At least 57.4 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project website, putting the 2020 elections on track to shatter records.Of the 57.4 million Americans who had already voted on Sunday morning, 39.5 million mailed in their ballots while 17.8 million voted in person, the data show.The data show that voters have requested a total of 86,061,154 ballots in the reporting states.

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African Union calls for immediate and unconditional end of sanctions against Zimbabwe

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As election season nears end, new Amnesty International USA ad raises alarm about the future of the United States

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African Union welcomes signing of permanent cease-fire between rival forces in Libya

The African Union on Sunday welcomed the signing of a permanent cease-fire between rival forces in Libya.The announcement of the signing of a complete country-wide and permanent cease-fire agreement between rival forces in Libya was made...

Videos and satellite imagery confirm security forces fired live bullet at protesters in Guinea

Witness testimonies, satellite imagery and videos analyzed and authenticated by Amnesty International confirm that defense and security forces in Guinea have used live ammunition against protesters after the October 18 disputed presidential election.Several deaths and injuries have...

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Pope names 13 new cardinals including Rwandan and first African American

Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including a Rwandan and the first African American prelate to earn the coveted red hat.The new cardinals under the age of 80 will join fellow cardinals eligible to elect the next pontiff in a secret conclave.The Kigali, Rwanda, Archbishop Antoine Kambanda and Washington D.C. Archbishop Wilton Gregory were among the...

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Proposition 22 threatens gig workers’ rights in California

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Nigerians in USA hold protest against bad governance and police brutality in their home country

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister erupts in anger after Trump’s Nile dam comments, says “Ethiopians have never kneeled to obey their enemies”

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AstraZeneca and Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trials resume in US. They had continued in Africa

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Finally, Nigerian President confirms killing of peaceful protesters

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African Union calls for immediate and unconditional end of sanctions against Zimbabwe

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TOP STORIES

57.4 million Americans have already voted representing 41.7% of total votes counted in 2016

At least 57.4 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project website, putting the 2020 elections on track to shatter records.Of the 57.4 million Americans who had already voted on Sunday morning, 39.5 million mailed in their ballots while 17.8...

Pope names 13 new cardinals including Rwandan and first African American

Pope Francis on Sunday named 13 new cardinals, including a Rwandan and the first African American prelate to earn the coveted red hat.The new cardinals under the age of 80 will join fellow cardinals eligible to elect...

As election season nears end, new Amnesty International USA ad raises alarm about the future of the United States

In a new full-page ad in The Washington Post, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is sending an open letter to all U.S. federal, local, and state officials raising grave concern over the state of human rights in the country.

African Union welcomes signing of permanent cease-fire between rival forces in Libya

The African Union on Sunday welcomed the signing of a permanent cease-fire between rival forces in Libya.The announcement of the signing of a complete country-wide and permanent cease-fire agreement between rival forces in Libya was made...

Videos and satellite imagery confirm security forces fired live bullet at protesters in Guinea

Witness testimonies, satellite imagery and videos analyzed and authenticated by Amnesty International confirm that defense and security forces in Guinea have used live ammunition against protesters after the October 18 disputed presidential election.Several deaths and injuries have...

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African Union calls for immediate and unconditional end of sanctions against Zimbabwe

The African Union on Sunday called for an immediate and unconditional removal of sanctions imposed against the Republic of Zimbabwe.In a statement, the African Union said it was also in support of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) decision to commemorate October 25, 2020, as SADC Anti-Sanctions Day.The statement was issued by the Chairperson of the African Union...

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Ethiopia’s Prime Minister erupts in anger after Trump’s Nile dam comments, says “Ethiopians have never kneeled to obey their enemies”

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Vice President Mike Pence’s top advisers, including his chief of staff, test positive for coronavirus

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Nigerians in USA hold protest against bad governance and police brutality in their home country

Nigerians in the United States on Saturday held a protest against bad governance and police brutality in their home country, shed tears and lit candles for the peaceful protesters killed by security forces early this week in Lekki area of Lagos.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister erupts in anger after Trump’s Nile dam comments, says “Ethiopians have never kneeled to obey their enemies”

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says his country "will not cave in to aggression of any kind" after President Donald Trump suggested on Friday that Egypt could destroy a controversial Nile dam at the center of a long-running dispute involving Ethiopia,...

AstraZeneca and Oxford COVID-19 vaccine trials resume in US. They had continued in Africa

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday authorized trials of a vaccine being developed by pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca and Oxford University to resume in the United States.AstraZeneca paused its COVID-19 clinical trials around the world early last...

Johnson & Johnson resumes COVID-19 vaccine trials without providing information over illness as anxiety remains in Africa

Johnson & Johnson on Friday announced that it was resuming a COVID-19 vaccine trials in the United States without providing enough information over what exactly led to the pause."The independent Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB) overseeing...

Police in U.S. failing to protect protesters from violence, as volatile elections near

Law enforcement agencies across the United States are failing to facilitate people’s fundamental right to freedom of peaceful assembly, and to protect protests and counter-protests from violent disruption by armed groups among others, Amnesty International said on Friday in a new report, Losing the...

54.2 million Americans have already voted representing 39.4% of total votes counted in 2016

At least 54.2 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project website, putting the 2020 elections on track to shatter records.Of the 54.2 million Americans who had already voted as...
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Marc Short, and two other top aides have tested positive for coronavirus.Devin O'Malley, a spokesman for Mr. Pence said the Vice President and Second Lady both tested negative for the virus.“Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence both tested negative for Covid-19 today, and remain in good health,” Mr. O’Malley...

Full transcript of October 2020 Sub-Saharan Africa regional economic outlook press briefing

October 22, 2020PARTICIPANTS:ABEBE AEMRO SELASSIEDirector, African Department, IMF

Sub-Saharan Africa’s difficult road to recovery

By Abebe Aemro SelassieThe COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented health and economic crisis for sub-Saharan Africa. Within months, the...

Sub-Saharan Africa faces difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, IMF says in latest economic outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa is facing a difficult road to recovery amid COVID-19 economic fallout, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said in its...

IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

Half of women in the world are jobless, UN says in shocking new report

Less than 50% of working-age women are in the labour market, a figure that has barely changed over the last quarter...

South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

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Finally, Nigerian President confirms killing of peaceful protesters

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday confirmed the killing of peaceful protesters in the country last week by security forces."President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed his full support and...

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Africa and US development financiers talk post COVID-19 pandemic

The continent’s largest development finance institutions have emphasized that a sustained and collaborative approach among development partners to scale up project development activities, will boost...

Half of women in the world are jobless, UN says in shocking new report

Less than 50% of working-age women are in the labour market, a figure that has barely changed over the last quarter...

U.S. Justice Department sues Google for holding an illegal monopoly over search

The United States Department of Justice on Tuesday filed an antitrust lawsuit against Alphabet INC.'s Google for abusing its monopoly in...

MTN named most valuable African brand worth $3.3 billion

MTN Group has been named the most valuable African brand with a value of $3.3 billion.Brand value...

Renewables are Africa’s path for a green recovery

“Now is be the best time to move towards green economy. It is time to shift towards a more sustainable and...

Trump admin announces new reforms aimed at making it more difficult for skilled foreign workers to acquire H-1B visas

The United States Departments of Labor and Homeland Security on Tuesday announced additional immigration reforms that would make it more difficult...

NIGERIA

Finally, Nigerian President confirms killing of peaceful protesters

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday confirmed the killing of peaceful protesters in the country last week by security forces.

Nigeria’s SERAP asks ICPC to probe ‘alleged hoarding of COVID-19 palliatives in several states’

Nigeria's Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to “promptly,...

Nigerians in USA hold protest against bad governance and police brutality in their home country

Nigerians in the United States on Saturday held a protest against bad governance and police brutality in their home country, shed...

Buhari justifies mass killings of Nigerian protesters by security forces under his orders, calls them ‘miscreants and criminals’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday justified the mass killings this week of Nigerian protesters by security forces under his orders, saying...

SOUTH AFRICA

South Africa’s government pledges to end corruption

Deputy President David Mabuza will on Thursday, October 22, 2020, respond to oral questions in the National Assembly, where he will...

South Africa launches $6 billion COVID-19 employment stimulus

South Africa has launched a $6 billion (R100 billion) COVID-19 employment stimulus to be implemented over the next three years.

Official funeral declared for fearless South African human rights and anti apartheid lawyer Ambassador Devikarani Priscilla Sewpal Jana

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday declared the funeral of the late South African Human Rights Commission Deputy Chairperson, Ambassador Devikarani Priscilla...

Ramaphosa calls on South Africans to rise against crime and racism after white farmer’s murder by blacks triggers protests

President Cyril Ramaphosa on Monday called on all South Africans to rise against crime and racism, a week after Brendin Horner,...

ETHIOPIA

U.S. Congressmember Karen Bass introduces resolution calling for respect for human rights in Ethiopia

U.S. Congressmember Karen Bass (D-CA), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, on Friday, introduced a resolution calling for...

“This is worse than COVID-19”, Ethiopian migrants describe “hell” in Saudi prisons

An investigation by Amnesty International has exposed horrifying new details about the treatment of Ethiopian migrants detained in Saudi Arabia. Since...

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...

CAMEROON

IMF approves additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved an additional $156 million disbursement to Cameroon to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout.

Rights group urges AU to denounce crackdown on Cameroon’s opposition

Human Rights Watch on Monday urged the African Union (AU), the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR), the Economic...

Amnesty International USA urges Trump not to deport thousands of African migrants from Cameroon

Amnesty International USA on Friday urged the Trump administration to refrain from deporting African migrants from 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...

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

57.4 million Americans have already voted representing 41.7% of total votes counted in 2016

At least 57.4 million Americans have already voted, according to data compiled by the U.S. Elections Project website, putting the 2020 elections on track to...

As election season nears end, new Amnesty International USA ad raises alarm about the future of the United States

In a new full-page ad in The Washington Post, Amnesty International USA (AIUSA) is sending an open letter to all U.S....

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister erupts in anger after Trump’s Nile dam comments, says “Ethiopians have never kneeled to obey their enemies”

Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says his country "will not cave in to aggression of any kind" after President Donald Trump...

Police in U.S. failing to protect protesters from violence, as volatile elections near

Law enforcement agencies across the United States are failing to facilitate people’s fundamental right to freedom of peaceful assembly, and to...

CHINA

Trump admin designates more Chinese media outlets as ‘foreign missions’

The Trump administration on Wednesday designated more Chinese media outlets as foreign missions.In a statement, the...

U.S. imposes sanctions on Chinese and Hong Kong persons for ‘supporting Iran’

The United States on Monday announced that it had imposed sanctions on some Chinese and Hong Kong Persons for "Activities Related...

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,...

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