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[Africa In Fact] In a historic US election, President Donald Trump was ousted from office by Joe Biden. Biden won 50.8% of the popular vote, while Trump still managed 47.5% in the largest voter turnout since 1908. The presidency of Donald Trump is widely viewed as anomalous, a monstrous blip in an otherwise healthy and deeply consolidated democracy. This would be a mistake. A deeper analysis reveals that populism can take root even in societies with relatively broad-based access to political and economic opportunities.

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[The New Humanitarian] From Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad to UN refugee agency chief Filippo Grandi, more than 20 visions of the humanitarianism of tomorrow.

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[The Conversation Africa] Women make up more than half of the people living with HIV around the world. Young women between the ages of 10 and 24 are twice as likely to get HIV as young men in the same age group. In East and Southern Africa young women will acquire HIV on average five to seven years earlier than their male peers.

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[The Conversation Africa] As they say in Mali's Manding language, yiriba binna: a giant tree has fallen.

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[The Conversation Africa] Tanzania's 2020 general elections resulted in a predictably easy victory for one of Africa's oldest ruling parties, Chama Cha Mapinduzi.

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[OHCHR] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday called on all actors to take urgent measures to protect civilians in Cabo Delgado province, in northeast Mozambique, amid reports of an increasingly alarming human rights situation.

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[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican parliament, the Assembly of the Republic, on Thursday approved a report from its working commission on constitutional, legal and human rights affairs on the human rights situation in the country's two areas of conflict.

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[SPS] Shaheed Al-Hafed -- Attacks of the Sahrawi People's Liberation Army units continue against various hiding places of the Moroccan enemy along its positions in the occupied parts of the Sahrawi territory, causing loss of lives and equipments and disrupting its military plans.

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[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF MP for Chirumhanzu-Zibagwe Prosper Machando has warned youths they will be beaten up if they dared protest against government.

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[DW] Amid falling prices of raw materials, recession, and now COVID-19, Africa is in serious trouble as debt burden grows. Zambia is on the brink of defaulting on its foreign debt as a so-called grace period expires.

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[DW] Several rockets have hit near the airport in Eritrea's capital city of Asmara. The rockets, fired from Ethiopia's Tigray region, are the latest escalation in a conflict that threatens to destabilize the Horn of Africa.

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[SciDev.Net] New Delhi -- Delegates attending the virtual session of the 73rd World Health Assembly (12 November) have endorsed a new road map that sets specific targets to tackle 20 neglected tropical diseases [NTDs] by 2030 through focused interventions.

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[Cosafa] Hosts South Africa claimed a fourth successive COSAFA Women's Championship title following a 2-1 victory over Botswana in the decider played at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

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[Daily News] TANZANIA is taking serious practical steps in fighting corruption with President John Magufuli yesterday, again insisting that his government will continue to close bribery loopholes in the next five years.

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[Greenpeace] After months of pressure, Hon. Betty Maina, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Industrialisation, Trade and Enterprise Development finally met with Greenpeace Africa to receive the 20,000-strong petition calling for her to take a stand against advocacy from lobbyists from the American Chemistry Council to make Africa a dumping site.

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[RFI] People living with disabilities in Cameroon's Anglophone northwest and southwest regions have been badly affected by a deadly separatist crisis. Some have been killed, wounded, or abandoned, while others have been forced out of their homes.

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[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The federal government said a rocket was fired "in the late hours of November 13, 2020 towards Bahir Dar and Gondar cities. As a result, the airport areas have sustained damages."

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[Ethiopian Herald] "I call up on all forces that are fighting for TPLF junta to defect to the government in three days. You have to prevent yourself from being killed or wounded in action for the sake of TPLF thugs that are now on their death bed" Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) said.

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[HRW] Nairobi -- The Ethiopian government and Tigray regional authorities should protect people and property at risk from the fighting, Human Rights Watch said today. Amid credible reports of increasing casualties, the authorities on both sides should facilitate access for humanitarian groups, stop interrupting essential services, and immediately restore communication services in the region.

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[Atlantic Council] Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who won the Nobel Prize for his peacemaking with Eritrea, has confounded allies by resisting all attempts to dampen the ongoing military confrontation with a powerful northern insurgent group, the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF). The TPLF effectively controlled the Ethiopian government from 1991 until February 2018, when it was driven from power by a surge of popular revolt. Global officials fear that the fighting between the TPLF and Abiy's government forces ma

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[UN News] The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Amina Mohammed on Friday has been strongly advocating for the greater participation of women and youth in Mali's ongoing transition towards a durable peace, and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as she continues her solidarity visit to West Africa and the Sahel.

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[UN News] The UN chief has expressed "grave concern" at the possible consequences which could arise from an operation reportedly launched by the Moroccan Government on the southern border of Western Sahara, in response to a reported highway blockade by supporters of the pro-independence Frente POLISARIO.

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[The Conversation Africa] South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe's intention to contest for the presidency of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) will make for an interesting run up to the March 12 election. Until he announced his intention it appeared that Ahmad Ahmad, the Malagasy who currently leads the organisation, would be a shoo-in.

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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