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Death penalty in 2020: Facts and figures

Amnesty 21 Apr 2021
Amnesty International recorded 483 executions in 18 countries in 2020, a decrease of 26% from 657 recorded in 2019. This figure represents the lowest number of executions that Amnesty International has recorded in the past decade. Most known executions took place in China, Iran, Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia – in that order ... Sub-Saharan Africa.

'Ruthless' Middle east states dominate execution toll: AmnestyAmnesty's report does not include China, which it ...

Deccan Herald 21 Apr 2021
Four states in the Middle East, led by Iran, made "ruthless and chilling" use of the death penalty in 2020 despite an overall decline during the Covid-19 pandemic, dominating the global toll of executions, Amnesty International said Wednesday ... Some of those executed during the year were members of Iran's Kurdish and Baluchi minorities, it said.

Death penalty 2020: Middle East and North Africa dominates list of world’s top executioners

Amnesty 21 Apr 2021
Countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ruthlessly persisted with executions, defying the unprecedented challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, making them some of the world’s most prolific executioners of 2020, said Amnesty International in its annual global death penalty report today ... Decline in executions overshadowed by setbacks.

Tulsa hip-hop movement Fire in Little Africa bringing music, message to OKC

The Oklahoman 21 Apr 2021
Now, he's an executive producer for Fire in Little Africa, a coalition of Oklahoma rappers, musicians and artists who ... View" Johnson, Fire in Little Africa executive producer and the manager of education and diversity outreach for Tulsa's Woody Guthrie Center and Bob Dylan Center.

Accenture Makes Strategic Investment in African Fintech Startup Okra

Daily Freeman 21 Apr 2021
“Our investment in Okra is Accenture Ventures’ first investment in Africa – an emerging market with tremendous long-term growth potential,” said Vukani Mngxati, chief executive, Accenture Africa. “Across Africa, technology ... AFRICA UNITED STATES NIGERIA NORTH AMERICA NEW YORK.

Why Nigeria Sugar Master Plan must not be scrapped

Business Day Online 21 Apr 2021
This provides evidence that the Sugar Master Plan has supported the country’s quest for a virile sugar industry, and any interruption to this process would scuttle most of the ongoing backward integration projects initiated and executed by the companies. Africa’s most populous country must learn from precedence and success stories from other climes.

WHO Regional Director for Africa wraps up visit to Ethiopia

Reliefweb 21 Apr 2021
The WHO Regional Director for Africa held virtual meetings with the newly appointed African Union Special Envoy for the African Medicines Agency, Honorable Michel Sidibé and the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Dr Vera Songwe.

Middle East states dominate list of top executioners in 2020 - Amnesty

BBC News 21 Apr 2021
Iran, Egypt, Iraq and Saudi Arabia accounted for 88% of the 483 reported executions worldwide, according to a report by the human rights group ... The overall number of executions recorded in the Middle East and North Africa fell from 579 in 2019 to 437 in 2020, Amnesty International said on Wednesday in its annual report on use of the death penalty.
photo: AP / Amr Nabil
In this Aug. 22, 2015, file photo, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood waves his hand from a defendants cage in a courtroom in Torah prison, southern Cairo, Egypt.

Middle Eastern governments ‘ruthless and chilling’ on death penalty: Amnesty

The New Arab 21 Apr 2021
Four Middle Eastern countries performed 88 percent of known executions taking place worldwide last year. Governments in the Middle East and North Africa accounted for four of the top five most prolific users of the death penalty in 2020, according to a new report by Amnesty International ... from 2015 to 2019, recorded executions rose to 100 from 61.

Companies Act 2019 (Act 992): supporting good governance and boardroom practices

B & FT Online 21 Apr 2021
Act 992 draws from Mauritius, South Africa, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom ... These critical changes to the Companies Act, which speak directly to the director and secretary requirements, lead to a greater focus on good governance and help guide businesses as they navigate the diverse business environment in Ghana and across Africa.

Nigerian fintech Okra raises $3.5M backed by Accenture Ventures and Susa Ventures

Crunch 21 Apr 2021
The last five years have seen a plethora of fintech applications in Nigeria (and Africa, in general) grow at an astonishing rate ... Nigeria is becoming Africa’s unofficial tech capital ... At Okra, she doubles as the chief executive and CTO, staking a claim as one of the most promising founders in Africa’s male-dominated fintech scene.

Ex-Prasa head Montana denies links to Guptas, Zuma

Independent online (SA) 21 Apr 2021
Johannesburg - Former Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) chief executive Lucky Montana has not only claimed innocence with regards to irregular contracts at the rail agency, but has denied any link to the Gupta family and former president Jacob Zuma.

LIVE FEED: State Capture Inquiry - April 21, 2021

Independent online (SA) 21 Apr 2021
Johannesburg - The commission of inquiry into state capture will continue to hear evidence related to allegations of corruption at the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (Prasa) from former group chief executive officer Lucky Montana today ... The former executive told deputy ...

An unregulated media space, a danger to media freedom – Media Foundation for West Africa

Joy Online 21 Apr 2021
Executive Director of the Media Foundation for West Africa (​MFWA), Sulemana Briamah says he supports the passage of the Broadcasting Bill since it can ensure media freedom while promoting ethical content ... “My day job is to ensure the freedom of the media…to ensure capacity building so on and so forth ... “I think it is long overdue.