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Congo-Kinshasa: Slamming the Door On Democracy

[ISS] Martin Fayulu, leader of the Lamuka coalition and winner of the recent presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - but who is not the new president - wrote to Africa's leaders gathered for last week's African Union's (AU) summi
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Congo-Kinshasa: Slamming the Door On Democracy

[ISS] Martin Fayulu, leader of the Lamuka coalition and winner of the recent presidential election in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - but who is not the new president - wrote to Africa's leaders gathered for last week's African Union's (AU) summit.

Rwanda: Firms Should Be Given More Time to Phase Out Single Use Plastics - MPs

[New Times] Members of Parliament yesterday approved the basis of the law banning single use plastics albeit with some concerns.
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Rwanda: Firms Should Be Given More Time to Phase Out Single Use Plastics - MPs

[New Times] Members of Parliament yesterday approved the basis of the law banning single use plastics albeit with some concerns.

Nigeria: Buhari Showing His True Colours With Death Threat - Atiku

[Vanguard] Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says threatening people with death in context of election is incitement to electoral violence.
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Nigeria: Buhari Showing His True Colours With Death Threat - Atiku

[Vanguard] Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), says threatening people with death in context of election is incitement to electoral violence.

South Africa: Small Western Cape Restaurant Wins Two International Awards

[World Restaurant Awards] A South African restaurant has won two awards in the inaugural World Restaurant Awards.
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South Africa: Small Western Cape Restaurant Wins Two International Awards

[World Restaurant Awards] A South African restaurant has won two awards in the inaugural World Restaurant Awards.

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa More Cruel Than Mugabe - Chamisa

[New Zimbabwe] MDC leader Nelson Chamisa on Monday attacked President Emmerson Mnangagwa for allegedly meddling in the courts adding that the incumbent was more cruel than his predecessor Robert Mugabe.
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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa More Cruel Than Mugabe - Chamisa

[New Zimbabwe] MDC leader Nelson Chamisa on Monday attacked President Emmerson Mnangagwa for allegedly meddling in the courts adding that the incumbent was more cruel than his predecessor Robert Mugabe.

Nigeria: No Conspiracy With Poll Postponement - Observer Mission Lead, Former President Festus Mogae

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Former Botswana president Festus Mogae arrived in Abuja, Nigeria, last week as the co-leader of the joint international election observation mission by the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute
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Nigeria: No Conspiracy With Poll Postponement - Observer Mission Lead, Former President Festus Mogae

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Former Botswana president Festus Mogae arrived in Abuja, Nigeria, last week as the co-leader of the joint international election observation mission by the International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI). Elections had originally been planned for Saturday, February 16. But hours before Nigerians were due to go to the polls, the country's electoral commission, INEC, announced the postponement of voting.

Congo-Kinshasa: Breaking Down Community Resistance in Ebola-Affected Regions

[VOA] A unique project is making strides in breaking down community resistance toward international efforts to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescen
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Congo-Kinshasa: Breaking Down Community Resistance in Ebola-Affected Regions

[VOA] A unique project is making strides in breaking down community resistance toward international efforts to contain the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has teamed up with the U.S.-based Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to collect, analyze and implement new strategies in «real time» to tackle the major concerns of people faced with this dreaded disease.

Zimbabwe: Biti Escapes Jail Sentence, Fined U.S.$200

[263Chat] Opposition legislator Tendai Biti has been fined $200 or seven days imprisonment for breaching the provisions of the Electoral Act after he prematurely announced the July 2018 election results.
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Zimbabwe: Biti Escapes Jail Sentence, Fined U.S.$200

[263Chat] Opposition legislator Tendai Biti has been fined $200 or seven days imprisonment for breaching the provisions of the Electoral Act after he prematurely announced the July 2018 election results.

Nigeria: How Nigerians Are Affected by Election Postponement

[Premium Times] In the early hours of Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it could no longer go ahead with the scheduled presidential and National Assembly elections.
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Nigeria: How Nigerians Are Affected by Election Postponement

[Premium Times] In the early hours of Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it could no longer go ahead with the scheduled presidential and National Assembly elections.

Mozambique: Debt Scandal - Former President's Son Arrested

[allAfrica] The son of Mozambique's former president Armando Guebuza has been arrested in a legal crackdown on suspects linked to a $2-billion government debt scandal, AFP reports.
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Mozambique: Debt Scandal - Former President's Son Arrested

[allAfrica] The son of Mozambique's former president Armando Guebuza has been arrested in a legal crackdown on suspects linked to a $2-billion government debt scandal, AFP reports.

Rwanda: Coffee Industry Grapples With Low Farm Incomes

[New Times] Coffee farmers are not as happy as other players along the value chain because they are getting a modest share of revenues, experts in the industry have agreed.
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Rwanda: Coffee Industry Grapples With Low Farm Incomes

[New Times] Coffee farmers are not as happy as other players along the value chain because they are getting a modest share of revenues, experts in the industry have agreed.

Kenya: Kenya Pipeline on the Spot Over Irregular Perks

[Nation] Corruption-riddled Kenya Pipeline Company is on the spot again over irregular payment of overtime allowances, according to the latest report of the Auditor-General tabled in Parliament.
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Kenya: Kenya Pipeline on the Spot Over Irregular Perks

[Nation] Corruption-riddled Kenya Pipeline Company is on the spot again over irregular payment of overtime allowances, according to the latest report of the Auditor-General tabled in Parliament.

Nigeria: Nine Categories of Nigerians Most Affected By Election Postponement

[Premium Times] In the early hours of Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it could no longer go ahead with the scheduled presidential and National Assembly elections.
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Nigeria: Nine Categories of Nigerians Most Affected By Election Postponement

[Premium Times] In the early hours of Saturday, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it could no longer go ahead with the scheduled presidential and National Assembly elections.

Somalia: Expelled Ambassador Arrives in Mogadishu

[Nation] Somali ambassador to Kenya Mohamoud Ahmed Nur alias Tarzan arrived at Mogadishu's Aden Abdulle International Airport early Sunday, media reported.
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Somalia: Expelled Ambassador Arrives in Mogadishu

[Nation] Somali ambassador to Kenya Mohamoud Ahmed Nur alias Tarzan arrived at Mogadishu's Aden Abdulle International Airport early Sunday, media reported.

Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills 17, Abducts 12 Others in Borno

[Daily Trust] Boko Haram killed 17 persons, injured 15 and abducted 12 others in two separate attacks on Jere and Gwoza local government areas of Borno State.
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Nigeria: Boko Haram Kills 17, Abducts 12 Others in Borno

[Daily Trust] Boko Haram killed 17 persons, injured 15 and abducted 12 others in two separate attacks on Jere and Gwoza local government areas of Borno State.

Zimbabwe: Ailing VP Chiwenga Still Holed Up in India

[New Zimbabwe] Harare -Ailing Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is still in India where he is receiving treatment for an as yet to be disclosed ailment, President Emmerson Mnangagwa suggested, Saturday.
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Zimbabwe: Ailing VP Chiwenga Still Holed Up in India

[New Zimbabwe] Harare -Ailing Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is still in India where he is receiving treatment for an as yet to be disclosed ailment, President Emmerson Mnangagwa suggested, Saturday.

Nigeria: Why We Postponed Elections - INEC

[Daily Trust] The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, yesterday explained reasons behind the commission's decision to reschedule the 2019 elections to new dates, citing inability to distribute election mater
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Nigeria: Why We Postponed Elections - INEC

[Daily Trust] The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, yesterday explained reasons behind the commission's decision to reschedule the 2019 elections to new dates, citing inability to distribute election materials.

Kenya: Alarm as 60 Babies Die at Kiambu Level Five Hospital

[Nation] On January 28 at around 9am, Ms Naomi Gathoni from Ikinu village in Githunguri was rushed to the Kiambu Level Five Hospital by her mother in-law, Rose Wangari, after she developed labour pains.
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Kenya: Alarm as 60 Babies Die at Kiambu Level Five Hospital

[Nation] On January 28 at around 9am, Ms Naomi Gathoni from Ikinu village in Githunguri was rushed to the Kiambu Level Five Hospital by her mother in-law, Rose Wangari, after she developed labour pains.

Uganda: Inside the Crisis at MTN Uganda

[Monitor] Kampala -The saga involving government and MTN Uganda bigwigs, which has been unfolding for months, appears to have reached a climax on Thursday night with the deportation of the telecom's chief executive officer, Wim Vanhelleputte.
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Uganda: Inside the Crisis at MTN Uganda

[Monitor] Kampala -The saga involving government and MTN Uganda bigwigs, which has been unfolding for months, appears to have reached a climax on Thursday night with the deportation of the telecom's chief executive officer, Wim Vanhelleputte.

Uganda: Activist Nyanzi Loses Bid to Block Her Trial of Insulting Museveni

[Monitor] Kampala -Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi has lost the bid to block her trial in which she's accused of harassing President Museveni when she allegedly insulted his late mother on her Facebook page.
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Uganda: Activist Nyanzi Loses Bid to Block Her Trial of Insulting Museveni

[Monitor] Kampala -Makerere University research fellow Dr Stella Nyanzi has lost the bid to block her trial in which she's accused of harassing President Museveni when she allegedly insulted his late mother on her Facebook page.

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola - I Was So Afraid to Die and Be Put in a Body Bag, Just Like My Parents Were

[UNFPA] Beni -When Jémima Masika, 26, lost her parents to the deadly Ebola virus in August last year, she thought the disease was a myth. Then her worst nightmare came true: she contracted the disease while taking care of her sick aunt in hospital.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola - I Was So Afraid to Die and Be Put in a Body Bag, Just Like My Parents Were

[UNFPA] Beni -When Jémima Masika, 26, lost her parents to the deadly Ebola virus in August last year, she thought the disease was a myth. Then her worst nightmare came true: she contracted the disease while taking care of her sick aunt in hospital.

Nigeria: It's Official - INEC Postpones All Nigeria's General Elections

[Premium Times] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday postponed the presidential and national assembly elections as exclusively reported by PREMIUM TIMES.
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Nigeria: It's Official - INEC Postpones All Nigeria's General Elections

[Premium Times] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday postponed the presidential and national assembly elections as exclusively reported by PREMIUM TIMES.

Chad: Rebel Incursion Exposes Chad's Weaknesses

[ICG] An early February incursion by the Union of Resistance Forces (UFR) into Chad from Libya was halted by French air strikes, conducted in coordination with the Chadian army. This most severe security threat for several years highlights the weakness of th
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Chad: Rebel Incursion Exposes Chad's Weaknesses

[ICG] An early February incursion by the Union of Resistance Forces (UFR) into Chad from Libya was halted by French air strikes, conducted in coordination with the Chadian army. This most severe security threat for several years highlights the weakness of the country and President Idriss Déby's rule.

Nigeria: How the Battle for Nigeria Will Be Fought and Won

[Premium Times] On Saturday, voters across Nigeria will go to the poll to elect the president, 109 senators and 360 members of the House of Representatives.
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Nigeria: How the Battle for Nigeria Will Be Fought and Won

[Premium Times] On Saturday, voters across Nigeria will go to the poll to elect the president, 109 senators and 360 members of the House of Representatives.

Africa: Africa Pioneers New Ways of Thinking On Medicine, Art & Humanities

[The Conversation Africa] Imagine bringing the best of all academic disciplines, artistic creations, activist experience and health care knowledge to bear on understanding and addressing current health care concerns. Rather than silos of people working in the
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Africa: Africa Pioneers New Ways of Thinking On Medicine, Art & Humanities

[The Conversation Africa] Imagine bringing the best of all academic disciplines, artistic creations, activist experience and health care knowledge to bear on understanding and addressing current health care concerns. Rather than silos of people working in their specific areas of interest, imagine collaborations committed to listening and learning from all participants.

Congo-Kinshasa: Singer Koffi Olomide May Face Jail Term for Rape Accusations

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The controversial rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is likely to face seven years in jail over sex assault allegation in France.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Singer Koffi Olomide May Face Jail Term for Rape Accusations

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The controversial rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is likely to face seven years in jail over sex assault allegation in France.

Burundi: Govt to Go Ahead With 2020 Polls

[Citizen] Arusha -Burundi government has said it would go ahead with preparations of next year's general elections as the country's security situation has tremendously improved.
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Burundi: Govt to Go Ahead With 2020 Polls

[Citizen] Arusha -Burundi government has said it would go ahead with preparations of next year's general elections as the country's security situation has tremendously improved.

Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Singer Koffi Olomide Faces 7-Year Jail Term for Sexual Assault

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The controversial rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is likely to face seven years in jail over sex assault allegation in France.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Singer Koffi Olomide Faces 7-Year Jail Term for Sexual Assault

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The controversial rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is likely to face seven years in jail over sex assault allegation in France.

Cameroon: Biya Turns 86, Critics Say It's Time for Change

[VOA] Cameroon's President Paul Biya Wednesday celebrated his 86th birthday with supporters organizing lavish parties and opponents calling on him to resign.
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Cameroon: Biya Turns 86, Critics Say It's Time for Change

[VOA] Cameroon's President Paul Biya Wednesday celebrated his 86th birthday with supporters organizing lavish parties and opponents calling on him to resign.

Congo-Kinshasa: Post-Election Killings Test New President

[HRW] Kinshasa -The Democratic Republic of Congo's new administration should demonstrate its human rights commitment by impartially investigating and prosecuting the killing of at least 10 people by security forces during post-election demonstrations on Janua
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Congo-Kinshasa: Post-Election Killings Test New President

[HRW] Kinshasa -The Democratic Republic of Congo's new administration should demonstrate its human rights commitment by impartially investigating and prosecuting the killing of at least 10 people by security forces during post-election demonstrations on January 10, 2019. Many of those killed and injured were protesting Félix Tshisekedi's disputed election victory in presidential elections held on December 30, 2018.

Equatorial Guinea: Rights Lawyer Faces Bogus Charges

[HRW] Equatorial Guinea named a French anti-corruption lawyer in an arrest warrant against 16 people, in apparent retaliation for his involvement in a money laundering trial against the president's eldest son, nine human rights and anti-corruption groups sai
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Equatorial Guinea: Rights Lawyer Faces Bogus Charges

[HRW] Equatorial Guinea named a French anti-corruption lawyer in an arrest warrant against 16 people, in apparent retaliation for his involvement in a money laundering trial against the president's eldest son, nine human rights and anti-corruption groups said today. The warrant accuses the 16 targets of laundering money and helping to finance «terrorism and the proliferation of arms trafficking in Central Africa.»

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Died Disappointed With Mnangagwa - Chamisa and Widow

[New Zimbabwe] LATE MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai did not regret supporting bitter rival Robert Mugabe's overthrow by the military but died a disappointed man after the now President Emmerson Mnangagwa had tricked the opposition into supporting the coup for t
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Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Died Disappointed With Mnangagwa - Chamisa and Widow

[New Zimbabwe] LATE MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai did not regret supporting bitter rival Robert Mugabe's overthrow by the military but died a disappointed man after the now President Emmerson Mnangagwa had tricked the opposition into supporting the coup for the latter's selfish reasons.

Kenya: Kenya's Top 10 Richest Counties

[Nation] Nairobi, Nakuru and Kiambu are Kenya's top-three richest counties while Lamu, Samburu and Isiolo are the poorest, according to a new report ranking the contribution of Kenya's 47 regions to the national annual economic output, also known as the Gros
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Kenya: Kenya's Top 10 Richest Counties

[Nation] Nairobi, Nakuru and Kiambu are Kenya's top-three richest counties while Lamu, Samburu and Isiolo are the poorest, according to a new report ranking the contribution of Kenya's 47 regions to the national annual economic output, also known as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Nigeria: Kingsley Moghalu Emerges as Hope of Nigerians Desperate for Change

[allAfrica] This month Nobel Laurate Wole Soyinka, one of Nigeria's best known and most admired citizens, and the Citizen Forum with which he is associated, endorsed Dr. Kingsley Moghalu for president of Nigeria.
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Nigeria: Kingsley Moghalu Emerges as Hope of Nigerians Desperate for Change

[allAfrica] This month Nobel Laurate Wole Soyinka, one of Nigeria's best known and most admired citizens, and the Citizen Forum with which he is associated, endorsed Dr. Kingsley Moghalu for president of Nigeria.

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