Tag Archives: VOA reports

#REUTERS. | Six UN staff arrested in Ethiopia released

Six UN staff have been released but five others, along with a dependent, are still being held in Addis Ababa, UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric told reporters on Thursday. At least 16 UN staff and their dependents were arrested earlier this month amid reports of mass arrests of Tigrayans. “Continued ethnic …

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#REUTERS. | Deforestation kills caterpillars, a food dear to indigenous populations

In the villages of the districts of Sembe, Souanké and Mokeko, in Sangha, in northern Congo, the indigenous populations are seeing the scarcity of caterpillars due to climate change. For lack of a solution, they complain about deforestation. BRAZZAVILLE — The indigenous population, considered to be the guardian of the …

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#REUTERS. | Decline in the number of Covid-19 cases in Senegal

Several essential workers have already paid with their lives for wanting to enforce anti-Covid-19 measures. These men and women did not die of the pandemic, but they too were victims. They had left their home one morning but had not returned home. Across the world, frontline workers have been insulted, …

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#REUTERS. | Nigeria launched the new version of its eNaira digital currency

ABUJA — Nigerian authorities hope to capitalize on the popularity of the cryptocurrency to better monitor digital currency transactions, curb trading on the naira black market, and also help integrate millions of Nigerians into the banking industry. “I think that internationally, it will have an impact on the country’s economy. …

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#REUTERS. | Resumption of the trial of the separatist leader of Biafra, in the absence of journalists

Young Nigerians are gathering this Wednesday to pay tribute, a year later, to the victims of the bloody police repression of the #Endsars movement against police violence, despite warnings from the authorities. On social networks, messages calling on young people to meet on October 20 to “honor the memory of …

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#REUTERS. | José Maria Neves elected President of Cape Verde

BEACH – Former Prime Minister José Maria Neves was elected President of Cape Verde on Sunday with 51.5% of the votes cast, according to provisional results published by the electoral commission. With 96% of the votes counted, he is well ahead of Carlos Veiga, of the Movement for Democracy (MpD, …

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#REUTERS. | Arrest of Chadian opponents of Wakit Tamma

The Chadian police on Saturday dispersed with tear gas a rally of several hundred people in front of the headquarters of an opposition party in N’Djamena, at the call of civil society against the ruling junta, noted a AFP journalist. The demonstration by Wakit Tama, a coalition of opposition parties …

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#REUTERS. | Beninese mayors will no longer control their budgets

After political and institutional reforms at central state level, it is the turn of local communities. Beninese President Patrice Talon is tackling decentralization with a modernization project that will shake up habits at the municipal level. President Talon, in power since 2016, defended his project before mayors and prefects gathered …

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Moabi, a rare and crucial species for indigenous peoples, threatened with extinction in Cameroon ~ #REUTERS:

In the forest area of ​​eastern Cameroon, environmental protection organizations and indigenous communities are calling for an end to the overexploitation of the rare plant species called moabi. The gradual disappearance of moabi makes Cameroon a poor student in the conservation of this rare essence. The impact is already being …

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Soaring food prices in Chadian markets ~ #REUTERS:

N’DJAMENA — In Chad, the cost of living is increasingly expensive. The prices of basic necessities go from simple to double, making the basket of the housewife almost empty. The measures taken by the transitional authorities to curb this price surge are far from reality. “Everything is expensive. Even if …

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More and more Cameroonians are fighting against the police ~ #REUTERS:

On July 20, 2021, in a video that went viral, Nourane Fostsing, member of the National Party for Reconciliation of Cameroon, appeared in a heated argument with police officers on duty in Bafoussam, in the West. According to a police source, the MP tried to dismantle a police barrier erected …

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Democrats and Republicans at daggers drawn around a vast project to expand social assistance ~ #REUTERS:

Democratic senators unveiled Monday in Washington a vast plan to expand social assistance deemed anathema to Republicans. Costed at $ 3.5 trillion, the plan attempts to fulfill campaign promises made by President Joe Biden, himself a Democrat, made during the 2020 presidential election. It also includes plans dear to Independent …

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Various reactions to changes in the Burkinabè government ~ #REUTERS:

OUAGADOUGOU – In Burkina Faso, President Roch Kaboré sacked his defense and security ministers. The opposition says it takes note but marched through the streets last weekend. The Ouagalais have given their opinions on this new government. “We must not get the wrong enemy. Political agitations have their place in …

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The United States offers a mobile hospital in Burkina ~ #REUTERS:

The United States offered a mobile hospital to help deal with health emergencies. The aid comes to relieve the country facing insecurity and which has seen the capacity to take charge of health services decline. This mobile hospital was set up at the Monument des Martyrs de Ouagadougou. Medical equipment, …

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Major hospitals in Faso set up covid triage centers ~ #REUTERS:

Burkina Faso is the only country in the sub-region to have not yet launched its vaccination campaign against the coronavirus. DEDOUGOU / OUAGADOUGOU – Burkina Faso’s health authorities have set up triage centers for all hospital users. Suspected cases will be immediately isolated and taken care of. All the major …

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