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  • Zimbabwe: Biti, Kore Arrested As Army Takes Control of Harvest House
    on 05/06/2020 at 15:19

    [New Zimbabwe] MDC Alliance co-vice presidents, Tendai Biti, and Karenyi Kore were Friday arrested at the party headquarters, Harvest House, now known as Morgan Richard Tsvangirai House.

  • Zimbabwe: COVID-19 - Health Time Bomb At Quarantine Centres
    on 05/06/2020 at 15:18

    [263Chat] A health time bomb is brewing at most quarantine centres following the horrific and appalling conditions being experienced lately as more returnees trickle back home.

  • Zimbabwe: Opposition Politicians Biti and Karenyi Arrested
    on 05/06/2020 at 15:17

    [263Chat] MDC alliance deputy presidents Tendai Biti and Lynette Karenyi-Kore have been arrested after their efforts to gain entry into Harvest House were thwarted by members of the Zimbabwe Republic Police.

  • Zimbabwe: Outrage Over Minister Kazembe Remarks
    on 05/06/2020 at 15:13

    [263Chat] The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum has expressed concern over utterances made by Home Affairs Minister Kazembe Kazembe who insinuated that members of the forum were linked to the 'fake' abduction of three MDC Alliance members.

  • Africa: What About Africa's Small, Medium Businesses During the COVID-19 Pandemic?
    on 05/06/2020 at 14:45

    [allAfrica] Cape Town -COVID-19's impact on big business across the continent is well documented, however, the pandemic's effect on small to medium business enterprises cannot be overlooked. Speaking during an online media briefing, Dr Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, said that 70% of Africa's working population earns their livelihoods in the informal sector. As economic growth slows, Moeti said the UN Economic Commission for Africa projected that up to 27 million people could b

  • Namibia: Germany to Finally Apologise for Genocide
    on 05/06/2020 at 14:43

    [New Era] The German government has acknowledged the mass killings of the Nama and Ovaherero, more than 100 years ago as genocide and willing to apologise to affected communities, President Hage Geingob has said.

  • South Sudan: Govt Denies Allowing Egypt to Build a Military Base on Its Soil
    on 05/06/2020 at 13:28

    [East African] South Sudan has rubbished reports that it has agreed to Egyptian request to build military base in Pagak, a town bordering Ethiopia.

  • Namibia: Geingob Weathers Storm, Defends Corruption Fight Record
    on 05/06/2020 at 13:28

    [New Era] President Hage Geingob has lashed back at the stinging criticism levelled against his administration when it comes to fighting corruption in the public sector.

  • Kenya: Eliud Kipchoge Lands Deal With Tottenham
    on 05/06/2020 at 13:26

    [Nairobi News] Marathon world record-holder Eliud Kipchoge has landed a deal with England Football Club Tottenham Hotspurs.

  • Malawi: Electoral Body Commissioners Contract Ends
    on 05/06/2020 at 13:23

    [Nyasa Times] Embattled Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) commissioners are this Friday June 5 winding up and packing their personal belongings at the pollster as their contract expires today leaving behind a nasty legacy that they are incompetent.

  • Mozambique: MSF Suspends Medical Support After Healthcare Centre Is Damaged Due To Recent Attacks
    on 05/06/2020 at 13:00

    [MSF] Our Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams have been forced to suspend medical support in Macomia in the northern region of Mozambique following a recent attack on the village that also resulted in the destruction of our healthcare centre.

  • Malawi: Mutharika Tells MPs to Hold Judges Accountable
    on 05/06/2020 at 12:52

    [Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika has told parliament to hold judges accountable on the judgements, saying they are not immune from criticisms and that Parliament is more supreme above the courts.

  • Malawi: Malawians Love Politics More Than Development - Mutharika
    on 05/06/2020 at 12:44

    [Nyasa Times] President Peter Mutharika had chastised Malawian accusing them of loving politics more than development.

  • Malawi: Chilima Promises Better Days for Civil Servants, Teachers
    on 05/06/2020 at 12:42

    [Nyasa Times] Vice President Salous Chilima has assured civil servants and those working in parastatals that Tonse Alliance will introduce a new standardised salary structure for civil servants and those in public service which will be higher than what they are receiving now.

  • Malawi: Army Chief Tells Soldiers Not to Engage in Politics
    on 05/06/2020 at 12:35

    [Nyasa Times] Commander of the Malawi Defence Force (MDF) General Peter Mathanga has told his soldiers not to engage in politics as the country is gearing for a highly contested court sanctioned presidential fresh election.

  • Africa: WE CANNOT REMAIN SILENT!
    on 05/06/2020 at 12:09

    [allAfrica] Dakar -Africans in Africa and Around the World in Solidarity With African-American Sisters And Brothers

  • Zimbabwe: Govt Splurges Millions On Military Bosses' Cars
    on 05/06/2020 at 10:52

    [Zimbabwe Independent] Zimbabwe's cash-strapped government has splurged millions of United States dollars on top-of-the-range vehicles, which include Toyota Hilux and Land Cruisers, for senior military officials at a time President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government is pleading for an economic bailout package from international financial institutions.

  • Cameroon: Music Legends Ben Decca, Eduke Collaborate On New Single Belembete
    on 05/06/2020 at 10:20

    [allAfrica] Cape Town -Cameroonian legend and Makossa music icon Ben Decca and Cameroonian-born music producer Eduke have teamed up for a new single "Belembete".

  • Kenya: Ruto's Office Loses Its Shine, Glamour
    on 05/06/2020 at 09:52

    [Nation] At the Harambee Annex building in Nairobi, visitors are welcomed by a large red-and-white outdoor signage - Office of the Deputy President - on both the ground floor and fifth floor.

  • Sierra Leone: Doctors Issue Strike Ultimatum Amid COVID-19 Fight
    on 05/06/2020 at 08:52

    [East African] Just two days after low level Covid-19 responders went on strike, medical doctors in Sierra Leone have issued a strike notice over non-payment of allowances and incentives.

  • South Africa: What Does Home Schooling Actually Mean?
    on 05/06/2020 at 08:19

    [allAfrica] It would seem that many parents are still very reluctant to send their children back to school. Especially those with children in public schools who do not particularly believe that all the necessary precautions will be taken, or that their children (given how young they are) will be able to follow what seems like complex COVID-19 protocols.

  • Africa: Continent Nears 170,000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
    on 05/06/2020 at 08:11

    [allAfrica] As of June 5, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 169,645. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 4,756 and recoveries 73,895.

  • Kenya: Over One Million Jobless as COVID-19 Takes Toll
    on 05/06/2020 at 07:50

    [Nation] At least one million Kenyans have lost their jobs or have been put on indefinite unpaid leave as the Covid-19 pandemic morphs into a major jobs crisis.

  • Nigeria: New Guidelines Issued on Discharge of COVID-19 Patients
    on 05/06/2020 at 07:33

    [This Day] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) Thursday unveiled new guidelines for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, which will quicken their discharge from isolation and treatment centres.

  • Rwanda: We Cannot Allow COVID-19 to Do Double Damage - Kagame
    on 05/06/2020 at 06:58

    [New Times] President Paul Kagame has said that the world cannot accept the new coronavirus pandemic to cause double damage, calling on leaders from different sectors to support efforts aimed at developing needed vaccines.

  • Libya: Pro-Government Forces Claim Victory in Siege of Tripoli
    on 05/06/2020 at 04:42

    [DW] Forces loyal to the UN-backed government have pushed Khalifa Haftar's forces out of the Libyan capital, ending a months-long siege. Libyan officials said they are "determined to defeat the enemy" with the help of Turkey.

  • Africa: Can Vaccines Reach the World's Poorest?
    on 05/06/2020 at 04:40

    [Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Thursday's GAVI vaccine summit aims to help people in the developing world get access to any eventual coronavirus vaccine. What are the obstacles?

  • Cameroon: Govt Mute On TV Anchor's Reported Death in Detention
    on 05/06/2020 at 04:30

    [DW] Samuel Wazizi disappeared off the television and in person when police came for him on 2 August 2019 and handed him to the military. Reports of his death came to light this week.

  • Equatorial Guinea: WHO Representative Is Asked to Leave Country
    on 05/06/2020 at 04:25

    [WHO] Brazzaville -The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Equatorial Guinea has informed the WHO Regional Office for Africa that its country head of office, Dr Triphonie Nkurunziza must leave Malabo as soon as possible. WHO finds the decision regrettable.

  • Nigeria: Justice for Uwa and Tina
    on 04/06/2020 at 21:05

    [Wellbeing Foundation] Lagos -This year marked the start of the United Nations' Decade of Delivery, where we were promised that things would change for the empowerment of women and girls. Armed with research to prove how much better off our world would be with the rights of women and girls realised, we in the global advocacy community declared that it is well past time to start living in a gender equal reality.

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