Mozambique: Covid-19

Maputo — The Mozambican health authorities reported on Sunday a further seven new cases of the Covid-9 respiratory disease. This compares with six new cases on Saturday and just one on Friday. According to a Sunday press release from the Ministry of Health, since the start of the pandemic, 1,310,132 people have been tested in…

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Angola: Trust in the National Electoral Commission (CNE) Reaches a New Low, Afrobarometer Survey Indicates

As Angolans approach general elections in August, only one in five citizens say they trust the National Electoral Commission, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. While about half of Angolans say the commission does its job in a neutral fashion, trust in the election management body has declined from already low levels recorded three years ago.…

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South Africa: Online Tactics Stoking Anti-Migrant Sentiment Around Xenophobic Killing, Report Shows

Cape Town — The killing of Elvis Nyathi, a Zimbabwean citizen who lived in Diepsloot, Johannesburg has prompted the Centre for Analytics and Behavioural Change (CABC) to unpack the online tactics that resulted in his death. The CABC released a report highlighting how online posts stoked xenophobic tensions between South Africans and migrants. A spate…

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Mozambique: Hidden Debts

Maputo — Ndambi Guebuza, the oldest son of former Mozambican President Armando Guebuza, on Thursday accused the current President, Filipe Nyusi, of attempting to poison the entire Guebuza family. Guebuza Junior was addressing the Maputo City Court in a hearing intended to determine whether those accused in the case of Mozambique’s “hidden debts” are the…

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Tanzania: Crdb Dishes 8bn/

The CRDB Bank has dished out some 8.0bn/- loans through its newly established Al Barakah account merely five months since the introduction of the services in the market. The account has attracted some 8000 clients who have deposited over 6.0bn/- under the services that does neither offer deposits nor charge loan interest rates. Thus some…

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Nigeria: FAO Unveils New Phase of Agric Policy Initiative for Nigeria, Seven Others

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) weekend launched a new phase of its key agricultural policy monitoring and analysis initiative, focused on supporting reforms in eight sub-Saharan African countries, as they face an array of global challenges. Covering Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda and Uganda, Phase 3 of the Monitoring and Analysing…

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Kenya: New Dawn As Kemsa Automates Its Procurement Process

Nairobi — The Kenya Medical Supplies Authority (KEMSA) has turned a new page in its procurement excellence journey with the formal activation of an automated purchase order generation system. As part of its transformation journey, which includes integrating information technology systems, KEMSA has unveiled an electronic Local Purchase Order (LPO) generation process. The automation of…

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Nigeria: National Para Games

Yobe State is sending 35 athletes to Abuja for the Para-Games that kick off on Saturday. The Yobe contingent for the National Para Games departed Damaturu for Abuja on Friday for the tournament that kicks off on Saturday. Our correspondent who witnessed the departure of the team at the August 27 Stadium, Damaturu, saw the…

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Ethiopia: Ministry Relieves Basic Foodstuff Importers From Foreign Currency Permits

Addis Abeba — Amidst soaring inflation and shortage of basic commodities in Ethiopia, the Ministry of Finance has issued a directive allowing importers of essential foodstuffs such as oil, wheat, sugar, baby milk and rice to use franco-Valuta privileges without waiting for foreign exchange permits and import their items directly through the Customs Commission. In…

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Zimbabwe: Justice Mabhikwa Inquiry Ends

A tribunal set up to investigate the suitability to hold office by suspended High Court judge Justice Thompson Mabhikwa has completed its work and has today submitted a report with its recommendations to President Mnangagwa. The tribunal chaired by retired judge, Justice November Mtshiya handed its report to President Mnangagwa at State House. Justice Mabhikwa,…

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Cameroon: Govt Says Separatists Abduct Women Protesting Fighters’ Abuses

Yaoundé — Anglophone Cameroonian separatists have abducted at least a dozen people who were protesting what they said are the rebels’ brutality and crimes. The separatists claim the government of the majority French-speaking country paid the protesters to discredit the separatists, which authorities deny. A video widely circulated on social media shows suspected separatists forcing…

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Tanzania: Maternal, Neonatal Emergency System to Cover All Regions

THE government has expressed its commitment to extend the emergency system driven solution for maternal and neonatal health dubbed M-MAMA to the remaining regions in the mainland and Zanzibar. Implemented by Vodacom Tanzania Foundation in partnership with Touch Foundation and Pathfinder, the programme will be implemented in 15 regions of Tanzania mainland including Mwanza, Shinyanga,…

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South Africa: Prison Visits Reinstated As National State of Disaster Ends

Covid mandatory protocols and regulations will still be adhered to during visits The Department of Correctional Services (DCS) is reinstating prison visits at all correctional centres after President Cyril Ramaphosa terminated the National State of Disaster on Monday evening. In a statement on Wednesday, spokesperson Sechaba Mphahlele said DCS had reviewed its Covid risk-adjusted strategy…

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South Sudan: Govt Launches Consultation to Pave Way for Truth, Reconciliation

South Sudan peace monitors on Tuesday welcomed the launch of public consultations to pave way for the start of truth, reconciliation and healing process under the 2018 revitalised peace deal. The Reconstituted Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (RJMEC) said the launch of the consultations demonstrated positive progress after months of delay by the parties. “This…

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Africa: ‘Ridiculous’ Length? How to Make IPCC Climate Science Reports an Easier Read

An explosion of climate research has bloated the U.N. assessments that guide governments, with some experts arguing for reforms to the process New climate science report 10 times longer than first in 1990 Computer analysis, Wikipedia-style format could help simplify IPCC vital to guide governments but reforms may be needed British chemist Robert Watson had…

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Namibia: Namibia

The 5th Session of Namibia — Congo Joint Commission of Cooperation (JCC) will take place on 7 to 8 April virtually in Windhoek. The Ministerial Session will be co-chaired by Hon. Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation and H.E. Mr Denis Christel Sassou Nguesso, Minister of International Cooperation and…

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Somalia: Somalia and Morocco Discuss Prospects for Regional Stability

Rabat — Chief diplomats from Morocco and Somalia have reviewed long-standing diplomatic relations between the two countries, calling for further cooperation in areas such as regional stability. Morocco’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita on Thursday held talks with his Somali counterpart, Mahmoud Abdi Hassan, on the sidelines of the inauguration ceremony of the International…

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Somalia: Somali National Army Special Forces of Danab Kill 7 Al-Shabab Militants, Seize Cache of Weapons

Somali National Army SNA special commandos (Danab) has killed 7 Alshabab militants in a security operation near Wasil town in Mudug region, During operation, the Army captured 2 injured militants, 4 IEDs, 4 riffles and vehicle, SNA Chief, Ge.Odawa confirmed. Somali National Army has in the recent days intensified sting operations against the insurgents across…

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Africa: Qatar 2022

Jay-Jay Okocha ,who represented Nigeria in three editions of the Mundial, was part of the football legends that conducted the 2022 World Cup draws The draw for this year’s FIFA World Cup has been concluded at Doha’s Exhibition and Convention Center with some mouthwatering clashes on the card in the group stage Senegal, who boast…

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Africa: White House Announces New U.S. Conflict Prevention Strategy with Libya, Mozambique, Coastal West Africa

Every country, including our own, experiences risks and challenges related to stability and conflict. The international community grapples with issues that cut across borders, societies, ways of life, and economies. As the world has witnessed too often, the effects of conflict and instability are not constrained by borders or technologies. Cooperation and long-term investments in…

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Ethiopia: Govt Fails to Block UN Funding for Human Rights Investigation

United Nations — Ethiopia on Thursday failed to block the United Nations from funding an international committee that will investigate human rights violations by all parties in the nation’s recent war. The International Commission of Human Rights Experts (ICHRE) on Ethiopia was created in December by the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council, despite strenuous objections…

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