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Ethiopia: Govt Announces Loss of U.S.2,4 Billion in Efforts to Stabilise Fuel Prices

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[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- : The Ministry of Trade and Regional Integration said the government has lost 124 billion ETB in its efforts to stabilize fuel prices. This was indicated at the ongoing Fuel Marketing Reform Implementation Forum in Hawassa city in SNNP regional state, regional media reported.

Kenya: U.S. Offers U.S.$2 Million Reward for Men Wanted for Drug, Wildlife Trade

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[VOA] Nairobi -- The United States has announced rewards of up to $1 million each for information leading to the arrest of two Kenyans wanted on charges of drug and wildlife trafficking.

Zimbabwe: President Praises China, Slams West in Column

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[VOA] Johannesburg, South Africa -- If there's a new cold war brewing and both China and the United States are trying to get African countries on their side, it's clear where Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa's allegiance lies.

Libya: 'Protracted Political Impasse' Further Polarising Libya - UN Political Affairs Chief

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[UN News] Despite UN efforts, political, economic and security deadlock continues in Libya, the UN political affairs chief told the Security Council on Thursday, adding that human rights there have also deteriorated.

Africa: Continent Leads the Way On 'Food Systems Transformation' - Guterres

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[UN News] African countries are at the vanguard of a vital transformation of food systems to simultaneously address food security, nutrition, social and environmental protection - all while boosting resilience - said the UN chief on Thursday.

Africa: AU Leaders Seek Home-Grown Solutions for Continent's 'Alarming' Humanitarian Situation

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[RFI] African Union leaders are meeting in Equatorial Guinea for two summits as the continent contends with humanitarian crises, terrorism and military coups.

Nigeria: Dangote Wins Africa's Most Admired Brand Award for 5 Consecutive Years

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[Vanguard] Dangote Industries Ltd. (DIL), has emerged the most admired brand in Africa for the year 2022, making it the fifth consecutive time.

Africa: E-cigarettes and Youth: Turning Scientific Evidence into Efficient Communication

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[allAfrica] The 6th annual US e-cigarette summit, 2022 took place on May 17th in Washington DC and virtually. The stated objective of this hybrid event was "facilitating dialogue and analysis of the latest evidence and opportunity to explore how this should be interpreted to deliver the most effective public health and regulatory strategies". One of the expert panels discussed the topic of Youth and Scientific Communication. Each of them insisted on the fact that the youth should be protected due to the fa

Nigeria: For Women Farmers in Nigeria, Funding Hardly Comes From Banks

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[Premium Times] Despite being in the federal capital, she, like most other women farmers in Pegi, have no access to formal financial services or government support schemes for farmers.

Ethiopia: UN Says Ethiopia's Humanitarian Truce Accelerating Flow of Assistance

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[ENA] Addis Ababa -- The humanitarian truce declared by the Government of Ethiopia is helping to maximize all opportunities in the flow of assistance commodities to conflict affected areas, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Ethiopia Catherine Sozi told Ethiopian News Agency.

Africa: AU Leaders Meet in Malabo for Definite Position On Terrorism, Unconstitutional Change of Govt

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[This Day] The African Heads of State and Governments are holding a three-day meeting in Malabo to discuss issues of security and unconstitutional change of government on the continent.

Senegal sacks health minister over deaths of 11 newborn babies in a hospital fire

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Senegal's President Macky Sall fired his health minister on Thursday, a day after 11 newborn babies died in a hospital fire blamed on an electrical short circuit. Sall "named Doctor Marie Khemesse Ngom Ndiaye as minister of health..to replace Abdoudaye Diouf Sarr", the presidency said in a statement

Kenya: Climate Change Isn't a Priority for Universities. It Should Be

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[The Conversation Africa] Universities can play a vital role in shaping change in societies. They produce knowledge through research, train future decision makers, and contribute to public awareness of issues.

Mauritius: Protests - 'When People Feel Lost, They Resort to Revolt'

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[African Arguments] Cost of living protests descended in riots last month. Food and fuel prices are set to rise further.

Rwanda: Rwandan Elected Executive Director at African Development Bank

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[New Times] Jonathan Nzayikorera, a Rwandan economist has been elected by the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) as the bank's new Executive Director, representing nine Eastern African Constituency.

Somalia: Second Chance for Mohamud to Put Somalia On the Road to Stability

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[ISS] The polls have delivered a new chapter for the country, allowing attention to turn to other pressing problems.

Nigeria: 105 Tonnes of Raw Fertilizer Materials Due From Russia, Canada June - Govt

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[This Day] The federal government has disclosed that it is expecting about 105 metric tonnes (mts) of potassium used for blending fertilizer from Russia and Canada in June, this year.

Nigeria: Super Afro Soul - the Music of Orlando Julius, Titan of Nigerian Music

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[The Conversation Africa] Highlife crooner and Afrobeat singer Orlando Julius Aremu Olusanya Ekemode died, according to his wife Latoya Aduke, in his sleep on 15 April 2022.

Ghana: Ghanaian Women in Dance Reality Show Challenge Stereotypes About Obesity

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[The Conversation Africa] Since the debut of Big Brother Africa in South Africa in 2003, reality television shows have become a common feature on television stations across the continent. They have helped the development of a host of television stations in the wake of the democratisation of the airwaves in the 1990s. This paved the way for private individuals or entrepreneurs to own television stations, creating an environment of competition for viewership.

Nigeria: My Life in Danger in Prison, Abba Kyari Tells Court

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[Premium Times] Abba Kyari prays court to grant him bail, saying those he arrested in the past were threatening his life in Kuje Prison

Africa: Over Half of Death Row Inmates in Sub-Saharan Africa Are in Nigeria - Report

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[Premium Times] Prison facilities across sub-Saharan Africa are housing at least 5841 death-row inmates, global rights body, Amnesty International, said.

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