Friday 23 June 2017

Panafrican articles

  • (Reuters (Eng) Friday 23 June 2017)

    DAR ES SALAAM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Sadick Thenest remembers how his 8-year-old daughter had a narrow brush with death two years ago, when she contracted cholera after drinking contaminated water.

    “She was so gaunt, weak and had terrible diarrhea,” said the refugee from Burundi. “A slight delay in rushing her to hospital would have meant something else - but with God’s grace she survived.”

    The father of four, aged 35, is among thousands of refugees grappling with frequent outbreaks of waterborne diseases in the crowded Nyarugusu camp in western Tanzania, due to poor...

(Voice of America Wednesday 21 June 2017)

WASHINGTON DC — On June 5, Saudi Arabia and its allies, including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, cut diplomatic ties with Qatar, accusing it of funding extremist groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic State.

In response, Qatar said it was the victim of a policy of...

(AFP (eng) Wednesday 14 June 2017)

Maria gave smugglers all her family savings and crossed three countries and the searing Libyan desert, but when she finally boarded a boat for Europe her dream was swiftly shattered.

She was 24 and pregnant with her second child when she left Liberia with her husband and their three-year-...

(AFP (eng) Wednesday 14 June 2017)

Extortion, corruption and fear; violence, hunger and sometimes even death: for west African migrants dreaming of reaching Europe, the road to get there can be an absolute minefield. - Departure - Whether it's The Gambia, Ivory Coast, Senegal or Nigeria, everything starts with the "hustlers" --...

(AFP (eng) Tuesday 13 June 2017)

Uche's real journey had yet to begin but he had already spent four days in the northern Nigerian city of Kano after travelling on public buses and potholed roads from Imo state in the southeast.

He planned to go to Agadez, a transit town on the southern edge of the Sahara desert in...

(AFP (eng) Monday 12 June 2017)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will on Monday meet African leaders in Berlin on initiatives aiming to reduce the poverty and conflict driving a mass migrant influx to Europe. The idea is to team up African nations willing to reform with private investors who would bring business and jobs to a...

(AFP (eng) Friday 09 June 2017)

A total of 19 African countries on Thursday launched an EU-funded network to tackle piracy, high seas robbery, kidnappings and human trafficking in the strategically important Gulf of Guinea.

The Gulf of Guinea interregional network (GOGIN) officially began operations after a ceremony in...

(Reuters (Eng) Thursday 08 June 2017)

More girls are completing secondary school across sub-Saharan Africa as attitudes change and state spending rises, but some of the most marginalized girls — like those married young or forced to work — are still missing out, education experts say.

The percentage of girls completing...

(Reuters (Eng) Wednesday 07 June 2017)

Building a network of African women leaders in fields ranging from business to politics could galvanize female leadership across the continent and boost peacebuilding efforts and good governance, the head of U.N. Women said on Tuesday.

The African Women Leaders Network, which was launched...

(Reuters (Eng) Tuesday 06 June 2017)

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

With cities, business and everyday people backing a renewable energy shift, Trump's policies of climate denial won't stick

President Trump has taken the world on a dangerous roller...

(AFP (eng) Tuesday 06 June 2017)

A frontline park ranger from the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday delivered an emotive testimony to legislators against the ivory trade in Hong Kong, as the city faces criticism over how it plans to phase out the trade.

The southern Chinese city, a major hub for ivory sales,...

(Xinhuanet Tuesday 06 June 2017)

Delegates of an African conference in solidarity with Cuba on Monday called on the United States to lift its over 50-year economic blockade against Cuba.
"We applaud the positive development in this respect and we commend the U.S. government and Cuba for their efforts towards normalizing...

(AFP (eng) Sunday 04 June 2017)

The African Union (AU) on Saturday joined the chorus of disapproval at US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the landmark Paris climate deal, expressing its full support for the initiative.

The current head of the regional grouping, Guinean President Alpha Conde, called for...

(Voice of America Saturday 03 June 2017)

President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate accord could have a negative impact in Africa, say environmental activists on the continent.

Saliem Fakir, head of the policy and futures unit of the World Wildlife Fund in South Africa, worries about the...

(Voice of America Friday 02 June 2017)

The U.S. must remain active in Africa, which is in the midst of three famines and ongoing political instability, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee said during a recent hearing in Washington.

“Our engagement in Africa is in the strategic interest of the U.S. not only to...

(Xinhuanet Friday 02 June 2017)

African countries have topped the list of the world's most neglected displacement crises, said a report by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) released on Thursday.
According to the report, Central African Republic (CAR) tops the NRC yearly list, followed by Democratic Republic of the...

(Xinhuanet Friday 02 June 2017)

Fifty-four African Union member states will convene the 5th Continental Conference of Solidarity with Cuba in the Namibian capital from June 5-7, said an Naminian official on Thursday.
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of International relations and Cooperation, Selma Ashipala-...

(AFP (eng) Thursday 01 June 2017)

The world is turning a blind eye to millions of Africans who have fled their homes due to conflict, a Norwegian charity group said Thursday, warning the victims are increasingly vulnerable to crisis.

The strife-torn Central African Republic (CAR) topped the Norwegian Refugee Council's...

(Ghana Web Thursday 01 June 2017)

Business leaders on the continent have singled out the unavailability and erratic supply of power as the biggest impediment to Africa’s growth, urging governments to provide consistent energy, at the real cost, to drive growth.

Aliko Dangote, Executive Chairman of the Dangote Group, noted...

(Reuters (Eng) Thursday 01 June 2017)

Barclays (BARC.L) cut its stake in Barclays Africa Group (BGAJ.J) to 15 percent sooner than expected on Thursday, ending more than 90 years as a major presence in the continent.

The British bank, which under Chief Executive Jes Staley is firmly focused on Britain and the United States,...

(AFP (eng) Thursday 01 June 2017)

One in five children born with a twin sibling in sub-Saharan Africa dies before the age of five -- three times the rate among singletons, said a study Thursday.

Almost two-thirds die in the first month of life -- often succumbing to the after-effects of a difficult birth or entering the...

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