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APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — The East Africa region is facing an unprecedented triple food security threat caused by the combined effects of recent severe floods, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the upsurge of desert locusts, the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) warned in a statement obtained Thursday.

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APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress has suspended two party members to pave way for a probe into corruption allegations in the awarding of personal protective equipment (PPE) tenders by the Gauteng provincial government, APA learnt on Thursday.

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APA – Lagos (Nigeria) — A total turnover of 421.984 million shares worth N5.337 billion (about $14.825m) were traded in 11,801 deals this three-day trading week by investors on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

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APA-Harare (Zimbabwe) — The Zimbabwean government on Thursday beefed up security around the capital Harare amid tensions ahead of Friday’s planned street protests to demonstrate against rising corruption and a worsening economic crisis.

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APA – Accra (Ghana) — The plan by former Ghanaian president John Mahama to change the face of Ghanaian politics and the commencement of work on $30m water expansion project are the trending stories in Ghanaian press on Thursday.

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APA - Kigali (Rwanda) — Rwandan professional rider Mugisha Samuel who has been stranded in his home country during the COVID-19 lockdown due to international travel restrictions is set to travel to France Saturday, where he will be linking up with his new side Team LMP – La Roche Sur Yon, a source revealed Thursday.

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