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[AIM] Maputo -The commander of the Mozambican police in the central province of Manica, Francisco Simoes, on Tuesday urged all members of the force to avoid acts of corruption.

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[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican government does not know how much the new system of provincial administration will cost, according to a report in Tuesday's issue of the independent daily "O Pais".

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[News24Wire] Mining mogul Patrice Motsepe has apologised for a remark he made at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week, where he told US President Donald Trump at a dinner that "Africa loves America".

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[New Zimbabwe] Former Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) President Lovemore Matombo has died.

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[New Era] Over 35 Namibian students are trapped in Wuhan after the Chinese city was locked down to contain the spread of coronavirus.

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[Nairobi News] The Ministry of Health is currently investigating a suspected case of the coronavirus.

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu has denied all charges levelled against him by the Kiambu County Assembly.

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[Mozambique Political Process Bulletin] Frelimo's landslide victory was accompanied by unprecedented secrecy and fraud, making it impossible to know the true result, concludes CIP's Mozambique Political Process Bulletin.

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[Monitor] Just three days after she accused the Associated Press of racism for cropping her out of a photo, Ugandan climate change activist Vanessa Nakate's twitter account has been verified.

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[Reporter] With a successful re-election under wraps, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is set to visit Addis Ababa. This would be a belated visit having been paused when the Prime Minister became embroiled in a political crisis at home that ultimately reduced his majority status to that of a minority.

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[GroundUp] One of our freelance reporters fabricated quotes

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[VOA] BLANTYRE -- Rastafarian Feniya Mbewe was upset when the Blantyre Girls Primary School refused to enroll her daughter, Makeda Mbewe, because of her hair.The school said the girl's dreadlocks were against a policy requiring students to have their hair shortly trimmed.So, Mbewe took the school to court -- and won.

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[HRW] Beirut -The Algerian authorities continue to arbitrarily arrest and prosecute activists from the pro-democracy movement "Hirak" despite the president's promise to initiate a dialogue with the group, Human Rights Watch said today.

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[The Herald] ZIMBABWE and Chinese authorities are encouraging travellers between the two countries to either delay or cancel unnecessary journeys to stop the spread of the novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) which has killed 81 people in the Asian country from 2 886 confirmed cases of infection in the past month.

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[Foroyaa] Gambia paramilitary police have on 26th January 2020, arrested Abdou Njie, the Chairman of Operation Three Years Jotna, Ebrima 'Kitim' Jarju and two other members.

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[The Herald] Elita Chikwati recently Gaborone, Botswana

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[The Herald] Sifelani Tsiko Agric, Environment & Innovations Editor

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[VOA] The United States is refusing to rule out shrinking the size of its military presence in Africa despite warnings that without Washington's help, critical counterterror efforts could fall apart.

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[The Conversation Africa] Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are a step closer to resolving their disputes over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The dam - a huge project on one of the River Nile's main tributaries, the Blue Nile in Ethiopia - is designed to generate 6,000 megawatts of electricity. Its reservoir can hold more than 70 billion cubic metres of water. That's nearly equal to half of the Nile's annual flow.

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[New Zimbabwe] The MDC will no longer seek police clearance to hold demonstrations, party Organising Secretary Amos Chibaya has vowed, in what could trigger a showdown between the main opposition party and the State.

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[Deutsche Welle] UNICEF has published a report saying the region has seen a "significant increase of violence against children." The findings showed some 5 million kids now need humanitarian aid as conflict shows no signs of abating.

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[Africa Renewal] The British government promoted the first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit held in London last week as an opportunity to "showcase and promote the breadth and quality of investment opportunities across Africa."

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[The Conversation Africa] Viruses are quick studies. They're prolific at adapting to new environments and infecting new hosts. As a result they are able to jump the species divide from animals to humans - as the new coronavirus in China is showing.

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[Deutsche Welle] Burundi's ruling party has chosen its presidential candidate for the country's upcoming election. President Pierre Nkurunziza's has promised to step aside after three terms, raising many questions about his motives.

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[African Arguments] The ECOWAS court ruling could have important implications for Sierra Leone, external partners and other countries with similar bans.

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