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16.07.2020

Botswana ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Botswana ratifies UN nuclear weapon ban treaty

Botswana has become the 40th nation to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons – a landmark global agreement negotiated in 2017 to outlaw the worst weapons of mass destruction and establish a framework for their total elimination. Only 10 more ratifications are now needed to reach the… »

11.07.2020

Kabyle: A Language, a People, and a Heritage to Defend

Kabyle: A Language, a People, and a Heritage to Defend

Today, more than six thousand languages ​​are spoken in the world and according to Unesco, half of the languages ​​spoken by less than ten thousand people will disappear by the end of the century. The longevity of a language depends on its vitality and on certain demographic and social factors. »

07.07.2020

A Landmark Project Aims at Reforestation in Togo

A Landmark Project Aims at Reforestation in Togo

Income Opportunities for Women By Ramesh Jaura Togo in West Africa is the venue of a milestone project between Soka Gakkai, a global community-based Buddhist organization and the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO). The two have signed a memorandum to launch a reforestation project offering income opportunities… »

04.07.2020

Igbo Women Seek Biafra, Voice Nigeria’s Bleak Future

Igbo Women Seek Biafra, Voice Nigeria’s Bleak Future

Nigeria is one of the largest by territory with population (estimated currently at 206 million) and huge economy in Africa. Situated on the southern coast on the Gulf of Guinea in the Atlantic Ocean, this country most often referred to as the “Giant of Africa” has never-ending multiple and complicated… »

04.07.2020

Donor Conference Boosts Sudan’s Economic Reconstruction

Donor Conference Boosts Sudan’s Economic Reconstruction

By Kester Kenn Klomegah During several years of Omar al-Bashir administration, Sudan’s economy was largely shattered due to political tyranny, deep-seated corruption and poor policies. According to the Corruptions Perception Index, Sudan is one of the most corrupt nations in the world. Sudan has a population of 43 million (2018… »

24.06.2020

Beyond COVID-19 Aid, Ethiopia Hoists Africa’s Flag

Beyond COVID-19 Aid, Ethiopia Hoists Africa’s Flag

Ethiopia, by all standards, is a reputable country in East Africa. It gains popularly from different angles. In terms of politics, Ethiopia has been touted as a country with an excellent model of democracy in Africa. For his efforts in ending the 20-year-long war between Ethiopia and Eritrea, President Abiy… »

23.06.2020

Africa Supports Nigeria’s Candidate for WTO Director-General

Africa Supports Nigeria’s Candidate for WTO Director-General

By Kester Kenn Klomegah The African Union (AU) and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) have thrown their unflinching support for Nigeria’s Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a candidate contesting for the top position at the World Trade Organization (WTO). This backing implies that Africa is strongly behind her, and further… »

20.06.2020

30 Years After the Beginning of the End of Apartheid, Where is South Africa Going? Part I

30 Years After the Beginning of the End of Apartheid, Where is South Africa Going? Part I

February 11, 1990 the release of Nelson Mandela was announced. It was the beginning of the dismantling of the Apartheid system. The hopes for a change for the majority of the black population were high at the time. The reconciliation between black and white people seemed on the right path,… »

17.06.2020

South African Leader Condemns Latest Surge of Violence Against Women

South African Leader Condemns Latest Surge of Violence Against Women

By Lisa Vives, Global Information Network Calling it a “dark and shameful week,” South African president Cyril Ramaphosa denounced the latest surge in violence against women, including the murder of a woman eight months pregnant. “Gender-based violence thrives in a climate of silence,” he said. “By looking the other way… »

15.06.2020

Citing ‘weight of history’, senior UN officials of African descent issue call to ‘go beyond and do more’ to end racism

Citing ‘weight of history’, senior UN officials of African descent issue call to ‘go beyond and do more’ to end racism

A group of more than twenty senior leaders in the UN, who report directly to Secretary-General António Guterres, and who are African or of African descent, have put their names to a personal and hard-hitting statement published on Friday, expressing their outrage at pervasive and systemic racism, highlighting the need… »

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