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South Africa: Students Design Portable 'Township Crèche' in University First for South Africa

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[Daily Maverick] Under the guidance of their lecturer, architecture students at the Nelson Mandela University built a unique, portable crèche for children in the Walmer township in Port Elizabeth.

Kenya: Ruto Isolated as Rifts Widen in Jubilee Party

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[Nation] Deputy President William Ruto has been put in a tight spot by the saga revolving around former Cabinet Secretary Rashid Echesa and a fake military procurement deal allegedly sealed in his office.

South Africa: Warrant of Arrest Issued for Julius Malema for Failure to Appear in Court

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[News24Wire] A warrant of arrest has been issued for EFF leader Julius Malema for failing to appear in court on five charges related to him allegedly discharging a firearm at an Eastern Cape rally in 2018.

South Africa: Another Arrest in Sisters' Alleged Plot to Kill Mother for U.S.$5, 277 Payout

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[News24Wire] Mpumalanga police have made a breakthrough by arresting another suspect who was allegedly involved in the murder of a 62-year-old Barberton woman in a plot allegedly concocted by her daughters for a R80 000 life insurance payout.

Sudan: Report Due Soon on Probe of Missing Sudanese Protesters

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[VOA] The last time Raouda Abdul Gadir Bakhit saw her son Fadul was a few days before the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Tanzania: People Do Not Eat GDP, Scholar Tells Dar es Salaam Mining Forum

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Kenya law professor, Patrick Loch Otieno (PLO) Lumumba wants Africa to have a common perspective when it comes to negotiating with investors in the mining sector.

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Warns It is Running Out of Money to Tackle Ebola Epidemic in DRC

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[VOA] The World Health Organization is urgently appealing for $40 million to salvage its operation to bring the Ebola epidemic to an end in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mali: Mali Seeks to Negotiate with Jihadists in Efforts to End Violence

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[VOA] With violence wreaking havoc across the country, authorities in Mali are now looking for new avenues to reach a settlement with Islamist insurgents operating in the northern part of the West African country.

Nigeria: Buhari Not Giving $100m Recovered Loot to Kebbi Governor - Govt

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[Vanguard] The Presidency has said that there was no iota of truth in the report that President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed yo give out $100 million from the recovered loot from late Sani Abacha to the Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu.

Nigeria: No New Social Media, Phone Call Regulations - Govt

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[Daily Trust] There are no new regulations to monitor phone calls and trawl through what Nigerians do on social media, the Federal Government has said.

Uganda: Analysing Gun Violence in the Defence Force

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[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -On Feb. 9, one of Uganda's well-known army officers; Lt. Col. Juma Seiko, was being chauffeured in a small saloon car through a busy market area when the car got into an accident. Accounts of how it happened vary, but the car got a scratch from a lorry. Seiko was not driving but his road rage made the incident, which is quite common in this area, big news. Seiko is mostly known as an aide to Gen. Salim Saleh, the decorated bush war hero and younger brother to President Yoweri Museveni.

Uganda: Big Changes Coming for Kampala's Traffic

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[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -Luwum Street has been one of the busiest motorized sections of Kampala city for years. Located just a block off the city's main access; Kampala-Jinja Road, and connecting to the city's main international gateway; Entebbe Road, Luwum often has bumper to bumper traffic from morning into late night.

Uganda: Cheptegei - I'm Country's Greatest Athlete

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[Monitor] Joshua Cheptegei hopes that the nation will concur that he is Uganda's greatest athlete ever by the end of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan in August.

K.O Releases ‘Killa Combo’ Featuring Zingah, Loki, Tellaman and Mariechan

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Listen to the first single released under K.O's new imprint Skhandaworld.

Kenya: Turkana Project Still Viable, Tullow Oil Director Insists

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[Nation] NATION: How much has Tullow invested in the Kenyan project?

South Africa: Citizens Who 'Benefited From Apartheid' Speak Out Against 'Insensitive' Statements

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[News24Wire] Concerned citizens who "benefited from apartheid" have taken a stand against recent apartheid-related statements which they have described as "insensitive".

Kenya: Half of Kenyan Population Is Aged Below 35 Years

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[Nation] More than half of the Kenyan population is below the age of 35 years, with the age distribution between male and female genders averagely equal.

Gnassingbé re-elected with 72% of votes- EC

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Togolese president Faure Gnassingbé has won a fourth term in office, according to provisional results declared by the national election commission. On Monday, the commission said he won 72 percent of the vote in the first round of presidential election. “Based on all the data obtained from the local independent electoral commission and the independent embassy electoral commissions, the candidate of the Union for the Republic (UNIR) party, Mr. Gnassingbé Essozimna Faure is provisionally proclaimed elected president of the Togolese Republic”, Kodjona Kandaga, President of the National Electoral Commission said According to the Togolese electoral commission, former Prime Minister, Agbeyome Kodjo, who served under the regime of Gnassingbé Eyadema, came in second with just 18 percent of votes on Saturday. This widely anticipated win for the 53 year old extends the dynasty of the Gnassingbé‘s of the former French colony for more than a century. Gnassingbé has led the country of 8 million people since he took over in 2005. This follows the death of his father, Gnassingbé Eyadema, who ruled the West African nation for 38 years. The main opponent, Agbeyome Kodjo, who claimed victory after Saturday votes denounced vote irregularities in the capital, Lome. AFP

Africa: Online Hate Speech Laws Raise Alarm For Press Freedom

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[DW] More and more African countries have laws against online hate speech. In practice, however, these laws often lead to censorship. And a German law may have served as a model.

Sudan: Khartoum Strives to Break 30 Years of Isolation

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[DW] Khartoum's new government has been trying to put an end to its international isolation. But the struggle to deliver on democracy has been hampered by the legacy of Omar al-Bashir's decadeslong dictatorship.

Senegal: Start-Up Law to Boost Female-Led Business in First for West Africa

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Dozens of Senegalese start-ups have launched in recent years, though many have struggled to grow

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