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Libya: Warring Parties Agree on Ceasefire

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[UN News] Warring parties in Libya on Friday agreed an historic ceasefire, which was hailed by the head of the UN Support Mission in the country (UNSMIL), who led the mediation, as a courageous act that can help secure a "a better, safer, and more peaceful future for all the Libyan people".

October 23rd 2020, 4:03 pm

Sudan: Joint Statement of the United States, the Republic of Sudan, and the State of Israel

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[White House] President Donald J. Trump, Sudanese Chairman of the Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke today to discuss Sudan's historic progress towards democracy and opportunities to advance peace in the region.

October 23rd 2020, 2:46 pm

Nigeria: A New Generation Steps Up

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[AfricaFocus] "The protest is for our lives, it's for our future. We want SARS to end but SARS is just the beginning. They should just wait for us. We're not quiet anymore." [This response appears] typical of the critical mass of protesters who are around 18-22 years old, are particularly fearless, and are protesting for the first time. - Ayodeji Rotinwa, Deputy Editor of African Arguments

October 23rd 2020, 2:16 pm

Nigeria: #EndSARS Activists Turn Attention to 2023 Election

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] A leading civil society body organising around the ongoing protests against police brutality has called for supporters to stop sending donations to assist protesters. The Feminist Coalition also said remaining funds would be used to assist people who have been arrested and injured and families of those who have been killed.

October 23rd 2020, 2:16 pm

South Africa: Opponent of Coal Mine Extension Murdered in Her Home

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[GroundUp] Fikile Ntshangase, a vocal opponent of plans to extend the Somkhele coal mine, was murdered in her home on Thursday night.

October 23rd 2020, 11:29 am

South Africa: Court Order Has Big Implications for Land Expropriation

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[GroundUp] Municipality must return land to 84-year-old pensioner because it didn't obtain his consent, suggesting that parts of the Expropriation Act are unconstitutional

October 23rd 2020, 9:46 am

Africa: Kagame Calls for Acceleration of African Union Reforms

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[New Times] President Paul Kagame has called on the African Union Commission and African Union Member states to accelerate consultations on aspects of the reforms process such as division of labour.

October 23rd 2020, 7:58 am

Namibia: Farmers Count Veld Fire Losses

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[New Era] With swathes of grassland destroyed and hundreds of livestock burned to death, wildfires have brought misery and anguish to communal farmers in the Omaheke region.

October 23rd 2020, 7:28 am

Namibia: Cabinet Takes Stand Against Gender Violence

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[New Era] To stem out gender-based violence from the Namibian society, Cabinet at its 16th decision-making meeting has resolved for the government to declare the scourge as a threat to humanity.

October 23rd 2020, 7:28 am

Africa: U.S. Sanctions On Africa Need an Overhaul

AllAfrica News

[DW] US sanctions in Africa needs an update. They've allowed Sudan to become pawn in the US election campaign. Plus the list of sanctioned individuals contains someone who has since died.

October 23rd 2020, 7:28 am

Zimbabwe: 'Sanctions Removal Will Leave Zanu-PF Exposed'

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[New Zimbabwe] The National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) president, Lovemore Madhuku has said the reason why he supports the removal of sanctions in Zimbabwe is to make sure Zanu PF will be left with no excuses to blame for its economic failures.

October 23rd 2020, 7:16 am

Zimbabwe: Police Boss Matanga Accused of Shady Car Deals, Bribery

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[New Zimbabwe] Police Commissioner-General Godwin Matanga has been accused of being involved in a raft of corrupt activities including inflating prices of police vehicles, flouting tender processes; and bribing Special Anti-Corruption Unit (SACU), and Magistrate Courts officials.

October 23rd 2020, 7:16 am

Zimbabwe: Striking Teachers Demand Urgent Meeting With Mnangagwa

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] Teachers' unions have petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa demanding an urgent meeting with him over poor remuneration and working conditions.

October 23rd 2020, 7:16 am

Nigeria: #EndSARS - Fifteen Years After, Apo Six Families Want Case Revisited

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Fifteen years after six young Nigerians were murdered by police officers, the man accused of ordering the killings remains free.

October 23rd 2020, 7:16 am

Tanzania: Hands Off Tanzania Polls, China Says

AllAfrica News

[Daily News] WITH less than a week remaining before the highly-anticipated General Election, China has called on all nations to respect the non-interference principle in other countries' internal affairs.

October 23rd 2020, 7:16 am

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Plots Total Control of NGOs

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[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has tasked Parliament to fast track the Private Voluntary Amendment Bill in order for his administration to have total control over the operations of non- governmental organisations (NGOs).

October 23rd 2020, 7:16 am

Ethiopia: How a Brewery in Ethiopia Is Restoring a Watershed

AllAfrica News

[World Bank] The community in Enda-Mokoni Woreda in Tigray Regional State in Ethiopia, has long relied on natural spring water from the May-Muk micro watershed for daily water needs and to irrigate crops. But since the 1970s, increased demand for farmland, firewood and other natural resources degraded the watershed, threatening livelihoods and the community's water supply, said farmer Hailu Birhanu.

October 23rd 2020, 5:28 am

Africa: Covid-19 Deaths Exceed 40,600

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] As of October 23, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,676,284. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 40,697, and recoveries 1,383,377.

October 23rd 2020, 5:28 am

Kenya: Shock as South Sudanese Diplomat Collapses, Dies in Nairobi Bank

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[Nation] South Sudan ambassador to Eritrea Michael Nyang on Thursday collapsed and died inside Kenya Commercial Bank's Moi Avenue Advantage Centre at Kencom building in Nairobi.

October 23rd 2020, 4:27 am

Nigeria: #EndSARS - Islamic Group Accuses UK, U.S. of Bias Against Nigerian Muslims

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The Supreme Council for Sharia'ah in Nigeria (SCSN) said those countries often take positions without interrogating all sides of claims.

October 23rd 2020, 4:27 am

Sudan: Peace Process - Patience Is Required for the Long Road Ahead

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] "End the wars" and "peace in our land" were the rallying cries for the protests that ultimately ousted Sudan's long-ruling strongman Omar al-Bashir in 2019. The country had been afflicted by a 40-year war with South Sudan, which resulted in South Sudan's secession.

October 23rd 2020, 3:55 am

South Africa: Country's Whistle-Blowers Are Treated As Pariahs in Spite of Their Courage

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Recent reports of the looting of relief funds meant for managing the COVID-19 pandemic have once again shone the spotlight on the abuse of power in South Africa. They beg the question as to how it can be prevented.

October 23rd 2020, 3:55 am

Africa: New Covid-19 Rapid Tests a Game Changer for Africa

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[WHO] Brazzaville -- The roll-out of new, World Health Organization (WHO) approved antigen-based rapid diagnostic tests for the novel coronavirus in Africa will significantly boost testing capacity and marks a game changer in the continent's fight against COVID-19.

October 23rd 2020, 3:55 am

Nigeria: #EndSARS - the Speech Buhari Should Have Delivered

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[Premium Times] "Fellow Nigerians, let me seize this opportunity to apologize to you for the failings of the government in preventing this unfortunate development."

October 23rd 2020, 3:55 am

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Water Crisis - When Taps Run Dry and City Runs Out of Ideas

AllAfrica News

[IPS] Bulawayo, Zimbabwe -- Dotted across the Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo, the water tanks installed in private residences is evidence that years of a water crisis, that has seen some suburbs here going for months without running water, has not spared anyone. The large plastic drums, locally called Jojo tanks after the company that manufacturers them, and which have a storage range of up to 10,000 litres, have assumed a class status of sorts in Bulawayo.

October 23rd 2020, 3:27 am

West Africa: 'The Sahel - a Microcosm of Cascading Risks Converging in One Region'

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[IPS] United Nations -- The European Commission this week pledged $27.8 million in humanitarian support to the Sahel region as floods and the coronavirus pandemic exacerbate the stability in a region deeply in conflict.

October 23rd 2020, 2:56 am

Nigeria: ICC Elections - African Bar Association Insists On Nigerian Judge, Others

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[Premium Times] The African Bar Association (AFBA) has warned against the stalling of the election of Ishaq Bello, the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, into the bench of the International Court of Justice (ICC).

October 23rd 2020, 2:56 am

Africa: Focus On Migrant Returns Threatens AU–EU Negotiations

AllAfrica News

[ISS] Europe's New Pact doesn't bode well considering that forced migrant returns have stalled talks between the continents before.

October 23rd 2020, 2:40 am

Kenya: Malindi MP Aisha Jumwa Pleads Not Guilty to Murder Charges

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[Nation] Malindi legislator Aisha Jumwa on Thursday pleaded not guilty to a murder charge.

October 23rd 2020, 2:40 am

Sudan: Catholic NGO Boss Accused of Racism and Abuse

AllAfrica News

[The New Humanitarian] Khartoum -- 'We had a terribly toxic environment.'

October 23rd 2020, 2:40 am

Rwanda: Genocide Convict Lands Ex-Malawian Minister in Jail

AllAfrica News

[New Times] The High Court in Lilongwe has slapped a six-year prison term with hard labour on former Minister of Home Affairs and Internal Security, Uladi Mussa over a scandal that saw a Rwandan fugitive given a Malawian passport to avoid capture.

October 23rd 2020, 2:26 am

Congo-Kinshasa: DRC Swears in New Judges Amid Political Controversy

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[Nation] After a standoff within the ruling coalition in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the new judges appointed to the Constitutional Court were sworn before President Felix Tshisekedi on October 21.

October 23rd 2020, 2:26 am

Nigeria: Country's Debt-GDP Ratio Could Hit 68% - IMF Raises Alarm

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[Vanguard] Sub-saharan Africa faces a huge challenge, made worse by the coronavirus pandemic, to find nearly $900 billion to repay massive debt and fund essential public spending, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned Thursday.

October 23rd 2020, 2:26 am

Nigeria: 'What Was That'? - Nigerians React to Buhari's Speech

AllAfrica News

[Vanguard] Reactions have started to trail President Muhammadu Buhari's televised speech on the ongoing #EndSARS protests, and the breakdown of law and order nationwide.

October 23rd 2020, 2:10 am

Nigeria: Ban Tomato Importation - Dangote Tells Nigerian Govt

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[Vanguard] Kano -- The Managing Director of Dangote Tomato Processing plant in Kadawa, Kano State, Abdulkarim Kaita has on Thursday called on the Federal government to ban importation of tomato paste like it ban rice importation into the country

October 23rd 2020, 1:56 am

Angola: Bombs Still Maiming People Years After War Ended

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[East African] Nearly 20 years since the civil war ended in Angola, landmines laid in the ground before the country gained independence in 1975 continue to maim civilians across the country.

October 23rd 2020, 1:40 am

East Africa: Little Progress On Disputed Abyei Region, UN Security Council Hears

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[UN News] Despite the strengthening of the relationship between Sudan and South Sudan, little progress has been made regarding the disputed Abyei region, the head of UN Peacekeeping told the Security Council on Thursday.

October 23rd 2020, 1:26 am

South Sudan: Currency Loses More Value Amid Plans to Change It

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[East African] South Sudan's currency drastically depreciated against the dollar last week, just after the government announced plans to change it, an indication that more currency hoarders had surrendered the now seemingly old notes.

October 23rd 2020, 1:26 am

Nigeria: #EndSARS - Stop the Protests, Your Voices Have Been Heard, Buhari Tells Nigerians

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[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has appealed to protesters demanding police reform to cease the protests.

October 23rd 2020, 12:56 am

Nigeria: #EndSARS - Buhari Finally Speaks, Fails to Condemn Attacks On Unarmed Protesters By Securit

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[Premium Times] In his first address to Nigerians on the #EndSARS protest, President Muhammadu Buhari refused to condemn the attack on peaceful protesters by armed security operatives.

October 23rd 2020, 12:56 am

Guinea: President Poised for Landslide Election Win, Preliminary Results Show

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[DW] A preliminary count has shown Guinean President Alpha Conde will win a third term in office following a bitterly fought election that has led to deadly violence. Conde's opposition says the count was rigged.

October 23rd 2020, 12:56 am

Nigeria: Buhari Must Meet Legitimate Demands of Protestors - former Central Bank Deputy Governor

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[allAfrica] Washington DC -- The killings by security authorities of Nigerian citizens peacefully protesting against brutality is a travesty and a tragedy.

October 22nd 2020, 8:36 pm

West Africa: Les actes manqués de la CEDEAO

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Si la situation actuelle en Guinée n'est pas une source de préoccupation pour la CEDEAO, quelle devrait être son niveau de gravité, pour amener les dirigeants ouest africains à se pencher sur le cas de ce pays qui risque de basculer dans le chaos, avec des conséquences imprévisibles chez ses voisins.

October 22nd 2020, 12:04 pm

Nigeria: Just in - Thugs Break Into Ondo Prison, Free Inmates

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The thugs destroyed many properties belonging to the prison and injured the staff.

October 22nd 2020, 11:19 am

Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa Faces Difficult Road to Recovery, Says IMF

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[IMF] The regional outlook is broadly unchanged since the June 2020 Regional Economic Outlook Update. In 2020, economic activity is expected to contract by 3.0 percent, but then recover by 3.1 percent in 2021. This represents a drop in real per capita income of 4.6 percent over 2020-21, which is larger than in other regions. This outlook is subject to significant downside risks, particularly regarding the path of the pandemic, the resilience of the region's health systems, and the availability of external

October 22nd 2020, 10:49 am

Uganda: Besigye Wants Court to Reinstate Case On Terrorism Charges

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[Monitor] Four -- time presidential candidate, Dr Kizza Besigye has asked the Constitutional Court to reinstate his nine-year-old petition that was recently dismissed for non-appearance in which he was challenging terrorism charges.

October 22nd 2020, 10:33 am

Malawi: Former Minister Mussa Sentenced Over Passport Scandal

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[Nyasa Times] The High Court in Lilongwe has sentenced former cabinet minister Uladi Mussa to six years in jail after he was found guilty in a corruption trial linked to the passport case.

October 22nd 2020, 10:33 am

Nigeria: Buhari Calls for Calm - Via Presidency Statement #EndSARS

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[Premium Times] President Buhari has called for calm a day after soldiers opened fire on #EndSARS protesters in Lagos, killing many.

October 22nd 2020, 10:33 am

Southern Africa: Sanctions Stalling Zimbabwe's Progress - SADC

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[The Herald] WITHOUT the bane of punitive economic sanctions, which must be lifted now, the Second Republic under the leadership of President Mnangagwa could have achieved more for its people, Sadc executive secretary Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax has said.

October 22nd 2020, 10:04 am

Egypt: Mass Executions Follow Suspicious Prison Killings

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[HRW] Beirut -- Egyptian authorities executed 15 men convicted for alleged involvement in three cases of political violence as well as 2 women and 25 men convicted in criminal cases between October 3 and 13, 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should immediately halt executions, and re-try those sentenced to death in grossly unfair trials.

October 22nd 2020, 9:19 am

Namibia: Mass Death of Seal Pups Raises Concerns

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[Namibian] THOUSANDS of Cape fur seals have aborted their unborn pups, worrying marine scientists in Namibia and South Africa.

October 22nd 2020, 7:48 am

Namibia: Land Reform Minister Schlettwein Clarifies Pohamba Farm Eviction Saga

AllAfrica News

[New Era] Land reform minister Calle Schlettwein has on Tuesday confirmed in parliament that Farm Ebenhauezer and portion 1 of the Farm Guinas in the Oshikoto region is owned by former president Hifikepunye Pohamba and his wife Penehupifo.

October 22nd 2020, 6:47 am

Southern Africa: Fantastic Clashes Headline Cosafa Women's Championship Draw

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[Cosafa] The draw for the 2020 COSAFA Women's Championships has been concluded and produced some fascinating ties for the competition that will take place in Nelson Mandela Bay from November 3-14 have been made with an exciting line-up of matches for a return to women's international football in Africa.

October 22nd 2020, 6:04 am

Africa: Nearly 260,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continet After 15.8 Million Tests

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] As of October 22, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,676,284. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 40,482, and recoveries 1,376,878. To date, 258,922 cases are active and 15,866,858 tests have been administered.

October 22nd 2020, 5:47 am

Zimbabwe: Ruling Party Annual Conference Suspended Indefinitely

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] Zanu-PF has suspended, indefinitely, its Annual People's Conference due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

October 22nd 2020, 5:04 am

Zimbabwe: Complacency Will Lead to Covid-19-Resurgence - WHO

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[New Zimbabwe] The World Health Organisation representative to Zimbabwe Alex Gasasira has urged Zimbabweans to comply with Covid-19 preventive measures in order to avoid a resurgence in the pandemic.

October 22nd 2020, 5:04 am

Africa: Tech Investments Will Drive Continent's Future - Kagame

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[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Tuesday, October 21, made case for increased investment in technology, saying it will drive Africa's transformation and the world's future.

October 22nd 2020, 5:04 am

South Africa: We Must Make Moral Choices About How We Relate to Social Media Apps

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Recently a South African radio show asked, "If you had to choose between your mobile phone and your pet, which would choose?" Think about that for a moment. Many callers responded they would choose their phone. I was shocked... But to be honest, I give more attention to my phone than to my beloved dogs!

October 22nd 2020, 4:04 am

Kenya: Fear and Panic as Learners, School Staff Contract Covid-19

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[Nation] At least two cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in schools a week after basic education institutions partially reopened, casting doubt on plans for full resumption of in-person learning.

October 22nd 2020, 4:04 am

Nigeria: VP Promises Justice for #EndSARS Protest Victims

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[This Day] Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) yesterday expressed his condolences for the victims of last Tuesday's military clampdown on protesting youths at the Lekki Tollgate, promising to ensure that the perpetrators of the killings would be brought to justice.

October 22nd 2020, 4:04 am

Nigeria: Bandits 'Kill 20' in Fresh Attack in Zamfara

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[Premium Times] At least 20 people were on Tuesday killed by gunmen in Tungar Kwana village in Talata Mafara local government area of Zamfara State, residents and police said.

October 22nd 2020, 3:15 am

Kenya: Govt to Borrow U.S.$5,5 Billion From Domestic Market

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[Nation] Continuing impact of Covid-19 on the economy has forced the National Treasury to review government's spending for this financial year revising the figures upwards to a tune of Sh128 billion.

October 22nd 2020, 2:44 am

Nigeria: Déjà Vu - in Tragic Vein

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Abeokuta -- To the affected governors all over the nation, there is one immediate step to take: demand the withdrawal of those soldiers. Convoke Town Hall meetings as a matter of urgency. 24-hr Curfews are not the solution. Take over the security of your people with whatever resources you can rummage. Substitute community self-policing based on Local Councils, to curb hooligan infiltration and extortionist and destructive opportunism.

October 22nd 2020, 2:44 am

Burundi: Ex-Leader Gets Life Sentence for Killing Another Former President

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[Nation] Burundi's ex-president Pierre Buyoya has been sentenced to life in prison in absentia over the assassination of his successor in 1993, according to a court ruling.

October 22nd 2020, 2:31 am

Africa: Only 0.6% of Continent's Indigenous Women Are Educated

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[Nation] Only 0.6 per cent of the 18.5 million indigenous women in Africa have advanced education, a new report shows.

October 22nd 2020, 2:31 am

Nigeria: #EndSARS Protest - Senate Begs Nigerian Leaders to Help Quell Crisis

AllAfrica News

[Vanguard] Abuja -- The Senate has pleaded with religious , political, ethnic leaders in Nigeria and across regional divide to help stop the on going protests across the country by the youths who are expressing anger against the activities of the notorious Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and bad governance.

October 22nd 2020, 1:45 am

Lesotho: Transport Operators Begin 7-Day Strike Against Mobile Traffic Court

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[RFI] Lesotho transport operators have begun a seven-day countrywide strike in protest against a new mobile traffic court, saying its hefty fines were killing their struggling business amid Covid-induced woes.

October 22nd 2020, 1:29 am

Nigeria: Govt Targets 30 Million People for Yellow Fever Vaccination

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[This Day] The federal government has said that this year's accelerated yellow fever campaigns phase 4 will target more than 30 million people.

October 22nd 2020, 1:29 am

Kenya: Surgeons Re-Attach Boy's Hand in Rare Surgery

AllAfrica News

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Surgeons at the Kenyatta National Hospital have, for the fifth time, conducted a successful hand reattachment procedure, with the latest case being a seven-year-old boy whose hand was chopped off accidentally three weeks ago.

October 22nd 2020, 1:29 am

Congo-Kinshasa: UK Lawmakers Hear More Reports of Aid Worker Sex Abuse in Congo

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -- At least eight reports of sexual assault and abuse by aid workers in Democratic Republic of Congo have been made

October 22nd 2020, 1:16 am

Africa: What Does the Pope's Support for Gay Civil Unions Mean for LGBT+ Rights?

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mexico City -- We asked activists, academics and religious leaders how the pope's comments could affect the lives of LGBT+ Catholics

October 22nd 2020, 1:16 am

Seychelles: Island Country Likely to Maintain Its Record of Free and Fair Elections

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] The Seychelles takes to the polls this week for its presidential and legislative elections. The elections are running concurrently in order to save money. This is because the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on the tourism-based economy since the Seychelles closed its borders in March and only began phased re-opening in June.

October 22nd 2020, 1:16 am

Nigeria: #EndSARS - Nigeria's Human Rights Commission Inaugurates Probe Panel On Violations

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Wednesday inaugurated an 11-member Independent Investigative Panel (IIP) to probe allegations of human rights violations against the defunct Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other units of the Nigeria Police Force (NFP).

October 22nd 2020, 12:59 am

Nigeria: #EndSARS - At Least 56 People Killed in Two Weeks - Amnesty International

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[Premium Times] Casualties include protesters, security officials and thugs who were allegedly hired by the authorities to confront the protesters.

October 22nd 2020, 12:45 am

Nigeria: #EndSARS - As Nigeria Burns, Buhari Refuses to Address the Nation

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has continued to stay mute amid the chaos in several parts of Nigeria and widespread criticisms as protests against police brutality turned violent after state security forces used lethal force against demonstrators and hoodlums exploited the situation.

October 22nd 2020, 12:45 am

Nigeria: Army, Police Killed at Least 12 #EndSARS Protesters - Amnesty International

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[AI London] At least 12 people killed at Alausa and Lekki Toll Gate Lagos Hundreds severely injured CCTV dismantled to cover murder

October 22nd 2020, 12:45 am

Nigeria: CBC Raises Concern About State Sanctioned Violence Against Peaceful Protesters

AllAfrica News

[CBC] Washington, DC -- Today, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Karen Bass sent a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari on the state sanctioned violence against peaceful non-violent protesters in Nigeria and calling for dialogue with the CBC and the Nigerian Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Sylvanus Nsofor.

October 21st 2020, 7:55 pm

Nigeria: My Heart Is Broken - a Leader Weeps for Her Country and Its Fallen Children

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Lagos -- I am heartbroken, along with millions of Nigerian mothers, grandmothers, and women, to have borne witness to the killing of a still uncounted number of our nation's children, protesting peacefully, holding the flag of our nation, behind a barrier, at the Lekki Tollgate, on 20 October 2020.

October 21st 2020, 4:24 pm

Tanzania: Elections Set to Widen Africa's Democratic Deficit

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[ISS] With the 28 October election around the corner, Tanzania's opposition has mounted a spirited campaign despite numerous impediments and attempts to discredit them. Their decision to rally behind one candidate, Chadema's Tundu Lissu, has fuelled his campaign and increased his chances of clinching the presidency.

October 21st 2020, 2:38 pm

Central Africa: Criminals Use Money Transfers to Move Cash

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[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] How companies like Western Union and MoneyGram play a hidden role in laundering cash from around the globe.

October 21st 2020, 2:09 pm

Mozambique: Mining Companies Suspended Because of Pollution

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[AIM] Maputo -- The authorities in the central Mozambican province of Manica have suspended the operations of two gold mining companies, accused of polluting the river Revue, according to a report by the Portuguese news agency Lusa.

October 21st 2020, 11:21 am

Nigeria: #EndSARS- UN Speaks On Alleged Lekki Killings

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[Premium Times] The UN Secretary-General also called for an end to reported police brutality and abuses.

October 21st 2020, 11:21 am

Nigeria: Doctors Warn Against 'Overstretching' Health System With Gunshot Cases #EndSARS

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The doctors said the healthcare system is already overstretched to an elastic limit due to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.

October 21st 2020, 11:08 am

Mozambique: 22 Die in Storms and Floods

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[AIM] Maputo -- Storms, torrential rains and swollen rivers claimed 22 lives in the first three weeks of the 2020-2021 rainy season, according to Mozambican government spokesperson and Deputy Justice Minister, Filimao Suaze.

October 21st 2020, 11:08 am

South Africa: Mining Giant Sued Over Alleged Mass Lead Poisoning of Children in Zambia

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[Children of Kabwe] Lawyers from Mbuyisa Moleele and Leigh Day today announced that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Anglo American South Africa Limited ("AASA"), a subsidiary of London-headquartered multinational mining company Anglo American Plc (LSE: AAL, JSE: AGL), in the Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa. The action has been filed on behalf of a class estimated to comprise more than 100,000 individuals in the Kabwe District of Zambia who are believed to have been poisoned by lead

October 21st 2020, 10:38 am

Nigeria: #EndSARS - How Report Predicted 'Surging Protests' for Nigeria, Others Ravaged By Covid-19

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[Premium Times] A report published in July had predicted how Nigeria and other nations would experience civil unrest as a result of the coronavirus pandemic that has ravaged the globe since December 2019 when it first emerged in Wuhan, China.

October 21st 2020, 8:36 am

Nigeria: #EndSARS - Despite Evidence, Sanwo-Olu Says No Fatality in Lekki Shootings

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[Premium Times] Despite multiple multimedia evidence, the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-olu has said no life was lost at Tuesday evening's shooting at the Lekki toll gate.

October 21st 2020, 8:36 am

Nigeria: #EndSARS - Buhari Speaks, Calls for Calm As Protests Get Bloodier

AllAfrica News

[Daily Trust] The Presidency, on Wednesday, appealed for understanding and calm across the nation, as the implementation of the reforms in the Nigeria Police gathers pace at Federal and State levels.

October 21st 2020, 8:36 am

Zimbabwe: Stop Giving Cops Bribes - Minister Kazembe

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[New Zimbabwe] Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe has blamed citizens who opt to pay bribes to police officers as contributing to factors that fuel corruption in both the force and country.

October 21st 2020, 6:51 am

Southern Africa: Huge Volumes of Arms Trafficked Into SADC - UN

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[New Zimbabwe] The United Nations says high volumes of firearms are being trafficked into the SADC region with Angola and Botswana being among countries that are most affected by the illegal arms trade.

October 21st 2020, 6:51 am

Zimbabwe: Govt Invites Chamisa, Khupe to Anti-Sanctions Commemorations

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[New Zimbabwe] Government has invited the MDC Alliance and MDC-T to grace the SADC Anti-Sanctions commemorations set for 24 October.

October 21st 2020, 6:34 am

Africa: Over 40,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] As of October 21, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,665,755. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 40,228, and recoveries 1,369,189.

October 21st 2020, 4:34 am

South Africa: What Needs to Be Done About Fake Sanitisers

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[The Conversation Africa] A wave of panic buying struck many countries when national states of disaster were announced in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Overnight, toilet paper, cleaning products and hand sanitisers became the most sought-after products on the market.

October 21st 2020, 4:20 am

Rwanda: I Am Not Rwandan, Try Me As a Belgian - Rusesabagina

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[Nation] Hotel Rwanda film 'hero' Paul Rusesabagina is insisting he is no longer a Rwandan citizen and should be tried as a Belgian, in the hope that this line of defence will win him court time outside the jurisdiction of the government in Kigali.

October 21st 2020, 4:20 am

Nigeria: Ugly Stories of How Widows Are Maltreated in Igboland

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[Vanguard] There are varying stories in various Igbo communities on how widows are treated. Some are ugly and terrifying. Many of them are deprived of their husband's properties, including those they acquired together as couples.

October 21st 2020, 3:02 am

Nigeria: #EndSARS - Despite Contrary Evidence, Nigerian Army Denies Shooting At Protesters

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[Premium Times] The army has, however, labelled the reports false on all its verified social media accounts.

October 21st 2020, 2:50 am

West Africa: Sahel At 'Breaking Point' As Donors Pledge Billions in Aid

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[DW] The UN Secretary General has warned that the Sahel region is at a breaking point as donors pledged more that ?1 billion to help the crisis-hit African region.

October 21st 2020, 2:20 am

Africa: Why Can't the AU Seem to Deter Coups?

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[African Arguments] Until the African Union ensures coup leaders don't benefit personally and ends its incumbent bias, it may struggle to deter "good coups".

October 21st 2020, 2:02 am

Nigeria: Open Letter - Writers Stand With #EndSARS Protesters

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[African Arguments] Over a hundred African writers say justice must be served for victims of police brutality.

October 21st 2020, 2:02 am

Africa: Continent Must Prepare Better for Foreign Divestment

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[ISS] In the wake of COVID-19, a strategy to understand and reverse this growing trend is urgently needed.

October 21st 2020, 1:50 am
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