Africa: Will Kagame’s Last Push On AU Reform Bear Fruit?

Africa: Will Kagame’s Last Push On AU Reform Bear Fruit?

analysis By Mohamed M Diatta This weekend, African leaders will be making important decisions on the future of the African Union (AU), its relationship with regional and international bodies, and how to strengthen peace and security responses on the continent....
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Africa: Fast-Growing African Cities At ‘Extreme Risk’ From Climate Change – Analysts

Africa: Fast-Growing African Cities At ‘Extreme Risk’ From Climate Change – Analysts

Photo: IRIN Kinshasa is a booming city. By Megan Rowling Barcelona — Africa’s rapidly expanding cities face huge threats from climate change over the next 30 years, which could bring knock-on effects such as higher crime rates and civil unrest,...
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11 Things We’d Really Like to Know: How Did We Get to Be Human?

11 Things We’d Really Like to Know: How Did We Get to Be Human?

I spoke recently to a scientist who was writing up a summary of what we know about human evolution. He should have had a head start, having written a similar article five years ago. But when he looked at what...
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Africa: ‘If Climate Change Goes On As Is, People Will Need to Be Relocated – We Need a Plan.’

Africa: ‘If Climate Change Goes On As Is, People Will Need to Be Relocated – We Need a Plan.’

By Joan Van Dyk Few governments are ready for what could be the world’s biggest move, driven by climate change and conflict. Here’s why. Governments around the globe could fail to care for the increasing number of people forced from...
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Africa: Some Smart Ideas to Make Toilets Fit for Purpose in Africa’s Cities

Africa: Some Smart Ideas to Make Toilets Fit for Purpose in Africa’s Cities

analysisBy Mooyoung Han, Seoul National University and Shervin Hashemi About 23% of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa don’t have access to toilets while 31% with toilets use ones that aren’t connected to a formal sanitation system. This means tha...
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War Crimes Suspect Called ‘Rambo’ Is Turned Over to International Court

War Crimes Suspect Called ‘Rambo’ Is Turned Over to International Court

AMSTERDAM — A commander in a Central African Republic militia who is known as “Rambo” and is wanted on suspicion of war crimes, including murder, deportation and torture of Muslims, has been handed over to the International Criminal Court in...
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Africa: Super Eagles Draw 1-1 With S/Africa, Qualify for 2019 Afcon

Africa: Super Eagles Draw 1-1 With S/Africa, Qualify for 2019 Afcon

Photo: Daily News A soccer ball in the net (file photo). Three -time champions Nigeria made a return to the biggest football party in Africa after being held to a 1-1 draw by South Africa in Johannesburg yesterday. The result...
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Africa: U.S. Cuts Troop Numbers in Africa by 10 Percent

Africa: U.S. Cuts Troop Numbers in Africa by 10 Percent

Photo: VOA A C-130 U.S. Air Force plane taxis as Nigerien soldiers stand in formation during a military exercise in Diffa, Niger, March 8, 2014 By Carla Babb U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is cutting hundreds of U.S. troops from...
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Africa: Sudanese-American Elected to U.S. Public Office

Africa: Sudanese-American Elected to U.S. Public Office

Photo: VOA Sudanese-American councilman-elect for Alexandria, Virginia, Mohamed Seifeldein. By John Tanza The number of Sudanese-Americans holding elected public office in the United States has doubled – there are now two. Mohamed Seifeldein won a city counc...
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Africa: Number of Hungry Children in Africa’s Sahel Hits 10-Year High – UN

Africa: Number of Hungry Children in Africa’s Sahel Hits 10-Year High – UN

By Umberto Bacchi London — An estimated 6 million people did not have enough to eat across the region during the lean season, says the U.N. food agency The number of hungry children in West Africa’s Sahel region reached a...
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