Thursday 14 December 2017

Panafrican articles

  • (AFP (eng) Monday 11 December 2017)

    Up to 6,000 Africans who fought for the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group in Iraq and Syria could return home, the African Union's top security official warned Sunday, calling on countries to prepare for the threat.

    Smail Chergui, the AU's commissioner for peace and security, said African nations would need to work closely with each other and share intelligence to counter returning militants.

    "There are reports of 6,000 African fighters among the 30,000 foreign elements who joined this terrorist group in the Middle East," Chergui told a meeting in Algiers, according to the...

(Voice of America Thursday 02 May 2013)

A new report from the environmental watchdog Global Witness says networks of political elites, forestry officials and logging companies are using small-scale permits to circumvent regulations in West and Central Africa. The group says the so-called “shadow permits” put the European Union and the...

(Voice of America Thursday 25 April 2013)

GENEVA — The World Health Organization (WHO) says malaria is preventable, treatable and can be defeated. In marking World Malaria Day, which falls on April 25, WHO says investing in malaria control pays big dividends in terms of improved health and economic development.

Malaria is a...

(In2 East Africa Wednesday 24 April 2013)

The Secretary General of the East African Community has asked the First Instance Division of the East African Court of Justice to dismiss a suit filed by a former employee of the intergovernmental organization as a result of a dispute over the duration of her contract.
Ms. Angella Amudo,...

( Wednesday 17 April 2013)

LAUSANNE – Vivo Energy, a joint venture between oil trader Vitol, Royal Dutch Shell and Helios Investment Partners, will invest $200 million in Africa’s fuel sector and plans within months to enter three new countries, its chairman said.

Vivo, formed in 2011 when Vitol entered the African...

( Wednesday 17 April 2013)

KAMPALA – Groundwater, the water that flows through soil and rock beneath our feet, is the primary source of water supply to half a billion people in Africa and over 80% of Uganda´s population, according to observations made a while back by leading water experts from Uganda and others from...

(Voice of America Tuesday 16 April 2013)

The World Bank says while the global economic recovery remains slow, sub-Saharan African countries continue to grow at a strong pace. The bank has released its latest economic forecast for the region.
Four years after the start of the economic crisis, the World Bank describes the global...

(Allafrica Wednesday 10 April 2013)

Washington — The World Bank will be placing stronger emphasis on issues of land tenure and socially and environmentally sustainable agricultural investing, it announced Monday.

The bank, one of the world's largest development lenders, also formally reiterated its concern over the large-...

( Wednesday 10 April 2013)

The Africa Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a a multi-country and multi-partner project which seeks to increase food security and improve the income and living standards of small-holder farmers in the 20 African countries by improving the value chains of four important staple crops – maize,...

(BBC News Africa Wednesday 10 April 2013)

The charity Save the Children says the majority of victims of rape and other sexual violence in many of the world's conflict zones are children.

Its report is based on data and testimonies from several countries including Colombia, Liberia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Save...

(Allafrica Tuesday 09 April 2013)

Mrs Thatcher played a pivotal role in the ending of Apartheid in spite of herself. She once declared the African National Congress to be a "typical terrorist organisation... Anyone who thinks it is going to run the government in South Africa is living in cloud-cuckoo land".

But she gave...

(Allafrica Tuesday 02 April 2013)

African participants at the World Social Forum in Tunisia have taken a historic decision to launch a No REDD in Africa Network and join the global movement against REDD.

Participants from Nigeria, South Africa, Mali, Niger, Senegal, Mozambique, Tunisia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya...

(Global post Tuesday 26 March 2013)

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Only 11 days since taking over as Chinese president, Xi Jinping is
already in Africa.

He spent Monday in Tanzania and will next attend the BRICS summit in seaside Durban, South Africa, before winding up his tour in Congo-Brazzaville.

Speaking in a...

(Global post Tuesday 26 March 2013)

Africa maybe the world's poorest and most undeveloped continent, but its abundance of natural resources and a surging population makes it an attractive prospect for investors.

One sector that is yet to be truly tapped is the brewing industry, according to research firm Bernstein Research...

(Inter Press Service (IPS) Monday 11 March 2013)

JOHANNESBURG, Mar 11 2013 (IPS) - There is growing resentment in Africa about the way in which South Africa professes to speak for the rest of the continent in its role as a member of key developing nation blocs, researchers and experts have warned.

South Africa is a member of the India,...

(Inter Press Service (IPS) Friday 08 March 2013)

WASHINGTON (IPS) - The World Bank is urging African governments to retool their agriculture policies, particularly to include a far greater focus on agribusiness as a critical driver of future development.

The bank is now projecting that African agriculture could triple in economic size...

(Allafrica Friday 08 March 2013)

London — Is China's investment in Africa's forests a positive or a negative? It depends on who you ask, but a new forum aims to at least make the Africa-China timber trade more transparent and easier for African policy makers to understand and act on.

The China-Africa Forest Governance...

(New Vision Friday 08 March 2013)

KAMPALA - African countries excluding younger people from programs tailored to the socio-economic transformation of their societies are sitting on a time bomb, Africa Peer Review Mechanism’s Prof. Okon Uya Edet has warned.

A member of APRM’s panel of eminent persons in charge of Uganda...

(Ipp media Friday 08 March 2013)

The excitement and optimism that ushered in the revival of the East African Community thirteen years ago has been replaced with anxiety and pessimism.
Regional industry captains and the business association leaders say not much has been done to reduce the cost of doing business, eliminate...

(Mail & Guardian Friday 08 March 2013)

Four African Union-accredited diplomats from SADC countries said this week that the Southern African bloc – the guarantor of the global political agreement between Zanu-PF and the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) – was concerned by the reports of violence and the escalation of the harassment...

(Reuters (Eng) Monday 04 March 2013)

(Reuters) - Africa's agricultural sector could become a $1 trillion industry by 2030 if governments and the private sector radically rethink policies and support for farmers, a World Bank report said on Monday.

Africa's food market, currently valued at $313 billion a year, could triple if...

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