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The Kenyans who are helping the world to cheat

BBC Africa - jeu, 09/09/2021 - 01:09
Some Kenyans try to escape poverty by helping foreign students to fake their academic work.
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Why people in Eswatini are protesting

BBC Africa - jeu, 09/09/2021 - 01:09
Eswatini is Africa’s last absolute monarchy, which means the king controls everything.
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West African leaders suspend Guinea from Ecowas following coup

BBC Africa - mer, 08/09/2021 - 20:53
The military junta has released prisoners detained during deposed President Alpha Condé's rule.
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Ethiopia's Tigray crisis: Mass graves found - Amhara officials

BBC Africa - mer, 08/09/2021 - 20:18
The bodies of some 119 civilians are found by local officials - rebel forces deny responsibility.
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The Gambia: Why is Yahya Jammeh's possible return causing such a stir?

BBC Africa - mer, 08/09/2021 - 18:34
The Gambia’s notorious and exiled former president could be seen back in the country and possibly on the political scene.
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Guinea coup: Who is Col Mamady Doumbouya?

BBC Africa - mer, 08/09/2021 - 16:57
Col Mamady Doumbouya is a former French soldier who has fought in countries from Somalia to Afghanistan.
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Moroccan players 'really scared' during Guinea coup

BBC Africa - mer, 08/09/2021 - 16:17
PSG star Achraf Hakimi and team-mate Nayed Aguerd explain Morocco's fear while trapped in Guinea during Sunday's coup.
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Diamond League Final: Francine Niyonsaba says 'I'm back to make sport better'

BBC Africa - mar, 07/09/2021 - 23:06
Francine Niyonsaba says she keeps competing after her enforced switch to longer distances to "make sport a better place and inspire others".
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Morocco elections: What's the one thing voters would change?

BBC Africa - mar, 07/09/2021 - 10:44
Ahead of the 8 September elections, we asked young people in Casablanca what it's like to be Moroccan in 2021.
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The South African farm turning flies into food for pets - and maybe people

BBC Africa - mar, 07/09/2021 - 01:54
A South African company is aiming to take advantage of a new interest in protein-rich insects.
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Guinea coup: What has been the regional reaction to the coup?

BBC Africa - lun, 06/09/2021 - 20:52
Ecowas has condemned the coup in Guinea threatening with sanctions unless the president is released.
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South Africa danger zone: Living in a 'hijacked' building

BBC Africa - lun, 06/09/2021 - 01:08
Pictures of squatters in a South African inner city with high levels of crime, drugs and prostitution.
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Kenyan men join battle to end FGM

BBC Africa - dim, 05/09/2021 - 01:42
Campaigners say it is important that Kenyan men join the battle to end female genital mutilation.
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Jah Prayzah: 'Mbira is part of Zimbabwean culture'

BBC Africa - sam, 04/09/2021 - 17:46
Zimbabwean musician Jah Prayzah maintains his passion for traditional music despite being an Afrobeats star.
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The ATMs that dispense green fuel

BBC Africa - sam, 04/09/2021 - 01:15
How a start-up in Kenya is changing the way people cook.
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Sahel jihadists: West Africa faces up to policing its terror triangle

BBC Africa - sam, 04/09/2021 - 01:11
New tactics are being used in the fight against jihadists as Chad and France reduce their military roles.
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Tokyo Paralympics: Ntando Mahlangu describes how blades changed his life

BBC Africa - ven, 03/09/2021 - 17:42
How Ntando Mahlangu's prosthetic blades changed his life and led him to two golds at the Tokyo Paralympics.
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Paracycling: 'How handcycling helped me rebuild my life'

BBC Africa - ven, 03/09/2021 - 12:13
Macoumba Toure Sarr has been using handcycling to rebuild his life following a devastating accident.
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UN representative arrives in Sudan ahead security arrangements implementation

Sudan Tribune - jeu, 02/09/2021 - 12:40

September 1, 2021 (KHARTOUM) - The UN official who chairs the Permanent Ceasefire Commission arrived in Khartoum on Wednesday ahead of the launch of the implementation process of the security arrangements for Darfur armed groups.

The Juba Peace Agreement signed between the government and the Revolutionary Front groups on October 3, 2020, provides that the permanent ceasefire commission would be chaired by a United Nations representative and includes five officers from each party besides two representatives of South Sudan and Chad.

“The head of the ceasefire commission arrived in Sudan. He is a member of the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan (UNITAMS), the Vice-Chairman of the Joint Higher Military Committee, Suleiman Sandal, told the Sudan Tribune, on Wednesday.

Sandal said the Permanent Ceasefire Commission should move to its headquarters in El-Fasher, the capital of North Darfur.

He further underlined the need to activate the implementation mechanisms and to take concrete financial and administrative procedures in this respect; particularly the Joint Military High Committee for Security Arrangements approved it.

On 30 August, the Joint Military High Committee held a meeting in Khartoum chaired by al-Burhan with the participation of the army officers and the representatives of the armed groups to discuss the security arrangements enforcement.

The meeting agreed to expedite the implementation of the security arrangements and the need to determine the gathering site for remaining combatants.

Sandal said that the meeting discussed administrative issues and who will oversee the implementation of different tasks.

In addition, he disclosed that the parties to the implementation process would hold technical consultations meetings on September 5 and 6, to finalize the preparations before its effective launch, which would be very soon.

In a related development, Sudan's Sovereign Council on Wednesday announced the beginning of the implementation process in the Blue Nile.

The statement said Malik Agar, the Council's member and chairman of the SPLM-N and the defence minister attended the inauguration of the process.

(ST)

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S. Sudanese authorities fine traders for closing shops over protests

Sudan Tribune - jeu, 02/09/2021 - 10:03

September 1, 2021 (JUBA) - South Sudanese authorities have fined small scale traders for shutting down shops in the wake of the botched protests organised by civil society activists last week.

Traders display clothes for sale in Bor town (File photo)

Multiple traders in Konyokonyo market, Juba town, Jebel and Muniki area told Sudan Tribune Wednesday that officials, collaborating with security officers, police and military personnel from the Juba City Council have been threatening to arrest them for failing to open their shops on August 30, 2021.

These officials accompanied by security personnel, military, and police, according to multiple traders, imposed financial fines ranging between 150,000 SSP ($375) to 50,000 SSP ($125) each.

“We were not allowed to talk. They just asked for the money and when you ask, they say they are fines for failing to open and operate your shop on Monday”, a trader told Sudan Tribune Wednesday.

A police source privy to what transpired told Sudan Tribune separately the collection was to cover expenses incurred on the forces deployed on Monday.

“You know the government is broke to the core. Even finding a fuel to put into an official car for official purpose require a strategy to get funds for it. Soldiers too had to eat, and this was not budgeted. So, the money must be found somewhere and collecting them from traders was one of the strategies to pay for these expenses and the Juba city council was given the responsibility to do that. And because of the envisioned resistance from traders, the soldiers were deployed for that purpose”, he explained.

Traders argued that they could not open their shops because they were unsure of the nature of protest, citing previous incidents in which shops were ransacked without government intervention.

Rights groups said security forces have arrested several people, including activists and a bishop, ahead of a botched mass protest.

Meanwhile, a police spokesman denied the arrests, but later explained that the deployment was to protect lives and properties.

The government was reacting to activities of a coalition of leaders of the civil society organisations calling on President Salva Kiir and the First Vice-President Riek Machar to step down.

The activists had planned nationwide protests, which the country's authorities quickly subdued.

Tensions were high and government officials, including Kiir and members of his administration were worried about the mass protests and heavily deployed security forces.

Observers say citizens easily accepted calls for mass protests because soldiers are underpaid and overlooked in promotions. Other reasons include political and economic stagnation, rampant corruption, growing nepotism in government and armed forces, insecurity and lack of empathy.

Political opponents and journalists argue that lack of political space to freely assemble, arbitrary arrest and detention explains why the country's citizens have lost faith in the coalition government.

(ST)

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