Daily news and weekly updates from Africa
- Friday 10 October 2014WHO statistics show maternal mortality is unacceptably high with approximately 800 women dying from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth daily, of which more than half of 99% of all the deaths in the developing world occurs in sub-Saharan Africa due to low-resource settings and most, could have been prevented.
- Friday 10 October 2014In a global forecast prepared for the next meetings, the IMF downgraded its outlook this year because Europe is at risk of slipping back into recession and persistent weakness is slowing Japan, China and Brazil, terming the recovery uneven as global growth this year would be 3.3%, one-tenth of a percentage point below its forecast in July thus lowering its outlook for 2015.
- Friday 10 October 2014The ICC has received criticism over its perceived selective application of justice on account of only pursuing cases involving Africans; something which hasn’t olgered well with Africa countries as they watch in utter disbelief the court that they enthusiastically supported and signed signatory to, being turned into a modern day colonization tool used by the imperialists and biased, terming it a racist court.
- Thursday 9 October 2014Activities include mobilizing communities to reduce their risk of infection through awareness campaigns; boosting food and cash crops, livestock and fisheries production, introducing microfinance strategies to safeguard rural incomes; and setting up early warning and response systems to reduce Ebola risks at the human-animal interface.
- Wednesday 8 October 2014Equity Bank is determined to challenge the M-Pesa’s monopoly in this area
- Tuesday 7 October 2014This annual campaign builds on the momentum of the successful 2013 campaign and seeks to underscore the United Nations family in the Republic of South Sudan, and the Government of South Sudan’ zero-tolerance policy towards any act of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA).
- Tuesday 7 October 2014IOM carried out an ambitious plot registration campaign that will provide families with the exact address of their new plot.
- Thursday 2 October 2014It protects people who are not or are no longer taking part in hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare.
- Wednesday 1 October 2014So far, 42 former fighters, five women, and 57 children have died on account of poor conditions in the camp, which is a fundamental breach of international humanitarian law and international human rights law, say HRW.
- Tuesday 30 September 2014The government of Rwanda embarked on resettling the evictees in different parts of the country by building houses, providing building materials and household items, among others.
- Friday 26 September 2014Nearly forty Member States and regional bodies took part, underscoring the high priority this crisis holds for the international community.
- Thursday 25 September 2014Nine months into the conflict, close to 1.8 million people have been uprooted from their homes, including over 450,000 people who have fled to neighbouring countries.
- Wednesday 24 September 2014What was originally conceived as an efficient method to make payments on microloans has been rapidly adopted by Kenyans as a way to send money from urban centers back to rural hometowns.
- Wednesday 24 September 2014Rwanda’s total exports increased by 1.2% in value to $ 293.53 million (Rwf202 billion) from $ 289.92 million (Rwf199.4 billion) in the first half of this year, compared to the same period last year, according Rwanda’s central bank statistics, with tea, coffee, minerals, hides and skins, and pyrethrum as the country’s major exports which, in spite of the value increase during the period, their total export volumes declined by 1.8% during the period.
- Wednesday 24 September 2014
Africa: Historical Announcements Made At UN Climate Change Summit As Developing Nations Commit To Restoring ForestsThe summit attracted a mix of international players who announced their vision and commitment for reaching a universal and meaningful climate agreement in 2015, outlining their plans of how to reduce emissions to limit global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius