Latest News for: African countries


Africa: Prioritize Education to Safeguard Children’s Rights

Reliefweb 17 Jun 2021
Children in at least 18 African countries are affected by attacks against education and the military use of their schools ... All African Union countries should endorse the , an intergovernmental commitment to strengthen the prevention of, and response to, attacks on students, teachers, schools, and universities during wartime.

Glanton: What we're getting wrong about Juneteenth

Times Free Press 17 Jun 2021
While many African Americans have celebrated it for decades, the effort to make June 19 a federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery gained steam ... There's certainly nothing wrong with embracing Black history, making amends for atrocities past and present, and honoring the accomplishments of African Americans.

Dangote Refinery commended for focusing on production of cleaner fuels

Joy Online 17 Jun 2021
The Executive Secretary of the African ... He commented that Dangote’s production of cleaner fuels is a game-changer and contributes to achieving a harmonised pan-African front in the production of high-quality fuels that meet the standards African countries have set for themselves.

Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 5.08M: Africa CDC 17 Jun 2021
South Africa has recorded the highest COVID-19 cases in Africa at 1,761,066, while the two northern African countries, Morocco and Tunisia, reported 524,475 and 372,221 as of Wednesday afternoon, respectively.

Ghana woos Rwandan investors

Ghana Web 17 Jun 2021
Abdallah stated that the country’s door is open to potential investors looking to explore the West African market ... Aisa Kirabo Kacyira, urged both countries to “dream big” to forge stronger partnerships to boost trade and investment opportunities in Africa.

Juneteenth events in and around Detroit commemorate end of slavery

Detroit news 17 Jun 2021
“Juneteenth is the longest celebrated African American Holiday,” said Edward Foxworth III, director of external affairs at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. “It’s an opportunity to learn and to commemorate what was experienced by so many people of African descent in this country.” ... Wright Museum of African American History.

Eastern Africa: Boosting routine vaccinations for children

Reliefweb 17 Jun 2021
This is already follow-up funding, as KfW has been supporting the East African partner countries since 2013 - a total of EUR 290 million has been provided for immunisation programme funding since then, enabling the procurement of 120 million vaccine doses for children and infants, among other things.

Comment on 245 new cases of Covid recorded in Sierra Leone in nine days as ...

Sierra Leone Telegraph 17 Jun 2021
Giving an emergency waiver to the patent by western pharmaceutical parent companies , so South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt and other African countries with manufacturing base , and technological know how can manufacture the covid19 vaccine, it will in the short term speed up the ...

US Congress Votes To Make Juneteenth, End Of Slavery, A Holiday

Barrons 17 Jun 2021
The commemoration has taken on renewed resonance over the past year with millions of Americans confronting the country's living legacy of racial injustice ... Juneteenth National Independence Day is commemorated on June 19 to celebrate the day in 1865 when the last enslaved African Americans learned that they were free.

Huawei invests 60 mln USD in Angola technological centers

Sina 17 Jun 2021
... the president is aimed at updating him on the execution of the projects and the company's contribution in the southern African country, said Chu.

Huawei invests $60M in Angola technological centers 17 Jun 2021
... aimed at updating him on the execution of the projects and the company's contribution in the southern African country, said Chu.  .

PH-Israel to forge investment agreement in agrotech

Manila Bulletin 17 Jun 2021
The Philippines and Israel are poised to forge a mutual investment protection agreement in various sectors, focusing on agriculture technology, where the former has been lagging behind other countries and was further aggravated during the pandemic ... between the two countries.

How To Lose a Country in 10 Years: The Burkina Faso Formula

Antiwar 17 Jun 2021
But this already impoverished, landlocked West African country is simply symptomatic of Franco-America’s Sahel-wide exercise in absurdity ... Well, that’s pretty standard – since no less than eight American-trained African military officers have turned coup-artist since AFRICOM opened for (the fiasco) business.

Cooperation of all nations, not rivalries, needed now

China Daily 17 Jun 2021
In 2020, the Global Infrastructure Hub, a G20 initiative, projected that the gap would be around $15 trillion by 2040 on the basis of data from 56 countries ... They colonized Asian and African countries, plundered their resources, and treated indigenous people with inhumane cruelty.