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Nigeria: It's Official - INEC Postpones All Nigeria's General Elections

[Premium Times] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday postponed the presidential and national assembly elections as exclusively reported by PREMIUM TIMES.
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Nigeria: It's Official - INEC Postpones All Nigeria's General Elections

[Premium Times] The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Saturday postponed the presidential and national assembly elections as exclusively reported by PREMIUM TIMES.

Chad: Rebel Incursion Exposes Chad's Weaknesses

[ICG] An early February incursion by the Union of Resistance Forces (UFR) into Chad from Libya was halted by French air strikes, conducted in coordination with the Chadian army. This most severe security threat for several years highlights the weakness of th
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Chad: Rebel Incursion Exposes Chad's Weaknesses

[ICG] An early February incursion by the Union of Resistance Forces (UFR) into Chad from Libya was halted by French air strikes, conducted in coordination with the Chadian army. This most severe security threat for several years highlights the weakness of the country and President Idriss Déby's rule.

Nigeria: How the Battle for Nigeria Will Be Fought and Won

[Premium Times] On Saturday, voters across Nigeria will go to the poll to elect the president, 109 senators and 360 members of the House of Representatives.
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Nigeria: How the Battle for Nigeria Will Be Fought and Won

[Premium Times] On Saturday, voters across Nigeria will go to the poll to elect the president, 109 senators and 360 members of the House of Representatives.

Africa: Africa Pioneers New Ways of Thinking On Medicine, Art & Humanities

[The Conversation Africa] Imagine bringing the best of all academic disciplines, artistic creations, activist experience and health care knowledge to bear on understanding and addressing current health care concerns. Rather than silos of people working in the
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Africa: Africa Pioneers New Ways of Thinking On Medicine, Art & Humanities

[The Conversation Africa] Imagine bringing the best of all academic disciplines, artistic creations, activist experience and health care knowledge to bear on understanding and addressing current health care concerns. Rather than silos of people working in their specific areas of interest, imagine collaborations committed to listening and learning from all participants.

Congo-Kinshasa: Singer Koffi Olomide May Face Jail Term for Rape Accusations

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The controversial rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is likely to face seven years in jail over sex assault allegation in France.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Singer Koffi Olomide May Face Jail Term for Rape Accusations

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The controversial rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is likely to face seven years in jail over sex assault allegation in France.

Burundi: Govt to Go Ahead With 2020 Polls

[Citizen] Arusha -Burundi government has said it would go ahead with preparations of next year's general elections as the country's security situation has tremendously improved.
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Burundi: Govt to Go Ahead With 2020 Polls

[Citizen] Arusha -Burundi government has said it would go ahead with preparations of next year's general elections as the country's security situation has tremendously improved.

Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Singer Koffi Olomide Faces 7-Year Jail Term for Sexual Assault

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The controversial rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is likely to face seven years in jail over sex assault allegation in France.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Congolese Singer Koffi Olomide Faces 7-Year Jail Term for Sexual Assault

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The controversial rhumba maestro Koffi Olomide is likely to face seven years in jail over sex assault allegation in France.

Cameroon: Biya Turns 86, Critics Say It's Time for Change

[VOA] Cameroon's President Paul Biya Wednesday celebrated his 86th birthday with supporters organizing lavish parties and opponents calling on him to resign.
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Cameroon: Biya Turns 86, Critics Say It's Time for Change

[VOA] Cameroon's President Paul Biya Wednesday celebrated his 86th birthday with supporters organizing lavish parties and opponents calling on him to resign.

Congo-Kinshasa: Post-Election Killings Test New President

[HRW] Kinshasa -The Democratic Republic of Congo's new administration should demonstrate its human rights commitment by impartially investigating and prosecuting the killing of at least 10 people by security forces during post-election demonstrations on Janua
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Congo-Kinshasa: Post-Election Killings Test New President

[HRW] Kinshasa -The Democratic Republic of Congo's new administration should demonstrate its human rights commitment by impartially investigating and prosecuting the killing of at least 10 people by security forces during post-election demonstrations on January 10, 2019. Many of those killed and injured were protesting Félix Tshisekedi's disputed election victory in presidential elections held on December 30, 2018.

Equatorial Guinea: Rights Lawyer Faces Bogus Charges

[HRW] Equatorial Guinea named a French anti-corruption lawyer in an arrest warrant against 16 people, in apparent retaliation for his involvement in a money laundering trial against the president's eldest son, nine human rights and anti-corruption groups sai
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Equatorial Guinea: Rights Lawyer Faces Bogus Charges

[HRW] Equatorial Guinea named a French anti-corruption lawyer in an arrest warrant against 16 people, in apparent retaliation for his involvement in a money laundering trial against the president's eldest son, nine human rights and anti-corruption groups said today. The warrant accuses the 16 targets of laundering money and helping to finance «terrorism and the proliferation of arms trafficking in Central Africa.»

Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Died Disappointed With Mnangagwa - Chamisa and Widow

[New Zimbabwe] LATE MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai did not regret supporting bitter rival Robert Mugabe's overthrow by the military but died a disappointed man after the now President Emmerson Mnangagwa had tricked the opposition into supporting the coup for t
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Zimbabwe: Tsvangirai Died Disappointed With Mnangagwa - Chamisa and Widow

[New Zimbabwe] LATE MDC leader, Morgan Tsvangirai did not regret supporting bitter rival Robert Mugabe's overthrow by the military but died a disappointed man after the now President Emmerson Mnangagwa had tricked the opposition into supporting the coup for the latter's selfish reasons.

Kenya: Kenya's Top 10 Richest Counties

[Nation] Nairobi, Nakuru and Kiambu are Kenya's top-three richest counties while Lamu, Samburu and Isiolo are the poorest, according to a new report ranking the contribution of Kenya's 47 regions to the national annual economic output, also known as the Gros
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Kenya: Kenya's Top 10 Richest Counties

[Nation] Nairobi, Nakuru and Kiambu are Kenya's top-three richest counties while Lamu, Samburu and Isiolo are the poorest, according to a new report ranking the contribution of Kenya's 47 regions to the national annual economic output, also known as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Nigeria: Kingsley Moghalu Emerges as Hope of Nigerians Desperate for Change

[allAfrica] This month Nobel Laurate Wole Soyinka, one of Nigeria's best known and most admired citizens, and the Citizen Forum with which he is associated, endorsed Dr. Kingsley Moghalu for president of Nigeria.
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Nigeria: Kingsley Moghalu Emerges as Hope of Nigerians Desperate for Change

[allAfrica] This month Nobel Laurate Wole Soyinka, one of Nigeria's best known and most admired citizens, and the Citizen Forum with which he is associated, endorsed Dr. Kingsley Moghalu for president of Nigeria.

South Africa: Public Enterprises Minister Gordhan Trying to Put Out Eskom's Flames of Crisis

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan told parliament's public enterprises committee on Wednesday that he intends to hold responsible those who contributed to the design flaws of Eskom's mega-power stations Medupi and Kusile.
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South Africa: Public Enterprises Minister Gordhan Trying to Put Out Eskom's Flames of Crisis

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan told parliament's public enterprises committee on Wednesday that he intends to hold responsible those who contributed to the design flaws of Eskom's mega-power stations Medupi and Kusile. This comes as the country has once again been plunged into darkness with scheduled power cuts known as «loadshedding».

Cameroon: Opposition Leader's Rebellion Charge Deepens Crisis

[RFI] Cameroon's main opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, has been charged in a military court with rebellion and other offences, his lawyers have said. The former government minister was arrested in Douala on 28 January after his MRC party organised protests c
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Cameroon: Opposition Leader's Rebellion Charge Deepens Crisis

[RFI] Cameroon's main opposition leader, Maurice Kamto, has been charged in a military court with rebellion and other offences, his lawyers have said. The former government minister was arrested in Douala on 28 January after his MRC party organised protests contesting last October's election result. France says it is «worried» by the charges.

Congo-Kinshasa: Hundred Children Die Measles Outbreak

[East African] More than a hundred children in Democratic Republic of Congo have died of measles since the start of the year, an outbreak that has added to deadly epidemics of cholera and Ebola, the UN said on Wednesday.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Hundred Children Die Measles Outbreak

[East African] More than a hundred children in Democratic Republic of Congo have died of measles since the start of the year, an outbreak that has added to deadly epidemics of cholera and Ebola, the UN said on Wednesday.

Congo-Kinshasa: Degrees of Success With Ebola as Trial Treatment Begins

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Doctors Without Borders in collaboration with the Democratic Republic of Congo Ministry of Health, has started enrolling patients in a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of four potential Ebola-treatments in Katwa and Butembo in Nort
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Congo-Kinshasa: Degrees of Success With Ebola as Trial Treatment Begins

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Doctors Without Borders in collaboration with the Democratic Republic of Congo Ministry of Health, has started enrolling patients in a randomised controlled trial (RCT) of four potential Ebola-treatments in Katwa and Butembo in North Kivu. The treatments used in this randomized control trial are: Remdesivir, mAb114, REGN-EB3 and ZMapp.

Cameroon: Momo Jean De Dieu, Apology Not Accepted

[allAfrica] Cape Town -For a long time the country has been divided along tribal lines. This ethno-fascism reached its peak when the minister delegate at the ministry of justice, Jean De Dieu Momo, warned the Bamelike people (from the western province of Came
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Cameroon: Momo Jean De Dieu, Apology Not Accepted

[allAfrica] Cape Town -For a long time the country has been divided along tribal lines. This ethno-fascism reached its peak when the minister delegate at the ministry of justice, Jean De Dieu Momo, warned the Bamelike people (from the western province of Cameroon) could be exterminated like Adolph Hitler did with the Jews.

Congo-Kinshasa: MSF Starts Enrolling Patients in Clinical Trial of Potential Ebola Treatments

[MSF] Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in collaboration with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health, has started enrolling patients in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of four potential Ebola-treatments in Katwa and Butembo in North Kivu. T
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Congo-Kinshasa: MSF Starts Enrolling Patients in Clinical Trial of Potential Ebola Treatments

[MSF] Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in collaboration with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) Ministry of Health, has started enrolling patients in a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of four potential Ebola-treatments in Katwa and Butembo in North Kivu. The treatments used in this randomized control trial are: Remdesivir, mAb114, REGN-EB3 and ZMapp.

Africa: DR Congo's Neighbors Still On Alert For Ebola Virus

[Deutsche Welle] Vaccination campaigns have started in the countries neighboring the DRC, while the Ebola virus continues to spread in the North-eastern regions.
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Africa: DR Congo's Neighbors Still On Alert For Ebola Virus

[Deutsche Welle] Vaccination campaigns have started in the countries neighboring the DRC, while the Ebola virus continues to spread in the North-eastern regions.

Africa: Uganda Health Workers Respond Swiftly to a Suspected Ebola Death

[WHO] Ugandan health workers have yet again acted with swiftness to respond to a suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case that occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the body repatriated to Uganda by relatives for burial.
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Africa: Uganda Health Workers Respond Swiftly to a Suspected Ebola Death

[WHO] Ugandan health workers have yet again acted with swiftness to respond to a suspected Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case that occurred in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the body repatriated to Uganda by relatives for burial.

South Africa: Why Fewer Women Die When Giving Birth

[Bhekisisa] Pregnancy in South Africa is getting safer, but still not safe enough. Here's what the health department says they're doing about it.
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South Africa: Why Fewer Women Die When Giving Birth

[Bhekisisa] Pregnancy in South Africa is getting safer, but still not safe enough. Here's what the health department says they're doing about it.

Ghana: No Press Freedom Without Accountability

[IPS] New York -Three bullets, fired at close range by two assassins on a black and blue Boxer motorbike on January 16, 2019, killed investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela, according to Sammy Darko, a lawyer working on Divela's case.
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Ghana: No Press Freedom Without Accountability

[IPS] New York -Three bullets, fired at close range by two assassins on a black and blue Boxer motorbike on January 16, 2019, killed investigative journalist Ahmed Hussein-Suale Divela, according to Sammy Darko, a lawyer working on Divela's case.

Angola: Only in Angola - Fraudster's Bank Gets Bail-Out

[Maka] The notorious Angolan-Swiss fraudster, Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, was remanded in custody in Angola last September to await trial on charges of embezzling billions of dollars from the country's Sovereign Wealth Fund.
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Angola: Only in Angola - Fraudster's Bank Gets Bail-Out

[Maka] The notorious Angolan-Swiss fraudster, Jean-Claude Bastos de Morais, was remanded in custody in Angola last September to await trial on charges of embezzling billions of dollars from the country's Sovereign Wealth Fund.

Gabon: Does Regime Security Come Ahead of Real Reform in Gabon?

[ISS] Since Gabon's coup attempt on 7 January, President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been making changes to restore confidence in his government. Bongo, who was recovering from a stroke in Morocco at the time of the attempted coup, named a new cabinet under Prime M
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Gabon: Does Regime Security Come Ahead of Real Reform in Gabon?

[ISS] Since Gabon's coup attempt on 7 January, President Ali Bongo Ondimba has been making changes to restore confidence in his government. Bongo, who was recovering from a stroke in Morocco at the time of the attempted coup, named a new cabinet under Prime Minister Julien Nkoghe Bekale.

Angola: As Angola Decriminalizes Homosexuality, Where Does the African Continent Stand?

[Deutsche Welle] Angola has done away with criminalizing homosexuality, removing a notorious «vices against nature» provision in its penal code. Other African nations still punish people for same-sex relationships.
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Angola: As Angola Decriminalizes Homosexuality, Where Does the African Continent Stand?

[Deutsche Welle] Angola has done away with criminalizing homosexuality, removing a notorious «vices against nature» provision in its penal code. Other African nations still punish people for same-sex relationships.

Cameroon: Nearly 70 Killed as Separatists Stop Youth Week Activities

[VOA] Renewed fighting has killed 69 people in English-speaking regions of Cameroon, where armed separatists have ordered people to stay inside their homes as the country prepares to celebrate its national youth day.
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Cameroon: Nearly 70 Killed as Separatists Stop Youth Week Activities

[VOA] Renewed fighting has killed 69 people in English-speaking regions of Cameroon, where armed separatists have ordered people to stay inside their homes as the country prepares to celebrate its national youth day.

Chad: French Airstrikes Affirm Support for President Déby

[VOA] When French fighter jets bombarded 40 pickup trucks of suspected insurgents last week in Chad, the former colonial power signaled an unprecedented willingness to engage openly in joint military operations in Northern Africa.
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Chad: French Airstrikes Affirm Support for President Déby

[VOA] When French fighter jets bombarded 40 pickup trucks of suspected insurgents last week in Chad, the former colonial power signaled an unprecedented willingness to engage openly in joint military operations in Northern Africa.

Congo-Kinshasa: Why Ebola Vaccine On Trial in the DRC Is Raising Hopes

[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has emphasised that an experimental vaccine is playing a major role in controlling the spread of Ebola in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Without the vaccine, the ou
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Congo-Kinshasa: Why Ebola Vaccine On Trial in the DRC Is Raising Hopes

[The Conversation Africa] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has emphasised that an experimental vaccine is playing a major role in controlling the spread of Ebola in the ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Without the vaccine, the outbreak has the potential to spiral out of control, considering the country's social and political landscape as well as the sheer ability of the virus to spread.

Nigeria: Support Youth to Build Peace

[allAfrica] Kano -Fifteen years ago, I watched from a neighbor's window as my house and car burned to ashes -  set alight by a militia of 100 young men. A religiously motivated conflict 400km away had increased tensions between Muslims and Christians.
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Nigeria: Support Youth to Build Peace

[allAfrica] Kano -Fifteen years ago, I watched from a neighbor's window as my house and car burned to ashes -  set alight by a militia of 100 young men. A religiously motivated conflict 400km away had increased tensions between Muslims and Christians.

Kenya: Exposed - How Serial Child Molester Managed to Cover Up Horrifying Crimes

[Nairobi News] A foreigner facing defilement charges in a Nairobi Court had been jailed in his home country on similar charges with 182 alleged abuse victims coming forward to accuse him, a joint investigation by the Sunday Nation and Nairobi News has reveale
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Kenya: Exposed - How Serial Child Molester Managed to Cover Up Horrifying Crimes

[Nairobi News] A foreigner facing defilement charges in a Nairobi Court had been jailed in his home country on similar charges with 182 alleged abuse victims coming forward to accuse him, a joint investigation by the Sunday Nation and Nairobi News has revealed.

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