South Africa:Ramaphosa to Mull Findings on Home Affairs Minister Gigaba

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa will study Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report recommending disciplinary action against Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba before announcing what steps he will take, his spokesperson said on Thursday.

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Southern Africa:Air Zimbabwe Plane with Technical Problems Refused Landing at Bulawayo

[New Zimbabwe] Air Zimbabwe passengers were left seething with anger at the weekend after a plane chattered by the troubled flag-carrier developed problems mid-air only to be refused emergency landing in Bulawayo.

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Why Israel still moves on Ottoman-era railway tracks

ISRAELI politicians and entrepreneurs like to present their country as a global centre of transport technology. That was underlined last year by Intel’s purchase for $15bn of Mobileye, which develops software for self-driving cars. But driving from Tel Aviv to Mobileye’s headquarters in Jerusalem, only 55km (34 miles) as the drone flies, can be an hour-long crawl along a jammed motorway.

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Malawi:Food Insecurity Plague Lives of Millions

[Nyasa Times] Malawi’s leading daily newspaper has passed its verding that food insecurity report by the Malawi Vulnerability Assessment Committee (MVAC) is “embarrasing” following decreased production of the country’s staple food, maize by 24.5 percent.

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Cameroon:Cameroon Busts Pangolin Trafficking to Vietnam

[VOA] In a major wildlife trafficking bust, Cameroon authorities have arrested six men for smuggling more than 700 kilograms of endangered pangolins and pangolin scales from the Central African Republic to Vietnam. Central Africa is a hotspot for illegally sourcing the scaly anteater for Asia, where its meat and scales fetch up to $1,000 per kilo.

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Nigeria:No Concrete Evidence Islamic State Is Training Boko Haram – Army

[This Day] Abuja -The Nigerian military said Wednesday there was no evidence that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) had sneaked in fighters from Syria to support Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria, as recently reported by the media.

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