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Nigeria: Security Forces Rescue Six Victims After Terror Attack On Nigerian Train - Official

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[Premium Times] The official who disclosed this did not say where and how the rescue happened.

Kenya: I Consulted the President Before Appointing Azimio Candidates to Top County Posts - Sakaja

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has clarified that he first consulted President William Ruto before he appointed persons allied to the rival Azimio Alliance to key county portfolios.

Rwanda: Who Is Fran├žois Xavier Kalinda, Rwanda's New Senate President?

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[New Times] President Paul Kagame, on January 6, appointed Fran├žois Xavier Kalinda, a habitually calm former member of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), as a senator in the Rwandan Senate. This was less than a month after former senate president, Augustin Iyamuremye, resigned due to illness.

Somalia: Puntland Issues Decision Cutting Ties With Somali Government

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[Shabelle] Garowe -- Puntland said on Monday that it will act as an independent state not part of the Federal Government of Somalia until the completion of the draft constitution.

Somalia: U.S. Air Strikes in Somalia Up 30% in 2022

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[Shabelle] US air strikes in Somalia increased 30 percent in 2022, as the Biden administration increased US involvement in the Horn of Africa country that is experiencing a fresh wave of fighting between the government and al-Shabaab militants.

South Africa: The South African Government Has Been Buying Farmland for Black Farmers. It's Not Gone Well

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[The Conversation Africa] When the African National Congress came to power in South Africa in 1994, an expressed priority was land reform. This was to address the fact that black farmers had been excluded from the agricultural economy for most of the 20th century. The aim of land reform was to provide agricultural land to disadvantaged people, raising their productivity, income and employment.

Africa: Africa in 2023 - Continuing Political and Economic Volatility

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[Chatham House] Despite few African trade and financial links with Russia and Ukraine, the war in Ukraine will cause civil strife in Africa due to food and energy inflation.

Senegal: Rebel Conflict in Senegal's Casamance Region Far From Over

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[DW] Casamance, a former Portuguese colony with a culture distinct from the rest of Senegal, is the site of Africa's longest-running separatist revolt. But some locals want to move on.

Nigeria: Abubakar's Endgame

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[CFR] For Nigeria's serial presidential candidate, familiarity is both strength and disadvantage.

Africa: Long Covid - Here's What It's Like Trying to Access Healthcare for the Condition

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[The Conversation Africa] It's estimated that 2.1 million people are currently living with long COVID in the UK. Symptoms can include breathlessness, fatigue, chest pains, loss of taste and smell, and "brain fog". These symptoms continue to develop and fluctuate over time after the initial COVID infection has passed.

Kenya: Homa Bay County Announces Cholera Outbreak

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[Capital FM] Homa Bay -- A cholera outbreak alert has been issued in Homa Bay county with residents being advised to seek quick medical attention if they experience watery, diarrhea and vomiting.

Kenya: 10 Fun Things to Do in Nairobi This January 2023

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[Capital FM] Nairobi is a beautiful city.

Kenya: More Suspects Held After Murder of Kenya LGBTQI+ Activist

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[VOA] Nairobi, Kenya -- A court in Kenya says five suspects are being held in connection with the murder of prominent LGBTQ activist Edwin Chiloba, whose mutilated body was found on a roadside last week stuffed in a metal trunk.

Somalia: US Announces Millions in Military Support to Somalia

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[VOA] Mogadishu, Somalia -- The U.S. announced Sunday that it's giving $9 million in new military aid to help Somalia's ongoing campaign against al-Shabab militants. It's the first such direct military support since U.S. forces returned to Somalia and President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud announced an "all-out war" against the militants.

Africa: Kagame Threatens to Evict DR Congo Refugees

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[VOA] Rwandan President Paul Kagame threatened to evict thousands of Congolese refugees living in Rwanda if the international community continues to blame his country for the conflict in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Tanzania: Govt Bans Salt Importation

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[Daily News] THE government has banned the importation of salt, a move aimed at boosting the domestic market for locally produced products in the country.

Uganda: No, Head of Uganda's Prestigious Makerere University Did Not Write Letter Authorising Meddling in Staff and Alumni Election

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[Africa Check] IN SHORT: The chairperson of Makerere University represents the staff and alumni of the institution. A letter doing the rounds online, which claims management went all out in favour of one candidate in a recent election, has been faked.

Nigeria: Special Report - in Niger State, Schooling for Pupils Halted As Terror Victims Take Over Classes

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[Premium Times] Pupils' access to learning is undermined as people forcibly displaced by Boko Haram Terrorists in Niger State have converted classrooms into IDP camps.

Nigeria elections body warns insecurity could derail February vote

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INEC recently warned of the threat of increased violence during the election campaign, adding that it had recorded at least 50 attacks, including some on its offices, since the exercise began nearly two months ago

Rwanda can no longer accept Congolese refugees

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The DRC accuses Rwanda of supporting the M23 rebel movement active in the east of the country

Suspects of murder of Kenyan LGBTQ campaigner appear in court

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LGBTQ campaigner Edwin Chiloba was found last week stuffed in a box on a roadside in western Kenya

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