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Mozambique Begins Voters Registration For General Elections

Mozambique Begins Voters Registration For General Elections

 The chairperson of Mozambique’s National Elections Commission (CNE), Abdul Carimo, on Sunday urged citizens of voting age to make their way to the voter registration posts, to ensure that they are on the electoral role for the presidential, parliamentary and provincial elections due to be held on 15 October. Voter registration begins on Monday, and […]

The Plight Of Rural Women

The Plight Of Rural Women

Their life needs not be romanticized; it is their lived reality. She wakes up at dawn to pound the grain for breakfast, lunch and dinner with her baby on her back. She walks to the field and works with crude, backbreaking tools when the baby sleeps. She puts her/him in a close by makeshift shed […]

Two-Thirds of World’s Hungriest People Live In Nigeria, Seven Other Countries – UN

Two-Thirds of World’s Hungriest People Live In Nigeria, Seven Other Countries – UN

No fewer than 113 million people experienced high levels of food insecurity in the world’s most severe food crises in 2018, the Global Report on Food Crisis 2019 has found. The report, which was released on Wednesday in Brussels, warned that these food crises were primarily driven by conflict and climate-related disasters. One of the […]

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika To Resign By April 28

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika To Resign By April 28

The president’s office made the announcement after weeks of street protests, delays, resignations and political discussions. The powerful military had also called for President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to go. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is to resign before his mandate expires on April 28, his office said Monday. The president will take “steps to ensure state institutions continue […]

Global Investors ‘Wreaking Havoc’ On Low-Income Renters, UN Says

Global Investors ‘Wreaking Havoc’ On Low-Income Renters, UN Says

Large investment firms are worsening global housing shortages by forcing vulnerable out of low-income homes and upgrading them for higher rents, said United Nations human rights experts, who appealed to countries to tighten up regulation. These firms had become the world’s biggest landlords, and “converted homes into financial instruments and investments”, said Leilani Farha, U.N. […]

Diseases Cost Africa U.S.$2.4 Trillion A Year – WHO

Diseases Cost Africa U.S.$2.4 Trillion A Year – WHO

The World Health Organisation has launched a new report titled “A Heavy Burden – An Indirect Course of Illness in Africa” at the second Africa Health Forum in Praia, Cape Verde. “This report will help to establish a link between ill health and gross domestic products building upon a growing body of evidence, it presents country specific […]

African Development Bank, KFW Partner To Implement Electricity Regulatory Index

African Development Bank, KFW Partner To Implement Electricity Regulatory Index

The African Development Bank and KfW Development Bank will be partnering to accelerate implementation of recommendations contained in the 2018 Electricity Regulators Index (ERI) report for Côte d’Ivoire’s energy sector. This partnership arrangement between both institutions was announced during a technical workshop hosted by the African Development Bank in Abidjan on Wednesday, 13 March 2019. […]

#AW Gist : The People Around Here

#AW Gist :  The People Around Here

Let’s talk : I am not going to mince words here but I will say it the way it is so people can learn because that is what we do here.  There is this ‘attitude’ that Africans put up, especially on this side of the continent which I call ‘Stiff ignorance’, the mindset that nothing […]

Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

Anglophone Crisis In Cameroon

“My heart breaks for Cameroon. Every day people are dying, and every day people are suffering,” said Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Tibor Nagy when asked about his message to authorities in Yaoundé regarding the three-year political crisis in North West and South West. Nagy was speaking from Kigali during a visit which will also […]

Women And Jungle Justice

Women And Jungle Justice

When we talk about jungle justice here, we are talking about how women are subjected to untold pains and anguish because they steal in public place. Day in, day out, the story about jungle justice is different while judgment passed on such women vary. It ranges from battering, burning, stripping naked and inflicting unimaginable pain […]

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