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How a massacre of Algerians in Paris was covered up

French police killed up to 300 people in 1961, throwing some of them into the River Seine to drown them.

Sudan: Protesters demand military coup as crisis deepens

The protests come as tensions rise between civilian and military rulers.

South Africa: Still No Sahpra Report On Adjustments Made to Ivermectin Use After Leave to Appeal

[Daily Maverick] The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (Sahpra) has not yet reported to the Pretoria High Court on adjustments on the use of ivermectin for the treatment of Covid-19 after it was given leave to appeal an order that it must do so.

Kenya: Kenya to Host Sixth Leg of World Rally Championship Next June

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Organisers have confirmed that next year's Safari Rally, a leg of the World Rally Championship (WRC) will be staged on June 23-26 as the sixth stop of the Championship.

Uganda: Money Motivating Doctors to Do More C-Sections - Report

[Monitor] Many Ugandan doctors are violating ethics to induce demand for caesarean section (C-section) among expectant mothers for monetary gain despite the health risks the procedure presents, a new research report by a Makerere University lecturer indicates.

Kenya: How Eastern Africa Can Speed Up Its Pursuit of Food Security

[Nation] As the global community marks this year's World Food Day on October 16, where does Eastern Africa stand in respect of food and nutrition security, which is a declared target? It is still a long way off.

South Sudan: South Sudan Activists Say Phones Were Compromised Ahead of Planned Protests

[VOA] Juba -- Political activists in South Sudan say mobile phone carrier Zain South Sudan illegally disrupted their telephone service, crippling their communications ahead of a planned anti-government protest.

Swaziland: eSwatini Government Shuts Down Internet

[Nation] The Eswatini government on Friday shut down the internet for two hours as pro-democracy protests intensified.

East Africa: UN Court Decision a Fresh Test for Kenya-Somalia Ties

[Crisis Group] The International Court of Justice on 12 October handed down a decision mostly upholding Somalia's claims in a long-running maritime border dispute with Kenya. In this Q&A, Crisis Group expert Meron Elias assesses the potential impact on relations between the two countries.

South Africa: What Can Be Done to Tackle the Systemic Causes of Poverty in South Africa

[The Conversation Africa] Despite gains made in the first 15 years of democracy, 55.5% of South Africans lived below the poverty line as of 2015. Coupled with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, household food insecurity, child hunger, and extraordinarily high youth unemployment levels have eroded the early gains made.

Nigeria: Unease As Nigeria Marks One Year After #EndSARS Protests

[DW] One year after #EndSARS protests rocked Nigeria, police have warned against a repeat to mark the anniversary. The largest protest in Nigeria's history ended after the army reportedly killed at least 12 demonstrators.

South Africa: Terrence Mashego's Inspirational Rise to the Top

[New Frame] The Cape Town City leftback dropped out of university to further his professional football career. It didn't work out. Then he picked himself up, earned his first Bafana cap and is studying again.

Kenya: Table Banking Helping Women in Kenya to Put Food On the Table

[IPS] Nairobi -- Pascaline Chemutai's five acres of land located in the country's breadbasket region of Rift Valley recently produced 115 bags of maize, each weighing 90 kilograms. She tells IPS that of these, 110 bags will be transported to traders in Nairobi and neighbouring Kiambu County at a negotiated price of $23 per bag.

South Africa: Municipalities Can Play a Key Role in South Africa's Economic Development. Here's How

[The Conversation Africa] Local economic development and better municipal service delivery are vital if South Africa wants to broaden economic participation and reverse its unemployment trend.

Salah equals African Premier League goal record

Roberto Firmino nets a hat-trick and Mohamed Salah scores another wonderful goal as Liverpool spoil Claudio Ranieri's first game as Watford boss.

Africa Covid recovery role for UK's Hancock withdrawn

Mr Hancock's appointment to the UN's economic commission for Africa was announced earlier this week.

Nigeria: Fire Razes Premium Times Head Office

[Premium Times] Fire razed a section of the PREMIUM TIMES head office in Abuja on Friday, damaging the newspaper's newsroom and destroying properties.

Ethiopia: Special Attention to Ethiopia's Avocado Products to Penetrate the Global Market

[Ethiopian Herald] Ethiopian farmers in the regions of Amhara and Oromia are preparing to export avocados to the international market. 447 farmers in the Amhara region, as well as several others in the Oromia region, are prepared to export high-quality avocados.

Nigeria: #ENDSARS - Osinbajo, Govs Beg Youths to Halt Commemorative Protests

[This Day] Abuja -- *Promise compensation for victims, prosecution of indicted persons

Somalia: ICJ Judgment Creates Tough Decisions for Future Relations of Kenya and Somalia

[East African] The decision on the dispute over the maritime boundary between Somalia and Kenya in the Indian Ocean, which was handed down on October 12 by a 14-bench of the International Court of Justice sitting in The Hague, is still reverberating.