Archive for September 22nd, 2020

Cameroon Army on Alert Ahead of Tuesday’s Protests

Military units are on alert in Cameroon ahead of the expected nationwide protests on Tuesday. Opposition leader Maurice Kamto’s Cameroon Renaissance Movement is calling for peaceful protests, with demands that include the resignation of President Paul Biya, election reform and better representation for undeserved groups,...
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Ethiopia Begins Circulation of New Currency

Ethiopia has begun circulating new currency notes to combat monetary crimes. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced Monday the release of the birr in denominations of 10, 50 and 100. The East African country also introduced its first 200 birr note. Ahmed hopes the new currency...
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As Rich Nations Struggle, Africa’s Virus Response Is Praised

JOHANNESBURG – At a lecture to peers this month, John Nkengasong showed images that once dogged Africa, with a magazine cover declaring it “The Hopeless Continent.” Then he quoted Ghana’s first president, Kwame Nkrumah: “It is clear that we must find an African solution to...
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