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Africa: Rebuilding Lives While Awaiting Peace in South Sudan

[IRIN] Juba -In her home village in South Sudan's Yei River state, Poni Beida, 32, farmed while caring for her husband and five young children.
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Africa: Rebuilding Lives While Awaiting Peace in South Sudan

[IRIN] Juba -In her home village in South Sudan's Yei River state, Poni Beida, 32, farmed while caring for her husband and five young children.

Central Africa: Nobel Laureate Calls for Sanctions Against Leaders Who Tolerate Sexual Violence

[allAfrica] Dr. Denis Mukwege, the Congolese obstetrician and gynaecologist who operates a hospital in Bukavu and who campaigns against the use of rape and sexualized violence as a weapon of war received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 in Oslo on Human Rights
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Central Africa: Nobel Laureate Calls for Sanctions Against Leaders Who Tolerate Sexual Violence

[allAfrica] Dr. Denis Mukwege, the Congolese obstetrician and gynaecologist who operates a hospital in Bukavu and who campaigns against the use of rape and sexualized violence as a weapon of war received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 in Oslo on Human Rights Day, December 10. He was the co-winner with Nadia Murad, a member of the Yazidi minority in northern Iraq who became a human rights activist after being abducted and held as a sex slave by so-called «Islamic State».

South Africa: South African Actress Pearl Thusi to Star in First African Netflix Series

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Pearl Thusi will star in Queen Sono, Netlfix's first original series from Africa, Channel24 reports.
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South Africa: South African Actress Pearl Thusi to Star in First African Netflix Series

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Pearl Thusi will star in Queen Sono, Netlfix's first original series from Africa, Channel24 reports.

South Africa: He Called Me the K-Word, Made Fun of My Size - Controversial Pastor Mboro

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Incredible Happenings Ministries leader Prophet Paseka «Mboro» Motsoeneng was allegedly racially abused by a white car-tracking company employee. The employee told Mboro that he's a «black shortie» and "k****r, t
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South Africa: He Called Me the K-Word, Made Fun of My Size - Controversial Pastor Mboro

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Incredible Happenings Ministries leader Prophet Paseka «Mboro» Motsoeneng was allegedly racially abused by a white car-tracking company employee. The employee told Mboro that he's a «black shortie» and "k****r, the pastor posted on his Facebook page.

Africa: A UN Conference Undermined By 11th Hour Withdrawals

[IPS] United Nations -When the long-awaited UN conference focusing on the rights and safety of migrants and refugees takes off in Morocco, it will be a rare, if not an unprecedented meeting, for one reason: the withdrawal of at least seven member states almos
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Africa: A UN Conference Undermined By 11th Hour Withdrawals

[IPS] United Nations -When the long-awaited UN conference focusing on the rights and safety of migrants and refugees takes off in Morocco, it will be a rare, if not an unprecedented meeting, for one reason: the withdrawal of at least seven member states almost at the 59th minute of the eleventh hour.

Africa: Which Four Destinations on the Continent Are Cool for Travellers?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Four African destinations have made it on to National Geographic Traveller's Cool List for 2019.
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Africa: Which Four Destinations on the Continent Are Cool for Travellers?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Four African destinations have made it on to National Geographic Traveller's Cool List for 2019.

Nigeria: World Cup - Falcons to Play Hosts France, Norway, Korea in 'Group of Death'

[Daily Trust] FILE PHOTO: Scorer of Super Falcons second goal, Francisca Ordega (2nd right) being congratulated by team mates. Super Falcons whipped the She-Polopolo of Zambia 4-0 recently in Cape Coast.
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Nigeria: World Cup - Falcons to Play Hosts France, Norway, Korea in 'Group of Death'

[Daily Trust] FILE PHOTO: Scorer of Super Falcons second goal, Francisca Ordega (2nd right) being congratulated by team mates. Super Falcons whipped the She-Polopolo of Zambia 4-0 recently in Cape Coast.

Malawi: NGOs Protest Amended Bill

[VOA] Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Malawi are protesting a bill that, among other things, seeks to establish a new regulatory authority for such organizations. The NGOs have served Parliament with an injunction restraining it from debating the bil
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Malawi: NGOs Protest Amended Bill

[VOA] Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in Malawi are protesting a bill that, among other things, seeks to establish a new regulatory authority for such organizations. The NGOs have served Parliament with an injunction restraining it from debating the bill until it is reviewed, but legislators refuse to back down.

South Sudan: Army Accused of 'Brutal' Sexual Violence

[VOA] A group of human rights lawyers has filed a lawsuit against the government of South Sudan for sexual violence on behalf of 30 women and girls who were allegedly raped by members of the army and the presidential guard.
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South Sudan: Army Accused of 'Brutal' Sexual Violence

[VOA] A group of human rights lawyers has filed a lawsuit against the government of South Sudan for sexual violence on behalf of 30 women and girls who were allegedly raped by members of the army and the presidential guard.

Nigeria: Nollywood Actress Yetunde Akilapa Arrested for Allegedly Stealing in Lagos

[Leadership] With the massive down turn of low cast income, though the lucrative movie industry. According to YEN magazine, several actors have tried to supplement their income by venturing into other businesses, but this is not an excuse for illegal activity
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Nigeria: Nollywood Actress Yetunde Akilapa Arrested for Allegedly Stealing in Lagos

[Leadership] With the massive down turn of low cast income, though the lucrative movie industry. According to YEN magazine, several actors have tried to supplement their income by venturing into other businesses, but this is not an excuse for illegal activity.

Nigeria: As Osinbajo Takes Presidential Campaign to Nigerians' Doorsteps

[Leadership] About two weeks ago, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lifted the ban on campaigns for the 2019 polls and with that, political parties have started the electioneering process in earnest.
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Nigeria: As Osinbajo Takes Presidential Campaign to Nigerians' Doorsteps

[Leadership] About two weeks ago, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) lifted the ban on campaigns for the 2019 polls and with that, political parties have started the electioneering process in earnest.

Malawi: 25 Years On, Malawi and Zambia Still Struggling With Borders

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Since 2004, when the AU Commission directed all countries with outstanding border disputes to clearly mark their boundaries by the end of 2010, Zambia and Malawi have been working on solving problems caused by blurry border limits.
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Malawi: 25 Years On, Malawi and Zambia Still Struggling With Borders

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Since 2004, when the AU Commission directed all countries with outstanding border disputes to clearly mark their boundaries by the end of 2010, Zambia and Malawi have been working on solving problems caused by blurry border limits.

Rwanda: Former Presidential Candidate Diane Rwigara and Mother Adeline Walk Free

[allAfrica] Activists Diane Rwigara and her mother Adeline have been acquitted of all charges brought against them. The High Court in Kigali brought the judgment today, after more than a year of legal proceedings against the Rwigaras.
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Rwanda: Former Presidential Candidate Diane Rwigara and Mother Adeline Walk Free

[allAfrica] Activists Diane Rwigara and her mother Adeline have been acquitted of all charges brought against them. The High Court in Kigali brought the judgment today, after more than a year of legal proceedings against the Rwigaras.

Nigeria: Identities, Insecurity, and Integrity in 2019's Dead-Heat Election

[allAfrica] Lagos -A few weeks after Muhammadu Buhari's stunning electoral victory in 2015, he declared: «From the first day of my administration, Boko Haram will know the strength of our collective will and commitment to rid this nation of terror, and
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Nigeria: Identities, Insecurity, and Integrity in 2019's Dead-Heat Election

[allAfrica] Lagos -A few weeks after Muhammadu Buhari's stunning electoral victory in 2015, he declared: «From the first day of my administration, Boko Haram will know the strength of our collective will and commitment to rid this nation of terror, and bring back peace and normalcy to all the affected areas.»

South Africa: Dark Times Ahead? Cash-Strapped Power Utility Needs Massive Govt Bailout

[allAfrica] Cape Town -In light of festive season power cuts, Eskom's woes continue to mount. The embattled power utility plans to ask the government to absorb about R100 billion - nearly U.S.$7.2 Billion - of its debt in order to rescue it from bankruptcy, a
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South Africa: Dark Times Ahead? Cash-Strapped Power Utility Needs Massive Govt Bailout

[allAfrica] Cape Town -In light of festive season power cuts, Eskom's woes continue to mount. The embattled power utility plans to ask the government to absorb about R100 billion - nearly U.S.$7.2 Billion - of its debt in order to rescue it from bankruptcy, according to a Business Day report.

Sudan: World's Worst Case for Women's Rights - Death Sentence for Raped Teen

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The death sentence for a 19-year-old girl in Sudan who murdered her husband after he tried to rape her was named on Tuesday as the world's worst court ruling for women's rights this year.
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Sudan: World's Worst Case for Women's Rights - Death Sentence for Raped Teen

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -The death sentence for a 19-year-old girl in Sudan who murdered her husband after he tried to rape her was named on Tuesday as the world's worst court ruling for women's rights this year.

Kenya: Rich Kenyans Lined Up for U.S.$.500,000 U.S. Citizenship Deal

[Nation] An American PE firm is in the country scouting for wealthy Kenyans to invest their way into an American citizenship through the US immigrant investor visa programme.
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Kenya: Rich Kenyans Lined Up for U.S.$.500,000 U.S. Citizenship Deal

[Nation] An American PE firm is in the country scouting for wealthy Kenyans to invest their way into an American citizenship through the US immigrant investor visa programme.

Africa: How Global Citizen - and Beyonce - Changed My Life

[allAfrica] What started out as a quest to win tickets to see  Beyoncé lead to my realisation that being part of the concert was bigger than just seeing  Beyoncé perform. I have always been a huge  Beyoncé fan and seeing her perform was my dream. When
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Africa: How Global Citizen - and Beyonce - Changed My Life

[allAfrica] What started out as a quest to win tickets to see  Beyoncé lead to my realisation that being part of the concert was bigger than just seeing  Beyoncé perform. I have always been a huge  Beyoncé fan and seeing her perform was my dream. When it finally happened it felt just like that, a dream that finally came true.

South Africa: Global Citizen - Where Music and Philanthropy Meet

[allAfrica] What started out as a quest to win tickets to see Beyonce lead to my realisation that being part of the concert was bigger than just seeing Beyonce perform. I have always been a huge Beyonce fan and seeing her perform was my dream. When it finall
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South Africa: Global Citizen - Where Music and Philanthropy Meet

[allAfrica] What started out as a quest to win tickets to see Beyonce lead to my realisation that being part of the concert was bigger than just seeing Beyonce perform. I have always been a huge Beyonce fan and seeing her perform was my dream. When it finally happened it felt just like that, a dream that finally came true.

Africa: First Photo of Gabonese President After Mystery Illness

[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI paid, on Monday, a visit to president of the Gabonese Republic, H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba, at the Mohammed V instruction military hospital of Rabat.
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Africa: First Photo of Gabonese President After Mystery Illness

[MAP] Rabat -HM King Mohammed VI paid, on Monday, a visit to president of the Gabonese Republic, H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba, at the Mohammed V instruction military hospital of Rabat.

Zimbabwe: Cholera Cases Rise to 191 in Mount Darwin

[The Herald] Cholera cases in Mount Darwin have risen to 191 while deaths have remained at three in the artisanal mining area of Mukaradzi. Speaking to The Herald yesterday, Mashonaland Central District medical officer Dr George Mapiye said cases being report
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Zimbabwe: Cholera Cases Rise to 191 in Mount Darwin

[The Herald] Cholera cases in Mount Darwin have risen to 191 while deaths have remained at three in the artisanal mining area of Mukaradzi. Speaking to The Herald yesterday, Mashonaland Central District medical officer Dr George Mapiye said cases being reported at the clinic were no longer serious.

Congo-Kinshasa: Kinshasa Is Drowning in Waste

[Deutsche Welle] Every day almost 9,000 tons of garbage accumulate in Kinshasa. The Congolese capital does not have a functioning garbage collection system. Consequences for the health of the «Kinois» are catastrophic.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Kinshasa Is Drowning in Waste

[Deutsche Welle] Every day almost 9,000 tons of garbage accumulate in Kinshasa. The Congolese capital does not have a functioning garbage collection system. Consequences for the health of the «Kinois» are catastrophic.

South Africa: How George H.W. Bush Recognized a South African Liberation Leader

[allAfrica] «I have been pleased today to welcome to the White House Mrs. Albertina Sisulu, of Soweto, South Africa... She personifies the struggle for human rights and human dignity, and her presence here is an inspiration to us all.»
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South Africa: How George H.W. Bush Recognized a South African Liberation Leader

[allAfrica] «I have been pleased today to welcome to the White House Mrs. Albertina Sisulu, of Soweto, South Africa... She personifies the struggle for human rights and human dignity, and her presence here is an inspiration to us all.»

South Africa: 'Chaos', 'Mass Muggings' After Global Citizen Festival

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Dozens of revelers who attended the Global Citizen Festival at the FNB Stadium on Sunday have taken to social media to share their experience of what many described as «chaos» after the event, the Citizen reports. Lack of pu
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South Africa: 'Chaos', 'Mass Muggings' After Global Citizen Festival

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Dozens of revelers who attended the Global Citizen Festival at the FNB Stadium on Sunday have taken to social media to share their experience of what many described as «chaos» after the event, the Citizen reports. Lack of public transport, heavy traffic congestion and sexual harassment were reported by Twitter users with some alleging «mass muggings» also took place.

Kenya: Public Transport Crisis Looms in Nairobi

[East African] A road transport crisis loomed large in Kenya's capital Nairobi with Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators vowing to defy an order to keep off the central business district (CBD) starting Monday.
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Kenya: Public Transport Crisis Looms in Nairobi

[East African] A road transport crisis loomed large in Kenya's capital Nairobi with Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators vowing to defy an order to keep off the central business district (CBD) starting Monday.

Africa: Taking Africa's Democratic Temperature As a Dozen Countries Prepare for Polls

[The Conversation Africa] More than a dozen national elections will be held across Africa next year. All 55 members of the African Union (AU) are obligated to hold regular and ostensibly democratic elections. They must also invite teams of AU election observe
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Africa: Taking Africa's Democratic Temperature As a Dozen Countries Prepare for Polls

[The Conversation Africa] More than a dozen national elections will be held across Africa next year. All 55 members of the African Union (AU) are obligated to hold regular and ostensibly democratic elections. They must also invite teams of AU election observers to publicly monitor, assess and report the results.

Africa: African Countries Lack Ability to Exploit, Protect Resources

[East African] Marine security, overfishing, dumping of toxic waste, piracy and unregulated mining topped the agenda of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi this past week, with participants saying fixing these issues would accelerate economic g
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Africa: African Countries Lack Ability to Exploit, Protect Resources

[East African] Marine security, overfishing, dumping of toxic waste, piracy and unregulated mining topped the agenda of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference in Nairobi this past week, with participants saying fixing these issues would accelerate economic growth.

Africa: Cities Plant More Trees to Curb Wild Weather, Boost Healthy Living

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mantua, Italy -Big cities are increasingly turning to trees to help protect them from heatwaves and floods
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Africa: Cities Plant More Trees to Curb Wild Weather, Boost Healthy Living

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mantua, Italy -Big cities are increasingly turning to trees to help protect them from heatwaves and floods

Africa: We Need Maritime Strategies That Encourage Trade Within Africa

[East African] The Kenyan Permanent Secretary for Shipping and Maritime Affairs Nancy Karigithu spoke with Fred Oluoch about use of marine resources in the region.
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Africa: We Need Maritime Strategies That Encourage Trade Within Africa

[East African] The Kenyan Permanent Secretary for Shipping and Maritime Affairs Nancy Karigithu spoke with Fred Oluoch about use of marine resources in the region.

Nigeria/South Africa: Breaking - Super Falcons Conquer Stubborn Bayana Bayana

[Vanguard] After a pulsating match which saw the super falcons of nigeria lose a penalty in regulation time fought hard to defeat the Bayana Bayana of south Africa through a tense penalty shooutout.
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Nigeria/South Africa: Breaking - Super Falcons Conquer Stubborn Bayana Bayana

[Vanguard] After a pulsating match which saw the super falcons of nigeria lose a penalty in regulation time fought hard to defeat the Bayana Bayana of south Africa through a tense penalty shooutout.

Nigeria: Nigeria's Most Followed Celebs On Social Media

[Daily Trust] Social media has now proven to be a very important means to determining the relevance of any celebrity. This week, Weekend Magazine takes a look at Nigeria's most followed celebrities.
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Nigeria: Nigeria's Most Followed Celebs On Social Media

[Daily Trust] Social media has now proven to be a very important means to determining the relevance of any celebrity. This week, Weekend Magazine takes a look at Nigeria's most followed celebrities.

Nigeria: 2019 - Why Nigerians Should Elect Atiku President - Saraki

[Premium Times] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, possesses the qualities that Nigerians will use to determine who they will elect in the 2019 presidential election.
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Nigeria: 2019 - Why Nigerians Should Elect Atiku President - Saraki

[Premium Times] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says its Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar, possesses the qualities that Nigerians will use to determine who they will elect in the 2019 presidential election.