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  • Africa: How to Transform UN’s Environmental Goals Into a People’s Agenda for Africa
    on June 3, 2020 at 12:02 pm

    [IPS] Brandenburg, Germany -The COVID-19 insurgence has highlighted the need for multilateral cooperation among sustainability stakeholders. As the journey towards achieving Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is fraught with imminent global challenges, global environmental leaders agree that now is the time to act collectively for nature, leaving no one behind.

  • Africa: I Can’t Breathe! I Can’t Breathe! Any Lessons Learnt From America?
    on June 3, 2020 at 10:22 am

    [Observer] Developments unfolding in the United States of America since the killing of a black man, George Floyd by a Minnesota Police officer, have revealed the depth of outrage that ordinary people in America feel and have expressed about the unjustified killing of an unarmed and handcuffed man by a white Police officer.

  • Africa: AfDB Leadership – African PR Practitioners Warn Against Undue Interference
    on June 3, 2020 at 10:02 am

    [This Day] The African Public Relations Association (APRA) has kicked against any form of undue interference in the ongoing investigation of the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina.

  • Africa: ‘Africa is plagued with tribalism’: U.S-based Sierra Leonean lawyer, Sorie Tarawally, writes
    on June 3, 2020 at 9:20 am

    [Concord] You are so very right!! Tribalism is a “plague”. It is worse than the bubonic plague which ravaged Europe from the 14th century to the early 19th century – wiping out about half of the population of Europe then. The Rwanda-1994 genocide was merely the horrendous outburst of tribalism which is cancerous in Africa.

  • Africa: China-Africa Blanket Debt Forgiveness Not in the Cards
    on June 3, 2020 at 8:45 am

    [VOA] As China tightens its belt economically in response to the coronavirus, African leaders are anxious about the future of infrastructure projects, trade and, in some cases, are requesting debt relief.

  • Africa: 812 Health Workers Positive for COVID-19 As Nigeria Climbs to 3rd Highest in Africa
    on June 3, 2020 at 8:33 am

    [Daily Trust] A total 812 health workers have tested positive for Covid-19 in the country, 29 of them officials of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.

  • Africa: 85,778 Active COVID-19 Cases Across Continent, 414 Critical
    on June 3, 2020 at 8:11 am

    [allAfrica] As of June 3, confirmed the COVID-19 case total from 55 African countries has reached 1572,374. Reported deaths in Africa have reached 4,494 and recoveries 67,100.

  • Africa: George Floyd Death in U.S. Affects Africa Too, Analysts Say
    on June 3, 2020 at 5:14 am

    [VOA] Johanneburg -Officials in Africa have expressed concern over developments in the U.S. following the death of George Floyd, the black American man killed in police custody in the city of Minneapolis last week. The head of the African Union described Floyd’s death as an act of “murder,” while South Africa’s ruling party is calling for calm in the U.S. Statements from the African continent could portend a shift in global relations — and hopefully, analysts say, make a bigger point: wheth

  • Africa: Amid Pandemic, Cycling Is a Great Way to Move Around and Stay Safe
    on June 2, 2020 at 3:43 pm

    [UNEP] The COVID-19 pandemic has limited our movement and activities. Recreational sports around the world have been thrown into a deep freeze, shuttering everything from tennis clubs to weekend football leagues.

  • Africa: International Partnerships are Key for Africa during COVID-19
    on June 2, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    [allAfrica] Johannesburg -Last week our continent celebrated Africa Day (25th May 2020). As the African Union Chair, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa chaired a virtual meeting of African heads of state and declared: “The challenge of this pandemic has shown how Africa is able to work together to solve its own problems. Day by day, across our continent, we are seeing the unity that is our strength being put to the service of saving lives and supporting the vulnerable.”

  • Africa: America Is Better Than This – So Act As If It Is!
    on June 2, 2020 at 11:41 am

    [Ghanaian Times] One hundred years ago or even later, a black man could be picked up by a group of white men in some states in the United States, accused on the spot with any crime that the white mob thought appropriate, and hanged to death on the nearest tree. The accusation often bordered on black men’s alleged attitude to white women: the black man would be said to have “leered” at a whiteman’s wife or daughter. And he would be slaughtered for that, even though the allegation might be false.

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