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Blue Economy Movement Gains Traction in Africa

An increasing number of African countries are now embracing the blue economy for its potential to deliver solutions to their most pressing development needs–particularly extreme poverty and hunger. Countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa, Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar and the Seychelles–which has already established the Ministry of Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy–are recognising the need […]

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Mon, 16 Jul 2018 10:42:42 +0000


Age Appropriate Sexuality Education for Youth Key to National Progress

Fifty years ago at the International Conference on Human Rights, family planning was affirmed to be a human right. It is therefore apt that the theme for this year’s World Population Day is a loud reminder of this fundamental right. It is a right that communities especially in Africa have for long held from its […]

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Wed, 11 Jul 2018 05:52:36 +0000


Keep Water Out of the Reach of Children

Behailu Shiferaw is communications specialist for WaterAid in the East Africa region.

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Tue, 10 Jul 2018 11:47:49 +0000


Experts Decry Exclusion of Africa’s Local Farmers in Food Security Efforts

Joshua Kiragu reminisces of years gone by when just one of his two hectares of land produced at least 40 bags of maize. But that was 10 years ago. Today, Kiragu can barely scrape up 20 bags from the little piece of land that he has left – it measures just under a hectare. Kiragu, […]

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Fri, 06 Jul 2018 10:36:49 +0000


War, High Tariffs and Nationalisation – their Cost to Africa’s Climate

Africa’s political instability, its armed conflicts and regulatory issues are placing at risk investment needed to tackle climate change and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions on the continent.  “A renewable energy developer or investor faces increased risk that their returns and earnings could decline as a result of political change, such as terrorism, expropriation (dispossession […]

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Thu, 05 Jul 2018 15:04:15 +0000


Church and Conflict in South Sudan

Throughout fifty years of struggles, South Sudan’s different churches have remained one of the country’s few stable institutions, and in their workings toward peace, have displayed a level of inter-religious cooperation rarely seen in the world.  Priests and pastors from numerous denominations brought humanitarian relief to civilians during South Sudan’s long wars for independence — […]

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Tue, 03 Jul 2018 08:53:06 +0000


West Africa Moves Ahead with Renewable Energy Despite Unpredictable Challenges 

The West African nation of Guinea may be a signatory of the Paris Agreement, a global undertaking by countries around the world to reduce climate change, but as it tries to provide electricity to some three quarters of its 12 million people who are without, the commitment is proving a struggle. Mamadou Bangoura, head of […]

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Tue, 26 Jun 2018 18:22:03 +0000
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South Sudan Foes Fail to Reach Power-Sharing Deal
The South Sudanese warring parties meeting in Khartoum on Wednesday failed to agree to a power-sharing deal. South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei said the government agreed to create five vice president positions, including a first vice president, but opposition members rejected the proposal. “Some few members from SSOA [South Sudan Opposition Alliance] were saying that it is not what they want. They want to see a very small, lean [government],” said Edmond Yakani, a member...

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:26:53 -0400


US Intelligence Documents on Nelson Mandela Made Public
Thousands of pages of U.S. intelligence documents on Nelson Mandela were made public Wednesday, revealing that Washington continued to monitor the South African anti-apartheid hero as a potential Communist menace even after he was released from prison, a group that sued to obtain the papers said. The Washington-based group Property of the People released the papers to mark the 100th anniversary of Mandela's birth. It said it obtained them after years of litigation. "The...

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:28:35 -0400


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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:30:00 -0400


Nigeria Arrests Boko Haram Members Linked to Chibok Attack
A Nigerian police official says authorities have arrested 22 Boko Haram extremist leaders and fighters responsible for the mass kidnapping of schoolgirls in Chibok and more than 50 suicide bombings. Borno State Police Commissioner Damian Chukwu says the arrests took place between July 4 and 9. Chukwu says police seized the coordinators of suicide bombings in Borno and the coordinator and participants in the Chibok abductions in 2014. He says others also confessed to ambushing security...

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:32:51 -0400


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Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:30:00 -0400


Ninth Rhino Dies at New Kenyan Sanctuary
Kenya’s Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife said Tuesday that a ninth black rhino has died after being relocated to a new sanctuary in a national park. The ministry says preliminary investigations indicate the rhinos died of salt poisoning after drinking water with high salinity. The latest black rhino death, reported Tuesday, brings the number of deaths in the botched relocation operation to nine. Only two of the transplanted black rhinos remain in the new habitat at Tsavo East National...

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 12:05:52 -0400


Obama, South Africans Mark Centennial of Mandela Birth
South Africans engaged in charity events Wednesday to mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela, the nation's first black president. Barack Obama, the first black U.S. president, met in Johannesburg with young leaders from across Africa to mark the occasion. A day earlier, Obama delivered what might have been the strongest statements of his post-presidential life. In his speech Tuesday for this year's annual Nelson Mandela memorial lecture, Obama sketched a rosy...

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:19:53 -0400


UN Reports Alarming Surge of Violence in Mali's Mopti Region
The United Nations Human Rights Office reports an alarming surge of intercommunal violence in Mali's central Mopti region. The U.N. says hundreds have been killed in recent months as Fulani herders and Bambara and Dogon farmers fight over land and water resources. But the spokesman for the U.N. Human Rights Office, Rupert Colville, says the current intercommunal violence has taken a particularly nasty turn.  "In recent weeks, U.N. human rights staff in the country have...

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 10:00:24 -0400


Ethiopia Resumes Commercial Flights to Eritrea
Ethiopia's main airline has resumed commercial flights to neighboring Eritrea, the latest sign of normalized ties between the longtime foes. Two Ethiopian Airlines planes landed in the Eritrean capital, Asmara, on Wednesday. One carried dignitaries and business leaders set to meet with Eritrean officials; the other was filled with ordinary people flying to visit family and friends. Tewelde Woldegebriel, a reporter for VOA's Horn of Africa service, said the mood at the Asmara...

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 08:55:42 -0400


Libya Denies It Abandoned Migrants at Sea
Libya's coast guard is denying accusations by a Spanish aid group that it left two women and a child to die in the Mediterranean Sea.  Coast guard spokesman Ayoub Gassim on Tuesday said the service carries out rescues of Europe-bound migrants, "in accordance with international standards in saving lives at sea.'' He blamed human traffickers and "irresponsible, non-governmental groups" for any tragedies that occur at sea.  He said the Libyan coast...

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 01:29:04 -0400


International Criminal Court Marks 20th Anniversary
The International Criminal Court marked the 20th anniversary this week of the treaty that created it, with expectations growing about its effectiveness as it moves toward maturity.  The so-called Rome Statute establishing The Hague-based court was adopted in the Italian capital on July 17,1998. Today, 123 states have signed up to the treaty. “The court has established itself as the permanent address for trials of leaders who order or instigate crimes against humanity, war crimes...

Tue, 17 Jul 2018 21:15:55 -0400
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Beating the stigma of STIs with secret home-testing kits
A Nigerian start-up is helping young people take charge of their sexual health.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:59:21 GMT


Lagos Death Cafe founder: It's about life
Once a month Hope Ogbologugo hosts a Death Cafe in Lagos where people gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:37:03 GMT


Are journalists in Egypt under attack?
Egypt's parliament has passed a new law regulating the media. The BBC's Sara Aboubakr looks at the impact.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 21:49:15 GMT


Mandela 100: Key events and quotes from his life
A look back at key events and quotes in the life of Nelson Mandela on what would be his 100th birthday.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:45:59 GMT


Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday quiz
Test your knowledge about the inspirational leader on what would have been his 100th birthday.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 20:25:00 GMT


Ethiopian Airlines makes historic flight to Eritrea
An Ethiopian passenger plane flies to Eritrea for the first time since a border war 20 years ago.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:07:21 GMT


Champions League winners to go straight into group phase of next edition
This year's African Champions League winners will be given direct entry into the group phase of the next edition, as Caf aims to alleviate fixture-congestion.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 14:35:13 GMT


Tom Saintfiet named new Gambia coach
Former Togo and Zimbabwe coach Tom Saintfiet is appointed as Gambia's new coach, the country's football federation reveals in a statement.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:22:50 GMT


Migrant crisis: Italy and NGO in row over migrant deaths
Spanish rescuers say Italy and Libya's coastguard "abandoned" a woman and child found dead at sea.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:10:08 GMT


Black Panther's sister, Shuri, gets own Marvel comic series
Award-winning novelist Nnedi Okorafor will write the new series about Black Panther's sister, Shuri.

Wed, 18 Jul 2018 11:57:17 GMT