Africa: Day 4 Recap | Resiliency in Action – Sustaining Regional and Bilateral Trade Post-COVID

Washington, DC — H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, President, Republic of Kenya and H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, President, Republic of Ghana, gave opening remarks and participated in a fireside chat moderated by Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Senior Vice President, Albright Stonebridge Group. President Kenyatta stressed the promise and importance of the proposed U.S.-Kenya Free Trade Agreement, with negotiations set to begin July 7, 2020. He emphasized the importance of Africa’s private sector in leading economic growth, pointing to Kenya’s efforts to adopt more business-friendly rules and regulations to support this growth. President…

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Cameroon: Making a Killing – Israeli Mercenaries in Cameroon

Our investigation found Israeli citizens have been training Cameroon’s most notorious military unit for years, making them huge sums in the process. In November 2018, Eran Moas basked under the Caribbean sun by an infinity pool stretching towards the horizon. The Israeli citizen was taking a much-needed break by holidaying in the Bahamas with his wife and children. The beachside villa he rented did not come cheap at a cool $20,000 a day, but this expense was of little concern to Moas. His personal portfolio of properties includes a New…

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East Africa: Presidents Skip Nkurunziza’s Burial

No sitting East African Community head of state attended the burial ceremony for the late Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza held Friday. While in power, Nkurunziza became diplomatically isolated after 2015, when his decision to run for a third term sparked protests. Tanzania’s President John Magufuli sent Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa, who was accompanied by a 21-member delegation, which included retired president Jakaya Kikwete and his wife, Mama Salma Kikwete, while Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta was represented by Chief Administrative Secretary in the Ministry of East Africa Community Ken Obura. Uganda…

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100 reasons.

These might be the last days of Donald trump. The way things are going  he just might resign before November. The guy hates to take an L, and it’s looking more and more like one is in his future. (Although here is a caveat to my prediction: Mr. trump is not down double digits as all these polls suggests. The race is a lot closer than folks think. Remember, a large percentage of people who vote for trump will not admit it to pollsters.)    Anyway, we all know now…

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Report: Rwanda makes short list for EU travel reopen

Rwanda is the only nation in sub-Saharan Africa that appears to be approved for travel to the European Union as management of the COVID-19 pandemic continues, according to a list seen by the New York Times. The short list of non-European nations with citizens determined eligible to enter the EU, beginning on Wednesday, also includes Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. But it leaves off Egypt, where the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention reports more than 61,000 cases and 2,500 fatalities as of Friday. The final EU list includes some…

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