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Africa: Kenya Tops Continent By a Mile in Internet Penetration

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[Nation] Kenya recorded the highest internet penetration rate in Africa in the year 2020. This is according to a ranking by Internet World Stats (IWS), showing that 87.2 percent of the country's population was connected to the internet.

January 22nd 2021, 7:52 am

Africa: Africa Cheers After U.S. Returns to World Health Organization

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[Nation] African countries say the US' return to the World Health Organization will be crucial to the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and other future infections.

January 22nd 2021, 7:52 am

Kenya: Kenya Makes U-Turn On Uganda Sugar, to Import 90,000 Tonnes

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[Monitor] Kenya will this year import 90,000 tonnes of sugar from Uganda and source at least 160,000 tonnes from other countries after exhausting its Comesa import quota for 2020.

January 22nd 2021, 4:08 am

Uganda: Court Set to Rule On Bobi Wine House Arrest Case

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[Monitor] The High Court in Kampala has set Monday January 25 as the date to pronounce itself on a case in which the runner-up in the just concluded presidential polls, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu aka Bobi Wine and his wife Barbra Kyagulanyi, are seeking unconditional release from house detention following a week-long siege on his home by security.

January 22nd 2021, 3:38 am

Africa: Over 2.8 Million Covid-19 Recoveries Across Continent

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[allAfrica] As of January 22, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,364,291. Reported deaths in Africa reached 82,789 and 2,809,930 people have recovered.

January 22nd 2021, 3:38 am

Nigeria: U.S.$20 Million - Entitlements for Ex-Presidents, Deputies, Others in 2021

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[Premium Times] This expenditure is a yearly ritual in the nation's budgetary cycle, and by the end of this year, it would have cost Nigeria about N68.8 billion in five years.

January 22nd 2021, 3:08 am

Africa: Air Pollution - Over Three Billion People Breathe Harmful Air Inside Their Own Homes

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[The Conversation Africa] You might think air pollution can be avoided indoors. But worldwide, more than 3 billion people are exposed to it within their own homes through cooking, heating and lighting with traditional fuels. These are fuels that can be gathered locally and burned on an open fire, such as wood, charcoal, coal, animal dung and the wheat straw and corn cobs that make up farm waste.

January 22nd 2021, 2:52 am

Nigeria: Islamic Leader El-Zakzaky's Wife Contracts Covid-19 in Prison

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[This Day] Zeena Ibraheem, the wife of the leader of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, has contracted COVID-19 in prison at a correctional centre in Kaduna State

January 22nd 2021, 2:52 am

Africa: What Might Biden's U.S.-Africa Policy Look Like?

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[DW] US President Joe Biden's decision to lift the ban on travel to the US by citizens of majority-Muslim countries has already won praise in Africa. But governments aren't expecting miracles from the new administration.

January 22nd 2021, 2:38 am

South Sudan: Old Grudges and Empty Coffers - A Precarious Peace Process

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[The New Humanitarian] Juba/Pibor/Yei, South Sudan -- 'The risk is rising that some opposition forces could return to conflict.'

January 22nd 2021, 2:38 am

Namibia: Namibian Roads Judged Best in Africa

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[Namibian] NAMIBIA has retained its status as having the best roads on the African continent, the Roads Authority says.

January 22nd 2021, 2:38 am

Africa: Former U.S. Officials Call on Biden to Back WTO Selection for Okonjo-Iweala

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[allAfrica] A cross-section of former senior U.S. government officials, including a Nobel Laureate, along with academicians and civil society leaders, have written to President Biden in support of the election of Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as Director-General of the World Trade Organization. Opposition from the Trump administration has stalled her selection which requires consensus according to WTO procedures. Here is the text of the letter that was delivered after Biden took office on January 20.

January 22nd 2021, 1:07 am

Nigeria: Why Restructuring Country Won't Work - Former President Jonathan

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[Premium Times] Mr Jonathan says restructuring will not work until issues that divide Nigerians are resolved.

January 22nd 2021, 1:07 am

Rwanda: Government Explains Recent Spike in Covid-19 Cases

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[New Times] Sixteen percent of the people whose antibodies were recently tested to ascertain whether they had been exposed to Covid-19 were found to have contracted the virus and beaten it without their knowledge, The New Times can reveal.

January 22nd 2021, 1:07 am

Nigeria: Nigerians Pay One of World's Highest 'Implicit Tax Rates' - AdDB President

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[Premium Times] The AfDB president speaks extensively on how the government can use tax to improve its revenue battered by the coronavirus pandemic.

January 22nd 2021, 1:07 am

Central African Republic: Govt Declares 15-Day State of Emergency Amid Surge in Rebel Attacks

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[DW] The government declared a 15 day state of emergency after rebels attempted to blockade the capital. The country's UN envoy has also urged for more peacekeepers to be deployed.

January 21st 2021, 11:33 pm

Africa: Biden to End Trump-Era Anti-Abortion 'Global Gag Rule'

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The new president will revoke a policy which prevents foreign groups providing abortion services or counselling from receiving U.S. funding

January 21st 2021, 11:33 pm

Africa: Covid-19 'Vaccine Hoarding' Putting Africa At Risk - WHO

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[UN News] Africa is in danger of being left behind in the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines as countries in other regions strike bilateral deals, thus driving up prices, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Thursday.

January 21st 2021, 11:33 pm

Egypt: Cabinet Toughens Law Banning Female Genital Mutilation

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Cairo -- Perpetrators could be jailed for up to 20 years under amendments aimed at stamping out the ancient practice

January 21st 2021, 11:33 pm

Africa: How Biden Can 'Build Back Better' U.S. Africa Policy

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[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- The direction that President Joe Biden will give to the U.S.-Africa relationship will be highly scrutinized as he brings America's diplomacy back to the global stage. Democracy and the economy are the two fundamental areas of cooperation that he can use to rebuild ties.

January 21st 2021, 11:22 pm

Africa: Africa Needs Timely Access to Safe and Effective Covid-19 Vaccines

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[WHO] Brazzaville -- While the development and approval of safe and effective vaccines less than a year after the emergence of COVID-19 is a stunning achievement, Africa is in danger of being left behind as countries in other regions strike bilateral deals, driving up prices.

January 21st 2021, 1:18 pm

South Africa: Covid-19 Claims Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu

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[Daily Maverick] Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu has died of Covid-19 related complications on Thursday, the Presidency has announced.

January 21st 2021, 10:13 am

Kenya: Facebook Apologises for Flagging Kenyatta's Message to Museveni

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[East African] Social media giant Facebook on Thursday apologised to Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta after it erroneously flagged his congratulatory message to his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni.

January 21st 2021, 9:17 am

Kenya: Price of Bread Goes Up As Cost of Wheat Rises

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[Nation] The rising cost of wheat has pushed up the price of bread in Kenya for the first time in four years, hitting household budgets at a time milk prices have also shot up.

January 21st 2021, 8:13 am

Africa: AU Member States Adopt Digital Covid Certificates

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[East African] African Union member states will from this month start using digital Covid-19 certificates as one way of eliminating travel restrictions that were occassioned by outbreak of coronavirus.

January 21st 2021, 7:31 am

South Africa: Public Protector in Court On Perjury Charges That Her Lawyer Describes As 'Frivolous'

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[Daily Maverick] Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane appeared in the magistrate's court in Pretoria on Thursday morning, charged with three counts of perjury. Mkhwebane is accused of having lied to the courts over her SA Reserve Bank investigation - and becomes the first sitting head of a Chapter 9 institution to face criminal charges.

January 21st 2021, 7:31 am

South Africa: Country Can't Afford More Delays On Controlling the Use of Explosives

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[ISS] At about 21:30 on 12 November 2020, an explosives truck was transporting around 20 925 kg of commercial explosives. Between Delmas and Leandra in South Africa's Mpumalanga province, the driver realised a rear tyre was on fire. He pulled over and warned oncoming traffic to move to safety.

January 21st 2021, 7:31 am

Africa: 1.5C Climate Target Will Be Out of Reach Without Greener Covid-19 Recovery Plans, Study Sugg

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[The Conversation Africa] The amount of carbon dioxide that we can still emit while limiting global warming to a given target is called the "remaining carbon budget," and it has become a powerful tool to inform climate policy goals and track progress towards net-zero emissions targets.

January 21st 2021, 5:44 am

Ethiopia: Ethnic Conflict Could Unravel Ethiopia's Valuable Garment Industry

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[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopia has long been considered one of Africa's economic wunderkinds. Until recently, it had relative political stability in comparison to other countries on the continent. And, with an average GDP growth rate of 10% in the past decade and a government that instituted policies friendly to foreign investors, the country was able to attract South and East Asian clothing manufacturers. These sell to international brands, such as Decathlon and H&M.

January 21st 2021, 5:44 am

Kenya: Kenya Joins Tanzania and Uganda in Taxing Digital Transactions

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[East African] Kenya has joined Tanzania and Uganda in taxing digital transactions to support its depleted public coffers in an economy weighed down by slowing private sector activities, shrinking revenue collections, growing public debt and increasing expenditure pressures.

January 21st 2021, 5:29 am

Africa: Continent Nears 82,000 Covid-19 Deaths

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[allAfrica] As of January 21, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,336,851. Reported deaths in Africa reached 81,762 and 2,772,575 people have recovered.

January 21st 2021, 4:24 am

South Africa: Nelson Mandela Foundation Investigating Allegations Against CEO, COO

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[NMF] The Nelson Mandela Foundation can confirm that an investigation is underway into an anonymous complaint that has been made about the conduct of its CEO, Sello Hatang, and its COO, Limpho Monyamane. The chairman of the NMF, Professor Njabulo Ndebele, initiated the investigation on 15 December after receiving an email on 14 December from unidentified staff members.

January 21st 2021, 3:43 am

Sudan: Sudan, Ethiopia Fail to Resolve Simmering Border Conflict

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[East African] Sudan and Ethiopia have failed to resolve a simmering border conflict in what may be a prolonged dispute where their common boundary should pass.

January 21st 2021, 2:43 am

Nigeria: 17 Percent of Nigerians Don't Believe Covid-19 Is Real - Report

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[Premium Times] Only 39.9 per cent of the respondents said they would take a COVID-19 vaccine.

January 21st 2021, 2:43 am

Nigeria: Nation's Decade-Long Wheat Production So Woeful, Consumption Leads By 98%

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[Premium Times] Nigeria's trade report shows wheat was the country's second most imported item in the second and third quarters of 2020.

January 21st 2021, 2:43 am

Nigeria: Survey Reveals Corruption, Inefficiency in Regulatory Agencies

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[Premium Times] Mr Osinbajo directed that CEOs and heads of such government regulatory agencies involved should be presented with the outcomes and interaction should take place regarding some of the worrying disclosures in the report of the survey.

January 21st 2021, 2:43 am

Kenya: Kenya Expects Covid-19 Vaccine in April

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya's doses of COVID-19 vaccines are set to start arriving in the country as from April, 2021.

January 21st 2021, 2:43 am

Africa: Independent Panel Finds Critical Early Failings in Covid-19 Response

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[UN News] The global system for pandemic alert and response is "not fit for purpose", highlighting the need for a new framework in the wake of COVID-19, experts appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) said in an interim report presented on Tuesday.

January 21st 2021, 2:43 am

Sudan: No More Visa on Arrival for Those Travelling to South Sudan

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[East African] Juba -- Kenyans wishing to travel to South Sudan will no longer get visas on arrival as Juba intensified online and embassy visa applications to raise revenues.

January 21st 2021, 2:43 am

Uganda: Elections - Museveni Tests Patience of International Allies

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[DW] After world leaders watched the incumbent, Yoweri Museveni, secure a victory in the presidential election last week, questions are being raised over the international community's relations with Uganda.

January 21st 2021, 12:25 am

Mozambique: 'Complex' Emergency Unfolding in Cabo Delgado, UN Agencies Warn

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[UN News] UN agencies voiced deep concern on Wednesday over the worsening humanitarian crisis in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, where attacks by armed groups have forced more than 565,000 to flee their homes.

January 21st 2021, 12:25 am

Africa: Continent Lags in Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

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[DW] Officials say 60% of Africa's 1.3 billion people will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to achieve continentwide herd immunity. But, with cases surging, governments are scrambling to secure enough supplies.

January 21st 2021, 12:25 am

Rwanda: Food Relief in Kigali to Be Distributed Door-to-Door

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[New Times] Kigali city districts are working on a system through which they will distribute food relief to residents who currently have no source of income due to the latest lockdown imposed on January 18, 2021.

January 21st 2021, 12:25 am

Libya: UN Calls for Resumption of Mediterranean Rescues After 43 Die in Shipwreck

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[UN News] Following another deadly shipwreck off the coast of Libya that claimed 43 lives on Monday, the UN migration and refugee agencies have called for countries to re-activate search and rescue operations.

January 21st 2021, 12:25 am

Africa: How We Could Overcome the Big Barriers to Global Covid-19 Vaccination

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[The Conversation Africa] We will not be able to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us until the world's population is mostly immune through vaccination or previous exposure to the disease.

January 20th 2021, 11:52 pm

Uganda: 100 Hours in the Dark - How an Election Internet Blackout Hit Poor Ugandans

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi/Kampala -- Internet freedom monitor Netblocks calculates that the almost five-day shutdown would have cost the Ugandan economy around $9 billion

January 20th 2021, 11:52 pm

Africa: Joe Biden and Counter-Terrorism on the Continent - More of the Same?

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[ISS] President Joe Biden's promise to restore the United States' global relations and alliances renews hope of America's wider embrace of multilateralism. It is anticipated that deeper US engagement will also entail greater security cooperation with Africa, of which counter-terrorism is key.

January 20th 2021, 11:39 pm

Seychelles: Vaccinations in Seychelles Targeting Tourism Sector Then Rolling Out to General Public

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[Seychelles News Agency] Most frontline medical and essential workers in Seychelles have received the COVID-19 vaccine and efforts will now move to tourism employees, said a top official.

January 20th 2021, 10:04 am

Zimbabwe: Foreign Affairs Minister Moyo Dies as a Result of Covid-19

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[New Zimbabwe] ZIMBABWE'S Foreign Affairs Minister Sibusisio Moyo has died from Covid-19, media reports.

January 20th 2021, 7:48 am

Namibia: Locusts Damage 50 000 Hectares

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[Namibian] AFRICAN migratory locusts (AML) have damaged at least 50 000 hectares of cropland in Namibia and new swarms have been spotted in the Zambezi region, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform has said.

January 20th 2021, 7:48 am

Nigeria: Govt to Pay 24 Million Needy Citizens U.S.$13 Each

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[This Day] The federal government yesterday said about 24.3 million poor Nigerians would get N5,000 each for a period of six months.

January 20th 2021, 4:02 am

Africa: Over 3.3 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 Across Continent

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[allAfrica] As of January 20, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,307,910. Reported deaths in Africa reached 80,834 and 2,743,464 people have recovered.

January 20th 2021, 4:02 am

Tanzania: Trump Imposes Visa Restrictions on Officials Over Vote

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[East African] The US government has imposed visa restrictions on Tanzanian officials for "undermining" a free and fair election.

January 20th 2021, 3:15 am

Africa: Biden Can Transform U.S. From Humanitarian Laggard to Global Leader - Here's How

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[The Conversation Africa] Even after the Trump administration's repeated efforts to slash foreign aid and global partnerships, the United States remains the world's largest source of official development assistance for low-income countries.

January 20th 2021, 3:03 am

Somalia: Why Clan Elders Could Hold the Key to Opening Dialogue With Al-Shabaab

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[The Conversation Africa] The Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab insurgent group and the Somali government have remained locked in a violent stalemate for years. Other than lives lost, neither party has inflicted grave damage or made significant territorial gains. In a protracted conflict that has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people, there is no end in sight.

January 20th 2021, 2:44 am

Uganda: Lawyers Run to Court to Secure Bobi Wine's Freedom

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[Monitor] By Abubaker Lubowa

January 20th 2021, 2:44 am

Southern Africa: Covid-19 Policy Briefs Must Be Realistic - a Review By Young Scientists

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[The Conversation Africa] Just over a year after the coronavirus was first reported in China countries are still reeling from its effects. Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, has infected over 90 million people globally and resulted in more than 1.9 million deaths. In January 2021, South Africa has the highest number of cases on the African continent and has seen a surge in daily infections since December.

January 20th 2021, 2:33 am

Kenya: Govt to Continue Pursuing Trade Deal With U.S.

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[Nation] Kenya will keep pursuing free trade deal with the United States during Joe Biden's era, President Uhuru Kenyatta said Tuesday.

January 20th 2021, 2:33 am

Ethiopia: Food and Healthcare in War-Torn Tigray - Preliminary Insights Into What's At Stake

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[The Conversation Africa] It is now over two months since a war broke out in Tigray between the regional government and the federal government of Ethiopia. The military hostilities have led to a sudden disruption in essential services and endangered the lives and wellbeing of around 6 million residents and over 100,000 Eritrean refugees sheltered in the region. It's estimated that 2.2 million people - close to a third of the regional population - have been internally displaced. At least 56,000 citizens, mainly women and children, h

January 20th 2021, 2:03 am

Nigeria: You Can't Unilaterally Oust Herders From Reserves, Presidency Tells State Governor

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[Vanguard] THE Presidency last night cautioned the Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu over the seven-day ultimatum to the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, to vacate the forest reserves over security concerns.

January 20th 2021, 1:33 am

Congo-Kinshasa: Protests After Controversial Preacher's Arrest

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[Nation] The arrest of a local cleric in Lubumbashi, the DRC, over incitement has elicited protests in Haut-Katanga province, evoking memories of secession demands.

January 20th 2021, 1:14 am

Ethiopia: Electoral Board Revokes Tigray People's Liberation Front's Legitimacy

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[Nation] The National Electoral Board of Ethiopia (NEBE) announced that it has revoked the legal status of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) as a political party.

January 20th 2021, 1:14 am

Nigeria: Burna Boy's Song Makes Biden, Harris Inauguration Playlist

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[Premium Times] Burna Boy is the only Nigerian and African artiste on the playlist.

January 20th 2021, 1:03 am

Africa: How Fighting Climate Change Policy Can Help President Biden Re-Engage Africa

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[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- Despite dire predictions, the Trump Administration's overall policy toward Africa represented continuity. Foreign aid continued; skilled diplomats were appointed and deployed to resolve conflicts; and the signature Africa programs of past presidents remained unabated. The administration launched a trade program, and President Trump himself intervened to mediate a brewing conflict in east Africa.

January 20th 2021, 1:03 am

Zambia: UK Copper Mining Company Settles Pollution Claim With Villagers

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[RFI] After six years of seeking damages for the pollution that has affected their lives, more than 2,500 Zambian villagers have been awarded a settlement by a UK company and its Zambian copper mining subsidiary.

January 20th 2021, 12:33 am

Ethiopia: 'Swift Action' Needed in Tigray to Save Thousands At Risk, UNHCR Warns

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[UN News] Two months after conflict forced humanitarian workers to withdraw from the Tigray region of Ethiopia, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR), on Tuesday, stressed the need for "swift action" to restore safe access to "save thousands of lives at risk".

January 20th 2021, 12:33 am

East Africa: Tensions Escalate Between Ethiopia and Sudan

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[DW] The already-uneasy relationship between the two countries is showing signs of simmering over into protracted conflict. But how did it reach this point?

January 20th 2021, 12:33 am

Southern Africa: With Free Buses and Whatsapp, Countries Step Up Preparedness for Storms

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Chimanimani, Zimbabwe -- After cyclones brought devastation in 2019, authorities and aid agencies in Zimbabwe and Mozambique are evacuating people, sending phone alerts and strengthening homes

January 20th 2021, 12:33 am

Rwanda: Panic Shopping as Kigali Goes Back Into Lockdown

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[New Times] Food markets across Kigali city were on January 19 flocked by crowds of people - retailers and wholesalers - following an announcement that the capital was returning to total lockdown.

January 20th 2021, 12:33 am

Zimbabwe: U.S. Has 'No Moral Right to Levy Sanctions' On Zimbabwe - Mnangagwa

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[RFI] As the United States gears up for the swearing in of Joe Biden on Wednesday, Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has called for the lifting of US sanctions against his country. He reasoned that the US has no right to punish other nations in the name of democracy after the insurrection at the US Capitol. However, Zimbabwe's own human rights record looms over the two year anniversary of a brutal protest crackdown.

January 20th 2021, 12:33 am

Africa: Inequality in Access to Land Increasing Across the Continent - Report

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[DW] Research has shown that inequality in access to land is increasing across the African continent. Experts are calling for more rules and controls on the sale of land to counteract poverty.

January 20th 2021, 12:33 am

Nigeria: The Longshot Bid to End Rampant Banditry in the Northwest

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[The New Humanitarian] Gusau, Nigeria -- 'We simply have to find a way out of this criminality.'

January 20th 2021, 12:33 am

Africa: Outgoing U.S State Department's Top Africa Official Cites 'Significant' Achievements

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[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- At the end of his tenure as the top Africa policymaker in the State Department, Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy says the legacy of the outgoing administration includes a number of 'concrete achievements' that have strengthened U.S. ties to Africa. Nagy, who assumed the post in June 2018 nearly two decades after retiring as a career foreign service officer, which included ambassadorial tours in Guinea and Ethiopia under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, was interviewed by AllAfrica's Reed Kram

January 19th 2021, 5:40 pm

Mozambique: UN to Shine Spotlight Urgently on Cabo Delgado Crisis

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[allAfrica] Geneva -- After developing under the radar for a number of years, what has been described as a humanitarian disaster in Mozambique's northern Cabo Delgado region is now grabbing the United Nations' attention.

January 19th 2021, 1:55 pm

Uganda: Uganda's Museveni Clings to Power - but Trouble Lies Ahead

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[ICG] Official results indicate that President Yoweri Museveni will extend his 35-year rule in Uganda. But the contested election, marred by fraud claims, illustrated many citizens' frustration with his administration. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Murithi Mutiga explains why the path ahead will be rocky.

January 19th 2021, 9:23 am

Uganda: Security Block U.S. Envoy From Visiting Bobi Wine

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[Monitor] By DERRICK WANDERA

January 19th 2021, 7:52 am

Southern Africa: Dialogue Could Have Averted Covid-19 Border Chaos

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[ISS] The festive season was marked by dramatic scenes of tens of thousands of people amassing at border posts between South Africa and its neighbours where procedures had slowed down due to COVID-19 restrictions.

January 19th 2021, 6:36 am

Angola: Could Isabel Dos Santos Make a Comeback?

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[DW] The billionaire daughter of Angola's ex-president was considered the richest woman in Africa. But the Luanda Leaks scandal brought Isabel dos Santos' house of cards crashing down a year ago.

January 19th 2021, 6:06 am

South Africa: Telescope Array Finds Radio Galaxies That Dwarf Our Milky Way

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[Daily Maverick] In a patch of sky long trawled across by countless telescopes, astronomers have discovered two gigantic radio galaxies - all thanks to MeerKAT, which spotted these distant objects from deep in the Karoo.

January 19th 2021, 5:23 am

South Africa: Higher Education Dept Puts U.S.$4.7 Million Into Covid-19 Research, Vaccine Developmen

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[Daily Maverick] The Department of Higher Education has invested more than R68m into Covid-19 research and vaccine development. A further R25m has been allocated to the KwaZulu-Natal Research Innovation and Sequencing Platform (Krisp) to combat SARS-CoV-2 variants.

January 19th 2021, 4:21 am

Kenya: Covid-19 Robs Kenya of Top Medical Brains

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[Nation] The Covid-19 scourge has robbed Kenya of big medical brains, with reports indicating several top specialists are currently battling for their lives at various health facilities.

January 19th 2021, 3:02 am

Nigeria: Bishop Kukah Gets New Appointment At Vatican City

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[This Day] The Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto, His Lordship, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, as a Member of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Human Integral Development at the Vatican City in Rome.

January 19th 2021, 2:20 am

Nigeria: Govt Releases U.S.$25 Million for Covid-19 Vaccine Production

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[Premium Times] Nigeria has witnessed a surge in COVID-19 infections in recent weeks and increased mortality.

January 19th 2021, 1:32 am

Nigeria: Country Could Receive 10 Million More Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines By March - Minister

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[Premium Times] Mr Ehanire says preparations are ongoing to receive the COVID-19 vaccines.

January 19th 2021, 1:20 am

Rwanda: Kigali Placed Under Lockdown in New Tougher Covid-19 Restrictions

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[New Times] President Paul Kagame chaired a Cabinet meeting on Monday, January 18, 2021, where strict guidelines were put in place to slow the spread of new Covid-19 infections.

January 19th 2021, 12:32 am

Central African Republic: At Least 100,000 People Displaced as Rebels Launch Offensive

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[The New Humanitarian] Bangui -- 'This coalition puts fear back in our stomachs.'

January 19th 2021, 12:20 am

South Africa: Taxis for Women - Putting the Brakes On Crime in South African City

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Johannesburg -- Activist-turned-entrepreneur Joanie Fredericks offers safe transport options for women in a Cape Town crime hotspot

January 19th 2021, 12:20 am

Tunisia: Authorities Arrest Over 600 People, Deploy Army After Violent Protests

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[DW] Unrest spread across Tunisia after the government imposed an anti-virus lockdown amid economic hardship. Many Tunisians are frustrated by the lack of political reforms a decade after the Arab Spring.

January 19th 2021, 12:20 am

Kenya: Yes, I Instigated Governor Sonko's Removal From Office - Kenyatta

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[Nairobi News] President Uhuru Kenyatta has, for the first time, publicly addressed the fallout between him and impeached Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

January 19th 2021, 12:20 am

Africa: Covid-19 Vaccines for African Countries - Some Key Questions Answered

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[The Conversation Africa] Vaccines for COVID-19 are generating a lot of talk. To shed some light on which vaccines are available for countries in sub-Saharan Africa, and how the process will work, The Conversation Africa's Ina Skosana and Ozayr Patel asked Benjamin Kagina to answer a few questions.

January 19th 2021, 12:20 am

Africa: UK-Africa Trade - What Will Brexit Change?

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[DW] As part of its post-Brexit global vision, Britain is hosting a UK-Africa trade conference. But its new trade deals fail to offer African nations much extra as Britain falls behind as a trading partner on the continent.

January 19th 2021, 12:20 am

Uganda: Internet Restored After President Yoweri Museveni's Electoral Victory

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[DW] Social media platforms in Uganda played a crucial role in the mobilization of opposition leader Bobi Wine's followers. Shutting down the internet on the eve of polls added to doubts about how fair the elections were.

January 19th 2021, 12:20 am

Africa: The Social Media Battleground Is Continent-Wide

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[ISS] In the earlier days of Ugandan Yoweri Museveni's presidential career in 2006, I remember seeing election posters routinely torn down by all sides during campaign rallies in an attempt to control the message. Now social media has become the new election battleground, propelled by the rapid proliferation and reach of cellphone technology across Africa.

January 19th 2021, 12:20 am

Malawi: Govt Announces Strict New Covid-19 Measures

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[RFI] In the wake of of two Malawian cabinet officials dying of coronavirus last week, President Lazarus Chakwera has announced new health measures to combat the spread of the virus, including lockdown, as cases have increased since the new year.

January 19th 2021, 12:20 am

Uganda: Museveni Shakes Off Bobi Wine Challenge, but Loses Ground in Parliament

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[East African] Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni beat his main challenger Bobi Wine to win a sixth straight term, but lost ground in parliament to opposition National Unity Platform.

January 18th 2021, 11:14 pm

Zimbabwe: Opposition Leader Mahere Granted Bail

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[The Herald] MDC Alliance spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere has been granted $10 000 bail by Harare magistrate Mr Trynos Utahwashe.

January 18th 2021, 8:26 am

Zimbabwe: Villagers Living in Fear of Landmines

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[The Herald] Villagers in Buhera South are living in fear as landmines and other explosives buried by freedom fighters at different former bases during the liberation war, are being picked up by innocent children herding cattle, more than 40 years after independence.

January 18th 2021, 6:08 am

Zimbabwe: Lawyers Denied Prison Access to Sikhala, Mahere, Chin'ono

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[New Zimbabwe] Lawyers representing incarcerated journalist Hopewell Chin'ono, senior MDC Alliance officials, Fadzayi Mahere and Job Sikhala, were at the weekend denied access, by prison officials, to their clients detained at the notorious Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison.

January 18th 2021, 5:21 am

Zimbabwe: Ruling Party Angry Over Envoy's Failure to Denounce U.S. Riots

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[New Zimbabwe] The ruling party Zanu-PF has been angered by the failure of the United States of America's envoy to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols to denounce the recent violent protests at the Capitol Hill in Washington DC, which left six five people dead and scores injured.

January 18th 2021, 5:21 am

Kenya: No Student Should Be Sent Home For Fees - Kenyatta

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[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has cautioned headteachers in day primary and secondary schools across the country against sending learners away for fees.

January 18th 2021, 4:38 am
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