Uncertain Nigeria population data makes claim about stunted kids hard to verify

Nigeria’s economy, one of the two largest in Africa, will struggle to grow if the country didn’t first improve healthcare, a national newspaper has argued.In a February 2019 ThisDay article

Merging architecture, entrepreneurship and digital fabrication in Cameroon

“Ours is the first digital manufacturing laboratory for architecture and design in Africa,” African Fabbers School founder Paolo Cascone. As some of the world’s top designers gather in Italy this

Sudan: Protesters Skeptical of Reports Bashir Transferred to Prison

Reports citing relatives of former Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir say the ousted leader has been moved from house arrest to prison. But protesters who are demanding civilian leadership, instead of

Sudan Protesters Demand Civilian Rule

Protesters in Sudan have overcome army attempts to disperse their sit-in and resumed their calls for civilian rule. German Chancellor Angela Merkel is among those calling for a quick transition

Egyptians Discover Two New 4000-Year Old Tombs In an Almost Pristine State

Image Source[Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities via Twitter] Two newly-discovered tombs give a dazzling, exceptionally-preserved glimpse into the deaths of ancient Egyptians. Two new tombs have been discovered in Egypt in

Costly Cyclone Idai: Over 1,000 dead, $2 billion needed to recover

In Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe, more than 1,000 people were killed, while hundreds of thousands are in need of aid, following the devastating battering by Cyclone Idai. The World Bank

Mozambique: Chevron Buys Anadarko for $33 bn, Taking Part of Cabo Delgado Gas

U.S. oil major Chevron swallowed up Anadarko on Friday, but the US press stresses it is mainly to obtain Anadarko’s interests in shale gas and and Gulf of Mexico oil.

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The Bukanga Lonzo Debacle: The Failure of Agro-Industrial Parks in DRC

The Bukanga Lonzo Debacle exposes the numerous land rights violations and human rights abuses, pollution and health hazards, misspent funds, charges of embezzlement and corruption, and legal action since the

Ethiopian Workers in Giant American Clothing company PVH Supplier Factories in Ethiopia Reportedly Face Labor Abuse

London — Fashion giant PVH, which owns Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein, said it will investigate reports that Ethiopian workers who make clothes for their high-street stores routinely face verbal

Kenya Orders Closure of Dadaab Refugee Camp This Year, According to Leaked UN Document

Nairobi — Located in eastern Kenya, Dadaab was established almost 30 years ago and was once the world’s largest refugee camp Kenya has ordered the closure of the Dadaab refugee

Recent unrest reveals continuing revolutionary spirit in Haiti

During the month of February, hundreds of thousands of Haitians took to the streets to demonstrate in response to the horrific economic crisis sweeping the Caribbean nation.For ten straight days,

Gambia’s ex-President Yahya Jammeh ‘stole at least $362m’

The Gambia’s former president Yahya Jammeh stole at least $362m from the state during his 22-year rule, the West African country’s justice minister has said following a nearly two-year investigation.

Somalia says Somaliland’s signing of mega development deals with United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ethiopia are clear violations of its sovereignty

Somaliland’s recent signing of mega development deals with United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ethiopia has left Somalia infuriated. Somaliland President Muse Bihi last month made visits to the United Arab

Architect Diébédo Francis Kéré says Africans Architecture should stop imitating the West

Looking at the housing situation in West Africa, architect Diébédo Francis Kéré (Kéré Architecture) says that Africans should stop imitating the Western way of building and rather adapt it to their own

The UN cannot allow Morocco to impose a colonial fait accompli in Western Sahara in violation of the UN principles, a just solution to end the occupation of Western Sahara must respect the law

The Moroccan occupation of Western Sahara remains the last case of decolonization in Africa. The Moroccan military invaded the territory on the 31st of October 1975 despite a clear ruling

Thomas Sankara’s Statue Stands Tall in Burkina Faso

This year’s African Film Festival, an annual event that takes place in Ougoudugo, Burkina Faso, will be remembered as a historic occasion. A day marked to evoke a nation’s memory

Kagame The Second General After Amin To Jeopardize The East African Community

The Ugandan ruler Idi Amin was undoubtedly one of the factors that led to the collapse of the East African Community (EAC). Amin was in a war of words with

Lawyers of detained Rwandans ask Uganda government to try them in civilian courts

awyers representing Rwandans detained in Uganda prisons have asked the Attorney General to allow them be tried in civilian courts since they don’t belong to the military forces.It’s almost two

Change Uganda Can Believe In: Does Bobi Wine Have What it Takes?

As a Ugandan, Bobi Wine has the right to seek the highest political office in Uganda. At the same time the people of Uganda also have the right to assess

Bobi Wine for president in 2021: What are his chances?

The MP for Kyadondo East and popular Opposition activist and musician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, has declared his intention to contest for the presidency in the

West Africa: Will Elections in Guinea-Bissau End Years of Political Crisis?

Image Source:[AFP] Sunday a new parliament will be elected in Guinea-Bissau. 21 parties are battling for 102 seats. Guineans hope the poll will mark the end of a long period

‘Our land and jobs now!’ Fact-checking the EFF’s 2019 election manifesto

The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), a South African political party, launched its election manifesto on 2 February 2019 in the country’s Gauteng province. The national election is scheduled for 8

Pius Adesanmi Celebrated & Beloved On Two Continents!

On 10th March, 2019, Ethiopian flight ET 302 made an unscheduled stop on its way from Addis to Nairobi and the ancestors rose to receive my old friend, Pius Adesanmi.

Sudan: President Al Bashir Delegates Powers as Head of Ruling Party to Deputy

Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir has delegated his powers and authority as head of the ruling National Congress Party to its deputy head, Ahmed Mohamed Haroun, until the party’s next

East Africa: African Civil Society Groups Call for IGAD Response to Sudan Uprising

Dabanga — Thirteen civil society organisations have called for a strong response from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to the uprising in Sudan. Among the organisations are the African

“Re-Imaging Futures: A Trans-Nigerian Conversation” Exhibition in Lagos, Nigeria

On February 9, 2019 at the Nigerian Railway Corporation compound in Ebute-Metta, Lagos the Re-Imaging Futures: A Trans-Nigerian conversation opened. “The exhibition is a conversation as well as an intervention

A Different Perspective of Adwa

Today marks the 123rd anniversary of the battle of Adwa in which Ethiopia inflicted a crushing defeat on Italy’s colonial army. It was a landmark victory that permanently altered the

Kenyan filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu talks with Design Indaba

The message read: “So sorry love. Film got banned and all hell broke loose.” I still remember the day clearly, back in April on Freedom Day (in South Africa) where

Universal healthcare in Africa is a necessity for genuine development

any of the news stories about African Union (AU) member states focus on the outbreak of infectious diseases, which are a direct result of the legacy of colonialism and neo-colonialism,

A Scholar’s Account of Departed Tanzanian Media Guru, Ruge Mutahaba’s Life

Atlanta — Ruge! Ruge has touched millions of Tanzanians. He was a pioneer in the entertainment industry. Ruge is many things to different people. For those of us who grew

2019 Feb. 20: Yithi Laba exhibition

Date: 28 February – 15 April 2019 Time: 6-8pm Venue: The Market Photo Workshop, Newtown, Johannesburg. Yithi Laba meaning This is Us is a command announcing the coming together of

State of emergency aims to end Sudan’s economic crisis: ruling party

The purpose of the state of emergency is to deal with the economic crisis rather than a correction to political practice, said the ruling National Congress Party on Saturday. President

No, Kenyans haven’t been expelled from Somalia after diplomatic row

Kenya and Somalia are in the middle of a diplomatic spat. But has Somalia really expelled all Kenyan nationals from the country? On 16 February 2019, Kenya’s foreign office tweeted

Ethiopia takes Dutch Co to court over teff patent

Image:[Eva-Lotta Jansson/Oxfam America] Ethiopia government is set for a legal battle in respect of patent rights for teff – an African grass economically important as a cereal grass. Teff, famed

Election Postponement: INEC’s reasons are not convincing, says Wadada

A former member, House of Representatives, Alhaji Ahmed Wadada, says the reasons tendered by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections are

Nigeria elections: All you need to know

Over 84 million eligible voters are set to cast their ballot on February 16 to elect the next president and members of Nigeria’s National Assembly. Governors and members of the

How the AU failed Africans, from Sudan to DRC and Zimbabwe

Image Source:[Xinhua] As African heads of state and government gather in Addis Ababa this weekend for the 32nd Summit of the African Union, Sudan is deep in its second month

Malawi: Mozambique Struggles With Refugees Returning From Malawi

Maputo — MOZAMBIQUE is battling to cater for thousands of its nationals returning to the country having fled the conflict between government forces and rebels. A majority of 11 500

Workers Lead The Way Against Austerity in Zimbabwe

ZIMBABWE IS in the throes of a massive crisis. Huge price hikes — including a 150 percent rise in the price of fuel — have been imposed by the government

Uganda development report fact check

Uganda’s ruling National Resistance Movement has made big strides since 1986, President Yoweri Museveni said in a New Year’s Day message to the country. These included growing the economy and

Will Sudan’s Uprising Reunite the North and South?

The international media has simplified the reasons behind the current uprising in Sudan, citing rising costs of bread and fuel as the the ignition for the intense protests. Adhieu Majok

Sudan’s protests: The revolt of the periphery

Sudan has had two successful revolutions so far. In 1964 and 1985, mass protests overthrew military dictatorships and installed civilian governments. Both times, the political upheaval erupted in the capital,

Project Rescue Nigeria: Fact-checking Oby Ezekwesili’s presidential manifesto

On 16 February 2019, Nigerians will head to the polls to choose a new president. One candidate is Obiageli Ezekwesili, who has twice served as a national minister and had

China Versus The U.S. In The Battle Over Africa

Image Source:- (ImagineChina) Since the start of the new millennium, sub-Saharan African economies have undergone a dramatic boom. This surge has been marked by rapidly increasing trade and investment on

The Legacy of Legendary Jazz Master Hugh Masekela

Yet another jazz club closed down in Johannesburg this month. Open for less than five years, The Orbit wasn’t storied like older venues and it was located far from the

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Stories from Western Sahara

About a year ago we interviewed Malainin Lakhal, a Sahrawi Journalist and Activist, concerning Western Sahara’s decades of struggle against colonization, and how despite several efforts to end the Moroccon

Somali war is a continuing result of US foreign policy

Pentagon bombing operations against the Horn of Africa state of Somalia have killed numerous people over the last several weeks under the guise of the United States “war on terrorism.”

African Music Legend, “Tuku Music” founder, Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi Dies at 66

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — One of Zimbabwe and Africa’s most iconic musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi, died on Wednesday at age 66 after decades of rollicking, captivating performances won him devoted fans

Sauti za Busara Releases Full Lineup for 2018 Edition

Press Release Zanzibar and East Africa are gearing towards hosting the 2019 edition of Sauti za Busara with a resolve to take uniquely African live music to another level for

Kagame’s Export Of Violence Is Soon Under Spotlight In South Africa — The Inquest To Keregeya’s Death Begins On January 16, 2019

The former Rwandan intelligence chief, Patrick Karegeya, was murdered on New Year’s Day in South Africa in 2014. General Paul Kagame’s Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo spoke first about the killing — ”Karegeya

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