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Africa’s deepening debt crisis: How Korea’s latest move would help make a difference

This year in June, South Korea hosted the first-ever Korea-Africa Summit since the Korean government was founded in 1948 by inviting delegations from 48 African countries, about 30 of whom were state leaders. It is believed by many experts in…

4th Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development kicks off

The 4th Aswan Forum for Sustainable Peace and Development will open in Cairo on 2 July under “Africa in a Changing World: Reimagining Global Governance for Peace and Development”. This year’s edition takes place during great turbulence, marked by geopolitical…

Africa in NATO’s sights?

The independence of African countries in the 1960s might suggest that colonialism is over, but some Western economies have remained tied to Africa’s cheap natural resources even after independence. Western countries have a vital need for cheap African strategic minerals…

Kenya: After protests and violent repression, the President opens the possibility of dialogue

Two people were killed, 35 arrested and around 200 injured in Kenya during protests in several cities against a government-backed bill to increase or introduce new taxes. The information was provided by five organisations, including Amnesty International (AI), and compiled…

First-ever Korea-Africa Summit 2024: Ethiopian, Nigerian, and Egyptians protest

South Korea is hosting the first-ever Korea-Africa Summit since the Korean government was founded in 1948 by inviting delegations from 48 African countries, about 30 of whom were state leaders. During the summit’s opening on Tuesday morning, June 4, 2024,…

New audiovisual tributes to the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

A pleasant and meaningful surprise awaits travelers arriving at Brasilia International Airport. In the arrivals area, they will have the pleasure of visiting the “Mandela: World Icon of Reconciliation” exhibition. Organized by the Brazil-Africa Institute in partnership with the Nelson…

Hunger-stricken West and Central Africa

Hunger continues to grow. According to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), nearly 55 million people are food insecure and 16.7 million children under the age of five are acutely malnourished in West and Central Africa. The region shows…

Court Drops Charges Against All Defendants in Iuventa Trial

Today, the court has delivered its landmark decision, clearing all defendants following a seven-year odyssey. This case stands as the longest, most expensive, and most extensive proceedings against SAR NGOs, including two years of preliminary hearing with over 40 hearings.…

Interview: Colonel Matos Gomes on the Carnation Revolution

This article is part of the series “50 Years After: Long Live the Carnation Revolution”, published by Pressenza since mid-March 2024. The “Carnation Revolution” of 1974-75 brought freedom to the Portuguese after 48 years of fascism and independence to the…

Senegal: Opposition leader sworn in as president-elect

Bassirou Diomaye Faye has been sworn in as President of Senegal. In just a few weeks, Faye went from prison to the presidential palace in an electoral process that, despite the difficult path it took and the country’s difficult context,…

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