Somalia is facing a power vacuum as President Farmaajo’s term ends without agreement on holding elections. Somalia’s presidential elections were supposed to take place before President Mohamed Abdullahi Farmaajo’s four-year
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has deported at least 72 people to Haiti, including a 2-month-old baby and 21 other children. The deportations appear to be a contradiction of the
Image Source The Nile Cruiser continues to sail despite the pandemic. Named the Steam Ship Sudan, the cruiser still draws tourists following the trail of the legendary crime novelist, Agatha
Image Source Many innovations have been born from constraints. In the case of safari lodges in Africa, the remote settings and lack of infrastructure forces architects and teams to get
Image Source Innovex, a Uganda-based startup enabling pay as you go (PAYG) and remote monitoring for solar companies, has closed a seed funding round to help it scale its technology
Image Source Three “peace agreements” have been signed by representatives from herder and farmer communities that have become trapped in violence sparked by armed group attacks in central Mali, a Swiss
Tanzanian lauded for being the first African country to join the global community of nations that rule out GMOs
Image Source Tanzania’s call to halt GMO research trials in the country and choose a just, healthy and sustainable path to food security has been hailed as “ushering in a
Image Source In partnership with GE, African Leadership Group says its readying to build a new generation of digital leaders for Africa. The programme will enable mid-career engineers to build
Image Source Wind power company Siemens Gamesa has signed its first deal to build a 100 MW wind farm in Ethiopia. The renewable energy giant, formed in 2016 through the merger
Kugali is an entertainment company designed to provide stories inspired by African culture. The work is classified into “the Afrofuturism genre and references African history and tradition” using comic books,
Who is Abiy Ahmed, the man who has been Prime Minister of Ethiopia since 2018? In Addis Ababa, the question is often met with awkward silence. Yet the answer is
Image Source On 13 January 2021, the PEN Award for Freedom of Expression honored Dangarembga “for her remarkable work in fighting for freedom of expression.” Dangarembga is a novelist, poet, activist, filmmaker
Image Source It’s become the origin story of Tunisia’s revolution and the broader Arab Spring: In December 2010, Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian street vendor, set himself on fire after years
Image Source Niger’s Abdoulrazak Alfaga is a taekwondo world champion and Olympic silver medalist. At just 26 years old, he is an idol in Niger and he’s brought the sport
Image Source Do you have a vagina? If you do, you’ve likely heard old tales about how to keep it “clean” or “tighten” it. Or you’ve been warned that a
Image Source The Trump administration is continuing to deport African asylum seekers in its last few days before the inauguration of Joe Biden, who has promised a 100-day suspension of
Image Source Seed is life. African farmers have been planting, saving and exchanging seeds for countless generations. Millions rely on them for their farming livelihoods, providing incomes and healthy food
Image Source This year, two expansive — and expensive — international peace and security entities will pass a significant milestone. The United Nations peacekeeping operation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Image Source On the final full day of the Trump administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported between four and six Mauritarians to a nation the Trump administration had once punished
Fleeing persecution in Nigeria, arriving in the United States, Pastor Ben said he was immediately taken into detention. “I was told I would see the judge in two weeks,” the
Image Source Latest data from Kenya’s Central Bank (CBK) reveals that diaspora remittances hit Sh329.41 billion ($3.094 billion) in 2020 despite the impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Although the
Image Source Kangari village in Muranga’s county, Kenya, has practiced mono-cropping for many years. “Nearly 80% of the land and the time spent farming focuses on tea crops, which are
Image Source Millions of people around the world voted in 2020, even if some elections slated for 2020 were postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In comparison, some predict that
Image Source “Cash is still king” in African countries. Many people rely solely on cash to handle transactions, but that may soon change. Tayo Oviosu, founder and Group CEO of
Oromia Global Forum (OGF) is a global alliance of Oromo Civic, Professional, and Faith-Based Organizations and individual Human Rights defenders and activists, residing in North America, Europe, Australia, Asia and
Kunda Kids is created by husband and wife Dele and Louisa Olafuyi, a combined effort to offer informative and fun content about Africa’s ancient history. Together, they have produced a
Ghetto TV, one of Bobi Wine’s social media channels has been hacked again. Ghetto TV has been streaming live all Bobi Wine’s political activities until yesterday (Wednesday) when a yet
Image Source There is no doubt that African markets are as diverse as African countries and cultures. The eleven stories in this publication are just the tip of the iceberg.
Image Source Monique Yéli Kam’s war room is not a typical campaign headquarters for a national presidential candidate. A dusty white marquis stands next to stacked blue chairs fanning out
Image Source Ignoring two proposals from Africa to fill the United Nations special envoy post for Libya, the United States demanded that the secretary-general, António Guterres, accept its own choice,
Albert Heijn is the largest supermarket chain in the Netherlands. In the fruit and vegetable section of many of its stores was, until recently, a poster of “Kwabena”, a Ghanaian
Image Source He founded BudgIT to help the citizens of the country understand the way the government spends money. Opaqueness in government behaviour is one of the roots of corruption.
Image Source On February 17, 1907, a brief note went out of the Dakar office of the Governor-General of French West Africa, addressed to subordinates. The governor had learned through
Image Source The number of new COVID-19 cases being reported daily in the months of July and August in Africa declined rapidly. This trend reversed during the month of October
Image Source President Lazarus Chakwera is sending Malawi troops to Mozambique mid this month to fight the Islamist insurgents. Chakwera said at an extraordinary Sadc Troika meeting last week in
Image Source There have been growing concerns the very low-temperature requirements for the promising Covid-19 vaccine candidates developed by Pfizer and Moderna will lead to storage and logistics challenges that may
Image Source Four civil society organisations (CSOs) with interest in agriculture have appealed to the President not to give assent to the Plant Variety Protection Bill, 2020 for it to
Makerere University has launched a Touchless Handwashing (Tw-20) Kit as a responsive technology to the COVID-19 Pandemic resulting from the need to limit contact with surfaces while ensuring diligent hand
Image Source The COVID-19 pandemic and the disruptions it has caused have created moments which feminist institutionalists such as Fional Mackay term as moments of “newness” and opportunities to craft gender change in institutions.
Image Source Rosemary Nyambura spends her weekends collecting plastic with her aunt Miriam in the Dandora dump in Nairobi. Because the bottles they sell to other plastics traders are mixed
Image Source “Troubled” is the lead single created by iconic Botswana artists teaming up with a Danish based production team for a new project exploring mental health in the creative
Image Source Over the past decade, few technologies can match the excitement that blockchain has generated across industries ranging from banking and finance, to law and supply chain management. As
The Gambia Academy of Music and Culture seeks to systematically decolonize the education system and educate African children from the African perspective
Image Source The Gambian artist and “first female Kora virtuoso” from a west African Griot family, Sona Jobarteh, is building a cultural academy, The Gambia Academy of Music and Culture
Image Source Africa has long been known for upcycling – the creation of new goods from salvage ones – as part of daily life, for informal reuse of scrap materials
Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), one of the biggest civil society movements in Africa, presents the “first mini-Barefoot Guide” and the “first in a new Agroecology” series “Surviving
Image Souce The Saharawi liberation movement, Polisario Front, declared resumption of legitimate armed struggle – its right to self-defence and use all legitimate meant to defend the Saharawi territory –
Image Source Sindika Dokolo, the Congolese businessman has died aged 48. Dokolo was born in 1972 in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo then known as Zaire. The son
Image Source In 2018, the Congolese gynecologist Denis Mukwege was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work to end rape as a weapon of war. Speaking to a rapt
Image Source With the world’s attention fixated on the United States elections, Ethiopia embarked on a civil war last week. In a time span of five days Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who won the 2019
Image Source Dr Kwame Nkrumah, begun his political carrier as a democrat and later became a dictator, whilst the late former President Rawlings began as a military dictator and ended
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