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Liberia: Gov't Urge To Repeal The Death Penalty Law

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[New Republic] -ACAT-Liberia, RAL Urge Gov't To Repeal The Death Penalty Law

Listen to Zoocci Coke Dope and Ami Faku’s New Single ‘Regrets’

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Zoocci Coke Dope and Ami Faku connect on new single 'Regrets.'

Kenyan Brigid Kosgei breaks women's marathon record set 16 years ago

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Kenyan Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old women’s marathon world record when she ran two hours, 14 minutes, four seconds at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday (October 13). Kosgei set a blistering pace from the start to shatter the previous record of 2:15:25 which Briton Radcliffe set in London in April 2003. Radcliffe was on hand to witness the fall of her record. Kosgei’s run came little more than 24 hours after fellow Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge became the first man to run 26.2 miles in less than two hours, clocking 1:59:41 in Vienna. Unlike Kipchoge’s performance, however, Kosgei’s mark was set in an official race on a record-eligible course.

The Importance Of An Effective Data Management Plan

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Data management is more important than ever as it demonstrates the value of analytics in allowing a company to make more informed decisions in real-time, ultimately benefitting its bottom line.

American gymnast Simone Biles breaks world record

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American Simone Biles became the most decorated gymnast in world championship history on Sunday (October 13) when she won the beam and floor finals to take her career tally to 25 medals. Soon after securing a convincing victory on the beam in Stuttgart to overtake Belarusian Vitaly Scherbo’s record tally of 23 world medals, the 22-year-old Biles successfully defended her floor title to win medal number 25. The four-time Olympic champion is now the owner of 19 gold medals across four championships against 12 for Scherbo, who competed in five world events between 1991 and 1996. Making her final appearance of the week in front of a raucous crowd, Biles wasted no time as she landed a superb triple-twisting double back flip — known as the Biles II – on her first pass. Biles’s double layout with a half turn — another skill named after her — put her out of bounds for a 0.1 penalty but she did enough to post a winning score of 15.133. The Americans took a one-two finish as Sunisa Lee finished with 14.133 for the silver medal, while Russian Angelina Melnikova came third. Earlier, Biles delivered a polished routine on the beam before a full twisting double tuck dismount for an impressive 15.066. Last year’s winner Liu Tingting of China took silver with 14.433, while team mate Li Shijia won the bronze. Biles finished her campaign in Stuttgart with five gold medals from six events to mark ideal preparations for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Her barnstorming run included a record fifth all-around gold as well as helping the U.S. to a fifth straight world team title. Nikita Nagornyy won the men’s individual vault final for his third gold medal at the world gymnastics championships in Stuttgart, while team mate Artur Dalaloyan ensured a one-two Russian finish. Nagornyy scored a total of 14.966 from his two vaults— beating Dalaloyan by a slim margin of 0.033, while Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov took the bronze medal. The Russian men have enjoyed a memorable week in Stuttgart, winning their first-ever team gold on Wednesday, before Nagornyy collected the all-around title two days later. Britain’s Joe Fraser won gold in the men’s parallel bars, scoring 15.000 to clinch his maiden world title. Turkey’s Onder Ahmet took the silver with Kaya Kazuma of Japan securing the bronze medal. In the men’s horizontal bar final, Arthur Mariano of Brazil clinched his first world title, scoring 14.900. The silver medal went to Tin Srbic of Croatia with Russia’s Artur Dalaloyan taking the bronze.

Kenyan Athlete Brigid Kosgei Set a New World Marathon Record

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Kenyan athletes are on a record-breaking winning streak.

Zimbabwe: Opposition Should First Defeat Military in Order to Rule Country - Ncube

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[New Zimbabwe] Penhalonga -MDC vice president Welshman Ncube says President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his Zanu PF party were not in total control of the country but the military was calling the shots.

West Africa: We Are Paying a Heavy Price for What's Happening in Libya - President Issoufou

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[allAfrica] Rhodes -The security threat to the Sahel region has been amplified by the Libyan crisis, said the President of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou. In his forthright assessment of the conflict, Issoufou said it seems the world has turned its back on countries that are dealing with the fallout of the crisis.

The designers combating air pollution

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From smog eating roof tiles to sweatshirts that react to different kinds of pollution and more.

Zimbabwe: Thrills, Spills in Ruling Party Elections in Harare

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[The Herald] Zanu-PF District Coordinating Committee (DCC) elections for Harare ended yesterday with some former provincial executive members emerging victorious.

Will Nigeria Cover Its Metering Gap In 3 Years?

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Nigeria's electricity regulator Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) recently issued a directive on the process through which electricity customers can procure meters through the Meter Asset Provider Scheme.

Zimbabwe: 'Price Increases, an Act By Ruling Party Enemies'

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[New Zimbabwe] Vice President Kembo Mohadi says rapid price increases currently being experienced in the country were the works of Zanu PF's enemies keen to see Zimbabweans revolting against their leaders.

Has Paul Kagame flown too high?

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Growing scepticism of Rwanda’s development achievements could erode the president’s international reputation.

Uganda: Govt Rules Out Plans To Reintroduce Anti-Gay Bill

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[Observer] Government has denied reports that it is planning to re-introduce the contentious Anti-gay law recently struck down by court.

Abiy Ahmed has won the Nobel Peace Prize: but big challenges still await Ethiopia

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Abiy Ahmed was awarded the prize for efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.

African leaders should run the 1.59 marathon in governance

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Can African leaders learn anything from Eliud Kipchoge's #NoHumanIsLimited? Kipchoge's victory has galvanized individuals to push themselves to do better.

Redesigning cities based on the words of hip hop greats

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The Hip Hop Architecture Camp introduces kids to architecture using a medium they love.

Kais Saied is Set to Become Tunisia's Next President

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While official results have not been published, the retired academic reportedly secured 76 percent of the votes according to the exit polls.

Africa: Ethiopian Airlines Eyes Stake in South African Airways

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[The Exchange] Ethiopian Airlines Group to consider buying a stake in South African Airways (SAA) should South Africa decide to sell equity in the struggling state carrier.

Algerians protest against proposed energy law [Morning Call]

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Hundreds of Algerians protested in front of parliament on Sunday against a proposed energy law that they say the caretaker government has no right to pass. The new law is aimed at attracting foreign investors to help Algeria strengthen its energy output, but would maintain a 49% limit on foreign ownership if passed into law by parliament. So why is there a row over the law? We’ll discuss this in a moment but first let’s take a look at the protests and the clash with riot police yesterday.

Kais Saied to be Tunisia's next president [Morning Call]

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Now, nearly 7 million voters were called to the polls for the second round of the presidential election in Tunisia on Sunday. And at the end, the polls had recorded over 50% participation, a slight increase from the previous first round that presented a surprise with political outsiders, retired academic Kais Saied and media mogul Nabil Karoui emerging. Kais Saied, an independent law professor is however now tipped by exit polls to win. Polls carried in Tunisian media on Sunday projected that Saied would win between 72 and 77 percent of the vote. Just to be clear. So how did voting go yesterday?

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