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The Art of Cosplaying at Lagos Comic Con 2022

OkayAfrica  

Lagos Comic Con serves as one of the largest conventions making cosplay thrive, thereby building a subculture in Nigeria.

Presidential candidates start campaigning in Nigeria

Africanews  

Nigerians will be voting a successor to President Buhari in February 2023

Ultra-Orthodox men protest Israeli military service

Africanews  

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox men protested in Jerusalem on Thursday against the obligation to register for Israeli military service.

The Unquestionable Rise of Asake​

OkayAfrica  

From "Mr. Money" to "Omo Ope," we dissect and trace Asake's road to blowing up.

Tunisian police officers protest to demand colleagues' release

Africanews  

Over 200 police officers rallied in Sfax, Tunisia's second city, to demand the release of eight arrested colleagues and defend their right to unionise. On Wednesday, they responded

Boom in agrifood-technology start-ups in Africa [Business Africa]

Africanews  

Agricultural transformation is underway in Africa and attracting more and more investors; Nigeria is no longer the continent's largest oil producer; developing and promoting the cultural sector as an economic driver.

Tsitsi Dangarembga: Zimbabwe author convicted over placard protest

BBC News Africa  

A court rules that Tsitsi Dangarembga incited violence by walking with a sign calling for reform.

Africa: Egypt's COP27 Presidency Sets Out Vision for UN Climate Conference and Urges World to Act Now #AfricaClimateCrisis

allAfrica  

[COP27 Presidency] Cairo -- Egypt's COP27 Presidency set out its vision for the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference, taking place in Egypt's coastal city of Sharm El-Sheikh from November 7th to the 18th. The aim to make COP27 an "implementation COP" by urging action across prior agreements through all areas of climate change need with a focus on protecting people from the immediate impacts of climate change, ensuring no one is left behind.

Tens of thousands of Somalis face famine as drought enters its fifth year

Africanews  

WFP says hundreds of thousands of Somalis are flooding into refugee camps looking for assistance every day, as the drought continues.

Malawi-born artist celebrates national hero Chilembwe on Trafalgar Square

Africanews  

The fourth plinth of London’s Trafalgar Square has welcomed its first African figure. Anti-colonial fighter John Chilembwe now has pride of place on London's Trafalgar Square alongside three permanent “residents”. His statue is the work of Mallawi-born artist Samson Kambalu.

Ebola outbreak puts Uganda medics on high alert

Africanews  

A case of Ebola was identified in a clinic in southern Uganda

Egyptians clean up the Nile ahead of COP27

Africanews  

In the Egyptian capital Cairo, volunteers collect plastic and rubbish from the Nile River.

The 8 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (September)

OkayAfrica  

​Featuring Black Sherif, R2Bees x Gyakie, Kelvyn Boy, KiDi, Sarkodie x King Promise, Wendy Shay and more.

Guinea: UN pledges support for justice and accountability, as stadium massacre trial begins

AfricaDotcom  

NEW YORK, USA, 29 September 2022 -/African Media Agency(AMA)/- The UN chief on Wednesday paid tribute to the hundreds of victims and their families, of a 2009

Kugali's CEO On Making Animation History with Disney

OkayAfrica  

With its upcoming series, Iwájú, the media company is at the forefront of African animation's global breakthrough, but it doesn't want viewers on the continent to get left behind.

Satellite images show Eritrea military build-up near Tigray

Africanews  

New satellite imagery of one of the world's most reclusive nations shows a military build-up inside Eritrea near the border with Ethiopia's northern Tigray region, backing up witness accounts of a new, large-scale offensive.

Africa: CAF President Dr Motsepe to Visit Guinea Conakry On Friday

allAfrica  

[CAF] CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe will visit Guinea Conakry on Friday 30 September 2022.

Sudanese protest against military rule in Khartoum.

Africanews  

Sudanese demonstrators rally against last year's military coup in the capital Khartoum.

Ghana: Popular Participation Key to Decentralization - Dan Botwe

allAfrica  

[GhanaToday] The government has pledged to continue improving governance, and development and bringing its services to the doorsteps of Ghanaians.

Ghana: Ghana, U.S. to Collaborate to Promote Tourism

allAfrica  

[GhanaToday] Ghana and the United States of America have agreed to collaborate to boost tourism, arts and culture in the two nations.

Somalia: Elite Forces Attack Al-Shabaab Base Near the Capital

allAfrica  

[Shabelle] The Turkish-trained elite forces from the Gorgor brigade have conducted an operation near the Basra area on the outskirts of the capital, Mogadishu.

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