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Coronavirus in Africa: Why I breastfed my child despite having Covid-19

Faith Kariuki breastfed her five-month-old child whilst Covid-19 positive.
Tags: News, Africa, Faith Kariuki


The European companies that armed the Ivorian civil war

AN OCCRP investigation reveals that Gunvor and Semlex brokered weapons-for-oil deals in early 2011 when Côte d’Ivoire was in crisis, despite a UN arms embargo The post The European companies that armed the Ivorian civil war appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: France, Africa, Oil, Un, UN Security Council, Civil War, Ivory Coast, Openaccess, Gunvor, Alassane Ouattara, Laurent Gbagbo, Top Six, Arms Dealers, Cote d'Ivoire, Gennady Timchenko, Torbjorn Tornqvist


South Africa: Africa Update 2020 – Sierra Leone - Adams & Adams

The Registry is applying the provisions of the 2014 Act, although the date of the Act has not yet been made available.
Tags: News, Africa, South Africa, Adams, Sierra Leone Adams


Tanzanian president accused of repression on eve of election

Opposition and rights groups criticise John Magufuli, who looks on course for second termOpposition leaders in Tanzania have accused the government of undermining democracy and curtailing fundamental freedoms on the eve of elections in which John Magufuli, one of Africa’s most controversial leaders, could win a second term as president.Magufuli, whose forthright style has earned him the nickname “the bulldozer”, won praise when he came to power in 2015 for his high-profile efforts to crack down ...
Tags: Africa, World news, Tanzania, John Magufuli, Magufuli


Sudan government denies Rift Valley fever outbreak despite reports of deaths

Doctors say cases and dozens of deaths from the disease have occurred since August floods, with cases of malaria and cholera also on the riseAn outbreak of Rift Valley fever has killed dozens of people and infected more than 1,000 in Sudan’s Northern state, according to local doctors.Doctors told the Guardian the disease has spread across the towns of Merowe, Al Dabbah and Karima, mainly among cattle herders. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Sudan, Malaria, Rift Valley, Karima, Merowe Al Dabbah


Trump and Africa: How Ethiopia was 'betrayed' over Nile dam

The US president has sided with Egypt in the escalating dispute over a mega dam, analysts say.
Tags: News, Africa, US, Egypt, Ethiopia, Trump


Baby Awa: The miracle baby born on a boat fleeing Mozambique’s violence

More than 300 000 people in the north of the country have been displaced by militants who ransack villages and then burn them down. The post Baby Awa: The miracle baby born on a boat fleeing Mozambique’s violence appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, Mozambique, Floods, Openaccess, Pemba, Cabo Delgado, Top Six, Insurgency, Cyclone Idai, Macomia


Fearless Burundi MP suffers in jail

Fabien Banciryanino, who challenged state on political murders, detained in notorious prison The post Fearless Burundi MP suffers in jail appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Africa, United Nations, International criminal court, Burundi, Openaccess, Pierre Nkurunziza, Evariste Ndayishimiye, Top Six, Rome Statute, “Supreme Guide of Patriotism” Bill, Fabien Banciryanino, Independent National Human Rights Commission


Hubilo raises $4.5 million, led by Lightspeed, to focus on virtual events

Earlier this year, the founders of event analytics platform Hubilo pivoted to become a virtual events platform to survive the impact of COVID-19. Today, the startup announced it has raised a $4.5 million seed round, led by Lightspeed, and says it expects to exceed $10 million bookings run rate and host over one million attendees over the next few months. The round also included angel investors Freshworks chief executive officer Girish Mathrubootham; former LinkedIn India CEO Nishant Rao; Slidesh...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Asia, Southeast Asia, Africa, San Francisco, Events, Tech, Middle East, Slideshare, Lightspeed, Jain, United States Europe, Nishant Rao, Virtual Events


Adele and SNL come under fire for Africa sex tourism sketch

"Saturday Night Live" is facing a backlash over a sketch in which Adele, Kate McKinnon and Heidi Gardner play White divorcees lusting over African men.
Tags: Africa, Cnn, Heidi Gardner, Adele Kate McKinnon


Africa roundup: 46 nations want CAF boss Ahmad to serve second term

Johannesburg (AFP) – A letter has been sent to Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad from 46 of the 54 member associations requesting him to run for a second four-year term. Philip Chiyangwa, president... Visit http://www.majorleaguesoccertalk.com for the rest of the story.
Tags: Africa, Sport, Soccer, Johannesburg, Afp, Confederation of African Football CAF, CAF, Ahmad, Philip Chiyangwa, Ahmad Ahmad


Nigeria: Looking To Invest In Africa's Most Populous Nation? Don't Forget The IP! - Adams & Adams

NIGERIA ratified in 2019 what is considered to be one of the biggest free trade agreements ever, the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
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Rats help clear minefields in Cambodia – and suspicion of the military

Editor’s note: Dr. Darcie DeAngelo is a medical anthropologist at the Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention (I-GMAP) at Binghamton University, State University of New York. In this interview, she explains the relationship between locals who live near minefields in Cambodia and the mine detectors, often former military combatants, who are viewed with suspicion because of divisions caused by the series of civil wars between the 1970s and 1990s. Why are there so many unexploded bombs ...
Tags: News, Africa, Cambodia, Mozambique, Khmer Rouge, Darcie DeAngelo


Climate change: 'Dangerous and dirty' used cars sold to Africa

Millions of polluting and unsafe used cars from rich nations are exported to Africa and Asia.
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Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza: Liberating Africa from land of liberté

The cultural and political activist is on a quest to bring looted treasures back home The post Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza: Liberating Africa from land of liberté appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Europe, Activism, France, Africa, Court, Heritage, Museums, Colonialism, Arrest, Openaccess, Emmanuel Macron, Top Six, Looting, African Art, Artefacts, Emery Mwazulu Diyabanza


Inside the illicit trade in West Africa’s oldest artworks

Nok terracottas are proof that an ancient civilisation once existed in Nigeria. Now they are at the centre of a multimillion-dollar, globe-spanning underground industry — and once again, Nigeria is losing out The post Inside the illicit trade in West Africa’s oldest artworks appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Nigeria, Africa, Racism, West Africa, Archaeology, Colonialism, The Louvre, Yale University, Figurines, Openaccess, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, International Council of Museums, Top Six, Cultural Heritage, Peter Breunig, Red List


Libya War Rivals Poised for Unity Talks as Oil Output Rises - Bloomberg

Libya War Rivals Poised for Unity Talks as Oil Output Rises - BloombergLibya’s push to almost double crude output could gain momentum as rival sides prepare for a new round of talks aimed at ending a nearly decade-long conflict that has ravaged the OPEC member.The United Nations said Sunday that political talks targeting a deal on a “unified governance framework” for the North African country are to begin Oct. 26 via video conference. Face-to-face meetings would kick-off in Tunisia on Nov. 9.The...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Opec, Bloomberg, United Nations, Libya, Un, Tunisia, Tripoli, Fayez al Sarraj, National Oil Corp, Rupert Neil Bumfrey, Khalifa Haftar Libya


Nigeria's youth finds its voice with the EndSARS protest movement

For nearly two weeks angry young Nigerians have taken to the streets, blocking major roads across cities in Africa's most populous nation. They marched in tens of thousands chanting "Enough is Enough" against police brutality and violence.
Tags: Nigeria, Africa, Cnn


Seychelles election marks first opposition victory in 44 years

Wavel Ramkalawan wins presidency ousting incumbent United Seychelles party leader with 54.9% of the voteAn Anglican priest won the Seychelles presidential election on Sunday, marking the first opposition victory since the Indian Ocean archipelago’s independence from Britain over four decades ago.Wavel Ramkalawan won enough votes in the first round to clinch the presidency on his sixth attempt and called for unity after his victory. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Britain, Seychelles, Indian Ocean, Wavel Ramkalawan, United Seychelles


Sudan is being rewarded for its revolution with blackmail | Nesrine Malik

Sanctions punished the Sudanese people, not their rulers. The US extracting compensation is one more hypocritical actFew countries in the world have been subjected to as many punitive sanctions as Sudan. After the deposed president Omar al-Bashir came to power in a military coup in 1989, the country was gradually cut off from the rest of the world, with the upholding of human rights the rationale. Economic sanctions were followed by a spot on the state sponsors of terrorism list, and then by the...
Tags: Hollywood, Human Rights, Congress, Washington, Africa, US, World news, US foreign policy, Middle East and North Africa, Omar al Bashir, Sudan, Darfur, Bashir, Nesrine Malik


Wall of debt: Maturities mount in Middle East amid COVID-19 borrowing spree | ZAWYA MENA Edition

Wall of debt: Maturities mount in Middle East amid COVID-19 borrowing spree | ZAWYA MENA EditionA turbulent economic outlook has resulted in a surge of corporate borrowings that will be maturing in a few years across the Middle East, as well as in Europe and Africa.In a new report that covered hundreds of companies in the EMEA region, Moody’s said total debt jumped by nearly half to $1.6 trillion since 2019, partly due to new borrowings driven by the coronavirus pandemic. The rating movements be...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Dubai, EMEA, Moody, Rupert Neil Bumfrey


Looters raid Nigeria food warehouse as unrest spreads

Several thousand people ransacked and looted a government food warehouse in central Nigeria on Saturday in the latest in two weeks of unrest sweeping over Africa's most populous country.
Tags: News, Nigeria, Africa


Nigeria's police order massive mobilization after unrest

Nigeria’s top police official on Saturday ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to “reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters” after days of unrest and demonstrations over police abuses that left at least 69 people dead. The police order could further heighten tensions in Africa’s most populous country after some of its worst turmoil in years. Nigeria’s inspector general of police, M.A. Adamu, ordered colleagues to “dominate the public space” while...
Tags: News, Nigeria, Africa, Adamu


Nigeria’s police order massive mobilization to ‘dominate the public space’ after unrest over SARS

Nigeria’s top police official on Saturday ordered the immediate mobilization of all officers to “reclaim the public space from criminal elements masquerading as protesters” after days of unrest and demonstrations over police abuses that left at least 69 people dead. The police order could further heighten tensions in Africa’s most populous country after some of its worst turmoil in years. Nigeria’s inspector general of police, M.A. Adamu, ordered colleagues to “dominate the public space” while...
Tags: News, Nigeria, Africa, Adamu


Gunmen kill at least six children in attack on Cameroon school

Attackers fired indiscriminately at schoolchildren in area where separatist insurgents are activeGunmen stormed a school in Cameroon on Saturday and opened fire indiscriminately, killing at least six children and wounding about eight more in a region where separatist insurgents operate, officials and parents said.Arriving on motorbikes and in civilian clothes, the attackers hit the school around midday in the city of Kumba in the Southwest Region, according to the accounts, including from one pa...
Tags: Africa, World news, Cameroon, Southwest Region, Kumba


No mention of Africa when it comes to US foreign policy

During pre-election debates in the United States, very little has been said on how they view one of the world’s largest markets — which, in turn, is determined to come into its own The post No mention of Africa when it comes to US foreign policy appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Africa, US, Joe Biden, United States, Foreign Policy, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Mike Pence, Coronavirus, COVID-19, African Continental Free Trade Area, US vice president debate


Guinea’s president wins third term amid widespread protests

Opposition supporters take to streets as electoral commission says Alpha Condé won almost 60% of vote Guinea’s president, Alpha Condé, has won a controversial third term with 59.49% of the vote, the National Independent Electoral Commission declared on Saturday.His victory came amid widespread protests that were violently suppressed by security forces. Continue reading...
Tags: Africa, World news, Guinea, Alpha Conde, National Independent Electoral Commission


Tanks sent to tourist island of Zanzibar as Tanzania's strongman leader eyes indefinite rule

Zanzibar is best known by holidaymakers for its sandy white beaches and winding medieval passageways. But where once there were tourists, tanks and soldiers now line the cobbled streets in the iconic district of Stone Town as the East African nation lurches towards a general election on Wednesday that could spell the end of what's left of democracy on the mainland of Tanzania. The archipelago has been a hotbed of government opposition ever since it joined the adjacent territory of Tanganyika...
Tags: News, Africa, Tanzania, Zanzibar, John Magufuli, Stone Town, Tanganyika, Tanzania Tanzania


Sudan-Israel deal depends on legislative approval, minister says

Deal trumpeted by Donald Trump cannot go ahead without approval of legislative council – which does not yet existA groundbreaking deal between Israel and Sudan trumpeted as a diplomatic triumph by Donald Trump on Friday will only go ahead if it is approved by Sudan’s legislative council, which currently does not exist, senior officials in Khartoum have said.The statements suggest the prospects of the agreement leading to concrete results in the near future are slim. If implemented, it would make...
Tags: Africa, Israel, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Sudan, Donald Trump, Khartoum, Sudan Israel


World of vaccines is a ‘fiendishly’ complex one

It is important that Africa, along with other regions of the Global South, builds its own vaccine-manufacturing capacity The post World of vaccines is a ‘fiendishly’ complex one appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Health, Opinion, Africa, Intellectual Property, Vaccines, Openaccess, Global South, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Covax, Vaccine Manufacturing