[VOA] Harare, Zimbabwe — An aircraft carrying Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa aborted a landing Friday in the city of Victoria Falls, where he was supposed to attend an international conference, after authorities received an email of a “credible bomb-firearm threat.”
[DW] Arbitrary boundaries were drawn on maps to separate European colonies in Africa. Most of those lines drawn on a Berlin Conference table between 1884 and 1885 are still in place today – with deadly consequences.
[Vanguard] The Yoruba sector of the Nigerian movie industry has been thrown into mourning after the news of the death of Quadri Oyebamiji Tolani popularly known as Sisi Quadri surfaced on social media.
[CPJ] Senegalese reporter Ndèye Maty Niang, also known as Maty Sarr Niang, would have likely jumped at the chance to report on the political crisis gripping her country since the president postponed elections in early February. But Niang can’t cover the news – she’s in a women’s prison awaiting trial.
[Shabelle] Mogadishu, Somalia — Somalia would never accept an attempt to annex a part of its territory, the country’s acting minister for foreign affairs and international cooperation said on Friday, commenting on a sea access deal between Ethiopia and the breakaway region of Somaliland.
[Daily Trust] The federal government has launched “Mining Marshals” for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to checkmate illegal mining of solid minerals across the country.
[Nile Post] Former Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LoP) Mathias Mpuuga has dominated headlines this week for bad reasons.
[Capital FM] Nairobi — The late Kelvin Kiptum has been posthumously named as the 2023 Sportsman of the Year, at the Sports Personality of the Year Awards (SOYA) staged Friday night at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre.
[VOA] Abuja, Nigeria — Advocacy groups are calling on the Dutch oil giant Shell to halt its plans to divest assets from Nigeria’s Niger Delta region unless proper cleanup and decommissioning of its infrastructure is complete.
[Premium Times] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has revoked the operational licences of 4,173 Bureaux De Change operators in the country.