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[This Day] Security in and around the Federal High Court, Abuja, was, on Wednesday, beefed up by officers of the Nigerian Police Force as Omoyele Sowore, Convener, #RevolutionNow Protest, appeared for commencement of trial.

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[RFI] France has announced the death of a top jihadist leader in Mali, as it continues to push for European support in fighting the Islamist insurgency in the Sahel.

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[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has turned to last year's losing presidential election candidates to assist with ways to have sanctions imposed by Western powers lifted.

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[New Zimbabwe] Leader of the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ), Bishop Johannes Ndanga has called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa and MDC leader Nelson Chamisa to find common ground for the good of the country.

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[New Zimbabwe] Warren Park residents have dragged Harare City Council officials to the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (Zacc) over graft allegations in the allocation of stands in the high density suburb.

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[New Zimbabwe] Government, desperate to avert a potentially crippling strike by its entire workforce, has dangled end of year bonuses as a carrot to stop the impending job action.

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[Africa Check] A message doing the rounds on WhatsApp claims three tick marks on a sent message means a government agency has read your chat and may take action against you.

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[Ghanaian Times] Despite the availability of support for deprived households in Accra to construct domestic toilets, there may not be a single household in one community with a population believed to be in excess of 100,000, whose residents have access to their own toilet, painstaking investigations suggest.

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[The Herald] Government is working to normalise the situation at public hospitals following the dismissal of 77 doctors who went on an illegal strike recently. This was disclosed by Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa while addressing the media after yesterday's Cabinet meeting.

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[The Herald] Forty-four serving and former Cabinet ministers, permanent secretaries, parastatal bosses and legislators are facing "imminent" arrest for corruption, Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) chairperson Justice Loice Matanda-Moyo has said. She said the commission was mainly focusing on criminal abuse of office, theft of funds, bribery and flouting of tender procedures, among other offences.

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[Vanguard] Aides of some past presidents, yesterday, picked holes in the Presidency's claims that former leaders demanded tips before awarding contracts.

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[Vanguard] Aides of some past presidents, yesterday, picked holes in the Presidency's claims that former leaders demanded tips before awarding contracts.

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -Cooking with fuels such as charcoal and firewood produces high levels of carbon dioxide, as well as contributing to deforestation and climate change

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[Maka] An armed attack on a prison in the north-eastern Angolan province of Lunda-Sul which resulted in the deaths of at least five people, has been blamed on a misguided attempt to free a self-styled independence leader. Responsibility for the attack is said to lie with a man calling himself "Commander Thunderclap" (*see below) who says it is the opening salvo in a liberation war for the independence of the Lundas.

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[ISS] Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, former leader of the world's deadliest terror group Daesh - also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria - died during a recent United States-led operation in north-western Syria.

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[Govt of Liberia] Monrovia -A High Level delegation from the UN Peace-Building Commission (PBC) arrives in Liberia Tuesday, October 5t on a Joint peace building mission in Sierra Leone, Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire.

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[Deutsche Welle] France's Defense Ministry has confirmed the death of a leader of the West African Islamic extremist group JNIM. The group is one of many militant groups with links to "Islamic State" and al-Qaeda.

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[Deutsche Welle] A report by US-based democracy watchdog Freedom House says many Africans are unknowingly under surveillance by their own states via social media platforms. Zimbabwe and Sudan are among the countries to be singled out.

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[SAnews.gov.za] The South African Police Service (SAPS) has warned that the establishment of illegal dispensaries/outlets, online sites and social media platforms for marketing and selling cannabis and related products to the public remains illegal.

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[Daily Maverick] The two bills default to the colonial and apartheid denial of the property rights of people who have inherited their homes and land over generations.

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -The annual South African Investment Conference kicks off at the Sandton Convention Centre on November 5-7 under the theme "Accelerating Growth by Building Partnerships". But what awaits investors and those in government is deeper than the discussion around the economy and investment.

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -Luyanda Botha, the man accused of the rape and murder of UCT student Uyinene Mrwetyana, has appeared in the Western Cape High Court where members in the gallery demanded he show his face. Some people shouted that the public wanted to "get him", News24 reports.

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[Namibian] Namibia's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender representatives want the government to address their concerns, including building alternative toilet facilities specifically for them.

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[The Herald] Eight currency dealers allegedly lost US$765 000 to suspected fraudsters in a botched illegal transaction in Harare last week.

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[Daily Maverick] In the 1920s the University of Cape Town was given the skeletons of nine individuals by a medical student studying at the university. On Monday, almost a century later, the university and the family revealed the lived experiences of these nine individuals.

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