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Zimbabwean Author Freed After Night in Jail for Protest

An internationally known Zimbabwean author and several other people have been released on bail on Saturday, after spending a night in police cells for protesting…

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Botswana’s Capital Back in Lockdown After COVID-19 Cases Double

Botswana has put its capital, Gaborone, back into a two-week lockdown starting Friday, closing schools and restricting movements, after confirmed local COVID-19 transmissions doubled this…

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Zimbabwe Protests Stopped by Government Soldiers

A heavy security presence in Zimbabwe’s capital Friday shut down planned opposition protests against the government’s handling of corruption and the economy. On social media…

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Fear & Stigma Keep Nigerians from Helping Contact Tracers

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 infections in Nigeria increases, contact tracing of patients in the country’s communities is becoming more difficult for health officials….

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South African Environmentalists Sue to Clean Up Toxic Mines

A sandy hill is all that remains of a Mintails gold mining operation, just outside Johannesburg. Mintails, an Australian-owned company, is being sued, along with…

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Landlocked Botswana Truck Drivers Face COVID-19 Dilemma

Trucker Wisiso Balathi used to look forward to his daily drive from his home country, Botswana, to pick up goods in neighboring South Africa. But since the…

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Report: African Refugees, Migrants Encounter Violence Along Sahara Migratory Route

A new report says thousands of African refugees and migrants die or face abuse while traveling across the Sahara Desert toward Libya and the gateway…

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Rwanda Genocide Suspect in France Denies Allegations, Lawyer Says

A lawyer for an alleged Rwandan ex-spy chief living in France says his client denies allegations that he was involved in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.  Aloys…

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