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World Food Prize goes to African Development Bank president
June 29, 2017
Adesina said it's vitally important to show young people in rural regions of Africa that farming can be profitable and can improve their lives as a way to stem terrorist recruitment efforts. He said high unemployment among young people, high or extreme poverty, and climate and environmental degradation all contribute to conditions in which terrorists thrive. He said these factors make up "the disaster triangle." ... read more »
Zuma’s Mining Charter – A Step Up Or two Steps Back for Black Empowerment?
June 27, 2017
A decade on, and with unemployment at 27%, President Jacob Zuma has now vowed to take BEE to a higher level. ... read more »
With Few Riches left to Plunder, Angola’s Old Guard Moves On
June 27, 2017
The promises of prosperity have faded in Ghana, Uganda, and Nigeria, among other oil producers. ... read more »
International Team to Investigate reports of Deadly Violence in Congo
June 27, 2017
U.N. rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein had lobbied for the resolution at a meeting of the U.N.’s Human Rights Council. ... read more »
Botswana’s Former President and Statesman, Sir Ketumile Masire passes
June 27, 2017
In addition, he was instrumental in the formation of the regional bloc SADC (Southern African Development Community) that is headquarter in the Botswana capital, Gaborone. ... read more »
Utah Muslim Leader Back in U.S. After Nightmare of ‘No Fly’ Order is Rescinded
June 26, 2017
Many rushed forward to hug the imam, and a few held signs with greetings to the family and thanks to the lawyers. ... read more »
Sit-Ins Win Gov’t Promise of ‘Immediate’ Jobs for Jobless Tunisians
June 25, 2017
The deal calls for 1,500 jobs in oil companies, a budget of $32 million for a development fund and another 3,000 jobs in environmental projects. ... read more »
Africa Among Top 10 Fastest-Growing Markets for Air Travel
June 25, 2017
Feeding this growth is the rise in Africa’s middle class and rapid urbanization. ... read more »
Fire Safety Warnings Repeatedly Ignored in UK Housing for Immigrants
June 25, 2017
What these victims of the horrific fire at the 24-story Grenfell Tower in North Kensington, England, had in common was their ancestry in Africa. ... read more »
Former NBA bad boy Rodman is back in North Korea
June 15, 2017
Rodman received the red-carpet treatment on his four past trips since 2013, which generated a lot of publicity _ most of it not good _ and did little in terms of diplomacy. ... read more »
‘Disobedient’ Nigerian Clerics Faced with Suspension from Catholic Church
June 13, 2017
"He was upset that his children were going in different directions," the Archbishop said in an interview with the BBC. ... read more »
Ugandans Embrace South Sudanese Fleeing Horrific War at Home
June 13, 2017
A “settlement” for the refugees sprung up in just eight months ... read more »
Namibian Freedom Fighter, Founder of Swapo, Passes
June 13, 2017
His life was the personification of solidarity, the quest for self-determination and unyielding commitment to the liberation of his people." ... read more »
U.N. Urges Donors to Reconsider Deep Cuts to Education for Africa – Report
June 13, 2017
That was one of the findings of a new report by Global Education Monitoring and presented to UNESCO, the U.N.’s educational, scientific and cultural organization. ... read more »
Black Feminist Festival Stirs Outrage Over Black-Only Program
June 1, 2017
A third space, open to all, will house roundtables, showcases and exhibitions. ... read more »
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