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- Nigeria: My Heart Is Broken - a Leader Weeps for Her Country and Its Fallen Childrenby allAfrica on 21/10/2020 at 19:38
[allAfrica] Lagos -- I am heartbroken, along with millions of Nigerian mothers, grandmothers, and women, to have borne witness to the killing of a still uncounted number of our nation's children, protesting peacefully, holding the flag of our nation, behind a barrier, at the Lekki Tollgate, on 20 October 2020.
- Tanzania: Elections Set to Widen Africa's Democratic Deficitby ISS on 21/10/2020 at 18:35
[ISS] With the 28 October election around the corner, Tanzania's opposition has mounted a spirited campaign despite numerous impediments and attempts to discredit them. Their decision to rally behind one candidate, Chadema's Tundu Lissu, has fuelled his campaign and increased his chances of clinching the presidency.
- Central Africa: Criminals Use Money Transfers to Move Cashby International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on 21/10/2020 at 17:18
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] How companies like Western Union and MoneyGram play a hidden role in laundering cash from around the globe.
- Mozambique: Mining Companies Suspended Because of Pollutionby AIM on 21/10/2020 at 15:13
[AIM] Maputo -- The authorities in the central Mozambican province of Manica have suspended the operations of two gold mining companies, accused of polluting the river Revue, according to a report by the Portuguese news agency Lusa.
- Nigeria: Doctors Warn Against 'Overstretching' Health System With Gunshot Cases #EndSARSby Premium Times on 21/10/2020 at 15:00
[Premium Times] The doctors said the healthcare system is already overstretched to an elastic limit due to the COVID-19 pandemic ravaging the world.
- Mozambique: 22 Die in Storms and Floodsby AIM on 21/10/2020 at 14:49
[AIM] Maputo -- Storms, torrential rains and swollen rivers claimed 22 lives in the first three weeks of the 2020-2021 rainy season, according to Mozambican government spokesperson and Deputy Justice Minister, Filimao Suaze.
- South Africa: Mining Giant Sued Over Alleged Mass Lead Poisoning of Children in Zambiaby Children of Kabwe on 21/10/2020 at 14:22
[Children of Kabwe] Lawyers from Mbuyisa Moleele and Leigh Day today announced that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Anglo American South Africa Limited ("AASA"), a subsidiary of London-headquartered multinational mining company Anglo American Plc (LSE: AAL, JSE: AGL), in the Gauteng Division of the High Court of South Africa. The action has been filed on behalf of a class estimated to comprise more than 100,000 individuals in the Kabwe District of Zambia who are believed to have been poisoned by lead
- Nigeria: #EndSARS - Despite Evidence, Lagos Governor Says No Fatality in Lekki Shootingsby Premium Times on 21/10/2020 at 12:34
[Premium Times] Despite multiple multimedia evidence, the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-olu has said no life was lost at Tuesday evening's shooting at the Lekki toll gate.
- Nigeria: #EndSARS - Buhari Speaks, Calls for Calm As Protests Get Bloodierby Daily Trust on 21/10/2020 at 12:07
[Daily Trust] The Presidency, on Wednesday, appealed for understanding and calm across the nation, as the implementation of the reforms in the Nigeria Police gathers pace at Federal and State levels.
- Zimbabwe: Stop Giving Cops Bribes - Minister Kazembeby New Zimbabwe on 21/10/2020 at 10:41
[New Zimbabwe] Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe has blamed citizens who opt to pay bribes to police officers as contributing to factors that fuel corruption in both the force and country.
- Southern Africa: Huge Volumes of Arms Trafficked Into SADC - UNby New Zimbabwe on 21/10/2020 at 10:37
[New Zimbabwe] The United Nations says high volumes of firearms are being trafficked into the SADC region with Angola and Botswana being among countries that are most affected by the illegal arms trade.
- Zimbabwe: Govt Invites Chamisa, Khupe to Anti-Sanctions Commemorationsby New Zimbabwe on 21/10/2020 at 10:20
[New Zimbabwe] Government has invited the MDC Alliance and MDC-T to grace the SADC Anti-Sanctions commemorations set for 24 October.
- Africa: Over 40,000 Covid-19 Deaths Across Continentby allAfrica on 21/10/2020 at 08:26
[allAfrica] As of October 21, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,665,755. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 40,228, and recoveries 1,369,189.
- South Africa: What Needs to Be Done About Fake Sanitisersby The Conversation Africa on 21/10/2020 at 07:58
[The Conversation Africa] A wave of panic buying struck many countries when national states of disaster were announced in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Overnight, toilet paper, cleaning products and hand sanitisers became the most sought-after products on the market.
- Rwanda: I Am Not Rwandan, Try Me As a Belgian - Rusesabaginaby Nation on 21/10/2020 at 07:47
[Nation] Hotel Rwanda film 'hero' Paul Rusesabagina is insisting he is no longer a Rwandan citizen and should be tried as a Belgian, in the hope that this line of defence will win him court time outside the jurisdiction of the government in Kigali.
- Nigeria: Ugly Stories of How Widows Are Maltreated in Igbolandby Vanguard on 21/10/2020 at 06:50
[Vanguard] There are varying stories in various Igbo communities on how widows are treated. Some are ugly and terrifying. Many of them are deprived of their husband's properties, including those they acquired together as couples.
- Nigeria: #EndSARS - Despite Contrary Evidence, Army Denies Shooting At Protestersby Premium Times on 21/10/2020 at 06:47
[Premium Times] The army has, however, labelled the reports false on all its verified social media accounts.
- West Africa: Sahel At 'Breaking Point' As Donors Pledge Billions in Aidby DW on 21/10/2020 at 06:00
[DW] The UN Secretary General has warned that the Sahel region is at a breaking point as donors pledged more that ?1 billion to help the crisis-hit African region.
- Nigeria: Open Letter - Writers Stand With #EndSARS Protestersby African Arguments on 21/10/2020 at 05:59
[African Arguments] Over a hundred African writers say justice must be served for victims of police brutality.
- Africa: Why Can't the AU Seem to Deter Coups?by African Arguments on 21/10/2020 at 05:52
[African Arguments] Until the African Union ensures coup leaders don't benefit personally and ends its incumbent bias, it may struggle to deter "good coups".
- Botswana: Questions Remain Over Mass Elephant Deathsby IPS on 21/10/2020 at 05:38
[IPS] Bratislava -- When hundreds of elephants died in the space of a few months in Botswana earlier this year, conservationists were shocked. Wildlife experts said it was one of the largest elephant mortality events in history.
- Africa: Continent Must Prepare Better for Foreign Divestmentby ISS on 21/10/2020 at 05:35
[ISS] In the wake of COVID-19, a strategy to understand and reverse this growing trend is urgently needed.
- Kenya: Banks in Big Trouble Over Locust, Covid-19 Shocksby East African on 21/10/2020 at 05:29
[East African] Top Kenyan banks have yielded to the Covid-19 pandemic with grim prospects of weaker profitability, slowed loan book growth and a surge in the volume of bad loans, signaling reduced dividends for shareholders and reduced corporate tax to the government this year.
- Central African Republic: How to Bring Justice to a Hijacked Stateby Project Syndicate on 21/10/2020 at 05:20
[Project Syndicate] Washington DC -- The international community has long favored trying to cajole the Central African Republic's warring parties into doing less harm. But gaining leverage over the warlords and criminals who continue to profit from the country's violent dismemberment will require replacing carrots with sticks.
- Nigeria: Passengers Stranded As Airlines Cancel Flights From Lagosby Premium Times on 21/10/2020 at 05:14
[Premium Times] The cancelation of scheduled flights from the airport followed the unexpected imposition of a 24-hour curfew.
- Nigeria: 1,993 Inmates Freed in Edo Jailbreak, Says Govtby This Day on 21/10/2020 at 05:06
[This Day] The federal government yesterday put the total number of inmates that were illegally released on Monday when hoodlums attacked two correctional facilities in Edo State at 1,993.
- Nigeria: #EndSARS - Dozens Killed As Violence Spreadsby Daily Trust on 21/10/2020 at 04:47
[Daily Trust] Dozens of people were killed on Tuesday in Lagos, Abuja in the FCT, Kano, Oyo, Ogun and Plateau states, while many others sustained injuries following altercations in the ongoing #EndSARS protests in different parts of the country.
- Nigeria: #EndSARS - Outrage As Soldiers Kill Protesters in Lagosby Premium Times on 21/10/2020 at 04:43
[Premium Times] Several protesters died Tuesday night when Nigerian soldiers opened fire on protesters at the Lekki toll gate.
- Nigeria: Southern Youths Plan 1-Million-Man Pro-Buhari Marchby Daily Trust on 21/10/2020 at 04:35
[Daily Trust] Lagos -- Youths in the southern Nigeria under the aegis of the Southern Youth Forum (SYF), are planning a simultaneous one-million-man march across the 17 states of southern Nigeria to express their solidarity for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
- Nigeria: #EndSARS - Address Nigerians Now, Senate Tells Buhariby Daily Trust on 21/10/2020 at 04:24
[Daily Trust] The Senate, on Tuesday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to address the nation on the country-wide protests against Police brutality.