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Nature-Positive Ventures Crucial for Africa’s future, say experts at Africa Green Economy Conference
Africa’s unique natural capital assets were the center of conversation at the 2022 Africa Green Economy Conference. Held in a hybrid format from June 27 to 30, participants gathered to discuss the value of nature in Africa’s economy and call for more nature-positive ventures in development. Hosted by the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP), Capitals […]

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 10:00:53 +0000

A Voice for African Wildlife: A Conversation with Kaddu Sebunya
The CEO of the Nairobi-based African Wildlife Foundation, Kaddu Sebunya – in London to mark AWF’s 60th anniversary while fundraising and lobbying – shares his thoughts with IPS on the climate and food crises, how Africans have their voice, why western countries need a ‘reset’ with Africa, what Prince Charles should say to the Commonwealth, how […]

Thu, 30 Jun 2022 07:57:39 +0000

Urgent Need to Enact Proposed Law to Secure Sexual and Reproductive Health in East Africa Countries
The Ministry of Health in Kenya recently reported that about 700 teenage girls got pregnant daily over a two-month period, in this year alone. What is more is that during this period, 98 adolescent girls between the ages of 10 and 19 contracted HIV every week in this time period Worse still is that HIV […]

Mon, 27 Jun 2022 08:25:21 +0000

Indigenous Communities Want Stake in New Deal to Protect Nature
In early June 2022, more than 30 people from the Maasai community in the Loliondo division in Tanzania’s northern Ngorongoro District were reportedly injured, and one person died following clashes with security forces over the demarcation of their ancestral lands for a new game reserve. According to human rights organisations, the Maasai community was blocking […]

Thu, 23 Jun 2022 12:20:31 +0000

Stronger Healthcare Systems Critical for Africa’s Socioeconomic Transformation
Prof. Claude Mambo Muvunyi is Director General of Rwanda Biomedical Centre

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 13:40:56 +0000

Polio Eradication Will Take Funds and Awareness
For forty days, Kunle Adeyanju – a Nigerian, Rotarian, polio eradication advocate and biker – rode for more than 12,500km from London to Lagos to raise funds for polio eradication. Adeyanju documented his journey on Twitter, where his handle is appropriately named @lionheart1759. Indeed, it takes one with a lion’s heart to embark on such […]

Wed, 22 Jun 2022 10:28:08 +0000

Tobacco Consumption Slows in the West, Grows in Africa, say Researchers
Cigarette smuggling has emerged as one of the most lucrative enterprises between Zimbabwe and South Africa, with border authorities seizing contraband worth millions of dollars in recent years. Last month, South African police confiscated cigarettes worth ZAR1,7 million (about USD105,000) from Zimbabwean smugglers who have taken advantage of porous border controls between the two southern African countries […]

Tue, 21 Jun 2022 12:14:55 +0000
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MSF Warns of Looming Malnutrition Crisis in Northeastern Nigeria
The French medical aid group Doctors Without Borders reported a jump in cases of malnourished Nigerian children at its Maiduguri nutrition center in the country's northeast. The group, known by its French abbreviation MSF, said in a press release July 1 it had recorded an unprecedented influx of malnourished children in its treatment centers between May and June — the highest levels since commencing its project in northeastern Nigeria five years ago. MSF said it had admitted 2,140...

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 18:14:34 -0400

Drought-Related Malnutrition Kills at Least 500 in Somalia 
At least 500 children have died this year of malnutrition as Somalia deals with record-breaking drought, the U.N. Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said. UNICEF Somalia says the death toll is just the “tip of the iceberg” as many deaths go unreported. UNICEF Somalia spokesman Victor Chinyama told VOA the drought is having its worst effects on children, with 400,000 at risk of severe acute malnourishment. If not reached immediately with emergency support, those children will be in danger of dying,...

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 18:13:38 -0400

Malawi 'Exporting' Nurses Because of Unemployment
Malawi's National Organization for Nurses and Midwives says about 2,000 nurses will leave the country this year for jobs in Saudi Arabia and the United States. The group says the nurses were forced to take jobs abroad due to high unemployment in Malawi. Health rights campaigners say the brain drain is alarming as more than half of nursing positions in Malawi's public hospitals are vacant, which the government blames on lack of funding. Malawi's National Organization for...

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 16:27:09 -0400

Two UN Peacekeepers Killed in Mali, Several Wounded
At least two U.N. peacekeepers from Egypt are dead and more are wounded after their convoy hit an improvised explosive device Tuesday, the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) said Tuesday. The explosion happened between the town of Tessalit and the city of Gao, MINUSMA said. The conflict dates back over a decade when Islamist insurgents began operating in the northern part of the country. Some of the militants are believed to have ties to...

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 15:26:02 -0400

Spain Urges NATO to Address Threats From North Africa
Southern European countries, including Italy and Spain, are urging NATO allies to address threats from North Africa. As Henry Ridgwell reports from the Spanish capital, while the war in Ukraine dominates NATO’s agenda, Madrid wants the alliance to prepare for other potential flashpoints. Alfonso Beato contributed.

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 14:35:09 -0400

Spain Urges NATO to Address Threats from North Africa
Southern European states including Italy and Spain are urging NATO allies to address threats from North Africa, after the alliance agreed on a new "strategic concept" at its summit last week in Madrid.   'Hostile actors'   While the war in Ukraine dominates NATO's agenda, member states bordering the Mediterranean want the alliance to prepare for other potential flashpoints from the south, including a rapid increase in irregular migration. Spain warned it could be...

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 12:28:41 -0400

Central African Republic Experiencing Unprecedented Levels of Food Insecurity
The World Food Program warns the Central African Republic is facing unprecedented levels of food insecurity due to conflict, population displacement, widespread poverty, and underemployment. WFP officials say they anticipate a sharp increase in commodity prices this year and extending well into 2023. They say the price of rice is expected to rise by 30%, wheat flour by 67%, and vegetable oil by a staggering 70%. That, they note, will make staple food products unaffordable for millions of...

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 09:20:53 -0400

Congo and Rwanda to Meet for Talks Amid Tensions Over Rebels
Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi will meet his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, for talks in Angola this week, officials said Monday. There were no details on what they would discuss, but the neighbors have been at diplomatic loggerheads since a surge of attacks in eastern Congo by the M23 rebel group — which Kinshasa accuses Kigali of backing.   Rwanda denies supporting the rebels and has, in turn, accused Congo of fighting alongside insurgents — a faceoff that has...

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 19:30:54 -0400

Ethiopian Prime Minister Reports Massacre in Oromia Region
Ethiopia's leader reported a massacre Monday allegedly by rebels in a restive region where a rebel group opposed to his government is accused of targeting civilians amid fighting with government troops. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed's office didn't provide fatality figures, but the Amhara Association of America told The Associated Press, quoting sources on the ground, that it believes 150 to 160 people may have been killed in the attacks.  The AP wasn't able to...

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 18:34:26 -0400

Top General Says Military to Leave Sudan Political Talks
Sudan's leading general said Monday the country's military will withdraw from negotiations meant to solve the ongoing political crisis after a coup last year, allowing civil society representatives to take their place. In televised statements aired on Sudan's state television, General Abdel-Fattah Burhan also promised that he would dissolve the sovereign council that he leads after a new transitional government is formed. The council has governed the country since the...

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 15:29:25 -0400

Watchdog: Tigray Violence Overshadows That in Ethiopia's Oromia
The Tigray conflict in Ethiopia's north is overshadowing a "persistent cycle of violence" against civilians by security forces and armed groups in the Oromia region, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The New York-based watchdog said it had documented serious abuses in Ethiopia's most populous region, including in western Oromia, where an "abusive" government campaign against an armed rebel group had trapped civilians in the crossfire. This violence has persisted...

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 15:19:17 -0400
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Arabs believe economy is weak under democracy
People are losing faith in democracy to deliver economic stability across Middle East and North Africa, according to a major new survey.

Wed, 06 Jul 2022 00:16:02 GMT

Ghana to contest ban and $100,000 fine for age-cheating at Under-17 level
Ghana will appeal against a $100,000 fine and ban imposed on the country's women's Under-17 football team for age-cheating.

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 16:23:46 GMT

South Africa gain boost by beating Wafcon holders
Beating holders Nigeria 2-1 in their opening game at the Women's Africa Cup of Nations will boost South Africa's belief, says coach Desire Ellis.

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 12:37:23 GMT

S Leone football to probe 95-0 and 91-1 wins
The Sierra Leone Football Association (SLFA) is investigating the outcome of two league matches that produced a staggering total of 187 goals.

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:38:48 GMT

Ethiopia violence in Oromia: PM Abiy Ahmed calls attack a massacre
Abiy Ahmed pledges to "eliminate" the group that he blames for a second recent attack in Oromia.

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 10:37:50 GMT

Chidera Ejuke: Nigeria winger leaves Russia for 'career progression'
Nigeria international Chidera Ejuke becomes the latest African footballer to leave the Russian Premier League following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 08:44:52 GMT

Peter Obi: The Labour Party candidate electrifying young Nigerians
An army of social media users backs Peter Obi for Nigeria's presidency, but will that translate into votes?

Tue, 05 Jul 2022 01:25:11 GMT

WAFCON 2022: Mwape backs Zambia to cope with Barbra Banda absence
Zambia coach Bruce Mwape hopes his side can learn to cope without captain Barbra Banda at the Women's Africa Cup of Nations.

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 11:50:55 GMT

Meet Book Bunk, the people restoring history in Kenya
The Book Bunk Trust is restoring library archives to help teach a new generation about Kenyan history.

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 10:04:37 GMT

Wimbledon 2022: Ons Jabeur column on loving the big stage & entertaining fans
In her latest BBC Sport column, third seed Ons Jabeur discusses why she loves playing at Wimbledon, being an entertainer and connecting with fans.

Mon, 04 Jul 2022 05:06:28 GMT