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Tanzania: African Court Orders Tanzania to Allow Challenges to Presidential Results
von Citizen am 16/07/2020 um 15:52
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -- The African rights court on Wednesday ordered Tanzania to amend a section of its constitution which bars any court from probing the election of a president after a winner is officially announced.
Africa: Poor Communities Are Adapting, Reimagining the Future Amid Covid-19 - C.D.Glin
von allAfrica am 16/07/2020 um 15:46
[allAfrica] Covid-19 has changed the world, but African communities are working to innovate in the face of the crisis. One of the institutions participating in discussions with African partners is the United States African Development Foundation (USADF), an independent U.S. government agency established by Congress to invest in African grassroots organizations, entrepreneurs and small-and medium-sized enterprises. AllAfrica's Juanita Williams visited by video with USADF President and CEO C.D. Glin about the
Angola: IFAD Releases 26 Million Euros for Angola
von ANGOP am 16/07/2020 um 15:43
[ANGOP] Rome -- Angola and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed Wednesday a 26.2 million Euros financing agreement in Rome (Italy) to implement the project to improve the resilience projects of small producers.
Kenya: What Kenya's Ban On Brown Sugar, Cane Means for Uganda
von Monitor am 16/07/2020 um 15:30
[Monitor] The sugar industry in Uganda is headed for a crisis after the Kenyan government last week ordered for an immediate ban on the importation of brown sugar and cane.
Uganda: Tullow Shareholders Approve Uganda Sale
von Monitor am 16/07/2020 um 15:30
[Monitor] Anglo -- Irish Tullow Oil Plc shareholders yesterday afternoon voted by 99 per cent majority to sell the company's entire stake (33.33 per cent) in Uganda's oil fields and the proposed East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP). The transaction is expected to be completed in the coming months.
Uganda: Constitutional Reforms Left in Limbo As 2021 Polls Near
von Monitor am 16/07/2020 um 15:30
[Monitor] The Opposition- led move for Parliament to amend several Articles of the Constitution in order to change the structure of government and the direction of the electoral processes in Uganda is now in limbo as legislation on the Bill is running out of time for the 2021 General Election.
Zimbabwe: We're Determined to Re-Engage the West - Minister Moyo
von The Herald am 16/07/2020 um 15:04
[The Herald] Zimbabwe is determined to re-engage the world and is doing everything it can to improve the economic welfare of its people but needs the albatross rock of illegal economic sanctions imposed by western countries in order to move fast, a senior Government official said.
Africa: WHO Urges Greater COVID-19 Health Services in Africa's Humanitarian Settings
von WHO am 16/07/2020 um 15:02
[WHO] Brazzaville -- The World Health Organization (WHO) today called for greater access to COVID-19 detection, testing and care among vulnerable populations grappling with the impacts of protracted conflict and humanitarian emergencies across Africa.
Africa: Africa Split Over Its Three Contenders for WTO Top Seat
von Nation am 16/07/2020 um 14:54
[Nation] The race for the World Trade Organisation's Director-General's seat is once again testing the unity of African countries in fronting common candidates for international agencies.
South Africa: Zindzi Mandela Tested Positive for COVID-19, Family Confirms
von allAfrica am 16/07/2020 um 14:50
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- According to Times Live, Zindzi Mandela tested positive for COVID-19 the day she passed away.
Zimbabwe: Anti-Graft Body Recovers U.S.$100 Million in Corruption Assets
von The Herald am 16/07/2020 um 14:46
[The Herald] The Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) has so far recovered US$100 million worth of assets believed to be the proceeds of corruption and expects the total to exceed US$300 million by year end as it pounces on luxury vehicles and houses in leafy suburbs funded by graft.
Zimbabwe: No Nurses to Care for the Sick As COVID-19 Cases Surge
von RFI am 16/07/2020 um 14:27
[RFI] Imagine you're in a country standing on the brink of coronavirus. More than 1,000 confirmed cases. Twenty deaths. You know the full force of the pandemic is coming -- because it's already hit the country next door. Your hospitals are marginally better prepared than they were in March. But only marginally: still less than 100 ventilators for a country of 16 million people. And there's a bigger problem. If you are hospitalised, you'll find few nurses to care for you.
Sudan: Campaign Demands Women Governors
von Radio Dabanga am 16/07/2020 um 12:30
[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- Women groups in Sudan have launched the campaign No Excuse - We Want Our Full Rights to involve more women in government positions, especially at the level of state governors.
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.
Nigeria: Boko Haram - Major-General Who Complained of Inadequate Equipment to Face Court-Martial
von Premium Times am 16/07/2020 um 11:06
[Premium Times] A former commander of Nigerian Army's Operation Lafiya Dole, the counter-terrorism command in the northeast, Olusegun Adeniyi, is to face "jurisdiction", which those familiar with the military say means a court-martial.
Africa: More Than 150 Countries Engaged in COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility
von WHO am 16/07/2020 um 09:57
[WHO] Seventy-five countries submit expressions of interest to COVAX Facility, joining up to 90 further countries which could be supported by the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC) The COVAX Facility, and the AMC within it, is designed to guarantee rapid, fair and equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for every country in the world, rich and poor, to make rapid progress towards slowing the pandemic Interest from governments representing more than 60% of the world's population offers 'tremendous v
Africa: Number of Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 Across Continent Rises to Over 640,000
von allAfrica am 16/07/2020 um 09:48
[allAfrica] As of July 16, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 643,678.
Congo-Kinshasa: 20 More Deaths and More Than 50 Ebola Cases in West - WHO
von RFI am 16/07/2020 um 09:38
[RFI] Ebola is spreading in the western Democratic Republic of Congo near the border with Central African Republic with 20 deaths and 48 cases registered with three suspect cases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
South Africa: Human Settlements Minister Welcomes Illegal Evictions Ruling
von SAnews.gov.za am 16/07/2020 um 09:36
[SAnews.gov.za] Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has welcomed the Western Cape High Court Judgment against the City of Cape Town on illegal evictions.
South Africa: Parliament to Order National Lotteries Commission to Hand Over Details of All Its Grants
von GroundUp am 16/07/2020 um 09:17
[GroundUp] The National Lotteries Commission is to be summonsed to appear before Parliament's Trade, Industry and Competition Portfolio Committee. Archive photo: Raymond Joseph
Lesotho: Thabane's Allies Threaten to 'Expose' Prime Minister Majoro's 'Dirty Secrets'
von Lesotho Times am 16/07/2020 um 08:48
[Lesotho Times] Thomas Thabane's allies have declared war on Prime Minister Moeketsi Majoro.
Cote d'Ivoire: Crisis Deepens As Vice President Quits
von RFI am 16/07/2020 um 08:06
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Kenya: Kenya Airways Resumes Local Flights
von Nation am 16/07/2020 um 08:00
[Nation] National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) has resumed local flights today.
Nigeria: First Woman Combat Helicopter Pilot Killed in Road Accident
von Premium Times am 16/07/2020 um 06:45
[Premium Times] President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Nigeria Airforce Force (NAF), Kogi State Government and the family of a helicopter fighter pilot, Tolulope Arotile, over her demise.
Rwanda: Govt Issues Guidelines Ahead of Strong Winds
von New Times am 16/07/2020 um 06:09
[New Times] The Ministry of Emergency Management has announced guidelines that citizens in high-risk areas should observe in order to prevent severe damages or loss lives, after the Rwanda Meteorology Agency predicted that there would be strong winds in different parts of the country.
Nigeria: What We Learnt About Dangerous Pollutants in Lagos Lagoon
von The Conversation Africa am 16/07/2020 um 05:28
[The Conversation Africa] Lagos lagoon is the largest of four lagoon systems off the Gulf of Guinea. Several rivers and waterways empty into it, and it plays an important role in the West African coastal ecosystem as well as the Nigerian economy.
Africa: FIFA Confirms Schedule for Qatar 2022 World Cup
von Premium Times am 16/07/2020 um 04:59
[Premium Times] Barely 27 months to the 2022 edition of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the world football governing body has confirmed the schedule for the sporting spectacle.
Tunisia: Prime Minister Resigns After Political Row
von DW am 16/07/2020 um 04:35
[DW] Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh resigned following a row with the Islamist Ennahda Party. The move has triggered a political crisis for the country as it contends with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Africa: Ethiopia Denies Filling Contested Nile Dam
von DW am 16/07/2020 um 04:28
[DW] Ethiopia has denied reports that it started filling its massive hydroelectric dam on the Blue Nile, after satellite images showed higher water levels. The dam has sparked tensions with downriver nations Egypt and Sudan.
Uganda: Novel Coronavirus Sparks Fears of a Spike in Malaria Deaths
von Thomson Reuters Foundation am 16/07/2020 um 04:25
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Gulu/Palabek, Uganda -- Lockdowns have hit distribution of nets and people with malaria symptoms are delaying seeing a doctor for fear of the virus