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Nigeria: Three 'Kidnappers' of Bethel School Students Nabbed

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[Daily Trust] SUB: The police have nabbed three kingpins involved The police have nabbed three kingpins involved in the kidnap of over 100 students of Bethel Baptist school, Kaduna.

Africa: Africa Needs Seven-Fold Rise in Covid-19 Vaccine Shipments

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[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- COVID-19 vaccine shipments to Africa must rise by over seven times from around 20 million per month to 150 million each month on average if the continent is to fully vaccinate 70% of its people by September 2022.

Nigeria: Govt Has Identified, 'Blocked Terrorism Financiers' in Nigeria - Malami

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[Premium Times] Mr Malami says the federal government had also succeeded in identifying and detaining "high profile individuals" responsible for funding terrorists' activities in the country.

Nigeria: Total Salary Bill for Nigeria's Identity Commission Up By 234 Percent - Not 300 Percent

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[Africa Check] "THE FG APPROVES 300 PERCENTAGE INCREASE IN SALARIES OF NIMC WORKERS," reads a message posted on Facebook in Nigeria in September 2021. "EH...WHAT OF DOCTORS AND LECTURERS?"

Africa's week in pictures: 17-23 September 2021

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A selection of the best photos from the African continent and beyond.

A medieval scroll in the Israel Museum

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A unique medieval scroll is going on display for the first time in Jerusalem at the Israel Museum

Tunisia's parliament speaker urges 'peaceful struggle' against president's moves

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The speaker of Tunisia's parliament Rached Ghannouchi called Thursday for "peaceful struggle" against a return to "absolute one-man rule"

With peace restored, Burundi president says poverty is the remaining threat 

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The President of Burundi said on Thursday that, 60 years after the country’s independence, “the restoration of peace, security, stability and social cohesion

South africa urged to prioritize vaccination of undocumented migrants

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undocumented african migrants reported no fair access to the Covid-19 vaccination jab

"Africa is a priority for the U.S." (Marissa Scott)

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US President Joe Biden gave his 1st speech at the UN a few days ago. To talk about the impact of this speech on US policy in Africa, our guest is Marissa Scott, French-speaking spokesperson at the US State Department, the equivalent of a Foreign Office.

"Africa is a priority for the USA" Marissa Scott

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To talk about the impact of Joe Biden's speech on US policy in Africa, our guest is Marissa Scott, French-speaking spokes

African countries unite to build resilient food systems {Business Africa}

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African countries unite to build resilient food systems as the Covid-19 pandemic worsens the hunger situation on the continent while African cuisine is making headway in Europe.

Africa: Global Leaders Commit Further Support for Global Equitable Access To Covid-19 Vaccines And Covax

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[Unicef] Geneva/New York/Oslo -- A joint statement from COVAX partners -- CEPI  Gavi  Unicef  WHO

Rwanda wins bid to host the 2025 World Cycling Championships

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This will be the first time the event is being held in an African country. International Cycling Union President Frenchman David Lappartient, had announced at the beginning of his first mandate in 2017 his desire to organize the road World Championships in Africa

Banks Across Africa Turn To IBM Hybrid Cloud And AI Solutions To Accelerate Digital Innovation

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Africa’s leading banks including EcoBank, Nedbank, Attijariwafa Bank, United Bank of Africa, Co-operative Bank of Kenya and Banco Mais are tapping into IBM technologies to help advance financial inclusion across the continent

Mali: Mali Defiant as Europe Slams Deal with Russian Paramilitary Firm

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[allAfrica] At the end of a two-day visit to the Sahel, France's defence minister warned Mali against hiring paramilitaries from Russian private-security firm Wagner, RFI reports.

Mastercard Launches Strive: A Global Small Business Initiative To Accelerate Economic Recovery

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Strive kicks off with initial commitment of $25 million in philanthropic funding to strengthen financial resilience and growth of small businesses

UK Covid vaccine rules cause hesitancy - Africa health chief

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The UK's refusal to accept vaccine certificates from Africa could increase hesitancy, says Africa CDC.

Thousands of Jewish worshippers flock to the Western Wall for Sukkot

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Jewish worshippers flock to the Western Wall Plaza, the holiest site at which Jews can pray, for the Sukkot festival Priestly blessing.

South africa mourns newly elected johannesburg mayor Jolidee Matongo

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According to local authorities, the car crash on Saturday included a pedestrian who ran into the road before Matongo's vehicle tried to avoid him. The mayor's two bodyguards were injured

Rwanda: Cycling - Rwanda Wins Bid to Host 2025 World Championships

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[New Times] Rwanda has won the hosting rights for the 2025 UCI Road World Cycling Championships, becoming the first African country to organise the world's biggest cycling event since its inception in 1921.

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