Category : In Brief

Conflict and famine in Somalia

Somalia Briefing: Food insecurity, remittances & counter-terrorism 2.9 million Somalis are currently in humanitarian crisis, including 50,000 severely malnourished children. To date, there have been eight warnings from the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWSNET) and Food Security andNutrition Analysis…

0 Comments / 3 View / 22nd July 2014

Africa's youth bulge is not enough to explain the continent's levels of unemployment. Photograph: Martin Godwin

Africa’s high youth unemployment

Africa’s high youth unemployment: is population to blame?   by Tighisti Amare Sub-Saharan Africa has the fastest population growth projected between now and 2050 and the highest youth population in the world.  It is crucial that governments factor this ‘youth bulge’ into national…

0 Comments / 4 View / 21st July 2014

Bheki Makhubu (AFP) - Mail and Guardian

No justice for monarchy critics

Judge convicts editor and human rights lawyer for criticising Chief Justice. Human rights lawyer Thulani Maseko and editor of ‘The Nation’ magazine Bheki Makhubu were convicted for contempt of court on Thursday, 17 July by High Court Judge Mpendulo Simelane….

0 Comments / 6 View / 21st July 2014
Letter of agreement CTA - AGRA

New collaboration for agricultural development

AGRA and CTA begin new collaboration to spearhead innovations for more inclusive agricultural development NAIROBI, Kenya.   On16 July 2014, the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Co-operation (CTA) signed a…

0 Comments / 5 View / 19th July 2014

Jhiko Manyika aka Jhikoman

Jhikoman & Afrikabisa band

Jhikoman is a well-known Tanzanian reggae artist. His unique singing style and lyrics have been touching people since 1994. He’s produced several albums and has performed widely in Europe and Africa. Biography Jhikoman is a well-known Tanzanian reggae artist. His…

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Photo:  Miners Shot Down

Amazing African stories on your screen

A world first will be taking place this month when a full week of African documentary films are broadcast across sub-Saharan Africa on DStv channel ED (channel 190) and GOtv (channel 65). This unique film event will see a diverse…

0 Comments / 9 View / 19th July 2014

USA Donate Medical Equipment

U.S. Embassy and Project C.U.R.E. USA Donate Medical Equipment to Military Hospital FREETOWN, SIERRA LEONE – The U.S. Government in collaboration with Project C.U.R.E. USA will donate two 40-ft. containers of hospital equipment to the 34 Military Hospital of the…

0 Comments / 7 View / 18th July 2014

Woman in African dress with baby

Gemalto joins mHealth Initiative

A mobile ecosystem that aims to improve maternal and child health and nutrition in sub-Saharan Africa AMSTERDAM, Netherlands,July 15, 2014: Gemalto  the world leader in digital security, provides its support to the GSMA (1) pan-African mHealth Initiative (PAMI), a mobile…

0 Comments / 14 View / 15th July 2014

Denel – vital to promoting stability and peace

Denel, Africa’s leading provider of defence and security technology, is constantly expanding the range of products and services it is offering to countries and clients on the continent. Its ability to meet the comprehensive landward defence needs of clients is…

0 Comments / 7 View / 13th July 2014

Picture credit: UN Photo/Martine Perret

Millions in South Sudan could face famine

Rains, cholera outbreak, and not enough food aid: Millions of South Sudanese could face famine.  Millions of people are walking for tens of miles to receive healthcare and food aid  Experts warn of impending famine if more aid cannot be…

0 Comments / 8 View / 12th July 2014