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Africa: How 'Dirty Gold' Enables International Money Laundering

Mo 21 Sep 2020 23:08:26 CEST
[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] After three years of digging, investigators in the United States had accumulated a mountain of evidence that they believed sealed the case against Kaloti Jewellery Group, one of the largest gold traders and refiners in the world.

Africa: Journalists Targeted Across the Continent

Mo 21 Sep 2020 19:59:35 CEST
[Legalbrief] Decades after many governments across the continent loosened control over broadcasters and publishers, the media industry is under threat.

Africa: Twitter Still Failing Women Over Online Violence and Abuse - New Analysis

Di 22 Sep 2020 15:42:33 CEST
[AI London] Amnesty International has graded Twitter on progress to keep women safe on platform

Africa: Stop Sidelining Africa, Geingob Tells UN

Di 22 Sep 2020 16:53:21 CEST
[Namibian] President Hage Geingob yesterday said it is unacceptable that Africa remains excluded from the United Nations (UN) Security Council.

Africa: After 75 Years, UN Claims 50-50 Gender Parity, But Falls Short of Its Ultimate Goals

Di 22 Sep 2020 07:29:26 CEST
[IPS] United Nations -- When the United Nations was dominated by men, holding some of the highest positions in the staff hierarchy, women staffers were overwhelmingly administrative secretaries seen pounding on their Remington typewriters seated outside their bosses' enclosed offices.

Africa: Africa Must Be a 'Partner' On the Global Stage, UN Deputy Chief Says

Mo 21 Sep 2020 22:43:35 CEST
[DW] Amina J. Mohammed spoke to DW about promoting sustainability and development in Africa, as well as curbing the spread of COVID-19. She stressed the continent must become an equal player in the international community.

Africa: Mohamed Salah to Call for Connected, Quality Education for Refugee Children, At UN General Assembly

Di 22 Sep 2020 15:34:11 CEST
[UNHCR] Salah's message to world leaders at the UN General Assembly: 'Let's make sure all children, including refugees, can go to school and achieve their dreams.'

Africa: Africa Aiming to Assert Position On UN Reforms During General Assembly

Di 22 Sep 2020 15:11:46 CEST
[SANF] As world leaders prepare for the 75th United Nations General Assembly debate that opened on 22 September, African leaders are once again expected to reiterate the continent's common positions, which include the reform of the United Nations Security Council.

Africa: A New Model Leverages the Power of the Media to Win Hearts and Minds for Climate Action

Di 22 Sep 2020 14:23:18 CEST
[UNEP] The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with the non-profit organization Blue Life launched this week an innovative media model to support climate action. Bringing together some of the biggest media owners and advertisers, the initiative seeks to transform the contribution that paid media advertisers and media owners can make to climate action.

Africa: Streaming a Message - Flipflopi to Sail Across Lake Victoria in Another Historic Journey

Di 22 Sep 2020 13:11:16 CEST
[UNEP] The Flipflopi, the world's first sailing boat (dhow) made entirely from plastic waste collected from towns and beaches in Kenya, is headed to Lake Victoria to raise awareness of the pollution plaguing the region's most critical freshwater ecosystem

Africa: States Have Duty to Protect From All Hazardous Substances - UN Human Rights Expert

Di 22 Sep 2020 11:24:53 CEST
[OHCHR] Geneva -- "Exposure to hazardous substances preys on the most vulnerable in society. The SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is no exception," Marcos Orellana, the new special rapporteur on toxic substances and human rights, told the Human Rights Council as he presented a report prepared by his predecessor, Baskut Tuncak.

Africa: Africa Will Continue to Face Covid-19 Aftermath Head On

Di 22 Sep 2020 10:59:30 CEST
[SAnews.gov.za] Africa has laid down good economic fundamentals that will enable the continent to rapidly rebuild economies after the losses suffered due to COVID-19, believes Health Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize.

Africa: 'If The Coronavirus Does Not Kill Us, Hunger Definitely Will'

Di 22 Sep 2020 09:36:44 CEST
[Norwegian Refugee Council] More than three quarters of displaced and conflict-affected people surveyed by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) have lost income since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. The devastating economic impact is tipping many into a hunger, homelessness and education crisis, the organisation said in a report released today.

Africa: Boost for Global Response to Covid-19 As Economies Worldwide Formally Sign Up to Covax Facility

Di 22 Sep 2020 08:53:02 CEST
[WHO] 64 higher income economies have now joined the COVAX Facility, with a further 38 economies expected to sign in the coming days

Africa: UNHCR and IOM Call for a Truly Common and Principled Approach to European Migration and Asylum Policies

Di 22 Sep 2020 15:33:03 CEST
[UNHCR] On the eve of the launch of the presentation of the European Commission's new Pact on Migration and Asylum, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the International Organization for Migration, are appealing to the European Union (EU) to ensure a truly joint and principled approach that addresses all aspects of migration and asylum governance. The two UN bodies are hopeful that the Pact will provide a fresh start to move from an ad hoc crisis-driven approach to asylum and migration in Europe to a common one

Africa: A Sailboat, Made Partially From Flip-Flops, Takes On Africa's Biggest Lake

Di 22 Sep 2020 13:23:24 CEST
[UNEP] Early last year a Dhow a traditional East African sailing vessel - travelled over 500km south down the coasts of Kenya and Tanzania, calling in at nearly a half-dozen ports along the way.

Africa: World Rhino Day, 22 September

Di 22 Sep 2020 12:59:00 CEST
[UNEP] Some species of rhinoceros are among the world's most endangered animals, threatened by both habitat loss and poaching. Learn more about these iconic animals by taking this quiz to mark World Rhino Day on 22 September.

Africa: Opening Remarks At the 2020 International Conference On Sustainable Development

Di 22 Sep 2020 12:45:22 CEST
[IMF] BY: Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University

Southern Africa: Celebrating 150 Years of the Anglican Church of Southern Africa

Di 22 Sep 2020 09:38:26 CEST
[ACSA] Archbishop Thabo Makgoba's introduction at a Service of Solemn Evensong, held at St George's Cathedral, Cape Town, with St George's, Parktown, on Sunday September 20, 2020. The sermon preached by Archbishop Justin Welby of Canterbury follows the introduction.

Africa: Covid-19 Deaths Near 34,000 Across Continent

Mo 21 Sep 2020 10:39:38 CEST
[allAfrica] As of September 21, the confirmed cases of COVID-19 from 55 African countries have reached 1,407,677. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 33,957, and recoveries 1,153,359.

Africa: Shaping Peace Together in the Sahel

Mo 21 Sep 2020 10:01:46 CEST
[allAfrica] The International Day of Peace, which is an annual special day, observed on 21 September around the world, has a distinct place in the Sahel. The United Nations established this special day in 1981 and in 2011, the UN General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the day as one fully devoted to non-violence and ceasefire among combatants across the globe.

West Africa: Central Sahel - Shaping Peace With Women and Young People

Mo 21 Sep 2020 17:45:55 CEST
[allAfrica] The countries of Central Sahel--Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger--face an unprecedented crisis, marked by violent extremism, forced displacement, and rising insecurity. The sharp increase in armed attacks on communities, health centres, schools and other public institutions and infrastructure has disrupted livelihoods and access to social services. The impact on affected people is devastating.

Africa: Covid-19 Recovery Needs Informal Sector on Board

Mo 21 Sep 2020 13:22:17 CEST
[allAfrica] Like many countries across the globe, East Africa's governments are providing economic stimulus packages to lighten the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the bulk of these packages will not reach businesses in the valuable informal sector which accounts for over 70% of non-farm employment in sub-Saharan Africa .

Africa: New General Assembly Underscores 'Necessity of Multilateralism'

Mo 21 Sep 2020 09:51:47 CEST
[Africa Renewal] The 75th session of the UN General Assembly opened on Tuesday with a moment of silence against the unprecedented backdrop of the COVID pandemic, as the new president told delegates that the coronavirus had driven home the value of multilateralism "to address our collective challenges".

Africa: Beyond the Year of Return - Africa and the Diaspora Must Forge Closer Ties

Mo 21 Sep 2020 12:29:36 CEST
[Africa Renewal] - Ghana Mission in Washington DC

Africa: BBC Uncovers Evidence That Contradicts Oil Board's Claims on Lagos Explosion

Mo 21 Sep 2020 09:07:34 CEST
[Premium Times] The BBC finds there was no gas processing plant at the explosion's epicentre as claimed by the NNPC.

Africa: I Want to Win Trophies With Sundowns - Shalulile

Mo 21 Sep 2020 17:07:49 CEST
[New Era] Winning countless trophies and dominating African football are some of the targets atop of Namibia's international Peter Shaulile's plan of action for new club Mamelodi Sundowns, with the 27-year old striker saying that playing for the South African champions is a dream come true.

Africa: How Tourism Can Lead Covid-19 Recovery and Why Africa Is Well-Placed to Benefit

Mo 21 Sep 2020 15:35:46 CEST
[Ghanaian Times] Around the world, countries are steadily shiftingfrom responding to the COVID-19 pandemic to the recovery phase. And for many, tourism will play a key role here, not least due to its importance in job creation, supporting livelihoods and driving inclusive development.

Africa: Give Peace a Chance - No to Armed Conflict, Yes to Political Solutions

Mo 21 Sep 2020 15:06:06 CEST
[EASS] The world has awakened to a different reality this year: we are facing the most challenging health crisis of our generation. In some parts of the world, the battle goes beyond hospitals and labs. There are those also fighting on the ground with arms. No country can afford two wars at the same time and on the International Day of Peace, the EU echoes the call of the United Nations General Secretary for a global cease-fire.

Africa: Africa Hockey Qualifier Postponed

Mo 21 Sep 2020 12:17:44 CEST
[Namibian] The Africa Indoor Hockey Qualifier which was supposed to take place in Balitto, South Africa this coming weekend has been postponed till a date still to be determined.