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Africa: Why We Need Those Weather Forecasters

[ODI] A new report from global think-tank ODI sheds light on the need to strengthen sustainable climate services across Africa if ambitions for effective climate adaptation are to be realised. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: NGO's Course Equips 20 Girls With ICT Skills

[Daily News] TWENTY girls from Temeke Secondary School in Temeke Municipality- Dar es Salaam Region have completed a one year Information and Communication Technology (ICT) course dubbed 'Skills for their Future' aimed at equipping them for the fourth industrial revolution. (AllAfrica)

Burundi: Rights Abuses Continue Despite Transition

[allAfrica] An excerpt on Burundi from the annual Human Rights Watch publication, World Report 2021: (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Nelson Mandela Foundation Investigating Allegations Against CEO, COO

[NMF] The Nelson Mandela Foundation can confirm that an investigation is underway into an anonymous complaint that has been made about the conduct of its CEO, Sello Hatang, and its COO, Limpho Monyamane. The chairman of the NMF, Professor Njabulo Ndebele, initiated the investigation on 15 December after receiving an email on 14 December from unidentified staff members. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Amnesty and FA Launch Guide for Increasing Refugee Women's Participation in Football

[AI London] Amnesty International UK, in partnership with the English Football Association, have today launched a free guide and online training series which aims to increase refugee women's participation in grassroots football. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: Open Letter to the European Union and Its Member States On Egypt

[HRW] Dear High Representative, (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Donors Weigh in On NGO Act Amendment - Bill Has Potential to Limit Civic Space

[Nyasa Times] Key development partners (DPs) have weighed in on the proposed NGO Act Amendment Bill, recommending that Non-Governmental Organizations Board (NGO) Board of Malawi should conduct comprehensive and inclusive consultations before taking the Bill to parliament. (AllAfrica)

Central African Republic: MSF Ramps Up Support Amid Violence

[MSF] The security and humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly in Central African Republic, according to reports by MSF teams, as clashes escalate between coalition armed groups and government forces supported by foreign troops, in violence linked to the electoral process. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Malawi Doctors Call for Volunteers to Support Frontline Health Care Staff

[Nyasa Times] The Society of Medical Doctors (SMD) has called for volunteer health workers to support the frontline health care staff during this unprecedented coronavirus pandemic. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Coalition Seeks One-Day Conduct of General Elections

[Daily Trust] A coalition of civil society organisations has called for action from lawmakers on the proposed amendment of the Electoral Act. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Musu Bakoto Sawo Emerges 2020 Daily Trust African of the Year

[Daily Trust] Musu Bakoto Sawo, a Gambian changemaker and tireless women rights advocate, has emerged winner of the 2020 Daily Trust African of the Year award. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Cameroon Court Denies Request to Release Opposition Leaders

[HRW] Free Arbitrarily Arrested Opponents, Ensure Freedom of Assembly (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Humanitarian Crisis Worsens in Tigray

[DW] The conflict between Ethiopia's government and the TPLF is fueling hardship in the Tigray region as sporadic fighting continues. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Insecurity and Bureaucracy Hampering Aid to Ethiopia's Tigray Region

[UN News] Nearly three months after the start of conflict in Ethiopia's Tigray region, hundreds of thousands of people have yet to receive assistance, the United Nations reported on Wednesday, citing information from its humanitarian coordination agency, OCHA. (AllAfrica)

Egypt: No End to Escalating Repression

[HRW] Beirut -- Authorities Punish Critics, Close Civic Space with Impunity (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Rotary District 9110 Gets New Governor

[This Day] Mr. Bola Oyebade was recently decorated the new District Governor of Rotary District 9110 covering all Rotary clubs in Lagos and Ogun State. (AllAfrica)

Libya: Road to Peace Can't Bypass Justice

[HRW] Tunis -- Armed groups that support competing Libyan governments and their international benefactors have been responsible for massive civilian casualties, displacement, and destruction during 2020, Human Rights Watch said today in its World Report 2021 There is an urgent need for a newly established United Nations-mandated Libya fact-finding mission to investigate violations and make its findings public. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Many Doubt Fairness of Polls, Anxious About Violence - Survey

[Afrobarometer] Kampala -- Many Ugandans were doubtful about the fairness of the general election campaign and apprehensive about possible violence as they approached Election Day on Thursday, a new Afrobarometer survey shows. (AllAfrica)

Ethiopia: Providing Assistance to People in Ethiopia and Sudan in Wake of Tigray Violence

[MSF] Hundreds of thousands of people have been forced to leave their homes in the Tigray region of northern Ethiopia after fighting broke out in early November 2020, according to OCHA.ReliefWeb - Ethiopia - Tigray Region Humanitarian Update Situation Report, 6 January 2021. Some 50,000 people have crossed in to Sudan as refugees, while many others are displaced within the region, staying in towns, remote areas or trapped between localised outbreaks of fighting. Teams from Médecins Sans Frontières (AllAfrica)

Africa: Unicef, WHO, IFRC and MSF Announce the Establishment of a Global Ebola Vaccine Stockpile

[Unicef] New York/ Geneva -- The four leading international health and humanitarian organizations announced today the establishment of a global Ebola vaccine stockpile to ensure outbreak response. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: AU, Electoral Body Meet With Civil Society Over Election

[Dalsan Radio] The AU Mission in Somalia in conjunction with the Federal Electoral Implementation Team (FEIT) on Saturday held a meeting with representatives of Civil Society Organizations (CSO) to explore ways of deepening the role of CSOs in ensuring peaceful elections, and in countering hate speech and incitement to violence during the upcoming elections. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Group Wants NSCDC, SSS Operatives Who Assaulted Journalists Sanctioned

[Premium Times] A group, Media Rights Agenda (MRA), on Saturday called on the heads of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and State Security Service (SSS) to independently investigate the last Wednesday's assault of three photojournalists in Abuja and sanction their operatives. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Stakeholders Seek Framework for Humanitarian Response

[Daily Trust] Stakeholders have called for a framework that would strengthen local non-governmental organisations in providing humanitarian response in the country. (AllAfrica)

Mali: Patient Dies After an MSF Ambulance Is Detained in Mali

[MSF] Bamako, Mali -- A Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ambulance transporting patients between Douentza and Sévaré, in central Mali, was violently stopped by armed men for hours on Tuesday 5 January, resulting in the death of one of the patients onboard. MSF strongly condemns this serious obstruction of medical aid, and calls on all parties to the conflict to respect humanitarian and medical action and the civilian population. (AllAfrica)

Africa: AU Should Press for Equitable Access to Covid-19 Vaccines

[HRW] Julia Mwangaza* is a 41-year-old health practitioner at a hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's largest city. When I spoke to her recently, she expressed fear that, given the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the region, the health workforce would soon be overwhelmed and unable to care for their patients. Ms. Mwangaza was also worried that there seemed to be no end in sight for COVID-19 and its impact on the community. (AllAfrica)

Libya: Militia Terrorized Town, Leaving Mass Graves

[HRW] Beirut -- Hundreds of residents of the Libyan town Tarhouna were abducted or reported missing between 2014 and 2020, Human Rights Watch said today. Authorities of the country's Government of National Accord (GNA) say that they have discovered 27 mass graves in Tarhouna since June, but that they have yet to identify the bodies. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Covid-19 - NGO Urges Women to Remain Focused Ahead of 2021

[Vanguard] Abuja -- Following the second wave of Coronavirus, COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, with the increase in deaths rate, a non-governmental organization, Voice for Less Privileged Organisation, VOLPO, has called on women to remain focused ahead of 2021 to play their role as mothers, wives, and nation builders. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Women and Children Badly Impacted By Refugee Office Closure Says NGO

[GroundUp] Sonke Gender Justice is seeking to join as a friend of the court in Scalabrini versus Minister of Home Affairs case (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Statement in Response to Intra-Party Violence During the MDC-T Extraordinary Congress

[] The Zimbabwe Human Rights NGO Forum, (the Forum), notes with great concern, the outbreak of violence and hate speech at the MDC-T Extraordinary Congress held on 27 December 2020. The political intolerance, hate-speech and violence demonstrated during the MDC-T Extraordinary Congress is disturbing given that political tensions are high in the country. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Good Ventures, Through Open Philanthropy, Continues Support for Malaria Consortium's Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention Programme

[Malaria Consortium] Malaria Consortium is delighted to receive continued support from Good Ventures, through Open Philanthropy, for its seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) programme. This support means Malaria Consortium is able to continue to contribute to closing gaps in coverage of SMC in eligible areas and plan with confidence for the next 2-3 years. The $27 million grant follows a recent GiveWell evaluation and recommendation, for the fifth year running, that Malaria Consortium's SMC programme is highly effective and (AllAfrica)

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)