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Blinken Africa trip: The world should not dictate to the continent

BBC News 08 Aug 2022
He is currently in South Africa as part of a three-nation African tour ... She also once more criticised a draft bill going through the US congress which she says could penalise African countries for not towing the line on the Ukraine conflict - calling the Countering Malign Russian Activities in Africa Act "offensive legislation".

US secretary of state Antony Blinken’s visit aims to reset relations with South Africa

Mail Guardian South Africa 08 Aug 2022
US secretary of state Antony Blinken has embarked on a five nation tour of Cambodia, the Philippines, South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda ... More Americans than ever visit South Africa ... On the US side, the House of Representatives recently passed by a large bi-partisan majority, “The Malign Russian Activities in Africa Act”.

South African Minister Accuses West of ‘Bullying’ On Ukraine

Voa News 08 Aug 2022
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the first leg of his Africa visit. Pandor made it clear that South Africa has different views from the U.S ... bill passed in April, “Countering Malign Russian Activities in Africa Act,” which has been seen by some on the continent as a vehicle to punish African countries that have not toed the line on Ukraine.

Blinken makes case for democracy at start of sub-Saharan Africa tour

The Observer 08 Aug 2022
Antony Blinken, the US secretary of state, has appealed to “governments, communities and peoples” across Africa to embrace Washington’s vision of democracy, openness and economic partnership in the first major speech of three-nation tour of sub-Saharan Africa ... sub-Saharan Africa.

SA Jewish Board of Deputies says Pretoria ‘has little sympathy’ for Israeli lives lost

Independent online (SA) 08 Aug 2022
South Africa evidently has no problem with most countries defending themselves against violent Islamist extremism ... Kahn said South Africa’s outrage is reserved solely for condemning Israeli acts of “retaliation” ... “As always, all expressions of outrage were reserved solely for condemning Israeli acts of retaliation ... IOL. .

New Zealand media overpowers blacks and their coach

Swords Today 08 Aug 2022
After another defeat in South Africa on Saturday, New Zealand journalists are calling Ian Foster’s boss “overwhelmed by his duties” ... The New Zealand federation would have acted after this second Test in South Africa, with Ian Foster no longer coaching.

Drought: We know what to do, why don’t we do it?

The New Humanitarian 08 Aug 2022
The 20 million people struggling to survive a scorching drought in the Horn of Africa are victims not only of a climate crisis but of the failings of governments and humanitarians to heed the lessons from earlier disasters ... So why, more than a decade on, are we still so slow to act? ... Droughts are not new to the Horn of Africa.

‘Economy will bounce back strongly’ – Akufo-Addo assures

Joy Online 08 Aug 2022
“We have one of the lowest mortality rates of any country in the world, not just in Africa, but also in the world, and one of the lowest infection rates largely because of the decisiveness of which the government acted to make sure that this pandemic was, as much as possible, ...

Lavender fields forever: Sequim, in the Olympic Peninsula’s rain shadow, is the lavender capital of North America

The Spokesman-Review 07 Aug 2022
“Not those,” warned an employee with a crisp English accent ...Don’t buy Spanish lavender ... The fragrant shrub typically flourishes in sunny and dry environments, such as southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. It thrives here because of the Olympic Mountains, which act like a defensive line, blocking the storms from the Pacific Ocean ... .

Fears of another heist being planned by thugs as Justin Bieber heads to SA soon

Independent online (SA) 06 Aug 2022
However, it also marks nine years since one of South Africa’s most infamous heists took place ... Stadium Management South Africa (SMSA), the owners of FNB stadium, say they will be doing everything in their power to ensure there isn’t a repeat of the 2013 concert ... It is always a privilege to be involved in hosting international acts to South Africa.”.

Changes in security apparatus; Edward Asomani takes over from Adu-Amanfoh as acting National Security Coordinator

Graphic 06 Aug 2022
Edward Asomani, Deputy National Security Coordinator, to act as National Security Coordinator, with effect from Monday, August 8, 2022 ... In accordance with Section 20 (1) of the Security and Intelligence Agencies Act, 2020 (Act 1030), President Akufo-Addo has subsequently appointed Mr.

Gambo drops first east African collaboration ft Young Daresalama

Joy Online 06 Aug 2022
The hit song titled ... Gambo recently embarked on his maiden tour of East Africa. The Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) Unsung Act of The Year 2022 arrived in Tanzania on July 11, 2022. His tour of Tanzania ended on July 25 ... His record label, BlackMob, facilitated his historical tour of East Africa ... .

Africa: Africa Climate Talks sets the tone for CCDA-X and outlines regional climate change challenges ...

All Africa 06 Aug 2022
29 July 2022, Maputo, Mozambique - The fourth edition of the intensive and engaging Africa Climate Talks (ACT!-4) closed yesterday in Maputo, Mozambique ....

EXPLAINER: Why Kenya's presidential election is important

Waco Tribune-Herald 06 Aug 2022
4, 2022 Observatory outside Clifton offers free monthly glimpse into the night sky Waco council to discuss local version of Grace Act, abortion law enforcement ... Kenya is East Africa’s economic hub and home to about 56 million people ... and ordered a new vote, a first in Africa.

WATCH: Lesotho government says sorry to SA over criminal acts by its people

Independent online (SA) 05 Aug 2022
The government of the Kingdom of Lesotho has written a letter of apology to President Cyril Ramaphosa expressing regret over criminal acts committed by Basotho in South Africa ... Former acting Gauteng police commissioner Tommy Mthombeni said he could not confirm whether the suspects were involved in illegal mining.

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