Seychelles:Civil Society in Seychelles to Open First Crisis Shelter for Women

[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.

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America turns its back on the Palestinian leadership

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.

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Uganda:Diplomats ‘Disturbed’ By Brutality Meted Out to Arua Suspects

[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.

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Mali:Why Mali’s Election Matters

[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.

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Africa:Africa’s Losing Out On Football Talent. They Need to Figure Out Why

[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.

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