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Kenya: How Fun-Loving Kenyans Ignored Covid-19 Measures During World Tourism Day
by Nairobi News on 28/09/2020 at 12:07
[Nairobi News] Thousands of Kenyans on Sunday ignored Ministry of Health's Covid-19 protocols during the International World Tourism Day celebrations at Mama Ngina Waterfront in Mombasa.
Africa: G7 Finance Ministers Support Debt Relief for Poor Countries Combating COVID-19 Crisis
by U.S. Treasury on 28/09/2020 at 10:39
[U.S. Treasury] The G7 supports a process for debt cancellation for vulnerable countries, they announced this morning after Treasury convened a special Finance Ministers meeting. In a G7 statement, the ministers also encouraged an extension of the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative (DSSI) into next year for the world's 73 poorest countries.
Africa: U.S.$35 Billion Price Tag to End the Acute Phase of the Pandemic
by WHO on 28/09/2020 at 08:40
[WHO] Partners lay out investment needed to speed up access to COVID-19 diagnostics, vaccines and treatments
Liberia: Foreign Minister-Designate Back at Confirmation Hearing, Says Harassment Claim a 'Takedown Campaign'
by FrontPageAfrica on 28/09/2020 at 08:36
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Mr. Dee Maxwell Kemayah, Liberia's Foreign Minister-designate, faced the Senate's Foreign Affairs Committee for the second time last Friday for confirmation in the wake of allegation of sexual harassment against him by an employee of Liberia's Mission to the United Nations.
Africa: Over 1.4 Million Covid-19 Cases, 1.2 Million Recoveries Across Continent
by allAfrica on 28/09/2020 at 08:19
[allAfrica] As of September 28, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,460,328. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 35,163, and recoveries 1,207,261.
Uganda: Mastercard Foundation Gives U.S.$1 Million to Makerere to Rebuild Ivory Tower
by Monitor on 28/09/2020 at 08:16
[Monitor] Mastercard Foundation has announced a $1 million (about Shs3.7 billion) contribution towards the restoration of Makerere University Ivory Tower commonly known as the Main Building which was razed by fire early this week.
Nigeria: 7 Days After - Anxiety As Zazzau Yet to Get New Emir
by Daily Trust on 28/09/2020 at 07:48
[Daily Trust] Anxiety is gradually building up in the ancient city of Zaria seven days after the demise of the late Emir Shehu Idris as his successor has not been appointed.
Rwanda: Kagame Makes Diplomatic Changes, Appoints New Envoys
by New Times on 28/09/2020 at 07:47
[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Friday, September 25, made several changes in Rwanda's diplomatic corps, appointing new Ambassadors, First Counsellors and second counsellors in several embassies.
Tanzania: Why New Constitution Is Crucial for Human Rights Protection
by Citizen on 28/09/2020 at 07:46
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- Had Tanzania passed the Second Draft of the New Constitution by the Warioba Review Team, then the fight against human rights abuses would have been highly simplified, legal experts opined yesterday.
Mozambique: Helping Families Navigate Customary and Formal Law After Rape
by Spotlight Initiative on 28/09/2020 at 07:13
[Spotlight Initiative] Chimoio, Mozambique -- Isaura*, 11, was walking home from school one day with her friends when a man pulled her into the bush and raped her. Terrified, her friends ran for help and called her family.
Rwanda: Country Reduces Ozone Warming Gases By 54%
by New Times on 28/09/2020 at 07:11
[New Times] Rwanda has drastically reduced, by 54%, the importation of gases known as 'hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)' that deplete ozone layer paving the way for implementing the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol.
South Africa: South Africa Experiences Two Earthquakes in Two Days
by allAfrica on 28/09/2020 at 07:09
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- A 2.7 magnitude hit Cape Town in South Africa early on Sunday (September 27), according to Storm Report.It was the second earthquake is as many days - on Saturday night, there was a strong magnitude 6.2 quake in the evening.
South Africa: The Ladies Own the Stage in Idols SA's Second Live Show
by Mzansi Africa on 28/09/2020 at 07:05
[Mzansi Africa] Last week the guys set the stage alight with their performances under the theme "the best cover songs" in this 16th edition of Idols SA. Tonight, it was the ladies' turn to belt out their renditions as they vied for a spot in the top 10.
Kenya: Family Planning Hit Hard By Focus on Covid-19
by Nation on 28/09/2020 at 06:54
[Nation] The focus on containing the spread of coronavirus has hit crucial mother-to-child health care services, including family planning and immunisation, research has shown.
Africa: Dirty Secret - Half of World Lacks Clean Cooking, At a Huge Cost
by Thomson Reuters Foundation on 28/09/2020 at 06:42
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -- Failure to provide about 4 billion people with access to clean, safe and affordable ways of cooking is costing $2.4 trillion a year.
Kenya: Maraga Moves 42 Judges in Major Judiciary Shake-Up
by Nation on 28/09/2020 at 06:41
[Nation] Chief Justice David Maraga has transferred 42 judges, some who have been handling cases of immense public interest.
Ethiopia: Security Forces Warn Against Incitement Over 'No-Mandate' Govt
by Nation on 28/09/2020 at 06:40
[Nation] Addis Ababa -- Ethiopia's defence forces and federal police officials have warned against incitement amid the hardline position by some politicians that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's mandate will end on October 10.
Lesotho: 'Groundbreaking' Study Reveals High Cost of Domestic Violence
by Thomson Reuters Foundation on 28/09/2020 at 06:36
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -- Commonwealth secretary-general Patricia Scotland says domestic violence is costing countries more than they realise
Zimbabwe: App Matches Farmers With Vacant Plots
by Thomson Reuters Foundation on 28/09/2020 at 06:30
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Harare -- The app's creators hope it can help boost food security, in a country where more than half of irrigable land is lying idle
Nigeria: Labour Unions Suspend Nationwide Protest Fixed for Today
by Premium Times on 28/09/2020 at 06:22
[Premium Times] The labour unions suspended the strike after a late night meeting with a federal government team.
Nigeria: Again Boko Haram Attacks Borno Governor's Convoy
by Vanguard on 28/09/2020 at 05:51
[Vanguard] Maiduguri -- Barely 48 hours when some members of dreaded Boko Haram ambushed convoy of Governor Babagana Umara Zulum along Cross Kauwa-Baga road in Borno state leaving over 30 people dead including 10 policemen and 4 soldiers, another set of insurgents laid ambush along Monguno- Maiduguri axis and attacked the returning convoy on Sunday evening.
Kenya: Ruto Allies Ask Kenyatta to Dissolve Parliament, Calls for Elections
by Nation on 28/09/2020 at 05:19
[Nation] Jubilee lawmakers allied to Deputy President William Ruto have asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to dissolve Parliament over the two thirds gender rule as advised by Chief Justice David Maraga.
Somalia: Parliament Endorses Delegate Voting System
by Nation on 28/09/2020 at 05:18
[Nation] Somalia's parliament on Saturday approved the electoral model reached last week by President Mohamed Farmaajo and leaders from the five federal states, paving the way for an indirect election.
Nigeria: 13 Boko Haram Members, Family Surrender - Military
by Premium Times on 28/09/2020 at 05:06
[Premium Times] The Defence Headquarters says 13 Boko Haram terrorists alongside six women and 17 children from Kodila village have surrendered to troops of 151 Task Force Battalion at Banki Junction in Bama Local Government Area of Borno.
Nigeria: Kaduna Govt Jettisons Report of Zazzau Kingmakers Over 'Vote Buying' Allegation
by Premium Times on 28/09/2020 at 05:05
[Premium Times] A new emir is being awaited for Zazzau emirate seven days after the stool became vacant.
Sudan: The Nile River Led to Khartoum's Growth, but Now Threatens the City
by The Conversation Africa on 28/09/2020 at 05:05
[The Conversation Africa] Over the past few weeks, floods - following exceptionally heavy rains - have hit Sudan. Many parts of the country have been affected though it has been particularly destructive in Khartoum, the capital city.
Ethiopia: Suspension of U.S. Aid Is Yet Another Example of Trump's Disregard for the Continent
by The Conversation Africa on 28/09/2020 at 04:54
[The Conversation Africa] America's Department of State recently suspended $130 million worth of aid to Ethiopia because of "a lack of progress" on negotiations pertaining to the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam on the River Nile.
Africa: A Pact of 'Pariahs' Rattles Their Neighbourhoods
by ISS on 28/09/2020 at 04:51
[ISS] The recent accord between Taiwan and Somaliland, two states acknowledged by few others, is making waves.
Mali: Transitional Govt Names Moctar Ouane as New PM
by DW on 28/09/2020 at 04:46
[DW] The decision to appoint a civilian as PM could result in the lifting of sanctions by neighboring countries. The restrictive measures were imposed following a military coup last month.
Nigeria: Laycon Emerges Winner of BBNaija Lockdown Edition 2020
by Vanguard on 27/09/2020 at 20:06
[Vanguard] Big brother Naija housemate and top finalist, Laycon has emerged the winner of the Lockdown edition 2020.