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Ethiopia: Govt Rejects AU Offer to Mediate Tigray Conflict

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[Nation] Ethiopia on Saturday rejected a mediation offer from the African Union, with officials in Addis Ababa falling short of calling the office of the continental body's chairperson a purveyor of false news.

Tanzania: Serengeti Declared Second Most Preferred Destination for 2021

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[Daily News] PROSPECTS of Tanzania, in particular the Serengeti National Park to get a huge number of tourists is increasingly large as the park grabs headlines as the second preferred destination for 2021.

Somalia: Govt Sacks Foreign Affairs Minister Over Statement on Ethiopian Conflict

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[Nation] Somalia this week sacked its foreign minister over a statement on the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia.

Sierra Leone: Ex-President Skips Summon By Anti-Graft Team

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[Nation] Former Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma failed to show up for the third time on Thursday to honour an invite by the country's anti-graft agency.

Rwanda: Kagame Calls for Equitable Distribution of Covid-19 Vaccine

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[New Times] President Paul Kagame has told global leaders that the world should come together in the fight to end the Covid-19 pandemic through equitable distribution of vaccines.

Senegal welcomes Spain's FM, discuss migration

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Spain's Foreign Minister Arancha González Laya was in Senegal on Sunday as part of the Spanish government's diplomatic response to the steady built-up of migrant arrivals to the Canary Islands from West African countries. González Laya met with Senegalese President Macky Sall to discuss migration and border cooperation between Spain, the European Union and Senegal. The country has become a major point of migrant departures even though it is around 950 miles (1,500 kilometers) away. More than 18,000 people fleeing poverty, violence or other circumstances at home have arrived in the islands this year, a 1,000% increase from the same period in 2019, and over 500 have died in the attempt. Around half of those arrivals — and most of the deaths — have been in the past 30 days, a spike that has strained resources on the Canary Islands. Laya and her Senegalese counterpart Aïssata Tall Sall signed an agreement regarding social security that would enable Spanish citizens in Senegal and Senegalese citizens in Spain to continue contributing to their nation's own social security despite being abroad. The measure is intended to facilitate the voluntary return of Senegalese migrants in Spain.  

Kenya: Govt in Talks With IMF to Access Emergency Loan

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya is currently in talks with the International Monetary Fund to access emergency loan for the next three and a half years.

Kenya: FAO Warns Kenya of Second Wave of Locust Invasion From December

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) now says that control operations are underway against small hopper bands that are forming from local breeding in Samburu County, signaling a second wave of locust invasion in the country.

South Africa: Idols South Africa Top 4 Pull Off 'Showstopper 2.0'

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[Mzansi Magic] All this after the incomparable, Ndoni had to bow out and bid farewell to the Idols Stage for now.

Nigeria: What to Know About Nigeria's Recession and How It Affects You

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[Premium Times] At a time of economic difficulties, the Nigerian government has imposed an array of high taxes and charges on citizens.

Burkina Faso: Polls Close After Day of Voting Overshadowed by Violence

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[DW] Polls closed in Burkina Faso after a presidential election overshadowed by extremist violence. President Kabore is expected to win reelection, while opposition candidates have warned of "massive electoral fraud."

Ethiopia: Govt Expels Crisis Group Senior Analyst

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[ICG] The Ethiopian government on 21 November deported Crisis Group's Ethiopia Senior Analyst William Davison. No formal reason was immediately given, but his expulsion doubtless relates to the serious conflict in Tigray and increasing sensitivity to non-official points of view.

Kenya: WTO Top Job - Groups Revive Amina-Ngozi Rivalry Long After Race

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[Nation] Two lobbies are reviving the rivalry between Kenya's Amina Mohamed and Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala for the top job at the World Trade Organization, long after the race ended.

Zambia: How Zambia Ran Into Debt Distress

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[Nation] Zambia formally ran into debt distress this week after lenders rejected a revised repayment plan that would have seen Lusaka's grace period increase by several months.

Kenya: Locust Invasion in Northern, Eastern Regions Threatens Food Security

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[Nation] Eight counties in Kenya are staring at hunger following a fresh invasion by small mature swarms of desert locusts from neighbouring Somalia that continue to devour vegetation and grasslands.

Uganda: Bobi Wine Has Already Changed the Opposition. Can He Change the Government?

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[The Conversation Africa] Just three weeks into his official campaign for the Ugandan presidency, Ugandan musician and parliamentarian Robert Kyagulanyi (better known by his stage name Bobi Wine) has already been arrested twice. The first came just minutes after his formal nomination in the capital Kampala. Footage streamed by his party showed police smashing the windows of the stationary vehicle Wine and his associates were occupying.

Africa: South Sudan, Chad Ranked the Worst Nations to Be a Girl in Africa

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Coronavirus pandemic set to reverse fragile gains on gender equality in Africa

Nigeria: 2023 - Plot to 'Uproot' Tinubu's Dynasty Thickens

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[Daily Trust] Lagos -- There is uneasy calm in the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) over the 2023 election and plot to whittle down the influence of the national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Daily Trust can report.

Nigeria: Labour Walks Out of Meeting With Govt Over Fuel Price, Electricity Tariff Hikes

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[This Day] Organised Labour has walked out of a meeting with the federal government to address the suffering of Nigerians as a result of hikes in fuel price and electricity tariff.

Africa: To Honour Slave Trade Victims, a Memorial in the Depths of the Atlantic

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -- A virtual memorial to victims of the slave trade could be created along ribbons of deep seabed in the Atlantic Ocean

Nigeria: Recession - PDP Advises Govt to Allow Free Market Economy

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[Vanguard] The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari to permit a free market economy that will allow Nigerians actively participate in the economic space to boost productive sectors.

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