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Congo-Kinshasa: The ICC's Work in Congo Isn't Done

[HRW] On June 17, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice submitted a letter to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) urging her to investigate the former Congolese president, Joseph Kabila, and senior officials from his governme
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Congo-Kinshasa: The ICC's Work in Congo Isn't Done

[HRW] On June 17, the Canadian Partnership for International Justice submitted a letter to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) urging her to investigate the former Congolese president, Joseph Kabila, and senior officials from his government for atrocities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This letter is a reminder that the work of the ICC in Congo is far from over. A look back at the court's promises, achievements, and missteps in Congo reveals that the ICC should do more to bring cases a

East Africa: EAC Calls for Sanctions on Defaulting Burundi, South Sudan

[East African] When the East African Legislative Assembly passed a motion on June 30 to censure South Sudan and Burundi for defaulting on their annual payments, it also recommended that the Council of Ministers take further action against the two countries.
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East Africa: EAC Calls for Sanctions on Defaulting Burundi, South Sudan

[East African] When the East African Legislative Assembly passed a motion on June 30 to censure South Sudan and Burundi for defaulting on their annual payments, it also recommended that the Council of Ministers take further action against the two countries.

Rwanda: Govt Pilots Home-Based Management for Covid-19 Cases

[New Times] The Ministry of Health is testing whether community-based management for Covid-19 is feasible in the country, with the possibility of using it to manage the pandemic.
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Rwanda: Govt Pilots Home-Based Management for Covid-19 Cases

[New Times] The Ministry of Health is testing whether community-based management for Covid-19 is feasible in the country, with the possibility of using it to manage the pandemic.

Central African Republic: Stability Needed for Upcoming Elections

[ISS] In the run-up to the Central African Republic's (CAR) 27 December 2020 elections, political manoeuvrings have started within both government and the opposition. Former president François Bozizé announced his candidacy after returning to CAR in Decembe
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Central African Republic: Stability Needed for Upcoming Elections

[ISS] In the run-up to the Central African Republic's (CAR) 27 December 2020 elections, political manoeuvrings have started within both government and the opposition. Former president François Bozizé announced his candidacy after returning to CAR in December 2019, having spent nearly six years in exile. He is believed to still wield significant power on the political scene.

East Africa: Violence in Western Darfur Forces 2,500 People Into Chad - UN

[UN News] Recent clashes in Sudan's Western Darfur region has driven more than 2,500 people across the border into neighbouring Chad, the United Nations refugee agency has reported.
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East Africa: Violence in Western Darfur Forces 2,500 People Into Chad - UN

[UN News] Recent clashes in Sudan's Western Darfur region has driven more than 2,500 people across the border into neighbouring Chad, the United Nations refugee agency has reported.

Angola: Beleaguered Billionaire Dos Santos Quits Unitel Board

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Isabel dos Santos has stepped down from the board of Angola's mobile phone operator Unitel, citing «a climate of permanent conflict» among the company's directors.
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Angola: Beleaguered Billionaire Dos Santos Quits Unitel Board

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Isabel dos Santos has stepped down from the board of Angola's mobile phone operator Unitel, citing «a climate of permanent conflict» among the company's directors.

South Africa: Level 2 Lockdown on the Cards for South Africa?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- A tweet posted by SABC News presenter Leanne Manas has shown Health Minister Zweli Mkhize discussing the possibility of easing restrictions on the country's nationwide lockdown to Alert Level 2. According to government directives, Ale
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South Africa: Level 2 Lockdown on the Cards for South Africa?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- A tweet posted by SABC News presenter Leanne Manas has shown Health Minister Zweli Mkhize discussing the possibility of easing restrictions on the country's nationwide lockdown to Alert Level 2. According to government directives, Alert Level 2 indicates «a moderate Covid-19 spread with a high health system readiness».

Somalia: Outrage As Parliament Drafts Law Permitting Child, Forced Marriages

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi/Garowe -- The United Nations says the law, which would allow girls to be married as soon as they reach puberty, is «deeply flawed»
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Somalia: Outrage As Parliament Drafts Law Permitting Child, Forced Marriages

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi/Garowe -- The United Nations says the law, which would allow girls to be married as soon as they reach puberty, is «deeply flawed»

Africa: Pandemic Underscores Burden Women Carry Doing Paid and Unpaid Reproductive Labour

[The Conversation Africa] Debates about women's unpaid reproductive labour have been going on since the first woman received cash for her services. Reproductive labour includes cooking, cleaning, and caring for the elderly, the sick and children.
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Africa: Pandemic Underscores Burden Women Carry Doing Paid and Unpaid Reproductive Labour

[The Conversation Africa] Debates about women's unpaid reproductive labour have been going on since the first woman received cash for her services. Reproductive labour includes cooking, cleaning, and caring for the elderly, the sick and children.

Tanzania: Govt Bans Local Media From Broadcasting Foreign Content Without Permission

[DW] Under a new law, reporters in Tanzania will face stricter controls and media outlets would need permission to broadcast foreign content. DW has warned against «a worrying trend towards restrictions on press freedom.»
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Tanzania: Govt Bans Local Media From Broadcasting Foreign Content Without Permission

[DW] Under a new law, reporters in Tanzania will face stricter controls and media outlets would need permission to broadcast foreign content. DW has warned against «a worrying trend towards restrictions on press freedom.»

Kenya: Equity Completes Acquisition of Congolese Lender at a Cost of Sh10.2 Billion

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Equity Group Holdings PLC has completed its acquisition of 66.53 percent stake in the Banque Commerciale Du Congo (BCDC) at a cost of USD 95 Million - Sh10.2 billion.
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Kenya: Equity Completes Acquisition of Congolese Lender at a Cost of Sh10.2 Billion

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- Equity Group Holdings PLC has completed its acquisition of 66.53 percent stake in the Banque Commerciale Du Congo (BCDC) at a cost of USD 95 Million - Sh10.2 billion.

Central Africa: The Enduring Harm Inflicted By the Lord's Resistance Army

[The New Humanitarian] Baltimore, United States -- 'People don't sleep well at night. They cannot live in peace.'
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Central Africa: The Enduring Harm Inflicted By the Lord's Resistance Army

[The New Humanitarian] Baltimore, United States -- 'People don't sleep well at night. They cannot live in peace.'

East Africa: Violence in Sudan's Western Darfur Forces 2,500 People Into Chad - UN Refugee Agency

[UN News] Recent clashes in Sudan's Western Darfur region has driven more than 2,500 people across the border into neighbouring Chad, the United Nations refugee agency has reported.
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East Africa: Violence in Sudan's Western Darfur Forces 2,500 People Into Chad - UN Refugee Agency

[UN News] Recent clashes in Sudan's Western Darfur region has driven more than 2,500 people across the border into neighbouring Chad, the United Nations refugee agency has reported.

West Africa: How Covid-19 Affects the Reproductive Health of Young People

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- The reproductive health of adolescents in West Africa, like so many regions, is being negatively impacted by Covid-19 with maternal mortality being the second cause of death among adolescents in Senegal. allAfrica's Sethi Ncube int
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West Africa: How Covid-19 Affects the Reproductive Health of Young People

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -- The reproductive health of adolescents in West Africa, like so many regions, is being negatively impacted by Covid-19 with maternal mortality being the second cause of death among adolescents in Senegal. allAfrica's Sethi Ncube interviewed Christine Sarr, one of 25 young change-makers from around the world gathered by SheDecides 25x25.Emphasising that reproductive health is a necessity for development, Sarr is calling on governments in both Senegal and the wider region to prioritise and commit funding to t

Africa: Over 289,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After More than 9 Million Tests

[allAfrica] As of August 11, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1,057,339. This comes after 9,001,649 tests with 289,789 confirmed active.
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Africa: Over 289,000 Active Covid-19 Cases Across Continent After More than 9 Million Tests

[allAfrica] As of August 11, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1,057,339. This comes after 9,001,649 tests with 289,789 confirmed active.

Zimbabwe: South African Envoys 'Snub' Angers Opposition Alliance

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- A delegation consisting of South African officials Baleka Mbete, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, and Sydney Mufamadi failed to attend a meeting with Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance, upsetting the opposition's leaders, BBC
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Zimbabwe: South African Envoys 'Snub' Angers Opposition Alliance

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- A delegation consisting of South African officials Baleka Mbete, Ngoako Ramatlhodi, and Sydney Mufamadi failed to attend a meeting with Zimbabwe's Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance, upsetting the opposition's leaders, BBC reports.

Chad: How Free Is Country 60 Years After Independence?

[DW] Following the clamor of World War II, France abandoned its former colonial empire, including Chad. 60 years down the road, Chadians say they're suffocating under the rule of President Idris Deby while Paris looks away.
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Chad: How Free Is Country 60 Years After Independence?

[DW] Following the clamor of World War II, France abandoned its former colonial empire, including Chad. 60 years down the road, Chadians say they're suffocating under the rule of President Idris Deby while Paris looks away.

Africa: ICC's Role in Africa Sharply in Focus

[Legalbrief] Eighteen years after the Rome Statute entered into force and the International Criminal Court (ICC) began functioning, it continues to face objections about its jurisdiction, accusations of bias, questioning over the fairness of its case-selectio
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Africa: ICC's Role in Africa Sharply in Focus

[Legalbrief] Eighteen years after the Rome Statute entered into force and the International Criminal Court (ICC) began functioning, it continues to face objections about its jurisdiction, accusations of bias, questioning over the fairness of its case-selection and trial procedures and doubts about its effectiveness.

Africa: The African Women Leaders Network – A Movement for the Transformation of Africa

[allAfrica] The year 2020 began on a high note for the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN). As the world was preparing to mark 25 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women, AWLN sought to commemorate the anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Plat
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Africa: The African Women Leaders Network – A Movement for the Transformation of Africa

[allAfrica] The year 2020 began on a high note for the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN). As the world was preparing to mark 25 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women, AWLN sought to commemorate the anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action with the launch of 25 National Chapters across Africa.

Mauritania: President Appoints New Cabinet

[allAfrica] Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has appointed veteran public administrator Mohamed Ould Bilal as Prime Minister hours after the previous government resigned amid an investigation into alleged high-level corruption, Aljazeera reports.
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Mauritania: President Appoints New Cabinet

[allAfrica] Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani has appointed veteran public administrator Mohamed Ould Bilal as Prime Minister hours after the previous government resigned amid an investigation into alleged high-level corruption, Aljazeera reports.

Africa: The African Women Leaders Network – A movement for the transformation of Africa

[allAfrica] The year 2020 began on a high note for the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN). As the world was preparing to mark 25 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women, AWLN sought to commemorate the anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Plat
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Africa: The African Women Leaders Network – A movement for the transformation of Africa

[allAfrica] The year 2020 began on a high note for the African Women Leaders Network (AWLN). As the world was preparing to mark 25 years since the Fourth World Conference on Women, AWLN sought to commemorate the anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action with the launch of 25 National Chapters across Africa.

Rwanda: Researchers Discover New Malaria Strain

[New Times] While the resistance was identified in a laboratory experiment, the researchers say that it has not yet appeared among humans across the country.
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Rwanda: Researchers Discover New Malaria Strain

[New Times] While the resistance was identified in a laboratory experiment, the researchers say that it has not yet appeared among humans across the country.

Cameroon: Outrage After Detainee Dies Chained to Hospital Bed

[Nation] Yaounde -- An avalanche of condemnation from human rights advocates has followed new of the death of a Cameroonian detainee under shocking circumstances.
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Cameroon: Outrage After Detainee Dies Chained to Hospital Bed

[Nation] Yaounde -- An avalanche of condemnation from human rights advocates has followed new of the death of a Cameroonian detainee under shocking circumstances.

Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Surpasses 23,000 as Total Cases Exceed One Million

[allAfrica] As of August 10, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1,048,285.
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Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Surpasses 23,000 as Total Cases Exceed One Million

[allAfrica] As of August 10, the confirmed Covid-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1,048,285.

Uganda: Unequal Political Campaigns During Covid-19 Times

[DW] Elections in Uganda are scheduled for early 2021, and President Yoweri Museveni hopes for a sixth term in office. In a DW interview, his challenger Bobi Wine accuses the government of obstructing his election campaign.
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Uganda: Unequal Political Campaigns During Covid-19 Times

[DW] Elections in Uganda are scheduled for early 2021, and President Yoweri Museveni hopes for a sixth term in office. In a DW interview, his challenger Bobi Wine accuses the government of obstructing his election campaign.

Mauritius: Govt Scrambles to Contain Massive Oil Spill

[DW] Police say they were authorized to board the Japanese-owned ship as part of its investigation into the oil spill that sparked an ecological disaster. Both Japan and France said they will send disaster relief teams.
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Mauritius: Govt Scrambles to Contain Massive Oil Spill

[DW] Police say they were authorized to board the Japanese-owned ship as part of its investigation into the oil spill that sparked an ecological disaster. Both Japan and France said they will send disaster relief teams.

Africa: Progress for Women and Girls Is Essential Amid Covid-19 – Dr. Senait Fisseha

[allAfrica] Women and girls are hardest hit by social and economic circumstances stemming from the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19, according to analyses by multiple international organizations. Pre-existing poverty and virus-control restrictions leave
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Africa: Progress for Women and Girls Is Essential Amid Covid-19 – Dr. Senait Fisseha

[allAfrica] Women and girls are hardest hit by social and economic circumstances stemming from the SARS-CoV-2 virus that causes Covid-19, according to analyses by multiple international organizations. Pre-existing poverty and virus-control restrictions leave millions across sub Saharan Africa without sanitary wear, clean water or medical supplies for children. Closed schools mean larger numbers of girls are forced into early marriage. Yet most women and girls who want protection from unwanted pregnancy, or are too you

Congo-Kinshasa: From Despair to Hope in the DRC - a Teen Mother's Inspiring Journey

[UNFPA] Lubumbashi -- One of 11 children, Ruth Kalenga's father died when she was in her second year of high school. During this period, she fell pregnant. «We suffered with my child,» she said.
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Congo-Kinshasa: From Despair to Hope in the DRC - a Teen Mother's Inspiring Journey

[UNFPA] Lubumbashi -- One of 11 children, Ruth Kalenga's father died when she was in her second year of high school. During this period, she fell pregnant. «We suffered with my child,» she said.

Central Africa: Central African States Seek to Make Forests Work for People and Planet

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona, Spain -- «Unless we can make timber into a precious resource, we're not going to be able to maintain these Congo Basin forests»
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Central Africa: Central African States Seek to Make Forests Work for People and Planet

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona, Spain -- «Unless we can make timber into a precious resource, we're not going to be able to maintain these Congo Basin forests»

Congo-Kinshasa: UNICEF Loses Life-Saving Supplies in Kinshasa Warehouse Fire

[Unicef] Kinshasa -- A fire that broke out today at the UNICEF's warehouse in Kinshasa destroyed a large stock of materials and equipment for the most vulnerable children and communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
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Congo-Kinshasa: UNICEF Loses Life-Saving Supplies in Kinshasa Warehouse Fire

[Unicef] Kinshasa -- A fire that broke out today at the UNICEF's warehouse in Kinshasa destroyed a large stock of materials and equipment for the most vulnerable children and communities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Cameroon: Finally, 'Indomitable Lions' Receive World Cup Houses

[Nation] Members of the Cameroon national football team at the 1990 Fifa World Cup in Italy will finally receive houses promised them by the country's president, Paul Biya 30 years ago.
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Cameroon: Finally, 'Indomitable Lions' Receive World Cup Houses

[Nation] Members of the Cameroon national football team at the 1990 Fifa World Cup in Italy will finally receive houses promised them by the country's president, Paul Biya 30 years ago.

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