Migrants, refugees in Greece produce face masks to help in fight against Coronavirus pandemic

London, April 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Migration has been a hot button issue in Greece ever since the 2015 refugee crisis. The Mediterranean country was among the hardest hit by waves of migrants coming from the Middle East and Africa, alongside Italy. READ ALSO: NIGERIA INCREASES COVID-19 TEST CENTRES TO 10 AS CONFIRMED CASES REACH 305 Currently, … Continue reading “Migrants, refugees in Greece produce face masks to help in fight against Coronavirus pandemic”

The 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa

By Prince Akpah London, April 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Across the world, the Coronavirus has not only become another disaster to wipe us all out of the earth but has also put the spotlight on the level of competence of our political leaders. READ ALSO: 75 YEAR OLD UGANDAN PRESIDENT, YOWERI MUSEVENI TURNS TO GYM TO RELIEVE LOCKDOWN BOREDOM … Continue reading “The 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa”

The face of 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa

By Prince Akpah London, April 11, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Across the world, the Coronavirus has not only become another disaster to wipe us all out of the earth but has also put the spotlight on the level of competence of our political leaders. READ ALSO: 75 YEAR OLD UGANDAN PRESIDENT, YOWERI MUSEVENI TURNS TO GYM TO RELIEVE LOCKDOWN BOREDOM … Continue reading “The face of 13 female health ministers leading the fight against coronavirus in Africa”

UN fast tracks $10 million loan to fight Desert Locusts in East Africa

London, March 25, 2020 (AltAfrica)-FAO is further scaling up its activities to fight the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa from a $10 million loan approved by the United Nations’ Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF). This loan will supplement the $10 million grant that CERF contributed to FAO in January to fight the outbreak which … Continue reading “UN fast tracks $10 million loan to fight Desert Locusts in East Africa”

Nobel Oblige

Men prize the thing ungain’d more than it is. – Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida It’s hard not to feel sympathy for him.  It is so coveted, yet so elusive. And all his efforts to get it seem to be thwarted by events beyond his control.  As he observed at a rally in Toledo in January of … Continue reading “Nobel Oblige”

The Guardian révèle des détails sur les cargaisons d’armes envoyé par les Émirats arabes unis à Haftar

Le journal britannique, The Guardian, a révélé de nouveaux détails au sujet des cargaisons d’armes par les Émirats arabes unis (EAU) au général libyen à la retraite, Khalifa Haftar. Le journal affirma que «le nombre de vols interceptés, depuis la mi-janvier, dépassait les 100 vols», selon les données récoltées auprès des services de surveillance aérienne. … Continue reading “The Guardian révèle des détails sur les cargaisons d’armes envoyé par les Émirats arabes unis à Haftar”

Ethiopie : la police arrête un réseau de trafiquants d’êtres humains

La police éthiopienne a annoncé hier, vendredi qu’elle avait arrêté un trafiquant d’êtres humains en fuite et cinq de ses acolytes. L’homme, recherché depuis longtemps par les forces de sécurité s’appelle Kidane Zekarias Habtemariam, il serait été impliqué dans la traite de migrants en Érythrée, Éthiopie, Somalie et au Soudan. L’enquête de la police fédérale … Continue reading “Ethiopie : la police arrête un réseau de trafiquants d’êtres humains”

Port-Soudan. « Nous attendons toujours le changement »

Près d’un an après la chute d’Omar Al-Bachir, le Soudan cherche sa voie et les révolutionnaires qui l’ont renversé s’interrogent sur l’avenir. Paroles d’habitants à Port-Soudan, la porte d’entrée maritime du pays longtemps délaissée par l’ancien régime. Le jeune homme est de dos, assis sur une chaise en plastique marron, face à la mer. Peut-être … Continue reading “Port-Soudan. « Nous attendons toujours le changement »”

Covid-19: The “Cures” Will Be Worse Than the Disease

It’s spreading. It’s mutating. It’s going viral. Am I talking about coronavirus? No! I’m talking about theories about coronavirus. It’s a natural virus. / No, it’s a manmade bioweapon! It’s less deadly than the regular flu. / It’s worse than the Spanish Flu! / It’s flying bat AIDS!! The numbers are being underreported. / The numbers are being inflated! It was patented in 2015! / No, … Continue reading “Covid-19: The “Cures” Will Be Worse Than the Disease”

Germany donates additional €17m to combat rampaging desert locust in East Africa

London, March 3, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, FAO, has welcomed a €17 million contribution from Germany to provide assistance to those directly affected by the Desert Locust upsurge in East Africa Germany’s Permanent Representative to FAO, Ulrich Seidenberger, made the announcement at FAO headquarters in Rome. The new pledge … Continue reading “Germany donates additional €17m to combat rampaging desert locust in East Africa”

Witnessing the Hell a Migrant Can Face

Photograph Source: Raimond Spekking – CC BY-SA 4.0 At Obock, Djibouti, 2,000 migrants gather each day along the waters of the Gulf of Aden; they look for boats to get them to Yemen. Over the past two years, more migrants from Africa have used the “Eastern Route” rather than go across the Mediterranean Sea; according … Continue reading “Witnessing the Hell a Migrant Can Face”

La Fléau de l’anti-science européen s’abat sur l’Afrique

Les militants européens mettent des vies en danger en Afrique de l’Est, transformant un fléau d’insectes en une réelle perspective de famine généralisée. Le criquet pèlerin, qui se reproduit rapidement dans le désert, a envahi le Kenya, la Somalie et l’Éthiopie, créant ainsi un état d’urgence. Les ravageurs ont récemment débarqué à Djibouti, en Érythrée, … Continue reading “La Fléau de l’anti-science européen s’abat sur l’Afrique”

99 Reasons to Impeach (But Ukrainegate Ain’t One)

Urgh! Ma, do I have to write about impeachment again? Cant I just take the trash down to the curb instead? Yeah, that’s right, dearest motherfuckers, its another goddamn impeachment piece, because apparently the thing about purgatory is that it’s never fucking over. Just when you think you’re about get paroled to the sweet hereafter, … Continue reading “99 Reasons to Impeach (But Ukrainegate Ain’t One)”

US Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo begins first official visit to Africa

London, Feb. 6, 2020 (AltAfrica)-US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, the State Department said Wednesday, putting a focus on a continent rarely prioritized by the Trump administration. The State Department said that Pompeo will travel to Senegal, Angola and Ethiopia from February 15 to 19, meeting the … Continue reading “US Secretary of state, Mike Pompeo begins first official visit to Africa”

US says there’s hope of early resolution of visa ban on Nigeria

London, Feb. 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The United States and Nigeria voiced hope Tuesday that the Trump administration would soon lift onerous visa restrictions slapped on Africa’s most populous country, which said it was “blindsided” by its ally. Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs Geoffrey Onyeama shakes hands with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the Department of … Continue reading “US says there’s hope of early resolution of visa ban on Nigeria”

US optimistic of early resolution of visa ban on Nigeria-Pompeo

London, Feb. 5, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The United States and Nigeria voiced hope Tuesday that the Trump administration would soon lift onerous visa restrictions slapped on Africa’s most populous country, which said it was “blindsided” by its ally. On a previously scheduled visit to Washington, Nigerian Foreign Minister Geoffrey Onyeama said he sought more information on President … Continue reading “US optimistic of early resolution of visa ban on Nigeria-Pompeo”

ACLU: Trump Is Expanding His Racist Travel Ban, This Time Targeting Africans

The Trump administration has expanded its contested travel ban to six additional countries — most of which are African nations. Under the new restrictions, nationals of Nigeria, Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan will no longer be able to obtain visas to live and work in the U.S., while Sudan and Tanzania will no longer be able … Continue reading “ACLU: Trump Is Expanding His Racist Travel Ban, This Time Targeting Africans”

Trump bans Nigeria, Tanzanian citizens, three others from US residency visa

London, Feb. 1, 2020 (AltAfrica)-The Trump administration announced Friday it will restrict the ability of immigrants to travel to the United States from six countries, including Nigeria. The government will curb the ability of citizens of Nigeria, Myanmar, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan and Tanzania to get certain immigration visas, according to officials with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and State Department, but … Continue reading “Trump bans Nigeria, Tanzanian citizens, three others from US residency visa”

Kenya, Ethiopia, others employ satellite imagery to tackle locust invasion

London, Jan. 30, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Authorities in East Africa said they are on track to tackle the locust invasion in the region with the aid of satellite imageries. Parts of East Africa is experiencing massive invasion from a swarm of desert locusts, the most dangerous of its species. Sources say that it is the worst outbreak … Continue reading “Kenya, Ethiopia, others employ satellite imagery to tackle locust invasion”

“The New Colossus”: In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia

President Trump said Wednesday that he would expand his highly controversial travel ban, which already bars citizens from seven countries, most of which have Muslim-majority populations — Libya, Iran, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, North Korea and Venezuela — from entering the United States. Politico reports that the expanded ban could implement immigration restrictions on seven more … Continue reading ““The New Colossus”: In New Play, Tim Robbins Tackles Immigration & Xenophobia”

France to deploy additional 220 troops to fight Africa’s Sahel jihadists

London, Jan. 14, 2020 (AltAfrica)-France and nations from Africa’s Sahel region have agreed to step up military co-operation to fight jihadist insurgency in Sahel Under the agreement, France will send an additional 220 troops to supplement the 4,500 already in the region The nations agreed to a joint command structure – Coalition for the Sahel … Continue reading “France to deploy additional 220 troops to fight Africa’s Sahel jihadists”

France, Sweden to receive 350 African refugees

London, Jan. 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-France and Sweden have pledged to take in hundreds from the group of African refugees brought to Rwanda after they were trapped in Libya for years, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. READ ALSO: RWANDA BEGINS DISTRIBUTION OF FIRST LOCALLY MADE MOSQUITO NETS After it was announced earlier this … Continue reading “France, Sweden to receive 350 African refugees”

France, Sweden to receive 350 African refugees from Rwanda

London, Jan. 12, 2020 (AltAfrica)-France and Sweden have pledged to take in hundreds from the group of African refugees brought to Rwanda after they were trapped in Libya for years, according to United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. READ ALSO: RWANDA BEGINS DISTRIBUTION OF FIRST LOCALLY MADE MOSQUITO NETS After it was announced earlier this … Continue reading “France, Sweden to receive 350 African refugees from Rwanda”

I deserve Nobel Peace Prize not Ethiopian PM-Donald Trump

London, Jan. 10, 2020 (AltAfrica)-US President Donald Trump seems to think that the Nobel Peace Prize won by the Ethiopian PM, Ahmed Aby should have been given to him, but instead went to a wrong person Why, what did he say? “I’m going to tell you about the Nobel Peace Prize, I’ll tell you about … Continue reading “I deserve Nobel Peace Prize not Ethiopian PM-Donald Trump”

Girl, 10, dies after falling from asylum center’s window

A 10-year-old girl from Eritrea died in a hospital in Maastricht on Thursday after she fell from a window of the asylum center in Heerlen on Saturday, a spokesperson for the central agency for the reception of asylum seekers COA confirmed to De Gelderlander. The girl fell from a first floor window, and very unluckily … Continue reading “Girl, 10, dies after falling from asylum center’s window”

Le Silure : programmation du mois de janvier

Le Silure nouveau est arrivé ! Il n’y a pas eu de programme ces derniers mois car le Silure dormait au fond du Rhône. Qu’à cela ne tienne, le programme de janvier met les bouchées doubles… Un mot encore pour dire que comme annoncé précédemment, le catalogue de la bibliothèque infokiosque est désormais accessible en … Continue reading “Le Silure : programmation du mois de janvier”

Changing the Narrative: IOM showcases the entrepreneurship skills of African migrants, refugees in host communities

London, Dec. 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)- One of the most debated issue in recent times is the economic impact of migrants and refugees on destination countries, particularly on host communities For those on the side of the argument there is no victor or vanquish and there are both winners and losers. They are of the opinion … Continue reading “Changing the Narrative: IOM showcases the entrepreneurship skills of African migrants, refugees in host communities”

The Looming U.S. Water Crisis

Dalles Dam. Photo: Jeffrey St. Clair. According to the World Economic Forum, the global water crisis is the fourth major threat of our civilization. In fact, studies warn that two-thirds of the global population could be living in water-stressed countries by 2025 — just a few short years away. When we think about water scarcity, … Continue reading “The Looming U.S. Water Crisis”

Migrants en Libye, les oubliés de l’exil

Venus le plus souvent d’Érythrée, les migrants sont détenus dans des conditions lamentables, et souvent les victimes de milices qui les torturent et les rançonnent. Les Nations unies et l’Union européenne préfèrent détourner le regard. Témoignages. L’odeur d’excréments s’accentue à mesure que nous approchons de l’entrepôt qui constitue le bâtiment principal du centre de détention … Continue reading “Migrants en Libye, les oubliés de l’exil”

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”

Egypt sets up fish, animal farms in 4 African countries

London, Nov. 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)- Egypt has established three fish farms and an animal farm in four African countries, that’s according to Head of the Project of African Farms, affiliated with the Ministry of Agriculture, Maher Maghraby The fish farms are located in Algeria, Malawi and Zimbabwe, while an animal production farm is in Uganda … Continue reading “Egypt sets up fish, animal farms in 4 African countries”

5 ans après l’incendie des Tattes – Manifestation pour une vie digne

Contre le mépris des autorités envers les morts et les violences des politiques migratoires. Non au déni de justice. Non au déni d’humanité. Soyons nombreu.x.ses le 16 novembre 2019 à 15 h à la place de la Navigation. Dans la nuit du 16 novembre 2014, Fikre Seghid, requérant d’asile érythréen de 28 ans, perd la … Continue reading “5 ans après l’incendie des Tattes – Manifestation pour une vie digne”

When Tim Sebastian of Deutsche Welle got personal with Former Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn

London, Nov. 5, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Former Ethiopian Prime Minister, Hailemariam Desalegn got more than he bargained for in a recent interview with Deutsche Welle, DW . Former Ethiopia PM Hailemariam Desalegn on DW Conflict Zone DW Image)Conflict Zone is Deutsche Welle’s top political interview where every week , host, Tim Sebastian is face to face with … Continue reading “When Tim Sebastian of Deutsche Welle got personal with Former Ethiopian PM Hailemariam Desalegn”

L’Europe du Sud-Est dans les relations internationales au tournant du XXe siècle 3/4

Par Vladislav B. SOTIROVIĆ – Le 6 mai 2019 – Source Oriental Review Après l’unification de l’Italie de 1859 à 1866, 1 l’administration italienne donna le feu vert à la politique étrangère de création d’une plus grande Italie relativement semblable à l’Empire romain. 2 Le projet d’un « nouvel Empire romain » reposait sur l’idée d’un contrôle … Continue reading “L’Europe du Sud-Est dans les relations internationales au tournant du XXe siècle 3/4”

Hollow Promises of a Better Life: Modern Day Slavery

Despite the fact that slavery has long been abolished it continues to blight our world, destroying the lives of tens of millions of people. The Global Slavery Index (GSI) 2018 estimates there to be 40.3 million slaves in the world; however, given the difficulty of collecting data, the areas that are not included – organ … Continue reading “Hollow Promises of a Better Life: Modern Day Slavery”

Worried Nigerian senator, Ekweremadu reports South Africa to international parliament over xenophobia

London, Oct. 28, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A former Nigerian Deputy Senate President Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, has reported xenophobia attacka in South Africa to the International Parliament for Tolerance and Peace (IPTP) holding in Ethiopia, asking the parliamentarians to pay special attention to intolerance in the country Former Deputy President of the Senate Ike Ekweremadu Recently,at least twelve people … Continue reading “Worried Nigerian senator, Ekweremadu reports South Africa to international parliament over xenophobia”

Video Report: Poverty not a major factor by Africans migrating to Europe-UNDP

London, Oct. 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A comprehensive research by the United Nations Development Programme, (UNDP) has found that African migrants heading to Europe may be doing so for many reasons including searching for career fulfillment on a personal basis and or pressure to support their families, and not necessarily because of poverty. A report by the … Continue reading “Video Report: Poverty not a major factor by Africans migrating to Europe-UNDP”

Canada’s NDP Looks Like the US’s GOP: Voter Disenfranchisement in the Parkdale-High Park Riding

The west Toronto riding (electoral district) of Parkdale-High Park is one of the last places working people and the poor can access affordable housing in this very expensive city. Think of Parkdale-High Park in the shape of an L. The vertical line is High Park, where whiter, wealthier residents live. Queen West is the horizontal … Continue reading “Canada’s NDP Looks Like the US’s GOP: Voter Disenfranchisement in the Parkdale-High Park Riding”

African refugees beg to leave South Africa

London, Oct. 22, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A group of African refugees who have camped outside the UNHCR offices in South Africa’s administrative capital of Pretoria, for the past three weeks, are pleading with the agency to “take them out” of the country. They say they have been targets of xenophobia attacks. READ ALSO: THREE YEARS AFTER SOLDIERS … Continue reading “African refugees beg to leave South Africa”

In New York’s 16th Congressional District, a Troubling Early Poll for Longtime Incumbent Eliot Engel

Six in 10 registered Democrats in New York’s 16th Congressional District aren’t sure who they’ll vote for in the June 2020 primary — despite longtime incumbent House Foreign Affairs Chair Eliot Engel’s place on the ballot — according to a new poll from Data for Progress. The burgeoning uncertainty over Engel’s reelection is just the latest example … Continue reading “In New York’s 16th Congressional District, a Troubling Early Poll for Longtime Incumbent Eliot Engel”

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize, But It Takes Two to Make Peace

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has been awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize for Peace which begs the question, if it takes two sides to fight a war doesn’t it take two sides to make peace? Just as it takes two hands to clap it takes two to make peace and P.M. Abiy has taken pains … Continue reading “Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed Wins Nobel Peace Prize, But It Takes Two to Make Peace”

Somalie, pays de toutes les convoitises

Lors d’une session de la Ligue arabe qui a condamné l’intervention turque en Syrie, seuls le Qatar et la Somalie ont exprimé des réserves. Située au cœur d’un espace géostratégique convoité, la Somalie est courtisée par de nombreuses puissances. Parmi elles, Doha et Abou Dhabi, mais aussi Ankara, s’y livrent une guerre d’influence aux conséquences … Continue reading “Somalie, pays de toutes les convoitises”

Work on poverty in Africa, India wins Nobel Economics prize

London, Oct. 15, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A trio of American economists, Esther Duflo, Michael Kremer and Abhijit Banerjee on Monday won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work in the fight against poverty, including with new approaches in education and healthcare. All three were recognised for their “experiment-based approach” to tackling global poverty, and using randomised control … Continue reading “Work on poverty in Africa, India wins Nobel Economics prize”

Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, Awarded Nobel Prize, Celebrated for “Remarkable Change” in Horn of Africa

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed was awarded the 100th Nobel Peace Prize in an announcement Friday morning. The prime minister last year helped broker a historic peace deal between Ethiopia and Eritrea, where leaders of the neighboring countries signed a “Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship” and declared an end to nearly two decades of … Continue reading “Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed, Awarded Nobel Prize, Celebrated for “Remarkable Change” in Horn of Africa”

La paix entre frères ennemis éthiopiens et érythréens consacrée

Agé de 43 ans et au pouvoir depuis seulement 18 mois, le plus jeune dirigeant d’Afrique fait face à une inquiétante flambée de violences intercommunautaires dans son pays, où des élections législatives sont censées avoir lieu en mai 2020. Le Nobel de la paix a récompensé hier l’artisan d’une réconciliation spectaculaire avec l’ex-frère ennemi érythréen … Continue reading “La paix entre frères ennemis éthiopiens et érythréens consacrée”

Rwanda welcomes second batch of African refugees from Libya

FILE PHOTO: This photo shows the first arrival of 66 refugees and asylum seekers from Libya supported by Rwanda’s UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, at the Kigali international airport on September 26, 2019. COURTESY: TWITTER/UNHCRLondon, Oct. 12, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A group of 123 African refugees including an eight months old baby have arrived in the Rwandan … Continue reading “Rwanda welcomes second batch of African refugees from Libya”

Le prix Nobel de la paix décerné au Premier ministre éthiopien Abiy Ahmed

Le Nobel de la paix a été attribué au Premier ministre éthiopien Abiy Ahmed, artisan d’une réconciliation avec l’Erythrée et père de réformes dont le but est de transformer en profondeur un pays longtemps livré à l’autoritarisme. La présidente du comité Nobel norvégien, Berit Reiss-Andersen, a annoncé ce 11 octobre que le prix Nobel de … Continue reading “Le prix Nobel de la paix décerné au Premier ministre éthiopien Abiy Ahmed”

The charismatic reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize

London, Oct. 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The 2019 The Nobel Peace Prize of 2019 has been awarded to charismatic 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 neighboring Eritrea.” Abiy Ahmed won the Noble Prize for Peace … Continue reading “The charismatic reformer, Ethiopian Prime Minister wins 2019 Nobel Peace Prize”

Le prix Nobel de la paix est décerné au Premier ministre éthiopien Abiy Ahmed

La présidente du comité Nobel norvégien, Berit Reiss-Andersen, a annoncé ce 11 octobre que le prix revenait cette année au Premier ministre éthiopien Abiy Ahmed, récompensé «pour ses efforts en vue d’arriver à la paix et en faveur de la coopération internationale, en particulier pour son initiative déterminante visant à résoudre le conflit frontalier avec … Continue reading “Le prix Nobel de la paix est décerné au Premier ministre éthiopien Abiy Ahmed”