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Food Security and Food Safety in Africa Must Go Hand in Hand
Monica Musonda, CEO, Java Foods, and Board Member, Partners in Food Solutions (PFS)

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 05:20:36 +0000


Rwanda: A Ravaged Country That Bounced Back
As we contemplate the clouded futures of Gaza, Ukraine, and other dire conflict zones that get far less coverage, it may be instructive to recall the surprising success story of a ravaged country that bounced back: Rwanda. Rwanda’s Genocide Against the Tutsi began 30 years ago this week, and a week of national mourning is […]

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 05:39:49 +0000


Women Affected by ‘Gender-Biased’ Climate Change Deserve Justice
While research into the unequal impacts of climate change on women is growing, more is needed to enable them to realize their rights to climate justice. Researchers argue that women and girls have unequal access to food, water, health, education, and even income, thanks to climate change. This makes them more vulnerable. Pedi Obani, an […]

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 04:35:23 +0000


Kwibuka30: Learning from the Past, Safeguarding the Future Against Genocide
One should never lose sight that for people who experienced genocide, the warning signs were there. Genocide is a process. It requires preparation and capacities to carry it out. The 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, in which Hutu and others who opposed it were also killed, was made possible because of decades of […]

Tue, 09 Apr 2024 06:11:09 +0000


30 Years On, Genocide Survivors Embark on a Journey To Build a Resilient Future
A minute of silence was observed on April 7 across Rwanda as the country held a memorial ceremony to mourn more than one million people, overwhelmingly Tutsis, who were systematically killed in the 100 days of atrocities between April and July 1994. The Rwandan government’s commemoration marking the 30th anniversary of the 1994 Rwandan genocide […]

Mon, 08 Apr 2024 05:35:04 +0000


Senegal’s Democracy Passes Crucial Test
The fact that Senegal’s election took place on 24 March was in itself a triumph for civil society. That an opposition candidate, campaigning on an anti-establishment and anti-corruption agenda, emerged from jail to become the continent’s youngest leader offered fresh hope for democracy. It wasn’t foretold. On 3 February, just as the campaign for the […]

Fri, 05 Apr 2024 18:28:48 +0000


Breaking the Silence: Gender-Based Challenges in the Lesotho Highlands Water Project ll
In the journey towards gender equality and justice, recent decades have seen strides made, yet the road ahead remains treacherous. In the race to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, attention is turning to the role that over five hundred public development banks worldwide could play. Public development banks are increasingly exploring how […]

Wed, 03 Apr 2024 05:52:27 +0000
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Botswana objects to G7-EU diamond-tracking system 
Gaborone, Botswana  — African diamond producers, led by Botswana, are demanding a review of the tracking and verification system that European Union and G7 nations introduced March 1. Under the arrangement, diamonds entering EU and G7 countries - which represent 70% of the global diamond market - have to be sent to Antwerp, Belgium, for certification, in an effort to prevent the importation of sanctioned Russian diamonds. The traceability initiative has resulted in clearance delays and...

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 16:36:53 -0400


Mali junta bans media from covering politics


Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:13:00 -0400


Flooding in Kenya kills at least a dozen, displaces 15,000
NAIROBI, Kenya — Heavy rains pounding different parts of Kenya have led to the deaths of at least 13 people and displaced some 15,000 people, the United Nations said, as forecasters warn that more rains can be expected until June.  The U.N Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, citing the Kenya Red Cross Society, said Thursday that nearly 20,000 people were affected, including an estimated 15,000 people displaced by heavy rains and flash floods across the country since the...

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:12:32 -0400


Russian military trainers arrive in Niger as relations with US deteriorate
DAKAR, Senegal — State television in Niger broadcast footage on Thursday of Russian military trainers arriving in the country aboard a plane equipped with military supplies to boost its air defenses amid deteriorating relations between Niger and the United States.  Two Russian trainers were filmed in front of the plane wearing military uniforms, caps and face coverings. The plane arrived Wednesday night, the report said.  "We are here to train the Nigerian army to use the military...

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 11:05:00 -0400


13 arrested in Ethiopia over killing of Oromo opposition figure
Body of Bate Urgessa of the Oromo Liberation Front found on a road outside Meki on Wednesday

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 07:24:03 -0400


Sudan's silent suffering, a year into generals' war
Port Sudan, Sudan — Millions displaced and on the brink of famine. Sexual and ethnic violence. Infrastructure destroyed. Aid workers say a year of war between rival generals in Sudan has led to catastrophe, but the world has turned away. The northeast African country is experiencing "one of the worst humanitarian disasters in recent memory" and "the largest internal displacement crisis in the world," the United Nations says. It is also on track to become "the...

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 02:20:44 -0400


Mali's junta suspends all political activities until further notice
BAMAKO, Mali — Mali's ruling junta has issued a decree suspending all political activities until further notice, saying it needs to preserve public order, a move that follows last year's decision to call off elections indefinitely.  Junta spokesman Abdoulaye Maiga read out the statement on state television late Wednesday evening, while the country was celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan in which observant Muslims fast from dawn until...

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 11:56:02 -0400


Chad’s opposition says Deby flouting rules by launching presidential campaign early
YAOUNDE, CAMEROON — Opposition candidates are accusing Chad’s military ruler, General Mahamat Idriss Deby, of flouting election rules and launching his campaign before the official starting date of April 14. Deby, the transitional president who seized power after the death of his father in 2021, is attempting to cement his rule with a victory in Chad’s presidential election on May 6. The general said on state TV Wednesday that if elected as Chad's president, he will maintain peace and...

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 11:52:46 -0400


Nigeria's consumers upset at electricity rate hike
Abuja, Nigeria — A sudden hike in electricity rates in Africa's most populous country, Nigeria, has sparked a backlash. Until now, Jude Okafor has spent an average $25 on electricity to run a frozen fish and meat business that he started in 2021. But since last week, when the government announced a rate hike of nearly 300 percent for electricity, Okafor says running his business has been tough.  "There is no escape. Light has gone high, fuel has gone high. And for a businessman,...

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 16:37:17 -0400


In Gabon, Muslims invite Christians into mosques to pray for peace
YAOUNDE, CAMEROON — In Gabon, Christians joined Muslims this week to pray for peace as the country holds a month-long “national dialogue” intended to pave the way for military leaders to transfer power to a civilian government. Clerics say that among the approximately 700 civilians who attended this year’s Eid al-Fitr prayers Wednesday at the Central Mosque in Gabon's capital, Libreville, were scores of Christians. The Eid al-Fitr prayers marked the end of the holy month of...

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 11:07:17 -0400


Angolan fishermen blame Chinese trawlers for declining fish stock 
In the port of Benguela on Angola’s Pacific coast, fishermen and fish traders are struggling to make ends meet. They say their catch is getting smaller and they blame illegal fishing by Chinese  trawlers. For Joao Marcos, Barbara Santos has this report.  (Mayra de Lassalette contributed)

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 08:51:25 -0400
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Russian troops arrive in Niger as agreement begins
The West African country is increasingly turning to Moscow for support after breaking ties with the West.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 15:42:40 GMT


Kipchoge 'expects' to win third Olympic marathon
Kenya's Eliud Kipchoge has "huge expectation" to win a historic third successive Olympic marathon gold medal in Paris this year.

Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:28:24 GMT


Happy horsemen and replica guns: Africa's top shots
A selection of the best photos from across the African continent this week.

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 23:15:04 GMT


'I survived the ferry disaster - but lost 17 of my family'
Muaziza Ambaraje is one of the few people to escape alive after a boat sank off the coast of Mozambique.

Thu, 11 Apr 2024 23:11:58 GMT


Parched and shrinking - vital Moroccan dam dries up
Satellite images reveal the impact of the long drought on one of the country's main water sources.

Wed, 10 Apr 2024 00:31:31 GMT


Watch: Bus passengers rescued from flood waters
The bus was travelling to Nairobi when it was swept off the road.

Tue, 09 Apr 2024 13:26:27 GMT


The battle for Cape Town - digital nomads vs locals
The beautiful South African city is a magnet for laptop-wielding remote workers, but not everyone is happy.

Mon, 08 Apr 2024 01:47:34 GMT


Watch: Moment Russ Cook finishes length of Africa run
Russ Cook, nicknamed "Hardest Geezer", has finished his challenge of running the length of Africa.

Sun, 07 Apr 2024 17:36:25 GMT


One woman’s battle to push Africa’s space race
Scientist Marie Makuate wants more African countries to have their own satellites orbiting Earth.

Sun, 07 Apr 2024 01:24:11 GMT


BBC presenter returns to Rwanda 30 years after fleeing genocide
BBC presenter Victoria Uwonkunda, who fled Rwanda aged 12, returns to face the past for the first time.

Sat, 06 Apr 2024 01:35:39 GMT