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Africa: Greatest Global Challenge is Cooperation - Not Covid-19
by allAfrica on 15/07/2020 at 00:32
[allAfrica] Kigali -- Pandemics come and go. The tragic effect of plague in the Middle Ages reminds us that Covid-19 wasn't the first, and it is clear that it won't be the last.
Gambia: David Colley, Gambia's Worst Prison Director Ever
by JusticeInfo.net on 14/07/2020 at 14:56
[JusticeInfo.net] It was a marathon testimony. Over three days David Colley, the longest serving director general of the infamous Mile 2 prison, appeared before the Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission in Gambia. Colley's time is remembered as one of death, torture, illegal detention and poor treatment of prisoners. But he had a hard time coming to terms with it.
South Africa: How to Access Public Mental Health Services
by GroundUp on 14/07/2020 at 14:29
[GroundUp] If you feel that you need help, reach out
Africa: New Smoking Device - a 'Hopeful Moment For the Rest of the World'
by allAfrica on 14/07/2020 at 14:25
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized the marketing of IQOS, Philip Morris International's (PMI) electrically heated tobacco system, as a modified risk tobacco product (MRTP). IQOS is reportedly the first and only electronic nicotine product to be granted marketing orders through the FDA's MRTP process. The IQOS System heats tobacco but does not burn it and therefore significantly reduces the production of harmful and potentially harmful chemicals.
South Africa: Creditors Approve SAA's Business Rescue Plan As the Airline Gets a New Interim Boss
by Daily Maverick on 14/07/2020 at 13:58
[Daily Maverick] About 86% of creditors have voted in favour of the SAA business rescue plan, meaning that the airline will, for now, avoid liquidation. Meanwhile, Philip Saunders is the new SAA interim CEO. He becomes the fourth SAA CEO in five years.
Southern Africa: Maritime Security Can Help Resolve the Mozambique Insurgency
by ISS on 14/07/2020 at 13:22
[ISS] Over recent months the bloody insurgency in the northern Mozambique province of Cabo Delgado has taken an unprecedented maritime turn. If it worsens, it could have profound socio-economic and security implications for Southern Africa.
Nigeria: P&ID Contract a Scam, Can't Stand, Govt Tells UK Court
by This Day on 14/07/2020 at 12:39
[This Day] Abuja -- The federal government yesterday led evidence to convince a United Kingdom (UK) High Court to accept its allegation that the Gas Supply Purchasing Agreement (GSPA) between Nigeria and Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) for a 20-year contract on gas project, was conceived with the full intent of defrauding Nigeria.
Nigeria: Lagos Govt Says Doctors Strike, 'Insensitive, Lacks Empathy'
by Premium Times on 14/07/2020 at 10:47
[Premium Times] The Lagos State Government has urged doctors under the umbrella of the Lagos Medical Guild who embarked on a warning strike to return to their duty posts saying their action is insensitive.
Africa: Africa's Largest Online History Project Threatened as COVID-19 Diverts Funding
by Daily Maverick on 14/07/2020 at 09:35
[Daily Maverick] The largest independent online history project in Africa, South African History Online, has played a pioneering role in promoting a new people's history as well as history education. But the 20-year-old project needs more support if it is to survive.
South Africa: SAA Rescue Plan Reveals Govt's Tunnel Vision
by Daily Maverick on 14/07/2020 at 09:32
[Daily Maverick] What is the point of throwing everything at SAA when the rest of the air transport system and entire industries upon which SAA depends are collapsing?
Sudan: Airlines to Start Flights Tomorrow
by SNA on 14/07/2020 at 09:26
[SNA] Khartoum -- The Sudanese airlines, Badr, Tarco, the Egypt Airlines, Turkish Airlines, and Flydubai; will start tomorrow Its flights from Khartoum airport, in implementation of the Civil Aviation Authority decision announced last week for the partially open of the airport, with the three countries, of Egypt, Turkey and the UAE.
South Africa: Surveillance Programme Needed After COVID-19 RNA Signals Show Up in Wastewater Samples
by Daily Maverick on 14/07/2020 at 09:05
[Daily Maverick] A pilot project has found Covid-19 RNA signals in wastewater plants in Gauteng hotspots. Now it needs to be scaled up nationally as it could be a vital and cost-effective early warning system, and could help track the waves of the transmission as the pandemic unfolds.
Nigeria: End Game - Banks Now to Seize Defaulter's Funds in Other Banks
by Vanguard on 14/07/2020 at 09:03
[Vanguard] by Nwafor
Africa: Over 600,000 Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Across Continent
by allAfrica on 14/07/2020 at 08:48
[allAfrica] As of July 13, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 611,115.
Uganda: Over 700 Kigezi Tea Nursery Bed Operators Petition Museveni
by Monitor on 14/07/2020 at 08:45
[Monitor] More than 700 tea nursery bed operators in Kigezi Sub-region have asked President Museveni to prevail over a matter in which they are seeking payment for tea seedlings worth Shs143 billion.
Uganda: How Police Raided Station Over Bobi
by Monitor on 14/07/2020 at 08:45
[Monitor] Information has emerged about what happened between police and the media managers before Kyadondo east MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine was dragged out of a local radio station in Jinja City at the weekend and ordered to leave.
Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa, Chamisa Snub Church Leaders' National Dialogue Meeting
by New Zimbabwe on 14/07/2020 at 07:49
[New Zimbabwe] ZANU PF and the MDC Alliance were Monday absent from a Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHCD) meeting held in Harare to consult stakeholders on the formation of a national dialogue process.
Zimbabwe: Drax Sues Govt Over Cancellation of US$60m COVID-19 Deal
by New Zimbabwe on 14/07/2020 at 07:48
[New Zimbabwe] CONTROVERSIAL company, Drax Consult SALG (Drax) is suing the National Pharmaceutical Company (Natpharm) over the cancellation of a highly suspicious US$60 million contract it had been granted for the supply of Covid-19 medical supplies.
Mali: Protest Leaders Have Been Released but Bamako Remains Tense
by RFI on 14/07/2020 at 07:46
[RFI] Authorities in Mali released a number of opposition leaders on Monday in a move to try and appease a protest movement calling for the resignation of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.
Africa: How to Stay Safe in Public During the COVID-19 Pandemic
by ER24 on 14/07/2020 at 07:44
[ER24] With parts of the South African Economy that has opened up, people are looking at ways of resuming some of their daily activities as safely as possible. It is now of the utmost importance to understand the potential risks of being infected and how to adopt different types of preventative measures to protect yourself and others around you and help to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Africa: World Champ Farah Confirmed for Cape Marathon
by CAJ News on 14/07/2020 at 07:26
[CAJ News] Cape Town -- THE participation of Sir Mo Farah in the Sanlam Cape Town Virtual Marathon is a major boost to an event that suffered a recent blow after the traditional race was postponed because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
South Africa: New Controls for COVID-19 Relief Fund Due to 'Opportunists'
by SAnews.gov.za on 14/07/2020 at 07:19
[SAnews.gov.za] In an effort to eliminate the risk of criminals exploiting the COVID-19 Temporary Employee Relief Scheme, the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) has introduced new stringent controls to verify banking details of recipients.
Nigeria: One in Four Calls to Us Are From Pranksters - NCDC
by Premium Times on 14/07/2020 at 06:26
[Premium Times] The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said about 26 per cent of emergency calls made to its centres last week were 'hoax' calls.
Nigeria: 107 Human Trafficking Victims Rescued at Kano Airport
by Vanguard on 14/07/2020 at 06:15
[Vanguard] Kano -- Not fewer than 107 human trafficking victims have been rescued at the Malam Aminu Kano International Airport, MAKIA while attempting to travel abroad for greener pastures.
Nigeria: New Guidelines for Reopening of Schools
by Premium Times on 14/07/2020 at 06:11
[Premium Times] The federal government has released guidelines ahead of the resumption of schools at every level in the country.
Nigeria: Number of COVID-19 Cases Now at 33,153
by This Day on 14/07/2020 at 05:16
[This Day] Nigeria has recorded 595 new cases of COVID-19, bringing to 33,153 the number of confirmed cases in the country.
Mali: Timbuktu War Crimes Trial Set to Begin in the Hague
by DW on 14/07/2020 at 04:38
[DW] An alleged Islamist arrested in Mali in 2018 is to go on trial this week at the International Criminal Court. He is accused of orchestrating war crimes, including torture and rape, in the city of Timbuktu.
Africa: 'Tax Us' - World's Super-Rich Call for Wealth Tax to Fund COVID-19 Relief
by Thomson Reuters Foundation on 14/07/2020 at 04:34
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -- A group of 83 millionaires called for a permanent wealth tax to fund coronavirus relief efforts
Africa: Better Food for World's Poor Could Hike Climate-Changing Emissions
by Thomson Reuters Foundation on 14/07/2020 at 04:31
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -- To balance the increases, richer countries may need to scale back, flagship UN report suggests
Nigeria: How We Decrypted Messages From Biafran War That Have Remained Secret for 50 Years
by The Conversation Africa on 14/07/2020 at 04:28
[The Conversation Africa] This year marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Biafran conflict in 1970.