Category archives for: Africa

UN agencies unite in support of Africa’s growth agenda

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, December 11, 2018/ — “In a turbulent and unpredictable world where multilateralism is under threat, we need stronger collaboration in support of the 2030 and 2063 agendas,” said Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)  Ms. Songwe urged UN agencies to rally behind ongoing continental initiatives aimed at […]

Egypt Prepares to Take Over the Chairmanship of African Union

Sharmel Sheikh, Egypt, December 10, 2018/ /-As Egypt prepares to take over the chairmanship of the African Union in 2019, President Al Sisi, in the closing plenary of the Africa 2018 Forum, sent a clear message of intent focused on greater integration and greater cooperation.

Cameroonian Refugees in Nigeria Get Early Christmas Humanitarian Relief Support

Ogoja, Nigeria, December 10, 2018/ — The Africa Now Foundation, a charity organization owned by Africa’s leading Oil and Gas lawyer, NJ Ayuk, CEO of Centurion Law Group has donated relief materials worth over thousands of dollars to hundreds of Cameroonian refugees living in the Adagom Resettlement site in Ogoja, Cross Rivers State, Nigeria.

President Barrow’s Gambia: A Dream Betrayed

November 29, 2018//-Gambia’s former dictator Yahya Jammeh must be watching with a glee in exile in Equatorial Guinea as events unfold back home.

Poll in the DRC Looms. But the Election is Unlikely to Bring Change

Voters during the DRC’s last elections in Kinshasa. Dai Kurokawa/EPA Reuben Loffman, Queen Mary University of London It’s no easy task to stage an election in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Just ask the country’s electoral commission, which started 2017 by publicly announcing that the general election, planned for December 2018 might actually only be […]

Study Sheds Light on Scourge of “Fake” News in Africa

Nigerians have the lowest trust in the country’s media, thanks to widespread misinformation. EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo Herman Wasserman, University of Cape Town and Dani Madrid-Morales, University of Houston November 22, 2018//-Concerns about “fake news” have dominated discussions about the relationship between the media and politics in the developed world in recent years.

Africa Today at a Glance

November 22, 2018//-Zimbabwe marks first anniversary of Robert Mugabe’s resignation as president.

Biya Needs to Devise a Monumental Shift if Cameroon is to Turn the Corner

Cameroon President Paul Biya during the presidential elections in October. EPA-EFE/Nic Bothma Julius A. Amin, University of Dayton November 8, 2018//-Cameroon’s Constitutional Council has declared Paul Biya the winner of the October 7 presidential election.

‘Untouchable’ Government Vehicles Causing Carnage on Roads

November 3, 2018//-Over the past five months or so, a spate of grisly traffic accidents involving Serikali ya Tanzania (STK) government vehicles was witnessed on Tanzanian roads.

Probe Unearths 300,000 Ghost Refugees in Uganda

October 31, 2018//-An audit of refugee numbers in Uganda has revealed that there are 300,000 ghost refugees.

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