[ISS] The African Union (AU) will be limiting its peace efforts in the Western Sahara in order to support the United Nations’ (UN) process in the region. The Western Sahara is a disputed area claimed by both Morocco and the Polisario Front, the representatives of the indigenous Sahrawi people.
[Vanguard] Atiku, Saraki, Kwakwanso lead race the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has fixed October 5th and 6th for its Presidential primaries. No less than than 12 aspirants are vying for the sole ticket, with each assuring the party that victory is only inches away provided he is given the flag.
[UNFPA] Mangina -As if the consequences of an ongoing armed conflict were not already challenging, Mangina Reference Health Centre has found itself at the heart of the current outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
[New Era] With neighbouring Zambia being among countries at risk of an Ebola outbreak, the Ministry of Health and Social Services says Namibia has an Ebola virus disease (EVD) preparedness and response plan in place that was developed in 2015.
[Observer] Angry mourners today chased away Internal Affairs minister Gen Jeje Odongo and police spokesperson Emilian Kayima from the burial of former Buyende district police commander Muhammad Kirumira.
AMINU TAMBUWAL, a state governor normally too bland to attract much attention, is running for president of Nigeria. Like a dozen other serving and former governors, a senate president and a former vice-president, Mr Tambuwal said he was bowing to the demands of the people, who apparently wanted him to defect to the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and challenge the incumbent, Muhammadu Buhari, in an election that is scheduled for February
[News24Wire] The ANC is appalled by “those forces opposed to the transformation of our country” and is asking US President Donald Trump to let South Africans resolve their own problems, ANC secretary general Ace Magashule says.
[Atlantic Council] Next week in Beijing, Chinese President Xi Jinping will open the seventh Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), the triennial summit gathering of the People’s Republic of China’s top leadership and their counterparts from all the African states except eSwatini (formerly Swaziland), Taiwan’s sole remaining diplomatic partner on the continent.
[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Barack Obama’s ambassador to South Africa, Patrick Gaspard, has attacked President Donald Trump’s claim that the country’s farmers are being killed on a “large scale”.
[Monitor] Uganda is a gifted country, with variety to showcase to a tourist so much that if half of its tourism potential were to be realised, its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) would immensely catapult economic development over and above its currently leading sectors.