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Cameroon: Nearly 70 Killed as Separatists Stop Youth Week Activities

[VOA] Renewed fighting has killed 69 people in English-speaking regions of Cameroon, where armed separatists have ordered people to stay inside their homes as the country prepares to celebrate its national youth day.

Africa: U.S. Envoys Assume Key Africa Posts – But Not South Africa

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Career U.S. ambassadors are taking up key diplomatic assignments across Africa following confirmation by the Senate earlier this month. These include envoys to Nigeria, Egypt, Libya, Cote d'Ivoire and the African Union, as well as
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Africa: U.S. Envoys Assume Key Africa Posts – But Not South Africa

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Career U.S. ambassadors are taking up key diplomatic assignments across Africa following confirmation by the Senate earlier this month. These include envoys to Nigeria, Egypt, Libya, Cote d'Ivoire and the African Union, as well as Malawi and Cape Verde.

Africa: Levis and Wrangler Vow to Protect Women Making Jeans From Sexual Abuse

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Three major U.S. brands vowed to crack down on abuse in Lesotho factories making their jeans on Thursday after an investigation found women were forced into sex to keep their jobs.
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Africa: Levis and Wrangler Vow to Protect Women Making Jeans From Sexual Abuse

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Three major U.S. brands vowed to crack down on abuse in Lesotho factories making their jeans on Thursday after an investigation found women were forced into sex to keep their jobs.

Africa: Not Waiting for Handouts: Five Stories of Resilience From One of The World's Largest Refugee Camps

[UN] Today there are more than 70 million people around the world who have been forced from their homes. As crises get more prolonged, the only home that entire generations know, are refugee camps. The average length of displacement is rising, estimated at 2
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Africa: Not Waiting for Handouts: Five Stories of Resilience From One of The World's Largest Refugee Camps

[UN] Today there are more than 70 million people around the world who have been forced from their homes. As crises get more prolonged, the only home that entire generations know, are refugee camps. The average length of displacement is rising, estimated at 26 years, and as of 2018, 78 per cent of all refugees were in protracted refugee situations. The stories we hear about them often show us their unsurmountable challenges, but life in the camps is more than scrambling for food and waiting for a better fut

South Africa: Debt Relief Law a Cause for Concern for South Africa's Banks?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the National Credit Amendment Bill into law. The law, also referred to as the «Debt Relief Law», will afford low-income workers and over-indebted consumers the opportunity to have payment
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South Africa: Debt Relief Law a Cause for Concern for South Africa's Banks?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed the National Credit Amendment Bill into law. The law, also referred to as the «Debt Relief Law», will afford low-income workers and over-indebted consumers the opportunity to have payments suspended or even scrapped, depending on their financial status, writes Bloomberg.

Sudan: Opposition Names Five People as Members of Sovereign Council

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Sudan's opposition coalition has named five people as civilian members of the country's Sovereign Council, Reuters reports.
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Sudan: Opposition Names Five People as Members of Sovereign Council

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Sudan's opposition coalition has named five people as civilian members of the country's Sovereign Council, Reuters reports.

Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola's Spread to New Area Shows Flawed Response - Aid Workers

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Ebola's spread to a new part of Democratic Republic of Congo is a disturbing sign that health workers are failing to keep track of high-risk people on the move, aid agencies said on Friday.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Ebola's Spread to New Area Shows Flawed Response - Aid Workers

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Ebola's spread to a new part of Democratic Republic of Congo is a disturbing sign that health workers are failing to keep track of high-risk people on the move, aid agencies said on Friday.

Sudan: Transitional Period Documents Signed Finally

[SNA] Khartoum -The final signing of the transitional period's documents took place Saturday at the Friendship Hall between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change.
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Sudan: Transitional Period Documents Signed Finally

[SNA] Khartoum -The final signing of the transitional period's documents took place Saturday at the Friendship Hall between the Transitional Military Council (TMC) and the Forces of the Declaration of Freedom and Change.

Nigeria: Former Deputy Senate President Attacked In Germany

[Premium Times] Nigeria's former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday physically attacked by a mob while attending a cultural event in Germany.
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Nigeria: Former Deputy Senate President Attacked In Germany

[Premium Times] Nigeria's former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, was on Saturday physically attacked by a mob while attending a cultural event in Germany.

Southern Africa: Lift Zimbabwe Sanctions - New SADC Boss

[Daily News] THE new SADC Chairman, President John Magufuli, has appealed to the international community to scrap sanctions against Zimbabwe, saying the country has already opened a new page and is ready to move forward.
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Southern Africa: Lift Zimbabwe Sanctions - New SADC Boss

[Daily News] THE new SADC Chairman, President John Magufuli, has appealed to the international community to scrap sanctions against Zimbabwe, saying the country has already opened a new page and is ready to move forward.

South Africa: Homeless Killings - Families of 2 Victims Traced, Finally Lay Them to Rest

[News24Wire] Two murdered homeless men who are among five suspected victims of the so-called nocturnal prowler - have finally been laid to rest, almost two months after the discovery of the fifth body in Muckleneuk, Pretoria.
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South Africa: Homeless Killings - Families of 2 Victims Traced, Finally Lay Them to Rest

[News24Wire] Two murdered homeless men who are among five suspected victims of the so-called nocturnal prowler - have finally been laid to rest, almost two months after the discovery of the fifth body in Muckleneuk, Pretoria.

Rwanda: National Agriculture Insurance Scheme to Go Countrywide - Official

[New Times] The National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS) launched in April, as a pilot project, will be scaled up to the entire country during the upcoming agricultural season A, an official told The Sunday Times on Friday.
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Rwanda: National Agriculture Insurance Scheme to Go Countrywide - Official

[New Times] The National Agriculture Insurance Scheme (NAIS) launched in April, as a pilot project, will be scaled up to the entire country during the upcoming agricultural season A, an official told The Sunday Times on Friday.

Sudan: Journey to Hope

[SudaNow] Gradually Sudanese people are making their first steps towards the much deserved, costly civilian-led rule. It took more time of intensive peaceful pressure and almost double casualties that were endured to oust former President Omar Al-Bashir from
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Sudan: Journey to Hope

[SudaNow] Gradually Sudanese people are making their first steps towards the much deserved, costly civilian-led rule. It took more time of intensive peaceful pressure and almost double casualties that were endured to oust former President Omar Al-Bashir from power.

Nigeria: El-Zakzaky Sought Asylum in India, Arrested on Arrival Home - Govt

[This Day] Abuja and Kaduna -The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from India, yesterday afternoon, was whisked away on arrival and taken into custody b
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Nigeria: El-Zakzaky Sought Asylum in India, Arrested on Arrival Home - Govt

[This Day] Abuja and Kaduna -The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky, who arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, from India, yesterday afternoon, was whisked away on arrival and taken into custody by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).

Kenya: Ruto, Raila Allies Clash Over 2022 Polls

[Nation] Politics dominated speeches during the burial of Ikolomani MP Bernard Shinali's son in Kakamega County on Friday, with supporters of Deputy President William Ruto clashing with those of opposition leaders Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi over the ha
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Kenya: Ruto, Raila Allies Clash Over 2022 Polls

[Nation] Politics dominated speeches during the burial of Ikolomani MP Bernard Shinali's son in Kakamega County on Friday, with supporters of Deputy President William Ruto clashing with those of opposition leaders Raila Odinga and Musalia Mudavadi over the handshake and 2022 succession.

Southern Africa: SADC Summit Roars Into Life

[Daily News] TANZANIA writes yet another history as all eyes are on the country with all the 'number one citizens' of southern African nations gathering in Dar es Salaam for the 39th Southern African Development Community Summit (SADC) Summit.
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Southern Africa: SADC Summit Roars Into Life

[Daily News] TANZANIA writes yet another history as all eyes are on the country with all the 'number one citizens' of southern African nations gathering in Dar es Salaam for the 39th Southern African Development Community Summit (SADC) Summit.

Congo-Kinshasa: Mystery Militia Sows Fear - and Confusion - in Congo's Long-Suffering Ituri

[The New Humanitarian] Bunia and Tchomia -The general hospital in Tchomia is not designed for medical emergencies. The shabby, single-storey clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern Ituri province has no X-ray machine, no defibrillator, and b
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Congo-Kinshasa: Mystery Militia Sows Fear - and Confusion - in Congo's Long-Suffering Ituri

[The New Humanitarian] Bunia and Tchomia -The general hospital in Tchomia is not designed for medical emergencies. The shabby, single-storey clinic in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern Ituri province has no X-ray machine, no defibrillator, and barely enough doctors and nurses to get through the day.

Central African Republic: CAR's Peace Deal - Violated and Fragile

[Deutsche Welle] Six months after armed CAR rebels signed a peace deal with the government, some have flagrantly violated it, experts say, as citizens wonder why the warlords even have seats at the top table.
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Central African Republic: CAR's Peace Deal - Violated and Fragile

[Deutsche Welle] Six months after armed CAR rebels signed a peace deal with the government, some have flagrantly violated it, experts say, as citizens wonder why the warlords even have seats at the top table.

Africa: What You Need to Win Afcon Soccer Tourney

[The Conversation Africa] The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament is the most important sporting event on the continent. It attracts media attention, sponsors and draws significant global viewership. Organised every two years, it is also considered one
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Africa: What You Need to Win Afcon Soccer Tourney

[The Conversation Africa] The African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament is the most important sporting event on the continent. It attracts media attention, sponsors and draws significant global viewership. Organised every two years, it is also considered one of the most difficult to win based on a large qualification pool.

South Africa: Zolani Mahola Leaves Freshlyground to Go Solo

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The popular singer has shocked the country after announcing that she is leaving Freshlyground to focus on a career as a solo artist and public speaker.
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South Africa: Zolani Mahola Leaves Freshlyground to Go Solo

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The popular singer has shocked the country after announcing that she is leaving Freshlyground to focus on a career as a solo artist and public speaker.

South Africa: No Love for Ramaphosa After Marikana Massacre Tweet

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A tweet by Cyril Ramaphosa commemorating the seventh anniversary of the Marikana Massacre has elicited angry responses from users who slammed the President saying that he not only «ignored» the tragedy but was also responsib
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South Africa: No Love for Ramaphosa After Marikana Massacre Tweet

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A tweet by Cyril Ramaphosa commemorating the seventh anniversary of the Marikana Massacre has elicited angry responses from users who slammed the President saying that he not only «ignored» the tragedy but was also responsible for it.

West Africa: Strengthen the Role of Women, Young People - It's Key For Peace

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Thousands of deaths in Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone are caused by the civil wars and political crises - the lack of peace - in West Africa, and this conflict leads to millions of people fleeing their hom
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West Africa: Strengthen the Role of Women, Young People - It's Key For Peace

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Thousands of deaths in Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Nigeria, Liberia and Sierra Leone are caused by the civil wars and political crises - the lack of peace - in West Africa, and this conflict leads to millions of people fleeing their home and crippling education and economic development in their communities.

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO and Partners Step Up Preparedness to Ebola Threat in Two Regions

[WHO] The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo remains precarious, with infection transmissions continuing to occur in communities and health facilities. As of 23 July 2019 a total of 2,612 and 1, 756 deaths have been recorded. Although
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Congo-Kinshasa: WHO and Partners Step Up Preparedness to Ebola Threat in Two Regions

[WHO] The current Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo remains precarious, with infection transmissions continuing to occur in communities and health facilities. As of 23 July 2019 a total of 2,612 and 1, 756 deaths have been recorded. Although the number of cases have remained constant its geographical spread to Goma is of concern. As such, the United Republic of Tanzania remains at risk of cross-border transmission of Ebola, because it borders and has significant human traffic with the DRC.

Africa: Terrorism Survivors - Forced to Farm, Fish, Fight, 'They Slaughtered Three of My Friends'

[UN News] To mark next week's International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, UN News travelled to Chad and the Far North region of Cameroon in West Africa earlier in the year, to interview people who have personal stories to tel
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Africa: Terrorism Survivors - Forced to Farm, Fish, Fight, 'They Slaughtered Three of My Friends'

[UN News] To mark next week's International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, UN News travelled to Chad and the Far North region of Cameroon in West Africa earlier in the year, to interview people who have personal stories to tell about how terrorism has shattered their lives.

Rwanda: Disappearances Require Credible Investigations

[HRW] A journalist and an opposition member from Rwanda are still missing one month after disappearing in separate incidents, Human Rights Watch said today. Their loved ones have not heard from them, and the authorities have revealed nothing about investigati
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Rwanda: Disappearances Require Credible Investigations

[HRW] A journalist and an opposition member from Rwanda are still missing one month after disappearing in separate incidents, Human Rights Watch said today. Their loved ones have not heard from them, and the authorities have revealed nothing about investigations.

Angola: President Writes to Ugandan, Rwanda Counterparts

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan President João Lourenço sent two messages to his counterparts of Uganda Yoweri Museveni, and Rwanda Paul Kagame on Tuesday, Angop has learnt.
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Angola: President Writes to Ugandan, Rwanda Counterparts

[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan President João Lourenço sent two messages to his counterparts of Uganda Yoweri Museveni, and Rwanda Paul Kagame on Tuesday, Angop has learnt.

Angola: Interests Conflicted in Lourenco's Selective Graft War

[CAJ News] Luanda -The conflict of interest furore besetting one of Angola's richest entrepreneurs, serving as a provincial governor, is contrary to the assurance made by the new administration to fight corruption.
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Angola: Interests Conflicted in Lourenco's Selective Graft War

[CAJ News] Luanda -The conflict of interest furore besetting one of Angola's richest entrepreneurs, serving as a provincial governor, is contrary to the assurance made by the new administration to fight corruption.

Burundi: Govt Launches Ebola Vaccination Campaign for Health and Front-Line Workers

[WHO] On 13th August, the Ministry of Public Health and AIDS Control kicked off the vaccination campaign for front-line staff against the Ebola virus disease. The campaign started at the Gatumba entry point at the Border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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Burundi: Govt Launches Ebola Vaccination Campaign for Health and Front-Line Workers

[WHO] On 13th August, the Ministry of Public Health and AIDS Control kicked off the vaccination campaign for front-line staff against the Ebola virus disease. The campaign started at the Gatumba entry point at the Border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Kenya: Is Uhuru Kenyatta the Coolest President Ever?

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -On August 5 President Uhuru Kenyatta flew to Jamaica for a historic state visit where he also graced that country's 57th Independence Day celebrations in Kingston, as a special guest and met the widow of reggae legend Bob Marley, Rit
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Kenya: Is Uhuru Kenyatta the Coolest President Ever?

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -On August 5 President Uhuru Kenyatta flew to Jamaica for a historic state visit where he also graced that country's 57th Independence Day celebrations in Kingston, as a special guest and met the widow of reggae legend Bob Marley, Rita Marley.

West Africa: Building Peace in West Africa - Women Decision-Makers are Key

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -allAfrica.com's Nontobeko Mlambo spoke with Levinia Addae-Mensah, Program Director and Deputy Executive Director of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), about how she became involved in peacebuilding work, what goes in
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West Africa: Building Peace in West Africa - Women Decision-Makers are Key

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -allAfrica.com's Nontobeko Mlambo spoke with Levinia Addae-Mensah, Program Director and Deputy Executive Director of the West Africa Network for Peacebuilding (WANEP), about how she became involved in peacebuilding work, what goes in to her role and why empowering women to be decision-makers in this sector is key...

Zimbabwe: Popular Lion Seduli Killed by Hunters on World Lion Day

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A male lion, who was popular with photographers, has been shot by trophy hunters on the outskirts of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, Captured in Africa Foundation announced on their Facebook page.
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Zimbabwe: Popular Lion Seduli Killed by Hunters on World Lion Day

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A male lion, who was popular with photographers, has been shot by trophy hunters on the outskirts of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, Captured in Africa Foundation announced on their Facebook page.

South Africa: It Wasn't Me - Babes Wodumo Denies Making Fun of Lady Zamar

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Babes Wodumo has been at the centre of controversy after a video of her insulting Lady Zamar surfaced on social media, and people are not having it!
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South Africa: It Wasn't Me - Babes Wodumo Denies Making Fun of Lady Zamar

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Babes Wodumo has been at the centre of controversy after a video of her insulting Lady Zamar surfaced on social media, and people are not having it!

South Africa: Environmental Engineer With Flair for Art Receives Italian Knighthood

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Professor Cristina Trois, the University of KwaZulu-Natal's (UKZN) first woman professor, first dean of engineering and South African Research Chair in Waste and Climate Change (SARChI), has been honoured with the attendant title of Cav
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South Africa: Environmental Engineer With Flair for Art Receives Italian Knighthood

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Professor Cristina Trois, the University of KwaZulu-Natal's (UKZN) first woman professor, first dean of engineering and South African Research Chair in Waste and Climate Change (SARChI), has been honoured with the attendant title of Cavaliere del lavoro for receiving the 'Ordine al Merito del Lavoro' (Order of Merit for Labour).

Africa: Why AfCFTA's Success Depends on Including Informal, Women-Run Enterprises

[allAfrica] There is renewed optimism that Africa's small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) could be big winners with the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) -- the world's largest such trading zone with a combined current GDP of US$2.
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Africa: Why AfCFTA's Success Depends on Including Informal, Women-Run Enterprises

[allAfrica] There is renewed optimism that Africa's small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) could be big winners with the launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) -- the world's largest such trading zone with a combined current GDP of US$2.5 trillion and a market of over one billion people.

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