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  • Uganda: Outrage as Poachers Kill Six Elephants
    [Monitor] Rubirizi -Six elephants were killed by poachers in Queen Elizabeth National Park in September, the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has said, describing it as a setback in efforts to conserve the animals that are facing extinction.
  • Kenya: Country On the Verge of Adopting GM Cotton, Maize
    [Nation] Kenya is in the last stage of adopting genetically modified organisms if an application to secure a licence to supply cotton seeds is approved.
  • South Africa: Country's Developing Solar Energy Landscape
    [The Conversation Africa] Until a few years ago solar panels were a rare sight in South Africa, largely limited to the roofs of a few affluent households. This is changing rapidly, driven by three factors: the worldwide drive towards renewable energy, a highly strained local electricity supply, and a steady drop in <a href="http://www.ibtime
  • South Africa: It's 2016 and Racists Must Be Schooled
    [The Daily Vox] South Africans have had enough – they’re calling out racists where they see them, most often on social media. And racists would do well to check their privacy settings – or, you know – not be racist. AAISHA DADI PATEL explains.
  • Nigeria: IMF Boss Lagarde in Nigeria Over Naira Devaluation, Subsidy
    [Leadership] The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Mrs Christine Lagarde, arrived in Nigeria yesterday to begin a four-day visit during which she will meet with President Muhammadu Buhari and his team, hoping to discuss economic issues concerning the nation, including devaluation of the naira and the vexed matter of oil subsidy .
  • Mozambique: Rise in Rape Cases Concerns Health Ministry
    [AIM] Maputo -Mozambican Health Minister Nazira Abdula has expressed concern at the increase in the number of rapes reported over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
  • Nigeria: New Commander for Troops Fighting Boko Haram Assumes Duty
    [Premium Times] The outgoing Theater Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Yushau Abubakar, a major general, has described officers and men of the theater as heroes, as many of them have put their lives on the line in defence of the nation.
  • Zimbabwe: New Indigenisation Framework Unveiled
    [The Herald] Government yesterday unveiled a new framework to the Indigenisation and Empowerment Policy containing a cocktail of measures expected to complement other initiatives to attract local and Foreign Direct Investment.
  • Nigeria: #BringBackOurGirls Movement Fumes Over Boko Haram Defeat Claim
    [Premium Times] The members of the #BringBackOurGirls movement will be marching to the State House, Abuja, on January 14 to re-engage with President Muhammadu Buhari, the group has said in a statement.

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