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Wednesday 29 March 2017

Panafrican articles

  • (AL Jazeera Tuesday 28 March 2017)

    Africans were attacked with sticks and metal chairs in Greater Noida after teen's drug death was blamed on Nigerian man.

    Indian police arrested five men after hundreds of people went on a violent rampage targeting Africans outside of New Delhi where a teenage boy died of a suspected drug overdose.

    Senior police officer Sujata Singh told AFP news agency on Tuesday that four other suspects were on the run, adding about 300 people were involved in the riots in Greater Noida city that started on Monday

    One television station showed an angry mob hitting a car with sticks,...

(AFP (eng) Tuesday 28 March 2017)

Police arrested five men Tuesday after hundreds of angry residents of a north Indian city attacked Africans with sticks and metal chairs following the death of a local teenager from a suspected drug overdose.

Around a dozen people were wounded in the violence late Monday in Greater Noida...

(Voice of America Tuesday 28 March 2017)

The World Health Organization and U.N. children's fund are spearheading a massive immunization campaign across Africa to rid the continent of the last vestiges of polio.

Tens of thousands of health workers will fan out across 13 central and western African countries to vaccinate more than...

(Xinhuanet Monday 27 March 2017)

There is need for China and its African allies to kick start a new dialogue aimed at revitalizing wildlife and ecological conservation in the world's second largest continent, a conservationist has told Xinhua in an interview.

Kaddu Sebunya, president of African Wildlife Foundation (AWF...

(AFP (eng) Monday 27 March 2017)

African Football Confederation (CAF) secretary-general Hicham El Amrani resigned on Sunday without giving an explanation.

The 37-year-old Moroccan revealed his decision in a letter to African national football associations.

His move is probably linked to the defeat of long-serving...

(AFP (eng) Friday 24 March 2017)

The World Health Organization said Friday 116 million children are to receive polio vaccines in 13 countries in west and central Africa as part of efforts to eradicate the disease on the continent.

"The synchronised vaccination campaign, one of the largest of its kind ever implemented in...

(AFP (eng) Friday 24 March 2017)

FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Friday the election of Ahmad Ahmad as Confederation of African Football chief was "a vote for change" after almost 30 years under Cameroonian Issa Hayatou.

Ahmad, head of Madagascar's football federation, won the election in the Ethiopian capital this...

(Xinhuanet Friday 24 March 2017)

A group of non-government organizations (NGOs) on Friday called on African leaders to find practical solutions to protect and assist Somali refugees and asylum seekers facing ongoing conflict and a humanitarian crisis in Somalia.

In a joint statement issued on the eve of the regional...

(Voice of America Thursday 23 March 2017)

Despite international sanctions, North Korea has found partners across Africa willing to buy arms and make defense deals, says the head of a U.N. panel of experts that investigated the transactions.

According to a U.N. report released last month, North Korea has used a number of methods...

(Reuters (Eng) Thursday 23 March 2017)

N'DJAMENA French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen pledged on Wednesday to break with her country's decades-old relationship with Africa known as "Francafrique" and abolish the CFA franc currency policy that binds Paris and its former colonies.

Francafrique describes an...

(Voice of America Tuesday 21 March 2017)

The World Bank reports Africa will receive the bulk of the $75 billion the International Development Association, or IDA, will spend to finance life-saving and life-changing operations over the next three years mainly in 30 of the world’s poorest, most fragile countries.

The IDA is a part...

(Xinhuanet Tuesday 21 March 2017)

The World Bank has committed 57 billion U.S dollars to development projects in Sub-Saharan Africa in the next three fiscal years, said a press release from the Bretton Woods Institution on Monday.

Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President said the funds will support implementation of...

(AFP (eng) Tuesday 21 March 2017)

Under a cloudless sky in South Africa's northwestern farming region, donkeys still amble along muddy paths, pausing to nibble on grass, oblivious to the threat from a demand for Chinese medicine.

The gelatin found in the animals' skin has made them a target, leading to a growing wave of...

(Agence Ecofin Monday 20 March 2017)

At the Africa CEO Forum which opened this morning in Geneva, AFD Group – in partnership with the European Union – unveiled the “African Renewable Energy Scale-Up facility”, designed to boost private sector investment in on–grid and off-grid renewable energy production in Africa.

In order...

(Voice of America Saturday 18 March 2017)

Each year, the University of Southern California hosts the African Global Economic and Development Summit, bringing delegations from Africa to meet with business leaders, government officials and others in the U.S. But this year, the African summit has no Africans. All were denied visas.

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(Voice of America Friday 17 March 2017)

One of the enduring legacies of the Barack Obama presidency will be the relationship built between the United States and young Africans. As part of Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), each year 1,000 young people from sub-Saharan Africa travel to the United States to spend six weeks...

(Reuters (Eng) Thursday 16 March 2017)

The new documentary Trophy opens in a sprawling corner of South Africa run by John Hume, who is praised by some as protecting the continent’s rhinos from extinction and vilified by others for trying to turn the animals into cash spinners.

Trophy, shown this week at the South by Southwest...

(Xinhuanet Thursday 16 March 2017)

China's aid to the education sector in Africa is helping boost teacher training, a key component in skilling the population to fast track development, a UN official has said.

Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta, Director of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)...

(AFP (eng) Thursday 16 March 2017)

Africa will host a Commonwealth Games one day despite the blow of Durban being stripped of hosting the 2022 edition, David Grevemberg, the chief executive of The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), told AFP.

Durban lost the right to host the Games on Monday -- just 18 months after being...

(AFP (eng) Thursday 16 March 2017)

Issa Hayatou, the last of the old generation leaders in world football, faces a rare and determined challenge when he bids for an eighth term as head of the Confederation of African Football in Thursday's election.

Ahmad Ahmad, head of the Madagascar Football Association, has picked up...

(The Wall Street Journal Wednesday 15 March 2017)

Ndalo Media founder Khanyi Dhlomo and Mara Group founder Ashish Thakkar on where the potential is and what’s blocking it

How is innovation in Africa different from innovation in Silicon Valley? And how can innovation in Africa be encouraged? Dan Keeler, frontier-markets editor of The Wall...

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