Central African Republic



Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Crisis Needs Urgent Solution – Five Former U.S. Ambassadors Raise Alarm

[allAfrica] This statement was provided to AllAfrica by five former American ambassadors, all career diplomats, who led U.S. representation in Ethiopia for 13 of the past 25 years. They call for the United States to intensify efforts to address Ethiopia's con
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Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Crisis Needs Urgent Solution – Five Former U.S. Ambassadors Raise Alarm

[allAfrica] This statement was provided to AllAfrica by five former American ambassadors, all career diplomats, who led U.S. representation in Ethiopia for 13 of the past 25 years. They call for the United States to intensify efforts to address Ethiopia's conflicts and end humanitarian suffering in the Tigray region.

Central African Republic: CAR Attempts Democracy and Justice Amid Violent Chaos

[ISS] The arrangements to transition the turbulent Central African Republic (CAR) to normality could be described as the triumph of naive hope over brutal reality. Attempts to administer justice and hold elections in that country are certainly heroic. But the
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Central African Republic: CAR Attempts Democracy and Justice Amid Violent Chaos

[ISS] The arrangements to transition the turbulent Central African Republic (CAR) to normality could be described as the triumph of naive hope over brutal reality. Attempts to administer justice and hold elections in that country are certainly heroic. But they do raise important questions about the sequencing of reforms.

Congo-Kinshasa: Violence Is Endemic in Eastern Congo - What Drives It

[The Conversation Africa] On February 23, the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Luca Attanasio, his bodyguard Vittorio Iacovacci and their driver Mustapha Milambo were killed in eastern Congo. They were part of a convoy that travel
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Congo-Kinshasa: Violence Is Endemic in Eastern Congo - What Drives It

[The Conversation Africa] On February 23, the Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Luca Attanasio, his bodyguard Vittorio Iacovacci and their driver Mustapha Milambo were killed in eastern Congo. They were part of a convoy that travelled from the World Food Programme's compound in Goma, eastern Congo.

Central African Republic: Amnesty International Says Investigation Uncovers Horror of Conflict and Election Violence

[AI London] Civilians killed and injured during the December 2020 elections in the Central African Republic
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Central African Republic: Amnesty International Says Investigation Uncovers Horror of Conflict and Election Violence

[AI London] Civilians killed and injured during the December 2020 elections in the Central African Republic

South Africa: Cheers to the Future Mr and Mrs AKA!

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Congratulations are in order as the South African rapper AKA just made things official and popped the question to his girlfriend, Nelli Tembe.
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South Africa: Cheers to the Future Mr and Mrs AKA!

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Congratulations are in order as the South African rapper AKA just made things official and popped the question to his girlfriend, Nelli Tembe.

Africa: World's Biggest Stars Come Out to Support Global Citizen's Recovery Plan For The World

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- «The urgency to get a vaccine to everyone, everywhere cannot be underestimated. As a country, we will be joining efforts to help the world recover better by ending the pandemic as a priority, addressing food security and hunger
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Africa: World's Biggest Stars Come Out to Support Global Citizen's Recovery Plan For The World

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- «The urgency to get a vaccine to everyone, everywhere cannot be underestimated. As a country, we will be joining efforts to help the world recover better by ending the pandemic as a priority, addressing food security and hunger, getting all our children back to school, addressing climate change, and protecting the most marginalized. We must ensure that no one is left behind.»

Central African Republic: CAR 'Very Volatile', Despite Important Progress - UN Peacekeeping Chief

[UN News] Despite a successful presidential election and other noteworthy progress, the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to be plagued by violence and volatility, the UN peacekeeping chief told the Security Council on Tuesday.
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Central African Republic: CAR 'Very Volatile', Despite Important Progress - UN Peacekeeping Chief

[UN News] Despite a successful presidential election and other noteworthy progress, the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to be plagued by violence and volatility, the UN peacekeeping chief told the Security Council on Tuesday.

Nigeria: President Okays Return of Nigerian Refugees in Cameroon, Niger, Chad

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the gradual return of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon, Niger and Chad to the country from February 27, 2021.
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Nigeria: President Okays Return of Nigerian Refugees in Cameroon, Niger, Chad

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the gradual return of Nigerian refugees in Cameroon, Niger and Chad to the country from February 27, 2021.

Africa: U.S. African Specialists Urge Biden to Make 'Experienced & Respected' Choice for Top Africa Post

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- The United States needs a top Africa policymaker «who has a high degree of expertise» dealing with African issues and working with Congress and key sectors of American society, a group of U.S.-based Africanists said i
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Africa: U.S. African Specialists Urge Biden to Make 'Experienced & Respected' Choice for Top Africa Post

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- The United States needs a top Africa policymaker «who has a high degree of expertise» dealing with African issues and working with Congress and key sectors of American society, a group of U.S.-based Africanists said in a letter sent today to President Biden.

Ethiopia: 'The Govt Themselves Don't Have a Clear Picture' - EU Envoy on Tigray Conflict

[allAfrica] Finland's foreign minister Pekka Haavisto has warned of a «new refugee drama» in the EU after visiting the Um Rakuba refugee camp in Sudan, near the Ethiopian border. Hundreds of people displaced by the Tigray region conflict are fleei
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Ethiopia: 'The Govt Themselves Don't Have a Clear Picture' - EU Envoy on Tigray Conflict

[allAfrica] Finland's foreign minister Pekka Haavisto has warned of a «new refugee drama» in the EU after visiting the Um Rakuba refugee camp in Sudan, near the Ethiopian border. Hundreds of people displaced by the Tigray region conflict are fleeing to Sudan. Haavisto was not able to go to Tigray during his visit to Ethiopia.

Africa: Tobacco - Can Smoke-Free Products Contribute to Improved Public Health?

[allAfrica] Paris -- On February 17th, 2021, Philip Morris International (PMI) held an online event entitled « Can scientifically substantiated smoke-free products contribute to public health outcomes?». This event was the third of its « O
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Africa: Tobacco - Can Smoke-Free Products Contribute to Improved Public Health?

[allAfrica] Paris -- On February 17th, 2021, Philip Morris International (PMI) held an online event entitled « Can scientifically substantiated smoke-free products contribute to public health outcomes?». This event was the third of its « Open Science Conference series » aimed at discussing and sharing the latest scientific data around tobacco and smoke-free products, and also fundamental principles behind their research «in an open and transparent manner» as the host, Gizelle

Ethiopia: The Government Themselves Don't Have a Clear Picture' - EU Envoy on Tigray Conflict

[allAfrica] Finland's foreign minister Pekka Haavisto has warned of a «new refugee drama» in the EU after visiting the Um Rakuba refugee camp in Sudan, near the Ethiopian border. Hundreds of people displaced by the Tigray region conflict are fleei
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Ethiopia: The Government Themselves Don't Have a Clear Picture' - EU Envoy on Tigray Conflict

[allAfrica] Finland's foreign minister Pekka Haavisto has warned of a «new refugee drama» in the EU after visiting the Um Rakuba refugee camp in Sudan, near the Ethiopian border. Hundreds of people displaced by the Tigray region conflict are fleeing to Sudan. Haavisto was not able to go to Tigray during his visit to Ethiopia.

Congo-Kinshasa: Tshisekedi Banks on PM Lukonde for Smooth Leadership

[East African] After his appointment by President Félix Tshisekedi on February 15, Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde began the fundamental work of constituting his government. He knows, however, he is now President Tshisekedi's new sail to steer his bo
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Congo-Kinshasa: Tshisekedi Banks on PM Lukonde for Smooth Leadership

[East African] After his appointment by President Félix Tshisekedi on February 15, Prime Minister Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde began the fundamental work of constituting his government. He knows, however, he is now President Tshisekedi's new sail to steer his boat out of the rocky waters of coalition politics.

Uganda: Ugandan Rebels Deny Responsibility for Attack In Which Italian Envoy Died

[DW] The Democtratic Republic of Congo has accused the FDLR rebels of killing the Italian ambassador to the country on Monday. But the rebels are shifting the blame to the armies of DR Congo and neighboring Rwanda.
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Uganda: Ugandan Rebels Deny Responsibility for Attack In Which Italian Envoy Died

[DW] The Democtratic Republic of Congo has accused the FDLR rebels of killing the Italian ambassador to the country on Monday. But the rebels are shifting the blame to the armies of DR Congo and neighboring Rwanda.

Central African Republic: Russia in the Central African Republic - New Allies, Same Challenges

[African Arguments] Russia recently sent an additional 300 military advisors to support President Touadéra as part of a deepening relationship. What's in it for each side?
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Central African Republic: Russia in the Central African Republic - New Allies, Same Challenges

[African Arguments] Russia recently sent an additional 300 military advisors to support President Touadéra as part of a deepening relationship. What's in it for each side?

Africa: Newly Confirmed UN Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield Among Top Africa Experts in Biden-Harris Govt

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Linda Thomas-Greenfield as United States ambassador to the United Nations. The vote was 78-20. The veteran diplomat is the Cabinet-level member of the Biden-Harris team with the most extensiv
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Africa: Newly Confirmed UN Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield Among Top Africa Experts in Biden-Harris Govt

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Linda Thomas-Greenfield as United States ambassador to the United Nations. The vote was 78-20. The veteran diplomat is the Cabinet-level member of the Biden-Harris team with the most extensive Africa resume.

Africa: Newly Confirmed UN Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield Among Top Africa Experts in Biden-Harris Government

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Linda Thomas-Greenfield as United States ambassador to the United Nations. The vote was 78-20. The veteran diplomat is the Cabinet-level member of the Biden-Harris team with the most extensiv
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Africa: Newly Confirmed UN Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield Among Top Africa Experts in Biden-Harris Government

[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- The U.S. Senate has voted to confirm Linda Thomas-Greenfield as United States ambassador to the United Nations. The vote was 78-20. The veteran diplomat is the Cabinet-level member of the Biden-Harris team with the most extensive Africa resume.

Guinea: Vital Ebola Vaccines Arrive After Dust Storm Delay

[RFI] Health officials are heading directly to Guinea's southeast region on Tuesday, after a special plane with 11,000 doses of Ebola vaccine landed late Monday night.
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Guinea: Vital Ebola Vaccines Arrive After Dust Storm Delay

[RFI] Health officials are heading directly to Guinea's southeast region on Tuesday, after a special plane with 11,000 doses of Ebola vaccine landed late Monday night.

Nigeria: Okonjo-Iweala in the WTO Top Job - Breaking the Glass Ceiling Is a Win for All Women

[The Conversation Africa] Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has become the first woman and the first African to be chosen as director general of the World Trade Organisation. The Conversation Africa's Wale Fatade asks Dr Monica Orisadare, an assistant professor of econo
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Nigeria: Okonjo-Iweala in the WTO Top Job - Breaking the Glass Ceiling Is a Win for All Women

[The Conversation Africa] Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has become the first woman and the first African to be chosen as director general of the World Trade Organisation. The Conversation Africa's Wale Fatade asks Dr Monica Orisadare, an assistant professor of economics and director of the Centre for Gender and Social Policy Studies at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria about Okonjo-Iweala's achievement and what it means.

Congo-Kinshasa: Rwandan Hutu Rebels Killed Italy's DRC Ambassador in 'Terrorist Attack', Tshisekedi Claims

[RFI] Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in violence the DRC's president described as a «terrorist attack», which he blamed on a Rwandan Hutu rebel group.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Rwandan Hutu Rebels Killed Italy's DRC Ambassador in 'Terrorist Attack', Tshisekedi Claims

[RFI] Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo was killed in violence the DRC's president described as a «terrorist attack», which he blamed on a Rwandan Hutu rebel group.

Burundi: Govt Lifts Sanctions on Local Radio Station

[East African] The Burundi National Communication Council (CNC) on Monday lifted a ban on Bonesha radio after dialogue between CNC and media owners early this month.
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Burundi: Govt Lifts Sanctions on Local Radio Station

[East African] The Burundi National Communication Council (CNC) on Monday lifted a ban on Bonesha radio after dialogue between CNC and media owners early this month.

Congo-Kinshasa: Italy's Ambassador Killed While Traveling With UN Convoy, Official Says

[RFI] Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, was killed on Monday while travelling with a UN convoy in the east of the country, the foreign ministry said.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Italy's Ambassador Killed While Traveling With UN Convoy, Official Says

[RFI] Italy's ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo, Luca Attanasio, was killed on Monday while travelling with a UN convoy in the east of the country, the foreign ministry said.

Chad: Human Rights Defender Gets 3 Years in Jail for Posting About Déby's Health

[RFI] Chadian rights activist Baradine Berdeï Targuio has been sentenced to three years in prison by the country's criminal court for «violation of the constitutional order», as well as ordered to pay a fine, after posting a message on social med
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Chad: Human Rights Defender Gets 3 Years in Jail for Posting About Déby's Health

[RFI] Chadian rights activist Baradine Berdeï Targuio has been sentenced to three years in prison by the country's criminal court for «violation of the constitutional order», as well as ordered to pay a fine, after posting a message on social media about the health of President Idriss Déby.

Guinea: Questions and Answers on the New Ebola Outbreak

[MSF] On 14 February 2021, the Guinean authorities declared a new Ebola outbreak. As one of the key medical organisations responding in the huge 2014 -- 2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak, MSF immediately started mobilizing a team of Ebola-experienced specialist
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Guinea: Questions and Answers on the New Ebola Outbreak

[MSF] On 14 February 2021, the Guinean authorities declared a new Ebola outbreak. As one of the key medical organisations responding in the huge 2014 -- 2016 West Africa Ebola outbreak, MSF immediately started mobilizing a team of Ebola-experienced specialists to form the core of a response team. Anja Wolz is the Ebola Emergency Coordinator overseeing MSF's response:

Nigeria: With Rising Poverty, Unemployment, Nigeria Sitting On Time Bomb - Report

[This Day] The Financial Derivatives Company Limited (FDC) has stressed that Nigeria's high unemployment (27.1%), its large youth population, as well as its poverty rates, mean that the country is effectively seating on a massive keg of gun powder.
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Nigeria: With Rising Poverty, Unemployment, Nigeria Sitting On Time Bomb - Report

[This Day] The Financial Derivatives Company Limited (FDC) has stressed that Nigeria's high unemployment (27.1%), its large youth population, as well as its poverty rates, mean that the country is effectively seating on a massive keg of gun powder.

Africa: On Shaky Ground, the ICC Must Rebuild With a New Prosecutor

[ISS] For the International Criminal Court (ICC), February has been a momentous month. A new chief prosecutor was appointed after a fraught election, important cases were started and another was concluded, and a decision reached on the question of Palestine.
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Africa: On Shaky Ground, the ICC Must Rebuild With a New Prosecutor

[ISS] For the International Criminal Court (ICC), February has been a momentous month. A new chief prosecutor was appointed after a fraught election, important cases were started and another was concluded, and a decision reached on the question of Palestine. With some effort, the ICC can use these developments to assert its independence and leverage goodwill by focusing on investigations and cases.

Congo-Kinshasa: Lives and Futures of Three Million Children At Risk, UNICEF Warns

[UN News] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), on Friday, highlighted the dire situation of some three million displaced children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), facing brutal militia violence and extreme hunger.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Lives and Futures of Three Million Children At Risk, UNICEF Warns

[UN News] The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), on Friday, highlighted the dire situation of some three million displaced children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), facing brutal militia violence and extreme hunger.

Rwanda: Govt Eases Restrictions, Opens All Schools

[East African] All academic institutions in Rwanda will open and resume physical tutoring starting Tuesday, February 23, ending the prolonged shutdown that particularly affected learning institutions in the capital Kigali.
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Rwanda: Govt Eases Restrictions, Opens All Schools

[East African] All academic institutions in Rwanda will open and resume physical tutoring starting Tuesday, February 23, ending the prolonged shutdown that particularly affected learning institutions in the capital Kigali.

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