Tag Archives: VOA Africa

VOA 60 of 22 March 2021 ~ #REUTERS:

At least 60 civilians were killed on Sunday in a series of attacks on villages in western Niger near the Malian border, six days after attacks in the same area that left 66 dead. In Congo Brazzaville, the death this morning of the opponent Guy-Brice Parfait Kolélas, brought an unforeseen …

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VOA60 Africa from February 12, 2021 ~ #AFP:

In Mali, the Algiers Accord monitoring committee met in Kidal, a city that remains under the control of the former rebellion. The former rebel and pro-government armed groups as well as the partners say they want to advance the application of this peace agreement signed in 2015. The UN Special …

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Marginalized Afro-Urugayans in the Land of Social Inclusion in Latin America ~ #AFP:

“As a child and teenager, I was called ‘black shit’ and I had to face it all my life,” laments the specialist in the 400m and 800m, Deborah Rodriguez, 28, who trains in his native Uruguay. The South American champion who participated in the 2012 and 2016 Olympics no longer …

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Congolese justice sentences 14 people for the murder of twin musicians in July ~ #AFP:

The fourteen men were “sentenced to death yesterday (Thursday) for the murder” of Max Nsenga Ntumba and Percé Muamba Ntumba, two rappers from Kinshasa who were in the province of Kongo-central, told AFP Me Trésor Lobo , one of the civil party lawyers. In the DRC, the death penalty can …

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In the Nigerian village of Zuba, a mechanic debunks prejudices ~ #REUTERS:

Abuja — In the village of Zuba, located on the outskirts of Abuja, the federal capital of Nigeria, there is a garage where women direct repair work on cars of all models. Favor Okonkwo, a mechanic, owns this garage. For her, practicing her profession is a dream come true, having …

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activist Joshua Wong sentenced to 13 months in prison ~ #AFP:

HONG KONG — Joshua Wong, one of Hong Kong’s best-known protest figures, and two other famous activists were sentenced to jail on Wednesday for their role in last year’s protests. Mr. Wong, 24, was sentenced to 13 and a half months in prison. His comrades Agnes Chow and Ivan Lam …

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In Ménaka, in northern Mali, the guns began to fall silent ~ #REUTERS:

Close to the Nigerien border, 1,500 km from Bamako, Ménaka fell in 2012, along with the rest of northern Mali, under the thumb of a coalition formed by the predominantly Tuareg rebellion and Islamist movements, the beginning of a spiral of violence in which the immense Sahelian country is still …

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Stéphanie Frappart, first woman appointed central referee in the Champions League ~ #AFP:

Stéphanie Frappart, 36, had already been entrusted with the European Supercup of August 2019 between Liverpool and Chelsea, after having been the first woman to whistle in the French second division (2014) then in men’s Ligue 1 (2019), where she refereed her first Lyon-Marseille shock in early October. On the …

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ECCAS calls for an end to “crimes” in CAR ~ #AFP:

LIBREVILLE (GABON) – The eleven countries of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), meeting Friday in summit in Gabon, called for the end “crimes” which threaten the Central African Republic, one month away from presidential and legislative elections. The first round on December 27 will take place in …

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President Roch Kaboré reelected in the first round in Faso ~ #REUTERS:

The president of Burkina Faso Roch Marc Christian Kaboré was reelected in the first round with a score of 57.87%, according to the Independent Electoral Commission (Céni). “Mr. Kaboré, Roch Christian Marc, with 57.87% of the vote is declared elected provisionally in the first round as president of Faso”, declared …

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Heavy toll in Nicaragua after two hurricanes ~ #AFP:

The first hurricane, Eta, caused some $ 178 million in damage in the northeast of the country, but the nationwide Iota caused destruction estimated to cost $ 564 million, the report said. Minister of Finance Ivan Acosta. Eta, a category 4 hurricane on a scale of 5, hit the northeast …

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Trump administration officially launches transition process ~ #REUTERS:

On Monday, the Trump administration officially acknowledged that Joe Biden won the election and therefore has the right to access the resources provided for the transition period until January 20, when the president-elect is expected to lend. oath. In a letter to the former vice president, General Service Administration (GSA) …

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New anti-racism protests in Brazil ~ #AFP:

Guatemala’s parliament on Monday suspended the state budget for 2021, sparking two days of protests demanding more resources against inequality and poverty in this Central American country plagued by corruption and insecurity . “In order to ensure the governance of the country and social peace, we have agreed to suspend …

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The Burkinabè opposition denounces a “massive fraud” in preparation ~ #AFP:

OUAGADOUGOU – The Burkinabè opposition said on Saturday that a “massive fraud” was in preparation on the eve of the presidential election in Burkina Faso, threatening not to recognize “results marred by irregularity”. “It is clear that there is a great operation orchestrated by the power in place of a …

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Governance in Africa is in decline, according to the Ibrahim index ~ #REUTERS:

In its 2020 edition, the Ibrahim index, which has been revised by strengthening its indicators, shows that while good governance in Africa has improved overall over the decade 2010-2019, the majority of the countries of the continent are showing a decline in terms of democracy and security. Indeed, the report …

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