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Mauritius: Anger and questions as 17 dead dolphins wash ashore

BBC Africa - Wed, 26/08/2020 - 18:50
The discovery of 17 of the mammals raises questions and causes sadness and anger among locals.
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Refugees at risk of hunger and malnutrition, as relief hit in Eastern Africa

UN News Centre - Africa - Wed, 26/08/2020 - 14:26
UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been forced to reduce its food and cash assistance for refugees in Eastern Africa by up to 30 per cent, the agency has said, voicing fears that the reductions could worsen in the coming months unless urgent additional funding is received in time. 
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World Trade Organization: Could there be an African director-general?

BBC Africa - Wed, 26/08/2020 - 09:54
The World Trade Organization is currently looking for a new director-general and three of the candidates are African.
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‘Momentous milestone’ as Africa eradicates wild poliovirus

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 25/08/2020 - 19:48
The wild poliovirus has been eradicated in Africa, health officials announced on Tuesday, calling it a “momentous milestone” for the continent. 
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Rights expert denounces lack of investigation into 2017 killing of journalist in South Sudan

UN News Centre - Africa - Tue, 25/08/2020 - 18:53
Lack of investigation into the killing of a journalist three years ago in South Sudan is indicative of a wider climate of hostility towards journalists in the country, an independent UN human rights expert has said. 
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'Lack of pay saw me quit football for hairdressing'

BBC Africa - Tue, 25/08/2020 - 12:45
Nigerian women's footballer Chinenye Okafor quit playing to become a hairdresser after going unpaid for 13 months.
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Uganda: A factory provides accommodation for workers during Covid-19 lockdown

BBC Africa - Tue, 25/08/2020 - 09:09
A factory in Uganda is providing accommodation for workers so that they could keep working during lockdown.
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The killing of Hachalu Hundessa and Ethiopia's identity strife

BBC Africa - Tue, 25/08/2020 - 09:08
The killing of Hachalu Hundessa laid bare the deep-seated ethnic animosity in Ethiopia.
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Coronavirus in Kenya: How it turned classrooms into chicken coops

BBC Africa - Tue, 25/08/2020 - 02:10
Some Kenyan private schools have found new sources of income after they were forced to close.
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Imprisoned rights defenders in Egypt at ‘grave risk’ of COVID-19, warn UN experts

UN News Centre - Africa - Mon, 24/08/2020 - 15:17
A group of independent UN rights experts have raised alarm over “grave and unnecessary” risks faced by imprisoned human rights defenders in Egypt due to lengthy pre-trial detention.
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FROM THE FIELD: Ugly veggies in Kenya destined for lunch not landfills

UN News Centre - Africa - Sun, 23/08/2020 - 12:00
Hundreds of tons of fresh and edible vegetables which are typically dumped because they do not meet the aesthetic requirements for export are ending up on the plates of hungry Kenyan students thanks to the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP).
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Protecting people from conflict, cyclones and COVID-19 in Mozambique: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

UN News Centre - Africa - Sun, 23/08/2020 - 06:30
The COVID-19 disease has added to longstanding challenges in Mozambique which have threatened the southern African country’s most vulnerable people. In this blog, the UN Resident Coordinator Myrta Kaulard, with IOM Chief of Mission, Laura Tomm-Bonde, and Samuel Chakwera, UNHCR Resident Representative, explain how the United Nations is supporting national efforts to protect the people of Mozambique from multiple threats
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Why a Somali-born fighter is being honoured in Rome

BBC Africa - Sun, 23/08/2020 - 01:11
Some Italians are re-evaluating their colonial past in East Africa, writes Ismail Einashe.
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Uganda: A ride-hailing app helps deliver contraceptives during lockdown

BBC Africa - Sat, 22/08/2020 - 10:22
SafeBoda is a ride-hailing app which ensures access to contraceptives during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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Nile dam row: Ethiopia's pop stars hit out

BBC Africa - Sat, 22/08/2020 - 01:15
The battle with Egypt over who has rights to the waters of the River Nile is played out by musicians.
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As Burkina Faso grapples with COVID-19, new UN data reveals ‘alarming deterioration’ in food security

UN News Centre - Africa - Fri, 21/08/2020 - 21:53
An estimated 3.3 million people in Burkina Faso are facing acute food insecurity, two United Nations agencies warned on Friday.  
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Focus on Africa at 60 - Match the voice

BBC Africa - Fri, 21/08/2020 - 15:16
Test your knowledge of Focus on Africa's radio presenters with our interactive quiz.
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Mali: Five factors that made the coup more likely

BBC Africa - Fri, 21/08/2020 - 01:10
Five factors that made the coup against former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta more likely.
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Somalia at a critical juncture, as federal, state leaders, meet to break election impasse

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 20/08/2020 - 22:16
With elections slated for November delayed due to COVID-19, Somalia is at a critical juncture, the top United Nations official in the country told the Security Council on Thursday, pressing federal and state leaders to agree on voting modalities, and bolster the capacity of forces which are meant to assume full control of national security, next year.
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COVID-19: African countries urged to promote a safe return to school

UN News Centre - Africa - Thu, 20/08/2020 - 21:29
School closures implemented to protect students from COVID-19, are hurting them in other ways, while the long-term impact of this disruption to education could create a “lost generation” in Africa, two UN agencies said on Thursday. 
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