Africa:Migrants Sue Italy Over Collaboration With Libyan Coast Guard

Africa:Migrants Sue Italy Over Collaboration With Libyan Coast Guard

By Sabina Castelfranco Italy’s collaboration with Libya to stop migrants from crossing the Mediterranean is facing a legal challenge. A lawsuit filed in the European Court of Human Rights asserts that Italy’s work with the Libyan coast guard has forced...
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Africa:African Growth Picks Up but Debt a Concern, Says IMF

Africa:African Growth Picks Up but Debt a Concern, Says IMF

Growth across sub-Saharan African will rise to 3.4 percent this year from 2.8 percent in 2017, but in the continent’s poorest countries, debt is a major burden, the IMF said on Tuesday. Top performers are Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana,...
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Africa:African Countries Need to Push Climate Smart Agriculture

Africa:African Countries Need to Push Climate Smart Agriculture

By Esther Ngumbi The World Bank recently launched one of its largest climate smart agriculture initiatives in India. Through this $420 million initiative, the bank expects to reach over 25 million smallholder farmers working on 3.5 million hectares of land....
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Africa:Ethiopia Has the Potential to be the China of Africa

Africa:Ethiopia Has the Potential to be the China of Africa

opinion By Ewnetu Haile The Growth and Transformation Plans Ethiopia designed to push its economy into lower middle income status by 2025 bear in them a transition from an agrarian economy to an industrial one. In line with that goal,...
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Africa:Why Hip-Hop Needs to Be Taken More Seriously in Academic Circles

Africa:Why Hip-Hop Needs to Be Taken More Seriously in Academic Circles

analysis By Adam De Paor-Evans, University of Central Lancashire Jazz’s current generation of stars grew up in these genre-fluid times with hip-hop. Concurrently, a significant number of hip-hop artists have been integrating jazz into their music. As Ame...
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Africa:Retired Ambassador Slated for Top U.S. State Department Post

Africa:Retired Ambassador Slated for Top U.S. State Department Post

By Reed Kramer Washington, DC — A career diplomat who was U.S. ambassador to Guinea and Ethiopia under Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush has been chosen for the top Africa policy post in the State Department, it is...
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Africa:Midwives ‘Lead the Way with Quality Care’, as World Marks International Day

Africa:Midwives ‘Lead the Way with Quality Care’, as World Marks International Day

Photo: UNICEF/Keïta Midwife Fadimata Maïga holds a newborn infant before placing it beneath an infant radiant warmer in order to proceed to a newborn health assessment at the Baraouéli Health Center in Baraouéli, Ségou region, Mali. Midwives are vital to....
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Africa:Saving Lives, One Birth at a Time

Africa:Saving Lives, One Birth at a Time

Photo: UNFPA Midwifery Students in Uganda (file photo). guest column By Toyin Ojora Saraki Today, on the International Day of the Midwife, we not only commit to celebrating midwives as they lead the way with quality care, but to giving...
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West Africa:UN Agencies Urge Global Action As Drought Looms Over Africa’s Sahel Region

United Nations agencies have urged greater international support to stave off severe food insecurity in Africa’s western Sahel; a region reeling from the effects of conflict and now threatened by drought and rising hunger. According to estimates, about f...
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Africa:If You’ve Ever Wondered Why Africa Is So Rich Yet So Poor, Watch This Film

Africa:If You’ve Ever Wondered Why Africa Is So Rich Yet So Poor, Watch This Film

By Solomon Elusoji Onyeka Nwelue’s Agwaetiti Obiuto is a spectacular and vivid investigation into why Africa – the black man, really – appears to be reeling from a cursed narrative. The story of Africa, of course, is not what Nwelue...
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