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Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 02:21
As the "worst phase of the epidemic" is overcome, experts delve into the data to learn more about Covid-19.
BBC News - Africa
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 23:42

Somali President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Thursday appointed a political newcomer to become prime minister, nearly two months after the country’s parliament voted out former Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire. 

Mohamed Hussein Roble’s appointment came hours after the president and five...

VOA Articles
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 23:26
Former Malian dictator Moussa Traore is laid to rest... Members of the military junta among those present at his state funeral. Traore died earlier this week at the age of 83. In Cameroon, appeals court upholds life sentences for ten anglophone separatists including Ayuk Tabe, the leader of the...
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 23:15

Organizations have contributed aid worth more than $2 billion to help Kenya’s in its fight against COVID-19.  But much of the aid has gone missing, prompting President Uhuru Kenyatta to order an investigation into who might have taken it.

Money and medical supplies were donated by such...

VOA Articles
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 22:45
Mr. Rusesabagina sheltered more than 1,200 Rwandans who fled to the hotel he was managing during the 1994 genocide, a story that became a film. But he has become a critic of President Paul Kagame.
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 22:44
President Paul Kagame said that the arrested critic Paul Rusesabagina, now facing terrorism charges, was not kidnapped from Dubai but had been lured to Rwanda in a “flawless” operation.
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 22:29
Paul Rusesabagina went from the world’s most famous Rwandan to a prisoner of his political nemesis, President Paul Kagame, whose government accuses the coolheaded hotelier of murder, arson and terrorism.
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 22:09
Giannis Antetokounmpo is fast becoming an NBA legend. The Greek basketball player of Nigerian descent has been crowned with the most valuable player award for a second consecutive year. At just 25, he's the 12th player in history to win the award twice in a row. The Bucks forward, nicknamed "...
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Friday, September 18, 2020 - 21:46

Cameroon is sending hundreds of troops and police to the Central African Republic to protect civilians and build peace ahead of December elections.

The troops, under the U.N.'s Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission (MINUSCA), finished training this week in the border village of...

VOA Articles
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 21:45
The African Union urged Mali's military junta to quickly appoint civilian leaders to manage an 18-month transition towards elections following last month's coup. Smail Chergui, the AU's peace and security commissioner, said on Twitter Thursday night that he was calling "for a return to...
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Friday, September 18, 2020 - 19:34
Prime Minister of Libya’s UN-recognised Government of National Accord (GNA) Farrej al-Sarraj stepped down on Wednesday, prompting a flurry of speculation about his reasons for doing so, as well as fears that his resignation could cause further turbulence in a country racked by nearly a decade of...
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 19:33

The United Nations Children’s Agency, UNICEF, has condemned a Nigerian court for upholding a 10-year prison sentence with manual labor for a 13-year-old boy convicted of blasphemy.  

The Sharia court in the northern Nigerian state of Kano convicted Omar Farouq in August of using foul...

VOA Articles
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 19:03
Mali held a state funeral on Friday for ex-dictator Moussa Traoré who recently passed away at 83 on September 15th and was in power for 22 years after instigating a coup as a young lieutenant in 1968 that ousted Modibo Keita, the nation’s first president following independence in 1960 from...
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Friday, September 18, 2020 - 18:25

A Burundian rebel group claimed responsibility Friday for a spate of recent attacks on security forces and the ruling party's youth league that it said had killed dozens. 

The RED-Tabara group said it had between Sunday and Thursday engaged soldiers and police as well as members of the...

VOA Articles
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 18:22
[CIVICUS] On 15 September 2020 it will be six months since three human rights defenders were jailed in Niger simply for participating in peaceful protests calling for an investigation into allegations of the misuse of funds by the Ministry of Defence.
All Africa, All the Time.
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 17:57
Two African women are among the five candidates still in the running to take the World Trade Organization top job. No Africans and no women have ever been at the helm of the global trade body. On Friday the pool of eight candidates was whittled down to five. It includes women Amina Mohamed of...
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Friday, September 18, 2020 - 17:43
[COSATU] The Congress of South African Trade Unions in Limpopo convened its ordinary Provincial Executive Committee meeting on the 16th September 2020 held through virtual platform dictated by the "new normal". The PEC meeting was joined and addressed by the General Secretary of the federation,...
All Africa, All the Time.
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 17:38
[Govt of SA] The Electoral Commission plans to clear the backlog of all outstanding by-elections on 11 November 2020.
All Africa, All the Time.
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 17:36
[Ethiopian Herald] It was repeatedly revealed that Ethiopia, for years, was under a serious budget deficit. Even it is a recent phenomenon that the country had no potential to pay salaries. Besides, the country was at high risk of debt distress that potentially incapacitates it to secure more loans...
All Africa, All the Time.
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 17:32
A Belgian court announced that it would return Patrice Émery Lumumba’s tooth to his family. Juliana Lumumba, daughter of the hero of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s independence, spoke with about the symbolic significance of the ruling and, especially, the unknowns that continue to surround...
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