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June, 2020

  • 17 June

    The gathering rebellion over worsening insecurity in Nigeria

    Funmi Ajala* writes on the worsening security situation in Nigeria, currently ravaged by a combination of a particularly brutal Islamist terrorism and widespread murderous banditry. —– Loss of Monopoly of Control In his explosive book, Nigeria: Dancing on the Brink, retired American diplomat John Campbell retorted that, “The (Nigerian) federal government has failed to provide basic security for its citizens and has …

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  • 17 June

    Investment program supports digital start-ups in Francophone Africa

    Suguba announces Afrikhaliss in partnership with the French Development Agency (AFD) and Mercy Corps BAMAKO, Mali, June 16, 2020/ — Suguba (www.Suguba.org) – in partnership with Mercy Corps and the French Development Agency (AFD) – is organising their second 6-month investment readiness program in West Africa to support the 8 most promising startups in the digital sector in Francophone West …

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  • 16 June

    Kenya makes its case for UN Security Council seat

    Kenya and Djibouti will battle for a seat on the UN Security Council on Wednesday (17 June) during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, holding at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The seat is one of the one of the five vacant slots reserved for non-permanent members. Kenya is set to contribute its wealth of …

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  • 16 June

    Pope calls on international community to help migrants trapped in Libya

    As migrants continue to die in their desperate attempt to leave war ravaged Libya on rickety boats across the Mediterranean, Pope Francis appealed to the international community in his latest Sunday address, to help migrants stuck in the North African country and bring an end to the fighting there. In his weekly address to the faithful, from his balcony in …

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  • 16 June

    Afro-Bloggers’ Convention 2020: Pushing the African story globally

    Bloggers from the global community of people of African descent will gather via Zoom on 19-20 June for the 2nd Afro-Bloggers Convention. The event, organised by Afrobizgermany.com, an online platform that projects the Black community in Germany to the outside world, is aimed at bringing Afro-bloggers together to discuss issues that are important to Africa and its global diaspora community. …

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  • 15 June

    What Kenya has going for it in bid for Security Council seat

    Kenya and Djibouti will battle for a seat on the UN Security Council on Wednesday (17 June) during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, holding at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. The seat is one of the three non-permanent seats allocated to Africa. Kenya has been endorsed by the African Union and, and all …

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  • 15 June

    New study ranks Africa’s most and least expensive cities for expatriates

    Mercer’s 26th Cost of Living Survey finds majority of African cities have risen in rankings in the most and least expensive cities for expatriates globally * The most expensive cities are Victoria, N’djamena and Lagos * The least expensive cities are Banjul, Windhoek and Tunis JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, June 15, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- According to Mercer’s 2020 Cost of …

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  • 15 June

    How a social enterprise provides succour to Nigeria’s street kids in the pandemic era

    How one social enterprise is working to protect and support street children in Africa as stigma, a broken system and a global pandemic put them at risk LAGOS, Nigeria, June 15, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- As the sun rises over deserted streets, a group of volunteers prepares for their day. For a few hours – from late morning until curfews …

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  • 14 June

    Neo-Nazi murder of Alberto Adriano remembered, 20 years on

    Dessau is notorious for two brutal deaths of Africans in separate incidents — one of which occurred in police custody and remains unresolved. Even today, few of the city’s white residents see racism as a daily problem. Ben Knight reports In the last 20 years, the eastern German city, where fewer than 4,000 of the 80,000 inhabitants are non-German, has …

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  • 14 June

    More than 50 sub-Saharan African migrants die in shipwreck near Tunisia

    The number of bodies recovered from a shipwreck off Tunisia has risen to 53. The African country is both a transit country for migrants from other African countries and a source of Europe-bound migrants. Benjamin Bathke/InfoMigrant reports Following the capsizing of a migrant boat off the coast of Tunisia last week, at least 53 bodies have been recovered. That’s according …

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