[Seychelles News Agency] Civil society in Seychelles will open the first crisis shelter for abused women in the island nation in November. The facility is funded by the European Union and is an initiative of the Citizens Engagement Platform of Seychelles (CEPS), which groups together not for profit organisations.
FORTY years ago the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) took a first step to representation in Washington, DC. President Jimmy Carter allowed it to open a three-person “information office” in 1978, though it was then considered a terrorist group. It was a move towards an American-brokered peace process meant to lead to a two-state solution.
[allAfrica] Being able to accept the 2018 Africa Food Prize today on behalf of the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) comes with immense pride.
[Nation] Kenya is set to launch its first Blockchain cryptocurrency known as tmxglobalcoin.com coin.
[Observer] Foreign missions in the country are “deeply concerned” and “disturbed” by government’s brutal treatment of arrested members of parliament, journalists and citizens following clashes between opposition supporters and presidential guards in Arua district.
[Atlantic Council] While the July 30, 2018, general election in Zimbabwe – the first in almost four decades where longtime ruler Robert Mugabe won’t be on the ballot – has been attracting a great deal more attention, the presidential election in Mali one day earlier matters just as much and, arguably, is even more important to the security and geopolitical interests of the United States and its European allies.
[Bhekisisa] Researchers once again confirm: It’s impossible for HIV-positive people on treatment to transmit the virus through sex — this time among gay men.
[The Conversation Africa] A number of African countries must be wondering ‘what could have been’ if they were able to field several of the players who starred for champions France and third placed Belgium at the 2018 World Cup tournament.
[This Day] There are indications that over 500,000 Nigerians have emigrated from the country since 2016.
[Monitor] President Museveni has urged the United Kingdom to drop sanctions on South Sudan because they will not help to resolve the challenges the world’s youngest nation is facing.