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Africa: FAO Welcomes UN Security Council Recognition of Conflict-Famine Link

[FAO] Rome -The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) welcomes the UN Security Council’s recognition of conflict as a major cause of famine, and the call to enhance longer-term recovery and resilience of conflict-affected countries. FAO’s response comes after the UN Security Council adopted a presidential statement acknowledging the link between conflict and famine.

Cameroon: RFI Cameroon Correspondent’s Appeal Postponed Without Explanation

[RFI] The first hearing of the appeal of RFI Cameroon correspondent Ahmed Abba has been postponed without explanation, his lawyers have revealed.

Southern Africa: SADC Sending Special Envoy to DRC As Zuma Assumes Chairmanship

[News24Wire] The Southern African Development Community will be sending a former head of state to the Democratic Republic of Congo as a special envoy amidst increasing tensions in that country due to overdue elections.

Africa: The Role of African Think Tanks in a Post-Truth World

[SAIIA] “If you are not at the table, you are probably on the menu.”

Africa: Qatar Insists ‘No Delays’ for 2022 World Cup

[RFI] Qatar’s 2022 World Cup preparations have been inconvenienced but not delayed by a political and economic blockade by its neighbours, Doha’s most senior tournament organiser said on Sunday.

Africa: Youth Now or Hold Your Peace

[Thomson Reuters Foundation] August 12 marks United Nations International Youth Day, arguably the most important day on the U.N. calendar you may not have heard of. However, there are roughly 1.8 billion reasons you should take note. Today’s ‘peak’ youth generation represents the largest in human history, and more than half the global population is under the age of 30. Perhaps even more consequential to the security and economic landscape is that lower income–often volatile regions– house a significant majority of young people world

Africa: Late Shonga Brace Takes Zambia Through

[CAF] Zambia left it until late on Saturday at home to book their place at the Total African Nations Championship (CHAN) Kenya 2018 after beating South Africa 2-0 at the Levy Mwanawasa Stadium in Ndola.

Africa: BBC’s Pidgin Service Targets Africa’s Teeming Youth, Women

[Premium Times] As President Muhammadu Buhari’s aircraft taxied along the runway of the Abuja International Airport on Saturday, a presenter at one of Nigeria’s popular Pidgin radio stations announced to his listeners:

Africa: As Africa’s Creative Community Gears Up for Contest

[This Day] John Ajayi writes on the forthcoming Loeries Creative Week competition billed to hold in Durban

Africa: Political Parties Urged to Unite, Protect Africa’s Resources

[East African] Representatives of political parties from 32 African countries assembled in Sudan’s capital Khartoum on Saturday to discuss ways of strengthening integration as a means to curb illegal exploitation of the continent’s natural resources.

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