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African press review 9 February 2016

The African press is talking about Zika this morning and its consequences when it comes to the Olympic.

African press review 8 February 2016

In today's African press review, Egypt sees red over a presidential carpet, scientists think the Zika virus won't be threatning Africa anytime soon and the South African government hopes for more ...
The French President Francois Hollande (L) greets Rwandan President Paul Kagame during a mini-summit dedicated to the Central African Republic in 2014
07/02/2016 - France - Rwanda

French general testifies in Rwandan genocide hearing

A French general has testified for the first time in a probe into the role of French forces during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, according to reports from people close to the case.



African press review 6 February 2016

Today's African press review is filled with strange stories: from a man being mysteriously sucked out of a plane in Somalia, to the Nigerian president going to see his doctors in London.
Drought and high temperatures have wreaked havoc on the maize crop in Zimbabwe
05/02/2016 - ZIMBABWE

Zimbabwe's Mugabe declares state of emergency over drought

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster after a drought hit rural parts of the country.

African press review 5 February 2016

Today's African press review takes a look at the future of aid workers in South Sudan as well as a fraud scandal in Nigeria. Plus, Ugandan President Museveni skips a TV debate, again.

Bangalore Palace
04/02/2016 - India

India: Tanzanian student attack brings charges of ingrained racism

A Tanzanian student was attacked by a mob in the Indian city of Bangalore on Sunday. The young woman was stripped and paraded in front of onlookers.

African press review 4 February 2016

Suspended South African Police Commissioner Riah Phiyega says she's the victim of a witch hunt over her role in the 2012 Marikana massacre.
Former US president Jimmy Carter speaking in London, UK on the Carter Center's efforts for eradication of Guinea worm.
03/02/2016 - Africa health

Guinea worm eradication will be my most gratifying achievement, says Jimmy Carter

After a 30-year fight to destroy Guinea worm disease, former US president Jimmy Carter said on Wednesday that only 22 cases of the debilitating disease remain worldwide, all in sub-Saharan Africa.

Unita chief Jonas Savimbi in December 1985
03/02/2016 - ANGOLA - FRANCE

Angolan rebel leader Savimbi's family sue Call of Duty makers in French court

The family of the late Angolan rebel leader Jonas Savimbi took the makers of the best-selling video game Call of Duty to court in France on Wednesday, claiming that it libels their father by portraying him as a "babarian".