Category archives for: Africa

Can Dlamini-Zuma Win South Africa’s Leadership Race?

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma at the opening of the Science Forum at the CSRI in Pretoria.
Picture: Antoine de Ras, 08/12/2015

Surrounded by cloud-capped peaks and verdant fields, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma’s tiny hometown offered a comfortingly familiar location in which to kickstart her campaign for the South African presidency.

Relief Materials Meant for IDPS Are Being Sold in Open Markets

   Nigeria, June 20, 2017//-The plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Nigeria continues to worsen as food and other materials donated by charitable organisations are diverted into the open markets for sale.

65.6 Million People Forced to Flee

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) revealed that Uganda received the largest number of new refugees last year.

Nigeria: State’s Plan to Tax Religious Organisation is Risky Business

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Nigeria, June 12, 2017//- Bauchi state government’s plan to tax churches and mosques is a precarious venture that will generate discontent among the religious if it is implemented.

Youth Bridge Foundation Mourns Sudden Death of UNFPA Executive Director

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Accra,  June 6, 2017—Young Bridge Foundation (YBF), a leading youth development advocate in Africa and organizer of African Youth And Governance Conference (AYGC) has expressed its heartfelt sympathies to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA);  staff and partners, on the sudden death of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr Babatunde Osotimehin.

The Lynching of Captain Mahama is a Sign of Growing Anger in Africa

The military officer Maxwell Mahama

A video of a military officer being lynched by residents of the Upper Denkyira West District of the Central region of Accra, Ghana has surfaced on the Internet.

US Intent to Withdraw from Paris Agreement No Excuse for Delays in SA

U.S President Donald Trump

Cape Town, South Africa, June 2, 2017//-President Donald Trump announced last night that he would begin the process of withdrawing the United States from the historic Paris Agreement, the world’s first global plan to address climate change.

Kenya: Threats to Media Ahead of August Polls Deepen

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Nairobi, Kenya, May 30, 2017//- Authorities in Kenya  have committed a range of abuses against journalists reporting on sensitive issues, threatening freedom of expression ahead of elections slated for August 8, 2017, Human Rights Watch and ARTICLE 19 Eastern Africa said in a report released today.

How Africa Can Stop the World From Continuously Plundering its Wealth

African Map

The Honest Account report released on 25th May to mark Africa Day confirms what has already been known that Africa as a continent is dastardly wealthy but its wealth is basically usurped by non-Africans who live outside Africa.

World Council of Churches Condemns Attack in Egypt

World Council of Churches

  Geneva, Switzerland, May 26, 2017//-The World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit condemned an attack on a bus in Egypt carrying Coptic Christians.

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