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South Africa:Social Security Agency, Social Development Dept Dodge Parliament

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The portfolio committee on social development waited patiently for a progress update on Sassa's obligations to the Constitutional Court on Wednesday, but they were stood up by both the agency and the department.

Zimbabwe:Grace Mugabe Sues Over Million-Dollar Diamond Ring

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Grace Mugabe Tuesday filed a $1 230 000 lawsuit at the High Court in Harare against Jamal Joseph Ahmed saying the Lebanese failed to deliver a diamond ring she ordered from him, the state media reports.

Mali:Terrorism Puts Education On Hold in Mali

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As has been the case annually since the crisis in Mali erupted in 2012, the start of the school year on 9 October was ineffective countrywide. Hundreds of schools remained closed in the north and centre of the country because of rampant…

South Africa:Massive Data Leak Exposes Personal Details of Millions

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The sensitive private information of 30 million South Africans, contained in a massive data breach, appears to have been hacked from a credit bureau.

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Malawi:Meeting Men Halfway - HIV Clinics Are Going Mobile to Reach Toughest Patients

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For decades, we've struggled to solve the riddle: How do you get reluctant men to test for HIV. Could we finally have an answer?

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Kenya:Nasa to Hold Countrywide Demos on Election Day

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National Super Alliance (Nasa) leader Raila Odinga has said the opposition will hold countrywide demonstrations on October 26.

Africa:Statelessness Affects Millions. Madagascar Is Tackling the Problem

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Three years ago the United Nations took steps to try and address the issue of statelessness by putting in place a 10-point plan that aims to reduce the number of people who are not recognised as a national by any state.

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Zimbabwe:Dozens Apply For Hangman Post

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Cape Town -More than 50 job-seekers have applied for the hangman's post in Zimbabwe, Newsday reports.

Kenya:I Cannot Guarantee Credible Election - Polls Body Boss

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IEBC Chairman Wafula Chebukati says under the current conditions and with a divided commission, he cannot guarantee the credibility of October 26 repeat presidential election.

South Africa:Cape Town Airport, Stellenbosch Nightclub Shootings Linked?

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Revenge attacks and an intricate gang battle over turf apparently led up to the shooting of suspected gangster boss Jerome "Donkie" Booysen at the Cape Town International Airport on Wednesday, as well as the double murder at a Stellenbosch…

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Mozambique:Former President Machel's Daughter to Assist Victims of Violence

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Maputo -Josina Machel, the daughter of Mozambique's first President, Samora Machel, on Monday launched in Maputo the Kuhluka Association, a movement that seeks to provide support for women victims of violence.

Namibia:Another Wave of Medicine Shortages Hits State Hospitals

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Windhoek -There is a shortage of various medicines, including allergex syrup, an antibiotic medicine used to treat children, at various state facilities countrywide, New Era learned this week.

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South Sudan:Rebel Leader Machar to Skip Forum to Revitalize Peace Deal

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The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) confirmed Tuesday that Riek Machar will be a no-show at an upcoming high-level meeting aimed at revitalizing the August 2015 peace agreement in South Sudan.

Tanzania:Shot MP Lissu Out of ICU, Set for Treatment Abroad

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Dar es Salaam -Singida East Member of Parliament Tundu Lissu, who is admitted to the Nairobi Hospital after unknown assasins attempted on his life by shooting at him multiple times over a month ago, is out of Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

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Zimbabwe:Anger as Mujuru Secretly Meets Coalition Partners

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Members of the Coalition of Democrats (CODE) are worried that National People's Party (NPP) President, Joice Mujru, is "fishing-out" some of their colleagues to form her own consortium of opposition political parties.

Uganda:Ruling Party is the Master of Violence - President Museveni

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Barely a month after commandos from Special Forces Command stormed parliament and violently ejected MPs opposed to the lifting of the presidential age limit, President Museveni has suggested that his ruling NRM may not shy away from using…

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Nigeria:Nigeria's Inflation Rate Drops but Food Prices Up

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Nigeria's annual inflation rate marginally slowed for an eighth month in September, easing to 15.98 percent, the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said on Tuesday in its latest publication of the Consumer Price Index.

South Africa:Shooting Rocks Cape Town International Airport

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Reports have emerged of a shooting at Cape Town International Airport.

Nigeria:Jacob Zuma Statue - Okorocha Distances Self From Viral Tweet

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Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has reacted to a trending screenshot on Twitter, which showed his verified Twitter handle, @GovernorRochas, respond to political blogger Japheth Omojuwa's Tweet.

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Kenya:Commissioner Says Poll Agency Can't Deliver Credible Election

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IEBC commissioner Roselyn Akombe has resigned from the poll agency.

Tuesday, Oct 17

South Africa:President Zuma Reshuffles Cabinet

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President Jacob Zuma on Tuesday announced changes to his national executive.

Nigeria: Adewole - Three Cases of Monkey Pox Confirmed in Bayelsa, Lagos Free of Virus

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Against palpable fear over the spread of monkey pox disease in Nigeria, the Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole, has declared Lagos State free from the virus while Bayelsa State has recorded about three confirmed cases after laboratory…

Uganda:Police Beef Up MP's Security After Attack Over Age Limit Removal

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Amolatar -Police has beefed up the security of Amolatar District woman MP after an angry mob reportedly attempted to lynch her for promoting Presidential age limit removal.

Nigeria:Monkeypox Patient Commits Suicide

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One of the victims of the viral disease, monkeypox, has committed suicide, the Bayelsa State government said on Monday.

Monday, Oct 16

Africa:World Food Day 2017 - Change the Future of Migration. Invest in Food Security and Rural Development

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Rome -Large movements of people is one of the most complex challenges the world faces today. In recent years there has been a huge increase in the number of people migrating around the world. Why is this happening and do they have a choice…

Nigeria:Why Nigerians Should Tolerate Our Borrowings - Govt

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Nigerians have been urged to tolerate the recurring borrowings and negotiations as they are temporary and aimed at delivering the rail system, roads and power to boost national development.

Somalia:Protesters Weep at Aftermath of Deadliest Terror Attack in Mogadishu

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The death toll from Saturday's massive truck bombing in the Somali capital Mogadishu - the deadliest terror attack in the country's history - has topped 270.

South Africa:Farmer Shot Dead While Defending Girls at Birthday Party

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A farmer was shot dead while defending his family and guests, most of whom were young girls, from intruders at a farm near Philadelphia, Atlantis on Saturday, Western Cape police said.

Sunday, Oct 15

Angola:Crashed Aircraft Wreckage Found Without Survivors

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Dundo -The wreckage of the aircraft that crashed in the province of Lunda Norte on Thursday, were found Saturday in the town of Lunhiga, near the villages of Cabunta, 55 miles from Dundo, with no survivors among the occupants.

Somalia:Three Days of Mourning Follow Deadly Attack

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Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo has declared a three-day national mourning following a deadly explosion in Mogadishu on Saturday.

Kenya:Six Die in School Attack Bloodbath By Expelled Student

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An angry student on Saturday shot dead six of his colleagues and a security guard in Turkana in a deadly revenge mission that lasted three hours after he was expelled from school due to indiscipline.

Somalia:Huge Car Bomb Kills At Least 20 in Mogadishu

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A vehicle exploded at a busy road junction in the Somali capital Mogadishu on Saturday afternoon, killing at least 20 people and wounding many others, police said.

Saturday, Oct 14

Africa:Debut Babacar Ndiaye Lecture to Feature Nobel Laureate Stiglitz

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Washington, DC -Prof. Joseph Stiglitz, Economist and Professor at Columbia University and Nobel Laureate in Economics Sciences, will give the inaugural lecture in an international series being launched by the African Export-Import Bank …

Zimbabwe: President Mugabe Readies for Grace Takeover

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President Robert Mugabe has agreed to turn the Zanu PF annual conference set for December into an extra-ordinary congress setting the stage for what could be the final nail into Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa's coffin and the elevation…

Africa: Africa Tops Global Hunger Index

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Rome -Global hunger has fallen more than a quarter since 2000, but conflict and climate shocks are beginning to reverse these gains, an annual global hunger index said on Thursday.

Kenya:Odinga Says He Will Not Sign Withdrawal Forms

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Nasa leader Raila Odinga has said that he will not sign Form 24A - the statutory form the IEBC requires candidates to fill to withdraw from the repeat poll.