West Africa: UK Fashion Brand Slammed for Trademarking 'Yoruba'

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 10:44:03 GMT - africa

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Timbuktu Global, a British clothing brand retailer, has come under fire for trademarking the word Yoruba - a name of an ethnic group in West Africa - for their business, igniting a debate on cultural appropriation.

Africa: Nearly 4.8 Million Cases of Covid-19 Confirmed Across Continent

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 08:42:14 GMT - africa

[allAfrica] As of May 25, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  4,774,528 while over 21,473,783 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.

Congo-Kinshasa: Death Toll From Volcano Rises to 32 As Aftershocks Rock Goma

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 06:01:10 GMT - africa

[RFI] Tremors have continued in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in the city of Goma, three days after Mount Nyiragongo erupted, as the death toll climbed to 32. Thousands have been internally displaced or fled across the border to Rwanda.

Mali: Coup Leader Fires Prime Minister and President

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 04:50:14 GMT - africa

[DW] Mali coup leader Assimi Goita has fired the president and prime minister of a transitional regime installed after the government was ousted last year. Goita said the pair had acted without consulting him.

Uganda: Mass Abductions - What We Know and Don't Know

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 04:27:37 GMT - africa

[African Arguments] Amid government denials and unverified claims, we spoke to dozens of former abductees, their families and officials to get a clearer picture.

Ethiopia: Ethiopia Threatens to 'Review' U.S. Relations in the Wake of Sanctions

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 12:36:35 GMT - africa

[Nation] Ethiopia on Monday said that it will reconsider its relationship with the US if America continues to interfere in its internal affairs.

Burundi: Two Killed in Grenade Attack in Bujumbura

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 11:51:33 GMT - africa

[East African] At least two people were killed in Bujumbura following a grenade explosion in one of the city's busiest spots on Tuesday evening. The government termed the incident a terrorism attack, and said that investigations have been launched.

Kenya: Inside Kenyatta's Plan for 2022 Power Transfer

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 11:09:41 GMT - africa

[Nation] President Uhuru Kenyatta is working on his 2022 succession with his Handshake partner Raila Odinga -- a key cog in the plan -- pulling strings behind the scenes.

Africa: Global Health Leaders Call for More Investment in Nursing

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 10:42:33 GMT - africa

[Nation] With women constituting more than 70 per cent of the nursing workforce globally, health reforms targeting nurses could greatly benefit them.

Malawi: Cancer Centre Will Be Fully Operational By June 2022

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 09:33:40 GMT - africa

[Nyasa Times] "I have been assured that by June next year, this facility will be a fully fledged centre."

Zimbabwe: State to Respond to Chombo Application

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 08:36:22 GMT - africa

[The Herald] Senior Court Reporter

Burundi: Govt Must Address Entrenched Repression of Civil Society, Media - Human Rights Watch

Posted on Wed, 26 May 2021 06:34:01 GMT - africa

[HRW] Nairobi -- End Abusive Prosecutions; Lift Restrictions on Free Speech