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Fri, 21 Jun 2024 09:46:20 GMT
South Africa: MP Renaldo Gouws Suspended for Using K- and N- Words in Videos
[allAfrica] The Democratic Alliance (DA) suspended lawmaker Renaldo Gouws after several clips of him using racist language against black people resurfaced online.

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 16:17:34 GMT
Africa: Pre-Primary Education for Children Benefits Everyone
[HRW] On a roadside in Central Uganda, a woman selling charcoal says she barely earns enough to buy food for herself and her eight children. She is determined for her children to go to school and says she believes that pre-primary education is an ess...

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 16:14:26 GMT
Sierra Leone: Women MPs Express Opposition to Anti-FGM Legislation
[Concord] Female MPs have expressed strong opposition to eliminating the traditional Bondo, a secret in Sierra Leone linked to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 15:58:11 GMT
Tunisia: Pilot Dies in Military Helicopter Accident in Gafsa
[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis -- A military helicopter crashed on Friday during a landing manoeuvre at the Gafsa Air Base, killing the pilot, announced the Defence Ministry.

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 14:15:43 GMT
Africa: 30 Africa Defense Chiefs to Gather in Botswana for U.S. Military Conference
[VOA] Gaborone, Botswana -- Defense chiefs from 30 African countries will gather in Botswana next week for a two-day military conference to discuss the continent's security and stability challenges. The meeting, organized by the United States Africa ...

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Saturday Jun 22 2024 08:51:46
News24 | Old Mutual to consider allowing Zimbabwean investors to sell frozen shares
Old Mutual is studying a proposal to give holders of its Zimbabwean stock an option to sell, allowing them to get paid out for shares that have been suspended for four years.

Friday Jun 21 2024 14:39:47
News24 | Namibian court declares unconstitutional old South African laws banning gay sex
A high court in Namibia declared two colonial-era laws that criminalised same-sex acts between men unconstitutional on Friday, in a landmark win for the LGBTQ community in the southern African country.

Friday Jun 21 2024 11:55:51
News24 | Lucky Dube's former fashion designer faces 7 years in Ugandan jail over possession of army uniforms
An internationally acclaimed fashion designer could face up to seven years in prison in Uganda if convicted for being in possession of army uniforms, his lawyer told News24.

Friday Jun 21 2024 09:04:24
News24 | Targeting Africa's disease burden: Global leaders pledge R20bn for vaccine manufacturing drive on continent
Global leaders have met in Paris to launch the African Vaccine Manufacturing Accelerator, with promises to raise some R20 billion to support African vaccine manufacturers.

Thursday Jun 20 2024 15:47:35
News24 | War on activists: More than 400 human rights defenders, journalists in DRC targeted within a year
Last year, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) adopted a law to protect human rights defenders, putting it in compliance with minimum international standards. But that has not stopped persecutions which - in many instances - result in murder.

Central Africa

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 14:16:15 GMT
Congo-Kinshasa: Human Rights Priorities for the Government of Democratic Republic of Congo During President Tshisekedi's Second Term
[AI London] During his first tenure as President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Félix Tshisekedi, made numerous human rights pledges but there has been little to no progress in their implementation. As the country faces worsening arm...

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 12:35:58 GMT
Africa: Humanitarian Visa d'Or - Hugh Kinsella Cunningham Wins for Documenting the Plight of Civilians in the DRC
[ICRC] On 18 June 2024, for its 14th edition, the ICRC's Humanitarian Visa d'Or was awarded to freelance photographer Hugh Kinsella Cunningham for his remarkable reporting on civilians caught up in the armed conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of...

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 05:15:19 GMT
Rwanda: Rwanda Decides - Over 260 Observers Accredited for July Elections
[New Times] More than 260 electoral observers have been accredited for the July 2024 presidential and parliamentary polls in Rwanda, according to the National Electoral Commission (NEC).

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 05:15:03 GMT
Angola: Angola Reaffirms Commitment to Combat Illicit Trade in Small Arms
[ANGOP] Luanda -- Angola reaffirmed Wednesday at the United Nations headquarters in New York, its commitment to implement the UN Program of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons (PoA) to prevent, combat and eradicate the illicit trade of small arms ...

Fri, 21 Jun 2024 05:14:56 GMT
Chad: Chad Eliminates Human African Trypanosomiasis As a Public Health Problem
[WHO] 51st country to be recognized by WHO for eliminating a neglected tropical disease, surpassing the halfway mark towards the 100-country target set for 2030