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Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa Faces Difficult Road to Recovery, Says IMF

[IMF] The regional outlook is broadly unchanged since the June 2020 Regional Economic Outlook Update. In 2020, economic activity is expected to contract by 3.0 percent, but then recover by 3.1 percent in 2021. This represents a drop in real per capita incom
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Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa Faces Difficult Road to Recovery, Says IMF

[IMF] The regional outlook is broadly unchanged since the June 2020 Regional Economic Outlook Update. In 2020, economic activity is expected to contract by 3.0 percent, but then recover by 3.1 percent in 2021. This represents a drop in real per capita income of 4.6 percent over 2020-21, which is larger than in other regions. This outlook is subject to significant downside risks, particularly regarding the path of the pandemic, the resilience of the region's health systems, and the availability of external finan

Nigeria: Buhari Calls for Calm - Via Presidency Statement #EndSARS

[Premium Times] President Buhari has called for calm a day after soldiers opened fire on #EndSARS protesters in Lagos, killing many.
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Nigeria: Buhari Calls for Calm - Via Presidency Statement #EndSARS

[Premium Times] President Buhari has called for calm a day after soldiers opened fire on #EndSARS protesters in Lagos, killing many.

Africa: Nearly 260,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After 15.8 Million Tests

[allAfrica] As of October 22, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,676,284. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 40,482, and recoveries 1,376,878. To date, 258,922 cases are active and 15,866,858 tests have been administe
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Africa: Nearly 260,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After 15.8 Million Tests

[allAfrica] As of October 22, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,676,284. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 40,482, and recoveries 1,376,878. To date, 258,922 cases are active and 15,866,858 tests have been administered.

Africa: Nearly 260,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continet After 15.8 Million Tests

[allAfrica] As of October 22, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,676,284. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 40,482, and recoveries 1,376,878. To date, 258,922 cases are active and 15,866,858 tests have been administe
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Africa: Nearly 260,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continet After 15.8 Million Tests

[allAfrica] As of October 22, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,676,284. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 40,482, and recoveries 1,376,878. To date, 258,922 cases are active and 15,866,858 tests have been administered.

Burundi: Ex-Leader Gets Life Sentence for Killing Another Former President

[Nation] Burundi's ex-president Pierre Buyoya has been sentenced to life in prison in absentia over the assassination of his successor in 1993, according to a court ruling.
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Burundi: Ex-Leader Gets Life Sentence for Killing Another Former President

[Nation] Burundi's ex-president Pierre Buyoya has been sentenced to life in prison in absentia over the assassination of his successor in 1993, according to a court ruling.

Congo-Kinshasa: UK Lawmakers Hear More Reports of Aid Worker Sex Abuse in Congo

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -- At least eight reports of sexual assault and abuse by aid workers in Democratic Republic of Congo have been made
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Congo-Kinshasa: UK Lawmakers Hear More Reports of Aid Worker Sex Abuse in Congo

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -- At least eight reports of sexual assault and abuse by aid workers in Democratic Republic of Congo have been made

Nigeria: My Heart Is Broken - a Leader Weeps for Her Country and Its Fallen Children

[allAfrica] Abuja -- I am heartbroken, along with millions of Nigerian mothers, grandmothers, and women, to have borne witness to the killing of a still uncounted number of our nation's children, protesting peacefully, holding the flag of our nation, behind
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Nigeria: My Heart Is Broken - a Leader Weeps for Her Country and Its Fallen Children

[allAfrica] Abuja -- I am heartbroken, along with millions of Nigerian mothers, grandmothers, and women, to have borne witness to the killing of a still uncounted number of our nation's children, protesting peacefully, holding the flag of our nation, behind a barrier, at the Lekki Tollgate, on 20 October 2020.

Central Africa: Criminals Use Money Transfers to Move Cash

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] How companies like Western Union and MoneyGram play a hidden role in laundering cash from around the globe.
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Central Africa: Criminals Use Money Transfers to Move Cash

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] How companies like Western Union and MoneyGram play a hidden role in laundering cash from around the globe.

Rwanda: I Am Not Rwandan, Try Me As a Belgian - Rusesabagina

[Nation] Hotel Rwanda film 'hero' Paul Rusesabagina is insisting he is no longer a Rwandan citizen and should be tried as a Belgian, in the hope that this line of defence will win him court time outside the jurisdiction of the government in Kigali.
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Rwanda: I Am Not Rwandan, Try Me As a Belgian - Rusesabagina

[Nation] Hotel Rwanda film 'hero' Paul Rusesabagina is insisting he is no longer a Rwandan citizen and should be tried as a Belgian, in the hope that this line of defence will win him court time outside the jurisdiction of the government in Kigali.

Southern Africa: Huge Volumes of Arms Trafficked Into SADC - UN

[New Zimbabwe] The United Nations says high volumes of firearms are being trafficked into the SADC region with Angola and Botswana being among countries that are most affected by the illegal arms trade.
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Southern Africa: Huge Volumes of Arms Trafficked Into SADC - UN

[New Zimbabwe] The United Nations says high volumes of firearms are being trafficked into the SADC region with Angola and Botswana being among countries that are most affected by the illegal arms trade.

Africa: Over 40,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent

[allAfrica] As of October 21, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,665,755. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 40,228, and recoveries 1,369,189.
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Africa: Over 40,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continent

[allAfrica] As of October 21, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,665,755. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 40,228, and recoveries 1,369,189.

Central African Republic: How to Bring Justice to a Hijacked State

[Project Syndicate] Washington DC -- The international community has long favored trying to cajole the Central African Republic's warring parties into doing less harm. But gaining leverage over the warlords and criminals who continue to profit from the countr
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Central African Republic: How to Bring Justice to a Hijacked State

[Project Syndicate] Washington DC -- The international community has long favored trying to cajole the Central African Republic's warring parties into doing less harm. But gaining leverage over the warlords and criminals who continue to profit from the country's violent dismemberment will require replacing carrots with sticks.

Nigeria: #EndSARS - Dozens Killed As Violence Spreads

[Daily Trust] Dozens of people were killed on Tuesday in Lagos, Abuja in the FCT, Kano, Oyo, Ogun and Plateau states, while many others sustained injuries following altercations in the ongoing #EndSARS protests in different parts of the country.
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Nigeria: #EndSARS - Dozens Killed As Violence Spreads

[Daily Trust] Dozens of people were killed on Tuesday in Lagos, Abuja in the FCT, Kano, Oyo, Ogun and Plateau states, while many others sustained injuries following altercations in the ongoing #EndSARS protests in different parts of the country.

Nigeria: 1,993 Inmates Freed in Edo Jailbreak, Says Govt

[This Day] The federal government yesterday put the total number of inmates that were illegally released on Monday when hoodlums attacked two correctional facilities in Edo State at 1,993.
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Nigeria: 1,993 Inmates Freed in Edo Jailbreak, Says Govt

[This Day] The federal government yesterday put the total number of inmates that were illegally released on Monday when hoodlums attacked two correctional facilities in Edo State at 1,993.

Rwanda: Initiative to Raise Awareness on Breast Cancer Using Smartphone

[New Times] The Breast Cancer Initiative East Africa (BCIEA), launched a program dubbed, «One Breast Cancer Smartphone per Village» which aims at distributing smartphones to help raise awareness on breast cancer in Rwandan communities.
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Rwanda: Initiative to Raise Awareness on Breast Cancer Using Smartphone

[New Times] The Breast Cancer Initiative East Africa (BCIEA), launched a program dubbed, «One Breast Cancer Smartphone per Village» which aims at distributing smartphones to help raise awareness on breast cancer in Rwandan communities.

Congo-Kinshasa: Congo - Militants Free 1,300 Inmates in Beni Jailbreak

[DW] Armed men have broken into a jail in eastern Congo and released almost all the prisoners. The local mayor said an Islamist militant group was behind the attack.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Congo - Militants Free 1,300 Inmates in Beni Jailbreak

[DW] Armed men have broken into a jail in eastern Congo and released almost all the prisoners. The local mayor said an Islamist militant group was behind the attack.

Congo-Kinshasa: Wanted Warlord Preys On Civilians - Human Rights Watch

[HRW] Goma -- The Congolese authorities have not arrested a rebel commander wanted for multiple crimes under a June 2019 warrant even as his forces have continued to carry out summary killings, rapes and sexual slavery, extortion, and forced recruitment of ch
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Congo-Kinshasa: Wanted Warlord Preys On Civilians - Human Rights Watch

[HRW] Goma -- The Congolese authorities have not arrested a rebel commander wanted for multiple crimes under a June 2019 warrant even as his forces have continued to carry out summary killings, rapes and sexual slavery, extortion, and forced recruitment of children.

South Africa: Family of Slain Soccer Star Unaware of Alleged Murder Weapon's Discovery

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The family of Senzo Meyiwa - the Orlando Pirates goalkeeper who was shot and killed during a botched robbery attempt in Volsoorus, east of Johannesburg, six years ago - has denied having knowledge of the reported discovery of the murd
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South Africa: Family of Slain Soccer Star Unaware of Alleged Murder Weapon's Discovery

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The family of Senzo Meyiwa - the Orlando Pirates goalkeeper who was shot and killed during a botched robbery attempt in Volsoorus, east of Johannesburg, six years ago - has denied having knowledge of the reported discovery of the murder weapon used to kill him, Times Live writes.

Africa: Covid-19 Shows Why Agricultural Research Needs Greater Gender Equality

[allAfrica] In the months since coronavirus first emerged, scientists around the world swiftly pivoted to the pandemic response with many focused on developing a vaccine and mitigating the worst impact on the most vulnerable populations.
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Africa: Covid-19 Shows Why Agricultural Research Needs Greater Gender Equality

[allAfrica] In the months since coronavirus first emerged, scientists around the world swiftly pivoted to the pandemic response with many focused on developing a vaccine and mitigating the worst impact on the most vulnerable populations.

Africa: Invasive Mosquito Species Could Bring More Malaria to Africa's Urban Areas

[The Conversation Africa] A species of mosquito that can carry malaria - known as Anopheles stephensi - has invaded eastern Africa and is quickly moving across the region. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, asked Jeremy Herren and Clifford Mutero t
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Africa: Invasive Mosquito Species Could Bring More Malaria to Africa's Urban Areas

[The Conversation Africa] A species of mosquito that can carry malaria - known as Anopheles stephensi - has invaded eastern Africa and is quickly moving across the region. Moina Spooner, from The Conversation Africa, asked Jeremy Herren and Clifford Mutero to provide insights into why this invasion is happening and what can be done to protect people from it.

Africa: Over 9,700 New Covid-19 Infections Across Continent in 24 Hours

[allAfrica] As of October 20, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,655,980. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 39,931, and recoveries 1,359,742.
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Africa: Over 9,700 New Covid-19 Infections Across Continent in 24 Hours

[allAfrica] As of October 20, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,655,980. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 39,931, and recoveries 1,359,742.

Africa: Across Africa, Journalists Reveal Secrets of the Rich

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] ICIJ partners investigated suspicious transactions linked to prominent politicians, arms companies, the ivory, gold and diamond trades, and more.
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Africa: Across Africa, Journalists Reveal Secrets of the Rich

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] ICIJ partners investigated suspicious transactions linked to prominent politicians, arms companies, the ivory, gold and diamond trades, and more.

Rwanda: Basketball Is Back!

[New Times] Basketball is the first major sport to resume the league since the halting of sports activities in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Rwanda: Basketball Is Back!

[New Times] Basketball is the first major sport to resume the league since the halting of sports activities in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Rwanda: Ferwafa Maintains 3-3 Rule for Foreign Players' Quota

[New Times] The Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) General Assembly has maintained the 3-3 rule regarding the restriction on foreign players in the topflight clubs.
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Rwanda: Ferwafa Maintains 3-3 Rule for Foreign Players' Quota

[New Times] The Rwanda Football Federation (Ferwafa) General Assembly has maintained the 3-3 rule regarding the restriction on foreign players in the topflight clubs.

Rwanda: Public Transport Generation 2 Put on Hold as Covid-19 Bites

[New Times] The rollout of public transport Generation 2 will be put on hold until further notice due to the adverse effects that Covid-19 has had on operators.
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Rwanda: Public Transport Generation 2 Put on Hold as Covid-19 Bites

[New Times] The rollout of public transport Generation 2 will be put on hold until further notice due to the adverse effects that Covid-19 has had on operators.

Tanzania: Ruling Party Calms Diplomats Worried About Fair Elections

[Nation] Dar es Salaam -- Tanzania's ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party has taken to calming diplomats on concerns about fairness in the elections set for October 28.
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Tanzania: Ruling Party Calms Diplomats Worried About Fair Elections

[Nation] Dar es Salaam -- Tanzania's ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party has taken to calming diplomats on concerns about fairness in the elections set for October 28.

Guinea: Guineans Vote As President Seeks to Extend Decade in Power

[DW] Guinea's 82-year-old President Alpha Conde is seeking reelection after a change in Guinea's constitution allowed for him to run for a third term. He faces off against opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo.
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Guinea: Guineans Vote As President Seeks to Extend Decade in Power

[DW] Guinea's 82-year-old President Alpha Conde is seeking reelection after a change in Guinea's constitution allowed for him to run for a third term. He faces off against opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo.

Africa: Covid-19 Deaths Near 40,000 Across Continent

[allAfrica] As of October 19, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,646,278. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 39,747, and recoveries 1,354,446.
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Africa: Covid-19 Deaths Near 40,000 Across Continent

[allAfrica] As of October 19, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,646,278. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 39,747, and recoveries 1,354,446.

Rwanda: Winning Start for APR as Basketball Action Returns

[New Times] Former local giants APR basketball club have started their campaign in the BK Basketball National League bubble with victory after outclassing IPRC-Huye on Sunday at Kigali Arena.
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Rwanda: Winning Start for APR as Basketball Action Returns

[New Times] Former local giants APR basketball club have started their campaign in the BK Basketball National League bubble with victory after outclassing IPRC-Huye on Sunday at Kigali Arena.

Nigeria: Breaking - Nigerian Army Announces 'Cyberwarfare Operation' Amidst #endsars Protests

[Premium Times] The army said the operation will be under the banner of Exercise Crocodile Smile, which it said is an annual exercise and traditionally holds in the last quarter of the year.
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Nigeria: Breaking - Nigerian Army Announces 'Cyberwarfare Operation' Amidst #endsars Protests

[Premium Times] The army said the operation will be under the banner of Exercise Crocodile Smile, which it said is an annual exercise and traditionally holds in the last quarter of the year.

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