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Sierra Leone: Female genital mutilation ‘amounts to torture,’ impunity must end

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UN-appointed independent human rights experts called on Wednesday for stronger measures to prevent and penalize female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone.

Togo Becomes The First Country Globally To Eliminate Four Neglected Tropical Diseases

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Togo receives an outstanding achievement award as the first ever country to eliminate four neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) at the 72nd session of the WHO Regional Committee for Africa

South Africa: Nurses At Free State Clinic Can't Treat Patients When It Rains

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[GroundUp] The small, dilapidated clinic serves residents of Intabazwe, near Harrismith - but it is overwhelmed and under-stocked

South Africa: 135 Days Without Water - KZN Community At Breaking Point

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[GroundUp] Municipal water has not been restored to Tongaat's 40,000 residents since the April floods

Angola’s former president dos Santos to be buried on Sunday

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"The funeral of his Excellency Jose Eduardo dos Santos, former president of the Republic of Angola, will take place in Luanda, Sunday, August 28, 2022, at 10 am,"...

South Africa: Parliament Seeks Urgent Action to Fix Sanitation in eThekwini

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[SAnews.gov.za] The Ad Hoc Joint Committee on Flood Disaster Relief and Recovery has asked officials in eThekwini Municipality to provide it with a definite deadline by when repairs at the Tongaat Water Treatment Plant will be completed.

Somalia: Somalia's President Vows 'Total War' Against Al-Shabaab

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[VOA] Mogadishu -- In a televised speech Tuesday night, Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud announced that his government will launch a "total war" against al-Qaida-affiliated militant group al-Shabab, after the group staged a deadly hotel siege in Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least 21 people and wounding more than 100.

Addressing Gender Diversity Challenges To Fast Track The Growth Of The Renewables Energy Sector

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Although women currently account for 39% of the global labour force, representation sits at a mere 22% in the traditional energy sector and 32% in the renewable energy sector.

Gambia: PURA Validates 3-Year Strategy Plan to Improve Regulatory Governance

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[The Point] In a bid to improve regulatory governance system in the country, The Gambia Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA) last Wednesday validated its Strategy Plan 2022-2024 at a ceremony held at a local hotel.

Gambia: Coalition of Progressives Urges Barrow to Address Country's Problems

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[The Point] The Coalition of Progressives - a civil society organisation has called on President Adama Barrow to show care and address the high youth unemployment, rampant corruption and corrupt public servants.

Ghana: Lecturer Recommends Amendment of Local Govt Act ... to Prevent Partisanship in Mmda Elections

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[Ghanaian Times] Dr Paul Herzuah, a Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Ghana Institute of Journalism (GIJ), has recommended to the government to amend the Local Government Act 1993, Act 462 (7) to prevent partisanship in the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assembly (MMDA) elections.

Ghana: NDC Battle-Ready for Election 2024 - Opare Addo Asserts

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[Ghanaian Times] The National Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Opare Addo, has asserted that the NDC is battle-ready to win Election 2024 to uplift the crest-fallen spirit of the citizenry.

Ghana: AfCFTA Tours Local Companies

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[Ghanaian Times] African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Secretariat begins familiarization tour of local companies ahead of continental guided trade.

Ghana: Stakeholders Asked to Partner Govt to Prevent Yam Glut

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[Ghanaian Times] The Bono East Regional Director of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Mrs Cecilia Kegya -Agyemang, has asked stakeholders in the private sector to partner the government to find innovative ways of preventing perennial glut of yam.

Ghana: Akufo-Addo Declares Neutrality in NPP 2024 Presidential Race

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[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has declared his neutrality in election of a new presidential candidate for the New Patriotic party to contest the 2024 general election.

Ghana: Tullow Infrastructure Projects Impact Education

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[Ghanaian Times] Corporate support for the government's Free Senior High School Policy (Free SHS) has played a very significant role in meeting the infra-structure needs of some deprived schools.

Ghana: Vodafone Embarks On Socially Impactful Projects in 3 Regions

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[Ghanaian Times] As part of efforts to mark this year's World Humanitarian Month, the charity arm of Vodafone Ghana, Vodafone Ghana Foundation, has embarked on a series of socially impactful projects within the Ashanti, Oti, and Ahafo regions of Ghana.

Ghana: Rehabilitation of Kanbal Bridge in Nandom Set to Begin - Roads Minister

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[Ghanaian Times] Wa -- The Minister for Roads, Mr Kwesi Amoako-Atta has announced that plans are far advanced for work to commence on the Kanbal Bridge in the Nandom Municipality of the Upper West Region.

Ghana: Platoon of Naval Personnel Deployed to Fight 'Galamseyers' On Ankobra, Offinrivers

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[Ghanaian Times] A platoon of Naval personnel has been deployed on River Ankobra and River Offin to fight illegal mining activities in the two water bodies.

Ghana: Efforts to Promote Efficient Integrated Iron, Steel Industry - Govt Develops Master Plan... Awaits Cabinet Approval for Implementation

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[Ghanaian Times] A master plan to guide the development of Ghana's integrated iron and steel industry has been developed.

Ghana: Handball Executive Calls On Sports Minister

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[Ghanaian Times] The executive of the Handball Association of Ghana (HAG), led by Edward Nii Lante Bannerman, has paid a courtesy call on the Minister of Youth and Sports, Mr Mustapha Ussif.

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