Tuesday 17 October 2017

Panafrican articles

  • (AFP (eng) Tuesday 17 October 2017)

    Though its motto is "one Africa, one voice", the reality of "Africa's parliament" could not be more different.

    Since its creation in 2004, the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) has struggled to make its voice heard, prompting its deputies to ask themselves at a recent gathering: "What are we for?"

    "Every time we're here, we obsess over the same things. If we are not making laws, then what's the point of being here?" Corneille Padonou of Benin said to his fellow parliamentarians.

    "This forum is not a parliament, it is just a discussion platform that does not have any...

(Xinhuanet Tuesday 17 October 2017)

Africa needs to fast-track the adoption of key policies and legal frameworks to facilitate free movement of migrants in the continent, Khabele Matlosa, director of Political Affairs of the African Union Commission said Monday in Rwanda's capital city Kigali.
Speaking at a meeting on an AU'...

(APA Monday 16 October 2017)

APA-Abuja (Nigeria) - The former South African President, Mr. Thabo Mbeki, has urged African leaders to emulate Obasanjo in preserving African heritage. Speaking during his visit to the Presidential Library (OOPL) of Nigerian former leader Olusegu Obasanjo in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital in...

(APA Monday 16 October 2017)

APA-Dakar (Senegal) - The president of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, will deliver the Norman Borlaug Lecture on Monday 16 October as part of the World Food Prize events taking place from October 16 to 20, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. The Norman Borlaug Lecture under the title...

(AFP (eng) Tuesday 10 October 2017)

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is set to accelerate to 3.4 percent next year, the International Monetary Fund said Tuesday, citing Nigeria's recovering oil and agricultural sectors.

The IMF said in its latest World Economic Outlook report that the region would grow by 2.6 percent...

(Reuters (Eng) Thursday 05 October 2017)

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. (HLT.N) plans to spend $50 million over the next five years to add 100 hotels to its chain in Africa, it said on Thursday, joining other chains keen to tap growing business and international travel on the continent.

One property will...

(APA Thursday 05 October 2017)

APA-Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) - The African Union (AU) will on Thursday endorse reports and recommendations on Agriculture, Rural Development, Water and Environment (ARWE) made by experts and senior officials in a meeting held on Monday and Tuesday.

The endorsement will take place during the...

(AFP (eng) Friday 29 September 2017)

Government shutdowns of the internet have cost sub-Saharan Africa about $237 million since 2015, according to a study released Friday, as authorities increasingly implement planned disruptions. At least 12 countries have had internet shutdowns, often before elections or when protests erupt, with...

(AFP (eng) Wednesday 27 September 2017)

Italy has turned to its homegrown African entrepreneurs for help in easing the economic pressures driving hundreds of thousands of migrants onto the country's southern shores.

In a small initiative billed as symbolically significant, Rome's foreign ministry this week unveiled a programme...

(Bloomberg Wednesday 27 September 2017)

Studio 189, a label founded by actress Rosario Dawson and fashion executive Abrima Erwiah, is reinvesting in its African roots.

It’s hard enough to build a fashion brand, let alone an empire. Rare is the person who makes a mission of using fashion to build communities. Such is the case...

(Xinhuanet Tuesday 26 September 2017)

Sudden-onset natural hazards, primarily floods, caused more than 600,000 new displacements in 2016 in the Greater Horn of Africa, a new report by an international charity published on Tuesday shows.

The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)'s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC)...

(Reuters (Eng) Tuesday 26 September 2017)

Israel’s Elbit Systems Ltd said on Tuesday it won a contract worth $240 million to provide a wide array of defense electronic systems to an unnamed country in Africa.

The contract, which will be carried out over a two-year period, is comprised of Directed Infra-red Counter Measure (DIRCM...

(Voice of America Monday 25 September 2017)

African first ladies and activists hailed progress that some governments on the continent are making on gender equality. They met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

“We used to have 23 percent female representation in parliament but, with the stroke of a...

(Voice of America Friday 22 September 2017)

Many African leaders used their speeches at the U.N. General Assembly this week to express concerns about the growing threat of violent extremism in Africa.

Several leaders from the continent called upon the international community to help better equip regional anti-terror forces to...

(Reuters (Eng) Friday 22 September 2017)

From deadly droughts and destroyed crops to shrinking water sources, communities across sub-Saharan Africa are struggling to withstand the onslaught of global record-breaking temperatures.

But the dangers do not end there. Rising heat poses another threat - one that is far less known and...

(Reuters (Eng) Thursday 21 September 2017)

Makers of generic AIDS drugs will start churning out millions of pills for Africa containing a state-of-the-art medicine widely used in rich countries, after securing a multi-million dollar guarantee that caps prices at just $75 per patient a year.

Global health experts hope the deal will...

(The Guardian Monday 18 September 2017)

Anna Jones says that, through selling its cocoa cheaply, Africa is exporting its wealth overseas; while Sue Banford claims that the soya moratorium in the Amazon has done nothing to halt deforestation.

Only the final paragraph in your article on cocoa farming causing deforestation in...

(The Associated Press Friday 15 September 2017)

Reggie Moore rarely gets through a day without stopping for an autograph or selfie in the basketball-mad African country of Angola.

“If I'm in the mall, it's going to be 30 to 40 selfies,” said Moore, a bearded 36-year-old Californian who plays in Angola's professional league and also for...

(Bloomberg Friday 15 September 2017)

Societe Generale SA, challenged on its home turf by Orange SA’s push into banking, is fighting back with a new mobile lender in Africa.

The French lender started YUP, a new app for smartphones, in Senegal and Ivory Coast and plans to begin operating in four other sub-Saharan countries...

(Xinhuanet Wednesday 13 September 2017)

In an effort to promote economic development and solve complex conservation challenges facing world heritage sites, the African World Heritage Fund Patron and former President of Namibia Hifikepunye Pohamba will host a business leader's breakfast event in Namibian Capital, Windhoek on Thursday...

(Reuters (Eng) Tuesday 12 September 2017)

When Turkish Airlines (THYAO.IS) opened a direct daily route to a war-ravaged African failed state plagued by Islamist militants, industry insiders were skeptical.

Not anymore.

“Somalia is one of our most profitable destinations worldwide,” Mustafa Ozkahraman, Kenya country manager...

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