The Britain Prime Minister, Mr David Cameroon whilst reacting to questions from a Nigerian, Name, Bisi, living in Britain, who asked for his reaction to a bill approved by Nigerian lawmakers last month banning same-sex marriage – setting jail terms of up to 14 years for offenders – and making it illegal to form gay [...]
The Edo state Governor, Adams Oshiomole has said that for Nigeria to take his place as a leader in Africa, she must get her politics right. To this effect, he disclosed that the African People’s Congress (APC) was formed to give Nigerians a robust platform for informed choice. Governor Oshiomhole said this while addressing the [...]
— The economic report for Africa prepared by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission has been presented officially in Cameroon. It predicts that African economies will continue to grow in the next couple of years but dependence on exports could open African economies to shocks. It also complains of [...]
Tickets On Sale Now With more than 85% of its population under the age of 35, the most naturally rain fed arable land in the world, a huge power deficit, and over 650 million mobile phone subscribers, “Africa has arrived,” says Ugandan businessman Ashish Thakkar, founder and chief executive of pan-African business conglomerate Mara Group. Mara Group operates [...]
The U.S. Marines’ Osprey tilt-rotor vertical aircraft will be used to fly the rapid reaction force from Spain to trouble spots in Africa.(Photo: Chung Sung Jun, Getty Images) WASHINGTON — The Marine Corps and Army have developed quick-reaction forces to respond to attacks such as the one in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including [...]
African Football Confederation Nations eliminated: Botswana, Burundi, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Gambia, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, Swaziland, Zimbabwe. Nations alive (in order of FIFA ranking): Ivory Coast (13), Ghana (21), Mali (23), Nigeria (31), Algeria (35), Tunisia (42), Zambia [...]
African political leaders widely believe that the the International Criminal Court is unfairly targeting Africans. At the recent African Union summit held on May 26-27, the AU’s Assembly adopted a decision requesting the International Criminal Court refer back to Kenya its cases against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyata and Vice President William Ruto. This is the [...]
One of the stated purposes of the Conference of Berlin in 1884 was to save Africans from the slave trade. To discharge this grave responsibility, Europe’s powers discovered, to their undoubted distress, that they would have to extend their control and ownership of large parts of Africa. In doing so, they accidentally encountered the vast [...]
Interview with Ahmad Alhendawi, UN youth envoy By: Africa Renewal Ahmad Alhendawi was appointed in January as the UN Secretary-General’s envoy on youth who will be the voice of young people all over the world. In his Five-Year Agenda, the Secretary-General recognized “working with and for women and young people” as one of his [...]
Youth unemployment: lessons from Ethiopia Youth unemployment: lessons from Ethiopia By: Andualem Sisay, in Addis Ababa In Hawassa City in southern Ethiopia, 250 kilometres from the capital Addis Ababa, 24-year-old Mitike Paulos, her younger sister and three friends are busy producing leather bags and belts for sale. Mitike and her sister learned the craft from [...]
Leading telecoms service provider in Africa and Asia, Airtel is now the official sponsor of the eighth edition of Africa’s biggest reality series, Big Brother Africa (BBA), dubbed The Chase, set to kick off May 26th, 2013. Big Brother Africa is a revolutionary project that connects diverse audiences across Africa. It is the most successful [...]
To celebrate Africa day on the anniversary of the birth of the Organisation of African Unity, 25 May 1963, we have put together this quiz. No Googling now: Culled from :Here We enjoin our readers to send their stories/articles/reports, including pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fri May 24, 2013 5:51pm EDT (Reuters) – Google Inc intends to finance, build and help operate wireless networks from sub-Saharan Africa to Southeast Asia, hoping to connect a billion or so people in emerging countries to the Internet, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The Internet search giant – which has for years [...]
By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA | Fri May 24, 2013 6:46am EDT ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – African nations have backed a request by Kenya for charges of crimes against humanity by its president to be referred back to the east African country, African Union documents show. President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, are [...]
It has been less than 10 days since the Nigerian military began what it calls a âmassiveâ offensive against Boko Haram, the extremist Islamist militant group that claims ties to al-Qaida and recently captured portions of the country’s northeast.
While military officials claim to have killed dozens of its fighters and arrested hundreds of its members, destroying their encampments and re-taking at least five districts since the campaign began, none of the information is verifiable. …
Guinea’s government says it deployed extra soldiers and police to the streets of the capital, Conakry, Friday, as youth in several neighborhoods set up makeshift barriers, vandalized cars and attacked private businesses. The unrest comes the day after an opposition protest during which the government says one person was killed and at least ten were injured. The opposition puts the death toll at four and says dozens were injured. The main opposition parties accuse the government of trying to …
An Ethiopian activist who has worked to support womenâs rights and battle female genital mutilation has been awarded an international prize in Europe. Bogaletch Gebre founded Kembatti Mentti Gezzima-Tope in the 1990s. The organizationâs name translates as Kembatti Women Stand Together. The group has a unique approach to tackling womenâs rights in Bogaletchâs home country, Ethiopia. The principle, she says, is that going into rural areas and telling people what to do will not work. Instead, …
African nations have backed a request by Kenya for charges of crimes against humanity by its president to be referred back to the east African country, African Union documents show.
President Uhuru Kenyatta and his deputy, William Ruto, are both facing trial in the International Criminal Court (ICC), accused of masterminding ethnic bloodshed in post-election violence five years ago that killed more than 1,200 people. Both deny the charges.
One minister, who asked to remain …
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry travels to Ethiopia Friday for meetings with African Union officials. They are expected to discuss violence in Sudan and efforts to battle Islamic fundamentalists in northern Mali and in northern Nigeria. Soldiers from the European Union are helping train Malian troops to fight insurgents linked to al-Qaida terrorists. The deployment of a regional intervention force to replace French and Chadian troops in Mali is a central security issue for the African …
African leaders plan to meet this weekend at a summit in Ethiopiaâs capital, Addis Ababa, as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the formation of the Organization of African Unity (OAU).The Theme of the summit is pan-Africanism and renaissance. âUnder this theme, Africa will be looking at that spirit of pan-Africanism that inspires through solidarity, unity of purpose for us to be able to get rid of colonialism and its shackles,â said Erastus Mwencha, the deputy chairman of the …
As the African Union celebrates the 50th anniversary of its founding, a group of respected leaders and activists led by former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan is urging African leaders to maximize the continentâs natural resource potential. The African Progress Panel released their 2013 report this month, stating that African countries must not miss the opportunity to exploit the continent’s vast stores of coal, oil, metal ores, and other natural resources. The panel believes the …