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Legal Recognition of East African Sign Languages Key Towards Inclusion
Since the onset of the Covid19 pandemic, at least two deaf people were shot and killed in Uganda by state law enforcement officers. Their ‘crime’ was being deaf and uneducated. Their inability to hear or comprehend Covid19 containment measures communicated in English led to their death. This is despite the United Nations Convention of the […]

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 14:06:54 +0000


Africa’s Processing Industry Holds Promise for Broader Economic Growth
As a central pillar of African diets for thousands of years, millet has a prized position as one of the continent’s most important crops. And with the onset of climate change, millet offers valuable security to the continent’s smallholder farmers due to the crop’s tolerance for dry soils. Yet, the rise of an increasingly affluent […]

Wed, 30 Nov 2022 09:24:44 +0000


AGRA Gets Make-Up, Not Make-Over
Despite its dismal record, the Gates Foundation-sponsored Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) announced a new five-year strategy in September after rebranding itself by dropping ‘Green Revolution’ from its name. Rebranding, not reform Instead of learning from experience and changing its approach accordingly, AGRA’s new strategy promises more of the same. Ignoring evidence, […]

Tue, 29 Nov 2022 06:16:16 +0000


Cattle Turn Into New Currency Amid Inflation in Zimbabwe
In 2007 as inflation walloped the Zimbabwean currency, rendering it valueless, then 54-year-old Langton Musaigwa of Mataruse village west of Zimbabwe in Mberengwa district switched to cattle as his currency. He wasn’t alone; scores of other villagers in his locality followed suit. In no time, cattle became a new currency as the Zimbabwean dollar went […]

Fri, 25 Nov 2022 13:37:38 +0000


Ugandan Women Tackle Domestic Violence with Green Solutions
Constance Okollet Achom, a Ugandan woman from Tororo, a rural village located in Eastern Uganda, has helped several dozens of her peers affected by domestic violence to address the issue by equipping victims with skillsets to manufacture eco-friendly biofuels from agro-forestry waste. “There have been a growing number of women in my village who experienced […]

Wed, 23 Nov 2022 07:09:23 +0000


Pan-African Approach Needed to Tackle Food Insecurity Arising from Conflict and Climate Shocks
Upheaval on the global stage, the war in Ukraine, conflict in the Horn of Africa, severe climatic shocks, high international inflation, increasing global commodity prices, high prices of agricultural inputs and low intra-continental trade are fuelling food insecurity across Africa. Of the 24 countries classified as hunger hotspots by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization […]

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 09:08:35 +0000


Open Veins of Africa Bleeding Heavily
The ongoing plunder of Africa’s natural resources drained by capital flight is holding it back yet again. More African nations face protracted recessions amid mounting debt distress, rubbing salt into deep wounds from the past. With much less foreign exchange, tax revenue, and policy space to face external shocks, many African governments believe they have […]

Tue, 22 Nov 2022 06:16:28 +0000
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West African Leaders Plan Peacekeeping Force to Counter 'Coup Belt' Reputation
West African leaders said on Sunday they would establish a regional peacekeeping force to intervene in member states to help restore security and constitutional order in a region that has witnessed several coups in the past two years. West and Central Africa has made strides in the past decade to shed its reputation as a "coup belt," but the Economic Commission for West African States (ECOWAS) wants to do more to boost constitutional government in its member states. "The...

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 19:06:19 -0500


Gunmen Kidnap Worshippers in Nigeria Mosque Attack
Gunmen abducted 19 Muslim worshippers after attacking a mosque in the restive northwest of Nigeria, police said Sunday. The attackers stormed the mosque in Maigamji village, in Katsina state, during evening prayers Saturday and carried out the kidnappings after shooting and wounding the imam and another worshipper, said local police spokesman Gambo Isah. "Our men mobilized and went after the bandits and succeeded in rescuing six of the worshippers from their abductors, while efforts...

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 18:01:06 -0500


Sudanese Anti-Corruption Figure Freed on Eve of Political Deal
A prominent Sudanese politician was released from jail on Sunday, a day before the civilian coalition he belonged to was due to sign an initial deal with the military to end a political standoff triggered in October 2021 by a coup. The framework deal would, according to a copy seen by Reuters, involve a two-year, civilian-led political transition in which the military's role would be limited to a security and defense council headed by a prime minister. But it sets no time for a final...

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 17:30:09 -0500


Flash Flood Kills 9 at Religious Gathering in South Africa
At least nine people died and eight others were missing in South Africa after a flash flood swept away members of a church congregation along the Jukskei River in Johannesburg, rescue officials said Sunday. The dead and missing were all part of the congregation, which was conducting religious rituals along the river on Saturday, officials said. Rescue workers reported finding the bodies of two victims that day and another seven bodies when the search and recovery mission resumed Sunday...

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 17:01:20 -0500


South Africa's Ramaphosa Says ANC Executive to Decide His Fate 
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Sunday it was up to the governing party's national executive to decide his future in the face of allegations of misconduct against him, a day after his spokesman said he would not resign. Ramaphosa, who said he would attend an executive committee meeting scheduled for Monday, is fighting for his political survival after a panel of experts found he may have violated his oath of office. Their inquiries relate to allegations that large sums...

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 13:39:54 -0500


Liberian President's Long Stay Abroad Criticized 
Liberian President George Weah's long absence from the country has raised eyebrows and prompted criticism, leading one opposition figure to ask if the West African nation is running on "autopilot." Weah went abroad at the end of October for a string of political gatherings in numerous countries — and to watch his footballer son represent the United States at the World Cup in Qatar. Since then, the president — himself a former football star — has not been seen in his homeland...

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 07:43:11 -0500


Rebel Commander Says 65% of Fighters Have 'Disengaged' From Tigray Frontlines 
The commander-in-chief of the Tigray rebel forces said that 65% of his forces had "disengaged," a month after a cease-fire agreement over Ethiopia's war-torn northern region. "We have started disengagement and relocation of our forces from battlelines... out of our forces, 65% of them have passed through this process, disengaging from battlelines and moved to designated places," General Tadesse Worede, chief of staff of Tigray's fighters, told reporters...

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 07:31:18 -0500


Burkina Faso Government Suspends France's RFI Radio Broadcasts
Burkina Faso's military government has suspended the broadcast of France's RFI radio in the Sahel West African state over what it said were false reports and giving voice to Islamist militants, a statement from the government said Saturday. The statement said RFI on Saturday broadcast a message from a leader of a militant group in which he threatened the population. "RFI strongly deplores this decision and protests against the totally unfounded accusations calling into...

Sat, 03 Dec 2022 22:49:35 -0500


Scandal-Hit South African President Seeks to Hang on to Power
South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa, embroiled in scandal and under threat of impeachment, has no intention of resigning and will fight both politically and judicially, people close to him said Saturday. Pressure mounted this week for Ramaphosa to quit or be forced from office over the theft of more than half a million dollars in cash from his farm, which he allegedly covered up. The African National Congress (ANC) initially said on Saturday morning it would hold a "special...

Sat, 03 Dec 2022 19:02:10 -0500


Somali Military Liberates 4 Strategic Villages From al-Shabab Militants  
Somalia’s defense ministry says the country’s national army, supported by local clan militias, has seized control of several strategic villages from al-Shabab Islamist militants. The ministry acknowledged that several security personnel were wounded during the army’s recent operations.  Abdullahi Ali Anod, Somalia’s defense ministry spokesman who talked with reporters Saturday in the country’s capital Mogadishu, said the army, backed by locals, has captured four strategic villages from the...

Sat, 03 Dec 2022 13:46:27 -0500


Tunisia's Powerful Labor Union Rejects December Election, Attacks President's Agenda  
Tunisia's powerful labor union attacked the president's political and economic agenda on Saturday, including elections this month, saying it will no longer accept what it called a threat to democracy in its clearest challenge to him yet. The UGTT union says it has more than a million members and has proven able to paralyze the economy with strikes. It has at times backed President Kais Saied after he seized most powers last year, but on other occasions has voiced tepid...

Sat, 03 Dec 2022 08:54:16 -0500
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Nigeria's Kaduna train attack: How I survived hijacking and captivity
Nigeria's reopening of a high-speed rail link brings back traumatic memories for hostage survivors.

Mon, 05 Dec 2022 01:09:23 GMT


Nigerian student Aminu Adamu Mohammed apologises to Aisha Buhari over tweet
Aminu Adamu Mohammed, 24, describes the experience as the ''darkest hours'' of his life.

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 22:33:03 GMT


South African worshippers swept away in Jukskei river flash flood
South African rescue teams search for the missing who had been taking part in a church ceremony.

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 17:34:02 GMT


Cyril Ramaphosa: South African leader leaves future in ANC hands
Cyril Ramaphosa, under pressure following a critical report, says the ANC will decide his next move.

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 15:36:19 GMT


Sbu Nkosi: Missing person case opened for South Africa wing
South Africa's World Cup winner Sbu Nkosi has been reported missing by his club in Pretoria.

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 07:17:43 GMT


Red Sea soul: Revolutionary cries for recognition in Sudan
The musician who invented a stringed instrument to strum the soundtrack of Sudan's recent revolution.

Sun, 04 Dec 2022 01:15:34 GMT


World Cup 2022: Important for Ghana to eliminate Uruguay, says Daniel Amartey
Daniel Amartey admits Ghana were determined to prevent Uruguay from reaching the World Cup knockout stages if the Black Stars could not qualify.

Sat, 03 Dec 2022 12:19:10 GMT


World Cup 2022: Cameroon could have done better in Qatar, says Rigobert Song
Cameroon boss Rigobert Song was left with some regrets following their World Cup exit despite beating five-time winners Brazil.

Sat, 03 Dec 2022 11:02:43 GMT


Senegal's parliament brawls after MP hits woman colleague
An MP from the ruling party was hit by a colleague from the opposition during a budget presentation.

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 22:25:03 GMT


World Cup 2022: Otto Addo resigns as Ghana boss after elimination
Otto Addo resigns as Ghana boss following their World Cup group-stage elimination.

Fri, 02 Dec 2022 19:04:06 GMT