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Sun, 16 May 2021 13:48:24 GMT
Africa: Covid-19 Death Toll Exceeds 126,000 Across Continent
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of May 16, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 4,681,225 while over 15,420,119 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:45:33 GMT
Uganda: Uganda Deploys Drones to Fight Poaching, Wildlife Trafficking
[East African] Uganda is turning to technology to fight poachers and wildlife trafficking.

Mon, 17 May 2021 08:28:21 GMT
Nigeria: Despite Claims of Defeat By Buhari Govt, Boko Haram Spreads Tentacles to More States
[Premium Times] The Buhari administration has made different claims about the group being 'defeated', 'technically defeated' or 'decimated' but recent revelations prove otherwise.

Mon, 17 May 2021 07:42:29 GMT
Nigeria: Oil Board Selects 26 Firms to Lift Nigeria's Crude Oil
[This Day] Abuja -- The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has picked 26 foreign and local companies as well as 12 countries to lift the country's crude oil for the next two years.

Mon, 17 May 2021 04:50:20 GMT
Africa: Decolonizing Medical Technology
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Sun, 16 May 2021 18:03:20 +0000 | Congo president names son among new government
The Republic of Congo's President Denis Sassou Nguesso has chosen a new government that includes his son as well as an opposition leader, according to a statement read on public television.

Sun, 16 May 2021 16:40:31 +0000 | Egypt opens Rafah crossing early for Palestinian travellers - sources
Egypt has opened the Rafah border crossing a day earlier than planned to allow the passage from Gaza of students, people needing medical treatment and other humanitarian cases, two sources at the border told Reuters on Sunday.

Sun, 16 May 2021 15:01:22 +0000 | Boom times for organic cocoa in Ivory Coast
Cocoa farmers across Ivory Coast, the world's biggest producer of the key ingredient for chocolate, are down in the dumps after prices for their commodity have fallen for the second year running.

Sun, 16 May 2021 13:10:03 +0000 | Zimbabwe leader's extension of chief justice tenure illegal, says court
Zimbabwe's High Court on Saturday ruled that President Emmerson Mnangagwa's controversial extension of tenure of the country's top judge is illegal.

Sat, 15 May 2021 20:13:24 +0000 | 30 sentenced to death over anti-police clashes in DR Congo
Thirty people have been sentenced to death in the Democratic Republic of Congo for their role in anti-police violence marking the end of Ramadan in the capital Kinshasa.

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Mon, 17 May 2021 07:46:40 GMT
Rwanda: Conflict Kills Education - Rwandan Experiences Show How Lost Years Can Be Recovered
[The Conversation Africa] Humanitarian situations, especially protracted violent conflicts, are a serious barrier to accessing education. This is why, for 30 years, aid practitioners have been advocating for "Education in Emergencies". The idea is to...

Mon, 17 May 2021 06:58:47 GMT
Rwanda: Primus National League - Five Things That Have Stood Out So Far
[New Times] A lot has stood out throughout the past two weeks as the Primus National League continues to provide a number of surprises.

Mon, 17 May 2021 05:40:29 GMT
Rwanda: Burera Garment Factory Stops Operations, 1,000 Remain Jobless
[New Times] About 1,000 people who have been working at Burera Garment Factory are now jobless as the plant remains idle following the dissolution of partnership between Burera district and Noguchi Holdings Company.

Mon, 17 May 2021 05:47:14 GMT
Rwanda: Excitement as BAL Tips Off in Kigali
[Nation] The historic inaugural season of the Basketball Africa League (BAL) tips off Sunday here in Kigali, Rwanda and will run to May 30.

Sun, 16 May 2021 12:15:45 GMT
Angola: President Expected in Paris to Attend Summit On African Economy
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angolan head of state João Lourenço will travel to Paris (France) on Sunday (16) where he will participate in a high-level meeting on the African Economy, along with other African Heads of State, an official source announced Satur...