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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 »
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Utah Muslim Leader Back in U.S. After Nightmare of ‘No Fly’ Order is Rescinded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 »
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 »
‘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 »
Cannes Film Fest Flunks The Diversity Test with Few Women, No Blacks
June 1, 2017
At a parallel event from May 11-14 - the “Nollywood Paris Film Festival” screened new films and directors for the People’s Choice Award. ... read more »
A Humiliating End to the G7 Summit for Overlooked African Heads of State
June 1, 2017
He also berated the leaders of the world's most industrialized countries for failing to fulfill their aid promises to tackle poverty. ... read more »
Gentrification Roils Cape Town, Resistance Grows
June 1, 2017
The occupation began in March when the Western Cape government reneged on a previous commitment to develop an abandoned building into public housing. ... read more »
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