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9 lutego 2018

British commander at UN Mission in South Sudan serves as role model for young women

Lieutenant Colonel Katie Hislop of the United Kingdom said she was happy to serve as a role model for young women considering a career with the armed forces. The mother of two was the only woman (...)

8 lutego 2018

UN launches appeal to fund relief work in Nigeria's restive north-east

With the crisis in north-east Nigeria &#8211 a region devastated by the Boko Haram insurgency &#8211 into its ninth year, United Nations agencies together with humanitarian partners today (...)

7 lutego 2018

More than 300 child soldiers released by armed groups in South Sudan – UN mission

Some 300 child soldiers, including 87 girls, were formally released by armed groups in South Sudan, the United Nations mission in the country reported on Wednesday, calling on all stakeholders to (...)

21 września 2013

is kenya sliding into a state of constant terror?

The attack on a European-style mall in one of Nairobi’s fashionable neighborhoods this weekend raises fresh concerns about the scale of the threat posed by the Somali terror organization, Shabab, (...)

16 września 2013

Everyday Nigeria: through the Lens brightly

The New York Times has again featured strikingly “normal” photos of “everyday Africa” in its Lens feature. These photos, from Nigeria, highlight the growing acceptance of the idea that by (...)

16 września 2013

Everyday Africa: through the lens brightly

The New York Times has again featured strikingly “normal” photos of “everyday Africa” in its Lens feature. These photos highlight the growing acceptance of the idea that by concentrating on what (...)

15 lutego 2018

Africa:Police Hunt Gupta Brother, Charge Alleged Collaborators

[News24Wire] As police hunt down Ajay Gupta, seven of the eight people arrested by the Hawks during raids at Gupta compounds this week were granted bail in the Bloemfontein Regional Court on (...)

15 lutego 2018

Ethiopia:Govt to Declare Emergency After PM Resigns?

[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn said he has submitted a letter requesting to resign from his role as Prime Minister and Chairman of Ethiopia's ruling (...)

15 lutego 2018

Africa:Tutu Steps Down From Oxfam Role After Scandal

[News24Wire] Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has instructed his office to write to Oxfam International to inform them of his retirement as their global (...)

13 maja

Examining the relationship between women’s empowerment and gender-based violence: The case of the Nigeria For Women Project

Contrary to common belief, evidence suggests that women’s empowerment may increase the risks of gender-based violence, at least in the short term. This was also borne out by the rigorous (...)

2 maja

For the first time, the relative economic size of Kenya’s counties is clear

Despite years of fiscal decentralization, not many countries have been able to quantify the size and structure of the economies at the decentralized units. To our knowledge, only South Africa has (...)

24 kwietnia

How conflict and economic crises exacerbate poverty in South Sudan

South Sudan became independent in 2011 after a prolonged conflict. Although the new country was blessed with international good will, considerable foreign aid, and vast oil wealth, it (...)

12 października

Zimbabwe court rules doctors strike illegal, should return to work

HARARE (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean court has ordered doctors on a 40-day strike over pay to return to work within 48 hours, after a ruling that their boycott was (...)

12 października

Moroccan king urges more loans for graduates and entrepreneurs

RABAT (Reuters) - King Mohammed VI said on Friday Morocco's banking and financial sector should make it easier for young entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises to access (...)

12 października

Burkinabes flee their homes en masse as violence spirals -U.N.

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The number of people forced to flee their homes in two regions of Burkina Faso besieged by ethnic and jihadist violence has increased more than six-fold since January to (...)

15 lutego 2018

Africa:Tutu Steps Down From Oxfam Role After Scandal

[News24Wire] Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has instructed his office to write to Oxfam International to inform them of his retirement as their global (...)

15 lutego 2018

Zimbabwe:Govt, UK in Discussions Over Technical Support

[Financial Gazette] Britain's Department for International Development (DFID) says it is in discussions with the government for the UK agency to avail technical assistance, as Zimbabwe works on (...)

15 lutego 2018

Zimbabwe:European Union Pays Tribute to Tsvangirai

[New Zimbabwe] The European Union (EU) has paid tribute to the late MDC-T party leader Morgan Tsvangirai, saying he would be missed by the world for the pro-democracy principles he stood for (...)

12 lutego 2018

Kenya:Kenya's Tourism, Hotel Industries Boosted By High Rankings

[Nairobi News] Reputable travel website TripAdvisor has rated Nairobi as a top world destination and named two Kenyan hotels among the best in Africa.

10 lutego 2018

Nigeria:Taraba Approves N104 Billion Budget for 2018

[Daily Trust] Jalingo -The Taraba State House of Assembly has approved N104.2bn as the 2018 budget for the state as against the proposed estimate of N98bn earlier presented by Governor Darius (...)

9 lutego 2018

Kenya:Tourism Sector Grows By 20% in Election Year to Net Sh120 Billion

[Capital FM] Nairobi -The Tourism sector defied poll jitters to post a 20.3 percent growth in 2017 recording Sh120bn revenue up from Sh99bn in 2016.

15 lutego 2018

Zimbabwe:Time to Beneficiate Our Diamonds

[The Herald] Zimbabwe's potential to become one of the world's top suppliers of diamonds has never been in doubt since the Marange diamond rush in 2005.

15 lutego 2018

Zimbabwe:9-Year-Old Girl Drowns While Bathing

[New Zimbabwe] A perennial water crisis at the defunct Kamativi Mine recently claimed the life of a nine-year-old school girl who drowned trying to bath in a local (...)

14 lutego 2018

Zimbabwe:Govt, Botswana Strike Diamonds Deal

[The Herald] Zimbabwe is on the brink of clinching a deal with Botswana to start processing its diamonds at the world renowned Diamond Trading Company (...)