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South Africa: Covid-19 and Rural South Africa

[MSF] The media's focus as COVID-19 has washed over the globe has largely concentrated on urban centers, a preoccupation that is justified by the high case numbers in cities. Yet, as the pandemic slows, it is increasingly clear that COVID-19 has not been a solely urban public health phenomenon. In September, photographer Chris Allen and writer Sean Christie documented the experiences, successes and lessons learned in the rural hinterland of South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province, where a community ban (AllAfrica)

Africa: Over 21,000 People Killed Since UN Global Ceasefire Resolution

[Oxfam] At least 21,347 people have been killed in conflict, including more than 5,800 civilian adults and children who were directly targeted [i], despite the adoption of a UN Security Council resolution calling for a global cessation of hostilities some 90 days ago. Instead of a ceasefire, allowing countries and humanitarian organisations to focus on battling the COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing violence is pushing millions to the brink of conflict induced famine and hindering the battle against the outbreak. (AllAfrica)

Burundi: Accountability for Rights Violations Remains Essential in Burundi

[HRW] Human Rights Watch thanks the Commission of Inquiry for a much-needed update on the grave human rights violations that Burundian state agents, most notably the National Intelligence Service and administrative authorities, and members of the Imbonerakure, have committed against the population since May 2019. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: CA-Covid Gives 107,546 Food Palliative Packs to Lagos

[Daily Trust] Lagos -- The Lagos State Government has received and has commenced distribution of 107,546 food palliative packs from the Coalition Against COVID (CA-COVID) for the vulnerable. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Project Launched to Strengthens Urban Wash System in 23 Cluster Lead Towns

[ENA] Addis Ababa -- WaterAid Ethiopia announced that it has launched the second phase of Urban WASH System Strengthening Project that aims at strengthening urban WASH systems in 23 cluster lead towns at a total project cost of 1.25 million Euros. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Women NGOs Secretariat Calls for Judicial Reform

[New Dawn] The Women NGOs Secretariat of Liberia (WONGOSOL) is calling for reform of the judicial system to ensure speedy trial of sexual and gender base violence cases, including rape. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: VTF Identifies With Women Group

[New Republic] -Offers L$150,000.00 Check (AllAfrica)

Ghana: NGO Presents Items to St Anthony

[Ghanaian Times] Global Village Africa, an Akatsi-based non-governmental organisation (NGO) yesterday presented assorted items to the St Anthony Hospital at Dzodze in the Ketu North Municipality of the Volta Region. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: 'Nuba Activist Beaten By GIS Officers in South Kordofan'

[Radio Dabanga] Abu Jubeiha -- A Nuba activist has been injured, allegedly by members of the General Intelligence Service (GIS)* in Abu Jubeiha, South Kordofan, on Wednesday. (AllAfrica)

Libya: EU Must Stop 'Collaborating' With Horrific Abuse of Refugees - New Report

[AI London] Tens of thousands of refugees and migrants in Libya are trapped in a vicious cycle of cruelty, Amnesty International said in a new report today. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: National Legislature Not Balanced - Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -- Ahead of the December 8, 2020 Senatorial election, the Coalition of Political Parties Women in Liberia (COPPWIL) says the national legislature is not balanced because of the limited female representation in the Liberian Senate. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: How Active Community Case Search Transformed Testing in Kano State

[Nigeria Health Watch] For several weeks, sixty-year-old Musa Danyadikko had been grappling with a strange fever and cough that had defied all known treatment. One day in June, sitting in his home in Gwarzo town, 75 kilometers north-west of Kano metropolis, he heard that public health officials from Kano had arrived at the palace of the District Head of Gwarzo to take random samples from people in order to test for the coronavirus disease. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Finland Financially Supports Local Non-Profit Organisations

[Namibia Economist] Four local organisations received financial support to the tune of over N$6.7 million from the Embassy of Finland's Fund for Local Cooperation for projects taking place in 2020 to2021. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Twitter Still Failing Women Over Online Violence and Abuse - New Analysis

[AI London] Amnesty International has graded Twitter on progress to keep women safe on platform (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Advocating for Accountability in the Defence Sector

[This Day] The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre recently held a one-day retreat for some members of defence committees in the House of Representatives. Chiemelie Ezeobi reports that the importance of legislative oversight, accountability, reforms and measures to tackle corruption in the defence sector were some of the issues thrashed (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Sudanese Artists Imprisoned for Pro-Democracy Chants

[HRW] On September 18, a court in Khartoum sentenced five Sudanese artists to two months in prison and made them pay a fine of 5,000 Sudanese pounds (USD $90) on charges of "disturbing public peace" and "public nuisance," for chanting pro-democracy slogans at the police station. The case exposes serious flaws in Sudan's legal, criminal justice, and judicial systems. (AllAfrica)

Morocco: Espionage Case Against Outspoken Journalist

[HRW] Washington -- Omar Radi Abusively Jailed on Charges That Seem Flimsy, Political (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Abuja Metropolitan Lions Club to Build N45 Million Paediatric Cancer Centre

[This Day] The newly installed President of Abuja Metropolitan Lions Club, Mr. Charlz Opusunju; and his team have unveiled plan to build a N45million Paediatric Cancer Centre in Abuja. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: New Research Reveals Alarming Drop in Farmer Incomes in Uganda

[PR Newswire] Washington -- Heifer International study of over 400 smallholder farmers in Uganda reveals 97% have seen incomes reduced due to COVID-19. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Advocacy Group Hails Nigerian Military On Insurgency War

[This Day] An advocacy group, Concerned Professionals' Congress (CPC), has lauded the troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole, which it stated that is in synergy with other security and intelligence agencies as well as civilian vigilantes, for sustaining and maintaining massive domination of the theatre of war in the North-east region to defeat the remnant of Boko Haram terrorists in the North-east region. (AllAfrica)

Burundi: It's Too Early to End Burundi Inquiry

[HRW] EU Should Take Action to Ensure Mandate Is Extended (AllAfrica)

Egypt: The Egyptian Organization Issues a Report Entitled Elections Under the Corona Pandemic

[EOHR] Today, Monday, September 21, 2020, the Egyptian Organization for Human Rights (EOHR) issued a report entitled "Elections Under the Corona Pandemic" documenting the results from monitoring the senate elections. The introduction of the report notes the importance of hosting free and fair elections, as it is an important pillar of the democratic process. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Mangochi NGO Hailed for Promoting Safe Motherhood

[Malawi News Agency] Mangochi -- Mangochi District Council has hailed a local NGO, Community Initiative for Self-Reliance (CISER), for donating bicycle ambulances to Village and Group Village Heads in Senior Chief Mponda to help pregnant mothers get to hospital in time w