Posted in Africa Press Releases South Africa

Hennessy Becomes the NBA’s First Global Spirits Partner

– Multiyear Partnership Expansion Makes Hennessy the “Official Spirit of the NBA” Worldwide– COGNAC, France, Feb. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Hennessy, the world’s best-selling cognac, and the National Basketball Association (NBA) today announced a global expansion of their partnership, making Hennessy the “Official Spirit of the NBA” worldwide.  The multiyear agreement, which marks the league’s first-ever […]

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Influential South Sudan Chiefs Warn of Conflict Over Land Grabs

Ten traditional chiefs from South Sudan’s Central Equatoria state have demanded the state government stop a campaign of illegal land grabs and are threatening the use of force unless officials intervene.In an open letter dated February 10 and addressed…

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Amnesty Report Describes Axum Massacre in Ethiopia’s Tigray

Soldiers from Eritrea systematically killed “many hundreds” of people, mostly men, in a late November massacre in the Ethiopian city of Axum, Amnesty International says in a new report, echoing the findings of an Associated Press story last week and ci…

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Posted in Government Politics

184,000 Displaced in West Darfur Need Food, Shelter

More than 180,000 people who were displaced during recent fighting in Sudan’s Darfur region are in dire need of food, shelter and other assistance according to the International Displacement Monitoring Center (IDMC).The Switzerland-based organization c…

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In Important Step for Blind People, Malian Linguists Translate Bambara into Braille

Linguists and Braille experts in Mali have translated the country’s most widely spoken African language, Bambara, into Braille for the country’s blind. Bambara is spoken and understood by about 15 million Malians, even more than the colonial French, ma…

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In Important Step for Blind People, Malian Linguists Translate Bambara into Braille

Linguists and Braille experts in Mali have translated the country’s most widely spoken African language, Bambara, into Braille for the country’s blind. Bambara is spoken and understood by about 15 million Malians, even more than the colonial French, ma…

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Western Ethiopia Fighting Sends Thousands Fleeing to Sudan

The U.N. refugee agency reports intercommunal violence in Ethiopia’s Western Benishangul Gumuz region has sent thousands of people fleeing for safety to Sudan’s Blue Nile State in recent weeks.Insecurity in Ethiopia’s Metekel zone in Benishangul Gumuz …

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Posted in Health Care

Guinea Receives Ebola Vaccine, Neighbors Prepare

West African countries are taking steps to prevent a regional outbreak of Ebola after the deadly virus killed at least five people in Guinea. As Guinea launched an Ebola vaccination drive Tuesday, after an outbreak in the West African nation’s souther…

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