The Times of Tanzania
Eastern Africa News Network

Vladimir Putin places Direct Phone call to Africa

Russian Head of State, Vladimir Putin still has time for long distance phone calls.

On Wednesday, the 9th of March 2022, President Vladimir Putin of Russia placed a direct phone call to the Senegalese President, Macky Sall, who happens to be the current Head of the African Union.

President Macky Sall

The President of Russia posted the live conversation with the African Union Head on Kremlin’s official twitter account. Unfortunately, for some reason, one gets redirected to another page, which somehow also fails to open.

It is still not known if the Russian page is also under attack or it is just some ordinary technological hiccups.

But from the ‘African Insider,’ it was reported that, President Macky Sall, among other things, said he appealed to the Russian Head of State for a ‘lasting’ ceasefire in Ukraine.

Little else has come to light from the phone call between the two leaders on that the Kremlin’s Twitter page is refusing to display the redirected window.

Last week, the African Union expressed concerned over reports of mistreatment that Africans were being subjected to in Ukraine during their attempts to flee from the country.

Viral videos showed People from Asia and Africa being pushed from trains and getting harrassed by (allegedly), Ukraine soldiers


There is a Joint Retreat between the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights, which operates from Tanzania and the Permanent Representatives Committee of the African Union.

The retreat is taking place in the Northern City of Arusha for two days, that is from the 10th to the 11th of March 2022.

According to the President of the African Court, Lady Justice Imani Daud Aboud, the two-day Retreat is to enhance the effectiveness of the Pan-African Court and improve the protection of human rights on the continent.

The Retreat is also targeting to renew an atmosphere of trust, cooperation and confidence-building.

About 100 participants are attending the Retreat, held at the Gran Melia Hotel in Arusha. These include Judges of the Court and official serving under the relevant departments of the African Union Commission.

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