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Zimbabwe: Free Zimbabwe From Illegal Sanctions - Envoy
von The Herald am 16/07/2020 um 14:40
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has made international re-engagement, fighting corruption and achieving Vision 2030 his major priority areas. Our Political Editor Fungi Kwaramba (FK) sat down with Tanzanian Ambassador Professor Emmanuel Mbennah (EM) to get his views on the efforts that Zimbabwe has made so far. Below are excerpts of the interview.
Namibia: N$250m Boost for Conservation Efforts
von New Era am 16/07/2020 um 13:25
[New Era] The German embassy in Namibia has availed N$250 million to the environment ministry to help mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (Kaza).
Uganda: Humanitarian Aid - EU Announces €24 Million in Uganda Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
von PR Newswire am 16/07/2020 um 12:48
[PR Newswire] Brussels -- The EU will provide ?24 million in humanitarian assistance for the most vulnerable people in Uganda in 2020, with a special focus on refugees and their host communities. In addition, the EU has also channelled ?1 million to aid organisations in Uganda to support the coronavirus preparedness and control measures, in line with the national response plan to the pandemic.
Sudan: Europe Stands With Sudan and Its Youth
von PR Newswire am 16/07/2020 um 12:18
[PR Newswire] Brussels -- Making sure that a democratic transition succeeds is never easy, even at the best of times. Last year, Sudan embarked on a journey towards democracy, with the country's youth and women paving the way. They wanted a better future for their country, after many years of dictatorship, abuses, mismanagement and corruption.
Swaziland: EU Steps Up to Feed Destitute as Govt Stumbles to Deliver Aid
von Swazi Media am 16/07/2020 um 11:21
[Swazi Media] The European Union donated 2.4 million euros (about 46.6 million emalangeni in local currency) to Swaziland (eSwatini) as the government stumbled to feed hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need of food during the current coronavirus crisis.
South Africa: France Gives a Helping Hand, Reclosing of Schools Is Under Discussion, and New Study Exposes the Brutal Impact of Lockdown
von Daily Maverick am 16/07/2020 um 10:27
[Daily Maverick] On Wednesday, a new study showed the extent to which Covid-19 and the lockdown have deepened unemployment, hunger and a health crisis in South Africa. Meanwhile, the College of Public Health Medicine has called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to reverse the new rules for taxis as they pose a significant health risk. The Department of Basic Education and teachers' trade unions will discuss the possibility of closing schools during the Covid-19 peak. And France is planning to donate medical supplies and money t
Gambia: EU Reinforces National Response to COVID-19 Through TekkiFii project
von The Point am 16/07/2020 um 09:26
[The Point] The European Union's TekkiFii project led by IMVF (InstitutoMarquês de Valle Flôr) is actively supporting the national response to COVID-19. As schools re-open to students of 9th and 12th grades, the project today handed-over sanitary supplies and first aid kits to the Minister of Basic and Secondary Education. 25 schools in LRR, NBR, CRR and URR will benefit from this support.
Mozambique: Mozambique and UK Discuss Impact of Pandemic
von AIM am 15/07/2020 um 17:25
[AIM] Maputo -- Maputo, 15 Jul (AIM) The Mozambican Ministers of Agriculture, Celso Correia, and of Industry and Trade, Carlos Mesquita, on Monday participated in an online discussion, chaired by the British High Commissioner, NneNne Iwuji-Eme, to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Mozambique and investment opportunities in Mozambican agriculture.
Liberia: GOL, France Sign 10 Million Euros Grant to Support Nat'l TVET Policy
von New Dawn am 15/07/2020 um 11:08
[New Dawn] The Government of Liberia represented by the Minister of Finance and Development Planning Hon. Samuel D. Tweah Jr., and the AgenceFrancaise de Development (AFD), represented by France Ambassador Terence Wills, on Tuesday July 14, 2020, signed 10 million Euros grant agreement to support Liberia's National TVET Policy.
Nigeria: Analysts - Will UK Court Allow Apparent Attempt to Defraud Nigeria of U.S.$9.6 Billion?
von This Day am 15/07/2020 um 08:56
[This Day] Abuja -- After a two-day virtual court hearing, a judge of the High Court of the United Kingdom, Sir Ross Cranston, has reserved judgement telling lawyers that he would take time to study their submissions and give a ruling at a later date on the request by the Nigerian government to set aside the enforcement of a $9.6 billion arbitration awarded against it in favour of Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) Limited, a briefcase company registered in British Virgin Island.
South Africa: France to Extend a Helping Hand to South Africa As It Enters the COVID-19 Storm
von Daily Maverick am 15/07/2020 um 08:52
[Daily Maverick] The French embassy has received a list of specific needs from SA's Department of Health, and two days ago the French medical and other agencies met to see how they would meet the country's specific needs.
Gambia: French Envoy Emphasizes Need to Continue Funding Ecomig
von Foroyaa am 15/07/2020 um 08:22
[Foroyaa] French Chargé d' Affaires in The Gambia, Mr. Joël GODEAU said Tuesday France considers it essential to continue the funding by Europe of the ECOWAS forces m(ECOMIG) which guarantees the stability of the former British colony during this period of transition.
Sudan: Demo in the Hague Condemns Dutch Decision to Deport Refugees
von Radio Dabanga am 15/07/2020 um 08:15
[Radio Dabanga] The Hague -- A substantial number of Sudanese asylum seekers, expats, and supporters gathered for a demonstration in the Dutch city of The Hague this morning, to protest a decision by the Dutch Immigration and Naturalisation Service (Immigratie- en Naturalisatiedienst IND) to reassess asylum applicants from Sudan's Darfur, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile states citing an 'improved situation since 2017'.
Kenya: UK Open for Business and Kenyan Talent With New Immigration System
von Capital FM am 15/07/2020 um 06:07
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The UK has announced more details on its new immigration system, which sends a clear message to Kenya and the world that
Mali: Accused Refuses to Enter Plea As War Crimes Trial Starts At ICC
von RFI am 15/07/2020 um 05:06
[RFI] The International Criminal Court in The Hague opened the case against Al Hassan Ag Abdoul-Aziz on Tuesday, for alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes committed during the occupation of Timbuktu by hardline Islamist militant groups Ansar Dine and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in 2012.
Gambia: Ali Sowe Scores 13th League Goal for CSKA Sofia
von The Point am 14/07/2020 um 13:58
[The Point] Scorpions' striker Ali Sowe has scored his 13th league goal for his Bulgarian First division side, CSKA Sofia during their 5-0 thumping at home over Beroe in a game played at the Sstadion Balgarska Armija on Sunday.
Gambia: Message From the French Chargé d'Affaires, Mr. Joël Godeau, On the Occasion of the National Holiday of the French Republic
von The Point am 14/07/2020 um 13:58
[The Point] July 14th is an occasion for the French to celebrate their National Day and also to commemorate the founding event of the French republic: the seizing of the Bastille Prison on July 14th 1789, by the people of Paris fighting for their freedom.
Liberia: Weah Extols France on 231th National Day Observance
von New Dawn am 14/07/2020 um 13:35
[New Dawn] President George Manneh Weah has sent a congratulatory message to the Government and people of the Republic of France on the occasion commemorating the 231st National Day of France, (the Bastille Day).
Nigeria: P&ID Contract a Scam, Can't Stand, Govt Tells UK Court
von This Day am 14/07/2020 um 12:39
[This Day] Abuja -- The federal government yesterday led evidence to convince a United Kingdom (UK) High Court to accept its allegation that the Gas Supply Purchasing Agreement (GSPA) between Nigeria and Process and Industrial Developments (P&ID) for a 20-year contract on gas project, was conceived with the full intent of defrauding Nigeria.
Gambia: Anderlecht At Risk of Failing to Recoup 468 Million Dalsis Spent in Purchasing Gambia's Sanneh
von Foroyaa am 14/07/2020 um 09:04
[Foroyaa] Bubacarr Sanneh could see current employers Anderlecht lose if he leaves for less than the eight million euros forked out in his acquisition.
Gambia: Ali Sowe Scores Again to Close in On League's Golden Boot
von Foroyaa am 14/07/2020 um 09:04
[Foroyaa] Ali Sowe is on a goal feast scoring consecutively the last three games in the Bulgarian Premier League.
Uganda: EU Says Government's E-Learning Policy Will Fail
von Monitor am 14/07/2020 um 08:45
[Monitor] The e-learning proposed by government to ensure continuity of learning during the Covid-19 lockdown will fail unless a number of obstacles to digital teaching in the country are addressed, European Union (EU) and Belgium government officials have said.
Eritrea: Founding Congress of NAWDV Branch in UK
von Shabait am 14/07/2020 um 07:37
[Shabait] Asmara -- The Eritrean National War-Disabled Veterans' Association branch in the United Kingdom conducted its founding congress on 9 July in the city of London.
Nigeria: Evacuation of Stranded Nigerians - UK Denies Air Peace Landing Permit - Official
von Premium Times am 14/07/2020 um 06:03
[Premium Times] The evacuation of stranded Nigerians from the United Kingdom has suffered a delay because the UK government denied Nigeria's Air Peace landing permit, the Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, said Sunday night.
Nigeria: Denial of Landing Right - Govt Commends Air Peace for Engaging Another Airline to Evacuate Stranded Nigerians From UK
von Vanguard am 14/07/2020 um 05:38
[Vanguard] The Federal Government Sunday commended Air Peace for engaging another airline to evacuate stranded 584 Nigerians in the United Kingdom after the British government denied it landing right.
Mali: Timbuktu War Crimes Trial Set to Begin in the Hague
von DW am 14/07/2020 um 04:38
[DW] An alleged Islamist arrested in Mali in 2018 is to go on trial this week at the International Criminal Court. He is accused of orchestrating war crimes, including torture and rape, in the city of Timbuktu.
Algeria: Sahrawi Refugees - Supposed 'Misuse' of Humanitarian Aid Clearly Denied By EU
von SPS am 13/07/2020 um 13:42
[SPS] Brussels -- Algeria's ambassador to Brussels Amar Belani denounced Saturday the disinformation campaign led by the Moroccan media on the so-called "misuse of the European humanitarian aid granted to Sahrawi refugees, noting that these unfounded allegations were clearly denied by EU's top officials in charge of the file.
Nigeria: UK Denies Nigerian Airline Landing Permit to Evacuate Nigerians
von This Day am 13/07/2020 um 11:33
[This Day] Lagos -- The planned evacuation of Nigerians stranded in the United Kingdom has suffered a delay as British authorities denied a Nigerian airline, Air Peace, landing permit.
Nigeria: Govt Threatens to Review Air Agreements With UK, Others Over 'Unacceptable Treatment 'Of Nigerian Carriers
von This Day am 13/07/2020 um 10:13
[This Day] The federal government Sunday said it would review its Air agreements with various countries as a result of the unacceptable treatment of Nigerian carriers during the coronavirus pandemic.
Kenya: Kenyan High Commission in London Announces Fifth KQ Evacuation Flight to Nairobi
von Capital FM am 13/07/2020 um 07:06
[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Kenyans stranded in the United Kingdom have a chance to return home through on Friday through a Kenya Airways flight to Nairobi.