Zimbabwe: Chinamasa Says Zanu-PF Won’t Surrender Bond With Military

Zimbabwe: Chinamasa Says Zanu-PF Won’t Surrender Bond With Military

Mitch McConnell Says Voter Suppression Doesn’t Exist in Any US State

Mitch McConnell Says Voter Suppression Doesn’t Exist in Any US State

June 25, 2021
At this point in time, Republicans have realized that their platform is not very popular. There is a clear reason why they have stopped talking ideas and have gone all the way in on the culture war. No leader has ever tried to suppress the vote quite like Donald Trump did. He even had his […]
African Union Strategy for Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment

African Union Strategy for Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment

June 24, 2021
Laying the foundation for promotion of gender equality in Africa The African Charter on Human and People’s Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa and the Constitutive Act of the African Union underscore the principle of promoting gender equality on the continent as a prerequisite for achieving inclusive and sustainable development on the continent. […]
OAN Correspondent Calls for Executions of Thousands Over Fake Voter Fraud Claims

OAN Correspondent Calls for Executions of Thousands Over Fake Voter Fraud Claims

June 24, 2021
Pearson Sharp, a correspondent for the far-right One America News (OAN), has called for the executions of thousands of Americans over fake voter fraud claims. “How many people were involved in these efforts to undermine the [2020 general] election?” Sharp said on the air, pushing conspiracy theories that the election was fraudulent. “Hundreds? Thousands? Tens […]
Southern Africa: Communiqué of the Extraordinary Summit Of SADC Heads of State and Government, 23rd June, 2021

Southern Africa: Communiqué of the Extraordinary Summit Of SADC Heads of State and Government, 23rd June, 2021

June 23, 2021
Maputo — 1. The Extraordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held at Joaquim Chissano International Conference Centre in Maputo, Republic of Mozambique, on the 23rd June 2021. 2. Summit was officially opened by H.E. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique and […]
Africa: WHO Supporting South African Consortium to Establish First COVID mRNA Vaccine echnology transfer hub

Africa: WHO Supporting South African Consortium to Establish First COVID mRNA Vaccine echnology transfer hub

June 21, 2021
Geneva/Johannesburg/Paris: Geneva/Johannesburg/Paris — The World Health Organization (WHO) and its COVAX partners are working with a South African consortium comprising Biovac, Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines, a network of universities and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to establish its first COVID mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub. The move follows WHO’s global  call […]
Africa: Tackling Illicit Financial Flows, a Matter of Survival for Africa’s Development

Africa: Tackling Illicit Financial Flows, a Matter of Survival for Africa’s Development

June 20, 2021
Addressing IFFs requires tackling imbalance in the international financial and trade systems, and confronting weak institutions According to the Economic Development in Africa Report 2020 by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Africa loses about US$88.6 billion, 3.7 per cent of its gross domestic product (GDP), annually in illicit financial flows. The High-Level […]
AFRICA : Algeria forges ahead of Morocco and Mauritania in race for African Union education post

AFRICA : Algeria forges ahead of Morocco and Mauritania in race for African Union education post

June 20, 2021
The news came as an unpleasant shock to the Mauritanian and Moroccan embassies in Addis Ababa: none of their candidates Source link
Republicans In Georgia Are Targeting And Removing Black Election Officials

Republicans In Georgia Are Targeting And Removing Black Election Officials

June 20, 2021
Georgia Republicans are using new voter suppression laws to target and remove black local election officials. The New York Times reported: Across Georgia, members of at least 10 county election boards have been removed, had their position eliminated, or are likely to be kicked off through local ordinances or new laws passed by the state […]
Africa: Third Wave of Covid Hits Africa

Africa: Third Wave of Covid Hits Africa

June 19, 2021
The rate of coronavirus cases is rising in many parts of Africa, where governments face alarming shortages of funds and vaccines. German Development Minister Gerd Müller is getting a closer look. German Development Minister Gerd Müller’s first stop on his weeklong tour of West Africa trip was Lome, the capital of the small country of […]
Biden to Sign Law Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

Biden to Sign Law Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday

June 17, 2021
President Biden on Thursday signed legislation to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, the day after the House voted overwhelmingly to enshrine June 19 as the national day to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.The Senate rushed the measure through with no debate earlier this week after clearing away a longstanding Republican objection, […]
Africa: Reuters’ Hot List of Climate Scientists Is Geographically Skewed – Why This Matters

Africa: Reuters’ Hot List of Climate Scientists Is Geographically Skewed – Why This Matters

June 16, 2021
The Reuters Hot List of “the world’s top climate scientists” is causing a buzz in the climate change community. Reuters ranked these 1,000 scientists based on three criteria: the number of papers published on climate change topics; citations, relative to other papers in the same field; and references by the non-peer reviewed press (for example […]
Africa: Nigeria-South Africa Trade Hits U.S.$2.9 Billion

Africa: Nigeria-South Africa Trade Hits U.S.$2.9 Billion

June 16, 2021
The volume of trade between Nigeria and South Africa hit $2.9 billion last year with expectation of it rising further with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Nigeria’s Consul General, Malik Abdul, in a statement noted that Nigeria accounts for 64 per cent of South Africa’s trade in West Africa and is one […]
GHANA : France's Zodiac Milpro signs four-vessel contract with navy

GHANA : France's Zodiac Milpro signs four-vessel contract with navy

June 14, 2021
The French manufacturer Zodiac Milpro has signed a contract with Accra to deliver a batch of four nine-metre long launches to the Ghana Navy. Source link
Africa: How African Union Members Came to Share Power Despite Themselves

Africa: How African Union Members Came to Share Power Despite Themselves

June 13, 2021
The African Union (AU) held its first summit in 2002, establishing itself as a new international organisation. It also launched a new vision for African security cooperation. Nearly two decades later, it is worth reflecting on the process that produced that vision. It may have something to teach us about international negotiations. The vision is […]
Africa: Cogent, the Largest Supplier of Internet Transit to Africa, Seeks to Expand Its Presence in Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria

Africa: Cogent, the Largest Supplier of Internet Transit to Africa, Seeks to Expand Its Presence in Tanzania, Kenya and Nigeria

June 13, 2021
London — Sub-Saharan Africa is no longer the poor Cinderella of international internet markers. Growth in both supply and demand and a growing data centre ecosystem mean that international companies providing low cost, high speed internet access and private networks are increasingly having a local presence. Russell Southwood spoke to Dave Schaeffer, CEO, Cogent about […]
Zimbabwe: MDC Alliance Are Terrorists – Mnangagwa

Zimbabwe: MDC Alliance Are Terrorists – Mnangagwa

June 13, 2021
President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday branded the MDC Alliance a terrorist organisation that was “pro-violence” and “anti-people”. Mnangagwa’s remarks made at the launch of empowerment programmes for war veterans in Harare invited an immediate response from the MDC Alliance, which accused the Zanu PF leader of preaching hatred. “Let us all remain astute and vigilant, aware […]
Africa: Aviation Stakeholders Mull Over High Cost of Air Travel in Africa

Africa: Aviation Stakeholders Mull Over High Cost of Air Travel in Africa

June 12, 2021
Frequent air travelers within Africa agree that the cost of air tickets is too high. So serious is this issue that top African aviation stakeholders met virtually early this year to discuss factors responsible for the high cost of airfares and to come up with suggestions on how to address such factors. At a webinar […]
Garland Pledges Renewed Efforts to Protect Voting Rights

Garland Pledges Renewed Efforts to Protect Voting Rights

June 11, 2021
Republican-led legislatures in several states including Georgia, Florida and Iowa have passed laws imposing new voting restrictions, and Texas, New Hampshire, Arizona and Michigan, among other states, are considering changes to their electoral systems. At the same time, hopes have dimmed on the left that Congress will pass two major election bills after Senator Joe […]
Africa: Climate Change Is a Threat to Africa’s Transport Systems – What Must Be Done

Africa: Climate Change Is a Threat to Africa’s Transport Systems – What Must Be Done

June 11, 2021
Transportation infrastructure, such as roads and railway systems, is one of the sectors most threatened by climate change. Extreme weather events – such as flooding, sea level rises and storm surges – repeatedly wreak havoc on transport networks. In Africa, extreme weather is a threat that can cause extensive structural damage. It can also accelerate […]
TURKEY/AFRICA : AU keeps Ankara waiting over Turkey-Africa summit

TURKEY/AFRICA : AU keeps Ankara waiting over Turkey-Africa summit

June 11, 2021
Despite Ankara’s intense lobbying of the African Union (AU), the pan-African organisation has still not confirmed the date of the third Turkey-Africa summit, which should in theory take place in the autumn. Source link
CNN’s Kaitlin Collins Rips Trump For Attempting to Sabotage Biden’s Meeting With Putin

CNN’s Kaitlin Collins Rips Trump For Attempting to Sabotage Biden’s Meeting With Putin

June 11, 2021
It should have been pretty clear to Donald Trump who the country’s allies were. Instead, the former president treated the country’s enemies like friends and alienated long term supporters. And while Trump is out of office, he isn’t done hurting US foreign policy. Joe Biden is currently on his first major overseas trip and will […]
Zimbabwe: Beitbridge Gospel Musician Gets Another Chance

Zimbabwe: Beitbridge Gospel Musician Gets Another Chance

June 11, 2021
The gods have finally smiled on 32-year-old Beitbridge-based upcoming gospel artiste, Rufaro Kombore. The musician has for the past five years struggled to make it into the studio and the market. Kombore, who cut his music career in 2009, but took a sabbatical in 2015 after recording three albums, is back again with three singles […]
Africa: Pan-African Parliament’s Woes Reflect a Crisis in Leadership

Africa: Pan-African Parliament’s Woes Reflect a Crisis in Leadership

June 10, 2021
Chaotic scenes at the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) in Johannesburg last week have prompted a strong reaction from across the continent. African Union (AU) Commission Chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat called for PAP activities to be suspended until the issues around electing a new PAP president and bureau were settled. The incidents have exposed an institution that, […]
The new guy? Biden debuts at democracy’s most exclusive club

The new guy? Biden debuts at democracy’s most exclusive club

June 10, 2021
WASHINGTON — Angela, Boris, Emmanuel, Justin, Mario, Yoshihide and a relative newcomer: Joe. They’re the board of global democracy’s most exclusive club, and they’re meeting this week after four years of US disruption and a two-year coronavirus interruption. Already on a first-name basis with relationships that range from just months to years, the leaders of […]
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC/RUSSIA : PM Ngrebada flies in style aboard Prigozhin's jet

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC/RUSSIA : PM Ngrebada flies in style aboard Prigozhin's jet

June 10, 2021
In early June, the Central African prime minister Firmin Ngrebada, a stalwart of cooperation with Moscow since 2018, boarded the Source link
Tanzania: Botswana’s President Masisi Coming to Tanzania On Two-Day Official Visit

Tanzania: Botswana’s President Masisi Coming to Tanzania On Two-Day Official Visit

June 9, 2021
Dar es Salaam — Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi is expected in Tanzania on a two-day official visit from tomorrow on June 10, 2021 in a response of an invitation from President Samia Suluhu Hassan. Speaking to journalist today on June 9, 2021 Minister of Foreign Affairs and East Africa Cooperation, Ambassador Liberata Mulamula said President […]
Woman mistaken for Univision reporter asks Kamala Harris question

Woman mistaken for Univision reporter asks Kamala Harris question

June 9, 2021
During her trip to Mexico on Tuesday, Vice President Kamala Harris took a question from a woman introduced as a “Univision reporter” — before it was revealed that she was not a reporter at all, exposing a vetting hiccup by the VP’s staff. Harris, who had just met with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, was […]
African Development Fund Ranked Among the World’s Leading Providers of Development Assistance

African Development Fund Ranked Among the World’s Leading Providers of Development Assistance

June 9, 2021
The African Development Fund has been ranked second among 49 international agencies for the quality of its development assistance, underscoring its relevance to the continent’s most vulnerable countries. The African Development Fund is the concessional arm of the African Development Bank Group. According to the fifth edition of the Quality of Official Development Assistance report, […]
ZIMBABWE/SOUTH AFRICA : Barbara Rwodzi rises from Pan-African Parliament chaos to rejuvenate Zanu-PF

ZIMBABWE/SOUTH AFRICA : Barbara Rwodzi rises from Pan-African Parliament chaos to rejuvenate Zanu-PF

June 8, 2021
The little-known Barbara Rwodzi, a member of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) of the African Union (AU), left the institution’s latest Source link
Mozambique: Unicef to Increase Support for Child Victims of Terrorism

Mozambique: Unicef to Increase Support for Child Victims of Terrorism

June 8, 2021
Maputo — The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has promised to increase its support for child victims of terrorism in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado from 51 to 90 million US dollars. This promise was made by the Unicef Regional Director for Southern and Eastern Africa, Mohamed Malick Fall, who is on a […]