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[New Zimbabwe] Government Tuesday claimed Zimbabwe has lost US$42 billion in revenue in the last 18 years due to sanctions imposed by European Union (EU) and the US on allegations of electoral fraud and human rights abuses.

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[VOA] South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar are meeting in Juba this week to discuss security matters and other issues ahead of a November 12th deadline for forming a unity government.

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[New Zimbabwe] PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has remained mum as regards the intricate details of former President Robert Mugabe's burial including where he will be laid to rest.

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[Daily Maverick] The state has decided not to pursue legal action against any of the 23 protestors arrested during demonstrations last week in Cape Town against gender-based violence.

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[The Herald] President Mnangagwa yesterday met the Mugabe family members at his Munhumutapa Offices where they expressed appreciation on Government support rendered to former President Robert Mugabe during his illness and the efforts being made to repatriate his remains from Singapore.

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[ISS] Despite government efforts to contain production, the methamphetamine problem is expanding.

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[Deutsche Welle] The NGO's latest report says the Nigerian military continues to detain thousands of children in "inhuman conditions." Allegedly, the minors collaborated with Boko Haram.

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[The Herald] GOVERNMENT will evacuate at least 171 Zimbabweans from South Africa following the death of two locals in ongoing xenophobic violence. This was said by Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa while presenting the 32nd Cabinet Decision Matrix yesterday.

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[The Conversation Africa] African migrants have once again been targeted for looting, violence and displacement in South Africa. Not only are the events reminiscent of 2008, 2015 and 2017: the narratives explaining them and the measures suggested to deal with them are more or less the same.

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[The Conversation Africa] The latest xenophobic attacks in South Africa have ignited the long-standing tensions between the country and Nigeria. These are captured in the retaliatory attacks on South African businesses in Nigeria and the diplomatic outrage by Nigerian authorities.

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[Namibian] OVER 1 000 people, mostly workers in the fishing industry at Walvis Bay, participated in a mass protest against marine phosphate mining, urging the government not to grant prospective miners an environmental clearance certificate.

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has appointed a native Kenyan to serve in his government as the new commissioner of Commerce and Insurance.

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[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has upped the ante in his bid to fight rampaging corruption, pushing through changes the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act in order to flush out individual who suddenly flaunt wealth.

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[The Herald] At least four stillbirths and one maternal death have been recorded at Harare City Council's polyclinics, as the city is dragging its feet on the provision of proper power back-up facilities, which has forced its nurses to use cellphone torches during delivery.

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[allAfrica] South African comedian and Daily Show host Trevor Noah has something to say about xenophobia - but there is also something he did not say.

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[Lesotho Times] The long-running battle for control of the All Basotho Convention (ABC) raged on this week with "expelled" deputy leader, Professor Nqosa Mahao's faction, announcing that it will hold its special conference at Lesotho High School in Maseru on 7 September 2019.

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[The Conversation Africa] When neither opponent can achieve the upper hand in a game of chess, it's only a matter of time before a stalemate is declared. In a protracted battle in which no-one enjoys the upper hand, the question is not if but when there will be an impasse. Chess is, of course, a world away from the painful deadlock between states and terror groups characterised by the loss of lives and social upheaval - but it's a useful analogy.

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[Daily Maverick] The inaugural Retirement Reality Report in 2018 made it clear South Africa was sitting on a ticking time bomb. This year's research reveals the situation is actually much worse, with even fewer people properly preparing for retirement than previously thought, and those who say they do have some sort of a plan know dangerously little about it.

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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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[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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[Deutsche Welle] Rastafarians from around the world have been settling in Ethiopia for the last 50 years, after being given land by Emperor Haile Selassie. Today, life in "the promised land" is far from the paradise they had imagined.

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[Daily Trust] Prices of food stuffs and other commodities have increased in many border towns and most of the country's cities as the borders remain partially closed, Daily Trust reports.

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[New Zimbabwe] Divisions have emerged within the MDC on how to react to former State President and Zanu PF strongman Robert Mugabe's death in Singapore on Friday.

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[The New Humanitarian] Yambio/South Sudan -After vomiting blood and exhibiting fever - two of the virus's telltale symptoms - the teenager had come to the Ebola isolation ward here in Yambio, a South Sudanese town near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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[The Conversation Africa] The Mozambican government recently signed a peace deal with the Renamo opposition party, in time for elections in October. This is the most decisive step so far towards ending a low-intensity yet persistent conflict that began in 2013.

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