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23-Sep-2020 to 17:02

Members of East African Legislative Assembly suspend function amid budget concer...

APA- Kigali (Rwanda) — Members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) have suspended all debate on the 2020/21 annual budget, demanding payment of their allowances in arrears since March, according to an official correspondence obtained Wednesday by APA in Kigali.

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23-Sep-2020 to 13:10

S/African protesters demand end to Zimbabwe rights violations

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — The powerful National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) has requested the African Union to intervene in Zimbabwe’s on-going political crisis, which has been exacerbated by a struggling economy and coronavirus pandemic restrictions.

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22-Sep-2020 to 17:36

Ethiopia opens six borders linking neighboring countries

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) — Ethiopia’s Immigration Nationality and Vital Events Agency on Monday announced that it is reopening six borders to neighboring countries.

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22-Sep-2020 to 17:04

AU chair repeats call for a more representative UNSC

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Tuesday repeated the African Union’s call for reforms of the United Nations Security Council to make the body more representative.

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21-Sep-2020 to 18:32

UN urge Ivorian political actors to “dialogue”

APA-Abidjan (Cote d’Ivoire) — The Special Representative of the Secretary-General and Head of the United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, on Monday urged Ivorian political actors to “dialogue” for an “inclusive” presidential election.

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21-Sep-2020 to 17:13

OIF sends “special envoy” to mediate in Mali’s crisis

APA-Bamako (Mali) — The former head of Senegalese diplomacy, Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, will lead the mediation of the International Organisation of the Francophonie (OIF) for the “restoration of democratic institutions in Mali.”

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21-Sep-2020 to 13:54

S/Africa: Ramaphosa demands UN Security Council reforms

APA-Pretoria (South Africa) — As part of the United Nations’ overdue transformation, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Monday that Africa needed to have a permanent seat on the Security Council as the world body celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.

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