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[DW] In many places in Africa, sex for money is readily available, cheap, risky, and often illegal. For many sex workers, work is often dangerous. The coronavirus makes it even worse.

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[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola's debt to China is estimated at USD 20.1 billion, and is the country's largest creditor, said Finance Minister Vera Daves Friday.

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[UN News] After six months of lockdown, the Namibian government ended travel restrictions and curfews on Friday, in light of a drop in new COVID-19 cases. But Namibia's economy, which depends heavily on wildlife tourism, has taken a major hit during the period, and the future of the country's wildlife reserves, otherwise known as conservancies, is far from certain.

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[DW] In the past week alone, Somalia has been the scene of over a dozen deadly terror attacks by al-Shabab. The Islamist militant group is seen to be bent on thwarting the forthcoming elections in the Horn of Africa country.

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[CIVICUS] On 15 September 2020 it will be six months since three human rights defenders were jailed in Niger simply for participating in peaceful protests calling for an investigation into allegations of the misuse of funds by the Ministry of Defence.

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[spotlight] Completing the six months of treatment for standard drug-susceptible tuberculosis (DS-TB) can be hard. Apart from side effects associated with the medicines, people may feel better after a month or two and be tempted to stop taking the treatment. Maintaining treatment adherence is even harder for drug-resistant TB (DR-TB) since the medicines have more serious side effects and treatment can last as long as two years.

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[allAfrica] On a mission to satisfy local demand for rice, the Mitiri Cooperative of Young Rice Producers are fighting for the eradication of hunger in Bagre, a rural community located in the east of Burkina Faso's Boulgou province. The area is home to just over 29 000 people.

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[This Day] The World Trade Organisation (WTO) is set to announce on Friday the departure of three candidates in the race for the position of the Director General of the global trade body, thereby narrowing the number of contestants to five.

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[New Dawn] -Following U.S. travel ban

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[Addis Standard] The criminal charge was filed a day after Lidetu discontinued his defense team saying his trial so far was politically motivated. Prosecutors charged him with Ethiopia's newly enacted "Firearm Administration & Control Proclamation" under a clause penalizing possession of bulk firearms, although Lidetu was initially accused of illegaly possessing a single pistol.

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[allAfrica] Dakar and Cape Town -- The United States African Development Foundation (USADF) is celebrating a decade of its Feed the Future campaign, which enables partner organisations to target the root causes of poverty and hunger. Its work has been focused on the most marginalized communities, where there are concentrations of poverty and hunger - with all the attendant social and health problems, including 'stunting', when children who are undernourished before their fifth birthdays will never be able to achieve their full mental or phy

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[Centre 4s] After Niamey last week, the Economic Community of West African States, ECOWAS, is meeting tomorrow Tuesday in Accra, to further deliberate on the situation in Mali. Opposed to unconstitutional changes, only if initiated by the military, ECOWAS does not have a unanimous position on the case of Mali. A country that is experiencing an exceptional insecurity and political turmoil.

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[ANGOP] Luanda -- The reduction in drilling activity, whose financial losses have yet to be quantified, is one of the consequences of the impact of Covid-19 on the oil sector in Angola.

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[OHCHR] UN human rights experts* today condemned the prison sentence handed down on appeal to an Algerian journalist and human rights defender, Khaled Drareni who has become a symbol of press freedom in the North African country. They called on Algerian authorities to overturn the sentence and release Drareni from prison.

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[The Herald] The Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs, Senator Larry Mavima has expressed concern over the increase in the number mine-related deaths involving artisanal miners and small scale miners in the province.

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[New Era] Land Activist Dimbulukeni Nauyoma has dragged the government and attorney general to court to get the Squatters Proclamation AG, 21 of 1985, repealed. According to the activist, the Act was merely enacted with the sole purpose of denying Namibians access to land and or housing. "The realities of Namibia's land issue, as we speak, can simply not be reconciled with the squatters' proclamation. There is no need for a squatters' proclamation in its current form in our constitutional dispensation," said Nauyoma

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[allAfrica] As of September 17, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,373,765. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 33,250, and recoveries 1,126,752.

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[allAfrica] Nairobi -- When Etabo Lopeyo Lotonia was attacked by a crocodile while fishing in Lake Turkana, members of his social enterprise group put aside all the day's tasks to ensure he received treatment.

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[African Union] New York -- As the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly successfully concludes, we sat down with the outgoing President, H.E. Pr. Tijjani Muhammad-Bande to get his reflections on implementing key priorities during his presidency, the evolution of multilateralism, and the place of Africa in the global system.

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[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican Ministry of Defence has again distanced the Defence and Security Forces from all violations of human rights, anywhere in the country, promising that it will never tolerate atrocities.

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[263Chat] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has reinstated Dr Sydney Gata as ZESA Holdings Executive Chairman following his suspension last month pending Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) investigations into corruption allegations against the latter and his board.

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[DW] Mozambique's government and military have condemned the apparent brutal execution of a naked woman by men wearing fatigues, shown in video footage.

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[DW] The Ivory Coast Constitutional Council has approved President Alassane Ouattara's bid for a third term in office amid fresh violence. Vehicles were reportedly set alight by protesters in several cities.

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[The Herald] The MDC-T led by Dr Thokozani Khupe has recalled Harare deputy mayor and Ward 35 Councillor Enoch Mupamawonde and 10 others.

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