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Swaziland:King Renames Swaziland As eSwatini, Citing Colonialism and Switzerland

[Deutsche Welle] The king of the tiny African nation of Swaziland announced the kingdom's new name would be eSwatini. Unlike some other countries, Swaziland maintained its colonial name after independence.
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Swaziland:King Renames Swaziland As eSwatini, Citing Colonialism and Switzerland

[Deutsche Welle] The king of the tiny African nation of Swaziland announced the kingdom's new name would be eSwatini. Unlike some other countries, Swaziland maintained its colonial name after independence.

Senegal:Govt Clamps Down On Protests Over Plan to Amend Electoral Law

[Deutsche Welle] Senegal's plan to amend its electoral law ahead of presidential elections in 2019 has sparked a series of protests. Human rights campaigners say the government's response is a cause for concern.
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Senegal:Govt Clamps Down On Protests Over Plan to Amend Electoral Law

[Deutsche Welle] Senegal's plan to amend its electoral law ahead of presidential elections in 2019 has sparked a series of protests. Human rights campaigners say the government's response is a cause for concern.

South Africa:Trevor Noah, Mnangagwa Named in TIME 100 Most Influential List

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa and South African comedian Trevor Noah have been featured on TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People.
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South Africa:Trevor Noah, Mnangagwa Named in TIME 100 Most Influential List

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Zimbabwean president Emmerson Mnangagwa and South African comedian Trevor Noah have been featured on TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People.

Africa:America's Petty Policy On Used Clothes for Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Fostering international development has long been viewed as central to the moral, humanitarian, strategic and security interests of the United States.
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Africa:America's Petty Policy On Used Clothes for Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Fostering international development has long been viewed as central to the moral, humanitarian, strategic and security interests of the United States.

Congo-Kinshasa:U.S. Keeping a Close Eye on Kabila and Election Plans

[allAfrica] The U.S. says it welcomes plans by the Democratic Republic of Congo to set up a special fund to manage all aid donations, said Elizabeth Jaffee, Senior DRC Desk Officer Elizabeth Jaffee on the country's humanitarian assistance and policy, on Wedn
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Congo-Kinshasa:U.S. Keeping a Close Eye on Kabila and Election Plans

[allAfrica] The U.S. says it welcomes plans by the Democratic Republic of Congo to set up a special fund to manage all aid donations, said Elizabeth Jaffee, Senior DRC Desk Officer Elizabeth Jaffee on the country's humanitarian assistance and policy, on Wednesday.

Africa:Now or Never - Quashing Malaria Before It Roars Back

[allAfrica] A powerful international coalition of civil society organisations launches a new campaign in London today to fight back against the threatened resurgence of malaria.
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Africa:Now or Never - Quashing Malaria Before It Roars Back

[allAfrica] A powerful international coalition of civil society organisations launches a new campaign in London today to fight back against the threatened resurgence of malaria.

Angola:Trial of Journalists Goes Behind Closed Doors

[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision by Angolan authorities to continue the trial of journalists Rafael Marques de Morais, who runs the anti-corruption news website Maka Angola, and Mariano Bras Lourenco, a correspon
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Angola:Trial of Journalists Goes Behind Closed Doors

[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned a decision by Angolan authorities to continue the trial of journalists Rafael Marques de Morais, who runs the anti-corruption news website Maka Angola, and Mariano Bras Lourenco, a correspondent for the newspaper O Crime, behind closed doors instead of in open court. The two were charged in June 2017 with crimes against the state.

Kenya:Election Body Boss Says He Will Not Resign

[Nation] A defiant Wafula Chebukati has vowed to stay put at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), accusing the three commissioners who quit on Monday of being unable to accommodate divergent views.
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Kenya:Election Body Boss Says He Will Not Resign

[Nation] A defiant Wafula Chebukati has vowed to stay put at the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), accusing the three commissioners who quit on Monday of being unable to accommodate divergent views.

Africa:How the Law Can Help Change Racist Minds in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Much recent news and public discourse might seem to indicate that South Africa's non-racial rainbow is fading. Racism, its expression and its consequences, seem to be all around.
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Africa:How the Law Can Help Change Racist Minds in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Much recent news and public discourse might seem to indicate that South Africa's non-racial rainbow is fading. Racism, its expression and its consequences, seem to be all around.

Kenya:Fear as Giant Crack Cuts Across Naivasha Farms

[Nation] A two-kilometre fault line has cut across farms, sparking fears among residents of Moi Ndabi area on the outskirts of Naivasha town, Nakuru County.
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Kenya:Fear as Giant Crack Cuts Across Naivasha Farms

[Nation] A two-kilometre fault line has cut across farms, sparking fears among residents of Moi Ndabi area on the outskirts of Naivasha town, Nakuru County.

South Africa:Actor's Fatal Fall During Scene Prompts Probe Into Saftey Measures

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Twitter users have taken to the social media website with the hashtag #RIPOdwa to honour Odwa Shweni, the actor who died while filming a fight scene at the Sterkspruit Waterfall, Monks Cowl in the Drakensberg, IOL reports.
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South Africa:Actor's Fatal Fall During Scene Prompts Probe Into Saftey Measures

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Twitter users have taken to the social media website with the hashtag #RIPOdwa to honour Odwa Shweni, the actor who died while filming a fight scene at the Sterkspruit Waterfall, Monks Cowl in the Drakensberg, IOL reports.

Rwanda:Over 150 Genocide Victims Get Decent Burial in Ruhanga

[New Times] Thousands of mourners gathered yesterday at Ruhanga memorial site in Gasabo District to accord a decent burial to 157 Genocide victims recovered recently from different parts of Rusororo Sector.
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Rwanda:Over 150 Genocide Victims Get Decent Burial in Ruhanga

[New Times] Thousands of mourners gathered yesterday at Ruhanga memorial site in Gasabo District to accord a decent burial to 157 Genocide victims recovered recently from different parts of Rusororo Sector.

Congo-Kinshasa:UN Raises Hundreds of Millions in Aid

[VOA] The United Nations says it is pleased by the strong response to its appeal for life-saving aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo. A special pledging conference in Geneva hopes to raise $1.7 billion in humanitarian assistance for 13 million Congolese
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Congo-Kinshasa:UN Raises Hundreds of Millions in Aid

[VOA] The United Nations says it is pleased by the strong response to its appeal for life-saving aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo. A special pledging conference in Geneva hopes to raise $1.7 billion in humanitarian assistance for 13 million Congolese subject to violence and displacement.

Nigeria:Things to Avoid On Social Media When You Are in a Serious Relationship

[Guardian] We all know and should know certain behaviors should cease or be very limited once you are married or in a serious relationship. Just in case you don't know or you thought you could get away with it, I will share with you the don'ts of social medi
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Nigeria:Things to Avoid On Social Media When You Are in a Serious Relationship

[Guardian] We all know and should know certain behaviors should cease or be very limited once you are married or in a serious relationship. Just in case you don't know or you thought you could get away with it, I will share with you the don'ts of social media when you are in marital bond and/or a committed relationship.

Nigeria:Uncontrolled Population Growth a Cause for Concern - Panelists

[Vanguard] THE 2nd Vanguard Economic Discourse held yesterday lived up to the expected billing with consensus on the urgent need for pragmatic policy reforms in order to avert the dangers of uncontrolled population growth looming over the Nigeria.
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Nigeria:Uncontrolled Population Growth a Cause for Concern - Panelists

[Vanguard] THE 2nd Vanguard Economic Discourse held yesterday lived up to the expected billing with consensus on the urgent need for pragmatic policy reforms in order to avert the dangers of uncontrolled population growth looming over the Nigeria.

South Africa:Praising Her Now Shows Us What Hypocrites You Are! - Winnie's Daughter

[News24Wire] Mandela «was robbed of her rightful legacy during her lifetime», said her daughter Zenani Mandela in a powerful and emotional tribute at the funeral service in the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.
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South Africa:Praising Her Now Shows Us What Hypocrites You Are! - Winnie's Daughter

[News24Wire] Mandela «was robbed of her rightful legacy during her lifetime», said her daughter Zenani Mandela in a powerful and emotional tribute at the funeral service in the Orlando Stadium on Saturday.

Nigeria:Women's Relay Team Wins Silver, Bronze at Commonwealth Games

[Premium Times] Two more medals came for Nigeria at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia through athletics as the country on Saturday picked the bronze in the 4X100m women's race and a silver medal in the 4X400m women's event.
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Nigeria:Women's Relay Team Wins Silver, Bronze at Commonwealth Games

[Premium Times] Two more medals came for Nigeria at the ongoing Commonwealth Games in Australia through athletics as the country on Saturday picked the bronze in the 4X100m women's race and a silver medal in the 4X400m women's event.

Kenya:Regeneration Team Sets New Targets on Service Delivery

[Capital FM] The team leading the regeneration of Nairobi today committed to ambitious timelines for the delivery of key services, ranging from garbage collection to launching a mortgage refinance company.
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Kenya:Regeneration Team Sets New Targets on Service Delivery

[Capital FM] The team leading the regeneration of Nairobi today committed to ambitious timelines for the delivery of key services, ranging from garbage collection to launching a mortgage refinance company.

South Africa:Mbeki and Zuma Booed At Madikizela-Mandela's Funeral

[News24Wire] The mention of two of South Africa's former presidents - Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma - drew some boos from the thousands who turned up at Orlando Stadium in Soweto to bid farewell to struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.
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South Africa:Mbeki and Zuma Booed At Madikizela-Mandela's Funeral

[News24Wire] The mention of two of South Africa's former presidents - Thabo Mbeki and Jacob Zuma - drew some boos from the thousands who turned up at Orlando Stadium in Soweto to bid farewell to struggle icon Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.

Angola:Vietnam Wants to Help Luanda Development

[ANGOP] Luanda -The ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Angola, Nguyen Manh Cuong, said Thursday that his country may help the province of Luanda to develop in several areas, especially in urban areas.
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Angola:Vietnam Wants to Help Luanda Development

[ANGOP] Luanda -The ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Angola, Nguyen Manh Cuong, said Thursday that his country may help the province of Luanda to develop in several areas, especially in urban areas.

Southern Africa:South Africa Plans March 23 As SADC's Day

[ANGOP] Menongue -The Minister of Arts and Culture of South Africa, Nkosinathi Mthethwa, intends to mark 23 March as SADC Day, in honor of the victory of the Cuito Cuanavale battle in 1988.
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Southern Africa:South Africa Plans March 23 As SADC's Day

[ANGOP] Menongue -The Minister of Arts and Culture of South Africa, Nkosinathi Mthethwa, intends to mark 23 March as SADC Day, in honor of the victory of the Cuito Cuanavale battle in 1988.

Congo-Kinshasa:U.S. Announces Additional Assistance

[State Department] Today, the U.S. government announced nearly $67 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the DRC Humanitarian Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Congo-Kinshasa:U.S. Announces Additional Assistance

[State Department] Today, the U.S. government announced nearly $67 million in additional humanitarian assistance for the people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) at the DRC Humanitarian Conference held in Geneva, Switzerland.

East Africa:Region's Vision for Single Currency Takes Shape

[East African] The search for a single East African currency is set to go a notch higher as the regional parliament prepares laws for setting up key institutions.
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East Africa:Region's Vision for Single Currency Takes Shape

[East African] The search for a single East African currency is set to go a notch higher as the regional parliament prepares laws for setting up key institutions.

Ethiopia:PM Ahmed Visits Epicenter of Protests in Search of Answers

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -For Demekech Biratu, a mother, and Tufa Tefera, a brother - both families of victims of state crackdown against civilians in Ambo city - things have changed for good since January 2016.
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Ethiopia:PM Ahmed Visits Epicenter of Protests in Search of Answers

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -For Demekech Biratu, a mother, and Tufa Tefera, a brother - both families of victims of state crackdown against civilians in Ambo city - things have changed for good since January 2016.

Africa:White German Woman Martina Big Now Identifies as 'African'

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Martina Big born Martina Adam has taken the crown for most offensive blackface portrayal in modern history. Like really, what is she thinking? Martina Big is literally a white person in blackface.
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Africa:White German Woman Martina Big Now Identifies as 'African'

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Martina Big born Martina Adam has taken the crown for most offensive blackface portrayal in modern history. Like really, what is she thinking? Martina Big is literally a white person in blackface.

Rwanda:Politicians Killed During Genocide Remembered

[New Times] Politicians who were killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi will be remembered today as Rwandans conclude an official mourning week for over a million victims of the world's worst genocide ever.
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Rwanda:Politicians Killed During Genocide Remembered

[New Times] Politicians who were killed during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi will be remembered today as Rwandans conclude an official mourning week for over a million victims of the world's worst genocide ever.

Rwanda:Pressure Mounts on UK Over Genocide Fugitives it Hosts

[New Times] The Minister for Justice, Johnston Busingye, has said he believes that «nothing has changed yet» in as far as how Rwanda and Britain view cases of Genocide fugitives who continue to walk freely in the United Kingdom.
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Rwanda:Pressure Mounts on UK Over Genocide Fugitives it Hosts

[New Times] The Minister for Justice, Johnston Busingye, has said he believes that «nothing has changed yet» in as far as how Rwanda and Britain view cases of Genocide fugitives who continue to walk freely in the United Kingdom.

Rwanda:Controversial Slum Relocation Kicks Off in Kigali

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -About 1,000 families are readying to move out of a slum in the Rwandan capital as construction starts on a controversial city masterplan that aims to turn Kigali into Africa's Singapore.
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Rwanda:Controversial Slum Relocation Kicks Off in Kigali

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -About 1,000 families are readying to move out of a slum in the Rwandan capital as construction starts on a controversial city masterplan that aims to turn Kigali into Africa's Singapore.

Zimbabwe:Where Did the Diamond Money Go?

[VOA] Lawmakers in Zimbabwe are preparing to summon ex-president Robert Mugabe to answer for his management of the diamond sector, which he nationalized in 2016.
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Zimbabwe:Where Did the Diamond Money Go?

[VOA] Lawmakers in Zimbabwe are preparing to summon ex-president Robert Mugabe to answer for his management of the diamond sector, which he nationalized in 2016.

Africa:We Want English, Not Swahili, U.S. Senator Tells Facebook Chief

[allAfrica] Cape Town -«I am going to suggest to you that you go back home and you rewrite it and tell your U.S.$1,200-an hour lawyers, no disrespect, they're good, but tell them that you want it written in English and not Swahili, so the average Americ
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Africa:We Want English, Not Swahili, U.S. Senator Tells Facebook Chief

[allAfrica] Cape Town -«I am going to suggest to you that you go back home and you rewrite it and tell your U.S.$1,200-an hour lawyers, no disrespect, they're good, but tell them that you want it written in English and not Swahili, so the average American can understand it. That would be a start.»

Nigeria:U.S. Army Trains Nigerian Troops On Confronting Boko Haram

[Vanguard] Some 12 U.S. soldiers have trained Nigerian troops on a six-week advice-and-assist mission in Jaji, Kaduna State, Pentagon has said.
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Nigeria:U.S. Army Trains Nigerian Troops On Confronting Boko Haram

[Vanguard] Some 12 U.S. soldiers have trained Nigerian troops on a six-week advice-and-assist mission in Jaji, Kaduna State, Pentagon has said.

Congo-Kinshasa:The Country is Still in Crisis but There Is a Way Out

[The Conversation Africa] After many months of upheaval, the Democratic Republic of Congo is set for yet another year of political struggle and internal conflict. Current President Joseph Kabila remains the main cause of the unrest. He reached the end of his
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Congo-Kinshasa:The Country is Still in Crisis but There Is a Way Out

[The Conversation Africa] After many months of upheaval, the Democratic Republic of Congo is set for yet another year of political struggle and internal conflict. Current President Joseph Kabila remains the main cause of the unrest. He reached the end of his final term in December 2016 yet refuses to step down. His government continues to find reasons to delay elections which ought to have been held shortly after the conclusion of Kabila's term.

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