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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

BBC News Africa  

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,

Burundi organizes drumming competitions to cherish centuries-old culture

Africanews  

In Burundi's capital, drummers took part in the final of a drumming competition between participants from all of the country's provinces.

Pics of the day: Decmber 21, 2021

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

Afcon 2021: The Gambia name squad for first finals

BBC News Africa  

Sampdoria's Omar Colley and Real Valladolid's Saidy Janko are among those included in The Gambia's squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.

The Best African Films of 2021

OkayAfrica  

From an Egyptian film about women empowerment to an imagination of quintessential Nigerian folktales, here are the best African films released in 2021.

Mozambique seeks first IMF loan in five years

Africanews  

Mozambique is on the verge of securing the first loan in five years from the International Monetary Funds.

Thousands head home voluntarily from Zambia to DR Congo  

AfricaDotcom  

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

Sudan protests: Security forces in spotlight over sexual violence allegations

AfricaDotcom  

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

Brawl in Ghana's parliament over proposed e-levy

Africanews  

A massive brawl broke out in the Ghanaian parliament on Monday following a dispute over a proposed tax on electronic transactions.

Rwanda: Visually Impaired Persons Try Their Hand At Offering Massage Therapy

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[New Times] When Covid-19 broke out in Rwanda, different businesses halted operations consequently affecting sources of income for many people who had jobs including Visually Impaired people.

Nigeria: Covid-19 - Fourth Wave Rages As Nigeria Records 1,368 New Infections

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[Premium Times] The centre noted that Monday's new cases raised Nigeria's total infections to 225,255 while the fatality toll now stands at 2,985.

Zimbabwe: Govt Pressuring South Africa to Reverse Permit Suspension - Report

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[New Zimbabwe] REPORTS from South Africa indicate that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration is fighting hard to keep Zimbabweans domiciled in South Africa there despite Tswane threatening to send them packing.

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Bigwigs Cause Mayhem in Provinces

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[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF is struggling fend off nagging interference by its senior officials accused of meddling in the ongoing restructuring exercise and trying to influence the outcome of upcoming provincial elections.

Fifa president Infantino wants Africa Cup of Nations at end of year

BBC News Africa  

Fifa president Gianni Infantino suggests the Africa Cup of Nations should be played in the autumn as part of a revised international calendar.

Mauritius: Insurer Pays Fishers for Losses Due to MV Wakashio Oil Spill #AfricaClimateCrisis

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[Government of Mauritius] A compensation of Rs 112,000 will be granted by the insurer of the MV Wakashio, Japan P&I Club, to fishers, applicant fishers and fishmongers for the loss of earning as a result of the MV Wakashio oil spill.

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