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Nigeria: Controversy Trails Arrests of Women At Abuja Night Clubs

[Premium Times] The raids of night clubs and arrests of women in the past few weeks have continued to raise concerns over the legality of the action by the Nigerian security agencies.

Nigeria: Detained Zainab Aliyu Released By Saudi Authorities – Official

[Premium Times] The federal government has secured the release of Zainab Aliyu, who was arrested in Saudi Arabia for alleged drug trafficking.

Eritrea: Amid Border Wrangles, Eritreans Wrestle With Staying or Going

[The New Humanitarian] Asmara -Names marked with an * have been changed at the request of those interviewed to protect identities, due to concerns about government reprisals against individuals or family members who remain in Eritrea.

Kenya: How Kenya’s Pastoralists Are Coping With Changes in Weather Patterns

[The Conversation Africa] Kenya is experiencing changes in its weather patterns. This includes changes in temperatures and wind and rainfall patterns – particularly shifts in the timing and length of rainy seasons. This has led to more droughts and floods. These changes have increased the vulnerability of pastoralists households whose livelihoods come from livestock like…
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South Africa: Rhodes Students’ Idea Puts Them in Line for U.S.$1 Million International Prize

[News24Wire] Four Rhodes University PhD Chemistry students have come out tops in the 2019 Hult Prize Challenge for their electronic and electrical waste management system, putting them in line to win a $1m (about R14.3m) startup injection for their business idea.

South Africa: IAAF ‘Grateful’ to CAS for Testosterone Ruling

[News24Wire] Cape Town -The IAAF has expressed its gratitude to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) for its “detailed and prompt response to the challenge made to its eligibility regulations for the female classification for athletes with differences of sex development”.

Sudan: Rebels – Delegation Negotiating With Transitional Military Council ‘Does Not Represent SRF’

[Radio Dabanga] Sudan -The Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF), a coalition of three rebel movements) has confirmed that the delegation of the forces of Freedom and Change which has been meeting the Transitional Military Council since April 11 to date does not represent the SRF.

South Sudan: Investigate Apparent 2017 Killing of Activists

[HRW] Nairobi -South Sudanese authorities should promptly undertake an independent and effective investigation into the apparent extrajudicial execution of two outspoken critics of the government, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said today. Previously unidentified assailants snatched Dong Samuel Luak, a prominent South Sudanese lawyer and human rights activist, and Aggrey Ezbon Idri, a member…
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Sudan: Military Ruler to Head New Joint Council With Civilians

[RFI] A top Sudanese general has said the new joint civilian-military council will be headed by the current chief of the ruling military council. The move has been denounced by leaders of the protest movement that brought down former strongman Omar al-Bashir.

Somalia: Somalia to Stick With Qatar, Turkey Despite Pressure-Foreign Affairs Minister

[Dalsan Radio] Somali Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad at a seminar held at the Diplomatic Institute at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.