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South Africa: A Stay In or Out of Jail for Old Mutual Directors?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Old Mutual has pleaded with the South Gauteng High Court, saying the potential imprisonment of board members - if they are found guilty of contempt of court for not allowing ousted CEO Peter Moyo to return to work - would be «exce

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

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

[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,

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

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

[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.

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

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday announced the reconstitution of the Governing Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), retaining the nine-member structure in alleged breach of the NNPC Act, which provides for a six-membe
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Nigeria: Buhari Reconstitutes NNPC Board, Retains Nine-Member Structure

[This Day] President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday announced the reconstitution of the Governing Board of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), retaining the nine-member structure in alleged breach of the NNPC Act, which provides for a six-member board. The reconstitution, according to a brief statement by Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, followed the expiration of the term of the board appointed by the president in 2016.

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

[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 1989-200
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Nigeria: 80 Percent of Nigeria's 200 Million People Risk Contracting COVID-19 - WHO Consultant

[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.

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

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

[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.

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

[The New Humanitarian] Ouagadougou -'Refugees are now facing a dead end, stuck between violent extremism and a pandemic.'
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Mali: Thousands of Malian Refugees Flee Burkina Faso Camps After Attacks

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

Burundi: Burundi Opposition Head Disputes Election Results

[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.
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Burundi: Burundi Opposition Head Disputes Election Results

[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.

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

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

[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

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

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

[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.

South Sudan: An Appeal to UN's Budget Committee - It's No Time to Cut Back On Child Protection

[IPS] New York -On February 26 this year, 15 South Sudanese children were released from armed groups and handed over to civilian child protection actors, including UNICEF and UNMISS, UN's peacekeeping operation in South Sudan, who were able to facilitate the
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South Sudan: An Appeal to UN's Budget Committee - It's No Time to Cut Back On Child Protection

[IPS] New York -On February 26 this year, 15 South Sudanese children were released from armed groups and handed over to civilian child protection actors, including UNICEF and UNMISS, UN's peacekeeping operation in South Sudan, who were able to facilitate the children's safe return to their families.

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

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

[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.

Rwanda: Inside Kigali International Airport Expansion Works

[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.
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Rwanda: Inside Kigali International Airport Expansion Works

[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.

Rwanda: Ladislas Ntaganzwa Gets Life Sentence for Genocide Crimes

[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.
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Rwanda: Ladislas Ntaganzwa Gets Life Sentence for Genocide Crimes

[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.

Rwanda: Govt Inks Military Deal With U.S.

[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.
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Rwanda: Govt Inks Military Deal With U.S.

[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.

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

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

[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.

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

[allAfrica] As of May 29, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 129,624.
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Africa: Despite 53,000 Recoveries, Continent Still Battles COVID-19 Infection Rate

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

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

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

[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.

Africa: WHO Urges Caution As Countries Ease Lockdowns

[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 sl
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Africa: WHO Urges Caution As Countries Ease Lockdowns

[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.

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

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

[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

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

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

[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.

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

[Premium Times] New swarms of desert locusts will threaten West Africa in June, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), has warned.
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Africa: West Africa At Risk of Desert Locust Invasion - FAO

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

Kenya: Quarantine Conditions Undermine Rights

[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 Hum
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Kenya: Quarantine Conditions Undermine Rights

[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.

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

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

[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.

Kenya: Kenyatta Deals Ruto Another Deadly Purge Blow

[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.
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Kenya: Kenyatta Deals Ruto Another Deadly Purge Blow

[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.

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

[East African] A Congolese judge handling the graft case against Vital Kamerhe, former top aide to President Felix Tshisekedi, has died.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Judge in Tshisekedi Ex-Aide Graft Case Dies

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

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

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

[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.

Mauritius: Senegal Nixes 'Unbalanced' Tax Treaty With Mauritius

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Senegal, one of West Africa's largest economies, has torn up its tax treaty with Mauritius as debate rages over the island tax haven's impact on developing economies.
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Mauritius: Senegal Nixes 'Unbalanced' Tax Treaty With Mauritius

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Senegal, one of West Africa's largest economies, has torn up its tax treaty with Mauritius as debate rages over the island tax haven's impact on developing economies.

Rwanda: Govt Unveils U.S.$11 Billion Climate Action Plan

[New Times] Rwanda has become the first African country to submit a new national climate plan, whose implementation requires $11 billion (10.2 trillion), as an essential tool to implement the Paris Agreement.
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Rwanda: Govt Unveils U.S.$11 Billion Climate Action Plan

[New Times] Rwanda has become the first African country to submit a new national climate plan, whose implementation requires $11 billion (10.2 trillion), as an essential tool to implement the Paris Agreement.

Rwanda: Kabuga Lawyers Fighting Extradition

[East African] Following the surprise arrest of one of the world's most wanted fugitives and alleged financier of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi Felicien Kabuga, on May 16 in Paris, the drama has now moved to court.
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Rwanda: Kabuga Lawyers Fighting Extradition

[East African] Following the surprise arrest of one of the world's most wanted fugitives and alleged financier of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi Felicien Kabuga, on May 16 in Paris, the drama has now moved to court.

West Africa: The G 5 Sahel - Survival in Time of COVID-19.

[Centre 4s] Nouakchott -The Sahel is caught in the grip of three major phenomena that threaten its bases: ambient insecurity with the corollary of the great humanitarian challenge to which the coronavirus has recently been grafted. The G5 Sahel countries hav
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West Africa: The G 5 Sahel - Survival in Time of COVID-19.

[Centre 4s] Nouakchott -The Sahel is caught in the grip of three major phenomena that threaten its bases: ambient insecurity with the corollary of the great humanitarian challenge to which the coronavirus has recently been grafted. The G5 Sahel countries have declared the coronavirus pandemic now the public enemy number 1. This group included, as of May 21, 2020, 3,366 patients declared positive with Covid 19, of which 2,125 who were cured and 224 deceased. Managing this triple battle requires pragmatism and imagination on the pa

Africa: How Africa's Anti-Suicide Laws Support The Opposite

[allAfrica] Africa may have driven out colonial occupiers generations ago, but some of the laws they passed remain stubbornly in place. For instance, in at least eight African countries like Malawi, Nigeria, and Kenya, attempting to commit suicide is against
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Africa: How Africa's Anti-Suicide Laws Support The Opposite

[allAfrica] Africa may have driven out colonial occupiers generations ago, but some of the laws they passed remain stubbornly in place. For instance, in at least eight African countries like Malawi, Nigeria, and Kenya, attempting to commit suicide is against the law.

Africa: How Africa's Anti-Suicide Laws Supports The Opposite

[allAfrica] Africa may have driven out colonial occupiers generations ago, but some of the laws they passed remain stubbornly in place. For instance, in at least eight African countries like Malawi, Nigeria, and Kenya, attempting to commit suicide is against
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Africa: How Africa's Anti-Suicide Laws Supports The Opposite

[allAfrica] Africa may have driven out colonial occupiers generations ago, but some of the laws they passed remain stubbornly in place. For instance, in at least eight African countries like Malawi, Nigeria, and Kenya, attempting to commit suicide is against the law.

Burundi: Ruling Party Candidate Wins by Landslide - Provisional Results

[VOA] Ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye has won Burundi's presidential election by a landslide, preliminary results show, while the main opposition party cries fraud.
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Burundi: Ruling Party Candidate Wins by Landslide - Provisional Results

[VOA] Ruling party candidate Evariste Ndayishimiye has won Burundi's presidential election by a landslide, preliminary results show, while the main opposition party cries fraud.

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