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Kenyan influencers paid to take 'guerrilla warfare’ online

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Shadowy financiers are closing down a once democratic space on Twitter for political debate in Kenya.

British American Tobacco negotiated bribe for Mugabe, new evidence suggests

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Documents reveal British American Tobacco’s role in bribery and spying in southern Africa.

In Somalia, Deputy UN chief encourages progress on women’s political participation, and peaceful elections

AfricaDotcom  

The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, visited Somalia on Sunday, to express her solidarity with Somali women’s calls for full and

Tunisian president Kais Saied indicates plans to amend constitution

Africanews  

President Saied also referred to the 2014 Constitution, saying that he "respects it but we can introduce amendments to the text". According to him, "the Tunisian people rejected the Constitution" and "Constitutions are not eternal".

DRC: Tshisekedi authorizes review of Sino-Congolese contract signed by Joseph Kabila

Africanews  

Official sources said on Saturday that the head of state asked the Minister of Infrastructure and Public Works "to present the state of play of the technical and financial execution of the projects included in the so-called Sino-Congolese contract, and the Minister of Mines to do the same

Angola: German State-owned Bank Fined for Angolan Loan Exposed in Luanda Leaks

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[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] KfW-Ipex-Bank, an import-export bank, had loaned more than $55 million through an Angolan bank to a brewery controlled by Isabel dos Santos.

Late drama as Australia beat world champions South Africa

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A late Quade Cooper penalty secures victory for Australia against South Africa in the Rugby Championship after New Zealand thrash Argentina.

Africa: The G20 Must Recommit to Covax

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[Reporter] It is one year since the international community gave its backing to the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access (COVAX) facility to lead a worldwide effort to end the acute phase of the pandemic. The initiative aimed to ensure that every country, and not just those with sufficient money or resources, could access life-saving vaccines once they became available. As G20 health ministers prepare to meet in Rome on September 5-6, they are in a position to ensure that COVAX fulfills its mission.

Rwanda: Rwanda Is Open for Dialogue but Says No Plans for Talks With Uganda 'Now'

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[Citizen] Kampala -- Uganda has invited Rwanda for an ad-hoc meeting to discuss and verify the implementation of an agreement that both countries signed in 2019 to put an end to their long standing bilateral tensions.

Tanzania: Yanga Face Rivers Utd in CAF Champions League Match

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Tanzania's representatives in the African Champions League, Young Africans (Yanga), today play Rivers United of Nigeria in the first leg of the preliminary round at the Benjamin Mkapa stadium.

Tanzania: Business Community Mourns Hans Poppe

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Stakeholders from the business and sports sectors were yesterday shocked by the death of veteran member Zacharia Hans Poppe late Friday.

Egypt: Ecss - National Strategy for Human Rights Consistent With New Republic Requirements

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[Egypt Online] Deputy Director General of the Egyptian Center for Strategic Studies (ECSS) General Mohamed Ibrahim El Deweri said the launching of the national strategy for human rights was fully consistent with the requirements of the new republic in order to change Egypt into a more influential and powerful country.

Egypt: Trade Minister - Overarching Strategy to Restructure Imc

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[Egypt Online] Minister of Trade and Industry Nivine Gamea said the ministry will embark on incorporating an overall scheme to restructure the Industrial Modernization Centre (IMC) and install an e-governance system embracing the Center's updated statue on contracting, financial, human resources and regulating procedures.

Egypt: Petroleum Minister - President Directs Prompt Delivery of Natural Gas to Lebanon

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[Egypt Online] Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Tarek El Molla said President Abdel Fattah El Sisi has directed transfer of gas to Lebanon at the nearest possible time.

Kenya: I'm a Survivor, Ruto Says of Political Storms He Has Weathered

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Deputy President William Ruto now says better suits the description a "survivor" having survived numerous political battles in his career, including currently when he viewed more of an outsider in government.

Somalia: Puntland Forces Carry Out Operations Ahead of Election

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[Shabelle] Puntland security forces have carried out operations in Jariban and Galdogob districts as the regional state is preparing for the election of the Lower House chamber.

Seychelles: Seychellois Cartoonist Uses Visual Storytelling to Recount Island Nation's History

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[Seychelles News Agency] A Seychellois cartoonist is recounting the island nation's history through a series of animated stories, from the arrival of the first settlers to the islands changing from a French to a British Colony through to independence in 1976.

Rwanda: Rwanda Kicks Off Quest for Africa Women's Volleyball Championship Against Morocco

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[New Times] Sunday fixtures

Angola: Angolan Vice-President Arrives in Lisbon

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[ANGOP] Luanda -- The Angolan Vice-President, Bornito de Sousa, arrived in Lisbon Saturday night to attend the funeral of former Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio.

Angola: Paulo Flores Enchants At Lisbon Festival

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[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angolan musician Paulo Flores participated, on Friday night, in the first edition of the Festival Nossa Lisboa (Our Lisbon Festival), at the Altice Arena, in the Portuguese capital.

Angola: Ambassador João Quiosa Presents Credentials in Ghana

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[ANGOP] Luanda -- The new Angolan ambassador to Ghana, João Domingos Baptista Quiosa, presented Friday in Accra his credentials to the West African country's President Nana Akufo-Addo.

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