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Adrien Niyonshuti: BBC

Glasgow 2014: the friendly games and Africa

Some names to inspire and follow at the Games   Adrien Niyonshuti: “These people came to my home and my school and killed my family” Country: Rwanda Sport: Road cycling Competition dates: 31 July & 3 August Competition venue: Glasgow…

0 Comments / 8 View / 23rd July 2014

World Vision at Girl Summit 2014

Children’s charity World Vision UK today committed to scale up its work to protect girls from the fear of child marriage and female genital mutilation (FGM). Speaking at the Girl Summit 2014 in London, World Vision UK CEO Justin Byworth…

0 Comments / 2 View / 22nd July 2014

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…

0 Comments / 3 View / 19th July 2014

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 / 8 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