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Uganda: Age Limit Bill Goes Through First Reading, Sent to Committee

[East African] The controversial Constitution Amendment Bill targeting to remove age limitations on the presidency and open the Constitution for President Yoweri Museveni to stand again in 2021 went through the first reading in parliament on Tuesday during a sitting of only the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) MPs.

Ethiopia: Ethio-Djibouti Railway Starts Full Ride Trials

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethio-Djibouti railway project has started full rail ride trials completing unit ride trials prior to the commencement of passenger and freight services.

Africa: Africa’s Biggest Trade Event Comes to Addis

[Ethiopian Herald] Africa’s leading and most high end exhibition and conference on cotton, textile, apparel, technology and footwear industry, wholesale, retail, boutique stores and the hospitality industry will be undertaken in Addis Ababa from October 3-6, 2017.

Gambia: Woman Celebrates 100th Birthday

[The Point] Ma Alice Lance (Nee Johnson) celebrated her 100 years birthday, on 1 October 2017, at a ceremony held at hotel school ground, in Kanifing South.

South Africa: Heroic Train Driver in Recovery After Rescuing Commuters

[News24Wire] A Metrorail train driver has been hailed as a hero after he was stabbed while rescuing four female passengers from armed robbers on Tuesday morning.

Cameroon: UN Secretary-General Urges Dialogue to Resolve Grievances

[UN News] Strongly condemning recent violence in south-west and north-west regions of Cameroon, including reported loss of life, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged all stakeholders to refrain from any further acts of violence and called on the authorities to investigate the incidents.

Uganda: Govt Behind Grenade Attacks on Opposition MPs – Besigye

[Monitor] Former Forum for Democratic Change Presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye has said government is behind grenade attacks on the homes of some Opposition MPs.

Kenya: Police Tear-Gas Nursery Pupils

[Nation] As supporters on the National Super Alliance took to the streets of Kisumu to push for electoral reforms on Monday, the focus was on their running battles with police.

Liberia: Ellen Downplays ‘Next Generation’ Hysteria

[New Dawn] President Ellen Johnson – Sirleaf downplays the hysteria which greeted her next generation comments people like to turn low hills into mountains.

Liberia: ‘I’m the New Generation’ – Macdella Cooper Tells Supporters

[FrontPageAfrica] Gbarnga -The standard bearer of the Liberia Restoration Party (LRP), Ambassador Macdella Cooper, says President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf recent statement on generational change is a clear endorsement for her presidency.

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