Daily news and weekly updates from Africa
- Friday 15 August 2014Zanu PF and the EU have had frosty relationship since 2002 when the latter imposed travel and economic sanctions on President Robert Mugabe’s government point out gross human rights violations and in protest, Harare launched its ‘Look East Policy’ to compensate for the exit of Western investment in the country.
- Thursday 14 August 2014Groundbreaking ceremony for new eye clinic of LIGHT FOR THE WORLD, a European confederation of development NGOs, took place in the provincial capital Beira
- Wednesday 13 August 2014In Kenya, the M-PESA Mobile-money system has become a part of daily life, with more than 18 million customers, and is used by almost two-thirds of the population with more than eight million transactions daily, while it is targeting seven million potential Romanian customers who operate in cash alone, and the company aims to reach 300,000 customers by the year's end.
- Wednesday 13 August 2014GMOs are animal or plant organisms in which the genetic material DNA has been altered in a way that does not occur naturally. The process of making GMOs is called modern biotechnology or genetic engineering.
- Wednesday 13 August 2014In the recent past Africa’s tourism sector has been hit by tough times with the emergence of terror groups, targeting visitors by killing and kidnapping for ransom, hence leading to loses and mass job lay-offs for communities that relay on the industry.
- Tuesday 12 August 2014Survey indicates that 45% of respondents in Africa reported a loss of confidence, up from 36% in early 2014.
- Tuesday 12 August 2014Boko Haram militia group launched attacks targeting Christians in 2009 and has since killed more than 3 000 people in Nigeria's north in 2014 alone.
- Tuesday 12 August 2014Agriculture is Africa’s solution to long term social and economic development issues including food security, youth unemployment, gender inequality and climate change, say Dlamini-Zuma.
- Tuesday 12 August 2014The scientists called on traditional leaders to follow the example of King Goodwill Zwelithini, who, in 2010, said Zulu initiates should be medically circumcised.
- Tuesday 12 August 2014The group made up of at least 100 youth works in what is referred to as an ‘investment village’ dubbed the ‘Maisha Plus initiative’ that was launched a year ago.
- Monday 11 August 2014Study by Dairy Development Authority carried out in 2010 indicates that Uganda loses $23 million (Shs60 billion) annually because of milk spillage due to contamination.
- Friday 8 August 2014The Somali diaspora present a unique reserve of experts with skills and professional experience combined with local knowledge of their country of origin.
- Friday 8 August 2014Its purpose is to strengthen detection, interdiction and intelligence capacities in several countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.
- Thursday 7 August 2014Currently there is no registered medicine or vaccine against the virus, but there are several experimental options under development.
- Wednesday 6 August 2014Minister Sherlock also called for a strong international response to the crisis and also asked for further support of the efforts in a coordinated manner through the allocation of more human and financial resources which will eventually support these countries.