[Nairobi News] Verification tools will help fight the spreading of fake news in Kenya. This was the consensus in a discussion held Tuesday at the United States Embassy that saw top digital media editors share tips on how to spot fake news.

[Daily Trust] The chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Yusuf Tukur Buratai on Tuesday reiterated the Army's commitment to quickly put to an end and bring to a favourable condition all matters of insurgencies and security challenges across the country.

[CAJ News] It's true that cybercrime is a worldwide problem, but recent research has shown that South Africa has the third most cybercrime victims of any country.

[African Arguments] Under Kale Kayihura's 13-year tenure, the police committed widespread and systematic abuses. Many would now like to see him prosecuted.

[Addis Fortune] It has been weeks since that fateful announcement by Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn of his decision to vacate his post.

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's two major malaria prevention strategies - indoor residual spraying of homes in high transmission areas and the issuing of insecticide treated nets - have led to a significant reduction in malaria transmission.

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday left the country for Rwanda to attend the African Union Extraordinary Summit.

[The Conversation Africa] Sex is an essential part of life. You, me and almost every other living organism on this planet are only here because two individuals got together at some point in the past to have their genes represented in the next generation.

[Deutsche Welle] The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali is its deadliest. The Canadian deployment is expected to help relieve German helicopters scheduled to depart from Mali this summer.

[The Conversation Africa] Uncollected solid waste is one of Nairobi's most visible environmental problems. Many parts of the city, especially the low and middle-income areas, don't even have waste collection systems in place.

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Researchers looking to steal a march on a maize-eating pest that has infested millions of hectares of crops in Africa over the past two years are deploying an app as part of their efforts to combat it.

[ISS] Burundi will hold a referendum in May 2018 on a constitutional amendment that could enable President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power past 2020.

[RFI] Jacob Zuma is to face corruption charges over a four-billion-euro arms deal. And French company Thales could find itself in the dock with the former South African president.

[News24Wire] Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada has been cleared to play in the remainder of the Australia Test series.

[VOA] Armed separatists in Cameroon have abducted 40 people, including a government official. The abductions occurred as President Paul Biya dispatched a minister to the troubled English speaking regions on a peace building mission.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The world's last male northern white rhino has died, leaving only two of its kind alive.

[Vanguard] Abuja -Nigerian lawyers freshly engaged by the Federal Government to assist with the repatriation of $321 million stolen by Sani Abacha, former military ruler, will be paid $17 million (over N6 billion) for their services.

[Observer] When Chinese firm, Guangzhou Dongsong Energy Group, through Tororo area radio stations called for job applications, over 900 people applied for the advertised 92 job slots.

[Vanguard] The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has blocked various bank accounts in Switzerland over an alleged oil bribery scheme linked to Nigeria.

[News24Wire] Zimbabwe's ruling party says Robert Mugabe could lose his immunity and privileges as a former head of state and face expulsion from the party.

[Leadership] The United States is positioned to become the second biggest oil producer in the world behind Russia and ahead of Saudi Arabia as its daily output continue to rise with reports putting the daily production at more than 10 million barrels per day,

[News24Wire] For Allina Mngomezulu, 72, the more than R1m that families of the victims of the Life Esidimeni tragedy are set to receive as compensation is too late.

[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabweanshave scoffed at the list of businesses and individuals who externalized funds released by President Emmerson Mnangagwa, saying the biggest looters were still off the hook.

[New Zimbabwe] THE European Union (EU) election exploratory mission is in the country to assess the possibility of deploying an observer mission for the upcoming 2018 polls.

[Vanguard] Abuja -Pioneer chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Mr. Nuhu Ribadu, has described Nigeria as the only country in the world that has successfully recovered stolen money taken abroad.

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali on Monday said he did not give a timeline for the rescue of the Dapchi schoolgirls but rather said that the Nigerian troops were closing in on abductors.

[Deutsche Welle] Dozens of protesters were killed by DR Congo security forces in 2017 in what the UN described as quashing dissent at all costs.

[allAfrica] When it comes to Africa, don't expect much from the changes that are taking place at the State Department. Africa has been poorly served by the Trump administration and that is likely to continue.

[HRW] Beirut -Algerian authorities sealed the premises of two women's rights associations on February 27 on the grounds that they were not registered, Human Rights Watch said today.

[This is Africa] We are failing our girls by denying them information about sex, says Kagure Mugo.

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