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Africa: New Directions for Historic U.S. Africa-Focused Organization

[allAfrica] The New York-based Africa-America Institute (AAI) is one of the oldest, most-respected institutions connecting Africans and Americans. Founded in 1952, under the name African-American Institute, it has provided scholarships, educational opportunit
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Africa: New Directions for Historic U.S. Africa-Focused Organization

[allAfrica] The New York-based Africa-America Institute (AAI) is one of the oldest, most-respected institutions connecting Africans and Americans. Founded in 1952, under the name African-American Institute, it has provided scholarships, educational opportunities and skills training. More than 16 thousand Africans have earned undergraduate and advanced degrees and leadership skills through AAI programmes, continuing their connections through an active alumni group. AAI's emphasis for 2020 and beyond is two-fold --

Cameroon: Cameroonians and Football Euphoria

[Cameroon Tribune] The sport is almost like a religion here and federates sons and daughters from diverse cultural, linguistic and social backgrounds, reason why they impatiently await upcoming competitions.
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Cameroon: Cameroonians and Football Euphoria

[Cameroon Tribune] The sport is almost like a religion here and federates sons and daughters from diverse cultural, linguistic and social backgrounds, reason why they impatiently await upcoming competitions.

Congo-Kinshasa: Joint UN-Congolese Strategy Needed to Address Insecurity Following Deadly Attacks

[UN News] Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the UN peacekeeping operation in the country, MONUSCO, are being urged to develop a comprehensive joint strategy to address insecurity in Beni territory, located in the east.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Joint UN-Congolese Strategy Needed to Address Insecurity Following Deadly Attacks

[UN News] Authorities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the UN peacekeeping operation in the country, MONUSCO, are being urged to develop a comprehensive joint strategy to address insecurity in Beni territory, located in the east.

Rwanda: Rwanda to Scrap Visa Fees for Over 90 Countries

[New Times] Rwanda is considering scrapping visa fees for citizens of the Commonwealth, as well as the African Union and La Francophonie member countries, President Paul Kagame has announced.
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Rwanda: Rwanda to Scrap Visa Fees for Over 90 Countries

[New Times] Rwanda is considering scrapping visa fees for citizens of the Commonwealth, as well as the African Union and La Francophonie member countries, President Paul Kagame has announced.

Africa: Boris Johnson Seeks to Woo Continent's Leaders in Run-Up to Brexit

[Deutsche Welle] The UK has amped up its pitch for post-Brexit trade with Africa at the UK-Africa Investment Summit. DW examines whether it will have the same economic presence on the continent as China or Russia.
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Africa: Boris Johnson Seeks to Woo Continent's Leaders in Run-Up to Brexit

[Deutsche Welle] The UK has amped up its pitch for post-Brexit trade with Africa at the UK-Africa Investment Summit. DW examines whether it will have the same economic presence on the continent as China or Russia.

Africa: UN Peacekeeping Is Stymied By Serious Contradictions. They Need to Be Resolved

[The Conversation Africa] For three decades, UN peace operations have been falling into the same traps because stakeholders don't want to tackle some of the contradictions confronting peacekeeping. Professor Paul D. Williams from George Washington University
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Africa: UN Peacekeeping Is Stymied By Serious Contradictions. They Need to Be Resolved

[The Conversation Africa] For three decades, UN peace operations have been falling into the same traps because stakeholders don't want to tackle some of the contradictions confronting peacekeeping. Professor Paul D. Williams from George Washington University recently called this the UN Security Council's «peacekeeping trilemma». This refers to the fact that peacekeeping missions have to meet multidimensional mandates and minimise casualties while working with increasingly tight budgets.

Angola: Calls for International Investigation of Isabel Dos Santos's Wealth

[Deutsche Welle] Angolans are calling for an international investigation into the world-wide dealings that allowed Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the former president, to become the richest woman in Africa.
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Angola: Calls for International Investigation of Isabel Dos Santos's Wealth

[Deutsche Welle] Angolans are calling for an international investigation into the world-wide dealings that allowed Isabel dos Santos, the daughter of the former president, to become the richest woman in Africa.

Angola: How Africa's Richest Woman Used Family Ties, Shell Companies, Inside Deals to Build Empire

[Premium Times] She spun a story the world wanted to believe: a self-made billionaire who had risen in a male-dominated business world in an African country ravaged by civil war and poverty.
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Angola: How Africa's Richest Woman Used Family Ties, Shell Companies, Inside Deals to Build Empire

[Premium Times] She spun a story the world wanted to believe: a self-made billionaire who had risen in a male-dominated business world in an African country ravaged by civil war and poverty.

West Africa: West African States Mired in Controversy Over 'Eco' Currency

[Deutsche Welle] Anglophone ECOWAS members have criticized plans by the bloc's French-speaking states to change the CFA franc's name to 'Eco'. ECOWAS had planned to launch a common currency under the same name in 2020.
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West Africa: West African States Mired in Controversy Over 'Eco' Currency

[Deutsche Welle] Anglophone ECOWAS members have criticized plans by the bloc's French-speaking states to change the CFA franc's name to 'Eco'. ECOWAS had planned to launch a common currency under the same name in 2020.

Nigeria: 17 Soldiers Killed, Several Abducted in Battle With Boko Haram

[This Day] Maiduguri -Not less than 17 soldiers were killed in confrontations between the military and Boko Haram insurgents along Bama-Gwoza road weekend.
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Nigeria: 17 Soldiers Killed, Several Abducted in Battle With Boko Haram

[This Day] Maiduguri -Not less than 17 soldiers were killed in confrontations between the military and Boko Haram insurgents along Bama-Gwoza road weekend.

Rwanda: Rayon Thrash Espoir to Cut Gap On APR to Four Points

[New Times] RAYON Sports returned to their winning ways with a thumping 3-0 win over Espoir on Saturday as they cut the gap on Rwanda Premier League leaders APR to four points.
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Rwanda: Rayon Thrash Espoir to Cut Gap On APR to Four Points

[New Times] RAYON Sports returned to their winning ways with a thumping 3-0 win over Espoir on Saturday as they cut the gap on Rwanda Premier League leaders APR to four points.

Rwanda: Put Citizens' Interests Before Self, Senate Caucus Told

[New Times] François Ngarambe, the Secretary-General of the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi), has told senators affiliated to the party to always put people's interests above their own.
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Rwanda: Put Citizens' Interests Before Self, Senate Caucus Told

[New Times] François Ngarambe, the Secretary-General of the ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi), has told senators affiliated to the party to always put people's interests above their own.

Rwanda: Kagame to Attend UK-Africa Investment Summit

[New Times] President Paul Kagame is expected in London for the UK-Africa Investment Summit that starts on Monday, which will be hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
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Rwanda: Kagame to Attend UK-Africa Investment Summit

[New Times] President Paul Kagame is expected in London for the UK-Africa Investment Summit that starts on Monday, which will be hosted by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Nigeria: Nigeria's Minister Appoints Daughter as Special Assistant

[Premium Times] The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, has appointed one of her daughters, Violet Osunde, as a special assistant in her office. It is not clear if the minister's action violated any law, but critics including aca
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Nigeria: Nigeria's Minister Appoints Daughter as Special Assistant

[Premium Times] The Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Pauline Tallen, has appointed one of her daughters, Violet Osunde, as a special assistant in her office. It is not clear if the minister's action violated any law, but critics including academics and lawyers said it suggests nepotism and could be a breach of her oath of office. Until her appointment in November, Mrs Osunde was a senior executive assistant with the National Databank Management Department of the National Pension Commission. Mrs Osun

Angola: South Korea Reiterates Support for Angola Education Sector

[ANGOP] Ndalatando -The ambassador of the Republic of South Korea accredited to Angola, Kim Chang Sik, said this Saturday, in Ndalatando, that his country will continue to support education projects underway in Angola, within the scope of bilateral cooperatio
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Angola: South Korea Reiterates Support for Angola Education Sector

[ANGOP] Ndalatando -The ambassador of the Republic of South Korea accredited to Angola, Kim Chang Sik, said this Saturday, in Ndalatando, that his country will continue to support education projects underway in Angola, within the scope of bilateral cooperation.

Angola: Lourenço Reiterates Measures to Attract Investments

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan president, João Lourenço, Friday reiterated the continuation of the measures to make the investment processes easier in the country, with aim to attract all sorts of investors to an economy being quickly and positively restructured.
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Angola: Lourenço Reiterates Measures to Attract Investments

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan president, João Lourenço, Friday reiterated the continuation of the measures to make the investment processes easier in the country, with aim to attract all sorts of investors to an economy being quickly and positively restructured.

Angola: Over Five Million Children Get Polio Vaccine

[ANGOP] Luanda -At least five million children were vaccinated in the country in 2019 to fight poliomyelitis during the campaigns promoted by the Ministry of Health, said last Friday in Luanda, the minister Sílvia Lutucuta.
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Angola: Over Five Million Children Get Polio Vaccine

[ANGOP] Luanda -At least five million children were vaccinated in the country in 2019 to fight poliomyelitis during the campaigns promoted by the Ministry of Health, said last Friday in Luanda, the minister Sílvia Lutucuta.

West Africa: Border Closure Not Meant to Punish Nigeria's Neighbours - Buhari

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the partial closure of Nigeria's borders was not meant to punish her neighbours, but to strengthen the country's security and economy.
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West Africa: Border Closure Not Meant to Punish Nigeria's Neighbours - Buhari

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the partial closure of Nigeria's borders was not meant to punish her neighbours, but to strengthen the country's security and economy.

Sudan: Sudanese Pound Continues to Fall, Food Prices Rising Again

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / El Fasher -The US Dollar rate reached SDG 95 at the Khartoum parallel market on Friday. Prices of food and other basic consumer goods continue to rise. People are lining up again to buy bread and fuel. The Ministry of Industry and T
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Sudan: Sudanese Pound Continues to Fall, Food Prices Rising Again

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / El Fasher -The US Dollar rate reached SDG 95 at the Khartoum parallel market on Friday. Prices of food and other basic consumer goods continue to rise. People are lining up again to buy bread and fuel. The Ministry of Industry and Trade will establish a mechanism to monitor the internal markets.

Mozambique: Nyusi Announces New Govt

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi announced his new government on Friday evening, and reappointed Carlos Agostinho do Rosario as Prime Minister.
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Mozambique: Nyusi Announces New Govt

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi announced his new government on Friday evening, and reappointed Carlos Agostinho do Rosario as Prime Minister.

Tunisia: Govt Turns Down Invitation to Participate in Berlin Conference On Libya

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Tunisia has turned down the invitation to participate in the Berlin Conference scheduled for Sunday, January 19, while expressing its thanks and consideration for the invitation sent Friday by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to P
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Tunisia: Govt Turns Down Invitation to Participate in Berlin Conference On Libya

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Tunisia has turned down the invitation to participate in the Berlin Conference scheduled for Sunday, January 19, while expressing its thanks and consideration for the invitation sent Friday by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to President Kais Saied.

East Africa: Rwandan Soaps Top Watch List

[East African] Despite being relatively new and still developing, Rwandan content creators have established a niche in TV soap opera production, and are increasingly taking up space on local channels.
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East Africa: Rwandan Soaps Top Watch List

[East African] Despite being relatively new and still developing, Rwandan content creators have established a niche in TV soap opera production, and are increasingly taking up space on local channels.

Rwanda: Sets Aside U.S.$10 Million for CHOGM Sprucing of Kigali

[East African] Rwanda is pulling all stops in its preparations to host the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) slated for June 22 to 27. The biennial summit was last held in East Africa in 2007 in Kampala.
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Rwanda: Sets Aside U.S.$10 Million for CHOGM Sprucing of Kigali

[East African] Rwanda is pulling all stops in its preparations to host the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) slated for June 22 to 27. The biennial summit was last held in East Africa in 2007 in Kampala.

Somalia: Two Soldiers Killed in Al-Shabaab Raid On Afgoye Town

[Shabelle] At least two Somali soldiers were reported to have been killed and several others wounded in heavy fighting between Al-Shabaab and the country's forces in a town outside Mogadishu.
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Somalia: Two Soldiers Killed in Al-Shabaab Raid On Afgoye Town

[Shabelle] At least two Somali soldiers were reported to have been killed and several others wounded in heavy fighting between Al-Shabaab and the country's forces in a town outside Mogadishu.

Zimbabwe: Journalist Facing Public Violence Charges Acquitted

[New Zimbabwe] Harare magistrate, Richard Ramaboa has acquitted a freelance journalist, Doubt Asima who landed in the dock after he tried to assist a woman who got in crossfire during an anti-government protest in August last year.
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Zimbabwe: Journalist Facing Public Violence Charges Acquitted

[New Zimbabwe] Harare magistrate, Richard Ramaboa has acquitted a freelance journalist, Doubt Asima who landed in the dock after he tried to assist a woman who got in crossfire during an anti-government protest in August last year.

East Africa: Row As Uganda Protests Milk Seizures By Kenya

[East African] Kampala has sent a protest note to Nairobi demanding the immediate release of consignments of milk seized by Kenyan officials on alleged quality concerns, sparking a fresh diplomatic row between the two neighbouring countries.
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East Africa: Row As Uganda Protests Milk Seizures By Kenya

[East African] Kampala has sent a protest note to Nairobi demanding the immediate release of consignments of milk seized by Kenyan officials on alleged quality concerns, sparking a fresh diplomatic row between the two neighbouring countries.

Tanzania: Illegal Entry Lands Three Burundi Nationals in Jail

[Daily News] THREE Burundians have been sentenced to two years in jail each after they failed to pay a fine of 700,000/- each. The three have been convicted of illegal entry into the country via Lake Tanganyika.
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Tanzania: Illegal Entry Lands Three Burundi Nationals in Jail

[Daily News] THREE Burundians have been sentenced to two years in jail each after they failed to pay a fine of 700,000/- each. The three have been convicted of illegal entry into the country via Lake Tanganyika.

Rwanda: Rwanda Opens New Embassy in Rabat

[Rwanda Govt] Wednesday, 15 January 2020 - A Rwandan embassy was officially inaugurated in Rabat, Morocco. The ceremony was graced by Minister of State in charge of the East African Community, Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Afr
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Rwanda: Rwanda Opens New Embassy in Rabat

[Rwanda Govt] Wednesday, 15 January 2020 - A Rwandan embassy was officially inaugurated in Rabat, Morocco. The ceremony was graced by Minister of State in charge of the East African Community, Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, African cooperation and Moroccan people living abroad, Mr. Nasser Bourita.

Angola: Diamond Projects Generate Over Thousand Jobs

[ANGOP] Dundo -More than a thousand jobs will be generated with the entry into operation, in the next four months, of three new diamond projects in the province of Lunda Norte, announced today, Friday, the chairman of the board of Endiama, Ganga Júnior.
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Angola: Diamond Projects Generate Over Thousand Jobs

[ANGOP] Dundo -More than a thousand jobs will be generated with the entry into operation, in the next four months, of three new diamond projects in the province of Lunda Norte, announced today, Friday, the chairman of the board of Endiama, Ganga Júnior.

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Sanctions Excuse Is Nonsense - EU

[263Chat] The European Union (EU) ambassador to Zimbabwe, Timo Olkkonen has described as 'nonsense' President Emmerson Mnangagwa's proposition that sanctions are impeding on the country's economic progress.
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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Sanctions Excuse Is Nonsense - EU

[263Chat] The European Union (EU) ambassador to Zimbabwe, Timo Olkkonen has described as 'nonsense' President Emmerson Mnangagwa's proposition that sanctions are impeding on the country's economic progress.

Malawi: Former President Muluzi Back in Court On March 24

[Nyasa Times] The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) returns to High Court in Blantyre on March 24 with the the case of former president Bakili Muluzi that has stagnated for about 14 years.
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Malawi: Former President Muluzi Back in Court On March 24

[Nyasa Times] The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) returns to High Court in Blantyre on March 24 with the the case of former president Bakili Muluzi that has stagnated for about 14 years.

Kenya: MP Babu Owino Arrested for Shooting a DJ at B-Club

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Embakasi East MP Babu Owino was arrested on Friday morning for allegedly shooting a reveler at B-Club, police said.
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Kenya: MP Babu Owino Arrested for Shooting a DJ at B-Club

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Embakasi East MP Babu Owino was arrested on Friday morning for allegedly shooting a reveler at B-Club, police said.

East Africa: Al-Shabaab's Attacks Come Amid Backdrop of West's Waning Interest

[The Conversation Africa] Two significant attacks have been carried out by al-Shabaab in recent weeks. On 6 January 2020, the Somali-based terrorist group attacked a Kenyan military base close to the former coastal holiday destination of Lamu. The killing of
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East Africa: Al-Shabaab's Attacks Come Amid Backdrop of West's Waning Interest

[The Conversation Africa] Two significant attacks have been carried out by al-Shabaab in recent weeks. On 6 January 2020, the Somali-based terrorist group attacked a Kenyan military base close to the former coastal holiday destination of Lamu. The killing of a US service man and two US contractors in this attack inflicted the first ever American military combat losses inside Kenya.

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