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South African justice confirms Jacob Zuma’s conviction ~ #AFP:

This confirmation of Mr. Zuma’s conviction does not call into question the conditional release he received for medical reasons in early September. “The motion for annulment is dismissed,” said Judge Sisi Khampepe, reading the decision of the highest court in the country, which qualifies as “procedural shenanigans” the attempt by …

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Los Angeles makes Covid vaccine mandatory for students aged 12 and over ~ #AFP:

The Los Angeles school district, the second largest in the United States, decided Thursday to require all students aged 12 and over to be vaccinated against Covid-19 if they wish to attend a public school. This vote by district officials, which has some 600,000 students in total, concerns about 220,000 …

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Guinea pending a meeting of West African states on the putsch ~ #AFP:

Guineans were waiting for the first decisions on Wednesday from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), which is due to meet at a virtual summit to discuss the putsch that overthrew Guinean President Alpha Condé. The soldiers led by the head of the special forces, Lieutenant-Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, …

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Senegalese farmers victims of a surplus of onions on the market ~ #AFP:

In Bambilor, one of the centers of onion production in Senegal, about thirty kilometers from Dakar, the report is bitter: the supply greatly exceeds the demand, under the combined effect of foreign competition, harmful agricultural practices or even insufficient storage capacities. “A house, a bag of onions”: behind this enigmatic …

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Moroccan legislative elections with elected officials without much decision-making power ~ #AFP:

The Justice and Development Party (PJD, moderate Islamist) is betting on winning the legislative elections for the third time since taking office in 2011 – without holding key ministries – in the context of the Arab Spring. In the kingdom, major decisions and orientations in key sectors continue to emanate …

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A migrant boat capsizes off the Senegalese coast ~ #AFP:

The Senegalese navy has launched research after the capsizing near Saint-Louis (north) of a boat carrying “sixty” migrants, we learned Saturday from its services and an administrative official. The sinking took place on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, said the information and public relations department of the armies (Dirpa) …

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Torrential rains kill at least 21 in Tennessee ~ #AFP:

“Catastrophic” floods in Tennessee have left at least 21 dead, authorities in the South American state reported on Sunday, and dozens of people remained wanted, according to several local media. A previous report reported 16 dead. Tennessee was hit on Saturday by rains described as “historic” by local weather services, …

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