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High hopes as Zambia prepares to swear in Hakainde Hichilema

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The 59-year old businessman has promised democratic reforms, investor-friendly economic policies, better debt management as well as "zero tolerance" to corruption

Meet Kenyan Metal Band D​uma​

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​The duo of Martin Kanja and Sam​ Karugu ​have made a name for themselves by adding electronic elements to the grindcore metal sound. They're now signed to the famed American label Sub Pop.

Meet Kenyan Metal Band D​uma​

OkayAfrica  

The duo of Martin Kanja and Sam Karugu have made a name for themselves by adding electronic elements to the grindcore metal sound. They've now released a single on famed American label Sub Pop.

Mozambique 'tuna bond' scandal: Ex-President Guebuza's son on trial

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Mozambique's biggest corruption scandal led donors to cut funding and an economic crisis.

Iraq: Graft and security issues feed illegal antiquity trade

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"Archaeological sites are abundant in Iraq and they are scattered in vast areas throughout Iraq. In most cases, it is not possible to count them and some sites that are very far from the cities. We don't have statistics ...." Laith Majid, director of the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage

Pics of the day: August 23, 2021

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Africanews samples the best pictures of the day’s news.

Tunisia's Saied mute on future almost a month after seizing power

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President Kais Saied dismissed prime minister Hichem Michichi and suspended parliament on July 25th, in a shock announcement that was denounced by his opponents as a coup

Tanzania's President criticized for calling soccer women 'flat-chests'

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Tanzania's President Samia Suluhu Hassan has come under fire for remarks about women footballers having "flat-chests" and suggesting they would not be attractive candidates for marriage.

Zimbabwe to compensate victims of Mugabe-era massacre

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Zimbabwe is to open talks about compensation for victims of a notorious 1980s massacre that took place when former president Robert Mugabe was in power, Zimbabwe's government said on Saturday.

Zimbabwe: Karikoga Kaseke Retired As Zimbabwe Tourism Authority CEO

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[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) board of directors has relieved its long-serving chief executive Karikoga Kaseke on health grounds after he suffered a stroke in 2018.

Tanzania's Samia Suluhu Hassan criticised over female footballers comments

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The country's first female president recently told the BBC about facing gender discrimination.

Tanzania's Samia Suluhu Hassan criticised over female footballers comments

BBC News Africa  

The country's first female president recently told the BBC about facing gender discrimination.

Southern Africa: Rwanda's Military Intervention in Mozambique Raises Eyebrows

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[DW] Rwandan forces have driven out Islamist militants in Mozambique's gas-rich Cabo Delgado province. Their success underlines the failure of Mozambique's army, but some observers want Rwanda to state when they will leave.

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition: History and Significance

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August 23 is marked as the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition. During the imperialist regimes run by the colonial

UN urges end to exploitation on Day for the Remembrance Slave Trade

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In 1997, UNESCO established 23 August as International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Zimbabwe: Bonne Named in EFL League One Team of the Week

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[The Herald] ZIMBABWEAN forward Macauley Bonne has been rewarded for scoring his first his brace for Ipswich Town at the weekend after he was named in the official English Football League One Team of the Week.

Kenya receives first shipment of Moderna vaccines from the US

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"With this donation of 880,460 doses of Moderna from United States government, Kenya will now, have received a total of 3.6 million doses of COVID 19 vaccines. Moderna is the second vaccine to be deployed in this country after we started administering AstraZeneca in March this year. ." Susan Mochach

Malawi: Israeli Company in Malawi for Possible Industrial Hemp Investment

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[Nyasa Times] An Israeli company - Malawi-Israeli Gold Limited - has been in the country for the past few days and their chief focus is ascertain whether they can venture into the cultivation and processing of industrial hemp into medicinal hemp-products.

Mauritania: Justice Still in Chains for Mauritania's Slaves

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[JusticeInfo.net] August 23 is "International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition". But in Mauritania slavery persists, even though it has, under international pressure, been qualified as a crime against humanity. Some observers even say that the Haratines, the most enslaved community, are victims of "state slavery".

Malawi: Undule Mwakasungula Welcomes Arrests in Brutal Killing of Karonga

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[Nyasa Times] Human rights activist and Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) board member, Undule Mwakasungula, has welcomed the arrest of 10 people suspected to have brutally murdered Michael Mwaighogha of Malema 2 Village in Paramount Chief Kyungu in Karonga.

Malawi: Former President Joyce Banda Faces Probe Over Presidential Jet Sale

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[Nyasa Times] The Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) says it is set to investigate former President Joyce Banda over the controversial sale of the presidential during her tenure of office.

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