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APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — The report credited to Nigeria’s former Head of State of the proliferation of all calibre of weapons put at over 6 million in the country and the engagement of Nigerian lawmakers with the United States Department of State on tackling the devastating security situation in the country are some of the leading stories in Nigerian newspapers on Thursday.

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APA-Lusaka (Zambia) — President Edgar Lungu has filed nomination papers to the ruling Patriotic Front secretariat as he vies for another attempt to run as the party’s presidential candidate in elections scheduled for August this year.

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APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia said Egypt and Sudan have undermined the AU mediation on the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) in intent to drag the negotiation indefinitely.

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APA-Maputo (Mozambique) — The crisis in Mozambique’s northern Cabo Delgado province has morphed into a much bigger security threat and humanitarian catastrophe involving a possible third force and demands a coordinated regional response, Botswana’s foreign minister Lemogang Kwape said on Wednesday.

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APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africans woke up to higher fuel prices at the pump on Wednesday, with a weak local rand currency largely blamed for the development.

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APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa has vaccinated some 272,438 healthcare workers against the coronavirus pandemic using the Johnson & Johnson vaccine under a campaign targeting 1.5 million medical personnel, Health Minister Zweli said on Wednesday.

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