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Mochi is a new way of teaching children to code and has been specially designed for children aged three to six. The educational system allows children to easily learn the basic concepts of coding while learning ABC, 123, words, numbers, colors and more all without having their eyes glued to a screen.

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Former United States president Barack Hussein Obama has expressed pride in a Nigerian activist who was recently listed in the TIME 100 Next list of influential young people. Obama’s praise for the 28-year-old Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi was contained in a tweet he posted on Monday (November 18).

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The outgoing president of Guinea- Bissau Jose Mario Vaz says his hands are clean and that he doesn’t want to see more blood in the country. Mario Vaz was speaking at a rally in Bolama in the western part of the country as the November 24 draws to a close.

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The outgoing president of Guinea- Bissau Jose Mario Vaz says his hands are clean and that he doesn’t want to see more blood in the country. Mario Vaz was speaking at a rally in Bolama in the western part of the country as the November 24 draws to a close.

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Germany is playing host to the 2019 edition of the G20 Compact with Africa summit in Berlin. The summit hopes to increase investments on the continent and help improve standards of living. It will be addressed by Chancellor Angela Merkel and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who also doubles as chairman of the African Union.

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Egypt is hosting the Under-23 African Cup of Nations, AFCON, months after it hosted the AFCON proper. The event is running between November 8 – 22, 2019. At the semi-final stage, there is sure to be a new champions after the defending champions, Nigeria, failed to make it past the group stages.

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Mali’s military says 24 soldiers have died in the latest extremist attack as alarm grows about the vast Sahel region being used as a haven for fighters linked to the Islamic State group and al-Qaida. Monday’s attack occurred amid a surge in assaults that have killed over 100 Malian troops in recent weeks and led to public outrage, political pressure on President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and a decline in military morale.

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At least seven civilians were killed, most of them foreign workers, and 30 wounded in an air strike Monday that hit a biscuit factory in southern Tripoli, Libya’s health ministry said. Ministry spokesman Amin al-Hachemi told AFP that two Libyans and nationals from Bangladesh, Egypt and Niger died when the factory in Wadi Rabi took a direct hit, with foreign workers also accounting for the 30 wounded.

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Corruption under South Africa’s former president Jacob Zuma was enabled by international banks, companies and governments which should now seek to recover the loot they helped to launder, British lawmaker Peter Hain told an inquiry on Monday. HSBC, Standard Chartered and India’s Bank of Baroda as well as their senior directors were “directly culpable” in the looting of South Africa’s treasury under Zuma, Hain said in his submission to the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Allegations of State Capture.

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Sunday marked the start of campaigns for the first post-Bouteflika presidential election in Algeria. One that is massively rejected by demonstrators who believe that a vote organized by the transitional military leadership will only serve to recycle the former regime in place.

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Haiti needs international support to tackle an unfolding humanitarian crisis. President Jovenel Moise made the call in an interview on sunday. His appeal for help comes two months into anti-government protests that have exacerbated food insecurity in the Americas’ poorest nation.

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Call to overhaul the West African CFA franc, a currency tied to the euro and historically rooted in French colonial rule, raise a host of thorny problems, analysts say. Eight countries use the euro-pegged West African CFA franc, which enjoys unlimited convertibility with the euro.

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The deadly crackdown by Sudanese security forces against pro-democracy demonstrators last June may have amounted to a crime against humanity, a leading human rights group said Monday. In a 59-page report, Human Rights Watch urged Sudan’s new transitional government to carry out “independent and transparent” investigation into the events.

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BRICS leaders have agreed to increase their investments. Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, advocate for a global economy that is more open to trade and not protectionism. At their annual summit, the heads of state expressed their willingness to fight against the reduction of trade costs, which they consider to be a handicap.

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Dubai’s non-oil trade with Africa will exceed AED 1 trillion ($272,264,400,000.0) for the period extending from 2011 until the end of 2019, asserted His Excellency Majid Saif Al Ghurair, Chairman of Dubai Chamber, noting that it had already reached AED926 billion in the 2011-2018 period.

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E-commerce giants Jumia on Monday folded up its operations in Cameroon without prior information but the move confirmed rumours that had been making the rounds for weeks. Cameroon is off its website and applications as at today (November 18). The move also means the firing of its entire staff despite no official information from its management.

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Nigeria’s electoral commission on Monday declared ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, David Lyon, winner of Bayelsa governorship election held over the weekend. The declaration stirred up emotions given the chaotic nature of the election. It also reaffirmed the APC’s resurgence in the oil rich state, some analyst say.

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Eskinder Nega, an award-winning Ethiopian journalist and political activist says politically active young men in the country’s largest and most populous region, Oromia, are a threat to the country’s stability. Publisher of the Ethiopis newspaper is currently in Washington DC to hold an engagement.

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When Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed appointed a former political prisoner in July as head of the state-funded human rights commission, supporters hailed it as a sign the country might finally tackle abuses by security forces and move to break a cycle of bloody ethnic feuds.

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A new interest by young and savvy Nigerians through savings and investment using an app. And, the story of Laura Sen a Cameroonian woman working to improve packaging of ‘Made in Cameroon’ products. Plus later on the show Congolese honey producer Moise Ngouambi.

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French Prime Minister Edouard Phillipe was in Senegal over the weekend on an official visit. He held talks with President Macky Sall was the two countries signed seven bilateral accords. A major historic and cultural highlight of the visit was France’s restoration to Senegal of a sword belonging to a 19th Century Islamic scholar and ruler, Hajj Umar Saidou Tall, who led an anti-colonial struggle against the French.

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Tunisia’s Prime minister designate Habib Jemli has said next the country’s next cabinet should focus on reforming the faltering economy and restoring hope among frustrated youth. Jemli who is tasked with forming a government after the Ennahdha party nominated him for the prime minister’s job faces the challenge of creating a ruling coalition in an economically troubled country.

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Algerian protesters say the country’s December presidential elections will not be fair. Their reactions follow the launch of the presidential campaign by five Algerian candidates on Sunday. “We are here to say no that elections won’t happen, elections won’t happen until people decide they will.

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Algeria’s presidential campaign officially kicked off Sunday with five candidates vying to replace the country’s longtime leader, who was pushed out in April amid sustained protests. Two former prime ministers, Ali Benflis and Abdelmadjid Tebboune, are among those running in the Dec.

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Burkina Faso’s army says 32 Islamic extremists were killed over the weekend in the country’s north and several women used as sex slaves were freed. An army statement says one soldier was also killed in the latest clashes as the extremist presence grows in the West African nation.

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