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Africa: Hamba Kahle, Jennifer Davis (1933-2019)

Mon 21 Oct 2019 07:42:07 GMT
[allAfrica] Remembrance posted on

Africa: Russia Rejects 'Latecomer' Tag As It Seeks Role in Big Four

Mon 21 Oct 2019 05:46:11 GMT
[Nation] Ahead of the Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi on October 23-24, Russia's ambassador to Kenya, Dmitri Maksimychev, spoke to Aggrey Mutambo on a range of issues

Africa: Tricky Diplomatic Foray For Moscow in Nile Water Mediation

Mon 21 Oct 2019 04:46:31 GMT
[East African] In picking to mediate between Egypt and Ethiopia over the latest row over the filling up of the latter's $4 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), Russia has taken on what could be one of its trickiest diplomatic forays yet.

Africa: Climate Migrants Are Coming to Cities, So We Need a Plan

Mon 21 Oct 2019 04:24:53 GMT
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] As we saw at the recent UN General Assembly, international climate change efforts remain focused on the big targets - such as efforts to reduce global emissions. But according to UNHCR, in 2018, 16 million people were displaced by climate change. This number alone shows the urgent need to place people at the heart of climate action. As the climate worsens, there is a need to ensure that those most impacted by climate change are a part of the solution and given opportunities not just to survive, but to thri

Africa: Africa Is Increasingly Becoming a Continent of Opportunity - Putin

Mon 21 Oct 2019 02:14:35 GMT
[New Times] Putin: Russia has played a significant role in the liberation of Africa, supporting the struggle of its peoples against colonialism, racism and apartheid.

Africa: Russia-Africa Summit - The Roadmap to Africa

Mon 21 Oct 2019 11:42:00 GMT
[New Dawn] Russian President Vladimir Putin has sent warm greetings to African leaders, business people and participants early October, signaling that everything is set for the first Russia-Africa Summit in Sochi, southern coastal city of Russia.The message reads, in part: "Today, the countries of Africa are well on their way towards social, economic, scientific and technological development, and are playing a significant role in international affairs. They are strengthening mutually beneficial integration processes

Africa: Russia-Africa Summit - Moscow Wants 'Solid Package of Proposals' From Nigeria, Others

Mon 21 Oct 2019 02:41:55 GMT
[Daily Trust] Russia says it is expecting African governments and businesses to come to Sochi summit with a "solid package of proposals" on expanding ties with the continent.

Africa: Russia Follows Old Path in New Scramble for a Piece of the Continent

Mon 21 Oct 2019 02:31:34 GMT
[East African] Russian president Vladimir Putin is this week set to host dozens of African leaders in the scenic city of Sochi at a summit that marks the erstwhile global power's biggest foray into the continent since the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Africa: The Transition to E-SIMs Has Arrived in Africa - Digitalizing the Customer Experience and Getting Rid of Multiple Plastic SIMs

Mon 21 Oct 2019 02:24:52 GMT
[Balancing Act] London -eSIMs are beginning to arrive in Africa and it may not be long before they start to displace traditional plastic SIMs. It will probably start on high-end phones and other non phone devices like tablets and watches but eventually find it's way into the market right across the price range. Russell Southwood talks to Mark Humphreys, Chief Marketing Officer, Workz about its recent entry into the continent with its GSMA certified eSIMs.

Africa: Private Finance and Agenda 2030 - Way Off-Track

Mon 21 Oct 2019 02:20:53 GMT
[IPS] New York -Four years ago, UN member states proclaimed their ambitions for development in a document named "Transforming Our World", also known as Agenda 2030.

Africa: President Farmajo Leaves Mogadishu for Russia-Africa Summit

Mon 21 Oct 2019 02:19:42 GMT
[Shabelle] Somali President, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has departed the country on Monday on his way to Moscow, Russia.

Africa: Agro-Tech Offers Answers for African Farmers At Iowa Meet

Mon 21 Oct 2019 01:25:32 GMT
[IPS] Des Moines, United States -Experts vaunted new strains of seeds, drone aircraft and other technological breakthroughs as solutions-in-the-making for farmers in Africa, where hunger, drought and food price hikes are continent-wide problems.

Africa: V.Putin - "Our African agenda is positive and future-oriented"

Mon 21 Oct 2019 12:20:53 GMT
[allAfrica] Question: The Sochi Summit is meant to open a new chapter in the relations between the Russian Federation and African countries. Its participants will bring to Sochi their ideas about ways to develop cooperation. What does Russia, in its turn, have to offer to the states of the African continent? What is Russia's biggest competitive advantage that you will present to the heads of delegations at the Summit? What volume of Russian investment in African economies do you expect to achieve, say, in the next fiv

Africa: Huawei Q3 Revenue Growth Defies Difficult Year

Mon 21 Oct 2019 10:48:01 GMT
[CAJ News] Johannesburg -HUAWEI has registered a 24,4 percent growth year-on-year in revenues to CNY610,8 billion ($86 billion) in the first three quarters of this year.

Africa: States Frustrate Continental Rights Bodies' Efforts to Uphold Human Rights

Mon 21 Oct 2019 10:36:10 GMT
[AI London] African rights bodies are frustrated at every turn by the lack of cooperation and support from African Union (AU) member states who desperately try to undermine their independence and autonomy, according to a new report published by Amnesty International.

Africa: African ministers agree to up their game in efforts to close identity gap on the continent

Mon 21 Oct 2019 09:49:30 GMT
[Economic Commission for Africa] Lusaka, Zambia, October 18, 2019 (ECA) - The Fifth Conference of African Ministers Responsible for Civil Registration ended in Lusaka, Zambia, Friday with member States agreeing to scale-up efforts to address the huge identity gap that exists on the continent.

Africa: Ghanaian Woman Launches 1st Online Directory of Qualified Mental Health Specialists in Africa

Mon 21 Oct 2019 07:14:29 GMT
[Mindfully African] Mindfully African has created the first online directory of qualified mental health specialists based in Africa.

Africa: KPa, Equity Bank Renew Rivalry in Africa Tourney

Mon 21 Oct 2019 11:32:19 GMT

Africa: Expanding Sahara Leaves Broken Families and Violence in Its Wake

Sat 19 Oct 2019 10:02:48 GMT
[IPS] Bamako, Mali/Cotonou, Benin -Abdoulaye Maiga proudly displays an album showing photos of him and his family during happier times when they all lived together in their home in northern Mali. Today, these memories seem distant and painful.

Africa: President Akufo-Addo Calls On African Leaders to Come Up With Solutions to Mitigate Climate Change

Sat 19 Oct 2019 09:50:16 GMT
[Ghana Govt.] The President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has called on local governments and the global community to come up with practical solutions to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Africa: Invest Africa U.S. Appoints Dr. Mima S. Nedelcovych Senior Advisor

Fri 18 Oct 2019 08:16:40 GMT
[Invest Africa U.S.] New York -Leading Global Investor Network Ramps Up Efforts to Increase US Investment in Africa

Africa: TB Infections Declining, but Not Fast Enough Among Poor, Marginalised - UN

Fri 18 Oct 2019 05:13:32 GMT
[IPS] United Nations -A staggering 1.5 million people died from tuberculosis (TB) last year, the UN health agency said on Thursday, in an appeal for far greater funding and political support to eradicate the curable and preventable disease.

Africa: FIFA Women's World Cup 2019 Watched By More Than 1 Billion

Sat 19 Oct 2019 09:54:27 GMT
[SAFA] 18 October 2019 - FIFA has published the key findings of a comprehensive audit of the final audience data for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019(TM).

Africa: Africa Only Fights Internal Wars. Right? Wrong.

Fri 18 Oct 2019 11:54:24 GMT
[African Arguments] It's time to bring the academic study of conflict in Africa back in line with reality.

Africa: We Must Go Beyond Singular Responses in the Fight Against Child Poverty

Fri 18 Oct 2019 10:30:52 GMT
[The Conversation Africa] Two-thirds of children in sub-Saharan Africa face all manners of hardship. These include poor living conditions, low educational outcomes, high levels of malnutrition and often high risks of exposure to different forms of violence. One in five children in sub-Saharan Africa are estimated to grow up in extreme "monetary" poverty, meaning they live in families without adequate incomes to make basic ends meet.

Africa: OECD Tax Reform Proposal Could Be Better

Fri 18 Oct 2019 03:38:04 GMT
[IPS] Sydney and Kuala Lumpur -The OECD Secretariat published its proposed 'unified approach' to reform international tax rules to address tax challenges posed by digitalization on 9 October 2019.

Africa: The Station - a New Self-Driving Car Startup, Inside Tesla's V10 Software, Lilium's Big Round

Fri 18 Oct 2019 02:56:28 GMT
[TechCrunch] If you haven't heard, TechCrunch has officially launched a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and goods move from Point A to Point B -- today and in the future -- whether it's by bike, bus, scooter, car, train, truck, flying car, robotaxi or rocket. Heck, maybe even via hyperloop.

Africa: Africa E-Tailer Jumia's Shares Fall 4 Percent Day After IPO Lockup Expiration

Fri 18 Oct 2019 02:56:13 GMT
[TechCrunch] Shares of Africa-focused e-commerce company Jumia dropped 4% the day after the lockup period expired for its April IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.

Africa: How the Oceans and the Cryosphere Are Under Threat and What It Means for Africa - IPCC Author Explains

Fri 18 Oct 2019 02:20:52 GMT
[IPS] Addis Ababa -"Special reports come to address issues that need deeper understanding and deeper research," Dr James Kairo, one of the lead authors of the 'Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate,' a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), told IPS.

Africa: Governments, Donors and Investors Must Put Their Money Where Their Mouths Are On Gender and Climate Change

Fri 18 Oct 2019 02:17:56 GMT
[IPS] Nairobi -Climate change has a disproportionate impact on women and girls. This is clear when it comes to water, for instance. The Global Commission on Adaptation Report launched at the United Nations General Assembly last week states that the number of people who may lack sufficient water, at least one month per year, will soar from 3.6 billion today to more than 5 billion by 2050.