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- Sierra Leone: Testimony of David Reimer Nominee to be Ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leoneby United States Senate on 13/04/2021 at 17:48
[United States Senate] Washington, DC -- Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member Menendez, and members of the Committee, thank you for this opportunity to appear before you and for your consideration of my nomination by President Trump to be the next U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Sierra Leone.
- Morocco: Canada - Moroccan Jewish Community Celebrates Mimouna in Torontoby MAP on 13/04/2021 at 13:24
[MAP] Montreal -- The Moroccan Jewish community established in Canada recently celebrated Mimouna, an ancient Jewish-Moroccan tradition celebrated each year to mark the end of Jewish Easter, Pessah.
- Kenya: Pentagon Chief Orders Review of Deadly 2020 Attack in Kenyaby VOA on 13/04/2021 at 10:41
[VOA] Berlin -- U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday ordered an Army review of an investigation into a January 2020 militant assault on the Manda Bay military base in Kenya that killed three Americans and wounded three others.
- Tunisia: Interior Ministry, U.S. Embassy in Tunis Ink MOUby Tunis Afrique Presse on 13/04/2021 at 08:09
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The Interior Ministry and the US Embassy in Tunis, on Monday, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote the level of security cooperation between the two countries.
- Ethiopia: USAID Airlifts Shelter Supplies to Help Ethiopians Affected By the Conflict in Tigrayby USAID on 13/04/2021 at 06:53
[USAID] The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is airlifting 1,500 rolls of heavy-duty plastic sheeting-- to contribute to emergency shelter efforts for more than 82,500 people affected by the ongoing conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region. This airlift will transport durable sheeting from USAID's warehouse in Dubai to Ethiopia.
- Djibouti: U.S. Statement on Djibouti Presidential Electionsby State Department on 13/04/2021 at 05:08
[State Department] The United States looks forward to working with the government of President Ismail Omar Guelleh and the people of Djibouti to advance our common interests following Djibouti's presidential election on April 9. We appreciate the work of the election observer missions from the African Union, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the League of Arab States, and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development. The United States encourages the Government of Djibouti to further strengthen its democratic institu
- Africa: The UN Security Council and the "New U.S.-China Cold War"by IPS on 12/04/2021 at 18:04
[IPS] New York -- Commentators talk about a "new Cold War" between the United States and China. They sometimes conclude that the geopolitical rivalry between these two major powers has ruined the effectiveness of the UN Security Council through hostile vetoes and other barriers to Council action.
- Rwanda: In the Washington Post, Baldwin Justifies UK and U.S. Politicisation of the Genocide Against the Tutsiby New Times on 12/04/2021 at 07:37
[New Times] On the 7th of April 2021, as Rwandans were commemorating the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, US and UK officials engaged in a sordid competition of genocide denial by issuing shameful statements found here and here in which the victims and the historical truth of what happened twenty-seven years ago were erased.
- Africa: Biden Lifts Trump's Financial Veto On Developing Nationsby ISS on 11/04/2021 at 06:42
[ISS] Exactly how the Biden administration might impact Africa remains a bit of a mystery, as the new United States president, predictably, works through a mountainous backlog of domestic issues left by Donald Trump. However on the economic side, a picture is emerging.
- Africa: Lying in State - Why Presidents Lie and Why Trump in Worseby The Point on 10/04/2021 at 08:06
[The Point] Trump is hardly the first serial liar in the White House. But his deceptions are different
- Sudan: UN Criticizes Sudanese Authorities' Failure to Stop West Darfur Violenceby VOA on 10/04/2021 at 06:35
[VOA] Geneva -- The U.N. human rights office is urging Sudanese authorities to speed up the deployment of security forces to West Darfur, in an effort to protect civilians from ethnic and tribal clashes in the region.
- Sierra Leone: U.S. Partially Lifts Visa Sanctions On Sierra Leoneby Nation on 09/04/2021 at 11:07
[Nation] The US government has announced the partial lifting of visa sanctions imposed on Sierra Leone over differences in the handling of deportees.
- Zimbabwe: Western Interference Will Not Deter Zim's Progressby The Herald on 09/04/2021 at 08:49
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- Egypt: Egypt Welcomes U.S. Decision to Resume Aid to Palestinian Peopleby Egypt Online on 09/04/2021 at 08:17
[Egypt Online] Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Ahmed Hafez said on Thursday that Egypt welcomed the US administration's decision to resume economic, development and humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people, including financing the UNRWA.
- Egypt: President Speech in Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerceby Egypt Online on 09/04/2021 at 08:17
[Egypt Online] In the Name of Allah Most Gracious Most Merciful,
- Nigeria: Kelechi Ndukwe Becomes First Nigerian-American Captain of a U.S. Navy Shipby Premium Times on 09/04/2021 at 06:21
[Premium Times] The U.S. Mission in Nigeria Thursday congratulated Mr Ndukwe, an alumnus of the University of Notre Dame
- Kenya: U.S. Retains Highest Advisory on Kenya Over 'Steep' Rise in Covid-19 Casesby East African on 09/04/2021 at 06:07
[East African] The US government has retained its highest travel advisory on Nairobi initially indicated by the Centers for Disease Control, and which asks Americans not to travel to Kenya due to Covid-19 cases.
- Kenya: Kenya 7s Swat Aside Uganda, Canada and Spain in Dubai Tourneyby Nation on 09/04/2021 at 05:34
[Nation] Kenya Sevens launched their campaign at the second leg of Emirates Invitational Sevens strongly, winning all their matches on Thursday against Uganda, Canada and Spain at the Sevens Stadium, Dubai.
- Ethiopia: U.S. Doubles Aid to Tigrayby DW on 09/04/2021 at 04:48
[DW] The US said "large-scale assistance is urgently needed" in order to prevent the humanitarian situation in Tigray from worsening. The area has seen a violent conflict for several months.
- Chad: Coronation, Not an Election in Chadby allAfrica on 08/04/2021 at 22:02
[allAfrica] After 30 years in power, Chad's brutal ruler Idris Déby Itno is just coming into his own. With elections on April 11 in his oil rich, yet crushingly impoverished country, he is offering a masterclass in how to not just win an election but crush an opposition, dispirit a population, and seduce foreign backers so completely that his tenure as president is assured for years to come.
- West Africa: Telephonic Press Briefing On the First West Africa Joint Operations Regional Exerciseby State Department on 08/04/2021 at 08:33
[State Department] Summary - Telephonic press briefing on the first ever West Africa Joint Operations (WAJO) regional exercise that took place March 29-31, 2021. The briefing featured Julie Cabus, Deputy Assistant Secretary and Assistant Director Training Directorate, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and Michael C. Gonzales, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs. The speakers addressed the regional exercise, which was designed to connect counterterrorism investigators with their judicial counterparts in th
- Central African Republic: Why CAR and the U.S. Might Need Each Otherby African Arguments on 08/04/2021 at 07:45
[African Arguments] The US has the neutrality and influence to mediate in the CAR. It would also be a chance for Biden to show that diplomacy is back.
- West Africa: U.S. Exercise Focuses On Role of Police, Courts in Counterterrorismby VOA on 08/04/2021 at 05:52
[VOA] Johannesburg -- About 80 law enforcement and judiciary officers participated in last week's inaugural West Africa Joint Operations regional exercise -- a small figure compared to the thousands of personnel who sometimes take part in military-led counterterrorism exercises.
- Kenya: U.S. Retains Highest Advisory on Kenya Over 'Steep' Rise in Covid-19 Casesby Nation on 08/04/2021 at 05:35
[Nation] The US government has retained its highest travel advisory on Nairobi initially indicated by the Centres for Disease Control, and which asks Americans not to travel to Kenya due to Covid-19 cases.
- Rwanda: Call to Action from the Advocacy Network on Africaby allAfrica on 07/04/2021 at 23:10
[allAfrica] Following is a statement from the Advocacy Network on Africa (AdNA) Rwanda Working Group
- Liberia: LCC Urges GOL to Welcome U.S. Human Rights Reportby New Dawn on 07/04/2021 at 07:23
[New Dawn] Liberia Council of Churches (LCC) President and General Overseer of the Water in the Desert Ministry Rev. Kortu Brown has called on the Government of Liberia to welcome the recent US human rights report [in good faith].
- Sierra Leone: U.S. Partially Lifts Visa Sanctions on Sierra Leoneby East African on 06/04/2021 at 12:25
[East African] The US government has announced the partial lifting of visa sanctions imposed on Sierra Leone over differences in the handling of deportees.
- Burundi: U.S. Report Cites Rights Abuses Since 2015by East African on 06/04/2021 at 05:51
[East African] The US government's 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices documents human rights violations in Burundi from 2015 to date.
- Kenya: Biden Team Set to Review Kenya, Trump Trade Talksby East African on 06/04/2021 at 05:51
[East African] The Biden administration will review bilateral trade negotiations and targets that ex-President Donald Trump regime made with Kenya last year over a potential free trading deal.
- Kenya: Lamu Mosque Infuriated By Jay Z's T-Shirt Designby Nation on 06/04/2021 at 05:21
[Nation] The Riyadha Mosque and Islamic Centre, along with a section of the Muslim fraternity in Lamu County, is infuriated by a Kenyan designer whom it accuses of misusing the mosque's portrait. This comes after US rapper and business mogul Jay Z was spotted coming out of a restaurant in California last week while sporting a T-shirt bearing an image of the mosque.