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Africa: When Will Women Have Equal Access to Land?

2021-04-19 17:18:19
[allAfrica] In Kenya, residents of a women-only village established in 1990 were finally granted ownership of their tract of land this month. In Tanzania, the government affirmed its commitment to promoting equality in access, ownership and use of land, noting that women's economic development is pre-requisitely determined by how easily women can access land. These recent developments are to be celebrated, particularly since African women depend on land to power agriculture, which is a source of livelihood for 7 Source

Chad: U.S., UK Issue Warnings in Face of Rebel Incursion in Northern Chad

2021-04-19 15:14:02
[RFI] The Chadian army says the offensive in the northern provinces of Tibesti and Kanem is over, with the loss of 300 rebel lives. The United States says rebel fighters appear to be moving towards the capital N'Djamena and have ordered non-essential staff to leave. Meanwhile, vote counting continues in the wake of tense presidential elections. Source

Uganda: U.S. Imposes Fresh Visa Restrictions on Officials Over Poll

2021-04-19 14:41:26
[East African] In yet another cooling of relations between Kampala and its Western allies, the United States has announced visa restrictions on Ugandan officials who are believed to have undermined the democratic process in the country, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday. Source

Uganda: Why Us Declared Travel Ban On Ugandan Officials

2021-04-19 13:23:18
[Citizen] The US Department of State on Friday announced a blanket travel ban on Ugandan government officials who they say were involved in gross human rights violations and undermining democracy during and after the January 14 general election. Source

Ghana: Actress Jailed for Sharing Nude Pics

2021-04-19 13:04:29
[Nairobi News] Ghanaian actress Rosemond Brown has been slapped with a three-month jail sentence by an Accra court for posting a naked photo of herself on social media beside her son. Source

South Africa: Howling Winds Worsen Cape Town Fires, Evacuations Continue

2021-04-19 11:58:33
[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Firefighters in Cape Town, South Africa, have been battling fires on Table Mountain that began near Rhodes Memorial. Residents living in the Vredehoek suburb were evacuated, Walmer Estate residents have been told to get their go-bags ready to evacuate, and Oranjezicht and Vredehoek are reportedly being evacuated, Source