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World Health Organization (WHO) and Ministry of Health (MOH) brief Malawian journalists about the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak situation in the African Region

The status is that there are currently no confirmed cases of Ebola outside the DRC and WHO is continuing to monitor the situation and providing guidance accordingly

On 13 August 2019 journalists from five media institutions namely; Malawi News Agency, The Times Group, Nations Publication Limited, Zodiak Broadcasting Station and Malawi Broadcasting Corporation in Malawi were informed of the status of the Ebola Disease outbreak in the African Region. This took place at a press conference that took…

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF)
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Finalists announced for 2019 AWIEF Awards

Women entrepreneurs across multiple industries in Africa acknowledged for their leadership and innovation

Leading Pan African entrepreneurship and innovation non-profit, the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (https://www.AWIEForum.org/), has announced the top finalists in its annual awards to celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa. Promoting excellence in entrepreneurship and innovation amongst women-owned businesses in all sectors and across all 54 African…

Source: British High Commission Dar es Salaam |

Tanzania: US-UK issue joint statement on recent indictment of investigative journalist

The U.S. Embassy and the British High Commission jointly issued a statement concerning the erosion of due process in Tanzania

The U.S. Embassy and the British High Commission are deeply concerned about the steady erosion of due process in Tanzania, as evidenced by the ever more frequent resort to lengthy pre-trial detentions and shifting charges by its justice system. We are particularly concerned about a recent case – the irregular…

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Putting viral hepatitis high on the national agenda

Viral hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by five hepatitis viruses namely A, B, C, D and E. Globally 257 million people were estimated to be living with hepatitis B virus (HBV)

Tanzania, like many other countries, has risen to the occasion to address viral hepatitis with the country having a costed Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan (2018 – 2023) as well as draft guidelines in preparation for the introduction and scaling up of viral hepatitis diagnosis and treatment services. However, data…

National Basketball Association (NBA)
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Jr. NBA Global Championship 2019: Watch Africa Boys vs. Europe and Middle East Boys from 0:00am CAT on the NBA Africa YouTube Channel tonight

Africa Girls will face Europe & Middle East Girls (4:30pm ET / 10:30pm CAT) and Africa Boys will play Europe & Middle East Boys (6:00pm ET / 0:00am CAT)

The Africa boys and girls teams joined other international teams to take part in their first life skills seminar of the week. The first of the ‘Respect the Game’ life skills session featured current and former NBA (NBA.com) and WNBA players, including Grant Hill, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Jennifer Azzi and Jason…

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Jr. NBA Global Championship 2019: Twenty Youth from Seven African Countries to Represent Africa in the Second Jr. NBA Global Championship from Aug. 6-11 in Orlando, Florida

Twenty Youth from Seven African Countries to Represent Africa in the Second Jr. NBA Global Championship from Aug. 6-11 in Orlando, Florida. AFRICA TEAM GIRLS ROSTERS 1. Sandrine Whitney Kamgain (Cameroon) 2. Penge Lesline Salim (DRC) 3. Jana Ehab (Egypt) 4. Shaza Ayman (Egypt) 5. Kadidia Traore (Mali) 6. Aisha…

Source: Africa Regional Media Hub |

Public Designation of Anselem Nhamo Sanyatwe under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2019 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act

The Department has credible information that Anselem Nhamo Sanyatwe was involved in the violent crackdown against unarmed Zimbabweans during post-election protests

The Secretary of State is publicly designating Anselem Nhamo Sanyatwe, former Commander of the Zimbabwe National Army’s Presidential Guard Brigade and current Ambassador Designate of Zimbabwe to Tanzania, under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2019 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act (Div. F, P.L. 116-6), due…

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) |

Tanzania detains freelancer Kabendera over 'citizenship'

Dar es Salaam police chief Lazaro Mambosasa said at a press conference today that Kabendera was in custody and that police arrested him after the journalist failed to obey a summons

The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Tanzanian authorities to immediately release freelance journalist Erick Kabendera, whom police said is being investigated over his citizenship status. Dar es Salaam police chief Lazaro Mambosasa said at a press conference today that Kabendera was in custody and that police arrested him after the…

Source: Amnesty International |

Tanzania: Free arrested journalist immediately and unconditionally

Kabendera was taken by six men in plainclothes from his home in Dar es Salaam on 29 July without explanation

Following the arrest and detention of Tanzanian investigative journalist Erick Kabendera, Amnesty International’s Director for East Africa, the Horn and the Great Lakes, Joan Nyanyuki, said: “The arrest of Erick Kabendera is an assault on press freedom and further underlines the rising repression of journalists and perceived government critics in…

Source: Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) |

Unidentified men take Erick Kabendera from Tanzanian home

Press freedom has deteriorated drastically in Tanzania under the presidency of John Magufuli, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has found

The Committee to Protect Journalists is concerned for the safety of investigative reporter Erick Kabendera who was forcefully removed from his home today, and called on Tanzanian police to disclose whether they have him in custody. Kabendera's wife, who was cited in The Citizen, said that about six people who claimed to be…