[allAfrica] Cape Town — Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced that Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) and Lesotho Exemption Permit (LEP) holders may remain in South African until the end of 2025. The change comes after December 31, 2023, was denoted as the expiration of the ZEP programme, which would have affected over 178,000 Zimbabweans.
[allAfrica] Gunfire that reportedly broke out in Bissau on Thursday night continued into Friday morning with circumstances of the shooting remaining unclear.
[allAfrica] Cape Town — Heatwave Breaks Temperature Records for November – Weather Service
[allAfrica] Harare — On Wednesday, November 29, 2023, a regional court reportedly dismissed a legal challenge to a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline project between Tanzania and Uganda, which has drawn criticism from human rights and environmental organisations.
[allAfrica] Harare — The European Union cancelled its election monitoring mission for the general elections scheduled for December 20 in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, due to security concerns, Reuters reports.
[allAfrica] Harare — A senior Sudanese general for the first time, openly accused the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of supplying weapons to its paramilitary opponent, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF, Reuters reports.
[allAfrica] Harare — The Constitutional Court scheduled December 11, 2023 as the date to start hearing four petitions opposing the validity of the Anti-Homosexuality Law 2023, Daily Monitor reports.
[allAfrica] Harare — Abir Moussi, a prominent adversary of Tunisian President Kais Saied, began a hunger strike in prison on Tuesday, November 28, in protest of what her attorneys claims is an infringement on her freedom of speech and political participation, Reuters reports.
[allAfrica] Cape Town — The National Council of Provinces (NCOP) elected to delay a vote on the controversial National Health Insurance (NHI) Bill after a recommendation in a letter by NCOP chairperson Amos Masondo.
[allAfrica] Lusaka, Zambia — The battle against infectious diseases neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), and antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in Africa is a critical and complex issue that requires urgent attention. While the continent has made significant strides in combating these threats, formidable challenges remain, demanding a unified and strategic response.