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South Sudan: Officials Arrests Six Suspected of Illegal Logging

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[VOA] Juba -- Six foreigners have been arrested on suspicion of illegal logging in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria state and are expected to appear in court this week to face charges.

Burkina Faso: IDPs Struggle to Access Aid

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[VOA] Kenya -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) calls Burkina Faso the world's fastest-growing displacement and protection crisis, with more than 1 million internally displaced people (IDPs) and counting.

Ethiopia: Nation Striving to Achieve Water, Sanitation Access for All By 2030

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[ENA] Addis Ababa -- Ethiopia is striving to achieve accessibility of safely managed drinking water and sanitation to all by 2030, according to Ministry of Water, Irrigation and Energy.

Ethiopia: Dev't Bank of Ethiopia Allocates Over 8 Billion Birr to Support Msmes

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[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The Development Bank of Ethiopia (DBE) disclosed that it has allocated 8.6 billion Birr to support Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs).

Africa: PM Abiy Says Africa Will Overtime Be a Vital Linchpin to Global Economy

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[ENA] Addis Ababa -- There is no doubt that Africa will overtime be a vital linchpin to the global economy, however, it must do well in digital transformation, climate-smart economy and institutional framework, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.

Uganda: Makerere, Private Firm Sign Deal to Make Anti-Tick Vaccine

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Demand Africa Debuts on The Roku Channel Presenting Programming from the African Diaspora Across the US

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Demand Africa (DA), a streaming video on-demand service that hosts a variety of original and acquired content from the African Diaspora

Angola: Covid-19 - Angola Registers 24 New Cases, 17 Recoveries, 3 Deaths

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[ANGOP] Luanda -- At least 24 new cases, 17 patients recovered and 3 deaths are the numbers of the cases diagnosed in Angola in the last 24 hours, according to the Angolan health authorities.

Kenya: African Premier League Cricket Tournament to Bat Off Thursday in Nairobi

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Nairobi Provincial Cricket Association (NPCA) will hold the African Premier League Cricket Tournament scheduled to bat off from March 25 to April 10 at the ICC-accredited Ruaraka Sports Club.

Angola: Over 500 People Vaccinated Against Covid-19 in Cabinda

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[ANGOP] Cabinda -- At least 563 people were vaccinated, Saturday, on the first day of the Covid-19 vaccination in Cabinda.

Tanzania: President Samia Suluhu Hassan Breaks Male Tradition Circle

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Tanzania: Kenyatta - Magufuli Showed Africa the Way

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[Daily News] KENYAN President Uhuru Kenyatta has eulogised the late John Magufuli as a leader who showed that the African continent can stand on its own without depending on foreign aid.

Congo-Kinshasa: Bachelet - Conditions in DR Congo's Volatile Kasai Region Continue to Worsen

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[VOA] Geneva -- U.N. human rights experts say conditions are deteriorating for millions of civilians caught up in the chronic armed conflict in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo. The experts presented their latest findings to the U.N. Human Rights Council Monday.

Mali: Death Toll From Raids On Niger-Mali Border Area Rises to Over 150

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[RFI] Over one hundred civilians have been killed in attacks on villages in Niger's border area with Mali in the past week, according to local security sources. The rising instability is a key challenge for new president Mohamed Bazoum, whose victory was confirmed on Sunday.

Ethiopia: U.S. Delegation, Top Ethiopian Officials Discuss Tigray Conflict

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[VOA] A U.S. delegation has met with top officials in Addis Ababa to convey President Joe Biden's "grave concerns" about the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region.

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Universities Pledged to Keep Students Safe. Have They?

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[Premium Times] The management of many universities promised students and the public that safety precautions would be put in place.

Nigeria: Country's Booming Fintech Space, and Its Top 13 Players

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[Premium Times] One of the merits of fintech is its capacity to enhance achieve financial inclusion globally.

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Nigeria Vaccinates Over 122,000 People

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[Premium Times] Nigeria in early March received 3.94 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine through the COVAX facility.

Nigeria: Nigerian Who Scammed U.S. of $8,000 in Covid-19 Fraud Jailed for 2 Years

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[Vanguard] Abuja -- Collins Samuel, an alleged fraudster who obtained $8000 as Covid-19 benefit from the US state of Virginia, has been convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment by Justice P. Mallong of the Federal High Court sitting in Kaduna, Kaduna State.

Nigeria: Officials Say More 3 Million Children Are Out of School in Nigeria

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[VOA] Abuja -- Nigeria's Ministry of Education has said the number of out-of-school children stands at 10.1 million, an increase of more than 3 million from last year. While no reasons were given for the increase announced Friday, experts point at the coronavirus pandemic and insecurities around schools.

Nigeria: Bandits Kill Fulani Leader, Injure Brother in Kaduna Attack - Official

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[Premium Times] Kaduna State government says Lawal Musa was brutally killed by armed bandits in his settlement, right before his family.

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