Africa

29.04.2017

20 Million People Could ‘Starve to Death’ in Next Six Months

20 Million People Could ‘Starve to Death’ in Next Six Months

By Baher Kamal Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in North Eastern Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN leading food and agriculture agency’s chief on April 28 warned. “If nothing is done, some 20 million people… »

11.04.2017

Egypt Imposes State of Emergency After ISIS Attacks Kill 49 at Coptic Churches

Egypt Imposes State of Emergency After ISIS Attacks Kill 49 at Coptic Churches

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi has imposed a three-month state of emergency, after bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed at least 49 people during Palm Sunday services. President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi: “Several steps are to be taken, the first of which will be the declaration of a state of… »

05.04.2017

Trump Praises Egyptian President Al-Sisi: “We Agree on So Many Things”

Trump Praises Egyptian President Al-Sisi: “We Agree on So Many Things”

President Trump praised Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi during a meeting at the White House Monday, saying the two leaders “agree on so many things.” President Donald Trump: “It’s great to be with the president of Egypt. And I will tell you, President Al-Sisi has been somebody that’s been very… »

26.03.2017

African women united against microcredit vultures

African women united against microcredit vultures

“The IMF and the World Bank have over-indebted my country. Their structural adjustment programs have pushed women into microcredit, supported by the World Bank… Many microcredit institutions lead them to over-indebtedness and impoverishment”. By Fátima Martín, Femenino Rural   To be a woman, poor, and African. Here are the three… »

14.03.2017

New Evidence Confirms Risk That Mideast May Become Uninhabitable

New Evidence Confirms Risk That Mideast May Become Uninhabitable

By Baher Kamal New evidence is deepening scientific fears, advanced few years ago, that the Middle East and North Africa risk becoming uninhabitable in a few decades, as accessible fresh water has fallen by two-thirds over the past 40 years. »

10.03.2017

The Indigenous ‘People of Wildlife’ Know How to Protect Nature

The Indigenous ‘People of Wildlife’ Know How to Protect Nature

By Baher Kamal In the northern part of Mount Kenya, there is an indigenous community — the Il Lakipiak Maasai (“People of Wildlife”) — which owns and operates the only community-owned rhino sanctuary in the country. They have managed to alleviate… »

03.03.2017

UN experts censure Germany for ‘Crimes against Africans’

UN experts censure Germany for ‘Crimes against Africans’

By Jutta Wolf for InDepthNews. United Nations experts have strongly criticised Germany for “crimes against Africans and people of African descent” adding that they are “deeply concerned about the human rights situation of people of African descent” in the country. “Germany’s crimes against Africans and people of African descent… »

25.02.2017

South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in Pretoria

South Africa: Anti-immigrant protests erupt in Pretoria

An anti-foreigner mob of about 1,000 people rampaged across South Africa’s capital city on Friday, assaulting and looting, in the latest dangerous escalation of tensions over immigration. The march nearly turned disastrous when the mob entered a Pretoria neighbourhood dominated by Somali and Nigerian migrants. Hundreds of foreigners confronted the mob,… »

25.02.2017

Cameroon expels 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram

Cameroon expels 500 Nigerians fleeing Boko Haram

Thousands of Nigerians have been displaced by the Boko Haram insurgency. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said it was “very concerned” after 517 Nigerians were expelled, including 313 who had requested asylum. As of February 17, more than 61,000 Nigerian refugees were at the Minawao camp in northeast Cameroon, but… »

24.02.2017

Of Arabs and Muslims and the Big Ban

Of Arabs and Muslims and the Big Ban

This article slightly updates a previous one that IPS had published regarding the recurrent confusion about who are Arabs and who, Muslims. Now that President Donald Trump’s decision to ban citizens of seven Muslim majority countries from entering the United States continues to drift into legal labyrinths about its legality–or… »

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