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[allAfrica] As of October 26, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,723,523 . Reported deaths in Africa have reached 41,430 and recoveries 1,405,691.

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Every year since Senzo Meyiwa's death, a new lead surfaces, pointing to possible arrests.

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[This Day] Asaba -- Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis has appointed five priests in Issele-Uku Diocese of Delta State into the exalted office of Monsignori, that is, Papal Chamberlains, in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the development of the Church.

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[Daily Trust] Financial analysts at Cordros Research have said the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to be more severe if the current unrest and curfews persist beyond October and now estimate that the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will contract by 6.91 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The Inspector general of Police Simon Sirro has confirmed that some 300 militants from Mozambique attacked Kitaya village last week killing several people and destroying property.

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[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has finally spoken about the purported shooting of peaceful and unarmed #EndSARS protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos last week Tuesday.

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[allAfrica] As of October 25, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,709,387 . Reported deaths in Africa have reached 41,144 , and recoveries 1,397,522 .

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[This Day] Uyo -- Worried by the level of destruction of properties and violence associated with protests across the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has despatched his Ministers and aides to their states to speak to the youths to shun violence.

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[GroundUp] About 300 farmers and supporters gathered outside Parliament on Sunday morning to protest against farm murders and farm fires. Holding white crosses, a group marched to Parliament chanting "die boere kom! (the farmers are coming!)" while others arrived on motorcycles and their vehicles. In July a similar protest took place.

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[Dalsan Radio] Puntland security forces announced they captured boats carrying weapons in a naval operation carried out on early Sunday.

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[RFI] Gunmen wearing civilian clothes attacked a school in the South West region of Cameroon killing at least eight children and wounding 12.

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[DW] US President Donald Trump predicted that Egypt would "blow up" a mega-dam that Ethiopia is building on the Nile. Neighboring countries have criticized plans for the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam.

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[DW] Deadly clashes broke out following presidential elections on October 18. Incumbent President Alpha Conde and opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo have both declared victory, raising fears more violence is to come.

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[DW] Local witnesses said the ongoing separatist movement was responsible for the bloodshed, but that has yet to be officially confirmed. Authorities vowed they would "hunt and kill" the perpetrators.

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[Monitor] The Ministry of Health Saturday said they had reduced testing charges for people seeking testing services in the government laboratories from US $65 (about Shs240,500) to US$ 50 (Shs185,000).

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[Vanguard] Abuja -- A group called the New Nigerian Project, NNP, has called on the Federal Government to address demands made by #EndSARS protesters as expectations are high.

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[This Day] Ilorin -- Kwara state governor, Alhaji AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, in the early hours of Saturday imposed a 24-hour curfew on the state following a breakdown of law and order after suspected hoodlums attacked businesses in the state.

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[Vanguard] Five persons were reported dead with three children declared missing in Calabar on Friday night following the outbreak of looting and violence in the city by hoodlums who invaded public and private warehouses to loot.

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[Vanguard] A Diaspora group, Yoruba One Voice, YOV, on Friday, condemned the recent killing of peaceful protesters in Lekki area of Lagos State, describing the act as genocide.

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[Vanguard] On Saturday morning, Lagos woke up to peaceful #EndSARS protesters placing banners with poignant messages directed at the Police in Oworonshoki area of Lagos.

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[Vanguard] Men of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Command of the Nigeria Police Force has foiled an attempt by some youths to break into a warehouse at the Arts and Culture building in Area 10, Garki.

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[Vanguard] General Overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM), Pastor Daniel Olukoya on Wednesday, has expressed sadness over the shooting of protesting youths by Nigerian security forces.

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[New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance Harare West MP Joanna Mamombe who is facing charges of publishing falsehoods and faking an abduction is suffering from mental anxiety, a Harare court heard on Friday.

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[Vanguard] The Governor of Cross River State, Sen. Ben Ayade and his predecessor, Sen. Liyel Imoke, at the weekend, led senators, members of the House of Representatives and Ministers in paying glowing tributes to the late Senator Rose Okoh in Abuja.

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