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[The Herald] The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has approved an upward 95,39 percent voice, data and SMS tariff adjustment for both mobile and fixed network operators as previous tariffs were ravaged by inflationary pressures. According to Potraz, in a circular to operators, previous tariffs that were set in August 2019 have been rendered "unsustainable" as the operating environment has further deteriorated due to inflationary pressures.

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[The Herald] New $5 notes and $2 coins will be in circulation within a fortnight to ease cash shortages that have resulted in cash barons charging premiums of up to 60 percent and the unscrupulous breaking of the law with two-tier pricing for digital money and cash.

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -Refugees who staged a three-week-long sit-in outside the UN High Commission for Refugees' (UNHCR) offices in Cape Town over fears of xenophobia have been forcefully removed by police, eNCA reports. Law enforcement officers carried several people away and loaded them into armoured vehicles.

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[New Zimbabwe] Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ) says only 50 companies operating in the country are holding half of the total $19 billion balances held across the country's banking sector, posing a high risk of manipulation and pushing up exchange rates on the parallel market.

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[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -Preparations are in full swing for the presidential inauguration and swearing-in of Botswana's fifth President, Dr Mokgweetsi Masisi on November 1.

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[Vanguard] A report launched at the annual meetings of the World Bank Group recently revealed that Africa requires an investment of $100 billion to be able to achieve universal, affordable, and quality internet access by 2030.

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[Radio Dabanga] Talodi -On October 20, elements of the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) poisoned some waterways in Talodi, South Kordofan, with cyanide, when they decided to leave the area. A donkey and a cow reportedly died after they drank the poisoned water.

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[Daily Maverick] The word 'philanthropy' often conjures up images of high-profile billionaires such as Oprah and Bill Gates, but a network of 'givers' exists here in South Africa, donating to various causes such as education and health to help fight injustice and inequality. Ironically, philanthropy may just be a symbol of inequality, the very thing it's trying to eradicate.

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[VOA] Authorities in Cameroon have deployed soldiers and rescue workers after a torrential downpour caused a landslide that killed at least 34 people overnight near the western town of Bafoussam.  Rescue workers spent Tuesday searching through the wreckage of destroyed homes.

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[Daily Maverick] On the second day of the professional misconduct hearing into Jacques de Vos, the Health Professionals Council of South Africa committee decided the first two charges against De Vos would remain. For two years, De Vos could not practise as a doctor when 2 Military Hospital in Cape Town refused to sign off on his internship after he was charged with professional misconduct.

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[The Conversation Africa] South Africa has a new energy plan which covers 2019 to 2030. It follows cabinet's recent adoption of a new Integrated Resource Plan for electricity generation.

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[This Day] Katsina -A strange disease suspected to be yellow fever, has reportedly killed no fewer than 50 people in Matazu Local Government Area of Katsina State within 21 days.

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[The Conversation Africa] Over the past decade South Africa's public finances have come under more and more strain. The days when the economy was growing and former finance minister Trevor Manuel brought baskets of fruit to parliament have been replaced by declines in the size of the economy per person and rising unemployment. This was symbolised earlier this year when finance minister Tito Mboweni brought a few drought-resistant bitter aloes to his budget speech.

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[News24Wire] Outgoing City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he is sticking to serving his notice until November 27 unless the DA and its coalition partners inform him otherwise.

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[Daily Maverick] The economy keeps reaching new milestones under President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration, but sadly not the kind to showcase to voters. Stats SA said on Tuesday 29 October that the unemployment rate inched up to 29.1% in Q3, an 11-year high.

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[Nairobi News] The family of former President Daniel arap Moi has expressed displeasure over 'alarming' reports about his health.

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[Nairobi News] The High Court has barred President Uhuru Kenyatta from executing budget cut for Judiciary until a case filed by the Law Society of Kenya (LSK) is heard and determined.

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[allAfrica] A Kenyan university worker has started his country's own football team in Qatar with the help of the next World Cup hosts.

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[The Conversation Africa] South Africa is emerging from a disastrous decade under the presidency of Jacob Zuma. The Zuma years crippled the economy and battered the country's state-owned enterprises. Amid the relentless exposés of intractable corruption, politics became increasingly divisive and racist. There was very little cause for celebration.

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[Deutsche Welle] The white likely successor to the first black leader of the opposition in South Africa wants his party's 'hara-kiri' to stop. But what about its colourblind playbook that some see as a smokescreen for racism?

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[Vanguard] The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said that 28 million bank customers have never received loans from their banks.

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[The Conversation Africa] Nigeria shut its land borders in the wee hours of August 21, 2019. There was no warning, nor measures taken to protect people whose livelihoods depend on crossing these frontiers. It was a shock to the border security officials themselves as it was to travellers.

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[New Era] Windhoek -Late last week, Air Namibia confirmed that after a temporary three-month suspension, it has re-introduced the Windhoek to Luanda route back to its schedule. The Windhoek to Luanda flights were scheduled to re-commence its Angolan operation yesterday.

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[Daily Maverick] Sasol co-chief executives Bongani Nqwababa and Stephen Cornell were sacked after a forensic investigation into the delays and cost overruns at its $13-billion Lake Charles Chemicals Project.

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[News24Wire] Neither the Presidency nor the governing ANC would be drawn into commenting on allegations that Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe reportedly claimed to have bribed two Sunday World journalists to bury an article about his alleged extramarital affair.

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