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British and Malaysian men jailed in Somalia for terror offences

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A military court convicts Darren Anthony Byrnes and a Malaysian man of belonging to al-Shabab.

Gambia: Amnesty Concerns Over Gambia's Oppressive Laws

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[The Point] Despite Gambian President Adama Barrow's pledge to reform the country nearly five years ago, oppressive laws curtailing human rights including the rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly, which were used under former President Yahya Jammeh to suppress peaceful dissent remain operative, Amnesty International said in a new analysis published today.

Nigeria: Nigerian States Should Protect Girls by Ending Child Marriage

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[allAfrica] Over 10 million children are out of school in Nigeria and the global pandemic has only made it harder for young people to stay in school. There have been dire consequences for girls, who are at-risk of being married off.

Africa: Too Early to Celebrate a Somalia–Kenya Rapprochement

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[ISS] Somalia's volatile internal politics make reconciliation with Kenya in the immediate future unlikely.

Anthony Joshua: I will knock out Usyk and I'd fight King Kong if I could

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"Let's keep it real, right! People are out to see knockouts, you know, and I want to deliver for these people. We want to go to there and put on a clinical boxing match. But you've got to hit your opponents and hurt them. And that's exactly what we have to do as fighters, especially heavyweights.

Africa: Global Bodies Call for Equitable Vaccine Coverage in Africa

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[Africa CDC] Addis Ababa -- The Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the United States Mission to the African Union (USAU) called on partners and governments to do more to end vaccine inequity.

Africa: Children Are Losing Caregivers to Covid-19 - They Need Support

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[The Conversation Africa] Children have a very low risk of death or severe disease from COVID-19. As a result, they have not been a core focus in the pandemic response priorities of prevention, detection, and response. But this approach doesn't take into account the secondary impacts of the pandemic. These include children being orphaned or bereft of their caregivers.

Africa: Here's the Difference Between Bisexual and Pansexual

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Bisexuality felt right for me because it is inclusive of all genders.

Cameroon: Cameroon's Real Estate Nightmare

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[DW] As more people flock to Cameroon's cities, they are looking to buy land and settle down. But the process is fraught with uncertainties.

South Africa: Sharp Read | SA's Revolutionary People's Culture

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[New Frame] In tracing the legacies of South Africa's struggle artists, Lebogang Lance Nawa's weighty anthology offers a glimpse into the lived experience of cultural creators.

Africa: Can Coups Be Removed From Guinea's Political Culture?

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[ISS] The transition process should focus on building strong, accountable institutions rather than just a government of national unity.

Kenya: On the ground in Laikipia's conflict

BBC News Africa  

Armed herders have been attacking farmers and destroying their homes in the Kenya's Laikipia County.

Nigeria arrests members of kidnapping gang

Africanews  

Three people suspected of abducting more than 100 students from a school in Kaduna state two months ago have been arrested, police said Thursday night

Niger: What's Behind the Rising Violence in Western Niger?

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[The New Humanitarian] Tillabéri, Niger -- 'How can a poorly armed group of farmers defend itself from well-equipped terrorist fighters?'

Ethiopia: Tigray War Antagonists Are Reluctant to Talk Peace - Why and What's Next

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[The Conversation Africa] It is almost a year since the war in Ethiopia's northern state of Tigray broke out. It all begun with a "pre-emptive strike" on the North Command of the federal army by the Tigray People's Liberation Front on the 4 November 2020. The central government responded with what it described as a brief "surgical operation" to bring to justice the Front's leadership. Since then, the war has expanded outside Tigray to Afar and Amhara regional states.

Somalia: National Theater Reopens for Screening After Three Decades

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[VOA] Mogadishu -- Somalia's National Theater in Mogadishu held a landmark event Wednesday night, screening movies for the first time in three decades.

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Resurgence or a Mirage?

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[The Exchange] Nothing should ever be taken at face value... more so if what is being presented is economic statistics and data. Objectivity is essential in dealing with any kind of economic analysis to get the most accurate and truthful picture of a country. Zimbabwe's central bank presented its midterm monetary policy review against a background of the COVID-19 pandemic and an economy which authorities say is on the rebound. The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) prefaced its policy review by stating that inflationary pres

Africa: Over 8.2 Million Cases of Covid-19 Confirmed Across Continent

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[allAfrica] As of September 24, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 8,211,300 while over  86,011,313 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.

Kenya: MPs Push to Have Kenya Power Board Dissolved

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[Nation] MPs are now pushing to have Kenya Power board members sent home over procurement fights with the management as problems at the country's sole electricity distributor soar.

Kenya: Alert as Kenya Awaits Hostile Ruling in Somalia Border Row

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[Nation] Kenya is on high alert ahead of next month's judgment on the Indian Ocean boundary dispute with Somalia, which is expected within government circles to be adverse.

Congo-Kinshasa: Mihonya Trial Shows Link Between Environmental and War Crimes

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[JusticeInfo.net] A former army captain who deserted to form a militia in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo was sentenced on September 21 to life in prison. Chance Mihonya was found guilty of crimes against humanity, war crimes and environmental crimes.

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