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Saturday 29 April 2017

Panafrican articles

  • (Voice of America Friday 28 April 2017)

    A low-cost and widely available drug could save the lives of 1 in 3 mothers who would otherwise bleed to death after childbirth, according to a new study.

    Severe bleeding, known as postpartum hemorrhage, or PPH, is the leading cause of maternal death worldwide, killing more than 100,000 women every year. Even for mothers who survive, it is a painful and traumatic experience.

    The world's poorest countries, especially in Africa and India, are the worst hit.

    Drug from 1960s

    But there is new hope. In the 1960s, Japanese researchers developed a drug called tranexamic...

(Business Day Ghana Thursday 27 April 2017)

There are currently 960 million mobile subscriptions across Africa – an 80 percent penetration rate among the continent’s population. Internet penetration is at 18 percent with 216 million internet users, according to the latest Jumia mobile trend report for Africa.

The 2017 edition of...

(Xinhuanet Wednesday 26 April 2017)

The Belt and Road (B&R) Initiative is a golden opportunity to bring about regional integration and sustainable economic growth for Africa, said Berhane Gebre-Christos, special envoy of the Ethiopian Prime Minister, on Tuesday.

The special envoy made the remarks at the opening of a...

(Xinhuanet Wednesday 26 April 2017)

Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong emphasized here Tuesday the importance of continuously building and improving the China-Africa community of shared future.
The international landscape and the situation in China and Africa may keep on changing, but the importance and necessity of...

(AFP (eng) Monday 24 April 2017)

A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.

The injectable vaccine RTS,S could provide limited protection against a disease that killed 429,000...

(Bloomberg Thursday 20 April 2017)

WorldRemit Ltd., a British money-transfer operator, sees revenue from transactions involving Africans doubling by 2020 as more people on the continent access mobile-payment platforms and expatriates send cash home.

The seven-year-old company, in which Facebook Inc.-backer Accel Partners...

(Xinhuanet Wednesday 19 April 2017)

Experts from five African countries opened a two-day meeting here Tuesday to discuss unfair cotton subsidies in developed countries and the need to take action at the World Trade Organization.
The roughly 30 experts hail from Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali and Chad - four major cotton producers...

(Xinhuanet Wednesday 19 April 2017)

The African Union (AU) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have reiterated their commitment to strengthen cooperation in the framework of the collaboration agreement signed in 2012.
This came during a meeting between Amira Elfadil, AU Commissioner for Social Affairs, and Matshidiso...

(Xinhuanet Wednesday 19 April 2017)

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, and the chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, will convene Wedesday the first UN-AU Annual Conference.
The two leaders will look into how to strengthen the partnership between the two organizations to face common challenges...

(Xinhuanet Tuesday 18 April 2017)

Africa's diaspora is playing a big role in the economic transformation of the continent, the UN said on Tuesday.

UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Director Dr Julitta Onabanjo told Xinhua in Nairobi that remittances are important source of income for many African families.

(AFP (eng) Tuesday 18 April 2017)

The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday forecast 2.6 percent growth in sub-Saharan Africa this year, aided by a modest recovery in large economies South Africa, Nigeria and Angola.

"Growth is projected to rise to 2.6 percent in 2017 and 3.5 percent in 2018, largely driven by specific...

(Voice of America Monday 17 April 2017)

The Italian coast guard says it has rescued nearly 6,000 migrants on the Mediterranean since Friday, underscoring the continued flow of people along this dangerous route. A group of Africans living in Europe visited Cameroon this week to launch a campaign against illegal migration.


(AFP (eng) Thursday 13 April 2017)

Africa's Matabele ants, fierce predators of termites, rescue their wounded soldiers and bring them back to the nest where they are "treated," a new study showed Wednesday.

This helping behavior for the injured is the first to be detected in the insect world, according to an article in the...

(AFP (eng) Tuesday 11 April 2017)

El Nino, the cyclical climatic phenomenon in the Pacific Ocean, is linked to shifts in cholera cases in Africa, providing an early warning that could save lives, scientists said Monday.

During the years when El Nino is warming the eastern Pacific, East Africa has about 50,000 additional...

(Reuters (Eng) Friday 07 April 2017)

Access to off-grid solar energy in rural areas of Africa goes beyond lighting up homes - it also enables people to connect to the wider world and boosts their economic prospects, said the head of one of the continent's biggest solar companies.

Azuri Technologies' entry level solar system...

(Xinhuanet Thursday 06 April 2017)

Top players will miss this year's All Africa Individual Championship slated for April 21-23 in Pretoria, South Africa, a senior official said here on Wednesday.

Simon Mugabi, a regional official of the Badminton Confederation of Africa, said Jacob Maliakal of South Africa and Uganda's top...

(Bloomberg Wednesday 05 April 2017)

Facebook Inc. has increased the number of its African users to 170 million and plans to expand further by adding wifi hotspots and laying fiber-optic cables in a bid to spread its reach outside of developed markets.

The figure is 42 percent higher than when the U.S. social network first...

(Voice of America Wednesday 05 April 2017)

A Red Cross report says African countries are failing their internally displaced people. Reversing that trend was the subject of a high level meeting of the International Red Cross and the African Union that wrapped up Tuesday in Zimbabwe.

Africa has about 13 million internally displaced...

(Financial Times Tuesday 04 April 2017)

Countries should develop policies to attract labour-intensive production leaving China.

China’s initial wave of investments in Africa focused on natural resource extraction. Their demand for metals and energy was so large that it actually boosted global commodity prices overall, which in...

(AFP (eng) Monday 03 April 2017)

Dozens of intelligence and security officials from nearly 30 African countries gathered in the Sudanese capital Monday to discuss strategies to combat the rising threat of foreign fighters across the continent.

"Mercenaries, foreign terrorist fighters and rogue non-government...

(The East African Monday 03 April 2017)

Nairobi — The 2017 Mo Ibrahim Foundation annual Governance Weekend will be held in Marrakech - Morocco from April 7-9. A press release from the Foundation identifies the Palmeraie Resort as the venue for this year's meeting.

The three-day event brings together prominent African and Africa...