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Africa: 'A Love Letter to Africa' - Beyonce Speaks on Her Lion King Album

Di 16 Jul 2019 16:35:17 CEST
[allAfrica] Cape Town -"I wanted to make sure we found the best talent from Africa, and not just use some of the sounds, and did my interpretation of it," Beyoncé Knowles-Carter told ABC News about what has been described as her companion album to go with the movie.

Africa: Tanzanian Freedom of Expression Champion Wins International Award

Di 16 Jul 2019 15:28:05 CEST
[CPJ] New York -The Committee to Protect Journalists will honor journalists from Brazil, India, Nicaragua, and Tanzania with the 2019 International Press Freedom Awards amid the erosion of press freedom in democracies around the globe. The journalists have faced online harassment, legal and physical threats, and imprisonment in their pursuit of the news. CPJ will also honor the editor of Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, Zaffar Abbas , with the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award.

Africa: Flirting With Fire - African Leaders and International Law

Di 16 Jul 2019 18:48:52 CEST
[The Conversation Africa] African leaders often behave in a contradictory way towards international laws, and courts. While speaking out against them, they also voluntarily submit to their scrutiny.

Africa: Why Maxence Melo Mubyazi Won the CPJ International Press Freedom Award

Di 16 Jul 2019 15:47:10 CEST
[CPJ] CPJ is honored to present its 2019 International Press Freedom Award to Tanzanian journalist Maxence Melo Mubyazi.

East Africa: Scramble for Horn of Africa By Gulf, Orient, Western and African Interests

Di 16 Jul 2019 15:24:11 CEST
[East African] The self-declared republic of Somaliland is the latest diplomatic and economic battleground in the Horn of Africa.

Africa: New Asylum Rule a 'Deliberate Cruelty' That Will Leave People in Grave Harm

Di 16 Jul 2019 11:01:55 CEST
[AI London] Responding to the US Government's announcement (15 July) of a new interim rule that seeks to prevent people from claiming asylum at the US southern border if they have travelled via third country - which will block anyone other than people from Mexico or Canada from seeking asylum in the US - Charanya Krishnaswami, Amnesty International USA's advocacy director, said:

Africa: When and Where Do Nile Crocodiles Attack? Here's What We Found

Di 16 Jul 2019 09:47:48 CEST
[The Conversation Africa] The Nile crocodile is Africa's largest, and most widely distributed, crocodile. It can be found in Egypt in the North, through Central and East Africa, down to South Africa. The largest specimens and concentrations of these crocodiles are in the lakes and rivers of Central and East Africa.

Africa: From Prince Charles to Harrods, Refugees Target Global Markets With Luxury Crafts

Di 16 Jul 2019 17:08:37 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Nairobi -More than 1,500 refugees from 15 countries have been recruited to create a stylish collection of MADE51 products, from cashmere throws with crochet insets to hand-knotted sheep's wool rugs

Africa: Commodities - South Africa Keenly Following U.S. Agro Decline

Di 16 Jul 2019 15:58:22 CEST
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -THE agriculture sector in South Africa is keeping an eye on developments in the United States where declines in maize and soybean harvests are projected.

Africa: Why You Need More Than Just a Name in Modern Politics?

Di 16 Jul 2019 15:49:41 CEST
[CAJ News] THIS month has already seen a spotlight shine on the rise - and fall - of political families around the world. From the resignation in India of the leader of the main opposition Congress Party, to the arrival of a new Greek prime minister with a family history of political activity, to US President Donald Trump's robust defence of his daughter Ivanka's prominence at the G20 summit in Japan, the familial political dynasty has not been consigned to the past.

Africa: Women Are Pivotal in the War On Terror

Di 16 Jul 2019 15:31:16 CEST
[IPS] Nairobi, Kenya -On 10 July 2019 I was honored to moderate a meeting with women's groups for the UN Secretary General Mr. Antonio Guterres, whose aim was to better diagnose the role of women in the prevention or instigation of violent extremism.

Africa: Sex Talk - What Do Africans Have Against Kissing?

Di 16 Jul 2019 10:46:15 CEST
[Observer] We have faithfully copied every obscure holiday, but the International Kissing day came and went last Saturday without the slightest stir!

Africa: Tech-Savvy Youth to Plug Africa Cyber Skills Gap

Di 16 Jul 2019 10:42:17 CEST
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -YOUNGSTERS have been encouraged to consider taking up cybersecurity focused careers to address the widening skills gap and tackle unemployment.

Africa: Africa Cup of Nations - Five Things We Learned On Day 24

Di 16 Jul 2019 09:27:00 CEST
[RFI] To celebrate his last minute winner, Algeria's Riyad Mahrez showed a turn of speed unseen during the match against Nigeria. Senegal and Tunisia seemed to be running scared. They both fluffled penalties.

Africa: World Hunger is Still Not Going Down, Obesity is Still Growing – UN Report

Di 16 Jul 2019 07:04:00 CEST
[UN] An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row. This underscores the immense challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030, says a new edition of the annual The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report released today.

Africa: Seven Things You Need to Know About World Hunger

Di 16 Jul 2019 06:57:17 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -The number of people going hungry has risen for the third year running after years of improvement, the United Nations said in a report published on Monday that blamed conflict, climate shocks and economic slowdowns.

Africa: Bolder Actions Are Needed to Eradicate Hunger and Fight Obesity

Di 16 Jul 2019 06:55:31 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Our food systems are distorted, and unless bolder actions are taken soon to fix them, humanity is at grave risk of increasing hunger, obesity and diet-related illnesses. It is a stark warning, but one that must be heeded if all countries are to fulfil their commitment to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal number 2 - eradicating hunger and all forms of malnutrition.

Africa: Smart Wastewater Management Can Help Reduce Air Pollution

Di 16 Jul 2019 17:57:53 CEST
[UNEP] "Walk along the Bagmati river in the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, and you are hit by a pervasive stench, underlining the fact that poor wastewater management worsens air pollution," says Birguy Lamizana, a UN Environment specialist on wastewater and pollution.

Africa: 'Look Beyond Hunger' Says UN As One in Four Lack Access to Healthy Food

Di 16 Jul 2019 06:21:34 CEST
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Rome -More than 2 billion people lack access to healthy food, putting them at risk of health problems - and many of them live in North America or Europe, the United Nations said on Monday, urging governments to "look beyond hunger".

Africa: Green Parties Bet On International Help

Di 16 Jul 2019 06:24:51 CEST
[Deutsche Welle] In Germany and large parts of Europe, green parties are compounding their electoral successes. Environmental parties in Africa still have a long way to go, but the climate crisis could quicken their ascent.

Africa: Can Chinese Weapons Contribute to Peace?

Mo 15 Jul 2019 07:15:30 CEST
[Deutsche Welle] China's military leaders have invited African army chiefs to Beijing -- officially, to discuss peacekeeping missions. But China's military strategy in Africa also has a few other objectives, experts say.

Africa: UN Calls Youth to Apply for the Climate Summit

Mo 15 Jul 2019 16:17:57 CEST
[New Era] Windhoek -The United Nations called on the youth from around the world to apply to participate in the United Nations Youth Climate Summit.

Africa: Kagame, Museveni, Tshisekedi in Luanda for Quadripartite Summit

Mo 15 Jul 2019 11:46:45 CEST
[ANGOP] Luanda -The presidents of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, and of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Félix Tshisekedi, arrived early this Friday in Luanda, Angola, to take part in the Quadripartite Summit turned to security and regional cooperation.

Central Africa: Central Africans Express Mixed Reactions to Continental Free Trade Area

Mo 15 Jul 2019 10:54:25 CEST
[VOA] Analysts and businesspeople in the six-member Central African Economic and Monetary Community say that although the African Continental Free Trade Area launched in Niger last Sunday at an African Union summit brings hope for pan African trade, they are not sure CEMAC will be fully implemented anytime soon.

Africa: Govt Pondering Joining AfCFTA Ratification Process - Minister

Mo 15 Jul 2019 09:46:08 CEST
[Daily News] THE government has expressed its commitment to join the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) with the Ministry of Industry and Trade cautioning that though it was a positive thing, the country needed critical analysis before ratification process.

Africa: Nigeria's Super Eagles Bow Out as Algeria Goes Through to AFCON Final

So 14 Jul 2019 23:45:50 CEST
[allAfrica] Cape Town -Nigeria's Super Eagles lost 2-1 to Algeria's Desert Foxes. They will now meet Senegal's Lions of Teranga in the AFCON 2019 final on July 19 in the Cairo Stadium, while the battle for 3rd and 4th place will be between Nigeria and Tunisia.

Africa: Afcon 2019 - Senegal Defeat Tunisia, Qualify for Final

So 14 Jul 2019 21:55:01 CEST
[Premium Times] Senegal on Sunday qualified for the final of the African Cup of Nations after a 1-0 defeat of Tunisia.

Africa: Govt Prepares to Pioneer Pre-Service and in-Service Courses in Disease Surveillance and the International Health Regulations in Africa

Mo 15 Jul 2019 17:09:18 CEST
[WHO] Sierra Leone is on track to become a model in Africa to meet the challenge of health emergency response by preparing its health workforce to detect, prevent, control and effectively respond to public health emergencies in the country.

Africa: 'Dangote Refinery Key to Africa's Economic Transformation'

Mo 15 Jul 2019 16:55:23 CEST
[Daily Trust] With a wobbling Gross Domestic Product of $1.8 trillion, countries in Sub-Saharan Africa are on the cusp of economic transformation, with the imminent coming on-stream of the $12 billion Dangote refinery and petrochemicals complex.

Africa: 20 Million Children Missing Out on Life-Saving Vaccines - UN

Mo 15 Jul 2019 16:54:56 CEST
[VOA] Two leading UN agencies report nearly 20 million children worldwide--more than one in 10--were not vaccinated against killer diseases, such as measles, diphtheria and tetanus in 2018.





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