[Nyasa Times] South Africa-based Malawian prophet Shepherd Bushiri says he is ready to unveil the little-known version of him as an author at Victoria Gardens in Blantyre, Malawi on Tuesday on December 18.
[News24Wire] The ANC in the Western Cape has spoken out against the spate of farm attacks in the province, and called on police to intensify their intelligence operations against those who carry out such attacks.
[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria’s forests cover about 96,043 square km- that’s about 10% of the country’s landmass. But the presence of authorities in these sanctuaries is either non-existent or, at best, sporadic. This has led to forest areas being poorly managed, which in turn has led to them being exploited by criminals and posing a security threat.
[The Conversation Africa] Even his detractors would concede that Cyril Ramaphosa has greatly improved the political atmosphere in South Africa since assuming the presidency in February 2018. True, the scope for any further deterioration was minimal
[African Arguments] This year was full of spectacular fiction, spine-tingling poetry and hard-hitting non-fiction from Africa. Here is some of the best.
Editor’s note (December 13th 2018):After The Economist went to press the government of Yemen and the Houthi rebels agreed on a ceasefire in Hodeida. This story has been updated to reflect those developments
STRANGE THINGS happen to Nohad al-Shami.
[Monitor] Kampala -The Royal Thai Embassy has started exploring areas around the country where they intend to introduce mechanised rice production and modern medical facilities.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -”This new guidance provides an opportunity, rooted in scripture, to enable trans people … to mark their transition in the presence of their church family,” said Julian Henderson, who worked on the guidelines
[Greenpeace] Douala -The use of humorous videos and sketches is a medium by actress like Nsang Dilong, Freddy Kristel and Alene Menget to introduce the serious issue of land grabbing in a manner that all Cameroonians can understand