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Kenyan Domestic Workers’ Doomed Voyages to the Gulf
Distress calls from vulnerable Kenyan women in Saudi Arabia experiencing mistreatment and torture at the hands of their employers went from 88 in 2019/2020 to 1,025 just one year later. And this fear is all too familiar for 28-year-old Wanjiku Njoki. The young woman’s whose search for greener pastures in the Gulf landed her in […]

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 10:09:08 +0000

Clean Water, Decent Toilets, Hygiene Challenge for Southern African Community
The toilets in the maternity wing of Namatapa Health Centre in the populous Bangwe Township in Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial city, fell into disrepair a few years ago. So, pregnant women who come to deliver their babies and their guardians use two pit latrines. The faulty facilities also serve as bathrooms. Visiting the bathrooms and toilets […]

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 14:28:54 +0000

How Place of Birth Shapes Chances of Going to University
Many newly independent African countries in the 1960s inherited regional and ethnic inequalities in formal educational attainment. These new states bound together sub-national regions of diverse ethnic and religious communities. The regions differed in their exposure to missionary activity – the main vector in the spread of formal western education in the colonial era. Inequalities […]

Mon, 10 Jan 2022 13:11:47 +0000

Underfunded and Deadly Tuberculosis Needs its Own Bill Gates
Global efforts to end tuberculosis (TB) are futile without dedicated investment in research into the debilitating disease that is killing 4000 people a day, Stop TB Partnership warns. “TB is a disease that is not a darling of donors and investors,” Lucica Ditiu, the Executive Director of the Stop TB Partnership, told IPS in an […]

Fri, 07 Jan 2022 10:05:35 +0000

Free at Last: Trafficked Woman’s Story a Warning to Other Vulnerable Job Seekers
When Kamikazi * from Gisagara, a district in Southern Rwanda, was forced to quit her job due to COVID-19 last year, she desperately sought other employment. A former co-worker in the food processing firm where Kamikazi once worked introduced her to “agents”. They assured her she would find decent employment in the Middle East, but […]

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 15:33:39 +0000

Truth as War Causality? The Case of Ethiopia
A brutal drama is unfolding in Ethiopia and it is difficult to find straightforward accounts of what is happening there. However, this does not prevent people from taking a unilateral stand for either of the factions involved in the disaster. Since November 2020, a ruthless civil war has caused immense misery, especially in the northern […]

Wed, 05 Jan 2022 11:13:14 +0000

Ecstasy as Zimbabwe’s Smallholder Farmers Secure European Pineapple Market
In her wildest dreams, smallholder farmer Sarudzai Sithole never imagined that her pineapples could someday stock the produce section of Europe’s finest supermarkets. Now, the 34-year-old mother of five is part of a group of 45 farmers in Rusitu Valley in Chipinge, a district in Zimbabwean eastern province of Manicaland, who from December 2021 would […]

Tue, 04 Jan 2022 09:29:22 +0000
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UN Grants $150 Million in Aid for 13 Underfunded Crises 
The United Nations is allocating $150 million from its Central Emergency Response Fund to support seriously underfunded humanitarian operations in 13 countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. Topping the list of underfunded crises are Syria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sudan. These countries will receive between $20- and $25 million each to help them implement life-saving humanitarian operations.  International support for Syria has all but dissipated...

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 11:14:30 -0500

Cameroon Begins Mass COVID-19 Tests to Encourage Football Turnout 
Cameroon launched a massive campaign Sunday for fans to be tested and vaccinated against COVID-19 to fill stadiums in the ongoing Africa Football Cup of Nations the country is hosting. Cameroon and African football officials say only 2,000 supporters turn out for matches at 20,000- to 60,000-seat stadiums because of COVID-19 restrictions and separatist threats. This is the deafening noise of vuvuzelas from thousands of football fans outside Yaoundé's 42,000-seat Ahmadou Ahidjo...

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 10:47:56 -0500

Mali's Ousted President Keita Dies at 76 
Former Malian president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was ousted by the military in 2020 after a turbulent seven-year rule, has died, officials said on Sunday. He was 76. Known by his initials IBK, Keita ran the West African country from September 2013 to August 2020, when Islamist insurgents overran large areas, draining his popularity. Disputed legislative elections, rumors of corruption, and a sputtering economy also fueled public anger and drew tens of thousands of people onto the...

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 10:06:46 -0500

UN Agency Calls for International Action to End Sahel Conflict 
UNHCR, the U.N. Refugee Agency is calling for international action to end the armed conflict in Africa’s Central Sahel region, a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced more than 2.5 million over the last decade. Data from the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project finds violence in Burkina Faso, Mali, and Niger caused more than 4,660 deaths in the first six months of 2020. Statistics from other international monitoring groups and U.N. agencies show...

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 09:39:41 -0500

Ethiopian Diaspora Torn by Ethnic Tensions in Tigray War 
Thousands of miles away from the war in Ethiopia, the ethnic cracks have started to show in an Ethiopian church in Ohio, in a lawsuit between trustees and clergy. The original trustees of the Holy Trinity Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church in Columbus have accused its clergy of switching the language of services from Amharic, the national language of Ethiopia, to Tigrinya, the language of the Tigray region. They say the clergy is taking sides in a war between Tigray leaders and the...

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 08:07:55 -0500

Government Spokesperson, Former Journalist Injured in Somalia Bombing
A suicide bomber in the Somali capital has injured government spokesman and former journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu. Witnesses told VOA Somali that a suicide bomber ran toward Moalimuu’s vehicle in central Mogadishu and detonated an explosive vest. Moalimuu sustained injuries to the hand and leg from shrapnel from the device. The Somali militant group al-Shabab immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. Moalimuu has survived at least three previous al-Shabab attacks,...

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 07:44:23 -0500

Ethiopia on Edge of Humanitarian Disaster, UN Agency Says
The World Food Program warns Ethiopia is on the edge of a humanitarian disaster as escalating fighting in the north is preventing the delivery of needed food from reaching millions of people in battle-scarred Tigray province.  The last time a food convoy was able to reach Tigray’s capital, Mekelle, was mid-December.  Millions of acutely hungry people in this war-torn province have been deprived of food since then. In a blunt warning to the warring parties and international community,...

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 10:23:10 -0500

Mali Gives Airlines 72 Hours to Confirm Service
After several airlines discontinued service to Mali due to new regional sanctions, the country’s government has responded with its own economic threat. Mali’s military government Friday gave airlines 72 hours, starting Jan. 15, to confirm their service to Mali with the country’s National Civil Aviation Agency or lose their time slots. In a statement, Transport Minister Madina Sissoko, said that if airlines did not respond by the 72-hour deadline, “their time slots will be allocated to...

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 09:52:22 -0500

Ethiopia Objects to Alleged 'Misconduct' of WHO Chief Tedros
The government of Ethiopia has sent a letter to the World Health Organization, accusing its Ethiopian director-general of “misconduct” after his sharp criticism of the war and humanitarian crisis in the country. Ethiopia nominated Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus to be the head of the U.N. health agency four years ago, but says he has “not lived up to the integrity and professional expectations required from his office,” accusing him of interfering in Ethiopia’s internal affairs, according to a...

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 08:18:26 -0500

US Africa Envoy to Visit Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Ethiopia
The U.S. special envoy for the Horn of Africa will visit Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Ethiopia next week amid ongoing crises in the two African nations, the State Department announced Friday. David Satterfield and Assistant Secretary of State Molly Phee will travel to Riyadh, Khartoum and Addis Ababa from Jan. 17-20. In Riyadh, the pair will meet with the Friends of Sudan, a group calling for the restoration of the country's transitional government following a military coup in...

Sat, 15 Jan 2022 03:44:02 -0500

Europe Sees Hope for Eventual Deal in Mali 
A key European diplomat believes there is still a chance to defuse the growing political crisis in Mali that has seen the country’s interim military government clash repeatedly in recent days with both its neighbors and members of the international community. Emanuela Del Re, the European Union's special representative for the Sahel, criticized Mali’s current rulers for provoking countries in the region and Europe by postponing elections for five years and for bringing in Russian...

Fri, 14 Jan 2022 20:42:35 -0500
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Nigeria's economy: Why people are buying sanitary pads in packs of two
A so-called "sachet economy" has emerged as high inflation makes everyday items too expensive for many.

Mon, 17 Jan 2022 01:04:56 GMT

Afcon 2021: Equatorial Guinea stun holders Algeria
Equatorial Guinea stun Algeria to leave the defending champions on the brink of a group-stage exit from the Africa Cup of Nations.

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 21:34:09 GMT

Afcon 2021: Sierra Leone snatch late draw against Ivory Coast
Sierra Leone's Alhadji Kamara scores a dramatic injury-time equaliser to grab a 2-2 draw against Ivory Coast in Douala.

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 18:33:41 GMT

Afcon 2021: Tunisia bounce back to thrash Mauritania
Tunisia bounce back from their controversial opening defeat at the Africa Cup of Nations by brushing aside Mauritania 4-0 in Group F.

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 17:55:34 GMT

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta: Ousted Mali president dies aged 76
Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was forced from power in 2020 after protests over security, economy and elections.

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 16:54:41 GMT

Afcon 2021: The Gambia and Mali close in on last 16 after draw
The Gambia and Mali are both on the brink of the last 16 at the Africa Cup of Nations after they play out a 1-1 draw in Group F.

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 15:23:47 GMT

Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu: Somali spokesman injured in Mogadishu
Former BBC journalist Mohamed Ibrahim Moalimuu was targeted by terrorists, the prime minister says.

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 12:47:19 GMT

Crystal Asige: How glaucoma stole my sight
Kenya singer and songwriter Crystal Asige shares her journey with an eye condition called Glaucoma.

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 11:23:50 GMT

Kenyan vigilantes taking on avocado gangs
Cartels have begun to target the lucrative crop and farmers are arming themselves.

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 00:38:30 GMT

The inventor inspired by a near-death experience
He nearly died after being given fake medicines. Now, his invention can spot them.

Sun, 16 Jan 2022 00:04:13 GMT