Africa

[ICRC] The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) helped facilitate medical evacuation of wounded people by the Ethiopian Red Cross Society (ERCS) from Togoga village, in Ethiopia's Tigray region.
Posted: June 23, 2021, 8:22 pm
[Times of Zambia] As the remains of Zambia's first President Kenneth Kaunda are prepared for the solemn journey of visiting all the provincial centres, to be followed by a State funeral at the Heroes Stadium in Lusaka before burial at the Presidential burial site on July 7, countries in Southern Africa are observing days of national mourning in honour of Dr Kaunda.
Posted: June 23, 2021, 2:54 pm
[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta has issued a defence against sanctions imposed on African and Caribbean countries, warning that such decisions could hurt cooperation.
Posted: June 23, 2021, 11:24 am
[Daily Trust] Nigeria and other African countries will save about $5 billion annually through the adoption and use of the pan-African payment and settlement platform which will be introduced in 2022.
Posted: June 23, 2021, 11:06 am
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- As of June 23, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached 5,248,147 while over 31,155,299 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.
Posted: June 23, 2021, 10:17 am
[Egypt Online] Egypt's Ambassador to Canada Ahmed Abo Zeid has praised Cairo's efforts on strengthening the role of a centralized state in Africa and the Middle East in face of threats posed by militias and internal conflicts.
Posted: June 23, 2021, 10:12 am
[CAJ News] Cairo -- PRESIDENT of the Confederation of African Football Association (CAF), Patrice Motsepe, has vowed to clean up the beautiful game, which is rocked by scandals in the continent.
Posted: June 23, 2021, 9:47 am
[ANGOP] Luanda -- The ambassadors of Angola and Mozambique accredited in Ethiopia today in Addis Ababa agreed stances on regional, African and international issues.
Posted: June 23, 2021, 9:29 am
[Daily Maverick] Refugees in Africa have been particularly hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. This is compounded by the fact that many refugees live in overpopulated camps or reception centres, where they lack adequate access to health services, clean water and sanitation. This makes them even more vulnerable to contracting Covid-19.
Posted: June 23, 2021, 9:15 am
[IPS] Washington DC -- Frontline workers who document and respond to violations against children have faced a particularly challenging last year, from the impact of Covid-19 on operations and child protection to the record levels of displacement worldwide to the ever-worsening threats from militaries and non-state armed groups.
Posted: June 23, 2021, 8:10 am

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