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Africa: The AU's Role in Brokering Sudan Deal Offers Lessons for the Future

Do 22 Aug 2019 07:38:27 CEST
[The Conversation Africa] The African Union (AU) came into existence after a restructuring of its predecessor - the Organisation of African Unity (OAU). It was created to build an integrated, prosperous and peaceful continent.

Africa: Matshidiso Moeti Chosen to Serve as WHO Africa Director for Second Term

Mi 21 Aug 2019 09:19:10 CEST
[Daily Trust] The 47 member-states of the World Health Organization's (WHO) African Region have nominated Dr Matshidiso Moeti to serve a second five-year term as Regional Director for Africa.

Africa: AFRICOM Can Make Fishing Fair

Mi 21 Aug 2019 22:57:36 CEST
[Stars & Stripes] The world is quickly running out of seafood. The United Nations has found that 90% of all fisheries are either fully fished or overfished. For now, fish are plentiful in Africa's waters, a potentially sustainable source of protein and revenue for a region deprived of both. But much of that potential is being stolen by foreign fishing fleets engaged in illegal poaching, hamstringing African prosperity while creating new security crises.

Africa: Misinformation, Lack of Access and Confusion Hamper the Ability of Smokers Who Don't Quit to Consider Better Alternatives, a New International Study from PMI Shows

Mi 21 Aug 2019 17:08:30 CEST
[PMI] Lausanne, Switzerland--August 20, 2019--Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE: PM) today released a white paper titled "Unsmoke: Clearing the Way for Change" based on findings from a major international study conducted for the company by independent research firm Povaddo.

Africa: As Edwin Cameron Retires, Let Us Reflect On His Enormous Contribution to Justice in South Africa

Mi 21 Aug 2019 10:18:48 CEST
[Daily Maverick] Edwin Cameron looms large over the legal history of South African access to land, the medical health environment and sexual-orientation justice issues. The shadows he cast in his forceful defence of the rule of law go beyond the borders of South Africa.

Africa: 10 Ways Mosquitoes Pose a Threat to Half the World

Mi 21 Aug 2019 09:30:27 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -A warmer climate, travel and trade are helping to spread mosquito-borne diseases as a deadly beast smaller than a paper clip poses a threat to more than half the world's population.

Africa: Grasslands and Savannas: The Overlooked Solution to Climate Crisis

Mi 21 Aug 2019 09:28:19 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] We must change the way we use our land and we must do it now. That's the overall message of the recently published IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Land. Through deforestation, conversion and unsustainable agriculture we have increased emissions and reduced the carbon sequestering abilities of our lands. Business as usual makes it impossible to achieve the climate goals of the Paris Agreement and threatens our food security.

Africa: Interpol Members Negotiate Pact to Combat Cross Border Crimes

Do 22 Aug 2019 07:21:54 CEST
[New Times] Members of the International Police Criminal Organisation commonly known as Interpol from 17 African countries are meeting in Kigali to negotiate a joint agreement to deal with the rise in cross border crimes.

Africa: Africa Today Heads Into the Last Mile to Be Free of Wild Polio

Mi 21 Aug 2019 18:21:31 CEST
[WHO] Brazzaville, 21 August 2019 - Africa today passes a milestone threshold - three years with no case of wild poliovirus detected.

Africa: Africa Group Endorses Kenya's Candidature for UN Security Council Seat

Mi 21 Aug 2019 16:16:53 CEST
[Capital FM] Kenya -Kenya's candidature for the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) non-permanent seat for the 2021-2022 term has been endorsed by the Africa Group after garnering 37 votes against Djibouti's 13 during a session by the 54-member regional group in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Africa: W/Shop for Feminist Activists in Africa Underway in Accra

Mi 21 Aug 2019 12:32:19 CEST
[Ghanaian Times] A four-day capacity workshop for African women to strengthen their voice, role and contribution in shaping policies and decisions in macro economy is currently underway in Accra.

Africa: The Global Fuel Economy Initiative and the Global Climate Partnership Fund Working Together Towards Sustainable Mobility

Mi 21 Aug 2019 16:51:28 CEST
[UNEP] Mobility is a key feature of modern society, and advancements in transportation technology have been an important driver for social and economic development, since the first steam locomotives started transporting people and goods in the late eighteenth century.

Africa: 18th Meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention On International Trade in Endangered Species (Cites)

Mi 21 Aug 2019 14:22:10 CEST
[UNEP] Excellency Federal Counselor Alain Berset, Chairwoman Carolina Caceres, Chair of CITES Standing Committee Secretary General Ivonne Higuero Ministers, Ambassadors, distinguished guests, partners, colleagues and friends.

Africa: Continent's Progress Doesn't Need External Validation - Kagame

Mi 21 Aug 2019 07:10:56 CEST
[New Times] Rwanda and the African continent pursues progress and development for the interest of citizens not to receive credit or validation by external parties, President Paul Kagame has said.

Africa: To Trade or Not to Trade? The Ivory Question

Mi 21 Aug 2019 06:29:12 CEST
[ISS] Is a world without the illicit wildlife trade possible? One where no species faces imminent extinction at the hands of humans? Perhaps - with new technology, and consensus among origin and destination countries.

Africa: Why You Should Donate to Africa's First Community Radio Project - Bush Radio

Di 20 Aug 2019 16:31:33 CEST
[allAfrica] Cape Town -August 2019 marks 24 years of legal broadcasting by Africa's oldest community radio station project, Bush Radio, but all is not well in the community media sector.

Africa: Afropunk Joburg Lineup Just Got Even Hotter - Who is Ready?

Di 20 Aug 2019 14:46:24 CEST
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Afropunk Joburg has announced the official stellar lineup for the 2019 festival. It boasts both local and international artists. U.S. singers Solange Knowles, Miguel and Masego will be headlining the festival.

Africa: World Health Organisation's New Effort Can Help End Neglected Tropical Diseases

Di 20 Aug 2019 09:31:47 CEST
[IPS] Abuja -Recently, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched global consultations for a new Roadmap on how to eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs). The roadmap would help achieve universal health coverage by 2030, address health emergencies and promote healthier populations.

Africa: Dr Matshidiso Moeti Nominated to a Second Term As WHO Regional Director for Africa

Di 20 Aug 2019 18:58:55 CEST
[WHO] Brazzaville, 20 August 2019 - The 47 Member States of the World Health Organization's (WHO) African Region nominated Dr Matshidiso Moeti to serve a second five-year term as Regional Director for Africa.

Africa: Winners of Inaugural WHO Innovation Challenge Announced

Di 20 Aug 2019 15:17:29 CEST
[WHO] Brazzaville, 19 August - The three winners of the first World Health Organization (WHO) Africa Innovation Challenge were honoured during an evening awards ceremony as part of the WHO Regional Committee meeting of health ministers taking place this week in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

Africa: Women Make Peacekeeping Missions More Effective - Experts

Di 20 Aug 2019 10:43:13 CEST
[VOA] Women, peace and security are on the agenda at a military conference in Ghana this week, where experts say deploying women into peacekeeping forces will make missions more effective and make civilian women feel safer in reporting abuses.

Africa: UN, U.S. Honor Humanitarian Workers on World Humanitarian Day

Di 20 Aug 2019 10:34:15 CEST
[VOA] The United Nations is paying special tribute on World Humanitarian Day to the tens of thousands of women who risk their lives to provide life-saving assistance to millions of destitute people in areas of conflict.

Africa: Afrobarometer - Climate Change Literacy Still Low

Di 20 Aug 2019 06:55:34 CEST
[Deutsche Welle] Despite the fact that Africa bears the brunt when it comes to erratic global weather patterns, many people are still unfamiliar with the climate change phenomenon, a new survey reveals.

Africa: China Is Proving Key to Reducing Wildlife Trafficking

Di 20 Aug 2019 06:51:03 CEST
[ISS] China's proactive stance against illicit wildlife trafficking in Africa in recent years has helped shift trends in this crime. Where cooperation has occurred with certain African countries, wildlife smuggling has moved to other parts of the continent. This shows that tougher measures are working - and African countries with high rates of trafficking should follow suit.

Africa: Heatwaves and Heavy Rain Predicted to Last Longer With Climate Change

Di 20 Aug 2019 13:46:04 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Barcelona -Both the intensity and duration of extreme weather will worsen further in the northern hemisphere as temperatures rise, scientists warn

Africa: Timeline - How Greta Thunberg's Climate Strikes Became a Global Movement in a Year

Di 20 Aug 2019 12:40:53 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -Here is a timeline on how the "Fridays for Future" school strikes developed into a global movement and some of the controversies it has seen along the way

Africa: Mediterranean Migration - a Day in the Clinic On Board the Ocean Viking

Di 20 Aug 2019 11:49:05 CEST
[MSF] After each of the four rescues, the MSF medical team completes a primary medical assessment, examining the medical needs of the rescued people.

Africa: Coach Scouts for Major League Baseball Talent in Africa

Di 20 Aug 2019 10:36:45 CEST
[VOA] George Wilson Mukhobe has worked as a baseball coach in Uganda for the last decade, and for the last three years as a Major League Baseball scout in Africa.

Africa: What Did You Do in the War, Dad? Academic Xenophobia Denies History of the Frontline States

Di 20 Aug 2019 09:47:07 CEST
[Daily Maverick] There is a growing narrative among black South African academics that other African academics 'do not understand the struggles of black (African) South Africans'. Feeding off this narrative are students who 'test' African scholars through infantile quizzes about South Africa and its history.

Africa: U.S. Envoys Assume Key Africa Posts – But Not South Africa

Mo 19 Aug 2019 17:57:49 CEST
[allAfrica] Washington, DC -Career U.S. ambassadors are taking up key diplomatic assignments across Africa following confirmation by the Senate earlier this month. These include envoys to Nigeria, Egypt, Libya, Cote d'Ivoire and the African Union, as well as Malawi and Cape Verde.





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