Sunday 19 November 2017

Panafrican articles

  • (AFP (eng) Sunday 19 November 2017)

    Libya will investigate alleged slave trading in the country, the internationally recognised government announced Sunday, following the release of video footage appearing to show migrants being auctioned off.

    Chaos-ridden Libya has long been a major transit hub for migrants trying to reach Europe, and many of them have fallen prey to serious abuse in the North African country at the hands of traffickers and others.

    US television network CNN aired the footage last week of an apparent live auction in Libya where black men are presented to North African buyers as potential...

(AFP (eng) Saturday 18 November 2017)

he African Union on Friday called for Libyan authorities to investigate "slave markets" of black Africans operating in the conflict-torn nation, following the release of shocking images showing the sale of young men. The demand follows the release of CNN footage of a live auction in Libya where...

(AFP (eng) Friday 17 November 2017)

Africa is making only faltering progress towards food and nutrition security, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned.

"Multiple forms of malnutrition coexist, with countries experiencing simultaneously high rates of child undernutrition or anaemia as well as high...

(AFP (eng) Friday 17 November 2017)

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have agreed to move next year's Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers to October to allow the continent's World Cup finalists play friendlies in March.

Nigeria, Senegal, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco are the five African teams for Russia 2018.

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(Xinhuanet Friday 17 November 2017)

Sino-African relations have entered a new development stage of win-win cooperation, according to the fifth Biennial Conference of China-Africa Industrial Forum (CAIF) that opened here Thursday.
Supporting Africa's industrialization and capacity cooperation are of vital importance in the...

(AFP (eng) Wednesday 15 November 2017)

The head of the African Union on Wednesday said the crisis in Zimbabwe "seems like a coup" and called on the military to halt their actions and restore constitutional order.

Alpha Conde, who is also Guinea's president, said the AU condemned the actions of top brass in the southern African...

(Reuters (Eng) Tuesday 14 November 2017)

KIGALI (Reuters) - The global airline industry has $1.2 billion blocked in nine dollar-strapped African countries, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said on Monday.

The global commodities price crash that began in 2014 hit economies across Africa hard, particularly big...

(AFP (eng) Monday 13 November 2017)

Ministers from 13 European and African countries on Monday pledged steps to ease the migrant crisis around the Mediterranean, vowing especially to improve conditions for migrants held in Libya.

Interior ministers and other representatives from countries impacted by the ongoing wave of...

(AFP (eng) Monday 13 November 2017)

African leaders on Monday used a regional forum to call for extra support as the continent moves to assure its own security after years of Western interventions.

The annual Dakar International Forum on Peace and Security this year brings together the presidents of Mali, Rwanda and hosts...

(AFP (eng) Thursday 09 November 2017)

Boba springs left and right for a Cairo zookeeper feeding him fruit, but the chimp's exuberance contrasts with the pitiful lack of space and natural habitat in Africa's oldest zoo.

Under the tall trees in the expansive Giza Zoo in the centre of the Egyptian capital, children throw morsels...

(AFP (eng) Wednesday 08 November 2017)

A dozen other students look on as Umar Amadu uses a glass pipette to draw a solution from a conical flask as part of a chemistry experiment.

It could be a scene from any school laboratory around the world, but until two months ago Amadu and his fellow students had no access to any science...

(Reuters (Eng) Tuesday 07 November 2017)

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. [UBER.UL] is growing rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa and considering moves into more markets, despite sometimes violent opposition from metered taxi drivers, a senior executive said on Tuesday.

Uber’s service has triggered...

(Reuters (Eng) Monday 06 November 2017)

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Africa’s mobile internet connections are set to double in the next five years, a study showed on Monday, thanks to affordable smartphones and the roll-out of high-speed networks.

A report by research and consulting firm Ovum in London estimates that mobile...

(AFP (eng) Friday 03 November 2017)

US politicians are voicing concern over America's growing military presence across Africa, where they worry the Pentagon is getting ever more embroiled in a secretive campaign against a shifting enemy.

Last month's killing of four US soldiers in a Niger ambush has thrust the issue into...

(AFP (eng) Thursday 02 November 2017)

Like the plot in an old-fashioned movie, cinemas in Africa are making a third-reel comeback after years of worrying decline.

In many countries south of the Sahara, digital technology, strong investment and modern theatres are bringing about a major revival of movie-going, ending years of...

(Reuters (Eng) Tuesday 31 October 2017)

HARARE (Reuters) - Economic growth is expected to rise to 3.4 percent in sub-Saharan Africa next year from 2.6 percent in 2017, the IMF said in a report on Monday, but warned that rising debt and political risks in larger economies would weigh down future growth.

Nigeria and South...

(Reuters (Eng) Tuesday 31 October 2017)

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Ebola outbreaks tend to occur two years after trees have been cut down or forests cleared in West and Central Africa, researchers said on Monday, suggesting that deforestation data could be used to predict outbreaks of the deadly disease.

A study...

(AFP (eng) Tuesday 24 October 2017)

Elephant poaching in Africa declined for a fifth straight year in 2016 but seizures of illegal ivory hit records highs, the CITES monitor said Tuesday, calling it a "conflicting phenomena".

In its latest report, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species also noted that...

(Reuters (Eng) Monday 23 October 2017)

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - African political leaders, activists, and local chiefs joined forces on Monday to commit to ending child marriage in West and Central Africa, the region with the highest child marriage rate in the world.

More than a third of girls in the region are...

(AFP (eng) Saturday 21 October 2017)

US Ambassador Nikki Haley will be the highest-ranking administration official to visit Africa next week when she travels to South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.

Haley will meet with officials from the African Union in Addis Ababa on Monday before traveling on to...

(AFP (eng) Saturday 21 October 2017)

The killing of four American special operations soldiers in Niger has highlighted the increasing role elite units are playing across Africa, which is rapidly becoming a major center of US military action.

Their mission is to counter the advances of a slew of jihadist movements across the...

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