Africa Day Celebration: A continent halve full, halve empty

London, May 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Today as Africa Day is a fitting reflection on Kwame Nkrumah’s prescient remark “I am not African because I was born in Africa, but because Africa was born in me”. Ghana’s first president, and a founding father of the African Union, was accurate in foretelling the strength of Pan-Africanism today. Africa … Continue reading “Africa Day Celebration: A continent halve full, halve empty”

Smail Chergui dénonce une guerre par procuration

Le Commissaire à la paix et à la sécurité de l’Union africaine (UA), Smail Chergui, a déclaré, mardi, que la Libye était devenue le théâtre d’une guerre par procuration entre acteurs extérieurs défendant leurs propres intérêts nationaux. «La situation est encore compliquée par le fait que la Libye est devenue essentiellement un champ de bataille … Continue reading “Smail Chergui dénonce une guerre par procuration”

Nigeria dissolves cabinet as Buhari orders ministers to hand over to SGF on May 28

London, May 22, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Nigeria has dissolve its federal executive council otherwise known as the cabinet with a directive from the President Muhammadu Buhari that all outgoing ministers must handover their portfolios on the 28th of May, 2019. He gave the directive during the Federal Executive Council (FEC) valedictory session at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on … Continue reading “Nigeria dissolves cabinet as Buhari orders ministers to hand over to SGF on May 28”

The hash reality of life:The struggles of a female ex soldier in Ethiopia

London, May 22, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A veteran soldier who fought the one-party Derg regime in Ethiopia now lives in poverty in the northern city of Mekelle. Birha Asebha is forced to sell roasted grains and peanuts on the streets of Mekelle, with all her attempts to find a job unsuccessful. Ms Birha was a soldier in … Continue reading “The hash reality of life:The struggles of a female ex soldier in Ethiopia”

Cisco outlines commitments to digitisation of Africa, to train 1m in networking certification

London, May 21, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Technology giant, Cisco has pledge commitment to support the digitisation of Africa’s communities, businesses, and governments through several initiatives for skills and talent development including innovation and job creation. The bold commitment was one of the high points of at the Cisco Connect conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. “We are living … Continue reading “Cisco outlines commitments to digitisation of Africa, to train 1m in networking certification”

Nigeria to begin collection of VAT on online transactions

London, May 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Federal Inland Revenue Service has said that it will soon begin the collection of Value Added Tax on online transactions. The Chairman of the agency, Mr Babatunde Fowler, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in New York on Saturday. Fowler said, “Soon, we will ask banks … Continue reading “Nigeria to begin collection of VAT on online transactions”

Ethiopia joins Zimbabwe to ration electricity for homes and industries

London, May 18, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ethiopia has started to ration electricity for domestic and industrial customers after a drop in water levels in hydroelectric dams led to a production deficit, the minister for water and electricity. Speaking during a press conference on Friday, Minister Seleshi Bekele, said that the drop in water levels at the country’s … Continue reading “Ethiopia joins Zimbabwe to ration electricity for homes and industries”

Queen Máxima works through her 48th birthday after Ethiopia visit

After a busy week that included a working trip to Africa, Queen Máxima celebrated her 48th birthday on Friday. She has been queen of the Netherlands for just over six years, after King Willem-Alexander’s mother Beatrix abdicated on April 30, 2013. The King and Queen were scheduled to attend an event on Friday commemorating 100 … Continue reading “Queen Máxima works through her 48th birthday after Ethiopia visit”

AFDB gets $61.8m support to boost African women entrepreneurs project

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved a funding allocation of $61.8 million for the African Development Bank’s Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) program. We-Fi is a partnership among 14 donor governments, eight multilateral development banks, and other public and private sector stakeholders, established … Continue reading “AFDB gets $61.8m support to boost African women entrepreneurs project”

ECA signs $28 million contract to renovate historic Africa Hall

London, May 14, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has signed a contract with three companies for the multi-million dollar works to revamp the historic Africa Hall. The contract value is $ 28 million. The signing with contractor Africa Hall Projects FZE marks a paramount milestone of this iconic project. The contract for the … Continue reading “ECA signs $28 million contract to renovate historic Africa Hall”

His Visa Was Stamped, His Papers in Order. Then He Was Targeted by a Secretive CBP Task Force.

Abdikadir Mohamed felt nervous as he approached the customs desk at John F. Kennedy Airport on December 13, 2017. The previous summer he had married his wife, Malyuun, in a ceremony held in South Africa, and now he was on his way to Ohio, where she lived. Malyuun was pregnant with their second child, and … Continue reading “His Visa Was Stamped, His Papers in Order. Then He Was Targeted by a Secretive CBP Task Force.”

Egypt is best in African hotel development, Nigeria, Morocco, Ethiopia follow – Hospitality survey

London, May 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The stars of hotel development in Africa are Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco and Ethiopia, according to the 11thannual survey by W Hospitality Group. The four countries head the top ten by numbers of rooms in the internationally-branded hotel development pipeline, with Egypt showing 15,158 rooms in 51 new hotels. A total of … Continue reading “Egypt is best in African hotel development, Nigeria, Morocco, Ethiopia follow – Hospitality survey”

Six mois critiques pour le Soudan du Sud

Le 3 mai, lors d’un sommet à Addis-Abeba, les partis rivaux du Sud-Soudan ont convenu d’une prolongation du délai de six mois pour former un gouvernement d’union, conformément à l’accord de paix conclu en septembre 2018 entre les alliances du président Salva Kiir et de l’ancien vice-président Riek Machar. . Un retard consensuel était devenu … Continue reading “Six mois critiques pour le Soudan du Sud”

Ethiopie : payés 23 euros par mois pour fabriquer des vêtements Calvin Klein ou H&M

Les employés des usines textiles d’Éthiopie sont les moins biens payés au monde. Loin derrière ceux du Bangladesh (…) L’Éthiopie, qui ambitionne de devenir le principal centre manufacturier du continent, a séduit les investisseurs en mettant en avant la disposition des salariés à travailler pour moins de la moitié du salaire des travailleurs du Bangladesh, … Continue reading “Ethiopie : payés 23 euros par mois pour fabriquer des vêtements Calvin Klein ou H&M”

TRIBUNE : « Nous assistons à une volonté délibérée de nous empêcher de travailler »

« Après l’interpellation et la garde à vue du journaliste indépendant Gaspard Glanz, signataire de cette tribune, lors de la manifestation des « gilets jaunes » le 20 avril, plus de 350 médias, journalistes, photographes, indépendants ou appartenant à des rédactions dénoncent, dans une tribune publiée sur franceinfo.fr, les violences policières subies par leur profession depuis le début … Continue reading “TRIBUNE : « Nous assistons à une volonté délibérée de nous empêcher de travailler »”

EU to hold peace, development conference in Eastern Africa

London, May 5, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The European Union (EU) plans to hold a major regional economic conference for eastern African countries to foster peace and promote sustainable development in the region. While speaking in Mogadishu during celebrations to mark Europe Day, the EU charge d’affaires to Somalia, Fulgencio Garrido Ruiz, said the conference, organized jointly with the … Continue reading “EU to hold peace, development conference in Eastern Africa”

Populism, nationalist rhetoric and the unending agony of Africans in South Africa

London, May 5, 2019 (AltAfrica)-African nationals living in South Africa, whether as undocumented migrants, asylum-seekers, refugees, or citizens have long struggled for full inclusion in society. But advocates say their situation has worsened as elections approach and that the rise of global nationalism, particularly in the US from President Donald Trump, is to blame South … Continue reading “Populism, nationalist rhetoric and the unending agony of Africans in South Africa”

Ethiopia signs deals for its longest bridge project

London, May 4, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ethiopia has signed a deal with a Chinese firm, China Communication Construction Company (CCCC) to design and build the country’s longest bridge. The Chinese firm secured the project by placing an offer, which was 15.3% higher than the engineers’ estimate. Three of the companies were disqualified at the technical stage, leaving CCCC … Continue reading “Ethiopia signs deals for its longest bridge project”

Des centaines de journalistes dénoncent la volonté de les empêcher de travailler

Cette tribune a été publiée initialement sur le site de France Info le 1er mai 2019. Nous, journalistes de terrain, journalistes indépendant·e·s, en poste en rédaction, avec ou sans carte de presse, décidons de prendre la parole collectivement pour dénoncer les multiples violences d’État que nous subissons. Depuis plusieurs années maintenant et plus particulièrement depuis … Continue reading “Des centaines de journalistes dénoncent la volonté de les empêcher de travailler”

The Growth of Popular Democracy

In 1975 just 46 countries were considered to be electoral democracies; forty years later, according to The Global State of Democracy report 2017, the number had risen to 132, accounting for 68% of nations. The bulk of the increase occurred after 1989 following the collapse of the Soviet Union and what was to be the … Continue reading “The Growth of Popular Democracy”

UK Alerts Nigeria Against Impending IS Attacks

London, May 2, 2019 (AltAfrica)-UK Foreign Secretary, Mr. Jeremy Hunt, wednesday warned against an impending attack on Nigeria by Islamic State (IS), saying that the rise of the group needed to be “nipped in the bud.” Hunt described the area around the North-east as an “outpost of Daesh (Islamic State),” adding that the violence could … Continue reading “UK Alerts Nigeria Against Impending IS Attacks”

Despite tragedies Kenya Airways to Stick with Boeing

Kenya Airways has not considered switching its future plane orders to Airbus following Boeing’s 737-MAX jet crisis, the airline’s chairman said on Tuesday after it posted a rise in last year’s revenue. The airline, in which Air France-KLM holds a 7.8 percent stake, reported revenue of 114.45 billion shillings ($1.13 billion) for the 12 months … Continue reading “Despite tragedies Kenya Airways to Stick with Boeing”

China Built 70% of Africa’s Internet, and Lent the Capital to Do It

“The moment the networks are up, they kick off a whole host of other economies” The Chinese telecommunications company Huawei has made huge inroads in Africa in recent years even as the United States urges its allies around the world to avoid working with the firm over cybersecurity concerns. Huawei has built about 70 percent … Continue reading “China Built 70% of Africa’s Internet, and Lent the Capital to Do It”

UK Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt launches ‘English Connects’ programme in Senegal

London, April 30, (AltAfrica)-British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt officially launched the ‘English Connects’ programme at the Université Virtuelle du Sénégal on Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal. The programme will support the teaching and learning of English in sub-Saharan Africa countries, where English is not widely spoken, with an emphasis on online learning. The programme by the … Continue reading “UK Foreign Secretary, Jeremy Hunt launches ‘English Connects’ programme in Senegal”

Ethiopia scores another first after opening historic all-female operated bank

London, April 27, 2019 (AltAfrica)-There has to be something between Ethiopia and women. The East African country has a reputation of scoring first with women emancipation in Africa. First, all female flight crew, first female supreme court judge and half of cabinet as women The newest is that Ethiopia’s largest commercial bank, the Commercial Bank … Continue reading “Ethiopia scores another first after opening historic all-female operated bank”

Winnie Mandela’s house finally becomes a museum

London, April 27, 2019 (AltAfrica)-After years of inaction and controversy, the Free State home of Winnie Madikizela Mandela is finally being turned into a museum. Winnie Madikizela achieved a lot before she met Nelson Mandela. Kim Ludbrook/EPA South Africa’s Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, has announced on Twitter that a start has finally … Continue reading “Winnie Mandela’s house finally becomes a museum”

Ethiopia signs $1.8 billion power investment deal with China

London, April 27, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has signed a $1.8 billion investment deal in Beijing with the State Grid Corporation of China to provide electric power transmission and distribution lines. The Ethiopian government said in a statement on Wednesday that the project will supply power for up to 16 industrial parks; the … Continue reading “Ethiopia signs $1.8 billion power investment deal with China”

Les ordis ne naissent pas dans les choux

Les outils informatiques, si minuscules et miraculeux soient-ils, n’en nécessitent pas moins de grandes quantités de matières premières, d’énergie et de travail pour être mis au point et fonctionner. Tour d’horizon de l’envers infernal du monde numérique. Les machines sophistiquées qui nous entourent sont fabriquées à partir de matériaux qu’il faut aller extraire des entrailles … Continue reading “Les ordis ne naissent pas dans les choux”

SMEs farmers in Nigeria, Ghana, six other African countries get $3m grant from AFDB, partners

London, April 25, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (AFT), hosted by the African Development Bank, has announced $ 3,390,000 funding for 17 new small and medium enterprises, SMEs in the agriculture sector as part of its transformative support for food security, income enhancement, job creation, and improving the livelihoods of smallholder farmers in Africa. … Continue reading “SMEs farmers in Nigeria, Ghana, six other African countries get $3m grant from AFDB, partners”

Les changements globaux aggravent le risque d’expansion du paludisme

Ce 25 avril, Paris célèbre officiellement la Journée mondiale de lutte contre le paludisme. Cette maladie, transmise par les moustiques appartenant au genre Anopheles, est causée par des microorganismes appelés Plasmodium, dont le plus dangereux est Plasmodium falciparum, seule espèce capable d’entraîner un accès aigu mortel. Cet événement se tient alors que l’Organisation mondiale de la … Continue reading “Les changements globaux aggravent le risque d’expansion du paludisme”

Ugandan refugees, host communities get $150 million support from World Bank

London, April 22, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The World Bank has approved a $150m additional grant to Uganda to boost ongoing efforts to improve access to basic social services, expand economic opportunities, and enhance environmental management for both refugees and host communities. The grant is additional funding to an initial Ush188 billion ($50m) project approved by the World … Continue reading “Ugandan refugees, host communities get $150 million support from World Bank”

Eritrea Might Conduct Presidential Elections in 2018: Sources

Asmara — Multiple sources close to the Eritrean President are hinting that the Eritrean government “might hold a presidential elections in 2018”. According to the sources, President Isaias Afewerki and his cabinet have been following the results of elections around the world with “great interest” and have become emboldened to test their luck at the … Continue reading “Eritrea Might Conduct Presidential Elections in 2018: Sources”

Eritrean President Assures Egypt of Nile River’s Future

Cairo — Eritrea’s President Isaias Afewerki, has assuaged Egyptian concern over the future of the Nile river and has said his country is willing to work with Egypt in the upkeep of the Nile Delta. The President of Eritrea, who is at the moment is on an official State visit to Egypt, has told his Egyptian counterpart, President … Continue reading “Eritrean President Assures Egypt of Nile River’s Future”

Nouvelles de l’Ouest

– Deux réseaux de narcotrafiquants démantelés à Oran Deux réseaux spécialisés dans la commercialisation et le trafic de stupéfiants ont été démantelés par les services de la sûreté de la wilaya d’Oran, a déclaré, hier, le commissaire Haroun, chef de la BRI2, lors d’une conférence de presse. Le premier réseau est composé de 2 individus, … Continue reading “Nouvelles de l’Ouest”

Soudan : L’UA lance un ultimatum aux militaires

Le Conseil de paix et de sécurité de l’Union africaine a lancé un ultimatum de 15 jours à la junte militaire soudanaise pour qu’elle transfère le pouvoir à une autorité politique dirigée par des civils, sous peine d’être suspendue par l’organisation panafricaine. Dans une déclaration faite à l’issue d’une réunion à son siège, à Addis-Abeba, … Continue reading “Soudan : L’UA lance un ultimatum aux militaires”

10,000 People Separated by Conflict Reunited with Their Families in the UK -IOM

London, April 16, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Ten thousand people separated by conflict and persecution have been reunited with their families in the United Kingdom under a British Red Cross (BRC) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) family reunification programme. Since 2011, when the joint BRC-IOM The Family Reunion Travel Assistance Programme began, 90 per cent of the … Continue reading “10,000 People Separated by Conflict Reunited with Their Families in the UK -IOM”

Absurde précarisation. Conditions d’asile durcies pour les personnes érythréennes

Une manifestation aura lieu le 10 avril 2019 en soutien aux personnes Érythréen-ne-s subissant un durcissement de la politique d’asile à leur égard. La situation a-t-elle changé en Érythrée pour que les autorités suisses durcissent leur pratique ? En dépit d’un accord de paix signé avec l’Éthiopie voisine, rien ne montre que la situation des … Continue reading

Absurde précarisation. Conditions d’asile durcies pour les personnes érythréennes

“Corporate Homicide”: Ralph Nader Demands Boeing Recall Jets After Ethiopia Crash Kills His Niece

A wrongful death case was filed against Boeing on the same day that a preliminary investigation into last month’s Ethiopian Airlines crash revealed damning details about the aircraft manufacturer and raised new questions about whether it gave pilots proper instructions for navigating new software. The findings were released Thursday in Ethiopia, based on the analysis … Continue reading ““Corporate Homicide”: Ralph Nader Demands Boeing Recall Jets After Ethiopia Crash Kills His Niece”

“Profits Should Not Come Before Safety”: The Family of Ethiopia Crash Victim Samya Stumo Sues Boeing

The first American lawsuit has been filed against Boeing for its role in the Ethiopian Airlines crash that left 157 people dead last month. The family of 24-year-old Samya Stumo, who died in the crash, sued Boeing and filed a claim against the Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday. They filed the suit in federal court … Continue reading ““Profits Should Not Come Before Safety”: The Family of Ethiopia Crash Victim Samya Stumo Sues Boeing”

TSHISEKEDI AUX ETATS-UNIS. : Une visite qui vire au fiasco diplomatique

  Après son périple régional qui l’a conduit, tour à tour, à Brazzaville au Congo, Luanda en Angola, Addis- Abeba en Ethiopie, Windhoek en Namibie, Kigali au Rwanda, Entebbe en Ouganda et Dakar au Sénégal, le président congolais, Félix Tshisekedi, s’est envolé pour les Etats-Unis. C’est sa première visite hors du continent africain. L’objectif principal … Continue reading “TSHISEKEDI AUX ETATS-UNIS. : Une visite qui vire au fiasco diplomatique”

Dix huit chefs d’état pour l’investiture du sénégalais Macky Sall

L’investiture du président sénégalais Macky Sall, le 2 avril 2019, consacre ce dernier comme un des présidents les plus influents de l’Afrique. Brillamment réélu au premier tour de l’élection présidentielle du 24 février 2019, avec 58 % des voix, Macky Sall a été investi le mardi 2 avril 2019, dans la ville nouvelle de Diamniadio, … Continue reading “Dix huit chefs d’état pour l’investiture du sénégalais Macky Sall”

TSHISEKEDI AUX ETATS-UNIS. : Une visite qui risque de virer au fiasco diplomatique

  Après son périple régional qui l’a conduit, tour à tour, à Brazzaville au Congo, Luanda en Angola, Addis- Abeba en Ethiopie, Windhoek en Namibie, Kigali au Rwanda, Entebbe en Ouganda et Dakar au Sénégal, le président congolais, Félix Tshisekedi, s’est envolé pour les Etats-Unis. C’est sa première visite hors du continent africain. L’objectif principal … Continue reading “TSHISEKEDI AUX ETATS-UNIS. : Une visite qui risque de virer au fiasco diplomatique”

TSHISEKEDI AUX ETATS-UNIS. ; Une visite qui risque de virer au fiasco diplomatique

  Après son périple régional qui l’a conduit, tour à tour, à Brazzaville au Congo, Luanda en Angola, Addis- Abeba en Ethiopie, Windhoek en Namibie, Kigali au Rwanda, Entebbe en Ouganda et Dakar au Sénégal, le président congolais, Félix Tshisekedi, s’envole pour les Etats-Unis. C’est sa première visite hors du continent africain. L’objectif principal de … Continue reading “TSHISEKEDI AUX ETATS-UNIS. ; Une visite qui risque de virer au fiasco diplomatique”