MTN suspends Facebook access in Eswatini amid protests

Kingdom’s communications commission issued order to mobile operators with immediate effect, MTN says

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Chaos at Beitbridge border post as Zimbabwe introduces new tolls

Truck drivers have been queueing for up to 10 days since toll company Zimborders began collecting fees

Kenya to raise reporting threshold for cash transactions at banks

Higher limit on cash deposits or withdrawals will assist small businesses who mostly deal in notes, president says

Second air strike in days hits Tigray region in Ethiopia

A humanitarian source in Mekelle says the strike was in an area of the city called 05 Kebelle

Uganda nips at Brazil’s heels in race to be Italy’s top coffee supplier

Museveni’s government has overseen the planting of millions of new trees as part of plans to increase annual output

SA finally breaks its silence on protests in Eswatini

Government urges security forces in the neighbouring country to exercise restraint and uphold its constitution

Burundi’s vaccination drive finally gets under way

Burundi was one of the last countries in the world to embrace Covid-19 jabs

Eswatini stops classes a protests intensify

The unrest comes less than four months since police and the army crushed similar widespread pro-democracy demonstrations in Eswatini

Sexual abuse scandal in DRC prompts WHO to send in experts to educate staff

A total of 83 aid workers were involved in sexual exploitation and abuse during DRC’s huge Ebola epidemic from 2018 to 2020

Leader of Islamic State West Africa is dead, says Nigerian general

Abu Musab al-Barnawi is the third jihadist leader in the region to die in 2021

Uber for tractors: Africa’s smallholder farmers plug in digital tools

Smartphone apps make a big difference, but lack of internet coverage and adaptation remain key challenges

Mswati must fall, protesting students chant

Pro-democracy protests return in Eswatini as people call for reform of autocracy

UN court sides with Somalia in sea border dispute with Kenya

Kenya revoked its recognition of the International Court of Justice’s jurisdiction last week, but the court says this will not affect the ruling

Zimbabwe dollar in danger of collapsing, warns main business group

Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries  says regulatory crackdown and efforts to stamp out  black market will worsen situation

Ethiopian army launches new offensive in Tigray, say rebels

TPLF says Ethiopian military began co-ordinated attack to push Tigrayan forces out of Amhara region on Monday

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