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Congo-Kinshasa: Why Declaring Ebola a Public Health Emergency Isn't a Silver Bullet

[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It took the decision based on International Health Regulations agre
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Congo-Kinshasa: Why Declaring Ebola a Public Health Emergency Isn't a Silver Bullet

[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern. It took the decision based on International Health Regulations agreed in 2005. These require the WHO to declare an emergency when a public health event, such as an outbreak, becomes extraordinary because it constitutes a risk to other countries, and when a coordinated international response is required.

Burundi: Under Siege, Burundi's Journalists Fight On

[HRW] When a journalist we know walks through the streets of his hometown in Burundi, his neighbors often exclaim: «Here comes uwubangamiwe!» Although they say it in jest, the nickname -- which means 'at risk' in Kirundi -- reveals the constant da
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Burundi: Under Siege, Burundi's Journalists Fight On

[HRW] When a journalist we know walks through the streets of his hometown in Burundi, his neighbors often exclaim: «Here comes uwubangamiwe!» Although they say it in jest, the nickname -- which means 'at risk' in Kirundi -- reveals the constant danger he faces.

Cameroon: Security Forces Kill Civilians, Rape Woman

[HRW] Nairobi -Cameroonian security forces have killed at least four civilians and raped one woman since mid-June 2019 during security operations in the North-West region. Those killed include an elderly man with a physical disability and a young man with a m
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Cameroon: Security Forces Kill Civilians, Rape Woman

[HRW] Nairobi -Cameroonian security forces have killed at least four civilians and raped one woman since mid-June 2019 during security operations in the North-West region. Those killed include an elderly man with a physical disability and a young man with a mental disability.

South Africa: ConCourt Orders Public Protector to Pay Costs After Bankorp Report 'Falsehoods'

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Constitutional Court has ruled that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane put forward a «number of falsehoods» in her investigation into the South African Reserve Bank's apartheid-era Bankorp bailout, Fin24 reports.  The
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South Africa: ConCourt Orders Public Protector to Pay Costs After Bankorp Report 'Falsehoods'

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The Constitutional Court has ruled that Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane put forward a «number of falsehoods» in her investigation into the South African Reserve Bank's apartheid-era Bankorp bailout, Fin24 reports.  The case's origin stems from Mkhwebane's 2017 decision that the Special Investigation Unit must recoup R1.125-billion from Absa after the Reserve Bank in the apartheid years gave an illegal «lifeboat» to the bank's predecessor, Bankorp, writes Daily Maverick.

South Africa: Ramaphosa Fights to Save His Presidency

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa will launch legal action to overturn a report by the country's official ombudsman which threatens his presidency.
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South Africa: Ramaphosa Fights to Save His Presidency

[allAfrica] Cape Town -South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa will launch legal action to overturn a report by the country's official ombudsman which threatens his presidency.

Mozambique: Nearly 2 Million Cyclone Survivors in Mozambique at Risk of Severe Food Shortages

[VOA] The World Food Program warns 1.9 million Mozambicans battered by two devastating cyclones earlier this year are at risk of severe food shortages without urgent international assistance.
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Mozambique: Nearly 2 Million Cyclone Survivors in Mozambique at Risk of Severe Food Shortages

[VOA] The World Food Program warns 1.9 million Mozambicans battered by two devastating cyclones earlier this year are at risk of severe food shortages without urgent international assistance.

South Africa: Ramaphosa to Brief the Nation On Public Protector's Bosasa Report

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa will brief the nation on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report on allegations that he violated the Executive Ethics Code of conduct related to a Bosasa donation.
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South Africa: Ramaphosa to Brief the Nation On Public Protector's Bosasa Report

[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa will brief the nation on Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report on allegations that he violated the Executive Ethics Code of conduct related to a Bosasa donation.

Nigeria: Why Falling Inflation Rate Has No Effect On Nigerians - Economists

[Vanguard] Some notable economists in the country have given reasons why the recent consumer price inflation fall has failed to have positive impact on the living standards of Nigerians.
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Nigeria: Why Falling Inflation Rate Has No Effect On Nigerians - Economists

[Vanguard] Some notable economists in the country have given reasons why the recent consumer price inflation fall has failed to have positive impact on the living standards of Nigerians.

Cameroon: Switzerland Says It Is Mediating Talks as Cameroon's Separatist Crisis Deepens

[VOA] Switzerland has officially said it is helping the government of Cameroon negotiate with rebels to end the separatist crisis that has killed more than 2,000 people in Cameroon. The Swiss ambassador to Cameroon, Pietro Lazzeri, spoke in Yaounde about atte
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Cameroon: Switzerland Says It Is Mediating Talks as Cameroon's Separatist Crisis Deepens

[VOA] Switzerland has officially said it is helping the government of Cameroon negotiate with rebels to end the separatist crisis that has killed more than 2,000 people in Cameroon. The Swiss ambassador to Cameroon, Pietro Lazzeri, spoke in Yaounde about attempting reconciliation after more than 20 people were killed within two days of fighting in the crisis-stricken regions.

Congo-Kinshasa: Don't Panic, Support DR Congo in Fight Against Deadly Ebola Virus - WHO

[UN News] Ebola virus is just one challenge among many facing communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, reiterating an appeal for the international community to show support and solidarity f
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Congo-Kinshasa: Don't Panic, Support DR Congo in Fight Against Deadly Ebola Virus - WHO

[UN News] Ebola virus is just one challenge among many facing communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, reiterating an appeal for the international community to show support and solidarity for its people.

Africa: Heroic Nigerian Imam Speaks on Peace and Diversity

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -On June 23, 2018, Imam Abubakar Abdullahi risked his life during clashes that targeted predominantly Christian communities when he hid hundreds of people fleeing the attacks inside his mosque and home.
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Africa: Heroic Nigerian Imam Speaks on Peace and Diversity

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -On June 23, 2018, Imam Abubakar Abdullahi risked his life during clashes that targeted predominantly Christian communities when he hid hundreds of people fleeing the attacks inside his mosque and home.

Sudan: People Beaten With Whips, Hair Forcibly Cut, Passport Confiscated

[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan / Khartoum -Residents of Port Sudan, capital of Red Sea state, were beaten with whips and had their hair forcibly cut on Wednesday evening because they allegedly violated the curfew in the city. A female student had her hair cut as
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Sudan: People Beaten With Whips, Hair Forcibly Cut, Passport Confiscated

[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan / Khartoum -Residents of Port Sudan, capital of Red Sea state, were beaten with whips and had their hair forcibly cut on Wednesday evening because they allegedly violated the curfew in the city. A female student had her hair cut as well for not covering her head.

Mozambique: Mozambique Passes Law to End Child Marriage

[HRW] Mozambique's national assembly took an important step toward ending the country's sky-high rate of child marriage by unanimously adopting a law banning the practice. The new law prohibits marriage of children younger than 18 years old, without exception
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Mozambique: Mozambique Passes Law to End Child Marriage

[HRW] Mozambique's national assembly took an important step toward ending the country's sky-high rate of child marriage by unanimously adopting a law banning the practice. The new law prohibits marriage of children younger than 18 years old, without exception, and awaits the president's signature to go into effect.

Nigeria: Killer Herdsmen - That BBC Rating! Story of Sorrow, Tears and Blood Across the Country

[Vanguard] Nigeria, is daily inundated with one form of insecurity or another, which effect leaves her citizens cringing in fear. From Boko Haram attacks in the North East, to armed banditry, kidnapping and communal clashes in other parts of the country, it h
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Nigeria: Killer Herdsmen - That BBC Rating! Story of Sorrow, Tears and Blood Across the Country

[Vanguard] Nigeria, is daily inundated with one form of insecurity or another, which effect leaves her citizens cringing in fear. From Boko Haram attacks in the North East, to armed banditry, kidnapping and communal clashes in other parts of the country, it has been a sad commentary for Nigeria.

Cameroon: Situation in the North West - Defence Chief of Staff Sizes-Up Security Operations

[Cameroon Tribune] Visiting Major General, Rene Claude Meka inspired the population to collaborate in giving security a chance towards a return to normalcy.
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Cameroon: Situation in the North West - Defence Chief of Staff Sizes-Up Security Operations

[Cameroon Tribune] Visiting Major General, Rene Claude Meka inspired the population to collaborate in giving security a chance towards a return to normalcy.

Congo-Kinshasa: Don't Panic, Support DR Congo in Fight Against Deadly Ebola Virus, UN Health Agency Urges

[UN News] Ebola virus is just one challenge among many facing communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, reiterating an appeal for the international community to show support and solidarity f
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Congo-Kinshasa: Don't Panic, Support DR Congo in Fight Against Deadly Ebola Virus, UN Health Agency Urges

[UN News] Ebola virus is just one challenge among many facing communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday, reiterating an appeal for the international community to show support and solidarity for its people.

South Africa: Ramaphosa Misled Parliament on Bosasa Donation - Mkhwebane

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has said that President Cyril Ramaphosa deliberately deceived Parliament with regard to a R500,000 donation from Bosasa to fund his African National Congress election campaign, Eyewitness News reports
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South Africa: Ramaphosa Misled Parliament on Bosasa Donation - Mkhwebane

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has said that President Cyril Ramaphosa deliberately deceived Parliament with regard to a R500,000 donation from Bosasa to fund his African National Congress election campaign, Eyewitness News reports.

Central African Republic: Armed Group Kills 46 Civilians

[HRW] Nairobi -Fighters from the armed group Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation, or 3R, killed at least 46 civilians on May 21, 2019, in three attacks in Ouham Pendé province in the Central African Republic. In February, 14 armed groups, including 3R, signe
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Central African Republic: Armed Group Kills 46 Civilians

[HRW] Nairobi -Fighters from the armed group Return, Reclamation, Rehabilitation, or 3R, killed at least 46 civilians on May 21, 2019, in three attacks in Ouham Pendé province in the Central African Republic. In February, 14 armed groups, including 3R, signed a peace accord with the Central African government and in March, the 3R commander, General Sidiki Abass (also known as Bi Sidi Souleymane) was appointed by presidential decree a military adviser to the prime minister.

Cameroon: The Country's Second Largest Employer Crippled by Separatist Conflict

[VOA] Cameroon's second largest employer, the Cameroon Development Corporation, says it has been paralyzed by the separatist conflict in the country's English-speaking regions.  The agricultural giant has not been able to pay its staff for a year because of
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Cameroon: The Country's Second Largest Employer Crippled by Separatist Conflict

[VOA] Cameroon's second largest employer, the Cameroon Development Corporation, says it has been paralyzed by the separatist conflict in the country's English-speaking regions.  The agricultural giant has not been able to pay its staff for a year because of falling production and revenue.

South Africa: Zuma and Trump - Half a World Apart, Yet Both Paranoid and Dangerous

[The Conversation Africa] Within the space of a few days, we have been subjected to bizarre but carefully staged performances by US President Donald Trump and former South African President Jacob Zuma.
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South Africa: Zuma and Trump - Half a World Apart, Yet Both Paranoid and Dangerous

[The Conversation Africa] Within the space of a few days, we have been subjected to bizarre but carefully staged performances by US President Donald Trump and former South African President Jacob Zuma.

Sudan: Demonstrators March to Honour 'Martyrs' of Protests

[allAfrica] Sudanese police fired tear gas as demonstrators marched in the capital Khartoum towards a prominent square to honour dozens of people killed in the months-long protest movement, Al Jazeera reports.
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Sudan: Demonstrators March to Honour 'Martyrs' of Protests

[allAfrica] Sudanese police fired tear gas as demonstrators marched in the capital Khartoum towards a prominent square to honour dozens of people killed in the months-long protest movement, Al Jazeera reports.

Ethiopia: Govt Delays Referendum On New Independent Region

[Deutsche Welle] Members of the Sidama ethnic group must now wait several months longer for a referendum which could lead to the setting up of a new independent region. Many, especially young Sidamas, are unhappy with the delay.
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Ethiopia: Govt Delays Referendum On New Independent Region

[Deutsche Welle] Members of the Sidama ethnic group must now wait several months longer for a referendum which could lead to the setting up of a new independent region. Many, especially young Sidamas, are unhappy with the delay.

Sudan: Activists Urge Justice for Raped Women Protesters

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Sudanese women were a driving force during months of protests that ousted veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir, but the sexual violence they endured risks being forgotten with the signing of a power-sharing deal, women's right
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Sudan: Activists Urge Justice for Raped Women Protesters

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Sudanese women were a driving force during months of protests that ousted veteran autocrat Omar al-Bashir, but the sexual violence they endured risks being forgotten with the signing of a power-sharing deal, women's rights activists said on Thursday.

Morocco: Court Sentences 3 to Death for Decapitation of Scandinavian Hikers

[Deutsche Welle] Three men have been sentenced to death in Morocco for beheading two Scandinavian women in December. Twenty other defendants were sentenced to various terms in prison.
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Morocco: Court Sentences 3 to Death for Decapitation of Scandinavian Hikers

[Deutsche Welle] Three men have been sentenced to death in Morocco for beheading two Scandinavian women in December. Twenty other defendants were sentenced to various terms in prison.

Cameroon: Students in Separatist Areas Urged to Go Back to School

[VOA] Cameroon's civil society groups are urging young people to return to schools in the country's volatile English-speaking regions. Most schools in the two regions have been closed because of attacks and kidnappings stemming from the war between separatist
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Cameroon: Students in Separatist Areas Urged to Go Back to School

[VOA] Cameroon's civil society groups are urging young people to return to schools in the country's volatile English-speaking regions. Most schools in the two regions have been closed because of attacks and kidnappings stemming from the war between separatists and the military.

Burundi: Media Advocates Decry Increasing Restrictions

[VOA] Press freedom advocates are coming down hard on Burundi, after increasing restrictions prompted the BBC to shut down its bureau in the central African country this week.
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Burundi: Media Advocates Decry Increasing Restrictions

[VOA] Press freedom advocates are coming down hard on Burundi, after increasing restrictions prompted the BBC to shut down its bureau in the central African country this week.

Central Africa: Regional Leaders, Partners Sign U.S.$100 Million 'Stabilisation' Facility for Lake Chad

[Premium Times] The Lake Chad basin governors including global partners on Wednesday in Niamey signed a $100 million regional stabilisation facility aimed at ending the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad.
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Central Africa: Regional Leaders, Partners Sign U.S.$100 Million 'Stabilisation' Facility for Lake Chad

[Premium Times] The Lake Chad basin governors including global partners on Wednesday in Niamey signed a $100 million regional stabilisation facility aimed at ending the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad.

South Africa: The Army Is Being Used to Fight Cape Town's Gangs. Why It's a Bad Idea

[The Conversation Africa] Following the latest spate of murders on the notorious Cape Flats in the Cape Town, the South African government has decided to send in the army.
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South Africa: The Army Is Being Used to Fight Cape Town's Gangs. Why It's a Bad Idea

[The Conversation Africa] Following the latest spate of murders on the notorious Cape Flats in the Cape Town, the South African government has decided to send in the army.

Nigeria: How Trafficked Nigerians Fall Victims of Organ Harvest in Europe

[Daily Trust] Lagos -With the targeted airstrike at a migrants' camp in Libya, it is clear the migrant crises is taking a new dimension. A good number of the victims are Nigerians but before that, Nigerian migrants trying to reach Europe have for long been fa
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Nigeria: How Trafficked Nigerians Fall Victims of Organ Harvest in Europe

[Daily Trust] Lagos -With the targeted airstrike at a migrants' camp in Libya, it is clear the migrant crises is taking a new dimension. A good number of the victims are Nigerians but before that, Nigerian migrants trying to reach Europe have for long been falling victims to organ harvesting as our correspondent reports.

East Africa: WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a World 'Public Health Emergency'

[WHO] WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).
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East Africa: WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a World 'Public Health Emergency'

[WHO] WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus today declared the Ebola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHEIC).

Nigeria: 'So Wizkid is a Woman Beater?'

[allAfrica] Cape Town -As the world is busy celebrating Wizkid's birthday, his former manager and mother of his third child, Jada Pollock, has accused him of domestic violence.
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Nigeria: 'So Wizkid is a Woman Beater?'

[allAfrica] Cape Town -As the world is busy celebrating Wizkid's birthday, his former manager and mother of his third child, Jada Pollock, has accused him of domestic violence.

Uganda: The Regime Wants Me Dead, Says Bobi Wine as He Prepares for 2021 Polls

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -The Ugandan musician and opposition lawmaker, Robert Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine, has said that he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 elections, reports AP. 
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Uganda: The Regime Wants Me Dead, Says Bobi Wine as He Prepares for 2021 Polls

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -The Ugandan musician and opposition lawmaker, Robert Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine, has said that he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 elections, reports AP. 

Nigeria: Ed Sheeran Plans Jollof Rice Adventure

[allAfrica] Cape Town -It seems like multiple award-winning British singer Ed Sheeran has added Nigeria to his bucket list - all because of jollof rice.
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Nigeria: Ed Sheeran Plans Jollof Rice Adventure

[allAfrica] Cape Town -It seems like multiple award-winning British singer Ed Sheeran has added Nigeria to his bucket list - all because of jollof rice.

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