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Africa: HIV Prevention - New Injection Could Boost the Fight, but Some Hurdles Remain

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[The Conversation Africa] While the world has focused on the COVID pandemic for nearly three years, less and less attention is being paid to HIV. However, HIV is still a global problem. In 2021, according to the United Nations, 38.4 million people were living with HIV, over 650,000 died from AIDS-related illnesses, and 1.5 million became newly infected.

East Africa: East African Court of Justice - What It Is and What Its Powers Are

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[The Conversation Africa] Martha Karua, the running mate of Raila Odinga, the losing candidate in Kenya's 2022 presidential election, continues to dispute William Ruto's slim victory over him. According to the politician and lawyer, the Kenyan electoral commission and the country's supreme court

Africa: UN Peacekeeping on the Continent Needs Tighter Parameters

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[ISS] Missions struggle to navigate the political minefields that come with the broad goal of stabilising conflict situations.

Nigeria: Doctors for Change - From a WhatsApp Group to a Movement

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[Nigeria Health Watch] It can be quite devastating when your doctor tells you that the specialist care you urgently need is not available in Nigeria. I have been there before, so I know what it feels like. First you count the cost of treatment -- including travel -- converting naira into dollars, dirham, pounds, or euro. Then you worry about the emotional and economic cost on your family. But thankful that you have a chance at life, you do what you must to ensure that your health is restored.

West Africa: Buhari Vows to Restore Political Stability, Security in West Africa

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[Premium Times] Mr Buhari says Nigeria is committed to supporting ECOWAS institutions to ensure that the countries in the region are all returned to constitutional rule.

Chad: Chad to Try 400 People Over Deadly Anti-Government Protests Ahead of International Inquiry

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[RFI] The trial of over 400 people who joined last month's anti-government protests is to open in a desert prison in Chad on Tuesday. Meanwhile, the military authorities are insisting that a Chadian oversee an international inquiry into the deaths of civilians on Thursday 20 October.

Congo-Kinshasa: Two DRC Radio Stations Suspended, Transmitters Seized Over Broadcasts Criticizing Politicians

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[CPJ] On October 25, 2022, Bono Emakitshi, administrator of the Lodji territory in the Democratic Republic of the Congo's central Sankuru province, issued a directive suspending the operations of privately owned broadcasters Radio Losanganya and Radio Grand Tam-tam. Bono also ordered the outlets' transmitters to be seized until further notice.

Nigeria: Adeleke Issues Six Executive Orders, Sacks Hundreds of Osun Workers Employed By Oyetola

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[Premium Times] "The Orders signed this morning by His Excellency covered chieftaincy matters, appointments issues, setting up of review panel, staff audit and employment matters,"

Africa: Digital Human Rights Need to Be Enshrined in Law

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[IPS] Addis Ababa, Ethiopia -- The 17th Internet Governance Forum (IGF), to be hosted by the Government of Ethiopia with the support of UN ECA and UN DESA, will take place from 28 November to 2 December 2022 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the overarching theme "Resilient Internet for a Shared Sustainable and Common Future". There are five themes that guide the agenda of the meeting, drawn from the Global Digital Compact found in the UN Secretary-General's report on "Our Common Agenda".

East Africa: East African Nations Say DR Congo Needs Political Reform to Deal With Armed Groups

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[VOA] Nairobi, Kenya -- Kenya is hosting a third round of talks aimed at bringing peace to the volatile eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Comoros: Court Hands Ex-President Sambi Life Sentence

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[DW] Ahmed Abdullah Sambi has been convicted of high treason for selling Comoros passports to stateless people. The ruling by the State Security Court cannot be appealed.

Somalia: Police End Deadly Hotel Siege in Mogadishu

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[DW] The deadly attack came amid a new offensive by the Somali government against the Al-Shabab terror group, which controls large parts of central and southern Somalia.

Nigeria: Denmark Finds Nigerian Guilty in Pirate Trial

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[DW] The man was part of a group of suspected pirates involved in a firefight with Danish soldiers in the Gulf of Guinea, but won't face jail despite his conviction.

Ghana: Kudus is Ghana's Hero in World Cup Clash with Korea Republic

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[CAF] Korea recover two-goal deficit but Kudus summons decisive Ghana strike.

Cameroon: Goals Galore in Cameroon-Serbia Epic

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[CAF] Cameroon and Serbia served up one of the most thrilling games of Qatar 2022(TM) so far, with both sides coming from behind in a goal-fest that eventually ended level.

Ebola in Uganda: The people spreading misinformation online

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Some Ugandans have been attacking the government's efforts, even denying the Ebola virus's existence.

South Africa turns to solar to help stop power cuts

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The government is backing solar energy to help solve the continuing problem of power shortages.

Somali forces storm hotel held by extremists, free 60 people

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Police spokesperson Sadik Dodishe said all six extremists died during the operation

Third meeting on DRC peace process opens in Nairobi

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The facilitator of the Monday talks, former Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta said the aim was to discuss political process and institutional reforms that will ensure an environment that is conducive for the disarmament, rehabilitation and reintegration of armed groups in the DRC

Benin Bronzes: Nigeria hails 'great day' as London museum signs over looted objects

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Nigeria's official for museums calls it a "great day" as the Horniman signs over looted objects.

World Cup 2022: What do African teams need to do to reach the last 16?

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With one round of group matches left, BBC Sport Africa looks at what the continent's teams need to do to reach the last 16.

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