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Tanzania: Tanzania, U.S. Commandos Enhance Counter-Terrorism Skills

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[Daily News] THE Head of Armed Forces training for Land Forces Command (LFC), Brigadier General Iddi Nkambi has urged the Tanzania and US commandos to appropriately utilise the skills gained from a joint training in their work.

Guinea: Opposition leader returns home from exile

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"I am very happy to come and contribute to the recovery of our country. I think it is the job of every Guinean who loves his country to come when there are opportunities like this to work and raise Guinea, that is our goal. Guinea first." Sidya Touré, leader of the Union of Republican Forces

South Africa: Taxi and Truck Collide, Leaving One Dead Seventeen Injured

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[ER24] Bapsfontein -- A woman was killed and seventeen others injured last night when a taxi and a truck collided on the R50 In Bapsfontein.

Somalia: A Broken Healthcare System Has Hampered Somalia's Efforts to Cope With Covid-19

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[The Conversation Africa] A recent report by the global advocacy organisation Amnesty International painted a dire picture of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in Somalia. Based on interviews with health workers, government officials, and finance and debt relief experts, the report concludes that the government's response to the pandemic has been "wholly inadequate". But how bad is the situation really? Dr Mohammed A. M. Ahmed answers some questions.

Guinea: Marburg in Guinea - the Value of Lessons From Managing Other Haemorrhagic Outbreaks

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[The Conversation Africa] As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on in Africa amid insufficient vaccination rollout, viral haemorrhagic fever has again raised its head. This adds to public health turmoil on the continent where resources to respond to emerging and re-emerging epidemic prone zoonotic diseases remain limited.

Kenya: Pasha 124 - How Nairobi's Informal Settlements Got Their Names

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[The Conversation Africa] Nairobi, Kenya's capital city, started as a railway depot in 1899 and developed into a colonial administration centre, then into a commercial and regional hub. Informal settlements in the city grew in parallel, arising from colonial policies that excluded local people from permanent residence, and driven by demand for housing.

Morocco: Why Algeria Cut Diplomatic Ties With Morocco - and Implications for the Future

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[The Conversation Africa] The breakup of diplomatic relations between Algeria and Morocco in August is the product of a long history of tension. The two nations have never had long periods of friendship, notwithstanding the many factors that bring them together. Indeed, they belong to the same Maghreb region, share the same religion (Sunni Islam and Maleki rite) and identity, and speak a similar dialect. They also share a 1,550km common border.

South Africa: Rethinking Ukuthwala, the South African 'Bride Abduction' Custom

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[The Conversation Africa] Just over a decade ago in South Africa, a flurry of media reports surfaced about a customary practice known as ukuthwala. The reports described a rise in ukuthwala characterised by the kidnapping, assault and rape of young girls by older men, forcing them into customary marriages. Girls as young as 13 and 14 in the rural areas of provinces such as Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal were affected by this violence. In some cases, the girls' families accepted and arranged the marriages.

Zimbabwe: Mixed reactions greet court ruling permitting exhumation of Mugabe remains

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"It is unfortunate in anyway that matters involving the former president, an icon of the party, a liberator, our leader for 37 years have had to take this way which is quite unfortunate. Our hope is that the family will be able to come to its senses together with the traditional authorities there,."

Angola: Hundreds of opposition supporters protest electoral law change

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President Joao Lourenço introduced a bill last week to centralise the counting of votes instead of doing it at the level of each municipality and province.

Fawzia Yusuf Adam, the Somali woman running for president

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"I thought as a woman, maybe this country needs the leadership of a woman to bring peace and stability, and political stability to this country. That's why I decided to run for president at this time."

Nigeria's kidnap crisis: Letters replace phones

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The latest tactic to tackle kidnapping gangs is to cut off mobiles and the internet.

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

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[Monitor] 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.

Uganda: Unra Lists 24 Completed Roads, Bridges and Ferries

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[Monitor] Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) says it has completed upgrading four national roads and eight other roads in various cities and towns, bringing to 5,591 kilometres the national stock of paved roads.

East Africa: EAC Stockmarkets Bank On Investment Clinics to Woo Firms, End IPO Drought

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[East African] East African stock exchanges are racing to establish investment clinics to help attract companies to the stockmarkets and end the persistent initial public offering (IPO) drought.

Tanzania: Government Injects Sh50bn for Buying Maize

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[Citizen] Dodoma -- The government yesterday responded positively to public outcry over maize market, with an injection of Sh50 billion, a day after lawmakers advised the government to increase its budget for buying the produce for reserve.

Tanzania: Government Explains the Increase in Avocado Prices

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[Citizen] Dodoma -- The government has said the price of avocado has increased from Sh1.2 million per ton in 2015 to Sh1.8 million per ton in 2020.

New technique helps prevent erosion along Togolese coast

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The principle behind this technic involves cemented barrels arranged along the coastal line to slow the advancement of the sea to the dry land.

Mozambican girls fight menstrual taboos

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Most of the girls especially from humble backgrounds are unable to fully attend their classes due to the fact that the personal hygiene effects are expensive and at times not available in various rural stores and health facilities.

Online platform offers funds to female entrepreneurs in Nigeria

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With the impact of COVID 19 on women-owned businesses, SME.NG, an e-market that kicked off in August is set to make a difference in the lives of female entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

Morocco's king names businessman Aziz Akhannouch to lead new government

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Morocco's King Mohammed VI on Friday named businessman Aziz Akhannouch to lead a new government after his National Rally of Independents (RNI) thrashed the long-ruling Islamists in parliamentary elections.

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