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Nigeria:Nigerian Military Hands Over 184 Reformed Child Soldiers to UN

[Premium Times] The Nigeria military on Monday in Maiduguri, Borno State, handed over to the the United Nations 184 child soldiers arrested while fighting on the side of Boko Haram insurgents.

Gabon: Court Moves to Resolve Constitutional Crisis

[Legalbrief] Since its independence from France in 1960, Gabon has had just three Presidents. Not surprisingly, notes Legalbrief , the hospitalisation of current leader Ali Bongo has sparked a constitutional crisis that has the AU gravely concerned. His famil
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Gabon: Court Moves to Resolve Constitutional Crisis

[Legalbrief] Since its independence from France in 1960, Gabon has had just three Presidents. Not surprisingly, notes Legalbrief , the hospitalisation of current leader Ali Bongo has sparked a constitutional crisis that has the AU gravely concerned. His family has ruled the oil-producing country for nearly half a century.

Congo-Kinshasa: Now Ebola Fighters Face Attacks While Battling Deadly Disease

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Security concerns remain a major obstacle in ending the Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo, that has so far claimed more than 200 lives. On November 16, more than a dozen WHO staff had to be evacuated to Goma for psychological care after th
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Congo-Kinshasa: Now Ebola Fighters Face Attacks While Battling Deadly Disease

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Security concerns remain a major obstacle in ending the Ebola outbreak in the DR Congo, that has so far claimed more than 200 lives. On November 16, more than a dozen WHO staff had to be evacuated to Goma for psychological care after their residence was hit by a shell, which did not explode.

Central African Republic: Yékatom's Charges a New Chance for Justice

[HRW] Nairobi -The International Criminal Court (ICC) has a new opportunity to deliver justice to victims in the Central African Republic as it takes its first suspect into custody in its investigation of serious crimes committed in the country since 2012.
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Central African Republic: Yékatom's Charges a New Chance for Justice

[HRW] Nairobi -The International Criminal Court (ICC) has a new opportunity to deliver justice to victims in the Central African Republic as it takes its first suspect into custody in its investigation of serious crimes committed in the country since 2012.

Central African Republic: ICC - New Chance for Justice

[HRW] Nairobi -The International Criminal Court (ICC) has a new opportunity to deliver justice to victims in the Central African Republic as it takes its first suspect into custody in its investigation of serious crimes committed in the country since 2012.
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Central African Republic: ICC - New Chance for Justice

[HRW] Nairobi -The International Criminal Court (ICC) has a new opportunity to deliver justice to victims in the Central African Republic as it takes its first suspect into custody in its investigation of serious crimes committed in the country since 2012.

Africa: How a Good Toilet Experience Could Change the Lives of Billions

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The business of toilet experiences presents many untapped commercial opportunities, yet these are widely overlooked, with negative consequences for billions of people. Businesses have spent centuries refining consumer experiences
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Africa: How a Good Toilet Experience Could Change the Lives of Billions

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The business of toilet experiences presents many untapped commercial opportunities, yet these are widely overlooked, with negative consequences for billions of people. Businesses have spent centuries refining consumer experiences, yet are still to unleash this knowledge to address one of society's biggest failures: ensuring access to safe and hygienic sanitation.

Nigeria: X-raying the Five-Fold Manifest of 2019 Presidential Contenders

[Guardian] The die is cast. Nigerians have entered into the first phase of the graduated excursion to the crucial 2019 election. With the embargo lifted, yesterday, November 18, 2018, today marks the kickoff of open campaigns for the presidential and Nationa
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Nigeria: X-raying the Five-Fold Manifest of 2019 Presidential Contenders

[Guardian] The die is cast. Nigerians have entered into the first phase of the graduated excursion to the crucial 2019 election. With the embargo lifted, yesterday, November 18, 2018, today marks the kickoff of open campaigns for the presidential and National Assembly election scheduled for February 16, 2019. Going by the Independent National Electoral Commission's (INEC) timetable, the gubernatorial and State Assembly candidates would join the campaign trail in two weeks time.

Africa: There's a New Way to «Grow» Bio-Bricks Using Human Urine. Here's How It Works.

[The Conversation Africa] Recently, researchers from the University of Cape Town in South Africa have «grown» a bio-brick using bacteria and urea found in human urine. The Conversation Africa's Natasha Joseph asked Dyllon Garth Randall to explai
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Africa: There's a New Way to «Grow» Bio-Bricks Using Human Urine. Here's How It Works.

[The Conversation Africa] Recently, researchers from the University of Cape Town in South Africa have «grown» a bio-brick using bacteria and urea found in human urine. The Conversation Africa's Natasha Joseph asked Dyllon Garth Randall to explain the research and story behind the bio-bricks.

Nigeria/Cameroon: Buhari Wants Eagles Fly Higher in Cameroon 2019

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Super Eagles of Nigeria to build on their successful qualification campaign and do the nation proud at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.
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Nigeria/Cameroon: Buhari Wants Eagles Fly Higher in Cameroon 2019

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has urged Super Eagles of Nigeria to build on their successful qualification campaign and do the nation proud at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations.

Central African Republic: CAR's Colonel 'Rambo' to Face War Crimes Charges in the Hague

[Deutsche Welle] A militia leader from the Central African Republic has been extradited to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Alfred Yekatom will face trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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Central African Republic: CAR's Colonel 'Rambo' to Face War Crimes Charges in the Hague

[Deutsche Welle] A militia leader from the Central African Republic has been extradited to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Alfred Yekatom will face trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Gabon: Is This The End of the Bongo Dynasty?

[Deutsche Welle] The president of Gabon, Ali Bongo, has been in hospital for more than three weeks. Now the vice president's powers have been extended to «ensure the continuity of the state» -- a move criticized by the opposition.
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Gabon: Is This The End of the Bongo Dynasty?

[Deutsche Welle] The president of Gabon, Ali Bongo, has been in hospital for more than three weeks. Now the vice president's powers have been extended to «ensure the continuity of the state» -- a move criticized by the opposition.

Central African Republic: Car's Colonel 'Rambo' to Face War Crimes Charges in the Hague

[Deutsche Welle] A militia leader from the Central African Republic has been extradited to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Alfred Yekatom will face trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
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Central African Republic: Car's Colonel 'Rambo' to Face War Crimes Charges in the Hague

[Deutsche Welle] A militia leader from the Central African Republic has been extradited to the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Alfred Yekatom will face trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Africa: U.S. Cuts Troop Numbers in Africa by 10 Percent

[VOA] U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is cutting hundreds of U.S. troops from Africa so he can use those resources for potential future conflicts with Russia and China.
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Africa: U.S. Cuts Troop Numbers in Africa by 10 Percent

[VOA] U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is cutting hundreds of U.S. troops from Africa so he can use those resources for potential future conflicts with Russia and China.

Africa: Number of Hungry Children in Africa's Sahel Hits 10-Year High - UN

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -An estimated 6 million people did not have enough to eat across the region during the lean season, says the U.N. food agency
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Africa: Number of Hungry Children in Africa's Sahel Hits 10-Year High - UN

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -An estimated 6 million people did not have enough to eat across the region during the lean season, says the U.N. food agency

Cameroon: Families of Freed Cameroonian Kidnap Victims Feared Chibok Repeat

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bamenda, Cameroon -The families of 80 pupils kidnapped from a school in western Cameroon before being released days later said they feared their children would face a similar fate to Nigeria's Chibok girls.
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Cameroon: Families of Freed Cameroonian Kidnap Victims Feared Chibok Repeat

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bamenda, Cameroon -The families of 80 pupils kidnapped from a school in western Cameroon before being released days later said they feared their children would face a similar fate to Nigeria's Chibok girls.

Malawi: Mutharika 'Shocked' By Killings of Malawian Soldiers in DR Congo

[Nyasa Times] Malawian President Peter Mutharika said on Friday he was shocked about the loss of six Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) while in the course of duty on November 14 2018.
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Malawi: Mutharika 'Shocked' By Killings of Malawian Soldiers in DR Congo

[Nyasa Times] Malawian President Peter Mutharika said on Friday he was shocked about the loss of six Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) while in the course of duty on November 14 2018.

Cameroon: Putting Things On Fast Track

[Cameroon Tribune] News of the signing of the agreement ushering in the disbursement of funds to kick start the construction of the Nachtigal Hydroelectric Dam by the end of December this year was certainly received with thunderous applause by many a Cameroon
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Cameroon: Putting Things On Fast Track

[Cameroon Tribune] News of the signing of the agreement ushering in the disbursement of funds to kick start the construction of the Nachtigal Hydroelectric Dam by the end of December this year was certainly received with thunderous applause by many a Cameroonian. Anyone who doubts this is advised to ask any inhabitant in any of the localities in the country who has been experiencing frequent power outages, sometimes lasting as long as weeks.

Cameroon: One Project, Multiple Potential Impacts

[Cameroon Tribune] During the construction of the dam and upon its completion, the project is going to positively touch on almost all fabrics of national life.
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Cameroon: One Project, Multiple Potential Impacts

[Cameroon Tribune] During the construction of the dam and upon its completion, the project is going to positively touch on almost all fabrics of national life.

Malawi: Malawian Soldiers Killed in Eastern DR Congo

[Nyasa Times] Two more Malawian peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been killed, as the death toll reached six, with other nursing life threatening injuries, the Malawi Defence Force said on Friday.
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Malawi: Malawian Soldiers Killed in Eastern DR Congo

[Nyasa Times] Two more Malawian peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been killed, as the death toll reached six, with other nursing life threatening injuries, the Malawi Defence Force said on Friday.

South Africa: Relief As Govt Okays 180,000 Permits For Zimbabweans

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The adjudication and printing of 178,172 applications for the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) spokesman Thabo Makgola is reported as saying, urging 1,932 applicants who had expired passports to contact the Zimbabwean consulate, as the
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South Africa: Relief As Govt Okays 180,000 Permits For Zimbabweans

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The adjudication and printing of 178,172 applications for the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) spokesman Thabo Makgola is reported as saying, urging 1,932 applicants who had expired passports to contact the Zimbabwean consulate, as their application could not be processed.

South Africa: Trump Appoints Handbag Designer as Ambassador to Pretoria

[allAfrica] Cape Town -United States President Donald Trump has announced his nomination to fill the post of ambassador to Pretoria: South African-born luxury handbag designer Lana Marks.
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South Africa: Trump Appoints Handbag Designer as Ambassador to Pretoria

[allAfrica] Cape Town -United States President Donald Trump has announced his nomination to fill the post of ambassador to Pretoria: South African-born luxury handbag designer Lana Marks.

South Africa: 10 Questions About Expropriation Without Compensation Answered

[News24Wire] On Thursday the Joint Constitutional Review Committee adopted a recommendation that the Constitution should be amended to allow for expropriation without compensation.
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South Africa: 10 Questions About Expropriation Without Compensation Answered

[News24Wire] On Thursday the Joint Constitutional Review Committee adopted a recommendation that the Constitution should be amended to allow for expropriation without compensation.

Nigeria: Nine Months After Abduction Saga, Dapchi School Reopens

[Premium Times] Academic activities have resumed at the Government Girls' Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, where Boko Haram insurgents abducted 110 schoolgirls on February 19.
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Nigeria: Nine Months After Abduction Saga, Dapchi School Reopens

[Premium Times] Academic activities have resumed at the Government Girls' Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe, where Boko Haram insurgents abducted 110 schoolgirls on February 19.

Africa: Kabila's Perfectly Imperfect Choice of Successor

[African Arguments] The selection of Emmanuel Shadary to be the regime's presidential candidate has surprised many. None more so than Shadary himself.
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Africa: Kabila's Perfectly Imperfect Choice of Successor

[African Arguments] The selection of Emmanuel Shadary to be the regime's presidential candidate has surprised many. None more so than Shadary himself.

Angola: Repairing Angola's Central Bank

[Maka] In the wake of recent revelations of mismanagement and corruption at the Banco Nacional de Angola (BNA), its Governor, José de Lima Massano, took to the airwaves in an attempt to defend his reputation and that of the bank. It was all to no avail, beca
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Angola: Repairing Angola's Central Bank

[Maka] In the wake of recent revelations of mismanagement and corruption at the Banco Nacional de Angola (BNA), its Governor, José de Lima Massano, took to the airwaves in an attempt to defend his reputation and that of the bank. It was all to no avail, because many high-ranking officials have taken to heart the new Angolan President's strictures against corruption and are willing to blow the whistle, backing up their claims with documentary proof. It's evidence that should prompt the Attorney-General's of

Cameroon: Renewed Anglophone Fighting Displaces Hundreds of Civilians

[VOA] Cameroon's restive English-speaking regions are emptying out after renewed military raids on separatist strongholds left at least 30 people dead in two days. The renewed fighting comes barely a week after President Paul Biya, during his inauguration cer
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Cameroon: Renewed Anglophone Fighting Displaces Hundreds of Civilians

[VOA] Cameroon's restive English-speaking regions are emptying out after renewed military raids on separatist strongholds left at least 30 people dead in two days. The renewed fighting comes barely a week after President Paul Biya, during his inauguration ceremony, warned rebels to drop their guns or be killed. Thousands of fleeing civilians are arriving in Yaounde.

Africa: Africa Doesn't Need Lessons in Democracy

[Deutsche Welle] If what's happening in Florida's mid-term elections had happened in Africa, the condemnation would have been swift. It's time to reverse this, says Chrispin Mwakideu.
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Africa: Africa Doesn't Need Lessons in Democracy

[Deutsche Welle] If what's happening in Florida's mid-term elections had happened in Africa, the condemnation would have been swift. It's time to reverse this, says Chrispin Mwakideu.

South Sudan: Contaminated Drinking Water - No Solution in Sight

[Deutsche Welle] Oil production in South Sudan has poisoned the drinking water of some 600,000 people. In April, Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas promised to take remedial action. What has happened since?
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South Sudan: Contaminated Drinking Water - No Solution in Sight

[Deutsche Welle] Oil production in South Sudan has poisoned the drinking water of some 600,000 people. In April, Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas promised to take remedial action. What has happened since?

South Africa: Foreigners Are a Burden on Our Health System - Minister

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South Africa's Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says foreign nationals are burdening the South African health system.
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South Africa: Foreigners Are a Burden on Our Health System - Minister

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South Africa's Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi says foreign nationals are burdening the South African health system.

Nigeria: World Bank - Nigeria, Others to Face Challenges If Inflation Rises

[This Day] Further upward acceleration of global inflation from record low levels may impair efforts in emerging and developing economies such as Nigeria, to sustain the low inflation environment achieved over the past several decades, the World Bank has said
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Nigeria: World Bank - Nigeria, Others to Face Challenges If Inflation Rises

[This Day] Further upward acceleration of global inflation from record low levels may impair efforts in emerging and developing economies such as Nigeria, to sustain the low inflation environment achieved over the past several decades, the World Bank has said.

Central African Republic: CAR Going Toward Abyss - Norwegian Refugee Council's Egeland

[Deutsche Welle] The Central African Republic is facing «the abyss,» Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council, told DW's Paul Lorgerie in the country in the heart of Africa as the UN prepares a renewed peacekeeping mandate.
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Central African Republic: CAR Going Toward Abyss - Norwegian Refugee Council's Egeland

[Deutsche Welle] The Central African Republic is facing «the abyss,» Jan Egeland, head of the Norwegian Refugee Council, told DW's Paul Lorgerie in the country in the heart of Africa as the UN prepares a renewed peacekeeping mandate.

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Braces for Six More Months of Ebola

[Deutsche Welle] Over 200 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola on record in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the WHO said, warning that it could be six more months before efforts to contain the spread succeed.
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Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Braces for Six More Months of Ebola

[Deutsche Welle] Over 200 people have died in the worst outbreak of Ebola on record in the Democratic Republic of Congo, the WHO said, warning that it could be six more months before efforts to contain the spread succeed.

Cameroon: Journalist Mimi Mefo's Release - Pressure or President's Magnanimity?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Equinoxe Radio-Television English news presenter Mimi Mefo Takembou has been released from the Douala New Bell prison after a 72 hours. Takembou was charged with the propagation of false information and fake news to tarnish state author
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Cameroon: Journalist Mimi Mefo's Release - Pressure or President's Magnanimity?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Equinoxe Radio-Television English news presenter Mimi Mefo Takembou has been released from the Douala New Bell prison after a 72 hours. Takembou was charged with the propagation of false information and fake news to tarnish state authorities or the unity of the state, punishable by article 113 of the penal code, and the incitement to revolt, punishable by art 154 of the said code.

Gabon: Presidency Denies Ali Bongo is Dead

[allAfrica] Gabonese presidential spokesperson has finally revealed how President Ali Bongo is faring. The president was admitted to hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on October 24.
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Gabon: Presidency Denies Ali Bongo is Dead

[allAfrica] Gabonese presidential spokesperson has finally revealed how President Ali Bongo is faring. The president was admitted to hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on October 24.

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