South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told a virtual UNGA75 summit on biodiversity on Wednesday that his administration was not losing sight of the environmental degradation amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying both are closely linked."The coronavirus pandemic has had badly affected the ability of national economies to respond to challenges like environmental degradation and climate change.  "But even as...

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South African leader tells UN summit COVID-19 and environmental degradation are closely linked and must be fought together

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told a virtual UNGA75 summit on biodiversity on Wednesday that his administration was not losing sight of the environmental degradation amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying both...

Amnesty International USA urges Trump to condemn ‘white supremacy and racist violence’ following blunder at chaotic debate

Amnesty International USA on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to condemn 'white supremacy and racist violence', a day after Mr. Trump failed to do just that during his chaotic debate against Democratic challenger Joe Biden.“Are you willing tonight to condemn white supremacists...

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New York police planned assault on Black Lives Matter protesters in Bronx on June 4, human rights group says in shocking 99-page report

New York City police planned the assault and mass arrests of peaceful protesters in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South Bronx on June 4, 2020, Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Wednesday.The...

South Africa’s minister of defense Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in the eye of the storm again, even after ‘salary sacrifice’

President Cyril Ramaphosa has directed that documentation relating to a recent visit to Zimbabwe by Minister of Defence and Military Veterans Ms Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula be made public. Publication of the Minister’s initial and supplementary reports to the President...

Former colonizer Queen of England whose country left Africa in ruins congratulates Nigeria on 60th independence anniversary

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Amnesty International USA urges Trump to condemn ‘white supremacy and racist violence’ following blunder at chaotic debate

Amnesty International USA on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to condemn 'white supremacy and racist violence', a day after Mr. Trump failed to do just that during his chaotic debate against Democratic challenger Joe Biden.“Are you willing tonight to condemn white supremacists and groups to say they need to stand down and not add to the violence and number of the cities...

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Rights group says UK automated benefits system failing people in need, many going hungry

Human Rights Watch said in a report released on Tuesday that the United Kingdom government’s rigid insistence on automating Universal Credit threatens the rights of people most at...

Biden wins disastrous, embarrassing, worst presidential debate, as out of control Trump fails to change perceptions and refuses to condemn white supremacists

Joe Biden won the first presidential debate on Tuesday night amid countless interruptions by President Donald Trump who was supposed to change perceptions as he entered the debate stage trailing in the polls. However, in the end, President Trump came across...

$11 trillion spent globally to respond to coronavirus, 88 percent by high-income countries and 2.5 percent by emerging and developing economies

World leaders say it is time to act and focus on key actions that would assist countries battered by COVID-19 economic turmoil.The pandemic does not seem to affect everyone the same way. Of the US $11 trillion...

Amnesty International USA mourns Russian human rights titan Yuri Orlov who was traded to U.S. in 1986 for the release of Soviet spy Gennady Zakharov

Amnesty International USA on Tuesday described the passing of Soviet human rights icon Yuri Orlov as "a genuine loss not only for Russia but the entire world".Moscow Helsinki Group founder Yuri Orlov passed away on Monday at...
Amnesty International India announced that it is halting its work in the country after the Indian government froze its bank accounts in an act of reprisal for the organization’s human rights work. Fifteen international human rights organizations condemned the Indian government’s actions against Amnesty India and pledged to continue support for local human rights defenders and organizations against the recent crackdown.The Indian government’s actions against Amnesty...

$11 trillion spent globally to respond to coronavirus, 88 percent by high-income countries and 2.5 percent by emerging and developing economies

World leaders say it is time to act and focus on key actions that would assist countries battered by COVID-19 economic...

South Africa seeks to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to 30,000 megawatts available

South Africa is seeking to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to the 30,000 megawatts of...

Nigeria could shut down on Monday as more unions pledge to join strike amid increase in power and petrol prices

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IMF has given $31 billion to 76 countries to respond to COVID-19, including over $10 billion to 47 low income nations

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has given $31 billion in emergency financing to 76 countries in the world to respond to...

IMF says Senegalese economy severely hit by COVID-19 would rebound in 2021

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Monday that the Senegalese economy, which has been severely hit by COVID-19 pandemic, would...

In moving film, UN calls for collective action to tackle global challenges, including COVID-19, racism, climate change and poverty

The United Nations, Project Everyone and 72 Films are launching “Nations United - Urgent Solutions for Urgent Times,” a first of...

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South African leader tells UN summit COVID-19 and environmental degradation are closely linked and must be fought together

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told a virtual UNGA75 summit on biodiversity on Wednesday that his administration was not losing sight of the environmental degradation amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying both...

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Congo basin member states ban timber exports to stimulate economic growth

In a bid to stimulate the production of timber to the GDP of Central African States, members countries of the Congo...

African entrepreneur Tony Elumelu features in Time 100 most influential people in 2020

Nigerian entrepreneur and philanthropist Tony Elumelu has featured in Time 100 most influential people in 2020. Elumelu is the chairman of...

How the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can succeed

The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, seems to know exactly how the African Continental Free Trade Agreement can succeed....

Face mask: DJ Khaled encourages people everywhere to #WearItForMe

Hip-hop star and Grammy Award-winning producer Khaled Mohamed Khaled, aka DJ Khaled, on Wednesday added his voice to MTN Group’s efforts...

MTN Group works to build a culture of recognition through its ‘global appreciation week’

MTN Group on Monday launched ‘global appreciation week’, encouraging employees to recognise their colleagues’ efforts – big or small – towards...

Africa’s largest agriculture conference to be held virtually for first time

The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), Africa’s largest agriculture conference, would be held online for the first time from September 8...

NIGERIA

Former colonizer Queen of England whose country left Africa in ruins congratulates Nigeria on 60th independence anniversary

Former colonizer Queen of England whose country left Nigeria in total political and economic chaos has sent a message of felicitation...

With 600 road projects, President Buhari sets unbeaten record – Perspectives by Garba Shehu

As we mark the 60th Anniversary Day, the record-setting, mega roadways infrastructure development projects by the Buhari administration numbering up to...

Atiku wishes Nigeria happy independence day with poignant message: Our future depends on our commitment to a common destiny

On Saturday, 26 September, 2020 in far away United States, Israel Adesanya, an illustrious Nigerian, who embodies the indefatigable Nigerian spirit...

Buhari seeks N’Assembly approval for N148.13bn as reimbursement to five states

The Senate on Tuesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari to approve the sum of N148,141,969,161.24 as promissory notes to...

SOUTH AFRICA

South African leader tells UN summit COVID-19 and environmental degradation are closely linked and must be fought together

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told a virtual UNGA75 summit on biodiversity on Wednesday that his administration was not losing sight...

South Africa’s minister of defense Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in the eye of the storm again, even after ‘salary sacrifice’

President Cyril Ramaphosa has directed that documentation relating to a recent visit to Zimbabwe by Minister of Defence and Military Veterans...

President Ramaphosa calls for national action to restore employment in South Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on all South Africans to work together to ensure a rapid rebound in employment,...

South Africa seeks to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to 30,000 megawatts available

South Africa is seeking to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to the 30,000 megawatts of...

ETHIOPIA

South Africa seeks to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to 30,000 megawatts available

South Africa is seeking to generate 11,800 megawatts of additional electricity from renewable sources to add to the 30,000 megawatts of...

Ethiopia charges prominent opposition figure Jawar Mohammed with terrorism

As human rights organizations continue to warn that Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is turning Ethiopia into a dictatorship, his administration on...

Ethiopia on the brink of break up as tensions escalate in Tigray region and Oromo opposition leaders remain incommunicado

Fears are mounting that Ethiopia, Africa's second most populous country with a rich history and diverse culture, may be on the...

The world should hear the cries of Oromo people in Ethiopia

The Oromo people in Ethiopia are good people and the world should hear their cries for justice, equality, peace, liberty, democracy...

CAMEROON

Cameroon opposition figure Maurice Kamto placed under ‘house arrest’

Cameroon opposition figure Maurice Kamto has been placed under what seems like a house arrest at his residence in the capital...

Cameroon to hold first Regional Council elections amid petitions and boycott

Elections Cameroon (ELECAM), the electoral body in Cameroon, says about 10 political parties have provided required documents for the regional elections...

Cameroon soldiers get 10 years for murder of civilians in trial conducted behind closed doors

A military court in Cameroon on Monday, September 21, sentenced four soldiers to 10 years in prison and one other to 2 years...

Human Rights Watch urges Cameroon to stop using COVID-19 and anti-terror law as pretext to quell dissent

Cameroon authorities banned demonstrations after the opposition party Cameroon Renaissance Movement (Mouvement pour la renaissance du Cameroun, MRC) encouraged people to take...

KENYA

Cybercriminals target South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria with millions of attacks in 2020, and the year is not over

South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria have already seen millions of cyberattacks in 2020 with three months to the end of the...

Condemnation, outrage over arrest of Amnesty International Kenya’s chairperson Renee Ngamau

Amnesty International said on Tuesday that its Kenya Chairperson Renee Ngamau was arrested on Monday night for rallying her neighbors to...

The world celebrated changes in Ethiopia under Abiy Ahmed a little bit early, released Kenyan journalist tells Voice of America

A Kenyan journalist who was arrested and detained in Ethiopia for two months before he was released after he contracted the...

Coronavirus has killed nearly 27,000 people in Africa

Coronavirus has killed nearly 27,000 people in Africa so far, according to the latest data from the Ethiopia-based Africa Center for...

Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma freed in Ethiopia but dozens of opposition leaders and journalists still locked up

Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma has been released from detention in Ethiopia but dozens of prominent opposition leaders and journalists remain locked...

Mau forest evictees’ plight intensifies as Kenyan authorities fail to provide vital assistance

Police violence and property destruction during evictions in Kenya’s Rift Valley and a lack of support afterward has caused deaths and desperation...

GHANA

Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo elected as new chairman of ECOWAS, a regional body of 15 countries in West Africa

The President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo has been elected as the new Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States...

Ghana to reopen international air borders from September 1

Ghana will reopen its international air borders on September 1, six months after closing them in March to curb the spread...

Africa’s economic transformation will not come from aid but trade says Ghanaian president

At a ceremony on Monday to commission the permanent secretariat of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Ghana’s President Nana...

11 human rights groups call for justice for 44 Ghanaians, 9 Nigerians, 2 Togolese, 1 Gambian and 1 Ivorian massacred in Gambia and Senegal...

The families of more than 50 Ghanaian and other West African migrants killed in Gambia and Senegal 15 years ago have yet to learn the full truth...

UNITED STATES

White House releases global health security agenda annual report

The White House on Tuesday released the fourth Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) annual report. "This report details...

Trump goes into first presidential debate having told more than 20,000 lies or more than 20 lies a day, and with more than 205,000...

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Biden and Trump to clash in first presidential debate tonight. Second and third debates to take place October 15 and October 22

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will go head-to-head in their first presidential debate on Tuesday, September 29,...

U.S. says China’s militarization of South China sea unacceptable and dangerous

The United States said on Sunday that China's militarization of the South China sea was unacceptable."We...

CHINA

U.S. says China’s militarization of South China sea unacceptable and dangerous

The United States said on Sunday that China's militarization of the South China sea was unacceptable."We...

12 Hong Kong pro-democracy activists held incommunicado and denied basic rights by China

At least 12 Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters, including one child, who have been held incommunicado in Shenzhen’s Yantian Detention Center since August 23,...

How two Chinese tried to bribe Nigeria’s anti-corruption staff with N50 million

The Sokoto Zonal Head of Operations of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC),  Abdullahi Lawal,  on Wednesday,  July 15,  2020, told...

EXCLUSIVE: IMF economist details how COVID-19 economic turmoil in Asia will affect Sub-Saharan Africa

The COVID-19 pandemic is battering economies in Asia with a contraction expected for the first time in many decades. The economic...

CORONAVIRUS

South African leader tells UN summit COVID-19 and environmental degradation are closely linked and must be fought together

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told a virtual UNGA75 summit on biodiversity on Wednesday that his administration was not losing sight...

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Never too late to fight back against pandemic – Perspectives by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization

One million people have now been lost to COVID-19 and many more are suffering because of the pandemic. This milestone is...

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U.S. President Donald Trump is going into his first presidential debate against Democrat Joe Biden on Tuesday night, having told more...

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South African leader tells UN summit COVID-19 and environmental degradation are closely linked and must be fought together

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told a virtual UNGA75 summit on biodiversity on Wednesday that his administration was not losing sight...

Buhari tells UN summit indigenous flora and fauna facing extinction in Nigeria

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday outlined measures by Nigeria to reverse biodiversity loss, expressing concern that most indigenous flora and fauna...

Amnesty International USA urges Trump to condemn ‘white supremacy and racist violence’ following blunder at chaotic debate

Amnesty International USA on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to condemn 'white supremacy and racist violence', a day after Mr. Trump...

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New York City police planned the assault and mass arrests of peaceful protesters in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South...

South Africa’s minister of defense Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in the eye of the storm again, even after ‘salary sacrifice’

President Cyril Ramaphosa has directed that documentation relating to a recent visit to Zimbabwe by Minister of Defence and Military Veterans...

South African leader tells UN summit COVID-19 and environmental degradation are closely linked and must be fought together

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa told a virtual UNGA75 summit on biodiversity on Wednesday that his administration was not losing sight...

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Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday outlined measures by Nigeria to reverse biodiversity loss, expressing concern that most indigenous flora and fauna...

Amnesty International USA urges Trump to condemn ‘white supremacy and racist violence’ following blunder at chaotic debate

Amnesty International USA on Wednesday urged President Donald Trump to condemn 'white supremacy and racist violence', a day after Mr. Trump...

Remarks by Secretary Michael R. Pompeo And Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio

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New York police planned assault on Black Lives Matter protesters in Bronx on June 4, human rights group says in shocking 99-page report

New York City police planned the assault and mass arrests of peaceful protesters in the Mott Haven neighborhood of the South...

South Africa’s minister of defense Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula in the eye of the storm again, even after ‘salary sacrifice’

President Cyril Ramaphosa has directed that documentation relating to a recent visit to Zimbabwe by Minister of Defence and Military Veterans...
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