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Sudan: Sudanese Pound Continues to Fall, Food Prices Rising Again

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[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / El Fasher -The US Dollar rate reached SDG 95 at the Khartoum parallel market on Friday. Prices of food and other basic consumer goods continue to rise. People are lining up again to buy bread and fuel. The Ministry of Industry and Trade will establish a mechanism to monitor the internal markets.

West Africa: Border Closure Not Meant to Punish Nigeria's Neighbours - Buhari

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[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the partial closure of Nigeria's borders was not meant to punish her neighbours, but to strengthen the country's security and economy.

Nigeria: 608 Former Boko Haram Insurgents Undergoing Rehabilitation - Military

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[Vanguard] The military authority says no fewer than 608 repentant Boko Haram insurgents are currently undergoing De-radicalisation, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) Programme by Operation Safe Corridor (OSC) at Malam-Sidi, Gombe State.

Nigeria: Obaseki's Reformative Trajectory in Edo

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[Vanguard] The spate of development, rapid industrial expansion and boom in economic activities across the 18 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Edo State, distinctly marks Governor Godwin Obaseki out as one of the few conscientious performers who came into politics primarily to serve his people.

Kenya: Lobby Asks CS Munya to Speed Up Reforms in Tea Sector

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[Nation] A tea sector lobby group has urged the Agriculture Cabinet Secretary Peter Munya to speed up the gazettement of the Tea Regulations 2019.

Angola: Lourenço Reiterates Measures to Attract Investments

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[ANGOP] Luanda -Angolan president, João Lourenço, Friday reiterated the continuation of the measures to make the investment processes easier in the country, with aim to attract all sorts of investors to an economy being quickly and positively restructured.

Angola: South Korea Reiterates Support for Angola Education Sector

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[ANGOP] Ndalatando -The ambassador of the Republic of South Korea accredited to Angola, Kim Chang Sik, said this Saturday, in Ndalatando, that his country will continue to support education projects underway in Angola, within the scope of bilateral cooperation.

Angola: Over Five Million Children Get Polio Vaccine

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[ANGOP] Luanda -At least five million children were vaccinated in the country in 2019 to fight poliomyelitis during the campaigns promoted by the Ministry of Health, said last Friday in Luanda, the minister Sílvia Lutucuta.

Nigeria: Lekan Are, Foremost Nigerian Agronomist, Dies At 86

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[Vanguard] Dr Lekan Are, a foremost Nigerian agronomist, businessman, philanthropist and Chairman of University Press Plc, is dead.

Namibia: Judgement in Election Challenge Set for February

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[Namibian] The ruling in the legal battle over the use of electronic voting machines (EVMs) without verifiable paper trails and the results of the November 2019 presidential election, will be made public in the Supreme Court early next month.

Namibia: Inmates Benefit From Namcol Scholarship

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[Namibian] Twelve inmates from the Windhoek Correctional Facility on Friday received scholarships to complete their National Senior Secondary Certificates (NSSC) at the Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL).

Nigeria: Ruling Party Plotting to Seize Power in Sokoto, Bauchi, Others - Opposition

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[Daily Trust] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has alleged that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is planning to use the Supreme Court to take over power in Sokoto, Bauchi, Adamawa and Benue states.

Nigeria: Fire Razes 10 Shops in Cross River

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[Vanguard] At least 10 shops have been razed by fire in Ogoja local government area of Cross River State.

Somalia: 3 Killed As Suicide Bomber Targets Turkish Contractors

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[Dalsan Radio] 3 Killed 11 injured in an suicide bombing targeting Turkish contractors in Afgoye 30km from Somalia capital Mogadishu. 6 Turkish injured 2 critically, Turkey govt confirms.

Tunisia: Govt Turns Down Invitation to Participate in Berlin Conference On Libya

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[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -Tunisia has turned down the invitation to participate in the Berlin Conference scheduled for Sunday, January 19, while expressing its thanks and consideration for the invitation sent Friday by German Chancellor Angela Merkel to President Kais Saied.

East Africa: Deeper Political Ties Will Cool Off EAC Trade Rows

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[East African] A decade since it came into force, the East African Community Common Market Protocol, is going through a reality check. This week, Uganda lodged a formal protest against Kenya, over blockage of its milk exports.

Libya civil war: UN envoy Salamé says foreign intervention must end

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Ghassan Salamé's remarks come on the eve of renewed peace talks between Libya's warring factions.

Henry Onyekuru: Nigerian cleared to make Galatasaray debut

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Nigeria international Henry Onyekuru will finally be able to make his second debut for Turkish club Galatasaray this month after receiving a playing license.

Rwanda: Sets Aside U.S.$10 Million for CHOGM Sprucing of Kigali

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[East African] Rwanda is pulling all stops in its preparations to host the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) slated for June 22 to 27. The biennial summit was last held in East Africa in 2007 in Kampala.

East Africa: Regional Experts Draft Confederation Constitution

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[East African] At least two constitutional experts and a legislative draftsperson nominated by each of the East African Community member states were expected at the consultation meeting on drafting the EAC political confederation constitution that kicked off in Ngozi province in Burundi last week.

East Africa: Rwandan Soaps Top Watch List

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[East African] Despite being relatively new and still developing, Rwandan content creators have established a niche in TV soap opera production, and are increasingly taking up space on local channels.

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