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South Africa: Court Orders Disclosure of SA Companies Issued With Permits to Supply Weapons Being Used in Yemen Conflict

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[Daily Maverick] The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) is a step closer to being held accountable. This, thanks to a court ruling ordering South African arms companies that have supplied weapons found to have been used against civilians in the Yemen conflict, to be made public.

Nigeria: Dangote Gives Grant to Women Empowerment Programme

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[This Day] The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has doled out a whooping N4.2billion as part of its unconditional Micro Grant Programme for empowering women in the rural areas across the country.

Zimbabwe: Musona Feature Under the Spotlight

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[The Herald] Warriors' skipper Knowledge Musona's future is again under the spotlight at Belgian giants Anderlecht.

Zimbabwe: Smugglers Bounce Back With New Routes

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[The Herald] Beitbridge Bureau

South Africa: Ramaphosa Ramps Up Covid-19 Restrictions

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[Daily Maverick] With South Africa recording an increase of more than 7,500 new cases of coronavirus infections in a single day, and with a warning that Gauteng will be especially hard hit by the third wave, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Tuesday night that the country will move to Alert Level 3 with a curfew starting at 10am and additional restrictions on gatherings and the sale of alcohol.

Zimbabwe: War Vets Make Fresh Demands for Pension Increases

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[New Zimbabwe] Members of the Zimbabwe Liberation War Veterans Association (ZLWVA) Harare province Monday petitioned Parliament demanding equal monthly pensions awarded to other serving ex-combatants still employed in various government departments.

Zimbabwe: Drug Companies' Production Remains Low As Forex Shortages Bite

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[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's pharmaceutical industry continues importing critical medicines such as anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) as the sector faces low levels of production due to a vast number of challenges including foreign currency shortages.

Namibia: German Deal an 'Insult' to Ovaherero and Nama

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[New Frame] The descendants of the victims of Namibia's genocide have vowed to continue their quest for direct reparation, after disowning the settlement struck between their government and Germany.

Mozambique: DP World Begins Maputo-Harare Rail Service

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[AIM] Maputo -- DP World, the company that holds the concession to operate the container terminal at Maputo Port, has launched a rail service between the port and Harare, reducing the transit time for containers travelling between Mozambique and Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe: Kika Withdraws Malaba Application

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[The Herald] Chief Court Reporter

Zimbabwe: Taj Abdul Gang Convicted On Gun Charge

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[The Herald] Senior Court Reporter

Namibia imposes new coronavirus prevention restrictions as cases spike

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Namibia imposes new coronavirus prevention sanitary measures and restrictions as cases spike exponentially in the country.

Burundi: Burundi Reopens Borders With Tanzania, Suspends Mandatory Quarantine

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[Citizen] Burundi on Monday said it would reopen its Kobero-Kabanga and Mugina borders with Tanzania, which were closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Africa: Is the Lake Chad Basin Suffering From Too Much Attention?

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[ISS] Responses to violent extremism in the Lake Chad Basin are growing in both number and nature. Development, peacebuilding and humanitarian projects have increased since the crisis started more than a decade ago, and yet the violence in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria persists.

Nigeria: TB Joshua - Burial Plans Take Shape as Wife Set to Take Over Megachurch

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[Nation] The Nigerian pastor and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), TB Joshua, will be buried on July 9.

South Sudan: Rainy Season Raises Alarm Over Malaria

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[Nation] South Sudan's imminent rainy season is causing concerns about a possible outbreak of malaria in the country that is already dealing with humanitarian crises from past floods and conflict.

Zimbabwe: Reporter Jeffrey Moyo granted release from jail on $59 bail

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Zimbabwean journalist Jeffrey Moyo was released from Bulawayo prison late Tuesday evening after a court ruled to grant his release on bail at $59.

Kenya: Top Bartender to Represent Kenya in Global Competition

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[Nation] Kelvin Thairu will be among 55 mixologists who will battle for the coveted title of World Class Bartender of the Year next month in Madrid.

Congo-Kinshasa: Tighter Anti-Covid Measures as DR Congo Fights Third Wave

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[Nation] DR Congo President FĂ©lix Tshisekedi has re-imposed several measures aimed at combating the third wave of Covid-19 infections, which was declared on June 3.

Kenya: Rise of Airbnb Giving Hoteliers Sleepless Nights

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[Nation] As hotels in the Coast and around the country continue to suffer from the economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, with some closing down, holiday homes are thriving under the Airbnb platform.

Nigeria: Bolstering the Navy's Sealift Capability

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[This Day] The Nigerian Navy launched a new Landing Ship Tank-100 at Damen Shipyard, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates last week. Chiemelie Ezeobi reports that the LST would not only boost the navy's sealift capabilities but also enhance the transportation of troops, military hardware, vehicles in the conduct of maritime security operations launched from sea as well as supply of relief material during period of national emergency

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