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RBM Partnership Welcomes New Commitments To Malaria Innovation, Including mRNA Platform And Local Manufacturing For Malaria Vaccine

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The RBM Partnership to End Malaria welcomes the announcement today of a major project by kENUP Foundation and BioNTech to develop the first

Nigeria: Report - Buhari's Govt Has Registered Over 320 NGOs to Muzzle Civil Space

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[This Day] Michael Olugbode in Abuja

East Africa: 'I'm Not Old Enough to Be a Woman,' Says Trafficked Teen

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[UN News] A teenage girl who was sold for sex for the price of a few beers as a twelve-year-old, has told the United Nations how she was trafficked between Burundi and Tanzania in East Africa.

Africa: World Leaders Pledge U.S.$4 Billion to Public Education Affected By Pandemic

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[VOA] Thursday marks the second and final day of the Global Education Summit in London, hosted by Kenya and the United Kingdom. International governments and corporations pledged to donate $4 billion for the Global Partnership for Education, which provides fair access to public education in 90 countries and territories that account for 80% of children out of school.

Africa: Continent's Death Toll From Covid-19 Increasing

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[VOA] Nairobi -- The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the continent's death toll from COVID-19 has jumped 17 percent in the past month. In a media briefing Thursday, the Africa CDC said the infection rate has also increased and warned some countries are testing less often for the virus than needed.

Tanzania: Bus Owners Call for Fares Hike Amid Covid Woes

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Commuter bus operators are now asking for an adjustment in fares so that they can operate profitably.

Tanzania: President Samia to Receive Another Bombadier

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- President Samia Suluhu Hassan will on Friday July 30 lead hundreds of other Tanzanians at a special ceremony to receive a new Bombardier Dash 8-400 aircraft, at the Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA) in Dar es Salaam.

Seychelles: African Development Bank Loans Seychelles U.S.$20 Million to Cover Budget Gap

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[Seychelles News Agency] The African Development Bank (AfDB) has approved a $20 million loan to support the Seychelles' government budget, said a top official on Thursday.

Africa: Nearly 1,000 Migrants Have Drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2021 - UN

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[RFI] The 57 migrants who drowned off the coast of Libya on Sunday added to the toll of nearly 1,000 lives lost in the Mediterranean Sea this year alone, the UN agency International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has revealed.

Ghana: New Species of Frog Named to Hail Community Trying to Save Its Habitat

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[RFI] Scientists have named a unique species of forest frog that has teeth and uses its front feet to push food into its mouth after a Ghanaian community that has campaigned to save its forest home.

Malawi: President Chakwera Engages British PM Boris Johnson Climate Change

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[Nyasa Times] Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera, currently on tour of duty in the United Kingdom for a Global Education Forum on Thursday engaged Tory leader and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on global climate change and the need for the UK government to support Malawi.

Successful Entrepreneurs Need More Than A Good Idea – They Need Business Skills To Make It Work

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The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) found that South Africa has one of the highest business start-up failure rates in the world. In the GEM National

Africa Gears Up: How A Continent Is Working To Become The Global Powerhouse Of The Future

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 A host of energy development initiatives designed to increase energy access and improve livelihoods are coming online across Africa and are scheduled to be

ICC drops charges against former Ivory Coast first Lady Simone Gbagbo

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Since 2012, she faced four counts of crimes against humanity, namely murder, rape, other inhumane acts and persecution,

Nigeria: Covid-19 Spike Continues As Nigeria Records Two Deaths, 558 New Cases

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[Premium Times] In less than one week, Nigeria has been consistent in smashing previous records of highest daily tallies in months to indicate how swift the unofficial third wave of COVID-19 is spreading.

Nigeria: Distraught Borno Farmers Displaced By Boko Haram Languish in IDP Camps

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[Premium Times] Farming, the commonest means of livelihood in these impacted areas, remains a difficult, nearly impossible enterprise due to the sustained Boko Haram conflict.

South Africa: Schoenmaker Wins Country's First Gold Medal at Olympics

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker won the women's 200m breaststroke with a stunning world record time of 2:18.95, the Tokyo 2020 website reports.

Kenya: Sports Fraternity Condoles With CS Amina After Husband's Death

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[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta, his Deputy William Ruto, and opposition leader Raila Odinga have led Kenyans in mourning businessman Khalid Ahmed, the husband to Sports Cabinet Secretary (CS) Amina Mohamed.

Kenya: Mombasa Leads Mobile Internet Speed in Kenya - Report

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[Nation] Mombasa is the place you will experience the fastest internet on your smartphone in Kenya, a survey by global network testing and data analytics firm Ookla through its Speedtest tool has revealed.

Rwanda: Braille and Sign Language Curriculum to Be Introduced in Schools

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[New Times] The Rwanda Basic Education Board (REB) is set to roll out a Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) for special needs children - with visual impairment and the ones with hearing loss - a curriculum that will be part of a unit called special needs and inclusive education.

Chad: Hundreds protest against the military junta

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Several hundred people took to the streets in Chad's capital N'Djamena on Thursday to protest against the ruling military junta.

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