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Marathoner who sought exile after making protest gesture at 2016 Olympic Games returns amid political reforms at home.
Ethiopia: Exiled Olympic runner Feyisa Lilesa returns home
#Africa #Ethiopia #Sport
 
The leader of a controversial vigilante group fights for legitimacy in a crime-riddled South African community.
South Africa's Reluctant Vigilante
#Crime #SouthAfrica #Gunviolence #Africa #Gangviolence #Poverty
 
The Allied Democratic Forces rebels attacked Congolese army positions and several neighbourhoods of Beni.
DRC rebels kill 13, abduct a dozen children in Ebola epicentre
#Africa #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo #Ebola
 
The reporters were held after publishing articles about alleged misappropriation of rations for police cadets.
DRC journalists set free after police detention
#Africa #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo #Journalism #JournalismIsNotACrime #Media
 
Businessman says his abductors spoke a southern Africa language, confirming suspicions that they were foreigners.
Tanzania: Abducted tycoon Mohammed Dewji returns home
#Africa #Tanzania
 
The UN has said that Cameroon is forcing Nigerian refugees to return home, even when it is not safe for the refugees to do so.
Cameroon denies deporting Nigerian refugees to unsafe conditions
#Cameroon #Refugees #Africa
 
Around 20 journalists have been harassed or arrested in the Democratic Republic of Congo this year.
DRC police 'detain' five journalists over critical reporting
#Africa #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo #Journalism #Media #JournalismIsNotACrime
 
Ethiopia's gender balanced cabinet is sending women around the country a clear message: the patriarchy can be beaten.
The power of Ethiopia's gender-balanced cabinet
#Ethiopia #WomensRights #Africa
 
Government sends in more troops, and cuts power and water in Mutsumudu to quell unrest against constitutional changes.
Comoros: Civilians flee strife-torn city on Anjouan island
#Africa #Comoros
 
Abdulrahman Suwar al-Dahab, who led a coup in 1985 to overthrow Jaafar Nimeiri, died at a military hospital in Riyadh.
Sudan ex-president Abdulrahman Suwar al-Dahab dies aged 83
#Sudan #Africa #SaudiArabia #Omaral-Bashir
 
The ruling coalition in Ivory Coast has maintained its majority after municipal elections on Saturday.
Ivory Coast election results revealed
#Africa #IvoryCoast #Politics
 
Rights groups are demanding a review of outdated laws on information transparency.
Zimbabwe's new information era
#Zimbabwe #Media #PressFreedom #Africa
 
Violence in Cameroon worsens as the power struggle over language continues.
Cameroon conflict: Hundreds killed in recent violence
#Africa #Cameroon #War&Conflict
 
Friday's air strike in Mudug province is the deadliest US attack since a November 2017 attack, which killed about 100.
Somalia: US air strike 'kills 60 al-Shabab fighters'
#Africa #Somalia #Al-Shabab #UnitedStates #Kenya
 
A previous investigation launched in 2011 had named Ali Essawi, Libya's current economy minister, as prime suspect.
Probe into rebel commander's killing threatens Libya's stability
#Libya #MiddleEast #Africa #KhalifaHaftar
 
Women have been assigned key ministerial portfolios, including ministries of peace, trade and industry, and defence.
Ethiopia: Women occupy 50 percent of new cabinet
#Africa #Ethiopia #WomensRights
 
On World Food Day, we look at the situation of at least two million children in the Democratic Republic of Congo who face death from malnutrition unless aid reaches them.
UNICEF: Two million children in DRC are acutely malnourished
#Africa #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo #Health
 
Long queues at petrol stations are common in Bulawayo and people are panicked, but Mnangagwa attempts to ease concerns.
Black market fuel sales and fear: Zimbabwe faces economic fallout
#Zimbabwe #Africa #Business&Economy
 
The rate of new Ebola cases has more than doubled after rebels forced response efforts to be briefly suspended.
DR Congo: Ebola claims 24 lives in one week
#Ebola #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo #Africa #Health
 
#GlobalSouth #research #scientist #Africa #Asia #SouthAmerica #CentralAmerica
 
UN employee among the latest to test positive for deadly virus in current outbreak, which has killed 125 people.
Community fears grow as DR Congo Ebola death toll climbs
#Africa #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo
 
The high cost of hospital treatment means many seek traditional healers, who are legally recognized in Kenya.
Half a million Kenyans are partially or fully blind
#Africa #Health #Kenya
 
Botha's long career straddled both the apartheid era and Mandela's government, his death provoked mix reactions.
South Africa's apartheid-era FM Pik Botha dies
#SouthAfrica #ANC #Africa
 
The disaster, which happened three weeks ago, may cause a shortage of rice, the country's staple food.
Nigeria floods ruin crops for 100,000 farmers
#Africa #Nigeria #Weather
 
Over 30 people killed after landslide rolls down the slopes of Mount Elgon, burying animals and wrecking homes.
Landslide in eastern Uganda kills dozens, destroys homes
#Africa #Uganda
 
Health officials say the death roll is likely to increase as Bududa district is still experiencing heavy rains.
Uganda landslide kills seven amid heavy downpours: Red Cross
#Uganda #Africa #Weather
 
Three people have already been arrested for their role in the abduction of the richest man in Tanzania, police say.
Africa's youngest billionaire Mohammed Dewj kidnapped in Tanzania
#Tanzania #Africa
 
Warning comes as trial of therapeutic Ebola treatment is under discussion and could begin in weeks, WHO chief says.
Ebola could spread from DRC to Uganda, Rwanda, WHO warns
#Ebola #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo #Rwanda #Uganda #Africa #Health
 
Graphic server for IoT (Internet Of Things), MIR (Canonical) released.

Mir is graphics rendering server that can be used to render graphics on the screen of internet of things (IoT) devices. It was an effort conceived by Canonical in trying to create a unified GUI experience on multiple devices (TV, phone, tablet, desktop etc.).

Mir is fast and light-weight. And most importantly built with security in mind. Linux is the default operating system (OS) for almost all IoT devices.

FossNaija is a Nigerian Linux / free software website.

==> https://fossnaija.com/graphic-server-for-iot-mir-released/

#FossNaija #Nigeria #IoT #MIR #Canonical #Linux #graphicsserver #LinuxAfrica #Africa
Graphic Server for IoT, mir, released
 
Zimbabwe's attempt to revive the economy makes matters worse for its struggling health system.
Zimbabwe: Transaction tax causing a cash crisis
#Africa #Zimbabwe #Business&Economy #IMF #WorldBank
 
Losing your sight, losing your life, How an infectious disease that causes blindness can be cured.
Trachoma: Senegal's struggle to contain the disease
#Africa #Senegal #Health
 
Abu Dhabi also accused of building an army base in Somaliland, according to an unpublished UN report seen by Al Jazeera.
UAE violating Somalia arms embargo: Report
#Africa #Somalia
 
Al Jazeera sees an unreleased UN report showing illegal construction of Emirati base in Berbera on Somaliland's coast.
Al Jazeera exclusive: UAE 'violating sanctions' in Somalia
#Africa #Somalia #UnitedArabEmirates #UnitedNations
 
Africa and Middle East - extreme rich won't help the poor

Besides from some positive examples: Qatar is a oil and dollar rich state that provides free health care to it’s citizens – it is shocking to see Saudi Arabia again oil and dollar rich NOT GIVING SHELTER TO A SINGLE SYRIAN OR YEMEN REFUGEE of war and poverty!

At the same time the UN and others try to end hunger and fight climate change and Europe is being flooded with African migrants from climate change and poverty – it is sickening to see super rich Africans import luxurious Bugatti cars to Zimbabwe worth 3 million $ each.

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Deals of agreement unclear after hundreds of soldiers marched to capital demanding pay rises and operational review.
Ethiopia PM reaches deal with soldiers demanding raises: Report
#Africa #Ethiopia
 
The measure aims to prevent more attacks on teams transporting the bodies of Ebola victims for burial.
DR Congo to deploy army to protect Ebola funeral workers
#Africa #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo #Ebola #Health
 
The opposition, led by ex-VP Atiku Abubakar, plots to oust President Muhammadu Buhari in the February polls.
Abubakar to challenge Buhari in Nigeria's presidential race
#Africa #Nigeria #Politics
 
The bus going from capital Nairobi to western town of Kakamega had 52 on board when it overturned.
50 dead in Kenya bus accident
#Kenya #Africa
 
Nhlanhla Nene resigned after he admitted to visiting a business family at the heart of a corruption scandal.
South African finance minister Nene resigns over Gupta scandal
#Africa #SouthAfrica #JacobZuma #Corruption
 
The competition between great powers has triggered a string of major political developments in East Africa.
What is behind the political changes in the Horn of Africa?
#Africa #Eritrea #Djibouti #Ethiopia #UnitedStates #UnitedArabEmirates #SaudiArabia
 
Zimbabwe's central bank governor says the new two percent tax on bank transactions is responsible for fuel shortages.
Is Zimbabwe's new tax generating shortages and uncertainty?
#Africa #Zimbabwe #Business&Economy
 
Some 25 percent of Senegal's population lacks basic access to water, but some fear the government's solution could make matters worse.
Senegal faces water shortage crisis
#Africa #Senegal #Water #Environment
 
Opposition candidate Maurice Kamto claims he has received a clear mandate from the people and intends to defend it.
Cameroon opposition candidate Maurice Kamto claims election win
#Cameroon #Africa #Elections
 
Hesham Ashmawi was sentenced to death in absentia for masterminding a string of deadly attacks in his native Egypt.
Libya's eastern forces arrest top Egyptian al-Qaeda fighter
#Libya #MiddleEast #Egypt #Africa
 
S'bu Zikode leads a shack dwellers' movement and says city officials crack down on those who highlight a housing crisis.
Are housing rights activists in South Africa being intimidated?
#SouthAfrica #Africa #Poverty&Development
 
Results of the presidential election, marked by violence in Anglophone areas, expected within two weeks.
Cameroon vote count begins, President Paul Biya likely to return
#Cameroon #Africa
 
Can Cameroon's longtime leader cling to power when parts of the country are undergoing a separatist rebellion?
Cameroon election: Polls closes, vote counting under way
#Cameroon #Elections #Africa
 
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