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Kenya: Kenyatta Deals Ruto Another Deadly Purge Blow
le 27/05/2020 à 9:58
[Nation] The Jubilee party juggernaut will hit its peak when the National Executive Council (NEC) meets any day from Thursday to firm up its position against rampant cases of indiscipline among its members.
Kenya: Senators Claim Politics Behind Maize Policy
le 27/05/2020 à 9:53
[Nation] Senators have criticised the move by the government to stop buying maize from local farmers, saying the decision is aimed at punishing farmers for political expediency.
Zimbabwe: Duty On Flour, Maize Meal Suspended
le 27/05/2020 à 9:43
[The Herald] Customs duty on imported wheat flour and maize meal has been suspended for six months from 22 May to 21 November in terms of regulations gazetted yesterday by Minister of Finance and Economic Development Prof Mthuli Ncube.
Zimbabwe: Masiyiwa Pledges to Coordinate COVID-19 Supplies
le 27/05/2020 à 9:43
[The Herald] Top Zimbabwean businessman Dr Strive Masiyiwa has pledged to coordinate the procurement and distribution of Covid-19 supplies by the private sector to unblock the supply chain.
Zimbabwe: Tongaat Increases Sugar Price
le 27/05/2020 à 9:43
[The Herald] Sugar producer, Tongaat Hulett Zimbabwe (THZ) has with immediate effect almost doubled the price of sugar.
Nigeria: NAFDAC Disagrees With WHO On Chloroquine Clinical Trials
le 27/05/2020 à 8:59
[This Day] Notwithstanding the decision of the World Health Organisation (WHO) to suspend clinical trials of Hydroxychloroquine and Chloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) will continue the experiment in Nigeria, the […]
South Africa: Snow Shuts Down Major Roads in Eastern Cape
le 27/05/2020 à 8:55
[News24Wire] Dangerous driving conditions due to consistent snowfall in the Eastern Cape has forced provincial transport authorities to close parts of major roads in the province.
Africa: Women and Children Will Pay For This Pandemic – Unless We Act
le 27/05/2020 à 8:45
[allAfrica] Wherever COVID-19 strikes, it magnifies unfairness and inequality. In every nation and every community touched by the virus, hard-won progress for women, newborns and young people is being reversed.
Malawi: Regulator Under Fire for Threatening Private Broadcasters
le 27/05/2020 à 8:43
[Nyasa Times] Malawi Regulatory Communications Authority (Macra) has threatened to shut down three powerful private broadcasters in the country for allegedly violating their broadcasting licence agreement during the ongoing campaign ahead of fresh presidential elections, a warning which has been […]
Zimbabwe: Ruling Party MPs Too Weak to Raise Serious Matters - Mliswa
le 27/05/2020 à 8:36
[New Zimbabwe] Sharp-tongued legislator, Temba Mliswa has urged parliament to speedily resolve the boycott stance taken by MDC Alliance MPs, telling Speaker Jacob Mudenda Zanu PF MPs were too weak to pose serious policy-related questions to ministers.
Zimbabwe: Former Youth Boss Tsenengamu Accuses Ruling Party of Favouritism, Bribery
le 27/05/2020 à 8:33
[New Zimbabwe] Firebrand ex-Zanu PF youth commissar, Godfrey Tsenengamu has accused his former party of distributing land to Zimbabweans along party lines.
South Africa: Spiritual Leaders Split Over Relaxed Lockdown Rules for Religious Gatherings
le 27/05/2020 à 8:29
[News24Wire] There is mixed reaction to President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement that religious gatherings of up to 50 people will be permitted as the country braces itself for the Covid-19 peak.
Nigeria: Boko Haram, Military Repeatedly Violate Children's Rights - Amnesty
le 27/05/2020 à 8:19
[Premium Times] Nigeria must urgently address its failure to protect and provide education to an entire generation of children in the Northeast, a region devastated by years of Boko Haram atrocities and gross violations by the military, Amnesty International warned today in a chilling new report.
Africa: Total Number of COVID-19 Cases on Continent Nears 120,000
le 27/05/2020 à 8:15
[allAfrica] As of May 27, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 119,766.
Malawi: Children Reunited With Their Mother After 20 Years
le 27/05/2020 à 8:08
[Nyasa Times] A heart-warming moment as children who were taken by the Social Welfare Office in 1997 and allegedly given to an orphanage, were finally reunited with their biological mother Margret Bwanali at an emotional ceremony on Monday in Mchinji after 20 years.
Africa: COVID-19 Presents Unique Opportunities to Speed Up Africa's Integration Agenda and Implementation of AfCFTA
le 27/05/2020 à 7:54
[Vanguard] The Africa Regional Integration Index, ARII 2019, a new report jointly launched by the African Development Bank, UN Economic Commission for Africa, UNECA, and the Africa Union, AU, Commission launched the Africa Regional Integration Index report last week.
Africa: Global Leaders Discuss How Continent Can Achieve Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery
le 27/05/2020 à 7:40
[Premium Times] The African economy will recover quickly from the devastating impact of the Coronavirus pandemic if there is a meaningful collaboration between governments and the private sector, some global leaders said on Monday.
Mauritius: Senegal Nixes 'Unbalanced' Tax Treaty With Mauritius
le 27/05/2020 à 7:15
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] Senegal, one of West Africa's largest economies, has torn up its tax treaty with Mauritius as debate rages over the island tax haven's impact on developing economies.
Uganda: We Were Reluctant to Charge Dr Nyanzi - Prosecutions Director
le 27/05/2020 à 7:09
[Monitor] The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Jane Frances Abodo has said her office was reluctant to sanction charges of being a nuisance against former Makerere University Research Fellow, Dr Stella Nyanzi last recently.
Nigeria: National Assembly 'Padded Budget With Over 500 Fake Projects'
le 27/05/2020 à 7:06
[Premium Times] The acting Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Kemebradikumo Pondei, revealed on Tuesday that the commission's 2019 budget was inflated with over 500 non-existing projects.
Nigeria: AfDB 'Whistleblower' Allegations Against Me False - Bank President
le 27/05/2020 à 5:38
[Premium Times] The president of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, told the bank's ethics committee that allegations of impropriety and fraud against him were "frivolous and not based on objective and solid facts", his defence obtained exclusively by PREMIUM TIMES shows.
Nigeria: Self-Medicating During COVID-19 Outbreak 'Worsens Patients' Problems'
le 27/05/2020 à 5:32
[Daily Trust] Abuja, Lagos, Sokoto, Bauchi, Kaduna, Port Harcour -Patients suffering from different ailments across the country have confessed that self-medication in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic has worsened their conditions. Many Nigerians have resorted to self-medication for different […]
Libya: Russia Deployed Fighter Jets to Libya - U.S. Military
le 27/05/2020 à 4:38
[VOA] Washington -U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) says Russia recently deployed military fighter aircraft to Libya to support Russian state-sponsored, private military contractors, who are helping forces fighting the U.N.-supported Libyan government.
Ethiopia: There are Excessive Expectations of Abiy - German Ambassador
le 27/05/2020 à 4:29
[DW] Ambassador Brita Wagener talks to DW about Ethiopia's reforms, its impending constitutional crisis prompted by its deferred August elections and how COVID-19 is affecting AU-EU relations.
Africa: How Urban Mobility Can Come Back Stronger in a Post-Pandemic World
le 26/05/2020 à 3:53
[allAfrica] Nairobi -With much of Africa currently in or beginning to emerge from COVID-19 restrictions, city dwellers have abandoned their typical travel habits. Where they once squeezed into shared vans and matatus or rode the bus rapid transit lines in Dar es Salaam, and Cape Town, they are now […]
East Africa: First Person - The Struggle to Protect Human Rights During the Pandemic
le 26/05/2020 à 3:21
[UN News] Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in East Africa, the UN Human Rights regional office, based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, has been contributing to the COVID-19 response of UN country teams in the region, by ensuring that human rights protection for vulnerable people is included in […]
West Africa: The G 5 Sahel - Survival in Time of COVID-19.
le 26/05/2020 à 2:10
[Centre 4s] Nouakchott -The Sahel is caught in the grip of three major phenomena that threaten its bases: ambient insecurity with the corollary of the great humanitarian challenge to which the coronavirus has recently been grafted. The G5 Sahel countries have declared the coronavirus pandemic now […]
Kenya: Govt's Repeated Denials of Complicity in High Places Under Scrutiny
le 26/05/2020 à 12:26
[East African] In August 2001, seven years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, the Rwanda government issued an official statement stating that Felicien Kabuga was living in Kenya and demanded that the Kenyan government arrest him.
Zimbabwe: Govt Offers Cannabis Growers 100% Farm Ownership
le 26/05/2020 à 10:37
[New Zimbabwe] The Health Ministry has announced that all local and foreign investors venturing into the production of cannabis (mbanje) will be offered 100% ownership of their farms and licences to improve competitiveness.
South Africa: Lockdown, New Corruption Charges Delay Zuma Corruption Trial
le 26/05/2020 à 10:25
[Daily Maverick] Less than a week after former president Jacob Zuma pegged the country's judiciary alongside that of the apartheid state, the former president is attempting to direct when his corruption trial should be heard.