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Gambia: Young Gambian Doctors to Study Medicine Specialties in Cuba

[The Point] Banjul, Jan 19 - Two young Gambian doctors will study in Cuba the specialties of Gynecology and Obstetrics, and Intensive Therapy, after the authorities of the largest of the Antilles grant two free scholarships to this nation, as part of their historic solidarity collaboration with Africa. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Media Statement - Chairperson Dismayed By Reports On Section 59 Investigation and Negative Perceptions of Cuban-Trained Doctors

[Parliament of South Africa] The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Health, Dr Sibongiseni Dhlomo, has expressed his dismay with the findings of two recently released reports. One report covers the investigation into allegations that medical aid schemes racially discriminate against black healthcare professionals, while the other found that Cuban-trained doctors are perceived as "foreign" and "incompetent". (AllAfrica)

Morocco: HM the King Congratulates Chilean President On National Day

[MAP] Rabat -- HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to President of the Republic of Chile, Sebastián Piñera Echenique, on the occasion of the National Day of his country. (AllAfrica)

Morocco: HM the King Congratulates Costa Rica President On His Country's Independence Day

[MAP] Rabat -- HM King Mohammed VI has sent a congratulatory message to President of the Republic of Costa Rica, H.E. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, on the occasion of his country's Independence Day. (AllAfrica)

Africa: South-South Cooperation to Tackle Climate Change

[UNEP] For the International Day for South-South Cooperation on 12 September, we follow a pioneering, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-supported project that's using nature to adapt to climate change in three ecosystems - the coasts of Seychelles, the mountains of Nepal and the deserts of Mauritania. (AllAfrica)

Angola: Lourenço Congratulates Brazil On 198 Years of Independence

[ANGOP] Luanda -- The President of the Republic, João Lourenço, Monday congratulated Brazil for 198 years of its Independence, marked Friday (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Gamar-Eddin Receives Ambassador of Venezuela

[SNA] Khartoum -- The Foreign Minister, Omer Gamar-Eddin, received Monday in his office the Ambassador of the Republic of Venezuela in Khartoum, Deiby Colmenares , who congratulated the government and people of Sudan on the accomplishment in the file of achieving peace and appreciated the efforts of Sudan government for achieving stability. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Far Away, but With a Shared Vision - Exchanging Water Lessons Between Colombia and Ethiopia

[World Bank] A strong water supply and sanitation (WSS) sector in Ethiopia can greatly enhance human livelihoods in this East African nation. From cleaner drinking water and adequate sanitation, to better air and water quality - the benefits are clear. Thus, improving and enhancing water management, service sustainability and resilience in Ethiopia's WSS sector is imperative. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Local Arthouse Film to Screen in Brazil

[Namibia Economist] Local filmmaker Joel Haikali's arthouse short film titled 'Invisibles', is proving popular at international film festivals, having just recently selected to screen at the Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival in Brazil, which opened on the August 20 and will close on August 30 2020. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Mexico Returns 'Smuggled' Ancient Sculpture to Nigeria

[allAfrica] Cape Town -The ancient bronze sculpture was seized by customs agents at Mexico City airport as its buyer tried to bring it into Mexico. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Tour Du Rwanda 2020 - Tough Day for Rwandans as Valencia Wins Stage Three

[New Times] Stage three of the ongoing Tour du Rwanda race proved to be a tough day for home riders as Colombia's Jhonathan Restrepo Valencia who rides for Androni Giocattoli cycling club claimed the 142km race from Huye to Rusizi district. (AllAfrica)

Cameroon: Cameroon-Brazil Relations - Brazil Reaffirms Recognition of Cameroon's Territorial Integrity

[Cameroon Tribune] The Ambassador of Brazil to Cameroon, Vivian Loss Sanmartin spoke in an interview in Yaounde on February 21, 2020. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Cuba Hails Africa for Rejection of U.S. Blockade

[Observer] Mercedes L. Martinez Herrera, Chargé d'Affaires, Embassy of Cuba , with Kesselly Kanneh of the Cuba-Liberia Friendship Association. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Gitobu Imanyara Among 16 Guyana Election Observers

[Nation] Former Imenti Central MP Gitobu Imanyara is among 16 eminent persons who are in Guyana to observe the national and regional elections set for March 2. (AllAfrica)

Gambia: Cuba Congratulates Gambia On the 55th Anniversary of Its Independence

[The Point] Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel sent a congratulatory message to his Gambian counterpart, H.E. Adama Barrow, on the occasion of the 55th Anniversary of the Independence of this West African Nation, to be celebrated tomorrow, February 18. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Revealed - Why Coffee Prices Are Tumbling Sharply

[Citizen] Arusha -Declining prices of coffee in the world market is partly due to increased production in South America. This has significantly impacted the East African Community (EAC) region where coffee is among the leading export commodities. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Colombian Expert Tips Zimbabwe On Gukurahundi

[Zimbabwe Standard] The National Transitional Justice Working Group (NTJWG) on Friday brought in top Colombian reparations expert Paula Gaviria to give insights on transitional justice at the third edition of the Reparations Dialogue in Harare. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Cooperation between Sudan and Brazil in meat field

[SNA] Khartoum -The Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Animal Resources Dr. Ibrahim Hassan has discussed with a Brazilian economic delegation the strengthening of cooperation between the two countries in the commercial and industrial fields in the animal resources sector, particularly meat and fish farming. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Activation of trade cooperation between Sudan and Brazil reviewed

[SNA] Khartoum -The Deputy Secretary-General of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Chairman of the National Chamber of Importers Ali Salah Ali has met, at the Tower of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce Monday with the Chairman of Brazilian-African Chamber of Commerce. (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: Cuban First Deputy Foreign Minister Meets Dr Shein

[Daily News] CUBAN First Deputy-Minister of Foreign Affairs Marcelino Medina Gonzalez yesterday met with President Ali Mohamed Shein (pictured) here and agreed to further cement the good relations between the two countries in various areas with main focus on improving health sector. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya's Vivian Kiplagat Breaks Race Record at Mexico City Marathon

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Vivian Kiplagat broke the women's race record at the 37th Mexico City Marathon, while Duncan Maiyo's victory in the men's race made it a Kenyan double at the IAAF Gold Label event. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Saudi Ambassador Extends Humanitarian Assistance to People Affected by floods

[SNA] Khartoum -Ambassador of Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques to Sudan, Hassan bin Ali Jaafer paid visit to areas of Wad Ramli and Jaili, in Khartoum North which were affected recent floods. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Marching in Step - the Shared Challenges of Colombia and South Africa

[Daily Maverick] Colombia and South Africa are on different sides of the world yet share many similarities and have many opportunities to learn from each other's developmental challenges, especially in how to address deep structural issues such as land ownership and how to better protect their human rights defenders and community activists. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Rwanda, Brazil Enter Air Service Cooperation

[New Times] The governments of Rwanda and Brazil on Wednesday signed a bilateral air service agreement (BASA), a deal which will enhance connectivity between both countries. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Argentinian Disaster Has Lessons for SA Investors

[Daily Maverick] Monday's collapse in the value of the Argentinian peso and crash of that country's stock market should alert SA investors to the dangers of keeping all your eggs in one basket. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Are Jair Messias Bolsonaro and Donald John Trump a Menace to the Planet?

[IPS] Stockholm / Rome -We live in different worlds. The ones of friends, family and work colleagues. Worlds which are overshadowed by other, much bigger ones. Global spheres of international finance, politics, climate change, etc., contexts that might threaten our smaller circle of relationships; our family, our income, our general wellbeing, in short - our entire existence. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya, Barbados Sign Pacts On Joint Commission for Cooperation and Political Consultation

[Capital FM] Bridgetown -Kenya and Barbados have resolved to expand areas of cooperation and create more economic opportunities for citizens of the two nations. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Halfway Round the World By Plane - Continent's New Migration Route

[Deutsche Welle] Migrants using traditional routes from Africa to Europe often fail to reach their destination. Smugglers now offer new options, such as taking migrants to faraway countries by plane. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Cuba to Train 40 Medical Students a Year From Zongo and Deprived Communities

[Ghana Presidency] The Government of Cuba has accepted to train forty (40) brilliant but needy medical students a year from Zongo, inner city and other deprived communities in Ghana. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Cuban Trained Doctors Urged to Drive Change in SA

[] Newly graduated South African medical doctors, who were trained in Cuba, have been encouraged to drive change in their communities. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Mozambique and Brazil Discuss Natural Gas

[AIM] Maputo -Mozambique and Brazil are seeking mechanisms that will make the exploitation of natural gas in the Rovuma Basin, in the northern province of Cabo Delgado, an opportunity to simulate the industrial development of Mozambique. (AllAfrica)