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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

Gabon: Rose Christian Ossouka Raponda named first-ever female VP

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Gabonese Rose Christian Ossouka Raponda became Monday (Jan.09) the country’s first female Vice-president after she was named in July 2020 the country’s first female Prime Minister. Alain-Claude Bilie-By-Nze replaces her as new Premier.

Burkina Faso: Risks of Burkina Faso's New Military Approach to Terrorism

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[ISS] Without proper supervision and control, the use of 50 000 armed civilian auxiliaries could aggravate security problems.

Al-Shabab extremists deny contact with Somalia's government

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On Saturday, Deputy Defense Minister Abdifatah Kasim told journalists in Mogadishu that "al-Shabab requested to open negotiations with the Somali government, but there are two groups within al-Shabab."

Ghana: Why Ghana Relies Heavily On Used Cars

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[The Conversation Africa] The sale of electric cars is growing. Globally, some 2 million electric vehicles were sold in the first quarter of 2022 - 75% more than in the first three months of 2021. Most, though, are sold in high income countries.

Kenya: Edwin Chiloba murder suspects' detention extended

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The suspects include a freelance photographer, who was reportedly a lover of the 25-year-old LGBTQ activist and is accused of killing him.

SA20: Graeme Smith convinced new T20 competition can boost South Africa's Test team

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Former South Africa captain and SA20 commissioner Graeme Smith believes the country's new T20 competition can help the Test team rediscover former glories.

China's new foreign minister heads to Africa for first trip

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China's new Foreign Minister Qin Gang is starting his term with a weeklong trip to five African countries, the Foreign Ministry announced Monday.

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