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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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Egypt tries plasma treatment to fight pandemic

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Mohamed Fathi, an Egyptian man who has recovered from Covid-19, winced as he watched tubes running down his arm to donate blood plasma, but insisted:...
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Heineken buys more stakes in Nigerian Breweries

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Netherlands-based Heineken N.V has continued its direct acquisition of additional equities stakes in Nigerian Breweries (NB). The latest transactions, which occurred between August 27 and...
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First direct flight between Israel and UAE takes off

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The first direct flight between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took off on Monday morning, almost three weeks after the two countries sealed...
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Coup: Mali suspended from international Francophone organisation

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The international community increased pressure on the military junta that has seized power in Mali, as the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie suspended the nation...
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Wild polio sufferers reflect as Africa set to be declared free of the disease

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Nigerian Gbemisola Ijigbamigbe’s right leg was virtually paralysed after she contracted wild polio aged 11 months. Now the 28-year-old leads an active life as a...
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South African rand stronger after Ramaphosa announces lockdown easing

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The South African rand began the week stronger on Monday after President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a sweeping removal of lockdown restrictions over the weekend. Ramaphosa...
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At least seven dead after gunmen attack Mogadishu hotel

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Militants stormed a high-end seaside hotel in Mogadishu on Sunday, killing at least seven people and wounding more than 20 as they detonated a car...
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Hausa language tops articles content on Wikipedia writing contest

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Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation has said that the Hausa language topped the list of articles created by language category on Wikipedia women writing contest. Mr Olushola...