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Rwanda: Amavubi in Fitness Training Ahead of Afcon Qualifiers

[New Times] Players of the men's senior national football team have started informal fitness training at Amahoro Stadium as the resumption of the Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifiers edge closer.

Angola: Angolan Corruption Case Snares Irene Neto

[Maka] Really? Carlos Manuel de São Vicente is currently a jailbird. On September 23 he was remanded in custody in Viana prison (Luanda) awaiting trial, where conditions might soon make him forget his ill-gotten billions. One by one, the bit-part players in
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Angola: Angolan Corruption Case Snares Irene Neto

[Maka] Really? Carlos Manuel de São Vicente is currently a jailbird. On September 23 he was remanded in custody in Viana prison (Luanda) awaiting trial, where conditions might soon make him forget his ill-gotten billions. One by one, the bit-part players in the Dos Santos kleptocracy are being taken down, evidence of their crimes adding up against the long-ruling kleptocrat-in-chief who oversaw the outrageous theft of tens of billions of dollars of Angolan patrimony. It's no easy matter to bring a former p

Uganda: Man Arrested With Girl's Head At Parliament Charged, Remanded to Prison

[Monitor] The man accused of killing a four-year- old girl and took the head to Parliament as a 'gift' to the Speaker has been remanded to Masaka Main Prison.
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Uganda: Man Arrested With Girl's Head At Parliament Charged, Remanded to Prison

[Monitor] The man accused of killing a four-year- old girl and took the head to Parliament as a 'gift' to the Speaker has been remanded to Masaka Main Prison.

Uganda: Five Killed in Domestic Brawls in Kampala

[Monitor] Police in the Kampala metropolitan area are investigating five killings that occurred in the region withing a period of four days, resulting from domestic brawls, according to the deputy police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan, Mr Luke Oweyesig
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Uganda: Five Killed in Domestic Brawls in Kampala

[Monitor] Police in the Kampala metropolitan area are investigating five killings that occurred in the region withing a period of four days, resulting from domestic brawls, according to the deputy police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan, Mr Luke Oweyesigire.

Gabon: Pangolins Share Burrows With Bats in Potential 'Viral Melting Pot' - Scientists

[RFI] Scientists in Gabon have revealed how giant pangolins share their burrows with bats, potentially exposing the shy, nocturnal animals to viruses that could pass to humans in the central African markets where pangolins are slaughtered and traded.
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Gabon: Pangolins Share Burrows With Bats in Potential 'Viral Melting Pot' - Scientists

[RFI] Scientists in Gabon have revealed how giant pangolins share their burrows with bats, potentially exposing the shy, nocturnal animals to viruses that could pass to humans in the central African markets where pangolins are slaughtered and traded.

Burundi: President Ndayishimiye Rejects Diplomatic Aggression Against Burundi

[UN News] The «indiscriminate consequences» of the COVID-19 pandemic have underscored the importance of multilateralism and how the world handles global challenges and contradictions, the President of Burundi told world leaders gathered virtually
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Burundi: President Ndayishimiye Rejects Diplomatic Aggression Against Burundi

[UN News] The «indiscriminate consequences» of the COVID-19 pandemic have underscored the importance of multilateralism and how the world handles global challenges and contradictions, the President of Burundi told world leaders gathered virtually for the UN General Assembly.

Rwanda: 'Hotel Rwanda' Hero Rusesabagina Admits Forming Armed Rebel Group

[East African] Paul Rusesabagina has for the first time admitted in public to being part of an opposition group that formed a rebel wing that claimed a spate of attacks in Rwanda which left civilians dead.
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Rwanda: 'Hotel Rwanda' Hero Rusesabagina Admits Forming Armed Rebel Group

[East African] Paul Rusesabagina has for the first time admitted in public to being part of an opposition group that formed a rebel wing that claimed a spate of attacks in Rwanda which left civilians dead.

Africa: Is the Worst of Africa's Covid-19 Outbreak Over?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently commended South Africa for its declining Covid-19 infection rate, approving the implementation of public health measures to curb the spread of the virus. This, according to WHO Regional Dir
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Africa: Is the Worst of Africa's Covid-19 Outbreak Over?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently commended South Africa for its declining Covid-19 infection rate, approving the implementation of public health measures to curb the spread of the virus. This, according to WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, is indicative of a larger trend across the continent. Moeti spoke during an online media briefing to examine the status of the Covid-19 outbreak across the continent.

Africa: Over 200,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Cntinent After 13.3 Million Tests

[allAfrica] As of September 25, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,437,576. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 34,706, and recoveries 1,184,963. 217,905 cases are currently active and 13,371,886 tests have been perfor
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Africa: Over 200,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Cntinent After 13.3 Million Tests

[allAfrica] As of September 25, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,437,576. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 34,706, and recoveries 1,184,963. 217,905 cases are currently active and 13,371,886 tests have been performed.

Africa: Social, Environmental Factors Seen Behind Africa's Low Covid-19 Cases

[WHO] Brazzaville -- COVID-19 transmission in Africa has been marked by relatively fewer infections, which have been on the decline over the past two months, owing to a variety of socio-ecological factors as well as early and strong public health measures tak
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Africa: Social, Environmental Factors Seen Behind Africa's Low Covid-19 Cases

[WHO] Brazzaville -- COVID-19 transmission in Africa has been marked by relatively fewer infections, which have been on the decline over the past two months, owing to a variety of socio-ecological factors as well as early and strong public health measures taken by governments across the region.

Cameroon: 'No Dictatorship Considers Protests Legal,' Cameroon's Opposition Politician Says

[DW] Cameroonian authorities are cracking down on opposition members amid a planned protest against President Paul Biya. Opposition politician Maurice Kamto speaks exclusively to DW about his desire for a peaceful change.
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Cameroon: 'No Dictatorship Considers Protests Legal,' Cameroon's Opposition Politician Says

[DW] Cameroonian authorities are cracking down on opposition members amid a planned protest against President Paul Biya. Opposition politician Maurice Kamto speaks exclusively to DW about his desire for a peaceful change.

Gambia: Hundreds Protest Over «Alarming Rate» of Maternal Deaths

[The Point] Hundreds of people mainly women yesterday thronged the busy Kairaba Avenue road protesting over what they described the «alarming rate» of maternal mortality in the country.
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Gambia: Hundreds Protest Over «Alarming Rate» of Maternal Deaths

[The Point] Hundreds of people mainly women yesterday thronged the busy Kairaba Avenue road protesting over what they described the «alarming rate» of maternal mortality in the country.

Nigeria: The Nigerian University That Defies Boko Haram

[DW] The University of Maiduguri has stayed open at the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency. A new book gives voice to the Nigerian academics who faced off with the radical Islamists who reject Western education as sinful.
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Nigeria: The Nigerian University That Defies Boko Haram

[DW] The University of Maiduguri has stayed open at the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency. A new book gives voice to the Nigerian academics who faced off with the radical Islamists who reject Western education as sinful.

Ethiopia: Debretsion Cements Tigray's Presidency As Region Forms New Parliament

[Addis Standard] Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD), Chairman of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), the governing party of Tigray Regional State, cemented the region's presidency after receiving an overwhelming support by newly constituted regional parli
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Ethiopia: Debretsion Cements Tigray's Presidency As Region Forms New Parliament

[Addis Standard] Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD), Chairman of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), the governing party of Tigray Regional State, cemented the region's presidency after receiving an overwhelming support by newly constituted regional parliament.

Burundi: Accountability for Rights Violations Remains Essential in Burundi

[HRW] Human Rights Watch thanks the Commission of Inquiry for a much-needed update on the grave human rights violations that Burundian state agents, most notably the National Intelligence Service and administrative authorities, and members of the Imbonerakure
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Burundi: Accountability for Rights Violations Remains Essential in Burundi

[HRW] Human Rights Watch thanks the Commission of Inquiry for a much-needed update on the grave human rights violations that Burundian state agents, most notably the National Intelligence Service and administrative authorities, and members of the Imbonerakure, have committed against the population since May 2019.

Africa: What is the Fundamental Difference Between Cigarette Smoke and Heated Tobacco Aerosol?

[allAfrica] On September 15th, 2020, Tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris International (PMI) held a scientific online conference on the fundamental difference between cigarette smoke and heated tobacco product aerosol.  Scientists of PMI presented some of th
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Africa: What is the Fundamental Difference Between Cigarette Smoke and Heated Tobacco Aerosol?

[allAfrica] On September 15th, 2020, Tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris International (PMI) held a scientific online conference on the fundamental difference between cigarette smoke and heated tobacco product aerosol.  Scientists of PMI presented some of the latest fundamental scientific evidence on the harm caused by combustion and innovative, less harmful, aerosols chemistry.

East Africa: People With This Blood Type Are Unlikely to Get Malaria

[Nation] The war against malaria just received a shot in the arm after new research should the potential a rare blood group could hold.
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East Africa: People With This Blood Type Are Unlikely to Get Malaria

[Nation] The war against malaria just received a shot in the arm after new research should the potential a rare blood group could hold.

Cote d'Ivoire: High Stakes, Tensions in Presidential Election

[African Arguments] Political leaders are unlikely to resolve rising tensions. To ensure stability, the electoral commission and regional bodies must intervene.
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Cote d'Ivoire: High Stakes, Tensions in Presidential Election

[African Arguments] Political leaders are unlikely to resolve rising tensions. To ensure stability, the electoral commission and regional bodies must intervene.

Angola: Businessman Carlos São Vicente in Preventive Detention

[ANGOP] Luanda -- The former CEO of the insurance firm AAA, Carlos São Vicente, was held in preventive detention Tuesday in Luanda by the Angolan authorities.
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Angola: Businessman Carlos São Vicente in Preventive Detention

[ANGOP] Luanda -- The former CEO of the insurance firm AAA, Carlos São Vicente, was held in preventive detention Tuesday in Luanda by the Angolan authorities.

Liberia: Why Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Liberia Are Ideal Birthplaces

[East African] Bill Gates, co-founder of tech giant Microsoft, philanthropist, and one of the world's richest men scares some people, especially those on the extreme political right.
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Liberia: Why Rwanda, Ethiopia, Senegal and Liberia Are Ideal Birthplaces

[East African] Bill Gates, co-founder of tech giant Microsoft, philanthropist, and one of the world's richest men scares some people, especially those on the extreme political right.

Cameroon: One Person Killed, RFI Journalist Beaten During Protest Crackdown

[RFI] Cameroonian security forces have violently suppressed opposition party demonstrations throughout the country, beating protesters and killing one person in Douala, the economic capital, according to opposition party members. RFI correspondent Polycarpe E
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Cameroon: One Person Killed, RFI Journalist Beaten During Protest Crackdown

[RFI] Cameroonian security forces have violently suppressed opposition party demonstrations throughout the country, beating protesters and killing one person in Douala, the economic capital, according to opposition party members. RFI correspondent Polycarpe Essomba was severely beaten and arrested for covering the protests in the capital Yaoundé.

Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Surpasses 34,000 as Total Cases Exceed 1,4 Million

[allAfrica] As of September 23, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,420,664. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 34,323, and recoveries 1,168,363.
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Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Surpasses 34,000 as Total Cases Exceed 1,4 Million

[allAfrica] As of September 23, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,420,664. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 34,323, and recoveries 1,168,363.

Rwanda: Concerns as 44% of Water in Supply Systems is Lost

[New Times] The report says that water losses are mainly due to leakages, illegal connections, road construction, metering inaccuracies, meter bursts, meter blocks, natural disasters and stealing water by moving meters.
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Rwanda: Concerns as 44% of Water in Supply Systems is Lost

[New Times] The report says that water losses are mainly due to leakages, illegal connections, road construction, metering inaccuracies, meter bursts, meter blocks, natural disasters and stealing water by moving meters.

Malawi: Malawi's President Appeals to Investors, Implores South African Farmers to 'Invest In Our Soil'

[allAfrica] New York -- With the world focused on fighting the pandemic, a remarkable achievement went largely unnoticed in Africa. A court in Malawi annulled a rigged election and a peaceful rerun ushered into power a popular opposition.
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Malawi: Malawi's President Appeals to Investors, Implores South African Farmers to 'Invest In Our Soil'

[allAfrica] New York -- With the world focused on fighting the pandemic, a remarkable achievement went largely unnoticed in Africa. A court in Malawi annulled a rigged election and a peaceful rerun ushered into power a popular opposition.

Southern Africa: SADC Takes Dispute Over DR Congo Force Reconfiguration to UNGA

[SANF] The issue of peace and security in the Congo is expected to be one of the issues to feature during the high-level debate at the 75th United Nations General Assembly taking place via video conferencing.
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Southern Africa: SADC Takes Dispute Over DR Congo Force Reconfiguration to UNGA

[SANF] The issue of peace and security in the Congo is expected to be one of the issues to feature during the high-level debate at the 75th United Nations General Assembly taking place via video conferencing.

Namibia: Payments to Namibian Firm Flagged in U.S.

[Namibian] «For us, it is like operating a taxi ... we do not perform due diligence on clientele as charters are ad hoc and we operate within the realm of regulations ... with safety first being our priority,» says Dianne Burger, a manager at char
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Namibia: Payments to Namibian Firm Flagged in U.S.

[Namibian] «For us, it is like operating a taxi ... we do not perform due diligence on clientele as charters are ad hoc and we operate within the realm of regulations ... with safety first being our priority,» says Dianne Burger, a manager at charter company Wings Over Africa.

Ethiopia: UN Ready to Support Probe Into Haacaaluu Assassination, Violence

[Addis Standard] In her latest message on global human rights update Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said her office was ready to support a thorough investigation in to the June 29 assassination of prominent Oromo artist Haccaaluu Hu
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Ethiopia: UN Ready to Support Probe Into Haacaaluu Assassination, Violence

[Addis Standard] In her latest message on global human rights update Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, said her office was ready to support a thorough investigation in to the June 29 assassination of prominent Oromo artist Haccaaluu Hundessa.

East Africa: U.S. Volunteer, South Sudanese Refugee Find Love in a Pandemic

[WFP] Uganda -- When American Faith Blanchard moved to Uganda to do charity work, she wasn't expecting to find love. But during her time volunteering at Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, that's exactly what happened. It was there she met Seme Ludanga, a South Suda
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East Africa: U.S. Volunteer, South Sudanese Refugee Find Love in a Pandemic

[WFP] Uganda -- When American Faith Blanchard moved to Uganda to do charity work, she wasn't expecting to find love. But during her time volunteering at Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, that's exactly what happened. It was there she met Seme Ludanga, a South Sudanese refugee and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Storyteller who changed her world.

Nigeria: #Fincen Files - U.S. Places Atiku, Wives, Under International Banking Surveillance

[Premium Times] It was the link with Atiku that triggered suspicious activity alert through HBNLY's transaction system
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Nigeria: #Fincen Files - U.S. Places Atiku, Wives, Under International Banking Surveillance

[Premium Times] It was the link with Atiku that triggered suspicious activity alert through HBNLY's transaction system

Africa: Journalists Targeted Across the Continent

[Legalbrief] Decades after many governments across the continent loosened control over broadcasters and publishers, the media industry is under threat.
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Africa: Journalists Targeted Across the Continent

[Legalbrief] Decades after many governments across the continent loosened control over broadcasters and publishers, the media industry is under threat.

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