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West African Presidents To Head To Mali To Help Solve Crisis

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Possible Mutiny Under Way Outside Mali Capital, Say Norwegian Embassy And Security Source

A delegation of at least three west African presidents, including Niger’s president Mahamadou Issoufou, Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo and Ivory Coast’s president Alassane Ouattara, will head to Mali this week to try to end a political crisis that has sparked widespread protests in the country. At least eleven persons have been killed during demonstrations calling for president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita`s resignation.

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West Africa’s bloc, ECOWAS mission, led a peace meeting last week but failed to appease an influential opposition group called M5-RFP that has denounced proposal made by the bloc. Opposition parties accuse Boubacar Keita of failure to contain a growing jihadist insurgency or address contested local election results. ECOWAS proposed that Mali’s constitutional court examine the contested elections and that Keita create a new government including opposition members and civil society.

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That proposal has been rejected by Mali opposition which has called for truce ahead of  Muslim Eid festival to allow for the celebration of the upcoming Eid after launching a week-long civil disobedience campaign starting on Monday.

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Uganda ‘To Begin Human Trials’ Of COVID-19 Vaccine

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Uganda 'To Begin Human Trials' Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Uganda is set to start human trials of a COVID-19 vaccine starting in November as the country continues to fight against the pandemic.

The vaccine trials are a partnership exercise between Uganda’s Virus Research Institute and the United Kingdom’s Imperial College.

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Uganda has recorded more than 7,000 coronavirus cases and 75 fatalies so far.

According to BBC, Monica Musenero who is the head of a presidential taskforce on epidemics is quoted as saying the first trial will be conducted on 10 Ugandans.

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She added that if successful, a second trial will involve about 100 to 200 persons followed by a final trial of between 1,000 and 3,000 persons.

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WFP Seeks Aid For South Sudan Flood Relief

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WFP Seeks Aid For South Sudan Flood Relief

Heavy seasonal rainfall, followed by devastating floods in South Sudan since June, have impacted more than 700,000 persons across the country. A large part of the nation is reported to be under water with the Nile River at its highest level in 50 years.

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South Sudan was already in a precarious situation due to food shortages from an overwhelming locust infestation and a health crisis from the global coronavirus pandemic.

The World Food Programme (WFP) says it has been providing food assistance to more than half a million persons in South Sudan’s flood-affected areas as the threat of famine increases within the country.

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A flood-displaced victim from Mathiang village says rains have destroyed everything, including houses, cattle, crops and sources of livelihood.

WFP spokesperson, Peter Smerdon says they are already under pressure in South Sudan because of conflict, high levels of displacement and, the added burden from flooding.

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World Food Programme is now seeking to raise 58 million dollars to continue providing relief.

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Libyans Protest Armed Militias In Tajoura City

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Libyans Protest Armed Militias In Tajoura City

Libyans have taken to the streets in the southeast of the capital Tripoli to protest against the presence of armed militias in the city of Tajoura.

Clashes broke out on Thursday between two militias loyal to the Tripoli-based and UN-recognized government of national accord. Militias used heavy weapons in a residential suburb that consequently resulted in the death of at least three persons. Several others were reported injured from the two camps and some private properties were damaged.

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The United Nations support mission in the country had called for an urgent security reform on Friday as they reminded both parties of international humanitarian law obligations.

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