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Africa: African Scientists Slam CDC Recommendation On Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

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[VOA] Johannesburg -- Scientists and health advocates in Africa say they're deeply disappointed by a statement from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.

Africa: Organisers Say AFCON Will Take Place, but Workers Say Main Stadium Not Ready

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[VOA] Yaounde, Cameroon -- The Africa Football Cup of Nations tournament is scheduled to begin January 9 at Olembe Stadium in Cameroon's capital, Yaounde.

Cameroon: Hundreds Arrested After Deadly Clashes That Displaced 100,000

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[VOA] Yaounde, Cameroon -- Cameroonian authorities say troops have arrested hundreds of armed men blamed for communal violence in the northeast this month that displaced more than a hundred thousand people -- most to neighboring Chad. Authorities say they also seized hundreds of weapons as well as cattle stolen during the conflict over scarce resources.

Kenya: Record High Covid-19 Infection Rate Hits Kenya

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[VOA] Nairobi -- Kenya has reached an all-time high COVID-19 infection rate, with positive results in nearly a third of tests. Scientists believe the surge is fueled by the highly transmissible omicron variant of the coronavirus. But Kenya is also seeing a low rate of hospitalizations and deaths.

Ghana: Ghana MPs Exchange Blows Over Proposed Electronic Payment Tax

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[VOA] Accra, Ghana -- Lawmakers in Ghana exchanged blows late Monday evening over a proposed electronic payment tax.The government says the new tax would boost revenue for development, but parliament has been split over the idea and fights broke out when supporters tried to force a vote.

Libya: Tensions As Armed Groups Mobilise in Tripoli

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[UN News] The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Tuesday expressed concern over the unfolding security situation in the capital, Tripoli, where forces affiliated with different armed groups have been deploying.

Sudan: Protests - Security Forces in Spotlight Over Sexual Violence Allegations

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[UN News] In Sudan, reports of serious sexual violence and the use of live ammunition against protesters at the weekend must be investigated immediately, the UN rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.

Zambia: Thousands Head Home Voluntarily From Zambia to DR Congo - UN Refugee Agency

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[UN News] Nearly 5,000 refugees who fled violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) four years ago, are opting to head home voluntarily from Zambia over the coming months, with the first 100 people setting out on Tuesday.

Sudan: UN Confirms Second Death, Multiple Rapes in Crackdown

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[DW] The UNHCR has said Sudanese security forces shot a man in the head and raped several women during protests against the country's military leaders. More protests are expected over the coming days.

South Africa: South Africa - Jacob Zuma Can Appeal Prison Return Ruling

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[DW] The High Court in South Africa has ruled that the former president be allowed to appeal a decision setting aside medical parole. Last week it was decided he should return to jail.

South Africa: Planet42 Gets U.S.$30 Million for Its Car Subscription Service, Mexico Expansion

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[TechCrunch] Planet42, a South Africa-based car subscription company that buys used cars from dealerships and rents to customers via a subscription model, has raised $30 million in equity and debt.

Niger: France Claims to Have Killed Suspect in Murders of Aid Workers

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[DW] French armed forces say they have killed a senior "Islamic State" member believed to have been involved in a 2020 attack that left six French aid workers dead.

The Maasai TikTokers wowing Bollywood fans

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Tanzanian siblings Kili and Neema Paul lip sync perfectly in Hindi, accruing millions of followers.

Ethiopia: The Daunting Obstacles to Peace in Ethiopia

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[CFR] Tigrayan forces' withdrawal from regions beyond Tigray, framed as an olive branch to the Ethiopian state to end the warring parties' conflict, is unlikely to have any meaningful effect in incentivizing peace.

Nigeria: President Buhari opposes a change in the electoral law

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"Such a large turnout without effective security coordination will also lead to intimidation and disruption, which will raise credibility concerns about the results of these elections" Buhari added, in the December 13 letter.

Sudan: Hundreds join funeral procession for slain protester

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Abd al-Moneim Mohamed Ali died on Tuesday and later his family, friends and political activists held a mass funeral for him

Libya: Tensions as armed groups mobilize in Tripoli

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The UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) on Tuesday expressed concern over the unfolding security situation in the capital, Tripoli, where forces affiliated

Madagascar: Minister 'swims for 12 hours' after helicopter crashes at sea

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The Madagascar police minister was part of a team looking for survivors after a boat accident.

Final of the UNESCO listed ritual dance of the royal drum in Burundi

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Listed as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity by UNESCO since 2014 , the ritual dance of the royal drum is "a practice that shows happiness" and a tradition that Burundians hope to preserve and share with the world.

Grannies fight old-age ailments through boxing in South Africa

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Johannesburg boxing grandmothers have taken up boxing to keep fit and fight old age. Despite boxing being a tough sport, these grannies aged between 65 and 83 years old have gone a notch higher to demonstrate their willingness.

DRC: Moïse Katumbi launches his party pending the presidential election

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The former governor of Katanga, Moïse Katumbi, on Monday launched his party "Together for the Republic" in view of the 2023 presidential election in DRC,

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