SOCIETE | SOCIETY

15-Nov-2022 to 14:42

Peace award to Malian cleric stirs controversy

APA -Bamako (Mali) — On November 9, 30 or so religious and customary authorities, as well as village and neighborhood chiefs of Timbuktu received certificates of recognition from Bakoun Kante, the governor of this province of Mali, for “service rendered in favor of the return of peace and togetherness in the Timbuktu region.

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07-Nov-2022 to 13:17

Somalia coins derogatory term for al-Shabaab

APA-Mogadishu (Somalia) — Somalia has announced that Somalis should no longer refer to the militant sect waging an insurgency in the country as al-Shabaab, APA has learnt on Monday.

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17-Oct-2022 to 15:19

Baby boom disquiets Tanzanian president

APA-Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) — Tanzania's female president Samia Suluhu Hasan has called on her compatriots to apply birth control and head off a population explosion which is taking over the East African nation, APA can report on Monday.

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12-Oct-2022 to 10:26

Morocco reelected to UN Rights Council for third term

APA - Rabat (Morocco) — Morocco was elected member of the United Nations Human Rights Council for the period 2023-2025, starting January 1, 2023, in the first round and with an overwhelming majority of 178 votes, during the elections held on October 11, 2022 in New York.

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07-Oct-2022 to 10:43

UN alarmed by Egypt rights record ahead of COP27

APA-Cairo (Egypt) — Egypt must ensure the safety and full participation of all parts of civil society at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of Parties (COP27) in November, UN human rights experts said, after a wave of government restrictions on participation raised fears of reprisals against activists.

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06-Oct-2022 to 11:50

WHO in campaign to reverse Africa's suicide crisis

APA-Banjul (The Gambia) — World Health Organization (WHO) Thursday launched a campaign to raise awareness and spur action for suicide prevention in the African region, which has the world’s highest rates of death by suicide.

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04-Oct-2022 to 09:13

Zanzibar plans world's tallest timber building

APA-Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) — The Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar is planning the highest green building in the world, a 28-storey apartment tower designed in hybrid timber technology.

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