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Nigeria: Minimum Wage - Only President Buhari Can Stop Planned Strike - Labour

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[Vanguard] Organised Labour has said only the personal intervention by President Muhammadu Buhari can stop the planned nationwide strike over consequential adjustment arising from the N30,000 new minimum wage.

September 23rd 2019, 1:30 am

North Africa: Travel Group Thomas Cook Collapses, Tourists in Africa Affected

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -British global travel group Thomas Cook has collapsed, the BBC reports.

September 23rd 2019, 1:30 am

Africa: Continent to Seek Declaration of Global Climate Emergency At UN Summit

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -African countries plan to call on the United Nations to declare a global climate emergency, among a set of demands to be presented at a climate summit in New York on Monday organised by the U.N. chief.

September 23rd 2019, 12:30 am

Namibia: Passionate Namibia Go Down To Azzuri

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[Namibian] Namibia gave a passionate performance before going down 47-22 to a slick and professional Italy in their opening match at the Rugby World Cup in Higashiosaka on Sunday.

September 22nd 2019, 7:42 pm

Nigeria: Opposition Says Buhari Has Nothing to Present to UN

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[Vanguard] Ss President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja for New York, USA, to participate in the 74th Session of United Nations general Assembly, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, on Sunday berated him, saying that he has no agenda and did not articulate any definite objectives, plans and proposals to attract tangible benefits to the nation.

September 22nd 2019, 3:39 pm

Nigeria: Borno Hires 'Special Hunters' to Fight Boko Haram

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[Vanguard] Seriously perturbed by the increasing Boko Haram attacks on Gubio town and its environs, the Caretaker Chairman of Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State, Hon Zanna Modu has hired the services of 200 special hunters from some parts of Adamawa, Gombe, Katsina and other states in Northern Nigeria to complement effort of the military and other security agencies and nip the crisis in the bud.

September 22nd 2019, 3:39 pm

South Africa: Light Snow Reported in the Eastern Cape and Oudtshoorn

AllAfrica News

[News24Wire] While parts of the country are in the grips of summer, winter appears to be struggling to take its leave in other parts.

September 22nd 2019, 3:25 pm

Nigeria: Ogun Govt Suspends Controversial Education Levy

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[This Day] Ogun State Governor, Mr. Dapo Abiodun has signed four bills into law while suspending the N3, 700 education levy inherited from the previous administration ahead of the pubic primary and secondary schools' resumption Monday.

September 22nd 2019, 2:55 pm

Kenya: Student Found Raped and Drugged After Being Reported Missing

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[Nairobi News] A form one student, who hails from Butula sub-county, was found raped, drugged and abandoned, five days after she was reported missing.

September 22nd 2019, 2:38 pm

Lesotho: Defence Minister, Army Boss Clash

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[Lesotho Times] Ministers and their deputies were left without army guards l week after army commander, Lieutenant General Mojalefa Letsoela, summoned all soldiers in Maseru to an urgent "commander's mass parade" to diffuse simmering tensions within the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) over salary increments.

September 22nd 2019, 2:25 pm

Kenya: How Jack Daniel's Birthday Party Went Down in Nairobi

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[Nairobi News] Hundreds of revellers turned up for the annual worldwide Jack Daniel's Birthday at Blackyz Lounge in Hurlingham in Nairobi on Friday night.

September 22nd 2019, 2:25 pm

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa and Chamisa Urged to Emulate Tsvangirai/Mugabe Dialogue 'Legacy'

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[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's two main political actors Zanu PF's President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa could easily resolve the country's political impasse if they take a leaf from the legacy of their predecessors, Zimbabwe Catholics Bishops Conference (ZCBC) has said.

September 22nd 2019, 10:48 am

Zimbabwe: Wheelchair Donation Opens New Opportunities for Murewa Girl

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[New Zimbabwe] Murewa -An 11-year-old Murewa girl, Portia Kasuso, who was born with a disability and left in the care of her father at the age of three years after her mother deserted her, is now attending both school and church for the first time in her life following the donation by a well-wisher.

September 22nd 2019, 10:37 am

Zimbabwe: Doctors Strike - Villager Recounts Horror of Watching Son's Leg Rot

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] While the strike by doctors, later joined by other health workers, continues, ordinary Zimbabweans desperate for treatment have borne the sharp end of the problems in the sector.

September 22nd 2019, 9:48 am

East Africa: Comesa Summit Called Off, Again

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[East African] The annual summit for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa scheduled to take place in Khartoum, Sudan, which was to be held later this year has been cancelled. This is the second time in three years, that the annual summit has been cancelled.

September 22nd 2019, 9:37 am

East Africa: Will Uganda Overcome Fears to Revive Stalled Hoima-Tanga Oil Pipeline?

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[Citizen] Kampala -Uganda has been trying to get oil of out the ground for the last 12 years, having discovered reserves in 2007.

September 22nd 2019, 9:07 am

Kenya: Sonko Drivers Charged With Blocking Kenyatta's Motorcade

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[Nation] Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko's two drivers have been hauled before the courts for obstructing President Uhuru Kenyatta's motorcade, in a dramatic escalation of the troubles facing the embattled county boss.

September 22nd 2019, 9:07 am

Southern Africa: South Africa Struggles to Combat Its Problems With Violence

AllAfrica News

[Deutsche Welle] Criminality seems to have become an established part of society in the rainbow nation. Murder, rape and xenophobia have painted a dark picture of South Africa. The country is searching for solutions -- but will they work?

September 22nd 2019, 9:07 am

Africa: No Transparency - Who Pays for Africa's Election Campaigns?

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[Deutsche Welle] Election campaigns are expensive in Africa, too. Since in many countries there are no government subsidies, the parties depend on private donations. But often there are no legal regulations -- a dangerous situation.

September 22nd 2019, 9:07 am

East Africa: Tanzania 'Not Sharing' Data On Suspected Ebola Cases - WHO

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[Deutsche Welle] The World Health Organization has said it learned the east African country has one confirmed and two suspected cases of Ebola. The latest outbreak has already spread from the Democratic Republic of Congo to Uganda.

September 22nd 2019, 9:07 am

South Africa: 11 Killed in Polokwane Crash

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[News24Wire] Eleven people have been killed in a car crash outside Polokwane in Limpopo.

September 22nd 2019, 8:48 am

South Africa: 11 Arrested After Shootouts With Gauteng Police

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[News24Wire] Eleven suspected criminal gang members have been arrested, following two separate shootouts with police.

September 22nd 2019, 8:48 am

Tanzania: Opposition to Test New Strategies in Civic Polls

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Opposition parties plan to use the coming civic elections to test new strategies they designed in the last three years ahead the General Election next year.

September 22nd 2019, 8:48 am

Tanzania: Stars Eye 'Desert Hawks' Scalp

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[Daily News] NATIONAL team, Taifa Stars believes they have fully charged the battery to see off Sudan in today's African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers clash at the National Stadium in Dar es Salaam.

September 22nd 2019, 8:48 am

South Africa: Pupil Arrested Following Burglary At KZN School

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[News24Wire] A Grade 11 pupil and another suspect have been arrested following a burglary at an Umlazi high school.

September 22nd 2019, 8:48 am

Malawi: Police Arrest Granny Over Lilongwe School Violence

AllAfrica News

[Nyasa Times] Malawi Police in Lilongwe have arrested a 79-year-old block leader in Area 49 following violence which erupted at a primary school, leading to damage of property.

September 22nd 2019, 8:37 am

Kenya: Aiyabei, Barsoton Win Kabarak University Half Marathon

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[Nation] Little-known Leonard Barsoton and Valary Aiyabei are the 2019 Kabarak University Half Marathon champions.

September 22nd 2019, 8:37 am

South Africa: Hlongwa Died As She Lived - Helping People - Ramaphosa

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[News24Wire] Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Bavelile Hlongwa died the way she lived; helping people. President Cyril Ramaphosa said at her funeral in KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday.

September 22nd 2019, 8:07 am

South Africa: Man Arrested for Murder After Body of Woman Found in Steel Case

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[News24Wire] A man who allegedly murdered a 32-year-old woman and stuffed her body into a steel case at KwaMhlanga in Mpumalanga was arrested on Friday.

September 22nd 2019, 8:07 am

Kenya: You Can't Split Jubilee, Ruto Tells Odinga

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[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday renewed his attacks on Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga and told him to leave Jubilee alone.

September 21st 2019, 11:08 am

South Africa: Springboks Outclassed By All Blacks in World Cup Opener

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[News24Wire] Cape Town -The Springboks went down to the All Blacks after a hard-fought Rugby World Cup encounter in Yokohama on Saturday.

September 21st 2019, 11:08 am

South Africa: Cops Shoot Dead 9 Suspects After Failed Robbery

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[News24Wire] Nine suspects were shot dead after police officers responded to a planned robbery at a business in Isipingo on Saturday, KwaZulu-Natal police said.

September 21st 2019, 11:08 am

Sudan: Return of Refugees Paves Way for Peace - Expert

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[SNA] Khartoym -Expert, Mohiedden Mohammad Mohieddenhas outlined that the return of the big numbers of the refugees and the displaced for their farms and villages in West Darfur will pave the way for the realization of the comprehensive peace.

September 21st 2019, 10:34 am

Zimbabwe: Local Currency Fall Set to Trigger Another Round of Price Increases

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[263Chat] The dramatic fall of the Zimbabwean dollar which is now 20 times less than the US dollar, since the 1:1 peg was removed, is a story that has been making headlines of late, but the carnage that it is causing across board is a story that is yet to fully unfold.

September 21st 2019, 10:20 am

Nigeria: Police Uncover Fake Hospital in Edo, Nabs Cop Killer

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[This Day] Men of the Edo State Police Command said they have uncovered a fake hospital in Benin City, capital of Edo State.

September 21st 2019, 10:04 am

Nigeria: Yobe Governor Appeals for Resettlement of Victims of Boko Haram

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[This Day] Yobe State Governor, Alhaji Mai-Mala Buni, has cried for help to resettle the victims of Boko Haram crisis in the state.

September 21st 2019, 8:50 am

Nigeria: Group Protests Serial Killings of Plateau Traditional Rulers

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[This Day] Plateau Heritage Movement, a pressure group in Plateau has decried what it described as serial killings of traditional rulers in the state without any arrest made.

September 21st 2019, 8:34 am

Nigeria: Boko Haram Members Arrested

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[This Day] Borno State Police Command yesterday paraded four suspected Boko Haram members and 70 others for crimes committed in the troubled state. Among the crimes committed are cattle rustling, abortion, robbery, among others.

September 21st 2019, 8:34 am

Kenya: Kenyatta's Land Commission Nominee Murugi Reveals She's Worth U.S$3,8 Million

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[Nairobi News] A National Land Commission (NLC) nominee has found herself in the hot seat after she revealed her worth during vetting by Members of Parliament.

September 21st 2019, 8:20 am

Nigeria: 100 Women Undergo Free Surgery to Remove Uterine Fibroid

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[Vanguard] One hundred indigent women have, in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, commenced free surgery to relieve them of uterine fibroid at the goodwill of the OB Lulu Briggs Foundation, OBLBF, as it marks 18 years of supporting the vulnerable in society.

September 21st 2019, 8:20 am

Nigeria: Don't Shield Fleeing Terrorists, Army Tells Borno Residents

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[Vanguard] The Nigerian Army on Saturday warned residents of Borno and Yobe States not to shield fleeing members of the Boko Haram/ISWAP terror group following troops relentless onslaught on their hideouts. along the Lake Chad region and the northern part of Borno.

September 21st 2019, 8:20 am

South Africa: Ten Killed After Construction Vehicle Overturns

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[News24Wire] Ten people have died, and 14 others were injured after a construction vehicle lost control and overturned several times on the Ou Kaapse Weg in Steenberg on Saturday morning.

September 21st 2019, 8:20 am

Nigeria: Niger to Spend U.S.$700,000 On Youth Empowerment

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[Vanguard] Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, said on Saturday that the state government would create a Seed Fund of N260 million for youth empowerment in the state.

September 21st 2019, 8:04 am

Nigeria: Delta State Govt Reopens Warri Benin Highway

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[Vanguard] The Delta State Government have announced the re-opening of the Warri/Sapele/Benin highway which was shut down as a result of reconstruction work on the road.

September 21st 2019, 8:04 am

Kenya: Kenyans Urged to Take Advantage of Amnesty to Surrender Illegal Arms

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -The government has urged Kenyans to take advantage of Amnesty month to return illegal guns.

September 21st 2019, 8:04 am

Rwanda: Top Govt Officials Arrested Over Misuse of Public Funds

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[New Times] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has said it has arrested about eight top Government officials over misuse of public funds.

September 21st 2019, 7:50 am

Namibia: Abusive Public Officials Face Harsh Penalties

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[Namibian] The justice ministry has introduced stricter measures to punish officials who torture members of the public.

September 21st 2019, 7:20 am

Namibia: Economic Slump Deepens

AllAfrica News

[Namibian] The Namibian economy shrank by 2,6% between April and June this year, the second-worst economic performance per quarter since the government started cutting spending.

September 21st 2019, 7:04 am

Namibia: U.S.$20,000 Swindled From Justice Ministry

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[Namibian] The Ministry of Justice has dragged one of its employees to court for allegedly siphoning N$300 000 from the ministry, and paying it into his personal bank account.

September 21st 2019, 6:02 am

Southern Africa: Namibia Reviews Free Healthcare to Angolans

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[Namibian] The Namibian government has agreed to finalise a new agreement that will reconsider the current arrangement that allows patients from Namibia and Angola to receive free public healthcare in both countries.

September 21st 2019, 4:00 am

Namibia: Government to Probe Undernourishment

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[Namibian] The study promises to generate data and information that will guide policy makers in finding alternative interventions to tackling malnutrition in the country.

September 21st 2019, 3:30 am

Malawi: Kaphale Apologises to Court Over Losing His Cool in Election Case

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[Nyasa Times] Attorney General (AG) Kalekeni Kaphale offered his apologies to a five-judge panel in the Constitutional Court hearing the historic presidential election petition case for making remarks that were deemed unprofessional.

September 21st 2019, 3:15 am

Tanzania: African Human Rights Body Issues Appeal for Jailed Tanzania Journalist

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[IPI] African Commission on Human and People's Rights writes to Tanzanian president following IPI request

September 21st 2019, 3:15 am

Namibia: Banks Greatly Funding the Non-Productive Sector - IMF

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[Namibian] Namibian banks have invested so much in non-productive sectors, leaving out small businesses and manufacturing - a model that will not support long-term economic growth.

September 21st 2019, 3:15 am

Zimbabwe: Doctors Vow to Intensify Push for Better Salaries

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[263Chat] Despite reuniting with their allegedly abducted leader, Dr Peter Magombeyi who went missing on Saturday last week, Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) members have vowed to intensify their push for better working conditions.

September 20th 2019, 10:51 am

Africa: 3, 000 Killed by Deadly Virus in DR Congo - And It's Not Ebola

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[The Conversation Africa] Ebola outbreaks, such as the current one in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), which has claimed 2,074 people's lives, are widely covered in the media. But another virus is ravaging the DRC with minimal publicity. That virus is measles.

September 20th 2019, 8:32 am

Nigeria: Nigeria Listed Among 41 Countries in Need of External Food Assistance

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[This Day] A report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Thursday, titled, "Crop Prospect and Food Situation," has listed Nigeria among 41 countries in need of external assistance for food with protracted conflicts primarily identified as driver of high levels of food insecurity.

September 20th 2019, 7:32 am

Senegal: Senegal to Offer Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment

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[allAfrica] Johannesburg -The government of Senegal will begin to offer free breast or cervical cancer chemotherapy in public hospitals from October 2019, reports the BBC.

September 20th 2019, 7:21 am

Zimbabwe: Diarrhoea Cases Soar

AllAfrica News

[The Herald] Cases of diarrhoea in Harare have risen to alarming levels, with Dzivaresekwa recording over 360 cases as of yesterday. The outbreak started two weeks ago when residents drank untreated water. Learners at Warren Park 1 Primary School last week suffered a severe diarrhoea outbreak.

September 20th 2019, 6:32 am

Kenya: I Don't Fear Arrest - Governor Sonko

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[Nairobi News] Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko says he doesn't fear arrest.

September 20th 2019, 5:32 am

Nigeria: Army Accuses NGO of Supplying Food, Drugs to Terrorists in North-East

AllAfrica News

[This Day] Abuja -The Theartre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole has declared a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Action Against Hunger, (AAH) persona non grata following its alleged involvement in subversive activities.

September 20th 2019, 4:02 am

Zimbabwe: Mugabe's Roots Mystery Unravelled

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[Zimbabwe Independent] After what seemed an eternity for villagers who gathered at his rural homestead in Zvimba since his demise on September 6, Robert Mugabe's body was on Monday brought back to where his life's journey began 95 years ago.

September 20th 2019, 3:32 am

Africa: Xenophobia Puts South Africa's Moral Authority At Risk

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[The Conversation Africa] South African President Cyril Ramaphosa was heckled during the recent funeral service of Zimbabwe's erstwhile leader Robert Mugabe. It was easy to guess why. When he stood to speak, Ramaphosa apologised for weeks of violence in his country targeted at non-national Africans.

September 20th 2019, 3:32 am

South Africa: Mom Played Dead After Men Shot Children Dead

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[News24Wire] Bianca Alexander played dead after she was shot when three gunmen barged into a home in Clarke Estate in the middle of the night and opened fire. When her assailants ran out of ammunition, she and her injured friend fled their Elsies River dwelling in which their children had just been killed.

September 20th 2019, 3:15 am

Nigeria: British-Nigerian Rapper Wins UK's 2019 Mercury Prize

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -British-Nigerian rapper David Omoregie, popularly known as Dave, has won the 2019 Mercury Prize for his album Psychodrama.

September 20th 2019, 3:15 am

South Africa: Western Cape's New Safety Strategy Will Cost R1-Billion

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[News24Wire] Western Cape Premier Alan Winde has acknowledged that his new safety strategy for the province will cost a lot of money - R1bn - but he says levels of crime have left him with no other choice.

September 20th 2019, 3:15 am

Africa: Climate-Change Protesters Poised to Kick Off Global Wave of Street Marches

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York - As world leaders begin arriving for a summit at the United Nations on accelerating action to address climate threats, adults are planning to join students in an unprecedented wave of youth-led climate protests on Friday, organizers said.

September 20th 2019, 3:15 am

South Africa: Ramaphosa Wants to Know Where Public Protector Found CR17 Emails

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[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa has issued a challenge to Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to come clean on how she got hold of his private emails surrounding the CR17 campaign.

September 20th 2019, 3:02 am

South Africa: Completed in 2014, This Police Station Has Never Been Used

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[GroundUp] Villagers battle crime while new police station stands empty

September 20th 2019, 3:02 am

Rwanda: Rwanda to Expand Strategic Fuel Reserves

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[New Times] The Government plans to upgrade and construct new strategic petroleum reserves in a bid to improve the country's fuel security.

September 20th 2019, 2:45 am

South Sudan: Watchdog Report Claims Profiteers Have Looted Billions

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[VOA] A large array of international players, including corporate giants in the United States and China, have profited from South Sudan's long civil war, according to a report by a Washington-based watchdog group.

September 20th 2019, 2:32 am

Nigeria: How Buhari, Atiku, INEC Spent Billions At Tribunal

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[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar as well as other agencies involved in the 2019 presidential election case spent billions of naira pursuing and defending the case at the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal (PEPT), checks by Daily Trust revealed.

September 20th 2019, 2:32 am

Nigeria: Govt Seeks Fresh U.S.$2.5 Billion World Bank Loan

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[Daily Trust] The Federal Government and World Bank are in talks for as much as $2.5 billion in a new tranche of concessionary lending to Nigeria, the bank's Vice President for Africa Hafez Ghanem has said.

September 20th 2019, 2:32 am

Kenya: Jambojet Gets Rights to Fly to Kigali

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -Regional low-cost carrier Jambojet has received approval from the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority to start flights to Kigali.

September 20th 2019, 2:32 am

Rwanda: Over 70 Refugees Ready to Be Evacuated From Libya

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[New Times] The Rwandan government has approved a list of 75 refugees and asylum-seekers and they will soon be airlifted to Rwanda from Libya, it has emerged.

September 20th 2019, 2:32 am

Zimbabwe: Govt Fumes Over Rotten Donations

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[The Herald] GOVERNMENT, through the Department of Civil Protection, has ordered the Manicaland Provincial Development Coordinator's office to prepare a detailed report following revelations that food items donated to Cyclone Idai victims were rotting in warehouses in Chimanimani East.

September 20th 2019, 1:44 am

Nigeria: What We Discussed With Buhari - Security Chiefs

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[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday in Abuja challenged security chiefs on the need to bring an end cases to crude oil theft in the country.

September 20th 2019, 1:44 am

Zimbabwe: Missing Doctor Found, Says He Was Held in Basement, Tortured

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] Doctor Peter Magombeyi has said he was being held captive in a basement and tortured.

September 20th 2019, 1:44 am

Central African Republic: Former Football Association Boss On Trial Over War Crimes

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[Deutsche Welle] A senior football chief from the Central African Republic along with an alleged militiaman named Rambo have heard charges against them at a Hague court. Both are accused of leading a campaign of terror against Muslims.

September 20th 2019, 1:44 am

Nigeria: Nigeria Loses U.S.$1.35 Billion to Oil Theft in Six Months

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[Premium Times] Nigeria has lost at least $1.35 billion to oil theft in the first half of 2019, Gov. Godwin Obaseki who heads a federal committee to check pipeline vandalism, said Thursday.

September 20th 2019, 1:44 am

North Africa: Morocco and Western Sahara - A Decades-Long War of Attrition

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[The Conversation Africa] It's been more than 40 years since Morocco claimed sovereignty over Western Sahara, setting off a conflict that seems no closer to resolution.

September 20th 2019, 12:40 am

Congo-Kinshasa: UN Honours Activist Who Helped Thousands of Refugees Return Home

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Congolese activist Evariste Mfaume decided to take action when he found out that thousands of his compatriots who had fled war 20 years ago wanted to come home, but had no place to go.

September 20th 2019, 12:40 am

Tunisia: Former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali Dies, Aged 83

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[Deutsche Welle] Dictator, human rights abuser and a friend of the West: Ben Ali ruled Tunisia for more than 20 years. And he became the first despot to be deposed in the aftermath of the Arab Spring.

September 20th 2019, 12:40 am

Congo-Kinshasa: Too Many Crises for One Country?

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Ebola is the one topic that makes headlines from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, but it is unfortunately only one among several crises affecting the Congolese people.

September 20th 2019, 12:29 am

Nigeria: Xenophobic Attacks - Why the Official Outrage From Nigeria This Time?

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[African Arguments] In response to repeated xenophobic attacks in South Africa, the Nigerian government has typically been muted. Why was this time different?

September 19th 2019, 10:31 am

Africa: Rwanda's Lessons on Universal Health Coverage

AllAfrica News

[Nigeria Health Watch] Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills, is clean, orderly and blessed with great weather. It also has achieved universal health coverage. During a recent visit there as part of my Atlantic Fellows for Health Equity at George Washington University, I learned more about what this looks like in their country. As a physician who advocates for health in my country of Nigeria, I was very interested to learn about the lessons they could offer.

September 19th 2019, 9:16 am

Africa: World at Risk from Deadly Pandemics

AllAfrica News

[Global Preparedness Monitoring Board] Governments and international institutions must take bold steps to manage the mounting threat of deadly disease outbreaks. This is the stark warning of a report released today by an international group of experts, which outlines concrete actions to prepare the world for health emergencies, recognizing that investing in preparedness before a crisis strikes saves lives and saves money.

September 19th 2019, 9:01 am

Nigeria: In Nigeria, Dreadlocks Are Entangled With Beliefs About Danger

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[The Conversation Africa] A grown man wearing his hair in dreadlocks is bound to attract attention in Nigeria. And it's not always positive attention. Many Nigerians, regardless of their education and status, view dreadlocked men as dangerous. The hairstyle sometimes even gets a violent reaction.

September 19th 2019, 9:01 am

Africa: Peter Tabichi Asks U.S. Tech Giants to Support STEM Education

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[Nation] The Global Teacher prize winner Peter Tabichi has urged Silicon Valley giants to support Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in Africa.

September 19th 2019, 9:01 am

Zimbabwe: Govt Restructures Command Agriculture Financing Model

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[263Chat] The government of Zimbabwe has moved in to restructured the financing model of its Special Grain and Oil Seed program dubbed, Command Agriculture taking on board local private financiers, as it seeks to make the initiative all inclusive and much more transparent, 263Chat Business has established.

September 19th 2019, 7:46 am

Nigeria: 'Officials' of P&ID, Which Wants Nigeria's $9 Billion, Plead Guilty to Fraud

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[Premium Times] The Nigerian government on Thursday arraigned persons it said were representatives of the Process and Industrial Development Company (P&ID) before a Federal High Court in Abuja on allegations of fraud.

September 19th 2019, 7:26 am

Malawi: New Twist To Malawi Protests As Rights Group Make Fresh Demands

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[Nyasa Times] Anti-Jane Ansah protests in Lilongwe have ended after organisers, Human Rights Defenders Coalition (HRDC) made fresh demands, asking parliament to reject the appointment of Duncan Mwapasa as the top cop in the country among others.

September 19th 2019, 7:15 am

Rwanda: Govt to Eliminate Viral Hepatitis C By 2024

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[New Times] In December 2018, Rwanda announced the country's firm decision to eliminate viral Hepatitis C (HCV) by 2024.By doing so, Rwanda will become the first country in the Sub Saharan region to eliminate Hepatitis C, way ahead of WHO's recommendation to eliminate Hepatitis C worldwide by 2030.

September 19th 2019, 7:15 am

South Africa: Undocumented Children Are Entitled to Basic Education

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[New Frame] Advocates for learners without birth certificates who have been barred from schools argue that the state is punishing them for circumstances beyond their control.

September 19th 2019, 6:15 am

Nigeria: As Senators, We Deserve New SUVs, Lawmaker Tells Nigerians

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[Premium Times] The Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, has condemned the controversy surrounding the Senate's budget of N5,550 billion for the purchase of Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs).

September 19th 2019, 5:14 am

Zimbabwe: Minister Moyo Denies Owing Power Utility U.S.$414 000

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[New Zimbabwe] Local Government Minister, July Moyo is denying owing the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) US$314 000 in unpaid bills.

September 19th 2019, 3:56 am

Zimbabwe: From Patients to Doctors, Fear Rules in Hospitals

AllAfrica News

[VOA] If there is one thing that unites doctors and patients in Zimbabwe's ailing public health system, it's fear.

September 19th 2019, 3:56 am

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Allies Fight Rages On

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] High Court Judge, Felistus Chatukuta will this Thursday hear a case in which President Emmerson Mnangagwa's allies, Kudakwashe Tagwirei and Justice Mayor Wadyajena are fighting over a fuel tankers rental debt.

September 19th 2019, 3:56 am

Rwanda: Militia Leader Wanted for War Crimes Killed in Congo

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[VOA] The commander of a Rwandan Hutu militia wanted for alleged war crimes has been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

September 19th 2019, 3:56 am

Kenya: Activists Want Details on Oil Contract with Chinese Firm

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[VOA] Kenya has exported its first shipment of oil, worth about $12 million, under a deal with the Chinese petrochemical company, ChemChina. Members of a civil society group are demanding transparency, calling on the Kenyan government to show how the Chinese firm won the bid to buy the oil and how much revenue the country is getting from the sale.

September 19th 2019, 3:56 am
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