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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Sexual offences discovered as a result of police action have increased by 20.5% over the past year, according to the 2019/20 statistics released by the South African Police Service.

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[WHO] One of the challenges being faced worldwide is the rate of infection of health professionals while treating COVID-19 patients. 2016 statistics show the following picture of Rwanda's health sector: 1/50,505 ground ambulance / population Ratio; 1/10,055 Doctor/population ratio; 1/1,094 Nurse/population ratio; 1/10,500 Laboratory technicians /population ratio.

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[Namibian] LAWYER Marén de Klerk, who has been implicated in the Namibian fishing industry corruption scandal that led to the arrest of two former ministers and a number of co-accused, says he has received threats against his life.

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[263Chat] South African opposition party, Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has urged President Emmerson Mnangagwa to stop "pissing" on graves of liberation war fighters through his efforts to compensate white farmers.

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Elephant poaching has gone down by 80 percent during the past five years, a government official said on Wednesday.

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The COVID-19 pandemic continues to exact a toll on the global economy, and Liberia is facing its dire human and economic impact, with real GDP projected to contract by 2.6 percent in 2020, according to the first Liberia Economic Update.

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[allAfrica] As of July 31, confirmed the Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 909,124.

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[WHO] Brazzaville -- COVID-19 infections in Africa will exceed one million cases in the coming days as the pandemic surges in several hotspot countries. In a little more than three weeks, the number of cases on the continent almost doubled to 889 457, with 18 806 deaths.

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[Lesotho Times] Murder-accused former First Lady 'Maesaiah Thabane faces fresh criminal charges for allegedly assaulting a Maseru man in 2019.

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[UNFPA] Narindra Solonjanahary, 19, is not your average teenager. At the tender age of 15, her mother forced her to marry an already-married businessman three times her age. "She said it was to support my little brothers and sisters as my father didn't want to help us anymore," she said.

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[allAfrica] As of July 29, confirmed the Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 891,594.

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen, 21, has finally struck a 5-year deal with Italian club Napoli.

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[The Herald] The 4 000 white commercial farmers who lost their farms during land reform will now be getting US$3.5 billion compensation for improvements after Government and the farmers' representatives yesterday signed a series of agreements in a ceremony presided over by President Mnangagwa at State House.

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[DW] Rights groups have voiced concern after Moroccan prosecutors placed Omar Radi in pre-trial detention. The dissident journalist denies charges of rape and undermining state security.

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[DW] Land routes across Africa are among the most deadly for migrants, a new report from the UN has revealed. Much of the violence people face is at the hands of state and local officials.

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[The New Humanitarian] London -- 'We should not expect spectacular reversals.'

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[The Conversation Africa] The challenges of informal settlements have once again been thrown into the spotlight in the midst of the current pandemic. Research has shown that some of the most at-risk populations and therefore the potential hotspots of COVID-19 are in informal settlements where density is above the threshold needed for social distancing.

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[The Conversation Africa] Large trees are the living, breathing giants that tower over tropical forests, providing habitat and food for countless animals, insects and other plants. Could these giants also be the key to slowing climate change?

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[The Conversation Africa] Recurrent episodes of marginal communities being evicted from the waterfronts of Lagos have made global media headlines over the last four years. Up until 2016, the city had earned a hard-won status as a model of good urban governance for Africa. Along with better transport systems, waste management and security, the Lagos state government had re-established control over planning and taxation after years of neglect. This led to a more satisfied public as well as higher revenues for the public purse.

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Washington -- A new study shows every extra $1 spent on contraceptive services would save $3 in maternal, newborn, and abortion care

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[RFI] French Prime Minister Jean Castex and Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin have expressed their support for ruling party MP Sira Sylla, following an anti-immigration protest linked to her proposal to reduce tax on the transfer of money to Africa.

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[Namibian] The Teachers' Union of Namibia (TUN) says teachers are not ready to return to schools due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases and a lack of psychosocial support.

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[Monitor] Former presidential candidate and FDC founding president Dr Kizza Besigye yesterday declared he is still in the struggle to liberate Uganda and will only leave when the job that brought him into the struggle is accomplished.

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[263Chat] The Zimbabwe Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Tuesday issued a sombre plea to the government to urgently attend to the state of hospitals as expecting mothers are losing their babies at an alarming rate.

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