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Guinea: Overcoming Covid-19 At 99 Years Old

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[WHO] Conakry -- When Bagama Guehara walked out of Donka Hospital in Guinea's capital, Conakry, on 7 July this year, leaning on a walking stick for support, she was met with a rapturous applause from the medical staff and fellow patients.

Rwanda: Painless Birth But Only For 'The Rich'

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[Nation] Pregnant women in Rwanda can now have epidural painless and normal (vaginal) delivery without going through a surgical procedure.

Kenya: After Meat, Kenyatta Set to Hand Over Choppers to Military

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[Nation] The expected handover of government owned helicopters to the Kenya Air Force has created uncertainty with confusion over whether the various affected agencies will continue to operate them semi-autonomously or if they will be under direct command of the military.

Kenya: High Court Puts Brakes on Maraga's Advisory to Dissolve Parliament

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[Nation] The High Court has suspended the implementation of Chief Justice David Maraga's advisory to President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament.

South Africa: Mkhize Confirms Total of 667 049 Cases of Covid-19

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[Govt of SA] As of today, the cumulative number of detected COVID-19 cases is 667 049 with 1 861 cases identified.

Nigeria: Buhari Pledges Nigeria's Support for Peace, Stability in Guinea Bissau

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[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has promised Nigeria's increased support for peace and stability in Guinea Bissau.

Gambia: Health Minister Blames Abortion for High Maternal Mortality

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[Foroyaa] Dr. Ahmad Lamin Samateh, the Gambia's Health Minister, said Thursday one of the causes of maternal mortality in the country is due to the actions of crude abortionists.

Swaziland: 'Police Hitch-Hike to Crime Scenes Because of Vehicle Shortages'

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[Swazi Media] Police across Swaziland (eSwatini) have to hitch rides from civilians to get to crime scenes or perform other duties because the kingdom is broke and cannot pay for fuel or repairs to vehicles.

South Africa: Unions Welcome Compensation for Domestic Workers At Last

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[GroundUp] An amendment to the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act proposes the inclusion of domestic workers for the first time. Archive photo: Zoƫ Postman

Nigeria: #fincen Files - Firm Owned By Top Nigerian Lawyer Flagged in U.S. for Moving Millions of Dollars Abroad

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[Premium Times] Mr Tarfa is currently facing a 26-count amended charge for refusal to declare his assets, misinforming an officer of the EFCC and offering gratification to a public official.

Nigeria: U.S. to Assist Nigeria With $50m Planned Security Assistance

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[This Day] The United States will assist Nigeria with roughly $50 million in planned security assistance under its "global train and equip" programme, a new report by the Congressional Research Services (CSR) has revealed.

Nigeria: Agency Warns of Second Wave of Coronavirus

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[Premium Times] The Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has warned that there is likely to be an even more devastating second wave of coronavirus in Adamawa and other states in the country due to the non-compliance to COVID-19 health guidelines.

Nigeria: Boko Haram Commander, Family Surrender to Troops in Borno

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[Daily Trust] The Defence Headquarters says a high profile Boko Haram commander has surrendered to Nigerian troops during clearance operations in their enclaves in Borno saying that the operations took place between Sept. 17 and Sept. 23.

Nigeria: 7 Boko Haram Commanders Eliminated in Strike On 5 Camps in Lake Chad

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[Daily Trust] Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have eliminated several top commanders and fighters of Boko Haram terrorists group in their various camps at the fringes of Lake Chad in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno.

Kenya: Kenya Power Starts to Relocates Power Lines to Pave Way for the Nairobi Expressway

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya Power says it has commenced the relocation of power lines between Mlolongo, Mombasa road, and James Gichuru road to pave way for construction of the 27.1-kilometer-long Nairobi Expressway.

Kenya: Kenyan Athlete Who Jumped Over a Fence to Evade Anti-Doping Officials Banned

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- A Kenyan athlete who jumped over a fence to evade registration by Doping Control Officers (DCOs) has been slapped with a three-and-a-half-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit.

Africa: Cologne's African Film Festival Switches to Diverse Themes

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[DW] COVID-19 restrictions overshadowed the 2020 edition of the Africa Film Festival in Cologne. The filmmakers discussed the downside of the pandemic at screenings of films that delve into topics like stigma and Afro hair.

Nigeria: Road Accidents Now Kills More Nigerians Than HIV, TB - Govt

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[This Day] Abuja -- The federal government yesterday lamented the frequency of carnages caused by road accidents in the country, noting that deaths resulting from crashes have now exceeded the ones caused by the Human Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV) and the deadly tuberculosis disease combined.

Nigeria: Tight Race to Big Brother Naija Lockdown Finale

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[This Day] Who will be crowned the winner of the Big Brother Naija Lockdown season on Sunday? Laycon or Nengi?

Magawa the mine-detecting rat wins PDSA Gold Medal

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Magawa the African giant pouched rat has won a PDSA Gold Medal for his work detecting landmines.

Africa's week in pictures: 18 - 24 September 2020

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A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent and beyond.

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