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[USIP] Washington, DC -- As Sudan is mentioned among the next states to normalize relations with Israel, concerns about what that would do to the democratic transition arise.

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[Monitor] Police in the Kampala metropolitan area are investigating five killings that occurred in the region withing a period of four days, resulting from domestic brawls, according to the deputy police spokesperson for Kampala Metropolitan, Mr Luke Oweyesigire.

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[Monitor] The man accused of killing a four-year- old girl and took the head to Parliament as a 'gift' to the Speaker has been remanded to Masaka Main Prison.

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[Maka] Really? Carlos Manuel de São Vicente is currently a jailbird. On September 23 he was remanded in custody in Viana prison (Luanda) awaiting trial, where conditions might soon make him forget his ill-gotten billions. One by one, the bit-part players in the Dos Santos kleptocracy are being taken down, evidence of their crimes adding up against the long-ruling kleptocrat-in-chief who oversaw the outrageous theft of tens of billions of dollars of Angolan patrimony. It's no easy matter to bring a former p

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[Africa Renewal] COVID-19 transmission in Africa has been marked by relatively fewer infections, which have been on the decline over the past two months, owing to a variety of socio-ecological factors as well as early and strong public health measures taken by governments across the region.

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[DW] On September 22, hundreds of citizens in Cameroon's Anglophone region took part in an organized anti-government protest. But the numerous opposition parties are under scrutiny for lacking clear leadership or a strategy.

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[DW] Mali's new interim Preisdent Bah N'Daw, a retired colonel, was named by junta leaders earlier this week. The army, which staged a coup last month, is promising to hold new elections in 18 months.

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[DW] An area of eastern Ghana has declared itself a sovereign state. The region known as Western Togoland has had secessionist attempts in the past.

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[This Day] Maiduguri -- Boko Haram yesterday ambushed an advance team of the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum between Monguno and Baga, killing eight policemen, three soldiers, and four members of Civilian-JTF.

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[UN News] The "indiscriminate consequences" of the COVID-19 pandemic have underscored the importance of multilateralism and how the world handles global challenges and contradictions, the President of Burundi told world leaders gathered virtually for the UN General Assembly.

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[RFI] Scientists in Gabon have revealed how giant pangolins share their burrows with bats, potentially exposing the shy, nocturnal animals to viruses that could pass to humans in the central African markets where pangolins are slaughtered and traded.

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[263Chat] Medical doctors have expressed concern over what they are frustrating measures introduced by the government to reduce brain drain in the country amid reports that health workers are growing impatient with the economic situation in the country and seeking greener pastures abroad.

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[ISS] For Africa, the impact of COVID-19 has made thinking about the future more important than ever. Recent analysis by the African Futures and Innovation team at the Institute for Security Studies forecasts that the pandemic is set to undo several years of development progress on the continent. At the same time, COVID-19 has raised questions about how prepared we are for future disasters, especially those linked to climate change.

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[MSF] The media's focus as COVID-19 has washed over the globe has largely concentrated on urban centers, a preoccupation that is justified by the high case numbers in cities. Yet, as the pandemic slows, it is increasingly clear that COVID-19 has not been a solely urban public health phenomenon. In September, photographer Chris Allen and writer Sean Christie documented the experiences, successes and lessons learned in the rural hinterland of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, where a community ban

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[Ethiopian Herald] ADDIS ABABA - Speaker of House of Peoples' Representatives Tagesse Chaffo said Ethiopia will conduct the sixth general elections this year taking general precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently commended South Africa for its declining Covid-19 infection rate, approving the implementation of public health measures to curb the spread of the virus. This, according to WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, is indicative of a larger trend across the continent. Moeti spoke during an online media briefing to examine the status of the Covid-19 outbreak across the continent.

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[DW] The University of Maiduguri has stayed open at the epicenter of the Boko Haram insurgency. A new book gives voice to the Nigerian academics who faced off with the radical Islamists who reject Western education as sinful.

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[The Point] Hundreds of people mainly women yesterday thronged the busy Kairaba Avenue road protesting over what they described the "alarming rate" of maternal mortality in the country.

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[Monitor] The Electoral Commission chairman Justice Simon Byabakama told Parliament today that the EC was still waiting for a response from lawyer Muwada Nkunyingi to see if his queries were addressed in the reasons the EC gave for not releasing to him President Museveni's academic papers.

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[Addis Standard] Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD), Chairman of the Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF), the governing party of Tigray Regional State, cemented the region's presidency after receiving an overwhelming support by newly constituted regional parliament.

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[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican Health Minister Armindo Tiago on Wednesday expressed concern at the low level of contraceptive use, which results in Mozambique's high fertility rate (5.2 births for every woman of childbearing age, according to the 2017 population census).

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[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has announced that the amounts required to compensate the families of the victims of the bombing of the destroyer USS Cole* in Yemen in 2000, and the 1998 bombing of the US embassies in Dar El Salaam in Tanzania and Nairobi in Kenya, are ready for payment.

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[New Zimbabwe] THE US government has called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration to uphold constitutional rights and end ongoing political repression and corruption in Zimbabwe.

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[Lesotho Times] The trial of 10 soldiers accused of murdering three civilians in 2017 failed to take off on Monday due to the High Court's information technology (IT) department's failure to produce a transcript of some records relating to the case. It was then postponed to 28 September 2020 to allow the IT department time to finish transcribing the audio recording.

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[Lesotho Times] Two Lesotho Defence Force (LDF) officers who are languishing in a South African prison since their arrest two months ago will spend another week in custody before learning if their bail application has been successful.

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[Lesotho Times] Former Deputy Prime Minister Monyane Moleleki has attacked Law and Justice Minister Professor Nqosa Mahao and the government over their handling of the detention of two Lesotho Defence Force soldiers by South Africa.

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[Namibian] Investment company Baobab Capital - tasked with managing N$140 million in pensioners' money - is on the verge of being shut down over alleged financial irregularities.

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[World Bank] One morning in February, in Kaffrine Region, Senegal, Kaffia Diallo emerged from her tent. She is happy; her new grandson was born just two days earlier. "A beautiful baby," she said, "although I wish he weighed a little more."

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[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -- The Department of Disaster and Management(DODMA) said there is need for more sensitisation on the use of the lightningdetection systembeing installed in some parts of the country to help reducedeaths caused by lightning.

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[UN News] Despite the continent-wide approach taken by African countries to combat COVID-19, the pandemic has set back their development aspirations, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told world leaders at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday.

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