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Guinea Bissau: 30 radio stations suspend broadcast

Thirty radio stations in Guinea Bissau have suspended broadcast over an attack on a radio station. The 24 hour radio blackout was in solidarity with Radio Capital FM which was attacked by some uniformed men. Seven privately-owned and 23 community radio stations across Guinea Bissau took part in the act termed “a day of silence”. About thirty journalists also gathered …

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Earthquakes hit Tanzania and Kenya

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 has hit Tanzania in East Africa. The seismic waves of the earthquake were felt in parts of neighbouring Kenya. The tremors were felt in Kenya’s coastal town of Mombasa and parts of the capital, Nairobi. It comes days after residents living around Kenya’s Lake Baringo reported tremors as water levels in the lake …

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Meet 19-year old Ugandan vying to become president

A 19-year-old Ugandan, Hillary Humphrey Kaweesa is hoping to make history by unseating the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni in upcoming presidential elections. Kaweesa has picked nomination papers to vie for the presidency in the general elections to take place next year. He joins legislator Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine and former army general Henry Tumukunde who have declared …

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Here’s why Africa needs to invest in home-grown science

African scientists play a crucial role in fighting poverty after the devastation wreaked by COVID-19. There are still far too few African scientists – only 198 researchers per million, compared to 4,500 per million in the UK and the US. But their contributions are vital to solving a broad range of problems. African governments need to invest more in research …

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WHO wants to review Russia’s vaccine clinical trials

The World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Wednesday it was looking forward to reviewing clinical trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed in Russia. President Vladimir Putin declared Russia the first country to approve a vaccine on Tuesday even though final stage testing involving more than 2,000 people was only due to start on Wednesday. The WHO says 28 of …

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It’s Kamala Harris! – Biden picks first Black woman as running mate

Joe Biden has selected Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate ahead of November’s general election. The 55-year-old California senator is the first Black woman and the first person of Indian-Jamaican descent to be nominated for national office by a major party. She is also only the fourth woman in history to be chosen for one of their presidential tickets. …

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Nigerian pirates fined for seizing ship in Gulf of Guinea

A court in Nigeria has fined three men $52,000 (£40,000) each for hijacking a ship in March and securing a ransom of $200,000 for the release of its crew. These are the first convictions in the West African state since a new anti-law piracy came into force last year. Nigeria has been under pressure from the shipping industry to curb …

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South Sudan: 127 people killed in clashes between civilians and soldiers

The army in South Sudan has said that 127 people died during clashes between civilians and soldiers. The clashes erupted during a disarmament exercise, according to army spokesman Maj-Gen Lul Ruai Koang. The fighting according to officials occurred in the central town of Tonj in Warrap State erupted after soldiers tried to disarm civilians involved in cattle raiding and communal …

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The Bayern Munich star giving hope to kids in refugee camp in Ghana

Over a dozen young people are playing football on a small and dusty pitch in the Buduburam refugee camp in central Ghana. The pitch has given many young footballers a shot at becoming professional players. These young footballers were born here to parents who fled a war in Liberia over two decades ago. For these young people who struggle on …

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Liberia’s Vice President flown to Ghana with ‘respiratory complications’

The Vice President of Liberia, Jewel Howard-Taylor has been flown to Ghana for health treatment. The government said she was sent to Ghana on Tuesday after developing “respiratory complications”. The vice president was being treated at a private clinic in the capital, Monrovia for four days but doctors decided to send her to Ghana for further treatment. Mrs Taylor’s office …

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