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Africa: U.S. Senate Committee Hears from Six Nominees for Key Africa Ambassadorial Posts

[allAfrica] The U.S. Senate moved a bit closer to confirmation of President Biden's nominees for six key ambassadorial posts in Africa with a hearing on Tuesday. [Watch]

Gambia: Gambia Validates Truth Commission's Work and Promises Justice

[] It is a milestone for the future of The Gambia. On Wednesday 25 May, the government, after five months of deliberation, finally said how it intends to implement the recommendations of the Truth Commission. Justice Minister Dawda Jallow said it has accepted all but two of the commission's 265 recommendations and announced the creation of a special court to prosecute alleged perpetrators, including senior officials and former president Yahya Jammeh.

Eleven babies die in Senegal hospital fire

More than 10 newborn babies have died in a hospital fire in the western city of Tivaouane in Senegal.

Senegal: 11 Babies Die During Fire at Hospital Neonatal Unit

[allAfrica] Eleven babies died on Wednesday, May 26, in the fire that ravaged the neonatology department of the Mame Abdou Aziz Sy hospital in Tivaouane, reported The sad news quickly spread on social networks, and drew comment from Senegal's president, Macky Sall.

Africa: Unlocking Feminist Activism with Social Justice Leader Theo Sowa

[allAfrica] AllAfrica's Melody Chironda spoke with renowned women's rights and social justice activist Theo Sowa about women's rights and democracy in the wake of the release of a report by Shake the Table on the need to increase funding for feminist organisations.

Africa: Chief Economists Outlook Warns of Dire Human Consequences From the Fragmentation of the Global Economy

[WEF] Davos, Klosters, Switzerland -- The World Economic Forum's Community of Chief Economists expects lower economic activity, higher inflation, lower real wages and greater food insecurity globally in 2022, pointing to the devastating human consequences of the fragmentation of the global economy.

Africa: More Money Needed for Feminist Leaders to Drive Global Change

[allAfrica] Cape Town -- Feminist movements and organizations around the world are the key drivers of social change, yet they are under-financed, under-valued, and grossly under-appreciated.

Uganda: Museveni Appoints 16 High Court Judges in Acting Capacity

[Nile Post] President Museveni has appointed in acting capacity 16 Judges of the High Court into the judiciary service to help in clearing the case backlog in Ugandan courts.

Kenya: Prestigious FIFA World Cup Trophy in Kenya, President Kenyatta to Receive

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The prestigious 18-karat gold FIFA World Cup Trophy has landed in Kenya in style on a two-day tour.

Nigeria: 32 People Killed in Borno Attack - Official

[Premium Times] The incidents occurred in Dikwa council area in a deserted community but the victims hail from Kala-Balge LGA a neighbouring community.

Nigeria: Kaduna Train Attack - Terrorists Release Another Video of Abducted Passengers

[Premium Times] This is the fourth time the terrorists are releasing evidence to show the abducted passengers are still alive.

Senegal: Eleven Newborn Babies Killed in Senegal Hospital Fire

[RFI] Eleven infants have died in a hospital fire in Senegal, where great disparities exist between public health services in urban and rural areas. The tragedy was one of several incidents at a facility that is raising questions about the state of the country's healthcare system.

Africa: Uber Hits 1 Billion Trip Milestone in Africa

[Vanguard] Uber yesterday said it hit one billion trips in Africa since entering the market less than 10 years ago.

Malawi: Ministers Call for Malawian Musician's Death Probe

[Nyasa Times] Minister of Youth and Sports Richard Chimwendo Banda has called for Malawi Police Service to investigate the death of popular hip hop musician Martin Nkhata.

Malawi: Malawi Among 5 First Five African Countries to Benefit From Pfizer Health Accord

[Nyasa Times] Malawi is among the first five African countries to benefit from the Pfizer Accord for a Healthier World.

Malawi: Communities Demand Mobile Courts in Nkhatabay

[Nyasa Times] Rocked with numbers of unresolved Gender Based Violence (GBV) cases being reported in Traditional Authority (TA) Kabunduli in Nkhatabay district, communities in the area are demanding mobile courts.

Kenya: Kenyatta, Ruto 'Social Distance' at National Prayer Breakfast

[Capital FM] Nairobi -- The tiff between President Uhuru Kenyatta and Deputy President William Ruto reemerged again on Thursday at the National Prayer Breakfast after the two leaders, who have always shared a table at similar events in the past broke off from the tradition.

Africa: Over 11.7 Million Cases of Covid-19 Confirmed Across Continent

[allAfrica] As of May 26, 2022, confirmed cases of Covid-19 from 55 African countries reached  11,700,120 while over  299,975,452 vaccinations have been administered across the continent.

Tunisia: 75 People Missing, One Dead, After Migrant Boat Sinks Off Tunisia

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- Seventy five people were missing after a crowded boat of migrants sank off Tunisia on Wednesday, the International Organization for Migration said and a security official said, as the numbers risking the dangerous crossing to Europe increase.

Tunisia: Focus On Olive Oil as Exports Grow to 60 Destinations Worldwide

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia -- The development of the olive oil sector through improving its competitiveness and its value added was at the heart of the 28th meeting of the Tunisian Council of olive oil in package, held Tuesday in Tunis, in the presence of Minister of Industry, Neila Nouira Gongi.