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Time To Focus On ‘Hidden Hunger’
Bev Postma is the CEO of HarvestPlus. She has 25 years of experience as a policy expert in international food systems, nutrition and food security.

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:13:05 +0000


Formalising Informal Trade – Good for African Women?
Women constitute the largest share of informal traders in Africa–about 70 per cent in Southern Africa and more than half in other parts of this vast continent made up of 54 states, home to over 1,200 billion people. Informal cross-border trading, in which transactions are not compliant with local tax and other rules, accounts for […]

Fri, 26 May 2017 10:25:40 +0000


In a “World of Plenty,” G7 Must Fight Famine
World leaders must step up and take action in fighting famine to prevent further catastrophic levels of hunger and deaths, said Oxfam. Ahead of the 43rd G7 summit, Oxfam urged world leaders to urgently address the issue of famine, currently affecting four countries at unprecedented levels. “Political failure has led to these crises – political […]

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:28:19 +0000


Africa – More than Just Conflicts, Corruption, Disasters
Natural and man-made disasters, armed conflicts, widespread corruption and deep social inequalities have been so far a dramatic source for most news coverage when it comes to Africa, the world’s second-largest and second-most-populous continent on Earth, which hosts 54 states spreading over 30 million square kilometres that are home to over 1.2 billion people. Nevertheless, […]

Thu, 25 May 2017 13:17:05 +0000


Nutrition Key to Developing Africa’s “Grey Matter Infrastructure”
Developing Africa’s ‘grey matter infrastructure’ through multi-sector investments in nutrition has been identified as a game changer for Africa’s sustainable development. Experts here at the 2017 African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings say investing in physical infrastructure alone cannot help Africa to move forward without building brainpower. “We can repair a bridge, we know how to […]

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:56:57 +0000


“Horrific” Increase in Worldwide Displacement
Over 30 million people were newly internally displaced in 2016 by conflict and disasters, according to a new report. In examining trends around the world for its annual Global Report on Internal Displacement, the Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) and the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) found “horrific” and high levels of new displacement. “Since we […]

Tue, 23 May 2017 15:04:43 +0000


Agony of Mother Earth (II) World’s Forests Depleted for Fuel
This is the second of a two-part series on how humankind has been systematically destroying world’s forests—the real lungs of Mother Earth. Part I dealt with the relentless destruction of forests.

Fri, 19 May 2017 11:13:54 +0000
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Africa Day 2017 Focuses on Investing in Youth
For more than half a century, Africa's identity and unity have been celebrated around the world on May 25, in honor of the 1963 founding of the Organization of African Unity, now known as the African Union (AU). "Celebrating Africa Day, to me, is recognizing not only what Africa has contributed to the rest of the world, willingly and/or unwillingly through slave trades, wars and colonization, but also through trade, cultural and civilizational exchanges; also to see how much...

Fri, 26 May 2017 20:58:11 -0400


South Sudan Frees UN Journalist After Two-year Detention
South Sudanese authorities released a journalist Thursday who had been detained without charges since August 22, 2014. George Livio, who worked for the U.N.-sponsored Miraya FM radio station, had been arrested by national security operatives and detained at an unknown location. The U.N. did not immediately provide a reason for Livio's release, though the U.N. mission in South Sudan had been pushing for his freedom and that of two other staff members. Several rights groups,...

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:47:08 -0400


Genetic Testing Underway on Virus Behind New Ebola Outbreak
Tests are underway to determine the genetic sequence of the Ebola virus behind an outbreak in central Africa, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control researcher said Friday. Dr. Barbara Knust, an epidemiologist, told VOA's Horn of Africa service that scientists are looking for "clues" about where this strain of Ebola originated and how to treat it. "That could help [us] understand how this virus is related to other viruses that have caused other Ebola outbreaks," she...

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:36:32 -0400


Somaliland Says UAE Can Launch Attacks From New Base
A top official said Friday that forces from the United Arab Emirates could soon be flying fighter jets from a new base in the breakaway republic of Somaliland. Somaliland Foreign Minister Saad Ali Shire said the UAE could use the base in the town of Berbera for any purpose, including "training, surveillance and military operations." Berbera is about 250 kilometers south of Yemen, where a Saudi-led military coalition that includes UAE troops is fighting Houthi rebels. The...

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:15:58 -0400


Congo Opposes International Probe of UN Investigators' Deaths
Democratic Republic of Congo opposes an international investigation into the deaths of two U.N. investigators, the foreign minister said on Thursday, amid mounting criticism of the Congolese authorities' own probe. Congolese military prosecutors announced last weekend that two suspected militiamen would soon face trial for the March killings of U.N. investigators Zaida Catalan, a Swede, and American Michael Sharp in the insurrection-plagued Kasai region. Rights groups, however,...

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:42:03 -0400


How One Zambian Traffic Incident Led to a Treason Charge
One traffic spat in western Zambia has grown into an international incident with life-or-death implications — one that could taint Zambia's history of peaceful and democratic rule. For more than six weeks now, opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has been in jail, awaiting trial on treason charges, which carry a possible death penalty. He was arrested in April, after his convoy crossed paths with the motorcade of President Edgar Lungu on a country road, and Hichilema's drivers...

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:33:04 -0400


Their American Dream Deferred, Deported Somalis Arrive Home
A group of 50 Somali nationals deported from the United States arrived in Mogadishu on Friday, officials says.   The Somali ambassador to United States, Ahmed Isse Awad, told VOA Somali that the 50 deportees are the second group to be sent to Mogadishu this month.   “There were 50 people deported; 30 of them were removed due to criminal cases against them, 20 had their asylum applications rejected,” he said. Samir Abdirahman Arab was among the Somali nationals who...

Fri, 26 May 2017 14:19:21 -0400


Ethiopia's Tedros Faces Challenges as New WHO Chief
African delegates celebrated with ululations and high-fives when Ethiopia's Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected director-general of the World Health Organization earlier this week in Geneva. Now, Tedros faces a slew of challenges as he takes the helm of a sprawling organization with more than 7,000 employees in 150 countries, responsible for improving health care around the world. Tedros, who goes by his first name, won by a clear majority, defeating British and Pakistani...

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:25:21 -0400


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Fri, 26 May 2017 12:30:00 -0400


Experts: Africa 'Hemorrhaging' Billions in Illicit Financial Flows
Africa loses an estimated $50 billion a year to illicit financial flows, leaving governments strapped for cash and dependent on development aid. The continent is "hemorrhaging" money because of the failure of countries to enact strong legislation to check money flows, says Rose Acha, Cameroon's supreme state audit minister and secretary general of the African Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions. Instead, uncontrolled transactions are common. "Whatever the...

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:08:24 -0400


Malawi Farmers Want Maize Export Ban Lifted
Three years of El Nino-induced drought and flooding left half of Malawi's population dependent on food aid, but this year, the country is reporting a good maize harvest.  Malawi’s government banned the export of maize and maize products in 2015 amid food shortages. But now things are changing.   Latest crop production estimates by the Ministry of Agriculture show that maize production will rise to 3.2 million tons, up from last year’s 2.3 million tons.   The...

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:49:00 -0400
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Trump foreign tour: G7 leaders turn attention to Africa
Saturday also marks the end of US President Donald Trump's foreign tour.

Sat, 27 May 2017 02:22:10 GMT


Libya turmoil: Rival armed groups clash in capital, Tripoli
Militia groups opposed to the UN-backed government launch attacks on loyalist forces in Tripoli.

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:28:04 GMT


Egypt hits 'jihadist camps' after attack on Coptic Christians
The military strike, reportedly in Libya, follows a deadly attack on Coptic Christians.

Fri, 26 May 2017 21:13:23 GMT


Legal victory for Kenya hunter-gatherers
A court blocks the Kenyan government's plan to evict hunter-gatherers from their ancestral land.

Fri, 26 May 2017 18:20:20 GMT


Burundi orders couples to wed amid drive to 'moralise society'
The government order comes after President Pierre Nkurunziza launched a campaign "to moralise society".

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:58:27 GMT


Zambia expels South Africa's Mmusi Maimane
Mmusi Maimane had planned to attend the treason case of Zambia's main opposition leader.

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:21:15 GMT


Guinea out of Under-20 World Cup
Guinea are knocked out of the Under-20 World Cup following a 5-0 thrashing by Argentina in their final Group A match in South Korea.

Fri, 26 May 2017 13:04:08 GMT


Where has all the food aid gone in the world's biggest refugee camp?
The UN says aid agencies are struggling to cope with the huge numbers of people arriving in Uganda after fleeing civil war in South Sudan.

Fri, 26 May 2017 12:36:17 GMT


Nigeria schoolchildren seized in Lagos
The children were kidnapped from their school on the outskirts of Lagos.

Fri, 26 May 2017 11:06:06 GMT


Africa's week in pictures: 19 - 25 May 2017
A selection of the best photos from across Africa this week.

Fri, 26 May 2017 09:19:45 GMT