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[allAfrica] New York -- With the world focused on fighting the pandemic, a remarkable achievement went largely unnoticed in Africa. A court in Malawi annulled a rigged election and a peaceful rerun ushered into power a popular opposition.

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[Namibian] President Hage Geingob is set to appoint 16 new diplomats.

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[SAnews.gov.za] Limpopo Education MEC Polly Boshielo has commended a learner who has invented a device to help curb human trafficking and gender-based violence (GBV).

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[New Frame] A look at the history of sewage outfalls in the bays around the city shows that residents have been complaining since the first one was completed in 1905. And as now, their concerns were ignored.

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[UN News] Worsening conflict, combined with a precarious humanitarian situation, has forced more than 300,000 people to flee their homes and villages in Mozambique's Cabo Delgado province, leaving them completely reliant on humanitarian assistance, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has said.

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[HRW] Stop Using Covid-19, Anti-Terror Law as Pretext to Quell Dissent

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Pastors Paseka 'Mboro' Motsoeneng and Shepherd Bushiri will appear before the High Court in Pretoria today, eNCA reports.

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[263Chat] Five artisanal miners are still trapped under a mine at Task Mine Syndicate in Chegutu, 13 days after the shaft collapsed, with relatives bemoaning the slow pace of rescue efforts by the mining company.

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[WFP] Maputo -- WFP is extremely concerned about the escalating conflict and deteriorating food security situation in Cabo Delgado, Mozambique, where over 300,000 people have fled their homes and villages, abandoning their crops and leaving them completely reliant on humanitarian assistance.

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[The Conversation Africa] Based on official figures - which may be somewhat under reported - COVID-19 has not been as devastating in South Africa as initially feared.

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[GroundUp] The Umgungundlovu community, located in Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape, has won an important case in the Gauteng High Court that enables communities to meaningfully consult with companies that want to conduct mining operations in areas where they live or work.

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[Swazi Media] The families of ten girls, mostly aged 11 to 16, who were killed in a road accident while being transported on the back of a truck 'like cattle' during the Reed Dance for King Mswati III in 2015 have received no financial compensation for their death.

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[Nairobi News] During his swearing in ceremony on January 31, Governor James Nyoro was a jolly man.

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[Legalbrief] Decades after many governments across the continent loosened control over broadcasters and publishers, the media industry is under threat.

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[allAfrica] The countries of Central Sahel--Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger--face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity. The sharp increase in armed attacks on communities, health centres, schools and other public institutions and infrastructure has disrupted livelihoods and access to social services. The impact on affected people is devastating.

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[AIM] Maputo -- Gunmen, believed to be members of the self-stylesd "Renamo Military Junta", murdered two people in ambushes against four buses in the central Mozambican province of Sofala on Sunday morning.

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[Namibian] Fishrot whistleblower Jóhannes Stefánsson is set to receive an award in Iceland next Saturday for the work he did in revealing details of Namibia's biggest corruption scandal.

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[Namibian] "For us, it is like operating a taxi ... we do not perform due diligence on clientele as charters are ad hoc and we operate within the realm of regulations ... with safety first being our priority," says Dianne Burger, a manager at charter company Wings Over Africa.

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[allAfrica] Like many countries across the globe, East Africa's governments are providing economic stimulus packages to lighten the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the bulk of these packages will not reach businesses in the valuable informal sector which accounts for over 70% of non-farm employment in sub-Saharan Africa .

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[allAfrica] As of September 21, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,407,677. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 33,957, and recoveries 1,153,359.

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[Africa Renewal] The 75th session of the UN General Assembly opened on Tuesday with a moment of silence against the unprecedented backdrop of the COVID pandemic, as the new president told delegates that the coronavirus had driven home the value of multilateralism "to address our collective challenges".

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[Botswana Daily News] Gaborone -- Government will prioritise the Sexual Offenders Bill in efforts to table it in the November Parliament sitting.

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of September 19, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,390,510. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 33,621, and recoveries 1,140,516.

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[Vanguard] As Edo state gubernatorial election is ongoing, the candidates of the major political parties, APC and PDP spoke to journalists to express their emotions about the election.

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