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Blue Economy Movement Gains Traction in Africa

An increasing number of African countries are now embracing the blue economy for its potential to deliver solutions to their most pressing development needs–particularly extreme poverty and hunger. Countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar and the Seychelles–which has already established the Ministry of Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy–are recognising the need […]

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:42:42 +0000

Age Appropriate Sexuality Education for Youth Key to National Progress

Fifty years ago at the International Conference on Human Rights, family planning was affirmed to be a human right. It is therefore apt that the theme for this year’s World Population Day is a loud reminder of this fundamental right. It is a right that communities especially in Africa have for long held from its […]

The post Age Appropriate Sexuality Education for Youth Key to National Progress appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:52:36 +0000

Keep Water Out of the Reach of Children

Behailu Shiferaw is communications specialist for WaterAid in the East Africa region.

The post Keep Water Out of the Reach of Children appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:47:49 +0000

Experts Decry Exclusion of Africa’s Local Farmers in Food Security Efforts

Joshua Kiragu reminisces of years gone by when just one of his two hectares of land produced at least 40 bags of maize. But that was 10 years ago. Today, Kiragu can barely scrape up 20 bags from the little piece of land that he has left – it measures just under a hectare. Kiragu, […]

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Fri, 06 Jul 2018 10:36:49 +0000

War, High Tariffs and Nationalisation – their Cost to Africa’s Climate

Africa’s political instability, its armed conflicts and regulatory issues are placing at risk investment needed to tackle climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on the continent.  “A renewable energy developer or investor faces increased risk that their returns and earnings could decline as a result of political change, such as terrorism, expropriation (dispossession […]

The post War, High Tariffs and Nationalisation – their Cost to Africa’s Climate appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 15:04:15 +0000

Church and Conflict in South Sudan

Throughout fifty years of struggles, South Sudan’s different churches have remained one of the country’s few stable institutions, and in their workings toward peace, have displayed a level of inter-religious cooperation rarely seen in the world.  Priests and pastors from numerous denominations brought humanitarian relief to civilians during South Sudan’s long wars for independence — […]

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Tue, 03 Jul 2018 08:53:06 +0000

West Africa Moves Ahead with Renewable Energy Despite Unpredictable Challenges 

The West African nation of Guinea may be a signatory of the Paris Agreement, a global undertaking by countries around the world to reduce climate change, but as it tries to provide electricity to some three quarters of its 12 million people who are without, the commitment is proving a struggle. Mamadou Bangoura, head of […]

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Tue, 26 Jun 2018 18:22:03 +0000
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US Investing $1B in African Transportation, Communications
The U.S. government has launched Connect Africa, a program that will invest more than $1 billion in projects to improve transportation, communications and value chains across the continent.  The U.S. government will carry out the initiative through its development finance branch, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. Over the next three years, OPIC plans to finance projects with companies in Zambia, Rwanda, South Africa, Kenya and Uganda. Speaking at a news conference...

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:46:39 -0400

Former UN Chief Annan Calls for Peaceful Poll in Zimbabwe
Former U.N. secretary general Kofi Annan is calling for a peaceful election in Zimbabwe, which holds general polls in less than two weeks.  Annan met with Zimbabwe’s president and leader of the opposition Friday.  Kofi Annan came to Zimbabwe leading “The Elders,” an independent group of mostly retired global leaders working together for peace and human rights.  With him on the trip are Mary Robinson, the former president of Ireland, and Lakhdar Brahimi, an Algerian career...

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:51:36 -0400

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Fri, 20 Jul 2018 12:30:00 -0400

Egypt, Sudan Seek to Bolster Ties After Yearslong Tension
The leaders of Egypt and Sudan have agreed to mend ties, frayed by repeated failures to reach a deal over an upstream Nile dam being built by Ethiopia, and the revival of a longstanding dispute over a border territory held by Cairo and claimed by Khartoum. In a two-day visit to Sudan, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi met with President Omar al-Bashir as well as other Sudanese officials. They vowed to set differences aside and bolster relations, in what appears to be Egypt’s latest...

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:55:46 -0400

Nearly One Million Ethiopians Displaced by Conflict Since April
Nearly one million people in southern Ethiopia have been forced to flee their homes since April due to intercommunal violence in the Gedeo and West Guji zones, according to a survey from the International Organization for Migration (IOM).   The survey found the overwhelming majority of displaced, or more than 800,000, are living in precarious conditions in Ethiopia’s Gedeo zone. The rest are in West Guji’s Oromia region. It is not known what triggered the outbreak of violence,...

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:36:38 -0400

Cameroon's Opposition Fails to Present Candidate to Challenge Biya
Cameroon's opposition has again failed to present a single presidential candidate to challenge Paul Biya who has been in office for 36 years. Twenty-eight candidates will be contesting the country's October 7 presidential election, which Biya is favored to win. The youngest candidate registered to compete in the October 7 presidential election is journalist Cabral Libi. Just before the filing deadline, the 38-year old said he was still uncertain if he would run because he could...

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 08:26:56 -0400

Spain Becomes Top EU Migrant Destination; Italy Accused of Causing Deaths at Sea
Italy has rejected criticism of its hard-line policy on immigration, after protesters marched on the Italian Interior Ministry, accusing it of being responsible for the deaths of migrants at sea. Rome has banned nongovernmental organization, or NGO, charity boats from disembarking migrants in Italian ports. As Henry Ridgwell reports, just-released figures show Italy's crackdown is having an effect, with Spain overtaking Italy as the No. 1 destination for migrants in the European Union.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 01:51:00 -0400

Investors Fight General Electric Plan to Buy Kenyan Coal Plant
A group of investors in U.S. conglomerate General Electric (GE) has publicly opposed its plans to buy a stake in a Kenyan coal-fired plant, claiming the project would damage the environment and undermine efforts to fight global warming. In a public letter to GE, nearly five dozen institutional and individual shareholders called on the company to reverse course on its intentions to purchase a 20 percent stake in a planned 1,000-megawatt coal plant on Kenya’s Lamu island. The move...

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 00:08:25 -0400

Official: Niger Is Facing Existential Threat From Militants 
A senior defense official from Niger has told VOA that different militant groups operating along the country’s borders are threatening the security of the state and the region.  Niger Minister of Defense Kalla Mountari told VOA that the militant groups associated with Islamic State and al-Qaida pose a serious threat to Niger and could infiltrate the country if preemptive measures are not taken against them by regional powers.  “Certainly, this is an existential threat to...

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:56:25 -0400

Report: North Korea, Eritrea Have Highest Rates of Modern Slavery
North Korea and Eritrea have the highest rates of modern slavery, a global survey released Thursday found. The Global Slavery Index estimates that 40.3 million people worldwide were subjected to modern-day slavery in 2016. The survey defines modern slavery as human trafficking, forced labor, debt bondage, forced or servile marriage, and the sale and exploitation of children, as well as slavery itself. North Korea has the highest percentage of its population enslaved, with 1 in 10...

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 20:53:49 -0400

DRC's Kabila Gives No Clues of His Future Plans
The president of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kabila, said Thursday that there would be a presidential election on Decenber 23, but did not say what his political plans were. Kabila told the nation in a televised speech that he “unequivocally respects the constitution.” But the opposition says it fears he may try to hold on to power. Kabila’s two-term limit as an elected leader ended in 2016. But violence, armed militias and problems organizing a new vote...

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 17:37:40 -0400
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Tanzania hunt for top ivory-sniffing dog
One of four police dogs at Dar es Salaam port, Hobby's skills also include sniffing out guns and drugs.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:17:16 GMT

Tanzania and Kenya row over delay to wildebeest migration
Kenyan tour operators allege Tanzanian actions are affecting its tourism industry.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 18:15:11 GMT

Phone scam: How Kenyans are losing money
Mobile phones in Kenya are like bank accounts - and fraudsters are trying to hack them.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:30:00 GMT

Senegal's World Cup referee Malang Diedhiou retires
One of Africa's most experienced referee Senegal's Malang Diedhiou retires after taking charge of three matches at the 2018 World Cup.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:54:42 GMT

Percy Tau: Brighton sign South Africa striker on four-year deal
Brighton sign South Africa striker Percy Tau on a four-year deal - and will loan him out for the upcoming season.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:54:26 GMT

Ruth Jebet: Olympic champion among 120 doping cases revealed by Athletics Integrity Unit
Olympic steeplechase champion Ruth Jebet is among more than 100 athletes and coaches facing disciplinary action for alleged doping offences.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:28:03 GMT

Ethiopia name former Yemen coach Abraham Mebratu
Former Yemen coach Abraham Mebratu takes over in charge of the Ethiopian national the county's football federation announces.

Fri, 20 Jul 2018 11:12:40 GMT

Mustafa Dawood: Brother's questions after immigration raid death
Asylum seeker Mustafa Dawood fell to his death from a roof, now his family want answers.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:45:19 GMT

Nairobi National Park railway 'threatens Kenyan wildlife'
Conservationists are crying foul over a high-speed railway being built through Nairobi National Park.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:15:23 GMT

Africa's week in pictures: 13-19 July 2018
A selection of the best photos from across Africa and of Africans elsewhere in the world this week.

Thu, 19 Jul 2018 23:11:21 GMT