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[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) says with only few days before the closing date of phase one of the Biometric Voter Registration (BVR) only 13% of projected voter population have registered for next year's elections.

[IPS] Harare -At the dawn of the millennium, Sheila Mponda, 60, waved goodbye to her four children, who were leaving Zimbabwe for the United Kingdom in search of greener pastures.

[IRIN] Addis Ababa -Ethiopia can't seem to escape the blight of drought, no matter how hard it tries. Despite impressive economic growth and decades of capacity building, it faces another humanitarian crisis as one of the worst droughts in living memory scorches the Horn of Africa.

[ICG] Against a backdrop of bomb blasts, sporadic violence and repressive state measures, Cameroon's Anglophone crisis has entered a new and intensified phase.

[AfricaFocus] "I think it's really quite tragic that a strategy run from Washington, D.C., and from the European headquarters in Brussels pays so little attention when over 300 people are killed, massacred, and another 500 people are struggling for their lives, and that very little support comes from the United States and the European Union to help the Somali government clean up this, help the people who have been injured or people who have lost their parents or their children.

[Monitor] Kampala -The government has agreed to have children as young as three years to be taught sexuality education as long as they are in the school system.

[New Zimbabwe] While Zanu PF accepts that it has made many mistakes it will, however, never allow anyone to tell them that President Robert Mugabe is too old rule, says Mashonaland East resident minister, Ambrose Mutinhiri.

[New Zimbabwe] While Zanu PF accepts that it has made many mistakes it will, however, never allow anyone to tell them that President Robert Mugabe is too old rule, says Mashonaland East resident minister, Ambrose Mutinhiri.

[Vanguard] World soccer ruling body FIFA is said to be considering paying World Cup bonuses to member associations that qualified for the FIFA World Cup tournament, a move geared towards preventing row over bonuses especially by African players.

[Monitor] Mr Juma Anguidipi is a jobless youth with a busy schedule. For years, he has been on the streets, looking for job opportunities advertised on notice boards at district offices or those pinned on trees in refugee camps in West Nile.

[News24Wire] A Zimbabwean lawmaker has reportedly urged government to tighten security around the southern African country's resort towns after at least 100 tourists were allegedly robbed in the last 4 months in Victoria Falls.

[Monitor] A group of 44 elderly people from different parts of the country on Monday stormed the Equal Opportunities Commission offices in Bugolobi in Kampala demanding to know why they are not being paid the monthly grants for the elderly.

[Monitor] Shs13 billion have been released to members of Parliaments to facilitate their consultation with constituents on Constitution Amendment Bill 2017, which seeks to scrap the lower and upper age limit for presidential candidates.

[Africa Check] Terming it "strange, unthinkable and very disheartening", the leader of a Nigerian pro-reform group castigated the "monumental" pay of the country's lawmakers.

[News24Wire] The North Gauteng High Court is on Tuesday expected to hear President Jacob Zuma's application to review the remedial action contained in former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela's State of Capture report.

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The most influential political figure in vote-rich Nimba County, Senator Prince Y. Johnson appears to be collaborating with Senator George Weah and the Coalition for Democratic Change for the November 7 runoff elections.

[News24Wire] The two South Africans arrested for "promoting homosexuality" in Tanzania last week were being held in the country's prisons "illegally", the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) said on Monday.

[News24Wire] The two South Africans arrested for "promoting homosexuality" in Tanzania last week were being held in the country's prisons "illegally", the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA) said on Monday.

[This is Africa] Greetings from South Africa, where the South Gauteng High Court ruling has declared parents will no longer be allowed to spank their children.

[Zimbabwe Standard] A former Central Intelligence Organisation operative who tried to spearhead a Zanu PF splinter party over a decade ago claims Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa was not involved in the project.

[New Zimbabwe] Kezi -Police here on Saturday bared Zapu President Dumiso Dabengwa from attending a Gukurahundi atrocities commemoration.

[New Zimbabwe] The Harare City Council, which owes its workers $11 million in salary arrears, is spending more than half a million on fuel because of the opaque procurement system with most of it being channelled to personal use by employees.

[New Zimbabwe] President Robert Mugabe has accepted the decision by the World Health Organisation to unceremoniously strip him of the honour of being the UN agency's goodwill ambassador for non-communicable diseases, Foreign Affairs Minister Mzembi said Sunday.

[The Herald] Government has completed drafting a Bill, which outlaws child marriages in line with the provisions of the Constitution, newly appointed Justice, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Retired Major-General Happyton Bonyongwe has said.

[Daily Maverick] In 2015 when Mthandazo Berning Ntlemeza was irrationally and irregularly appointed as acting head of the DPCI by former Minister of Police, Nathi Nhleko, The Bern found himself scuttling up the ranks, promoted almost immediately to Lieutenant-General and earning a cool R1.6-million a year.

[Zambia Reports] Opposition leader Radical Revolutionary Party (RRP) leader Vincent Chaile has backed government's decision to cancel the UPND rally that was due to take place in Kanyama yesterday.

[GroundUp] Cheap alcoholic drinks with vague labels and unspecified contents are being sold in townships in violation of liquor laws.

[VOA] Boko Haram's renewed campaign of suicide bombings in Far North Cameroon has bred suspicion that remains even as attacks have died down.

[VOA] Authorities in Niger say at least a dozen paramilitary police have been killed in an attack similar to the one that killed four U.S.

[Daily Maverick] Malusi Gigaba has an uphill battle to convince us that he is a good leader who acts with integrity. Is he prepared to salvage his tattered reputation by looking beyond his compromised boss who is, one way or the other, on his political deathbed yet still desperately moving the chess pieces?

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