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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Multi-award winning musician Jabulani Hadebe, also known as Sjava, will not be prosecuted for rape.

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[Vanguard] The Federal Government said yesterday that the latest increase in the pump price of petrol, also known as Premium Motor Spirit, PMS, was informed by the announcement by an American pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, of its recent breakthrough in the discovery of a vaccine against COVID-19.

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[The Conversation Africa] In July 2009, a woman brought her husband to the hospital where our colleagues work in western Kenya. She reported that for several years he had been behaving abnormally, sleeping poorly, hearing voices that no one else could hear, and believing that people were talking about him and plotting to harm him.

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[The Conversation Africa] Several countries in East Africa - namely Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and South Sudan - are still trying to contain the worst desert locust invasion the region has experienced in over 70 years. The locusts have destroyed vegetation - especially staple cereal crops, legumes and pastures - resulting in huge economic losses. The World Bank estimates that these losses could reach US$8.5 billion by the end of the year.

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[allAfrica] On November 4th, 2020, the United-Kingdom based public health organization Knowledge Action Change, which aims at promoting health through the concept of harm reduction, issued an expert report entitled: Burning Issues: The Global State of Tobacco Harm Reduction. In parallel, the organisation hosted two discussion sessions about the state of tobacco harm reduction in the world.

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[UN News] It will take a variety of different actors to confront and deal with the "daunting challenges" in the Sahel region, the head of UN peacekeeping told the Security Council on Monday.

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[Vanguard] Superstar singer, Seun Kuti, the son of legendary Fela, has said the government threatened to shut African Shrine if he goes ahead with the launch of his "political resistance" which he called The Movement of the People.

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[RFI] Ethiopia's army captured the town of Alamata, in southern Tigray, 115 kilometres from the regional capital Mekelle, according to a statement on Monday by the Ethiopian government, as a conflict between the federal government and Tigray region continues to escalate.

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Blantyre -- Public concern about sexual abuse and harassment has grown in Malawi following accusations involving public broadcaster

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[DW] African leaders are trying to alleviate tensions in Tigray as Ethiopia said it had seized another town. But Addis Ababa said mediation was a long way off and denied suggestions it had targeted civilian locations.

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[Africa In Fact] The dispute between Egypt and Ethiopia over the Grand Renaissance Dam offers a unique chance to create a regional authority benefiting all 12 countries reliant on the river

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[This Day] 2.5 million Nigerian children under the age of 5 years are suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

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[IPS] Tindouf, Algeria -- For my entire life, I have been forgotten. I am a Sahrawi refugee, born and raised in the Algerian desert, where my people have remained displaced for 45 years, awaiting the moment when we can finally return to our homeland, Western Sahara.

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[DW] A latest report by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation on African governance shows a decline in overall progress for the first time in a decade. This has been driven by a decline in security and the rule of law in some countries.

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[Daily Maverick] South Africa's relations with Malawi's new President Lazarus Chakwera have started badly, clouded by suspicions that he helped a fugitive escape South African justice and complaints that Pretoria damaged his dignity by delaying his departure from South Africa.

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[Daily Maverick] In order to properly appreciate the possible extradition of the Bushiris from Malawi to South Africa, it is necessary to understand extradition law and its processes more generally.

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[Ghanaian Times] President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has proposed naming the University for Development Studies (UDS) after the late former President Jerry John Rawlings.

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[Namibian] THE Outapi and Eenhana abattoirs are on the verge of becoming white elephants as the two facilities are operating at a loss.

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[Namibian] PRIME minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila's office is chairing a task force committee to consult on the regulation and controlled use of cannabis in Namibia.

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[Namibian] Emotions ran high this weekend as the remains of the four fishermen killed by the Botswana Defence Force (BDF) were returned to Namibia.

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[allAfrica] It's almost a year since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and no country has been spared the brutal economic and social impact.

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[SAnews.gov.za] The South African government has initiated an extradition process in an effort to retrieve two fugitives, who last week unlawfully left the country for Malawi while facing a criminal trial.

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[The Herald] Members of Parliament from the SADC Region are calling for a concerted regional effort to prevent African Migratory Locusts (AML) exacerbating an already dire food security situation, amid reports that the destructive pests have become "smarter".

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Unofficial commemoration was spread via social media, where young people criticised government's response to deadly shipwreck

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