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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.
Gambia: Gambia Makes Progress in U.S. Fiscal Transparency Report
by The Point on 14/07/2020 at 13:58
[The Point] On June 15, 2020, the United States Department of State released the 2020 Fiscal Transparency Report, which assessed that The Gambia made significant progress in its continuing efforts at government fiscal reform.
Nigeria: Coronavirus - Nigeria Announces Date for 5th Evacuation From U.S.
by Premium Times on 14/07/2020 at 10:42
[Premium Times] The Nigerian government has announced that the fifth evacuation flight for its citizens stranded in the United States of America is set for July 31.
Gambia: U.S. Says Gambia Made Significant Progress in Fiscal Reform
by Foroyaa on 14/07/2020 at 09:17
[Foroyaa] The United States Embassy in Banjul on 15th June 2020 said The Gambia made significant progress in its continuing efforts at government fiscal reform.
Africa: International Press Freedom Award for Leading Nigerian Journalist Dapo Olorunyomi
by allAfrica on 13/07/2020 at 16:39
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The leading Nigerian campaigning journalist, Dapo Olorunyomi, has been honoured for his courage by one of the world's top press freedom groups.
Africa: Premium Times Co-founder Dapo Olorunyomi Receives 2020 International Press Freedom Award
by CPJ on 13/07/2020 at 14:42
[CPJ] CPJ is Honored to Present its 2020 International Press Freedom Award to Nigerian Journalist Dapo Olorunyomi
Ghana: Canada, Agrihouse Partner to Promote Women in Agriculture
by Ghanaian Times on 13/07/2020 at 12:13
[Ghanaian Times] The Canadian High Commission in Ghana, for the second year running, is partnering Agrihouse Foundation, for the 2020 edition of the Annual Women in Food and Agriculture Leadership Training Forum and Expo (WOFAGRIC).
São Tomé and Príncipe: Sao Tome and Principe National Day
by State Department on 13/07/2020 at 10:22
[State Department] On behalf of the Government of the United States, I offer congratulations to the people of Sao Tome and Principe as you celebrate your independence on July 12. The United States looks forward to maintaining our long-standing security partnership in the Gulf of Guinea and working with you to find new opportunities to expand our bilateral relationship.
Liberia: U.S. Supports Liberia's COVID-19 Response Program
by New Dawn on 13/07/2020 at 08:01
[New Dawn] The U.S. Embassy in Liberia says besides funding Liberia's COVID-19 public awareness campaign, the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) also donated hand sanitizer, buckets with faucets for hand washing, disinfectant soap, megaphones, and thermometers to Liberian County Security Councils and law enforcement personnel
Nigeria: Police Rescue U.S. Woman, Held for Over a Year, From Suspected Internet Fraudster
by Premium Times on 13/07/2020 at 06:59
[Premium Times] The Nigeria police have arrested a suspected internet fraudster, Chukwuebuka Obiaku, who allegedly lured an American woman to Nigeria with marriage and extorted her of $48,000.
Congo-Brazzaville: Details Emerge About Corruption Surrounding Miami Penthouse and President's Son
by RFI on 13/07/2020 at 05:06
[RFI] Anti-corruption campaigners Global Witness have revealed more details about a move by US prosecutors to seize a three million dollar Miami penthouse belonging to Denis Christel Sassou-Nguesso, the son of Republic of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso.
Africa: The G20's COVID-19 Debt Relief Plan Needs to Go Further
by ISS on 11/07/2020 at 12:59
[ISS] The G20 is taking a lot of flak lately. It's a global club of the world's richest and most significant economies, but its reputation has diminished since its heyday when it successfully managed the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis.
Africa: Israel in Africa - Transactional Politics and Medium-Sized States
by African Arguments on 11/07/2020 at 12:49
[African Arguments] Israel in Africa deals with the evolution of Israel's strategy in Africa under the leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu, the country's prime minster since 2009. When I finished working on the book about a year ago, Israeli leaders seemed to be locked in a political battle whose outcomes were difficult to predict.
Congo-Kinshasa: Switzerland Opens Criminal Probe Into Glencore
by International Consortium of Investigative Journalists on 10/07/2020 at 12:39
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] The Swiss investigation into the mining giant comes on top of probes in the US and the UK.
Liberia: U.S. Embassy Monrovia Supports Liberian County Security Council Responses to COVID-19 Pandemic
by FrontPageAfrica on 10/07/2020 at 11:08
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The U.S. Embassy in Liberia is proud to support Liberia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a part of our continued assistance to Liberia's justice and law enforcement institutions, the U.S. State Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), in close coordination with the Liberian government and civil society representatives, developed a COVID-19 awareness-raising and prevention campaign for rural areas.
Cote d'Ivoire: On the Passing of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly
by State Department on 10/07/2020 at 09:53
[State Department] On behalf of the United States, I offer my sincere condolences to the people and Government of Côte d'Ivoire on the passing of Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly on July 8.
South Sudan: South Sudan National Day
by State Department on 10/07/2020 at 09:33
[State Department] On behalf of the Government of the United States of America, I congratulate the people of South Sudan as you mark nine years of independence.
West Africa: Allegations of Human Rights Violations and Abuses in the Sahel
by State Department on 10/07/2020 at 09:24
[State Department] The United States is deeply concerned by the growing number of allegations of human rights violations and abuses perpetrated by state security forces in the Sahel, including those documented by Human Rights Watch in its July 8 report, as well as those reported by the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA).
Gambia: Europe Defends Gambian ICC Prosecutor Over U.S. Sanctions
by The Point on 10/07/2020 at 09:01
[The Point] Several European countries have publicly defended the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and are demanding the "immediate and unconditional withdrawal of sanctions and other threats" against its employees without further delay.
Africa: Modified Risk Tobacco Product - Historic FDA Decision and Lessons for Africa
by allAfrica on 09/07/2020 at 20:46
[allAfrica] Following 43 months of evaluation, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on 7 July authorized the marketing of IQOS in the country, Philip Morris International's (PMI) electrically heated tobacco system, as a modified risk tobacco product (MRTP).
Nigeria: U.S.'s No Student Visa Policy Amid Nigeria's Careless Approach to Education
by Premium Times on 09/07/2020 at 10:52
[Premium Times] ... as for people in government, I hope they have realised that in life, you reap what you sow... With this U.S. decision not to issue visas to students whose universities have moved online, who knows whether a time will come when these countries that we run to for better, quality education will tell us to access their classes from our own country. Should we wait for that to happen before we put our own house in order?
Nigeria: How We Tracked 'Woodberry' Via Iphone, Whatsapp, Bitcoin Transactions - FBI
by Premium Times on 09/07/2020 at 09:49
[Premium Times] Olalekan Jacob Ponle, popularly known as Woodberry, was nabbed through details accessed from his WhatsApp, iPhone and Bitcoin transactions, court documents obtained by PREMIUM TIMES reveal.
Sudan: Minister of Energy Reviews Prospects of Energy Cooperation With U.S. Deputy Chargé d'Affaires
by SNA on 09/07/2020 at 09:15
[SNA] Khartoum -- The Minister of Energy and Mining Eng. Adel Ali Ibrahim has discussed the prospects of cooperation in the energy field with the US Deputy Chief of Mission to Sudan Ms Ellen B. Thorburn, in the presence of the General Manager of Sudapet Company, Eng. Ayman Abu Al-Goukh.
Zimbabwe: July 31 Anti-Govt Protest Sponsored By West to Spread COVID-19 - Matemadanda
by New Zimbabwe on 09/07/2020 at 08:23
[New Zimbabwe] Zanu-PF national commissar and minister Victor Matemadanda says the July 31 protest planned by the opposition is a western project bankrolled to the tune of US$300 000 to accelerate the spread of coronavirus among locals.
Kenya: U.S., Kenya Officially Launch Trade Talks
by VOA on 09/07/2020 at 07:50
[VOA] The United States and Kenya formally launched negotiations Wednesday on a bilateral trade deal, which the countries hope could be replicated across Africa.
Libya: Analysts See Thaw in U.S.-Turkish Relations
by VOA on 09/07/2020 at 07:41
[VOA] Analysts say Turkey's deepening involvement in the Libyan conflict could be the catalyst for a reset in relations with the United States, in recent years strained by regional policy differences and mutual distrust.
Africa: US Withdrawal From WHO 'Dangerous and Self-Defeating' - MSF
by MSF on 09/07/2020 at 07:17
[MSF] New York -- The Trump Administration's decision to withdraw from the World Health Organization (WHO) could have life-threatening consequences for people around the globe, said the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). The WHO, while in need of reforms, plays a vital role in coordinating global medical research, producing evidence-based guidelines, and supporting national governments to respond to urgent public health crises.
Kenya: Talks on a Free Trade Agreement Between Kenya and U.S. Kickoff
by Capital FM on 09/07/2020 at 06:56
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The governments of Kenya and the US have launched negotiations for a landmark Free Trade Agreement, that will pave way for trade and investment relations between the two countries.
Africa: Remembering Jennifer Davis - Celebration on Saturday (July 11)
by allAfrica on 08/07/2020 at 13:12
[allAfrica] Please join Jennifer Davis's family, friends and comrades for an online celebration of her extraordinary life.
Senegal: Former African Slave Trade Center Renamed in Memory of George Floyd
by VOA on 08/07/2020 at 08:09
[VOA] A small island off the coast of Africa known for its role in the slave trade has changed the name of its main square in response to the death of George Floyd and the global Black Lives Matter movement.