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Congo-Kinshasa: Congo's Prison Rape Trial a Missed Opportunity

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[HRW] Justice Falls Short for Survivors; No Accountability for State Officials

Mastering Digital Change In The Modern Organisation

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In 2022, the leadership role most likely to enable digital transformation by leveraging strategic thinking, thanks to a radical reimagining of

Africa: It's Time to Take Decisive action on Antimicrobial Resistance

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[allAfrica] The age of antimicrobial discovery has been overshadowed by the emerging threat of resistance, For too long clinicians like myself have witnessed the impact of antimicrobial resistance -- more commonly referred to as AMR. As a result of this growing health threat, a wide range of infections -- such as pneumonia, tuberculosis, bloodstream infections and gonorrhoea -- have become harder, and sometimes impossible, to treat as more and more antibiotics fail to cure patients.

Africa: Rhino Horn Consumers Reveal Why a Legal Trade Alone Won't Save Rhinos

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[The Conversation Africa] Demand for rhino horn in Asian markets, especially Vietnam and China, has pushed the remaining rhino populations to the brink of extinction. In the past decade, nearly 10,000 rhinos were killed by poachers in Africa. The remaining rhino populations in Africa and Asia are steadily declining, with fewer than 30,000 animals left in 2020 from a population of 500,000 at the beginning of the 20th century.

Network International Launches Tap On Phone In Partnership With Mastercard To Expand Digital Payment

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Partnership will enable 500,000 new merchants and SMEs to accept payments through mobile phone, via Tap on Phone technology  

Sudan: ICC Prosecutor - 'No Tangible Accountability or Justice for Darfur's People After 17 Years'

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[Radio Dabanga] New York -- ICC Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan has expressed his frustration that 17 years have now elapsed without any tangible accountability or justice for Darfur's people. In the 34th report to the UN Security Council (UNSC) by the ICC on the situation in Darfur and Sudan, Khan said that while Sudan remains at a delicate stage of its political transition following its 2018 popular uprising and the October 2021 military coup, "accelerated cooperation with the ICC is the only viable path to ensuring long-delayed justic

Africa: Ethiopia Says Holding of 35th AU in Capital 'Grand Diplomatic Success'

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[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- "The African Union decision to convene the 35th AU Summit in Addis Abeba is a grand diplomatic success for Ethiopia," said the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia (MoFA) ambassador Dina Mufti during today's biweekly press briefing.

East Africa: Ethiopia's Abiy Calls On Sudan, Egypt to Nurture GERD 'Narrative Towards Building Peace'

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[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has called on Sudan and Egypt "to nurture the narrative towards building peace, cooperation, mutual co-existence and development of all our people without harming one another."

Mali: U.S. Africom Commander Says Russian Mercenaries in Mali

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[VOA] Pentagon -- The U.S. has now confirmed reports that Russian mercenaries known as the Wagner Group have deployed in Mali and are supported by the Russian military.

Africa: In Ethiopia, Guinea and Mali, Fears Rise Over Losing Duty-Free Access to U.S. Market

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[VOA] Bamako / Conakry / Washington -- For Sammy Abdella, the new year has brought bad tidings: the prospect of a steep drop in sales of scarves, rugs, baskets and other textile goods produced by Sammy Handmade in Ethiopia.

Africa: Cases Drop for First Time As Africa's Fourth Covid-19 Wave Ebbs

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[WHO-AFRO] Brazzaville -- Weekly COVID-19 cases in Africa have dropped significantly and deaths dipped for the first time since the peak of the fourth pandemic wave propelled by the Omicron variant. The decline nudges the continent past its shortest upsurge yet that lasted 56 days.

Is Ethiopia's enset 'wondercrop' for climate change?

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The banana-like crop has the potential to feed more than 100 million people, according to research.

Nigeria: Analysis - How Buhari's Reforms Impact Corruption in Nigeria's Maritime Sector

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[Premium Times] <i>Reports of bribes demanded from Ship Masters ... dropped from 266 reported incidents in 2019 to 128 in 2020 and 40 in 2021.</sub>

Ghana: Explosion Kills Several People, Levels Buildings

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[DW] A mining truck collided with a motorcycle, setting off an explosion that razed hundreds of nearby buildings. President Nana Akufo-Addo has called it a "tragic incident."

Sudan: U.S. Won't Resume Aid Without Civilian Government

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[DW] Washington has pressured Sudan to end violence against anti-coup protesters and restore a civilian-led government. Demonstrators, judges and prosecutors have condemned a crackdown on protesters.

Mali: Mali Denied German Military Plane Access to Airspace - Defence Ministry

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[DW] The military junta in Mali has refused to let a German military transport plane fly over its territory. Germany, which has soldiers based in Mali, is now seeking an explanation.

Sierra Leone: Afcon 2021 - Sierra Leone's 'Nearly Men' Enjoying Their Moment

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[DW] For the first time since 1996, Sierra Leone are back competing in an African Cup of Nations. The Leone Stars have upset two tournament favorites in a remarkable comeback story.

Senegal: Drugs, Real Estate and Money Laundering in Senegal

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[ISS] Cooperation with the Financial Action Task Force could get the country off the grey list and strengthen its economy.

Kenya: Supreme Court Judges Retire to Decide on Constitution Change Appeal Suit

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The Seven-Judge bench of the Supreme Court that was hearing the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) appeal petition has now retired to make its final decision following submissions.

Nigeria: We'll Leave Nigeria Better Than We Met It - Buhari

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[Daily Trust] President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that his administration is determined to hand over a better Nigeria than the one they inherited and urged people to be fair in their assessment of what his government has achieved so far.

Nigeria: Ken Saro-Wiwa's Wife, Maria, Passes On At 73

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[Premium Times] Her daughter, Noo Saro-Wiwa, who announced her passing in a Facebook post on Wednesday, said she died on January 16.

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