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Zimbabwe: Electoral Support Network Proposes Sweeping Reforms to Parliament

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Ethiopia: Ethiopia to Hold Elections Taking General Precautionary Measures - Speaker

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[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - Speaker of House of Peoples' Representatives Tagesse Chaffo said Ethiopia will conduct the sixth general elections this year taking general precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

Watch the Trailer to Nasty C's New Netflix Documentary 'Zulu Man in Japan'

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Nasty C takes over Japan and makes a number of impressive moves in his new Netflix documentary titled 'Zulu Man in Japan'.

Bah Ndaw: Mali to swear in civilian interim leader after coup

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The ex-defence minister was picked by the coup leader to head a transitional government until elections.

Guinea-Bissau holds independence celebration as virus threat remains

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Guinea-Bissau held a big gathering in its capital to mark its 47th independence anniversary at a time when huge rallies are being discouraged as a measure to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Watch our report:

Africa: Is the Worst of Africa's Covid-19 Outbreak Over?

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently commended South Africa for its declining Covid-19 infection rate, approving the implementation of public health measures to curb the spread of the virus. This, according to WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, is indicative of a larger trend across the continent. Moeti spoke during an online media briefing to examine the status of the Covid-19 outbreak across the continent.

Kenya: Tough Visa Rules for Students Seeking to Study in U.S.

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[Nation] President Donald Trump's government is planning to bar Kenyan students from pursuing degrees in the US through limiting their stay in the country.

Standing Up to Myths and Misinformation in Nigeria During the Pandemic

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‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is a common and seemingly harmless saying. But what happens when commonly eaten foods like pepper, garlic and ginger are wrongfully said to prevent COVID-19?

African Parliamentarians Alongside Their Populations

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Every year, rainy season in Africa rhyme with drinking polluted waters, wading in stagnant feces-infested rainwaters and sleeping in unhealthy conditions.

Guinea's opposition urges ECOWAS intervention as vote looms

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Guinea’s main opposition leader called on neighboring West African states to help to stop a political crisis in Guinea where President Alpha Conde is running for a third term in the October elections. The 15-nation West African group known as ECOWAS supports democracy in the region and has recently pressed Mali's junta, who seized power last month, to return the country to civilian rule. Guinea's opposition leader, Cellou Dalein Diallo, said Thursday that he would like to see the regional body turn its attention to his country. Diallo, 68, has denounced as unconstitutional Conde’s decision to run again in the Oct. 18 elections. This will be the third face-off between Conde and Diallo, who first ran against each other in the country’s 2010 election that came after more than a half-century of dictatorship. “We are a little jealous of the promptness with which ECOWAS acted in Mali to help that country reconcile when it has not taken action to help Guinea which has long been in crisis," Diallo told reporters in Dakar, Senegal, where he was visiting Thursday. “We deplore the lack of reaction from ECOWAS against President Conde’s candidacy." Diallo and Conde have faced off before in the 2010 and 2015 elections respectively. Diallo lost on both occassions.  Guinea has a two-term limit for presidents. But a controversial referendum vote in March cleared Conde to run again. Dozens of protestors were killed by security forces as they held demonstrations against the exercise. 

Africa: Over 200,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Cntinent After 13.3 Million Tests

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[allAfrica] As of September 25, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,437,576. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 34,706, and recoveries 1,184,963. 217,905 cases are currently active and 13,371,886 tests have been performed.

Rowlene Shares New Single ‘Stop’ from Upcoming Project ‘11:11’

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Listen to Rowlene's new single 'Stop' from upcoming album '11:11'.

Africa: Social, Environmental Factors Seen Behind Africa's Low Covid-19 Cases

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[WHO] Brazzaville -- COVID-19 transmission in Africa has been marked by relatively fewer infections, which have been on the decline over the past two months, owing to a variety of socio-ecological factors as well as early and strong public health measures taken by governments across the region.

Costa Titch & Dee Koala To Drop Epic Summer Banger, ‘We Deserve Bettr’!

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The next generation of rising South African hip-hop stars, Costa Titch and Dee Koala, have dropped an epic summer banger, complete with an explosive music video that captures youth spirit culture cues in vibrant, multi-colour.

Nigeria: Why the Child's Rights Act Still Doesn't Apply Throughout Nigeria

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[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria adopted the Child's Rights Act in 2003, giving legal consent to both the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child. The country's constitution states that for an international law to take effect, Nigeria's legislature must create a national version.

Kenya: Gangs Still Drive Mombasa's Narco-City Image

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[ISS] Criminal gangs in Mombasa, Kenya's second largest city, continue to operate with impunity despite having a law passed against them and being banned twice within a decade - in 2010 and 2016. Their violent activities are likely to intensify as Kenya faces hard economic times due to the effects of COVID-19, and as the country heads towards its 2022 general elections.

Gambia: Why MPs Just Shot Down the Popular New Draft Constitution

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[African Arguments] Replacing "Jammeh's constitution" had been one of President Barrow's priorities. So why did his supporters abruptly end the process?

Mozambique: Beira Mayor Accuses Frelimo of Sabotage

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[AIM] Maputo -- The leader of the opposition Mozambique Democratic Movement (MDM) and mayor of Beira, Daviz Simango, has accused the ruling Frelimo Party of sabotaging the MDM's political work.

Mali: Ba N'daou - the Retired Colonel Chosen to Return Mali to Civilian Rule

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[DW] <i>Mali's new interim president will have 18 months to restore civilian rule. During the transition, he will have another colonel who played a key role in the August coup by his side.</i>

Cameroon: 'No Dictatorship Considers Protests Legal,' Cameroon's Opposition Politician Says

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[DW] <i>Cameroonian authorities are cracking down on opposition members amid a planned protest against President Paul Biya. Opposition politician Maurice Kamto speaks exclusively to DW about his desire for a peaceful change.</i>

Namibia: Geingob Urges US to Lift Sanctions On Zimbabwe

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[Namibia Economist] In his address to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the President HE Dr. Hage Geingob called on the United States of American to lift sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe and Cuba.

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