[The Point] Oakwood Green Africa Limited (Oakwood Green) in collaboration with the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and The Gambia Investment and Export Promotion Agency (GiEPA) is pleased to announce the Second Edition of the Gambia Trade Roadshow to be held from 4th
[IPS] Rome / London -- On March 4 2023, the 193 members of the United Nations reached a major milestone. They agreed on a treaty to manage and protect the high seas- the marine areas that lie outside the 200 mile Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZ) of coastal states. The high seas
MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) — African countries saddled with debt and ravaged by losses and damages from weather events like cyclones, drought and extreme temperatures have agreed to consider swapping debt to invest in climate action in a meeting of finance ministers in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.
Likely delays in policy implementation in the wake of Nigeria’s contested election result increase the medium-term risks that debt restructuring will be needed, Lucie Villa, vice president and senior credit officer at Moody’s Investors Service, tells The Africa Report. Source
[The Conversation Africa] The primary human rights watchdog in Africa recently made a decision that departed from its existing practice. The African Commission of Human and Peoples' Rights, an independent expert body within the African Union (AU) framework, used sexual or
[The Conversation Africa] China's foreign ministry published a 4,000-word analysis entitled US Hegemony and its Perils on 20 February. It's an indictment of alleged US foreign interference, intimidation and interventions that began 200 years ago.
[Addis Standard] Addis Abeba -- Ethiopian members of the national parliament who are elected from Oromia regional state, sent a letter to the African Union suggesting the continental body to "intervene and negotiate to reach an agreement" to resolve the war in Oromia that has
[AI] In reaction to the release of the State Department's annual human rights reports today, Amnesty International USA Executive Director Paul O'Brien said, "when Secretary of State Blinken announced the US foreign policy strategy, he said it would be one centered in human
[VOA] Russia's armed forces have committed "numerous war crimes and other atrocities" since Moscow launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, said a U.S. Department of State report that documents human rights practices around the world.
[MAP] Geneva -- The Moroccan delegation deplored, on Monday at the United Nations Palace in Geneva, the attitude of the South African delegation, which is working for a well-known agenda in the region, by supporting the vain destabilizing aims of an armed separatist group.
[State Department] Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs Michele Sison will travel to Madagascar, South Africa, Mauritius, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Vietnam, Thailand, and Laos, March 22-April 7, for meetings with counterparts and UN officials to
NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — An American aid worker and a French journalist kidnapped and held by Islamist extremists were freed and flown to Niger's capital Monday, four days after U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visited the country.
After a violent governorship election in Lagos State where Igbo and other non-Yoruba speakers were profiled and prevented from voting, renewed hostility is brewing, evoking memories of a civil war that ended 53 years ago. Source
Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has declared Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu the winner of 2023 governorship election in Lagos, in an exercise observers and journalists say was marred by low turnout, violence, and voter intimidation. Source
PARIS (AP) — A French journalist held hostage by Islamic extremists for nearly two years in Mali was released Monday, according to the French president and media watchdog Reporters Without Borders, which campaigned for his release.
As African countries firm up their nuclear power ambitions, South Korea’s Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), a subsidiary of state-owned Korea Electric Power Corporation is coming for a share of the continent’s emerging market. Source
Zimbabwe will hold harmonised elections in four months even though the country’s electoral commission (ZEC) has not released an electronic voters’ roll for scrutiny despite several court challenges. Source
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Two aid workers with the International Committee of the Red Cross were freed in Mali on Monday, the organization announced.The staff members were released unharmed but the organization would not disclose the employees' identities or the circumstances of the abduction.
Over a week after Cyclone Freddy's second and more devastating landfall in Malawi and Mozambique and nearly a month since it battered Madagascar, the effects are still being felt as locals, officials and aid workers continue to uncover the full extent of the cyclone's destruction.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police on Monday monitored protests by the country’s leftist Economic Freedom Fighters party, which is demanding the resignation of President Cyril Ramaphosa.The party urged all South Africans to participate in a national shutdown but there was limited response in most of the country’s major cities.