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- Africa: Why We Need Those Weather Forecastersby ODI on 24/01/2021 at 14:44
[ODI] A new report from global think-tank ODI sheds light on the need to strengthen sustainable climate services across Africa if ambitions for effective climate adaptation are to be realised.
- South Sudan: "Teach Us How to Become Carpenters" - South Sudanese Want to Shape Their Futureby IPS on 24/01/2021 at 13:49
[IPS] Likuangole -- Located in Jonglei state, one of the most underdeveloped regions of South Sudan, Likuangole is a town badly hit by floods and often battered by conflict. Despite the lack of secondary schools and industry, its residents aspire to transform their lives. But real investment is needed to spur development.
- South Africa: Social Pacts More Vital Than Ever As State Lacks Capacityby Democracy Works on 24/01/2021 at 13:48
[Democracy Works] Social partners involved in SA's social dialogue have not been diverse enough, and so decisions often do not have broad societal buy-in.
- Mali: French Military Operations Face Growing Resistanceby DW on 24/01/2021 at 13:47
[DW] The French anti-terror mission Barkhane is losing support in Mali, as reflected in recent protests in the capital, Bamako. Attitudes to the former colonial power are ambivalent amid deteriorating security.
- Kenya: Slum Dwellers Battle Covid-19 Downturn With Virtual Currencyby Thomson Reuters Foundation on 24/01/2021 at 13:46
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The blockchain-based technology helps struggling families afford the essentials and avoid becoming victims of loan sharks
- Zimbabwe: "In Zimbabwe There Is Freedom of Speech, but No Freedom After the Speech"by IPS on 24/01/2021 at 13:45
[IPS] Bulawayo -- A long-running gag says "in Zimbabwe there is freedom of speech, but no freedom after the speech". But for journalists and activists who have been forced to endure nights in the country's overcrowded and filthy holding cells, this is no laughing matter as prison inmates have no personal protective equipment to guard against COVID-19.
- Africa: Over 3,4 Million Confirmed Covid-19 Cases on Continentby allAfrica on 24/01/2021 at 13:42
[allAfrica] As of January 24, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 3,417,518. Reported deaths in Africa reached 84,537 and 2,866,931 people have recovered.
- Africa: Several Dead As Storm Sweeps East Coastby DW on 24/01/2021 at 13:40
[DW] Tropical Cyclone Eloise has hit Mozambique, bringing rain and powerful winds of around 130 kilometers per hour. Forecasters believe it will now move toward Zimbabwe, Botswana and South Africa.
- Chad: New Challenges for Chad's Armyby ICG on 24/01/2021 at 13:35
[ICG] The Chadian army, while essential to counter-terrorism operations in the Sahel, is also a source of potential instability for the country. Chadian authorities, supported by their international partners, should build a more representative and professional army, and establish safeguards to discourage violence in the event of a succession crisis.
- Sudan: Sudan's Transitional National Securityby African Arguments on 24/01/2021 at 13:33
[African Arguments] Two years after removing Bashir from power, Sudan's revolution is going through a tough transition. Economy, peace, and foreign policy are among the top challenges of the transitional government. However, all three files were a major topic of contestation contributing to an intensification of hostilities between the civilian and military components of Sudan's transitional government.
- Burkina Faso: Theater Squeezed By Terrorism and Coronavirusby DW on 24/01/2021 at 13:32
[DW] Burkina Faso has a thriving theater tradition. But terrorism and the coronavirus are curtailing the activities of its only permanent theater.
- Uganda: Internet Restored After Museveni's Electoral Victoryby DW on 24/01/2021 at 13:30
[DW] Social media platforms in Uganda played a crucial role in the mobilization of opposition leader Bobi Wine's followers. Shutting down the internet on the eve of polls added to doubts about how fair the elections were.
- South Africa: Why New Covid-19 Variants Are On the Rise and Spreading Around the Worldby The Conversation Africa on 24/01/2021 at 13:28
[The Conversation Africa] A new variant of coronavirus has swept across the United Kingdom and been detected in the United States, Canada and elsewhere. Scientists are concerned that these new strains may spread more easily.
- Kenya: How Young Kenyans Feel About Farming Goes Against Conventional Wisdomby The Conversation Africa on 24/01/2021 at 13:23
[The Conversation Africa] Every year, 12 million young people enter the labour market across the African continent.
- Nigeria: Pirates Launch Deadly Attack On Turkish Ship Off Nigeriaby DW on 24/01/2021 at 13:19
[DW] The Gulf of Guinea, where the attack took place, is considered the most dangerous sea in the world for piracy. One crew member was killed and 15 others were taken hostage after a struggle on board.
- Mozambique: Cyclone Eloise Makes Landfall in Disaster-Impacted Sofala Provinceby UNFPA on 24/01/2021 at 13:16
[UNFPA] Sofala -- In the early hours of 23 January, Cyclone Eloise - a category two storm bringing winds of up to 160 kilometres per hour - made landfall in Sofala Province in central Mozambique, an area still recovering from the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai nearly two years ago.
- Kenya: Deputy President Ruto Accused of Misleading Youth With 'Wheelbarrow Narrative'by Nation on 24/01/2021 at 10:08
[Nation] Leaders allied to President Uhuru Kenyatta have accused Deputy President William Ruto of misleading desperate youths by giving them false hope through the wheelbarrow narrative.
- Nigeria: Infernos - Govt to Audit Oil Tank Farms, Establish 109 New Fire Stationsby Leadership on 24/01/2021 at 10:06
[Leadership] Worried by the growing loss of private and public assets to infernos in the last 12 months and as part of renewed efforts to reduce fire incidents in the country, the federal government has concluded plans to establish fire stations across the nation's 109 senatorial districts.
- Africa: How Kenya Nurtured Somalia's Transitional Govt -Then Lost Influence Years Laterby Nation on 24/01/2021 at 09:57
[Nation] Fourteen years ago, in January 2007, Somalia President Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed set foot in Mogadishu for the first time since taking office in 2004. His triumphant entry in the capital symbolised victory for Somalia's Transitional Federal Government (TFG) and indeed Kenya, from where he had ruled his country for three years.
- Tanzania: EU Pledges to Attract More Investors to Dar es Salaamby Daily News on 24/01/2021 at 09:40
[Daily News] Dodoma -- THE European Union (EU) has pledged to continue supporting Tanzania in its efforts to improve the business and investment climate in Tanzania, including attracting more investors from EU countries to invest in the country.
- Tanzania: Gas Installations Set to Ease Fuel Costsby Daily News on 24/01/2021 at 09:35
[Daily News] Tanzania Petroleum Development Corporation (TPDC) will this financial year construct five natural gas stations in Dar es Salaam to serve the Dar Rapid Transit (DART) buses, a plan that is expected to cut fuel cost by 45 per cent and reduce fares.
- West Africa: Nigeria's President Buhari Calls for the Restructuring of ECOWASby Vanguard on 24/01/2021 at 09:35
[Vanguard] President Muhammadu Buhari has advocated for the restructuring of ECOWAS, saying that the organization needed to streamline its management to adjust to current realities.
- Seychelles: North Island Makes Condé Nast Traveler's Top 5 Island Beaches for 2020by Seychelles News Agency on 24/01/2021 at 09:09
[Seychelles News Agency] A private island luxury resort in Seychelles - North Island - is listed amongst the Top 5 beaches in the world by Condé Nast Traveler readers for 2020.
- Tanzania: Wheat Production Receives Massive State Boostby Daily News on 24/01/2021 at 08:53
[Daily News] Dodoma -- THE government has reached a consensus with large scale wheat millers to improve the commercial crop, agreeing to set a minimum price of 800/- per kilogramme of raw wheat.
- Kenya: 10 Ships Dock At Mombasa Port As Business Picks Upby Nation on 24/01/2021 at 07:53
[Nation] Ten ships docked at the Mombasa port on Thursday evening, giving port managers hope of a turnaround after the Covid-19 crisis impacted transshipment traffic.
- Tunisia: Satellite Monitoring System of Fishing Vessels Deployedby Tunis Afrique Presse on 24/01/2021 at 07:52
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- A satellite monitoring system of fishing vessels over 15 metres was put into operation, the Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries announced.
- Kenya: More Mothers Giving Birth At Homeby Nation on 24/01/2021 at 07:40
[Nation] Only one of 10 women who gave birth in public health facilities in the country last year succumbed, but there are still fears that more women gave birth at home on fear of contracting Covid-19.
- Kenya: Consumers Feel Pinch of Digital Services Taxby Nation on 24/01/2021 at 07:39
[Nation] Few weeks ago, Judy Ochieng was watching Selina, her favourite TV show on GOtv when a message flashed on her screen, followed by a similar one in her phone.
- South Africa: Late Musician Jonas Gwangwa 'Embodied the Struggle for a National Culture'by The Conversation Africa on 24/01/2021 at 07:27
[The Conversation Africa] Music is not a zero sum game with only one 'best'. But if you seek to name one musician whose life embodies the South African people's struggle for a national culture, it must be trombonist, composer and cultural activist Jonas Mosa Gwangwa, who was born on 19 October 1937 in Orlando East, Johannesburg, and died on 23 January 2021 in Johannesburg aged 83.
- Mozambique: Hundreds Evacuated As Cyclone Hits City of Beiraby AIM on 23/01/2021 at 19:26
[AIM] Maputo -- As forecast, Cyclone Eloise hit the central Mozambican city of Beira early on Saturday morning, with winds of 140 kilometres an hour and gusts of up to 160 kilometres an hour, according to the independent television station, STV.