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Africa: Call Out Perpetrators of GBV to Help End Violence Against Women and Girls

[UNFPA] "It is not true that men do not know who among their circle of friends is a rapist. Men sometimes sit in bars and discuss how they can have sex with a girl without her consent by way of altering her judgment using, for instance, alcohol and drugs," said Bafana Khumalo, Sonke Gender Justice Co-Executive Director. (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Continent Must Address Its Debt Burden Once the Pandemic Is Under Control

[Africa Renewal] -- says World Bank Vice President (AllAfrica)

Africa: The Future We Want, the UN We Need

[IPS] Hamilton -- As we reflect on this week and celebrate the United Nations' rise in the war-ravaged world some 75 years ago, humanity is again being asked to lay the foundation for a new world. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: A Fantasy of Finality - the UN Impasse At the Protection of Civilian Sites

[African Arguments] Debating Ideas is a new section that aims to reflect the values and editorial ethos of the African Arguments book series, publishing engaged, often radical, scholarship, original and activist writing from within the African continent and beyond. It will offer debates and engagements, contexts and controversies, and reviews and responses flowing from the African Arguments books. (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)

Africa: Is the Worst of Africa's Covid-19 Outbreak Over?

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently commended South Africa for its declining Covid-19 infection rate, approving the implementation of public health measures to curb the spread of the virus. This, according to WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti, is indicative of a larger trend across the continent. Moeti spoke during an online media briefing to examine the status of the Covid-19 outbreak across the continent. (AllAfrica)

Africa: 'Women's Leadership and Decision-Making Has Never Been More Urgent'

[UN Women] At a global, virtual intergenerational event co-hosted by UN Women, the Government of Mexico and the Council of Women World Leaders, in collaboration with the Generation Equality Forum, women leaders convened to discuss the importance of diverse and inclusive feminist leadership. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Why Is Women's Leadership Not in the Headlines?

[UN Women] Five stories of women's leadership (AllAfrica)

Guinea: Overcoming Covid-19 At 99 Years Old

[WHO] Conakry -- When Bagama Guehara walked out of Donka Hospital in Guinea's capital, Conakry, on 7 July this year, leaning on a walking stick for support, she was met with a rapturous applause from the medical staff and fellow patients. (AllAfrica)

Sudan: IMF Approves $1.5 Billion in Annual Development Grants for Sudan

[Radio Dabanga] Khartoum -- The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund approved an agreement concluded between the Government of Sudan and the Fund yesterday, which will pave the way for solving economic difficulties in Sudan. (AllAfrica)

South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa - United Nations Security Council Virtual Summit On "Global Governance and Post Covid-19"

[Govt of SA] Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the occasion of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Virtual Summit on "Global Governance and Post COVID-19 (AllAfrica)

Libya: Libya Is a Victim of Migration, Not Its Reason, Says GNA President Serraj

[UN News] Libya, as a country of transit for migrants, cannot surmount the associated challenges without international support, the country's Head of State told world leaders gathered virtually for the UN General Assembly, rejecting "unilateral" reports on the situation of migrants. (AllAfrica)

Africa: CAR President Calls for Better Representation of Africa On the Security Council

[UN News] Central African Republic, like nearly every nation on the planet, has not been spared by the COVID-19 pandemic, with indictors predicting a contraction by up to 1.2 of the country's economic growth, President Faustin Archange Touadera said on Thursday, calling on world leaders to unite against the virus. (AllAfrica)

Namibia: Namibia Calls for Reform of Security Council

[Namibian] PRESIDENT Hage Geingob has reiterated Africa's stance on reforming the United Nations Security Council, reflecting the Common African Position. (AllAfrica)

Africa: UN Women to Host Ask Me Anything With Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

[UN Women] UN Women is calling on young people from all over the world to submit their questions to Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on social media. In a special edition of Ask Me Anything, she will select a few lucky audience members' questions to be featured in a video that will premiere across UN Women's channels on 28 September. (AllAfrica)

South Sudan: Covid-19 and Its Economic Toll On Women - the Story Behind the Numbers

[UN Women] The impacts of crises are never gender-neutral, and COVID-19 is no exception. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Kinshasa: We Learnt Lessons From the Ebola Outbreak - DR Congo President Says Country Moved Swiftly to Curb Coronavirus Spread

[UN News] Learning its lessons from the Ebola outbreak, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) took swift and decisive measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus, when the first cases were detected in March, the country's President told world leaders, gathered virtually, at the UN General Assembly. (AllAfrica)

West Africa: Deadly Flooding Adds New Danger to Communities Fleeing Sahel Violence

[UN News] Humanitarians have stepped up assistance to communities "on the brink", who have been affected by devastating flooding in Africa's Sahel region, where several hundred thousand people have been displaced by seasonal rains. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Expert Panel Endorses Protocol for Covid-19 Herbal Medicine Clinical Trials

[WHO] Brazzaville -- The Regional Expert Committee on Traditional Medicine for COVID-19 formed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention and the African Union Commission for Social Affairs has endorsed a protocol for phase III clinical trials of herbal medicine for COVID-19 as well as a charter and terms of reference for the establishment of a data and safety monitoring board for herbal medicine clinical trials. (AllAfrica)

Nigeria: WHO Representative Urges Borno, the Last Polio Sanctuary, to Remain Vigilant Despite Certification

[WHO] Maiduguri -- The World Health Organization (WHO) Representative to Nigeria, Dr Walter Kazadi Mulombo has congratulated Borno, the last wild polio virus (WPV) sanctuary in Africa, for making Nigeria and Africa proud. (AllAfrica)

Congo-Brazzaville: 'It Weighs You Down,' Covid-19 Survivor Says

[WHO] Yaffa Fatoumata hoped that the fever and the sore throat she was suffering were just signs of a passing flu. However, when the symptoms persisted, the26-year-old legal assistant in Republic of the Congo's Ministry of Communication decided to get tested for COVID-19. Two days after the test, her results turned out positive for the virus. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Received Wisdom Says the State Should Stay Out of the Resource Sector

[African Arguments] The data suggests otherwise. (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)

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)

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: UN At 75 Holds Lots of Hope and Hopelessness

[Vanguard] The United Nations, UN, commenced activities marking its 75th Anniversary on Monday, September 21, buoyed with floods of mainly congratulatory speeches in a world drenched in increasing despair and cynicism. (AllAfrica)

Somalia: Somalia Committed to Promoting Democracy, Accountability Despite Covid-19 Challenge

[UN News] Somalia is working with its international partners to build a democratic, inclusive and prosperous country for its citizens, President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed, known as 'Farmajo', told the UN General Assembly on Thursday. (AllAfrica)

Africa: A Look Back - Twenty-Five Years Ago, They Were At the Fourth World Conference On Women

[UN Women] Twenty-five years ago, more than 30,000 activists and governments from 189 countries debated and adopted a blueprint of actions to build a gender-equal world. (AllAfrica)

Africa: Opening Remarks By Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, At the Second Regular Session of the UN Women Executive Board

[UN Women] 2020 : A turning point with defining moves (AllAfrica)

Africa: UN Women Statement for International Day of Peace, 21 September 2020

[UN Women] Peace is a prerequisite for health, equality and human security. Our ability to live dignified, fulfilling lives depends on acting without fear, in mutual respect and co-existence. Today, as we mark International Day of Peace, some 2 billion people are living in areas affected by armed conflict. They struggle to survive through forced displacement, and collapsed economies and infrastructure. Profound, systemic inequality breeds tensions that can ignite different forms of conflict. In many regions of the wo (AllAfrica)

Tanzania: IMF Lauds Tanzania for 'Prudent Legal Reforms'

[East African] Tanzania has come under rare praise from the International Monetary Fund for what the global lender terms "prudent legal reforms" in its mining sector, land and microfinance. (AllAfrica)