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- Zimbabwe: Stop Wasting Funds PR Firms, Biden Won't Remove Sanctions, Mnangagwa Toldby New Zimbabwe on 28/01/2021 at 09:50
[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been advised to stop wasting resources on international public relations firms to promote his administration's battered image as Joe Biden, the newly elected of America, will not lift sanctions against Zimbabwe.
- Sudan: U.S. Military Delegation Visits Sudanby Radio Dabanga on 28/01/2021 at 08:27
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- A high-ranking delegation from United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) led by its deputy commander Andrew Young arrived in Sudan yesterday for a two-day visit.
- Malawi: U.S. Welcomes Reappointment of Juwayayi As Director At FIUby Nyasa Times on 28/01/2021 at 08:13
[Nyasa Times] The Joe Biden administration has welcomed the reappointment of Atuweni Juwayeyi Agbermodji as the director general of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) - one of Malawi's most important public institutions.
- Africa: Five Foreign Policy Experts Explain U.S. Priorities - and Problems - After Trumpby The Conversation Africa on 28/01/2021 at 07:50
[The Conversation Africa] Editor's note: President Joe Biden inherits from Donald Trump a United States that was simultaneously isolated from the rest of the world and openly hostile toward parts of it. Biden - an internationally minded leader who has longstanding relationships with world leaders - has already begun to rejoin treaties and alliances abandoned by Trump.
- Kenya: Woman Accused of Embezzling Millions of Shillings From U.S. Charityby Nation on 28/01/2021 at 05:38
[Nation] A Kiambu court on Wednesday heard how a project manager embezzled millions of shillings donated by an American organisation
- Africa: Authoritarianism, Social Media, the United States, and Africaby CFR on 28/01/2021 at 05:01
[CFR] Nolan Quinn contributed to this post.
- Lesotho: So Much At Stake If Lesotho Fails to Address Human Trafficking Concerns - U.S.by Lesotho Times on 27/01/2021 at 15:40
[Lesotho Times] FOR decades, Lesotho has benefitted from various forms of development assistance from the United States (US) government.
- Africa: Biden Lifts Travel Ban On Nigeria, Sudan, Tanzania, Othersby Daily Trust on 27/01/2021 at 14:04
[Daily Trust] President Joe Biden on Wednesday lifted the travel restriction the Trump administration had placed on countries including Nigeria, Sudan, Eritrea, Tanzania, among others.
- Kenya: Mansur Surur, Ivory Trafficking Suspect Extradited From Kenya, Arrives in the U.S.by Capital FM on 27/01/2021 at 12:35
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Audrey Strauss, has confirmed the arrival of Mansur Mohamed Surur, a Kenyan ivory trafficking suspect extradited on Monday.
- Somalia: U.S. Airstrikes in Somalia Continue At Rapid Pace Even After Force Relocationby Shabelle on 27/01/2021 at 11:12
[Shabelle] Airstrikes targeting terrorists in Somalia have continued at a rapid pace since troops were relocated from the country earlier this month.
- Liberia: Dr. Fallah Expresses Delight As the United States Joins Covid-19 Vaccine Platformby FrontPageAfrica on 27/01/2021 at 10:47
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- The Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Refuge Place International, Dr. Mosoka P. Fallah, has expressed excitement over the latest decision by the Government of the United States of America (USA) to repeal the anti-abortion rule on aid and join COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (Covax) vaccine scheme.
- Liberia: U.S. Amb. Mccarthy Presents Credentials to President Weahby New Dawn on 27/01/2021 at 08:24
[New Dawn] President George M. Weah, received the credentials of U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Liberia, Michael A. McCarthy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- Egypt: Egyptian Diplomat Meets Canada's Amb. for Women, Peace, Securityby Egypt Online on 27/01/2021 at 08:21
[Egypt Online] Egyptian Ambassador in Ottawa Ahmed Abu Zeid on
- Uganda: U.S. Congressman Slams Museveni Over Use of Security in 'Partisan Manner'by Monitor on 27/01/2021 at 07:49
[Monitor] The Majority leader of the U.S House of Representatives, Steny Hoyer has joined the growing list of U.S congressmen and activists to condemn the continued use of Uganda police and the army in partisan politics.
- Africa: South African President Condemns Vaccine Hoarding by Rich Countriesby SAnews.gov.za on 26/01/2021 at 19:58
[SAnews.gov.za] President Cyril Ramaphosa says poor countries desperately need COVID-19 vaccines as much as other nations that have already started vaccinating their citizens.
- Africa: Nationals of Kenya, Liberia, Guinea Face Trafficking Trial in U.S.by DOJ on 26/01/2021 at 19:40
[DOJ] Indictment Alleges Conspiracy to Smuggle at Least 190 Kilograms of Rhinoceros Horns and at Least 10 Tons of Elephant Ivory Valued at More Than $7 Million
- Kenya: Poacher and Drug Trafficker Mansour Extradited to the U.S.by Nation on 26/01/2021 at 19:35
[Nation] Infamous ivory, rhinoceros horn poacher and drug trafficker Abubakar Mansur Mohammed Surur alias Mansour was extradited from Kenya to New York over the weekend, coming just months after he was arrested at Moi International airport.
- Zimbabwe: Student Nominated for U.S. Virtual Science Programby The Herald on 26/01/2021 at 15:20
[The Herald] A 17-year-old Zimbabwean student has been nominated for a US virtual reality (VR) Beta program that aims to support high school students with a proficiency in science subjects and are interested in pursuing a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
- Angola: Angolan President Addresses Cooperation With U.S. Diplomatby ANGOP on 26/01/2021 at 15:14
[ANGOP] Luanda -- President João Lourenço addressed last Monday, with the US ambassador, Nina Fite, issues relating to the cooperation between the two countries, during an audience granted to the North American diplomat.
- South Africa: Proclamation on the Suspension of Entry of People Who Pose a Risk of Transmitting Coronavirus Diseaseby White House on 26/01/2021 at 04:11
[White House] The Federal Government must act swiftly and aggressively to combat coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The national emergency caused by the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States continues to pose a grave threat to our health and security. As of January 20, 2021, the United States had experienced more than 24 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and more than 400,000 COVID-19 deaths. It is the policy of my Administration to implement science-based public health measures, across all area
- Rwanda: Rwanda Eyes Stronger Ties With Biden Administrationby New Times on 25/01/2021 at 06:04
[New Times] The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Vincent Biruta, has said that Rwanda is ready to strengthen ties with the administration of the new President of the United States, Joe Biden.
- South Africa: U.S. Set to Impose Ban on Travellers from South Africa - Reportby allAfrica on 25/01/2021 at 05:39
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- United States President Joe Biden is set to ban most non-U.S. citizens who have recently been in South Africa from entering the country, in a bid to contain the spread of a new variant of Covid-19, a senior U.S. public health official has told the Reuters news agency.
- Congo-Kinshasa: In Secret Action, Trump Administration Granted License to Sanctioned Mining Billionaire Dan Gertlerby The Sentry on 25/01/2021 at 03:00
[The Sentry] Washington, DC -- Experts Recommend Banks Maintain Blocks on Gertler-Linked Assets and Transactions
- Africa: Biden, Democracy, and Africaby Brookings on 25/01/2021 at 00:23
[Brookings] Editor's Note: Below is a Viewpoint from Chapter 6 of the Foresight Africa 2021 report, which explores top priorities for the region in the coming year. This year's issue focuses on strategies for Africa to confront the twin health and economic crises created by the COVID-19 pandemic and emerge stronger than ever. Read the full chapter on good governance.
- Kenya: We Can Finally Breathe, Kenyans in U.S. Say of Biden Foreign Policyby Nation on 24/01/2021 at 09:58
[Nation] News reports early this week that the Trump administration had made a hurried 'dump' of African illegal migrants and other asylum seekers in Nairobi just days before his term came to an end were hardly surprising.
- Somalia: Somali Stability Depends On More Than Just Counterterrorismby CFR on 22/01/2021 at 17:57
[CFR] Among the Trump administration's many eleventh hour decisions that will require quick review by President Biden's team was the choice to withdraw nearly all U.S. military personnel from Somalia. The move left some deeply concerned that the absence of U.S. training and advice would leave Somali security forces unable to counter terrorist organizations at a time when the future of the African peacekeeping force, AMISOM, remains uncertain.
- Africa: Africa Cheers After U.S. Returns to World Health Organizationby Nation on 22/01/2021 at 12:29
[Nation] African countries say the US' return to the World Health Organization will be crucial to the global fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and other future infections.
- Africa: What Might Biden's U.S.-Africa Policy Look Like?by DW on 22/01/2021 at 07:25
[DW] US President Joe Biden's decision to lift the ban on travel to the US by citizens of majority-Muslim countries has already won praise in Africa. But governments aren't expecting miracles from the new administration.
- Africa: Biden to End Trump-Era Anti-Abortion 'Global Gag Rule'by Thomson Reuters Foundation on 22/01/2021 at 04:24
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] The new president will revoke a policy which prevents foreign groups providing abortion services or counselling from receiving U.S. funding
- Africa: How Biden Can 'Build Back Better' U.S. Africa Policyby allAfrica on 22/01/2021 at 03:54
[allAfrica] Washington, DC -- The direction that President Joe Biden will give to the U.S.-Africa relationship will be highly scrutinized as he brings America's diplomacy back to the global stage. Democracy and the economy are the two fundamental areas of cooperation that he can use to rebuild ties.