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Seven nations vying for five UN Security Council seats

United Nations, United States | AFP |  The UN General Assembly on Wednesday will elect five new members of the Security Council for 2021 and 2022, with battles underway for the Western and African seats. Kenya and Djibouti are facing off for one seat, while in the Western bloc, three nations …

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African economies hard hit by coronavirus pandemic

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Sub-Saharan Africa has not been as badly hit by the coronavirus pandemic as some other parts of the world, but the economy is being pummelled. Here’s a look at the main issues. – Perfect storm recession – For the first time in 25 years sub-Saharan …

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Africa ‘elbowed out’ in quest for tools to fight COVID-19: AU

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | African Union officials said Thursday the continent is struggling to compete with rich countries for testing kits and other equipment necessary to curb the spread of the coronavirus. “We need aid for testing equipment,” Kwesi Quartey, the deputy chair of the African Union Commission, told …

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Cabinet approves signing of several air service agreements

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  Uganda will be signing several bilateral air service agreements with different countries, a move that would give her access to the air space of more countries. According to a brief on Tuesday of what transpired in cabinet, “the agreements will put Uganda at equal legal …

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Experts ask AU countries to address refugee crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Experts at the Kampala African Union Judicial Convention have asked members states to address worsening refugees’ crisis in the continent. They said there is urgent need for a joint continental policy for addressing economic, security and political issues causing clandestine migration crisis in the continent. …

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