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Kenya: Domestic Flights to Resume 'Soon'

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[Nation] Kenya Airways (KQ), grounded for the past three months by the coronavirus pandemic, will resume domestic flights in "the next couple of days," President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Friday.

Zimbabwe: Nurses Vow to Continue With Strike as Govt Tight-Lipped Over Crisis

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[New Zimbabwe] There is no end in sight to the crippling strike by health professionals after nurses in government hospitals Friday remained adamant their industrial action will continue until government addressed their grievances.

South Africa: No Weapons or Military Hardware Exported to Libya - Mthembu

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[News24Wire] The government has squashed rumours regarding the export of weapons and military hardware to Turkey, which could possibly end up in the hands of militia groups fighting in the Libyan civil war.

Nigeria: COVID-19 - Okowa, Family Go Into Isolation as Daughter Tests Positive

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[This Day] Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, his wife, children and other members of the household, yesterday, went into self-isolation, because one of the governor's daughters had tested positive for the COVID-19.

Nigeria: Revealed - Drug Use Behind Country's High Suicide Rate

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[Vanguard] Drug trafficking and substance abuse have reached an alarming level all over the world. In Nigeria, substance abuse has become a threat to public health, national stability, peace, and security, as well as an embarrassing scourge afflicting both individuals and the society at large.

Nigeria: Airports Authority Hikes Passenger Service Charge By 100%

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[Leadership] The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has disclosed its plan to increase Passenger Service Charge (PSC) with effect from August 1, 2020.

Rwanda: Sustainable Development Cannot Be Achieved Through Shortcuts - Kagame

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[New Times] President Paul Kagame who is also the Chairman of the RPF-Inkotanyi told leaders of the party that it is only through accountable governance that a country like Rwanda will achieve its aspirations, adding that shortcuts can only yield short-term results, if any.

Liberia: Police to Get Tough on Random Street Protests

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Liberia National Police (LNP) has vowed to arrest, investigate, charge and forward to court all those responsible for Thursday, June 25 burning of tires in the street while at the same time warning that it would be strict on enforcing the protocols on public gathering henceforth.

Tanzania: Tanzanite Dealer Not Conned, Says Minister

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[Daily News] THE government has trashed claims circulating in social media outlets that it underpaid artisanal miner Saniniu Laizer for the large Tanzanite gemstones he mined in Manyara Region recently.

Viewpoint: 'I feel like I was accidentally hired'

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Ibrahim Diallo describes what life as a black software engineer has been like for him.

Edem immortalizes Mum with Artwork of Mood Swings

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Ghanaian musician Edem has immortalized his Mum with the artwork for his forthcoming EP; Mood Swings. The 6-song Mood Swings EP is scheduled for release on 24th June 2020. The EP will be Edem’s first collective project since Book & Rhymes and Mood Swings pays homage to Edem’s mum. His Mum passed away when he […]

Tanzania: Chadema Says They Have Lost Trust in the Inspector General of Police

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The main opposition, Chadema, said yesterday they have lost confidence in the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Simon Sirro, accusing him of being used to foster the interests of the ruling party CCM by oppressing opponents.

Uganda: Gen Muntu Resigns From Ant Leadership

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[Monitor] News Coming from Plot 87, Buganda road-Kampala indicates that Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) national coordinator Gen Mugisha Muntu has stepped down.

Burundi holds funeral, burial for Nkurunziza in capital Gitega

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Thousands of Burundians on Friday lined the road to the capital Gitega as the body of former president Pierre Nkurunziza was escorted under heavy security for a state funeral after his sudden death earlier this month. Nkurunziza, who was president for 15 years, died at the aged 55 of what the government said was “heart failure.” Tanzania’s former president Jakaya Kikwete and the current prime minister as well as Zambia’s first lady were among thousands of people present at Friday’s ceremony. The funeral proper took place at the Ingoma stadium in the capital Gitega, the same venue where the new president was sworn in last week. President Evariste Ndayishimiye and top government and ruling party officials were in attendance. The transfer of H.E NKURUNZIZA Pierre mortal remains to the Ingoma Stadium of Gitega was greeted by a farewell hedge from the populations of the neighborhoods, joined by crowds from other nooks and crannies of #Burundi along the Karusi-Gitega route pic.twitter.com/z5Ikv7mqrL— J.C Karerwa Ndenzako (KarerwaNdenzako) June 26, 2020 The funeral ceremonies began with the paying of last respects from his wife, Denise Bucumi Nkurunziza, his children and close associates in an intimate gathering at the hospital in the central city of Karuzi where he died on June 8. “I personally have lost my love, children have lost their parent. I thank God for giving us strength to be standing in these hard times, after suddenly losing someone you love,” Mrs Nkurunziza said in her tribute. Nkurunziza will be interred in Gitega in a special mausoleum that was built in the two weeks since he died. Presidential spokesman Karerwa Ndenzako posted on Twitter that there were also military tributes and prayers, a convoy of honor and farewell around the stadium. It was followed by a moment of meditation as the convoy passed by. “These moments were punctuated and accompanied by gospel music,” he added. Nkurunziza died shortly after an election won by successor Evariste Ndayishimiye, who was sworn in last week. An investiture that was pushed forward from the original date of August. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

Social Media reacts to Edem’s Mood Swings EP

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Social Media has reacted positively to the aanouncement of Edem's upcoming EP titled Mood Swings. Mood Swings is an audio-visual EP ...

Epixode proves why he owns the ‘1Don’, title plays ‘One More’ and ‘Koto’. Full Details

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Now, Reggae/ dancehall artist, Epixode has also in an interview revealed that he owns the title 1Don. According to Epixode he has been using 1DON since his Kutu song, which came out 2 years ago. Watch his interview with Tilly Akua Nipaa below; THANK YOU for constantly reading our stories. Kindly like, comment and SHARE stories on all […]

Useless law, rights enforced: Reactions trail Gabon pro-gay law

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Gabonese lawmakers have shaken an entire nation of its customs and traditions. The central African country’s lower parliamentary chamber voted late Tuesday to decriminalise same-sex relationships. Since then, there have been mixed reactions all around. From those that believe it is a useless law to the defenders of the law citing equality. The First Lady has openly celebrated the decision. Same-sex marriage is still not allowed in Gabon, where homosexuality is still broadly seen as a social taboo. Activists have hailed this move that must now pass in the upper house of the Senate before the law is taken off the books. Japhet Beyeme Ngoua, a citizen is one of those that disagrees with the legislation: “This law is not important for our country and not only our customs we are African. Our customs don’t allow for this. “Our customs are against homosexuality. We must not take things that come from the West and bring them here, to our home, to Africa. So I, concretely, I say no to homosexuality in Gabon.” But for MP Edagard Owono Ndong, he is happy: “I salute determination. I salute the courage, but above all I salute the willingness of members to enforce a right that I felt was being flouted. We cannot, in the name of I do not know what, make unjustified recriminations. “We cannot tolerate the fact that others may be living in difficult situations in terms of their being. ...in terms of their own being.” On the other hand, some activists held a peaceful demonstration outside the senate building against the decriminalization law. Telesphore Obame Ngono, leader of a anti-gay rights movement: “We were ordered by our law enforcement officers who asked us to go home and as we were going home they asked us to follow them to their premises for further explanations. We went there. The exchange was courteous. Between us and them there was no violence and everything else. We went out of there at about 11:00 a.m. and came out at 5:00 p.m. We hadn’t had a chance to drop off that mail there.” If the proposal is approved by the upper house and the president, Gabon could become one of the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa to abolish a law that punishes same-sex sexual relations. Le Parlement rétablit un Droit humain fondamental pour ses citoyens: celui d’aimer, librement, sans en être condamné. La République défend le respect de la vie privée de chacun et reste Une et Indivisible au-delà des sentiments. Oui à la dignité, non à la haine. #Gabon— Sylvia Bongo Ondimba (@Sylviabongo) June 24, 2020

Yemi Alade and Angelique Kidjo’s Shekere Took 3 years, Here is why

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Yemi Alade explains why it took three years to get her song with Angelique Kidjo ready. See how she also expresses her admiration for the iconic musician

Senegal final year students resume classes amid virus control protocols

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Senegalese final year students have resumed classes under strict instructions as the country battles Covid-19. The are expected to wear face masks and respect social distance measures. The reopening involves over 500,000 students out of the 3.5 million children instructed to stay at home by the government. The schools have intensified their efforts to ensure the safety of the students by checking their temperatures before entry and a compulsory hand washing practice. Papa Banda N’diaye is a final year student: “We are not stressed because we have revised at home and really we stayed at home for close to four months. “So this time is for more revision on what we have already been thought; we are also happy that we are back in school.” Teacher Boubacar Diallo confirms that the return is for revision: “With few months to go, we are going to focus on revising the topics we thought them. We will also engage them in writing several exercises as well. Senegal has registered over 6,000 cases of coronavirus to date, with 94 deaths. Cases continue to increase and President Macky Sall this week was quarantined after coming into contact with an infected person, although he has tested negative for COVID-19 reports say. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }

Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Commemorates Torture Victims Day Under a Dark Cloud

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[263Chat] Zimbabwe today joins the rest of the world in commemorating the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture under the theme 'The World Stopped! Torture Didn't!' but with a dark trail of activists still locked up.

Malawi: Elections Body Clarifies On Absence of International Observers

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[Malawi News Agency] Blantyre -Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Chairperson, Chifundo Kachale has attributed the absence of international observers in the Fresh Presidential Election to travel ban restrictions across the world due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

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