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South Africa: Tiger Brands Recalls Millions of Canned Products

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[allAfrica] Over 20 million canned products including beans, sweetcorn, peas and spaghetti produced by Tiger Brands' Koo and Hugo have been recalled following the detection of defective side seams in cans.

July 26th 2021, 3:54 pm

Sierra Leone: Sceptics Fear Crime Wave After Death Penalty

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[RFI] In a historic vote by the parliament in Sierra Leone Friday, lawmakers abolished the death penalty, following in the footsteps of more than 20 countries on the African continent who have already done so

July 26th 2021, 3:54 pm

Liberia: If You Haven't Seen Liberia's Olympics Uniform, You're Missing Out Big Time

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo is finally here - a year after the Covid-19 pandemic delayed the games.

July 26th 2021, 3:54 pm

Nigeria: Police Have Released Me - Sowore

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Mr Sowore shared the news of his release via a Whatsapp message on Monday.

July 26th 2021, 3:54 pm

Namibia: Cathy the Coffin Maker Pushes Against the Grain

AllAfrica News

[Namibian] CATHERINE 'Cathy' Namundjebo says she tries to suppress her emotions when making coffins.

July 26th 2021, 3:54 pm

South Africa: Important TB Drug As Effective at Lower Dose, Study Finds

AllAfrica News

[spotlight] The treatment of drug-resistant forms of tuberculosis (DR-TB) has been transformed over the last decade with treatment becoming more effective, safer, and treatment duration in many cases dropping to under a year. Even so, treatment can still come with serious side effects and for some, it can still last over a year and a half and involve taking many different pills every day.

July 26th 2021, 3:54 pm

Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe's Sister, Minister Feud Over Farm Escalates

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] The feud between Mashonaland Central Provincial Minister Monica Mavhunga and the former First Lady, Grace Mugabe's sister, Rosemary Chidhakwa has escalated after the minister counter-sued the latter at the High Court.

July 26th 2021, 7:23 am

Nigeria: Buhari Embarks On Two Weeks Trip to London for Summit, Medical Check-Up

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The president will return in the second week of August, his office said.

July 26th 2021, 7:23 am

Zimbabwe: Relocated Chiadzwa Villagers Spend 2 Months With No Water

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] Villagera, relocated to the Agricultural Rural Development Authority (ARDA) Transau in Odzi, Mutare West to pave way for diamond mining in Marange, have spent the past two months without water after their reticulation system broke down.

July 26th 2021, 7:23 am

Africa: Over 400 Million Africans Live Below Poverty Line - Report

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[Monitor] At least 450 million people in Africa are projected to remain poor by 2030, according to a new report.

July 26th 2021, 7:23 am

Kenya: Chief Justice Koome Wants Case on Rejected Judges Dismissed

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Chief Justice Martha Koome and the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) have for the first time publicly backed President Uhuru Kenyatta's decision to omit six judges from a list of 40 individuals nominated to top courts two years ago.

July 26th 2021, 7:23 am

Tanzania: Drowning Causes 3,000 Deaths Annually - Report

AllAfrica News

[Daily News] Every year some 3,000 people die in various water bodies in the country-a figure that must be addressed to prevent the avoidable deaths.

July 26th 2021, 7:23 am

Nigeria: What You Need to Know About Covid-19 Delta Variant

AllAfrica News

[Daily Trust] It is almost two years since the novel Covid-19 virus made its global debut and it has continued to defy all odds to curtail its rate of spread across the globe.

July 26th 2021, 7:23 am

Africa: Continent Nears 6,5 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of July 26 confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 6,467,841 while over 41,619,926 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.

July 26th 2021, 7:23 am

West Africa: Cameroon Civilians Flee After Deadly Boko Haram Attack on Nigeria Border

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[VOA] Yaounde, Cameroon -- Cameroon says hundreds of civilians have fled Sagme, a northern village on the border with Nigeria, after a Boko Haram attack Saturday that left eight government troops dead and 13 wounded, according to a press release. The Cameroonian military deployed to the area and said fighters were also killed.

July 26th 2021, 3:23 am

Nigeria: Bandits Free 28 Kidnapped Kaduna School Students

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[Premium Times] "We are hopeful that more would be released soon and eventually all the students."

July 26th 2021, 3:23 am

Nigeria: Esther Emerges Winner of the Voice Nigeria 3

AllAfrica News

[Leadership] The graceful contestant, Esther Benyeago, has emerged the winner of the third edition of The Voice Nigeria.

July 26th 2021, 3:23 am

Africa: About 770 Million Africans Have No Access to Electricity - Report

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Nigeria accounts for about 10 per cent of the African population without electricity.

July 26th 2021, 3:23 am

Tunisia: President Dismisses Prime Minister, Freezes Parliament

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[DW] President Kais Saied removed Hicham Mechichi from his post as Tunisia's prime minister after violent protests. The ruling party is now accusing the president of a "coup."

July 26th 2021, 3:23 am

Nigeria: How NGO Is Transforming Lives of Women Victims of Boko Haram Insurgency

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Since inception in 2011, over 400 IDPs have benefited in interventions championed by Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development.

July 26th 2021, 3:23 am

Rwanda: Govt Extends Lockdown for Five Days as Covid-19 Cases Subside

AllAfrica News

[New Times] In order to consolidate the gains made over the past few days in reducing Covid-19 cases, the government has resolved that current measures, including a total lockdown in Kigali and some eight districts in the country, will be extended for five more days until July 31.

July 26th 2021, 3:23 am

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Receives Covid-19 Vaccines From China Amid Fears of Third Wave

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[VOA] Harare -- Zimbabwe on Sunday received one million SINOVAC vaccines it bought from China as the African country battles to meet the demand for the COVID-19 jabs. Zimbabweans want to get vaccinated to beat a third wave facing the country.

July 26th 2021, 3:23 am

Somalia: Govt Postpones Long-Delayed Election - Sources

AllAfrica News

[RFI] Somalia has postponed elections that were were due to start on Sunday after months of delays in the deeply unstable Horn of Africa country.

July 26th 2021, 3:23 am

South Africa: Alcohol and Travel Bans Lifted as Country Moves to Covid-19 Level 3

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[SAnews.gov.za] Inter-provincial travel for leisure may resume and the sale of alcohol will be permitted for off-site and onsite consumption from Monday as the country moves to Adjusted Alert Level 3 lockdown.

July 26th 2021, 3:23 am

East Africa: Cyclists Ride Against Covid Wave in Quest for Unified and Greener EAC

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[East African] The Covid-19 pandemic notwithstanding, more than 80 cyclists will embark on the fourth edition of the Great Africa Cycling Safari, a two-month long East African tour, to raise awareness of climate change in the region and spread the gospel of regional integration.

July 25th 2021, 10:53 am

Kenya: Kenya's First Female Radiopharmaceutical Scientist

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[Nation] Dr Elizabeth Itotia, 29, has swallowed many bitter pills in her path to becoming the first female radiopharmaceutical scientist in Kenya, a feat confirmed by the Pharmaceutical Society of Kenya.

July 25th 2021, 10:53 am

South Africa: Covid-19 in Children - the South African Experience and Way Forward

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Since its emergence in late 2019, SARS-CoV-2 has caused illness (COVID-19) and death in all countries in the world. The restrictions put in place to reduce the spread of this virus have devastated economies and livelihoods the world over. By the end of June 2021, the World Health Organisation estimated that there had been 180.4 million cases of COVID-19 and 3.9 million associated deaths globally.

July 25th 2021, 7:55 am

Zimbabwe: Govt Has No Duty to Citizens Right to Shelter - Supreme Court

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] THE Supreme Court has ruled the reference to citizens' right to shelter in the country's Constitution was "essentially hortatory in nature", operating merely as a reminder to the government in formulating policy.

July 25th 2021, 7:55 am

Sierra Leone: Sierra Leone Lawmakers Vote to Abolish Death Penalty

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Sierra Leone has become the latest country to outlaw the death penalty, after its Parliament on Friday approved a Bill replacing relevant sections of the penal code.

July 25th 2021, 7:55 am

Ghana: Young Muslim Women in Ghana Feel Stereotyped and Judged - Why It Matters

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Since the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre in New York, western media have consistently questioned whether being Muslim sits well with the ideals of democratic citizenship. Young Muslim males are often demonised as potential terrorists and female Muslims are singled out for critique for their dress. In France, for example, veiled Muslim women are often vilified for the explicit demonstration of their religion and failing to embrace "secular", "republican" values. Su

July 25th 2021, 7:55 am

Kenya: Somali PM Sacks Top Intelligence Officials

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[Nation] Mogadishu

July 25th 2021, 7:55 am

Zimbabwe: Chinese in Massive Looting Zimbabwe's Minerals - Chief Chiweshe

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] A TRADITIONAL leader in Mashonaland Central province has in a rare show of bravery stood up and accused Chinese nationals in Zimbabwe of being behind massive looting of the country mineral resources.

July 25th 2021, 7:55 am

Nigeria: Monkeypox in Nigeria - Why the Disease Needs Intense Management

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Monkeypox is back in the news. The publicity this time derives from a case brought into the US by someone from Nigeria in June 2021. In this interview with Adejuwon Soyinka, The Conversation's West Africa regional editor, virologist Oyewale Tomori explains that the US case was not the only export from Nigeria this year. He provides insights into why this is happening and what needs to be done.

July 25th 2021, 7:55 am

Kenya: Raila, Ruto in Race to Raise 2022 Campaign Funding Billions

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[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto and Orange Democratic Movement leader Raila Odinga are racing to attract campaign billions as they re-establish networks with "friends of goodwill" across the globe in readiness for a presidential run in 2022.

July 25th 2021, 7:08 am

Nigeria: Gunmen Free Five Kidnapped Nigerian Maritime Workers, Three Others

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The maritime workers were kidnapped on Monday.

July 25th 2021, 7:08 am

Nigeria: Terrorism - Serap, Ptcij Sue Buhari, Mohammed Over Media 'Gag Order'

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Joined in the suit as a defendant is the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC).

July 25th 2021, 7:08 am

Nigeria: Security Reports Disqualify Persons Seeking to Be Judges in Nigeria

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Even though some of the applicants might possess the required credentials, they had to be dropped from the appointment process due to adverse security reports, the chief judge said.

July 25th 2021, 7:08 am

Tunisia: Tokyo 2020 - Gold Medal for Ayoub Hafnaoui 400M Freestyle

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[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Tunisian swimmer Ayoub Hafnaoui offered Tunisia its first gold medal at the Olympic Games Tokyo-2020, after winning the final of 400 m freestyle in 3.43.36, Sunday at the aquatic centre of Tokyo.

July 25th 2021, 7:08 am

Zimbabwe: New Hwange 50mw Plant Ready to Roll

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[The Herald] A new modest 50MW private thermal power plant has been completed in Hwange and is expected to start feeding the power into the national grid before year end.

July 24th 2021, 11:23 pm

Nigeria: Special Report - How Prices of Rice, Other Cereals in Nigeria Doubled in One Year

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The rates of widely eaten cereals and legumes rose by a average of 98 per cent in the last one year.

July 24th 2021, 11:23 pm

Nigeria: Live Updates - Local Government Elections Hold in Lagos

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[Premium Times] There are 6.5 million registered voters for the election and the electoral commission said COVID-19 protocols will be strictly adhered to during the election.

July 24th 2021, 11:23 pm

Zimbabwe: 90 Percent Covid Admissions Unvaccinated Patients

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[New Zimbabwe] A UNIVERSITY of Zimbabwe (UZ) Histopathology Department professor and member Covid-19 Experts Advisory Committee Rudo Makunike-Mutasa's has confirmed 90% of admissions in hospitals were patients not vaccinated against Covid-19.

July 24th 2021, 11:23 pm

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Panic As Nigeria Records One Death, Highest Daily Infections in Months

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[Premium Times] The new cases on Friday were recorded in 10 states and the federal capital territory (FCT).

July 24th 2021, 11:23 pm

Tanzania: Covid-19 - Tanzania Bans Social Gatherings

AllAfrica News

[East African] Tanzania on Thursday banned "unnecessary gatherings" nationwide and urged those holding necessary meetings to take precautions to avoid the spread of Covid-19.

July 24th 2021, 9:37 am

Malawi: From Lilongwe to Tokyo for Boniface, Malawi's Judo Olympian

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[RFI] From a township of Malawi's capital Lilongwe to the Olympics in Tokyo, judoka athlete Harriet Boniface, 28, is one of the young women in Africa who hopes to make a mark in a sport which has been, for a long time, considered a male discipline.

July 24th 2021, 9:37 am

Benin: Colonial Crimes - Benin Prepares for the Return of Its Cultural Heritage

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[JusticeInfo.net] Five years after its official request for the restitution of its cultural heritage to France, Benin is getting closer to its goal. The return of 26 works looted during the colonial era has been set for 30 October. All the infrastructures to receive them are not yet ready, but the country is getting prepared. Our report three months ahead of the long-awaited return of part of the stolen royal heritage.

July 24th 2021, 9:37 am

Mozambique: Appeals Court Confirms Verdict in Setina Titosse Case

AllAfrica News

[AIM] Maputo -- The Maputo Higher Appeals Court (TSR) has upheld the verdict of the Maputo City Court which found Setina Titosse, the former chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Development Fund (FDA) guilty of the theft of 170 million meticais between 2012 and 2015 (about 5.6 million US dollars, at the exchange rate of the time).

July 24th 2021, 9:05 am

Africa: New Warning System to Sound Alarm On Rainforest 'Tipping Points'

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rainforests are far more vulnerable than predicted in the past, researchers find, warning areas that are disturbed or fragmented lack resilience to climate warming and drought

July 24th 2021, 8:54 am

East Africa: Court Gives Nod to Postpone Elections, DP Ruto Protests

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[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto and his allies were yesterday up in arms against a ruling by the African Court on Human rights in Arusha that gave countries the green light to postpone elections over Covid-19.

July 24th 2021, 8:54 am

Congo-Kinshasa: DR Congo Faces Major Challenges in Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

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[DW] The Democratic Republic of Congo is struggling to vaccinate its population amid growing cases of COVID-19. Skepticism, misinformation and poor infrastructure have forced the country to discard thousands of expired doses.

July 24th 2021, 8:54 am

Malawi: UK Opens Up Market for Malawi's Agro-Business Sector

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[Nyasa Times] Malawi's largest development partner, the UK Government, has announced that they are geared to opening up the Agro-business trade and investment for its former protectorate, Malawi as a way to get more Malawian products on the British retail shelves.

July 24th 2021, 8:54 am

South Africa: Women Risk Assault to Reach Work As Taxi Violence Surges

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Activists say women are particularly vulnerable in a country where a sexual offence is committed every 10 minutes

July 24th 2021, 8:54 am

Ethiopia: Amid Lack of Transparency, Families of Strained Students in Tigray Demand Swift Actions

AllAfrica News

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Parents of Universities students in Tigray echo concerns over the safety of their loved ones attending schools in the war torn region. Parents gathered in front of UN headquarters in Addis Ababa and used slogans such as "Universities are closed; where are our children?" ; "UN keep your promise, it is your responsibility to bring them back" and "Peoples of Tigray our kids are yours," to demand the safe return of their children.

July 24th 2021, 8:54 am

Zimbabwe: Passion Java Gifts Mai TT, Madam Boss With Posh Cars

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[New Zimbabwe] CONTROVERSIAL prophet and socialite, Passion Java has gifted comediennes, Mai TT and Madam Boss with top of the range, Mercedes Benz Compressors.

July 23rd 2021, 9:54 pm

Mozambique: Investigation Into How Teachers Were Hired Illegally

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[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican Education Ministry is working with the Attorney-General's Office (PGR) to investigate how 88 teachers were hired illegally in Mecanhelas district in the northern province of Niassa.

July 23rd 2021, 9:54 pm

Southern Africa: Mozambique Govt Pledges to Work for Success of SADC Force

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[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican government on Thursday promised to work to ensure the success of the mission of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in eliminating the terrorist groups operating in parts of the northern province of Cabo Delgado.

July 23rd 2021, 12:55 pm

Kenya: UK Announces Sanctions Against Top Official

AllAfrica News

[Nation] The United Kingdom has imposed an asset freeze and travel ban on one of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa's advisors for alleged corruption.

July 23rd 2021, 12:55 pm

Zimbabwe: Prisons Embark On Vaccination As 17 Inmates, Officers Succumb to Covid-19

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[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe Prison Correctional Services (ZPCS) says it has escalated its Covid-19 vaccination programmes among inmates and prison officers to combat the spread of the deadly pandemic which has hit its jails.

July 23rd 2021, 7:10 am

Africa: Climate Action Must Happen 'For Our People, Not to Them', Cities Say

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] A shift to a greener economy should bring social benefits, especially for the poorest, or 'the politics will end up against us'

July 23rd 2021, 7:10 am

Africa: Nearly 6.4 Million Covid-19 Cases Across Continent

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] As of July 23 confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 6,368,328 while over 41,619,926 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.

July 23rd 2021, 7:10 am

Angola: Govt Hikes Fuel Export Taxes

AllAfrica News

[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Angolan government will change the export rates and surcharges for oil derivatives, to mitigate the negative impact of illegal fuel exports on the economy and the subsidy that these derivatives benefit from in Angola.

July 23rd 2021, 7:10 am

Zimbabwe: 'He Is Our Breadwinner' Tearful Mother As Son Is Deported From UK

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] "I AM hurt, I do not even know where or how he will restart his life," said a mother, waiting in vain to catch a glimpse of her 32-year-old son on arrival at the Robert Gabriel International Airport Thursday.

July 23rd 2021, 7:10 am

Congo-Kinshasa: Déjà Vu - the DRC's Perpetual Cycles of Hope and Despair

AllAfrica News

[ISS] 'Can new leadership transform the DRC's fortunes?' was the title of a seminar this week presented by the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA). It was a good question.

July 23rd 2021, 7:10 am

South Africa: Violence Was an Uprising of Elites, Not of the People

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[The Conversation Africa] From time to time, South Africa is rudely reminded that its past continues to make its present and future difficult. It does not always recognise this reality when it sees it.

July 23rd 2021, 4:35 am

Ethiopia: Govt Reinstates Addis Standard Licence After Addressing 'Areas of Concern'

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[East African] The Ethiopia government on Wednesday reinstated the licence of private news website Addis Standard after what the Media Authority said was addressing "areas of concern" in their coverage.

July 23rd 2021, 4:24 am

Cote d'Ivoire: Ouattara, Gbagbo Scheduled Talks Seen As Fight Sign of Reconciliation

AllAfrica News

[East African] Two of the biggest political leaders in Cote d'Ivoire are set to meet next week in what is seen as a crucial step to reconcile the country's political past that nearly split it.

July 23rd 2021, 4:24 am

Nigeria: Govt Fails to File Extradition Charges As Benin Court Remands Igboho

AllAfrica News

[Daily Trust] Self-styled Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo, popularly known as Sunday Igboho, was arraigned before the Cour D'Appel De Cotonou on immigration-related offences by the government of the Benin Republic.

July 23rd 2021, 4:24 am

Tanzania: Constitutional Question Brings Out Magufuli in President Samia Suluhu

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[East African] Tanzanian President Samia Suluhu is facing accusations of overseeing a renewed crackdown on opposition groups, just months after she took over power and began reversing her predecessor's 'bulldozing' style.

July 23rd 2021, 4:24 am

Africa: Brain Drain Is a Hidden Tax On the Countries Left Behind

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[The Conversation Africa] Dr John Baptist Mukasa, or JB Neuro, as his colleagues called him, "was always at the beck and call of everyone who needed neurosurgical care", according to his colleague Dr Sabrina Kitaka. Mukasa's death from COVID on June 29, in the middle of Uganda's most lethal wave so far, robbed the country's medical fellowship of a friend and a mentor.

July 23rd 2021, 4:24 am

Cote d'Ivoire: Ouattara, Gbagbo Scheduled Talks Seen as Fight Sign of Reconciliation

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[East African] Two of the biggest political leaders in Cote d'Ivoire are set to meet next week in what is seen as a crucial step to reconcile the country's political past that nearly split it.

July 23rd 2021, 4:24 am

Ethiopia: 50,000 Displaced in Fighting Between Afar and Tigrayan Forces - NGO

AllAfrica News

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- In a report that was last updated on July 20, 2021, the Afar Pastoralist Development Association (APDA) said that well over 50,000 people have been displaced as a result of ongoing fighting between Afar regional forces and forces loyal to Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF). Fighting has broken out in major towns along the border area between Afar and Tigray regions and Tigrayan forces have taken control of at least four towns causing thousands to flee and looting valuables as a consequence, according

July 23rd 2021, 3:23 am

West Africa: Cameroon Police Intercept Pangolin Scales Trafficked From 3 Central African States

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[VOA] Yaounde, Cameroon -- Cameroonian police say they have for the first time during the pandemic seized parts of an estimated 2,000 pangolins poached in Cameroon and neighboring Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. Police say travel restrictions had slowed trafficking of the endangered anteater to Asia, where its meat is considered a delicacy and the scales are used in traditional medicine.

July 23rd 2021, 2:51 am

Africa: False Start for Intersex Athletes Barred From Olympics

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The ban on intersex athletes who refuse to alter their natural hormones is one of many controversies regarding the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

July 23rd 2021, 2:38 am

Ethiopia: As Famine Looms, First WFP Humanitarian Flight Arrives in Tigray

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[UN News] Lifesaving assistance arrived for the beleaguered Tigray region of Ethiopia on Thursday as the first UN World Food Programme (WFP) plane carrying humanitarian workers touched down in the capital Mekelle.

July 23rd 2021, 2:38 am

Congo-Kinshasa: Human Rights Watch Criticises 'Hasty, Harsh' Sentence for Govt Critic

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[HRW] Rising Opposition to Discriminatory Nationality Bill

July 23rd 2021, 2:38 am

Africa: Continent's Covid-19 'Third Wave' Not Yet Over, Vaccine Inequity Threatens All - WHO

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[UN News] Although new COVID-19 cases in Africa have slowed following an eight-week surge, this "small step forward" could be short-lived, the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.

July 23rd 2021, 2:38 am

Africa: We Created a Tool to Help Predict Covid-19 Increases in African Countries

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[The Conversation Africa] One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from COVID-19 is the bewildering amount of data available every day. We are awash in information, but everyone wants to distil insight that makes sense from this.

July 23rd 2021, 2:38 am

Nigeria: Insecurity - Six Super Tucano Fighter Jets Arrive Nigeria

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[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari placed order for 12 Super Tucano fighter jets after extensive discussions with the U.S. government in April 2018.

July 23rd 2021, 1:38 am

Southern Africa: Zimbabwe Reconsiders Its Dependence On South Africa

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[New Frame] Economists and business leaders in Zimbabwe believe it would be foolish for the country to waste a good crisis and now is the time to reduce its reliance on South African imports and infrastructure.

July 23rd 2021, 1:38 am

Nigeria: 60 Killed, 698 Infected As Cholera Ravages Abuja

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[Vanguard] Abuja -- The death toll in communities hit by the severe faecal-oral gastro intestinal infection, Cholera, in the nation's capital Abuja, has now risen to 60, Vanguard has learned.

July 23rd 2021, 12:54 am

Nigeria: World Bank - 4,000 Nigerian Children Orphaned By Covid-19 in 16 Months

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[This Day] An estimated 4,000 Nigerian children were orphaned by the COVID-19 pandemic between March 2020 and July 2021, the World Bank has revealed in a new report.

July 23rd 2021, 12:54 am

Nigeria: Malnutrition Among Children Is Rife in Nigeria. What Must Be Done

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Malnutrition is one of world's major public health and development concerns. In Nigeria, the situation is dire. Currently, UNICEF says 5 in 10 children under five years old suffer from the effects of being malnourished. This has an overarching impact on the lives, future and productivity of Nigerian children. Ogechi Ekeanyanwu, from The Conversation Africa, asked Blessing Akombi-Inyang, a maternal and child health expert, to explain the reasons for this high rate of malnutrition.

July 22nd 2021, 11:37 pm

Africa: Over 160,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] As of July 22 confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 6,332,714 while over 40,948,411 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.

July 22nd 2021, 7:53 pm

Ethiopia: Risks Grow As Tigray Conflict Enters New Phase

AllAfrica News

[CFR] The conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, far from over following the federal government's declaration of a ceasefire and Tigrayan fighters' capture of Mekelle, is entering an anxious new phase.

July 22nd 2021, 7:53 pm

Zimbabwe: Football Body in U.S.$750,000 Judicial Funds Scam

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[The Herald] Four top Zifa board members moved US$740 000 from Zifa's nostro account into the bank account of a private company belonging to one of them in 2019, allegedly to block a debtor using a court-issued garnishee order grabbing a small fraction of the cash, US$161 762, out of the accounts.

July 22nd 2021, 7:53 pm

South Africa: Govt Must Investigate Deaths of More Than 200 People During Riots

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[AI London] Authorities failed to deal with lethal unrest triggered by former president Jacob Zuma's imprisonment

July 22nd 2021, 7:53 pm

Africa: UAE Royal Reselling Vaccine for More Than Double the Price

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[Namibian] AT the time the United States and European countries had banned or limited the export of vaccines against the coronavirus to first deal with the pandemic at home, Russia was willing to share its Sputnik V with countries in need.

July 22nd 2021, 7:53 pm

Namibia: Meatco Eyes DRC, Ghana for Northern Beef

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[Namibian] IN a quest to secure a market for the northern livestock farmers, the national meat company, Meatco, is exploring new markets in Ghana and the DRC.

July 22nd 2021, 7:53 pm

Madagascar: Madagascar Foils Assassination Bid On President Rajoelina

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[RFI] Two Frenchmen were among several people arrested in Madagascar following a failed assassination attempt on President Andry Rajoelina.

July 22nd 2021, 9:01 am

Kenya: Bakers Cut Bread Prices On Competition From Supermarket Bakeries

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[Nation] Bakers have sliced bread prices by Sh5 on the stiff competition by supermarket in-store bakeries, hurting their profit margins in the wake of the prevailing high global cost of wheat.

July 22nd 2021, 9:01 am

Cote d'Ivoire: Ivory Coast President Ouattara to Meet Ex-Rival Gbagbo

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[Nation] Two of the biggest political leaders in Cote d'Ivoire are set to meet next week in what is seen as a crucial step to reconcile the country's political past that nearly split it.

July 22nd 2021, 8:42 am

Tanzania: Main Opposition Leader Freeman Mbowe Arrested

AllAfrica News

[VOA] Dar es Salaam -- Tanzania's main opposition party, the Party for Democracy and Progress, also known as Chadema, says police have detained their leader Freeman Mbowe. Mbowe was arrested before he was scheduled to speak at a conference to announce demands for constitutional reforms.

July 22nd 2021, 8:34 am

Zimbabwe: Elephant Attacks On the Rise

AllAfrica News

[The Herald] At least 10 people in Mbire have this year died from elephant attacks while communities in Rushinga, bordering Mozambique, have incurred post-harvest losses owing to elephants that have grazed their fields.

July 22nd 2021, 8:34 am

Rwanda: Rwanda Records Steep Drop in Malaria Cases

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[New Times] A combination of more use of mosquito treated nets and indoor residual spraying preventive interventions has seen Rwanda slash malaria cases by 71 per cent between 2016 and 2021.

July 22nd 2021, 8:34 am

South Africa: Worst in 100 Years - Drought in All Three Cape Provinces Declared a National Disaster

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[Daily Maverick] The National Disaster Management Centre has declared a drought disaster due to the persistent drought conditions in the Northern Cape, Eastern Cape and Western Cape. National resources will now be mobilised to assist affected farmers.

July 22nd 2021, 8:34 am

Zimbabwe: VP Chiwenga Denying Estranged WIfe Access to Her Children

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[New Zimbabwe] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has come under severe criticism from his estranged wife, Marry, who described him as an evil man who is causing her untold suffering and denying her access to her children.

July 22nd 2021, 8:34 am

Africa: President Welcomes Biovac-Pfizer Deal

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[SAnews.gov.za] The African Union Champion on COVID-19, President Cyril Ramaphosa, has welcomed the announcement that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be produced in Cape Town by the Biovac Institute.

July 22nd 2021, 8:34 am

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Threatens to Disrupt Upcoming Elections

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[VOA] Mogadishu, Somalia -- Somali terrorist group al-Shabab has threatened to attack electoral delegates who will be choosing lawmakers in parliamentary elections beginning next week.

July 22nd 2021, 8:34 am

South Africa: Pfizer, BioNTech Agree to Produce Covid-19 Vaccine in Africa

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[VOA] Pfizer and BioNTech have reached an agreement with a South African company to produce their COVID-19 vaccine for distribution in Africa, the biotechnology companies said Wednesday.

July 22nd 2021, 8:34 am

South Africa: Prisons Department Allows Former President Zuma to Attend Funeral

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[SAnews.gov.za] The Department of Correctional Services has granted former President Jacob Zuma permission to attend the funeral of his late younger brother.

July 22nd 2021, 8:34 am
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