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South Africa: In-Depth - How Are Depression and Bipolar Disorder Treated in the Public Sector?

AllAfrica News

[spotlight] It is estimated that "one in ten adults living in South Africa will have experienced major clinical depression at some point in their life but only 25% have sought treatment and care for their mental conditions, such as depression". Although these estimates are based on the South African Stress and Health (SASH) study, last done in 2009, subsequent studies have also stressed the challenge of reducing this treatment gap.

October 25th 2021, 9:24 am

Rwanda: Inside the Country's Space Ambitions

AllAfrica News

[New Times] Rwanda's ambition to launch two satellite constellations in the next three years has further highlighted the country's plan to become a hub for the African space industry.

October 25th 2021, 9:24 am

Sudan: Coup Attempt - Us Threatens to Cut Off Aid to Sudan

AllAfrica News

[Nation] The US on Monday warned it could cut off more aid to Sudan's transitional project after the military took over the government and detained Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok.

October 25th 2021, 9:24 am

Namibia: Prince Harry Condemns ReconAfrica's Oil Drilling in Kavango

AllAfrica News

[Namibian] Prince Harry's comments about the ongoing oil drilling in the Kavango was received with mixed reactions from the Namibian public.

October 25th 2021, 9:24 am

Kenya: Eliud Kipchoge Named Best Male Athlete of Tokyo 2020 Olympics

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge on Sunday won the Best Male Athlete accolade during the 2021 Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) Awards held in Greece.

October 25th 2021, 9:24 am

Africa: Over 110 Million Vaccinations Administered Across the Continent

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] As of October 25, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  8,465,600 while over 110,484,912 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.

October 25th 2021, 9:24 am

Africa: Pandora Papers and the U.S.

AllAfrica News

[U.S.-Africa Bridge Building Project] Dear Friends,

October 25th 2021, 4:38 am

Sudan: PM Detained After He Refused to Support Coup - Information Ministry

AllAfrica News

[RFI] Joint military forces detained Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Monday after he refused to support their "coup", the information ministry said. Other members of the transitional government have also been detained and taken to an unidentified location.

October 25th 2021, 4:09 am

Africa: Nairobi Named Africa's Leading Business Travel Destination

AllAfrica News

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Nairobi was named Africa's Leading business travel destination during the World Travel Awards, Africa and Indian Ocean 2021 trouncing Accra, Cairo, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Lagos and Pretoria.

October 25th 2021, 4:09 am

Ethiopia: Army Launches Air Strikes Outside Tigray Capital

AllAfrica News

[Nation] The Ethiopian military on Sunday carried out airstrikes on two rebel-held towns in northern and western Tigray. The ongoing aerial offensive campaigns are aimed at weakening Tigray forces.

October 25th 2021, 2:43 am

Somalia: Detained Former Al-Shabaab Commander Says Detention Political

AllAfrica News

[VOA] Washington -- A former al-Shabab commander who is under house arrest in Somalia says he is being held to prevent him from seeking elected office.

October 25th 2021, 2:43 am

Nigeria: Jailbreak - Minister Vows to Recapture All Inmates

AllAfrica News

[Vanguard] -... as Aregbesola warns residents against assisting escapee inmates

October 25th 2021, 2:43 am

Sudan: Police Fire Teargas to Clear Khartoum Barricades

AllAfrica News

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- Police in the Sudan capital of Khartoum fired tear gas and arrested a number of protesters "after limited clashes and hit-and-run operations" at the Mak Nimr Bridge and on Nile Street on Sunday, to clear barricades that gridlocked traffic in the city from many hours. The African Centre for Justice and Peace Studies (ACJPS) has called for an urgent investigation into the injury of 17 demonstrators in Khartoum after police used tear gas and live ammunition to disperse protests as hundreds of thousands of peo

October 25th 2021, 2:43 am

Nigeria: Bandits No Different to Boko Haram - Buhari

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Many Nigerians including the Nigerian Senate and Kaduna State Governor Nasir El-Rufai have asked the president to declare the bandits as terrorists.

October 25th 2021, 2:43 am

Uganda: Police Say Deadly Restaurant Explosion 'Act of Domestic Terror'

AllAfrica News

[DW] A 20-year-old waitress was killed and three others were injured at the blast at a grilled pork joint in Kampala. President Yoweri Museveni vowed to "get the perpetrators."

October 25th 2021, 2:43 am

Sudan: Military Arrests Civilian Offiicials, Prime Minister Under House Arrest - Reports

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Sudan's Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok is reportedly under house arrest after an unidentified military force besieged his house early on Monday October 25, 2021, according to local television station Al Hadath TV.

October 25th 2021, 2:43 am

Nigeria: Declare Bandits, Kidnappers As Terrorists, Speakers Tell Buhari

AllAfrica News

[This Day] The Conference of Speakers of the State Legislatures of Nigeria has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to declare bandits and kidnappers as terrorists after brainstorming for about nine hours on how to end security challenges bedevilling the country.

October 24th 2021, 7:26 pm

Africa: Five Ways in Which Finance for Climate Adaptation in Africa Falls Short

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Back in 2009, the world's wealthier nations pledged to mobilise US$100 billion a year by 2020 to help developing countries cope with climate change. The funding would be used to adapt to the impacts of climate change and reduce or prevent emissions.

October 24th 2021, 7:26 pm

Central African Republic: Central African Rebel Commander Faces War Crimes Charges

AllAfrica News

[DW] Mahamat Said, a former leader of a militia group in the Central African Republic, faces 14 charges at the International Criminal Court of war crimes and crimes against humanity.

October 24th 2021, 12:56 pm

Southern Africa: Climate Change Has Already Hit Southern Africa. Here's How We Know

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] Many people still think of climate change as a phenomenon that we will only face in the distant future. Perhaps that's partly because climate change projections about rising temperatures and extreme weather events are tied to future dates: 2030, 2050, or 2100, for instance.

October 24th 2021, 12:56 pm

Nigeria: Buhari, El-Zakzaky, Dangote Make List of World's Influential Muslims

AllAfrica News

[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari is one of the most powerful Muslims in the world, according to The Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.

October 24th 2021, 12:56 pm

Uganda: Cambridge University to Return Uganda's Historic Artefacts

AllAfrica News

[Monitor] The University of Cambridge Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) in England is set to return historic artefacts to the Uganda National Museum in Kampala. The items were collected and donated to MAA by the late British anthropologist and missionary Rev John Roscoe.

October 24th 2021, 10:55 am

Nigeria: Filthy Riches - the Audacity of 'Yahoo Boys'

AllAfrica News

[Vanguard] In this special report, Sunday Vanguard examines the menace of internet fraudsters otherwise known as Yahoo Boys and the dangers it poses to society.

October 24th 2021, 10:55 am

Somalia: Somalia's 'Gravedigger's Wife' Grabs Top Prize As Best Film, Music At Fespaco

AllAfrica News

[RFI] "The Gravedigger's Wife", from Somali director Ahmad Khadar, grabbed the Golden Stallion of Yennenga on Saturday night for best picture, while home-grown Burkinabé documentary "Night Nursery" was named best documentary at the 27th edition of FESPACO.

October 24th 2021, 10:55 am

Swaziland: eSwatini Crisis - Why King Mswati III Declined to Engage Demonstrators

AllAfrica News

[Nation] King Mswati III of Eswatini will only engage Swazis in dialogue to end pro-democracy protests after the Incwala Festival of First Fruits, his government has announced.

October 24th 2021, 6:25 am

Tanzania: Tanzania, Burundi Explore More Areas for Stronger Bilateral Ties

AllAfrica News

[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The governments of Tanzania and Burundi yesterday identified areas of cooperation that would enable the citizens of both countries to benefit from the business opportunities that exist in the two neighbouring nations.

October 24th 2021, 4:10 am

Somalia: At Least 20 Killed As Somalia Troops Battle Moderate Islamist Militia

AllAfrica News

[VOA] At least 20 people were killed and more than 40 wounded on Saturday when a moderate Islamist group clashed with Somali government troops over control of a town in central Somalia, according to witnesses and regional officials.

October 24th 2021, 4:10 am

Ethiopia: UN Forced to Abort Humanitarian Aid Flight Into Ethiopia's Tigray

AllAfrica News

[UN News] A UN humanitarian aid flight destined for the capital of the Tigray region in northern Ethiopia, was forced to return to Addis Ababa due to airstrikes on Friday, raising "serious concerns" for the safety of staff working on the ground, said the UN's Emergency Relief Coordinator, in a statement.

October 24th 2021, 4:10 am

Africa: Over 8.4 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19 Across Continent

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] As of October 24, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  8,462,381 while over 106,010,059 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.

October 24th 2021, 4:10 am

Malawi: Malawi Deports Nigerians and Pakistani for Drug Dealing

AllAfrica News

[Nyasa Times] The Minister of Homeland Security Honourable Richard Chimwendo Banda has order the deportation of two Nigerian nationals for being found with dangerous drugs and a Pakistani for operating business illegally in Lilongwe.

October 24th 2021, 4:10 am

Uganda: Several Feared Dead After Blast in Kampala

AllAfrica News

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -- Reports just in indicate that at least two people are dead after what eye witnesses say was a bomb blast at Digida Pork bar and grill in Komamboga, one of the suburbs north of Kampala city.

October 24th 2021, 4:10 am

Nigeria: Dogged By Slow Internet Connectivity, Nigerians and Their Businesses Count Losses

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Erratic internet connection is routine in Nigeria, with the country trailing in terms of broadband penetration and speed averages.

October 23rd 2021, 5:27 pm

Kenya: University of Nairobi Student Found Dead in Her Room

AllAfrica News

[Nation] A University of Nairobi student has died in unclear circumstances in her room.

October 23rd 2021, 5:27 pm

Kenya: I Won't Be Raila Odinga's Running Mate, Says Martha Karua

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Narc-Kenya leader Martha Karua has dismissed claims that she will be ODM leader Raila Odinga's running mate in the 2022 polls.

October 23rd 2021, 5:27 pm

Nigeria: Boko Haram Attacks Yobe Community, Passengers Stranded

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] A security source said the terrorists drove into the village in 10 guntrucks and attacked a military base.

October 23rd 2021, 5:27 pm

Nigeria: I'll Consider State Pardon for Saro-Wiwa, Other Ogoni Leaders - Buhari

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Several Nigerians believed Mr Saro-wiwa and others were framed up for the murder because of their very impactful non-violent campaign against oil-extraction and the continuous degradation of the Ogoni land by the government-backed multi-national oil companies.

October 23rd 2021, 5:27 pm

Nigeria: Oyo Prison Attack - 837 Inmates Escaped, 262 Recaptured - Official

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Suspected gunmen invaded the Abolongo Correctional Centre in Oyo Town on Friday, around 9.30 p.m. after using dynamite to blast the wall.

October 23rd 2021, 5:27 pm

Uganda: Environment Watchdogs Slam Arrest of Ugandan Activists Protesting Total Oil Project

AllAfrica News

[RFI] Environmental watchdogs Saturday condemned the arrest of six Ugandan rights campaigners as a coordinated effort to silence critics of a contested energy project involving French oil giant Total.

October 23rd 2021, 5:27 pm

Nigeria: Gunmen Attack Nigerian Prison, Free Inmates

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Witnesses said the heavily-armed gunmen engaged the prison guard in a fierce gun battle

October 23rd 2021, 8:40 am

Zimbabwe: Zanu-PF Youths Want Life Presidency for Mnangagwa

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] THE Zanu PF Youth League national executive committee has proposed a constitutional amendment to extend President Emmerson Mnangagwa's stay in office beyond the permissible two five-year terms.

October 23rd 2021, 6:25 am

Africa: Continent Records Over 216,587 Covid-19 Deaths

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] As of October 23, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 8,457,869  while over 106,010,059 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.

October 23rd 2021, 3:39 am

Congo-Kinshasa: Dark Side of the Mine - Journalist Unearths Human Cost of Smartphones in DRC

AllAfrica News

[RFI] War correspondent Karim Ben Khelifa has created an augmented reality app that takes users to the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country of crippling poverty despite its immense natural wealth. Young boys and men are forced to work for armed rebels and shady intermediaries who control the mines where precious minerals for our smartphones and other electronic goods are found.

October 23rd 2021, 2:55 am

Africa: Over 80 Million Reached As Africa Trailblazes Novel Polio Vaccine

AllAfrica News

[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- More than 80 million children have been vaccinated with the novel oral polio vaccine type 2 (nOPV2) in six countries in Africa, the world's first region to rollout of the vaccine just months after the World Health Organization (WHO) gave it Emergency Use Listing status in November 2020.

October 23rd 2021, 2:55 am

Malawi: Authorities Take Steps to Protect Children From Sexual Exploitation

AllAfrica News

[VOA] Blantyre -- Malawi's government has started a campaign to remove children from places like night clubs where they are being forced or tricked into prostitution. But rights activists say the campaign is targeting the wrong people because it does not target perpetrators.

October 23rd 2021, 2:55 am

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Acts to Prevent Repeat of Sexual Abuse, Exploitation in Congo

AllAfrica News

[VOA] Geneva -- The World Health Organization has issued an action plan to address allegations that its staff and contractors engaged in widespread sexual abuse and exploitation during a recent Ebola outbreak in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

October 23rd 2021, 2:55 am

Uganda: Researchers in Uganda Start Trials for HIV Injectable Drug

AllAfrica News

[VOA] Kampala -- Uganda has kickstarted a trial for the injectable HIV drugs cabotegravir and rilpivirine. Researchers and those living with HIV say the trial will likely end pill fatigue, fight stigma, improve adherence and ensure patients get the right dosage.

October 23rd 2021, 2:55 am

Somalia: Somalia Seeks Humanitarian Aid Over Worsening Drought

AllAfrica News

[VOA] Mogadishu -- Somalia's federal government is asking U.N. humanitarian agencies for urgent assistance to counter an ongoing drought and growing food insecurity, mainly in the southern part of the country.

October 23rd 2021, 2:55 am

Mali: Alleged 'Disappearances,' Executions By Security Forces in Mali

AllAfrica News

[HRW] Bamako -- Malian authorities should investigate a spate of alleged summary executions, enforced disappearances, and incommunicado detentions by government security forces, Human Rights Watch said today. The United Nations Security Council, visiting Mali on October 24 and 25, 2021, should press the government to make progress on justice for serious crimes by state security forces and non-state armed groups.

October 23rd 2021, 2:55 am

Tanzania: 750bn/ - to Construct Health Centres for Rukwa's Hamlets

AllAfrica News

[Daily News] THE construction of health centers at three hamlets has kicked off here in Rukwa region, it has been learnt.

October 23rd 2021, 1:40 am

Tanzania: Air Tanzania Among Entities That Borrowed Money Without Approval, Says PAC

AllAfrica News

[Citizen] Dodoma -- Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL, is among institutions that have been named by the Parliamentary Accounts Committee (PAC) that borrowed Sh896 billion without the approval of the Ministry of Finance and Planning as required by law.

October 22nd 2021, 9:09 pm

Somalia: AMISOM Admits Killing 7 Civilians in Lower Shabelle

AllAfrica News

[Dalsan Radio] The Board of Inquiry (BOI) convened by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to investigate allegations of civilian casualties in Golweyn on 10 August 2021, has established that, regrettably, the seven people killed were civilians and the conduct of the personnel involved was in breach of the AMISOM Rules of Engagement.

October 22nd 2021, 4:38 pm

Kenya: PPE Held By Kemsa Valued at Sh790 Million Has 'Expired'

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Personal protective equipment worth Sh790 million held by the national medical supplier has expired, a parliamentary committee heard yesterday.

October 22nd 2021, 4:23 pm

Tanzania: Kcu Encourages Farmers to Use Digital Scales

AllAfrica News

[Daily News] THE Kagera Cooperative Union (KCU 1990 Ltd) has started encouraging farmers to use digital scales to replace the platform scales as it distributed over one million coffee seedlings for this planting season in efforts to improve the crop production.

October 22nd 2021, 4:23 pm

Rwanda: Prosecution Appeals 'Hotel Rwanda' Hero Sentence

AllAfrica News

[East African] Rwanda's public prosecution has appealed against the High Court's judgment that jailed Paul Rusesabagina, the "Hotel Rwanda" hero, for 25 years.

October 22nd 2021, 12:12 pm

Africa: The Carbon-Burning Model of Development is a Dead End - UN Secretary-General #AfricaClimateC

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] As the build-up and the stakes for the global climate talks intensify, the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has once again called for serious and solid commitments and coordinated climate action to avoid 'a one way ticket to disaster'.

October 22nd 2021, 12:12 pm

Cameroon: Sham Trial for Kumba School Massacre

AllAfrica News

[HRW] Nairobi -- One Year On, No Justice in Military Tribunal Proceedings

October 22nd 2021, 7:19 am

Africa: What Is COP26? the Big UN Climate Change Summit for Beginners #AfricaClimateCrisis

AllAfrica News

[WFP] As global powers meet in Glasgow, the World Food Programme joins humanitarian organizations daring to hope for decisions that will save millions from hunger

October 22nd 2021, 7:19 am

Tanzania: Tanzania's Serengeti Named As Leading National Park in Africa

AllAfrica News

[Daily News] The 28th World Travel Awards (WTA) has today (Thursday) announced Serengeti as the 2021 Africa's Leading National Park.

October 22nd 2021, 7:19 am

Africa: How Intellectual Property Law is Holding Back Covid-19 Therapies

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Médecins Sans Frontières' Campaign for Access to Essential Medicines (MSF Access Campaign) has hosted the first of a three-part webinar series which will examine how Intellectual Property (IP) has blocked access to Covid-19 therapeutics. The forum also explored lessons from Brazil's Law reform process and delved into the status of the local IP law reform process in South Africa and how the reform can enable better access to medical tools as well as benefiting South Africa's economic developme

October 22nd 2021, 7:19 am

Kenya: Kenya Surpasses Global Average of Female Board Directors

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Kenya has outperformed the global average of female board directors after witnessing significant progress in board diversity and inclusion in the last nine years, a new report shows.

October 22nd 2021, 7:19 am

Africa: Continent Nears 8.5 Million Confirmed Cases of Covid-19

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] As of October 22, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 8,453,282 while over  106,010,059 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.

October 22nd 2021, 7:19 am

Kenya: Inside High Court Plan to Side-Step President Kenyatta

AllAfrica News

[Nation] Three High Court judges are set to make a landmark precedent that will allow for the side-stepping of the President in the process of appointing judges.

October 22nd 2021, 7:19 am

Sudan: Thousands Call for Fully Civilian Government, Pro-Military Protest Continues

AllAfrica News

[VOA] Protests erupted in the streets of Khartoum on Thursday over Sudan's hybrid transitional government.

October 22nd 2021, 3:01 am

Ethiopia: Third Govt Airstrike Hits Capital of Tigray Region

AllAfrica News

[VOA] Ethiopian forces carried out an airstrike Thursday on Mekelle, their third on the Tigray regional capital this week, as the government attempts to weaken the Tigrayan forces they've been fighting for almost a year.

October 22nd 2021, 3:01 am

Congo-Kinshasa: WHO Announces Plan for 'Profound Transformation' Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

AllAfrica News

[UN News] The suffering of survivors of sexual abuse allegedly perpetrated by World Health Organization staff during the tenth Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is going to be "the catalyst for a profound transformation" of WHO's culture.

October 22nd 2021, 3:01 am

Libya: Election Must Go Ahead as Scheduled, Prime Minister Tells Conference

AllAfrica News

[DW] Rival factions met with international diplomats in Tripoli amid a fragile ceasefire. Libyan leaders hope an undisputed election will bring an end to a decade of violence and instability.

October 22nd 2021, 3:01 am

Swaziland: Police Fired Live Ammunition, Teargas at Protesters in Bus - Human Rights Watch

AllAfrica News

[HRW] Authorities Should Respect the Right to Peaceful Protest

October 22nd 2021, 3:01 am

Africa: How Govts Are Invading Citizens' Privacy

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] On paper, privacy rights for citizens of countries throughout Africa are well protected. Privacy rights are written into constitutions, international human rights conventions and domestic law.

October 22nd 2021, 3:01 am

Madagascar: Severe Drought Could Spur World's First Climate Change Famine

AllAfrica News

[UN News] More than one million people in southern Madagascar are struggling to get enough to eat, due to what could become the first famine caused by climate change, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

October 22nd 2021, 3:01 am

Nigeria: Army Confirms Killing of New ISWAP Leader

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] "Two days ago, the man who succeeded him, one Malam Bako, one of the prominent leaders of the Shura Council of the Islamic State of West African Province, was also taken out."

October 22nd 2021, 3:01 am

Nigeria: Military Postings Put Strains On Nigerian Families - Here's What Some Told Us

AllAfrica News

[The Conversation Africa] In Nigeria, military personnel are deployed for internal operations to combat terrorism, armed banditry, kidnapping and other forms of insecurity. This means frequent relocations, and sometimes even international assignments, brings consequences to the families of personnel.

October 22nd 2021, 12:33 am

Nigeria: Kebbi School Children Released Four Months After Abduction

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] Government says 30 students were released but the bandits are still holding an undisclosed number of others

October 22nd 2021, 12:33 am

Nigeria: How Farmers in Abuja Community Use 'Agroforestry Models' to Fight Climate Change

AllAfrica News

[Premium Times] By intentionally growing crops among trees in a way that each crop does not inhibit the growth of the other, farmers in the Nigerian capital promote sustainable ecosystems that support efficient biodiversity.

October 22nd 2021, 12:33 am

Cameroon: UN Says Boko Haram Is Weakened, but Remains a Threat, Calls for Renewed Efforts to Rebuild

AllAfrica News

[VOA] Maroua, Cameroon -- A top U.N. official for central Africa recently visited the Lake Chad Basin to assess living conditions in the area. Years of attacks by Boko Haram have left much of the infrastructure there in ruins.

October 22nd 2021, 12:33 am

Africa: Sub-Saharan Africa - One Planet, Two Worlds, Three Stories

AllAfrica News

[World Bank] Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to grow by 3.7 percent in 2021 and 3.8 percent in 2022 - a welcome but relatively modest recovery, suggesting that divergence with the rest of the world will persist over the medium term.

October 21st 2021, 8:51 pm

Nigeria: Protesters Against Police Brutality Demand Justice a Year Later

AllAfrica News

[VOA] Abuja -- Activists in Nigeria gathered this week to mark the anniversary of last year's massive street rallies against police brutality. Many victims of police abuse say they have yet to see justice.

October 21st 2021, 8:51 pm

Niger: This Is How Niger Is Battling Climate Change #AfricaClimateCrisis

AllAfrica News

[World Bank] In Niger and in the Sahel countries, the threat of climate change is a daily reality for its inhabitants. Temperatures are rising 1.5 times faster than in the rest of the world. Droughts, regular floods and soil degradation cause agricultural losses and worsen food security.

October 21st 2021, 3:34 pm

Africa: Govts' Fossil Fuel Production Plans Dangerously Out of Sync With Paris Limits #AfricaClimate

AllAfrica News

[UNEP] 20 October 2021 -- The 2021 Production Gap Report, by leading research institutes and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), finds that despite increased climate ambitions and net-zero commitments, governments still plan to produce more than double the amount of fossil fuels in 2030 than what would be consistent with limiting global warming to 1.5°C.

October 21st 2021, 3:34 pm

East Africa: From Dadaab to Mogadishu, and Back Again? A Somali Refugee's Journey

AllAfrica News

[The New Humanitarian] Mogadishu -- 'I've been caught three times in explosions and gun battles already, and I worry that one day my luck might run out.'

October 21st 2021, 11:46 am

Somalia: Efforts to Resolve Dispute Between Farmaajo and Roble Underway in Mogadishu

AllAfrica News

[Dalsan Radio] The dispute between President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo and Somali prime minister has taken a new dimension as mediation efforts started in Villa Somalia last night.

October 21st 2021, 11:46 am

Namibia: Namibia Make History in T20 Cricket World Cup

AllAfrica News

[Namibian] NAMIBIA's cricketers made history with their first-ever world cup win when they beat the Netherlands by six wickets at the T20 World Cup in Abu Dhabi yesterday.

October 21st 2021, 11:46 am

Zimbabwe: Govt Moots Compulsory Insurance for Small-Scale Farmers #AfricaClimateCrisis

AllAfrica News

[New Zimbabwe] AGRICULTURE financiers need security on investment in agricultural activities of small-holder farmers in light of various climate-induced disasters, an expert has said.

October 21st 2021, 11:46 am

Southern Africa: SADC Deploys Special Envoys to eSwatini as Police Fire on Protesters

AllAfrica News

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and Chairperson of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Organ on Defence, Politics and Security Cooperation has appointed a special envoys to engage with King Mswati III of the Kingdom of eSwatini on security and political developments in the Kingdom. This comes after fresh prodemocratic protests started months after authorities quashed an earlier round of protests in June 2021.

October 21st 2021, 11:46 am

Nigeria: MultiChoice Nigeria Cleared to Appeal U.S.$4.4 Billion Tax Claim

AllAfrica News

[This Day] The Lagos Zone of the Tax Appeal Tribunal (TAT) has ruled that MultiChoice Nigeria has fulfilled the conditions required for the hearing of its appeal against the N1.8 trillion tax bill slammed on it by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS).

October 21st 2021, 11:46 am

Sudan: Cities Brace for Marches of the Millions Today

AllAfrica News

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum / El Fasher / El Geneina / Atbara -- Sudanese across the country are preparing to take to the streets today in the Marches of Millions, as political divisions and divergences in demands and paths prevail. Marches have already begun in several cities, and in the capital Khartoum, the streets leading to the General Command of the Armed Forces, as well as several major bridges have been closed, amid a heavy deployment of police and other regular forces.

October 21st 2021, 11:46 am

Kenya: Athlete Agnes Tirop's Partner Confessed to Killing Her - Police

AllAfrica News

[Nation] The prime suspect in the murder of two-time world 10,000 metres bronze medalist Agnes Tirop, Ibrahim Emmanuel Rotich, admitted to killing her before he fled her Iten home.

October 21st 2021, 4:31 am

South Africa: Internet Scam - U.S. Charges Leaders of Neo Black Movement of Africa

AllAfrica News

[VOA] The U.S. Secret Service said in a statement Wednesday that an investigation it conducted with the FBI has led to federal charges related to internet scams against seven leaders of the Cape Town Zone of the Neo Black Movement of Africa, also known as "Black Axe."

October 21st 2021, 4:31 am

Botswana: Wildlife Authorities Refute Reports that Rhino Population is on Brink of Extinction

AllAfrica News

[VOA] Gaborone -- Botswana wildlife authorities have refuted reports the country's rhinoceros population is on the verge of extinction due to poaching. The southern African country has battled a rise in poaching, with more than 60 animals killed in the last two years.

October 21st 2021, 4:31 am

Southern Africa: Ramaphosa Says Hands 'Tied' on Eswatini Despite Key Region Role

AllAfrica News

[Nation] South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa says his hands are tied from intervening in the violent pro-democracy protests now rocking Eswatini, his office has said on Tuesday.

October 21st 2021, 4:31 am

Ethiopia: New Airstrike Hits Tigray's Capital

AllAfrica News

[DW] Separatists accused the government of killing civilians in the strike that Adis Ababa said was targeting arms depots. Amid the turmoil, the UN announced withdrawing half of its staff from the country.

October 21st 2021, 4:31 am

Kenya: Pandemic Health Workers Lack Protection

AllAfrica News

[HRW] Nairobi -- The Kenyan government has failed to fulfill its pledge to support health workers fighting Covid-19, exposing them to avoidable risks of trauma, infection, and even death, Human Rights Watch said today. The government's haphazard, uncoordinated response has affected the welfare of thousands of health workers, and hindered Kenya's ability to provide timely and quality health care during the pandemic.

October 21st 2021, 4:31 am

Kenya: Mt Rwenzori, Kilimanjaro, Kenya Glaciers to Disappear By 2040

AllAfrica News

[Monitor] East African glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new United Nations (UN) backed report warned Tuesday.

October 21st 2021, 4:31 am

Africa: Can Africa Exploit its Energy Reserves and Be Part of the Solution to Climate Crisis?

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[allAfrica] New York -- In the lead-up to the 26th global conference on climate next week in Glasgow, Scotland, nations, scientists and climate activists have begun to discuss the role of low-income countries in reducing fossil fuel emissions. Many regard the meeting, hosted by the UK in partnership with Italy, as the last chance to forge policies to rescue the earth from catastrophic global warming.The evidence of a climate crisis is evident already in extreme weather events such as floods and droughts. Africa is among the most-

October 21st 2021, 4:31 am

South Africa: Magistrate Courts in Disarray Because of Broken IT System

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[GroundUp] Numerous cases postponed, judgments cannot be enforced, bail hearings delayed. Master's offices are also affected.

October 20th 2021, 10:18 pm

Kenya: Kenyatta, Ruto in Animated Exchange After 4 Months of Separation

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy William Ruto shared light moments on Wednesday during Kenya's 58 Mashujaa Day celebrations which was marked at Wanguru stadium in Kirinyaga County.

October 20th 2021, 12:17 pm

Kenya: President Kenyatta Lifts Nationwide Curfew

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[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has lifted the dusk-to-dawn curfew that has been in effect since March last year.

October 20th 2021, 12:17 pm

Uganda: Floods Displace One Million Ugandans

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[Monitor] Government has said more than one million people staying in mountainous areas and those bordering water bodies and landing sites have been affected by the ongoing floods and heavy rain.

October 20th 2021, 12:17 pm

Zimbabwe: Women Smallholder Farmers Plead for Govt Support

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[New Zimbabwe] DESPITE their immense contribution to the country's food security, female smallholder farmers in Zimbabwe practicing agroecology (AE), and growing 'women seeds' particularly in rural areas are often discriminated against and not recognised by the government.

October 20th 2021, 12:17 pm

Ethiopia: Tigray - One Thing the Warring Parties and Outside Powers Must Unite On

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[African Arguments] Famine-prone Ethiopia can ill-afford a war, but the region of Tigray more so than others.

October 20th 2021, 12:17 pm

Africa: TB Trial Finds Short, Effective and Safe Drug-Resistant Treatment

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[MSF] TB-PRACTECAL, a clinical trial led by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has found that a new all-oral six-month treatment regimen is safer and more effective at treating rifampicin-resistant tuberculosis (RR-TB) than the currently accepted standard of care. These results signal the start of a new chapter for people with drug-resistant (DR)-TB who currently face lengthy treatment regimens of up to 20 months that can include painful injections and up to 20 pills a day that can cause severe side-effects.

October 20th 2021, 12:17 pm
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