Jean-Jacques Cornish

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"The low down on African affairs"

Journalist, Editor and authoritative commentator on African Affairs. Radio talk-show host and prominent guest speaker.

Recent African News

Women ask for AU financial support during the COVID 19 lockdown

Women from 48 of the 54 African Union members has appealed to the continental organisation for financial assistance to women and girls threatened by the COVID 19 lockdown. Amnesty International names Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria has countries that have recorded a dramatic rise in gender-based domestic violence during the

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Sudan’s former ruling party accused of counter-revolutionary activities

The head of Sudan’s Sovereign Council accuses members of the former ruling party of engaging in counter-revolutionary activities. General Abdel Fattah Al Burhan denied any friction between civilian and military members of the council leading Sudan’s transition to civilian rule. Disaffected members of Sudan’s military elite pushed out of power

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European ministers call for Libya ceasefire during Ramadan

European ministers have urged Libyan parties to observe a truce during Ramadan. They say they’re echoing the call by United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres. The ceasefire call comes from French Foreign Minister Yves le Drian and his counterparts from Germany  Heiko Maas and Italy Luigi Di Mayo. EU foreign

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Cattle rustlers killed by troops from Nigeria and Niger

A joint operation between security forces of Nigeria and Niger has left at least 90 cattle rustlers dead. The operation in Nigeria’s north western state of Zamfra bordering on Niger also recovered five abductees captured for ransom by the bandits. Nigerian military spokesman General John Enenchie says the five hostages

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Important to understand both malaria and COVID 19

On World Malaria Day, scientists are saying it’s essential that people understand the dangers of both the mosquito-borne disease and COVID 19. They warn of a significant threat of people contracting both, particularly in Africa, which has 94% of malaria deaths. Professor Colin Sutherland of the London School of Hygiene

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Zimbabwe authorities abandon returnees on the roadside

Zimbabwe authorities have abandoned more than 100 returnees from Botswana who they say made unreasonable demands. Many of them had small babies which were subjected to the cold night air. ends intro The returnees, mostly deported from Botswana, were accommodated at a college in Bulawayo for an obligatory 21 quarantine

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Rwanda arrest five suspected of raping women during lockdown

Rwandan military authorities say five suspects have been arrested following reports of soldiers raping women detained for breaking the COVID 10 lockdown. Washington-based pressure group Human Rights Watch accuses the forces of killing and  raping people they’ve arrested. Human Rights Watch says at least two people suspected of breaking the

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