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[Daily Maverick] Under the guidance of their lecturer, architecture students at the Nelson Mandela University built a unique, portable crèche for children in the Walmer township in Port Elizabeth.

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[News24Wire] A warrant of arrest has been issued for EFF leader Julius Malema for failing to appear in court on five charges related to him allegedly discharging a firearm at an Eastern Cape rally in 2018.

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[News24Wire] Mpumalanga police have made a breakthrough by arresting another suspect who was allegedly involved in the murder of a 62-year-old Barberton woman in a plot allegedly concocted by her daughters for a R80 000 life insurance payout.

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[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Kenya law professor, Patrick Loch Otieno (PLO) Lumumba wants Africa to have a common perspective when it comes to negotiating with investors in the mining sector.

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[VOA] The World Health Organization is urgently appealing for $40 million to salvage its operation to bring the Ebola epidemic to an end in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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[Vanguard] The Presidency has said that there was no iota of truth in the report that President Muhammadu Buhari has agreed yo give out $100 million from the recovered loot from late Sani Abacha to the Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu.

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[News24Wire] Concerned citizens who "benefited from apartheid" have taken a stand against recent apartheid-related statements which they have described as "insensitive".

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[DW] More and more African countries have laws against online hate speech. In practice, however, these laws often lead to censorship. And a German law may have served as a model.

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Dozens of Senegalese start-ups have launched in recent years, though many have struggled to grow

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[The Conversation Africa] In February last year South African President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that his government would pursue five fundamental goals over the next decade. One of these was particularly bold, namely that

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -'It's not like in the West where there is a lot more understanding of climate change and therefore more support from family, school and the media for youth activists. It's much harder here.'

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[ISS] At the peak of the Darfur crisis in the mid 2000s, a cloud of fear hung heavy in many of the camps for internally displaced people as women returned from gathering firewood to their makeshift tented homes. This daily ritual became a terrifying dash as stories emerged of women being raped or killed by the Janjaweed militia lurking outside, allegedly acting on behalf of the government under former Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir.

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[IPS] Elton Ndumiso*, a bus-conductor who works the route from Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, to neighbouring South Africa, sees it all the time: Zimbabwean women travelling with three or four children, who are clearly not their own kids, and taking them across the border.

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[DW] Rwandan opposition leaders have denounced police claims that Kizito Mihigo committed suicide. The gospel singer had been detained after illegally trying to cross the border into Burundi last week.

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[DW] Incumbent candidate Faure Gnassingbé has won his fourth presidential term. Both the president and challenger Agbeyome Kodjo had previously declared victory.

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[Centre 4s] The G 5 Sahel and France Summit should be held in Nouakchott, Mauritania, on February 24. It should go to the actual issues and deal with the most urgent, in order to give hope to the Sahel populations. And probably also to their allies.

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[Daily Trust] The day started off well like any other for her, her daughter and granddaughter. It, however, would be one of the most horrific days of her life.

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[News24Wire] Former president Jacob Zuma says he is not using his illness to run from the law and if he is sent to jail, he will serve his time.

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[Zimbabwe Standard] ZANU-PF factionalism has spilled into Parliament as rival camps position themselves ahead of the long-awaited restructuring exercise to elect new provincial structures and district coordinating committees.

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[Zimbabwe Standard] Communities in Gwanda got a major boost after a local non-governmental organisation Hand in Hand Zimbabwe (HiH Zim) facilitated the installation of solar-powered boreholes.

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[Zimbabwe Standard] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government has come under fire from the opposition and human rights activists following a wave of arrests of people who allegedly took part in protests last week.

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[Monitor] President Museveni has distanced Uganda from supporting exiled Rwandan dissident, Lt Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa, as alleged by Rwanda, but pledged to investigate the matter further.

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[Monitor] Uganda response team on desert locusts has received an aircraft from the Desert Locust Control Organisation of East Africa (DLCO-EA) to help fight swarms of locusts that have invaded the country.

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[Daily News] Tarime -The Chairman of the CCM youth wing in Bumera Ward in Tarime District, Edward Marwa, was on Friday murdered by being slashed by machetes by a man believed to be a close relative of the deceased.

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[Daily Trust] Boko Haram fighters have reportedly killed two soldiers in an attack on Garkida town in Adamawa State.

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[Daily Trust] The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) yesterday said it killed some key leaders of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Jubillaram and Alinwa in the northern part of Borno State.

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[Daily Trust] The Jigawa Police Command have confirmed that its patrol vehicle hit and killed a pedestrian, Hauwa Danladi-Turis, and injured four others in Malammadori Local Government Area of the state.

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[VOA] Geneva -A first group of 76 Ethiopian refugees have voluntarily returned home from Kenya's sprawling Kakuma camp this week.

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[CPJ] The Committee to Protect Journalists joined 27 other press freedom and human rights organizations in a letter dated February 19 calling for authorities in Togo to maintain the stability and openness of the internet and social media platforms.

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[News24Wire] A prisoner died and an official was injured in an incident at St Albans Correctional Centre in Port Elizabeth on Friday.

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