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Demonstrations in Sudan likely to continue after 12 confirmed dead during protests

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A Sudanese protest leader says demonstrations in the country will continue until the military reverses its recent takeover and hands over the rule of the country to a civilian government.

Nigeria: #Tembisa10 - Nigeria's Mission, Doctors in South Africa Condemn 'Ploy' to Defame Nigeria

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[Premium Times] "At the aforementioned media conference, the IMG attempted in vain to smear the reputation of Nigerian doctors in South Africa and by extension the Nigerian community in the country..."

Kenya: Shujaa Sink Germany to Clinch 2021 Safari Sevens Title

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Tournament Most Valuable Player Alvin 'Buffa' Otieno and Johnstone Olindi grounded once each as Kenya's main team Shujaa beat Germany 12-5 to clinch the 2021 Safari 7s title, as holders Morans finished third after beating Red Wailers.

Kimia Amir-Moazami tackles food wastage with Vorkoster

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Kimia Amir-Moazami tackles food wastage with Vorkoster

Kim Kuhl’s Nessi project focuses on saving urban greenery

Design Indaba  

Design Indaba drives a better world through creativity with its online design publication, annual festival and other "design activism" projects.

Africa: Let Us 'Waste' Children No More - It's Time for a Reset

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[allAfrica] Young children who are skin and bones are called "wasted". The root of the verb "waste" is "to devastate, ruin", which sadly is all too apt. Severely wasted children are 12 times more like to die of common diseases than children who are not malnourished. And for the survivors, their lives are ruined in the sense that they are more likely to drop out of school, more likely to live in poverty as adults, and more likely to suffer diet related chronic disease later in life.

Tigrayan rebels claim Ethiopian town Kombolcha

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Tigrayan rebels announced on Sunday that they have captured the northern Ethiopian town of Kombolcha, making it a rapid advance by the Tigray People's Liberation Front as federal forces begin a battle to recapture the strategic city of Dessie.

Uganda: Govt, Media Fight Again Over Push to Register Journalists

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[Monitor] Government has renewed its push to have journalists get accredited afresh by the Uganda Media Council as they go about covering public events.

Uganda: Walk-to-Work Kisekka Market Activist Talks of Life After 10 Years in Prison

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[Monitor] From the high walls of the much-feared Kitalya maximum penitentiary, Moses Kamuswaga has been intently following the raging debate over President Museveni's insistence that bail should be deprived of suspects accused of capital offenses.

Uganda: Govt Cuts Budget for Ministries

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[Monitor] Government has made extensive cuts of budgets from its ministries, department and agencies (MDA) to redirect finances to major priorities in the current financial year 2021/2022.

Libya: Children Rescued From the Mediterranean Sea Describe Libya As Hell

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[MSF] "They are playing now, they smile and befriend each other, they seem like any other young people," says Julie Melichar, humanitarian affairs officer on board MSF's search and rescue vessel Geo Barents. "But they are no longer just children or teenagers - not after what they have been through."

Sudan: UN Official Meets Ousted PM Still Under House Arrest

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[VOA] The United Nations discussed possible steps forward with ousted Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok Sunday, a day after hundreds of thousands of people marched in protest of last week's military coup.

Nigeria: Premium Times' Journalist Wins Nigeria Media Merit Award

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[Premium Times] Adesomoju wrote the winning entry while reporting for The Punch newspapers as a senior correspondent.

Ethiopia: Amhara Declares Emergency, Curfew, No Govt Activities

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[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The Amhara National Regional State Council, in its 6th round, first year, 4th emergency meeting held today has declared a nine point emergency decree which includes the suspension of regular activities by all government institutions in the state and state-wide curfew.

South Africa: President Ramaphosa - Every Vote Counts

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[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa says citizens have the power to make local government stronger through their vote.

Sudan: Protesters Killed During Large 'March of Millions'

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[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / Omdurman / El Gedaref / Kassala -- Mass protests took place yesterday, October 30, after resistance committees and activist networks had called for another Marches of the Millions. Hundreds of protesters were wounded and several were killed as security forces used heavy fire, according to witnesses.

Marginalised Ivorians lament 'curse' of oil

Africanews  

African governments typically hail the discovery of oil and gas as a blessing, but poor villagers in the southern Ivory Coast are among those who say it can also be a curse.

Wole Soyinka still hopeful for Nigeria despite current misfortunes

Africanews  

Wole Soyinka, Nigeria's Nobel-winning author, sees his country's many problems — misgoverning politicians, systemic corruption, violent extremists, and kidnapping bandits — yet he does not despair.

Nigeria: Why We Impeached Plateau Speaker - Majority Leader

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[Daily Trust] The Majority Leader of Plateau State House of Assembly, Hon. Naanlong Gapyil, has provided an insight into the circumstances leading to the impeachment of a former Speaker of the House, Hon. Nuhu Ayuba Abok.

Nigeria: Rising Gas Prices - a Crisis in the Making

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[Premium Times] Nigerians are facing hydra-headed challenges on all fronts: debilitating insecurity, extreme poverty, hyperinflation, high cost of food and essential consumables, diminishing trust in government and its institutions at all levels, and worse, there is no clarity on the way forward. Everyday the quality of existence for the average Nigerian is depreciating, and people are quickly bemoaning their fate and hoping for salvation - both spiritual and physical. The level of disillusionment is mindboggling, and mos

Nigeria: Inflation Is Not About to Go Away All By Itself

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[Premium Times] We may not be able to wish away the coming storm.

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