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Congo-Kinshasa: Malawi in UN Permanent Combat Deployment in DR Congo

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[Nyasa Times] Malawi Defence Force (MDF) soldiers now have a permanent combat deployment (SCD) in the Democratic Republic of Congo where they are on UN sponsored peace keeping mission.

Malawi: Revenue Authority Working With Chiefs to Fight Smuggling

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[Nyasa Times] Senior Chief Mponda of Mangochi has pledged to support Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) to root out smuggling and tax evasion that is rampant in his area.

Mozambique: Ballot Box Stuffing in Beira, or Just a Mistake?

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[AIM] Maputo -At one polling station in the central Mozambican city of Beira there were more ballot papers deposited in the ballot boxes than people who voted, according to a report on Tuesday night on the independent television station STV.

Mozambique: Initial Results Indicate Possible Low Turnout

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[AIM] Maputo -As results trickle in from across Mozambique from Tuesday's general and provincial elections, the indications are of a low turnout.

Mozambique: One Dead in Clash With Police in Nacala

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[AIM] Maputo -One person died during police intervention against a crowd in the northern Mozambican port city of Nacala, during the counting of votes at the polling stations after Tuesday's general and provincial elections.

Tanzania: U.S.-China Trade War 'To Blame for Tanzania Cotton Woes'

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The ongoing trade war between the US and China has been partly blamed for the current cotton marketing crisis in Tanzania, which has resulted in farmers withholding their produce over pricing concerns.

Mozambique: Have Mozambicans Voted to Give Peace a Chance?

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[RFI] Ruling Frelimo party expected to extend decades-long rule over the impoverished country as oil and gas wealth beckons.

Gambia: Edward Singhatey Appears Before TRRC Today

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[Foroyaa] Edward Singhatey, a former vice-chairperson of the defunct AFPRC Government has today appeared before the TRRC voluntarily for the first time.

South Africa: Philippi Farmers Challenge City On Development of Agricultural Land

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[GroundUp] Farmers and workers held posters and sang on the steps of the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday. They were protesting against plans to rezone part of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) in Cape Town for development.

Africa’s international crimes court is still a pipe dream

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Despite adopting the Malabo Protocol five years ago, efforts by African states to establish the court have stalled.

The worrying commercialization of schools [Business]

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Health and education, once considered sanctuaries in Africa are now becoming commercial activities. Today, the poorest segments of the population are becoming, powerless that schools have become, so to speak, a commercial product, thus generating large profits. But how did we get here? Our Jean David Mihamle speaks to ‘‘Citizen Dynamics’‘, a Cameroonian organization against the commercialization of schools in Africa. Jean Marc Bikoko tells him,’‘the school is no longer a laboratory where knowledge is dispensed, but it is the demand of companies that prevail.’‘

Mozambique: Vote Counting Marred by Allegations of Rigging by Renamo Leader

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -Mozambicans voted on October 15 in an election which the incumbent President Filipe Nyusi said should help anchor peace, but his main rival, Renamo leader Ossufo Momade has already made allegations of vote rigging, Verdade reports.

11-year-old Nigerian Naomi Oloyede delivers impressive speech at the Education for Justice conference in Austria

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Naomi Oloyede was selected to represent her country at the “The Education for Justice (E4J), High Level conference on Corruption”

Nigerian Artist Ben Enwonwu's Painting 'Christine' was Recently Auctioned Off in London

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The owner of the painting Googled the signature on the artwork and only then realized its enormous value.

Eating insects: Testing out the delicacy in DR Congo

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Insects can be an eco-friendly alternative to meat and have long been part of DR Congo's cuisine.

Egypt archaeologists find 20 ancient coffins near Luxor

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The coffins, whose decorations are still visible, were uncovered at a Theban necropolis near Luxor.

Here's how to vote Africans nominated for Athletics Awards

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Up to six African track stars were nominated for this year’s Best Athletes Awards, according to the athletics’ governing body IAAF. Fans can access the IAAF’s social media platforms to vote for their favorites among the nominees announced on Monday and Tuesday. Athletes of the year will be announced live on stage at the World Athletics Awards 2019 in November. Male Athlete of the Year Kenyan athletes, Eluid Kipchoge and Timothy Cheruyiot and Uganda’s Joshua Cheptegei are among the 11 nominees for the IAAF male athlete of the year, Kipchoge on Saturday became the first man to run a marathon in less than two hours, finishing a special marathon in Vienna in one hour, 59 minutes and 40 seconds. ALSO READ: Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge wins IAAF male athlete of 2018 Ten winners from the recent world athletics championships in Doha also are under consideration for the global honour including Americans Donovan Brazier (800m), Christian Coleman (100m), Sam Kendricks (pole vault), Noah Lyles (200m), and Christian Taylor (triple jump). Cheptegei won the 10,000m race in Dohga and also holds the world cross country title. Bahamas’ Steven Gardiner (400m), Sweden’s Daniel Stahl (discus) and Norway’s Karsten Warholm (400m hurdles) are also nominated. Female Athlete of the Year Kenya’s marathon world record holder Brigid Kosgei, her compatriots Beatrice Chepkoech and Hellen Obiri were among 11 nominees for the IAAF female athlete of the year announced by IAAF on Tuesday. 25-year-old Kosgei finished the Chicago Marathon in two hours, 14 minutes and four seconds on Sunday to shatter Paula Radcliffe’s 16-year-old world record of 2:15:25, which the Briton had set in London. Chepkoech won the 3000 metres steeplechase race at the recntly concluded World Championships in Doha, while Obiri won the 5000m event at the same championships. Other world champions nominated included were Jamaica’s Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (100m and 4×100m) and Briton Katarina Johnson-Thompson (heptathlon). American Dalilah Muhammad, who earlier this month broke her own world record to win the women’s 400 metres hurdles title at the world championships with a time of 52.16 seconds, was also nominated for the global honour. Sifan Hassan, Mariya Lasitskene, Malaika Mihambo, Salwa Eid Naser and Yulimar Rojas completed the list. How to vote A three-way voting process will determine the finalists, with the IAAF Council and the IAAF Family will cast their votes by email. Fans on the other hand will cast their votes online on the IAAF’s social media platforms up to November 5. ‘‘Individual graphics for each nominee will be posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram this week; a ‘like’ on Facebook and Instagram or a retweet on Twitter will count as one vote.’‘ The IAAF Council’s vote will count for 50% of the result, while the IAAF Family’s votes and the public votes will each count for 25% of the final result. When voting is done, five men and five women finalists will be announced by the IAAF, and the winners announced live on stage at the World Athletics Awards 2019 in November.

Liberia: Quarrel Over Mining Sites in Gbparpolu

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[Observer] The John P. Saah Family writes Mines and Energy Minister Murray (pictured): "We requested the Ministry to investigate the Class B License (MBL 2724/17) issued in March 2017 which overlapped our Class C license that was issued February 2016 and since April 5, 2019, the Ministry has not responded nor carried out any investigation in this matter. Sections 6.4 & 6.7(a) of the Mineral & Mining Act (2000) are too simple and easy for anyone to under that an overlap is a violation."

Liberia: Ecobank Liberia Celebrates Customers, Promises Improved Service Delivery

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[Observer] Ecobank Liberia staff at headquarters celebrating Customer Service Week.

South Africa: Convicted Rapist Nicholas Ninow to Testify During Sentencing Proceedings

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[News24Wire] Convicted rapist Nicholas Ninow is expected to take the stand on Wednesday, when he testifies in mitigation of sentence. This is after he was found guilty of raping a 7-year-old girl in the bathroom of a Dros restaurant in Pretoria in 2018.

Liberia: Several Students Hospitalized

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[New Dawn] -As police fired tear gas during demonstration

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