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Morocco issues first permits for cannabis production
Farmers who organise into cooperatives in the northern mountain areas will be gradually allowed to grow cannabis to meet the needs of the legal market
Landslide kills 14 attending funeral in Cameroon capital
Dozens of people were attending a funeral on a football pitch at the base of a 20-metre high soil embankment, which collapsed on top of them
Clitoris reconstruction offers hope to Kenyan women
Female genital mutilation is illegal in Kenya but 21 percent of girls and women aged 15 to 49 have undergone some form of it
Ghana plans to buy oil with gold
The move is meant to tackle dwindling foreign currency reserves coupled with demand for dollars by oil importers
World's longest-standing president seeks to extend 43-year rule
Equatorial Guinea votes in a general election, 80-year-old Teodoro Obiang is vying for a sixth term against two opposition candidates
Nigeria artist transforms oil kegs into faces to reduce waste
Oluwajuwonlo Adeyemi has exhibited twice in Lagos. Some of her pieces have sold for over $1000
S Africa reports bird flu outbreak
Some 58 ‘domestic birds’ of a total flock of 200 were found dead of the highly contagious virus
Ethiopia combatants sign deal to start implementing truce
It will facilitate unhindered humanitarian access, provide security guarantees to aid workers, and ensure the protection of civilians, mediators said
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