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[Zimbabwe Independent] There is growing disquiet within the rank and file of the military over the rising cost of living, poor salaries and difficult working conditions, with government now desperate for solutions to avert a security crisis.

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[Zimbabwe Independent] Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, who was airlifted to China from South Africa in July amid poisoning fears, is preparing to return home after making a remarkable recovery at a top hospital in Beijing, where he underwent two life-saving operations.

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam/ Dodoma -Opposition party, Chadema, announced its withdrawal from the forthcoming local government elections, citing massive disqualification of the party's candidates as the main reason. The elections are scheduled for November 24, this year.

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -Retired President Daniel arap Moi is back home after doctors discharged him from hospital Thursday, effectively ending speculations on his health.

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[African Arguments] Will members of Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) stay or defect? Their decision will have far-reaching implications.

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Ethiopia's Bogaletch Gebre - feted for almost eradicating female genital mutilation in her home region - has died, her charity said on Wednesday, as activists vowed to push on with her work.

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[ISS] As Tunisians headed to the polls on 13 October to elect their new president, 110 men and women quietly boarded a fishing boat near the southern city of Sfax and set off north towards Italy. Some of the irregular migrants were Tunisian, others hailed from West African states.

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[The Conversation Africa] Conservative "pro-family" advocacy groups with US ties are targeting increasingly inclusive sex education lesson plans being developed by the South African education department as part of the life orientation curriculum.

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[The Conversation Africa] In an ever more urbanising world, peacekeepers will increasingly operate in cities. In a recent article, we analysed how attacks against the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) affected the peacekeepers' ability to operate in Mogadishu.

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[263Chat] Mutare -Paramount Chief Marange has blasted the government owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) of imposing corporate social responsibility programmes on the community who continue to live in abject poverty despite sitting on top of the precious stones.

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[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has expressed optimism small scale mining activities by artisanal miners commonly referred to as makorokoza will provide the much-needed boost to the country's ailing economy which is battling myriad challenges.

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -Andrew Herscowitz, coordinator for Power Africa, aims to double access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa within two decades. Speaking in a special briefing, Herscowitz said that tremendous progress had already been made and outlined how collaboration between different business and legislative bodies have contributed towards efforts.

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[Dalsan Radio] The Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) has pushed back plans to licence offshore acreage in an exercise originally slated to kick off on 7 November but now delayed until the end of the year.

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[New Zimbabwe] The United Kingdom has maintained its pressure on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to ensure the full realisation of human rights as well as end rampant corruption within government corridors.

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[Daily Maverick] At the start of the second SA Investment Conference on Wednesday 6 November 2019, President Cyril Ramaphosa was upbeat as more than R100bn in investments was pledged by about a dozen companies and business partnership forums before morning tea.

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[The Herald] Many Zimbabwean small to large businesses are turning to solar energy to try and overcome one of the country's worst challenges - prolonged electricity cuts. With the country experiencing a serious power crisis, using generators is proving to be unsustainable for many businesses given high expenses related to generators.

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[The Conversation Africa] A serious multi-year drought in parts of South Africa's Northern and Eastern Cape provinces has seen a number of small towns threatened by total water supply failures and livestock farmers facing financial ruin.

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[Deutsche Welle] A new study that pinpoints Botswana as the origin of modern humans some 200,000 years ago has caused a flurry of debate among scientists, with some dismissing the research as deeply flawed.

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -A former cabinet minister in Tanzania, Charles Kitwanga told the parliament on Wednesday November 6 that Europe's biggest carmaker, Volkswagen, decided to invest in Rwanda after attempts to set up a car assembly in Tanzania failed due to 'deep-rooted bureaucracy.'

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[Monitor] The Ministry of Educational officials yesterday assured the Parliamentary Committee on Education and Sports that they will investigate cases of alleged sexual harassment of Makerere University female students by security forces during last week's protests against the 15 per cent increment on tuition.

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[Nairobi News] Arsenal has appointed Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as captain.

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[Deutsche Welle] Gunmen ambushed five buses carrying workers for a Canadian gold mining company in an attack near a mine in Burkina Faso. It is the deadliest attack in five years of near constant Jihadist violence in the country.

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[African Arguments] US universities treat Nigerian English as a foreign language. The Oscars say it is not foreign enough.

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -The South African parliament has heard a submission from two leading civil society organisations, calling for them to play their oversight role and stop government funding to the Grand Inga Dam Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Yunus Carrim, chairperson of the Select Committee on Finance, said that he was "embarrassed" that it was the first time the issue of the project's feasibility and risks to the South African economy was ever brought to Parliament, and that the committee would put the

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[Nairobi News] Ugandan police officers have been caught on camera smashing the windscreen of a car belonging to opposition leader Kiiza Besigye.

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