Africa

South Africa: The Endgame – Zuma On the Ropes As ANC Tactical Manoeuvre Unfolds

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For the first time since his election as leader of the ANC, President Jacob Zuma is facing a rebellion inside the party’s national executive committee (NEC) – a structure that has the power to recall him as president of the Republic. AllAfrica News: Latest Read More

East Africa: How Teamwork and Technology Can Thwart Illegal Fishing

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Early in December 2012, a South Korean vessel called the Premier entered the Indian Ocean to fish. In West Africa, authorities knew that the boat had been fishing illegally in Liberian waters before it made its way to Africa’s other coast. That raised the ire of East African countries, which weren’t keen to welcome Read More

Nigeria: Obasanjo Opposes Buhari’s U.S.$30 Billion Loan

11 months ago Comments Off on Nigeria: Obasanjo Opposes Buhari’s U.S.$30 Billion Loan
Lagos -Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari’s external borrowing plan saying “If we borrow some $ 30bn, in less than three years, we would have mortgaged the future of Nigeria for well over thirty years to come.” AllAfrica News: Latest Read More

Malawi: HIV-Positive Malawian Man Jailed Over Ritual Sex

11 months ago Comments Off on Malawi: HIV-Positive Malawian Man Jailed Over Ritual Sex
A man infected with the HIV virus, who was accused of sleeping with 100 girls and women in a series of so-called ‘ritual cleansing’ acts, was sentenced to two years in prison for his actions. AllAfrica News: Latest Read More

Nigeria: Unjust Dismissal – Army Boycotts Court

11 months ago Comments Off on Nigeria: Unjust Dismissal – Army Boycotts Court
More than three months after a top Army officer – who was dismissed from service without query or indictment – filed suit for redress at the National Industrial Court, Nigerian military has refused to enter appearance to defend its action. AllAfrica News: Latest Read More

Gambia: Is Freedom Stirring in Banjul?

11 months ago Comments Off on Gambia: Is Freedom Stirring in Banjul?
“We are ready for change!” These were the words of the taxi driver who picked me up from the airport in Gambia. We had just passed a huge billboard bearing the image of President Yahya Jammeh, and when I asked the driver about his political views I had expected the caution that is typical Read More

Namibia: More Boxers Ranked in WBO Rankings

11 months ago Comments Off on Namibia: More Boxers Ranked in WBO Rankings
Namibia has eight boxers in the top 15 positions of the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) rankings for November and they fall under the same stable. AllAfrica News: Latest Read More

Gambia: Journalist, Broadcast Executive Held Without Charge

11 months ago Comments Off on Gambia: Journalist, Broadcast Executive Held Without Charge
Abuja -Gambian authorities should immediately release a journalist and the head of the state-owned broadcaster who have been held without charge or access to their families or lawyers for a week, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. AllAfrica News: Latest Read More

Africa: U.S. Experts Urge Trump to Engage Africa

11 months ago Comments Off on Africa: U.S. Experts Urge Trump to Engage Africa
Atlanta -Top U.S experts who have advised Republican leaders on Africa are concerned about President-elect Donald J. Trump’s failure to include any Africans, except Egypt’s ruler, in the first round of calls to foreign heads of state. Two of the advisors are urging Trump to pay attention to the continent, which they argue would Read More

Africa: Industrializing Africa – the Green Way

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Marrakech -When industrialization is mentioned I get a bit uncomfortable. Don’t get me wrong I’m not “anti-progress”. It’s just that that word conjures up images of big polluting factories, low-wage labour and soul-deadning boredom. But as Meghan Trainor says: “You need to let it go, you need to let it go”. AllAfrica News: Latest Read More

Angola: Govt’s Greatest Work of Fiction – the Budget

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A much-lauded cartoon by Angola’s premier pictorial satirist Sérgio Piçarra recently depicted the state of the country’s economy, thanks to José Eduardo dos Santos, the country’s President for the past 37 years. In his depiction, Angola has a ‘Real Economy’, and a ‘Virtual Economy’, but there is an even third one, the ‘Fictitious Economy’. Read More

Zimbabwe: Gays and Lesbians ‘Give Up’

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Gays and lesbians in Zimbabwe have reportedly said that they have “given up” on their fight for same sex marriages, saying that their “conservative” nation will never accept homosexuality. AllAfrica News: Latest Read More

Africa: So What’s the Big Fuss About No-Till Agriculture?

11 months ago Comments Off on Africa: So What’s the Big Fuss About No-Till Agriculture?
Marrakesh, Morocco -Soil needs nurturing. Like any living organism it requires just the right combination of nutrients and organic matter in order to be healthy. A tenet of conventional agriculture has been to till the fields in preparation for planting, but this is changing. AllAfrica News: Latest Read More

Nigeria: Dangote Develops Strategy for Eradication of Malaria

11 months ago Comments Off on Nigeria: Dangote Develops Strategy for Eradication of Malaria
Dangote Foundation will tomorrow, Monday, November 14, launch a private sector policy document that targets to address once and for all, the scourge of malaria in the country. Malaria ravages the lives of a huge number of the country’s population. It is said that Nigeria currently accounts for 300,000 of the 100 million deaths Read More

Somalia: Ilhan Omar – From Refugee to Minnesota Legislator

11 months ago Comments Off on Somalia: Ilhan Omar – From Refugee to Minnesota Legislator
Following Hillary Clinton’s defeat, the US will have to wait longer for a woman president, but for a young newly-elected state representative of Somali origin, the future starts now. AllAfrica News: Latest Read More

Africa: Will Trump Upend Bipartisan Consensus on U.S.Africa Policy?

11 months ago Comments Off on Africa: Will Trump Upend Bipartisan Consensus on U.S.Africa Policy?
Abuja -For Africa, at stake in this election of Donald Trump is the strong bipartisan consensus in Congress that has been the cornerstone of U.S. policy toward the continent for the last three administrations. AllAfrica News: Latest Read More

Africa: Why a Trump Victory Bodes Ill for Africa

11 months ago Comments Off on Africa: Why a Trump Victory Bodes Ill for Africa
Like many, I didn’t think it could be true. President Donald J Trump just seemed so implausible given the many profoundly concerning revelations about the Republican Party nominee’s personal views on women, the state, migration and migrants, Muslims, and even taxes. How, in 2016, could an individual who thinks it’s okay to Read More
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