Kip Keino has denied wrongdoing in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, telling The Associated Press that he didn’t have control over the government money that prosecutors say was embezzled and misused around the time of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Gam
Anglophone separatists have torched the home of Cameroon’s veteran opposition leader and kidnapped his sister, his lawyers have said.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] New York -Shared data hub will collect information on money moving around the world and compare it to known ways that traffickers move their illicit gains
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -Africa has the world’s youngest population and 65 percent of its uncultivated arable land
[ISS] Human activity has caused the temperature of the Earth and its atmosphere to rise by about 1°C above pre-industrial levels, triggering fundamental changes to the planet’s physical and social landscapes. On 8 October an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that temperatures were rising faster than expected, and that 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels could occur as early as 2030.
[IPS] Washington DC -Workers’ remittances–the money migrants send home to their families–command the attention of economists and policymakers because of their potential to improve the lives of millions of people.
Among the poorest of Egypt’s poor, the so-called “zabbaleen” who scavenge through garbage to eke out a living in a Cairo slum struggle to keep their children in school.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame has carried out a major ministerial reshuffle following the voluntary departure of foreign minister Louise Mushikiwabo, notably removing his influential defence minister from the post.
[IPS] Yaounde, Cameroon -One of the main challenges which we are facing across Africa today is the imperative to empower its largest ever young population and to provide them with opportunities to realise their full potential.
Uganda, the only African nation to have ever competed at the Lacrosse World Championships, are hoping to help grow the sport across the continent.
The sole woman candidate in Democratic Republic of Congo’s tense presidential race has accused the government of blocking her from travelling abroad, two months before elections to replace Joseph Kabila.
[The Conversation Africa] The concept of One Health is deceptively simple: it’s the recognition that human, animal and environmental health are all inherently linked.
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] With growing slums and emissions – but limited capacity to tackle the problems – these cities are where action will be crucial, experts say
[AfricaFocus] “Oxfam examined publicly available data on subsidiaries of four of the largest US drug companies and found a striking pattern. In the countries analyzed that have standard corporate tax rates, rich or poor, the corporations’ pretax profits were low. In eight advanced economies, drug company profits averaged 7 percent, while in seven developing countries they averaged 5 percent....
[The Conversation Africa] Agriculture plays a key role in food security in Africa. It is also crucial to the economic sector, accounting for between 40%-65% of jobs. Farming is expected to remain an important livelihood for decades to come.
Africa:Selfless Sacrifice for Women’s Dignity and Rights – Worthy Recipients of the 2018 Nobel Prize for Peace
[Daily Maverick] Nadia Murad Basee Taha and Denis Mukwege are this year’s winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. We certainly would like to add our voice to the chorus of women and men, especially those who are engaged in the struggle against violence against women and children, across the globe who have sung the praises of these two activists.
[Foroyaa] A Gambian Mr Ernest Aubee, the Head of the Agriculture Division of the ECOWAS Commission in Abuja, Nigeria was the recipient of an Agent of Change Award for his exceptional work in Policy and Creating an Enabling Environment for Aflatoxin Mitigation in Africa. Mr Aubee was recognized for the very many activities in the ECOWAS region and on the continent for mitigating the harmful...
Zimbabwe’s vice president Constantino Chiwenga is reportedly on “special diet”, with the presidential spokesperson George Charamba hinting that he is battling “serious ailment”.
Comoros security forces have intensified their crackdown against anti-government rebels on the island of Anjouan, with witnesses reporting heavy gunfire on the fourth day of clashes.
Africa:Africa Court Rules That Uganda Must Pay Former LRA Commander Thomas Kwoyelo for Illegal Detention
[International Justice Monitor] The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has ruled that Uganda must pay former Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander Thomas Kwoyelo for illegal detention and violation of rights to a fair trial. The ruling comes at a critical point in Kwoyelo’s trial, with the International Crimes Division (ICD) court in Uganda set to start hearing testimony in...
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -HUAWEI and Altron, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed technology company, have partnered to deliver tangible and real Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for businesses in Africa.