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[Namibian] Namibia's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender representatives want the government to address their concerns, including building alternative toilet facilities specifically for them.

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[The Herald] Eight currency dealers allegedly lost US$765 000 to suspected fraudsters in a botched illegal transaction in Harare last week.

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[Daily Maverick] In the 1920s the University of Cape Town was given the skeletons of nine individuals by a medical student studying at the university. On Monday, almost a century later, the university and the family revealed the lived experiences of these nine individuals.

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[The Conversation Africa] Rising levels of insecurity in the West African sub region have led to some countries taking measures to protect their citizens from violence. These include Burkina Faso, Côte d'Ivoire, Nigeria and Mali. All have adopted various security measures in response to terrorist activities occurring in these countries.

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -Nigerians have woken up to find that Lionheart, the 2018 film which was directed by Nollywood actress and director Genevieve Nnaji, has been disqualified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from the 2020 Oscar race.

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -Kenya's new population stands at 47,564,296 following the recent census exercise that was conducted in August.

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[Monitor] Unspecified number of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party supporters are in police custody following a scuffle with detectives that lasted about four hours in Kireka in Kira Municipality Monday morning.

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -1,524 people said they were intersex, a figure campaigners said was low and attributed to widespread stigma and low awareness

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[The New Humanitarian] Bangui, Central African Republic -Interviews with rebel officials, humanitarians, and protest groups suggest the February agreement is now looking shaky and could unravel.

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Our recent joint mission to Somalia took place after news broke that the country's main harvest was to be the worst since the 2011-2012 famine.

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[IPS] People living in Africa are charged an average of 7.1 per cent of their monthly salary for a gigabyte (GB) of mobile data, more than 3.5 times the threshold considered affordable.

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[ISS] The African Union's (AU) recently concluded African Youth Decade (2009 -2018) was, on the whole, underwhelming. A plan of action for youth engagement in health, education, employment and governance was developed, but its potential was hampered by a lack of financial and human resources in member states.

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[The Herald] Former Transport Minister Joram Gumbo has been arrested by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) for criminal abuse of office.

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -Convicted racist Vicki Momberg has become the target of a manhunt, News24 reports. A warrant of arrest was issued after she failed to appear in the Randburg Magistrate's Court in August following an unsuccessful appeal against her conviction of crimen injuria.

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -The rand has made strong gains against the dollar in early trading hours on Monday after avoiding a "junk status" credit rating from Moody's Investors Service on Friday, Business Tech reports.

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -Jacob Zuma has appealed a court ruling to try him on charges of corruption, enCA reports. The move comes after the KwaZulu-Natal High Court rejected the former president's bid for a permanent stay of prosecution.

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[The Herald] Over 700 people in 170 households in Chimanimani, whose homes were destroyed by Cyclone Idai in March, are still living in tents as the rainy season approaches. If given housing stands, money or materials, the people said they were prepared to start building their own homes.

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[Lesotho Times] The government and suspended Chief Justice Nthomeng Majara have agreed an out-of-court settlement which will see the latter leave office without undergoing a potentially damaging impeachment process, Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Semano Sekatle, has revealed.

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[VOA] The deaths in northern Mozambique of military contractors employed by a Russian firm are raising new questions about Russia's security presence in Africa.

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[The Conversation Africa] Guinea Bissau's President Jose Mario Vaz announced earlier this week that he had sacked the government. His decision threw the West African country into further chaos and casts doubt over elections planned for this month.

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[The Conversation Africa] Tens of cities in Africa, such as Johannesburg, Dar es Salaam and Kampala are overwhelmed by an inflow of people fleeing conflicts in different parts of the continent. In particular people living in Mali, Somalia and South Sudan flee their home countries to seek safety.

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -Geoffrey Kamworor sprinted away from compatriot Albert Korir in the final three kilometres of the race to clinch his second New York Marathon in 2hrs, 08mins and 13 seconds with his compatriot coming in second 15 seconds later.

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[Deutsche Welle] A journalist involved in the fight against the Ebola virus in Congo has been stabbed to death. Health experts blame violence and distrust in some areas for worsening the spread of the deadly disease.

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[Deutsche Welle] Nine sailors have been abducted by pirates while anchored off the coast of the West African country of Benin. The Gulf of Guinea is one of the world's most dangerous maritime regions.

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Speaking calmly through tears, in a hearing streamed live on YouTube, former beauty queen Fatou Jallow told how Gambia's ex-president Yahya Jammeh locked her in a room and raped her.

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