Outrage in South Africa over police brutality in Nigeria

PRETORIA, Hundreds of people took to the streets in South Africa to voice outrage at the shooting of peaceful demonstrators in Nigeria. Africa’s most populous country has faced growing unrest as a protest over brutality by a Nigerian police unit known as SARS ballooned into wider grievances against the government. Witnesses said gunmen opened fire on a crowd of over 1,000 people in the main city of Lagos on Tuesday, with Amnesty International reporting that several people were killed. On Wednesday, demonstrators draped in the national flag of Nigeria and…

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Millions of New Rapid COVID Antigen Test Kits Headed to Africa

JOHANNESBURG – New rapid coronavirus testing, soon to be available throughout Africa, could be a “game changer” for the continent, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The new, cheaper, less fragile tests could help health systems identify and treat cases more quickly, said Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, the World Health Organization’s Regional Director for Africa. 20 million antigen tests are being distributed to low and middle income countries, she said, with many headed to the continent. “This would be a game-changer, we think, in the fight against COVID-19,” she told journalists.…

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Rights Group, Nigeria Officials Differ on Lekki Shooting Death Toll

ABUJA – Human rights group Amnesty International and authorities in Nigeria disagree on the number of people killed at a shooting Tuesday in Lagos. Amnesty International says at least 56 protesters have died in clashes with security forces during weeks-long demonstrations in Nigeria against police brutality, with at least 38 people killed Tuesday — 12 of them when security forces opened fire on unarmed protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos. While authorities have acknowledged some casualties, they are downplaying the numbers, and the army has denied firing on…

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Recovery Stimulus Can Chart the Way for Resilient Economies in Sub-Saharan Africa

BOULDER, Colorado, Oct. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released its latest report that describes six core principles of stimulus and recovery that should guide the sub-Saharan Africa responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic crisis. Together, the principles in the paper are a framework for governments, development partners and the local […]

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Le China Foreign Trade Centre signe des accords de coopération avec des partenaires commerciaux à la 128e Foire de Canton

GUANGZHOU, Chine, 22 octobre 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Lors d’une cérémonie de signature virtuelle qui s’est tenue à la 128e Foire chinoise d’importation et d’exportation (« Foire de Canton » ou « la Foire »), le China Foreign Trade Centre (« CFTC ») a signé de multiples accords de coopération pour officialiser les partenariats avec l’Alexandria Business Association of Egypt, la Chambre de Commerce, […]

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