Daily news and weekly updates from Africa
- Friday 15 November 2013The funding from the Healthcare Innovation Award, along with backing from the Ministry of Health in Malawi, will mean use of the device can be replicated and expanded to Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa.
- Thursday 14 November 2013Without these essential business skills, many viable companies with good products fail to reach their full potential, succumbing to competition and poor cash flow management.
- Wednesday 13 November 2013The Security Council on Wednesday 13 November extended the mandate of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) to 31 October 2014, requesting the African Union to increase the troop strength of that regional peacekeeping body from 17,731 to a maximum of 22,126 uniformed personnel as part of overall efforts to combat the increasingly asymmetrical tactics of Al-Shabaab rebels in the country.
- Tuesday 12 November 2013The plan is designed to help increase energy access through off-grid electricity schemes based on small hydro, solar PV, biomass, and hybrid systems.
- Tuesday 12 November 2013Nearly half a million registered Somali refugees in Kenya may soon begin returning home voluntarily in a process expected to take three years. This follows an agreement signed Sunday 10 November 2013 by the UN refugee agency and the governments of Kenya and Somalia.
- Friday 8 November 2013Thirty participants – 28 male and two female – from all over South Sudan gathered in the country’s largest city for the five-day programme, which aimed at upgrading the theoretical and practical knowledge of referees and assistants referees on the interpretation of the laws of the game.
- Friday 8 November 2013A waste treatment plant that can produce about 500 tons of fertilizer per year, and can generate about 580,000 kWh per year of electricity from the biogas produced from the process.
- Thursday 7 November 2013The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Eritrea, Sheila B. Keetharuth , will undertake an official visit to Tunisia and Malta to collect first-hand information from Eritrean refugees on the human rights situation in Eritrea.
- Wednesday 6 November 2013Nine Non Governmental organizations defending human rights of FIDH Sahel have called for Punishment of the perpetrators of the murder of Ghislaine Dupont and Claude
- Tuesday 5 November 2013The announcement comes on the eve of an historic trip to The Sahel by development leaders, led by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, to discuss peace, security, and resilience with the leaders of Mali, Niger, Burkina Faso, and Chad.
- Monday 4 November 2013Throughout Africa, there is amazing progress led by civil society focused on ending extreme poverty and preventable disease.
- Monday 4 November 2013The delegation will visit Mali on November 5th, Niger on November 6th and Burkina Faso and Chad on November 7th.
- Monday 4 November 2013Fighting has once again broken out between government forces and armed group M23 in Rutshuru Territory, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, with major humanitarian consequences felt as far as Uganda and Rwanda.
- Wednesday 30 October 2013A new World Bank Group report finds that the pace of business regulatory reform in the Middle East and North Africa has slowed amid the unrest affecting the region. Governments find it increasingly challenging to keep up with reforms taking place in other regions of the world, the report finds.
- Monday 28 October 2013Gathering for the African Economic Conference in Johannesburg, leaders call on continent to seize the moment for wide-ranging structural change.