Lassa Fever Outbreak Slowing, but Remains a Concern – WHO

[Premium Times] After nearly 400 confirmed infections and 100 deaths, the spread of Lassa fever in Nigeria is beginning to slow but the epidemic is far from contained, the World Health Organisation and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have…

[Premium Times] After nearly 400 confirmed infections and 100 deaths, the spread of Lassa fever in Nigeria is beginning to slow but the epidemic is far from contained, the World Health Organisation and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have warned.

Tinubu Absent As Buhari Hosts APC National Caucus Meeting

[Premium Times] A national leader of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, was conspicuously absent on Monday as President Muhammadu Buhari played host to a meeting of the national caucus of the party.

[Premium Times] A national leader of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, was conspicuously absent on Monday as President Muhammadu Buhari played host to a meeting of the national caucus of the party.

source: AllAfrica News: Nigeria

New Date Set for Run-Off Election

[Deutsche Welle] The country’s delayed presidential election runoff will go ahead on Saturday, the National Electoral Commission said in a statement. But there are concerns that events of the past few days may impact voter turnout.

[Deutsche Welle] The country's delayed presidential election runoff will go ahead on Saturday, the National Electoral Commission said in a statement. But there are concerns that events of the past few days may impact voter turnout.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Temporary Ban On Run-Off Election Lifted

[Deutsche Welle] The country’s run-off election is set to take place as scheduled after the High Court lifted an interim injunction. But there are concerns that events of the past few days may impact voter turnout.

[Deutsche Welle] The country's run-off election is set to take place as scheduled after the High Court lifted an interim injunction. But there are concerns that events of the past few days may impact voter turnout.

source: AllAfrica News: Sierra Leone

Improve Output, Quality to Benefit From Africa’s Free Trade Area, Farmers Told

[New Times] Grain sector stakeholders especially farmers, have been urged to improve productivity and enhance grain standards to take advantage of the huge market opportunities presented by the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agreement. A tot…

[New Times] Grain sector stakeholders especially farmers, have been urged to improve productivity and enhance grain standards to take advantage of the huge market opportunities presented by the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) agreement. A total of 44 countries signed the CFTA deal in Kigali on March 21, while 30 signed the Protocol on Free Movement of Persons, and 47 supported the creation of Africa's one market by signing the Kigali Declaration.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Lifesaving Boss Warns of ‘Recipe for Disaster’ At Cape Beach After 3 Drown in Baptism Ceremony

[News24Wire] The conditions at Monwabisi beach in Cape Town are “a recipe for disaster”, a lifesaving official said on Monday, after three people drowned over the weekend in a baptism ceremony gone wrong.

[News24Wire] The conditions at Monwabisi beach in Cape Town are "a recipe for disaster", a lifesaving official said on Monday, after three people drowned over the weekend in a baptism ceremony gone wrong.

source: AllAfrica News: South Africa

Opposition Councillors Verbally Abuse Journalists

[Kubatana.net] Journalists and members of staff in TellZim’s Masvingo office were on 21 March 2018 verbally abused and threatened by two MDC-T provincial leaders at the newspaper’s offices in the city centre. The perpetrators of the attack were Mr Mura…

[Kubatana.net] Journalists and members of staff in TellZim's Masvingo office were on 21 March 2018 verbally abused and threatened by two MDC-T provincial leaders at the newspaper's offices in the city centre. The perpetrators of the attack were Mr Murangamwa Chanyau and Mr Peter Chigaba who serve as the MDC-T district chairperson and provincial administrator respectively.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

U.S. Demands Undermine Re-Engagement

[The Herald] Zimbabweans in their broad totality have moved on from the Robert Mugabe era and are forging ahead with the vision of the leader of the new political dispensation, President Mnangagwa, who has committed himself to holding free, fair and cr…

[The Herald] Zimbabweans in their broad totality have moved on from the Robert Mugabe era and are forging ahead with the vision of the leader of the new political dispensation, President Mnangagwa, who has committed himself to holding free, fair and credible elections, over and above turning around the country's economy in particular, and the nation's fortunes in general.

source: AllAfrica News: Zimbabwe

Maputo Water Crisis to Continue for a Year

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] This rainy season only raised the water from 19% to 25% of capacity behind the Pequenos Libombos dam, which provides water for Maputo and Matola. With careful use, that will last until the next rainy season start…

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] This rainy season only raised the water from 19% to 25% of capacity behind the Pequenos Libombos dam, which provides water for Maputo and Matola. With careful use, that will last until the next rainy season starts in November.

source: AllAfrica News: Mozambique