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[Lesotho Times] The World Bank Group Executive Director, Andrew Ndaamunhu Bvumbe arrived in Lesotho yesterday on a two-day official visit that will put the World Bank funded projects on the spotlight, among other development issues.

[CIO] The Fourth Industrial Revolution is having a disruptive effect on economies and the development of digital skills is vital.

[Vanguard] The Nigerian Army has flayed insinuations that troops movement under Operation DEEP PUNCH II was temporarily halted to aid Boko Haram Leader, Abubakar Shekau, escaped.

[New Zimbabwe] Chaos reigned in Parliament Thursday after cabinet minister Obert Mpofu refused to answer questions regarding the claimed theft of $15 billion in revenues due to government from diamond mining at Marange.

[New Zimbabwe] Embattled MDC-T Vice President Thokozani Khuphe insists she is the legitimate acting president following the death of founding president Morgan Tsvangirai.

[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu says ballot papers for the 2021 general elections will be printed locally.

[Nairobi News] A fire on Friday morning broke out at tin sheet police houses inside Central police Station.

[The Herald] At least one person was killed, while two others were seriously injured yesterday evening in Harare when police clashed with commuters in the central business district (CBD).

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -"Even if it rains tomorrow, we can never go back to the old way of consuming water"

[The Herald] Zimbabwean women in the Diaspora have pledged to supply sanitary wear for female students and other less-privileged women in Manicaland Province, Minister of State for Manicaland Provincial Affairs Cde Monica Mutsvangwa has said.

[The Herald] At least one person was killed, while two others were seriously injured yesterday evening in Harare when police clashed with commuters in the central business district (CBD).

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Emuchimi -"There is nothing that makes any woman happier"

[The Conversation Africa] Over the last 15 years, there's been a rapid increase in the number of patients receiving HIV treatment in sub-Saharan Africa.

[The Conversation Africa] The world has made tremendous progress in bridging the gap between water supply and demand. But there's a long way still to go.

[Vanguard] Parents and guardians of the missing schoolgirls in Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, broke into tears when Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam visited them without saying a word on the whereabouts of the girls.

[Guardian] Abuja -The Senate committee on Public Account yesterday announced the uncovering of $100 million allegedly spent on four airport terminals.The former Minister of Finance and Coordinator of the economy, Ngozi Okonjo- Iweala, was claimed to have obtained the loan.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Gulu, Uganda -Francis Okello wanted to kill himself after he was blinded at the age of 12 by an unexploded bomb while digging in his family garden in northern Uganda - until he made friends with a dog.

[Vanguard] Parents and guardians of the missing schoolgirls in Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, broke into tears when Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam visited them without saying a word on the whereabouts of the girls.

[News24Wire] Home Affairs and immigration officials visited the offices of the embattled ANN7 channel on Thursday afternoon for a "routine inspection"

[Deutsche Welle] Dozens of girls are still missing several days after Boko Haram attacked their school in Dapchi, northeast Nigeria. Their disappearance sparked fears of a repeat of the 2014 kidnapping of more than 200 girls in Chibok.

[News24Wire] The Western Cape boasts a 62% success rate for "land reform farms", compared with a 92% failure rate in the rest of the country, Premier Helen Zille said in her State of the Province Address (SOPA) on Thursday.

[New Zimbabwe] ACTING MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa has succumbed to pressure and agreed to hold an extraordinary congress that will choose a successor to founding president Morgan Tsvangirai.

[Ghanaian Times] Bolgatanga -Teachers will no longer be allowed to use their mobile phones during lesson hours, the Upper East Regional Director of Education, Ms Patricia Ayikor, has warned

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -It was in the French capital that George Manneh Weah shone and went on to conquer the world of football, but his return to Paris on Tuesday, February 20, as President of Liberia is a diplomatic move that looks to deepen Liberia's ties with the European economic powerhouse.

[News24Wire] Striking mineworkers at Gupta-owned Optimum Coal Mine have demanded to know the "truth of the sale" of the mine.

[Malawi News Agency] The Blantyre District Health Office has urged journalists to sensitize people and clear myths surrounding cholera.

[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Unicef Malawi has embarked on a campaign of distributing 40 000 liters of safe water on a daily basis to Mitengo community in Lilongwe, after the area recorded 10 cholera cases and ended the life of a 10 year old child.

[Namibian] Former trade and industrialisation minister Immanuel Ngatjizeko has retired, two weeks after he was appointed presidential affairs minister.

[SAFA] Desiree Ellis has been appointed permanent head coach of the Sasol-sponsored Banyana Banyana with immediate effect.

[VOA] Human Rights Watch has accused Somali government authorities of abusing children who are allegedly associated with militant group al-Shabab.

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