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South Africa: Hundreds March to Union Buildings Over Health System Corruption

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[GroundUp] The TAC convened a demonstration march to the Union Buildings on Monday against corruption in the health system and failing public health facilities.

Africa: How to Tackle Covid-19 Jobs Crisis and Climate Change? Invest in Clean Energy

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Mumbai -- Putting money into solar equipment manufacturing creates 1.5 times as many jobs as the same spending on fossil fuels, while for wind power the figure is 1.2 times, report finds

Angola: How the Radical Became Normal in Angola

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[African Arguments] When everyone knows the emperor has no clothes but no one dares say it out loud, even the smallest acts of dissent become ones of radical defiance.

Emphasis On Customer-Driven Insurance Is Pushing Digital Transformation Within Africa’s Insurance Industry

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Digital transformation within the African insurance industry is gathering momentum as a result of increased emphasis on delivering customer-driven insurance products and services through better communication.

Africa: WHO's 7 Policy Recommendations On Building Resilient Health Systems

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[WHO] Covid-19 has had a wide-ranging impact on all areas of society, leading to setbacks in health gains and efforts to achieve universal health coverage (UHC). The diversion of health system resources to address COVID-19 care led to a protracted disruption of essential health services. New barriers to accessing health care, such as restricted movements, reduced ability to pay and fear of infection, have posed additional and unprecedented challenges in many countries.

Uganda: Crackdown Ordered On Boda Boda Drivers After Man Stoned to Death

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[Monitor] The Inspector General of Police, Mr Martins Okoth-Ochola, has ordered the director of Traffic and Road Safety to carry out what he described as an aggressive type of traffic enforcement targeting indiscipline and erratic boda boda riders following the lynching of a driver in a road rage.

10 years since Kadhafi death, Libya's security at stake

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Ten years since Moamer Kadhafi was slain by Libyan rebels, the North African country is still struggling to emerge from the violence sparked by his overthrow.

East Africa: With Roads and Trade, Uganda Seeks to Build a Bridge Over DR Congo

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[East African] Ugandan Peter Busomoke was possibly one of the few photojournalists to have covered every major conflict in the region in the past 30 years.

Kenya: No More Births in the Dark as Clinics Get Solar Power

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[Nation] When Jacinta Malemba, a clinical officer in charge of Ndilidau Dispensary in Taita Taveta County was executing her duties sometime last year, the night sky had almost no illumination.

Gambia: Ex-President Jammeh Denounces His Party's Alliance With Govt Party

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[Foroyaa] The former President of The Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, has on Friday 15th October 2021, denounced the alliance entered into by the Alliance for Patriotic Reorientation and Construction (APRC) party with President Barrow's National People Party.

Nigeria: Nigeria - a Year On, No Justice for #EndSARS Crackdown

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[HRW] Abuja -- The victims are still awaiting justice a year after security forces violently suppressed protests calling for an end to police brutality in Nigeria, Human Rights Watch said today. The prospects for accountability remain inconclusive and bleak. Nigerian authorities should take concrete and decisive steps to ensure that those implicated in abuses against protesters are held accountable.

Africa: African Coups Are Making a Comeback

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[This is Africa] The AU should do more to pre-empt coups by sanctioning bad governance and attempts by presidents to extend their terms.

Seven Finalists In The Running To Win $80k For Socially Impactful Projects In Africa

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Seven young leaders have been shortlisted to win up to $80 000 for their socially impactful ventures in Africa.

Uganda: Health Facility in Jinja Launches 'Keyhole' Surgery

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[Monitor] Kyabirwa Surgical Centre in Kyabirwa-Bujagali Village, Budondo Ward in Jinja City has launched laparoscopic surgery, a technique in which short, narrow tubes are inserted into the abdomen through usually less than one centimetre (keyhole] incisions.

Sudan: Pro-Military Sit-in Enters Third Day

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[VOA] Khardoum -- On Monday, as thousands of demonstrators aligned with the Sudan military remain outside the presidential palace for a third day, analysts warn that the civilian-led interim government is facing a growing crisis that could topple its rule.

Tanzania: Resurgent Crops That Could Totally Change Your Fortunes

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- If you want to make quick money through farming, then you could start thinking of taking up in earnest the cultivation of some crops that are yet to receive the attention they so richly deserve in Tanzania.

Rwanda: Book Detailing Authoritarian Actions Angers President

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[VOA] Washington -- Rwandan dissidents have died under mysterious circumstances inside and outside the country with alarming frequency in recent years.

Africa: Censorship, Misinformation Have 'Devastating' Impact On Global Health Crisis - Amnesty International

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[AI London] New report outlines how governments are using legislation to silence journalists and media outlets China, Russia, Philippines, Nicaragua and Tanzania among the many countries censoring journalists Social media companies also facilitating rapid spread of Covid-19 misinformation 'Five million people have lost their lives to Covid-19 - and lack of information will have likely been a contributory factor' - Rajat Khosla

Ethiopia: UN Chief 'Deeply Concerned' At Reported Air Strikes On Tigray Capital

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[UN News] The United Nations has received alarming reports of aerial attacks in the residential areas of Tigray's capital, Mekelle, on Monday morning local time.

Rwandese militia group invades six villages in the eastern DR Congo

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The Armed Forces of the DRC has accused the Rwandan military group by the name Buhumba of infiltrating and invading the Nyiragongo region in North Kivu located in the eastern parts of the country.

Nigeria: #PandoraPapers - This Nigerian Judge Secretly Owns London Property with Undeclared Offshore Company

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