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Public-Private Pacts Open Doors to Climate Finance in Rwanda and Ethiopia

The Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) presented the African model of a National Financing Vehicle in which the governments of Rwanda and Ethiopia have successfully promoted green growth and climate resilience, at an event May 25 on the sidelines of the annual meetings of the Board of Governors of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in […]

The post Public-Private Pacts Open Doors to Climate Finance in Rwanda and Ethiopia appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Sat, 26 May 2018 18:46:17 +0000

Digital Revolution Holds Bright Promises for Africa

Eleni Mourdoukoutas writes for Africa Renewal*

The post Digital Revolution Holds Bright Promises for Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Fri, 25 May 2018 11:43:05 +0000

Ethiopia’s Green Growth Goals: A Launchpad for Wider Climate Action in Africa

Dex Agourides is Head of Programs - Africa & Europe, Global Green Growth Institute

The post Ethiopia’s Green Growth Goals: A Launchpad for Wider Climate Action in Africa appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Fri, 25 May 2018 10:13:45 +0000

Africa Gains Momentum in Green Climate Solutions

Promoting the widespread use of innovative technologies will be critical to combat the hostile effects of climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and many African countries are already leading the way with science-based solutions. The Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN) and World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) provide support for countries in making sound policy, […]

The post Africa Gains Momentum in Green Climate Solutions appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Thu, 17 May 2018 13:07:54 +0000

We Need a Gender Shift to save Our Girls from the Jaws of Extremism

Ambassador Amina Mohamed EGH, CAV is the Cabinet Secretary for Education in the Government of Kenya and co-chair of High Level Platform for Girls Education. Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

The post We Need a Gender Shift to save Our Girls from the Jaws of Extremism appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 14 May 2018 14:27:23 +0000

U.S. Signals New Approach to Horn of Africa Ally

The April inauguration of Ethiopia’s new Prime Minister came amid much fanfare and raised expectations for the future of true democracy in Ethiopia, while far less publicized though relevant developments in the American capital could also play a significant role in shaping that future. At a relatively youthful and spritely 42 years of age, Abiy […]

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Thu, 10 May 2018 12:13:42 +0000

Despite Setbacks, Africa Viewed as Continent of Hope, Promise & Vast Potential

Africa has long been one of the world’s most beleaguered continents – singled out mostly for its conflicts, political and economic instability, rising poverty and hunger, inequalities and its environmental challenges. And in international circles, it is described as “Afro-pessimism.” Still, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has a more positive perspective of the long-suffering continent. Far […]

The post Despite Setbacks, Africa Viewed as Continent of Hope, Promise & Vast Potential appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 07 May 2018 11:29:02 +0000
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Dozens of Cameroon Youth Killed in South
English-speaking Cameroonians are burying 30 members of their community who were killed Thursday in the northwestern town of Pinyin. The government has not issued a statement but residents say the military stormed a local hotel, claiming some people had been taken hostage by suspected armed separatists fighting for the Independence of the English-speaking regions of Cameroon. The residents say the military then killed everyone they saw. Hundreds mourn their dead and seek to identify...

Sun, 27 May 2018 09:38:08 -0400

1 New Ebola Death Confirmed in Congo, Bringing Total to 12
Another person has died in Congo of a confirmed case of Ebola, bringing the number of fatalities to 12, said the country's Health Ministry. The new death happened in Iboko, a rural area in northwestern Equateur province, said the Health Ministry statement released Sunday. There are also four new suspected cases in the province, said the statement.   Congo now has 35 confirmed Ebola cases.   Health workers have identified people who have been in contact with confirmed...

Sun, 27 May 2018 08:05:22 -0400

Spain Rescues 366 Migrants in Mediterranean
Spain's maritime rescue service says it has rescued 366 migrants attempting the dangerous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea this weekend.   The service says that its rescue craft has intercepted 73 migrants traveling in four small boats on Sunday, adding to the 293 migrants it pulled from nine vessels on Saturday.   Driven out by violent conflict and extreme poverty, tens of thousands of migrants attempt to reach Spain and other southern European countries each year by...

Sun, 27 May 2018 07:04:18 -0400

Zangbeto: Voodoo Savior of Benin's Mangroves
In a wooden canoe on the waters of the Mono River in southwest Benin, a strange cone-shaped effigy in purple raffia and topped with horns sails back and forth through the mangroves. The Zangbeto — the traditional voodoo guardian of the night — once policed the streets to maintain law and order and scare away its enemies. But the revered deity, which is still feared and rules on village disputes, is now working to protect the rich mangrove ecosystem from threats from...

Sun, 27 May 2018 06:30:23 -0400

Libyan Election Talks Begin Soon in Paris
Libyan rivals will meet Tuesday in Paris to agree on a political roadmap that aims to resolve disputed issues and pave the way for U.N.-backed elections this year. U.N. Special Representative Ghassan Salame has been leading the latest push to unify and stabilize Libya, seven years after the uprising that toppled and then killed Moammar Gadhafi. Salame told the U.N. Security Council on May 21 that he had given up trying to amend a stalled 2015 peace deal and was instead focusing on...

Sun, 27 May 2018 05:38:15 -0400

Senegal's Biennale Art Expo Opens Opportunities for Local Artisans
Since its first edition in 1990, the Dak'Art Biennale in Senegal has become a key event in the world of African contemporary art. This year, the main international expo features the work of 75 artists from 33 countries. But the biennial also offers a chance for local Senegalese artists to showcase their work. Sofia Christensen reports from Dakar's historic Medina neighborhood.

Sun, 27 May 2018 01:58:00 -0400

Once Influential in Africa, Taiwan Loses All But One Ally
Two days after breaking ties with Taiwan, Burkina Faso re-established diplomatic relations with China on Saturday at a signing ceremony in Beijing. Burkina Faso’s decision to sever relations with Taiwan has left the Asian island with diplomatic ties to only one African country, Swaziland. “Taiwan is losing its support in Africa,” Guive Khan-Mohammad, a senior researcher at the University of Geneva in Switzerland, told VOA by phone. “Burkina Faso was already involved in a very, very...

Sat, 26 May 2018 15:45:21 -0400

English Speaking Activists in Cameroon Given Jail Sentences
A military tribunal in Cameroon sentenced seven English speaking detainees to 10 to 15 years in prison in connection with unrest that has paralyzed business in the English speaking zones of the central African state. Among them is radio host Mancho Bibixy, the leader of the so called coffin revolution, who used an open casket in street demonstrations calling for better conditions for the poor. Bibixy was accused of threatening Cameroon’s sovereignty when he appeared in a coffin at a...

Sat, 26 May 2018 10:27:44 -0400

DRC Ebola Outbreak Threatens Children
The UN children’s fund warned the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo threatens the health and well-being of children, and special care must be taken to help them survive.  Ebola is highly contagious, killing between 20 and 90 percent of its victims, and the UN children’s fund is engaging communities in the fight against Ebola.  UNICEF spokesman, Christophe Boulierac said schools are crucial for minimizing the risk of transmission among children. “UNICEF is scaling...

Sat, 26 May 2018 09:03:41 -0400

Kenya Moves to Regulate Digital-Fueled Lending Craze
Kenya built a reputation as a pioneer of financial inclusion through its early adoption of a mobile money system that enables people to transfer cash and make payments on cellphones without a bank account. Now, a proliferation of lenders are using the same technology to extend credit to the banked and unbanked alike, saddling borrowers with high interest rates and leaving regulators scrambling to keep up. This week, the finance ministry published a draft bill on financial regulation...

Sat, 26 May 2018 04:12:01 -0400

On Africa's Terror Landscape, Double Agents Abound
U.S. efforts to combat terrorists based on the African continent are running into a myriad of problems, perhaps none so vexing, or dangerous, as the constantly shifting alliances and aims of the terrorist fighters themselves. No longer beholden to one group or ideology, or even to the highest bidder, these terror operatives are steadily blurring the lines dividing one group from another. The result, according to Western and African defense and intelligence officials, is new type of...

Fri, 25 May 2018 16:47:30 -0400
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World Cup 2018: Mohamed Salah 'confident' of playing for Egypt despite Champions League final injury
Mohamed Salah says he is "confident" of playing in the World Cup after suffering a shoulder injury in the Champions League final.

Sun, 27 May 2018 16:56:43 GMT

Morocco’s Hakimi in confident World Cup mood after Champions League record
Real Madrid's Achraf Hakimi heads to the World Cup in confident mood after becoming the first Moroccan to win the Uefa Champions League.

Sun, 27 May 2018 15:39:43 GMT

Champions League final: Egyptians furious at Mo Salah injury
Egyptian fans vent their anger on social media after the Liverpool star Mo Salah's injury in the Champions League final.

Sun, 27 May 2018 13:01:40 GMT

Champions League final: Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah suffers suspected dislocated shoulder
Mohamed Salah's injury is "serious" according to Jurgen Klopp, but Egypt remain confident he will be fit for the World Cup.

Sun, 27 May 2018 08:46:00 GMT

Formula 1: Axcil Jefferies - Africa's first black F1 driver?
Zimbabwe's Axcil Jefferies hopes to be the first African racing driver on the F1 grid for 25 years.

Sun, 27 May 2018 00:46:25 GMT

'I want to be the first wheelchair user in space'
South African disability rights campaigner Eddie Ndopu says he is "a living manifestation of possibility".

Sat, 26 May 2018 23:25:45 GMT

Mikel Obi: Nigeria 'happy' with World Cup underdogs tag
World Cup-bound Nigeria are "more than happy with being written off", according to Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi.

Sat, 26 May 2018 16:26:01 GMT

Migrant crisis: Smugglers 'shot escaping migrants' in Libya
People smugglers opened fire on 100 migrants trying to flee their clutches, an aid agency reports.

Sat, 26 May 2018 16:10:29 GMT

Uganda bus crash kills at least 22, including children
Children are among the dead after a bus hit a tractor that was driving at night without lights.

Sat, 26 May 2018 13:09:19 GMT

Cameroon military court jails Anglophone activists
Radio presenter Mancho Bibixy is among seven people convicted of rebellion and terrorism.

Sat, 26 May 2018 04:21:33 GMT