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South Sudan: Warring Parties 'Agree' to Delay Unity Government

[East African] South Sudan warring parties have agreed to delay the formation of a unity government by 100 days, avoiding a possible return to violence as warned by local civil society groups.

Africa: How You Can Get In For Africa During the COVID-19 Pandemic

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The goal of #INFORAFRICA is to deliver preventive and life-saving messages across the continent, as well as supporting initiatives which fight the disease, create a positive impact on local communities, and contribute to achieving resil
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Africa: How You Can Get In For Africa During the COVID-19 Pandemic

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The goal of #INFORAFRICA is to deliver preventive and life-saving messages across the continent, as well as supporting initiatives which fight the disease, create a positive impact on local communities, and contribute to achieving resilience. In addition to this, #INFORAFRICA will raise funds for some of the most vulnerable on the continent. These funds will initially go to the United Nations Foundation COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund to support the World Health Organization's efforts to fight the pandem

Chad: As Chad's Problems Mount, What Role for Civil Society?

[ICG] Despite Chad's economic woes and its citizens' frustration with elite impunity, its civil society organisations have struggled to mobilise into a coherent protest movement. But these groups might yet play a more important role if the country undergoes m
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Chad: As Chad's Problems Mount, What Role for Civil Society?

[ICG] Despite Chad's economic woes and its citizens' frustration with elite impunity, its civil society organisations have struggled to mobilise into a coherent protest movement. But these groups might yet play a more important role if the country undergoes more dramatic and potentially destabilising changes.

Cameroon: Muslims in Cameroon Defy Eid-al Fitr Prayer Ban

[VOA] Thousands of Muslims in Cameroon's capital, Yaoundé, have defied Sunday's ban of Eid-al Fitr public prayers, ordered as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.  There have been 4,400 confirmed cases and 197 deaths in the central African stat
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Cameroon: Muslims in Cameroon Defy Eid-al Fitr Prayer Ban

[VOA] Thousands of Muslims in Cameroon's capital, Yaoundé, have defied Sunday's ban of Eid-al Fitr public prayers, ordered as part of measures to stop the spread of COVID-19.  There have been 4,400 confirmed cases and 197 deaths in the central African state in less than three months. The ban was announced after more than 500 people tested positive for COVID-19 in Cameroon within 24 hours.

South Africa: Lockdown to Move to Level 3, but Risk of Infections Now Even Greater - Ramaphosa

[News24Wire] After nearly 60 days of tough Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a drop to Level 3, bringing a significant easing of measures to combat the deadly pandemic.
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South Africa: Lockdown to Move to Level 3, but Risk of Infections Now Even Greater - Ramaphosa

[News24Wire] After nearly 60 days of tough Covid-19 lockdown restrictions, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a drop to Level 3, bringing a significant easing of measures to combat the deadly pandemic.

Cameroon: Ailing Separatist Leader Deserves Proper Medical Care

[HRW] Separatist leader Blaise Sevidzem Berinyuy, also known as Shufai, was discharged from the hospital and sent back to a high security prison in Yaoundé on May 21, despite his critical health condition and apparently following pressure by the head of the
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Cameroon: Ailing Separatist Leader Deserves Proper Medical Care

[HRW] Separatist leader Blaise Sevidzem Berinyuy, also known as Shufai, was discharged from the hospital and sent back to a high security prison in Yaoundé on May 21, despite his critical health condition and apparently following pressure by the head of the detention facility on medical staff. Transferring Shufai, who is immunocompromised, to a crowded prison setting where transmission of Covid-19 is more likely seriously enhances the threats to his health and life.

Nigeria: Army Kills 35 Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

[Vanguard] The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have eliminated 35 Boko Haram/Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in clearance operations between May 11 and 22 in Borno.
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Nigeria: Army Kills 35 Boko Haram insurgents in Borno

[Vanguard] The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have eliminated 35 Boko Haram/Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in clearance operations between May 11 and 22 in Borno.

Africa: A Global Challenge Made of Love to Combat COVID-19

[allAfrica] How about using the power of a digital platform to bring together people from all over the world to share, inspire, and empower each other? That is the objective of the Ubuntu Love Challenge, an initiative by African thought leader Mamadou Kwidji
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Africa: A Global Challenge Made of Love to Combat COVID-19

[allAfrica] How about using the power of a digital platform to bring together people from all over the world to share, inspire, and empower each other? That is the objective of the Ubuntu Love Challenge, an initiative by African thought leader Mamadou Kwidjim Touré with Her Highness Sheikha Bodour, youth and women's empowerment advocate from the United Arab Emirates. Both are also successful entrepreneurs. Toure is founder of Ubuntu Tribe and Africa 2.0. Sheikha Bodour launched Kalimat Publishing Group in

Rwanda: Rwandans in France Want Genocidaire Kabuga's Accomplices Identified, Brought to Book

[New Times] Rwandans living in France on Friday, May 22, presented a case before a Prosecutor in France demanding that individuals and institutions there who, for long, helped Genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga evade capture be identified and brought to book.
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Rwanda: Rwandans in France Want Genocidaire Kabuga's Accomplices Identified, Brought to Book

[New Times] Rwandans living in France on Friday, May 22, presented a case before a Prosecutor in France demanding that individuals and institutions there who, for long, helped Genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga evade capture be identified and brought to book.

Burundi: Anxiety As Polls Bring an End to Nkurunziza's Rule

[East African] A cloud of anxiety hangs over Burundi as the electoral agency continued counting votes days after Wednesday's election that is guaranteed to end the 15-year rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza.
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Burundi: Anxiety As Polls Bring an End to Nkurunziza's Rule

[East African] A cloud of anxiety hangs over Burundi as the electoral agency continued counting votes days after Wednesday's election that is guaranteed to end the 15-year rule of President Pierre Nkurunziza.

Africa: Infants at Risk as COVID-19 Disrupts Polio, Measles Vaccination Efforts - Health Agencies

[WHO] Geneva -Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination campaigns against deadly vaccine-preventable diseases.
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Africa: Infants at Risk as COVID-19 Disrupts Polio, Measles Vaccination Efforts - Health Agencies

[WHO] Geneva -Agencies call for joint effort to safely deliver routine immunization and proceed with vaccination campaigns against deadly vaccine-preventable diseases.

Africa: How African Countries Are Dealing With Elections During COVID-19

[African Arguments] Five countries have gone ahead with elections. Nine have postponed. A dozen more are up in the air.
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Africa: How African Countries Are Dealing With Elections During COVID-19

[African Arguments] Five countries have gone ahead with elections. Nine have postponed. A dozen more are up in the air.

Burundi: Opposition Alleges Fraud, Makes Early Victory Claims

[VOA] Burundi's opposition leader Agathon Rwasa is claiming an early victory in the country's first presidential election in five years.
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Burundi: Opposition Alleges Fraud, Makes Early Victory Claims

[VOA] Burundi's opposition leader Agathon Rwasa is claiming an early victory in the country's first presidential election in five years.

Rwanda: UN Prosecutor Confirms Death of Genocide Fugitive Augustin Bizimana

[New Times] A former Minister of Defence, and one of the key masterminds of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, who was indicted by the UN court years ago, is dead, the U.N confirmed on Friday, May 22.
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Rwanda: UN Prosecutor Confirms Death of Genocide Fugitive Augustin Bizimana

[New Times] A former Minister of Defence, and one of the key masterminds of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, who was indicted by the UN court years ago, is dead, the U.N confirmed on Friday, May 22.

Africa: Four Ways to Combat Malaria in the Time of COVID-19

[allAfrica] Globally there are more than 5.1 million cases of COVID-19 with most cases currently in high income countries. The U.S. and Europe are responsible for 72% of COVID-19 cases, 63% of recoveries and 82% of deaths. In contrast, World Health organizati
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Africa: Four Ways to Combat Malaria in the Time of COVID-19

[allAfrica] Globally there are more than 5.1 million cases of COVID-19 with most cases currently in high income countries. The U.S. and Europe are responsible for 72% of COVID-19 cases, 63% of recoveries and 82% of deaths. In contrast, World Health organization estimates there were 228 million cases of malaria and 405,000 deaths due to malaria worldwide in 2018. Africa bore the burden of these statistics, accounting for 93% of malaria cases and 94% of malaria deaths.

Africa: Let's Prepare for a Marathon Struggle Against COVID-19

[allAfrica] African health practitioners should own the narrative of the coronavirus pandemic and take advantage of Africa's experience of other outbreaks of disease in order to mount a tailored response, says the writer in a guest column for AllAfrica.
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Africa: Let's Prepare for a Marathon Struggle Against COVID-19

[allAfrica] African health practitioners should own the narrative of the coronavirus pandemic and take advantage of Africa's experience of other outbreaks of disease in order to mount a tailored response, says the writer in a guest column for AllAfrica.

Burundi: Election Goes Ahead As Authorities Clamp Down On Social Media

[RFI] Burundians went to the polls on Wednesday for elections to choose a new president, parliamentarians and local councillors. However, voting was marked by a social media shutdown in the country and complaints about irregularities by the opposition.
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Burundi: Election Goes Ahead As Authorities Clamp Down On Social Media

[RFI] Burundians went to the polls on Wednesday for elections to choose a new president, parliamentarians and local councillors. However, voting was marked by a social media shutdown in the country and complaints about irregularities by the opposition.

Africa: 'Let's Use the Interconnectedness That Spread COVID-19 to Fight It'

[allAfrica] Cape Town -AllAfrica's Esther Rose spoke with leading researcher and epidemiologist Dr Ify Aniebo, co-author of the Lancet paper: COVID-19 - Access to Lifesaving Medical Resources for African Countries.
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Africa: 'Let's Use the Interconnectedness That Spread COVID-19 to Fight It'

[allAfrica] Cape Town -AllAfrica's Esther Rose spoke with leading researcher and epidemiologist Dr Ify Aniebo, co-author of the Lancet paper: COVID-19 - Access to Lifesaving Medical Resources for African Countries.

Africa: To Stop Falling Behind, Africa Needs Proactive Approach to Beat Pandemics

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The novel coronavirus pandemic has claimed over 300,000 lives worldwide, and like in the rest of the world, in Africa is seeing COVID-19 tighten its grip, with over 91,000 confirmed cases, 2,906 deaths and 35,843 recoveries by May 20, 2
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Africa: To Stop Falling Behind, Africa Needs Proactive Approach to Beat Pandemics

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The novel coronavirus pandemic has claimed over 300,000 lives worldwide, and like in the rest of the world, in Africa is seeing COVID-19 tighten its grip, with over 91,000 confirmed cases, 2,906 deaths and 35,843 recoveries by May 20, 2020, according to the World Health Organization.

Nigeria: What Was Learned in Review of Country's First 32 COVID-19 Cases

[Premium Times] Almost 97 per cent of the first set of COVID-19 patients in Lagos State were treated with lopinavir-ritonavir with no recorded death, a new report has shown.
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Nigeria: What Was Learned in Review of Country's First 32 COVID-19 Cases

[Premium Times] Almost 97 per cent of the first set of COVID-19 patients in Lagos State were treated with lopinavir-ritonavir with no recorded death, a new report has shown.

Africa: WHO Countries Agree on Independent Review of Response to Pandemic

[UN News] The World Health Organization ( WHO ) concluded the annual World Health Assembly on Tuesday, adopting a resolution that calls for an independent review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the agency's own performance.
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Africa: WHO Countries Agree on Independent Review of Response to Pandemic

[UN News] The World Health Organization ( WHO ) concluded the annual World Health Assembly on Tuesday, adopting a resolution that calls for an independent review of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the agency's own performance.

Africa: COVID-19 Cases Across the Continent Exceed 88 Thousand

[allAfrica] As of May 19, the confirmed COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 88,264. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 2,832 and recoveries 33,898.
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Africa: COVID-19 Cases Across the Continent Exceed 88 Thousand

[allAfrica] As of May 19, the confirmed COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 88,264. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 2,832 and recoveries 33,898.

Lesotho: Thabane Resigns as Lesotho's Prime Minister

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has formally resigned more than a week after his coalition government fell apart, in a move that could help end a long-running political crisis in the southern African country.
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Lesotho: Thabane Resigns as Lesotho's Prime Minister

[allAfrica] Cape Town -Lesotho Prime Minister Thomas Thabane has formally resigned more than a week after his coalition government fell apart, in a move that could help end a long-running political crisis in the southern African country.

Congo-Kinshasa: ICC Rules Against Compensation for Congo's Bemba

[VOA] The International Criminal Court ruled Monday that ex-Congolese vice president and militia leader Jean-Pierre Bemba is not entitled to damages after his successful appeal of a war crimes conviction.
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Congo-Kinshasa: ICC Rules Against Compensation for Congo's Bemba

[VOA] The International Criminal Court ruled Monday that ex-Congolese vice president and militia leader Jean-Pierre Bemba is not entitled to damages after his successful appeal of a war crimes conviction.

Congo-Kinshasa: Kabila's Legacy Faces Litmus Test After Complaint for His 'Crimes'

[East African] When a popular cleric in the Democratic Republic of Congo recently accused ex-President Joseph Kabila of 'crimes' he committed during his tenure, the public took note.
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Congo-Kinshasa: Kabila's Legacy Faces Litmus Test After Complaint for His 'Crimes'

[East African] When a popular cleric in the Democratic Republic of Congo recently accused ex-President Joseph Kabila of 'crimes' he committed during his tenure, the public took note.

Burundi: Govt Calls for Peaceful Voting

[East African] As Burundians get ready to vote in the presidential election on Wednesday May 20, the government is calling for the respect of law for a peace election.
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Burundi: Govt Calls for Peaceful Voting

[East African] As Burundians get ready to vote in the presidential election on Wednesday May 20, the government is calling for the respect of law for a peace election.

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