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First Woman To Head Opec Snared In Multi-Billion Dollar Fraud Scheme
July 21, 2017
Corruption has roots in America too, observed former president Barack Obama . ... read more »
Is New French Leader Racist? His Comment On Large Families Called ‘Problematic’
July 21, 2017
According to Liberation, a French newspaper, blaming overpopulation for poverty and African women for overpopulation distracts the world from the roles played by colonial powers, such as France and the U.K. ... read more »
After Disqualifying Opposition, Rwandan President Sees Victory In August Polls
July 21, 2017
Rwandan election campaigning kicked off last week with three presidential candidates rallying in different parts of the country. ... read more »
Vendors in Tears as Zambia’s Biggest Outdoor Market Burns
July 12, 2017
It is also said to be a facility that prohibits cooking and fire inside the market. ... read more »
Nigerian Women Defy ‘Global Gag Rule’ and Opt for Family Planning Services
July 11, 2017
More than 1,000 women have enrolled for the contraceptive program since January, according to the IRC. ... read more »
Equal Pay for Equal Work? Kenyan Nurses Push the Envelope
July 11, 2017
But the Salaries and Remuneration Commission, which must approve the salary demands, has now rejected the agreement and local governors say they will not approve any pay increase due to the large sum of money involved. ... read more »
Liberian Quiltmaker Recalled in Documentary to be aired by BBC
July 11, 2017
The satin quilt, 9 feet square, carried by Martha Ricks, was embroidered with a coffee tree in full bloom, complete with red and green berries. ... read more »
Windows of Nigerian Activists Charge Shell Oil with Complicity in Hangings
July 5, 2017
After decades of oil spills in the Ogoni region, toxic damage is so severe that the U.N. estimated it would take 30 years to clean up the area. ... read more »
Literary Prize for Sundanese Writer, Masekela Picks up PhD in Music
July 5, 2017
Writer al-Fadil will receive $9,000 while Max Shmookkler who translated the book from Arabic will receive $4,000. ... read more »
Rwandans Recall End of Genocide on ‘Liberation Day’
July 5, 2017
As in previous years, it is expected that the Government will hand over homes to vulnerable citizens who need shelter. ... read more »
Travel ban a blow to Sudan refugees awaiting US resettlement
June 29, 2017
Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump’s travel ban on six Muslim nations, including Sudan. ... read more »
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 »
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