Kenya: la Tanzanie annonce l’envoi de 500 médecins

Au terme d’un accord trouvé entre les deux pays, la Tanzanie enverra dans les prochains jours, 500 médecins au Kenya qui est en manque pour aller renforcer l’équipe médicale en place. Par cet accord, le gouvernement kényan s’engage à rémunérer et à offrir un logement à ces médecins-coopérants. Une aubaine pour plusieurs médecins tanzaniens aujourd’hui en chômage. Car, plus de 1 200 diplômés sortent chaque année des universités de médecine et se retrouvent sans emploi après sept années de formation.

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CAR: International Outcry Over Massacre Of 34 Civilians

The Central African Republic, CAR is still in shock after rebels from one of the 14 armed groups that signed the February 5, 2019 Khartoum, Sudan Peace and Unity Accord with the government on May 22, 2019 massacred 34 civilians and wounded five others. Radio France International RFI said the killings took place in three villages in Paoua, Ouham-Pëndé Prefecture in the north-west of the country, not far from the Chadian border.

Perpetrators of the gruesome attacks were from the “Retour, Réclamation et Réhabilitation,” 3R rebel group of Sidiki Abass. AngeMaxime Kazagui, Minister of Communication and Government Spokesman, described the killings as “barbaric.”

He said government, alongside MINUSCA UN peacekeepers, had ordered Sidiki to arrest and hand over the suspected culprits to the authorities within 72 hours. Else, the rebel leader will be personally held responsible for the massacres. 3R rebels were similarly ordered to dismantle their illegal bases and checkpoints within the same timeframe; “failing which necessary action will be taken against them.” MINUSCA Spokesman, Ikavi Uwolowulakana, expressed regret at the attacks, saying their brutal nature showed that they were well planned and executed with efficient coordination. All this, he added, points to the determination by the assailants to cause the greatest number of casualties.

MINUSCA also stated its intention to take legal action against the assailants and their accomplices, saying their action could constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. Mankeur Ndiaye, United Nations Secretary General’s Envoy to CAR, condemned the killings, vowing that the perpetrators will be tracked down, arrested and prosecuted. Agency reports said amongst those killed were the alternate parliamentarian for Paoua 1 and the official in charge of education for Kabo.

Local people demanded that government set up a commission of inquiry, alleging that defunct Séléka combatants were also involved in the massacres. Gen. Pascal Champion, who heads MINUSCA’s police unit, told the press in the CAR capital, Bangui that meetings were underway in Koundjili and Lemouna when armed men suddenly arrived and opened fire on the people. The attacks were said to be in reprisal to the killing of a Fulani herdsman on May 10, 2019. The 3R rebel group says it is out to protect CAR Fulanis.

Etats-Unis: Trump s’attaque au plan climat d’Obama

Le président américain a signé mardi un décret remettant en cause le plan de lutte contre le changement climatique mis en place par son prédécesseur, Barack Obama. Par cet acte, Donald Trump met à exécution une promesse de campagne visant à alléger le Plan Energie Propre (Clean Power Plan). Il a ainsi annoncé dans la foulée l’indépendance énergétique du pays grâce au retour de l’exploitation de charbon, qui compte toujours pour près d’un tiers de la consommation des Etats-Unis.

United Kingdom: Wikileaks Co-founder Jailed For 11 Months

The Southwark Crown Court in the United Kingdom on May 1, 2019 sentenced Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange to 50 weeks (about 11 and half months) in jail for breaching bail conditions, the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, said. The 47year-old was found guilty of breaching the Bail Act last month after his arrest at the Ecuadorian Embassy. He took refuge in the London embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations, which he has denied. In a letter read to the court, Assange said he found himself “struggling with difficult circumstances.” He apologised to those who “consider I’ve disrespected them.” “I did what I thought at the time was the best or perhaps the only thing that I could have done,” he added.