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Nigeria 2023 election: The hunt for children and the dead

Suspicions are raised as Nigeria's first online electoral register reveals a raft of underage voters.

Watch Morocco fans celebrate historic World Cup win

The north African team reach the quarter-finals for the first time after beating Spain on penalties.

Sbu Nkosi: 'Mental pressure' of rugby affected South Africa winger

South Africa winger Sbu Nkosi says the mental pressure of professional rugby led to him breaking contact with his club side and being reported missing.

Somalia: The Nation On the Brink of Famine, Caught Between Drought and Shabaab Militia

[RFI] Somalia is experiencing the worst drought in over 40 years, impacting over 8 million people. The issue is set to be addressed at a summit co-hosted by the United Nations on Tuesday.

Gambia: Biodiversity, Ecosystem Functions and Services!

[The Point] Nature is declining globally at rates unprecedented in human history - and the rate of species extinctions is accelerating, with grave impacts on people around the world now likely, warns a landmark new report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), the summary of which was approved at the 7th session of the IPBES Plenary.

Gambia: Counsel Camara Wins GPU's Press Freedom Hero Award

[The Point] Lawyer Lamin B.S. Camara has been awarded again with the Freedom Hero Award at the 7th National Journalism Awards (NJA) held on Friday, 2 Dec. 2022 at Sun Beach Hotel in Bakau by the Gambia Press Union (GPU).

Gambia: Ambassador Bah Meets Gambian Community Leaders in New York

[The Point] Washington, D.C. 2 December, 2022: The Ambassador of the Republic of The Gambia to the United States of America, His Excellency Momodou Lamin Bah, addressed an audience of Gambian community leaders at a ceremony held at the Islamic Cultural Centre in New York.

Gambia: Govt Recovers D1 Billion From Ex-President Jammeh's Assets

[The Point] Dawda A. Jallow, the attorney general and minister for Justice has told lawmakers that over one billion dalasis was recovered after selling 44 assets belonging to former President Yahya Jammeh and his close associates.

West Africa: ECOWAS Aims to Assist Member States Fight Cybercrime, Deal With Digital Evidence

[The Point] The ECOWAS Commission aims to assist Member States to build capacity in units dedicated to fighting cybercrime and dealing with digital evidence.

Ethiopia: Police Detain Many in Somali Region After Protests Against Corruption - Religious Leader, Activist Among Detainees

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -The Somali region police detained religious leader Sheikh Cade Abdiwali and activist Mohamod Habene (Huno) in connection to a protest that underwent against the ruling party at Kebridhar city, sources from the regional state told Addis Standard.

Ethiopia: Innovation - Third Round Hult Prize On Campus Kicks Off At Addis Abeba University

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba Addis Abeba University (AAU) kicked off the latest edition of the HULT prize on-campus program with them "Challenging students to Redesign Fashion, launching an innovative social venture in the clothing and fashion industry to make it more sustainable". It's part of a global movement focused on students and businesses that aim to solve various social problems across the world. Also called the "Nobel Prize for students' the event focuses on students and their business ideas that could change soc

Ethiopia: Protests Erupt Across Oromia After Latest Violence in East Wollega, OLF Calls On Oromos to ''Defend' Themselves

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Protests erupted in many towns and cities, including schools and university compounds, in different places across Oromia following the weekend violence in East Wollega zone of Oromia regional state, in western Ethiopia.

Kenya: Covid-19 Spurs Growth of E-Commerce in Kenya, Study Reveals

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Covid-19 pandemic has unlocked the growth of e-commerce opportunities, with millions of consumers preferring to shop online.

Nigeria: How Nigeria Can Make Progress in Cancer Control - Project Pink Blue

[Vanguard] A non-governmental organisation, Project PINK BLUE, PPB, has said Nigeria can make progress in cancer control if more investments are made on research works for cancer treatment.

South Africa: New Full-Time Lotteries Boss to Be Appointed Early Next Year

[GroundUp] GroundUp has learned that Jodi Scholtz will take over as Commissioner of the National Lotteries Commission

Africa: Economies Urged to Explore New Ways to Recover From Multiple Shocks

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- African economies have been urged to include food security, climate change mitigation and adaptation framework in the economic agenda.

South Africa: Information Regulator Bares Its Teeth in Music Royalties Investigation

[GroundUp] The South African music industry lacks transparency and accountability, says regulator

South Africa: Sex Workers Welcome Government's Decriminalisation Plans

[GroundUp] "Many sex workers have died and this bill will save many lives"

Rwanda: Misguided Approach to Solving Congolese Problems Only Worsens the Situation - Biruta

[New Times] The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vincent Biruta, has said that the misguided approach to pacifying eastern DR Congo has only worsened the persistent security challenges in the restive region for close to three decades.