Gambia:Media Mark Anniversary of Killing of Journalist Deyda Hydara

[Foroyaa] TheĀ  Gambia Press Union (GPU) and Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), supported by International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) will hold a forum in honour of victims of freedom of expression violation in The Gambia as part of events marking the commemoration of the 12th anniversary of the assassination of Deyda Hydara.

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Zimbabwe:Tobacco Exports Top U.S.$665 Million

[The Herald] Zimbabwe has earned $666,8 million from 123,7 million kilogrammes of tobacco exported mainly to South Africa and China since the beginning of 2017. Statistics from the Tobacco Industry Marketing Board’s latest weekly bulletin show that China accounted for over 27,4 million kg valued at $217,4 million while South Africa bought 17,8 million kg for $52,5 million. With an estimated 350 million smokers, China has been spending over $200 million per annum on Zimbabwean tobacco

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South Africa:Software Giant Alerts U.S. Authorities to #GuptaLeaks Corruption Revelations

[Daily Maverick] Revelations contained in the #GuptaLeaks emails revealed that giant German software group SAP agreed to pay 10% “sales commission” to a company controlled by the Guptas in order to clinch Transnet business. In a statement issued today, SAP said it has disclosed the situation about its South Africa businesses to United States authorities

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Africa:#MeToo Challenges Taboo Against Admitting Sexual Abuse in Africa

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The #MeToo social media campaign to raise awareness about sexual harassment and abuse has sparked conversation in parts of Africa where domestic violence is rampant but strong cultural and religious taboos prevent women from admitting it.

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