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Saving and Loan Groups Give Lifeline to Kenyans During Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out an estimated 2 million jobs in Kenya, forcing many into the informal economy. Kenyans, however, also have a secret that is keeping many of them financially afloat — the largest cooperative savings and loan movement...
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UN Says Poor Countries a Dumping Ground for Used Cars

A United Nations report finds millions of substandard cars that pose safety, health and environmental hazards are exported every year from developed countries to developing countries, largely in Africa. The U.N. Environment Program reports 14 million used cars...
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Sudan: Normalization With Israel Was US Condition But Will Be Beneficial

Sudan’s transitional government said the decision to normalize relations with Israel was a necessary move that will benefit the Sudanese people economically. Speaking to the al-Hadath TV channel Sunday night, General Yassir Al Atta, a member of Sudan’s rul...
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Zimbabwe Hopes Farming Technique Will End Food Shortages

Zimbabwe is hoping to one day regain its former title as the breadbasket of southern Africa. Millions of farmers are being trained in a United Nations-backed program called “Pfumvudza,” which means “early shoots” in Shona. Pfumvudza is a method of...
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Rights Group, Nigeria Officials Differ on Lekki Shooting Death Toll

Human rights group Amnesty International and authorities in Nigeria disagree on the number of people killed at a shooting Tuesday in Lagos. Amnesty International says at least 56 protesters have died in clashes with security forces during weeks-long demonstrat...
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Nigerian Vice President Promises Justice for Demonstrators Killed by Security Forces

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expressing his condolences and promising justice for as many as 12 peaceful protesters shot dead by Nigerian Security Forces at the Lekki toll plaza. Osinbajo’s comments, in a series of tweets Wednesday night, wer...
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Millions of New Rapid COVID Antigen Test Kits Headed to Africa

New rapid coronavirus testing, soon to be available throughout Africa, could be a “game changer” for the continent, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The new, cheaper, less fragile tests could help health systems identify and treat cases more qu...
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African Governments Encourage Surrender of Illegal Weapons

Cameroon says more than 120,000 illegal firearms are in the country, fueling a separatist conflict as well as the Boko Haram terrorist group. In Yaounde Monday, Cameroonian and African Union officials marked a delayed commemoration of Africa Amnesty Month, urg...
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Lagos Imposes Curfew as Anti-Police Protests Continue

The governor of Nigeria’s largest city and financial hub has declared a full-day curfew amid continuing protests against police violence. Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu said Tuesday that a 24-hour curfew would be imposed, banning all but essential workers...
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