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South Sudan:UN Probe Accuses More Than 40 Military Officials of War Crimes

[United Nations Human Rights Council] Geneva/Nairobi -We have identified more than forty senior military officials who may bear individual responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity in South Sudan, said the Commission on Human Rights in South S
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South Sudan:UN Probe Accuses More Than 40 Military Officials of War Crimes

[United Nations Human Rights Council] Geneva/Nairobi -We have identified more than forty senior military officials who may bear individual responsibility for war crimes and crimes against humanity in South Sudan, said the Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan*.

Zimbabwe:Mugabe Breathes Fire Over Mnangagwa Rule

[Zimbabwe Independent] Former president Robert Mugabe this week came out guns blazing at his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa during his first ever briefing to outsiders since his ousting by the military last November, saying his successor's rule is &la
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Zimbabwe:Mugabe Breathes Fire Over Mnangagwa Rule

[Zimbabwe Independent] Former president Robert Mugabe this week came out guns blazing at his successor President Emmerson Mnangagwa during his first ever briefing to outsiders since his ousting by the military last November, saying his successor's rule is «unconstitutional», detailed notes provided by those who attended the meeting show.

Nigeria:Parents Weep As Dapchi Schoolgirls 'Rescue' Turns Out to be Untrue

[Vanguard] Parents and guardians of the missing schoolgirls in Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, broke into tears when Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam visited them without saying a word on the whereabouts of the girls.
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Nigeria:Parents Weep As Dapchi Schoolgirls 'Rescue' Turns Out to be Untrue

[Vanguard] Parents and guardians of the missing schoolgirls in Government Girls Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe state, broke into tears when Gov. Ibrahim Gaidam visited them without saying a word on the whereabouts of the girls.

Zimbabwe:One Killed, Two Injured in Harare Clashes

[The Herald] At least one person was killed, while two others were seriously injured yesterday evening in Harare when police clashed with commuters in the central business district (CBD).
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Zimbabwe:One Killed, Two Injured in Harare Clashes

[The Herald] At least one person was killed, while two others were seriously injured yesterday evening in Harare when police clashed with commuters in the central business district (CBD).

Rwanda:Rwanda Ranked Among Continent's 3 Least Corrupt Nations

[New Times] Rwanda has for the second year running ranked third least corrupt country in Africa, according to the latest Corruption Perception Index, 2017, released yesterday.
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Rwanda:Rwanda Ranked Among Continent's 3 Least Corrupt Nations

[New Times] Rwanda has for the second year running ranked third least corrupt country in Africa, according to the latest Corruption Perception Index, 2017, released yesterday.

Zambia:'Defiant' Lungu Travels to Rwanda

[East African] Zambia President Edgar Lungu has defied criticism against his numerous foreign trips and flown to Rwanda for a «reciprocal» two-day state visit.
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Zambia:'Defiant' Lungu Travels to Rwanda

[East African] Zambia President Edgar Lungu has defied criticism against his numerous foreign trips and flown to Rwanda for a «reciprocal» two-day state visit.

Uganda:Influx of Congolese Refugees Worries Local Leaders

[Monitor] Kisoro -At least 300 Congolese refugees enter into the country through the South-Western districts of Kisoro and Kanungu seeking shelter daily, local leaders have revealed.
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Uganda:Influx of Congolese Refugees Worries Local Leaders

[Monitor] Kisoro -At least 300 Congolese refugees enter into the country through the South-Western districts of Kisoro and Kanungu seeking shelter daily, local leaders have revealed.

Nigeria:Monkeys 'Eat' U.S.$194,000 Belonging To Northern Senators

[Vanguard] While Nigerians are puzzled by the tale of a snake swallowing N36 million in Benue JAMB office, it has been alleged that monkeys have taken N70 million belonging to the Northern Senators Caucus.
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Nigeria:Monkeys 'Eat' U.S.$194,000 Belonging To Northern Senators

[Vanguard] While Nigerians are puzzled by the tale of a snake swallowing N36 million in Benue JAMB office, it has been alleged that monkeys have taken N70 million belonging to the Northern Senators Caucus.

Nigeria:Amnesty Group Accuses Security Forces of Widespread Abuses

[Premium Times] In 2017, Nigerian security forces carried out widespread human rights abuses such as extra-judicial killings, arbitrary arrests, mass detention in sub-human facilities, attacks on the media and journalists, violent crackdown on peaceful protes
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Nigeria:Amnesty Group Accuses Security Forces of Widespread Abuses

[Premium Times] In 2017, Nigerian security forces carried out widespread human rights abuses such as extra-judicial killings, arbitrary arrests, mass detention in sub-human facilities, attacks on the media and journalists, violent crackdown on peaceful protesters, and forced evictions, Amnesty International said in its 2017/2018 Human Rights report released on Thursday.

Nigeria:Corruption Getting Worse in Nigeria - Transparency International

[Vanguard] Lagos -Corruption is getting worse in Nigeria, according to the latest corruption perception index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI) on Wednesday.
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Nigeria:Corruption Getting Worse in Nigeria - Transparency International

[Vanguard] Lagos -Corruption is getting worse in Nigeria, according to the latest corruption perception index (CPI) released by Transparency International (TI) on Wednesday.

Rwanda:Cycling - Rwanda Ranked Second Best in Africa

[New Times] Rwanda has for the first time been ranked the second best cycling nation on the continent by the International Cycling Union (UCI) behind powerhouse Eritrea, according to the latest ranking released by the world cycling governing body.
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Rwanda:Cycling - Rwanda Ranked Second Best in Africa

[New Times] Rwanda has for the first time been ranked the second best cycling nation on the continent by the International Cycling Union (UCI) behind powerhouse Eritrea, according to the latest ranking released by the world cycling governing body.

Mozambique:Collapse Death Toll Up to 21, Rescue Operation Ends

[AIM] Maputo -The rescue operation at the rubbish dump in the Maputo neighbourhood of Hulene ended on Tuesday, without the discovery of any more bodies.
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Mozambique:Collapse Death Toll Up to 21, Rescue Operation Ends

[AIM] Maputo -The rescue operation at the rubbish dump in the Maputo neighbourhood of Hulene ended on Tuesday, without the discovery of any more bodies.

Congo-Kinshasa:Tanganyika Province Faces Humanitarian Disaster

[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency warns fierce ethnic clashes and widespread abuse in Democratic Republic of Congo's Tanganyika Province is propelling the region toward a colossal humanitarian disaster.
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Congo-Kinshasa:Tanganyika Province Faces Humanitarian Disaster

[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency warns fierce ethnic clashes and widespread abuse in Democratic Republic of Congo's Tanganyika Province is propelling the region toward a colossal humanitarian disaster.

East Africa:U.S. Warns Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania On Used Clothes Imports Ban

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The US has warned East African Community (EAC) leaders that will converge in Kampala this week that their planned ban of the importation of used clothes by 2019 violates conditions set to expand trade and investment in Africa
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East Africa:U.S. Warns Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania On Used Clothes Imports Ban

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala -The US has warned East African Community (EAC) leaders that will converge in Kampala this week that their planned ban of the importation of used clothes by 2019 violates conditions set to expand trade and investment in Africa under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, known as AGOA.

Nigeria:Yobe Attack - Many Girls Are Missing - Escapee

[Premium Times] Aishatu Abdullahi, one of the schoolgirls that escaped Boko Haram's Monday night attack on Dapchi town of Yobe State, has said it was not all of the students that were so lucky.
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Nigeria:Yobe Attack - Many Girls Are Missing - Escapee

[Premium Times] Aishatu Abdullahi, one of the schoolgirls that escaped Boko Haram's Monday night attack on Dapchi town of Yobe State, has said it was not all of the students that were so lucky.

West Africa:3 Years After Ebola, West Africa's Response to Epidemics Is On

[Daily Trust] The West Africa Regional Centre for Surveillance and Disease Control (ECOWAS-RCSDC)-the region's response to managing and preventing epidemics-goes operational in Abuja on Wednesday, nearly three years after heads of regional governments approve
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West Africa:3 Years After Ebola, West Africa's Response to Epidemics Is On

[Daily Trust] The West Africa Regional Centre for Surveillance and Disease Control (ECOWAS-RCSDC)-the region's response to managing and preventing epidemics-goes operational in Abuja on Wednesday, nearly three years after heads of regional governments approved it in 2015.

South Africa:The Deep Roots of Ramaphosa's 'Thuma Mina'

[allAfrica] When President Cyril Ramaphosa quoted -- in his inaugural address to South Africa's Parliament -- the song «Send Me» by Hugh Masekela, he was not only honouring the musician, but evoking the lyrics of an immensely popular traditional c
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South Africa:The Deep Roots of Ramaphosa's 'Thuma Mina'

[allAfrica] When President Cyril Ramaphosa quoted -- in his inaugural address to South Africa's Parliament -- the song «Send Me» by Hugh Masekela, he was not only honouring the musician, but evoking the lyrics of an immensely popular traditional church chorus which highlights themes of self-sacrifice, individual responsibility and the importance of personal change in mindsets. In a guest column for AllAfrica, Professor Tinyiko Maluleke unpacks the full import of Ramaphosa's quotation.

Zambia:President Lungu Opens Up On Kabila Meeting

[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has shared notes on his two day interaction with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila.
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Zambia:President Lungu Opens Up On Kabila Meeting

[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has shared notes on his two day interaction with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila.

South Africa:Ramaphosa to Host 'Farewell' Dinner for Zuma

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to host a dinner on Tuesday evening in honour of his predecessor former president Jacob Zuma.
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South Africa:Ramaphosa to Host 'Farewell' Dinner for Zuma

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa is expected to host a dinner on Tuesday evening in honour of his predecessor former president Jacob Zuma.

Cameroon:National Interest Foremost

[Cameroon Tribune] Be it in Garoua or anywhere in the country, sacrifices are primordial in ensuring that the country leaves up to standards with exigencies of hosting the 24- nation AFCON.
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Cameroon:National Interest Foremost

[Cameroon Tribune] Be it in Garoua or anywhere in the country, sacrifices are primordial in ensuring that the country leaves up to standards with exigencies of hosting the 24- nation AFCON.

Angola:Angola and South Africa Vow to Strengthen Cooperation

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, manifested on Sunday the wish to bolster the bilateral cooperation and friendship ties between the two peoples.
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Angola:Angola and South Africa Vow to Strengthen Cooperation

[ANGOP] Luanda -The Angolan Head of State, João Lourenço, and his South African counterpart, Cyril Ramaphosa, manifested on Sunday the wish to bolster the bilateral cooperation and friendship ties between the two peoples.

Nigeria:Lake Chad - 7 Million People Struggling With Food Insecurity - Report

[Leadership] A 2017 report from the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Nigeria has pointed out that about 7 million people across the Lake Chad basin struggling with food insecurity need assistance.
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Nigeria:Lake Chad - 7 Million People Struggling With Food Insecurity - Report

[Leadership] A 2017 report from the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Nigeria has pointed out that about 7 million people across the Lake Chad basin struggling with food insecurity need assistance.

Ethiopia:Draconian Emergency Is Counter-Productive

[Atlantic Council] Following Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's sudden resignation on Thursday, Ethiopian authorities announced a six-month country-wide state of emergency (SOE), effective yesterday. This order, the country's second in two years, imposes d
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Ethiopia:Draconian Emergency Is Counter-Productive

[Atlantic Council] Following Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn's sudden resignation on Thursday, Ethiopian authorities announced a six-month country-wide state of emergency (SOE), effective yesterday. This order, the country's second in two years, imposes draconian restrictions on freedom of speech and assembly, while granting extended powers to the country's already powerful security services.

Nigeria:Boko Haram Attacks Girls' School in Yobe

[Daily Trust] Damaturu -Suspected Boko Haram members have attacked Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, in Burasari local government area of Yobe state.
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Nigeria:Boko Haram Attacks Girls' School in Yobe

[Daily Trust] Damaturu -Suspected Boko Haram members have attacked Government Girls Secondary School, Dapchi, in Burasari local government area of Yobe state.

Nigeria:Global Death of Newborn Babies Remains High - Report

[Daily Trust] Global deaths of newborn babies among the world poorest countries remain alarmingly high, a new report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) revealed yesterday.
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Nigeria:Global Death of Newborn Babies Remains High - Report

[Daily Trust] Global deaths of newborn babies among the world poorest countries remain alarmingly high, a new report by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) revealed yesterday.

Rwanda:Govt Maintains Tough Stance on Used Clothes

[New Times] The U.S has made a fresh call for the East African Community not to phase out imported used clothes and leather products locally known as «Chagua», but Rwanda says the U.S should not shift goals on what was agreed by the parties in 201
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Rwanda:Govt Maintains Tough Stance on Used Clothes

[New Times] The U.S has made a fresh call for the East African Community not to phase out imported used clothes and leather products locally known as «Chagua», but Rwanda says the U.S should not shift goals on what was agreed by the parties in 2015 when the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), pact was renewed.

Zambia:One Dead in Kabila Road Accident - Report

[Zambia Reports] As his men in uniform turn the barrel on civilians, Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has extended the maiming of people to motorcades.
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Zambia:One Dead in Kabila Road Accident - Report

[Zambia Reports] As his men in uniform turn the barrel on civilians, Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has extended the maiming of people to motorcades.

Zambia:Former President Kaunda Urges Kabila to Promote Peace

[Times of Zambia] FIRST Republican president Kenneth Kaunda has urged Congolese President Joseph Kabila to continue promoting peace and unity in the neighbouring country.
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Zambia:Former President Kaunda Urges Kabila to Promote Peace

[Times of Zambia] FIRST Republican president Kenneth Kaunda has urged Congolese President Joseph Kabila to continue promoting peace and unity in the neighbouring country.

Southern Africa:Five Nations Head for Polls This Year

[SANF] Five southern African countries are preparing for elections later this year as the region's democracy and governance once again come under the spotlight.
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Southern Africa:Five Nations Head for Polls This Year

[SANF] Five southern African countries are preparing for elections later this year as the region's democracy and governance once again come under the spotlight.

Nigeria:Obasanjo Makes U-Turn, Says Buhari Succeeded

[Leadership] In what appears to be a volte-face, former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the weekend turned around and praised President Muhammad Buhari for achieving huge success in an area where previous administrations, including his, could not make headway.
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Nigeria:Obasanjo Makes U-Turn, Says Buhari Succeeded

[Leadership] In what appears to be a volte-face, former President Olusegun Obasanjo at the weekend turned around and praised President Muhammad Buhari for achieving huge success in an area where previous administrations, including his, could not make headway.

Southern Africa:Five Nations in Region Head for Polls This Year

[SANF] Five southern African countries are preparing for elections later this year as the region's democracy and governance once again come under the spotlight.
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Southern Africa:Five Nations in Region Head for Polls This Year

[SANF] Five southern African countries are preparing for elections later this year as the region's democracy and governance once again come under the spotlight.

Rwanda:FIFA Officials Set for Inspection Visit in Rwanda

[New Times] Inspectors of the world soccer governing body, FIFA, will make their first visit to Rwanda from February 21-24, 2018 to inspect Stadiums and other facilities for the country's 2019 U-17 World Cup bid.
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Rwanda:FIFA Officials Set for Inspection Visit in Rwanda

[New Times] Inspectors of the world soccer governing body, FIFA, will make their first visit to Rwanda from February 21-24, 2018 to inspect Stadiums and other facilities for the country's 2019 U-17 World Cup bid.

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