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Malawi: Minister Sendeza Wants Killed Daughter Repatriated From U.S. for Burial in Malawi

[Nyasa Times] Deputy Minister of Defence Jean Sendeza has said she desperately wants the remains of her 29-year-old daughter reportedly shot dead on Friday in Indiana, USA by his boyfriend after she ended an affair, to be repatriated for burial in Malawi. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Normalizing Sudan-Israel Relations Now is a Dangerous Game

[USIP] Washington, DC -- As Sudan is mentioned among the next states to normalize relations with Israel, concerns about what that would do to the democratic transition arise. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Nyashinski - Life in the U.S. Was Too Harsh, I Had to Return Home

[Nairobi News] When the family of Nyamari Ongegu, who is popularly known by the stage name Nyashinski, got a chance to relocate to Delaware, USA, the then 21-year-old was excited, but he did not know what lay ahead. (AllAfrica)

Burundi: President Ndayishimiye Rejects Diplomatic Aggression Against Burundi

[UN News] The "indiscriminate consequences" of the COVID-19 pandemic have underscored the importance of multilateralism and how the world handles global challenges and contradictions, the President of Burundi told world leaders gathered virtually for the UN General Assembly. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Tough Visa Rules for Students Seeking to Study in U.S.

[Nation] President Donald Trump's government is planning to bar Kenyan students from pursuing degrees in the US through limiting their stay in the country. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: The U.S. Announces New Humanitarian Assistance for Crisis Response

[State Department] Today, at the UN General Assembly High-Level Meeting, "A Dialogue with the World's Top Ten Donors on Global Humanitarian Needs," hosted by the United States, we announced nearly $108 million in humanitarian assistance for the people South Sudan, including South Sudanese in neighboring countries.  This funding includes nearly $97 million from the State Department's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration and more than $11 million from the U.S. Agency for International (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: U.S. Announces Proposed Rule Establishing Fixed Period of Stay for International Students

[This Day] The United States has announced a proposed rule establishing a fixed period of stay for international students, exchange visitors and foreign information media representatives to encourage programme compliance, reduce fraud and enhance national security. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Overhauling U.S. Foreign Policy

[AfricaFocus] The most consequential election year in most of our lifetimes has featured stark crises unspooling against a backdrop of vigorous activist mobilizations and simmering public outrage. While the first essential step for progressives is to prevent the reelection of President Trump, that will not be enough. We need fundamental change rather than a return to the status quo ante. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: U.S. Pledges Support for Striking Public Health Workers

[New Zimbabwe] THE United States has pledged support for Zimbabwe's public health sector now crippled by an over two-month long strike by health workers including nurses and doctors. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Why US Diplomatic Muscle Could Achieve More in Somalia Than Drone Strikes

[The Conversation Africa] The United States has used airstrikes against al-Shabaab forces in Somalia since January 2007, including armed drone strikes from June 2011. From early 2017, Donald J. Trump's administration loosened the targeting rules and significantly increased the number of strikes in Somalia, apparently with the consent of the Somali federal government. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Geingob Urges US to Lift Sanctions On Zimbabwe

[Namibia Economist] In his address to the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, the President HE Dr. Hage Geingob called on the United States of American to lift sanctions imposed on Zimbabwe and Cuba. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: U.S. to Assist Nigeria With $50m Planned Security Assistance

[This Day] The United States will assist Nigeria with roughly $50 million in planned security assistance under its "global train and equip" programme, a new report by the Congressional Research Services (CSR) has revealed. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: Payment to U.S. for USS Cole, Embassy Bombings 'Ready' - PM Hamdok

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok has announced that the amounts required to compensate the families of the victims of the bombing of the destroyer USS Cole* in Yemen in 2000, and the 1998 bombing of the US embassies in Dar El Salaam in Tanzania and Nairobi in Kenya, are ready for payment. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: U.S. Insists Zimbabwe Should End Repression, Corruption

[New Zimbabwe] THE US government has called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa's administration to uphold constitutional rights and end ongoing political repression and corruption in Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)

Africa: What is the Fundamental Difference Between Cigarette Smoke and Heated Tobacco Aerosol?

[allAfrica] On September 15th, 2020, Tobacco manufacturer Philip Morris International (PMI) held a scientific online conference on the fundamental difference between cigarette smoke and heated tobacco product aerosol.  Scientists of PMI presented some of the latest fundamental scientific evidence on the harm caused by combustion and innovative, less harmful, aerosols chemistry. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Nigerians to Be Affected As U.S. Moves to Ban 4-Year Student Visa for Some Countries

[Vanguard] The United States is seeking new guidelines that could restrict some international students, including those from Nigeria, from admission of more than two-year period. (AllAfrica)

Africa: USAID Awards $2.6m Grants to Solar Energy Companies in Sub-Saharan Africa

[Premium Times] Power Africa, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), has announced grants totalling $2,620,650 to solar energy companies in sub-Saharan African countries. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: United States Announces Nearly $108 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance to Help the People of South Sudan

[USAID] Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa (AllAfrica)

West Africa: United States Announces Nearly $152 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance in the Central Sahel Countries of Niger, Mali, Burkina Faso, and Mauritania

[USAID] Statement by USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa (AllAfrica)

Morocco: RSF Appeals Urgently to UN to Condemn Use of Trumped-up Sex Charges Against Journalists

[RSF] After the appearance of Moroccan journalist Omar Radi in court on rape charges, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) urges the United Nations to take a stand publicly against the misuse of sex charges against journalists by the Moroccan authorities in an attempt to silence them. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: EU, U.S. Diplomats Briefed On UNITAMIS

[SNA] Khartoum -- The Chairman of the Executive Committee for Coordination with the United Nations Integrated Transition Assistance Mission in Sudan, ambassador Omer Al- Sheikh Al-Hussein, in the presence of Sheikh Khidr, the Senior Advisor of the Prime Minister, and Dr. Amjad Farid from the PM's Office, has briefed today the group of ambassadors of the European Union and the United States of America about the mission's work and its basic objectives of assisting the political transition, the progress towards democratic gove (AllAfrica)

Libya: European Union Sanctions Three Companies

[Cameroon Tribune] During a meeting in Brussels, it was agreed that assets of the said companies as well as that of two persons be freeze for violating arms embargo and human rights. (AllAfrica)

Kenya: Four Kenyans Die in Car Accidents in U.S.

[Nairobi News] Four Kenyans living in the United Sates have died in separate accidents in the past week. (AllAfrica)

Malawi: Malawi's President Appeals to Investors, Implores South African Farmers to 'Invest In Our Soil'

[allAfrica] New York -- With the world focused on fighting the pandemic, a remarkable achievement went largely unnoticed in Africa. A court in Malawi annulled a rigged election and a peaceful rerun ushered into power a popular opposition. (AllAfrica)

East Africa: U.S. Volunteer, South Sudanese Refugee Find Love in a Pandemic

[WFP] Uganda -- When American Faith Blanchard moved to Uganda to do charity work, she wasn't expecting to find love. But during her time volunteering at Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, that's exactly what happened. It was there she met Seme Ludanga, a South Sudanese refugee and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Storyteller who changed her world. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: Isaac Jackson Urges U.S. to Bar Corrupt Judges

[New Dawn] Liberia's outgoing Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) based in London, the United Kingdom, Atty. Isaac W. Jackson, Jr. is calling on the United States Government through its Embassy near Monrovia to deny visas to Liberian Justices and Judges deemed to be corrupt as was done in the case of suspended Director of Passport and Visas, Mr. Andrew Wonploe. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: U.S. Provides Aid to Ward Off Floods Effects

[SNA] Khartoum -- The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has transported urgent relief supplies to help about 15,000 flood-affected families in Sudan via air bridge. (AllAfrica)

Liberia: 'Deny Corrupt Justices Visa' - Outgoing Imo Rep. Calls On U.S. Government

[FrontPageAfrica] London -- Liberia's outgoing Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) based in London, the United Kingdom, Atty. Isaac W. Jackson, Jr. is calling on the United States Government through its Embassy near Monrovia to deny visas to Liberian Justices and Judges deemed to be corrupt as was done in the case of Mr. Andrew Wonploe, former Director of Passport. (AllAfrica)

Africa: How 'Dirty Gold' Enables International Money Laundering

[International Consortium of Investigative Journalists] After three years of digging, investigators in the United States had accumulated a mountain of evidence that they believed sealed the case against Kaloti Jewellery Group, one of the largest gold traders and refiners in the world. (AllAfrica)

Zimbabwe: Torn U.S.$ Notes Valid - U.S. Embassy

[New Zimbabwe] Torn, dirty or damaged United States dollar notes remain valid for all transactions and can be exchanged as legal tender, the US embassy has said. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: Six Nigerian Undergraduates Found With 'U.S. Security' Documents Convicted

[Premium Times] A Federal High Court judge in Abuja on Friday convicted six undergraduates for internet related offences. (AllAfrica)