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Eleven babies die in Senegal hospital fire

BBC News Africa  

More than 10 newborn babies have died in a hospital fire in the western city of Tivaouane in Senegal.

Kenya’s deputy president, Ruto asks Uhuru for forgiveness

Africanews  

Deputy President William Ruto has publicly requested President Uhuru Kenyatta for forgiveness in the wake of a historic political fallout between the two leaders.

Senegal: 11 Babies Die During Fire at Hospital Neonatal Unit

allAfrica  

[allAfrica] Eleven babies died on Wednesday, May 26, in the fire that ravaged the neonatology department of the Mame Abdou Aziz Sy hospital in Tivaouane, reported Sudquotidien.sn. The sad news quickly spread on social networks, and drew comment from Senegal's president, Macky Sall.

Africa: Unlocking Feminist Activism with Social Justice Leader Theo Sowa

allAfrica  

[allAfrica] AllAfrica's Melody Chironda spoke with renowned women's rights and social justice activist Theo Sowa about women's rights and democracy in the wake of the release of a report by Shake the Table on the need to increase funding for feminist organisations.

First civil wedding in devastated Ukraine city despite ongoing war

Africanews  

As wedding season gets under way in Ukraine despite months of war, couples are faced with a difficult choice : celebrate their unions in style or stay discreet so as not to upset anyone.

Cholera kills 140 people in seven months in Cameroon

Africanews  

140 people in Cameroon have died of cholera since October 2021, the Prime Minister announced on Wednesday, adding that more than 7,000 cases have been reported since the resurgence of the disease.

Africa: Chief Economists Outlook Warns of Dire Human Consequences From the Fragmentation of the Global Economy

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[WEF] Davos, Klosters, Switzerland -- The World Economic Forum's Community of Chief Economists expects lower economic activity, higher inflation, lower real wages and greater food insecurity globally in 2022, pointing to the devastating human consequences of the fragmentation of the global economy.

Tunisia sets date for referendum on new constitution

Africanews  

Tunisia's President Kais Saied has announced July 25 as the day for a referendum on a new constitution.

Africa: More Money Needed for Feminist Leaders to Drive Global Change

allAfrica  

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Feminist movements and organizations around the world are the key drivers of social change, yet they are under-financed, under-valued, and grossly under-appreciated.

Uganda: Museveni Appoints 16 High Court Judges in Acting Capacity

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[Nile Post] President Museveni has appointed in acting capacity 16 Judges of the High Court into the judiciary service to help in clearing the case backlog in Ugandan courts.

Kenya: Prestigious FIFA World Cup Trophy in Kenya, President Kenyatta to Receive

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[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The prestigious 18-karat gold FIFA World Cup Trophy has landed in Kenya in style on a two-day tour.

After 2 years of COVID, Peru's clowns return

Africanews  

After being suspended for two years due to COVID-19 hundreds of clowns dressed in colorful costumes, wigs and face paint marched through the streets of central Lima on Wednesday to celebrate Peruvian Clown Day.

Nigeria: 32 People Killed in Borno Attack - Official

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[Premium Times] The incidents occurred in Dikwa council area in a deserted community but the victims hail from Kala-Balge LGA a neighbouring community.

Nigeria: Train Attack - Terrorists Release Another Video of Abducted Passengers

allAfrica  

[Premium Times] This is the fourth time the terrorists are releasing evidence to show the abducted passengers are still alive.

Sudan: Red Sea port of Suakin hit by major fire

Africanews  

Suakin is a key transit point for imports and exports from Sudan, Chad, Ethiopia and the Central African Republic, as well as oil from South Sudan

Senegal: Eleven Newborn Babies Killed in Senegal Hospital Fire

allAfrica  

[RFI] Eleven infants have died in a hospital fire in Senegal, where great disparities exist between public health services in urban and rural areas. The tragedy was one of several incidents at a facility that is raising questions about the state of the country's healthcare system.

Prayers, tears at vigil for Texas shooting victims

Africanews  

Residents of Uvalde, Texas, attended a prayer vigil Wednesday evening for the victims of a school shooting the day before.

Africa: Uber Hits 1 Billion Trip Milestone in Africa

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[Vanguard] Uber yesterday said it hit one billion trips in Africa since entering the market less than 10 years ago.

Malawi: Ministers Call for Malawian Musician's Death Probe

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[Nyasa Times] Minister of Youth and Sports Richard Chimwendo Banda has called for Malawi Police Service to investigate the death of popular hip hop musician Martin Nkhata.

Malawi: Malawi Among 5 First Five African Countries to Benefit From Pfizer Health Accord

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[Nyasa Times] Malawi is among the first five African countries to benefit from the Pfizer Accord for a Healthier World.

Malawi: Communities Demand Mobile Courts in Nkhatabay

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[Nyasa Times] Rocked with numbers of unresolved Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases being reported in Traditional Authority (TA) Kabunduli in Nkhatabay district, communities in the area are demanding mobile courts.

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