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USAID awards millions of dollars to Washington State University to combat lethal livestock disease in East Africa known as East Coast Fever

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded millions of dollars to Washington State University to combat a lethal livestock disease in East Africa known as East Coast Fever. The disease causes more than $300...

540 bipartisan elected officials from all 50 U.S. states urge President Trump to welcome refugees

At least 540 local and state elected officials from all 50 states and the District of Columbia expressed their strong support for resettling refugees in their communities in a bipartisan letter sent to President Trump.

South Africa mourns ‘champion of the oppressed’ George Bizos, refugee boy who arrived from Greece in 1941 and became Mandela’s lawyer

President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday, eulogized George Bizos, an anti-apartheid lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela and was nicknamed the ‘champion of the oppressed’ in South Africa.George Bizos arrived in South Africa with...

New billboards call on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to stop detaining families and children

Residents of Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and the Washington D.C. area will see billboards across their states and districts for four weeks calling on the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to stop detaining families who came to the United States...

Outrage over video showing naked woman shot 36 times and killed in Mozambique

Human rights activists expressed outrage on Tuesday over video showing the killing of a naked woman in Mozambique. She was beaten and shot 36 times.Amnesty International said the shocking killing captured on...

Kagame’s government charges ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero Paul Rusesabagina with terrorism

The government of President Paul Kagame on Monday charged Paul Rusesabagina with terrorism, complicity in murder, and forming an armed rebel group.The 66-year old Rusesabagina was brought to Kagarama Court in the...

Washington D.C. publisher trying to raise $1 million on Facebook has only raised $30

A Washington D.C. publisher trying to raise a million dollars via Facebook has only received $30 from two donations, including his.Simon Ateba, the publisher of TODAY NEWS AFRICA, says his small...

Human Rights Watch says Hotel Rwanda film hero and government critic Paul Rusesabagina was forcibly disappeared

The government of Rwanda’s arrest of a prominent critic of the ruling Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) amounted to an enforced disappearance, a serious violation of international law, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.

Uganda government to license all online posts ahead 2021 elections, two years after imposing social media tax

The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has ordered anyone wishing to publish information online to be licensed ahead of a October 5 deadline. Human rights groups say the September 7 public notice is the...

African Union dismayed by ill treatment of African migrants in Middle East

The African Union said on Tuesday it was dismayed by the ill treatment of African migrants in the Middle East.The African Union Commission said while the root causes might be different in...

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Nigerian president says his administration borrowing billions of dollars to fund infrastructure

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday justified government borrowing to finance infrastructure, asserting that his government...

Top UN economists warn of crises of our own making if global “megatrends” left unchecked

Five human‑made “megatrends” will  continue to  dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous...

IMF approves disbursement of additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of an additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to...

World leaders welcome launch of GCA Africa to beat climate change

The Global Center on Adaptation on Wednesday announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire.Hosted...

Nigeria is the most prosperous black nation in the world, President Buhari says

Unveiling the theme and logo for the commemorative activities to celebrate 60 years of independence, President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja...

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