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Africa: How Can Nuclear Help Africa, 75 Years After Hiroshima?
by SAIIA on 06/08/2020 at 06:20
[SAIIA] Africa's response to COVID-19 has been boosted by nuclear-derived technology innovations and their peaceful application in the health and food sector. This clearly underscores value of nuclear energy to meeting the continent's developmental needs.
Nigeria: U.S. Warns Nigeria About ISIS, Al-Qaeda Expansion
by This Day on 06/08/2020 at 05:51
[This Day] United States has warned that ISIS and al-Qaida are penetrating Northwest and looking to expand further south into the littoral areas of Nigeria.
Zimbabwe: U.S. Imposes Targeted Sanctions On Businessman Tagwirei
by New Zimbabwe on 06/08/2020 at 05:14
[New Zimbabwe] THE US government has slapped targeted sanctions on Kudakwashe Tagwirei and his Sakunda Holdings accusing the business mogul of being part of a closely knit ring of elites that have stunted Zimbabwe's economic growth prospects through corruption.
Nigeria: No Repentant Boko Haram Member Has Been Absorbed Into Military - Presidency
by Premium Times on 06/08/2020 at 05:07
[Premium Times] The presidency on Wednesday refuted the claim that some repentant Boko Haram fighters have been allowed to join the Nigerian military.
Mozambique: Could It Be Third Time Lucky for Lasting Peace?
by DW on 06/08/2020 at 04:49
[DW] A year after the Mozambican government signed a peace agreement with the opposition party RENAMO, the country has yet to achieve its main goal: putting an end to armed violence and ensuring lasting peace and prosperity.
Nigeria: Easing a Lockdown, While Ignoring WHO Guidelines
by Africa In Fact on 06/08/2020 at 04:40
[Africa In Fact] From the get-go, the Nigerian authorities publicised precautions for people to keep safe against COVID-19 and ways through which they could prevent the spread of the disease. These measures included frequent handwashing, the use of face masks, advising people to sneeze or cough into the elbow, and social distancing, among others.
Cameroon: Covid-19 Worsens Pre-Existing Vulnerabilities for People with Disabilities
by Africa In Fact on 06/08/2020 at 04:36
[Africa In Fact] Even before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, persons living with disabilities in Cameroon had a peculiar problem - they lacked adequate social support and service delivery. Then, the coronavirus emerged and compounded pre-existing vulnerabilities for them.
Zimbabwe: President Mnangagwa's Speech a Red Flag - Rights Activist
by DW on 06/08/2020 at 04:30
[DW] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has issued a stern warning to his critics, saying he will flush out "bad apples" that are weakening his administration. Rights activists say his words could be interpreted as a threat.
West Africa: Niger and Mali Should Reconcile Justice and Military Responses to Terrorism
by ISS on 06/08/2020 at 04:24
[ISS] The threat of violent extremism has seen disproportionate resources given to military and security actions.
South Sudan: In South Sudan, the Hope and Pain of Nonviolence
by USIP on 05/08/2020 at 19:04
[USIP] Gunmen killed our children. We seek peaceful justice but cannot be sure it will happen.
South Africa: Tobacco Products - Challenges and Opportunities of Risk Communication Towards the Final Consumer
by allAfrica on 05/08/2020 at 15:35
[allAfrica] Paris -- The Food and Drug Law Institute organized on July 30th a webinar on the perilous process for innovative tobacco manufacturers to obtain an authorization to communicate to the public.
Kenya: Will U.S.-Kenya Trade Negotiations Succeed?
by Brookings on 05/08/2020 at 15:10
[Brookings] Washington, DC -- Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration and Kenyan government launched trade negotiations in early July. Depending on the outcome of the negotiations, which were held virtually, the trade agreement could be the most significant development in U.S-Africa trade relations since the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) passed Congress in 2000. Indeed, according to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Robert Lighthizer, the U.S.-Kenya agreement will become a model for future
Angola: Angolans Turn to Social Media to Criticise President Lourenço
by Nation on 05/08/2020 at 14:06
[Nation] Luanda -- Angola's President João Lourenço is facing a barrage of online criticism over his governance, in what could suggest a tougher virtual battle for him ahead of the 2022 elections.
Africa: John Lewis United Africans and Americans in the Quest for Democracy
by Bridges Institute on 05/08/2020 at 14:00
[Bridges Institute] Washington, DC -- In the midst of tributes to John Lewis for his vision and courage in driving the country toward civil rights for black and brown people through non-violence, two other achievements come to mind: his relentless recruitment of young people to join the movement and the intentional integration of African independence struggles into the core mission of the movement.
Nigeria: Major Fuel Price Increase Looms
by Premium Times on 05/08/2020 at 12:46
[Premium Times] The approved price of petrol in Nigeria for August will increase, by up to 18 per cent according to estimates, as consumers await the release of the new retail price for the commodity by the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA).
Kenya: Hotels to Sell Alcohol in Rooms Only
by Nation on 05/08/2020 at 12:40
[Nation] Hotels and restaurants have received a lifeline after the government eased the recent presidential directive on the sale of alcohol at their premises.
Africa: How Beyonce's Black Is King Showcases African Art
by allAfrica on 05/08/2020 at 12:24
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- You might be wondering why #BlackIsKing is still trending - don't worry - we've got your back. It is something worth celebrating!
Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Appoints VP Chiwenga As New Health Minister
by The Herald on 05/08/2020 at 10:44
[The Herald] Vice President Constantino Chiwenga has, with immediate effect, been appointed the new Minister of Health and Child Care by President Mnangagwa
Kenya: Shoprite Lays Off 115 Workers, Closes Second Store in Four Months
by Nairobi News on 05/08/2020 at 09:28
[Nairobi News] Africa's largest supermarket chain Shoprite Holdings will lay off 115 workers and close its second branch in Kenya in less than five months, citing reduced flow of shoppers.
East Africa: Covid-19 Has Not Changed Terror Threats in East Africa, Africom Says
by Nation on 05/08/2020 at 09:13
[Nation] Terror threats on Kenya and the region remain as they were before the Covid-19 pandemic, the US Africa Command (Africom) has said.Violent extremist organisations like Al-Shabaab are still looking for opportunities that will emerge with the pandemic to accomplish their missions."We cannot underestimate the threat the organisations pose. They are resilient, patient and willing to look for chances that emerge...and recruit members," Africom's Special Operations head Dagvin R.M. Anderson said during a virtual
Africa: Art of Presidential Death - Step Down or Accept Defeat, Then Die
by East African on 05/08/2020 at 08:56
[East African] I liked Tanzania's former President Benjamin William Mkapa. In his early years in office, my liberal-democratic sensibilities didn't take too well to his ham-fisted handling of the media and the opposition.
Tunisia: Appeals Court Upholds Homosexuality Convictions
by HRW on 05/08/2020 at 08:39
[HRW] Beirut -- Appeals Court Applies Law Criminalizing Same-Sex Activities
Africa: Govts Must Support a Just Transition for Oil Workers and Their Communities
by Ensia on 05/08/2020 at 08:10
[Ensia] As demand for fossil fuel plummets, education, job creation and other support is critical to save millions of oil industry employees and their communities from collapse.
Kenya: Qatar Resumes 14 Weekly Flights to Nairobi
by Capital FM on 05/08/2020 at 08:04
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Qatar Airways has resumed 14 weekly flights to Kenya's capital Nairobi.
East Africa: Locusts Expose People to Famine Leaving Land Naked, Demolishing Crops
by Ethiopian Herald on 05/08/2020 at 07:48
[Ethiopian Herald] Billions of hungry insects are threatening to cause famine amidst the coronavirus pandemic, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said.
Rwanda: Qatar Airways Resumes Flights to Kigali
by New Times on 05/08/2020 at 07:48
[New Times] Qatar Airways has announced a resumption of services from the Kigali International Airport.
Africa: Continent Nears 1 Million Covid-19 Cases, With 21,100 Dead
by allAfrica on 05/08/2020 at 07:39
[allAfrica] As of August 5, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 978,527.
Morocco: Football Resumes Amid Covid-19 Threat
by Nation on 05/08/2020 at 07:31
[Nation] All eyes in Africa are on Morocco after football action resumed in the North African country amid the Covid-19 pandemic, with outstanding top-flight matches being staged last weekend.
Southern Africa: SADC Faces Pressure to Reprimand Zimbabwe for Rights Abuse
by Nation on 05/08/2020 at 07:29
[Nation] Pretoria -- Southern Africa's development bloc, SADC, is facing increasing calls to reprimand Zimbabwe for alleged rights abuse.
Rwanda: New Electronic Auctioning System to Curb Corruption
by New Times on 05/08/2020 at 07:25
[New Times] An Electronic Auctioning System will officially be launched on Wednesday, August 5, as courts move to reduce corruption in the auctioning process of loan defaulters' property.