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Africa: East Africa's Jihadis Linked to Mozambique Violence

Sa 25 Mai 2019 13:47:22 CEST
[East African] East Africa's extremist groups may be widening their influence to the south of the continent, deepening violence in countries such as Mozambique, according to a recent study by a US Defence Department think tank.

Africa: Preventing Antibiotic Resistance - Look to the Livestock Industry

So 26 Mai 2019 11:31:34 CEST
[IPS] United Nations -Antimicrobial resistance is quickly becoming a global crisis and risks reversing a century of progress in health. Some organisations have already geared up and are tackling the issue from its roots.

Africa: The UN Has Failed Civilians

So 26 Mai 2019 10:37:22 CEST
[IPS] United Nations -Despite the United Nations Security Council's task of protecting civilians, millions around the world are still being displaced and killed with little to no accountability for perpetrators.

Africa: African Co-Operation Benefits Agric Sector

Sa 25 Mai 2019 12:16:13 CEST
[The Herald] Zimbabwe joins the rest of the continent in commemorating Africa Day against a background of growing co-operation among member states in the field of agriculture, especially in finding ways of mitigating the harsh effects of climate change, crop and animal diseases, and confronting natural disasters in the mould of the recent Cyclone Idai.

Africa: Public-Private Partnerships Fad Fails

Sa 25 Mai 2019 16:23:28 CEST
[IPS] Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -After the failure and abuses of privatization and contracting-out services from the 1980s, there has been renewed appreciation for the role of the state or government. Earlier promoters of privatization have taken a step backward, only to take two more forward to instead promote public-private partnerships (PPPs).

Africa: Algeria, Sudan and the Power of Protest

Sa 25 Mai 2019 11:59:50 CEST
[ISS] In the past two months, historic anti-government protests across Algeria and Sudan have forced their ageing autocrats to resign after decades of repressive rule. In Algeria, broad-based protests prompted by former president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's announcement that he would run for a fifth term led to his resignation on 1 April. Ahmed Gaid Salah, army chief of staff and vice minister of defence, seized control of the transitional government, naming Abdelkader Bensalah, Bouteflika's right-hand man, acting he

Africa: How To Awaken A Giant #AfricaDay

Fr 24 Mai 2019 09:42:26 CEST
[allAfrica] This Africa Day it is fitting to reflect on Kwame Nkrumah's prescient remark "I am not African because I was born in Africa, but because Africa was born in me". Ghana's first President, and a Founding Father of the African Union (AU), was accurate in foretelling the strength of Pan-Africanism today.

Africa: We Owe It to Ourselves to Make Africa a Success Story

Sa 25 Mai 2019 12:14:42 CEST
[The Herald] We continue to see the role of media and communication as central to what we all are striving for in the continent.

Africa: Does Sending Money to Family Members in Africa, Create a Culture of Dependency?

Fr 24 Mai 2019 08:42:52 CEST
[Observer] One of the mediums diaspora send money to family members in Africa.

Africa: Nigeria, South Africa Finalise Preparations Abroad

Fr 24 Mai 2019 16:15:35 CEST
[Cameroon Tribune] The teams are training abroad to acclimatize ahead of the competition.

Africa: Morocco to Host Africa Students and Youth Summit in July

Fr 24 Mai 2019 14:47:49 CEST
[Ghanaian Times] King Mohammed VI of Morocco and his government will in July, host this year's Africa Students and Youth Summit (ASYS-VIII 2019) that seeks to unite Africans.

Africa: Ocean Is Beating Blue Heart of Planet, Seychelles' President Tells Blue Economy Conference in Mozambique

Fr 24 Mai 2019 13:56:56 CEST
[Seychelles News Agency] A healthy ocean is important for more than just economic growth; it is crucial for the survival of humanity, the Seychelles' president said at the official opening of the Blue Economy conference in Mozambique, State House said on Thursday.

Africa: South Africa Looks to Overcome Haunted World Cup Past in 2019

Fr 24 Mai 2019 13:51:38 CEST
[Daily Maverick] The Cricket World Cup has not been kind to South Africa in the past, but the Proteas have a chance to build on their semifinal loss in 2015 when the tournament kicks off next week in England and Wales. The Proteas will play in the tournament's opening match against hosts England on May 30.

Africa: Inspiring Action On Africa Day

Fr 24 Mai 2019 13:44:21 CEST
[This is Africa] Africa Day presents an opportunity to discuss challenges from the perspective of opportunity, says Dr Richard Munang.

Africa: Africa Day - Pan-Africanists to Discuss Continental Development Challenges

Fr 24 Mai 2019 13:43:20 CEST
[New Times] Over 500 participants who are members of Pan African Movement (PAM) will on Saturday convene in Kigali to deliberate on issues that need urgent attention to enable the continent develop faster and catch up with the rest of the world.

Africa: Inaugural Summit Readies Africa for Industry 4.0

Fr 24 Mai 2019 12:34:37 CEST
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -SOME of the world's foremost innovators in technology and finance will converge in South Africa next week as part of efforts to future-proof the continent into the fourth industrial revolution.

Africa: Pioneering Veterinary Medicine for Africa's Enigmatic Pangolins

Fr 24 Mai 2019 10:35:07 CEST
[VOA] Veterinarian Dr. Karin Lourens has become known as Africa's "pangolin doctor" for leading medical efforts to help the scaly anteaters rescued from the illegal wildlife trade.

Africa: The Influence of the German Constitution in Africa

Fr 24 Mai 2019 07:00:07 CEST
[Deutsche Welle] On May 23, 1949, Germany's Basic Law was adopted and became a symbol of a new beginning. Some five decades later, German constitutional experts helped with the formulation of South Africa's post-apartheid constitution.

Africa: Will Free Trade Be Continent's Economic Game Changer?

Fr 24 Mai 2019 06:48:28 CEST
[ISS] The ambitious African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) which technically enters into force on 30 May could be the game changer for Africa's hitherto lackluster economy. Driven by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the process of reaching this point may well have broken all African records. African Union member states launched negotiations to create this huge market of 1.2 billion people with a GDP of over US$3.4 trillion in only March last year.

Africa: This is How Universal Health Coverage Led to Algeria Being Malaria-Free

Mi 22 Mai 2019 18:33:25 CEST
[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Algeria is now the second African country after Mauritius to be officially recognized by the World Health Organisation as malaria-free. The certification is granted when a country proves that it has interrupted indigenous transmission of the disease for at least 3 consecutive years. Morocco was declared malaria-free in 2010 which would have made the country the second African country to be certified malaria-free but it falls within WHO's "Eastern Mediterrean" region. Dr Akpaka Kalu, WHO Malaria Expert, tal

Africa: Avon Justine New Digital Blueprint Empowers Women

Fr 24 Mai 2019 12:13:23 CEST
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -AVON Justine, the beauty company, has restated its commitment to championing the empowerment of women by aligning its digital platforms.

Africa: Scarcity of Pilots May Hamper Commercial Flight Operations in Africa

Fr 24 Mai 2019 10:32:06 CEST
[This Day] Industry experts have expressed concern that in the coming years, Africa may not have enough pilots to fly commercial planes in the region due to global scarcity of pilots and inadequate training of such skilled manpower in the continent.

Africa: China Doesn't Want Trade War But...

Fr 24 Mai 2019 09:57:01 CEST
[Daily Trust] China-US trade talks are catching the eye of the Nigerian media recently. Around the world, there have been widespread concerns over the new round of additional tariffs between China and the US. Some believe escalated disputes will bring more uncertainties to world economy. Some have described the global economic landscape as "unpredictable" and labeled the trade issue as "the biggest uncertainty".

Africa: It Is Time for Africa to Feed the World, Says Sagcot Boss

Fr 24 Mai 2019 08:24:10 CEST
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -The Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor of Tanzania (Sagcot) chief executive officer, Mr Geoffrey Kirenga on Thursday night said African countries should start feeding the world instead of the world feeding the continent.

Africa: Drug-Resistant TB Having Heavy Toll On Economies

Do 23 Mai 2019 15:06:39 CEST
[SciDev.Net] Nairobi -Drug-resistant tuberculosis deaths cost the global and African economies at least US$17.8 billion and US$2 billion a year respectively, representing losses of future goods produced and services provided, a report says.

Africa: Snakebites - the World's Biggest Hidden Health Crisis

Do 23 Mai 2019 09:58:04 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Africa: Wreck of Last U.S. Slave Ship From Africa Found

Do 23 Mai 2019 09:54:52 CEST
[Deutsche Welle] Researchers say the wreckage of the Clotilda, the last known ship to have brought people enslaved in Africa to US shores, has been located. The voyage took place decades after transporting slaves to the US was outlawed.

Africa: WHO Launches Strategy to Cut Snakebite Deaths and Disabilities in Half

Do 23 Mai 2019 14:06:11 CEST
[MSF] Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) welcomes the release of the long-anticipated World Health Organization (WHO) strategy on the prevention and control of snakebite envenoming, with the ambitious targets to cut in half the number of snakebite deaths and cases of disability by 2030. Governments and funding organisations must step up now and respond to snakebite with the urgency and attention this neglected public health crisis demands.

Africa: Decolonising Migration Research and Potential Pitfalls - Reflections From South Africa

Do 23 Mai 2019 12:24:31 CEST
[Fahamu] The author argues that for on-going debates about "decolonising the university" in South Africa to have any meaning, what has to be decolonised first is the mental border that remains inscribed in South African notions of decolonisation.

Africa: How Combining and Fermenting Grains Can Help Nutrition

Do 23 Mai 2019 09:41:34 CEST
[The Conversation Africa] With the emergence of climate change, alternative solutions are needed to improve the availability of food. This is particularly true in Africa where most countries rely on rain to water their plants. Consequently, food becomes scarce during periods of drought.



 

 

 

 

 
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