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  • Africa: Drug Price Drop to Bolster African Countries' Fight Against TB
    [allAfrica] Cape Town -A French pharmaceutical giant has slashed the price of a critically important antibiotic used to prevent tuberculosis, giving new hope of beating the disease to millions of people - including hundreds of thousands living with HIV.
  • Nigeria: People With Mental Conditions Chained, Abused in Nigeria - Report
    [Premium Times] Thousands of people with mental health conditions are chained and locked up in various facilities across Nigeria where they face terrible rights abuse, the Human Rights Watch said on Monday in its latest monitoring report.
  • Kenya: Another Kenyan Athlete Banned for Doping
    [Nation] Former half-marathon world record holder Kenya's Abraham Kiptum has been given a four-year doping ban, the Athletics Integrity Unit said on Monday.
  • Zimbabwe: New Coins, Notes Hit Market
    [263Chat] Local banks started the issuance of the new Zimbabwean dollar coins and notes as of this morning following a ZWL$30 million allocation to banks by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), 263Chat Business can report.
  • Liberia: Violent Clashes At Gay Party
    [New Dawn] Violent clashes ensued in Sinkor, suburb of Monrovia when angry crowd disrupted a gay party, which some residence claim was a combined wedding for 20 gay couples early on Sunday, 10 November with one person losing a tooth in the incident.Though an official invitation to the wedding said party, residentsinsist that those welcoming guests wore wedding dresses.The angry mob moved into Allen's Compound at Cheeseman Avenue on 16th Street, Sinkor where the event was taking place; besieged the premises and disrup
  • Zimbabwe: Finance Minister Ncube Budget Fails to Excite Zimbabweans
    [New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe business leaders, trade unionists and informal traders say they were not expecting any substantive solutions to come out of Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube's 2020 budget presentation Thursday.
  • Uganda: Uganda Police Confirm Arrest of 120 LGBT People
    [VOA] KAMPALA - Ugandan police said Monday that in an operation around Kampala's city center, they arrested 120 people suspected to have been using narcotics. However, members of the LGBT community say it was a health meeting that police interrupted.
  • Mauritania: UN Welcomes Landmark Rape Conviction
    [VOA] The U.N. office of the high commissioner for human rights welcomes the conviction and sentencing of a man for rape by a court in Mauritania.
  • Nigeria: New Anti-Rape Law Still Can't Help Victims Much
    [Premium Times] Hauwa Haruna said the man who raped her young daughter lived nearby in an inner-city slum in Jahi area of Abuja. Once, the man asked the 12-year-old to fetch water for him, but when she did, he took her to a security post where he worked as a guard and raped her. The attacker threatened to kill the girl if she screamed.
  • Zimbabwe: Judgement Reserved in Makandiwa 'False Prophecy' Suit
    [The Herald] A Harare business couple is still pursuing its civil claim against United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Emmanuel Makandiwa and his wife Ruth after it appealed at the Supreme Court yesterday against a High Court ruling dismissing its case.
  • Ethiopia: Meet The Young People Working for Peace
    [The New Humanitarian] Bule Hora, Ethiopia -In a hotel dining room in the southern Ethiopian town of Bule Hora, a group of young Ethiopians pin drawings of trees to the wall. Each tree, they explain, represents one of them - some of them ethnic Gedeos, the rest Guji Oromos - and together they make up a forest, symbolising their multi-ethnic society.
  • South Africa: Skeletons and Closets - How One University Reburied the Dead
    [The Conversation Africa] This story begins with an archive audit at the University of Cape Town's department of human biology. The audit reveals the remains of 11 human skeletons that had been unethically obtained and used for study many decades earlier. It becomes a stock-taking and place-making moment in the life of the department. A multi-disciplinary team of academics sets about rehumanising the San and Khoi remains, consulting with their ancestors - both past and present - and restoring dignity to the bones. Called the Suther
  • Nigeria: Film on Nigerian Sex Workers Disqualified from Oscars
    [Vanguard] Following the disqualification of Nigeria's first-ever Oscar entry, Lionheart, last week by The Academy, another country's entry reportedly has just been disqualified.
  • East Africa: East Africa Faces Debt Crisis As Borrowing Surpasses U.S.$100 Billion Mark
    [East African] A rapid build-up of loans has pushed East African countries close to a debt crisis, putting at risk the region's long-term economic stability.
  • Uganda: Uganda Airlines Makes Maiden Flight to Mombasa
    [East African] National carrier Uganda Airlines on Monday made its maiden direct flight from Entebbe to Mombasa.
  • West Africa: West African Monetary Union, End of Franc CFA?
    [This is Africa] Since 1945, the CFA franc has been the currency used by French colonies, and the usage of the currency continued after independence. Benin President Patrice Talon revealed that the West African Monetary Union has unanimously agreed to take back control of its currency, withdrawing foreign reserves of the West African CFA from France. The move has been welcomed across the continent.
  • Africa: It's the Continent's Time for Investment - Kagame
    [New Times] The African continent ought to seize every available opportunity to attract and nurture investments to live up to the narrative of 'it's Africa's time', President Paul Kagame has said.
  • Nigeria: Two-Thirds of Nigeria's Mineral Export in 2017 Went to China - NEITI
    [Premium Times] About two-thirds of Nigeria's mineral exports in 2017 went to China, a recent report on solid minerals shows.
  • Africa: Investment to Make Continent a World Leader in Renewables
    [IPS] Johannesburg, South Africa -Africa, where close to half of its 1.2 billion people have access to electricity, is set to become a world leader in renewable energy. As global business and development leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend the Africa Investment Forum (AIF), held Nov. 11 to 13, one of the key focuses of the deals being discussed was around sustainable, renewable energy.
  • Kenya: Global Sexual Health Summit Protested By Catholics, Pro-Life Groups
    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -The United Nations and Kenyan government on Monday came under fire on the eve a global conference on sexual and reproductive health with Christian groups claiming hosting the event was promoting abortion and homosexuality in the east African nation.
  • Libya: Russia Throws More Weight Behind Maverick General Haftar
    [ISS] After some equivocation, Moscow is now reportedly throwing its weight more fully behind Libya's maverick General Khalifa Haftar in his attempt to overthrow the United Nations-backed Tripoli government of Fayez al-Sarraj.
  • East Africa: Universal Health Coverage Must Also Bring Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
    [UNFPA] This is a special year for all rights-based health advocates, as we celebrate 25 years of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD). At the ICPD in Cairo in 1994, for the first time world leaders from 179 member states committed to the principles that underpin today's Sustainable Development Goals: non-discrimination and universality; the centrality of health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights; education; women's empowerment and gender equality; and the collective
  • Cameroon: Paris Peace Forum Opens - President Paul Biya Takes Active Part
    [Cameroon Tribune] The Head of State will today join some world leaders in France to examine ways of reinforcing peace, governance and development.
  • Kenya: CBK Regains Control of Monetary Policy After Uhuru Signs Repeal of Interest Law
    [East African] The repeal of interest rate caps has restored the Central Bank of Kenya's control over monetary policy, ending nearly three years of a lame duck regulator.
  • Africa: Africa's Innovative Response to Internet Repression
    [Deutsche Welle] As governments across Africa continue to introduce internet policies that hurt connectivity rates and stifle freedom of expression, an increasing number of digital rights activists and organizations are fighting back.
  • Zimbabwe: Trainee Medical Registrars Boycott Final Exams
    [New Zimbabwe] Dozens of University of Zimbabwe (UZ) postgraduate medical registrars, Monday boycotted their end of course examinations claiming they missed out on crucial practical lessons due to the ongoing strike by junior doctors.
  • Zimbabwe: Gumbura Bid to Escape Prison Break Trial Hits Snag Again
    [New Zimbabwe] Jailed cleric, Robert Martin Gumbura and colleagues' attempts to escape prison break allegations hit a brick wall again Monday when the Supreme Court tossed their appeal against the High Court's ruling dismissing their application for stay of proceedings.
  • Africa: Visa Openness Index - Report Shows Improvement in Visa Restrictions
    [This Day] For the first time, on average, Africans could travel to approximately 27 countries visa-free or with a visa on arrival.
  • Africa: Why Mercury Still Poses Important Threats to Human Health
    [UNEP] In July, a 47-year-old woman showed up at the emergency department of her local hospital in Sacramento, California. Her speech was slurred, she couldn't walk, and she was unable to feel her hands or face. The woman soon fell into a coma, where she remained for several weeks.
  • Nigeria: Senate Reintroduces 'Hate Speech' Bill
    [Premium Times] The Senate has reintroduced a bill that seeks to penalise persons found guilty of hate speech.

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