JOHN MAGUFULI, Tanzania’s president, is known as “the Bulldozer”. When he took office in 2015 the nickname was seen as a compliment: at last the East African country of 57m people had a leader who would take on graft and get things done.
[News24Wire] A dog that took a bullet to protect his family from would-be hijackers is on the mend – and his owner can’t wait to have his hero back home.
[News24Wire] A man believed to be a bodybuilder was arrested after allegedly shooting a taxi driver and then exchanging fire with the police in Roodepoort.
[Nation] Kenya is facing a severe shortage of public health officers and technicians at all levels of service delivery.
[Shabelle] The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has pledged its support and solidarity with the people and government in the fight against al-Shabaab fighters.
[Shabelle] The Kenyan defense forces [KDF] were reported to have burned down a lorry truck in an area near the porous border with Kenya.
[Nyasa Times] Inspector General of Malawi police Rodney Jose has told Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) to suspend demonstrations pushing for the resignation of Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) chairperson Jane Ansa, saying both the police and organisers have failed to protect lives and property of people when the protests turn violent.
[This Day] The West African Examinations Council (WAEC), yesterday announced it was withholding 180,205 candidates results, representing 11.33 per cent of the total number of candidates that sat the examination but said the 2019 results showed a marked improvement from that of last year with 64 per cent pass by candidates.
[Nyasa Times] Reserve Bank of Malawi (RBM) has announced that it has maintained the policy rate–also known as the bank rate–at 13.5 percent and that the country’s economy is expected to grow by 5% this year, up from 4% the previous year.
[Ghanaian Times] Alhaji Karim Gruzah, owner and bankroller of King Faisal Football Club, has called on the government to demand for detail accounts of all monies spent at this year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.