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Africa: Pitso Mosimane Leads Egypt's Al Ahly to 9th CAF Champions League Title

Sa 28 Nov 2020 11:44:06 CET
[Premium Times] Mosiname has beaten Zamalek for his two Champions League titles

Africa: Communique on the Visit of the African Union Envoys To Ethiopia

Sa 28 Nov 2020 23:30:57 CET
[African Union] Addis Ababa -- The African Union Envoys to the Democratic Federal Republic of Ethiopia, His Excellency Joaquim Alberto Chissano, former President of the Republic of Mozambique, His Excellency Kgalema Motlanthe, former President of the Republic of South Africa, and Her Excellency, Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, former President of Liberia, undertook their first mission to the Federal Republic of Ethiopia from 25 - 27 November 2020.

Africa: Ethiopia's Abiy Vows to Press On Despite Meeting AU Envoys

Sa 28 Nov 2020 13:03:58 CET
[RFI] Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed met on Friday with three African Union (AU) envoys, former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, former Mozambique President Joaquim Chissano and former South African President Kgalema Motlanthe. He refused them access to speak with leaders from the Tigray region, however.

Africa: 2021 Afrobasket Qualifiers Preview - Nigeria Take On Rwanda

Sa 28 Nov 2020 11:40:39 CET
[Premium Times] The D'Tigers will be hoping to complete a 3rd consecutive victory over Rwanda come Saturday.

Africa: Coalition of Blood for Africa Launched to Address Health Challenge

Sa 28 Nov 2020 09:38:03 CET
[This Day] Stakeholders in the public and private sectors across sub-Saharan Africa have come together to launch the Coalition of Blood for Africa (CoBA) on a virtual platform.

Africa: Zambia, South Africa Qualify for Total U-17 Afcon, Morocco 2021!

Sa 28 Nov 2020 09:13:58 CET
[Cosafa] Zambia will clash with South Africa in the final of the COSAFA Qualifiers for TOTAL U-17 AFCON, Morocco 2021, but both sides have already secured a place at the continental showpiece tournament next year.

Africa: Is Africa Ready To Roll Out A Covid-19 Vaccine?

Fr 27 Nov 2020 13:55:02 CET
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Representatives from the World Health Organization (WHO), University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa and the University of Nairobi in Kenya have met in a webinar to discuss Africa's Covid-19 vaccine readiness.

Africa: Is Timber The Key For Africa's Sustainable Cities?

Fr 27 Nov 2020 13:50:59 CET
[allAfrica] Can the future of Africa's cities be growing on trees?

Africa: PM Abiy Briefs AU Special Envoys On Law Enforcement Operation in Tigray Region

Sa 28 Nov 2020 02:16:49 CET
[ENA] Addis Ababa -- Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed held discussion today with AU special envoys and briefed them about the current law enforcement operation underway in Tigary Regional State against the TPLF clique, according to the Office of the Prime Minister.

Africa: Continent Approaches 1.8 Million Covid-19 Recoveries

Fr 27 Nov 2020 09:41:29 CET
[allAfrica] As of November 27, the confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries have reached 2,121,329. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 50,944 and recoveries 1,791,154.

Africa: Kamala Harris, Yellen Shatter Glass Ceilings - but Global Elite Boys Club Remains

Fr 27 Nov 2020 08:57:50 CET
[The Conversation Africa] Janet Yellen may soon become the first woman to lead the Treasury Department, about six years after shattering another glass ceiling at the top of the Federal Reserve.

Africa: Africa Should Be At the Forefront of a Global Response to Covid-19

Fr 27 Nov 2020 18:24:52 CET
[IPS] Johannesburg -- As COVID-19 swept across the globe, one thing became clear: a well-functioning, well-resourced, agile and resilient health system can mean the difference between life and death.

Africa: Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Joins Africom Commander on Visit to Somalia and Djibouti

Fr 27 Nov 2020 17:49:53 CET
[Africom] Djibouti -- U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander of U.S. Africa Command, was joined by acting U.S. Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller on a multi-day trip Nov. 25-27 to Djibouti and Somalia.

Africa: Boomerang to Release Four New Made in Africa Tunes for Africa

Fr 27 Nov 2020 10:13:09 CET
[This Day] The festive season is a time for families and friends to come together, share special moments, and have tons of fun! This year is particularly unique as many have been living apart, and connecting with family and friends matters more than ever before.

Africa: WHO Urges African Countries to Ramp Up Readiness for Covid-19 Vaccination Drive

Fr 27 Nov 2020 09:39:02 CET
[WHO] Brazzaville -- As the race to find a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is showing increasing promise, a new World Health Organization (WHO) analysis finds that Africa is far from ready for what will be the continent's largest ever immunisation drive.

Africa: Trump's Legacy in Africa, Biden Expectations

Fr 27 Nov 2020 09:13:21 CET
[The Herald] Francis Owusu, Padraig Carmody and Ricardo Reboredo

Africa: Thank You for the Memories, Diego Ddidiegowarriors Outfoxed Themselves

Fr 27 Nov 2020 08:57:07 CET
[Zimbabwe Independent] FINALLY, he rests, the greatest of all time. Diego Armando Maradona passed on on Wednesday at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack in his native Argentina, just a couple of weeks after undergoing surgery to remove a blood clot from his brain. Eventually, it was his heart that collapsed and gave way after a high octane, passion-filled 60 years lived on the edge. The Argentine maestro led a colourful life, eventful both on and off the pitch -- astonishing fans with his breath-taking style and infuria

Africa: Extreme Heat Is a Threat to Lives on the Continent, but It's Not Being Monitored

Fr 27 Nov 2020 08:38:56 CET
[The Conversation Africa] Extreme heat is a serious hazard to people's health. It affects the cardiovascular system and is particularly dangerous for the elderly and people with pre-existing health conditions.

Africa: Millions of New Poor Are On the Way - Does Anyone Care?

Fr 27 Nov 2020 07:40:28 CET
[IPS] Rome -- The recent meeting of the G20 - scheduled to take place in Riyadh but held virtually due to the Coronavirus pandemic - has been an eloquent example of how the world is drifting, in a crisis of leadership.

Africa: Which Covid-19 Vaccine Could Reach Developing Countries First?

Fr 27 Nov 2020 05:26:53 CET
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines could be rolled out early next year. We asked experts to explain the key differences, and which could be the first to reach low-income countries

Africa: Family Farmers Struggle to Keep Up With Fast-Warming World

Fr 27 Nov 2020 18:19:21 CET
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rising global temperatures are predicted to fuel more hunger and inequality among small producers who grow a large share of the world's food - will they be able to adapt?

Africa: Africom Commander Meets With Djiboutian Foreign Minister

Fr 27 Nov 2020 17:51:24 CET
[Africom] Djibouti -- U.S. Army Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, U.S. Africa Command, and U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Larry E. André met with Djiboutian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Ali Youssouf Nov. 26.

Africa: 320,000 Children and Adolescents Newly Infected With HIV in 2019, 1 Every 100 Seconds - Unicef

Fr 27 Nov 2020 15:53:54 CET
[Unicef] New York/Johannesburg -- UNICEF warns of COVID-19 disruptions to HIV service delivery in one third of high burden countries

Africa: As Impact of Covid-19 Intensifies, UN Women Calls for Concrete Actions to Respond to the Concurrent Shadow Pandemic

Fr 27 Nov 2020 15:52:42 CET
[UN Women] Galvanizes partners to fund organizations, respond to survivors' needs, prevent violence and collect data to build a post-pandemic "new normal" as the 16 days of Activism campaign kicks off

Africa: The Stark Reality and Broken Promises Behind Cuts to Overseas Development Assistance

Fr 27 Nov 2020 15:51:20 CET
[Malaria Consortium] Today's announcement by the UK Government to reduce the proportion of Gross National Income spent on overseas aid from 0.7 percent to 0.5 percent will reverse huge gains made in recent years towards meeting global health goals. Reducing the UK government's aid commitment to 0.5 percent, equivalent to a £4.34 billion reduction[1], will have a profoundly damaging impact on vulnerable populations in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs) globally.

Africa: Six Powerful One-Minute Films On Women's Empowerment

Fr 27 Nov 2020 14:45:34 CET
[African Arguments] From a job interview that takes a turn to a stolen girl's dream, these short films tackle challenges facing women head-on.

Africa: Japan Should Lead Charge for Equitable Access to Covid-19 Vaccines

Fr 27 Nov 2020 14:35:00 CET
[IPS] Johannesburg, South Africa -- Japan should step up and play a role as a global facilitator for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, Dr Daisaku Higashi said at a recent Japan Parliamentarians Federation for Population (JPFP) study meeting.

Africa: Namibians Pay Tribute to Football Icon Maradona

Fr 27 Nov 2020 14:23:48 CET
[New Era] The death of Argentine football great Diego Maradona prompted scenes of mourning around the world, and Namibians alike have joined in paying tributes to one of the greatest footballers of all time.

Africa: Trans Men's Reproductive Health Needs More Research

Fr 27 Nov 2020 13:47:13 CET
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Trans health issues are public health issues and reproductive health disparities that exist need addressing

Africa: The Coronavirus Pandemic Has Harmed Trans People. Governments Need to Act

Fr 27 Nov 2020 13:38:57 CET
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Many transgender women employed in hospitality and as sex workers have struggled during the coronavirus pandemic