Afrika Update Report:
5 December 2023:
1. Guinea- Bissau, President Umaro Sissoco Embalo has decided to dissolve the opposition-dominated Parliament after the foiled coup last week;
2. Niger-Russia, A Russian delegation led by the Deputy Minister of Defense Colonel -General Yunus-Bek Yevkurov has arrived in Niamey to strengthen military ties post July 26 coup ;
3. Tanzania- Manyara-Katesh, Landslides and torrential rains in northern Tanzania have caused death and destruction and President Samia Suluhu has ordered deployment of resources to help victims;
4. Afrika-Dubai COP28, Several African governments are defending their decision to send large delegation to COP28 climate conference in Dubai amidst widespread criticism of financial extravagance;
5. In our historical archives, it was on this day 5 December 1924 when teacher, lecturer, lawyer, Fort Hare University SRC President and Founding President of the PAC of Azania Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe was born to Hubert and Angelina Sobukwe at Graaf-Reinet, Eastern Cape.
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In response to the recent eviction of homeless individuals from Greenpoint on the outskirts of Cape Town's City Centre, U-turn Homeless Ministry reaffirms its support for the City's mandate to ensure the cleanliness and safety of our streets for everyone.