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[AIM] Maputo -The Mozambican Health Ministry has ordered the removal from the market of several South African brands of tinned sardines which pose a threat to human health.

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[Namibian] A JUDGEMENT on a legal challenge mounted against the warrants that authorised the arrest of former ministers Bernhard Esau and Sacky Shanghala and four co-accused in the Fishrot fishing quota corruption case in November last year could be delivered in the Windhoek High Court during the fourth week of April.

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[263Chat] Government's Wednesday announcement that it will soon roll out garrison shops where only serving security forces will access subsidized commodities has attracted criticism from Zimbabweans who feel the move is another poor effort to divide the civil service.

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[DW] The annual US-led military exercise Flintlock is underway in Mauritania amid concerns that the US will draw down its military in Africa. In response, France and Germany are pushing for greater EU involvement.

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[DW] The coronavirus outbreak has hit small businesses in Zimbabwe that import tech and clothing from China. As Privilege Musvanhiri reports from Harare, business owners say they are struggling to get supplies.

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[New Zimbabwe] MDC President Nelson Chamisa has accused the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) of attempts to rig the 2023 election through manipulating constituency boundaries in favour of Zanu PF.

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[New Zimbabwe] MDC President Nelson Chamisa has dismissed claims his party was planning to boycott the 2023 elections if the electoral conditions were not free and fair.

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[Daily Maverick] Surging platinum group metals prices, notably for palladium and rhodium, and operational improvements have helped stave off shaft closures at Rustenburg that had been planned by Impala Platinum. It would be premature to say the jobs bloodbath in the mining industry is over, but it is finally being stemmed.

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[Daily Trust] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that at least 118 people have been killed by the outbreak of Lassa fever in just eight weeks.

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[ISS] The effects of the bitter standoff between Rwanda's and Uganda's presidents, Paul Kagame and Yoweri Museveni - old allies, have been felt mostly by small traders and other innocents. It is they who have been prevented from crossing the border between the neighbouring countries to buy or sell. Some who tried to circumvent the border closure a year ago were shot dead by over-zealous Rwandan border guards.

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[The New Humanitarian] Geneva -Burkina Faso's conflict flared up in 2019, and there is data to show it.

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Garowe, Somalia -Rape victims are being denied justice, said a woman's rights group after the man was released from jail in a compensation agreement

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[UN News] Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials warned on Tuesday, saying action now, will avert a major food crisis later.

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[Africa Renewal] Dar es Salam and Addis Ababa -The costs of dangerous, sometimes lethal passages some irregular migrants make in Africa can be measured in many ways: in currencies, even in lives. Tamrat and Debebe - two young men newly returned to their native Ethiopia - measure their hardships in years.

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[United States Senate] U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, led a delegation to Africa to discuss the importance of continued military cooperation in the region. The delegation, which included Sen. Rounds, Sen. Boozman, Rep. Kelly and Rep. Walberg, visited partners in Uganda, Ghana and Mauritania, in addition to meeting with the leadership of the G5 Sahel. Specific meetings included President Yoweri Museveni and Minister of Defense Adolf Mwesige, Uganda; Minister of Defense Dominic Nit

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[News24Wire] A search was under way for at least nine people on Thursday morning, between Oudekraal and Mouille Point, on the Western Cape coast.

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[HRW] Nairobi -At Least 21 Killed in Attack on Ngarbuh Village; Set Independent Inquiry

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -The ancient bronze sculpture was seized by customs agents at Mexico City airport as its buyer tried to bring it into Mexico.

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[New Zimbabwe] Vice President Kembo Mohadi has dismissed as personal opinion, recent claims by Prosecutor-General Kumbirai Hodzi that most Zimbabwean State institutions were captured by corrupt cartels.

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[News24Wire] A 19-year-old Mpumalanga woman has been arrested after the skeletal remains of who is believed to be her 2-year-old daughter were found in her garden.

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[New Zimbabwe] Parliament was Wednesday forced to adjourn earlier than planned when MDC MPs angrily voiced their disapproval over the 'shallow' manner with which State Security minister Owen Ncube was responding to questions relating to mealie-meal shortages.

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[Daily Maverick] Tito Mboweni has gone where previous finance ministers have feared to tread -- slashing the public wage bill. The political landmines are about to explode.

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[Daily Maverick] Citizenship as a tool of exclusion was a staple of apartheid-era oppression in South Africa. It was with this in mind that the opening words of the Freedom Charter and later the preamble of the Constitution proclaimed, 'South Africa belongs to all who live in it'.

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[News24Wire] The cellphones of State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo, her deputy Zizi Kodwa and several officials in the office of the minister have been cloned, the department confirmed on Wednesday.

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The victims included 46 children, who were forced into sex work in hostels and slums or sent to beg at markets and bus stations

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