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Mali: French Military Operations Face Growing Resistance

[DW] The French anti-terror mission Barkhane is losing support in Mali, as reflected in recent protests in the capital, Bamako. Attitudes to the former colonial power are ambivalent amid deteriorating security. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: UK-Based Malawians From Kasungu Donate PPE to Hospital

[Nyasa Times] United Kingdom-based Malawians who come from Kasungu District have joined the fight against Covid-19 by donating assorted Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) to the district health office. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: INEOS Europe Cancels Plans to Build Football Academy in Rwanda

[New Times] Rwanda's football development has been dealt a huge blow after INEOS Europe's project to set up a state-of-the-art football academy that was expected to be built in Rwanda, was cancelled, Times Sport can confirm. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Covid-19 - KQ Suspends Flights to France and the Netherlands

[Nation] Kenya Airways has suspended flights to France and the Netherlands due to the new Covid-19 regulations in Europe that have resulted in a depressed passenger demand. (AllAfrica)

Guinea: Swiss Jail Mining Magnate for Bribing Mamadie Touré

[Public Eye] At the conclusion of a widely followed trial, French-Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz was today found guilty of bribery of foreign public officials and document forgery by the Geneva criminal court. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: France Among Top 10 Export Destinations - Minister

[Daily Trust] The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo, has said France is among the top 10 export destinations for Nigeria and that the country has been one of France's largest trading partners in sub-Saharan Africa. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nation's Human Rights Record in 2020

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

Uganda: EU Decries Harassment of Opposition, Activists

[Monitor] The European Union (EU) yesterday expressed concern over continued harassment of political actors and some sections of civil society following President Museveni's re-election in last Thursday's polls. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Top Rwandan Swimmers Land Fina Scholarships in Russia

[New Times] Rwanda's top two swimmers Is'haq Irankunda and Eloi Maniraguha have been awarded a one-year scholarship by the world swimming governing body (FINA) to train at the High-Performance Swimming Centre in Russia. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Trade, Conservation Top Agenda as President Kenyatta Hosts UK's Dominic Raab

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- President Uhuru Kenyatta Wednesday at State House, Nairobi met visiting United Kingdom's Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs Dominic Raab who paid him a courtesy call. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Kenya, Britain Ink Sh8billion Affordable Houses Deal

[Nation] Kenya is to receive at least Sh8 billion from the United Kingdom for putting up affordable houses. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Report Exposes 'Unethical' Recruitment of Doctors in the UK from Low-Resource Countries

[South African Medical Journal] The recent 'The state of medical education and practice in the UK 2020' report from the General Medical Council (GMC) reveals that in 2019, doctors who obtained their medical qualification overseas comprised nearly 35% (86 794/251 319) of all those licensed to practise in the UK, and that between July 2019 and June 2020 a further 10 000 such doctors registered -- many more than those who registered with a qualification from the UK. (AllAfrica)

Libya: UN Calls for Resumption of Mediterranean Rescues After 43 Die in Shipwreck

[UN News] Following another deadly shipwreck off the coast of Libya that claimed 43 lives on Monday, the UN migration and refugee agencies have called for countries to re-activate search and rescue operations. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Elections - Museveni Tests Patience of International Allies

[DW] After world leaders watched the incumbent, Yoweri Museveni, secure a victory in the presidential election last week, questions are being raised over the international community's relations with Uganda. (AllAfrica)

Angola: European Union to Train Angolan Entrepreneurs

[ANGOP] Lubango -- The European Union is planning, for this year, to promote graduation courses aimed at Angolan businesspeople, as a way to boost the diversification of the economy. (AllAfrica)

Ghana: Govt Rejects British Airways Plans to Move Accra Flights to Gatwick

[Ghanaian Times] The Ministry of Aviation says it has rejected British Airways (BA)'s plan to move the London-Accra-London flights from the Heathrow Airport to Gatwick Airport this summer. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: UK Accused of Poaching Health Workers From Poorer Countries

[GroundUp] Two doctors have written a scathing letter in the South African Medical Journal, criticising the United Kingdom for hiring a disproportionate number of health workers from foreign countries. (AllAfrica)

Libya: UK Joint Statement On Progress Made By the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum

[PR Newswire] London -- The Governments of France, Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States respond to recent progress made by the Libyan Political Dialogue Forum. (AllAfrica)

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

[HRW] Dear High Representative, (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Anger As France Delays Trial of Genocide Suspect Muhayimana

[New Times] France-based Collectif des parties civiles pour le Rwanda (CPCR), which works to see Genocide suspects living in France brought to book, has expressed anger and shock after a trial that was supposed to be held there next month has been postponed. (AllAfrica)

Zambia: UK Copper Mining Company Settles Pollution Claim With Villagers

[RFI] After six years of seeking damages for the pollution that has affected their lives, more than 2,500 Zambian villagers have been awarded a settlement by a UK company and its Zambian copper mining subsidiary. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: Britain Whitewashes Uganda's Stolen Election

[Daily Maverick] The UK government has effectively endorsed evidently unfair elections in Uganda, where both the opposition and media were subjected to violence and intimidation, to help Yoweri Museveni, a favoured authoritarian leader who has been in power for 34 years, to remain in office. (AllAfrica)

Rwanda: Anger As France Delays Trial of Genocide Suspect Musabyimana

[New Times] France-based Collectif des parties civiles pour le Rwanda (CPCR) which works to see Genocide suspects living in France brought to book, has expressed anger and shock after a trial that was supposed to be held there next month has been postponed. (AllAfrica)

Africa: UK-Africa Trade - What Will Brexit Change?

[DW] As part of its post-Brexit global vision, Britain is hosting a UK-Africa trade conference. But its new trade deals fail to offer African nations much extra as Britain falls behind as a trading partner on the continent. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: Portuguese Foreign Minister to Discuss Terrorism

[AIM] Lisbon -- The Portuguese Foreign Ministry has announced that the Minister of State and Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, will head a mission from the European Union to Mozambique between Tuesday and Thursday, following the Mozambican government's request for cooperation faced with terrorism in the northern province of Cabo Delgado. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: Govts Seek Funding Solutions to Sustain Donor-Funded Projects

[East African] East African governments have resolved to consider alternative ways of financing key donor-funded projects to ensure their sustainability after the British government suspended funding for the regional electronic cargo tracking system (RECTS) last year. (AllAfrica)

Mozambique: EU Funding Helps WFP Address Hunger Challenges in Mozambique

[WFP] Maputo -- A combined total of ?7.6 million in funding from the European Union (EU) is helping the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) address the growing food needs in Mozambique driven by climate change, insecurity, displacement and the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, while also strengthening national capacity to respond to natural disasters. (AllAfrica)

Mauritania: 37th Universal Periodic Review - UK Statement On Mauritania

[PR Newswire] London -- Rita French, UK Ambassador for Human Rights, delivered this statement on Mauritania at the 37th Session of Universal Periodic Review (UPR), sharing recommendations to improve their human rights record. (AllAfrica)

Uganda: We're Impressed With Uganda Poll, Says EU

[Monitor] The Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation in Uganda, Ambassador Atillio Pacifici, has said they are impressed with the level of organisation and peaceful conduct exhibited during the presidential and parliamentary polls held on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: Reflections of a Wayward Boy - Into Exile, and the Streets of London

[Daily Maverick] When, following further arrests in South Africa in 1965, I decided to go into exile, I had no intention of going any further than Zambia or Tanzania. Naïvely, I saw myself joining the ANC army in exile and returning within five years as apartheid crumbled. Instead, I was ordered out of Zambia 'for his own personal safety', granted political asylum in England and ended the year as a student activist in London. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Everton Nigeria Midfielder, Adeniran Completes Loan Switch to Wycombe Wanderers

[This Day] In a quest for first-team action, Nigeria prospect Dennis Adeniran has completed a loan move to Championship side Wycombe Wanderers from Everton and the Anglo-Nigerian will spend the 2020-21 campaign at the English Championship outfit (AllAfrica)