South Africa: #GuptaLeaks Wins Global Shining Light Investigative Journalism Award

[Daily Maverick] The Daily Maverick’s Scorpio, amaBhungane and News24, in cooperation with OpenUp and Finance Uncovered, have scooped the global gong for investigative journalism when the team was announced as a co-winner of the Global Shining Light award of the Global Investigative Journalism Network, the world’s most prestigious investigative journalism award.

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Africa: Advisory Board of ECA’s Centre of Excellence for Digital Identity, Trade and Economy meet to review progress

[Economic Commission for Africa] New York, NY (September 26, 2019): The second meeting of the Advisory Board of the ECA’s Centre of Excellence for Digital Identity, Trade and Economy held on the margins of the 74th session of the UN General Assembly discussed the progress of work of the Centre and lauded ECA’s efforts in advancing Africa’s digital agenda.

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Southern Africa: Southern African Countries Battle to Save Own Tobacco Industry

[The Herald] A coalition of five Southern African countries met recently in Malawi to discuss ways to address the growing global anti-tobacco lobby which is imposing tighter regulations and heavy taxes on the golden leaf, a major source of export earnings for the countries.

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Tanzania: Tanzania Fights Ebola Case Claims As WHO Demands Test Results

[East African] Following a rare public reprimand by the World Health Organisation for refusing to share clinical samples and test results to ascertain the death of a patient on September 8 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania has come out fighting against allegations of a confirmed case of the disease in the country.

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