Africa

16.12.2020

African Women Stress the Need for a Horn of Africa Peace Initiative

African Women Stress the Need for a Horn of Africa Peace Initiative

The Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular for his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.” The prize was also meant to recognise all the… »

15.12.2020

Statement on the U.S. Recognition of Moroccan Sovereignty over Western Sahara

Statement on the U.S. Recognition of Moroccan Sovereignty over Western Sahara

On this day, December 14th 2020, which marks the 60th anniversary of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples, IFOR is issuing a statement on the recent developments regarding the conflict in Western Sahara. On December 10th, President Donald Trump issued a proclamation stating that… »

13.12.2020

U.S. Recognizes Morocco’s Occupation of Western Sahara in Latest Betrayal of Sahrawi People

U.S. Recognizes Morocco’s Occupation of Western Sahara in Latest Betrayal of Sahrawi People

We continue to examine the U.S.-brokered deal between Morocco and Israel to normalize relations. As part of the deal, the U.S. will become the first country in the world to recognize Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara, which Morocco has occupied since 1975 in defiance of the international community. We convene… »

12.12.2020

The fight against fake news: A restrictive policy for online freedom of expression in Senegal

The fight against fake news: A restrictive policy for online freedom of expression in Senegal

Written by Ababacar Diop The policy lacks clear definition for what constitutes ‘fake news’ Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have revolutionized the world and ushered in great change in all segments of society. One of the most spectacular upheavals relates to the production and circulation of information. Once… »

11.12.2020

European and Western Sanctions Push Russia to Africa

European and Western Sanctions Push Russia to Africa

By Kester Kenn Klomegah On November 23, Russian Senators, Academicians, Researchers and Experts gathered to discuss the export of non-commodities to Africa at the interactive webinar, organized by Federation Council of Russia, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Russia, and Business Russia Association. According to the organizers, the meeting was… »

11.12.2020

Ghana – Citadel of Democracy

Ghana – Citadel of Democracy

By Kester Kenn Klomegah In a tightly contested presidential election, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, an experienced politician and highly successful business magnet, has been re-elected for a second term as the president of the Republic of Ghana, the Ghana’s election commission has declared. Nana Akufo-Addo of the governing New Patriotic… »

03.12.2020

Rwanda Embracing Solar Energy

Rwanda Embracing Solar Energy

ARC Power, a British Startup, is currently helping Rwanda, a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), with Solar Business Parks alongside its roll-out of solar mini-grids – a collection of solar-powered commercial units – the latest energy initiative to light up Rwanda. Rwanda is increasingly adopting solar energy… »

29.11.2020

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara — A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony as Ceasefire Ends

Four Days in Occupied Western Sahara — A Rare Look Inside Africa’s Last Colony as Ceasefire Ends

In this special rebroadcast of a Democracy Now! exclusive documentary, we break the media blockade and go to occupied Western Sahara in the northwest of Africa to document the decades-long Sahrawi struggle for freedom and Morocco’s violent crackdown. Morocco has occupied the territory since 1975 in defiance of the United… »

25.11.2020

Statement from a Coalition of Pan African Organizations on the War in Ethiopia

Statement from a Coalition of Pan African Organizations on the War in Ethiopia

By the United African Congress We are deeply disturbed by the escalation of violence following the declaration of war on the regional state of Tigray by PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia on November 4, 2020. We are New York-based Pan African advocacy and humanitarian organizations representing the interest of Africa… »

22.11.2020

COVID-19 Shatters Hopes for Industrial Advance in Africa

COVID-19 Shatters Hopes for Industrial Advance in Africa

But the Next Decade Might Trigger the Change Needed Viewpoint by Jenny Larsen* Industrial development in Africa has been sluggish for some decades. Now, as the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic kick in, hopes for better progress, at least in the short term, appear to be fading. But if countries… »

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