Africa 

Guinea commemorates September 28 massacres

Mali’s transitional president appointed former minister of foreign affairs, Moctar Ouane, on Sunday as the West African nation’s prime minister days after being sworn into office. The appointment of a civilian prime minister was a major condition imposed by the West African regional economic bloc, ECOWAS, on Mali to lift sanctions that were imposed after an Aug. 18 coup. ECOWAS had closed borders to Mali and stopped financial flows to put pressure on the junta to quickly return to a civilian government. Former Defense Minister and retired Col. Maj. Bah…

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Africa 

Mali’s transitional government nominates new PM

Mali’s transitional president appointed former minister of foreign affairs, Moctar Ouane, on Sunday as the West African nation’s prime minister days after being sworn into office. The appointment of a civilian prime minister was a major condition imposed by the West African regional economic bloc, ECOWAS, on Mali to lift sanctions that were imposed after an Aug. 18 coup. ECOWAS had closed borders to Mali and stopped financial flows to put pressure on the junta to quickly return to a civilian government. Former Defense Minister and retired Col. Maj. Bah…

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Mali: Former diplomat Moctar Ouane named prime minister

– Advertisement – Mali’s transitional government leader, retired Col. Major Ba N’Daou on Sunday named a new civilian prime minister. N’Daou appointed former foreign affairs minister of the country Moctar Ouane to the new role. Before serving in the role as Mali’s foreign minister between 2004 and 2011, he was Mali’s permanent representative to the UN from 1995 to 2002. Ouane also served as a diplomatic adviser to the west African regional bloc, Ecowas. Ecowas had said that it will not lift sanctions imposed on Mali although the country had an…

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Europe 

Fresh Armenia-Azerbaijan clashes over disputed region – UN chief urges ‘stop fighting’ 

According to news reports, at least 16 people have been killed along the line of contact in the worst fighting between the two former Soviet Republics in four years. “He condemns the use of force and regrets the loss of life and the toll on the civilian population”, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said in a statement.  This latest skirmish between the two countries, which fought a war in the 1990s as the Soviet Union was dissolving, has heightened fears of instability in the South Caucasus, a region that provides crucial…

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Neza Safaris

Neza SAFARIS is an indigenous DMC & seasoned safari operator in Rwanda that focuses on packaging and selling tailor-made safaris and tours in Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda as the world’s best preferred Safari choice and destination. We offer unique, Custom and tailor-made safaris ranging from individual to group safaris and tours all across the East African Region For over ten years we’ve have been building and establishing ourselves as East Africa’s top tier Destination Management Company by providing exclusive and self-customized tourism experiences We provide our clients with dedicated…

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Africa 

¨Playing for more than points: Auger-Aliassime vows to help children in Togo

Candian-Togolese Tennis player Felix Auger-Aliassime is eager to contribute to children care and education in Togo. Friday Auger-Aliassime launched his latest charity on social media, The FAAPointsfor Change. For every points scored during the season, $20 USD will be donated to charity. For the bi-national athelte, this move is personnal. The Canadian-togolese has chosen to help protect and educate children from the Kara region in Togo, his father’s country. A Region known for having one of the worst school drop-out rates. Should he progress in the Roland Garros tournament, Auger-Aliassime…

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Human Rights 

Yemen’s warring parties agree to free more than 1,000 prisoners 

Delegates from the Yemen Government and the Ansar Allah, formally known as Houthi rebels, signed an agreement on Sunday to liberate 1,081 conflict-related individuals, in accordance with the lists of agreed-upon names. “Today is an important day for over a thousand families who can expect to welcome back their loved ones hopefully very soon,” said the UN Special Envoy for Yemen, Martin Griffiths, after the fourth meeting of the Supervisory Committee on the Implementation of the Prisoners’ Exchange Agreement, which was co-chaired by his office (OSESGY) and the International Committee…

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Rwanda 

Rwanda Democratic Green Party member, Alexis MUGISHA elected to the Rwandan Senate

Kigali (AGV): Members of the National Consultative Forum of Political Organisations in Rwanda on Thursday, 24th September 2020, elected both Mr.Alexis Mugisha and Ms.Mukakarangwa Clotilde to the Rwandan Senate as stipulated by the Rwandan Constitution. Both were confirmed yesterday by the Supreme Court. Mr.Alexis Mugisha, is the Commissioner General of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda and has been a party member since its inception in 2009. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical and Human Geography and finalising a master’s degree in Environmental and Development Studies. The Democratic Green…

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Africa 

World about to cross the Million Covid-19 Deaths

With the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide surpassing 32 million, the one million coronavirus related deaths mark should shortly be reached, as the situation has worsened in several countries. The United States remain the country with the most contaminations with close to 7 million confirmed cases, and 200 000 deaths. India, who has struggled to stop an incredible surge in cases the past three months, has seen the number of deaths climb to 100 000. The World Health Organization said that Africa has reported both the lowest number of…

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