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Rwanda: RNC Terror Trial Begins in Substance at Military Court

[New Times] The substantive trial of the case involving 32 terror suspects linked to Rwanda National Congress (RNC) and affiliated militia groups, started yesterday September 15, at the Military High Court in Kanombe, Kicukiro District.

Zimbabwe: Concern Over Gold Smuggling to Dubai

[The Herald] At least 60kg of gold worth millions of dollars could be smuggled from Zimbabwe to Dubai monthly, prejudicing the country of the much-needed foreign currency earnings, Prosecutor-General Mr Kumbirai Hodzi estimates.
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Zimbabwe: Concern Over Gold Smuggling to Dubai

[The Herald] At least 60kg of gold worth millions of dollars could be smuggled from Zimbabwe to Dubai monthly, prejudicing the country of the much-needed foreign currency earnings, Prosecutor-General Mr Kumbirai Hodzi estimates.

South Africa: U.S. Set to Impose Ban on Travellers from South Africa - Report

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- United States President Joe Biden is set to ban most non-U.S. citizens who have recently been in South Africa from entering the country, in a bid to contain the spread of a new variant of Covid-19, a senior U.S. public health officia
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South Africa: U.S. Set to Impose Ban on Travellers from South Africa - Report

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- United States President Joe Biden is set to ban most non-U.S. citizens who have recently been in South Africa from entering the country, in a bid to contain the spread of a new variant of Covid-19, a senior U.S. public health official has told the Reuters news agency.

Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 85,000 Across Continent

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of January 25, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,437,638. Reported deaths in Africa reached 85,184  and 2,892,407 people have recovered.
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Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 85,000 Across Continent

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of January 25, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,437,638. Reported deaths in Africa reached 85,184  and 2,892,407 people have recovered.

Congo-Kinshasa: In Secret Action, Trump Administration Granted License to Sanctioned Mining Billionaire Dan Gertler

[The Sentry] Washington, DC -- Experts Recommend Banks Maintain Blocks on Gertler-Linked Assets and Transactions
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Congo-Kinshasa: In Secret Action, Trump Administration Granted License to Sanctioned Mining Billionaire Dan Gertler

[The Sentry] Washington, DC -- Experts Recommend Banks Maintain Blocks on Gertler-Linked Assets and Transactions

Africa: Several Dead As Storm Sweeps East Coast

[DW] Tropical Cyclone Eloise has hit Mozambique, bringing rain and powerful winds of around 130 kilometers per hour. Forecasters believe it will now move toward Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
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Africa: Several Dead As Storm Sweeps East Coast

[DW] Tropical Cyclone Eloise has hit Mozambique, bringing rain and powerful winds of around 130 kilometers per hour. Forecasters believe it will now move toward Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.

Africa: Why We Need Those Weather Forecasters

[ODI] A new report from global think-tank ODI sheds light on the need to strengthen sustainable climate services across Africa if ambitions for effective climate adaptation are to be realised.
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Africa: Why We Need Those Weather Forecasters

[ODI] A new report from global think-tank ODI sheds light on the need to strengthen sustainable climate services across Africa if ambitions for effective climate adaptation are to be realised.

Africa: Over 3,4 Million Confirmed Covid-19 Cases on Continent

[allAfrica] As of January 24, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,417,518. Reported deaths in Africa reached 84,537 and 2,866,931 people have recovered.
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Africa: Over 3,4 Million Confirmed Covid-19 Cases on Continent

[allAfrica] As of January 24, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,417,518. Reported deaths in Africa reached 84,537 and 2,866,931 people have recovered.

Chad: New Challenges for Chad's Army

[ICG] The Chadian army, while essential to counter-terrorism operations in the Sahel, is also a source of potential instability for the country. Chadian authorities, supported by their international partners, should build a more representative and professiona
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Chad: New Challenges for Chad's Army

[ICG] The Chadian army, while essential to counter-terrorism operations in the Sahel, is also a source of potential instability for the country. Chadian authorities, supported by their international partners, should build a more representative and professional army, and establish safeguards to discourage violence in the event of a succession crisis.

Nigeria: Pirates Launch Deadly Attack On Turkish Ship Off Nigeria

[DW] The Gulf of Guinea, where the attack took place, is considered the most dangerous sea in the world for piracy. One crew member was killed and 15 others were taken hostage after a struggle on board.
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Nigeria: Pirates Launch Deadly Attack On Turkish Ship Off Nigeria

[DW] The Gulf of Guinea, where the attack took place, is considered the most dangerous sea in the world for piracy. One crew member was killed and 15 others were taken hostage after a struggle on board.

West Africa: Nigeria's President Buhari Calls for the Restructuring of ECOWAS

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated for the restructuring of ECOWAS, saying that the organization needed to streamline its management to adjust to current realities.
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West Africa: Nigeria's President Buhari Calls for the Restructuring of ECOWAS

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated for the restructuring of ECOWAS, saying that the organization needed to streamline its management to adjust to current realities.

Africa: How Kenya Nurtured Somalia's Transitional Govt -Then Lost Influence Years Later

[Nation] Fourteen years ago, in January 2007, Somalia President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed set foot in Mogadishu for the first time since taking office in 2004. His triumphant entry in the capital symbolised victory for Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (T
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Africa: How Kenya Nurtured Somalia's Transitional Govt -Then Lost Influence Years Later

[Nation] Fourteen years ago, in January 2007, Somalia President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed set foot in Mogadishu for the first time since taking office in 2004. His triumphant entry in the capital symbolised victory for Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and indeed Kenya, from where he had ruled his country for three years.

Kenya: 10 Ships Dock At Mombasa Port As Business Picks Up

[Nation] Ten ships docked at the Mombasa port on Thursday evening, giving port managers hope of a turnaround after the Covid-19 crisis impacted transshipment traffic.
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Kenya: 10 Ships Dock At Mombasa Port As Business Picks Up

[Nation] Ten ships docked at the Mombasa port on Thursday evening, giving port managers hope of a turnaround after the Covid-19 crisis impacted transshipment traffic.

Tanzania: Wheat Production Receives Massive State Boost

[Daily News] Dodoma -- THE government has reached a consensus with large scale wheat millers to improve the commercial crop, agreeing to set a minimum price of 800/- per kilogramme of raw wheat.
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Tanzania: Wheat Production Receives Massive State Boost

[Daily News] Dodoma -- THE government has reached a consensus with large scale wheat millers to improve the commercial crop, agreeing to set a minimum price of 800/- per kilogramme of raw wheat.

Seychelles: North Island Makes Condé Nast Traveler's Top 5 Island Beaches for 2020

[Seychelles News Agency] A private island luxury resort in Seychelles - North Island - is listed amongst the Top 5 beaches in the world by Condé Nast Traveler readers for 2020.
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Seychelles: North Island Makes Condé Nast Traveler's Top 5 Island Beaches for 2020

[Seychelles News Agency] A private island luxury resort in Seychelles - North Island - is listed amongst the Top 5 beaches in the world by Condé Nast Traveler readers for 2020.

Malawi: Ex President Peter Mutharika's Bank Accounts Still Frozen

[Nyasa Times] The High Court has said the court order which the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) obtained to freeze the bank accounts of former president Peter Mutharika froze in November but was renewed and dismissed an application by Mutharika seeking to reserv
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Malawi: Ex President Peter Mutharika's Bank Accounts Still Frozen

[Nyasa Times] The High Court has said the court order which the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) obtained to freeze the bank accounts of former president Peter Mutharika froze in November but was renewed and dismissed an application by Mutharika seeking to reserve a Restriction Notice (RN) issued by graft-busting body.

Mozambique: Coastal City of Beira Braces for Another Hit

[allAfrica] Geneva -- The Mozambican city of Beira and the region around it are bracing for the impact of tropical storm Eloise, expected to make landfall soon.
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Mozambique: Coastal City of Beira Braces for Another Hit

[allAfrica] Geneva -- The Mozambican city of Beira and the region around it are bracing for the impact of tropical storm Eloise, expected to make landfall soon.

Guinea: Swiss Jail Mining Magnate for Bribing Mamadie Touré

[Public Eye] At the conclusion of a widely followed trial, French-Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz was today found guilty of bribery of foreign public officials and document forgery by the Geneva criminal court.
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Guinea: Swiss Jail Mining Magnate for Bribing Mamadie Touré

[Public Eye] At the conclusion of a widely followed trial, French-Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz was today found guilty of bribery of foreign public officials and document forgery by the Geneva criminal court.

Burundi: Will Burundi's Tourism Turn the Tide?

[East African] Burundi, which describes itself as «The Heart of Africa», is generally bypassed by travellers to the region, with its more famous neighbours -- Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda -- taking the lion's share of East Africa's tourism p
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Burundi: Will Burundi's Tourism Turn the Tide?

[East African] Burundi, which describes itself as «The Heart of Africa», is generally bypassed by travellers to the region, with its more famous neighbours -- Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda -- taking the lion's share of East Africa's tourism pie.

Africa: Governments Exploited Covid-19 to Crack Down on Human Rights - Report

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Covid-19 and the emergency measures taken to combat it have affected the poor in Africa particularly badly, and some governments have exploited the pandemic to restrict human rights, says a leading rights expert on Africa.
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Africa: Governments Exploited Covid-19 to Crack Down on Human Rights - Report

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Covid-19 and the emergency measures taken to combat it have affected the poor in Africa particularly badly, and some governments have exploited the pandemic to restrict human rights, says a leading rights expert on Africa.

Africa: Over 2.8 Million Covid-19 Recoveries Across Continent

[allAfrica] As of January 22, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,364,291. Reported deaths in Africa reached 82,789 and 2,809,930 people have recovered.
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Africa: Over 2.8 Million Covid-19 Recoveries Across Continent

[allAfrica] As of January 22, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,364,291. Reported deaths in Africa reached 82,789 and 2,809,930 people have recovered.

Central African Republic: Govt Declares 15-Day State of Emergency Amid Surge in Rebel Attacks

[DW] The government declared a 15 day state of emergency after rebels attempted to blockade the capital. The country's UN envoy has also urged for more peacekeepers to be deployed.
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Central African Republic: Govt Declares 15-Day State of Emergency Amid Surge in Rebel Attacks

[DW] The government declared a 15 day state of emergency after rebels attempted to blockade the capital. The country's UN envoy has also urged for more peacekeepers to be deployed.

Africa: How We Could Overcome the Big Barriers to Global Covid-19 Vaccination

[The Conversation Africa] We will not be able to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us until the world's population is mostly immune through vaccination or previous exposure to the disease.
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Africa: How We Could Overcome the Big Barriers to Global Covid-19 Vaccination

[The Conversation Africa] We will not be able to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us until the world's population is mostly immune through vaccination or previous exposure to the disease.

Africa: Independent Panel Finds Critical Early Failings in Covid-19 Response

[UN News] The global system for pandemic alert and response is «not fit for purpose», highlighting the need for a new framework in the wake of COVID-19, experts appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) said in an interim report presented o
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Africa: Independent Panel Finds Critical Early Failings in Covid-19 Response

[UN News] The global system for pandemic alert and response is «not fit for purpose», highlighting the need for a new framework in the wake of COVID-19, experts appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) said in an interim report presented on Tuesday.

Africa: Continent Nears 82,000 Covid-19 Deaths

[allAfrica] As of January 21, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,336,851. Reported deaths in Africa reached 81,762 and 2,772,575 people have recovered.
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Africa: Continent Nears 82,000 Covid-19 Deaths

[allAfrica] As of January 21, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,336,851. Reported deaths in Africa reached 81,762 and 2,772,575 people have recovered.

Rwanda: Food Relief in Kigali to Be Distributed Door-to-Door

[New Times] Kigali city districts are working on a system through which they will distribute food relief to residents who currently have no source of income due to the latest lockdown imposed on January 18, 2021.
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Rwanda: Food Relief in Kigali to Be Distributed Door-to-Door

[New Times] Kigali city districts are working on a system through which they will distribute food relief to residents who currently have no source of income due to the latest lockdown imposed on January 18, 2021.

Rwanda: Panic Shopping as Kigali Goes Back Into Lockdown

[New Times] Food markets across Kigali city were on January 19 flocked by crowds of people - retailers and wholesalers - following an announcement that the capital was returning to total lockdown.
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Rwanda: Panic Shopping as Kigali Goes Back Into Lockdown

[New Times] Food markets across Kigali city were on January 19 flocked by crowds of people - retailers and wholesalers - following an announcement that the capital was returning to total lockdown.

Congo-Kinshasa: Protests After Controversial Preacher's Arrest

[Nation] The arrest of a local cleric in Lubumbashi, the DRC, over incitement has elicited protests in Haut-Katanga province, evoking memories of secession demands.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Protests After Controversial Preacher's Arrest

[Nation] The arrest of a local cleric in Lubumbashi, the DRC, over incitement has elicited protests in Haut-Katanga province, evoking memories of secession demands.

Africa: Over 3.3 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 Across Continent

[allAfrica] As of January 20, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,307,910. Reported deaths in Africa reached 80,834 and 2,743,464 people have recovered.
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Africa: Over 3.3 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 Across Continent

[allAfrica] As of January 20, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,307,910. Reported deaths in Africa reached 80,834 and 2,743,464 people have recovered.

Uganda: Uganda's Museveni Clings to Power - but Trouble Lies Ahead

[ICG] Official results indicate that President Yoweri Museveni will extend his 35-year rule in Uganda. But the contested election, marred by fraud claims, illustrated many citizens' frustration with his administration. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Murith
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Uganda: Uganda's Museveni Clings to Power - but Trouble Lies Ahead

[ICG] Official results indicate that President Yoweri Museveni will extend his 35-year rule in Uganda. But the contested election, marred by fraud claims, illustrated many citizens' frustration with his administration. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Murithi Mutiga explains why the path ahead will be rocky.

Mozambique: UN to Shine Urgent Spotlight On Cabo Delgado Crisis

[allAfrica] Geneva -- After developing under the radar for a number of years, what has been described as a humanitarian disaster in Mozambique's northern Cabo Delgado region is now grabbing the United Nations' attention.
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Mozambique: UN to Shine Urgent Spotlight On Cabo Delgado Crisis

[allAfrica] Geneva -- After developing under the radar for a number of years, what has been described as a humanitarian disaster in Mozambique's northern Cabo Delgado region is now grabbing the United Nations' attention.

Africa: Outgoing U.S State Department's Top Africa Official Cites 'Significant' Achievements

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- At the end of his tenure as the top Africa policymaker in the State Department, Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy says the legacy of the outgoing administration includes a number of 'concrete achievements' that have strengthened U.
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Africa: Outgoing U.S State Department's Top Africa Official Cites 'Significant' Achievements

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- At the end of his tenure as the top Africa policymaker in the State Department, Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy says the legacy of the outgoing administration includes a number of 'concrete achievements' that have strengthened U.S. ties to Africa. Nagy, who assumed the post in June 2018 nearly two decades after retiring as a career foreign service officer, which included ambassadorial tours in Guinea and Ethiopia under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, was interviewed by AllAfrica's Reed Kram

Angola: Could Isabel Dos Santos Make a Comeback?

[DW] The billionaire daughter of Angola's ex-president was considered the richest woman in Africa. But the Luanda Leaks scandal brought Isabel dos Santos' house of cards crashing down a year ago.
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Angola: Could Isabel Dos Santos Make a Comeback?

[DW] The billionaire daughter of Angola's ex-president was considered the richest woman in Africa. But the Luanda Leaks scandal brought Isabel dos Santos' house of cards crashing down a year ago.

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