Africa: Continent Records 227 More Covid-19 Deaths and 6,806 New Infections

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 07:59:39 GMT - africa

[allAfrica] As of September 1st, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,252,245.

Mali: A Warning for Nigeria and West Africa to Heed Popular Aspirations

Posted on Mon, 31 Aug 2020 19:26:16 GMT - africa

[allAfrica] Abuja -- Prominent Nigerian physician, politician and strategist Bukola Saraki argues that while the removal of the government of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita of Mali is a setback to democracy, it should serve as a warning to regional leaders that the demands of their populations for honest elections and for governments that fight corruption and poverty cannot be ignored.

Sudan: Peace Deal With Rebel Groups Signals Lasting Change

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 12:21:56 GMT - africa

[East African] Sudan's transitional government on Monday signed a peace deal with rebel groups, in what donors and activists said signals a permanent end to the decades-old civil war.

Mali: Military Junta Drags Feet Over Setting Up Transitional Authority

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 11:51:20 GMT - africa

[RFI] Two weeks after a group of Malian soldiers ousted former President Ibrahim Boubabar Keita, the country's new ruling military junta still has not made public its plans for a transitional government.

Rwanda: Govt on Course to Restore Two Million Hectares of Deforested Land

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:50:53 GMT - africa

[New Times] Through collective effort, using Rwanda's home-grown solutions, it is indeed possible to fully restore our forests

Kenya: WHO Warns Country Against Lowering Covid-19 Guard Due to Low Cases

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:20:31 GMT - africa

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned Kenya against relaxing COVID-19 regulations due to the low number of infections registered lately.

South Africa: Pandemic Not Over, Warns WHO

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 09:32:19 GMT - africa

[] The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that while people are experiencing pandemic fatigue, the COVID-19 pandemic is not over.

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa Strips Expelled Opposition MPs of Their Diplomatic Passports

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 09:03:47 GMT - africa

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has moved to withdraw diplomatic passports which had been issued to MDC Alliance legislators who lost their seats following their recall from the house by the MDC-T.

Sudan: Darfur Deal a 'Significant Step', Says Head of UN-AU Peacekeeping Mission

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 08:57:22 GMT - africa

[UN News] A peace agreement between Sudanese authorities and key armed movements from Darfur could provide a path to national unity, the head of the joint UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) said on Monday.

Zimbabwe: Govt to Return Land Back to White Farmers

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 08:56:49 GMT - africa

[New Zimbabwe] President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government is set to seize some pieces of now black owned land for return to some white former commercial farmers.

Southern Africa: Ramaphosa Says South Africa 'Feels' Zimbabwe Problems, to Send Delegation

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 08:26:42 GMT - africa

[New Zimbabwe] South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) says it will send a party delegation to meet all political parties and stakeholders in Zimbabwe as it commits to finding a lasting solution to a troubled neighbour's recurrent crisis.

Nigeria: Edo 2020 - Report Shows Voters Scared of Violence, Covid-19, Others

Posted on Tue, 01 Sep 2020 08:23:39 GMT - africa

[Premium Times] A pre-election survey conducted by Yiaga Africa and NOIPolls shows that voters and election officers are concerned about contracting COVID-19 in the coming Edo State governorship election.