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KICK OFF: The Africa Cup of Nations

  ✳ 9 January 2022 17:00 Cameroon v Burkina Faso 20:00 Ethiopia v Cape Verde ✳ 10 January 2022 14:00 Senegal v Zimbabwe 17:00 Guinea v Malawi 17:00 Morocco v Ghana 20:00 Comoros v Gabon First COVID-era African tournament set for Cameroon Yaounde, Cameroon | THE INDEPENDENT | After several fears and …

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Kenya cuts electricity costs by 15%

  Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya’s Ministry of Energy on Friday announced a 15 percent reduction in power costs in the east African nation, handing relief to thousands of homes and industries burdened by high cost of living and production The ministry in a statement released in the capital …

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Kenyan police probes death of 4 officers

Lamu, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenyan police said Friday it has launched investigations into the killing of the four security officers after being ambushed by the bandits in the coastal Lamu region. National Police Service Spokesperson Bruno Shioso said a team of security officers are also pursuing bandits who ambushed …

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Cameroon separatists set off bomb in AFCON host city

Yaoundé, Cameroon | Xinhua | Separatist fighters in Cameroon’s restive English-speaking region of Southwest have set off an improvised explosive device (IED) in the town of Limbe which will host matches of the Africa Cup Nations (AFCON), according to local police. No one was injured in the explosion which went off …

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Zimbabwean leader Mnangagwa sets date for long-awaited by-elections

Harare, Zimbabwe | Xinhua | Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa has proclaimed March 26 as the date for the long-awaited by-elections to fill vacant seats in the National Assembly and various local authorities across the country. The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) had in 2020 suspended the holding of by-elections in line with …

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Zambia announces outbreak of fall armyworms

Lusaka, Zambia | Xinhua | An outbreak of fall armyworms has broken out in Zambia and threatened the country’s agricultural produce, a government official said on Wednesday. Reuben Phiri, the Minister of Agriculture, said the fall armyworms have so far been reported in Mkushi district in the central part of the …

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