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Malawi: MPs Pass Bill to Legalise Marijuana for Medical Use
am 27/02/2020 um 15:35
[Nyasa Times] Malawi's legislators have passed a bill to legalize cannabis, the plant that produces hemp and marijuana for medical use, as the country looks to reduce its reliance on tobacco.
Africa: Why Ethiopia's Decision to Skip the Ever Complicating GERD Talks in Washington Is Right
am 27/02/2020 um 14:36
[Addis Standard] In an unexpected turn of events, Ethiopia's Ministry of Water, Irrigation & Electricity said today that Ethiopia will not take part in the upcoming trilateral GERD talks with Egypt and Sudan, which was scheduled to take place in Washington D.C. on February 27-28. The Ministry said it was skipping the next talks because it did not finalize the ongoing discussions with Ethiopia's country team of experts.
Sudan: Sudan's RAC Claims 'Detainee Tortured to Death'
am 27/02/2020 um 14:10
[Radio Dabanga] El Obeid -The Revolutionary Awakening Council (RAC) led by former janjaweed leader Musa Hilal claims that one of its members has died in the prison of El Obeid, capital of North Kordofan, while another detained member has become completely blind through torture, ill-treatment ,and denial of health care.
Zimbabwe: Senior Doctors Throw Deputy Minister Mangwiro Under the Bus
am 27/02/2020 um 14:03
[263Chat] Senior doctors have implicated Health and Child Care deputy minister Dr John Mangwiro, refuting his earlier claims that he procured medical equipment with the advise of senior surgeons.
Kenya: Sonko - Why I Handed Over Nairobi to State
am 27/02/2020 um 12:39
[Nation] Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko has defended his decision to hand over some county functions to the national government.
South Africa: Search On for At Least 9 Missing At Sea in Cape Town After Boat Capsizes
am 27/02/2020 um 12:04
[News24Wire] A search was under way for at least nine people on Thursday morning, between Oudekraal and Mouille Point, on the Western Cape coast.
Cameroon: Civilians Massacred in Separatist Area
am 27/02/2020 um 11:28
[HRW] Nairobi -At Least 21 Killed in Attack on Ngarbuh Village; Set Independent Inquiry
Africa: Ethiopia to Skip Latest Round of Nile Talks
am 27/02/2020 um 11:06
[East African] Ethiopia says it will not send representatives to the final round of negotiations on the use of the Nile waters, in a move likely to delay a binding agreement.
Nigeria: Mexico Returns 'Smuggled' Ancient Sculpture to Nigeria
am 27/02/2020 um 10:11
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The ancient bronze sculpture was seized by customs agents at Mexico City airport as its buyer tried to bring it into Mexico.
Zimbabwe: State Capture Claims By Prosecutor-General Are Personal Opinion - Mohadi
am 27/02/2020 um 09:03
[New Zimbabwe] Vice President Kembo Mohadi has dismissed as personal opinion, recent claims by Prosecutor-General Kumbirai Hodzi that most Zimbabwean State institutions were captured by corrupt cartels.
Guinea Bissau: President-Elect to Be Sworn in Despite Pending Case
am 27/02/2020 um 08:47
[East African] Bissau-Guinean National Electoral Commission (CNE) is confirming the victory of President-elect Mr Umaro Sissoco Embaló, giving him licence to proceed to take oath despite a court challenge from his opponent Domingos Simões Pereira.
South Africa: Mother, 19, Arrested After Skeletal Remains of 2-Year-Old Girl Found in Garden
am 27/02/2020 um 08:27
[News24Wire] A 19-year-old Mpumalanga woman has been arrested after the skeletal remains of who is believed to be her 2-year-old daughter were found in her garden.
Rwanda: Autopsy Confirms Kizito Died By Suicide
am 27/02/2020 um 08:07
[New Times] The National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) has announced that the Medical-legal Autopsy Report showed that Kizito Mihigo, who died on February 17 in Remera Police Station, died by suicide.
Zimbabwe: Opposition MPs Walk Out On 'Incompetent' Spy Minister
am 27/02/2020 um 08:00
[New Zimbabwe] Parliament was Wednesday forced to adjourn earlier than planned when MDC MPs angrily voiced their disapproval over the 'shallow' manner with which State Security minister Owen Ncube was responding to questions relating to mealie-meal shortages.
South Africa: Public Servants' Wages No Longer Sacred in a Time of Doing More With Less
am 27/02/2020 um 07:38
[Daily Maverick] Tito Mboweni has gone where previous finance ministers have feared to tread -- slashing the public wage bill. The political landmines are about to explode.
South Africa: Young Adults Born in SA Denied Right to Apply for Citizenship
am 27/02/2020 um 07:35
[Daily Maverick] Citizenship as a tool of exclusion was a staple of apartheid-era oppression in South Africa. It was with this in mind that the opening words of the Freedom Charter and later the preamble of the Constitution proclaimed, 'South Africa belongs to all who live in it'.
Uganda: Govt, UNHCR Clash Over Refugee Scandal
am 27/02/2020 um 07:28
[Monitor] The conclusion of investigations into the mismanagement of refugee funds in the country depends on cooperation between the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and government investigation agencies, the minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Mr Hilary Onek has said.
South Africa: State Security Minister, Deputy's Phones Cloned
am 27/02/2020 um 07:01
[News24Wire] The cellphones of State Security Minister Ayanda Dlodlo, her deputy Zizi Kodwa and several officials in the office of the minister have been cloned, the department confirmed on Wednesday.
Nigeria: Soldier Goes Berserk, Shoots Four Officers Dead, Kills Self
am 27/02/2020 um 06:20
[Premium Times] An unnamed corporal in the Nigerian Army, serving in Borno State, on Wednesday opened fire on four of his colleagues, killing them in the process. He then shot himself dead, the spokesman of the Nigeria Army, Sagir Musa, said.
Niger: Police Rescue 232 Victims of Sex Trafficking, Forced Labour
am 27/02/2020 um 06:17
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -The victims included 46 children, who were forced into sex work in hostels and slums or sent to beg at markets and bus stations
Libya: Khalifa Haftar's Repressive Proto-State and the 'Myth' of Stability
am 27/02/2020 um 06:11
[DW] The Libyan authoritarian's aims extend far beyond his claims to be ridding the country of Islamists. And that's exactly what his foreign backers want, analysts say.
Libya: As War Drags On, Troubles Mount for Coast Guard and Migrant Detention Centres
am 27/02/2020 um 05:54
[The New Humanitarian] Rome -'Everyone is facing danger. Refugees and Libyans.'
Burundi: Killings, Arrests As Elections Draw Near
am 27/02/2020 um 05:52
[The New Humanitarian] Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo -'Serious human rights violations continued in 2019, but were often hidden and quickly covered up.'
Mauritania: Activists Warn About Slavery As Country Joins UN Human Rights Council
am 27/02/2020 um 05:47
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Slavery is a historical practice in the Saharan country, which only abolished it in 1981
West Africa: Sahel Militaries Need Better Governance to Face the Terror Threat
am 27/02/2020 um 05:31
[ISS] Terror attacks on soldiers in Sahel states are raising questions about these armies' ability to withstand extremist threats and protect their populations. A total of 271 soldiers have died in recent attacks on military camps in Chinagodar and Inatès in Niger, Indélimane and Boulkessi in Mali, and Koutougou in Burkina Faso - the Liptako-Gourma region.
Kenya: Uproar as Chinese Plane Lands in Nairobi
am 27/02/2020 um 05:27
[Nation] Twitter was ablaze Wednesday evening after the government announced that 239 passengers, who arrived in Nairobi aboard a China Southern flight, were cleared of coronavirus and advised to self-quarantine.
Kenya: Government Bans Slaughter of Donkeys
am 27/02/2020 um 05:27
[Nation] The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries and Cooperatives has banned the slaughter of donkeys in the country.
Rwanda: Kagame Reshuffles Cabinet, Overhauls Health, Education Ministries
am 27/02/2020 um 05:17
[New Times] President Paul Kagame on Wednesday evening reshuffled the cabinet making major changes to key ministries notably Health and Education.
West Africa: Is the Time Right for a Single Currency in West Africa?
am 27/02/2020 um 05:09
[The Conversation Africa] The eight Francophone states that form the West African Economic and Monetary Union have agreed to drop the use of the CFA Franc. Benin, Burkina Faso, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger, Senegal, and Togo will soon start using new currency, the 'Eco'. The currency is scheduled for launch in June 2020.
South Africa: Budget Shows Treasury Is Desperately Short of Ideas to Fix Economic Woes
am 27/02/2020 um 04:24
[The Conversation Africa] At the core of this year's budget proposals from South Africa's national treasury is the admission that national debt is no longer expected to stabilise. In previous years, bar one brief exception, budgets and medium-term budgets repeatedly promised that debt would stabilise even as previous years' promises were broken.