Nonviolent Action for Peace

George Lakey’s new book is called How We Win: A Guide to Nonviolent Direct Action Campaigning. On its cover is a drawing of a hand holding up two fingers in what is more often considered a peace sign than a victory sign, but I suppose it is meant as both. Perhaps nobody is better qualified … Continue reading “Nonviolent Action for Peace”

France slams €30m fine on E/Guinean President’s son, Teodorin Obiang, seizes all assets

London, Feb. 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Teodorin Obiang, the playboy son of Equatorial Guinea’s leader was handed a 30-million-euro fine by a Paris court Monday on top of a suspended jail term for using public money to fund a jet-set lifestyle in Europe. Teodorin, the son of Equatorial Guinea‘s leader Teodoro Obiang Nguema, had been convicted in 2017 of … Continue reading “France slams €30m fine on E/Guinean President’s son, Teodorin Obiang, seizes all assets”

Investir en faveur de la résilience et de la sécurité alimentaire mène à la paix

Dans une région en proie à des conflits, la hausse du nombre des personnes souffrant de la faim ne laisse présager rien de bon. En effet, la faim est repartie à la hausse en Afrique, ce qui sape les acquis et remet en cause les efforts fournis ces dernières années. Ces dernières années ont en … Continue reading “Investir en faveur de la résilience et de la sécurité alimentaire mène à la paix”

La diplomatie au secours du jet-setter Teodorin Obiang

Le 10 février 2020, la justice française devrait rendre son jugement en appel sur le cas de Teodorin Obiang, fils du Président Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Vice-président de Guinée Equatoriale et successeur putatif. Le jugement en appel des « biens mal acquis » devrait tomber le même jour que la remise du prix de l’UNESCO-Obiang. Deux facettes … Continue reading “La diplomatie au secours du jet-setter Teodorin Obiang”

FITUR MEET AFRICA, a New Tool for Discovering Africa’s Tourism Offer at FITUR

Dec 16, 2019 Picture:  MADRID –( ASIA TODAY )– This new platform is for scheduling meetings to promote Africa’s tourism offering and networking with industry professionals attending FITUR from 22nd to 26th January. Exhibitors from 32 African countries will be participating in FITUR 2020: Algeria; Angola; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Democratic Republic of Congo; Côte d’Ivoire; … Continue reading “FITUR MEET AFRICA, a New Tool for Discovering Africa’s Tourism Offer at FITUR”

Africa’s decade of tremendous human development opens new inequalities Challenge, says new UNDP report

London, Dec. 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-African countries have made significant strides in advancing human development, gaining ground on primary education and health. But a new generation of inequalities is opening up that, left unchecked, threatens to undermine further progress and makes it harder for those already behind to catch up. This is the trust of a new report … Continue reading “Africa’s decade of tremendous human development opens new inequalities Challenge, says new UNDP report”

9th Summit of the African, Caribbean, Pacific Group of States opens in Kenya

London, Dec. 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)- The 9th Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States  (ACP Group), opens on Monday in Nairobi, Kenya. The summit will look into ways of reducing, preventing and overcoming terrorism and insecurity to enhance development while also taking into consideration socioeconomic … Continue reading “9th Summit of the African, Caribbean, Pacific Group of States opens in Kenya”

Elimination de la faim en Afrique : La Fao met à profit son expertise

Les pays africains s’étaient engagés à Maputo (Mozam­bique) en 2003 à mettre 10% de leur budget dans l’agriculture, afin d’éliminer la faim à l’horizon 2025. Bien des années après, l’Organisation des Nations unies pour l’alimentation et l’agriculture (Fao) note de grands pas dans la mise en œuvre des Objectifs de développement durable (Odd). Cependant, elle … Continue reading “Elimination de la faim en Afrique : La Fao met à profit son expertise”

La Banque de France fâchée avec la Guinée Equatoriale

Pour une raison inexpliquée, la Banque de France bloque le paiement des salaires et des frais de fonctionnement de la représentation diplomatique de la Guinée Equatoriale. Franc CFA oblige, les virements émis par les pays de la zone CEMAC vers l’étranger transitent obligatoirement par la Banque des Etats d’Afrique centrale (BEAC°, puis par la Banque … Continue reading “La Banque de France fâchée avec la Guinée Equatoriale”

Putin hosts 35 African leaders as Moscow bids to expand African reach, interest

London, Oct. 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-From diamonds and arms to nuclear power and oil, Russia has major business ambitions in Africa, even if it is coming late to the party. Western countries like France and the United States are deeply entrenched in African economies and in recent years China has emerged as the continent’s biggest new … Continue reading “Putin hosts 35 African leaders as Moscow bids to expand African reach, interest”

AfDB Presidency: Why Africa’s future will be brighter if Adesina is given a second tenure

London, Oct. 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Mr Akinwumi Adesina, Minister of Agriculture, under former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration on May 28, 2015 emerged as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB). He was the first Nigerian to head the AfDB established in 1964. RELATED: MAIN ACHIEVEMENTS OF AKINWUNMI ADESINA He was elected the bank’s president, hours after … Continue reading “AfDB Presidency: Why Africa’s future will be brighter if Adesina is given a second tenure”

Lebanon, Dreamland

In 1928 my father, César Assad Chelala, emigrated from Lebanon to Argentina and made there his permanent home. The love for his country remained unaltered, and for the rest of his life he dreamt of going back. Although he never fulfilled his wish, he transmitted to us, his children, the love for his new country. … Continue reading “Lebanon, Dreamland”

Saisis par la justice suisse : Les bolides de Teodorin Obiang vendus aux enchères

Sept Ferrari, cinq Bentley, un Maserati et un Aston Martin figurent au catalogue de cette vente aux enchères tenue dimanche 29 septembre à Genève. Ce trésor, estimé à plus de 17 millions d’euros, a permis de récolter 21,6 millions d’euros. Avec quelques pépites : les lots les plus chers sont deux hypercars, un Lamborghini Veneno Roadster … Continue reading “Saisis par la justice suisse : Les bolides de Teodorin Obiang vendus aux enchères”

Ghana politician takes back cars he promised to donate to party after he lost election

London, Sep 30, 2019 (AltAfrica)-An aspirant in the just-ended New Patriotic Party (NPP) in Ghana’s Parliamentary primaries at Ajumako Enyam Essiam constituency, Elisha Debrah Odoom who had brought 11 saloon cars to the election grounds to donate to the party took away all the vehicles after he lost the election. He promised to donate each … Continue reading “Ghana politician takes back cars he promised to donate to party after he lost election”

Firm launches online market for Nigerian farmers to curb middlemen exploitation

London, Sep 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-In a bid to curb the wastage experienced by Nigerian farmers and encourage youths to embrace agriculture, an online Farmers’ Market has been launched to link farmers directly to buyers. The platform which is targeted at helping farmers from even the remotest of villages to get their goods across to buyers, … Continue reading “Firm launches online market for Nigerian farmers to curb middlemen exploitation”

Switzerland finally auctions Luxury cars seized from Equatorial Guinea vice president

London, Sep 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-An auction house in Switzerland has begun the sale of 25 luxury cars including Ferraris, Rolls-Royces and Lamborghinis that Geneva authorities seized from the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president in a money-laundering probe Denis Balibouse, Reuters | A Ferrari LaFerrari (2015) and a Bugatti Veyron EB 16.4 Coupe (2010), luxury cars … Continue reading “Switzerland finally auctions Luxury cars seized from Equatorial Guinea vice president”

Despite ratifying African Free Trade Agreement, Sierra Leone Imposes $25 Visa Fee on AU Citizens

London, Sep 8 2019 (AltAfrica)-Despite ratifying the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement, Sierra Leone has imposed $25 visa fee on all African Union citizens in a new visa policy regime With the announcement, Sierra Leone became the latest African country to announce a new visa policy that gives visa on arrival for all African nationals and … Continue reading “Despite ratifying African Free Trade Agreement, Sierra Leone Imposes $25 Visa Fee on AU Citizens”

Crash de l’avion de Sénégal Air : 4 ANS APRÈS, TOUJOURS LE BROUILLARD – Le mystère est toujours épais autour de l’accident

Que reste-t-il du crash de Sénégal Air, qui avait 7 morts en 2015 ? Juste un épais mystère que le Bea et la justice n’ont jamais réussi à percer. 4 ans après, c’est le statu quo : aucun corps n’a été retrouvé et pas de trace de l’avion englouti dans les profondeurs de l’Atlantique. Ça fait 4 … Continue reading “Crash de l’avion de Sénégal Air : 4 ANS APRÈS, TOUJOURS LE BROUILLARD – Le mystère est toujours épais autour de l’accident”

FIFA.com,YouTube to stream African qualifiers for 2022 World Cup

London, Sep 4, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Football fans around the world will be able to watch the preliminary round of the CAF qualifiers for the 2022 FIFA World Cup to be held in Qatar. FIFA plans to make all 28 matches from this round available on FIFA.com or on its YouTube channel as live, delayed or with highlights. … Continue reading “FIFA.com,YouTube to stream African qualifiers for 2022 World Cup”

AU nominates Kenya for UN Security Council seat

London, August 21, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Kenya has been nominated by the African Union, AU as a candidate for UN Security Council seat after defeating Djibouti in a vote held at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, The endorsement means Kenya becomes Africa’s sole candidate for the race for the non-permanent seat for 2021-2022. AU nominates … Continue reading “AU nominates Kenya for UN Security Council seat”

Video: How Soldiers helped me to escape-Nigerian Kidnap kingpin, Wadume

London, August 21, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Captured suspected kidnapper, Hamisu Bala Wadume, has explained how he escaped from the operatives of Intelligence Response Team on August 6 confirming police account that the soldiers facilitated his escape after they opened fire on the police In a video clip posted on the verified Twitter handle of Nigeria Police Force … Continue reading “Video: How Soldiers helped me to escape-Nigerian Kidnap kingpin, Wadume”

Equatorial Guinea to build West Africa’s first Liquefied Natural Gas storage and regas plant

London, August 21, 2019 (AltAfrica)– Equatorial Guinea is set to construct the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage and regasification plant in West Africa, advancing efforts to monetize gas resources through the creation of a domestic gas-to-power infrastructure. Located at the Port of Akonikien, the landmark regasification plant will enable the storage, transportation and distribution … Continue reading “Equatorial Guinea to build West Africa’s first Liquefied Natural Gas storage and regas plant”

Rien ne va plus entre le Cameroun et la Guinée Equatoriale

Les tensions sur la frontière terrestre entre la Guinée Équatoriale et le Cameroun constituent un bon thermomètre des relations entre les deux pays membres de la CEMAC. Et ces relations ne sont pas au beau fixe Périodiquement, au gré des poussées sécuritaires du président Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, la frontière avec le Cameroun est fermée … Continue reading “Rien ne va plus entre le Cameroun et la Guinée Equatoriale”

Rwanda president calls for united effort to end hunger in Africa

London, August 6, 2019 (AltAfrica)-President Paul Kagame has called for collective efforts to end hunger in Africa. Kagame made the call while speaking at the on-going African Food Security Leadership Dialogue (AFSLD) in Kigali. READ ALSO: AFDB BEGINS PROCESSING FOR 14 AGRO-INDUSTRIAL PROCESSING ZONES IN NIGERIA “We are off track with the Malabo Declaration target … Continue reading “Rwanda president calls for united effort to end hunger in Africa”

Why Africa must have a common language now-Dr Wilfred Machage, Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria

London, August 3, 2019 (AltAfrica)- With the African Union moving closer to adopting Kiswahili as African lingual Franca after it entered into partnership with the East African Community, EAC for the promotion of the language for Wider Communication in the whole of Africa. the Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Ambassador (Dr.) Wilfred G. Machage believes … Continue reading “Why Africa must have a common language now-Dr Wilfred Machage, Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria”

ATTEINTE DES OBJECTIFS DE LA DECLARATION DE MALABO

Un atelier de validation du rapport biennal 2019 sur la déclaration de Malabo s’est tenu le jeudi 11 juillet 2019, dans la salle de conférence du ministère de l’Agriculture et des aménagements hydro – agricoles. Cet atelier avait pour objectif de mobiliser les différentes parties prenantes par rapport aux engagements du Burkina Faso dans la … Continue reading “ATTEINTE DES OBJECTIFS DE LA DECLARATION DE MALABO”

AFDB, Portugal, Cabo Verde sign MOU to accelerate diversification, private sector devt

London, July 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The African Development Bank, AFDB, and the governments of Cabo Verde and Portugal have signed a country specific memorandum of understanding for the implementation of the Lusophone Compact, which aims to accelerate private sector development in Portuguese-speaking countries of Africa. The signing took place on Sal Island on 1 July, between … Continue reading “AFDB, Portugal, Cabo Verde sign MOU to accelerate diversification, private sector devt”

Ghana pledges African support for Budapest Convention on cybercrime

London, July 9, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ghana will lead efforts in Africa to encourage states that are yet to accede to the Budapest Convention on cybercrime to do so, Ghana’s Communications Minister has pledged. The Budapest Convention on cybercrime also known as the Budapest Convention is the first international treaty seeking to address Internet and computer crime … Continue reading “Ghana pledges African support for Budapest Convention on cybercrime”

Geneva auctions $13m luxury cars of Teodorin Obiang Nguema, the extravagant Equatorial Guinea’s VP

London, July 6, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Luxury cars belonging to controversial Equatorial Guinean Vice President Teodorin Obiang Nguema worth over $10 million have been put up for auction by the Bonhams auction house in Geneva. Teodorin Obiang Nguema. Photo Credit: YahooHis private collection of 25 super cars, hyper cars and luxury motor cars have been put up … Continue reading “Geneva auctions $13m luxury cars of Teodorin Obiang Nguema, the extravagant Equatorial Guinea’s VP”

Brody vs Jammeh

Yahya Jammeh ferait mieux d’envoyer des émissaires à Dakar pour prendre conseil auprès de Hissein Habré. Lui a pratiqué l’homme qui l’a fait tomber de son piédestal. Reed Brody ne lâche jamais sa proie, quand il sent l’odeur du sang. Après avoir «bouffé» du Habré, le voilà qui se tourne vers Jammeh. On peut être … Continue reading “Brody vs Jammeh”

Liverpool striker, Sadio Mane to miss Senegal’s opening match in 2019 AFCON:

London, June 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)– Liverpool forward Sadio Mane will not ba available for Senegal’s opening match at the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt due to suspension The 27-year-old will miss the Group C fixture against Tanzania on 23 June in Cairo after picking up two yellow cards in Senegal’s Nations Cup qualifiers. But … Continue reading “Liverpool striker, Sadio Mane to miss Senegal’s opening match in 2019 AFCON:”

Maimouna Ndoye Seck atterri au conseil d’administration de la Bad

Maimouna Ndoye Seck , ancienne ministre du Tourisme et des Transports aériens a trouvé un point. Éjectée du gouvernement après la victoire de Macky Sall en février 2019, elle a été élue au poste d’Administrateur siégeant au conseil d’administration de la Banque africaine de développement (Bad). Cette élection intervient lors de la 54eme assemblée annuelle … Continue reading “Maimouna Ndoye Seck atterri au conseil d’administration de la Bad”

AFDB, partners launch new fund to boost digital financial inclusion in Africa

London, June 13, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The African Development Bank and its partners on Wednesday launched the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI), designed to aid safety and expansion of digital financial transactions in Africa. The Fund, launched at the Bank’s Annual Meetings in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, is supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the … Continue reading “AFDB, partners launch new fund to boost digital financial inclusion in Africa”

Nigeria is greatest contributor to wealth in West Africa-AfDB

London, June 12, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The African Development Bank (AfDB), says Nigeria is the greatest contributor to wealth creation in West Africa, contributing about 75 per cent of regional Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Mr Ebrima Faal, AfDB Senior Director for Nigeria said this in an interview with newsmen at the ongoing Annual Meetings of the Bank … Continue reading “Nigeria is greatest contributor to wealth in West Africa-AfDB”

Portugal, renewable energy and relationship with Africa-João Galamba Portugal’s Secretary for energy

London, June 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Government of Portugal is currently enacting change across its energy landscape in order to achieve a 47 percent renewables influence by 2030. As its capital Lisbon prepares to host this year’s Africa Energy Forum, this initiative has taken on extra significance as the two regions continue to find synergies in … Continue reading “Portugal, renewable energy and relationship with Africa-João Galamba Portugal’s Secretary for energy”

Building Energy, 1200 others open the 21st edition of the Africa Energy Forum, Lisbon

Milan, June 11, 2019-(AltAfrica)–Building Energy SpA, a multinational Italian company operating as a Global Integrated IPP (Independent Power Producer) in the renewable energy sector, will participate as sponsor to the 21th annual Africa Energy Forum (AEF), the international investment meeting for Africa’s power energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors, taking place in Lisbon, from 11th to 14th June 2019. African energy forum … Continue reading “Building Energy, 1200 others open the 21st edition of the Africa Energy Forum, Lisbon”

Africa’s regional integration gains momentum at AFDB Annual Meetings in Malabo

London, June 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-“If we get integration right, Africa can develop with dignity and confidence,” African Development Bank President Akinwumi Adesina told journalists at a press conference to herald the Bank’s 2019 Annual Meetings which opens Tuesday in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. The theme of this year’s meetings is ‘Regional Integration for Africa’s Economic Prosperity.” … Continue reading “Africa’s regional integration gains momentum at AFDB Annual Meetings in Malabo”

Two African countries join prestigious UN Security Council as members

London, June 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Two African countries, Niger and Tunisia have joined four other nations to serve a two year term as members on the United Nations, UN prestigious security Council Others are Estonia including Saint Vincent and the Grenadines as well as Vietnam were elected Friday . The five will join the 15-nation body … Continue reading “Two African countries join prestigious UN Security Council as members”

French Colonialism Is Alive and Kicking in Africa, Has the Continent in an Iron Grip

CFA franc. These two words probably do not mean much to most readers, but they encapsulate one of the world’s most enduring – and little-known – economic experiments. In the simplest possible terms, the CFA franc is a currency used by 14 countries of Western and Central Africa, all of which are former French colonies. … Continue reading “French Colonialism Is Alive and Kicking in Africa, Has the Continent in an Iron Grip”

Governance reform could see African economies save £23bn-Report

London May 21, 2019 (AltAfrica)-— The latest edition of PwC’s bimonthly Global Economy Watch has found that African economies could receive a windfall of £23bn if each economy applied similar governance reforms equivalent to those made by Cote d’Ivoire since 2013. The continent-wide economic analysis modelled the performance of each country across six of the … Continue reading “Governance reform could see African economies save £23bn-Report”

Lancement du magazine «Lejecos» : Une nouvelle parution dans la presse économique

Après le site internet, place au magazine Lejecos arrivé dans les kiosques ce mois de mai. Entièrement consacré à l’actualité économique, le nouveau venu de la presse fait son entrée avec un hors-série consacré au secteur des banques, des assurances et des marchés financiers. «Nous avions déjà un site internet, mais on a choisi de … Continue reading “Lancement du magazine «Lejecos» : Une nouvelle parution dans la presse économique”

POLITIQUES SECTORIELLES AGRICOLES :

Le ministère de l’Agriculture et des aménagements hydro-agricoles (MAAH), à travers le Secrétariat permanent de la Coordination des politiques sectorielles agricoles (SP/CPSA), a organisé un atelier de restitution du 1er rapport biennal et lance le processus d’élaboration du 2e rapport de la déclaration de Malabo. La cérémonie d’ouverture de cet atelier a eu lieu le … Continue reading “POLITIQUES SECTORIELLES AGRICOLES :”

Les retrouvailles de la Guinée équatoriale avec la Centrafrique et le Tchad

Les relations de la Guinée Équatoriale avec la Centrafrique et le Tchad ont connu une année 2018 mouvementée. En 2019, les crispations semblent s’estomper et les signes de bonne volonté ne manquent pas. La tentative de « coup d’Etat », déjouée par Malabo le 24 décembre 2017, avait provoqué une colère retenue du président Teodoro Obiang Nguema … Continue reading “Les retrouvailles de la Guinée équatoriale avec la Centrafrique et le Tchad”