• Donors give US$138.1m to Education Cannot Wait

    Monday, September 27, 2021

    On the sidelines of this year’s United Nations General Assembly, public, private and philanthropic donors announced a total of US$138.1 million in new contributions to Education Cannot Wait (ECW). The new contributions come from: Germany (€50 million; approx. US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (€25 million; approx. US$29.3 million); The […]

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  • African Data Centres’ new office in South Africa

    Wednesday, September 22, 2021

    Africa Data Centres, the only pan-African network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral data centres on the continent, has completed its new Johannesburg data centre, based in its Midrand Campus which is one of the largest in Africa.  This state-of-the-art facility, designed with the latest global standards is the ideal location for technology companies and enterprises to […]

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  • Liberia: Plenty for the few, hunger for the majority

    Sunday, September 19, 2021

    By Seltue Karweaye A good proportion of young people today were taught from primary school that agriculture is the mainstay of the Liberian economy. Agricultural Science as a subject is part of our educational curriculum and therefore taught at all levels of education. Despite the constant emphasis on agriculture as a core aspect of the […]

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  • US: Bong Miners hold convention this weekend

    Friday, September 17, 2021

    Members of the US-based Association of Bong Miners in the Diaspora have gathered in Minnesota, Minneapolis to hold a national convention this weekend at which, among others, a new leadership will be elected. Festivities begin on Friday with arrivals and a meet and greet of convention attendees. Saturday will be much busier with a business […]

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  • Africa: Call to apply to Youth Adaptation Challenge

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    The Global Center on Adaptation (GCA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have launched a call for applications for the first edition of the African Youth Adaptation Solutions (YouthAdapt) Challenge. The call encourages young entrepreneurs, innovators from micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) and other youth-led and youth-owned enterprises in Africa, to implement solutions for […]

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Apr
24

Farmers make more money with eco-farming

More money for small scale farmers with ecological farming – this is the message contained in a Greenpeace Africa report released in Nairobi today. The report, entitled Fostering economic resilience: The Financial Benefits of Ecological Farming in Kenya and Malawi, marks the start of Greenpeace Africa’s campaign for ecological farming in East Africa. The report […]

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Apr
23

Migrant smugglers profit from Libyan choas

Most of the 1,750 migrants to have drowned in the Mediterranean this year were sub-Saharan Africans who boarded smugglers’ boats in Libya. We will never know all their individual stories, but it is possible to retrace their steps through the deserts of Sudan, Chad and Niger to Libya’s porous southern borders, and north to its […]

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Apr
21

Sweden: Joint statement on shipwreck in Mediterranean

We are dismayed by the shipwreck in the Mediterranean in which a large number of people drowned on their way to Europe. The unscrupulous people-smugglers who exploit the situation of desperate people bear a large part of the responsibility. The reports of the tragedy are harrowing and heart-rending, and the EU must now take action […]

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Apr
21

Emotions high at Barway Collins memorial service

If the killer of charming Liberian 10 year-old Barway Collins thought his victim would go down into child-missing-murder history as yet another victim without much notice, he certainly made a great mistake as more than 500 people Sunday attended a second memorial to honor the lad at the Mississippi Regional Park, Minneapolis, Minn., the site the […]

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Apr
20

South Africa’s xenophobic violence is barbaric

The founder of the Nordic-African Association, Mr. Ayoola Lawal says the killings and burning of foreigners in South Africa is beastly, barbaric and completely absymal. According Mr. Lawal, anti-foreigner statements credited to the  Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini and the son of Edward Zuma, the son of President Jacob Zuma, asking non-South Africans to return to their respectful countries […]

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Apr
18

What was the search for Barway Collins like

If the Mississippi River that runs through Brooklyn Center and Minneapolis could speak, it would tell a tale of horror for it was along the banks of the Mississippi, near Regional Park off 53RD and Lyndale Aves., that the killer(s) of 10 year-old Barway Edwin Collins dumped his lifeless body; writes James Kokulo Fasuekoi.  His […]

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Apr
18

On phobic violence in South Africa

“Afrophobia”? “Xenophobia”? “Black on black racism”? A “darker” as you can get hacking a “foreigner” under the pretext of his being too dark — self hate par excellence? Of course all of that at once! Yesterday I asked a taxi driver: “why do they need to kill these “foreigners” in this manner?”. His response: “because […]

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Apr
18

Who wins African innovation prize?

What do an environmentally-friendly minicab, a water distillation system and a fire alert detector have in common? They all represent outstanding innovation talent across Africa, applied for the celebrated Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) award this year, and are now being considered for the grand share prize of US$150 000! Since its inaugural launch in […]

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Apr
16

Liberia: 200-year-old ‘sacred’ rocks preserved

While planning for the start of the Direct Shipping Ore (DSO) phase of its mining operations, ArcelorMittal Liberia did surveys in the villages close to its mining sites at Tokadeh, Yuelliton and Gangra in Nimba County, northern Liberia to determine the location of sites that are sacred to these communities. A series of consultative meetings […]

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Apr
15

Thousands flee Burundi as election tension rises

Thousands of Burundians have fled their country, fearing it might descend into violence ahead of a presidential election scheduled for June. “Burundi is sitting on a time-bomb and it’s sad that the outside world does not care,” Justin Rwasa, one of around 4,000 Burundians to have sought refuge in neighbouring Rwanda, told IRIN. Burundi is […]

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