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Thursday, April 9, 2020
Coronavirus – Africa: African Union Member States reporting COVID-19 cases ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 2, 2020/ -- African Union Member States (49) reporting COVID-19 cases (5,940), deaths (210), and recoveries (426) by region: Central (409 cases, 26 deaths, 17 recoveries): Burundi...
On Thursday 26th March 2020, a group of women street vendors who had been selling food items were attacked and beaten by law enforcement officials, police officers and Local Defense Units (LDUs). The attack took place not long after...
The African region is witnessing a rapid rise in the number of reported confirmed COVID-19 cases BRAZZAVILLE, Congo (Republic of the), March 26, 2020/ -- The African region is witnessing a rapid rise in the number of reported confirmed COVID-19...
For countries in Africa and other areas where health resources are limited, a little-understood pandemic such as COVID-19 is a challenge that requires a whole-of-society response NAIROBI, Kenya, March 22, 2020/ -- By Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator to...
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak – ousted by the military in 2011 – has died in Cairo at the age of 91. Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt. He was found guilty of complicity in...
It is famously noted that the African Union (AU) summit is an opportunity for demagogues and dictators of the continent to come together and congratulate each other for surviving yet another year at the helm of pyramids of oppression...
Moi was seen as a unifying figure when he took power in 1978. He led Kenya for 24 years before stepping down in 2002. Former Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi, who ruled the East African country with an iron fist...
Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt are a step closer to resolving their disputes over the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The dam – a huge project on one of the River Nile’s main tributaries, the Blue Nile in...
The Secretary-General also urges the Government of South Sudan to support the process by releasing the pledged amount of $100 million NEW YORK, United States of America, November 12, 2019/ -- The Secretary-General welcomes the decision of the Inter-Governmental Authority...
Many South Sudanese fear the current fragile stability could be short-lived and that conflict could break out once again JUBA, South Sudan, November 8, 2019/ -- Following the decision to extend the pre-transitional period by 100 days, peace and stability...