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South Africa: Two Nabbed for Possession of Uncut Diamonds Worth R1.5 Million

[News24Wire] Two suspects with uncut diamonds valued at R1.5m have been arrested by Western Cape police during a stop and search operation.
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South Africa: Two Nabbed for Possession of Uncut Diamonds Worth R1.5 Million

[News24Wire] Two suspects with uncut diamonds valued at R1.5m have been arrested by Western Cape police during a stop and search operation.

Seychelles: Stop Discrimination, Seek Treatment for HIV, President Says

[Seychelles News Agency] That was the message from the Seychelles' President Danny Faure on Friday at the launching of a national strategic plan for HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis.
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Seychelles: Stop Discrimination, Seek Treatment for HIV, President Says

[Seychelles News Agency] That was the message from the Seychelles' President Danny Faure on Friday at the launching of a national strategic plan for HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis.

Sudan: UN Expert Condemns Excessive Force at Protests

[Radio Dabanga] Geneva -The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, has condemned reports of excessive use of force this week against protesters seeking a civilian-led transition in Sudan.
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Sudan: UN Expert Condemns Excessive Force at Protests

[Radio Dabanga] Geneva -The UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi, has condemned reports of excessive use of force this week against protesters seeking a civilian-led transition in Sudan.

Malawi: Elections Day Not Public Holiday - Govt

[Nyasa Times] Government has said business will go-on as usual on polling day next Tuesday but has quickly appealed to the citizenry to go and cast their votes en masse.
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Malawi: Elections Day Not Public Holiday - Govt

[Nyasa Times] Government has said business will go-on as usual on polling day next Tuesday but has quickly appealed to the citizenry to go and cast their votes en masse.

Kenya: Coast Counties - No Money For Schools, Hospitals

[Nation] Coast region counties face tough times after basic services such as healthcare, education, water and sanitation were allocated meagre amounts in the next financial year.
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Kenya: Coast Counties - No Money For Schools, Hospitals

[Nation] Coast region counties face tough times after basic services such as healthcare, education, water and sanitation were allocated meagre amounts in the next financial year.

Kenya: China Institutes Tough Rules for Avocado Farmers

[Nation] A logistical nightmare and the high costs of meeting tough conditions required for the export of Kenyan avocados to China are threatening to choke the lucrative deal inked last month.
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Kenya: China Institutes Tough Rules for Avocado Farmers

[Nation] A logistical nightmare and the high costs of meeting tough conditions required for the export of Kenyan avocados to China are threatening to choke the lucrative deal inked last month.

Africa: Facebook Bans Israeli Firm That Ran Campaigns to Disrupt Elections

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Facebook has removed hundreds of fake pages, groups, and accounts that it says were run by an Israeli firm that was targeting countries in Africa, CNN reports.
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Africa: Facebook Bans Israeli Firm That Ran Campaigns to Disrupt Elections

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Facebook has removed hundreds of fake pages, groups, and accounts that it says were run by an Israeli firm that was targeting countries in Africa, CNN reports.

Zimbabwe: State-Owned Paper Accuses U.S. of 'Showing Hand' in Destabilisation

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Herald, the state-owned newspaper in Zimbabwe, has carried an opinion piece saying that the United States's latest travel advisory is not about travel: rather, it «has everything to do with politics and US foreign policy again
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Zimbabwe: State-Owned Paper Accuses U.S. of 'Showing Hand' in Destabilisation

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Herald, the state-owned newspaper in Zimbabwe, has carried an opinion piece saying that the United States's latest travel advisory is not about travel: rather, it «has everything to do with politics and US foreign policy against Zimbabwe».

Sudan: Military Rulers Suspend Transition Talks

[Deutsche Welle] Sudan's military council has said that talks with protesters over installing civilian rule have been suspended for 72 hours. Talks have been marred by street violence, with several people wounded.
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Sudan: Military Rulers Suspend Transition Talks

[Deutsche Welle] Sudan's military council has said that talks with protesters over installing civilian rule have been suspended for 72 hours. Talks have been marred by street violence, with several people wounded.

South Africa: First Black African Woman Summits Mount Everest

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South African Saray Khumalo has just reached the top of the world, becoming the first black South African to summit Mount Everest, EyeWitness News is reporting on Twitter.
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South Africa: First Black African Woman Summits Mount Everest

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South African Saray Khumalo has just reached the top of the world, becoming the first black South African to summit Mount Everest, EyeWitness News is reporting on Twitter.

South Africa: Ramaphosa Cabinet Cut May Be 9 Departments, 15 Deputy Ministries

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa could reduce his national executive by as many as nine departments and ministries when he announces the reconfiguration of his Cabinet soon.
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South Africa: Ramaphosa Cabinet Cut May Be 9 Departments, 15 Deputy Ministries

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa could reduce his national executive by as many as nine departments and ministries when he announces the reconfiguration of his Cabinet soon.

Swaziland: King Mswati III Denies Ordering Men to Marry More Wives

[Nairobi News] The government of Eswatini (Swaziland) has denounced media reports that King Mswati III has ordered for the arrest of men in the country who fail to marry more than one wife starting June 2019.
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Swaziland: King Mswati III Denies Ordering Men to Marry More Wives

[Nairobi News] The government of Eswatini (Swaziland) has denounced media reports that King Mswati III has ordered for the arrest of men in the country who fail to marry more than one wife starting June 2019.

Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe Attacked Domestic Worker With a Shoe - Court Papers

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Grace Mugabe, wife of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, has been accused of attacking an employee at the family's home in 2017.
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Zimbabwe: Grace Mugabe Attacked Domestic Worker With a Shoe - Court Papers

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Grace Mugabe, wife of former Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe, has been accused of attacking an employee at the family's home in 2017.

South Africa: Ramaphosa Will Need All The Help He Can Get to Save ANC

[allAfrica] Twenty-five years after Nelson Mandela led the African National Congress to victory in South Africa's first democratic elections, the party is in danger of going the way of those led by an earlier generation of Africa's liberation icons.
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South Africa: Ramaphosa Will Need All The Help He Can Get to Save ANC

[allAfrica] Twenty-five years after Nelson Mandela led the African National Congress to victory in South Africa's first democratic elections, the party is in danger of going the way of those led by an earlier generation of Africa's liberation icons.

Africa: Africa Seeks Return of Stolen Assets From Europe, U.S., Others

[Guardian] Abuja -Heads of anti-corruption agencies have requested governments in Europe, United States and other jurisdictions to speedily repatriate stolen assets belonging to African nations.
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Africa: Africa Seeks Return of Stolen Assets From Europe, U.S., Others

[Guardian] Abuja -Heads of anti-corruption agencies have requested governments in Europe, United States and other jurisdictions to speedily repatriate stolen assets belonging to African nations.

Nigeria: Central Bank Dismisses Missing Money Report

[Guardian] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has dismissed insinuations of any missing money in its care. It was reacting to a «misconstrued» report (not The Guardian) from a «purported audio recording of selective conversations among the Go
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Nigeria: Central Bank Dismisses Missing Money Report

[Guardian] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has dismissed insinuations of any missing money in its care. It was reacting to a «misconstrued» report (not The Guardian) from a «purported audio recording of selective conversations among the Governor, Deputy Governor and some senior officials.»

Nigeria: No Place for Corrupt Judges At Industrial Court - President

[Premium Times] The President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NIC), Babatunde Adejumo, says judges aspiring to the bench of the court must eschew corruption if they must succeed.
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Nigeria: No Place for Corrupt Judges At Industrial Court - President

[Premium Times] The President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NIC), Babatunde Adejumo, says judges aspiring to the bench of the court must eschew corruption if they must succeed.

South Africa: 2019 vs 2014 - What the Numbers Tell Us About the General Elections

[News24Wire] Election season has come and gone ... well, almost. There's still the inauguration of a president - we now know that to be Cyril Ramaphosa - and the announcement of a new Cabinet. After that we'll see the opening of South Africa's sixth parliamen
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South Africa: 2019 vs 2014 - What the Numbers Tell Us About the General Elections

[News24Wire] Election season has come and gone ... well, almost. There's still the inauguration of a president - we now know that to be Cyril Ramaphosa - and the announcement of a new Cabinet. After that we'll see the opening of South Africa's sixth parliamentary term since those historic first democratic elections in 1994.

South Africa: Cape Town Mosque Holds Emergency Meeting Over Noise Complaints

[News24Wire] Cape Town's famous Muir Street mosque, in District 6, has been hit with a noise complaint as its congregants mark the holy month of Ramadan.
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South Africa: Cape Town Mosque Holds Emergency Meeting Over Noise Complaints

[News24Wire] Cape Town's famous Muir Street mosque, in District 6, has been hit with a noise complaint as its congregants mark the holy month of Ramadan.

Sudan: Now That Al-Bashir Has Fallen, Does ICC Still Have Political Will to Go After Him?

[East African] The International Criminal Court's latest finding that Jordan was at fault in failing to arrest former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he visited Amman in 2017 even as it side-stepped action against the kingdom has sparked fresh concern
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Sudan: Now That Al-Bashir Has Fallen, Does ICC Still Have Political Will to Go After Him?

[East African] The International Criminal Court's latest finding that Jordan was at fault in failing to arrest former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he visited Amman in 2017 even as it side-stepped action against the kingdom has sparked fresh concerns over the court's ability to tame the world's powerful political actors and rogue regimes.

Nigeria: Don Jazzy's Sagging Supreme Mavin Dynasty

[This Day] Like he had the feelings from the feelers making the rounds, Mavin Records boss, Michael Collins Ajereh while appreciating his fans on the occasion of the label's seventh anniversary on Wednesday, said «all is in order». Don Jazzy, as h
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Nigeria: Don Jazzy's Sagging Supreme Mavin Dynasty

[This Day] Like he had the feelings from the feelers making the rounds, Mavin Records boss, Michael Collins Ajereh while appreciating his fans on the occasion of the label's seventh anniversary on Wednesday, said «all is in order». Don Jazzy, as he is popularly known, has nurtured great talents from start to stardom. However, the exit of some of the label's big names like Tiwa Savage and Reekado Banks in the last six months seem to leave the imprint in a saggy state.

South Africa: Official Opposition Claims 'Significant Shift' of New Black Voters

[News24Wire] The DA's national elections manager Jonathan Moakes says though the party may have had «racial nationalists» vote against it, there has been a «significant shift» of black voters to the official opposition.
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South Africa: Official Opposition Claims 'Significant Shift' of New Black Voters

[News24Wire] The DA's national elections manager Jonathan Moakes says though the party may have had «racial nationalists» vote against it, there has been a «significant shift» of black voters to the official opposition.

Nigeria: Matric Exams Board Bans 100 Test Centres for Malpractices

[Guardian] The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has banned 100 of the 687 Computer Based Test (CBT) centres over allegation of malpractices and violation of extant regulations.
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Nigeria: Matric Exams Board Bans 100 Test Centres for Malpractices

[Guardian] The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has banned 100 of the 687 Computer Based Test (CBT) centres over allegation of malpractices and violation of extant regulations.

Liberia: Govt Withdrew Donor Money Without Approval - Letter

[Observer] Eugene Lenn Nagbe, the Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs, and Tourism, has admitted receiving the diplomatic note that has gone viral on social media, which accuses the government of irregular withdrawals of donors' project monies from the
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Liberia: Govt Withdrew Donor Money Without Approval - Letter

[Observer] Eugene Lenn Nagbe, the Minister of Information, Cultural Affairs, and Tourism, has admitted receiving the diplomatic note that has gone viral on social media, which accuses the government of irregular withdrawals of donors' project monies from the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) and used outside of their intended purposes.

Gambia: No One Left on Death Row, Says Govt

[Foroyaa] Abubacar Tambadou, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice said on Tuesday 7th May 2019 the government of The Gambia is committed to removing the death penalty in the laws of the land.
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Gambia: No One Left on Death Row, Says Govt

[Foroyaa] Abubacar Tambadou, the Attorney General and Minister of Justice said on Tuesday 7th May 2019 the government of The Gambia is committed to removing the death penalty in the laws of the land.

South Africa: 35 Smaller Parties Want Election Re-Run

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A collection of smaller parties who called for an independent audit of the electoral process have walked out of a meeting at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Friday, eNCA reports. This comes after the Southern African Devel
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South Africa: 35 Smaller Parties Want Election Re-Run

[allAfrica] Cape Town -A collection of smaller parties who called for an independent audit of the electoral process have walked out of a meeting at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on Friday, eNCA reports. This comes after the Southern African Development Community shared its approval of the vote with Esau Chulu speaking for the regional body saying: «The forum commends the IEC for efficiently managing the election. »We encourage the people of South Africa to remain tolerant as the results are announced."

Zimbabwe: Court Ruling on Chamisa 'Has Nothing to do with President'

[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has adopted a hands-off approach to key State institutions, including the judiciary, to allow for their independence and had no influence on a ruling that declared Nelson Chamisa's leadership of the MDC illegitimate
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Zimbabwe: Court Ruling on Chamisa 'Has Nothing to do with President'

[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has adopted a hands-off approach to key State institutions, including the judiciary, to allow for their independence and had no influence on a ruling that declared Nelson Chamisa's leadership of the MDC illegitimate.

Nigeria: Arrest of Women in Abuja - What Law Says About Prostitution

[Premium Times] Following the recent arrests of women in Abuja clubs, lawyers across Nigeria have shed light on the position of the law on the raids and the effect on nightlife in the federal capital city.
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Nigeria: Arrest of Women in Abuja - What Law Says About Prostitution

[Premium Times] Following the recent arrests of women in Abuja clubs, lawyers across Nigeria have shed light on the position of the law on the raids and the effect on nightlife in the federal capital city.

South Africa: Ruling ANC Remains Ahead in Election Results

[allAfrica] Cape Town -At 6.30am on Friday May 10, South Africa's Electoral Commission results were showing the African National Congress in the lead, with just over 57% of the vote.
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South Africa: Ruling ANC Remains Ahead in Election Results

[allAfrica] Cape Town -At 6.30am on Friday May 10, South Africa's Electoral Commission results were showing the African National Congress in the lead, with just over 57% of the vote.

South Africa: Smaller Parties Cry Foul Over 'Double Voting' Danger

[News24Wire] Smaller parties have warned the Independent Electoral Commission there might be consequences over its inability to efficiently respond to objections lodged during voting day.
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South Africa: Smaller Parties Cry Foul Over 'Double Voting' Danger

[News24Wire] Smaller parties have warned the Independent Electoral Commission there might be consequences over its inability to efficiently respond to objections lodged during voting day.

Uganda: Besigye, Bobi Wine Join Forces Against Museveni

[East African] Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine and former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye have agreed to work together to remove the National Resistance Movement (NRM) from power.
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Uganda: Besigye, Bobi Wine Join Forces Against Museveni

[East African] Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine and former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye have agreed to work together to remove the National Resistance Movement (NRM) from power.

South Africa: ANC Takes Early Lead in National Elections

[allAfrica] Cape Town -At 9am on Thursday May 9, South Africa's Electoral Commission results were showing the African National Congress in the lead.
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South Africa: ANC Takes Early Lead in National Elections

[allAfrica] Cape Town -At 9am on Thursday May 9, South Africa's Electoral Commission results were showing the African National Congress in the lead.