raise the minimum wage by 90% over four years. A month before a general election, such a move is either a stroke of political genius or economic calamity, depending on who you ask.

The Saudi government has defended its decision, saying it must "deter and counter threats to maritime navigation and global trade." Iran has accused Saudi Arabia and the United States of inciting conflict in the region.

Comparing China and Germany is like comparing apples with oranges, says Megan Chua from Singapore. After living in both countries, she talks about some striking differences between the two nations.

EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker told the European Parliament "time is running out" to secure a Brexit agreement. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains confident he can get a deal by October 31.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen sent a powerful message upon his return to Germany. The Barcelona goalkeeper pulled off a series of top-class saves against Dortmund in a performance that will spark more national team debate.

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Gunmen attacked two cars before dawn today along the main N6 road from Beira to Chimoio. The attack was in the village of Zimpinga, Gondola district, Manica, a Renamo zone of influence, which is 80 km from the Gorongosa base of the Renamo Military Junta. Four men were injured.

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Thousands of people are besieged in the coastal villages of Macomia district, Cabo Delgado, unable to reach Macomia town, 60 km inland. To seek refuge in a safer area, people are using small boats to go up the coast to Mocimboa da Praia, 50 km north. The first deaths occurred Saturday, when a couple fleeing Quiterajo for a safer area in a small fishing boat died in an accident.

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] President and Frelimo presidential candidate Filipe Nyusi, has been campaigning since Saturday in his homeland, Cabo Delgado. In rallies in seven districts he promised to end insurgent attacks.

[News24Wire] Focus the attention of MPs and the nation at large on the crisis of gender-based violence and femicide - this is the purpose of the urgent sitting of both houses of Parliament which President Cyril Ramaphosa has called for on Wednesday.

[Nation] Kenya's ambassador-nominee to South Korea, Ms Mwende Mwinzi, is suing to have Parliament stopped from forcing her to renounce her US citizenship before she takes up the job.

[Citizen] The hearing of a case in which presidential hopeful, Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine is accused of disobeying statutory duty has flopped.

Poland’s ruling party has pledged to raise the minimum wage by 90% over four years. A month before a general election, such a move is either a stroke of political genius or economic calamity, depending on who you ask.

[New Zimbabwe] Government is set to deploy army and police doctors into the country's public hospitals to fill up the vacuum created by an ongoing strike action by the critical health staff.

[263Chat] The opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) has encouraged President Emerson Mnangagwa to engage the International community and seek help in addressing grievances of medical doctors who are crying foul over that they call 'petty' salaries.

[263Chat] The annual youth mining conference took off amidst calls from civil society leaders to youths to take active roles in influencing policy in natural resources governance issues.

[Nyasa Times] Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) will not be prosecuting former CDH Investment Bank chief executive officer (CEO) Misheck Esau for allegedly failing to conduct due diligence and monitor business relationship and the transactions on Zameer Karim of Pioneer Investments, a contractor in the controversial K2.7 billion Malawi Police Service (MPS) food rations deal, with the financial institution.

[New Dawn] Controversy over the printing of some 35bn new Liberian Bank notes is gaining steam at the Senate, with the plenary rejecting a report from its committee on Banking and Currency on grounds that the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) failed to provide the source for the printing cost of USD31m among other concerns.The senate's decision came from a minority report presented byMargibi County Sen. Oscar Cooper, a member of the Banking and Currency Committee.

Marc-Andre ter Stegen sent a powerful message upon his return to Germany. The Barcelona goalkeeper pulled off a series of top-class saves against Dortmund in a performance that will spark more national team debate.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang returns to Germany to face Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League boasting a phenomenal goalscoring record with Arsenal. But will the hot-shot striker get the trophies his talent deserves?

Self-inflicted wounds hindered Bayer Leverkusen in their first game of the new Champions League season. In Paris, a host of stars were missing but one side coped better than the other and came out on top.

It wasn’t a vintage performance from Philippe Coutinho as Bayern Munich saw off Red Star Belgrade in their Champions League opener, but the Brazilian showed moments of magic to suggest his best is on its way.

[Nyasa Times] Lilongwe City Council has told anti-Jane Ansah protests organisers - Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) - that the state security agencies will not be available for the Wednesday demonstrations.

[Nairobi News] Senate Majority Leader Kipchumba Murkomen on Monday evening suffered a dislocated shoulder during a friendly match between the Senate and the County Assembly of Kitui.

[Seychelles News Agency] Locals in Seychelles will have the chance to play an equal role in decision-making and the management of marine protected areas in a first-of-its-kind participatory project.

[Ghana Presidency] "Mr. President, we are here to inform you that we are seeing transformation in our communities. We are seeing transformation in the lives of our people, and that we are sensing a brighter future for our children and the generations yet unborn."

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Lamu, Kenya -Like many African countries, Kenya has courted foreign companies to invest in transport and energy projects but residents are increasingly demanding more of a say on development projects

[Shabait] Massawa -The Sudanese Ophthalmologists team 'Albeser" in cooperation with the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders has conducted commendable eye surgery from 10 to 16 September for 424 patients in Massawa.

[East African] The African Risk Capacity Insurance Limited (ARC) has confirmed that it will pay out $738,835 to Côte d'Ivoire following the severe rainfall deficits experienced in its central region for the 2019 agricultural season.

[Botswana Daily News] Ramokgonami -Ramokgonami residents have been assured that the ongoing P280 million Mahalapye water treatment plant expansion project would improve water situation in the Sefhare/Ramokgonami constituency. commenced June this year. to

[News24Wire] There is nothing more "sucky" than when a paper straw collapses while you're trying to sip your drink. So a Stellenbosch University student decided to create an edible straw that would allow people to enjoy their drinks and still be environmentally-conscious.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Tanzania will in November, 2019 host a water management conference in Arusha which will task innovators to come up with ideas to address water solutions in the country.

[Stellenbosch University] Her passion for environmental sustainability has recently bagged a second-year Chemical Engineering student at Stellenbosch University (SU) a massive cash prize.

[New Times] The Government has pledged to improve the aviation infrastructure to facilitate innovation in the sector, especially from young Rwandans.

[This is Africa] An African counterpart for Apple Inc's virtual assistant, Siri, that focuses on banking and financial management, and speaks four of South Africa's official languages, is breaking ground on the continent. A group of University of Cape Town (UCT) students are behind the novel idea.

[News24Wire] A Grade 11 Hoërskool Schweizer-Reneke pupil is hoping to find a way to help amputees to not spend hundreds of thousands of rand on prosthetics.

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