RWANDA: PARLIAMENT RAISES CONCERN OVER GENOCIDE DENIER NAMED ON BELGIAN COLONIAL PROBE COMMISSION

Tue 11 August Rwandan Parliament questions inclusion of ‘genocide denier’ in 10-member team of experts that will assist commission The Rwandan Parliament has expressed “reservations” about the likely outcome of a Belgian special parliamentary commission set up to examine Belgian’s colonial past due to the inclusion of a “known denier” of the Rwandan genocide against […]

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MAURITIUS PM APPEALS TO INT’L COMMUNITY TO HELP AMID DANGER OF MORE SPILLAGE

Tue 11 August 2020: Prime minister says huge cracks indicate Japanese ship can break apart, appeals for int’l community’s help NAIROBI, Kenya (AA) – The Japanese ship that ran aground in Mauritius has stopped leaking oil but there is still danger of more spillage, the island nation’s government said on Tuesday. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth […]

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SOUTH AFRICA ENSURE GENDER EQUALITY BY EMPOWERING WOMEN

Mon 10 August 2020: Country to reserve 40% of public procurement for women-owned businesses, says president South Africa’s president said Monday his government will support women-owned businesses as part of its commitment to ensure gender equality in Africa’s most advanced economy. “We are going to drive women’s economic inclusion through public procurement,” Cyril Ramaphosa said […]

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ZIMBABWE CELEBRATES 40TH NATIONAL HEROES DAY ANNIVERSARY

Mon 10 August 2020: Country celebrates Heroes’ Day in honor of all those people who took part in war of liberation against British colonial rule HARARE, Zimbabwe (AA) – Zimbabwe on Monday celebrated the 40th Heroes’ Day celebrations, with events held online due to the coronavirus pandemic. The country celebrates Heroes’ Day every second week […]

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MAURITANIA: PRESIDENT MOHAMED GHAZOUANI APPOINTS A NEW GOVERNMENT

Mon 10 August 2020: Mauritania’s president appointed a new government Sunday, a top official said, after the names of several former ministers appeared in a report on the financial dealings of ex-leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz. Sunday’s announcement marks the first time Ghazouani’s office has admitted that the reason behind the reshuffle was the controversial […]

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SOMALIA: SUICIDE CAR BOMBING AT ARMY BASE IN MOGADISHU KILLS 9, INJURES 14

Sat 08 August 2020: Car laden with explosives blew up at gate of army base in capital Mogadishu MOGADISHU, Somalia (AA) – At least nine people were killed and 14 others injured on Saturday in a suicide car bombing in the Somalian capital, officials said. Salad Mohamed, a senior police officer in Mogadishu told Anadolu […]

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MAURITIUS DECLARES ENVIRONMENTAL EMERGENCY AS STRANDED SHIP SPILLS TONS OF FUEL

Sat 08 August 2020: The Indian Ocean island of Mauritius declared a “state of environmental emergency” late Friday after a Japanese-owned ship that ran aground offshore days ago began spilling tons of fuel. Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth announced the development as satellite images showed a dark slick spreading in the turquoise waters near environmental areas […]

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ETHIOPIANS FACE CHALLENGES TO COPE WITH JOB SECURITY, PEACE, AND UNITY

Sat 08 August 2020: ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – On a cold blustery summer morning, heightened fears of the COVID-19 pandemic blended with a glimmer of hope shroud the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. The wailing sirens of the speedy emergency ambulances that transport COVID-19 patients from different corners of the city to treatment and quarantine centers […]

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DR CONGO: EBOLA HEALTHCARE WORKERS PROTEST FOR PAYMENT OF ALLOWANCES

Fri 07 August 2020: Yaounde, Cameroon (AA) – Ebola healthcare providers in the Democratic Republic of Congo have embarked on a one-day strike, local media reported on Friday.  The strike paralyzed the care activities for Ebola patients for a few hours in the Ebola Treatment Center in Mbandaka, the capital city of the northwestern Equateur […]

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RWANDA ADOPTS THE DECENTRALIZATION STRATEGY OPENS 7 COVID-19 CENTERS IN PROVINCES

Fri 07 August 2020: Landlocked African country Rwanda decentralizes COVID-19 response, issues guidelines for air travelers KIGALI (AA) – Besides decentralizing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, the East African country of Rwanda has issued a series of safety measures for travelers.  Located in the Great Rift Valley, where the Great Lakes region converges with East […]

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