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Congo-Kinshasa: MPs Vote Out Tshisekedi's Ally From House

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[East African] Democratic Republic of Congo Parliament has voted out Jean-Marc Kabund as the first vice-president of the National Assembly of the country.

June 1st 2020, 9:01 am

Africa: Higher Education Budgets Key to Securing Africa's Future After COVID-19

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[allAfrica] On June 8, South Africa's schools are expected to reopen their doors to grade 7 and 12 students, who have lost over two months of critical classroom instruction due to COVID-19. The first in a phased reopening, which has been pushed back from its initial date of June 1, has evoked a mixed response.

June 1st 2020, 9:01 am

Nigeria: President Buhari May Ease Restrictions Today

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[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari and the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, yesterday, met to consider the request by some section of the country to reopen worship centers.

June 1st 2020, 5:59 am

Somalia: New Report Accuses Envoy of Running Down Peacekeeping Mission

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[East African] The head of the African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom) is fighting off allegations of corruption, mismanagement, harassment and political interference.

June 1st 2020, 5:29 am

South Sudan: UN Security Council Extends Arms Embargo to May 2021

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[East African] The UN Security Council on Friday approved a resolution extending an arms embargo and sanctions against South Sudan for one year.

June 1st 2020, 5:12 am

Zimbabwe: U.S. Accuses Zimbabwe Of Trying To Exploit Protests Over Police Killing of Black Man

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[New Zimbabwe] Zimbabwe is one of the three American adversaries gloating over the riotous situation sparked by last week's police killing of a black American, a top American politician has said.

June 1st 2020, 4:42 am

Cote d'Ivoire: Hague Court Clears Former President to Travel Months After Acquittal

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[VOA] The International Criminal Court eased travel restrictions on former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo for the first time Thursday since his acquittal last year over post-election violence that killed 3,000 people.

June 1st 2020, 4:29 am

Africa: Continent Nears 150,000 Cases After 2 Million Tests Performed

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[allAfrica] As of June 1, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 146,793. Further, 2,235,104 COVID-19 tests have been conducted across the continent.

June 1st 2020, 4:12 am

South Sudan: Vice President Igga Tests Positive for COVID-19

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[East African] South Sudan's Second Vice President James Wani Igga has tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the tally of VPs with the virus to three. South Sudan has five vice presidents.

June 1st 2020, 4:12 am

Nigeria: Coronavirus Cases Hit 10,000, 287 Deaths

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[Premium Times] Nigeria's tally of confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday rose to 10,162 as 307 new infections were announced by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

June 1st 2020, 2:28 am

Rwanda: Interprovincial Travels, Taxi-Moto Restrictions Remain

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[New Times] Restrictions on interprovincial movements and passenger taxi-moto services will remain, the Prime Minister's Office said in a statement dated May 31.

June 1st 2020, 2:10 am

South Africa: Govt Delays Opening of Schools by a Week, Western Cape Province Disagrees

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[News24Wire] The Department of Basic Education says, after consulting with the Council of Education Ministers (CEM) on Saturday, it has decided that schools will reopen on 1 June, but that pupils will only return from 8 June.

June 1st 2020, 1:10 am

Tanzania: COVID-19 Response Puts Magufuli's Leadership Style in Sharp Relief

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[The Conversation Africa] One of the main points of discussion around the various responses to the COVID-19 pandemic is governance. Different countries have reacted to the pandemic in different ways. These differences are informed by varying styles of leadership and governance around the globe.

June 1st 2020, 12:57 am

Nigeria: International Agencies Step Up Aid to Thousands of Refugee Camp Fire Victims

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[VOA] Geneva -U.N. and private aid agencies are scaling up assistance to thousands of people who have lost everything in a fire that engulfed their camp in Maiduguri, the capital of eastern Nigeria's Borno state a week ago.

June 1st 2020, 12:57 am

Cote d'Ivoire: Defusing Electoral Tensions Amid Polarised Politics

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[ICG] Côte d'Ivoire's presidential election, scheduled for October, risks heightening the country's deep-rooted political tensions. In this excerpt from the Spring Edition of our Watch List 2020 for European policymakers, Crisis Group urges the EU and its member states to push for dialogue between the ruling party and the opposition and develop tangible structures for electoral observation.

May 31st 2020, 11:08 pm

South Africa: Decision to Ban Sale of Tobacco Remains Correct - Deputy Health Minister

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[News24Wire] Deputy Health Minister Joe Phaahla has reiterated that the decision to disallow the sale of tobacco products in South Africa, in the fight against Covid-19, is a correct one.

May 31st 2020, 2:44 pm

South Africa: Scientists Advised Cabinet to Go to Level 1, Govt Chose Middle Ground - Ramaphosa

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[News24Wire] President Cyril Ramaphosa has said that scientists who are advising government on the response to the coronavirus crisis recommended that South Africa could move to Level 1 of the nationwide lockdown, as it had become a "blunt tool" in curbing the spread of the pandemic in the country.

May 31st 2020, 2:44 pm

Africa: Africa's Battle for the Soul of Its Development Bank

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[This Day] Control of the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the motive behind US attempts to prevent the re-election of the bank's president, despite producing stellar results,

May 31st 2020, 11:42 am

Africa: AfDB Allegations - Former Presidents of African Countries Rally Support for Adesina

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[Premium Times] Former heads of governments across Africa, including two ex-Nigerian presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, on Friday, threw their weight behind the President of African Development Bank, Adesina Akinwunmi, who is battling allegations of impropriety.

May 31st 2020, 11:29 am

Zimbabwe: Zim COVID-19 Cases Shoot to 174 Amid Local Infections By Returnees

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May 31st 2020, 10:26 am

Zimbabwe: The State of Voter Registration in Zimbabwe

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[Zimbabwe Standard] Various civil society organisations (CSOs) acknowledged that the voter registration process in 2000 was better than that of the previous elections though some irregularities were noted. According to the Zimbabwe Election Support Network (ZESN), the registration process was effective, with challenges on limited time and lack of voter registration cards. A lot of people were enthusiastic about the 2000 elections following the February constitutional referendum. To that end, the government had to extend the v

May 31st 2020, 10:26 am

Uganda: Five Kenyans Take Kampala to Court Over 'Excess Water' On Lake Victoria

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[East African] Five Kenyans have sued the Ugandan government for allegedly failing to control floods around the shores of Lake Victoria, resulting in displacement of people and damage to their property.

May 31st 2020, 10:26 am

Somalia: Several Feared Dead As Car Bomb Blows Up Passenger Bus Near Mogadishu

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[Dalsan Radio] Several people are feared dead after a roadside bomb blew the bus they were traveling in near Mogadishu.

May 31st 2020, 7:11 am

Liberia: Weah Wants COVID-19 Global Funding to "Recognize Social Importance of Sports in African Eco

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -President George Manneh Weah is calling on the Covid-19 global fund managers to give special attention, too, to the importance of sports in the African economies and the importance contributions that the games make to the unity, peace building and social cohesion of nations on the continent.

May 31st 2020, 7:11 am

Nigeria: 80 Percent of Nigeria's 200 Million People Risk Contracting COVID-19 - WHO Consultant

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[Vanguard] Charles Obadiah Wambebe, a scientist, is a professor of pharmacology, traditional medicine expert, and a missionary. Wambebe was the pioneer Director-General of the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) from 1989-2001.

May 31st 2020, 5:37 am

Nigeria: Buhari Reconstitutes NNPC Board, Retains Nine-Member Structure

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[This Day] -President, OPEC mourn ex-NNPC GMD, Baru

May 31st 2020, 5:25 am

Nigeria: Nigeria Records 553 New Cases of COVID-19

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[Daily Trust] Nigeria on Saturday recorded 553 new cases of COVID-19.

May 31st 2020, 5:25 am

Nigeria: Lagos Records 254 New Cases of COVID-19, As Nigeria's Confirmed Cases Near 10,000

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[Daily Trust] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Friday recorded 387 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, which increased the number of infections in the country to 9,302- out of which 2,679 cases have been treated and discharged with 261 losing their lives.

May 31st 2020, 5:07 am

Nigeria: Agriculture's Contribution to Nigeria's Economy in Q1 'Highest in Two Years' - NBS

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[Premium Times] The contribution of Nigeria's agricultural sector to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the first quarter of 2020 was the sector's highest first-quarter contribution in the last two years, data released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed.

May 31st 2020, 5:07 am

Sudan: Sudan Summons Ethiopia's Charge d'Affaires to Officially Protest Incursions

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[SudaNow] KHARTOUM (Sudanow) - Sudan on Saturday summoned the Ethiopian Charge d'Affairs to officially protest what it called an Ethiopian army backed militia intrusion inside Sudanese national territories over the weekend.

May 31st 2020, 4:25 am

Namibia: Windhoek Receives 20 000 Masks From Shanghai

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[New Era] Shanghai, one of the four municipalities of the People's Republic of China and a sister city to Windhoek, has donated 20 000 face masks to help the Namibia capital city to contain the pandemic that has sickened millions.

May 31st 2020, 4:07 am

Congo-Kinshasa: DR Congo - Ituri Governor Appeals for Help to Stop 'Ongoing Genocide'

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[DW] In an interview with DW, Jean Bamanisa Saidi, the governor of Ituri Province in northeastern DRC, has called for international troops to the troubled region. Thousands have been killed by militia in the past three years.

May 31st 2020, 3:37 am

Burundi: Burundi First Lady Denise Nkurunziza Airlifted to Nairobi for Treatment

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[Nation] Denise Bucumi Nkurunziza, the wife of outgoing Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza, is being treated at Aga Khan University Hospital after contracting Covid-19.

May 30th 2020, 10:31 am

Malawi: Malawi Court Dismisses Ban On Call-In Shows

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[VOA] BLANTYRE, MALAWI - Malawi's Constitutional Court on Friday put a stop to a government directive banning call-in shows.The government accused broadcasters of careless and unethical coverage of protests following the disputed 2019 elections.

May 30th 2020, 10:31 am

Africa: COVID-19 - Additional 23 Million People Face Acute Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa - Ifad

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[Premium Times] About 23 million more people are expected to be pushed into extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa this year alone, the president, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Gilbert Houngbo, has said.

May 30th 2020, 10:01 am

Mali: Thousands of Malian Refugees Flee Burkina Faso Camps After Attacks

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[The New Humanitarian] Ouagadougou -'Refugees are now facing a dead end, stuck between violent extremism and a pandemic.'

May 30th 2020, 10:01 am

Somalia: Killing of Seven Health Workers, Shop Owner Shocks Somalia

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[VOA] BELEDWEYN, SOMALIA / WASHINGTON - The bodies of seven health workers and a civilian were found Thursday in a village north of Mogadishu, shocking residents, local authorities and elders said Friday."We found the dead bodies of the seven young health workers and a shop owner outside Golaley village near Balad district, 30 kilometers north of Mogadishu, a day after they were abducted by men in Somali military fatigues," Ahmed Mohamed Muse, a local elder, told VOA Somali.It was not clear who was responsible f

May 30th 2020, 8:23 am

Burundi: Burundi Opposition Head Disputes Election Results

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[East African] Agathon Rwasa, Burundi's opposition leader and deputy speaker of Parliament has filed a petition at the country's constitutional court disputing the win of the ruling CNDD-FDD party's Evariste Ndayishimiye.

May 30th 2020, 6:57 am

Kenya: Kenya, Uganda Scramble to Resolve Malaba Border Crisis

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[East African] Despite an agreement arrived at on Wednesday by government officials from Kenya and Uganda on the process of Covid-19 testing for truckers at the common border, an association for Kenyan truck drivers on Thursday advised its members to suspend services until both governments address stigma and harassment.

May 30th 2020, 6:57 am

Rwanda: Inside Kigali International Airport Expansion Works

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[New Times] A team of workers supervised by engineers are putting finishing touches on some of the major sections of Kigali International Airport as part of the expansion works.

May 30th 2020, 5:27 am

Rwanda: Make Public Servants' Salaries Priority, MPs Tells Government

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[New Times] Members of Parliament have implored central government to prioritise payment of salaries of public servants during the execution of the proposed budget for the fiscal year 2020/2021.

May 30th 2020, 5:27 am

Liberia: Civil Society Organizations At Odds Over Changing Mid-Term Elections Date to December

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[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -In continuation of the search for solution to what could be a suspension of a constitutional provision that could push the October 13, 2020 Senatorial Mid-term elections to December or January,, the Senate Joint Committee on Judiciary and Autonomous Agency Friday invited civil society actors to its chambers to gauge their expert opinions.

May 30th 2020, 5:07 am

Africa: Idris Elba Sounds Alarm As Pandemic Threatens Food Crisis for Farmers

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[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Coronavirus is set to double global hunger by the end of 2020 related

May 30th 2020, 4:26 am

Africa: 'Africa's Free Trade Area and Integration Will Help Silence the Guns'

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[Africa Renewal] Leading Experts On Africa's Development Have Said That the Speed and Scope of the Continent's Post-COVID-19 Recovery Will Depend On the Effective Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade (AfCFTA).

May 30th 2020, 4:26 am

Africa: Russian Arms Exports to Africa - Moscow's Long-Term Strategy

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[DW] Along with natural resources, arms exports are a key component of Russia's economy. In the last two decades, Moscow has managed to deepen its connection with Africa and became the biggest arms supplier on the continent.

May 30th 2020, 3:56 am

Africa: Africa's Achievements and Challenges

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[Africa Renewal] Dr. Ibrahim Mayaki Is the CEO of the African Union Development Agency-Nepad, AU's First Ever Development Agency That Aims to Deliver On the Development Priorities Articulated By the Continent's Citizens and to Offer Knowledge-Based Advisory Support to Member States On Development Strategies. On the Commemoration of This Year's Africa Day, He Spoke About Africa's Achievements So Far and the Challenges Faced:

May 30th 2020, 3:37 am

Mozambique: Islamist Militants Unmask As Crisis Mounts in Cabo Delgado

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[The New Humanitarian] Maputo & Bournemouth, UK -They are known for beheading dissenters and torching homes in grisly attacks that have uprooted more than 150,000 people. But when Islamist militants stormed three key towns in northern Mozambique in March and April, they offered residents something different: looted food and friendly meetings.

May 29th 2020, 11:13 am

Mozambique: Nyusi Extends State of Emergency for Third Month

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[AIM] Maputo -Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Thursday night announced the extension of the state of emergency, decreed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, for a further month.

May 29th 2020, 11:13 am

Sudan: Khartoum Does an About-Turn in Relations With U.S.

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[ISS] Sudan's transitional government and the United States (US) are poised to reach an agreement for Khartoum to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation to victims of a 1998 al-Qaeda attack. The terror group bombed the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam on 7 August 1998.

May 29th 2020, 11:13 am

Kenya: Union Suspends Movement of Trucks to Uganda

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[Nation] A union representing Kenyan long-distance truck drivers has said it suspended the movement of trucks to neighbouring Uganda yesterday until they are assured of their safety, citing Covid-19-related stigma and harassment.

May 29th 2020, 9:23 am

Africa: Don't Let Guard Down, We Must Be Ready for Long Fight - WHO's Moeti

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[allAfrica] Cape Town -It took 36 days to reach 1,000 reported cases of COVID-19 on the continent. In 62 days, 100,000 cases were reported, said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa.

May 29th 2020, 9:12 am

Uganda: Scientists to Decide Fate of 2021 Polls - Museveni

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[Monitor] President Museveni has said the decision to hold 2021 elections will depend on the advice of the scientists working to contain the Covid-19 pandemic.

May 29th 2020, 5:24 am

Rwanda: Kabuga Will Be Transferred to Arusha, Not Hague - Judge

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[New Times] Félicien Kabuga, who was arrested this month in France for crimes related to the Genocide against the Tutsi after 26 years on the run, will be transferred to Arusha, Tanzania once conditions allow, a judge has ruled.

May 29th 2020, 5:24 am

Africa: Despite 53,000 Recoveries, Continent Still Battles COVID-19 Infection Rate

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[allAfrica] As of May 29, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 129,624.

May 29th 2020, 4:36 am

Rwanda: Govt Inks Military Deal With U.S.

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[New Times] Rwanda and the United States have signed a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) as part of broader efforts to strengthen military cooperation between the two countries.

May 29th 2020, 3:54 am

South Africa: Rights Commission Says Schools Not Ready for Return of Pupils

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[News24Wire] The SA Human Rights Commission has written to Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga to recommend that she delay the return to school of Grade 7 and 12 pupils.

May 29th 2020, 3:54 am

Rwanda: Government to Ban Charcoal Use in Kigali

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[New Times] The Ministry of Environment is set to ban the use and supply of charcoal in Kigali city as it steps up efforts to protect the environment by reducing the use of wood fuel.

May 29th 2020, 3:36 am

Rwanda: Ladislas Ntaganzwa Gets Life Sentence for Genocide Crimes

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[New Times] The High Court Chamber for International Crimes in Nyanza on Thursday, May 28, 2020, sentenced Ladislas Ntaganzwa to life in prison for Genocide crimes he committed during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

May 29th 2020, 3:36 am

Nigeria: Gunmen Kill Dozens in Restive Northwest State of Sokoto

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[DW] At least 60 people have been killed in a series of attacks on villages by armed gangs. Experts warned division in the region could give rise to jihadist groups as bloody violence continues to cause havoc.

May 29th 2020, 1:06 am

Africa: WHO Urges Caution As Countries Ease Lockdowns

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[Africa Renewal] Three months after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in sub-Saharan Africa, the region has made progress in tackling the virus. Many countries implemented lockdowns and key public health measures early and these appear to have helped slow down the spread of the disease. However, there are concerns that if these measures are relaxed too quickly, COVID-19 cases could start increasing rapidly.

May 29th 2020, 12:48 am

Namibia: N$72.8b Budget to Restart Economy - Shiimi Looks at Rebuilding in the Wake of Covid-19

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[New Era] Windhoek -Finance Minister Iipumbu Shiimi yesterday tabled a N$72.8 billion national budget, largely aimed at restarting a Namibian economy that -- just as the rest of the world -- has been brought to its knees by the Covid-19 pandemic.

May 28th 2020, 1:42 pm

Uganda: Judge Lashes Police Over Arrests

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[Legalbrief] It would be difficult to overstate the potential importance of a case before the High Court in Uganda, involving at least 13 applicants against a number of police officers and the Attorney-General of the country. Originally two separate matters, the applications were joined by the High Court judge who heard the cases, Margaret Mutonyi, as she said they raised similar issues.

May 28th 2020, 12:42 pm

Cameroon: Fighting Continues in Anglophone Cameroon Despite COVID-19 Concerns

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[African Arguments] Government raids have displaced people, increasing risks of transmission. Separatist attacks have impeded humanitarian and public health efforts.

May 28th 2020, 11:09 am

Ethiopia: Health Woes, Outrage, and Toxins Near Ethiopia Gold Mine

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[The New Humanitarian] Residents in Ethiopia's Oromia state have long claimed that contamination from a gold mine owned by an Ethiopia-born Saudi tycoon has led to health problems. Journalist Tom Gardner spent weeks collecting their testimonies amid talk that the mine could be set to re-open, even though the government has not publicly addressed local grievances. During his reporting, Gardner was given access to unreleased studies commissioned by the government and the mining company that reveal, among other things, that the are

May 28th 2020, 10:57 am

Lesotho: New Leader Faces Enormous Hurdles

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[The Conversation Africa] Tom Thabane (81), the embattled veteran Lesotho politician, has finally bowed to pressure to resign as the Prime Minister of the politically volatile southern African nation of 2.2 million. This comes at least two years before the end of his term.

May 28th 2020, 10:27 am

Ghana: 95-Year Old Veteran Fundraises for Coronavirus Frontline Workers

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[DW] A 95-year-old World War II veteran in Ghana has walked 3 km a day for seven days to raise money to support health workers on the frontline of fighting the coronavirus in Africa.

May 28th 2020, 10:27 am

Libya: Few Champions for Peace in Libya's War

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[The Conversation Africa] The year-long battle for Tripoli has been heating up in recent weeks despite widespread calls for a ceasefire during Ramadan and the coronavirus pandemic. As the violence escalates and the number of foreigners involved in the fighting multipies, the United Nations Security Council has proven largely inconsequential. The reasons for this are as complex as the politics of Libya's six-year civil war.

May 28th 2020, 10:08 am

Zambia: Health Minister Tests Positive for COVID-19

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[East African] Zambia's Health Minister Chitalu Chilufya has tested positive for Covid-19 as the country's cases surpassed the 1,000 mark.

May 28th 2020, 9:57 am

Africa: Massive New Cable Around Continent to Connect 16 African Nations

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[Balancing Act] London -In July last year Google initiated the Equiano cable. The announcement of the 2Africa cable which involves Facebook completes the second generation cable build announcements. Russell Southwood talked to Ibrahima Ba, Network Investments Lead at Facebook about how it might work.

May 28th 2020, 9:57 am

Rwanda: Kagame Sacks Two Governors Over Accountability

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[East African] Rwandan President Paul Kagame has suspended two provincial governors as part of an ongoing purge targeting public servants deemed to be lacking accountability.

May 28th 2020, 9:39 am

Africa: Philanthropists Team Up to Manufacture COVID-19 Medical Equipment

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[263Chat] African and global philanthropists have teamed up to help African nations secure urgently needed ventilators, breathing support devices and other medical equipment, in the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic.

May 28th 2020, 8:27 am

Sudan: Al Bashir in Khartoum Hospital With 'Suspected COVID-19'

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[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -Deposed president Omar Al Bashir and seven former members of his regime, who are being held in Khartoum prisons, have been transferred to hospitals in the capital; three with chronic conditions, three with confirmed Covid-19, and two, including Al Bashir, with suspected coronavirus symptoms, Sudan's Public Prosecution reports.

May 28th 2020, 6:55 am

Kenya: Coronavirus Worsens Malnutrition Burden

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[Nation] As the fight against Covid-19 intensifies, more Kenyans are joining the starving lot, with the most affected being children.

May 28th 2020, 6:39 am

South Sudan: Vice President Abdelbagi Contracts COVID-19

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[East African] The newly appointed chairman of the South Sudan's reconstituted National Committee on Covid-19 has tested positive for the coronavirus, the national Ministry of Health has confirmed.

May 28th 2020, 6:25 am

Africa: Over 120,000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases on the Continent

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[allAfrica] As of May 28, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 124,846.

May 28th 2020, 4:38 am

Africa: West Africa At Risk of Desert Locust Invasion - FAO

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[Premium Times] New swarms of desert locusts will threaten West Africa in June, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has warned.

May 28th 2020, 4:09 am

Nigeria: Over U.S.$18 Million in Ransom Paid to Kidnappers in Nine Years - Report

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[Premium Times] In Nigeria, kidnapping for ransom has become a feature in all parts of the country with thousands of people falling victim.

May 28th 2020, 4:09 am

Nigeria: Disease Control Body Records 389 COVID-19 Cases, Highest Daily Figure Ever

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[Premium Times] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) on Wednesday announced 389 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the new tally of confirmed infections in the country to 8,733.

May 28th 2020, 4:09 am

Kenya: Quarantine Conditions Undermine Rights

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[HRW] Nairobi -Kenyan authorities are potentially facilitating transmission of the Covid-19 virus while forcefully quarantining tens of thousands of people in facilities that lack proper sanitation, protective equipment and food, Human Rights Watch, Kenya Human Rights Commission, and Journalists for Justice said today.

May 28th 2020, 4:09 am

Somalia: Country Looks to First Full Elections in 51 Years, Despite COVID-19 Crisis

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[UN News] The consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic are acute for Somalia, but the Horn of Africa nation is doing what it can with the resources it has, even as it looks ahead to its first direct elections in a half-century, the top UN official in the country said on Thursday.

May 28th 2020, 1:06 am

Africa: Coronavirus Hampers Continent's Fight Against Malaria, TB, AIDS

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[DW] African countries have imposed tough measures against COVID-19. But it may come at the cost of other untreated diseases such as malaria and AIDS.

May 28th 2020, 12:49 am

Rwanda: Kabuga Calls Genocide Charges 'Lies' As French Court Denies Him Bail

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[DW] A French court denied bail to a Rwandan accused of genocide. After decades on the run, Felicien Kabuga called the charges against him "lies" and his lawyer doubted he would receive a fair trial in an international court.

May 28th 2020, 12:49 am

Africa: Britain Needs African Partners After Brexit - It Must Not Neglect the Continent Now

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[The Conversation Africa] These are uncertain times, for Africa as much as for Britain. Will they prove each others' friend in need? Or will circumstances pull the UK and African countries apart? It will all depend on what priority each gives to the other.

May 28th 2020, 12:38 am

West Africa: The Children Left Behind in Conflict-Torn Regions

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[DW] Human rights groups say children in conflict regions aren't receiving enough support. Children who have escaped from Boko Haram are treated with suspicion in Nigeria, while schools are closing in Burkina Faso.

May 28th 2020, 12:38 am

Congo-Kinshasa: Judge in Tshisekedi Ex-Aide Graft Case Dies

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[East African] A Congolese judge handling the graft case against Vital Kamerhe, former top aide to President Felix Tshisekedi, has died.

May 27th 2020, 10:09 am

Namibia: Fishrot Accused Contributed to Economic Woes - Prosecution

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[New Era] The State has accused those implicated in the multi-million-dollar fisheries bribery scandal of having contributed to the country's economic demise.

May 27th 2020, 9:58 am

Cameroon: COVID-19 - Unions Oppose Plan to Reopen Schools

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[East African] Yaoundé -A group of trade unions in Cameroon's education sector has opposed the government's plan to reopen schools on June 1 for students of examination classes.

May 27th 2020, 7:08 am

Namibia: Pupils to Be Divided Into Smaller Groups for Teaching

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[Namibian] Pupils will be divided into smaller groups for teaching when schools reopen on 3 June, the executive director in the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, Sanet Steenkamp, has said.

May 27th 2020, 6:52 am

Kenya: Kenyatta Deals Ruto Another Deadly Purge Blow

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[Nation] The Jubilee party juggernaut will hit its peak when the National Executive Council (NEC) meets any day from Thursday to firm up its position against rampant cases of indiscipline among its members.

May 27th 2020, 6:08 am

Africa: COVID-19 Presents Unique Opportunities to Speed Up Africa's Integration Agenda and Implement

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[Vanguard] The Africa Regional Integration Index, ARII 2019, a new report jointly launched by the African Development Bank, UN Economic Commission for Africa, UNECA, and the Africa Union, AU, Commission launched the Africa Regional Integration Index report last week.

May 27th 2020, 5:38 am

South Africa: Snow Shuts Down Major Roads in Eastern Cape

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[News24Wire] Dangerous driving conditions due to consistent snowfall in the Eastern Cape has forced provincial transport authorities to close parts of major roads in the province.

May 27th 2020, 5:38 am

Nigeria: Self-Medicating During COVID-19 Outbreak 'Worsens Patients' Problems'

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[Daily Trust] Abuja, Lagos, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kaduna, Port Harcour -Patients suffering from different ailments across the country have confessed that self-medication in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has worsened their conditions. Many Nigerians have resorted to self-medication for different ailments and for purported protection against COVID-19 instead of accessing medical care at health facilities, Daily Trust investigations revealed.

May 27th 2020, 5:38 am

Uganda: We Were Reluctant to Charge Dr Nyanzi - Prosecutions Director

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[Monitor] The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Jane Frances Abodo has said her office was reluctant to sanction charges of being a nuisance against former Makerere University Research Fellow, Dr Stella Nyanzi last recently.

May 27th 2020, 5:21 am

Africa: Global Leaders Discuss How Continent Can Achieve Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery

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[Premium Times] The African economy will recover quickly from the devastating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic if there is a meaningful collaboration between governments and the private sector, some global leaders said on Monday.

May 27th 2020, 5:21 am

Malawi: Children Reunited With Their Mother After 20 Years

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[Nyasa Times] A heart-warming moment as children who were taken by the Social Welfare Office in 1997 and allegedly given to an orphanage, were finally reunited with their biological mother Margret Bwanali at an emotional ceremony on Monday in Mchinji after 20 years.

May 27th 2020, 5:21 am

Africa: Women and Children Will Pay For This Pandemic – Unless We Act

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[allAfrica] Wherever COVID-19 strikes, it magnifies unfairness and inequality. In every nation and every community touched by the virus, hard-won progress for women, newborns and young people is being reversed.

May 27th 2020, 4:52 am

South Africa: Spiritual Leaders Split Over Relaxed Lockdown Rules for Religious Gatherings

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[News24Wire] There is mixed reaction to President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that religious gatherings of up to 50 people will be permitted as the country braces itself for the Covid-19 peak.

May 27th 2020, 4:38 am

Nigeria: Boko Haram, Nigerian Military Repeatedly Violate Children's Rights - Amnesty International

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[Premium Times] Nigeria must urgently address its failure to protect and provide education to an entire generation of children in the Northeast, a region devastated by years of Boko Haram atrocities and gross violations by the military, Amnesty International warned today in a chilling new report.

May 27th 2020, 4:38 am

Africa: Total Number of COVID-19 Cases on Continent Nears 120,000

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[allAfrica] As of May 27, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 119,766.

May 27th 2020, 4:22 am

Nigeria: National Assembly Padded Budget With Over 500 Fake Projects - Delta Commission MD

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[Premium Times] The acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, revealed on Tuesday that the commission's 2019 budget was inflated with over 500 non-existing projects.

May 27th 2020, 4:08 am
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