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John F Kennedy: When the US president met Africa's independence heroes

BBC News Africa  

A photo archive reveals John F Kennedy's efforts to court African leaders in the post-colonial era.

Africa: Hundreds of Prominent US Civil Society Organizations Call on Pres. Biden to Stop Blocking COVID-19 WTO Waiver to Boost Vaccines, Treatments Worldwide

allAfrica  

[Public Citizen] Washington, DC -- MSF, Oxfam, Partners In Health, Human Rights Watch, Public Citizen, MoveOn, Indivisible, Unions, Faith Groups, Citizens Trade Campaign, Health GAP, and More Urge U.S. Support for Waiver at March 1-2 WTO General Council

Nigerian president condemns "inhumane" abduction of schoolgirls

Africanews  

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the new "inhumane" abduction by gunmen of over 300 teenage girls from a boarding school.

Ethiopia: U.S. Restoration of Foreign Aid to Ethiopia Signals New Course

allAfrica  

[VOA] The Biden administration reversed a policy that had linked foreign aid to Ethiopia to its Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) hydropower project signaling a decided change in U.S. relations with Ethiopia, analysts say.

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

OkayAfrica  

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Ethiopia: Ethiopia's Crisis Needs Urgent Solution – Five Former U.S. Ambassadors Raise Alarm

allAfrica  

[allAfrica] This statement was provided to AllAfrica by five former American ambassadors, all career diplomats, who led U.S. representation in Ethiopia for 13 of the past 25 years. They call for the United States to intensify efforts to address Ethiopia's conflicts and end humanitarian suffering in the Tigray region.

Senegal strips immunity from opposition MP Sonko accused of rape

Africanews  

Ousmane Sonko is Senegal’s most prominent opposition figure and will now face criminal charges.

Ivory Coast becomes second country to receive COVAX vaccines

Africanews  

Ivory Coast has become the second country in the world to receive coronavirus vaccines from the COVAX initiative, which was created to ensure that low- and middle-income countries have fair access.

Congo Republic secretly buys weapons trove from Azerbaijan – OCCRP

Africanews  

The Republic of Congo has quietly purchased some 500 tonnes of weapons from Azerbaijan, according to a report, as the country gears up for the presidential election.

S.African wine 'paradise' finds success despite hard year

Africanews  

Vineyards in Hemel en Aarde do not try to imitate the big European names, which can often be a stifling benchmark. Instead, they produce wines with a strong South African identity

Kenyan-owned 'African Beauty' hair salon thrives down under

Africanews  

A mother-daughter duo, Jean and Christine Kute, created a hair salon that caters to people of African descent in Darwin, Australia.

Interview: Sincerely Ria Is Giving Guinean Fashion It's Flowers

OkayAfrica  

And designer Mariama Diallo's NYFW debut celebrates the vibrancy and uniqueness of Guinea and its ​Fulani ​culture.

Podcast | Why a group of men is fighting for women's empowerment Ep. 2

Africanews  

In this second episode exploring Burundi's Abatangamuco community theatre troupe, we hear from the troupe's founder and learn how this movement has created lasting change and sparked discussions around what it means to "be a man" across the country.

Cameroonian soldiers accused of raping 20 women in attack - HRW report

Africanews  

Human Rights Watch said the attack in March 2020 on the village of Ebam in the South-West region was one of the worst by Cameroon’s army in recent years.

The 5 Best East African Songs of the Month (February)

OkayAfrica  

​Featuring Rayvanny, Siverstone Barz x Victoria Kimani, Spice Diana x Fik Fameica, and more.

Lockdown in Mayotte extended as coronavirus cases soar

Africanews  

Lockdown in the French island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean is being extended for at least two more weeks.

Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall get the band back together for 'Coming 2 America'

Africanews  

The sequel to John Landis's beloved 1988 comedy classic arrives on Amazon Prime Video on Friday March 5

Zimbabwe: Govt Reverses Mining Fees Hike

allAfrica  

[The Herald] THE GOVERNMENT has reverted to old mining and registration fees after players in the sector engaged the authorities to review the recent increases.

Zimbabwe: Ruling Party to Investigate Concerns Over DCC Polls

allAfrica  

[The Herald] ZANU PF has dispatched a team to Bulawayo, Matabeleland North and Matabeleland South as well as Masvingo provinces to investigate concerns raised by some members on the District Coordinating Committee (DCC) elections conducted in November last year.

Central African Republic: CAR Attempts Democracy and Justice Amid Violent Chaos

allAfrica  

[ISS] The arrangements to transition the turbulent Central African Republic (CAR) to normality could be described as the triumph of naive hope over brutal reality. Attempts to administer justice and hold elections in that country are certainly heroic. But they do raise important questions about the sequencing of reforms.

Namibia: Cabinet Challenged Over Struggle Kids Jobs

allAfrica  

[New Era] The ombudsman and the Khorixas Constituency Youth Forum want an interdict that would set aside and terminate a Cabinet decision that directed that certain jobs be reserved for children of the liberation struggle and for them to be employed without going through the recruitment process as required by law.

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