[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.
[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.
[New African Magazine] Nigerians once again dominate this year’s list in terms of entries, followed by Kenyans; For the first time the list is gender balanced; Four covers featuring Mo Salah, Bogolo Joy Kenewendo, Denis Mukwege and Ahmed Abiy.
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The World Bank said yesterday that it had agreed with the government on a new framework that would see girls who become pregnant while in school continue with their education.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -An estimated 6 million people did not have enough to eat across the region during the lean season, says the U.N. food agency
[The Herald] Former Higher and Tertiary Education, Science and Technology Development deputy minister Godfrey Gandawa was today issued with an arrest warrant after he failed to turn up for his corruption trial relating to the Zimbabwe Manpower Development Fund (Zimdef).
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa says his Government has set the country on a robust economic recovery path and challenged youths to be actively involved in economic programmes aimed at realising Vision 2030.
[Vanguard] Gunmen have abducted six children from a school in Bamenda, the capital of the northwestern, English-speaking Northwest region of Cameroon, a teacher there told AFP.
[The Herald] Two Chinese men who shot Kevin Guzah and Kudzai Nduku after mistaking them for armed robbers in Belgravia early this year were last week sentenced to an effective 33 months in prison, while their Zimbabwean accomplice was sentenced to an effective 21 months in prison.
[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.