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Tanzania: Two to Three Accidents Occur Daily in Lake Victoria - Officer

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[Daily News] AN average of two to three accidents occur daily in Lake Victoria (Tanzania) every day and cost lives, a rescue officer has said.

Tanzania: Govt Asked to Address Shortages of Nurses, Midwives

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[Daily News] THE Tanzania National Nurses Association (Tanna) has appealed to the government to recruit more nurses and midwives to address personnel shortages at public health facilities across the country.

Egypt, Jordan continue to strenghten bilateral relations

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At Basman Palace, the two leaders discussed ways to continue strengthening bilateral cooperation in various fields, including mechanisms to expand tripartite Jordanian-Egyptian-Iraqi cooperation.

Africa: Can Crypto-Currency Compete With Gold?

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[Daily Maverick] There can be no doubting the phenomenal run enjoyed by Bitcoin and other crypto devotees over the past twelve months.

Liberia: Storage Facility To Be Powered By Solar-Hybrid System

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Sub-Sahara infrastructure fund InfraCo Africa has signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract with...

Uganda: Lawyers can't see Bobi Wine as he remains under house arrest

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Uganda’s presidential challenger Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine has appealed to "fellow citizens of the world" to help him as he remained under house arrest with riot police and troops stationed outside his home.

Kenya: Covid-19 Robs Kenya of Top Medical Brains

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[Nation] The Covid-19 scourge has robbed Kenya of big medical brains, with reports indicating several top specialists are currently battling for their lives at various health facilities.

Why South African Community’s Win Against Mining Company Matters

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A South African High Court has passed an important judgment putting a stop to the pervasive practice by companies to mine ancestral lands in rural areas without the villagers’ consent.

Mastercard Global Outlook 2021 Highlights Permanent Shift To Digital And Opportunity To Boost Financial Inclusion In The Middle East And Africa

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Mastercard Economics Institute report estimates that 20-30% of the COVID-related surge in e-commerce spending to...

Nigeria: Bishop Kukah Gets New Appointment At Vatican City

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[This Day] The Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed the Bishop of the Diocese of Sokoto, His Lordship, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, as a Member of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Human Integral Development at the Vatican City in Rome.

Nigeria: Air Force Loses Airman, Kills 30 Bandits in Zamfara - Official

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[Premium Times] The NAF personnel who lost his life in the encounter is Sunday Enwa, an Aircraftman.

Tunisian president urges calm as protesters remain defiant

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The Tunisian president has urged protesters to desist from vandalizing private and public properties. Kaïs Saïed met with residents of Ettadhamen city, Monday. It comes after a fourth consecutive day of protests across the country. Protesters are battling against social and economic crisis.

Uganda: Museveni Joins Africa's Longest Serving Leaders

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[Monitor] When President Museveni is sworn in on May 12, he will take the first step towards joining the club of longest serving African leaders who have led their countries for 40 years and are still in the bidding.

Schools in Ghana reopen as covid-19 cases surge

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Temperature checks and mandatory wearing of masks as schools in Ghana reopen for the 2020/2021 calendar after ten months of closure. The shutdown of the academic calendar was in response to the outbreak of the coronavirus in March last year.

Nigeria: Govt Releases U.S.$25 Million for Covid-19 Vaccine Production

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[Premium Times] Nigeria has witnessed a surge in COVID-19 infections in recent weeks and increased mortality.

Nigeria: Country Could Receive 10 Million More Doses of Covid-19 Vaccines By March - Minister

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[Premium Times] Mr Ehanire says preparations are ongoing to receive the COVID-19 vaccines.

Rwanda: Kigali Placed Under Lockdown in New Tougher Covid-19 Restrictions

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[New Times] President Paul Kagame chaired a Cabinet meeting on Monday, January 18, 2021, where strict guidelines were put in place to slow the spread of new Covid-19 infections.

Kenya: Yes, I Instigated Governor Sonko's Removal From Office - Kenyatta

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[Nairobi News] President Uhuru Kenyatta has, for the first time, publicly addressed the fallout between him and impeached Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko.

Kenya: Anne Kananu Takes Over Running of Nairobi County From Mutura

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[Nairobi News] Acting Nairobi Governor Benson Mutura has today vacated the office of the governor of Nairobi, paving the way for Deputy Governor Anne Mwenda to take over.

Malawi: Govt Announces Strict New Covid-19 Measures

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[RFI] In the wake of of two Malawian cabinet officials dying of coronavirus last week, President Lazarus Chakwera has announced new health measures to combat the spread of the virus, including lockdown, as cases have increased since the new year.

Africa: UK-Africa Trade - What Will Brexit Change?

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[DW] As part of its post-Brexit global vision, Britain is hosting a UK-Africa trade conference. But its new trade deals fail to offer African nations much extra as Britain falls behind as a trading partner on the continent.