[allAfrica] The number of people living in extreme poverty around the world continues to decline -- in 25 years, extreme poverty was reduced from 36 percent to 10 percent, which translates to 1.1 billion fewer people living under $1.90 a day.

[News24Wire] The three men involved in the kidnapping, rape and murder of Stellenbosch University student Hannah Cornelius and the brutal attack on her friend Cheslin Marsh have received life sentences.

[Africa Check] Nigeria's 2019 elections are just months away, and Peter Obi , the recently announced Peoples Democratic Party candidate for vice president, has been picking holes in the current administration's economic policies.

[The Herald] One of China's top billionaires, Mr Li Jinyuan, has committed to invest in Zimbabwe after he held talks with President Mnangagwa last week.

[Monitor] Police in Uganda have arrested more than 80 suspects from Bobi Wines' Kyarenga concert, which was held at One Love beach in Busabala on Saturday.

[New Zimbabwe] Bulawayo councillors are pushing for the mandatory cremation of those under 25 years of age as the city runs out of burial space.

[AfricaFocus] "In Africa as elsewhere in the world, while energy companies might be somewhat undertaxed, mining companies typically are greatly under-taxed. Indeed, it is only a slight exaggeration to say that, with a few significant exceptions, notably Botswana's diamond mines, mining in Africa is barely taxed at all.

[] The trial of opposition political party leader Tendai Biti will commence on Monday 12 November 2018 at the Harare Magistrates Court.

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -On Thursday, the Sudanese government welcomed the US State Department announcement that it could be taken off the US State Sponsor of Terrorism list.

[The Conversation Africa] Lesotho allocated USD$52.6 million (Maloti 698 million) to its military in 2017 - or 3.9% of government expenditure. This is a figure that has doubled in real terms since 2008.

[ISS] After an almost five-year delay, the Randburg Magistrate's Court in Johannesburg last week finally launched an inquest into the murder of Rwandan President Paul Kagame's former spymaster Colonel Patrick Karegeya.

[RFI] Congo Brazzaville and its neighbour Kinshasa, inked a ?500 million agreement Thursday to build a bridge on the Congo River linking their two capitals.

[Dalsan Radio] Former Somalia Presidential candidate Fadumo Dayib has for the first time gone public in why she quit her position as the UN Women Somalia Country Director.

[Daily Maverick] Nearly R20-million in Gupta-linked cash appears to be in limbo and may be forfeited to the state following a failed attempt to 'purchase' two aircraft owned by Sahara Computers.

[VOA] In Uganda, officials have stepped up measures to prevent an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. Ebola has infected 319 people in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo since August, killing 198.

[VOA] The Central African Republic might seem like an unusual venue for Russia's evolving strategy in Africa. The CAR doesn't boast Ethiopia's booming economy or Angola's deep oil reserves.

[VOA] Hundreds of teachers staged a one-day strike Friday in Zimbabwe's capital of Harare, demanding to be paid in U.S. dollars, the most desired form of currency in the economically struggling country.

[VOA] The death toll from Friday's car bomb blasts in Somalia's capital has climbed to 52, according to admission records from five hospitals.

[VOA] An outbreak of Ebola in the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 200 people. Almost 300 Ebola cases have been confirmed since the outbreak began in August, authorities say.

[Daily News] MINISTER for Home Affairs, Kangi Lugola yesterday expressed the government stand on homosexual activities, saying such acts are against the country's laws.

[New Zimbabwe] MDC leader Nelson Chamisa has made sensational claims President Emmerson Mnangagwa was sending state agents and some military intelligence operatives to tail him even when he goes to the toilet.

[Daily News] . . . Govt readies army to intervene if traders grow cold feet

[Deutsche Welle] Two million Africans were killed when the continent was drawn into the conflagration of World War I. The war and its aftermath wrought seismic changes in Africa that remain at the root of conflicts in many countries.

[This Day] The oil business world is like a perilous coast mired in storms. Through its turbulence, several men sail like desperate pirates, plundering across the seas for buried pearls and floating treasures.

[Nairobi News] The video had more than 100k views on YouTube with more than 2000 comments just hours after its release.

[Deutsche Welle] The German defense minister has called Niger a strategic partner "in the fight against terrorism, organized crime and illegal migration.

[Deutsche Welle] DW's Asumpta Lattus spoke to Brian T. Neubert, the director of the US State Department's Johannesburg-based Africa Regional Media Hub about the state of US-Africa relations.

[Deutsche Welle] Somalia's security forces shot dead four gunmen who tried to storm a popular hotel after four suicide blasts. Police said the death toll - from the initial 22 - was likely to rise, as some people were still missing.

[allAfrica] Former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas is renowned in South Africa as the man who refused a $40 million bribe and the finance minister's job, offered to him by former President Jacob Zuma's friends, the Guptas, if he did their bidding at the Treasury.

[Af Conf] At the heart of ructions in the ruling party is a battle to control the country's fuel supplies.

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