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- Namibia: Mines Minister Taken to Court for Refusing to Renew Licenceby Namibian on 02/08/2021 at 14:02
[Namibian] CANADIAN mining outfit Deep-South Resources and its subsidiary Haib Minerals filed an application with the High Court of Namibia to review the recent refusal by the minister of mines and energy to renew Haib Minerals' copper project licence in Namibia.
- Nigeria: Nigeria Receives 4 Million Doses of Vaccine From U.S.by Premium Times on 02/08/2021 at 13:47
[Premium Times] The vaccines, which were delivered through the COVAX facility, had earlier arrived in Abuja, Nigeria's capital city, around 2:15 a.m. on Sunday.
- Kenya: U.S. Firms Suspend Investment Plans in Kenya, Await Review of Free Trade Deal Team Bilateral Dealby East African on 02/08/2021 at 13:06
[East African] US firms have frozen investment plans in Kenya due to uncertainty about a new free trade deal between the two countries.
- Tunisia: Sullivan Conveys 'Biden's Strong Support for People of Tunisia' in Call With Saiedby Tunis Afrique Presse on 02/08/2021 at 09:26
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- President of the Republic Kais Saied had a phone call on Saturday evening with U.S. President Joe Biden's National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
- South Africa: U.S. Donates Pfizer Vaccine Doses to SAby SAnews.gov.za on 02/08/2021 at 08:40
[SAnews.gov.za] South Africa has received 2.8 million Pfizer vaccine doses from the United States as part of a donation that is set to boost the country's vaccination rollout campaign.
- Ethiopia: USAID Administrator Samantha Power Travels to Sudan, Ethiopiaby USAID on 02/08/2021 at 08:19
[USAID] Administrator Samantha Power will travel to Sudan and Ethiopia July 31-August 4 to strengthen the U.S. Government's partnership with Sudan's transitional leaders and citizens, explore how to expand USAID's support for Sudan's transition to a civilian-led democracy, and continue to press the Government of Ethiopia to allow full and unhindered humanitarian access to prevent famine in Ethiopia's Tigray region.
- Sudan: USAID Administrator Samantha Power Meets Sudanese Leaders, Democracy Activists in Khartoumby USAID on 02/08/2021 at 08:18
[USAID] On the second day of her visit to Sudan, Administrator Samantha Power visited the United States Embassy and thanked staff for their tireless work in supporting the country's fragile yet hopeful democratic transition and strengthening the relationship between the United States and Sudan. The Administrator also visited a memorial for USAID colleagues, John Granville and Abdelrahman Abbas Rahama, who lost their lives when gunmen ambushed their government vehicle in Khartoum in 2008.
- Sudan: USAID Administrator Samantha Power Visits Sudanby USAID on 02/08/2021 at 08:18
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- Ethiopia: U.S. Strengthens Efforts to Fight Famine in Tigray With More Than $149 Million in Additional Humanitarian Assistanceby USAID on 02/08/2021 at 08:17
[USAID] In response to growing needs in Ethiopia's Tigray region, the United States is providing more than $149 million in additional humanitarian assistance, including more than $105 million from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The United States is the largest single donor of humanitarian aid to the Tigray response efforts, providing nearly $637 million since the conflict began.
- Tunisia: Covid-19 - U.S. Govt Provides Tunisia With One Million Doses of Moderna Vaccineby Tunis Afrique Presse on 02/08/2021 at 08:13
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The US government, Friday, handed over 1 million doses of Moderna vaccine through the international Covax initiative, as part of its efforts to support Tunisia against the coronavirus.
- Ethiopia: U.S. Calls for Urgent Ceasefire Without Preconditions Ahead of Top Official's Visitby Addis Standard on 02/08/2021 at 06:50
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- The spokesperson of the United States State Department Ned Price in a series of tweets discussing the armed conflict in the Tigray regional state of Ethiopia, called for the implementation "a ceasefire on an urgent basis without preconditions and enter into an inclusive political dialogue" as a way out of the crisis in Ethiopia.
- Somalia: U.S. Military Targets Al-Shabaab With More Airstrikesby VOA on 02/08/2021 at 06:45
[VOA] The United States military has confirmed that it carried out another airstrike against al-Shabab militants, its third in less than two weeks.
- Africa: Under Secretary Nuland's Travel to South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, and Nigerby State Department on 02/08/2021 at 06:05
[State Department] Under Secretary for Political Affairs Victoria Nuland will travel to South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania, and Niger from July 31 to August 6.
- Benin: Benin National Dayby State Department on 02/08/2021 at 06:05
[State Department] On behalf of the United States and the American people, I send best wishes and congratulations to the government and people of Benin as you celebrate 61 years of independence.
- Kenya: How the U.S. Scared Off Idi Amin From Bombing Nairobi After Entebbe Raidby Nation on 02/08/2021 at 05:23
[Nation] When US Navy aircraft carrier, USS Guam, sailed to the Kilindini harbour on Friday, December 10, 1976, the only thing Kenyans noticed was the formation spelling on its deck: "Kenya 76".
- Ethiopia: U.S. Announces U.S.$149 Million More for Tigrayby Addis Standard on 31/07/2021 at 08:58
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Ahead of the planned visit by Samantha Power, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator, the US has announced additional $149 million to support the humanitarian response in Tigray state, where the UN said more than 90% of the population are in need of emergency food assistance.
- Liberia: Pres. Joe Biden Congratulates Liberiaby New Dawn on 30/07/2021 at 12:43
[New Dawn] United States President Joe Biden has congratulated the Government and people of Liberia as the West African nation observed 174th Independence Day on Monday, July 26, 2021.
- Liberia: USS Hershel Visits Liberiaby New Dawn on 30/07/2021 at 12:43
[New Dawn] A U.S. Navy vessel USS Hershel "Woody" Williams, under the command of Captain Chad Graham, has arrived on the shores of Liberia for a routine visit.
- Angola: Usa Follows With Satisfaction Fight Against Corruptionby ANGOP on 30/07/2021 at 09:25
[ANGOP] Dondo -- The United States of America's ambassador to Angola, Nina Maria Fite, said Tuesday in Dondo, Cuanza Norte province, that her country was following the fight against corruption launched by the Angolan government with satisfaction.
- South Africa: SA's Recent Civil Unrest Won't Deter Intrepid U.S. Investors, Says Special Assistant to US President Bidenby Daily Maverick on 30/07/2021 at 08:43
[Daily Maverick] The US was concerned about the rioting and looting in South Africa this month, but is encouraged by the way its citizens pulled together in the wake of the unrest to rebuild the country.
- Tunisia: U.S. Calls On Tunisia to Finalise Negotiations With IMF As Soon As Possibleby Tunis Afrique Presse on 30/07/2021 at 07:33
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Deputy Secretary of the US Department of the Treasury for Africa and the MENA Region Eric Meyer called on Tunisia to speed up the finalisation of negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to address the economic crisis exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Mozambique: Nyusi Invites U.S. Businesses to Investby AIM on 30/07/2021 at 00:29
[AIM] Maputo -- Mozambican President Filipe Nyusi on Wednesday invited businesses from the United States to invest in southern Africa, and particularly in Mozambique, in key sectors for development.
- Kenya: Content Creators Feel the Pinch of YouTube Chargesby Nation on 29/07/2021 at 13:57
[Nation] Kenyan content creators are feeling the pinch after YouTube began withholding a 24 per cent tax on US-based ad views from this month. This means their earnings will equally be affected.
- South Africa: More Than 5.6 Million Pfizer Vaccine Doses From U.S. to Arrive in South Africa Next Weekby Daily Maverick on 29/07/2021 at 12:51
[Daily Maverick] The Pfizer vaccines arriving from Sunday will feed into the South African government's own vaccine delivery system.
- Liberia: AFL Undergoes War Simulation Training in U.S.by New Dawn on 29/07/2021 at 09:11
[New Dawn] Personnel of the Armed Forces of Liberia or AFL for the first time have converged in Northern Michigan, United States of America, for an annual war simulation training exercise known as Northern Strike.
- Africa: Biden Administration Launches Initiative to Build U.S.-Africa Tradeby VOA on 29/07/2021 at 06:40
[VOA] Nairobi -- The administration of U.S. President Joe Biden has kicked off the Prosper Africa Build Together initiative by requesting $80 million from Congress to build trade and investment between the U.S. and Africa.
- Zambia: Finalists Announced for 2021 P3 Impact Awardby State Department on 29/07/2021 at 06:18
[State Department] The Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State, Concordia , and the University of Virginia Darden School of Business Institute for Business in Society announce the finalists for the 2021 P3 Impact Award . The Award recognizes exemplary public-private partnerships (P3s) that provide solutions to pressing issues in areas such as promoting an equitable economic recovery from COVID-19, improving access to education and quality healthcare, and utilizing emerging technology to improve lives wh
- Africa: Kagame Lauds Us Plans to Support Africa's Vaccines Prospectsby New Times on 28/07/2021 at 15:05
[New Times] President Paul Kagame has said it is a good sign to see that the United States is preparing to join with partners in Africa to support local manufacturing of vaccines and other pharmaceuticals.
- Africa: Former U.S. President Obama Joins NBA Africa As Strategic Partnerby New Times on 28/07/2021 at 15:03
[New Times] The National Basketball Association (NBA) on Tuesday, July 27 announced that former President Barack Obama had joined NBA Africa as a strategic partner.
- Liberia: Sixteen Soldiers of the Armed Forces of Liberia to Get Simulation Training in Northern Michiganby FrontPageAfrica on 28/07/2021 at 14:36
[FrontPageAfrica] Barclay Training Center -- Personnel of Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) for the first time have converged in Northern Michigan, United States of America, for an annual war simulation training exercise known as Northern Strike.