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Lawyers, activists complain against African Union granting Israel observer status

Press TV 17 Sep 2021
The Southern African Development Community (SADC), a block of 16 countries, has already condemned the African Union Commission’s decision to grant Israel observer status at the regional organization ... Algeria and 13 other African countries agree to expel Israel from the African Union after the regime gained observer status.
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ECOWAS to set up committee to monitor happenings in Guinea

Joy Online 17 Sep 2021
This comes after Heads of State from some 13 West African countries arrived in Ghana on Wednesday and Thursday for the Extraordinary Summit ... The development in Guinea threw the country into a state of uncertainty, causing the West African economic bloc to threaten sanctions.
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Amendment of ECOWAS charter will forestall coups in West Africa – Ayorkor Botchwey

Ghana Web 17 Sep 2021
• She said, this will prevent coups bedevilling the West African sub-region ... Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, has advised the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to consider amending its charter on good governance and democracy to prevent coups bedevilling the West African sub-region.
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47% of South Africans own Bitcoin (BTC), holding $70 worth on average

Cryptoslate 17 Sep 2021
... Africans hold Bitcoin ... However, an analysis of the value of crypto held by each South African indicates that while the percentage of crypto holders in the country, which is the second-highest in the world, is remarkable, the amount invested by each of them sends another message.
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“Renaissance Dam” .. Tunisia surprised by Ethiopia’s response to the statement of the Security Council

The Eastern Herald 17 Sep 2021
He added, “The aim of the initiative is to encourage the concerned countries to resume negotiations in a constructive manner, to value the pivotal role of the African Union and to enhance the support of the international community in sponsoring these negotiations.”.
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WHO’s Tedros seen running unopposed for top job despite Ethiopia snub – sources

Metro USA 17 Sep 2021
An Ethiopian former health minister from the Tigray region, Tedros became the WHO’s first African director-general in 2017 ... Consultations are underway including among African countries about who will propose his candidacy before the Sept ... AFRICAN QUANDARY. Ethiopia’s opposition to Tedros places some African nations in a quandary.
photo: Creative Commons / Ministerie van Defensie
Dutch contingent of MINUSMA - A Dutch Chinook transport helicopter has taken 4 Chadian soldiers to a hospital in Mali
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Wagner is at the gates of Mali.. France has the option of withdrawing or extending stay

The Eastern Herald 17 Sep 2021
As expected, Russia, through the Wagner security company, is preparing to fill the vacuum of the gradual French withdrawal from northern Mali, but Paris appears resentful of any role for Wagner mercenaries in one of the most traditional African countries under its influence ... The Central African Republic scenario is about to be repeated in Mali.
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WHO's Tedros seen running unopposed for top job despite Ethiopia snub - sources

Reuters 17 Sep 2021
An Ethiopian former health minister from the Tigray region, Tedros became the WHO's first African director-general in 2017 ... Consultations are underway including among African countries about who will propose his candidacy before the Sept ... AFRICAN QUANDARY. Ethiopia's opposition to Tedros places some African nations in a quandary.
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Call to build resilient food systems on existing farmland

Phys Dot Org 17 Sep 2021
A by the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development cites Ethiopia and Ghana as Sub-Saharan African countries that have realized significant agricultural productivity growth, explaining that investment in public spending on local agricultural research, development and extension is the key driver for the success in the two countries.
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Expert rates Ghana’s AfCFTA preparedness at 50%

Ghana Web 17 Sep 2021
Louis Yaw Afful stated that 38 countries out of the 54 African countries have fully ratified, whereas Eritrea is yet to sign the agreement. He said, “16 countries are left in the middle ... The Secretariat needs to work hard to get those countries on board so they can trade.” ... Some countries are working hard to have that done.”.
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The President of Tanzania, Samia Suluhu Hassan and Merck Foundation CEO, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej ...

The Eastern Herald 17 Sep 2021
The 2021 list of 100 most Influential African Women has a representation of the most powerful African women from 28 African countries, chosen from various career backgrounds including diplomacy, philanthropy, politics, activism, entrepreneurship, business leadership, and entertainment.
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Morocco registers 2,432 new COVID-19 cases

Urdu Point 17 Sep 2021
Morocco announced on Friday 2,432 new COVID-19 cases, taking the tally of infections in the North African country to 913,423 ... in the North African country to 913,423.
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Tree Crops Authority to leverage synergies to develop cashew subsector

B & FT Online 17 Sep 2021
The Tree Crops Development Authority (TCDA) plans to partner African cashew producing countries like Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso to help develop the potentials of the local cashew subsector, Deputy Minister for Food and Agriculture (MoFA), Yaw Frimpong Addo, has disclosed.
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Towards Africa’s first mRNA vaccine technology transfer hub

Reliefweb 17 Sep 2021
The technology transfer hub in South Africa will teach African manufacturers how to make mRNA vaccines, like the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, here in Africa ... **Can't African countries already manufacture vaccines? ** ... There are also plans to establish a second hub in another African country.
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African Parks secures $100M for conservation in Africa

Mongabay 17 Sep 2021
African Parks, a South Africa-based conservation group that manages 19 protected areas covering 14.7 million hectares in several African countries, has secured a $100M commitment from the Rob and Melani Walton Foundation ... African Parks said some of the funds would go toward ...

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