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Liberia: McGill denies corruption charges and Weah will open investigation

Following US Sanctions on Three Liberian Government Officials, State Minister McGill says he is innocent and welcomes President Weah fight against corruption. According to a letter published in other news outlets, the Minister of State...

French oil giant EACOP project will harm East Africa with toxic fumes, warn groups

Civil society groups have accused Uganda and Tanzania of rushing to sign East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) deals with TotalEnergies and China’s CNOOC before locals were properly briefed on its environmental and health...

African pivotal strategy to combat communicable diseases

African health ministers on Tuesday, endorsed a new strategy to boost access to the diagnosis, treatment and care of severe noncommunicable diseases.

WFP: First Ukrainian humanitarian grain shipment leaves for Horn of Africa

The first vessel transporting Ukrainian wheat grain to support humanitarian operations run by the World Food Programme (WFP) has left the port of Yuzhny, also known as Pivdennyi, the UN agency reported on Tuesday. 

Russian mercenaries in Mali killed by jihadists

The jihadist "Group for the Support of Islam and Muslims", linked to "Al-Qaeda", announced that it killed four paramilitaries from the Russian private armed militia "Wagner" in an ambush in Central Mali, reported France...

The Keys to Fulfilling Kenya’s Great Promise

Not since Kenya’s forefathers gained the country’s independence out of colonial rule six decades ago has there been a more important event in the East African nation than the Kenyan presidential election on August...

Central bank to mint gold coins to fight inflation

The Central Bank of Zimbabwe has announced that it will start minting gold coins in the month of July. The decision is aimed at curbing record inflation, which has led to a severe devaluation...

Somalia: ‘We cannot wait for famine to be declared; we must act now’

Rising acute food insecurity in Somalia has caused more than 900,000 people to flee their homes in search of humanitarian assistance since January last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

Bishops of Africa: It is painful to see young people leave the continent

Paul Samasumo – Vatican City At the end of the 19th Plenary Assembly of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) held from 25 July to 1 August 2022 in Accra, Ghana,...

Israel and Morocco, a new agreement on judicial cooperation

Israel and Morocco - In a move aimed at accelerating the pace of the normalization processes between Morocco and Israel under the "Abraham Accords", a new agreement has been signed, including "legal cooperation" between...

Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia to Conduct First Visit in the Country

GENEVA/ADDIS ABABA (25 July 2022) – Members of the UN International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia are undertaking a visit to Ethiopia from 25 to 30 July 2022. This will be the Commission’s first visit...

Sudan: Daglo In the name of Allah the Merciful

Lieutenant General Mohamed Hamdan Daglo, from Sudan, has addressed the People of Sudan in what arrives as a heartfelt appeal to everyone in the country affected by a civil war o 10 years, for...
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President Macron in Benin should demand the release of Reckya Madougou and Joel Aivo

On the eve of President Emmanuel Macron's visit to Benin, the Brussels-based NGO "Human Rights Without Frontiers" urged the French President to demand the release of two famous opposition leaders, Reckya Madougou and Joël Aivo, respectively...

UN summit galvanizes action for development agendas in Africa

The development of Africa was spotlighted at a key UN meeting on Wednesday, with attention focused on advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union (AU) Agenda 2063.    

Madagascar spiders “stitch” leaves together to make traps for hunting prey

When we think of spiders, we most often picture webs of cobwebs that they use to capture their prey. Now, new research published in Ecology and Evolution reveals another surprising way a spider uses...

The Jeddah Summit Declaration, a new tool for Peace and Development

The final declaration of the Jeddah Security and Development Summit (Jeddah Summit) was issued last July 16th, to the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq and the United...

The plight of the Amharas in Ethiopia raised at the United Nations

On June 30, 2022, in Geneva, the United Nations Human Rights Council held an Interactive dialogue on the oral briefing of the International Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia. Ms. Kaari Betty Murungi, Chairperson of the UN Commission of Human Rights Experts on Ethiopia exposed the work progress of the Commission on the human rights situation in Ethiopia.

South Sudan: Life in a cattle camp

In South Sudan, some 8.9 million people, more than two-thirds of the population, are estimated to need significant humanitarian assistance and protection in 2022.

Africa: Sustainable solutions instead of aid

“In Africa, there are only two doctors and nine nurses per ten thousand inhabitants. These numbers need to be improved so that developing countries can cope with the challenges experienced during the coronavirus epidemic.

Morocco Education Minister Outlines Development Strategy for Sport, School Sport

MOROCCO, June 23 - The Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sports, Chakib Benmoussa, presented, Wednesday in the House of Representatives (lower house), the main lines of the strategy for the development of sport...

President of Zambia to European Parliament: “Zambia is back in business”

In his address to MEPs , Zambia’s President Hakainde Hichilema thanked Parliament for its support, advocated closer relations with the EU and condemned the war against Ukraine. Introducing President Hichilema EP President Roberta Metsola said...

USCIRF Delegation Travels to Nigeria to Assess Religious Freedom Conditions

Washington, DC – United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) Commissioner Frederick A. Davie along with USCIRF staff traveled to Abuja, Nigeria from June 4-11 to meet with Nigerian and U.S. government officials, religious communities,...

UK’s bid to export some refugees to Rwanda, ‘all wrong’, says UN refugee chief

UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, on Monday dismissed the British Government’s proposal to process United Kingdom-bound asylum seekers in Rwanda, describing the offshore deal between the two countries announced in April, as “all wrong”.

EU Council conclusions at the start of the 12th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference

The European Union is committed to an open and rules-based multilateral trading system, with a modernised WTO at its core. The EU supports an ambitious and realistic package for the 12th World Trade Organization...

St. Francis Catholic Church: Christians and others to be protected in Nigeria

St. Francis Catholic Church: Attack on one of the most important Christian feasts: the state is unable to protect Christians in Nigeria A gunman attacked worshippers at the St. Francis Catholic Church in the Nigerian...
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