Category archives for: African News

Oxfam: Combined Wealth Of 5 Richest Nigerians Could Lift Country Out Of Povery

by Merrit Kennedy The five richest men in Nigeria could bring nearly all Nigerians out of extreme poverty for one year, according to a new Oxfam report on inequality in the country. It’s one of many stark conclusions drawn by the charity. Oxfam Nigeria’s Good Governance Programme Coordinator Celestine Okwudili Odo describes the level of […]

Ghanaian mothers demand more maternity leave

by Maxwell Suuk Ghanaian labor law requires that companies provide new mothers with at least three months maternity leave with pay. However as the World Health Organization (WHO) continues to push for an in- crease to six months, a debate over the issue has arisen in Ghana, leaving many women divided over whether or not […]

UN set to overhaul ICC following allegations of injustice

by Zoe Gormon In his first speech in London since taking office in January, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres has outlined plans for a more nimble, modernized and responsive United Nations, touching on sensitive issues including the restructuring of the International Criminal Court. Framed like the US President’s  ‘State of the Union’ address, Mr. Guterres discussed […]

DR Congo: UN seeks $64 million to tackle humanitarian crisis in Kasaï region

The United Nations has appealed for $64.5 million to respond to the urgent needs of 731,000 people over the next six months in the Kasaï region, the latest “humanitarian hotspot” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). “The Kasaï crisis is an acute crisis of massive proportions in a country that is already going […]

US military ending role in hunt for elusive African warlord Joseph Kony

by Ryan Browne America’s role in the hunt for Lord Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony has officially begun to draw to a close, even though the notorious warlord is still on the loose. Kony is wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes and he and his militia have been accused of killing thousands […]

5 African nations selected for Human Science Lab’s Global Critical Thinking Project

5 African nations – South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco, and Tunisia has been identified as world’s potential ‘Critical Thinking Hub’ and will join the league of a global list of countries drawn from all continents for the ‘Global Critical Thinking Project.’ The Global Critical Thinking Project is a worldwide program launched by Human Science Lab, […]

Africa Trade Meeting Has No Africans after U.S. Visa Denials

By Michelle Quinn Los Angeles — Each year, the University of Southern California brings delegations from Africa to meet with business leaders, government officials and others in the U.S. But this year, the African summit has no Africans. All were denied visas. Visa issues are not uncommon for people traveling from African nations. During her […]

New Gambia New Migration

by Louie Hunt “I am very happy to be home,” said 18-year-old Mohammed Nyabally, sitting on the steps of his uncle’s house in Serekunda, a town near The Gambia’s coast. Just two weeks earlier, he was languishing in a prison near Tripoli; his third spell in detention during the nine months he spent in Libya […]

African Refugees Look North to Canada as U.S. Deportations Rise

Refugees including some from Africa have been trekking through subzero weather at the northern U.S. border with Canada in a bid to escape a new wave of deportations from the U.S. Last week, a family of eight reportedly from the Sudan managed to cross the border just as a U.S. immigration official attempted to block […]

Tanzania fights illicit drugs, but at what expense?

by General Ulimwengu Tanzania continues to fight against illicit drugs. A recently-released list of “drug pushers,” including the names of politicians and artistes, has raised questions about the role of the government in such a crackdown. There should be nothing new in any effort made by government officials to curb the use of and the trading […]