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Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia to return to pre-COVID levels

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Great new for Muslims around the world. Saudi Arabia’s announced late Monday (Jan. 09) that Hajj pilgrimage should return with no covid-era restrictions.

Nigeria: Binani Promises to Pay Salaries, Pension If Elected Governor

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[Premium Times] She said civil servants and pensioners will receive their monthly benefits when they are due.

South Africa: Taps Dry Up in Nelson Mandela Bay - South African News Briefs - January 10, 2023

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Drought-Struck Mandela Bay Sees Taps Run Dry

South Africa: Racial Incidents Tarnish the Tourism Industry

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[SAnews.gov.za] Tourism Minister Lindiwe Sisulu says acts of racism are a blight on the South African tourism sector.

Angola: National Assembly Expresses Solidarity With Brazilian Govt After Right-Wing Protesters Run Amok

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[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angolan Members of Parliament expressed solidarity with their Brazilian counterparts after the supporters of far-right former President Jair Bolsonaro stormed the country's Congress, presidential palace and Supreme Court on Sunday.

Zimbabwe: Chief Justice Urges 'Rule of Law' in Lead-Up to Crunch General Elections

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[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe's Chief Justice Luke Malaba has maintained that the country's judiciary is independent and vowed it will uphold that status, especially in build up to the upcoming harmonised elections.

Energy Invest: Equatorial Guinea 2023 Book Reveals Promise Of Central African Nation

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Energy, Capital & Power is proud to announce the launch of the fourth edition of Energy Invest: Equatorial Guinea and invites stakeholders to participate in the upcoming book

Zimbabwe: Violent Attacks Against Political Opposition Supporters Must Be Promptly Investigated

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[AI London] Responding to a viral social media video showing brutal attacks against supporters of the political opposition party Citizens' Coalition for Change, Flavia Mwangovya, Amnesty International's Deputy Director for East and Southern Africa, said:

Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Security Operatives in Kaduna

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[Vanguard] Terrorists have ambushed communities in Birnin Gwari Local Government area of Kaduna State, killing security operatives.

Nigeria: I Have No Property Outside Nigeria - Buhari

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[Premium Times] The president restated his vow to serve God and Nigeria until his last day in office and beyond.

Namibia: 'Swapo Is the Devil They Know'

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[Namibian] POLITICAL analysts say Swapo's win in the Moses //Garoëb constituency by-election is not surprising as voters are likely to stick with "the devil they know" in the absence of meaningful alternatives in Namibian politics and growing voter apathy.

Ken Sharpe speaks on PropTech Innovation in Africa

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Over the past few years, the real estate sector in Africa has begun to get a face-lift through the technological wave which is termed, PropTech era.

Senegal bans night buses after deadly accident

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Other measures prohibiting the importation of second-hand tires and making "mandatory the sealing of speedometers of vehicles transporting people and goods at 90 km/h" were also announced at the meeting on Tuesday

Africa: A Child or Youth Died Once Every 4.4 Seconds in 2021 - UN Report

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[WHO] NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON D.C.,10 January 2023 - An estimated 5 million children died before their fifth birthday and another 2.1 million children and youth aged between 5-24 years lost their lives in 2021, according to the latest estimates released by the United Nations Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation (UN IGME).

Malawi: Government Appeals to Private Sector for Support in the Fight Against Cholera

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[Nyasa Times] Through the Office of the President & Cabinet, the Presidential Taskforce on Coronavirus and Cholera is appealing to the public, private corporate companies and organizations for support in the fight against nationwide cholera outbreak.

Lessons For Launching An African Fintech In 2023

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Anyone looking to launch an African startup in 2023 must be sorely tempted to do so in the fintech space (provided they have the relevant background and expertise).

Cameroon: Cameroon Calls On Plantation Workers to Return to Restive Western Regions

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[VOA] Buea, Cameroon -- Cameroon's second largest employer, the state-run Cameroon Development Corporation (CDC), is calling for thousands of plantation workers who fled the country's separatist conflict to return to work. About half the company's 20,000 workers left more than four years ago over unpaid wages and after deadly and brutal attacks. The company last week said it was safe to return, but workers are skeptical and say it should first rebuild homes destroyed or damaged in the conflict.

Global C-Pop Artist Tia Lee (Lee Yu Fen) Launches First Remix of “Goodbye Princess” in Collaboration with Superstar DJ Duo NERVO

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HONG KONG, SAR, 10 January 2023,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Tia Lee (Lee Yu Fen), a global C-POP singer, fashion icon and film and television actress,

Sudan: Sudan's Military Leader Reiterates Vow to Restore Civilian Rule

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[VOA] Khartoum, Sudan -- Three days of talks between Sudan's military and civilian leaders continued Monday, with the aim of reaching a final deal on governing during a two-year transition to elections

Tanzania: Tanzania Ends Ban On Political Rallies

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[HRW] Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan last week ended a six-year ban on politicians holding political rallies and meetings outside of election periods. This is an important step in restoring some of the civil and political rights that had been curtailed under her predecessor, the late John Magufuli, but more needs to be done.

A Medical First to Deal with Africa’s Growing Cancer Rates

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The first Moroccan-produced tests to diagnose breast cancer and leukaemia will become commercially available within months, cutting costs and waiting times

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