Category archives for: Africa

Kenya Opposition Leader Defies Pressure to Concede Defeat

Raila Amolo Odinga, Opposition Leader

Nairobi, Kenya, August 14, 2017//-Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Sunday called for a strike to support his claim to the presidency and accused the ruling party of “spilling the blood of innocent people”, despite growing pressure on him to concede election defeat.

Africa Hall Advisory Board Holds Maiden Meeting

Abdalla Hamdok as Acting Executive Secretary of the ECA

Addis Ababa, August 11, 2017//-Members of the newly constituted advisory board of the Africa Hall Renovation Project met at the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in Addis Ababa to deliberate on their role in facilitating the project’s success.  

Kenya Urges to Ensure Peaceful Elections

Polling stations were crowded from the early hours of the day, with some voters queuing at stations as early as 1am [Hamza Mohamed/Al Jazeera]

August 8, 2017//-The Government of Kenya should urge all parties to maintain the highest standards of behaviour before, during and after Tuesday’s elections to avoid a repeat of the 2007 violence, three United Nations rights experts have urged.

Are you Egypt’s Next Top Social Entrepreneurs?

Egypt flag

Cairo, Egypt, July 31, 2017//-The British Embassy in Cairo launched a ‘Hackathon’ competition to find the best aspiring social entrepreneurs in Egypt.

South Africa: Still the jewel in Africa’s crown?

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South Africa’s “good story to tell” has come under increasing pressure in recent times.

UN: Reported Attacks on Albinos Decline But Root Causes Still Rife


Geneva, Switzerland, July 28, 2018//-People with albinism living in rural Tanzania continue to live in fear amid widespread attitudes that lead to violence against them, a United Nations human rights expert has said after her first visit to that country.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Marks a Decade of African Excellence

Mall of Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa, July 26, 2017//-African Fashion International (AFI), owner and operator of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Joburg 2017 (MBFWJ 2017), is celebrating a decade of African excellence with an exciting line-up of African designers preparing to introduce their Spring/Summer collections, at a new venue.

Former Nigerian President to Open AYGC 2017

Former President of Nigeria, His Excellency Olusegun Obansanjo

Accra, July 26, 2017//-Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF), the convener of African Youth and Governance Conference (AYGC) has announced that the 9th edition of her flagship event, scheduled for 7th – 13th August in Nigeria will be officially opened by Former President of Nigeria, His Excellency Olusegun Obansanjo.

Visa Supports Famine Response Initiative

 July 26, 2017//-In response to the major humanitarian crisis continuing to unfold in Africa, eight leading U.S.-based international relief organizations have joined together for the first time for “America Takes Action,” a campaign to raise awareness and funds among U.S. consumers to support emergency response efforts.

Macron’s Francafrique

Chad's president Idriss Deby Itno speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron during the G5 Sahel summit, in Bamako, Mali on July 2, 2017 [Reuters/Christophe Archambault]

July 25, 2017//-President Emmanuel Macron was born after the end of colonialism but he very much displays colonial thinking.

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