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Cyclones and Struggling Economy Could Impact Mozambique’s Elections

Mozambique, which was affected by an unprecedented two tropical cyclones over a matter of weeks, is still reeling from the impact a month after the latest disaster. But resultant devastation caused by the cyclones could impact the country’s elections as concerns are raised over whether the southern African nation can properly hold the ballot scheduled […]

The post Cyclones and Struggling Economy Could Impact Mozambique’s Elections appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 20 May 2019 17:51:42 +0000

Cameroon Crisis “More Alarming Than Ever”

The United Nations must act to prevent further devastation from the escalating crisis in Cameroon, human rights groups said. Since 2016, worsening violence in Cameroon’s Northwest and Southwest regions has killed almost 2,000 people and displaced over 430,000 people. For years, the UN has remained largely silent about the crisis. Finally, however, the Security Council […]

The post Cameroon Crisis “More Alarming Than Ever” appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Thu, 16 May 2019 08:32:09 +0000

Global Hunger Is Threatening Families Because of Climate Change

Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

The post Global Hunger Is Threatening Families Because of Climate Change appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Wed, 15 May 2019 11:43:21 +0000

South Africans Look to Re-elected Government to Rebuild a Stagnant Economy

Millions of South Africans headed out in large numbers, some braving cold and wet weather to cast their ballot in the country’s sixth democratic elections this week. The 2019 election was one of the most competitive and contested elections that also saw a whopping 48 parties on the national ballot—up 300 percent from a mere […]

The post South Africans Look to Re-elected Government to Rebuild a Stagnant Economy appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Fri, 10 May 2019 18:47:47 +0000

The Age of the Internet Calls for Younger Leaders

Days before Algeria’s 82-year-old strongman president Abdelaziz Bouteflika was ousted from power, the country made one last ditch attempt to keep control: it shut down the internet. A few weeks later, 75-year-old Sudanese president Omar Hassan al-Bashir’s rule ended with a picture of mainly female protestors going viral on social media platforms. If there has […]

The post The Age of the Internet Calls for Younger Leaders appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Fri, 10 May 2019 14:10:35 +0000

“We Move from Job to Job and Earn from Feast to Famine”

The fast-growing motion picture industry of South Africa is aiming for the stars. But the boom has a flipside. The South African Guild of Actors (SAGA) is fighting against precarious working conditions, being shut out of social security systems, and unfair copyright laws. This, and the legacy of apartheid. They say that Cape Town is […]

The post “We Move from Job to Job and Earn from Feast to Famine” appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Fri, 10 May 2019 12:04:49 +0000

The Ethiopian City Lost in the Shadow of South Sudan’s War

Right up against the border with South Sudan, the western Gambella region of Ethiopia has become a watchword for trouble and no-go areas as its neighbour’s troubles have spilled over. But now there may be reason for optimism on either side of the border.

The post The Ethiopian City Lost in the Shadow of South Sudan’s War appeared first on Inter Press Service.

Mon, 06 May 2019 13:26:03 +0000
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South African Vet Pioneering Medicine for Africa's Endangered Pangolins
Veterinarian Dr. Karin Lourens has become known as Africa's "pangolin doctor" for leading medical efforts to help the scaly anteaters rescued from the illegal wildlife trade to recover. Her pioneering tube-feeding and blood testing is helping to improve her endangered patients' survival rate. Marize de Klerk reports for VOA from Johannesburg.

Thu, 23 May 2019 02:53:00 -0400

US Disappointed Ex-Mozambique Finance Chief Won’t Face US Trial
The United States says it is greatly disappointed with South Africa’s decision to send a former Mozambican finance minister home instead of to the U.S. to stand trial on fraud charges. Manuel Chang is accused of a money laundering scheme that plunged Mozambique into its worst financial crisis in history. South African authorities arrested him in December at the request of the U.S., which accuses him of cheating American investors. “We urge the government of South Africa to send Mr....

Wed, 22 May 2019 21:00:37 -0400

Madagascar Court Upholds Jail Terms for Tortoise Traffickers
An appeals court in Madagascar on Wednesday upheld a six-year prison term for three people trafficking in critically endangered radiated tortoises.    Two men and a woman were also fined more than $26,000 when they were convicted last month.    The suspects were arrested last year after neighbors complained of a dreadful smell in a house. Police found more than 10,000 of the reptiles covering the floor throughout the house. About 500 tortoises were...

Wed, 22 May 2019 18:50:40 -0400

The African Diaspora: Role and Influence - Straight Talk Africa
In this episode of Straight Talk Africa guest-host Vincent Makori examines the role and influence of the African diaspora. He is joined by Yetunde Odugbesan-Omede, Visiting Professor of Global Affairs and Politics at Farmingdale State College and Vice Chair of Leadership of the United People for African Congress, Emira Woods of Africans Rising for Justice Peace and Dignity and Gizaw Legesse founding member of Vision Ethiopia.

Wed, 22 May 2019 14:30:00 -0400

IS West Africa Claims Killing, Execution of 29 Nigerian Soldiers
Islamic State's West Africa branch claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a raid in Nigeria two days earlier in which it said 20 soldiers had been killed, and released a video purporting to show the execution of nine other Nigerian soldiers. A security source and a humanitarian worker, both requesting anonymity because they were not allowed to speak to media, said insurgents struck the northeastern town of Gubio in Borno state on Monday evening, in vehicles mounted with heavy machine...

Wed, 22 May 2019 14:22:47 -0400

UN: Armed Group Kills More Than 30 in Central African Republic
More than 30 people were killed and many more wounded when an armed group attacked villages in northwestern Central African Republic on Tuesday, the UN's peacekeeping mission (MINUSCA) said. The massacres took place in several villages near the town of Paoua, not far from the Chad border, Major General Pascal Champion, head of MINUSCA's police component, said at a press conference in Bangui on Wednesday. "Criminals arrived and opened fire" on the residents, he...

Wed, 22 May 2019 14:18:36 -0400

5 Rights Activists Charged in Zimbabwe, Lawyers Say
Authorities in Zimbabwe have charged five human rights campaigners arrested earlier this week, accusing them of plotting to overthrow President Emmerson Mnangagwa, lawyers said Wednesday. "The five were charged with subverting a constitutional government," Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) spokesman Kumbirai Mafunda said in a statement. Four of the activists were arrested Monday when disembarking from a flight at Harare airport. The fifth was arrested at the same...

Wed, 22 May 2019 12:44:20 -0400

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Wed, 22 May 2019 12:30:00 -0400

South Africa's Ramaphosa Starts Crackdown on Corruption
South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa is showing signs of cracking down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term. South Africa's lawmakers were sworn into the legislative body in Cape Town following elections earlier this month in which Ramaphosa's ruling African National Congress party won a 57.5% majority. In a sign that Ramaphosa is following up on his campaign promises to rid his party and...

Wed, 22 May 2019 11:59:14 -0400

Kenyan Author, LGBT Activist Binyavanga Wainaina Dies at 48
One of Africa's best-known authors and gay rights activists, Binyavanga Wainaina, has died at age 48, a colleague and friend said Wednesday. The Kenyan author died Tuesday night in Nairobi after an illness, Tom Maliti, the chairman of the Kwani Trust which Wainaina founded, told The Associated Press. Wainaina, who won the 2002 Caine Prize for African Writing, was a key figure in the artistic community who promoted local authors. Friends and supporters in an outpouring of tributes...

Wed, 22 May 2019 11:53:50 -0400

5 Dead in Somalia Car Bomb Blast
Police in Somalia say former foreign minister Hussein Elabe Fahiye was among at least five people killed when a car bomb exploded Wednesday near the presidential palace in the capital, Mogadishu. At least 13 other people were injured.  Militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the blast, saying they were targeting soldiers, lawmakers and other government officials.  Al-Shabab frequently carries out bomb blasts in the capital near the presidential compound and at...

Wed, 22 May 2019 11:38:11 -0400
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Fake scouts exploit football dreams in Nigeria
Young Nigerian players are being conned, lured by false promises about their future football careers.

Wed, 22 May 2019 23:24:31 GMT

Botswana lifts ban on elephant hunting
The government cites a growing conflict between humans and the animals, which at times destroy crops.

Wed, 22 May 2019 22:40:50 GMT

Mulumbu among six players to depart Kilmarnock after loan spells end
Youssuf Mulumbu is among six loan players to leave Kilmarnock after the club secured third place in the Scottish Premiership.

Wed, 22 May 2019 21:18:15 GMT

Chagos Islands dispute: UN backs end to UK control
In a non-binding vote, the General Assembly demands the UK give the islands back to Mauritius.

Wed, 22 May 2019 21:15:26 GMT

Gabon timber scandal: How 300 containers of kevazingo went missing
Gabon's president sacks his vice-president and forestry minister amid a timber-smuggling scandal.

Wed, 22 May 2019 12:16:49 GMT

Binyavanga Wainaina: Kenyan author and gay rights activist dies
Prize-winning writer and critic Binyavanga Wainaina dies at the age of 48 in Nairobi.

Wed, 22 May 2019 11:36:19 GMT

Asamoah Gyan: Ghana striker reverses decision to retire after call from president
Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan reverses his decision to retire from international football after speaking to the country's president.

Wed, 22 May 2019 11:08:50 GMT

'I got death threats. My children got death threats'
When Ugandan MPs tried to introduce life imprisonment and the death penalty for gay sex, a small group of activists spoke out. Victor Mukasa was one of them.

Wed, 22 May 2019 08:04:30 GMT

US Uber driver was Somali war criminal
Thirty-one years after he was left for dead, one of the taxi driver's victims has his day in court.

Tue, 21 May 2019 22:08:20 GMT

Libya crisis: UN warns battle for Tripoli is 'start of a bloody war'
The UN envoy says that unless the flow of arms to Libya stops there could be a descent into chaos.

Tue, 21 May 2019 16:51:33 GMT