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Monthly Archives: January 2021

Time Running Out on Somalia’s Troubled Vote

MOGADISHU, SOMALIA – As Somalia marks three decades since a dictator fell and chaos engulfed the country, the government is set to hold a troubled national election.Or is it?Two regional states refuse to take part, and time is running out before the Fe…

African Union Launches Platform to Track Threats Against African Journalists

Threats to African journalists are nothing new, but the African Union is launching a website to track and monitor threats against them, in a bid to improve protections for media workers and support the right to freedom of the expression. Six African j…

Group of Chibok Schoolgirls Reportedly Escape Boko Haram Captors

An unknown number of girls, kidnapped seven years ago from a government school in Chibok, Nigeria, are believed to have escaped after the military launched an offensive in the Sambisa Forest in Borno state, a Boko Haram base where the girls and many ot…

Africa Working With Private Sector, China, Cuba and Russia to Secure Vaccines

African officials say they are working to acquire hundreds of millions of vaccine doses for the continent over the next year and are urging African solidarity in the battle against coronavirus. Africa has seen 3.4 million confirmed cases since the vir…

COVID Fatigue Risks Sparking Surge of Infections in Africa

The World Health Organization warns COVID-19 fatigue in Africa has the potential to drive and produce subsequent new waves of this deadly infectious disease. WHO reports a cumulative total of 3.5 million cases of coronavirus in Africa and 88,000 death…