[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Yaounde -Off a dusty path in the capital city, flanked by chickens roosting in the grass, one of Cameroon's most successful digital startups is capitalising on its success to foster a new generation of entrepreneurs.

[Daily Maverick] DRC government spokesman says special envoys to his country act like "proconsuls".

[The Herald] At least 11 suspected illegal gold miners are feared dead after a mine shaft collapsed at Eldorado Mine in Chinhoyi.

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has presented several reasons why South Africans have to pay more at the pumps during an Energy Portfolio Committee meeting.

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has presented several reasons why South Africans have to pay more at the pumps during an Energy Portfolio Committee meeting.

[This is Africa] Salma Okonkwo, the head of the UBI Group, a multi-million-dollar oil and gas company, is building Ghana's largest solar farm.

[VOA] In winning a second term as Mali's president on Thursday, Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has another chance to tackle challenges ranging from curbing insecurity to improving the legal system and economy, analysts say.

[VOA] Dozens of Cameroon's tribal rulers have fled their palaces in the English-speaking southwest region after armed men pulled the chief of the Balondo people out of church and killed him.

[The Herald] MDC Alliance activist Paddington Japajapa, who was wanted by the police on allegations of inciting party supporters to embark on an illegal demonstration in Harare soon after the July 30 harmonised elections, has been arrested.

[VOA] Beginning Wednesday, journalists working in Mozambique are scheduled to start paying what may be the highest registration fees in the world.

[Vanguard] For every 10 Nigerian children that are at least five years old, there are no records about the birth of seven.

[New Zimbabwe] The ruling Zanu PF party has accused opposition leader Nelson Chamisa of trying to intimidate Constitutional Court judges ahead of Wednesday's historic election challenge hearing.

[The Herald] MDC-T activists -- Ernest Joseph and Lloyd Kaswa -- who settled in Mozambique and changed their citizenship in 2008, had their "houses" burnt by Mozambicans after they returned to participate in Zimbabwe's July 30 harmonised elections as MDC-Alliance polling agents.

[263Chat] The Nelson Chamisa led MDC Alliance has come out gun blazing on the government's dummy on its legal gurus drawn from South Africa, Kenya and United States hired to represent the youthful opposition leader's Constitutional Court election petition that bid to overturn Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) declaration of Zanu PF leader Emmerson Mnangagwa as the President elect in the 30 July harmonized elections.

[This is Africa] In Nigeria in the 80s and 90s, Fela Kuti was a major voice of opposition to the oppressive military regime through his music.

[News24Wire] Cape Town's combined dam levels have broken through the 60% mark for the first time since 2016.

[Nairobi News] Atheists in Kenya (AIK) want Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi to declare February 17 a public holiday to mark Atheists' Day.

[Nairobi News] Atheists in Kenya (AIK) want Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi to declare February 17 a public holiday to mark Atheists' Day.

[Namibia Economist] H.E President, Hage Geingob, assuming the Chairmanship of Southern African Development Community (SADC) vowed to continue promoting the SADC Agenda of Industrialisation and Regional Integration, which is paramount to sustainable development and poverty eradication.

[allAfrica] Ghana has eliminated trachoma as a public health problem. It is the first country in Sub Saharan Africa to eliminate the painful and potentially blinding eye condition trachoma.

[Observer] Minutes after it was established that Speaker Bhofal Chambers had ignored the August 18 deadline to submit the House of Representative to a stay order imposed by the Supreme Court on the impeachment proceedings of Associate Justice Kabineh Ja'neh, lawyers opined that the action tended to expose the credibility and integrity of the High Court to public ridicule.

[News24Wire] As the Zondo commission of inquiry into state capture got underway on Monday, the ANC urged its members and others to cooperate fully with it "so that the country can deal with this difficult chapter".

[News24Wire] As land expropriation without compensation gains momentum, agricultural industry association Agri SA has taken it upon itself to alert land owners to the action they can take.

[News24Wire] As the state capture commission of inquiry kicks off with its first witnesses this week, a clear picture has emerged of who will fight the allegations against the Gupta and Zuma families on their behalf.

[GroundUp] Bonisiwe Mzimela, a pensioner in her late 60s from Sweetwaters, says she has already made four trips to the SASSA (South African Social Security Agency) office in Vulindlela, Pietermaritzburg, hoping to swap her old card for the new one.

[Monitor] Teargas and live bullets have rocked Kampala streets this Monday afternoon. Police and the army have fired teargas and bullets to contain rioters who have lit fire in the middle of roads in Kisekka Market, Namirembe Road and Kikuubo Market Lane.

[News24Wire] Two of the finance ministers who Jacob Zuma fired during his time as South Africa's president are expected to testify at the state capture commission of inquiry.

[News24Wire] Legal representatives for various members of the Zuma and Gupta families were in strong attendance as the first day of the State Capture Commission of Inquiry got underway on Monday.

[New Era] SADC chairperson President Hage Geingob has promised to promote the SADC Common Agenda to ensure sustainable and equitable economic growth and socio-economic development in the region.

[HRW] The government of Ethiopia should commit to an in-depth, independent fact-finding mission into many years of rights abuses and violations of the laws of war in eastern Ethiopia's Somali region, Human Rights Watch said today.

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