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Namibia: Taxman Ups Pension, Retirement, Edu Policy Deduction Cap

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[Namibian] ALTHOUGH there are only two months before the 2023 tax year ends, individual taxpayers can now deduct up to N$150 000 pension and retirement fund contributions from their income before the application of the tax axe.

Tunisia: Successful Heart Transplant Performed At Rabta Hospital in Tunis

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[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Medical and paramedical teams on Saturday successfully performed a heart transplant.

Uganda: 79 Dead, 345 Injured On Ugandan Roads in First Seven Days of 2023

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[Nile Post] A report by the traffic police has revealed that on the first seven days of the new year 2023, a total of 340 accidents have happened on Ugandan roads.

Uganda: Archbishop Kaziimba Warns Government Agencies Over Land Grabbers

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[Nile Post] Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Dr. Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu has lashed out at government agencies that continue to watch as land grabbers take advantage of poor people.

Covid: New sub-variant in South Africa but no 'big wave'

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The new Omicron sub-variant, XBB.1.5, which is spreading rapidly in the United States, has been detected in South Africa, but scientists in the African country officially the most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic say they do not fear a new "big wave" of infections.

South Africa: Power Utility CEO Opens Case of Attempted Murder - South African News Briefs - January 9, 2023

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Eskom CEO says he was poisoned

Interpol arrest wanted Mozambican kidnapping kingpin in South Africa

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Esmael Malude Ramos Nangy is suspected of organizing kidnappings for ransom in Mozambique, which can reach several million dollars in the country affected by the phenomenon for the past 20 years,

Three new arrests after murder of an LGBTQ activist in Kenya

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"I can confirm that we have discovered the vehicle that we believe was used to dispose off the body. It will be analyzed,"

Malawi: Malawi Suffers Worst Cholera Outbreak in Decades

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[IPS] Blantyre -- On March 3, 2022, Malawi declared a cholera outbreak after a district hospital in the southern region reported a case. This was the first case in the 2021 to 2022 cholera season.

Nigeria: Breaking - One Killed As Yoruba Nation Agitators Hold Rally in Lagos

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[Premium Times] An unknown man has been killed in the fracas, the police confirmed in an interview with PREMIUM TIMES.

Liberia: Who Are Possible Running Mates to Boakai and Cummings?

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- With barely 10 months to the general and presidential elections, the politicking has started in all camps, however, crucial in the opposition camp is how they forge on and how the standard bearers select their running mates.

Kenya: 20 Die in Bus Crash in Kenya

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[VOA] Officials say at least 20 people died and 49 were injured in a bus crash in Kenya.

Tanzania: Optimism As Tutuba Takes Reins

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[Daily News] BANKERS and economists have hailed appointment of Mr Emmanuel Tutuba as the new Governor of Bank of Tanzania (BoT), describing him as an experienced economist, who will steer Tanzania's monetary policy towards the right direction.

Tanzania: Schools Reopen Today With Enough Classrooms for Students

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[Daily News] AS Primary and Secondary Schools re-open today countrywide, the government has reinstated that no student will miss classes over classrooms' shortages.

Suez Canal: stranded ship refloated, traffic remains normal

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"The M/V Glory was refloated by the Suez Canal Authority" after it "ran aground while joining a convoy near Al-Qantara", not far from the city of Ismailia, in north-eastern Egypt, said Norwegian shipping agent Leth.

Nigeria kidnappings: Dozens abducted waiting for train in Edo state

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The authorities are searching for the 32 victims who it is believed are being held in a forest.

South Africa: Minister Mchunu to Inspect Welbedacht Pipeline Site

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[SAnews.gov.za] Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), Minister Senzo Mchunu, together with Deputy Minister David Mahlobo, are expected to conduct an inspection of the Welbedacht pipeline site in the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality on Monday.

South Africa: Alleged Kidnapping Kingpin Arrested

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[SAnews.gov.za] Police have arrested an alleged kingpin involved in ransom kidnapping cases in Mozambique.

Egypt: Suez Canal - Grounded Cargo Vessel Refloated

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[DW] A cargo ship, MV Glory, that ran aground in the Suez Canal has been refloated, the Norwegian owners say. The ship was reportedly carrying grain from Ukraine under a UN-brokered deal.

Kenya: Ruto's Police Welfare Plan Set in Motion

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The journey towards improving the terms and conditions of service for police and prison service officers officially kicked off Monday following the swearing in of the 20-member national taskforce appointed by President William Ruto last month.

Ethiopia: Yet Another Fuel Price Increase As Govt Subsidy Phases Out

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[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration announced an increase on the current retail price of fuel products effective January 08, 2023.

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