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Ghana: Rape Victims ‘Denied Justice’ in Ghana By Costly Medical Fees

Reporting rape is traumatic for anyone, but having to pay two months' wages to complete the medical form prevents many in Ghana from seeking justice, said a leading actress whose campaign to waive fees has reached the presidential palace. British-Ghanaian actress Ama K. Abebrese - who starred with Idris Elba in the award-winning 2015 drama "Beasts of No Nation" - started a petition after hearing about the prohibitive charges in the West Afr..

Central Africa: Central African States Seek to Make Forests Work for People and Planet

Barcelona, Spain — "Unless we can make timber into a precious resource, we're not going to be able to maintain these Congo Basin forests" Countries home to the Congo Basin rainforest, including Gabon and the Republic of Congo, are working on ways to harness their majestic trees to benefit their people while maintaining climate protection and other natural services the forests provide. This week, the Republic of Congo - also known as Congo-..

Cameroon: Finally, ‘Indomitable Lions’ Receive World Cup Houses

Members of the Cameroon national football team at the 1990 Fifa World Cup in Italy will finally receive houses promised them by the country's president, Paul Biya 30 years ago. On Thursday, the president ordered that 22 modern houses be handed to members of the squad that made the country and Africa proud by reaching the last eight of the competition--the first time an African country reached that level. Though coming 30 years after the lo..

Kenya: Journalist Yassin Juma’s Health Deteriorates in Ethiopian Detention

Kenyan journalist Yassin Juma, who is being detained at the Sostegna Police Station in Ethiopia, says he has developed health complications amid concerns over his legal representation. This is according to Abdulatif Elemo, one of the 8 lawyers representing a group of over 30 suspects arrested in the aftermath of the assassination on Oromo musician Hachalu Hundessa. Mr Abdulatif told the Nation that he met Mr Juma yesterday and held some discuss..

Kenya: Cartels Block Locally Made Covid-19 Kits in Tender Wars

First, the Covid-19 billions split the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) and the National Influenza Centre — two institutions that are at the heart of testing for coronavirus. Their bitter turf wars would escalate when it emerged that Kemri was running broke when the fight was just beginning. Kemri could not understand why it was the one doing the bulk of the work but the money was flowing elsewhere. To register its disappointment, it ri..

Kenya: Inside State’s Mega Plans to Revive the Ailing Sugar Sector

Plans by the government to turn around the fortunes of State-owned sugar factories involve waiving of debts of struggling millers in Western and Nyanza regions and the leasing out of five millers. The revival strategy involves addressing the litany of management woes that have crippled operations over the years, the waiving of debts amounting to billions of shillings and ensuring availability of adequate supply of raw material to sustain milling..

Equatorial Guinea: GITGE Doubles Down On Price and Capacity During Covid-19 – Will Roll-Out...

London — Spanish-speaking Equatorial Guinea is one of the most under-reported telecoms markets in Sub-Saharan Africa. To right the balance a little this week we're running a translation of an interview in CIO Magazine with Dr Oscar Ondo Ngomo Nchama, D-G of the public sector telco GITGE. Q: How do you see yourself? A: I am an entrepreneur in the African technological space, a passionate promoter of the ICT industry in sub-Saharan Africa. I..

Angola: Angola, Opec Strengthen Market Stability

Angola discussions that took place last week is a major pillar of the strong dialogue and cooperation between OPEC and African producing nations. The Chamber welcomes these discussions and encourages more collaboration as Angola and others will benefit from market stability, according to Apo group. Such a dialogue is key for compliance with the OPEC global production cuts deal of April, to which all of OPEC's African member countries have a..

Central African Republic: Central African Republic – ICC Sets Trial

Nairobi — Human Rights Watch Interviewed Militia Leader on Video in 2014 The International Criminal Court (ICC) announcement on July 16, 2020 of the upcoming trial of two militia leaders is a significant step for justice for grave crimes committed in the Central African Republic, Human Rights Watch said today, releasing a video interview with one of the accused. The interview took place on September 3, 2014, at the height of the country's m..

What the Return of Football Could Do for SA

Almost 150 days after abruptly pausing for Covid-19 and lockdown, South African football will be back. The beautiful game could give the depressed country some reprieve and an escape. "I will breathe a huge sigh of relief when the first match kicks off. It will not just be any sigh, but a sigh of great relief," says Thulani Ngwenya with a chuckle. It says a lot about Ngwenya's mental resolve and dedication that the South African Football As..

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