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South Africa: Murdered Mom Wanted to Get Restraining Order Before Her Death, Say Family, Activists

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[News24Wire] Altecia Kortje, 27, who was murdered along with her seven-year-old daughter, Raynecia, in Belhar, Cape Town, this weekend, wanted to get a restraining order a week before she died, but was unsuccessful due to Covid-19 restrictions.

A year on for Pogba at Man-United since transfer request, did he mean to quit?

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On this day in 2019, French midfielder Paul Pogba cast doubt over his future at Manchester United after revealing he is considering “a new challenge”. Speculation on a possible move to Real Madrid or a return to former club Juventus remains and it had been mounting since last season in which Pogba faced criticism at times for his performances with United. This season, the French World Cup winner had two ankle injuries that ruled him out for a large part of the season, making only two substitute appearances against Newcastle and Watford. In June 2019, Pogba told reporters in Tokyo while attending an event held by sponsors Adidas that it could be time to leave Old Trafford. Pogba was re-signed by United in the summer of 2016 from Juventus for a then world record transfer fee of £89 million (around 111 million U.S. dollars). He had spent four years with the Italian club after being sold to them by United for £1.5 million (around 1.8 million U.S. dollars) in 2012. Pogba has only appeared eight times this season due to an ankle injury, with his last appearance coming on Boxing Day. His transfer still hangs in limbo.

South Africa: June 16 a Bitter Legacy for Today's Youth Facing Unemployment, Violence and Racism - Ramaphosa

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[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa, in his reflection on the 1976 youth who stood up against the apartheid regime, says this has become a bitter legacy for many young people who continue to suffer even under a democratic South Africa.

Africa: African Countries Need to Seize Opportunities Created By US-China Tensions

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[The Conversation Africa] The unfolding US-China power rivalry bears a striking resemblance to the tensions between the US and the Soviet bloc during the Cold War years. Back then, African countries were positioned like pawns on a grand chessboard. Their social and economic progress was hampered because they expended energy aligning themselves with either of the superpowers in the battle for world supremacy between communism and capitalism.

South Africa: Decade-Long Study Shows Why South Africa Needs to Stop Stereotyping Young Black Men

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[The Conversation Africa] South Africa's Youth Day celebration on the 16th of June, just after my birthday on the 15th, remained a special day in my life as a young black man. But the day also raised questions for me. A lot gets said in the media about the youth of today, especially young black men who (unlike the young lions of 1976) are generally described and depicted as reckless, irresponsible, aggressive and violent.

Africa: Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

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[UNFPA] Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the Fight Against Systemic Racism and Discrimination

Kenya: Government Bans Night Burials for COVID-19 Related Deaths

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[Nairobi News] The government has succumbed to public pressure and outlawed night burials of people who die of Covid-19.

Nigeria: Why Buhari Fired Electricity Company MD, Marilyn Amobi

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[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the removal of Marilyn Amobi as the managing director of the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc, days after PREMIUM TIMES reported her continued violation of Nigeria's code of conduct for public officials.

Kenya: Odinga COVID-19 Negative After Kemri Test

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -Orange Democratic Movement Leader Raila Odinga has tested negative for coronavirus.

Famine ravages Rurkina Faso as farmers call for help

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The landlocked West African nation of Burkina Faso has been hard hit by drought and desertification. Just east of capital Ouagadougou, once fertile land is now dry. The area used to support generations of farmers, but families now can only scrape a living. Under a burning sun, Julienne Rouamba works on the land she farmed for almost two decades. But gathering pebbles is all the land is good for now, desiccated through years of drought, the erosion of the top soil. From dawn till dusk she gathers the gravel and will sift and grade it before selling it to visiting merchants. The few dollars she makes a week is important for her family’s income. Other families in the area have been forced to do the same. The slow advance of desertification, comes as populations from the north and across the Sahel are being pushed from their homes by violence linked to jihadists. Food insecurity already affects two million people in Burkina Faso, according to the latest report from its government and aid groups. The crisis in Burkina Faso already has displaced about 850,000 people, leaving many subsistence farmers unable to feed their families. Some people who have stopped cultivating have tried to become traders, buying and selling food at local markets. But customers have little money to spend. Bibata Sankara, 42, owns a shop on the outskirts of Ougadougou and said for poor people, like herself, it’s hard to get by.

Kenya: 4 State House Officials Test Positive for COVID-19

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -Four State House officials have contracted COVID-19.

Nigeria: Doctors Strike May Cause Loss of Lives - Health Minister

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[Premium Times] The ongoing strike action by Nigerian doctors may lead to loss of lives, the Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, has said.

Africa: COVID-19 Jeopardises Gains Made Towards Protecting Women and Girls from Violence

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[allAfrica] The passing of laws to end child marriage resulted in blocking thousands of child marriages and enabling second chance education for girls. However, these gains made over the years are in jeopardy in the age of COVID-19.

Rwanda: Inside the Country's 10 Multi-Billion Dollar Green Projects

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[New Times] Rwanda recently submitted its new national climate plan dubbed "Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs)" to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). This is part of plans to create essential tools to implement the Paris Agreement to cope with climate change.

Nigeria: 'Local Content Bill Passage Will Fast-Track Nigeria's Industrialisation'

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[Daily Trust] The Chairman, Senate Committee on Local Content, Senator Teslim Folarin, has said that the passage of the Local Content (Amendment) Bill will aid the current drive to transform Nigeria into an industrialised, globally competitive country.

Rwanda: UN Report - Kayumba's P5 Militia Weakened but Still Operational

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[New Times] A militia group linked to Rwanda National Congress (RNC) in eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been "significantly weakened" by recent operations by Congolese forces, a new UN report indicates.

Rwanda: COVID-19 Cases Surpass 600 Mark

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[New Times] Rwanda on Monday, June 15, reported 30 new Covid-19 cases, bringing the tally of confirmed cases to 612 since mid-March when the country registered her first case.

Diamond Platnumz and Africa's most popular YouTube stars

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The Tanzanian is the first sub-Saharan artist to reach a billion YouTube views - how do Africa's other stars compare?

Unnatural Vulture Deaths in Africa Rise at Alarming Rate

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The continent is home to 11 of the world’s 16 old world vulture species. They...

EbonyLife TV Shows Netflix around Nollywood

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Netflix, has partnered with Nigerian filmmaker Mo Abudu to create new content from the West...

Unnatural Vulture Deaths in Africa Rise at Alarming Rate

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The continent is home to 11 of the world’s 16 old world vulture species. They...

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