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African press review 20 January 2018

How much longer can Jacob Zuma hold on to his job as South African president? Will Uganda reintroduce the death penalty in a bid to stop the current wave of crime? Are journalists hampering the return of peace to South Sudan? And how can Nigeria's herder-farmer clashes be resolved?

Jewel Howard Taylor: From first lady to vice president of Liberia

Liberia will have a new government on 22 January as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf hands over to George Weah. But this doesn’t put an end to seeing powerful women in Liberian politics.

African Press Review 19 January 2018

Will the ANC's national executive committee discuss the question of Jacob Zuma's survival as South African president at its ongoing meeting? Why is Kenya not too worried about Donald Trump and the "shithole" saga? And look what's happened to the Egyptian Cabinet!

Opposition rejects Equatorial Guinea President Obiang’s denial of torture

A political opposition member was tortured to death in front of his party’s headquarters in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, by state security personnel, according to an opposition leader. Gabriel Nse Obiang Obono, the headShow More Summary

African Press Review 18 January 2018

Back to school worries in South Africa. Dry as a bone in Cape Town. And, who are the real racists?

Africa Press Review 17 January 2018

Crime and punishment this morning; in Kenya, Egypt, Namibia and Liberia.

Tunisia's rulers fail to live up to Arab Spring promise

Nearly one thousand people have been arrested in Tunisia in the biggest wave of social unrest since the revolution. Anger at new austerity measures has brought hundreds of Tunisians back onto the streets with the same demands they did back in 2011. Seven years on, protesters say the government has failed to live up to the promises of the Arab Spring.

Getting married in Senegal Layene-style!

Once a year members of the Muslim Layene community in Senegal organise a collective wedding presided over by the religious leader.

Sadat nephew pulls out of Egyptian presidential race

Mohamed Anwar Sadat, the nephew of Egypt’s former president Anwar Sadat, surprised Egyptians yesterday, declaring he will not run in the upcoming presidential election.

African Press Review 16 January 2018

Headaches and name calling in Nigeria over bloody conflict between nomadic herdsmen and farmers. President Buhari accused of "a tepid response."

Case against French soldiers accused of raping children in CAR dismissed

French investigating magistrates have closed Monday a probe into allegations that French soldiers raped children in the Central African Republic (CAR) while on a peacekeeping mission four years ago.

Cameroon's well-intentioned plastics ban not being implemented

In April 2014, the government of Cameroon placed a ban on the importation, production and sale of non-biodegradable plastics.Close to four years later, the government seems to be unable to implement it.

African Press Review 15 January 2018

The inauguration of Liberian President-elect George Weah at risk. Is the Zimbabwean Army meddling in politics? And, Muhammadu Buhari, a changed man or more of the same?

Islamic State affiliate claims Mali attack that injured 3 French soldiers

An affiliate of the Islamic State (IS) armed group has claimed responsibility for attacks in the Sahel region, including one that injured three French soldiers in Mali on Thursday and an attack in October that killed four US soldiers and three from Niger.

African Press Review 13 January 2018

New ANC president Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to deliver a charged maiden speech to the South African ruling party faithful later today. Is South Sudan's former army chief of staff, General Paul Malong Awan, planning a rebellion or is he not? And why are there so many asterisks on this morning's African front pages?

High hopes in Ghana after new anti-corruption tsar named

Ghana's appointment of a new anti-corruption tsar has been welcomed in many quarters. Martin Amidu was named by President Nana Akufo-Addo to lead the fight against high-level corruption amid widespread criticism of impunity.

Hundreds arrested in Tunisia's anti-austerity protests

About 780 people have been arrested in Tunisia since daily protest against austerity policies started last Monday, Interior Minister Khlifa Chibani said on Friday. Activists have called for a massive protest this Friday.

African Press Review 12 January 2018

The Ugandan opposition launches a new bid to oust President Yoweri Museveni. A former government minister says Zimbabwe's new president stole power and is leading an illegal regime. Sudan says that the deployment of troops along its Eritrean border last Saturday was a reaction to military threats from Eritrea and Egypt.

Equatorial Guinea claims failed coup planned in France

Equatorial Guinea has said that an alleged coup attempt foiled last month was probably plotted in France.

African Press Review 11 January 2018

South Africa's economic prospects are better but still not great. Last year's presidential election saga weakened democracy in Kenya. The death toll in Madagascar from tropical storm Ava has risen again. Wole Soyinka blames the Nigerian government for the recent violence which has seen dozens die in clashes between herders and farmers.

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