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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 »
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 »
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