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South Africa: Teen Girl's Naked Body Found Lying in Cape Town Street

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[News24Wire] Yet another gruesome murder of a young woman is being investigated after the body of a 17-year-old girl was found lying in a street near Philippi in the Western Cape.

Kenya: Otieno's Son Introduces His Soulmate

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[Nairobi News] Former TV journalist Louis Otieno's son Silas Miami has revealed that he is now happily married to his male partner.

Uganda: New Roadmap for February Elections

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[East African] Uganda's Electoral Commission announced on Tuesday that it will push ahead with organising the scheduled February 2021 General Election.

South Africa: 'I'll Kill You Like George Floyd' - Doctor Says Cop Throttled Him

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[News24Wire] A South African doctor of South Sudanese origin claims he was choked by TMPD officers while on his way to hospital to assist with a Covid-19 emergency. His wife was also apparently assaulted and evidence of the incident on both their phones apparently deleted. The doctor, who has lived in SA since the age of 16 after fleeing his war torn country, is a celebrated medical professional with three medical degrees.

Zimbabwe: Bulawayo Residents Demand Reversal of Mayor's Land Deal

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[New Zimbabwe] Ratepayers in Bulawayo have demanded the reversal of a controversial agreement that will allow the city's mayor Solomon Mguni to lease 3, 5 hectares of council land under a 25-year lease at just $165 per month rent.

Nigeria: D'Banj Accused of Rape

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[Nairobi News] Nigeria's high-profile musician D'banj has been accused of rape, according to local media.

South Africa: Surfers Warned of Sharks Cruising Coast Off the Garden Route

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[News24Wire] Large numbers of sharks are cruising the coast of the Garden Route - and bathers and surfers should beware.

South Africa: DA Loses Court Bid to Stop Govt Using Race, BBBEE Status As Criteria for COVID-19 Aid

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[News24Wire] A full High Court bench has dismissed the DA's bid to have government stop using BBBEE status, race, gender, age or disability in determining who will receive Covid-19 aid. The court also ruled that the criteria used on who gets aid is unlawful and has been set aside because it is too vague. It court ruled that Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni must redraft the criteria.

Africa: Pandemic Pushes World Refugee Day Observances Online

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[VOA] Ekhlas Ahmed is a high school teacher in Portland, Maine, coping with the new reality of virtual classrooms. She is also a former Sudanese refugee and is one of many people working on the frontlines in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Africa: COVID-19 Pandemic Reaching 'Peak' in Western Cape

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[News24Wire] The Covid-19 pandemic is reaching its "peak" in the Western Cape - and the elderly and ill have been urged to lock down.

South Africa: This 8-Hour Non-Stop Virtual Music Festival Will Raise Funds to Provide Face Masks for Those in Need

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[News24Wire] Get ready to party for a good cause. AfricaMasks4All is gearing up to host an online music festival which will run for 8 hours non-stop.

South Africa: Sexual Minorities Seek Recognition as Victims of Gender-Based Violence

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[VOA] South Africa's epidemic of gender-based violence is especially harrowing for the nation's sexual minorities, who say they regularly experience violence because of their gender expression and sexual identities. It's a little-known part of what President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday described as a "second pandemic" of violence in a nation already struggling with a viral pandemic.

Somalia: Al-Shabaab Attacks in Somalia Kill 7

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[VOA] At least seven people were killed in two separate attacks by the al-Shabab militant group in Somalia in the last 24 hours.

Nigeria: Two Indian Nationals Nabbed At Lagos Airport for Illegal Entry

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[Daily Trust] The Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) command of the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS) has intercepted two Indian nationals for illegally entering the country without proper documentation.

Africa: COVID-19 Death Toll Surpasses 8,000 as Total Cases Exceed 306,000

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[allAfrica] As of June 22, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 306,390.

Nigeria: FG Pays N9bn for Health Workers' Life Insurance

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[Daily Trust] The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, says the Federal Government has paid N9 billion as premium for Group Life Insurance to all health workers.

Nigeria: Tankers Explosion - FRSC Diverts Traffic On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

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[Premium Times] The <a target="_blank" href="https://frsc.gov.ng/">Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)</a> has announced diversion of traffic on Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, following an explosion involving four trailers on Sunday morning at Kara Bridge.

Nigeria: Edo - of Oshiomhole and Saraki's Snail, Naked Masquerade Allegories

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[Premium Times] Court-suspended All Progressives Party (APC) Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, a few days before his court ouster, subtly flexed his power muscles and demonstrated a commendable grasp of African proverbs and aphorisms. Taking to his Twitter handle to do this, Oshiomhole had announced that "You don't run after a snail. When you're ready (to make it a cuisine), you pick it up and put it in a bag." In other words, insinuated Oshiomhole, his smallish stature did not correctly approximate the ounce of power

Nigeria: COVID-19 - Rivers Govt Locks Down Bonny, Onne Communities

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[Premium Times] The Rivers State Government has expressed deep worry that the state could gradually become the next epicentre of the coronavirus (<a target="_blank" href="https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus">COVID-19</a>) with a rising number of positive cases of the pandemic.

Nigeria: Daily Trust's Editor-At-Large Appointed Director At City University London

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[Daily Trust] Daily Trust's editor-at-Large, Dr Abdullahi Tasiu Abubakar, has been appointed new Director of PhD Programme in the Department of Journalism at City, University of London.

Kenya: Katiba Institute Seeks to Block Partial Appointment of Judges

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[Nation] A lobby has gone to court to challenge the appointment, gazettement and swearing in of some of the 41 judges who had been nominated for promotion.

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