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South Africa: Level 2 Lockdown on the Cards for South Africa?

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- A tweet posted by SABC News presenter Leanne Manas has shown Health Minister Zweli Mkhize discussing the possibility of easing restrictions on the country's nationwide lockdown to Alert Level 2. According to government directives, Alert Level 2 indicates "a moderate Covid-19 spread with a high health system readiness".

August 12th 2020, 11:26 am

South Africa: Premier League Soccer Players Return After 4 Months

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Bloemfontein Celtic (3) vs Baroka FC (0) - Nedbank Cup, Semi-final

August 12th 2020, 7:24 am

Angola: Beleaguered Billionaire Dos Santos Quits Unitel Board

AllAfrica News

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Isabel dos Santos has stepped down from the board of Angola's mobile phone operator Unitel, citing "a climate of permanent conflict" among the company's directors.

August 12th 2020, 7:24 am

Africa: Over 23,000 Deaths as Covid-19 Cases Rise Across Continent

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] As of August 12, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1,065,299.

August 12th 2020, 6:53 am

South Africa: Ramaphosa's Envoys Visit, a Doomed Mission - Says Opposition Party ZAPU

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August 12th 2020, 6:53 am

South Africa: Nation's Covid-19 Recovery Rate at 75% - Health Minister

AllAfrica News

[SAnews.gov.za] KwaZulu-Natal has overtaken the Western Cape on Tuesday, becoming the province with the second-highest Coronavirus infections in the country.

August 12th 2020, 6:53 am

Nigeria: Buhari to Service Chiefs - How Do Terrorists Get Arms?

AllAfrica News

[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday debunked insinuations that insurgents operating within the country, especially Boko Haram, have more money and sophisticated weapons than government forces.

August 12th 2020, 6:53 am

Zimbabwe: Bar Mnangagwa, Zim Ministers From SA Hospitals - Zwelinzima Vavi to Ramaphosa

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] Spread This News

August 12th 2020, 6:53 am

Nigeria: Governors Seek Bailout From Govt to Tackle Insecurity

AllAfrica News

[Leadership] Governors of the 36 states of the federation yesterday sought for bailouts from the federal government to enable them finance the fight against the growing spate of insecurity in their respective domains.

August 12th 2020, 4:08 am

Kenya: Govt to Approach Russia After Covid-19 Vaccine Announcement

AllAfrica News

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya said it will also engage Russia in seeking the newly developed COVID-19 vaccine, the first globally.

August 12th 2020, 4:08 am

Kenya: Schools Turn Classes Into Rental Houses

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Some schools in the city's informal settlements have turned their classes into rental houses due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

August 12th 2020, 4:08 am

Africa: Review of Nine 'Blue Economy' Projects Shows What Works and What Doesn't

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Africa has 38 coastal countries and six islands whose maritime industry is estimated to be worth US$1 trillion per year. This figure will increase as they develop their offshore hydrocarbon, energy, tourism, maritime transport, shipping and fishing sectors.

August 12th 2020, 4:08 am

Nigeria: Country's Covid-19 Outbreak Still In Early Stages

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] The pace of SARS-CoV-2 transmission has triggered different government responses globally. These have had varying levels of effectiveness and some unintended outcomes.

August 12th 2020, 4:08 am

Kenya: U.S. Dairy Farmers Seek Free Access to Local Market

AllAfrica News

[Nation] US dairy farmers want unfettered access of their milk products to the Kenyan market in the proposed free trade agreement between Nairobi and Washington, which could have far-reaching implications on Kenya's milk farmers.

August 12th 2020, 4:08 am

Africa: Changing Leaders Doesn't Change Politics

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] For the last few years the African political landscape has been dominated by high profile changes of leaders and governments. In Angola (2017), Ethiopia (2018), South Africa (2018), Sudan (2019) and Zimbabwe (2018), leadership change promised to bring about not only a new man at the top, but also a new political and economic direction.

August 12th 2020, 4:08 am

Nigeria: U.S. Donates 200 Ventilators to Help Fight Covid-19

AllAfrica News

[This Day] The United States yesterday redeemed its pledge to assist Nigeria to combat the COVID-19 pandemic with the donation of 200 ventilators.

August 12th 2020, 1:38 am

Somalia: Outrage As Parliament Drafts Law Permitting Child, Forced Marriages

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi/Garowe -- The United Nations says the law, which would allow girls to be married as soon as they reach puberty, is "deeply flawed"

August 12th 2020, 1:38 am

Africa: Pandemic Underscores Burden Women Carry Doing Paid and Unpaid Reproductive Labour

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Debates about women's unpaid reproductive labour have been going on since the first woman received cash for her services. Reproductive labour includes cooking, cleaning, and caring for the elderly, the sick and children.

August 12th 2020, 1:38 am

East Africa: Violence in Sudan's Western Darfur Forces 2,500 People Into Chad - UN Refugee Agency

AllAfrica News

[UN News] Recent clashes in Sudan's Western Darfur region has driven more than 2,500 people across the border into neighbouring Chad, the United Nations refugee agency has reported.

August 12th 2020, 1:38 am

Nigeria: We're Getting New Weapons From Jordan, China, U.S. - Buhari

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari and State Governors Tuesday ended their meeting on the state of the nation's security with calls for a joint strategy to bring various conflicts to an end within time limits, while field commanders would take measures to protect civilian communities as a confidence-building mechanism between the military and those communities.

August 12th 2020, 1:38 am

Central Africa: The Enduring Harm Inflicted By the Lord's Resistance Army

AllAfrica News

[The New Humanitarian] Baltimore, United States -- 'People don't sleep well at night. They cannot live in peace.'

August 12th 2020, 1:38 am

Tanzania: Govt Bans Local Media From Broadcasting Foreign Content Without Permission

AllAfrica News

[DW] Under a new law, reporters in Tanzania will face stricter controls and media outlets would need permission to broadcast foreign content. DW has warned against "a worrying trend towards restrictions on press freedom."

August 12th 2020, 1:38 am

Mauritania: President Sacks Prime Minister, Reshuffles Cabinet After Corruption Report

AllAfrica News

[RFI] Mauritania President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani announced a new cabinet shuffle on Sunday, in light of the release of a Parliamentary Enquiry report (CEP) into corruption during the previous presidential tenure.

August 12th 2020, 1:38 am

Ethiopia: Public Health Consequences of Violence and Inter-Generational Trauma

AllAfrica News

[Addis Standard] Trauma is pervasive in many societies and it has intergenerational health implications. Trauma is not a phenomenon that is solely experienced by people in war zones, torture chambers and natural disasters, or isolated to the experience of physical and sexual attack victims.

August 11th 2020, 11:34 am

Zimbabwe: South African Envoys 'Snub' Angers Opposition Alliance

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- A delegation consisting of South African officials Baleka Mbete, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, and Sydney Mufamadi failed to attend a meeting with Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance, upsetting the opposition's leaders, BBC reports.

August 11th 2020, 8:13 am

Mali: Mali Swears in New Judges for Controversial Constitutional Court

AllAfrica News

[RFI] Nine new members of Mali's constitutional court were sworn in on Monday during a ceremony attended by President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan, who leads mediation by the Ecowas regional bloc. The constitutional court was at the heart of a crisis in Mali leading to a widespread protest movement calling for the resignation of President Keita.

August 11th 2020, 8:13 am

Mauritius: Govt Prepares for the Worst As Vessel At Centre of Oil Spill Disintegrates

AllAfrica News

[RFI] The ship responsible for an oil spill in Mauritius is likely to break into two, worsening what is already an unmitigated ecological and economic disaster. Indigenous species are at risk of becoming extinct. Locals' livelihoods are in danger. The island will take years to recover from the oil spill at Pointe d'Esny.

August 11th 2020, 8:13 am

Seychelles: 100,000 Trees to Be Planted in Seychelles By Xmas With Help From Jobless Tourism Workers

AllAfrica News

[Seychelles News Agency] Employees from the tourism industry who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19 are joining in an ambitious project to plant 500,000 trees in a bid to reforest Seychelles' second-most populated island.

August 11th 2020, 7:30 am

Africa: AU Speaks On Zimbabwe Crisis, Orders Mnangagwa to Respect Rule of Law

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] THE African Union Commission (AUC) has added its voice to rising human rights abuses in Zimbabwe, calling on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration to uphold the rule of law.

August 11th 2020, 7:00 am

Africa: Guinea, Now Ivory Coast, Setting Bad Precedent With Plans to Extend Their Grip On Power

AllAfrica News

[FrontPageAfrica] PRESIDENT ALASSANE OUATTARA'S decision to seek a third term in neighboring Ivory Coast should send chills down the spine of everyone within the West African subregion.

August 11th 2020, 6:30 am

Africa: Over 289,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After More than 9 Million Tests

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] As of August 11, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1,057,339. This comes after 9,001,649 tests with 289,789 confirmed active.

August 11th 2020, 6:00 am

West Africa: How Covid-19 Affects the Reproductive Health of Young People

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- The reproductive health of adolescents in West Africa, like so many regions, is being negatively impacted by Covid-19 with maternal mortality being the second cause of death among adolescents in Senegal. allAfrica's Sethi Ncube interviewed Christine Sarr, one of 25 young change-makers from around the world gathered by SheDecides 25x25.Emphasising that reproductive health is a necessity for development, Sarr is calling on governments in both Senegal and the wider region to prioritise and commit funding to t

August 11th 2020, 5:43 am

Botswana: Pandemic Affects HIV Self Testing Roll-Out Plan

AllAfrica News

[Botswana Daily News] Serowe -- The COVID-19 pandemic has curtailed Serowe District Health Management Team (DHMT) efforts to roll out distribution of HIV self-test kits.

August 11th 2020, 5:00 am

South Sudan: Govt to Reopen Churches as Covid-19 Cases Increase

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Juba. South Sudanese President Salva Kiir says his country is currently looking establishing guidelines needed ahead of reopening all places of worship.

August 11th 2020, 4:30 am

East Africa: EAC Approves Over U.S.$105 Million Budget for 2020/2021

AllAfrica News

[Daily News] AT long last, the East African Community (EAC) Council of Ministers has approved the community's 2020/2021 budget estimates totaling 97.6m US dollars (about 244.48bn/-).

August 11th 2020, 4:30 am

Kenya: Lamu, Isiolo and Nyeri Top the List of Richest Counties

AllAfrica News

[Nation] If you are looking for large numbers of poor Kenyans, then visit Turkana, Kakamega and Mandera counties.

August 11th 2020, 4:30 am

South Africa: Why Political Killings Have Taken Hold - Again - in Kwazulu-Natal Province

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] A kind of civil war erupted in South Africa in the 1980s, and ran into the first half of the 1990s. The country was going through convulsions as the fight against apartheid gathered steam and the state reacted with increasing vehemence and violence.

August 11th 2020, 4:30 am

Nigeria: Why Terrorism Continues and How to Turn the Tide

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] For ten years, the Nigerian authorities have engaged the terror group Boko Haram in the northeast without making much headway. After what appeared to be some success in 2015 and 2016, there was a resurgence of Boko Haram violence in 2017.

August 11th 2020, 4:30 am

Kenya: Travel Advisory - Avoid the U.S.

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Kenyan citizens are asked to reconsider all travel to the United States due to unchecked spread of Covid-19. Those already in the US are also asked to exercise increased caution due to crime, terrorism, gang violence, extra-judicial executions and racial attacks.

August 11th 2020, 4:30 am

Uganda: Uganda to Start Covid-19 Vaccine Trials in December

AllAfrica News

[Monitor] The Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) is partnering with Imperial College London to start the first Covid-19 vaccine trial in the country by December.

August 11th 2020, 4:30 am

Nigeria: We've Pushed Boko Haram Out of North-East, Remaining Borno - Army Chief

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, at a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday said that Boko Haram terrorists have been pushed out of all the north-eastern states save Borno State.

August 11th 2020, 2:58 am

Kenya: Elachi Resigns As Nairobi County Assembly Speaker

AllAfrica News

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Nairobi County Assembly Speaker Beatrice Elachi has resigned.

August 11th 2020, 2:14 am

Nigeria: Kano Court Sentences Singer to Death for Blasphemy

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] A court in Kano, Northern Nigeria, has sentenced a musician to death for blasphemy against Prophet Muhammad.

August 11th 2020, 1:41 am

Nigeria: How Boko Haram-Displaced Women, Girls Are Sexually Abused At Refugee Camps

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Rape and related sexual violence happen every day in many parts of Nigeria. But it is more prevalent in environments where structures needed for the protection of the victims are missing. Places like camps for persons displaced by Boko Haram or any other kind of conflict leave the female-child particularly more vulnerable to rape.

August 11th 2020, 1:41 am

West Africa: Mali Impasse Remains After Clumsy Intervention

AllAfrica News

[DW] Mali's opposition and civil society have rejected West Africa's poorly-prepared crisis exit strategy. On Tuesday, they plan to demonstrate, to force President Keita out. The region is at risk, says Mouhamadou Awal.

August 11th 2020, 1:28 am

Nigeria: Sharia Court Sentences Singer to Death for Blasphemy

AllAfrica News

[DW] A Sharia court in Nigeria has sentenced a singer to death by hanging for blasphemy. The 22-year old singer might appeal the verdict.

August 11th 2020, 1:28 am

Africa: Africa's Largest Oil Refinery Opens Next Year

AllAfrica News

[CAJ News] Lagos -- AFRICA'S largest oil refinery, which is anticipated to be the biggest single-train structure, is set to be opened early next year.

August 11th 2020, 1:28 am

Niger: Aid Worker Killings - France Opens 'Terrorist Murder Case'

AllAfrica News

[DW] The French government has condemned the "cowardly" attack on humanitarian workers in southwestern Niger and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice. The attack took place at a giraffe reserve outside the capital.

August 11th 2020, 1:28 am

Algeria: Journalist Sentenced to Three Years in Prison

AllAfrica News

[DW] Khaled Drareni was charged after covering a pro-deomcracy protest in March. Journalism groups have condemned the detention and have demanded his release.

August 11th 2020, 1:11 am

Kenya: Residents Fight Evictions As Govt Pushes for Conservation

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -- More than 20,000 families in a middle-class Nairobi suburb have been told their land was sold to them illegally.

August 11th 2020, 12:59 am

Chad: How Free Is Country 60 Years After Independence?

AllAfrica News

[DW] Following the clamor of World War II, France abandoned its former colonial empire, including Chad. 60 years down the road, Chadians say they're suffocating under the rule of President Idris Deby while Paris looks away.

August 11th 2020, 12:59 am

Uganda: Sweeping Illegal Sand Mining Under the Rug

AllAfrica News

[ISS] Lost revenue, environmental damage and exploitation of vulnerable communities makes this a high-cost industry for Uganda.

August 11th 2020, 12:59 am

South Africa: Tutu Condemns Covid Corruption - 'We're Blowing It'

AllAfrica News

[Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation] The allegations that South Africa's defences against Covid-19 have been turned into business opportunities for the politically connected are a massive setback for the country's integrity and post-pandemic economic landscape.

August 10th 2020, 6:21 pm

Africa: ICC's Role in Africa Sharply in Focus

AllAfrica News

[Legalbrief] Eighteen years after the Rome Statute entered into force and the International Criminal Court (ICC) began functioning, it continues to face objections about its jurisdiction, accusations of bias, questioning over the fairness of its case-selection and trial procedures and doubts about its effectiveness.

August 10th 2020, 1:37 pm

Africa: The African Women Leaders Network – A movement for the transformation of Africa

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] The year 2020 began on a high note for the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN). As the world was preparing to mark 25 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women, AWLN sought to commemorate the anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action with the launch of 25 National Chapters across Africa.

August 10th 2020, 11:38 am

East Africa: Government Opens Borders for Ugandans Stuck in EAC

AllAfrica News

[Monitor] The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has revealed that they have opened borders for Ugandans stuck in the East African Community (EAC) countries to return home.

August 10th 2020, 7:34 am

Mauritania: President Appoints New Cabinet

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has appointed veteran public administrator Mohamed Ould Bilal as Prime Minister hours after the previous government resigned amid an investigation into alleged high-level corruption, Aljazeera reports.

August 10th 2020, 7:34 am

Zimbabwe: Here's How and Why VP Chiwenga Became Health Minister

AllAfrica News

[Zimbabwe Standard] Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga opted to take over the Health and Child Care portfolio following differences with President Emmerson Mnangagwa over the sacked Obadiah Moyo's successor, it has emerged.

August 10th 2020, 6:52 am

Kenya: Big Worries Over Electoral Body and 2022 Polls

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Kenyans will be heading to the polls in another two years, yet the pace of reforms at the electoral commission remains a major concern as little has been done to address the failures of 2017.

August 10th 2020, 6:52 am

North Africa: Egyptian Senate Elections - a Moroccan to Lead Arab League Observation Mission

AllAfrica News

[MAP] Cairo -- The League of Arab States has appointed Moroccan diplomat Ahmed Rachid Khattabi to lead its delegation to observe the Egyptian Senate elections, the first round of which will be held on 11-12 August.

August 10th 2020, 5:33 am

Cote d'Ivoire: Ouattara to Run for Third Term, Opposition United in Protest

AllAfrica News

[RFI] As Côte d'Ivoire celebrates its 60 years of independence, President Alassane Ouattara announced that he will seek a third mandate by standing in presidential elections due in three months. The opposition has reacted angrily to what they call an unconstitutional move.

August 10th 2020, 5:22 am

Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Surpasses 23,000 as Total Cases Exceed One Million

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] As of August 10, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1,048,285.

August 10th 2020, 5:22 am

Rwanda: Researchers Discover New Malaria Strain

AllAfrica News

[New Times] While the resistance was identified in a laboratory experiment, the researchers say that it has not yet appeared among humans across the country.

August 10th 2020, 5:22 am

South Africa: SA Rookie Brad Binder Stuns the World At Czech Moto GP

AllAfrica News

[Daily Maverick] Brad Binder became the first South African to win a premier class world championship motorcycle race when he claimed victory in the Czech MotoGP at Brno on Sunday.

August 10th 2020, 5:22 am

Nigeria: Lagos Tanker Drivers Start Strike As Talks With Govt Fail

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has said that the planned strike by Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Lagos would start on Monday as its meeting with the Lagos State Government ended in a deadlock.

August 10th 2020, 5:22 am

Ethiopia: Prime Minister Wins Sports Award

AllAfrica News

[Nation] The Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded with the highest African sport recognition by Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (Anoca).

August 10th 2020, 5:22 am

Cameroon: Outrage After Detainee Dies Chained to Hospital Bed

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Yaounde -- An avalanche of condemnation from human rights advocates has followed new of the death of a Cameroonian detainee under shocking circumstances.

August 10th 2020, 5:22 am

Zimbabwe: Group Rejects Govt's Hollow U.S.$3,5 Billion White Farmers Compensation Fund

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] A local organisation advocating the rights of farmers disposed of their land during government's land reform process has dismissed as unfair, a recent US$3,5 billion compensation fund offered to former landowners.

August 10th 2020, 5:22 am

Kenya: KQ Given Go-Ahead to Fire Some Pilots

AllAfrica News

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer Allan Kilavuka in a letter to Kenyan Pilots Association on Friday said the company has received the nod from its board to carry out layoffs after it reviewed its operations in May.

August 10th 2020, 3:15 am

Malawi: Chakwera Hints On Vying for Second Term As Malawi President

AllAfrica News

[Nyasa Times] President Lazarus Chakwera has dropped a hint that he would vie for a second term in office and not be in power for only five years of his first term to pay way for vice-president Saulos Chilima to take over as Chilima said in the run up to the June 23 presidential election.

August 10th 2020, 3:03 am

Tanzania: Tanzania's NGOs Face New Normal As Tough Rules Take Effect

AllAfrica News

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have expressed serious concerns over delayed approval of execution of donor-funded projects, saying the move could tarnish their credibility and that of the country.

August 10th 2020, 3:03 am

Nigeria: Elites Influence Appointment of Judges, Damaging Judiciary - VP Osinbajo

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, has criticised the habit of Nigerian elites influencing the appointment of judges.

August 10th 2020, 12:32 am

Africa: How African Countries Most Affected By Covid-19 Cope As Continent Passes One Million Cases

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] On Friday, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Africa located in Brazzaville, Congo, said over one million COVID-19 cases had been confirmed on the continent.

August 10th 2020, 12:32 am

Nigeria: Tochi, Eric Evicted From #BBNaija House

AllAfrica News

[Vanguard] It was a double eviction for the second time in a row on Sunday.

August 9th 2020, 11:59 pm

Niger: Gunmen Kill French Nationals in Niger Wildlife Park

AllAfrica News

[DW] At least six French nationals and their local guide have been shot dead by gunmen in southwestern Niger. The attack took place at a giraffe reserve outside the capital.

August 9th 2020, 11:59 pm

Africa: Progress for Women and Girls Is Essential Amid Covid-19 – Dr. Senait Fisseha

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Women and girls are hardest hit by social and economic circumstances stemming from the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19, according to analyses by multiple international organizations. Pre-existing poverty and virus-control restrictions leave millions across sub Saharan Africa without sanitary wear, clean water or medical supplies for children. Closed schools mean larger numbers of girls are forced into early marriage. Yet most women and girls who want protection from unwanted pregnancy, or are too you

August 9th 2020, 5:58 pm

Kenya: Commission Chair Samuel Kobia Responds to Questions on Combatting Hate Speech

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Nairobi -- This week, Rev Samuel Kobia, chairman of the National Cohesion and Integration Commission, responds to your questions

August 9th 2020, 12:24 pm

South Africa: Responses to Covid-19 Require Inputs From Every Angle of People's Lives

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic is complicated. It is not merely a biomedical problem to be dealt with through medicine and public health. It also has major social implications.

August 9th 2020, 12:11 pm

Mauritius: Govt Scrambles to Contain Massive Oil Spill

AllAfrica News

[DW] Police say they were authorized to board the Japanese-owned ship as part of its investigation into the oil spill that sparked an ecological disaster. Both Japan and France said they will send disaster relief teams.

August 9th 2020, 11:41 am

Mauritius: Govt Declares Environmental Emergency Over Oil Spill

AllAfrica News

[DW] Mauritius has declared a "state of environmental emergency" and asked France for help after an oil spill from a Japanese-owned ship near vulnerable waters.

August 9th 2020, 11:25 am

Congo-Kinshasa: From Despair to Hope in the DRC - a Teen Mother's Inspiring Journey

AllAfrica News

[UNFPA] Lubumbashi -- One of 11 children, Ruth Kalenga's father died when she was in her second year of high school. During this period, she fell pregnant. "We suffered with my child," she said.

August 9th 2020, 11:25 am

Uganda: Unequal Political Campaigns During Covid-19 Times

AllAfrica News

[DW] Elections in Uganda are scheduled for early 2021, and President Yoweri Museveni hopes for a sixth term in office. In a DW interview, his challenger Bobi Wine accuses the government of obstructing his election campaign.

August 9th 2020, 11:25 am

Africa: African TV Trade Fare Goes Online

AllAfrica News

[Balancing Act] London -- The annual trade fair is dead for the foreseeable future. Those running things like DISCOP and AfricaCom have had to reinvent themselves. Russell Southwood talks to DISCOP founder Patrick Zuchowicki about what buyers and sellers really want when they go online and what he's doing to meet these needs.

August 9th 2020, 11:25 am

Africa: Activists Fight Violence Against Women One Law At a Time

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] In southern Africa, female activists are pushing for legal and societal change to protect women from domestic abuse

August 9th 2020, 11:11 am

Africa: We Must Continue to Scale Up Malaria Programmes, Despite Covid-19

AllAfrica News

[African Arguments] Deaths from malaria could double if the fight against coronavirus comes at the expense of anti-malaria efforts, warns Sierra Leone's Health Minister.

August 9th 2020, 11:11 am

Ghana: Rape Victims 'Denied Justice' in Ghana By Costly Medical Fees

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Reporting rape is traumatic for anyone, but having to pay two months' wages to complete the medical form prevents many in Ghana from seeking justice, said a leading actress whose campaign to waive fees has reached the presidential palace.

August 9th 2020, 6:41 am

South Africa: Support for Women Informal Workers Is Urgent As Pandemic Unfolds in South Africa

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Labour Organisation predicted that measures to curb the spread of the disease would disproportionately affect women workers. This has certainly turned out to be true in South Africa.

August 9th 2020, 6:41 am

Africa: It's Time to Confront Anti-Blackness in Asian-African Communities

AllAfrica News

[African Arguments] For decades, Asian-Africans were both victims and agents of colonial racism. This history still reverberates today.

August 9th 2020, 6:41 am

Nigeria: Aisha Buhari Flown to Dubai for Medical Treatment

AllAfrica News

[Daily Trust] The First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Buhari, has been flown to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, for medical treatment. Daily Trust learned that the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari travelled out of the country at the Sallah weekend due to persistent neck pain after returning to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, from Lagos.

August 9th 2020, 4:07 am

Africa: Lions Are Less Likely to Attack Cattle With Eyes Painted On Their Backsides

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] The predation of livestock by carnivores, and the retaliatory killing of carnivores as a result, is a major global conservation challenge. Such human-wildlife conflicts are a key driver of large carnivore declines and the costs of coexistence are often disproportionately borne by rural communities in the global south.

August 9th 2020, 3:06 am

Ethiopia: In Ethiopia, a Musician's Death and a Transition in Trouble

AllAfrica News

[The New Humanitarian] Addis Ababa -- 'We are dealing with a mammoth challenge.'

August 9th 2020, 3:06 am

Kenya: Weather Alerts At Risk As Kenya's Radio Stations Struggle Amid Virus Downturn

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As advertising disappears amid the coronavirus downturn, radio stations helping farmers adapt to climate shifts could disappear

August 9th 2020, 3:06 am

Africa: How Women in Academia Are Feeling the Brunt of Covid-19

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] The COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent public health response of lockdown has brought into sharp relief the constraints faced by women across the board.

August 9th 2020, 3:06 am

Africa: Breastfeeding Link to Covid-19 Is Negligible -WHO

AllAfrica News

[Africa Renewal] The risk of COVID-19 infection from breastfeeding is negligible and has never been documented, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in a call for greater support for the practice.

August 9th 2020, 2:51 am

Central Africa: Central African States Seek to Make Forests Work for People and Planet

AllAfrica News

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona, Spain -- "Unless we can make timber into a precious resource, we're not going to be able to maintain these Congo Basin forests"

August 9th 2020, 2:51 am

Nigeria: 23 Years After - Did Fela Leave With Our Courage?

AllAfrica News

[This Day] That day, the twelfth day of August, 1997 was electric... a deep pall of sadness swept over the nation, yet a distinct halo of exhilaration swooshed over metropolitan cities of Nigeria... as the prodigiously gifted enigma who called himself "one who keeps death in his pouch - he who resists death" was laid to final rest in his large Gbemisola Street, Ikeja, Lagos home.

August 8th 2020, 5:17 pm

Africa: Breastmilk for Premature Babies Encourages Economic Revival

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[allAfrica] This week is World Breastfeeding Week, a flagship campaign of the International Confederation of Midwives.

August 8th 2020, 12:16 pm

Uganda: Bridging Divide in Uganda's Education System

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[Monitor] Uganda has the second youngest population in the world with 15 million students across learning institutions. These learners are currently at home due to closure of schools due to Covid-19.

August 8th 2020, 11:30 am

Somalia: The AU Should Support Somalia–Somaliland Talks

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[ISS] The AU can contribute constructively to the ongoing negotiations between Somalia and Somaliland by providing technical support and acting as guarantor to ensuing agreements.

August 8th 2020, 11:30 am

Nigeria: Messing Up Nigeria With Chinese Loans

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[This Day] In sane climes, when a government signs any loan agreement, the interest of the citizens is prioritised. That has not been the case with loan agreements signed with China by Nigerian governments - past and present. Some critical things are signed away by our governments in these deals. Between 2010 and March 31, 2020, 11 of such loans have been obtained from the China Exim Bank. They all have a seven-year moratorium, 20 years tenor and obtained at 2.5 per cent interest rate, with varying maturity dates.

August 8th 2020, 11:30 am
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