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Forced to Beg: Tanzania’s Trafficked Kids

BBC News Africa  

A BBC undercover investigation has exposed a human trafficking network smuggling disabled children from Tanzania to Kenya.

Kenyan policeman's suicide: A widow's grief

BBC News Africa  

The force takes on mental health to help officers affected by stress - but for some it comes too late.

Quake-hit Afghan village struggles back to life

Africanews  

A ruined village in eastern Afghanistan is struggling back to life as aid trickles into the isolated region.

Greasy pole competition returns to Massachusetts after pandemic break

Africanews  

Competitors run on a greasy pole and try to catch a flag during an annual competition in Gloucester, Massachusetts.

South Africa: At Least 20 Die in Mysterious Tavern Disaster

allAfrica  

[DW] South African police on Sunday were looking into the deaths of at least 20 young people who died at a bar in the coastal town on East London.

South African president Ramaphosa lands in Munich ahead of G7 summit

Africanews  

South Africa’s leader will participate in 2 outreach sessions Monday. Senegalese president Sall is another representative from the 5 non-member states participating in the summit. Germany is hosting this year’s meeting of leaders from the Group of Seven leading economies in the resort of Elmau.

Abortion rights defenders gather outside US Supreme Court and in New York

Africanews  

Abortion rights defenders gather outside US Supreme Court and in New York.

At least 20 die in South African club; cause still unknown

Africanews  

South African police are investigating the deaths of at least 20 youngsters at a nightclub in the coastal town of East London early Sunday morning.

Thousands join pride parades across the world

Africanews  

Tens of thousands take to the streets for pride parades in Bolivia, Chile, Guatemala, Peru, Philippines and Ukraine.

In Kenya, coastal communities earn money protecting mangroves

Africanews  

In a bid to protect coastal communities from climate change and encourage investment, Kenya has turned to mangrove restoration projects. On the Indian Ocean coast, villagers from the Gazi Bay area earn money protecting mangrove forests.

Morocco: Activists Say Govt Used 'Unjustified' Force Against Melilla Migrants

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[DW] A rights group on Saturday accused Morocco's security forces of using "unjustified" violence against migrants trying to force their way through a border fence between the North African country and the Spanish exclave of Melilla.

South Africa: Zuma Slams Corruption Report as 'Irrational'

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[DW] South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma plans to challenge the findings of a judicial report into rampant corruption during his nine-year tenure, his spokesperson said Saturday.

South Africa: SAFA Needs a New Broom, Not a 3rd Term for Danny Jordaan

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[DA] The DA notes the re-election of Danny Jordaan a President of the South African Football Association (SAFA).

Kenya: Body of 25-Year-Old Abimbo Miner Retrieved After 7-Month Effort By Coworkers

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The body of Tom Okwach, 25, who was buried alive at the Abimbo goldmine in Bondo seven months ago, has been retrieved.

Nigeria: SERAP Sues Buhari Over 'Failure to Probe' Trillions Spent on Electricity

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[Premium Times] The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit against President Muhammadu Buhari "over his failure to probe allegations that over N11 trillion meant to provide regular electricity supply since 1999 may have been stolen, mismanaged or diverted into private pockets."

Nigeria: Zamfara Govt Tells Residents to Buy Guns to Defend Themselves From Militants

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[Premium Times] The Zamfara State Government has asked residents of the state to 'obtain guns to defend themselves against terrorists who have been attacking the residents of the state for the past few years.

Nigeria: Residents at the Mercy of Flooding in Kano Over Poor Refuse Disposal

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[Daily Trust] The indiscriminate dumping of refuse on major roads and drainages by Kano residents has heightened the fear of flooding in the state, Daily Trust on Sunday reports.

Nigeria: Outrage as Ritualists Besiege Jos Graveyards, Desecrating the Dead

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[Daily Trust] Jos -- Notwithstanding the scary nature of cemeteries, some of the living are 'brave' enough to visit, especially at night to disturb the dead. It is not uncommon to hear stories of people visiting the cemeteries to commit evil for surreptitious objectives. Wurakum cemetery located in Wurakum community of Bassa Local Government Area of Plateau State, has been witnessing nefarious activities of vandals recently who desecrate corpses, Daily Trust on Sunday reports.

Nigeria: Another Oil Spill Occurs in Niger Delta

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[Premium Times] The National Oil Spills Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has confirmed an oil wellhead leak at Oil Mining Lease (OML) 18, operated by an indigenous operator, Eroton Exploration and Production Limited.

Nigeria: I'm Proud of Nigerian Youth Excelling At Home, Abroad - Buhari

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[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has hailed Nigerian youth excelling at home and abroad, saying the country will welcome inputs and investments from compatriots with international exposure for the economy to thrive.

Kenya: Chebukati Says Parties Free to Run Parallel Tallies, IEBC to Have Last Word

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[Capital FM] Naivasha -- The Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) now says candidates in the upcoming General Election, agents and the media are free to tally results alongside the commission.

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