[Namibia Economist] The City of Windhoek and Wingoc will be celebrate their 50th anniversary of Direct Reuse in Namibia, from 18 to 19 October, under the theme 'Direct Potable Reclamation With A Clean Bill' at the City of Windhoek Head Office.

[ProPublica] An acclaimed American charity said it was saving some of the world's most vulnerable girls from sexual exploitation. But from the very beginning, girls were being raped.

[VOA] Gambia has launched a truth and reconciliation commission to look into crimes committed under former President Yahya Jammeh's government, which is accused of torturing and killing perceived opponents.

[VOA] Washington -Mabinty lives in a village in Guinea's Boké region, about 250 kilometers northwest of Conakry, the capital.

[UN News] World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has called an Emergency Committee meeting on the Ebola virus outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has already claimed around 130 lives.

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[SciDev.Net] Blantyre City -Zambia has begun training healthcare workers in provinces that border the Democratic Republic of Congo so that rapid response teams have the necessary skills to prepare and respond to an Ebola outbreak.

[The Herald] Zanu-PF Midlands Provincial vice chairman Cde Goodwill Shiri was killed in road accident yesterday evening after a bus, which was trying to avoid hitting stray donkeys, landed on top of his car.

[Addis Standard] Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is announcing his new Cabinet. The new ministerial portfolio will have a record number of female ministers consisting 10 out of the 20 ministers.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Television journalist Jacque Maribe and her fiancé Joseph Irungu have denied last month's murder of businesswoman Monica Kimani.

[Nairobi News] A gang comprising seven policemen and two civilians is on the loose in Nairobi, robbing people while disguised as Flying Squad personnel.

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has slapped its director of news and current affairs with a US$1 million lawsuit in a case related to financial irregularities unearthed back in 2014.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The family of missing Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji has announced a Sh1 billion reward to anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of their kin.

[Guardian] Abuja -As the world commemorate the Global Hand-washing Day today, WaterAid Nigeria has disclosed that about 157 million Nigerians lack access to hand washing facilities, even as it said only 16 percent of Nigerian hospitals have the facility in their premises.

[Guardian] Scientists have moved closer to the first ever Lassa fever vaccine as the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has confirmed nine new cases of the virus and four deaths in Ebonyi, Edo and Ondo states.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Two Jubilee MPs have petitioned President Uhuru Kenyatta to intervene and pardon Olympics legend Kipchoge Keino from facing charges of misappropriating Sh55 million in the 2016 Rio Olympics scandal.

[Bhekisisa] Ugandan campaigners are warned they will break the country's anti-homosexuality law if they open the safe space.

[The Conversation Africa] The complex relationship between Africa and China has become even more complicated this year. Initially, 2018 was set to reaffirm the bond through the latest Forum on China-Africa Cooperation summit held in Beijing in September.

[GroundUp] The Eastern Cape High Court has halted shack demolitions ordered by the leader of the Imidushane Traditional Council, Princess Nomaxhosa Jongilanga, in Ncera Village 5.

[Daily Maverick] They fear land expropriation without compensation could open the door to fatal Venezuela-style left wing populism.

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Mr Mohammed Dewji's abductors reportedly took less than 30 seconds to kidnap him from a Dar es Salaam hotel last week.

[Wellbeing Foundation] Lagos -Today, on Global Handwashing Day, the focus of the global health community is on the importance of handwashing with soap as a highly effective way to prevent the spread of disease and save lives.

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's Zanu PF party is heading for turbulent waters again, it has emerged.

[Mozambique News Reports And Clippings] Frelimo won Maputo city:

[New Zimbabwe] Vice president Constantino Chiwenga is hospitalised in South Africa, the presidency admitted Monday, adding that he was expected to return home this week.

[New Zimbabwe] VICE president Constantino Chiwenga is hospitalised in South Africa, the presidency admitted Monday, adding that he was expected to return home this week.

[New Zimbabwe] Air Zimbabwe passengers were left seething with anger at the weekend after a plane chattered by the troubled flag-carrier developed problems mid-air only to be refused emergency landing in Bulawayo.

[Daily News] MARINE Parks and Reserves Unit (MPRU) has started attracting hundreds of tourists to see the parks' own five attractions- whale sharks, sea turtles, dolphins, coconut crabs and reef fishes.

[The Herald] Johannesburg -A major South African publication, the Sunday Times, has admitted writing falsehoods against Zimbabwe as it pushed a nefarious agenda for some South African political interests.

[Monitor] Mbale -Mbale Municipality leaders have threatened to close born-again churches over noise pollution.

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