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Uganda mandates online bloggers register with government ahead of election

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Authorities in Uganda say bloggers and others publishing or broadcasting online must register with authorities, drawing criticism from some who see it as an attack...
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Morocco locks down Casablanca, shuts schools over virus

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Morocco imposed a lockdown on Casablanca and shut its schools Monday, the day they were supposed to reopen after summer, in a bid to stop...
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Insecurity, bane of Nigeria’s economic development – economist

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After taking a critical look at security challenges ravaging the country, a professional economist, Dr Felix Amieye-Ofori, has suggested that economic development will continue to...
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Daughter says ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero was ‘kidnapped’ in Dubai

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The man portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” as saving the lives of more than 1,200 people from genocide was “kidnapped” while in Dubai, his...
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Sub-Saharan Africa’s virus-induced slump may last three years – Ghanaian minister

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The economic slump in sub-Saharan Africa caused by the coronavirus outbreak could last well over three years, Ghana’s finance minister said on Tuesday. Much of...
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Level of inconsistent speech, words from Ghanaian authority alarming – Nigerian traders

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The President of Nigerian Traders Union in Ghana, Chukwuemeka Levi Nnaji, Monday accused the Ghanaian government of inconsistent speech and words on the closure of...
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Ivory Coast rejects Laurent Gbagbo’s presidential election bid

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Ivory Coast election authorities rejected appeals by former President Laurent Gbagbo and former rebel leader Guillaume Soro to be allowed to run in the country’s...
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Zimbabwe bishops denounce ‘unprecedented’ state crackdown

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Zimbabwe’s influential Catholic bishops on Friday deplored an “unprecedented” government crackdown on dissent against a backdrop of economic ruin and allegations of rampant rights abuses....
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Ship leaks more oil off Mauritius as calls for answers grow

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A fresh streak of oil spilled on Friday from a bulk carrier stranded on a reef in pristine waters off Mauritius which is already reeling...
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IOM: 23 illegal immigrants rescued off Libyan coast

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The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said that 23 illegal immigrants have been rescued off the Libyan coast. “Today, 23 migrants, among them two women...