News Articles

Pushing for a green economy & clean energy —Joyce Msuya

Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:31:14 +0100

Africa is grappling with myriad environmental and climate challenges, from drought to loss of biodiversity, cyclones and plastics pollution. Africa Renewal rsquo;s Zipporah Musau spoke with the United Nations Environment Programme rsquo;s D ...
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Bbc Announces ‘aim High’ – New Scheme For Journalists With Disabilities In Kenya

Wed, 02 Oct 2019 18:55:47 +0100

A new trainee scheme for journalists with disabilities in Kenya ndash; Aim High ndash; will be announced today by BBC Director-General Tony Hall. The scheme is coming after development initiatives to train the next generation of African journali ...
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Ghana Coup Suspects Lack Capacity To Execute Coup – June 4th Coup Maker

Wed, 25 Sep 2019 16:31:19 +0100

One of the architects of the June 4th uprising, Major (RTD) Yaw Boakye Gyan, has questioned the capacity of the suspects in the alleged plot to take over the reins of government. Boakye Gyan, who became head of government under the Armed Fo ...
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Dear Prof. Bukenya, Comrade Mugabe Was Not a Megalomaniac

Mon, 23 Sep 2019 19:54:36 +0100

I read with pleasure the debates published by the Saturday Nation on whether the late Robert Mugabe was a villain or a hero. The most interesting contribution to the debate was the story by Prof. Austin Bukenya published in the Saturday Nat ...
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Africa Wired: Artificial intelligence offers benefits for Africa

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:39:06 +0100

When some people think of artificial intelligence (AI), they think of humanoid robots turning against their creators in an apocalyptic science fiction movie. In reality, AI is already playing an increasing role in many existing and evolving technolog ...
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Clientelism Or Patriotism? – Liberians Stagger Over Opposition’s Actions

Wed, 18 Sep 2019 17:34:40 +0100

Another smear campaign has been initiated in the Republic of Liberia by the few political elites and social class enemies of the populous people rsquo;s struggle. The majority class of the opposition political hegemony has fallen in the wake of finan ...
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African Development Bank and the Republic of Rwanda For Global Gender Summit

Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:04:47 +0100

The African Development Bank and the Republic of Rwanda are pleased to announce that the next Global Gender Summit will take place 25 ndash; 27 November 2019, at the Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda. The Global Gender Summit is organized ...
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Gen.kayihura Is In A Catch-22 Situation!

Sun, 15 Sep 2019 10:27:16 +0100

Dear friends, I just don 39;t understand why some people thought Gen. Edward Kalekezi Kayihura Muhwezi 39;s written response to the USA sanctions, was going to be any different from what he has put out today. USA is indirectly shaking Museveni up ...
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International Financial Institutions: Corporate Secretaries to meet in Abidjan 11-13 Sept

Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:31:32 +0100

Abidjan, C ocirc;te d 39;Ivoire, 11 September 2019 - The Corporate Secretaries of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) will hold their 20th annual meeting from 11 to 13 September 2019 at the headquarters of the African Devel ...
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Kenya Seeks to Postpone Hearing of Somalia Maritime-Border Case

Thu, 05 Sep 2019 00:38:49 +0100

Kenya is seeking to delay a highly anticipated hearing of a territorial dispute with Somalia, less than a week before it rsquo;s scheduled to begin. ldquo;Due to exceptional circumstances occasioned by the need to recruit a new defense team, Keny ...
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Somalia: Arrest of Jubaland security minister must yield justice for victims

Wed, 04 Sep 2019 12:35:06 +0100

Following the arrest of the security minister of Jubaland in Somalia, Abdirashid Hassan Abdinur, also known as Abdirashid Janan, who is reasonably suspected of criminal responsibility for crimes under international law and other serious human rights ...
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Young Africans create green businesses

Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:26:30 +0100

The youth are the driving force for action on climate and the environment. That was the message hammered home to delegates at Africa Climate Week in March 2019, the first of three annual regional climate events ahead of the United Nations Secretary-G ...
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Japan and African Development Bank announce $3.5 billion in support of Africa’s private sector development

Fri, 30 Aug 2019 10:14:43 +0100

Yokohama, Japan, 30 August 2019 - Japan and the African Development Bank on Friday announced a joint target of $3.5 billion under the Enhanced Private Sector Assistance for Africa initiative (EPSA4), during the 7th Tokyo Internation ...
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Women pastoralists feel the heat of climate change

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 20:31:59 +0100

For many people, climate change is about shrinking glaciers, rising sea levels, longer and more intense heatwaves, and other extreme and unpredictable weather patterns. But for women pastoralists mdash;livestock farmers in the semi-arid lands of Keny ...
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TICAD7: African Development Bank discusses relief for fragile states through innovative private sector financing solutions 

Thu, 29 Aug 2019 19:28:38 +0100

YOKOHAMA, Japan, 28 August 2019 ndash; Access to concessional resources and insurance cover for pioneering investments, offer fragile nations the best tools to jump-start their economies, the African Development Bank said. ldquo;It is imp ...
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The Insidious ways in Uganda opposition are scaring!

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 18:49:47 +0100

I rsquo;m not ashamed of supporting Besigye and neither should I be. I am just embarrassed at some people with their pure nastiness toward a man who stands for restoring democracy in Uganda, and clean politics because he is, without a doubt, clean hi ...
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Africans can do business with the UN - Christian Saunders

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 11:16:00 +0100

Christian Saunders is the United Nations Assistance Secretary-General in the Office of Supply Chain Management, providing institutional support for UN field offices, including peacekeeping missions in Africa. As he spearheads internal reforms to i ...
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A legacy of youth empowerment - Mohamed Orman Bangura

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 23:40:25 +0100

Orman Bangura rsquo;s life journey has been a remarkable one. The death of his father when he was a toddler devastated the family rsquo;s finances. At the time, his widowed mother thought her son rsquo;s best shot at a good life was becoming a tailor ...
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Nurturing Sudan’s Fledgling Power-sharing Accord

Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:47:03 +0100

Sudan rsquo;s military junta and opposition have agreed to form a civilian-led administration to steer a transition toward free and fair elections. But the generals signed only under pressure. All Sudanese ndash; and outside partners ndash; will ...
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Why I Think Bobi Shouldn't Be Wasting Time And Resources On 2021 Election 

Fri, 16 Aug 2019 08:46:25 +0100

People with middling to average intelligence are often overwhelmed by the complexity in the Uganda politics and the constant streams of information. These types are not intellectually capable of understanding social trends and national events- they g ...
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The people you see in Nigeria today have always lived as neighbors in the same space for as long as we can remember. So it's a matter of settling down, lowering the rhetoric, the level of hostility in the rhetoric is too high.

- Chinua Achebe