Southern Africa: Will Ramaphosa’s New Reform Timetable Save Thabane’s Skin?

[ISS] South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa, the Southern African Development Community’s official facilitator of Lesotho’s reforms, visited that country last week. He persuaded the political parties to sign an agreement establishing a statutory National Legislative Reform Authority to coordinate national reforms.

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Sudan: The Multiple of Local and Foreign Mediators …. Aim to Country’s Stability

[SNA] Khartoum -Political Scene witnessed continue moves express on frindly internal and external efforts to create Convergence between views between the Transitional Military Council “TMC” and the Forces of Freedom and Change “FFC” to reach for consensus understanding that able to include all colors of political and social spectrum without exclusion to anyone in order to transfer for transitional stage and then to period of democratic elections.

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Liberia: Heads Roll at Police After Protest Shootings

[New Dawn] Eleven officers of the Liberia National Police (LNP) are facing various administrative measures ranging from dismissals to suspensions and disrobing for their roles in the illegal shootings of live bullets at protesters on 24 June, killing one victim and wounding several others in Kingsville, Montserrado County.

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West Africa: West Africans Constitute 40% of 70 Million Global Refugees

[This Day] Abuja -The Secretary General of ECOWAS Parliament, Mr John Azumah, has said that 40 per cent of the total 70 million refugees in the world are drawn from the 16 West African nations with Boko Haram insurgency displacing 1.2 million Nigerians alone.

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A warlord’s offensive against Tripoli is flagging

IN TRIPOLI, the capital of Libya, children play on the beach, cafés buzz late into the night and the manager of a beauty parlour reports that laser treatments, hair-removals and nose-jobs are on the rise. “War hasn’t put off custom,” says Kherea Dughman. About 15km (9 miles) away a rebel army is fighting to take the capital

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South Africa: Tackling Questions and Debunking Myths on Sexual and Reproductive Health

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Health-E News hosted a question and answer session to answer pertinent questions on why South Africa’s public health facilities are experiencing frequent contraceptive stockouts and how the department of health is addressing the shortages. Dr Manala Makua from the National Department of Health was in among the panelists to address the issue and tell the media about the government’s new policies and guidelines that have been put in place to solve this problem.

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Kenya: Court Halts Building of Coal Plant on Coast

[VOA] A Kenyan court has halted construction of what would be the country’s first coal plant.  The National Environment Tribunal found the process of awarding a license for the plant was irregular and lacked effective public participation.  Environmentalists had gone to court opposing the plant, which they said is unnecessary.

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Africa: ‘With the Continental Free Trade Area, We Are Creating Our Own Future’

[allAfrica] Moscow -allAfrica sat down with Ambassador Albert M. Muchanga, African Union Commissioner for the Department of Trade and Industry, while at the Afreximbank meetings in Russia. Muchanga speaks on the progress of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), the perception that the reality on the ground may hold up the implementation of the trade deal and how Africa will no longer hold a “begging bowl”…

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