Tag Archives: Africas

Jailed, Exiled and Silenced: Smothering East Africa’s Political Opposition

Jailed, Exiled and Silenced: Smothering East Africa’s Political Opposition

Jailed, Exiled and Silenced: Smothering East Africa’s Political Opposition Jailed, Exiled and Silenced: Smothering East Africa’s Political Opposition NAIROBI, Kenya — Since the presidential campaign kicked off in Uganda in early November, the most prominent opposition candidate, Bobi Wine, has been tear-gassed, arrested and beaten by the police, held in solitary confinement, and charged in court for holding campaign events …

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Africa’s Top Soccer Official Faces New Ethics Investigation

Africa’s Top Soccer Official Faces New Ethics Investigation

Africa’s Top Soccer Official Faces New Ethics Investigation Africa’s Top Soccer Official Faces New Ethics Investigation FIFA ethics investigators have asked the top soccer official in Africa to explain why he agreed to revise a television contract in a way that appeared to benefit a commercial partner over his own organization — the latest ethical concern for a governing body …

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Conny Nxumalo, Advocate for South Africa’s Poor, Dies at 53

Conny Nxumalo, Advocate for South Africa’s Poor, Dies at 53

Conny Nxumalo, Advocate for South Africa’s Poor, Dies at 53 Conny Nxumalo, Advocate for South Africa’s Poor, Dies at 53 This obituary is part of a series about people who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. Read about others here. In her early days as a social worker, Conny Nxumalo was so dedicated to the homeless shelter where she worked …

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South Africa’s Big Coronavirus Aid Effort Tainted by Corruption

South Africa’s Big Coronavirus Aid Effort Tainted by Corruption

South Africa’s Big Coronavirus Aid Effort Tainted by Corruption South Africa’s Big Coronavirus Aid Effort Tainted by Corruption JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Contracts are being doled out to family members. Food parcels have gone missing. And funds meant for unemployment insurance are making their way into the pockets of political cronies. South Africa, the continent’s economic powerhouse, responded to the …

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Coronavirus Is Battering Africa’s Growing Middle Class

Coronavirus Is Battering Africa’s Growing Middle Class

Coronavirus Is Battering Africa’s Growing Middle Class Coronavirus Is Battering Africa’s Growing Middle Class NAIROBI, Kenya — James Gichina started out 15 years ago as a driver shuttling travelers from the airport, worked his way up to safari guide, and with the help of some bank loans, bought two minivans of his own to ferry vacationers around. His clients were, …

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Covid-19 Outbreak in Nigeria Is Just One of Africa’s Alarming Hot Spots

Covid-19 Outbreak in Nigeria Is Just One of Africa’s Alarming Hot Spots

Covid-19 Outbreak in Nigeria Is Just One of Africa’s Alarming Hot Spots Covid-19 Outbreak in Nigeria Is Just One of Africa’s Alarming Hot Spots DAKAR, Senegal — In the northern Nigerian city of Kano, some people say they now get four or five death notices on their phones each day: A colleague has died. A friend’s aunt. A former classmate. …

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