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South Sudan: a Nation Tormented by a Crisis

I come from Panyijar County, South Sudan, just south of where famine was declared in February this year and one of thousands of places badly hit by the conflict which enters its fifth year today. With each year the fighting continues, the hopes that I and my fellow South Sudanese had when voting for independence […]

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Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:05:56 +0000

Libya: Up to One Million Enslaved Migrants, Victims of ‘Europe’s Complicity’

“European governments are knowingly complicit in the torture and abuse of tens of thousands of refugees and migrants detained by Libyan immigration authorities in appalling conditions in Libya,” Amnesty International charged in the wake of global outrage over the sale of migrants in Libya. In its new report, ‘Libya’s dark web of collusion’, Amnesty International […]

The post Libya: Up to One Million Enslaved Migrants, Victims of ‘Europe’s Complicity’ appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:37:53 +0000

Migrants in Italy: “Shame Is Keeping Us Here”

Despite deplorable living conditions, loneliness and unemployment, many African migrants in Italy choose to stay – even when they have the means to return. “Shame is keeping us here,” says one young man named Bamba Drissa. “We cannot go home empty-handed.” Drissa, who hails from the Ivory Coast, arrived in Europe at the height of […]

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Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:40:04 +0000

For Freedom from Poverty, Universal Health Coverage Is a Must

Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Kenya. Dr Githinji Gitahi is the Global CEO of Amref Health Africa.

The post For Freedom from Poverty, Universal Health Coverage Is a Must appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 07:29:14 +0000

Are Value Chains a Pathway to Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Raghav Gaiha is (Honorary) Professorial Research Fellow, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, England; and Shantanu Mathur is Lead Advisor, Programme Management Department, International Fund for Agricultural Development, Rome, Italy. The views are personal.

The post Are Value Chains a Pathway to Nutrition in Sub-Saharan Africa? appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 08:56:51 +0000

South-South Cooperation Key to a New Multilateralism

“There are new challenges to all states: among them, the real threat to multilateralism… South-South and triangular cooperation can contribute to a new multilateralism and drive the revitalisation of the global partnership for sustainable development.” This is how Liu Zhenmin, the UN under-secretary general for Economic and Social Affairs, underscored the importance of South-South Cooperation […]

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Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:36:16 +0000

Migrant Promoters and Musicians Spread Message of “One Africa”

The crowd in the park gave out roars of approval as the next act was announced:  Mothusi Bashimane Ndlovu, one of Zimbabwe’s most popular singers and actors, who took to the stage with a small axe in hand. It’s the trademark prop of his most famous role, Madlela Skhobokhobo: a Zimbabwean migrant struggling to make […]

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Tue, 28 Nov 2017 01:15:18 +0000
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South Sudan Inches Closer to Hybrid Court on Conflict’s Four-year Anniversary
A court to try alleged war criminals in South Sudan's conflict was one step closer to reality Friday, the fourth anniversary of the day hostilities began. South Sudan’s Council of Ministers and the African Union agreed last week to the contents of a document that defines the roles of the so-called "hybrid" court, according to Elizabeth Deng, a Nairobi-based researcher for Amnesty International.   “This is the document that would specify the criminal jurisdiction of...

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:59:03 -0500

South Africa: ANC Prepares to Vote on Zuma Replacement
Thousands of delegates prepared Sunday to vote for the next leader of South Africa's ruling ANC party, a vote widely seen as a decisive moment in the country's post-apartheid politics. Nearly 5,000 members of the African National Congress party prepared to vote in Johannesburg on a successor to party leader and President Jacob Zuma, who is stepping down amid numerous corruption scandals. But Zuma will remain South Africa's president before nation-wide elections in...

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:36:08 -0500

Former Boko Haram Fighters Wait for Rehabilitation Facility
The multinational joint task force fighting the Boko Haram insurgency in Cameroon, Chad and Nigeria says it will hold some 200 former terrorists until Cameroon can construct a rehabilitation center where they will be socially integrated before returning to their communities. The ex-terrorists are currently at the barracks of the multinational joint task force in Mora, on Cameroon's northern border with Nigeria. Soldiers of the Mora camp of the Multinational Joint Task Force fighting...

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 10:07:43 -0500

East Libyan Commander Says Will Listen to 'Will of Free Libyan People'
Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces control parts of the country, said on Sunday he would listen to the "will of free Libyan people", in the strongest indication so far that he might run in elections expected next year. Haftar styles himself as a strongman capable of ending the chaos that has gripped Libya since the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. His comments, made at a military graduation ceremony, recall those of Egypt's General Abdel...

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 08:57:44 -0500

2 Danish Journalists Violently Attacked in Gabon
A man stabbed two Danish journalists in Gabon's capital, declaring it was in retaliation for U.S. attacks against Muslims and leaving one reporter in serious condition, Gabon's defense minister said. The attack Saturday occurred while the journalists were shopping at an artisanal market, a site popular with tourists. It is the first of its kind in this West African country where Muslims and Christians coexist peacefully.   The stabbing was carried out in Libreville by a...

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 07:31:21 -0500

Egypt Reopens Ancient Library at St. Catherine Monastery
Egypt reopened on Saturday an ancient library that holds thousands of centuries-old religious and historical manuscripts at the famed St. Catherine Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site, in South Sinai. The inauguration ceremony, attended by Egyptian and Western officials, comes after three years of restoration work on the eastern side of the library that houses the world’s second largest collection of early codices and manuscripts, outnumbered only by the Vatican Library, according to...

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:12:59 -0500

Restaurant Run by Disabled People has Change on the Menu
A restaurant run by a team of young disabled people is challenging perceptions in the Moroccan capital of Rabat. Faith Lapidus reports.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:36:00 -0500

Somalia PM Says His Government Demanded US Aid Cut
Somalia's prime minister, Hassan ali-Khaire, said his government had demanded the U.S. briefly suspend aid to much of Somalia's armed forces in an effort to improve transparency and accountability following corruption concerns. Speaking Saturday to reporters in Mogadishu, Khaire blamed former Somali governments for U.S. concerns about corruption. "In the first month in office, my government stood for the need for Somalia to be governed on transparency...

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 15:22:49 -0500

Nigerian Oil Workers Set to Go on Strike
Nigerian oil workers are threatening to strike indefinitely starting Monday after mediated talks reached a stalemate with Neconde Energy Limited over allegations of wrongful terminations. The union, known as PENGASSAN (Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria), says the walkout will begin at midnight local time Monday after it concludes a meeting of its central committee. It says workers across the country are on standby for the strike to begin. The union has...

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:16:19 -0500

South Africa's Deeply Divided Ruling Party at Critical 'Crossroads'
South Africa’s embattled president made no attempt to hide his pick for his successor as his party met to vote over new leadership, delivering several backhands at his deputy, successful businessman Cyril Ramaphosa.   “We cannot exercise things that are foreign to ANC culture and tendencies,” Jacob Zuma said to the gathering, in Soweto, of some 5,000 delegates of the African National Congress, who greeted his arrival with half-hearted applause. He warned delegates, who will vote...

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:23:22 -0500

Nigeria: Boko Haram Fighters, Families Arrested
Military authorities say Nigerian soldiers have arrested more than 400 people associated with the Boko Haram extremist group hiding on the islands of Lake Chad, including fighters, wives and children. Col. Onyema Nwachukwu says the two-week operation netted the largest number of arrests of Boko Haram fighters in recent months in northeast Nigeria. It included air and ground offensives targeting insurgents’ locations. Nwachukwu says the military arrested 167 Boko Haram fighters, 67...

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 05:52:55 -0500
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Hosts Kenya beat Zanzibar on penalites to win Cecafa Cup
Hosts Kenya win the 2017 Cecafa Challenge Cup, beating Zanzibar 3-2 on penalties after the final of the East and Central African Championship ends 2-2.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 17:01:07 GMT

Benin begin search for new national team coach
Benin begin the search for a new national team coach after Oumar Tchomogo's contract as manager of the Squirrels expired on Saturday.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 15:05:18 GMT

Egypt line up friendly fixtures against Portugal and Bulgaria
Egypt will play two friendly fixtures against Portugal and Bulgaria in March 2018, as preparation continues for next year's World Cup in Russia.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 12:57:30 GMT

South Africa's ANC party to vote for new leader
South Africa's governing party will vote to decide who will lead it after President Jacob Zuma.

Sun, 17 Dec 2017 04:52:39 GMT

Jacob Zuma and the ANC: Are South Africa's dreams of freedom dead?
One of the most important elections in South Africa’s modern history takes place this weekend, with the pick of the new ANC leader.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 10:36:00 GMT

Why 2018's big food trend could come from West Africa
West African food is tipped by chefs and experts to be big in 2018.

Sat, 16 Dec 2017 00:49:46 GMT

Nigerian law graduate denied call to bar for wearing hijab
Amasa Firdaus was refused entry in Nigeria after insisting on wearing a headscarf under her wig.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 19:51:39 GMT

Senegal air traffic control strike at new Dakar airport
Flights at the hub, opened only last week, are disrupted in a stoppage by air traffic controllers.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:55:53 GMT

Ethiopia 'Red Terror' aide Alemu jailed for war crimes
Dutch judges give Eshetu Alemu a life term for his role in the "Red Terror" purges of the 1970s.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:51:06 GMT

After Zuma
South Africa's ruling party is getting ready to choose a new leader. Here is what you need to know.

Fri, 15 Dec 2017 15:03:45 GMT