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DRC President announces state of siege

Date: Oct 20, 2021

A state of siege declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) eastern provinces.

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DRC President announces state of siege

A state of siege declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) eastern provinces.

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Gunmen kill traditional kings in Nigeria

Gunmen have shot dead two traditional rulers in Njaba local government area in Nigeria's Imo state, police said.

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Senegal seizes its 'largest cocaine bust'

The authorities in Senegal have seized the "largest ever cocaine bust" in the West African nation, news agency Reuters reports quoting a statement from the navy.

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SANEF condemns attacks on journalists

The South African National Editors' Forum (SANEF) says it is concerned that attacks on journalists are becoming commonplace in South Africa.

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A year on after the #EndSARS protests, cases of brutality still rampant

The issues that birthed the nationwide #EndSARS protest in Nigeria are still very much a daily occurrence in the country according to a legal practitioner that spoke with The Associated Press.

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Egypt swears in nearly 100 women judges

Egypt has in a first appointed 98 women as judges in one of the country’s main judicial bodies, the State Council.

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EU calls on Tunisian President to reopen parliament

The European Union (EU) has called on Tunisian President, Kais Saied, to restore democratic order in the country and reopen parliament.

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Burundi launches COVID-19 vaccination drive

Burundi has rolled out its first COVID-19 vaccines, months after most African countries, the latest step in the East African nation’s shift towards a more active approach to containing the pandemic.

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Africa needs $50bn a year for climate change fight

A new report says Africa needs to invest up to $50 billion a year in order to cope with the growing threat of climate change.

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Facebook plans to change its name: Report

Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg plans to talk about the name change at the company's annual Connect conference on October 28, but it could be unveiled sooner, The Verge reported.

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