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Senegal: About 200 Billion CFA F Received from the Kuwait Fund Since the 1970s.

Senegal: About 200 Billion CFA F Received from the Kuwait Fund Since the 1970s.

Senegal is the first recipient of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) in West Africa. From the 1970s to the present day, Kuwait grant to Senegal is estimated at about 200 Billion CFA F. A critical source of funding that has been used for the funding of projects in the agricultural, livestock, infrastructure, […]

UN Secretary General Must Raise the Alarm on Ethiopia’s Worst Drought in 50 years

UN Secretary General Must Raise the Alarm on Ethiopia’s Worst Drought in 50 years

Save the Children is calling on the United Nations to urgently raise the global alarm on Ethiopia’s worst drought in 50 years as global leaders, including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, prepare to arrive in the nation’s capital for the 26th African Union Summit starting on January 25th. The call comes as new figures reveal […]

4th Industrial Revolution Lies at the Intersection of Education and Entrepreneurship in Africa.

4th Industrial Revolution Lies at the Intersection of Education and Entrepreneurship in Africa.

The 4th Industrial Revolution is driven by newer technologies, such as 3D printing, that are changing industrial processes by accelerating them and making them more flexible. With the right tools and training, young innovators in Africa have the opportunity to skip the second industrial revolution — traditional mass production — and leapfrog straight to digital […]

Bird Flu – FG Begins Sensitization of FCT Poultry Farmers, Sellers

Bird Flu – FG Begins Sensitization of FCT Poultry Farmers, Sellers

The Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with Animal Health Department of the FCT Agriculture Secretariat, has commenced a strategic sensitization of poultry farmers and sellers meetings in the FCT Area Councils to educate them on bio-security measures for the containment and control of Bird flu. This is consequent upon the recent […]

Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Calls for “Maturity” Over Burundi Crisis

Rwanda’s Foreign Minister Calls for “Maturity” Over Burundi Crisis

Rwanda’s foreign affairs minister Louise Mushikiwabo has once again denounced accusations that her government recruited and trained Burundian refugees to fight and oust Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza. While responding to reporters Tuesday, after briefing senators on the state of Rwanda’s foreign affairs policy, Ms Mushikiwabo said that there was “need for maturity” while handling the […]

‘Why the Nigerian Army Won’t Reabsorb the 250 Dismissed Soldiers’

‘Why the Nigerian Army Won’t Reabsorb the 250 Dismissed Soldiers’

The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it would not reabsorb the 250 soldiers dismissed last week for failing to join their colleagues posted to the north east. The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, said the soldiers were dismissed over gross acts of indiscipline, cowardice, and absence without leave. “The attention of the […]

Liberia’s Ebola Widows Learn to Become the New Breadwinners

Liberia’s Ebola Widows Learn to Become the New Breadwinners

Montserrado — Huddled together in the bedroom of their mud-brick home in rural Liberia, Marthaline Sweet’s children stare at her hungrily as she picks up her one-month-old baby. Sweet, an Ebola survivor and mother of five, chokes back tears as she recalls contemplating an abortion after the virus killed her husband – leaving her alone […]

The Continuous Stripping and Dehumanising of Sarah Baartman

The Continuous Stripping and Dehumanising of Sarah Baartman

Baartman, at the age of 17, was shipped to Europe during the 19th century and exhibited at freak shows under the name Hottentot Venus. (The term “Hottentot” is an offensive term used to refer to the Khoisan people). “She was a victim of egregious human trafficking. For every hour of degradation and humiliation she suffered […]

Tanzanian Govt Rubbishes Miniskirt Ban Reports

Tanzanian Govt Rubbishes Miniskirt Ban Reports

Tanzania has rubbished as unfounded recent reports that President John Magufuli had banned women in the east African country from wearing miniskirts. In a statement, Tanzania’s ministry of foreign affairs said it had noted with “serious concern” and “disapproval” reports that Magufuli had banned miniskirts. “There is no doubt that His Excellency President Magufuli and […]