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Southern Africa: SADC Needs a Firmer Strategy for the Spiralling Eswatini Crisis

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[ISS] This week's summit should appoint a special envoy to assert SADC's position and revive the national dialogue.

Nigeria: Govt Raises Fresh Fraud Claims Against P&ID Ahead $11bn Trial

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[This Day] Nigeria has levelled fresh claims of fraud against a little-known offshore firm, Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID), which earlier won an $11 billion arbitration award against the country, ramping up the pressure ahead of one of the biggest London trials to take place next year.

What next after Kenya's chaotic presidential poll

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Nairobi quiet last night, people in the street appear hopeful of a better future despite violent protests in his defeated rival's strongholds, claims of rigging and a split in the commission that oversaw the vote.

South Sudan: Journalist Released After Eight Days in Detention

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[VOA] Juba, South Sudan -- A female journalist who was arrested in South Sudan's capital earlier this month while covering a protest over high food prices has been released from detention.

Cameroon: Officials Blame War in Ukraine for Food Price Spikes

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[VOA] Yaounde, Cameroon -- Officials in Cameroon are urging people to eat local foods instead of imports, following protests over shortages and price spikes caused in part by Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Nigeria: In Abuja Community, Ignorance, Poverty Limit Residents' Access to Clean Cooking

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[Premium Times] Health issues like stroke, ischaemic heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer have been associated with unclean sources of energy.

Malians convinced French troops' withdrawal won't change anything

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After the last French soldiers completed their withdrawal from Mali more than nine years, some Malians believe their country’s military can handle the security issues in the west African state.

Kenya declares William Ruto as its new president in an election drama that’s far from over

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The division within the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, the fact that the race was very close, and turnout was relatively low

Africa: Defence Minister in Russia for Security Conference

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[VOA] Cape Town -- South Africa's Defense Minister Thandi Modise has arrived in Russia for a Moscow-hosted conference on international security. The visit comes amid Russia's ongoing invasion of Ukraine and as Russian forces there are occupying Europe's largest nuclear power plant. It also comes just days after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited South Africa in part to try to win more African support against Russia's invasion.

Somalia: U.S. Airstrike in Somalia Kills 14 Al-Shabaab Militants - Officials

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[VOA] Officials in central Somalia say a U.S. airstrike against al-Shabab militants has killed 14 fighters, the deadliest strike against the terrorist group in months. The airstrike that targeted al-Qaida-linked Islamist militant group al-Shabab took place Sunday in Somalia's central region of Hiran.

Mali: French Forces Complete Departure From Mali

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[VOA] The last French armed forces in Mali have relocated to Niger, after a falling out with Mali's military government and its alleged use of Russian mercenaries.

Mali: Security Situation Deteriorates, Human Rights Concerns Rise

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[UN News] UN troop rotations in the peacekeeping mission in Mali (MINUSMA) resumed on Monday with a new approval mechanism one month after the ruling junta suspended troop rotations and accused 49 Ivorian soldiers of entering the country without permission on 10 July.

Mali: Militant Group Claims to Have Killed Four Russian Wagner Group Mercenaries

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[DW] Al Qaeda's affiliate in Mali claimed it has killed four mercenaries from Russia's private military Wagner group in clashes over the weekend.

Kenya: Court Challenges Expected After Ruto Announced President

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[RFI] After six tense days of Kenyans waiting for the outcome, Kenya's Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission has declared William Ruto, the self-declared "hustler" and outgoing deputy president, the winner of the presidential election this evening.

Nigeria: Senator Denies Sponsoring Bill to Rename Kaduna to Zazzau

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[Leadership] The Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Senator Uba Sani, has denied social media reports about him sponsoring any Bill to rename Kaduna State or for the creation of Zazzau State, describing the reports as "concocted, subversive, malicious and false information."

Nigeria: Nigeria's Inflation Hits 17-Year High Amid Soaring Food Prices

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[Premium Times] The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures the rate of change in prices of goods and services, surged from 18.60 per cent in the previous month.

Kenya: Kenya Declares William Ruto As Its New President in an Election Drama That's Far From Over

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[The Conversation Africa] Kenya's William Ruto was declared the winner of the August 9 election in the midst of chaotic scenes last witnessed on the eve of the infamous 2007-2008 post-election violence. Ruto, running under the Kenya Kwanza coalition, defeated Raila Odinga of the Azimio coalition by polling 50.49% of the vote against Odinga's 48.85%. The announcement followed days of confusion over the likely winner. We asked Justin Willis and Emma Elfversson to provide a quick assessment of the outcome.

Nigeria: What's Behind Terrorist Attacks On Churches in Nigeria

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[The Conversation Africa] In early June 2022, 40 people died, including children, in a mass shooting and bomb attack on a Catholic church in the city of Owo, southwestern Nigeria.

Nigeria: Kano State's Health Security Roadmap - Evaluating Strengths and Gaps and Improving Health Systems

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[Nigeria Health Watch] When Nigeria conducted a Joint External Evaluation (JEE) in 2017, there was no way of knowing that the COVID-19 pandemic was just three years away. The whole essence of the JEE is to assess a country's capacity to respond to public health emergencies, and it could be said that the 2017 JEE gave Nigeria a good idea of its capacity to respond to future disease outbreaks. The mid-term JEE in 2019 enabled an assessment of the progress made since 2017 to strengthen the country's capacity to prevent, detect and

Nigeria: Blackout Looms As Electricity Workers Begin Strike Wednesday

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[Vanguard] ... To picket TCN Tuesday

Nigeria: Nigerian Authorities Launch App to Monitor Crude Oil Theft

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[VOA] Abuja, Nigeria -- Africa's largest oil producer, Nigeria, says thieves and vandals cost the country up to 200,000 barrels of oil per day - that's billions of dollars in lost revenue. To combat the problem, Nigerian oil authorities have launched a mobile app for reporting the incidents and rewarding those who do.

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