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- Africa: EU-UN Spotlight Initiative shows promising results on ending violence against women and girlsby Spotlight Initiative on 27/10/2020 at 12:34
[Spotlight Initiative] Spotlight Initiative, a global partnership between the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) to eliminate violence against women and girls, has released 'Universal Rights, Global Action', an impact report of its key results from 2019 to 2020.
- Zimbabwe: Rights Commission Pleads for Sanctions Removalby New Zimbabwe on 27/10/2020 at 10:49
[New Zimbabwe] The Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) has pleaded with EU and the US to unconditionally remove sanctions which it said were causing untold suffering among ordinary Zimbabwean citizens.
- Zimbabwe: Anti-Sanctions - Russia Backs Zimby The Herald on 27/10/2020 at 09:03
[The Herald] THE Russian Federation will continue standing by Zimbabwe and assist in overcoming the "pernicious" effects of the illegal economic sanctions that were imposed by the West.
- Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Salutes Africa For Calling For Removal of U.S. Sanctionsby The Herald on 27/10/2020 at 09:03
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- Zimbabwe: Sanctions Hold Back Development of Nationsby The Herald on 27/10/2020 at 09:03
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- Malawi: Govt Receives Top-Up Financial Support From EUby Malawi News Agency on 27/10/2020 at 08:43
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -- The Ministry of Finance has signed additional Financing Agreements (FAs) with the European Union (EU) towards supporting two programmes namely Social Support for Resilience and AFIKEPO Nutrition Programmes.
- Sudan: Foreign Minister Receives Ambassador of Turkeyby SNA on 27/10/2020 at 08:11
[SNA] Khartoum -- The Foreign Minister, Omer Gamar-Eddin, received in his office Monday the Ambassador of Turkey to Sudan, Irfan Nazir Oglu.
- Sudan: Acting FM Meets Netherlands Ambassadorby SNA on 27/10/2020 at 08:11
[SNA] Khartoum -- The Acting Foreign Minister, Omar Gamar Edeen Ismail received, Monday, at his office, the Netherlands Ambassador to Khartoum.
- Sudan: Minister of Justice Receives Norway Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudanby SNA on 27/10/2020 at 08:10
[SNA] Khartoum -- The Minister of Justice, Dr. Nasr-Eddin Abdul-Bari, received in his office Monday the Norwegian special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Dr. Endre Stiansen, and the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway to Sudan and discussed the ministry's needs in the judicial aspects in general.
- West Africa: France and Mali At Odds Over Opening Dialogue With Sahel Jihadistsby RFI on 27/10/2020 at 07:43
[RFI] France and Mali differed on Monday over whether to talk to jihadists to help end the Sahel state's eight-year-old insurgency, with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian ruling the option out.
- Kenya: Ex-Kenyan Paralympian Among UK's 100 Influential People With Disabilitiesby Nation on 27/10/2020 at 07:14
[Nation] Kenyan-born former Paralympian with British Athletics, Anne Olympia Wafula, has added another feather to her already heavily garlanded cap - being named among the 100 most influential disabled people in the United Kingdom.
- Rwanda: Kabuga Transferred to the Hagueby New Times on 27/10/2020 at 06:29
[New Times] Genocide mastermind Félicien Kabuga was on Monday, October 26, transferred from France to the custody of the International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (Mechanism) in The Hague, Netherlands.
- Rwanda: Genocide Suspect Felicien Kabuga Arrives in the Hague to Face Trialby DW on 27/10/2020 at 05:17
[DW] Late last month, France's top court ruled that the former coffee tycoon could be transferred to UN custody. Felicien Kabuga, 87, had spent two decades living close to Paris under a false name.
- Gambia: Scorpions Striker Scores in FC Zurich Thump Over Vaduzby The Point on 26/10/2020 at 14:14
[The Point] Scorpions' striker, Assan Ceesay scored a fine goal during his Swiss top flight side (FC Zurich) 4-1 away win over Vaduz in their week-five fixtures of the Swiss Super League played at the Rheinpark Stadion on Saturday.
- Africa: European Investment Bank Responses for Natural Disasters in Africaby Ethiopian Herald on 26/10/2020 at 12:10
[Ethiopian Herald] The European Investment Bank and the United Nations Development Programme have signed a new partnership agreement to scale up their support to countries facing situations of emergency caused by epidemics, natural disasters, conflict and other types of fragility, according to European Investment Bank.
- Kenya: INEOS 1-59 Challenge - Record-Breaking Week for Kipchoge and Safaricomby Nation on 26/10/2020 at 07:47
[Nation] In a record-breaking week of October last year, Safaricom launched a temporary logo for its M-Pesa brand to embrace Eliud Kipchoge's attempt to become the first man to run a sub-two-hour marathon.
- Rwanda: Covid-19 - Rwanda Features on EU "Safe List"by New Times on 26/10/2020 at 07:44
[New Times] The European Union has listed Rwanda among the countries on which Covid-19 travel restrictions into the EU territory should be gradually lifted.
- Guinea: Presidential Rivals Both Claim Victoryby DW on 25/10/2020 at 12:04
[DW] Deadly clashes broke out following presidential elections on October 18. Incumbent President Alpha Conde and opposition candidate Cellou Dalein Diallo have both declared victory, raising fears more violence is to come.
- Africa: Restoring Land - With Europe's Help - Can Give Africa a Greener Futureby Thomson Reuters Foundation on 24/10/2020 at 17:52
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] United Nations -- Africa needs to not follow the climate-damaging model of the West, and cutting land degradation can help
- Africa: Drama On Canvas - William Kentridge Takes African Stories to Hamburgby DW on 24/10/2020 at 17:42
[DW] William Kentridge is South Africa's best-known artist. But what makes his work so alluring? An exhibition in Hamburg finds out by tracing each stroke of his brush.
- Guinea: Alpha Conde Wins Third Termby DW on 24/10/2020 at 16:25
[DW] Guinea's President Alpha Conde has won the Oct. 18 election with 59.5% of the vote, according to a tally from the election commission on Saturday. The victory gives 82-year-old Conde a third term in office.
- Rwanda: How Australia Became Den of Genocide Fugitives and Subversive Groupsby New Times on 24/10/2020 at 12:04
[New Times] Rwandans living in Australia on October 19 condemned claims by a subversive element cum genocide denier based in there, Noel Zihabamwe, who alleges he was threatened by the Rwandan government because he refused to be its agent.
- Namibia: Geingob Lauds Norway for Fishrot Probe Aidby New Era on 23/10/2020 at 14:32
[New Era] President Hage Geingob has commended Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg for her government's cooperation in the ongoing criminal investigations into the Fishrot scandal, which has led to the arrest of former ministers and businessmen. The head of state made the remarks during a telephonic conversation with Solberg yesterday.
- Namibia: Big Ben, Erna Chimu to Headline Euro-Namibian Music Festivalby New Era on 23/10/2020 at 13:07
[New Era] Award-winning artist Big Ben, and Namibia's leading songbird Erna Chimu have been selected to perform with some international artists at the third Euro-Namibian music festival slated for 30 October at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) Windhoek.
- Zimbabwe: Iran Ambassador Rallies Behind Anti-Sanctions Campaignby New Zimbabwe on 23/10/2020 at 13:06
[New Zimbabwe] The new Iran Ambassador to Zimbabwe Abbas Navazani has called for the urgent lifting of economic sanctions imposed against Zimbabwe by the West and the US.
- Zimbabwe: 'Sanctions Removal Will Leave Zanu-PF Exposed'by New Zimbabwe on 23/10/2020 at 11:07
[New Zimbabwe] The National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) president, Lovemore Madhuku has said the reason why he supports the removal of sanctions in Zimbabwe is to make sure Zanu PF will be left with no excuses to blame for its economic failures.
- Zimbabwe: Sanctions Have Crippled Zesa - Gataby The Herald on 23/10/2020 at 09:03
[The Herald] ILLEGAL sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe by the West have crippled ZESA Holdings operations, resulting it generating less than half of its capacity of between 4 000 to 5 000 megawatts, ZESA executive chairman Dr Sydney Gata said.
- West Africa: 'The Sahel - a Microcosm of Cascading Risks Converging in One Region'by IPS on 23/10/2020 at 06:36
[IPS] United Nations -- The European Commission this week pledged $27.8 million in humanitarian support to the Sahel region as floods and the coronavirus pandemic exacerbate the stability in a region deeply in conflict.
- Africa: Focus On Migrant Returns Threatens AU–EU Negotiationsby ISS on 23/10/2020 at 06:34
[ISS] Europe's New Pact doesn't bode well considering that forced migrant returns have stalled talks between the continents before.
- Southern Africa: Sanctions Stalling Zimbabwe's Progress - SADCby The Herald on 22/10/2020 at 13:50
[The Herald] WITHOUT the bane of punitive economic sanctions, which must be lifted now, the Second Republic under the leadership of President Mnangagwa could have achieved more for its people, Sadc executive secretary Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax has said.