Africa

By Alloycious David Miss Liberia Wokie Dolo left the country Monday to participate in this year’s Miss Africa pageant scheduled to take place in South Africa from August 22 to September 4, 2017. Miss Africa Continent is an annual international

opinion By Habtamu Girma Emerging realities are reminding the world of what has occurred in the eve of the two World Wars. While modern and enlightened theories are being threatened; ideas that have caused tension and havoc across the globe

By William Niba Sierra Leone buries its dead amid fears of more rains, mudslides and epidemic loom. Kenya brazes for post -election court battles and Angola’s veteran leader José Eduardo dos Santos waits for his heir, as the country holds

press release Rome — Gilbert F. Houngbo, the President of the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), will meet with high-level government officials in Sweden this week to discuss climate change initiatives in support of the poorest and

press release The last decade has seen journalists becoming more often victims of targeted attacks in urban and conflict zones. Terrorist attacks, industrial incidents, traffic fatalities and violent protests are very common nowadays and reporters frequently travel to these sites

By IPS World Desk Rome — A total of 300 migrants have reportedly been forced from boats over the past two days by smugglers off the coast of Yemen – many feared dead or missing, the United Nations migration agency

column By Carmel Rickard Like their counterparts in almost every other country, the South African authorities are concerned about control at the borders. And yet many travelers speak of the ease – sometimes even the necessity – of bribing their

opinion By Busani Bafana Maputo — The rising Maputo-Catembe Bridge is a hard-to-miss addition to Mozambique’s shoreline. The 725-million-dollar bridge – billed to be the largest suspension bridge in Africa on its completion in 2018 – represents Mozambique’s new investment

opinion By Dorine Nininahazwe When African leaders converge again for their next Summit on the 30th next January, they will hopefully be appending their signature on the document that will chart the path towards achieving the goals of the long

analysis By Rob Moodie Across Africa there are examples of governments trying to introduce policies that improve health, and protect the environment only to find their efforts undermined by unhealthy corporations, and their industry associations. A case in point is