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Africa: How We're Probing the Secrets of a Giant Black Hole At Our Galaxy's Centre

[The Conversation Africa] Supermassive black holes are giant black holes found at the centre of almost every galaxy. Astronomers recently made the clearest image yet of the supermassive black hole at the heart of our own galaxy using the new MeerKAT radio tel
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Africa: How We're Probing the Secrets of a Giant Black Hole At Our Galaxy's Centre

[The Conversation Africa] Supermassive black holes are giant black holes found at the centre of almost every galaxy. Astronomers recently made the clearest image yet of the supermassive black hole at the heart of our own galaxy using the new MeerKAT radio telescope in South Africa, revealing the features surrounding it in exquisite detail.

Africa: Should Africa Back World Trade Organisation Reforms?

[ISS] There is an air of resignation to failure at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva. Long-stuck trade negotiations and a recent eruption of a virus of economic nationalism and protectionism are confronting the organisation with its gravest existen
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Africa: Should Africa Back World Trade Organisation Reforms?

[ISS] There is an air of resignation to failure at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva. Long-stuck trade negotiations and a recent eruption of a virus of economic nationalism and protectionism are confronting the organisation with its gravest existential crisis.

Togo: Togo Returns to the Streets to Stop 'Unfair' Legislative Elections

[African Arguments] The government seems determined to hold elections on 20 December and extend President Gnassingbé's rule, by any means necessary.
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Togo: Togo Returns to the Streets to Stop 'Unfair' Legislative Elections

[African Arguments] The government seems determined to hold elections on 20 December and extend President Gnassingbé's rule, by any means necessary.

Zimbabwe: Govt Speaks On Doctors' Demands

[The Herald] FINANCE and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube yesterday said Government had done all it could for now to address the grievances of striking junior doctors as he appealed to them to return to work for the sake of patients. Minis
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Zimbabwe: Govt Speaks On Doctors' Demands

[The Herald] FINANCE and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube yesterday said Government had done all it could for now to address the grievances of striking junior doctors as he appealed to them to return to work for the sake of patients. Minister Ncube said Government would continue the engagement process through the bipartite negotiating forum.

Nigeria: Campaign Spending By Leading Political Parties May Double 2015 Figures

[Guardian] The election campaigns kicked off about a month ago, and the season is full of prospects, especially for the media outfits, as the two major political parties, All Progressive Congress (APC) and People's Democratic Party (PDP), battle it all out t
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Nigeria: Campaign Spending By Leading Political Parties May Double 2015 Figures

[Guardian] The election campaigns kicked off about a month ago, and the season is full of prospects, especially for the media outfits, as the two major political parties, All Progressive Congress (APC) and People's Democratic Party (PDP), battle it all out to clinch the ultimate prize of presidency.

West Africa: West Africa's regional civil society organizations coalition for family planning honours UNFPA Regional Director

[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal -- 14 December, 2018. The Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit (UCPO) organized its seventh annual meeting from December 12 to 14, 2018, in Dakar, Senegal. The civil society organizations of the nine (9) West African countri
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West Africa: West Africa's regional civil society organizations coalition for family planning honours UNFPA Regional Director

[UNFPA in WCA] Dakar, Senegal -- 14 December, 2018. The Ouagadougou Partnership Coordination Unit (UCPO) organized its seventh annual meeting from December 12 to 14, 2018, in Dakar, Senegal. The civil society organizations of the nine (9) West African countries (CROSPF) gathered around the Ouagadougou Partnership (PO) met to assess their contribution and to set prospects in the fight for the capture of the demographic dividend in West Africa. They shared good practices and positive experiences as well as the challen

Southern Africa: SADC Calls for Democracy in DRC Elections

[Namibia Economist] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has expressed solidarity with the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of the country's upcoming Presidential, Legislative and Provincial Elections slated for 23 December.
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Southern Africa: SADC Calls for Democracy in DRC Elections

[Namibia Economist] The Southern African Development Community (SADC) has expressed solidarity with the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo ahead of the country's upcoming Presidential, Legislative and Provincial Elections slated for 23 December.

Congo-Kinshasa: Campaigning Violently Suppressed

[HRW] Kinshasa -Government security forces across the Democratic Republic of Congo have forcibly dispersed opposition campaign rallies ahead of the December 23, 2018 national elections. Security forces killed at least 7 opposition supporters, wounded more tha
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Congo-Kinshasa: Campaigning Violently Suppressed

[HRW] Kinshasa -Government security forces across the Democratic Republic of Congo have forcibly dispersed opposition campaign rallies ahead of the December 23, 2018 national elections. Security forces killed at least 7 opposition supporters, wounded more than 50 people, and arbitrarily detained scores of others from December 9 to 13.

Tanzania: Tanzania Universal Coverage Bill Still On the Drawing Board

[East African] A Bill that would see Tanzania introduce mandatory health insurance cover is still on the drawing board.
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Tanzania: Tanzania Universal Coverage Bill Still On the Drawing Board

[East African] A Bill that would see Tanzania introduce mandatory health insurance cover is still on the drawing board.

Africa: Medium-Scale Farms Are On the Rise in Africa. Why This Is Good News

[The Conversation Africa] Driven by population growth and growing land scarcity, most African farm households are witnessing the gradual sub-division of their land. Over time farms are getting smaller and smaller. Today, over 80% of farms in relatively densel
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Africa: Medium-Scale Farms Are On the Rise in Africa. Why This Is Good News

[The Conversation Africa] Driven by population growth and growing land scarcity, most African farm households are witnessing the gradual sub-division of their land. Over time farms are getting smaller and smaller. Today, over 80% of farms in relatively densely populated countries - like Kenya, Ethiopia, Malawi and Rwanda are smaller than one hectare. Because they're so small, few can generate enough income to keep farmers above the poverty line and most of them increasingly rely on off-farm incomes.

East Africa: Fish Imported Into East Africa From China Fails Toxic Minerals Test

[Nation] Part of the fish imported into the region from China contains traces of heavy metal, harmful to human health, laboratory investigations commissioned by The EastAfrican show.
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East Africa: Fish Imported Into East Africa From China Fails Toxic Minerals Test

[Nation] Part of the fish imported into the region from China contains traces of heavy metal, harmful to human health, laboratory investigations commissioned by The EastAfrican show.

Africa: Germany Urged to Own Up to Colonial Past, Increase Awareness

[Deutsche Welle] Germany must put 'maximum' research into colonial-era artifacts and trace their origins, insist two deputy ministers. Museum directors recently issued study guidelines, saying 'large gaps' in public awareness remain.
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Africa: Germany Urged to Own Up to Colonial Past, Increase Awareness

[Deutsche Welle] Germany must put 'maximum' research into colonial-era artifacts and trace their origins, insist two deputy ministers. Museum directors recently issued study guidelines, saying 'large gaps' in public awareness remain.

Nigeria: Nigerian Army Lifts Ban of Unicef After Spy Accusations

[Deutsche Welle] Nigeria's army has revoked a ban on UNICEF after claiming it had held workshops to train spies for Boko Haram. The group's Islamist insurgency has killed more than 27,000 people since 2009 and left 1.8 million homeless.
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Nigeria: Nigerian Army Lifts Ban of Unicef After Spy Accusations

[Deutsche Welle] Nigeria's army has revoked a ban on UNICEF after claiming it had held workshops to train spies for Boko Haram. The group's Islamist insurgency has killed more than 27,000 people since 2009 and left 1.8 million homeless.

Libya: Libyan Women Lose Hope in the Revolution

[Deutsche Welle] The civil war that brought down Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi allowed the country's women to carve out niches for themselves in public life. Now they are being squeezed out and even killed.
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Libya: Libyan Women Lose Hope in the Revolution

[Deutsche Welle] The civil war that brought down Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi allowed the country's women to carve out niches for themselves in public life. Now they are being squeezed out and even killed.

Kenya: FGM Season Underway as Residents Devise New Methods of Beating Ban

[Nation] Practitioners of female genital mutilation have devised new ways of overcoming a government crackdown on the cultural rite of passage.
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Kenya: FGM Season Underway as Residents Devise New Methods of Beating Ban

[Nation] Practitioners of female genital mutilation have devised new ways of overcoming a government crackdown on the cultural rite of passage.

Rwanda: Rwanda Has Achieved Universal Healthcare

[East African] With more than 90 per cent of Rwandans covered under the community-based health insurance scheme locally known as Mutuelle de Santé, Rwanda is one of the few developing countries in the world that have successfully achieved universal healthcar
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Rwanda: Rwanda Has Achieved Universal Healthcare

[East African] With more than 90 per cent of Rwandans covered under the community-based health insurance scheme locally known as Mutuelle de Santé, Rwanda is one of the few developing countries in the world that have successfully achieved universal healthcare.

Uganda: 68 Countries Ugandans Can Visit With No Visas

[Monitor] Kampala -Ugandans intending to travel abroad have at least 68 countries, 15 of them in Africa, they can travel to without a visa.
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Uganda: 68 Countries Ugandans Can Visit With No Visas

[Monitor] Kampala -Ugandans intending to travel abroad have at least 68 countries, 15 of them in Africa, they can travel to without a visa.

East Africa: Museveni, Nkurunziza in Strong Exchange

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni and his Burundian counterpart Pierre Nkurunziza have, within a week, exchanged strongly-worded letters that reveal simmering division between East African Community (EAC) member states.
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East Africa: Museveni, Nkurunziza in Strong Exchange

[Monitor] Kampala -President Museveni and his Burundian counterpart Pierre Nkurunziza have, within a week, exchanged strongly-worded letters that reveal simmering division between East African Community (EAC) member states.

Central African Republic: Up to 100 Civilians Shot and Burnt Alive As UN Peacekeepers Leave Posts

[AI London] The United Nations must carry out a thorough investigation into UN peacekeeping troops' response to a recent attack that killed as many as 100 civilians in a displaced persons camp in the Central African Republic, Amnesty International said today
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Central African Republic: Up to 100 Civilians Shot and Burnt Alive As UN Peacekeepers Leave Posts

[AI London] The United Nations must carry out a thorough investigation into UN peacekeeping troops' response to a recent attack that killed as many as 100 civilians in a displaced persons camp in the Central African Republic, Amnesty International said today in a new report.

Central African Republic: Rising Insecurity in C.Africa Threatens Wider Region, Security Council Told

[Independent (Kampala)] Bangui -Rising violence in the Central African Republic threatens to spill across the border into neighbouring countries, creating further instability, a senior United Nations official warned on Thursday, urging continued and coordinat
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Central African Republic: Rising Insecurity in C.Africa Threatens Wider Region, Security Council Told

[Independent (Kampala)] Bangui -Rising violence in the Central African Republic threatens to spill across the border into neighbouring countries, creating further instability, a senior United Nations official warned on Thursday, urging continued and coordinated regional efforts to bolster peace and security.

South Africa: Calling All Aspiring Animators - Take This First Step in Following Your Dream!

[Triggerfish] Cape Town -Ever wondered how Dragon Ball Z or the latest Pixar movie was animated? Africa's leading animation studio, Triggerfish, is introducing aspiring African animators to the principles of animation and the tools they need to make their fir
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South Africa: Calling All Aspiring Animators - Take This First Step in Following Your Dream!

[Triggerfish] Cape Town -Ever wondered how Dragon Ball Z or the latest Pixar movie was animated? Africa's leading animation studio, Triggerfish, is introducing aspiring African animators to the principles of animation and the tools they need to make their first short film with just a smartphone, an internet connection and some time to explore.

Congo-Kinshasa: DR Congo Faces Pivotal Poll After 2 Years of Delays

[VOA] The December 23 elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo are the country's most important in more than a decade. After delaying a new poll for two years, longtime President Joseph Kabila is stepping aside. Two main candidates are vying to replace h
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Congo-Kinshasa: DR Congo Faces Pivotal Poll After 2 Years of Delays

[VOA] The December 23 elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo are the country's most important in more than a decade. After delaying a new poll for two years, longtime President Joseph Kabila is stepping aside. Two main candidates are vying to replace him, one is his handpicked successor, the other an opposition leader.

Central African Republic: Former CAR Militia Leader Arrested on Suspicion of War Crimes

[VOA] A leading African soccer official was arrested Wednesday in France on charges of war crimes committed in the Central African Republic.
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Central African Republic: Former CAR Militia Leader Arrested on Suspicion of War Crimes

[VOA] A leading African soccer official was arrested Wednesday in France on charges of war crimes committed in the Central African Republic.

Africa: Critical Ebola Lessons from Liberia to the DR Congo

[The Conversation Africa] Ebola in the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) has now spread to urban areas. The Conversation Africa's Moina Spooner spoke to Mosoka Fallah who was head of case detection during Liberia's ebola outbreak in 2014 and 2015 about his expe
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Africa: Critical Ebola Lessons from Liberia to the DR Congo

[The Conversation Africa] Ebola in the Democratic Republic Congo (DRC) has now spread to urban areas. The Conversation Africa's Moina Spooner spoke to Mosoka Fallah who was head of case detection during Liberia's ebola outbreak in 2014 and 2015 about his experience, and what lessons that experience offers.

Africa: Here's What Africans Searched For On Google In 2018

[allAfrica] Cape Town -It's been a long 12 months, and before we kick 2018 to the curb, we're looking back at all the trends and topics that you, dear Africans, have been searching for.
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Africa: Here's What Africans Searched For On Google In 2018

[allAfrica] Cape Town -It's been a long 12 months, and before we kick 2018 to the curb, we're looking back at all the trends and topics that you, dear Africans, have been searching for.

Africa: U.S. Takes Aim at China With New Africa Strategy

[VOA] The Trump administration has unveiled a new strategy toward Africa, saying that U.S. interests and priorities must come first in all dealings with the continent.
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Africa: U.S. Takes Aim at China With New Africa Strategy

[VOA] The Trump administration has unveiled a new strategy toward Africa, saying that U.S. interests and priorities must come first in all dealings with the continent.

Africa: The 3 Cornerstones of Trump's New Africa Strategy

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Ambassador John Bolton is revealing US President Donald Trump's new Africa strategy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.
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Africa: The 3 Cornerstones of Trump's New Africa Strategy

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Ambassador John Bolton is revealing US President Donald Trump's new Africa strategy at the Heritage Foundation in Washington.

South Africa: Former President Zuma Has to Pay Back Legal Fees

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The North Gauteng High Court has ordered that South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma pay back millions the State spent on his legal fees to defend allegations against him over the past few years.
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South Africa: Former President Zuma Has to Pay Back Legal Fees

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The North Gauteng High Court has ordered that South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma pay back millions the State spent on his legal fees to defend allegations against him over the past few years.

Congo-Kinshasa: Fire Guts Electoral Commission Building

[allAfrica] Days ahead of elections, the building that houses the country's electoral commission in Kinshasa has caught fire. The cause of the fire is still unknown but AFP reports that thick smoke could be seen from a
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Congo-Kinshasa: Fire Guts Electoral Commission Building

[allAfrica] Days ahead of elections, the building that houses the country's electoral commission in Kinshasa has caught fire. The cause of the fire is still unknown but AFP reports that thick smoke could be seen from a

Central African Republic: Militia Leader Arrested in France for War Crimes

[Deutsche Welle] The ICC had issued the arrest warrant of Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona for war crimes. He is the suspected leader of a militia accused of carrying out attacks on the Central African Republic's Muslim population.
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Central African Republic: Militia Leader Arrested in France for War Crimes

[Deutsche Welle] The ICC had issued the arrest warrant of Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona for war crimes. He is the suspected leader of a militia accused of carrying out attacks on the Central African Republic's Muslim population.

Africa: Trump Administration to Deliver Long-Awaited Africa Policy on December 13

[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Donald Trump will deliver his administration's long-awaited Africa Policy tomorrow. Kenya's Daily Nation reports that Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs John Bolton, «known for his hard-line foreign
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Africa: Trump Administration to Deliver Long-Awaited Africa Policy on December 13

[allAfrica] Cape Town -President Donald Trump will deliver his administration's long-awaited Africa Policy tomorrow. Kenya's Daily Nation reports that Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs John Bolton, «known for his hard-line foreign-policy views», will outline a new approach to Africa on Thursday.

Africa: Medical Drones - Ghana to Follow Rwanda's Example

[Deutsche Welle] Rwanda made headlines as the first country to pilot blood deliveries by drone. Ghana's parliament has now approved its own drone project, despite initial skepticism.
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Africa: Medical Drones - Ghana to Follow Rwanda's Example

[Deutsche Welle] Rwanda made headlines as the first country to pilot blood deliveries by drone. Ghana's parliament has now approved its own drone project, despite initial skepticism.

Rwanda: Kagame Honours Army, Says No Enemy Can Defeat Rwanda

[New Times] President Paul Kagame yesterday commended Rwandan men and women in uniform serving in the Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) for their bravery and dedication.
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Rwanda: Kagame Honours Army, Says No Enemy Can Defeat Rwanda

[New Times] President Paul Kagame yesterday commended Rwandan men and women in uniform serving in the Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) for their bravery and dedication.

Rwanda: Prosecution to Appeal Rwigara Ruling

[New Times] The National Public Prosecution Agency (NPPA) says that it will appeal against the acquittal of Diane Shima Rwigara and her mother; Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara.
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Rwanda: Prosecution to Appeal Rwigara Ruling

[New Times] The National Public Prosecution Agency (NPPA) says that it will appeal against the acquittal of Diane Shima Rwigara and her mother; Adeline Mukangemanyi Rwigara.

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