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Africa: New Fund to Help African Cities Build Water Resilience #AfricaClimateHope

[allAfrica] Harare -- Access to clean drinking water still remains a major challenge to many communities the world over and will increasingly be at the centre of dealing with the worst effects of the climate emergency.
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Africa: New Fund to Help African Cities Build Water Resilience #AfricaClimateHope

[allAfrica] Harare -- Access to clean drinking water still remains a major challenge to many communities the world over and will increasingly be at the centre of dealing with the worst effects of the climate emergency.

Cameroon: Landslide Kills At Least 14 People At a Funeral in Yaounde

[DW] Witnesses said the victims were attending a memorial for family members when the ground they were standing on gave way.
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Cameroon: Landslide Kills At Least 14 People At a Funeral in Yaounde

[DW] Witnesses said the victims were attending a memorial for family members when the ground they were standing on gave way.

Morocco: Qatar 2022 - Morocco Break 24-Year Jinx With Victory Over Belgium

[Premium Times] The Atlas Lions stunned Belgium with two second-half goals to pick their first victory and second clean sheet in the competition.
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Morocco: Qatar 2022 - Morocco Break 24-Year Jinx With Victory Over Belgium

[Premium Times] The Atlas Lions stunned Belgium with two second-half goals to pick their first victory and second clean sheet in the competition.

Somalia: Military Operation, Airstrikes Kill At Least 100 Al-Shabab Militants

[VOA] Washington -- Somalia's army and allied clan militias have killed at least 100 al-Shabab fighters in an operation in the central Middle Shabelle region, the Information Ministry said Saturday, days after another 49 al-Shabab militants were killed in th
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Somalia: Military Operation, Airstrikes Kill At Least 100 Al-Shabab Militants

[VOA] Washington -- Somalia's army and allied clan militias have killed at least 100 al-Shabab fighters in an operation in the central Middle Shabelle region, the Information Ministry said Saturday, days after another 49 al-Shabab militants were killed in the southern part of the lower Shabelle region.

Somalia: The Somali Diaspora and Its Journey to Political Victories in the West

[VOA] Washington -- From refugees to elected office, 14 Somali Americans have won legislative seats across the U.S. this year. Some also have been elected to city councils, school boards and the boards of parks and recreation in their respective cities. The U
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Somalia: The Somali Diaspora and Its Journey to Political Victories in the West

[VOA] Washington -- From refugees to elected office, 14 Somali Americans have won legislative seats across the U.S. this year. Some also have been elected to city councils, school boards and the boards of parks and recreation in their respective cities. The U.S. midterm elections have proved to be historic for Somalis, with more women elected to public offices than ever before.

Equatorial Guinea: President Obiang Wins Sixth Term as Equatorial Guinea's President

[DW] Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was re-elected president of Equatorial Guinea for his sixth term with 95% of the vote.
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Equatorial Guinea: President Obiang Wins Sixth Term as Equatorial Guinea's President

[DW] Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was re-elected president of Equatorial Guinea for his sixth term with 95% of the vote.

Africa: Rock Art - How South Africa's Coat of Arms Got to Feature an Ancient SAN Painting

[The Conversation Africa] A new exhibition in Johannesburg titled !ke e: xarra ke - People who are Different: Come Together celebrates the rock art of the San people, the first inhabitants of southern Africa. Presented by the University of the Witwatersrand'
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Africa: Rock Art - How South Africa's Coat of Arms Got to Feature an Ancient SAN Painting

[The Conversation Africa] A new exhibition in Johannesburg titled !ke e: xarra ke - People who are Different: Come Together celebrates the rock art of the San people, the first inhabitants of southern Africa. Presented by the University of the Witwatersrand's Rock Art Research Institute and the Origins Centre, the exhibition includes an ultra-high-resolution facsimile of a San rock art panel called the Linton Panel. The panel contains the image chosen for South Africa's national coat of arms. The exhibition also features a new artw

Namibia: Statement by His Excellency, Comrade Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia and of the SWAPO Party on the Occasion of the 7thCongress

[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -- Comrades and Distingushed Delegates to the 7th SWAPO Party Congress, convening under the Theme: «SWAPO Party United and Marching Towards Socio-Economic Development for All Namibians»
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Namibia: Statement by His Excellency, Comrade Hage G. Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia and of the SWAPO Party on the Occasion of the 7thCongress

[Government of Namibia] Windhoek -- Comrades and Distingushed Delegates to the 7th SWAPO Party Congress, convening under the Theme: «SWAPO Party United and Marching Towards Socio-Economic Development for All Namibians»

Africa: Land Reform in South Africa - 5 Myths About Farming Debunked

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's land reform policy remains highly contested. But, in our view, a number of persistent myths about farmland statistics and the structure of commercial agriculture skew debates. This makes it difficult to reach some comm
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Africa: Land Reform in South Africa - 5 Myths About Farming Debunked

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's land reform policy remains highly contested. But, in our view, a number of persistent myths about farmland statistics and the structure of commercial agriculture skew debates. This makes it difficult to reach some common understanding about the realities of land and agriculture in the country.

Ghana: Ghana to Use Gold to Buy Oil Instead of U.S. Dollars to Address Debt Distress

[VOA] Accra, Ghana -- Ghana's finance minister says the country is at high risk of debt distress as the currency, the cedi, has depreciated against the U.S. dollar, increasing its foreign debt by $6 billion this year alone. Ghana on Thursday announced more sp
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Ghana: Ghana to Use Gold to Buy Oil Instead of U.S. Dollars to Address Debt Distress

[VOA] Accra, Ghana -- Ghana's finance minister says the country is at high risk of debt distress as the currency, the cedi, has depreciated against the U.S. dollar, increasing its foreign debt by $6 billion this year alone. Ghana on Thursday announced more spending cuts, including a freeze on government hiring and a hike in the Value Added Tax. It's also looking to buy oil using gold rather than U.S. dollars as the West African country grapples with the worst economic crisis in a generation.

Ethiopia: Tigray After the Peace Deal

[DW] The capital of Tigray is in economic ruin and residents are plagued by hunger and disease. The recent peace deal signed by the federal government and Tigray rebels has brought hope to their despair.
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Ethiopia: Tigray After the Peace Deal

[DW] The capital of Tigray is in economic ruin and residents are plagued by hunger and disease. The recent peace deal signed by the federal government and Tigray rebels has brought hope to their despair.

South Africa: How to Impeach a President - Ramaphosa Case Puts New Rules to the Test in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa faces possible impeachment in the country's parliament over the illegal stashing of thousands of US dollars at his farm in 2020. This is not the first time there's been a threat of impeachmen
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South Africa: How to Impeach a President - Ramaphosa Case Puts New Rules to the Test in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa faces possible impeachment in the country's parliament over the illegal stashing of thousands of US dollars at his farm in 2020. This is not the first time there's been a threat of impeachment of a president in post-democratic South Africa. His scandal-prone predecessor, Jacob Zuma, survived an impeachment vote in 2017 over the illegal use of public money to renovate his private residence. There is, however, a difference in the process being followed this time. It i

Africa: Oil Giants Eye South African Coasts as Fuel, Climate Crises Merge

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- French energy giant TotalEnergies is preparing to submit its final application for approval to drill up to five wells for oil or gas between Cape Town and Cape Agulhas, writes Liezl Human for GroundUp.
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Africa: Oil Giants Eye South African Coasts as Fuel, Climate Crises Merge

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- French energy giant TotalEnergies is preparing to submit its final application for approval to drill up to five wells for oil or gas between Cape Town and Cape Agulhas, writes Liezl Human for GroundUp.

East Africa: WFP Warns Drought Leading to Food Insecurity, Acute Malnutrition in Horn of Africa

[Shabelle] MOGADISHU - The impact of drought in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia has led to food insecurity and a high level of acute malnutrition, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned.
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East Africa: WFP Warns Drought Leading to Food Insecurity, Acute Malnutrition in Horn of Africa

[Shabelle] MOGADISHU - The impact of drought in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia has led to food insecurity and a high level of acute malnutrition, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned.

Africa: While A Historic Deal Was Made, There is Still Much Left To Do #AfricaClimateHope

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- After two weeks of intense negotiations, a historic deal on loss, and damage was struck, but there is still much left to do. Sadly, nations failed to commit to taking some of the basic steps required to curb the climate emergency's wo
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Africa: While A Historic Deal Was Made, There is Still Much Left To Do #AfricaClimateHope

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- After two weeks of intense negotiations, a historic deal on loss, and damage was struck, but there is still much left to do. Sadly, nations failed to commit to taking some of the basic steps required to curb the climate emergency's worse impacts, such as the phasing out of all fossil fuels.

Malawi: 'I Did It All On a Phone' - the Hotline Changing Health Outcomes in Malawi

[African Arguments] Health care in Malawi faces many challenges. A free national hotline is helping address one of them.
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Malawi: 'I Did It All On a Phone' - the Hotline Changing Health Outcomes in Malawi

[African Arguments] Health care in Malawi faces many challenges. A free national hotline is helping address one of them.

Africa: Across Africa, Water Conflict Threatens Security, Health, and the Environment

[Independent Media Institute] Water is a finite resource on our planet. We can only rely on what we have, which translates to about 2.5 percent of drinkable fresh water. Of that amount, only 0.4 percent currently exists in lakes, rivers, and moisture in the a
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Africa: Across Africa, Water Conflict Threatens Security, Health, and the Environment

[Independent Media Institute] Water is a finite resource on our planet. We can only rely on what we have, which translates to about 2.5 percent of drinkable fresh water. Of that amount, only 0.4 percent currently exists in lakes, rivers, and moisture in the atmosphere. The strain of this limited supply grows by the day and as this continues, the detrimental impact will continue to be felt in places least equipped to find alternative solutions--in particular, the African continent.

Seychelles: COP27 - Deal for Loss and Damage Fund Is Great but Keep 1.5°C Pledge Alive, Says Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] The deal for a 'loss and damage' fund established at COP27 is a great achievement for small islands and vulnerable nations but not enough is being done to mitigate global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, a Seychelles' top governm
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Seychelles: COP27 - Deal for Loss and Damage Fund Is Great but Keep 1.5°C Pledge Alive, Says Seychelles

[Seychelles News Agency] The deal for a 'loss and damage' fund established at COP27 is a great achievement for small islands and vulnerable nations but not enough is being done to mitigate global warming to below 1.5 degrees Celsius, a Seychelles' top government official said on Tuesday.

South Africa: Oil Giant Shell Returns to Court in New Bid to Push for Seismic Survey #AfricaClimateCrisis

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Despite a massive outcry, oil giant Shell has not given up its hopes of seeking to conduct a seismic survey off the ecologically sensitive Wild Coast. Authorisation granted by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy was deemed un
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South Africa: Oil Giant Shell Returns to Court in New Bid to Push for Seismic Survey #AfricaClimateCrisis

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Despite a massive outcry, oil giant Shell has not given up its hopes of seeking to conduct a seismic survey off the ecologically sensitive Wild Coast. Authorisation granted by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy was deemed unlawful by the Makhanda High Court on September 1, 2022. In the latest development, the Gqeberha High Court will hear arguments from both the minister and Shell on why they should be granted leave to appeal the Makhanda court ruling.

Malawi: Malawi Inflation Balloons to 26.7%

[Nyasa Times] The country's headline inflation continues to rise as it now sits at 26.7%, according to October figures, pushing the cost of living much further up.
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Malawi: Malawi Inflation Balloons to 26.7%

[Nyasa Times] The country's headline inflation continues to rise as it now sits at 26.7%, according to October figures, pushing the cost of living much further up.

Africa: Open Veins of Africa Bleeding Heavily

[IPS] Dakar and Kuala Lumpur -- The ongoing plunder of Africa's natural resources drained by capital flight is holding it back yet again. More African nations face protracted recessions amid mounting debt distress, rubbing salt into deep wounds from the past.
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Africa: Open Veins of Africa Bleeding Heavily

[IPS] Dakar and Kuala Lumpur -- The ongoing plunder of Africa's natural resources drained by capital flight is holding it back yet again. More African nations face protracted recessions amid mounting debt distress, rubbing salt into deep wounds from the past.

Africa: What's on the Agenda for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit?

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- Invitations for African leaders to convene in world capitals have become regular features on the diplomatic calendar. The France-Africa Summit, an annual event since 1973, and periodic Tokyo International Conferences that began i
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Africa: What's on the Agenda for the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit?

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- Invitations for African leaders to convene in world capitals have become regular features on the diplomatic calendar. The France-Africa Summit, an annual event since 1973, and periodic Tokyo International Conferences that began in 1993, have now been joined by similar gatherings in China, Turkey, India, Russia, various European Union capitals and the United Kingdom. U.S. President Barack Obama hosted African leaders in 2014, and now President Joe Biden is following suit with the second U.S.-Africa Leaders

South Africa: Stopping People From Letting Their Cattle Graze Amounts to Eviction, Says Judge

[GroundUp] Land Claims Court says the Constitution requires that ESTA be given a «generous interpretation»
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South Africa: Stopping People From Letting Their Cattle Graze Amounts to Eviction, Says Judge

[GroundUp] Land Claims Court says the Constitution requires that ESTA be given a «generous interpretation»

Africa: What's in Store On the Second Day of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar?

[Capital FM] Doha, Qatar -- The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar gathers pace on the second day on Monday evening, with three fixtures lined up. Here is what to expect from Doha.
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Africa: What's in Store On the Second Day of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar?

[Capital FM] Doha, Qatar -- The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar gathers pace on the second day on Monday evening, with three fixtures lined up. Here is what to expect from Doha.

South Africa: Zuma Must Return to Prison, Supreme Court of Appeal Says - South African News Briefs - November 21, 2022

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Zuma Must Return to Prison, Supreme Court of Appeal Rules
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South Africa: Zuma Must Return to Prison, Supreme Court of Appeal Says - South African News Briefs - November 21, 2022

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Zuma Must Return to Prison, Supreme Court of Appeal Rules

Nigeria: Operators Fume Over Govt's Proposed 20% Tax On Non-Alcoholic Drinks

[Leadership] Operators in the carbonated soft drinks sub-sector of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) have raised alarm over implications of the federal government's proposed 20 per cent Ad-valorem Excise Tax on non-alcoholic beverages, which cove
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Nigeria: Operators Fume Over Govt's Proposed 20% Tax On Non-Alcoholic Drinks

[Leadership] Operators in the carbonated soft drinks sub-sector of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) have raised alarm over implications of the federal government's proposed 20 per cent Ad-valorem Excise Tax on non-alcoholic beverages, which covers the widely consumed Carbonated Soft Drinks (CSD) segment.